The mystery of life….

Today I feel keenly aware of the mystery of life…

It started when I awoke to these words this morning….

Gerrit Jon Baas

January 20, 2001 – April 18,2012

I used to babysit Gerrit’s mom and now many years later, I have followed Gerrit’s story since October of 2010.

Their story is marked by many highs and lows….

Perhaps this picture will communicate some of the amazing bond this family shared:

They have walked the journey of brain cancer with incredible faith, true adventure, gripping honesty and much love!

And now, while trusting in God’s sovereign plan, they continue to wake up every morning and go to bed every night, deeply missing their amazing son and brother.

I realize that my day-to-day life feels complicated sometimes by trivial things. They don’t feel trivial in the moment they are occurring, but Gerrit;s story has taught me to remember what is important. I want to live like Gerrit did: full of joy and courage, walking through the difficult days with perseverance, and a commitment to live life fully!

Life is a mystery and I believe in God’s sovereign plan….for the Baas family and in my own life as well!



Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

One thought on “The mystery of life….”

  1. This is my brother’s wife’s sister and family. Gerrit was her nephew……..That means you may have babysat her too!!! SMALL World! WOW

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