Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Silas Graduation Arrangements

People have been sending us e-mails, notes of encouragement. It has been a blessing.
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
He endured his pain and suffering differently than others. His behavior was different. He didn't scream and pitch fits,, even in extreme pain. In the middle of great pain Thursday, Nick walked in the door. Silas stopped crying, said, "Hi Daddy", and went back to crying. Don't teach me doctrine, the verse was timely and helped me out!
We went yesterday and made all of the arrangements. The viewing is Wednesday, at Heritage Funeral Home, from 6-8pm. The funeral is Thursday, at Fellowship Baptist Church, at 2pm. Graveside services will be following at Heritage Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to the Silas Blackburn Memorial Fund. It is through Truth Baptist Church, 4015 Maynard Dr., Panama City, Fl 32404. You will need to put Silas Memorial Fund in the memo.
If you need any other information, you can e-mail Nick at or me at
Silas was full of life, and we'd rather not have a ton of flowers. We know there will be some, and that is fine with us. We miss Silas, like only someone who's lost a child can know. We are thankful for the prayers and notes of encouragement from everyone.


  1. There is something about him that sure reminds me of Joel, especially the sweet, funny smile in the last picture. I weep with you dear sister! He is safe but our hearts are hurting aren't they?

    Praying for you all.....


  2. Thank you for the information...we live in NY and will not be able to be there for you, but we will be there in prayers and thoughts. Your strength that is portrayed is a blessing to me...and I, too am weeping with you, Sister Karen.


  3. Yes ma'am. I like your note of Don't teach me doctrine, the verse was timely. That reminds me that our Lord can comfort in any way He chooses. There's no room for judgement when it's from the Lord. Because "Daddy said so!" :)
    I'm still having a hard time realizing that Silas is not here anymore. I have to force myself to say, "Silas is kicking up gold dust...why am I missing him?!!!" He sure fought the good fight Ms. Karen! That little tyke is so cute. I love you all.
    Ms. Elsie

  4. Found your blog from Joel's Journey. My heart hurts with you. I am praying for all of you. I love the pics.

    I read several entries.... lifting all of you up to the Lord.

    May God give you HIS strength and comfort....
    mom to half dozen

  5. Looking back, my only regret is that I was too tied up on this end of the fight to be there more for you guys and for Silas. What an awesome kid!

    I don't understand it any more now than I did before every hour and tear spent praying. But at least he understands it now.

    Sure do love you guys...

  6. Mrs. Blackburn,

    My family and I are lifting your family up in prayer. The Lord is too loving to be unkind and too wise to make a mistake! Silas was--is such a precious little boy. What a strong little soul! It makes my heart rejoice to know that he is in the presence of the Lord... Eternity has only begun for him.

    May grace of "the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort" be with you in very great measure.

    In Christ the Lord,

    Naomi Ungry

  7. Thinking of your sweet family.

  8. Your family is in my prayers..


  9. Our family-The Leib, and our church family-Boaz Baptist Chuch, will be praying for God to comfort your hearts and give you the grace and peace you need to go on. Our hearts go out to you.

  10. I have been thinking about and praying for your family today.

    I love how God uses different verses, people, songs and even memories to encourage and minister to our hearts. And it is always timely!

    Love in Christ,

  11. i am very sorry for your family's loss, mrs. blackburn. i know that is hard. i was very sad to hear about little silas, but from what i gather, he was a blessing the short time he was given to you. and what a hope we have in Jesus! your faith through all this is encouraging. may the God of all comfort grant you and your family multiplied grace and peace through our Lord Jesus Christ.



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