Long Awaited Child…


nine months.


Belly swelled and labor pains and a child came into this world.

Mama rocked him, held him close.

Daddy’s strong hands lifted him high.

His cry rang loud and long,

but his laughter parted clouds,

brought sunshine through.

His smile:  it was that good.

nine months.

Hearts swelled and broke.  A child left this world.

Now Jesus rocks him, holds him close.

The Father’s strong hands lift him high.

Our cries ring loud and long,

but we will not grieve as those who have no hope.

For a child left this world, but he waits in the next one.

And we will wait, too.  Long as we have to for our long-awaited child.

His smile:  it is that good.

These words, in honor of Bane Alton Drake Beasley, whose name was chosen because it means “long-awaited child.”

He wore human skin for only a short time before returning to Heaven.

When we listen real close, we hear his angel wings.


October 23, 2009 – August 10, 2010


  1. Blake and Danielle

    Simply beautiful…

  2. Patrick

    Sweet, beautiful baby boy angel…….love and prayers to his wonderful family on earth.

  3. Susan E. Carroll

    Sweet, beautiful baby boy angel…..love and prayers to his wonderful family on earth.

  4. Matt and Shelley Pevahouse

    Our precious baby Bane, your life so short but your legacy will live beyond all years. We love you, sweet boy. Love, Matt, Shelley, Evan, and Kate

  5. infinity94ever

    How precious and sweet, little Angel Boy Bane. I'm sure that you left enough great memories to last well beyond your short life.
    I'm sending prayers to your mom and dad and family, hoping that they will find some peace and solace, in how many peoples' lives that you touched.Prayers to all,,,,,,,,,,Arbutus Daniel
    August 13,2010

  6. Dr Woodall

    What a joy it was to bring you into this world. You were truly a gift from God.

    Dr Woodall

  7. emily wierenga

    oh… i don't know you, but your boy is beautiful, and we are praying hard for you, friends.

  8. Jill Fields

    Precious One, I didn't know you on earth, but I know you through our Lord and await to meet you in Heaven being rocked by our Savior. To you Mommy and Daddy and sweet sister, my prayers continue…

  9. Carrie

    Sonya and Drason,
    Our hearts are just breaking for you. We were so amazed by the story of the celebration of Bane's life that Tori and Derek shared with us! As my dad taught from Acts 16 about Paul and Silas singing praises after being beaten and imprisoned, my mom, Tori and I could not help but think of you and Drason. Please know that we have been and will continue to pray for you. Much love to you all!
    Carrie White Roden

  10. nommie

    You don't know me, but my heart bleeds for your loss. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be. I pray you will feel God surround you with his love.

  11. Mesha

    I never had the chance to meet your absolutely precious little boy, but I can see that he was a happy, happy child and so incredibly loved. I'm so sorry, Sonya and Drason, that you have lost your son so early, but you WILL see him again and I truly hate knowing that you guys have been handed this. His legacy will live on forever and I just know you all will find the strength to step forward. With Love, Mesha Yates(Gibbs)

  12. Tiffany

    Heartbroken for your loss. May God surround you with his unending love until you see your little man again.

  13. larag1028

    I am so sorry for you loss! My heart aches for you. I pray that God will give you strength & comfort during this difficult time.

  14. Emily

    I am so sorry! I rejoice in the fact that he is in our heavenly Father's arms as I type though. I will be praying for your entire family nightly!

    I can't wait to meet my little brother in Christ, someday!

    With lots of love & prayers,

    "Be still and know that I am God…"