From a very young age Isaiah was always a loving gentle caring soul.
He was very sensitive to the needs of others. When he saw someone in pain feeling sad or alone, he would hug them and comfort them the only way he knew how.
During most of his life the thing he enjoyed most was being around others. Whether it was just hanging out with his friends or family gatherings. It was when he was around the people who were closest to him that you could see his joy, his fun-loving personality come out.
He had his own moments in life of frustration and mental hardship of feeling sad and alone and unloved just like everyone, but he would still go out of his way to comfort others in their time of need, never expecting anything in return. That was just who he was.
One of the things that brought Isaiah peace during the times he felt sad and alone was to go out to a place in our neighborhood where he could overlook and see the beauty of the mountains. He did this almost every morning. He loved hiking and watching the sunrise up at Old Stage Road and what he didn’t realize, was that he was finding his moments of comfort and peace in God’s glorious, magnificent creation. He didn’t know it, but it was God who held him and renewed his strength every morning during those times of pain and loneliness. It was God who was with Isaiah in his last moments. God never left Isaiah, nor had forsaken him. Not even for a moment.
For those of you who did not know it, Isaiah was a Christian. He was our prodigal son just like in the bible and it was his time to come home. It was God who had called him home. Isaiah is alive in Christ and is in paradise now, and forever with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.