Friday, November 8, 2013

9 years ago

9 years ago we met the most precious boy, he was our first born son.


 
 
 
 We had two adorable daughters and now they had a little brother to love.  Gracie always claims with pride that she prayed for a baby brother and now she had one.  Annaleigh was just happy to have her own baby to hold.

Of course, as his parents, we knew he would be wonderful...

 
 What we didn't know, about our tiny, perfect baby
 was the incredible joy and blessing he was ordained to be.   


 
We didn't know how our hearts would be torn and broken, learning the news
 that he would never do the other rough and tough little boy things...
 
 
 but we took each day a step at a time, and poured our love into him. 
 

 
We didn't know that our hearts would grow into a deep love of things of a new kind.
 
 
We didn't know the joy of having a child with special needs.
 
 
We didn't know the blessing of a different kind of blessing.
 
 
We didn't know that we would learn to do things differently and find the JOY still.
 
 
 We didn't know how a smile would be such a gift.
 
 
We didn't know that eyes were used for much more than seeing.
 
 
We didn't know that a child who could never speak verbally,
 could speak volumes in many other ways.
 
 
We didn't know... how one little boy could change our hearts and change lives.



But now we know the beautiful gift you were and are still today!



  Happy Birthday to our precious boy!



  I know you are having the greatest celebration in Glory!


  but we miss you with all of our hearts,

 
but we will treasure what the Lord has done through your life.


 
through His grace!
 
 
The Lord is my Shepherd
 
 
 
I shall not be in want
 
 
 
He makes me lie down in green pastures
 
 

He leads me beside the still waters




He restores my soul
 
 
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
 

for His names sake
 
 

even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
 
 

I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me
 


Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
 
 
 

 
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies
 

Thou anoints my head with oil

my cup overflows,
 
 
surely goodness
 
 
and love

 
 
will follow me
 

 
 
all the days of my life
 

and I will dwell

in house of the Lord

 
 
 forever

 
 
 
AMEN
 
 
Remembering our precious Samuel and his beautiful life today as we spread acts of kindness and love to others.
 
Thank you to all who have chosen to celebrate with us!
 
 May the Lord bless you as you bless others!
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

Bebe said...

I love this so much!

Deborah Trickett said...

Beautiful, Mary Elizabeth. Love you.

Suzanne said...

So beautiful... Loved seeing all the pictures of Samuel! His life was so beautiful!

Alisa Lamb said...

Sweet words.