Thursday, August 6, 2009

A letter to my son

Twelve years ago...


You rushed into this world, so much earlier than we'd expected.
They told us that you might not even cry,
but they underestimated you~
because you are a fighter.

They gave us the odds, and we prayed
the odds would be in your favor.

I remember...your little face,
those tiny fingers.
You were so unbelievably small,
I wondered how you could survive.

The hardest part was
leaving the hospital
without you.
It wasn't at all how we'd planned.

At first, every time the phone rang,
my heart pounded.
I was sure they were calling to say
you had slipped away.

But then, one morning,
peace came~
an assurance that,
not only were you in God's hands,
you would survive.
It was His promise to me,
and we clung to that.

The weeks passed,
and you grew.
We practically lived at the hospital
with you.
And yet it never got any easier
to leave you behind.

One day,
we got the good news~
A date for your homecoming!
We were so excited,
and so very grateful to God.

And now, I cannot believe
twelve years have passed!
How can that be?
It seems like just yesterday,
we drove away one last time,
this time with you,
and took you home.

And it just wouldn't be home without you.
You are our sweet son,
and when I think of these past twelve years,
I am thankful that God chose us,
for you.

I love you. WE love you!
Please never, ever forget this.

Love,
your Mom






P.S. I just wanted to quickly write and say that I know it's odd that I have added pictures of our cats to my sidebar and not my family yet...in trying to find some good shots of my family, I kept running by cat photos, so they have been added first. But now it really is getting late and I'm off to bed~ I'll finish adding my family tomorrow! Goodnight! :)






13 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You are choking me up girl!
What a handsome blessing you have there! God is amazing!

Robin~♥

Odette said...

what a joy to have a child!!! may he continue to make you proud. Happy Birthday to your son, Jen!
xoxoxoxo

Tracey said...

He is a handsome boy. They're a worry from the beginning....but bring so much happiness too!

XXX

Scrappy Girl said...

What a sweet letter for his bday...hold on tight...he'll soon be a TEEN!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How very sweet and such a handsome boy too.
The greatest gift to a us a our children and to know that God chose us to entrust "His" children in our care is just humbling. Everytime I look at all my kids I think "God must think I'm doing a pretty good job". LOL!
Enjoy your day!

Southern Belle said...

Happy Birthday Junior! What a sweet post Jenni and oh my has he grown from that little baby I once held in my arms.

~Christine

Amy said...

That was beautiful, Jenni!
Happy Birthday to your little miracle (who isn't so little anymore)! I can't believe it's been 12 years. I still remember you calling me to let me know you were pregmant with him. :)

Amy said...

beautiful letter!

happy birthday to your son!!

Amy xoxox

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love this. It makes me so happy to hear how your son thrived, and how much you loved him and prayed for him...and look at him now! Happy Day to him! ::)
Carrie

jenjen said...

What a sweet tribute to your son. So touching! I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

Thanks for your sweet comment about my friend. I hope things are gong well for you and your family and that you are having a wonderful summer!

XOXO
Jen

Liz said...

What a sweet letter! I hope your son had a wonderful birthday!

Lauren said...

So sweet! I keep journals for my kids to give to them one day. :) But I also wanted to take a second to stop by and let you know that I have changed my blog's URL. I know you're a follower :), and I wanted to make sure to let you know that if you want to continue to keep us with us, you'll need to come to my new spot (just go through my profile), and click "follow" again. Thank you - Blessings to you! :)

Angie said...

I know he is such a joy! Praise God for his life!