Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grant is seven

Hard to top this post, buddy. I was feeling it that day, back when I had creativity and a desire to write.




The events surrounding your birthday last year are beyond heart-breaking. The last day you saw your Daddy alive was March 14, 2009, the day you turned 6. I had to make the pain-staking decision of sending you to St. Louis to be surrounded by loving family to help distract and spoil you by helping you celebrate your birthday or let you stay here not knowing what was happening with Brian. In my heart, I knew Brian’s time was limited, but I didn’t know how much. I didn’t know he would die while you were away. How could I? I pray that the events of those few days March 14-March17th do not overshadow your birthday every year. I pray this day can be a celebration of your birth instead of a memory of Daddy’s death.



Today, Buddy, it’s all about you! I celebrate YOU!



My SEVEN YEAR OLD!



You.



Grant.



My baby.



My contradiction.



Complicated yet so simple.



Challenging yet rewarding.



Strong-willed yet soft-hearted.



Grumpy yet giggly.



Tough yet tender.



Show-off yet insecure.



Innocent yet forced into maturity.



Serious yet silly.



Little boy yet so grown up.



Grant-Pants! My always-climbing, never-stays-on-his-feet-rolling-around-and-sliding-across-the-floor, thumb-sucking, Spongebob-loving, infatuated-with-all-things-firearms, best-giggler-in-the-world, protects-his-mommy, talks-of-someday-being-a-big-brother, chased-by-girls-daily, challenging, delightful SON!



I love you, my little man. SO VERY MUCH. But, Jesus loves you even more!



KEEP BELIEVING

10 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANT!!!!!!!!!
    Have a great day!
    Can't wait to see you guys in the summer!
    Lio

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  2. Happy Birthday Grant!!!!And great pic of you and mom!!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Grant!!

    What a fantastic, adorable, loveable boy you have there, Angie.

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  4. "Strong-willed yet soft-hearted."

    That is a combination I know and love.

    Happy Birthday to both of you!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Grant!!!


    Love love love that last picture of the two of you :)

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  6. I read your blog frequently and just wanted to tell you I believe you are doing a great job with your boys. You are so brave and strong. I believe you are doing things right the way you are bringing up your sons. They can be very proud of you. I know they love their Dad but he has gone to a better place and left you in charge. I believe you are doing a great job; I know this by the way you write about your life and theirs. Keep your eyes on the Lord. I pray that some day in the future you will be able to pick up your life again with someone special. You are way to young to spend your days alone.
    Just my thoughts - God bless you. You are very brave. Sometime when time permits - check out my blog.

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  7. I don't know...I read both posts & this one is pretty amazing, too!

    Happy Birthday Grant!

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  8. Happy Birthday Grant! (Beautiful post mom!)

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  9. Happy Birthday Buddy!!! That was beautiful Angie

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