Jul 14

Happy Birthday Mary Anna!

July 14, 2013 | 4:28 p.m. | 2 lbs. 10 oz.

My Mary Anna,

Happy Birthday my sweet precious angel! I am so proud of you. You are my greatest accomplishment. Your daddy and I celebrate you today. Your life is worth celebrating. We miss you so much. I laid in bed for a long time longing to hear your voice, wishing you were here so that I could hold you, and somehow our Heavenly Father gave me the strength to get out of bed today. I will never understand why you had to go, but I trust that you are being celebrated really big today. I can’t even imagine what your first birthday party will be like in heaven.

If you were here, I would have taken you to the cupcake shop and let you try all the icing flavors. I love icing, so I always hoped that you would share that love with me, and if not, then you could be like your daddy and give me your icing! I would have gotten you the most precious outfit, and we would have had a really big party, and you would have opened lots of presents! There are so many things that we would have done together today, and that makes my heart hurt so deeply.

Birthdays are very special to me, so I will always cherish the day that you were born sweet angel.
You have already gotten birthday cards, pretty flowers left on our door step, so many messages, donations made in your name, and a sweet journal of the testimony of your life from the people that love you the most. July 14th will forever be marked by your life, and it will always be the day that changed me forever. You are the best gift that your daddy and I have ever been given, and we are so thankful that you are 1 today.

Mary Anna, thank you for your life and your sacrifice. I long to see you again baby girl.

I will love you forever,
your mommy

July 14

KEEP WALKING with Me along the path I have chosen for you. Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart. I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desire, but that is not My way for you. Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain. The journey is arduous at times, and you are weak. Someday you will dance lightfooted on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy. All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction. Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend. Stay on the path I have selected for you. It is truly the path of life.

If the LORD delights in a man’s way; he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 37: 23-24

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Keep Walking.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03559851267066311204 Beth

    Happy Birthday, Mary Anna! Hugs to you all…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00164960710585754789 Stephanie

    What a fitting devotional for today. It is sweet to think of Mary Anna dancing light-footed in Heaven. One day you will be dancing with her! Happy Birthday, Mary Anna! I am thinking about you all day long today!