|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,
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.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young