This past Sunday, December 19, 2010 was our precious Gideon's 7th Heaven Birthday...can you believe it...7 years?...seems like just yesterday he was still a precious little life squirming happily inside of my tummy. Seems like just yesterday, and also at the same time it seems lifetimes ago. So much has happened since then, and yet I can still recall the smell of his sweet baby-scent, can feel the softness of his precious little cheeks, and can remember the lines and curves of his beautiful little body. I remember it all, and not unlike another young mother from long ago I have treasured it all in my heart, every little memory that makes up our precious Gideon James.
We went to visit the Gideon and Daniel at the grave site Sunday and as always it was bittersweet. So strange to see our two live sons next to the markers of our sons who have passed away. To think, we could have had 4 precious little dudes running around with us right now, how amazing would that have been?!! We got to "introduce" Eli to his two biggest brothers, and told Johnathan again about them. He even waved good-bye to them when we left.
Precious, precious Gideon. We love you so much. Oh to know the glories that you are surrounded with each moment. Hold onto your little brother, and keep him close until we are all joined together in Heaven. Have a most blessed Christmas with the Savior of the World, who was born as a baby in a manger, and lived as a man among us, who died for the sins of the entire world, and resurrected to conquer death and bring LIFE to all!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy. Mama, Dada, Daniel, the Angel Babies, Johnathan and Eli all love you so very much.
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