Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthdays in Heaven...

Happy Birthday Hadilyn & lil' Arie! (Our 1st niece & nephew and the 1st cousins Trey & Boston had) I am just going to assume that up in heaven you guys are having a HUGE 1st birthday party--I am hoping with a theme that is ran into the ground :) because that is the way we like to do it around here--well at least I would be trying to sneak tons of things in and your Mom would be staring at me and probably telling me "don't you think that's a little over the top"? And I would tell her "no" and do it anyway! Oh how I long for you to be here with us--sharing in everything we do! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you guys, the day that I met you 2 and the few short hours I got to hold you guys has changed my life forever!

May we live worthy enough to be with you someday, we love you sweet babies!!!

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
sorrow for forgot, loves purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Here are a few pictures from the "Box Making Party" for Owl Love You Forever...
My good friend Jill from Modern Cupcake made these yummy cupcakes!!! And The TomKat Studio designed the toppers!
The Cake Bizzle made this beyond adorable cake!!!
The cutest owls ever that top off each box!

hair bows for the baby girl boxes...

Jill and I
The dessert table
The fabulous women who helped sew 200 owls and blankets sets
My mom, sister, and I
with my grandma added in
All the people who helped make 200 boxes!!!

My amazing sister and brother in law

*I am off to join them in a few hours to take the boxes to the hospital!!



Amy said...

Love that Song! I've followed your family's story from a distance and am so sorry for your loss. I'm so thankful that we have a loving Savior who will one day reunite us but I know that the waiting can be tough. "Be still my soul" was a song I have listened to sooo many times in the last year since losing my Dad. There is another verse that is not as commonly sung and may have even been added later. You may have heard this version but thought I'd share it anyways...I just love the last line.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Praying for your family.

Shannon Smith said...

Thanks Amy!!! I had no clue you blogged!!! I am adding you lol!

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