July 30, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Jonathan! (updated with pictures)

Wednesday marks 5 years since we released our sweet boy into the arms of Jesus. I can't believe it FIVE years have gone by this quickly.  I have to be honest, it's been a tough few days leading up to this day.  I guess this mommy's heart will never forget each moment of his little life, and tonight I'm thinking about the last hours I was privileged enough to have him growing inside me. He is never too far from my mind. And now that Will and Jack are just so much fun and have such hilarious personalities, it makes me sad to know that I'll never get to know my sweet firstborn like I know his little brothers. That they will never get the privilege of having an older brother to look up to and try to be like. It isn't fair...

But, no matter what, God's plan for our family is still perfect. He is the one getting to cradle our sweet Jonathan in His arms, who is taking care of him better than I ever could! Not a day goes by that I don't think about him and dream of the day I will finally get to have him in my arms again!

*Updated on Jonathan's Birthday*
We went out to breakfast and then on to the cemetery as a family this morning to celebrate, and the boys had so much fun saying happy birthday to Jonathan. This morning was a happy morning, celebrating Jonathan!

Jack is actually beginning to smile for pictures!
Will...not so much!  At least he was looking! =)
A little party arrangement!

A family pic =)
And a video of us singing happy birthday and sending our balloons to Jonathan in Heaven! (It was  a little windy out there!)

And thank you to all those who have prayed for us, been there for us, and been such an important part of our lives throughout all these years!