Friday, January 23, 2009

happy birthday, sweet baby boy

One year ago today, you arrived....


We took you home shortly after, amazed at this little person who had completely changed our lives in such an instant....
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The weeks went by and we began to see fully grasp the miracle that we had been blessed with...
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Loving you.... getting to know you....




And... little did we know that we'd not get to witness one miracle through your life.... but two.
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You've taught us so much, sweet Ethan. Through you, our beautiful little boy, God has taught us all so much. And here you are... one year old. I remember this day last year with such perfect description. I remember this whole first year of your life that same way. Your life is so very special. We will always know that. And we want you to know how you have forever changed our lives. Beautiful, beautiful ways that we've only just begun to know. Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy.... And thanks be forever to the Lord....
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..... For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor. (Ecclesiastes 2:10)

26 comments:

Ray Nothstine said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Ethan! This is one of the best days ever. We are so proud of you and we love you.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan! We love you! Can't wait to see what God has planned for you!

Lorri said...

Happy Birthday Baby!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan!
What a wonderful miracle you are!

Carrie Comstock said...

Happy birthday, sweet boy!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! We have been following your journey to age 1 for months now and know that God has great things planned for you! What a blessing you are to those you do not even know - your parents have inspired so many of us with their love & faith in God. Have a beautiful day & a blessed year - Lisa in Hartford

Jessi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHAN!!! You're life has already been such a example of God's love and power. May all your days be filled with His love and knowledge of how special you are!

Kasey,
Thanks again for sharing your story with us all and for allowing us to be in prayer for your sweet family. You are such a wonderful example of Christ. Hope you ALL have a super day filled with love and fun!!
Blessings.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan!!

Joann Sawyer said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ethan!

We are always praying for you.

Love you,

Sawyer Family

Moz + Pam said...

Happy, happy 1st birthday dear Ethan! Enjoy your special day! God bless you!

Jason said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!! All 3 of you are continually in my prayers.

Amanda D. said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!!!

Hollie said...

So precious...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ETHAN!!!

Randi said...

Happy Birthday, precious Ethan!

April R said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!

The Rivera Family said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! You are a special little guy. We are enjoying watching you grow up.

Kasey and Adam,
Thank you for sharing Ethan's journey with us. You are in our daily prayers. This is truly a happy day!

huntsouth said...

Through it all, God's been good...
It's so difficult to say that you'd want to go through all of this again, which is probably why God doesn't give us that choice to begin with. The lessons learned could only be taught this way. I thank the Lord for God's great blessing of Ethan, who went merrily through this year, while we learned to trust our Father better. Happy first Birthday! Psalm 84:11 love, Amy Hunt

Following Him said...

Happy FIRST birthday Ethan :)
~Elyse~

Alyssa said...

You're story is amazing and what is more amazing is your son. I read your blog often. Keep your faith and anything is possible. Thinking of you all..

Dave and Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Megan said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ethan! You have grown so much. You are a very handsome little guy. You are always in our prayers and we are so thankful you have come into our lives even though we have never met face to face. God Bless you. I know you will have a wonderful life, God has a awesome plan for you.
Megan
Washington State

Michelle said...

You don't know me, but I found your blog through Beth Moore's blog. I just wanted to let you know I have prayed and am praying for your sweet baby Ethan. I also think of him every Saturday morning when i run. I am training for a half marathon in April to raise money for tHe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Stories like him inspire me to keep going when I don't feel like it. I ran 6. 5 miles today! Glory!

The Coes said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ethan! Best wishes to you, your Mommy & your Daddy during this next year!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ethan! And many more.

The Jurczyks

Keri said...

Happy Birthday little man! We share the same day.