Friday, March 11, 2011

8 Long Weeks

It's been 8 weeks since Sully passed away. That is incredibly hard to believe. He lived here on earth 16 weeks and 2 days. I was blessed to have him for all but 2 days of his life. I live each day knowing that he is safe and healthy and waiting for me. Hope. Grace. Mercy. Faithfulness. They keep me going along with much encouragement from family and friends. I was blessed. I am blessed. I will be blessed, even though I have done nothing to deserve it. GRACE
  Last weekend I was witness to a true miracle of life! One day, soon maybe, I'll tell you about it. It was beautiful. It was joyful. It was God given.      It was painful. It was heart wrenching. It made me reel a little bit.   STILL, IT WAS A GIFT OF HOPE AND LOVE AND JOY!!!! Straight from God.

                     1 Thessalonians 4:13,14
   13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him

    This passage is pure comfort.  Now, I thought I'd lighten the mood a little. A few people have asked if Sully was always a content, smiley, happy boy.   Ummmm, no. He was a baby, just like all others. He cried, he fussed, he peed on me :)   He spit up (a lot), he got me up at night (sometimes a lot), he arched his back with anger (not a lot). He was a regular little boy. So, here are a few pictures of him that aren't hanging on the wall or sitting in frames.

I'll finish with a happy baby playing on his activity gym, laughing at a mama being silly


Sandy said...

Excellent! You have shown such beautiful grace over the past two months. I am so proud of you! I was missing him today. But also thankful for the chance to know him, hold him and have my kids know him too!

Mr. Harmless said...

Great pictures, even when he was fussy!

Jamie said...

thanks guys. Should have mentioned in post that the verses were part of Sully's celebration service that Pastor Matt did. Thanks Matt. I really didn't think I'd remember details from that day, but God brings me back to those verses again, and again

Brittany said...

I'm so glad God is showing himself faithful to you through this. I'm not surprised. I've been praying for that for you. I know that when I've gone through the toughest moments in my life, that's when God reveals himself to me the most.

You were a fabulous mother to him in every way possible. He was so blessed to be so completely loved by you.

Now, on the to funny. Reese looking at him when he's crying, totally cracked me up! He might not have been a Colts fan, he really didn't seem happy to be in that outfit. Just sayin'. :)

Seriously, beautiful. God's gift. Precious memories, forever.

Fran R. said...

Beautifully written. I cannot say any more right now..

Anonymous said...

God's mercies ARE new every morning and you are proof of that! Sweet pictures even if he was fussing ...the love was unconditional!

QuatroMama said...

Jamie, I'm so thankful for the time you shared with your sweet boy, Sully. My hurt aches for you, but I'm so thankful for how God has shown Himself faithful even through this difficult trial.
Prayers. Love. Hugs.

Devin said...


Continuing to pray for you each have certainly shown God's amazing grace through all of this. Great pics of your little man! :)

Anna See said...

love to you today.