Wednesday, August 19, 2009

quiet encounters...

... sometimes, in the course of our existence, people come into our lives almost as suddenly as they exit it. The impact is dramatic and life changing no matter how brief the encounter. Eight years ago to this day such a person entered my life.

This person left such an impression on my heart and changed me entirely without every uttering a single word. This person was my first son, William.

He was born weighing less than a pound and four months premature; his skin had the translucent sheen of an angel. The rest is just too personal...

Today I honor him and the time we had together; August 19, 20001 - August 21, 2001
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18 comments:

Megi said...

I am happy for your unexpected, surprising and unforgettable encounter...

Thom Curnutte said...

William and I share a birthday.

(I have no doubt that he's praying for you.)

Keystone said...

I have two daughters on Earth with me.

And, I have three other children in heaven, with William.
They are playing together in the children's area, with heavenly babysitters watching closely.

Both of my daughters on Earth have August birthdays. The children I have in heaven vary during the year for birthdate on Earth, and birthdate in Heaven.

All of my children are on loan from God. He trusted me with 5 before, and two now.

He trusts you too CC.

Happy Birthday William.

HEATHER said...

God Bless!

TheSeeker said...

<3

Donna said...

I know that William is among the host of saints that are praying for us and watching over us. I also have faith that he knows his earthly Mom is praying through him.

Mrs Doyle said...

May he intercede for you to Our Lady.
What a treasure to have!

qualcosa di bello said...

may God hold you in the palm of His hand...especially this day.

Mark Scott Abeln said...

May God bless you, Kat.

RJW said...

God bless and prayers.

Tom said...

My prayers and may God continue to bless you.

Marie said...

Praying for William and for you today.

The Digital Hairshirt said...

You have a champion in Heaven in William for you and his brother.

RFP said...

Justin Matthew
November 22, 1983

But thou, child, a secret life
so brief
heart's delight transformed
to shattered grief
thou gifted me,
terrible and true
thou gifted me this question:

Who?

Orthodox said...

" If God sends us a heavy Cross, he sends an even greater grace to uphold us"

How blessed you are to know that you have a saint for a son, grief it a heavy cross to bear, one which I am going to have to face in the near future. God knows the goings on of every heart, moreover he has given us his 'Mom' as our constant guide and support in dark times.

Jesus who suffered wounds for us, remeber us, have mercy on us!

Mother, Queen of the Aflicted pray for us!

Orthodox said...

Wow, my English is attrocious..please forgive me, its been a long week.

Terry Nelson said...

Biggest hug EVER!

Mimi said...

May his Memory be Eternal and a big hug to you with my love.