Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Madeline Kate!

Though she was not like the other girls...

...they thought she was the best.

And through all the years of struggle...

...Neither whispered one regret.

They remembered the words that God had spoken...

And they both broke down and cried.

See to them it just did not matter
Why some things in life take place.
They just knew the joy they felt
When they looked into her face.

They learned sometimes miracles hide.
They said, "God has wrapped our blessing in disguise."
--Bruce Carroll


Missy said...

Pam...this is a beautiful post! I can't believe that she is already 2!!What a beautiful little girl!!! Happy Birthday, Maddie.8-)

Kirsten said...

*sniff sniff*
That was lovely.

Happy Birthday to Miss Maddy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Maddy!!!
~Susan K.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Maddy Kate! We love you so very much -- Mommy just knows how to say it best!!

You are so beautiful and a happy addition to our family. God is good to let us have you!!

Lots of hugs and kisses, Granny

Monica said...

Happy Birthday Maddy!!
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lori said...

Absolutely beautiful. Happy Birthday you sweet little girl!

Dorcas said...

Your Maddy makes me think of our baby girl, Joy, also born on July 14, 2008. She was stillborn and never does a day go by that I don't miss her. Thank you for sharing Maddy's story.

Anonymous said...

Dorcas, Thanks for commenting. I think of your little one so often. I'll never forget Louise Crouse's email asking prayer for two moms delivering on July 14, me a little one with spina bifida and you one already in Jesus' arms. My heart ached for you and I knew that whatever we were facing paled drastically in comparison.

Much love to you. I pray God will continue to be your strength and comfort every moment.