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Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Grady!

I spent the day reflecting on your life, death and birth. I wish they weren't in that order. I know you're safe and happy in heaven and for that I'm grateful. I rest in that truth. And as much as I long to see and hold you, I wouldn't wish you back here. I long for the day our family is together in heaven with you.

We released balloons, went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and made cupcakes for your birthday. I hope you felt our love from here in heaven.

We miss you and love you bunches sweet boy!

Hugs and Kisses to Heaven,


I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake in which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my ♥. ~author unknown~

You have no idea how much I love this boy. Amazing how such a strong love can grow in such a short time and how it will last a lifetime!


  1. Tonya,
    Louis and I just sat here totally admiring the pictures of Grady...he kept saying how cute he was, how much he looked like Samuel and how they had almost the exact same lips and toes:) I love brothers:) I bet Matthew will have that same love and honoring heart for Grady someday:)

    Thought of you so much today... thinking of you right now... thinking so much of Grady too. Praying for your heart right now... love you sweet friend!

  2. Happy birthday sweet Grady! What a beautiful little man he is!!!

    Tonya, I've been thinking about you because I knew this day was coming. Sending you lots of love and hugs! You're an amazing momma to all your kiddos!!!

  3. Happy Birthday Sweet Grady! He is simply precious. Thinking of all of you today. Praying you feel comfort in knowing he is with our Lord and Savior and you did everything you could for him.

  4. Came home this evening and decided to take a look at sweet Grady. Glory Baby started playing and I looked at all his pictures.....again. I am glad I got to meet him. I am also glad for Emma Grace, because if she had not decided to come into the world early, we would not even know each other. I am glad to have you, your family and your memories as part of my life. It was great to hold that chubby love Matthew today. Thanks again for being in my life.

  5. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to post on Grady's birthday. Know that you were all in my prayers.