I have read this before, but I found it again tonight when perusing the Internet. This is the link to the blog of a friend of mine from college. Although Laura and I were not the closest of friends, I always thought she was so much fun, and I loved to be around her. Her smile is infectious - just a beautiful person inside and out.

She posted this entry on her blog last week, and it humbled me. Completely and utterly. That's all I can say about it. Her words were beautiful and so heart-felt. I just felt compelled to share it with you because we get messages and comments similar to hers every day, and each one is so dear and special. The thought that my son could influence so many in such a short time is....for lack of a better word....just humbling.

I never doubted that God would use Ayden. From the moment he was born, I could look at him and see that he would do great things in his lifetime. My simple mind could not even begin to acknowledge that his lifetime would be so's still something I try to wrap my mind around each still isn't real. My mind alternates between two thoughts a million times a day - "God, although I don't understand, thank you for using Ayden for your glory and your will." - "God, why did you need my son in order to do your work? Why? Why? Why?" I never expect answers, but He does give me peace at times. I guess that's all I can ask for. Ayden fulfilled everything we hoped for for his life....what an amazing child we have. We are so proud of him.


  1. Isn't it amazing the network of people who care!? What a nice post! The picture at the end is ADORABLE. My little boy's birthday is April 27, too. God is cradling your sweet boy right now...and God gives us the desires of our hearts...may your arms soon hold another blessing from above!

  2. Thanks for your kind words Lindsay :) You've constantly been in my thoughts and prayers these past couple of weeks. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do.