Monday, March 8, 2010

Music Monday - Sam

I love Mondays. I look forward to picking out the songs that mean something to me at the time. There are times that I know weeks in advance what song I'm going to pick (like today) or I chose at the last minute because I liked the song we sang at church that week (All Who Are Thirsty) Thank you Shawntele for hosting this meme. I don't think you realize how much it means to all of us.
This coming Sunday, March 14, my baby turns one. I'm sad about how fast this has happened but can't wait to see the little man he will be. He is one of our joys and makes us smile. In fact, I'm smiling now just thinking about him, even though is just crawling around my chair. He is such a flirt (ask Andrea about that). Everybody who sees him just loves him. I'm not just saying that as his mom. Look at him:

I think I'm even more proud of him because of how he came to us. Two years ago, I found out I was pregnant. It was Easter weekend and I couldn't have been more excited. I had told everyone after Thomas, that I was DONE!!! However, I wasn't. We were all happy with the up coming baby. Two months later I had a miscarriage.

Our joy, turned to despair, hurt and sadness. We had to explain to our little girl, who was so looking forward to being a big sister again, that our baby had gone to heaven. At the time I cried out to God. I was angry. It wasn't fair. However, God reminded me that He would be with me through it all and He was.

Two months after my miscarriage, we received a surprise that people said was unlikely - we were expecting again. We were cautious to tell anyone this time, including our daughter. We didn't want to be disappointed again. At our 12 week ultrasound, we were gifted with pictures of our upcoming bundle. It was a beautiful site. He was perfect (we didn't know the sex at the time, because every time we had an ultrasound his legs were crossed).

A year ago, the baby was found to be breech. We found out three weeks before our due date. There was rush to get us booked for an c-section. The night before, Sam decided to spin around and at the hospital we found that he had turned. We were told that we would then have to be induced in case he turned again. My baby was born on March 14, 2009, shortly after midnight. This was our actual due date.

We were so happy. God had blessed us where we had thought we had lost. He had given us a gift that we thought we never would have. God is great!

At each of my older children's baptism's I chose a hymn I wanted to be applied to their life. However, I didn't get the opportunity with Sam. My other children's hymns both started with "B"(you'll have to wait until their birthdays to see what their hymns were). At the baptism the worship team played Be the Center. I reflected on the words and realized that just as God had given us Sam, he also gave Sam his hymn!

Be the Center
Michael Frye

Jesus be the center
Be my source be my light Jesus
Jesus be the center
Be my song Jesus

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in my sails
Be the reason that I live

Jesus Jesus
Jesus be my vision
Be my help
Be my guide Jesus

Now go and share your Music Monday with Shawntele at Saved by Grace!


Anonymous said...

Sigh - I can't believe my little Sam is going to be one! He is such a sweetie!

Donnetta said...

What an amazing story of God's grace, mercy and faithfulness. I love the idea of choosing a song for them. Thank you for sharing it with us!

And Happy Birthday to your little guy!

For Their Future said...

Thanks for sharing your story and such a great song! Happy Birthday to your son too!

God bless your week!

Colleen said...

Great song! And he IS adorable! Happy birthday to Sam!

Erin said...

Wow, Michelle, I never knew the story behind Sam. Thank you for sharing that. He is such a sweet little guy- I can't believe he is almost one! That song has always been one of my favorites too.

Karinann said...

A truly amazing story; thank you for sharing it and for sharing Sam's hymn with us as well.
Happy Birthday Sam!

Shawntele said...

Michelle, I see 'flirt' written all over his cute face!! lol

I hope you are feeling cheered this week; thank you for being a part of Music Monday. :O)

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Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

He is just a doll! You must just kiss that little face all of the time. I love the song you picked. We sing it at our church too.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I forgot to mention, thanks for sharing with me about your husband's parents and uncle. I'm so impressed by those who resisted. I wonder if I'd have the courage. Also, Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Michelle said...

Thank you all for your amazing comments about our little guy. I wish you could all live by me, like Andrea, so that you could all give him a big hug, like I feel when we all get together every Monday!

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