Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scott's 1 Year Mark

Today marks one year. One year since our baby boy was born at 8:05am on a Tuesday morning. He weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20" long. He was so perfect. We spent 9 amazing hours with him, and loved every moment of it.



Today also marks one year since his passing. I really can not believe a year has passed by so quickly. It seems like a month ago I was in the hospital recovering from a c-section. I would have to say the first six months were a little slower, and more difficult. Slowly it has fortunately become a little easier. We still think of Scott every day, and Summer still talks about him, asks about him, and prays for him. We love him so much and still have faith that we will be with him again.



We have plans to make his birthday a happy one. I do have a lump in my throat that I am sure will be hard to swallow, but a few tears are normal right. Since we are not in Idaho and can not go to the cemetery for his birthday we have made some other small plans to remember him on his birthday.



I made this cupcake and picture for his birthday. We sent it to my sisters who are kind enough to take it all out to the cemetery and place it on his headstone for us. It might get blown off in the wind, or soggy from all the rain they are getting in Idaho, but it will work for at least a day I hope.

We have been so blessed as a family from this experience with Scott in the last year. I know we will always be learning and growing from it throughout our lives. Heavenly Father really does have His own plan, and will only give us these kinds of experience for our own growth and learning. I know that His intentions have always been to bless our family. I thank him everyday for letting us meet and hold our son who we will get to spend eternity with. For this I am happy today.

8 comments:

Kunz said...

crazy where the time goes, huh? thinking of you. ps we will be in idaho july 1st through the 15th. any chance you all will be there?

Miss Molly said...

Thinking of you and sending love. You are a beautiful family. One day at a time until we see our little angels again. He is perfect.

Jeppesen Family said...

Your faith is so strong. Thank you for that. We loved going out today. The kids all talked about Scott and what they remember of this day one year ago, and the weeks that followed. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. Love you The Jeppesen's

Emma said...

What a beautiful post. You are in my thoughts today.

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Scott! You are awesome Melissa...thank you for being such an inspiration and example.

Tara said...

I've been thinking about you and Scott this week. I'm glad you found a good way to celebrate his birthday.

Peggy said...

Melissa, Phil, & Summer, I really did not know what to say about the 1 yr mark of you getting to meet Scott. I will keep you in my prayers.


Peggy

Erekson's said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers, you guys are amazing!