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Happy Birthday, “Sam”

In: A Quiet Spirit, Celebrating Our Little One, Family


January 26, 2012 was a holy day for me. A day where I held both life and death.

A day where I truly understood what life meant to me.

And a day where I truly understood death.

And while today I go about making craigslist deliveries, buying stamps, working out, fixing broken hairbows, cleaning bathrooms, cooking dinner, and all the other things Moms do on Saturdays if they’re lucky enough to have a dad home to help out, my heart grieves for my losses.

But, I also think about my gifts. I’ll take my 3 year old gift out with me today to teach her a few things about the post office. I’ll read on the couch with my 6 year old – actually, she’ll probably read to me. That’s two gifts right there.


Because, while January 26th was the most awful day of my life (thus far), it grew something beautiful in my heart – a desire to count my gifts. And that day, the first gift I counted, was one I gave to God.

Happy Birthday, little Sam. Sesame Sam as we called you. Celebrate big. Because I don’t think anything Happy in Heaven is small.





  • Janis Wiscarson

    January 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday Sam! Blessings to all of you for a beautiful day!


  • Mona

    January 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    You are truly amazing….Happy Birthday, little Sam!


  • Kristen

    January 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Praying for you today, Kim. Reading your post from a year ago was powerful. The verse that you included is being fulfilled in ways I know you never would have imagined as God has manifested grace to you, through you, in this past year and the thanksgiving has overflowed into many lives to His glory. Thankful for His grace and your friendship.


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