Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and Birthday

The four of us on my birthday.  Bryan and I went out on a date, which was really nice.  We spent a lot of time talking about Samuel and how we're grieving him.  We needed the time to connect and grieve together.  I am so very grateful for my husband.

My two big boys giving me a kiss sandwich.  These moments make some of the frustrating stuff (like potty training!) worth it.  :)  They blessed me a lot on my birthday -- probably my record teariest day so far.  It was a hard day, but I would say it was a hard day that was good.  My tears were healing, and  someone I don't know came up to me and asked if I was "Samuel's mom."   That phrase, though it immediately triggered tears, was so wonderful to hear because I don't get to think of myself as Samuel's mom very often, and very few people in our lives actually say Samuel's name.  It was beautiful to hear it spoken and in connection with me.  So, thank you, Seal, for finding me and for calling me by a title I want to be known as forever. 

Caleb was Bumblebee for Halloween, and he LOVED dressing up.  Joel was a candy corn.  They were pretty hilarious about it all.


  1. Thank you for the costume pictures! The candy corn was even cuter than I expected. And Bumblebee was really impressive. Hope you guys had fun!

  2. How wonderful to be called "Samuel's mom"... What an unexpected gift. I can't imagine how that must have felt. I'm so glad birthday was full of healing and love. Love you. The boys are precious as always. :)

  3. Hey Katherine,
    I haven't commented in a while, but wanted to say happy belated b-day, thanks for continuing to share your heart with us. It's such a testimony to everyone who is able to read your blog, or know you in person.
    Also, the boys are ADORABLE! Especially love the little candy corn. ;o)