Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday

Dear Witt,
One year ago today a nurse walked into the room to describe to us what you looked like so we would be prepared. I remember not caring what you looked like at all I just wanted to see you. They wheeled you into the room surrounded by all your family and I got to touch your hand for the first time and our lives have never been the same since. The number of times that I have been told you might not make it home with us are never far from my mind but today all I'm thinking about is the number of times God proved them wrong. Praise Him! My God is Mighty to Save!! Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!!!

Thank you to everyone who has covered Witt and our family with your love and prayers over this last year. Today I ask if you would join me in lifting up the families we met along the way who aren't going to be celebrating anymore birthdays. Being Witt's parents means walking in faith and I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you all continue to walk with us. Here's to one blessed year!

Melanie and Austan


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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Witt!

Witt's Family said...

Amen, Melanie...your family loves you, Austan and Witt way beyond measure!

Debbie Mueller and Family said...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, WITT!!! We are so thankful that God has brought you through a very rough year. We continue to pray God's blessings for you and your family. You are a special Sweet Boy to all of them and to all the people's lives you have touched. Hope you all have lots of fun celebrating today!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sweet and loving blessings to you, and Happy Birthday, Big Boy! God is good and He holds us in His Righteous right hand!
You all are in my prayers, Have a wonderful celebration!

Anonymous said...

Melanie and Austan,
You have never met us. We are friends of Sherley Skeen and Deela Roe. We have followed your story from the very beginning. We have watched God's miracles in Witt's life, unfold, through your blog. Your family has touched our lives, and we will never be the same. We, along with our entire church, have been praying daily for Witt. We celebrate Witt's 1st year birthday along with you. PRAISE GOD for Witt and your family. We have fallen totally in love with Witt during this past year! Thank you for sharing Witt with us. May God's richest blessings be upon Witt and your family always. From the Anchor of Hope Fellowship Baptist Church...we all say,

Gerri and Robert Peeples,
Temple, TX

trash talk said...

Happy birthday Witt. Today is so special and even though you are the one to receive gifts, you have given us so much more than we can give you. I want to personally thank your family for sharing this time with us. They have taught me to always walk in faith and to just turn it over to our Lord.
You are a beautiful, amazing, special, little boy who has the most wonderful family. You have stolen so many hearts and touched so many. Thank you darling boy!
Now...I'm ready to see you with birthday cake all over that cute little face!
Debbie & Danny

Hilary said...

Happy 1st birthday Witt!! :)

Mandi said...

What an AMAZING year this has been!!! God trumped all the doctor's expectations and I just love that about Him! Know that there are many celebrating with your family today.

Happy birthday, Witt! My life is definitely sweeter knowing you.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Witt! Your sweet life is a testament to God's faithfulness and goodness. Hope you have a wonderful first birthday with many more to come!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, Mel...I am at work...crying at your sweet words! I do praise God for Witt and your family. Today, I will lift those families you mentioned in prayer. Thank you, Mel, for your walk. I rejoice in Witt's birthday!

Kristin's Gran said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Witt, a very special little fellow. Your life has touched our family since the day you were born and we were given the privilege of praying for you. God has blessed you and your parents and has answered our prayers! "Blessed be the Name of the Lord." We celebrate life with you today and continue to trust God to direct your years ahead. You are a special family, and I really admire the faith you all have showed us in your difficult walk through this first year of Witt's life. Blessings on each of you--much love from Marylou Levrets, Abilene, TX and Kristin's Gran.

Gayle said...

What a glorious day!
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Happy, Happy FIRST Birthday, Precious Witt! What a blessing you are and have been to us! What a blessing you are to your sweet loving parents! Though we,along with countless others, have prayed for you during this year, it was our faith, love, hope,trust, and joy that strengthened as we grew closer to God during this time. We felt His presence in the family through heartfelt words on the blog and conversations. We saw His presence with you as time after time God would lovingly carry you through a "storm" and we would see that smile, your smile. Your beautiful smile reflects the smile of God! Smile big today, Precious Witt! Happy Birthday!

Mel and Austan, our hearts and prayers are with you as you celebrate this special day. You have shown us all how to walk by faith with God by your side. You are a beautiful family!
Love you,
Bobby and Gayle

Vickie said...

I can't believe it has been a year since you were born. We waited with much anticipation for our first grandchild. We have been so blessed since you have been born in more ways than you can ever know. Thank you Lord for precious Witt. I thank you for this gift from you and thank you for keeping him in your care.

We love you Witt,
Big Daddy and vivi

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday precious Witt! We are so thankful God has blessed our family with you! We love you and continue to pray for healing and strength! Praise God for Witt and his amazing family! We love you all!
Jenn & Joseph

william evans said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful little guy. And all our love to Melanie, Austan, Karen and Jim. Billl and Peggy Evans.

Kelli said...

Oh sweet sweet boy!! We are so glad that you are celebrating your first birthday!! You are so precious and loved by SO SO many!!!