Saturday, October 23, 2010

PERFECT TWO!

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two years ago, we spent the day in a hospital waiting room. we were hoping and fervently praying while mel was laboring. i wanted to believe the uncertain things on ultrasounds were a fluke. i wanted desperately for austan to come announce a perfect baby had arrived.

two years ago, at 6:15pm witt harris lupher made his entrance into this world. austan came into the waiting room to proudly announce, "it's a boy!" followed immediately by the fact they had immediately taken him for help breathing.

later that night, everyone gathered as a specialist tried to explain details. details about some less than perfect conditions. then witt was brought back into the room for everyone to meet him for the first time. what i remember most about that moment was seeing the display of perfect love as mel reached out her hand to hold her son's hand for the first time.

over the course of two years, witt (and austan and mel) have given me a whole new definition of perfect. there have been so many details that are less than perfect on paper. so many tears and hard days. i don't mean perfect in the sense of painless. instead what i'm saying is that witt is absolutely perfect because he is God's creation. his story is filled with miracles and trusting in God's perfect plans. and for two amazing years witt's life has touched us in ways that are unexplainable.

witt is perfect. did you know perfect means a) pure b) excellent and delightful in all respects and c)completely suited for a particular purpose? i can't think of any more perfect definitions for my perfect nephew.

happy birthday witt! we love you beyond measure. we give thanks for you everyday and are overjoyed to celebrate you today!

love,
annalee


16 comments:

craftymarta said...

OMG, Witt has grown so much! Two years, hard to believe, so fast, so miraclous. I have follow Witt's story from the beginning and I praise God today for this milestone. He looks like a big boy and so handsome. Happy birthday to Witt and congrats to the family, thank you God. Blessings, Marta.

Jackie said...

Happy, happy birthday to sweet Witt! Over and over today, I caught myself smiling while thinking of his beautiful little face and all the joy he's brought in his two years. What a blessing he's been!

Wykate said...

Oh happy happy day! God bless you on your second birthday Witt :)

countrycharisma said...

Happy Birthday Witt! My little granddaughter justed turned 2 also, and I have kept up with Witt while keeping up with her! Lots of love to the perfect 2 year old!

Raley Family Blog said...

Love that boy! Happy Birthday Witt!

Hilary said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Witt!!! :)

Good Stewarts said...

Happy Birthday, Witt!! I pray that God continues to be with you and your family. -Amber Stewart

Shelley said...

God bless sweet Witt....his dear smile says it all...what a blessing. Happy B-D little one.

Gayle said...

Happy Happy Second Birthday, Precious Witt. You are a precious Perfect gift from God. We love your big beautiful smile and your sparkling expressive eyes. We love your quiet strength and your sweet joy that radiates to everyone around you. You are a blessing to all of us, Sweet Cousin. Happy Birthday!
We love you.
Bobby and Gayle

Gayle said...

Happy Happy Second Birthday, Precious Witt. You are a precious Perfect gift from God. We love your big beautiful smile and your sparkling expressive eyes. We love your quiet strength and your sweet joy that radiates to everyone around you. You are a blessing to all of us, Sweet Cousin. Happy Birthday!
We love you.
Bobby and Gayle

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! You have touched our hearts beyond measure.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Witt! You have grown into such a cutie! Seems you have been doing so good! Praying you continue to progress so well..even if you are, already "perfect."

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!!!Precious Witt, two years old, and so beautiful, you are just PERFECT!!!! God Bless

Anonymous said...

happy happppppy birthday sweet boy! who ever would've known that such a tiny being could be such a HUGE inspiration to so many! XOXOXXO from the junk gypsy family to you and your sweeeeet mom and dad!

sandy said...

Every time I look at a picture of this little perfect child I smile. Happy Birthday Witt!

Abbe said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Witt!!! We hope you had a PERFECT day!