Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Blake!

Today would have been my nephew Blake's second birthday. He was born on December 7, 2006. After 3 months and 9 days of having this precious miracle in our lives, he was tragically taken by SIDS. I want Emma and Jameson to remember their sweet cousin, that is why I am sharing this story on their blog. It's hard to make sense of why God takes little babies and children, although I know all things are for His glory. Today I found my own way of making sense of it and here's what I came up with. Babies are a little piece of Heaven, and Heaven is the most wonderful, perfect place. If there were no babies in Heaven, to me, that would make Heaven less than perfect. I know Blake is up there making some of the older ones smile, so that is what I will cling to until I see him again one day. Happy Birthday sweet boy, we will never forget you!
9 days old

Emma 4 years, Blake 2 months

2 months

3 months 8 days


  1. What a great tribute! I know this little baby impacted lives in a BIG way. Thinking of Blake's mommy and daddy and you and your family.

  2. LM,

    I knew Blake's birthday was coming up. I think what you've done on your blog for him is beautiful. Please know we're thinking of you and your family.

    Love you!

  3. What a sweet tribute to Blake and his life! I love what you wrote about babies and heaven. Too precious. I am thinking of y'all during this difficult time. Love you!

  4. Laura-Marie thank you so much! His life was precious and this is the best tribute you could have given. It is still hard to make sense of...maybe someday.

    I Love You!

  5. Laura-Marie, Thank you so much for this sweet tribute! It means so much to me! Thank you for loving him and never letting him be forgotten!! God loaned him to me for such a short time, but he blessed my life so much in such a short time!!! I still cannot make sense of it, but I know he had his 2nd birthday party in the most awesome place possible!!

    Love you, Marci

  6. Laura Marie, that was such a special posting about your nephew Blake. I never got to meet the little guy but it made me so emotional imaging how you and your family is feeling at this time such a mix of joy for knowing sweet Blake and knowing he is having an amazing day on his birthday in heaven, yet missing him so much. As a new mom it just overwhelms me to think about what that must be like and I pray for you, your family and especially Blake's mom and dad today. Love, Jamie