Sunday, March 09, 2008

Kisses to heaven



I remember the sun crashing its way through the delivery suite windows the morning of the day you were born. I remember it bathing everything in a beautiful golden glow and feeling such joy and anticipation in knowing that you were almost here.

Today looks like that day three years ago. The sun, blissfully bright following yesterday's 36-hour snow storm, reminds me of you and the light and love you brought into our lives.

And the light and love that still remains.

Sending a million and one kisses to heaven on your 3rd birthday, my sweet one.

oxoxox

47 comments:

Kim said...

I can't stop staring at that beautiful face. He doesn't look like a newborn at all. He looks like one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen (genuinely).

Happy birthday, sweet Thomas. Hoping you have all the toys and birthday cake your little angel heart desires.

And peace and joy and comfort to you today, Kristin.

Rosepetal said...

Happy birthday dear Thomas. You are so loved.

Thinking of you and S especially today Kristin.

Heather said...

He is absolutely beautiful. I just want to reach through the picture and kiss his cheek!

Happy Birthday Big Boy.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Thomas. Much love to your mommy and daddy today and every day.

Megan said...

He's so, so lovely – I've always wanted to see his picture.
Peace to you today.
I will try to perform a random act of kindness – but we're pretty housebound in Ottawa today unless the snowplow goes by so it will have to be for my husband.

Sherry said...

Happy birthday, Thomas. You are missed and loved more than words can ever possibly express.

Much peace coming to you both today, Kristin.

(((HUGS)))

Denise said...

Happy Birthday sweet Thomas. Kisses to heaven to you.

Anam Cara said...

Thinking of you and your sweet little Thomas today. (((hugs)))

niobe said...

Such a beautiful boy...

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful and perfect little baby boy.

Carrie said...

Thinking of you today. Happy Birthday Thomas.

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday, sweet baby. He is just beautiful.

In memory of Thomas today, when I saw a mama and her two little boys waiting at the bus stop outside of our church, I pulled over and gave them a ride to their house.

stat763 said...

oh Kristin, he is absolutely beautiful. Wishing you a peaceful day.

Julia said...

Beautiful, beautiful boy.
Thinking of all of you today.

m said...

Such a beautiful boy....

Thinking of you on Thomas' 3rd birthday as I celebrate the 2nd birthday of my lost twins.

It's just not right.

x

DinosaurD said...

Happy Birthday Thomas. Thank-you for helping to make your mom one of the most amazing women that I know and for enriching my life - because you have.
DinoD

I'm sorry that I'm not blogging anymore Kristin or I would post as I have the last two birthdays but I am thinking of your son today and sending him hugs and kisses wherever he might be (certainly in your hearts).

MB said...

Happy birthday sweet boy. Hugs to mommy & daddy.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Thomas. And as your Mommy to gracefully requested I did 3 things today in your memory (since it is your 3rd birthday):

1. I signed up for a blog account so that I could stop lurking and start leaving comments in blogs like your mommy's, which are ones that greatly enrich other people's lives (even when they are strangers). I've been reading it for 2 years now and never been able to let her know how she reminds me to be grateful for the little things everyday.
2. I baked cupcakes and took them to my next door neighbours. Not quite a random act of kindness, but their (adult) daughter was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and they are feeling quite down as she goes through radiation.
3. I made a donation in your name to the wfp.org (World Food Program's) "fill the cup" campaign. Their goal is to feed 10million hungry school children in Africa by Thanksgiving Day. I made a $50 donation in your name, which means that a child's cup will be filled for a year, and that dream can be realized. Had your mommy not made the random act of kindness request for today I would have procrastinated doing that and might not of at all.

Happy birthday, Thomas.

Ruby said...

Beautiful, beautiful baby.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Thomas. What a beautiful boy...
I'm thinking of you and your beloved, Kristin and sending you lots and lots of love.

KC said...

What a beautiful baby boy.

Happy birthday Thomas.

A donation was made in your memory to the Kansas City Humane Society.

The Nanny said...

He is truly beautiful. What a sweet little face...he is perfect. Happy birthday, Thomas!

Angela said...

Happy birthday, Thomas.

kimberm_71 said...

Happy birthday Thomas. You're a beautiful little man!

Trish said...

He's so beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss, again.

nocton4 said...

De-lurking to say Happy Birthday to such a cutie, with the most beautiful face.

Denise - in the UK
x

Kendra's mom said...

Happy birthday little Thomas. Thinking of you Kristin, though a little late. I read Friday's blog today only, but by coincidence yesterday I was sorting through Kendra's old baby things to decide what to give to a charity organisation. Very sad task, but I will give them in Kendra and Thomas's name.

loribeth said...

What a gorgeous picture of a beautiful baby. Thank you for sharing it with us. ((((HUGS))))

Dena said...

Delurking to wish your sweet little one a happy birthday. What an absolutely beautiful baby. I will surely honor him with a randon act of kindness today. Dena

The Asbury Family said...

Happy Birthday Thomas. He's gorgeous Kristin.

Thinking of you.....

Adrienne

JuliaS said...

Happy Birthday beautiful little man.
Wishes of peace and comfort to you.

Terynn said...

::gasp:: He is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing his lovely little face with us.

Happy 3rd Birthday, dear Thomas.
Peace, comfort and remembrance to your Mama

Aurelia said...

What a beautiful photo and what a beautiful child. Thank you for sharing this.

delphi said...

Happy Birthday, little one.

Becky said...

He may be the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen (and I mean it).

Happy 3rd Birthday, Thomas, from someone who holds you in her heart.

/end lurk

luna said...

so sorry for this painful anniversary. thinking of you and your beautiful boy. ~luna

The Blogger said...

Happy birthday, dear Thomas...You have lots of people who love you.

Hugs,
Mama with Marriage Tips for Men

Tash said...

Delurking to say Happy Birthday Thomas. I'm so very sorry; the pictures never seem to correspond with the story, do they. Thinking of you all.

Bronwyn said...

Hope you had peaceful day on Sunday, remembering your beautiful boy. I will perform some random act of kindness this week, in his honour. He deserves no less!

Julie said...

Sending many birthday wishes to heaven for Thomas.

Thinking of you and S a lot these last few days Kristin. Sending tonnes of hugs and good thoughts that you had a peaceful day.

Julie

wannabe mom said...

Happy birthday Thomas. You are beautiful and your parents love you so much!

Bon said...

i am late to this and i am sorry.

but my god, he is so beautiful.

bleu said...

Peaceful happy birthday Thomas.

Peaceful happy birth day mama too

B said...

You truly are a beautiful little boy.

Sad tears and kisses to you and your mom.

SaraS-P said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful boy.

Kellie said...

What an extraordinarily beautiful baby boy . . . thank you so much for sharing that sweet face with us.

Lori said...

I am late to this and when I noticed the date it took my breath away.

As sad as it may be, my gift to Thomas on his special day was to gently acknowledge another special baby born one year ago on the same day. Little Louis is also in Heaven after being born still at full term. I made sure his mama knew he was remembered by putting a card and a CD in her mailbox. If I could have, I would have done the same for you.

Happy Birthday Thomas and Louis! You both have such sweet mamas, I am sure you are already best of friends.