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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Your Birthday ~ My Little Angel

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look
so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which
has been opened for us." ~ Helen Keller

I was recently reminded of this quote, as I looked at the doors in life that are no longer open for me.  Such as the doctors highly recommending, that it would not be a good idea for me to carry a child, with all that my body has gone through. So the hope that Mr. G and I would have our own child became very slim. We are exploring adoption and gestational surrogacy (as we have 5 embroy).

So busy was I, looking at the “no longer”that I hadn’t stopped to think about the wonderful gifts I had been given to celebrate the end of October. My friend L gave birth to her fourth son, who would be named Ozwyn, born October 29th, 2009. The birth of her precious blessing would be my gift for celebration at the end of October. A month later just as I was going in for more accident related surgery she said “Hmm you better come back out of that surgery, if you are going to be Ozwyn’s Godmother”!

This year I can honestly say it was this little angel’s first birthday celebration that made me stop looking at the closed doors of happiness. So let me share some moments:

Look, I'm only 1 year old today,
I had no say in the hat!

Busted ....
Oh its not open present time?
Are you sure? Look at my smile...

Now what? Uncle G. and Nanny, what are you putting on me?

There's a lamb on the loose!!!!
No it's me Ozwyn, Auntie HHL ~ I'm a lamb!!!

 It's Birthday Cake time!!!
Thomas The Train...
YUM! YUM! This is good cake... and its ALL for me? 

You can have the cup cakes.....

This is a cute monkey ... but of all the presents
I received ... guess what I liked best?

Did you guess....The boxes and wrapping paper!!

It's really hard work turning 1 years old!!
Sweet Dreams....

You may not always get what you want in life, But God always gives you what you NEED.

joining Spiritual Sundays


  1. Yes so true! They love the wrapping paper best hahahaha! That lamb outfit is sooo cute!

  2. That is a truly cute and mischievous age...

  3. How precious he is??

    He is one lucky little fellow to have you in his life, as I am blessed too!!

    I'll def. add the above to my prayers for you!

    Here's to a blessed day- I am going to try to stay in and blog hop (clean) after/before I vote. Keep an eye out for an email...... :)


  4. Awwww so cute! I love the lamb costume! I am glad the celebrations cheered you up!

  5. How sweet! He is precious! Your blog is adorable as well! Thanks for stopping by mine!

  6. Ahhhh, how sweet!!! He is precious. And good luck with whatever road you take for your own children in the future!!!

  7. Oh, that lamb outfit!!!! I just passed out from the cuteness.

    Also, that is quite a cake! Very nice! Happy first birthday to your little godson, he is adorable!

  8. Oh my goodness! He is absolutely adorable! The lamb outfit - too cute! I could just slather him with kisses and hugs!

    Happy First Birthday to you Ozwyn!

    ~ Tracy

  9. The cutest little man!! Thank you for making me swoon.

  10. He has no idea how lucky he is to have his special auntie in his life. Blessings to you both. :) xoxo

  11. Hi Love...New to your blog, so not exactly sure of your back story (yet) but I commend your attitude. So positive...you're a breath of fresh air and I believe that this will come back to you tenfold.

    Ozwyn is an absolute DOLL!

  12. Hi...
    What a sweet lamb, a face full of joy:-))
    I am sure there is much joy ahead for you in whatever road you and your husband choose for your own family:-))

  13. Oh he is so adorable and the lamb outfit is gorgeous! So beautiful for you to have that precious little boy in your life and I think he is lucky to have you to help watch over him! Beautiful!
    best wishes

  14. How sweet and beautiful he is. You have such a wonderful attitude. I know it must be difficult to deal with sometimes. But I'm guessing this wee one will have the best godmother in the entire universe!

  15. he is too cute.........loving the lamb look too!!

  16. What a lucky little boy to have you as his Godmother!

  17. That lamb costume is too cute for words - as is the little guy in it! Yes, it's always interesting how life happens. Ozwyn is very blessed to have you as his godmother. (BTW, I know what you're going through, if you ever need to talk outside the blog. :)

  18. Undeniably ADORABLE!!!!!! What a beautiful boy. And what a lovely celebration of your love for him.xo

  19. What an angel! Thank you for stopping by and all of your delightful comments! I have had a hard time gettting to my computer lately, and miss all of my friends ~ You always have a ray of light aboutyou and beauty in your words, it is much appreciated. You deserve much happiness and joy, especially after all you have been through. I trust it is around the corner :)

  20. What a beautiful post. Your strength never ceases to amaze me. I hope and pray that you and your husband will become parents one day- whether through adoption or surrogacy. You deserve every wish you've ever had to come true! xoxo Annemarie

    PS Your friends little guy is just too precious! I love his costume!

  21. that is the sweetest face i have ever seen!
    he is very blessed to have you for a god

    but, i pray you will have one of your own,

    have a wonderful weekend!

  22. What an absolutely beautiful boy! What a precious gift to be his Godmother...Praying God will bless your lives and your future. God has a plan for good.....

  23. A First Birthday is a big milestone-- for the parents, too.
    Congratulations and may God continue to bless your family.

  24. What precious pictures! What a blessing for you to be his Godmother.
    God Bless,

  25. HOw cute! He would fit in perfect around here with the love of Thomas & the lamb costume! I love the last quote, so true. Love ya.

  26. How adorable. Thank you for sharing this blessing with us. You're right. It is easy to get to thinking about what might have been and miss what is. Thank you for sharing this insight.

  27. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your blessing with us.

  28. Happy Birthday to Ozwyn! :o) Thinking about our blessings is much more rewarding than thinking of what we don't have. Thanks for the reminder. :o) New visitor from BloggerSpirit and looking forward to reading your posts. Happy Sunday! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

  29. Absolutely beautiful...
    Happy Birthday to Ozwyn!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much Blessings,


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