Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Mason!

mir·a·cle: "A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine."  (~Webster dictionary)

mir·a·cle: Mason Andrew Strickland celebrating his 4th birthday.
Mason has defied all of the odds, laws of nature, medical explanations. Mason is one determined little boy with a special mission here on earth. We may never know what exactly his mission is, but he certainly has taught us all lessons about faith, hope, prayer, charity, endurance, joy, priorities, love, patience, and so much more.

We do know the miracle that Mason is, and the many miracles that have blessed his life, have been given to us by our divine Heavenly Father, the God of all Miracles. He has led and guided the numerous doctors and nurses that have taken care of Mason along this journey. He has held my hands though all the tearful and scary times, making sure I have never been alone. He has comforted Mason and our entire family through the many speed bumps we have encountered. He has sent many many "angels" by way of family, neighbors, friends, and strangers to help us these last 4 years. For Him, all of Mason's caregivers, and our "angels: I am grateful beyond words. . I am tearful today thinking and writing about ALL that has been given us and how truly blessed we are!!!
Today my heart is very full!

Full of:

Dear Mason,
I want you to know how very happy I am today to celebrate this 4th birthday with you. In fact, better words would be... over-joyed and emotional. You are well deserving of a very happy day! You have been through so much in your short life. More than most of us will ever understand or experience! It's hard to believe that it was four years ago tonight that you came into our world. Although the journey at times has seemed long, it does not seem like four years has gone by. You are the sunshine in our family. You help us realize that we need to be happy just be alive! Your love of life is very special and contagious. Mason, your personality is one of kind and so absolutely fun. Your smile is radiant and beautiful. Your spirit and countenance is like that of an angel. I feel so lucky that you call me "Mom"!

Love and Hugs Forever,


One of my favorite quotes that I've posted before, but want to post it again because it so fitting on this day!.......

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." (~Albert Einstein)

Happy Happy 4th Birthday Miracle Mason!


Keri said...

How handsome and OLD he looks. So happy for you, Summer Girl. Hugs to the little guy. So fun to hear Mindy's "All about your heart" on your playlist. SO SO Mason.
Love you tons

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness Summer!! So exciting!!! What a sweet little boy....our family just loves him! :) And we love you too (of course!)!

cici said...

Happy Happy Birthday Dear Mason,

May this next year be filled with Good Health, Happiness and fun, ZERO rejection and much Love.
Your secret admirer :)

sheila said...

Happy Birthday Mason!! He really has been such a miracle.

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mason! You look awesome and full of life these days. I love the pictures that your mom has posted. The playset outside looks like a lot of fun!

Summer - I often don't comment but check often for updates on Mason. Thanks so much for taking time to write updates. Great seeing him walking in the video... He looks like he is just taking off and taking in the whole world now as a big boy. Love the smiles in these latest posts too.

Yes, we need to enjoy every moment that life has to offer. I learned this through my own OHS. My prayers for a happy, healthy, and zero rejection year for Mason!!