Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Treasure....

I found these two pictures on a camera that Steve borrowed from his school.  I didn't know they were there.  It was fun to see Benjamin's CUTE, ROSY cheeks again.  How I miss those cheeks.  What I wouldn't give to kiss them again.
This is where he was when he was off the vent.  Always with me.  I only put him down long enough to eat a bowl of peanut butter and chocolate icecream.  
I knew that these were hiding somewhere in my basement and so I had Stevie dig them out for me.  These were made in the ICN when he was a newborn.  Hard to believe that we thought we were saying goodbye 8 years ago...We are so grateful for the 8 years that Ben fought to stay on this earth.  I know it was not easy, and there was a lot of pain involved.  But I know that it was love that kept him thriving and growing.  He was loved.  He still is...
xoxo

9 comments:

asplashofsunshine said...

I love the bib, "STUD"... yes yes yes, what a stud!!!!

Junior said...

Such kissable cheeks. The pics truly are treasures.

The VW's said...

What a blessing to have found these great treasures! Those cheeks are definitely smoochable!

I love the pic of you eating ice cream.....Ben looks like he is looking towards the bowl and at you and thinking, "Hey, don't forget to save a bite for me!"

Those casts of his foot and hand are precious! I'm so happy that you have this reminder of him and I'm glad that you got to spend 8 wonderful years with your sweet boy! I just wish that it could have lasted even longer for you and your family!

Thinking of you and praying! Love and Hugs!

TMI Tara said...

Such treasured memories of such a treasured boy! Love you.

LL said...

He is so loved! And I agree with you 100% it was love that kept him thriving. Lucky little guy!!!

Smilin' sunshine said...

What great treasures~

shirlgirl said...

How wonderful to have those pictures as well as those castings. Yes, Ben was a lucky little guy to be so loved and cherished and his memory will live in our hearts forever.

April said...

Oh I want to kiss those sweet cheeks. He is so loved- forever and always.

KeriLyn and Matthew said...

sweet, sweet, sweet Ben!