Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Sweet Year & One Fun Party!!!




























There is so much that I want to say about how sacred, special and redeeming it was for me to plan, put together & pull-off this sweet party.  It was perfect…rain and all.  As Scott said in his prayer over Luke before he dove into his smash cake, we have so much to be thankful for.  Right now, my heart is full. Seeing these photos of my third baby’s first birthday party and recalling the blessed year we’ve had with him… I am just so, so very thankful.

“I will give You thanks, for You answered me; You are my salvation.”  Pslam 118:21 


Katie said...

Your post made me cry...I can feel the gratitude you have through those words and pictures. What a fun 1st birthday!!! Luke is a doll and I'm loving his strawberry-blonde curls! Adorable. So happy you had a wonderful celebration :) Love and hugs to you!
Katie, Maddie & the guys

Shannon said...

I've been looking for the pics! Everything looked great, and we're so thankful that we could be a part of Luke's special day!

What an incredible blessing for your family, and for all of us! :)

Big hugs!

Evie's Story said...

At LAST:) Ive been checking for these cute pictures of the ADORABLE party. It was so special to get to celebrate your sweet boy and his first year and all that God has done to restore joy through his little life!

Enjoyed our lunch today.
....well....not the food....but the company was great and Luke was too cute with that ice cream:-)

Jessica said...

Beautiful and precious memories (and photos, of course)! Thank you so much for continuing to share your life with us. The rain looks like it made the party all the more fun! :)


The Hoffman Family said...

What precious angel you have! Happy 1st Birthday Luke! His party looked so festive and cute!

Rebecca said...

So precious!!!

The Hardy Family said...

The pictures turned out great!!! It was a special time and thank you for allowing us to be apart of his special day. I hope you have a wonderful day with your 1 year old! :) Love you!

Amanda Hayes said...

I'm so glad that God blessed yall with another child because yall totally deserve it and one things for sure God couldn't have given them any better parents than you and Scott. Yall are such awesome parents. I only hope that one day I can be that kind of parent to my children. Yall are such wonderful role models. I love yall too much! So happy that everything went well for Luke's party. The pictures are precious!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Dear dear Rebecca,

What a truly sweet and special celebration of Luke's life! The decorations are precious, the food looks divine, and the birthday boy... well he is just about the cutest little one year old on the planet!

I don't know if I've ever told you before, but the very first entry I ever read on your blog was the one about you trying to plan Annabelle's first birthday celebration. It's been a long time since I read that post, but I still remember, vividly, feeling a pain in my heart as I read about you trying to put together the perfect flower bouquet for her and not knowing how to tell the lady at the flower store what you were doing.

That post spoke to me so deeply because as you know, I'm a tad bit "into" planning and birthday parties too! I felt such empathy for you, despite not knowing you at all! Today, I feel like I DO know you even though we have yet to meet and so it brings me great, great JOY to read this post today and see the jubilant smiles on everyone's faces! I know it did your heart good to be able to plan and successfully hold that special party to celebrate Luke's life! And I also know that another little life was equally celebrated on that same special day!

Happy, Sweet Birthday Sweet Luke!

Love to you all...

Ashlee Tomes said...

My heart is full for you! I am blessed by just seeing the precious pictures - knowing how special this day was for you! It looks like it went absolutely perfect! I thank God that you had such a wonderful day! Thanks for posting the pictures so soon :) I was excited to see them!!

Love you,

P.S. You make me look bad on the party planning! You're awesome!!

Our Family said...

Happy Happy Birthday to such a sweet baby boy with such a special name! :) I love that Luke's life has brought you so much joy. In know that big sissy is watching and is so happy that you feel so much joy! Love you!