Jul 14, 2010

Letter to Jonah IV

Sweet Jonah,

It's only been a few days since I saw you, but I'm going through withdrawal. So is Jakey.

I honestly can't believe how much you've changed since last July. That was the first time I met you ... do you remember it? Silly question. (I'm unforgettable.) You were so small, but already a charmer.



It wasn't too long after that that I ate you up at Thanksgiving. I couldn't wait to see your sweet face and those big blue eyes, and you didn't disappoint.



And luckily, I didn't have to wait too long to see you again. Your first birthday was unforgettable, little man. I'm telling you, it was a birthday party the likes of which most 1-year-olds have never seen. And you were a total star!



I loved every minute that I got to spend with you at the house, special, sweet, quiet time.

So of course I couldn't WAIT to see you at the beach again! And you were absolutely adorable. You were happy, content, slept well, laughed at the other kids' antics, and hardly fussed at all. (Unless your mommy left. And then all bets were off.)

Bygones.

Witnessing you handling EB with such grace and fortitude is so inspirational to me.



Watching you love your parents so utterly and completely is so affirming to me.



Seeing you flourish under some of the worst of human circumstances is spiritual to me.



You continue to amaze me, and I feel so privileged to be a part of your life!



Love,
Aunt Katherine

12 comments:

Kim said...

Katherine, I follow Patrice's blog, thanks to you. They are such an inspiration. Love the family photos.

Redeemed1 said...

Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Came here from Patrice's blog...What a sweet letter that Jonah will be able to cherish as he grows. So sentimental!

You're such a sweet person and they are lucky to have you! By the way, I made the squash muffins that came from Patrice that came from you that came from your sister, etc...they were delicious. I did half with chocolate chips to make them more attractive to my 2 rascals and the wolfed them down. Then, I brought the rest to work. After people finished wrinkling their noses and tried one, they were smitten! Yummo!!!

Linda said...

I came here from Patrice's blog too. What a wonderful letter. I wish I could meet Patrice, Matt and of course Jonah in person.
I am inspired by all EB families and I am amazed at their strength and most of all their Faith.
Thanks for the letter to Jonah. Take care. Love Leah's Nana

Laura A said...

Hi Katherine-

I follow Patrice's blog, too - what a sweet letter to Jonah! I love the pics, too - it's amazing how much he's grown!

Thanks for sharing this!

Laura

Jess Edling said...

I am sobbing. SOBBING. That was a beautiful letter! How lucky Jonah is to have such a loving family!

Toni :O) said...

Wow, I follow Patrice's blog as well and I have to say, that letter moved me to tears. He is so incredibly special and I feel blessed to be able to pray for that sweet boy and his family. What a lucky little boy to have such an awesome Aunt in his life. God bless!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I appreciate everyone's kind comments on this post! Jonah is one-of-a-kind, as are Matt and Patrice. :)

Devon said...

what a beautiful letter!

Mommy2Four said...

Beautiful.... the little man is an inspiration, as is his family!

Kelsey said...

I too came here from Patrices blog. There should be a warning on this post saying, "It is recommended that you have a kleenex in hand while reading." What a sweet letter, so touching!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I'm glad so many of you enjoyed this letter to Jonah. He is well worth everyone's thoughts and prayers! Thanks for coming by. :)

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