Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pictures...

So, I added a couple of pictures of Ben... I didn't put them in the body of a post because I didn't want to just sort of surprise you when you landed on my page-- boom! Picture!


But I wanted to share with you how beautiful he was. I can't believe that he's gone-- that he was here, and now he is gone. He just seems to be a sleeping little man in the photos... I especially love the one of mom (Grandie) holding him. He looks exactly like his father, except that he is blonde... I wish that I had one of everyone holding him-- so many thanks to Paige for taking this one.


If you want to see him, just scroll down the right hand side of the page. His pictures are just above his sweet cousins, Ella and Chandler.


And thank You Lord for the rain today-- it's lovely.

9 comments:

Hilary and Andrew said...

Sam, I have been checking your blog regularly and it continues to break my heart. The pictures put me over the top. I just cannot understand how something like this happens? How can a baby be there and then be gone? I am still so sorry. And I wanted to let you know that this has effected me. Everytime I am tired or frustrated with AJ I think of you and what was lost. I remind myself how fragile life is and how much I have to be thankful for, even at our most trying times. And I hope that isn't selfish. I think of you everyday.

Sarah said...

oh, sam, he is beautiful. my heart continues to break for you and don.

much, much love to you both.

Samantha said...

thanks so much to both of you--

and hilary, i don't think that's selfish at all. i think it makes so much sense, and i love your tender mother's heart :)

Nancy Pye said...

He is so beautiful and I am thankful that I have the privilege of meeting and holding this precious boy! Thank you for opening your heart and life and sharing this journey. The Swaneys are loved soooooo much! May you feel God's loving hands holding you with His tender love!

Susan Boone said...

Sam...he is absolutely beautiful! I am crying for you right now b/c I KNOW how much those pictures mean to you....thank you so much for sharing them with us. Bless you, sweet Sam.

taviaunderwood said...

Sam-

What a beautiful, loved child--sweet Ben. I'm thankful for the strength you have through God.I think of you often and keep you in my prayers.

Tavia

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Ben. He went straight to Heaven to meet our King, already an angel.

Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful, precious, darling son. I am so grateful to see the little guy who caused a life change in me.

Loving you all,
Bek

Kayleigh Shebs said...

I think Ben looks so much like you, dear Sam. What a beautiful boy. Thanks for sharing those photos.

Tonya said...

Your Ben was beautiful! I'm so sorry you don't have him in your arms. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sending me an email! I'm glad you found some comfort in my experience. There are too many stories like ours, unfortunately. I live each day with the promise of hope...I don't know any other way to get through my days! It has been 7 months today since Grady was born, still and silent. I can't believe it! Thanks for sharing the link to your blog with me! I enjoyed reading some of it! BTW, I'm in GA too...can I come sit out back with you, listening to nature "talk" and enjoy that world beyond the woods, alive and well??? Sounds beautiful and peaceful to me! Praying for your continued comfort and strength...

Love and blessings,
Tonya