Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Little Micah









Greetings All!

Well, you have blessed me greatly! Thank you all for your comments, thoughts, and encouragement! They mean the world to me . . . as do your prayers . . .and I know that many of you are offering those up on our behalf, and I thank you!

On that note . . .would you please lift my little Micah up in prayer tomorrow . . . it will be his eighth birthday. No matter how much we brace ourselves for the inevitable "hole" in our holidays . . . it is still there. Will you please pray a blessing over this baby ~ that his birthday will be one of joy and laughter and that his memories of his daddy will be sweet and comforting as he continues his journey through his little life?


Kids can and will be mean and every now and then we have to deal with the reality of that. Last Tuesday Micah came out to the van after school and his usually pleasant face was looking a bit glum. He said that he never wanted to go back to school again! I asked what was wrong and he told me that a little boy in his class had teased him because his daddy was dead. Oh, man! My heart just sunk! My poor little guy! I explained to him that what the little boy had done was wrong but that I think he did it because he is confused about death and maybe even scared by it. But all of my explanations and coddling at that point could not remove the pain that must have pierced Micah's heart when that little boy said that. Micah's teacher has been very compassionate and has done what she can to help the boys work through this, and for that I am very grateful.

I am finding that when holidays and special events roll around my kids seem to be a bit on edge. They are too young to verbalize the depth of the emotion that they feel and therefore it comes out in sheer crabbiness! That is fine . . . may our sweet and faithful Heavenly Father bless them each as they work through their grief as 12, 10, and 8 year-olds!

Father in Heaven ~ will You please Bless my little Micah tomorrow? Please bless the next year of His life. Please give Micah hope for a wonderful future. I ask that You will help him to like school and that You will anoint those working with him to know exactly how this precious little guy's mind works. Father, please guard his heart and mind with Your sweet peace and pour into and out of him all the counsel and comfort that is his through your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Micah ~ our wonderful little surprise. I know that You have incredible plans for his life and I thank You for them. Please keep the memory of his daddy ever present in his little mind. Please bless, bless, bless him, Lord! Amen.

11 comments:

kimberly said...

Lord Bless Micah, and Micah's Mommy.
:)

Karen said...

Praying for Micah (and the rest) today. May he have a most wonderful birthday. (and I am so impressed with your restraint over the school situation.)

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Micah!!!!

Busy Mom said...

Happy birthday sweet one! When you go to blow your candles out just think...you father is watching you with anticipation as you blow those out! He loves you and is looking down enjoying your special day with you...just from up in heaven!

Tyson Aschliman said...

I too am praying for Micah today. I hope our Abba Father blesses his heart and mind with freedom and happiness, in addition to the peace and comfort we're all praying for. A little guy's birthday should be full of giggles and playing and freedom from the burden of the weight he is most certainly bearing. God bless this child! God bless this family!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe he is 8yrs old already. I remember Chad telling me in dispatch that you was pregnant again and the sheer joy on his face. Then when you had him only 1 day before I had my lil Madison. We always had that in common and talked about what to get them for bdays! Ill be praying for him today and you also. Its terrible how kids can be but I agree that some just dont know how to handle it so it comes out in an inappropriate way. I hope his birthday turns out to be a joy for all of you.
Danielle

Ginger said...

Tell Micah that all of us here say "Happy Birthday!" and the boys can't wait to see him!

Ginger

Krystn Madrine said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to my beloved nephew, Micah! I hope your mommy will read this to you....Brynne, Ace, Trevor, and Princess all join me in wishing you a very happy birthday! I cannot believe you are 8 years old! Just for the fun of it, I am going to post some of my favorite pictures of you from this past year...do you remember me taking them? You are very dear to my heart and I will be praying for you today and every day as you walk through this amazing life God has given you. Be Blessed, Little Man...and Micah, I know that your daddy is looking at you from up in Heaven, and being so happy and so proud to see the person you are, inside and out!

Love, your Aunt Krystn

marni said...

hi sarah i am so sorry i had to leav yeyerday i love you so much have a sooper day . i am So axited to go to micahs birthdaY PARTY tell micaH I SAID HI LOVE MARY

Anonymous said...

This morning I was driving my children all to their different places and we heard you on the radio and I just can't stop thinking about you. What a beautiful song! What a tragic situation but Praise God for your faith and an awesome God who loves us. My heart is so touched by you and your family. My kids were listening to every single word you said in the interview and then we heard the song and all cried. May God bless you and continue to use you in a mighty way. Nancy- Lexington Park, Maryland

Sarah Schieber said...

Nancy ~ I am so blessed by your comment . . . thank you! I am thrilled that your children could hear that God is good! I pray that it will seed very deep into their hearts and that when they need to remember it the Holy Spirit will remind them of THIS morning! Bless you all!

Sarah