middle row: birthday boy Ian with brother Alec
front row: Isabel, Matthew, Eva, Owen, Ezra, Simon
First Birthday: Ian
A special day is on its way:
The day you came to be.
When you were born on a Haitian morn
In that land across the sea.
What I would do to be with you
On this very special day!
While miles apart, you’re in my heart
And so I want to say:
Ian, my son, my precious one –
Your life was meant to be.
God knit your frame and knew your name,
He holds your destiny.
May this day be filled with blessing; still,
I wish I could do more
To show you there how much we care,
And the hope we have in store.
But for today I can only say
Happy Birthday, cherished son.
We send our love through the Father above
Until, finally! – this wait is done.
- shg 12.06.08