Thursday, October 29, 2009

happy birthday to our shooting star

my favorite story about sam's birth was how my sisters and i believe he entered this earth.
my sisters came together to the hospital when i was in labor with sam. they were on their way around 4:30 am. it was still dark. just as they were rounding the capitol building heading to the hospital they claim they saw the biggest shooting star they've ever seen fall right onto the hospital where i was in labor with sam. shortly after they arrived sam was born. it was such a remarkable story it seemed like it could hardly be just a coincidence. we believe he was a part of that star.

every year on sam's birthday i tell him the story about how he came to earth on the biggest shooting star ever. he loves the story. he wants to hear it over and over again all day long. as i've repeated that story and thought about what sam has brought with him this to this earth and what he has brought into our lives, i am definitely convinced that star was his plan. sam has always had a plan for everything, and it's never really a typical plan. he has this amazing ability to execute his plans, too. i have been so deeply touched by the way his brain works... the depth, the intensity, the reason. he has lit up my life just like a shooting star lights up the sky. for as many years as i tell him that story i will always believe there was purpose and truth in that star.

happy 4th birthday to our bright shooting star! we hope you never change.


katwalk said...

Happy Birthday you bright little star.

Ryan and Amy Harvey said...

Honestly, that was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. If I had not witnessed it myself I would not have believed it. I have never seen anything like it and at the time I fully expected to see a report from NASA on the news that day about the gigantic green comet that crashed into the Avenues early on the morning of October 29, 2005. I am glad Mel was with me and saw it too since there was no report that I am aware of. But what a memorable way to mark the arrive of such an incredible boy. Happy Birthday Sam!!!

Arin and Troy said...

I agree with Amy, it was the coolest thing ever. I wouldnt have believed it if I hadnt seen it either

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