Saturday, December 22, 2012

Simeon is One!

 How can one baby bring so much joy, love and thankfulness? 
We were given a wonderful gift a year ago
It's been a long year, and yet, here it is
Simeon is one!

 He has moments of happiness and moments of sadness, 
It's so pitiful, seeing your baby so sad, especially on his birthday
 We got him this motorcycle, and it brought some smiles this morning
it also brought some temper tantrums (see background)
(click on pictures to see them better)
It's so hard when you are 3 and your little brother gets cool toys!


 We look back to the day he was born and the changes we've gone through
including his birth stay, we've been in the hospital 5 times this past year
Yet, we are so blessed, we are home,
 he is healing
 and we are done for a few months with surgeries
 Happy birthday my sweet Sims
God bless you and fill you with His blessings and graces!

video
This video brings tears to my eyes,
It was taken today and shows how life is going healing after surgery
but
 it is a great synopsis of our past year,
filled with happiness and trials 
our "Joyful Mysteries" as Dominic's mama has perfectly worded it
(please keep praying for him)

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are:


The Annunciation
Mary, saying yes, to joy and sorrow, the questions, the fear, the excitement


The Visitation
Mary visiting and helping Elizabeth, making a long journey while pregnant


The Birth of Our Lord
Great Joy, and Great sorrow, probably of the unknown, knowing He was to save the world,
but all the questions that must have troubled Mary, yet she trusted.

The Presentation
Luke Chapter 2 
(and who Simeon was named after)
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel.”

The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
“Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
—and you yourself a sword will pierce—
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Losing God, such sadness for Joseph and Mary as they searched for 3 days,
I cannot even imagine losing my child, let alone, God!
And the Joy they felt when finding Him teaching in his Father's house


See?
 Joyful Mysteries

I Love you Sweet Sims!!
God bless you!


22 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday Simeon!!!! Thank you for helping us in a very real way with our journey, you and your family are an inspiration!!! You are one loved little man!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday to sweet Simeon! Hugs to him and the Mama!

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  3. You truly have a blessing from heaven in your home! Many blessing on his birthday.

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  4. A very happy and very blessed birthday to Simeon! It's been wonderful to follow his journey this pass year (and also before he was even born!) Such a blessing to so many people already!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Simeon ! you are a blessing and joy to us all !

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  6. Happy birthday, Simeone! God bless!

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  7. Happy Birthday sweet boy!

    Prayers for you and your family!

    I hope he get to have some cake today?

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    1. Yes, I'm made a "Tres Leche" cake...soft enough for him to hopefully eat. (with his lack of a palate)

      *Beth Pack, another blogger gave me the recipe from Pioneer Woman...

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  8. Happy birthday to sweet, handsome, and adorable Sims! What a true blessing he is, and I'll bet he lets his sister ride his motorcycle~

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    1. Yes, of course he will! (whether he wants to or not I suppose...)

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMEON! I can't believe its been a year already. The photo of him resting his head on his sisters shoulder was precious, even if he was sad. Looks like he made out with some cool new toys!

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  10. Happy Birthday Simeon!! Such a precious little blessing!

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  11. Yay for Simeon! Happy birthday little one!

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  12. Yayyyy!!! Happy birthday Simeon!!! I know... I look back and see nothing but blessings with Leo... Even the bad times turned out to be blessings <3

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  13. Happy Birthday, Simeon! Happy he's doing well! :)

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  14. So happy that he is home and surrounded by the chaos of family life on his special day! Happy first birthday!

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  15. Awww, sweet baby boy. Hugs and kisses from Oregon! Happy birthday Simeon!

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  16. Happiest birthday wishes to your beautiful baby boy! I can't believe it's been a year already! What a precious blessing he is.

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