Friday, March 26, 2010


This morning something we'd been waiting for was delivered.
We wanted it to be simple, yet we wanted it to be very "Boaz".
I always called Boaz, "my little man".
That is what he will always be.
 This was his favorite shirt and hat. 
He had other hats, (and shirts, really) but he wouldn't wear them.
 Until he saw this hat at the store one day.
I picked it up and tried it on him,
but since it was too big, I put it back. 
He began to pout immediately, but I didn't realize why.
I picked him up and held him, but that wasn't what he wanted.
He took his old hat off, and threw it into the back of the cart.
By now I knew he was mad, but didn't know why.
Finally, I had a bright idea and sent Paige back for the hat.
Boaz immediately put it on and began smiling.
And I bought the hat!  : )
After that he would trade between the two hats. 
He would pick out all of the cars to play with also. 
It must've been the eyes on them that he liked.
Then there was his turtle. 
We went to the Georgia Aquarium when Boaz was nine months old.
Nick got him this turtle and he slept with it ever after.
He turned the turtle upside down and played with the tag.
I love pictures of them sleeping.
They are so sweet.
Boaz was my constant companion for two and a half years.
He was just getting to be independent when he got sick.
After that I lived, to keep him alive.
Having a child so sick puts the rest of your life on hold.
My fight to keep him alive and happy
consumed everything I had.
If you've never been in that situation, 
you can not understand.
I never say I'm tired now. 
Having a large family, schooling them all, 
working in a ministry..............
Now I know that wasn't tired.
Tired has a new definition.
I do not complain of anything I've been through with Boaz.
Many people never have time with their child.
The Lord gave me six glorious months.
Many of those days were wonderful and happy.
I can not thank God enough for being merciful
to me in allowing me the good times I had with my little man.


  1. Two favorite hats and one favorite shirt. They never have two favorite SHIRTS do they? LOL

    The marker is PERFECT, Karen. Thank you for sharing the story behind the pictures. I never tire of hearing about him.

    You definitely know what it is to be tired. And the rest that God promises us will be that much more sweeter for it.

    Praying for you right this very second!

  2. Rest and peace be unto you and your family; May you remember all the love and sparkles in his eyes as he smiled at you...what a beautiful boy God blessed you with Praying for you.
    I saw a link to you blog on facebook from Marsha; I will remember you in prayer hugs
    Jennifer Wallace

  3. Praying for you! Those sleeping pictures are the best.


  4. That was so sweet. It really touched my heart. Even though I did not know your" little man" I could tell by the pictures we was adorable. May God Bless You and your family. I know at this very minute he is in heaven and truly enjoys it. One day we will be up there to join him and our families as well.

  5. Praying for you. Your little man was just adorable!


  6. Hi Karen. Just dropping by to let you know that I have been thinking about and praying for you.

    And it's nice to see those precious pics of Boaz too. They make me want to just scoop him up and hug him! I can't wait to meet him in person one day!



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