TGI Saturdays # 43- In Honor of Kaiden

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Thanks for joining me for another week of TGI Saturdays. I really appreciate the community we’ve had over the past few weeks. Thanks for sharing your great post and thanks for having a small chat with the host, that’s one of my favorite things about hosting this party.

I have something special to share with you today. Today is one of my sons’ birthday. He will be 4 years old, but I won’t get to sing him happy birthday or hug him or kiss him. I won’t get to watch him open presents or reminisce on how much he’s grown since his birth. In fact, I won’t be with him at all, I won’t even get to see how his features have developed since he was a baby.

As a mom, all I can do is remember him, think about him, honor him on this day and be filled with the hope that our Heavenly father is throwing him a spectacular heavenly fourth birthday. All I can do is believe in my heart that God is hugging and kissing him for me.

My son’s name is Kaiden. He died 5 days after he was born. He was a gift given to me for a short time, but he changed my life immensely. Someday, I am planning to write a book about that year I carried him, he lived and died. It is a story worth telling and I hope God give me the words to tell it well. I hope someday I get to tell his story again and again, and help others with our testimony. For only God knows his plans for my future. I hope it is great.

Kaiden

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29: 11 NIV

Learn more about Kaiden’s story :

Remembering Kaiden: An Angel in the Family

Poems – Kaiden’s Story

Kaiden’s Second Birthday

A Year Ago Today My Son Died

I lost my son in 2011

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Blessings to you.

With love,

Latisha sigAbout Me /Pinterest / Twitter / Youtube / Facebook

blessings list

There is always something to be thankful for, even when it’s not Thanksgiving time, but in spirit of Thanksgiving season, we tend to reflect a little more on what we are thankful for. Sometimes, remembering to be thankful is a bit more challenging than other times, especially at times when you find yourself bombarded by worries and frustrations. But there is always alot to be thankful for. I would love it if you come read “My Blessing List” (what I’m thankful for) this week, as we prepare our hearts for another year’s Thanksgiving Day.

blog hopping

What's New At AskLatishanew at asklatisha Collage

 

The Blessing List-What I am Thankful For (Nov 14th-20th)

Sunday Show ‘n’ Tell- September -October Blessings (A Photo Journal)

Hallmark Christmas Movies 2015 Weekly -Week Two

30 Things You May Want to Know About November

30 Things You May Want to Know About Veterans and Veteran’s Day

Art, Poetry & Inspiration- A Book of Blessings

 

Hallmark this weekend

Nov 14-15 Hallmark Movie Collage

I’m Not Ready For Christmas – Hallmark Channel, Saturday, November 14th, 8/7 c

Christmas Incorporated – Hallmark Channel , Sunday, November 15th, 8/7 c

Are you a Hallmarky (Hallmark Lover) and Christmas movie lover? Come check out this week’s edition of

“Hallmark Christmas Movies 2015 Weekly”- Week 2

favorites blog post

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Nov 12 2015 Collage

Here’s what I have been reading online this week. The titles got my attention. These post are very thought-provoking for a young Proverb 31 woman, mom & wife in training like me. Fascinating reads! Check them out, if you can.

Homosexuality: What set the stage? (Soul Survival- Donna Reidland)

3 Reasons Why We Are Not All God’s Children (Leah Adams.org)

To the Moms of Little Ones: No You Can’t Do It All (The Better Mom.com)

Host's Favorites

Sharon Sharing God-The Mask we Wear

Sharon (Sharon Sharing God) shared the post “The Mask We Wear”  at last week’s TGI Saturdays and it is my favorite party read this week. It is a well written, thought-provoking and at times funny post. It talks about various reasons we sometimes hide who we really are behind a mask, this thought was inspired by the costumes we wear for Halloween. I hope you can take the time to have a read.

 

party favors

Please feel free to enjoy these free printables, in celebration of the month of November and Thanksgiving are a November Blessings wordsearch and The Blessing List printable, where you can take stock of the many wonderful blessings you are thankful for.

By | 2017-02-22T13:17:51+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Kaiden, TGI Saturdays Blog Hop Party|14 Comments

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  1. Ana (@ANAWINSblog) November 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Your son’s story brought me to tears. I am so sorry for your loss. You sound like a strong woman! I do hope you can write a book one day, your blog posts on your story have been inspiring to me tonight so I can only imagine how God will use you and your story through a book.
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  2. Sharon November 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for featuring my post this week! I am truly honored. And yes, it’s hard sometimes to remove our *masks* – but our honesty and vulnerability in doing so can help so many others.

    Latisha, I have to tell you that I think you are quite courageous in being honest and vulnerable in this week’s post. Your son’s story is heartbreaking, on this side of eternity. But oh, the testimony of faith you bring with your sure knowledge that he is the arms of our heavenly Father, just waiting for your reunion, brought so much hope to my heart. I can only imagine your heartache. But thank you for reminding me that though life is painful here on earth, we have an eternity ahead of us, with no more sorrow or tears. Our Savior has conquered it all!

    Happy Birthday, Kaiden.

    GOD BLESS.

  3. Michelle November 14, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Latisha, your story of your son, his birth and his passing into the arms of Jesus moved me. What strength it must have taken from you and your family. I believe he is celebrating and I believe God has a plan. A remarkable journey you’ve been on. Thank you for sharing a part of your life that has touched many.

  4. Cheryl @The Long Way to Go November 14, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I too encourage you to write that book. It is very inspiring how you were willing to take the harder route and risk in getting to know your baby boy, knowing that you would most likely have to let him go. That is the beautiful sacrificial love of a mother. May the Lord use the pain of your loss in drawing you closer to His heart.
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  5. Donna @ Soul Survival November 14, 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Latisha, thank you so much for featuring my post on homosexuality, “A Moral Revolution: Setting the Stage,” and thanks for hosting. I look forward to reading some of your featured posts about your son. Have a blessed week-end! Donna
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  6. Suzanna November 14, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I can not imagine going through that, but we have had the death of a close nephew and God’s grace was there. Heaven was made so much more real to all of us. Heaven changes everything. Hugs.
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  7. Mary Flaherty November 14, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Latisha, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I cannot even begin to imagine the sense of loss you must feel. It matters not that he was 5 days old, 5 years old or 5 weeks in utero–he was, and still is your son. As a mother, I’m sure that grief never really goes away. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the words to write as you pour out your heart and your grief, and may this book be a catharsis for you. Blessings.
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  8. Leslie November 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your moving story. May God comfort you in your grief.
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  9. Catherine November 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing your story. Putting your pain out there for everyone to hear can’t be easy, so thank you. I have had several miscarriages and even with how hard they all were, I can’t even image the pain you and your family went through, and are still going through. I pray that this and your other posts are able to reach just the right Mom, right now, that needs to hear your story, to bring some good out of this. Knowing you are trying to do just that, makes me smile. I hope one day you too will be able to smile knowing that you have helped others with your story.
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  10. Katie November 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    What a lovely way to share the story of your beautiful son and family with us. It’s inspiring to hear your story of strength through such a difficult time. Thank you for sharing to help encourage others.
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  11. Laura @ Life is Beautiful November 17, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Your son is beautiful. Thank you for sharing his story and picture.

    Someday you will be together again with God’s grace.

    We look forward to meeting our miscarried son in heaven someday as well.

    Hugs, new friend.
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  13. [email protected] November 21, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Latisha….I know your grief. I, too. have a son in heaven. And I, too, celebrate his birthday (New Year’s Day) and remember him on the day he went home. From one mama to another, I’m there with you. Thank you for sharing Kaiden’s story at Monday’s Musings. Hugs.

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