Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our Grand Adventure

Wow, what an adventure we are having. Our sweet baby boy, Zeke Ellis Stanger, was born almost 2 weeks ago on March 26th at 11:13 pm. My doctor said he lived a minute. He lived a moment just long enough to blink at his daddy. His face was beautiful. He had blue eyes just like the rest of us. His lips were beautiful and very red just like Lily's. His hair was golden just like Madison's and his hands were big like his big brother Wesley and his dad.

We've had so many little and big miracles to help us along the way. Zeke is one special spirit. I can still feel him hanging around with us. I'm so glad that we are a forever family, and I know that we will be able to see Zeke again, we'll be able to raise him in the millenium. I can't wait until I can put my arms around him again.

There is so much to say about our adventure that it'll have to be done in several posts. For now I feel much like an olympic gold medalist must feel like when they have to go back to the real world after such a great experience. I feel like I have done something really great and been a part of something marvelous, and now or soon have to go back to the real world. but I have hung my "medals"/pictures on the wall and hope to be able to remember every moment of our grand adventure.

7 comments:

Cunningham Blog said...

You are amazing, my dear! Thinking of you! Love, Alicia

Sandee said...

beautiful post. you will be blessed for your positive outlook.

Mellonee said...

Love those moments of pure perspective!

Melanie said...

Oh, Leejean, you have such a wonderful eternal perspective on life and its experiences. How sweet to hear your description of Zeke. What a special boy...and you will see and be with him again! Lots of love from me and my family.

Sarah Buma said...

Zeke was sent to you for a very specific reason. You didn't just win a metal, YOU are golden, in my book. From these moments on Zeke's life, your trust in Heavenly Father, and everything you do and are and will become is a testimony of how much good there is in you--how aware the Savior is of you and your family. Oh, remember, remember Leejean, the worth of a soul is great. All of those whom you lift and carry will rally around you because your worth is more priceless than gold. My heart aches to hug you right now.

Holly said...

Leejean-- This was a baby you longed for... I remember reading of your miscarriage before and worrying for you. And now this-
You have such an abundance of faith and your willingness to accept and trust in the will of the Lord merits you so many blessings on high. I am so sorry for your loss, and can't imagine how your heart must miss your little Zeke. What a sweet reunion awaits each of you when you see him again. I can tell that you understand the great privilidge that is yours in being his mother, a spirit so valiant and true. I am quite sure he knows too, the privilidge of being yours, a Stanger, too. And while he waits for you to be with him, I think it is tender to know, like you do, that his spirit is near you, his love for you, full. I love you.... sending warm hugs, and all my prayers and love. Holly

Michelle said...

You amaze me! This is so touching and such a beautiful way to honor him and remember him. Thinking of you guys and you are in our prayers!