Sunday, May 18, 2008

A letter I wrote two days after we discovered the diagnosis

Joshua Matthew Sams

*Son of very proud parents Matthew Joseph and Susan Christina

*Beloved baby brother of Oceana Faith

With all that we are, we want you to stay with us. But most important of all, we want your Father God, who created you and knew of you before us, to do what is best for you. He knows, better than we do, what you need, and we know He won’t make any mistakes. We love you more than we can say, but our tears will speak for us. You are such a vibrant little man, and we want so much to watch you grow into a big vibrant man. We know that our Father God has entrusted you to us, and we will keep you safe from harm for as long as He leaves you with us. Whether God has decided your home is in His arms or our arms, we cherish you Joshua Matthew. You are precious and special, called by your Father God. Dear Baby Blue, you are loved, cherished, and anticipated. XOXO Love always, Daddy, Mommy, and Oceana Faith.


  1. Susie, you've made me weep. What a beautiful, touching letter. You are such a precious mama. Joshua was so blessed.

  2. Susie,

    This is such a precious letter to your most beautiful baby boy. He has had the most perfect loving life with you and you loved him with all you have.

    Laurie in Ca.

  3. I'm so glad you've let your fingers speak for you as well as your tears.

    - becca

  4. What a beautiful letter... thanks for sharing.