Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to you, our two dear boys- Benjamin & Kyle.

Benjamin, we wish that you would be enjoying your birthday in a different place other than the hospital. We pray that God may touch you in a special way today and give you an extra measure of peace. We love you very, very much and hope you feel that!

Kyle, even though we can't celebrate your birthday in a normal way, we hope that you have a special day. We are so excited to be able to see you today!! We haven't seen you in a week now & miss you very much. Hopefully you still know your mommy & daddy.

Love Mom & Dad


Anonymous said...

Dear Gary, Greta & boys!
Congratulations on your twins' birthday!! Praying for healing for Benjamin and courage for all of you! May you all be blessed with many more happy healthy years together.
Thanks for being so faithful in updating your blog. Although we don't know you well, all of you (but especially Benjamin) are in our thoughts often throughout the day.
Love, Trish & Dave Anker (& kids)

Tim and Alice said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin and Kyle. We have been SO very blessed to have you in our lives these past 4 years.
G & G, probably a day of mixed emotions for you and there is no doubt in my mind that Kyle misses you and will be so SO happy to see you today. I dont think you need to worry about him not remembering you as I KNOW you both have a special place in his heart. May God give you an extra special day with your beautiful boys :)
love, Alice

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin & Kyle! We continue to be praying for healing and strength. May you have a blessed day.
Love Bill, Joyce and family

Kathy VanMuyen said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin & Kyle!!
Even though this was not how you imagined spending their birthday, we know that it will be special, especially visiting with Kyle today!
I was struck by a paragraph I was reading in our Ladies Bible study book. I want to share this with you.
"Whatever your circumstances, and however difficult they may be, the truth is that they are ordained by God for you as part of His overall plan for your life. God does nothing, or allows nothing, without a purpose. And His purposes, however mysterious and inscrutable they may be to us, are always for His glory and our ultimate good."
This very difficult time with Benjamin was ordained by Him. To think this day was written in His book for you even before you were born. (Ps. 139:16)That is such an incomprehensible thought and at the same time a wonderful thought, knowing that all things are in His most capable and loving Hands.
I pray that God will give you the strength to endure these days, and peace that passeth all understanding.
We are praying without ceasing!!
love, Kathy

Anonymous said...

Dear Gary and Greta,

Congratulations with the birthday of your twin boys. I too wish you could be celebrating under different circumstances. May you find peace in knowing that God is in control and will carry you through. I just heard about Benjamin today but I will pray for him and for you all. May God bless you all. Have a wonderful day celebrating this milestone.

Aletta Van Muyen

Martin and Wieska said...

Happy Birthday, Benjamin & Kyle!
Though this day is different than you'd like it to be, we hope it is still a special day.
With love and prayers,
Martin & Wieska

Elisabeth said...

Dear Gary,Greta and your boys.
I do no know you,only through Emily van Reeuwijk. We have been praying for your little boy that the Lord put his protected arm around him and you as a family.And today is their birthday Yes It should be a happy day, but Benjamin is in good care. Thank you for your blog. I am checking every day. Have faith.Blessings and Love Bill and Elisabeth (We are grandparents of 13 grandchildren.