Friday, February 3, 2012

Caden's Half-Birthday

First of all, can anyone else seriously not believe Caden is 6 months old today?! I am in the process of writing Caden a letter for his 6 month birthday today. However, it is apparently involving many tears and I'm struggling to find the right words to express my heart for my sweet, beautiful, miracle. So I put together a slideshow, and then cried some more while I watched it. This slideshow, to this particular song, has been in my head and heart for a really long time. When we brought Caden home, I told Adam I wanted to have him dedicated and I was going to force our church to play a slideshow of his life using this song (our pastor, however, is a very large ex-wrestler and football player, so I'm not sure how effective the "forcing" would be).

Why? Because God has been faithful and steadfast, and we have not walked alone. Even through the darkest nights, we were never alone. And I pray that we will always be "breathing out His praise" each step of the way.

Thank you ALL for being a part of our sweet boy's journey.


Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace
Never once, no, we never walk alone

Every step we are breathing in Your grace
Evermore we'll be breathing out Your praise
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful


  1. Becca, your ex-nfl player pastor has quite a soft spot for kids! I think you can get it past him... I JUST learned that song this week in worship practice. So crazy!

  2. that was beautiful. TEARS. happy six months to sweet Caden. and I hope YOU celebrate six months of being the most amazing momma!

  3. What a beautiful slide show!! Thanks for sharing and happy half birthday to sweet Caden!! :)

    PS Love the song, so perfect!!

  4. That was amazing. Of course, I watched almost all of it through tears, but it was beautiful.

    Happy half-birthday, sweet Caden!

  5. Happy six months to sweet Caden. I'm here from Kaishon's blog and Becky.
    I have watched and prayed for his progress and give God the glory for what he has done.
    The song is fabulous with the slideshow.
    Who sings it? We need these words for worship at our church too.

  6. What a beautiful boy! I love how expressive his eyes are. God is so good....I cant wait to see what all he has in store for Caden!

  7. I am here because I heard of Caden's need for prayers 6 months ago from Becky Leatherman. How lovely that you put this together so that we can all see how our prayers have been answered! Caden is just beautiful. The picture of him finally eating without a feeding tube brought me to tears. Thanks so much for sharing your journey and God Bless Caden and his little sister and you his parents!

  8. LOVE IT! Fantastic. You did a great job. I've been trying to find a song for a long time. You found a great one! I just can't seem to get myself together to put my video together. Really - everything was great. I'm so jealous of your wonderful photos too! I've been meaning to get a better handle of my camera for the longest time but again... time. The lighting in your photos is amazing. Good job Momma!

  9. That was so beautiful!! If you don't mind me asking, what is Caden's specific heart defect? He looks like he is doing amazingly well, praise God!

  10. Caden was born with critical aortic stenosis, as well as coarctation of the aorta. He was taken such good care of at Choa Egleston in Atlanta, and we are thankful and blessed that he is doing so well! :-)

  11. Happy Half-Birthday, Caden! What a beautiful slideshow. It is so wonderful to see how well he is doing!

  12. So beautifully done and what a testimony to God's faithfulness to and work in your family and y'all's consistent faith in Him. Blessings on this milestone!

  13. Becca
    Thanks so much for the comment you left on the blog. The heart world is small and actually, we have known of Caden and prayed for him over these last months too. What a beautiful testament that video was. SO MANY answered prayers!

    Wondering if Heather is the mutual contact you mentioned? What years were you at FBC?

    Thanks for sharing your journey. Always a blessing to be in touch with other heart mommas!

  14. Oh Becca, I'm teary, and so excited about your sweet little Caden! The slideshow and pics are so so precious!

  15. Happy 6 month birthday little Caden!! I cannot believe it's already been 6 months. Time truly does fly.

  16. Happy half-birthday Caden! :)
    You are loved by so many people.


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