S: Stephany Elizabeth Belmont
1: Stephany's Song | Sweet, Sweet, Stephany Sweet, Sweet, Stephany The sun, the moon, the stars They'll stop shinin' But you babe, will always be mine. Your way is paved with Love and affection Your eyes have depth beyond your years. Sweet, Sweet, Stephany Sweet, Sweet Stephany Mom and Dad and Amanda We love to hold you Wrapped in our arms, safe and secure. This song is yours, may it flow deep inside you Feel the Love that God has for you. Sweet, Sweet, Stephany Sweet, Sweet, Stephany Your eyes, your face, and that curly gold hair I know you see through me, we give ya' love and care. We love you Oh yes we do Sweet Stephany You're so precious to me
2: Stephany Elizabeth Belmont born Tuesday 10/31/95 at 2:16pm 7 lbs 7 oz. 20.5 "
3: 10-31........You were born 11-6........sleeps all night 11-15...................first smile 12-13....responds to name 12-17....laughs out loud" 12-30.......................says da 1-18.............can make you laugh out loud 3-21............... shows right hand preference 3-25 .................first food... bananas..hated them! 5-1..........sings with mom 5-15 .................sings self to sleep 6-13 ........................sits up! 6-24 ...............shows first tooth! | 7-12....................says dada 7-29 ...........scoots to toys 8-4 ........waves bye-bye 8-5 ..................says mama 8-23 ....................first hug 9-9.....................says mom 9-21................claps hands 9-28 ..............tried to put socks on and put a shirt on Amanda 10-10............first kiss to mom 10-12................said mike 10-18 ..said there it is 10-21.. said "I like you 10 -22........throws a kiss 10-29....... says bye-bye 11-21 walked and took 7 steps | The First Year
4: Welcome Home
5: Our Beautiful Baby Girl
6: Picture Perfect
8: "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your Heart"
10: All of Gods Grace in One Little Face
14: We Love You to the Moon and Back
16: You make Me laugh
18: Hope Springs Eternal
19: Michael made you a Big Sister on July 22, 1998
20: Your Smile Warms My Heart
22: A Brother is a Gift from God
23: Samuel David joined our family on November 13, 2000
26: The Best Thing to hold onto in Life is Each Other
27: Family is to Love and be Loved
29: Family is One of God's Masterpieces
30: Family is Eternal
31: to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories ~George Eliot | What Greater thing is there for human souls, than to feel that they are joined for Life-
33: September 22, 1993 June 24, 2002 To Live is Christ and To Die is Gain
36: Love Never Fails
40: 2 Hearts Forever Connected
43: The absence of your laughter is deafening. No words can express our loss of you. We will never be the same. Our Hope is in the Lord that one day we will all be reunited. We Love You
44: A Sisters Love is Forever
48: Beauty From Ashes Tears like waves come pounding against the shore of my heart- Strong and fierce, they threaten to sweep me under. Yet, as the currents wash over me, stillness calms my soul, And I hear Your gentle voice calling through the crashing thunder. Day after day, stormy seas batter with their endless fury- So sudden, so final, the unrelenting, all-consuming grasp of death. About to drown, I catch a glimpse of sunlight through the clouds, And Your hand reaches me as, once again, I catch my breath. As the days turn to weeks, then to months, and finally years- Ceaselessly the waves keep coursing steady to the shore. Still, wet and salty, though now dancing with shimmering light, Reflecting beauty, carrying comfort from memories of before. I welcome them now, for they are precious, they are sweet- They bring hope built on love and joy borne from sorrow, Reminding me who awaits in a future not so very far away, When the stain of tears will forever cease in our eternal tomorrow. I'm learning to embrace all You give, even when it's taken away- Discovering grace in Sovereign Love, when Your plan deals me pain. For beauty does come from ashes, and morning dawns from night, And in the end life's fullness yet unknown shall unite us once again.
50: Special Friends Special Memories
54: Happiness is ...You
56: "A Friend reaches for your hand and touches your Heart"
57: Remember when...
62: In this Home we do Second chances, we do Grace , we do Real, we do Mistakes, we do Forgivness, we do Hugs, we do Encouragement, we do Family, we do Love
63: Cullen Gardens and Canada's Wonderland 2001
64: Thousand Island Park 2002
65: Vail, Colorado 2007
66: visiting St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan | Our Caribbean Cruise 2005
67: We were always content to just hang out by the pool. | We were always content to just hang out by the pool and eat unlimited pizza and ice cream.
68: San Juan, Puerto Rico
69: St. Thomas
70: 2009 | Thousand Island Park
71: Teeter Totters the Guzzle Chicken Fights the Main Dock
73: the Guzzle Tubing Cliff Jumping the Park Coloring PonyPets Driving the Golf Cart (illegally) Jumping off the Dock & Raft Spiders
74: Anna Maria Island, Florida 2010
75: One Big Happy Family
76: Music expresses what words cannot
80: You have the best teacher in the world, Shannon Nance, assistant concert master of the RPO
82: Celebrating You
83: My First Birthday !! | Our Wish came True, We got You
84: You are 2 !! | Happy Birthday to You
85: 3 Birthday Candles and 1 for "good luck" | Your Special Day
86: My 4th Birthday | My 4th Birthday
87: I'm 5 Today-Happy Birthday to ME | Party hats are Fun
88: 6 Candles on my cake | Party Time
89: I'm 7 | :- )
90: Celebrating my 8th birthday in a Limo :- )
91: 9 is an Awesome Age
92: Celebrating Double Digits !! 10 Years Old | Celebrating Double Digits !! 10 Years Old
93: 11 Years Old !!
94: My 12th Birthday
95: I'm a TeenAger !! 13 Years Old
96: 14 | Celebrating 14 years at Christopher Hoppers, Curse of the Spider King, book release
97: 15 is Fabulous !!
98: Time passes so quickly Suddenly Sixteen Your heart and your convictions Your hopes and your great dreams. I think they all were planted Since the very beginning of time by a Father who really knows That all things will indeed be fine. When we first caught a glimpse of you Your China Doll-like face Huge smiles broke out like wild fire And spread all over the place. Both beauty and sincere strength Rose from your young soul Evident in your hazel eyes Like hand made window panes of old. With Amanda's big huge hugs And she just couldn't stop Squeezing you and kissing you from your bottom to your top! We laughed and played and rolled around You shared a double bed Remember all the stories? The Funky Lion and a little dog named Fred. | We traveled together all the time No Maine sunrise ever surpassed By face painting in Canada Or curious jerky giraffes. Sam and Michael , they never knew What exactly was in store When they arrived in this big world with one mom plus two more! We think it's still so awesome How you love your Sister and realize words can't express How much you really miss her. We know there are many times that you feel gut wrenching pain So, we wont stop praying for you to feel His Abundant Rain. Speaking of abundance we are blessed with Josh and Meg Their faith and guts reveal hope More profound than words ever said. Your words and music and creative side Your principle centered strength | Create a solid foundation for your authentic, real faith. We know it can be difficult Having such cool, awesome parents And your awesomeness, dear Steph? Well...it's actually inherited. All joking and kidding aside You have our Love and Respect Let your heart be open to listen And make sure that you connect with Brooke, JoJo and Ali And more that He will send Who have faith and hope in God And in a life that doesn't end. Our love for you is endless We cherish you so much Along with Sam and Michael Accept our gentle touch It takes the form of hugs and prayers It's sometimes just a look It's like pesto made in August It's the memories in this book. There's a ton of life ahead of you The best is to be seen We hope this brings you lots of joy Happy Sweet 16 !!