S: For Jasper
FC: Because of who you are | by: Isabelle Kluge-Sanderson
1: for Jasper | This book is written to remind you that you are always loved because of who you are.
2: You are loved more than anything in the whole wide world. You are loved more than any diamond or pearl. I love you more deeply than the deepest sea, because no one loves you more deeply than me.
3: You are the song that my heart sings, and you are the treasure that this life brings.
4: I love your little nose, I love your wiggly toes. I love your tiny fingers, and the sweet smell that lingers - after I hold you.
5: I love you when you smile and love you when you cry. I love it when you hug and when you hold me tight. I love you all the time, always and forever, I'm so glad that you're mine, We fit so well together.
6: I hope you always know that you're safe here in my arms, and that my love is always near, even when I am far.
7: I hope you always know that you are cherished and adored, and that my heart will always grow to love you more and more.
8: "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb from Guinea | My prayer for you, sweet baby Jasper, is that you always have a grateful spirit, and a happily ever after.
9: I also pray for you, sweet boy, that you always have the purest heart, and a life filled with joy.
11: I hope you know and always remember - I once was just a dreamer, and you, my wish upon a star. And now, sweet Jasper, you're my dream come true, my little shining star. I will always love you, because of who you are. I will always love you, my little shining star.
12: Excerpts from my baby journal
13: Feb.10, 2011 Pray for God's timing for a baby. March 7, 2011 I took a home pregnancy test and there was a faint line in the positive slot. I'm not sure why it's faint... I went to Wal-Mart and got a test that detects pregnancy earlier than others... and I found out I am pregnant! I cried. Chris held me and reassured me, and prayed for our little one. Thank you, Lord. Keep him/her safe and healthy.
14: My dreams for you to be strong and healthy to know, love and serve God to live a godly and meaningful life to know you are loved and cherished to be joyful and grateful to discover and use your gifts to be protected from harm to be emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually healthy to have a strong relationship with your parents and grandparents to have a deep faith and a deep desire for God
16: April 15, 2011 Yesterday, Chris and I saw the little baby wiggle and move (and dance). We got our first photo too. Baby, I pray you continue to be healthy and grow into a person of God who serves Him with all your gifts. Lord, protect our baby and keep him/her safe. | 1st ultrasound photo | ultrasound 20 weeks | June 29, 2011 Today we find out what the baby is. Lord, please make our baby healthy above all else. We trust you and love you. Thy will be done. Lord, you have a plan for our baby's life. Keep him/her in your perfect will. We surrender our baby to You, so that he/she will live for You. | ultrasound 36 weeks
17: Sept 23, 2011 Prepare me to be a mother. 47 days to go! (C section Nov.9, 7:30 am) Prepare Jasper for life outside the womb. Protect and bless our family, Lord. | July 3, 2011 We found out we are having a boy! Thank you, Lord. Keep him safe and healthy. May all of his organs be perfectly formed; may his heart be sweet, his mind sharp, and everything according to your perfect will. | October 19, 2011 21 more days! I keep having strange dreams that you are sticking out of my belly - your hand or your face. I guess I'm anxious to meet you baby! I already worry about you - please be healthy! I can't wait to meet you and hold you! | October 21, 2011 Yesterday, I went to the doctor and we saw an ultrasound of you. You had your hands on your face. The doctor wanted to take more pictures of you but you turned over and showed us the back of your head. Silly baby! See you soon. 19 days!
18: November 10th, 2011 You are here! You were born yesterday, Nov.9th at 8:11am. You were 7 pounds 7 oz. You were born to the song "Amazed" by Jared Anderson. We had a worship mix playing during your birth. You are precious and adorable. I've been learning how to breastfeed you. I did not get any sleep last night in the hospital. What a moment when you were born! Your daddy was crying and loved you right away! And he told me he loved me so much too. It was a sweet and beautiful moment. You are wonderfully made, Jasper. We love you! | December 2, 2011 It's been three weeks! You are so cute Jasper! Your little facial expressions are precious. Daddy and I don't sleep a lot yet because we are up feeding you most of the day and night. Aunt Joanna has been spending a lot of time with you while mommy and daddy are busy sleeping! Your grandparents are completely in love with you. We all love you. | January 8, 2012 Thank you, Lord, for a gorgeous sweet baby boy. He is the love of my life. Tomorrow he will be 8 weeks old. Keep him safe, healthy and protected. Give him joy and security. | Love Always, Mommy