Happy Birthday To My Little Man

Today is my son’s birthday. Elijah would be three today and we are not only celebrating his birthday but celebrating his reunion with the one who cerated him. God has been so good to my family over the past three years. He has poured out his grace and his mercy on us in an unfathomable way. He has taught me through all of this how to be a better mom, how to love more, how to trust, how to exercise my faith and how to be kingdom focused. KINGDOM FOCUSED. These are two words we talk about almost daily. This is not our home and I’m thankful for that. If our eyes are always on eternity than nothing on this earth that we could possibly go through should defeat us. If God is for us, than what could possibly be against us? The Lord says, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world!” One day we will be reunited with Elijah, but until then we must carry on. We must work to advance the kingdom of God, we must fight the good fight, we must finish the race we have started so that we will here on that day, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” And on that day I will get to hold my sweet baby boy in my arms again. Happy Birthday sweet boy. I am so thankful for your life and all that God has accomplished through you in our hearts and in the hearts of others. You are forever loved and never forgotten.



  1. Happy birthday to your little man! Birthdays in Heaven have got to be amazingly spectacular! I wonder if Rusty is going to his birthday party : )….it will be 2 years next month that he’s been up there.
    I’ve been wondering how you were doing on your grief journey. It sounds like you’re learning a lot of the same things I’ve been learning since Rusty died. Thank you for your testimony and for sharing of God’s amazing grace, which redeems even our biggest sorrows. Praise God, and God bless you and your family!

  2. goodtobehomemadeRhonda says:

    Happy birthday to your sweet angel and thank you for sharing your testimony and faith with us.

  3. Happy birthday to your little angel. I didn’t know of this loss but your faith, strength and testimony are inspiring. It is comforting to know you’ll be with Elijah one day.

  4. Happy Birthday Elijah!

  5. Deborah & the furry gang in OK says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Elijah…angel with our wonderful God. We can never understand your Grace…that’s why we have Faith!!! Peace be with you!

  6. Just beautiful.

  7. Oh Kelli. This post has touched the most tender of places in my heart. The loss of a baby is something that connects us. We talk about an eternal perspective in my home every day here too. I say this to myself when things are hard, “well done my good and faithful servant”. Truly, I love that scripture passage. I think our babies must be so very happy for our families that we have taken this time in their absence to strengthen our families and draw closer to our Savior. Happy birthday to your sweet and dear Elijah. Yes, what a glorious day it will be when you hold that baby in your arms again. Until then, God knows your heart and blesses us in ways that are far beyond our understanding. Love much. -K

  8. shizzledesign says:

    Beautifully written Kelli! Lifting you and your family up in prayer, thanks for sharing your tender moments with us.

  9. Connie payson says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Elijah. May your mother dream of the joy that you experience with our Lord Jesus!

  10. Kelli, what a testament to your faith… happy birthday to your sweet baby boy!

  11. Kelli-
    Happy BIrthday to that sweet boy with an angel’s face. I know that it is often painful to only have a child for a little while on earth but I love that we get to enjoy them for an ETERNITY once we are reunited with them in heaven. I will enjoy seeing you in Heaven and I will know which one is Elijah because I will see him in your arms, holding him tight.

    Blessings and strength as you and your family continue to walk this journey.

  12. Kelli,

    Happy Birthday, Elijah! I too lost a child almost 7 years ago. Our daughter, Parker, passed when she was a day old. Its a loss no parent ever gets over but I find peace knowing that one day I will see her again. Thank you for sharing his story with us & more importantly your faith in God. You are a beautiful soul!

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