April 8th would have been William's 9th birthday. The challenge of the day also brought with it the beautiful reminder that William is celebrating in heaven right now and we'll see him again! It was so special to join in remembering this special friend with others who knew and loved him by doing things that William loved best. The things our family did are included in the pictures below. I've also included a little background story from Mrs. "O" on the "Be Mighty" theme...
We love you, William!!!
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHIRT [and "Be Mighty" theme]:
William loved strength and might. Anything powerful. He loved his daddy, dinosaurs (especially T-rex), Oreo (his horse), Hulk, Yoda...(and Woody, go figure). :)
He always aspired to be strong. Mighty. But the truth is, even though his body was weak, his spirit WAS strong. He inspired courage in those around him. He always brought out the best in others. It was impossible not to smile around him. His laughter could brighten any day. He loved the Lord. He longed to see Jesus...
Not only did William love this shirt, but it is a great reminder of the way he lived his life...the way he wanted us to live our lives. Mightily.
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10
Wearing William's favorite shirt.
Dolphin earrings (we shared a love of dolphins!)
Ice cream for breakfast (something William loved).