Oct 2008 Article
Angels Have Birthdays, Too
To Cody Lane and Christopher Morgan
By Charlotte Hughes
It's been a year. A year since our two tiny precious little boys came into our lives. When the nurses rolled you by me the morning you were born I thought you were the most beautiful little faces I had ever seen. Cody, I remember looking at you later that day and touching you for just a moment before they took you away, and thinking I'll never have the opportunity to love and hold this baby; and Morgan, I looked at you and thought maybe - just maybe this baby has a chance.
Cody, I'm so grateful that I was wrong about you. You're a fighter, our brave little man, you have shown us what courage means every day. You're a true miracle, our beautiful gift from God, and you have taught us so much in your year of life. Happy birthday, Little Man, my wish for you is as much love as you have brought to us.
Morgan - I was wrong about you, too, darling. God needed another little boy Angel is Heaven and I'm sure He looked at you that morning, just like I did, and thought you were so very beautiful - too beautiful for this world - and in His infinite wisdom He took you home with Him., We fought so hard for five days to keep you here with us and then with heavy hearts gave you back to the Lord. And even though you are not with us physically, you have taught us many lessons, too. You are our Precious Little Angel - I miss you every day, I love you so very much - I believe you know these things. I wish for you a beautiful day with Jesus. Happy birthday, baby, Angels have birthdays, too.
I love you both so very much,
On August 17, 2001 the unthinkable happened. Our daughter's twins were born at 23 1/2 weeks gestation. Christopher Morgan weight 1 lb 12 oz, Cody Lane 1 lb 5 oz. This week we will celebrate Cody's first birthday with us and Morgan's first birthday with Jesus. It has been a year of joyous miracles and at the same time a year of unbelievable grief and sorrow. We know that Morgan is at peace in Heaven where he knows no pain. Yet the ache in our hearts for the child we cannot hold goes on. We look forward to the day when we can be in Heaven with both our little boys and experience the joy of Cody and Morgan together.