Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Celebrating Life!

On October 2nd our son Larson Shawn O'Brien was given an "incompatable
with life diagnosis" at his 20 week of life visit.

We carried his life for 17 more weeks.

On January 22,2008 we welcomed Larson into this world with the most
beautiful cry...

We enjoyed 23 hours of life.

On January 23rd we held him as he peacefully passed into his eternal
home with his Heavenly Father.

On Jan 22, 2010, Larsons Birth Day and providentally Right to life day, we will again celebrate his life and what his birth was for us. God created a boy not for world...but to impact it in other ways. Please join me in rejoicing in what God did and continues to do during his short but meaningful life.

Time makes the wound more bearable...but the wound is still there. Although thankful for this one!!!

I'll share more of my thoughts our day later. I've had a hard
time processing my emotions and thoughts lately. Maybe I've been to
busy or purposly kept myself busy and part of me is emotional that its been 2 years since I held him!!!


lisa maskus said...

Thinking about you, and praying for peace in your heart during this time.

boltefamily said...

Just wanting you to know I will be celebrating Larson's life tomorrow. he was born exactly one month before Asher. :) Love you and remembering your sweet family in my prayers, may you have a beautiful celebration of the gift the Lord blessed you with in that sweet boy.

Kelly said...

Hi Corie,

Oh how my heart aches for you and with you tonight. I've been missing my little Liberty so very much lately and then to see your precious, beautiful son in these pictures..oh my..words can't even begin to describe the wide range of emotions I am experiencing right now. Look at the gorgeous little baby in those pictures and look at the precious love surrounding him! My heart aches that any other family would ever have to walk a similar journey to the one we are on...I sincerely wish I could come on over and give you a giant hug - maybe even sit and cry with you for awhile.. :0(

Please know we will be lifting you up in prayer as you celebrate the time you shared with your sweet little Larson and the time yet to come!

Love and hugs to all of you..
Kelly and Family

Tamara said...

I love you!!!!! I love little Larson our little warrior!!! You are precious sweet friend! My heart is yours during this weekend...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting his pictures, Corie - he is so precious! Thinking of you all and Larson!

Kenzie said...

Precious friend,
I have been thinking so much about you guys, especially these last few days. I have been praying for you- for God to fill your hear with purpose and and peace as this day approached. As we continue to walk this road, together and yet separately, just know that I'm thinking of you often and missing that precious boy with you. You are such an amazing mother and I know that things for me just seem bitter AND sweet. Good memories tightly wound with those so difficult. It's mixed together in the saying goodbye and yet allowing the separation for this lifetime to keep us longing even more for Heaven. Love you friend and praying for you today.

Happy 2nd birthday sweet Larson!


Laura said...

Sweet, Sweet Larson. I will never forget his sweet face, his darling noises and the way he captured my heart.

I love you and your precious family so much. You are walking this journey just the way He has asked you to.


Big Momma said...


I haven't checked the blog in a long while... perhaps even as far back as my last blog post.... but was inspired to stop by tonight. After much googling (clearly I had forgotten to bookmark your blog on this computer) I found you guys again.

And on such a very sacred day!

My prayers are with you (and the family) that you are able to feel Larson's spirit stronger than ever over the next couple of days. Although it seems like an eternity down here on earth, someday....SOMEDAY you will NEVER have to left him go EVER again.

Sara said...

I have been out of touch in Florida with my parents. Wow, that picture where his arms are out stretched is just beautiful... he looks like he came in to the world full of zeal. Corie, I have no words just that you are in my prayers, as usual, as you remember sweet Larson and go through these days of celebrating his 2nd birthday in heaven... You are loved Corie... so thankful you had him for 23 hours here this side of heaven to love on him... we are one year closer to spending eternity with Larson and Jesus!

Praying for you!