Friday, April 17, 2009

Pictures of Sage.....Tender Mercy!

January we took Sage to Walmart to get some pictures taken. We only bought the $7.99 package and did not buy 1 of each pose. After he passed away I remembered that Walmart had more pictures of him. I prayed that they would still have them. Mom and I went to Walmart and they did indeed have them! We waited to order them until today. When we went to Walmart to purchase them, we figured it would cost us an arm and a leg to get his pictures but, we wanted them all. The lady working there told us about this sale they were having. We could purchase his CD with all the pictures on it and have the rights to print whatever we wanted for only $30! Heavenly Father knew just how much I needed these pictures of Sage. He provided us with one of his Tender Mercies! We could afford them and they were still in the system! I can't wait to order these prints from my computer! I was so happy! It was fun to get new pictures of Sage! He was such a darling little boy! I remember Spencer and I went to Target the day before and picked out his little outfit. I thought he looked so handsome! He always looked good in blue! I remember it was hard to get his picture taken. He kept trying to crawl off of the table! He was more interested in getting up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth. I love this little boy so much. I miss him so much. He was always so adorable! I am so thankful I have these pictures of him! We debated back and forth if we should get his hair cut before his picture was taken. Spencer decided we should wait. The next day I cut his hair off really short. He looked so different and I was sad that he was getting so big. I look back now and I am so glad that I was the one that got to give him a hair cut!

15 comments:

chloe's clan said...

That is so great! The pictures turned out well. I lvoe getting our photos done at Walmart cuz they turn out well even if we have to wait to get it usually. :) Take care!
-Chloe

BeckyinQC said...

I love Sage's blog Crystal! It's so beautiful and an awesome tribute to him. I love these pictures of him and am so happy you were able to get every one! He has the most adorable little face!

I continue to think and pray for you and your sweet family.

Tara said...

Crystal,

Those pictures are adorable. I am so glad that you were able to get them. That is so neat that they had the cd and you got all of the poses. What a blessing that you had taken him to get his pictures when you did. You truly inspire me. I am amazed by your strength more and more everyday. I remember not long after I had met you and it was one Sunday in Gospel Doctorine just looking at Sage and he was still pretty little and I just thought to myself he is the cutest little baby boy ever! I also said to myself he is so perfect. He sure is.

Rose Haven said...

What an adorable and precious little one. I'm so glad you were able to purchase ALL of the pictures taken of SAGE that day!!

We're still praying for you and your family.

~Blessings,
Jan

Belle's Blog said...

They are all just beautiful!

Cori White said...

Im sure it was like a gift getting to see those new pictures.. I love his spikey hair and the picture of him about to tumble over.. so cute. If his smile and dimples are so cute in those pics.. can you imagine how he is smiling now...

Suzanne said...

He's a beautiful child. I'm glad you could get the pictures.

You don't know me, but I'm so sorry for your loss.

Suzanne

The Moody's said...

I'm so happy that you were able to get all of Sage's pictures! He is such an adorable little boy and his spiked hair is the best!

bp said...

The pictures are all great. I'm so glad that they still had them in the system and you were able to get such a good price for the CD. God is so good. What sweet memories you have recorded here about getting the picture taken. Praying for you today.

Jessica Caldwell said...

That is really neat that Walmart still had his pictures. I hate not being able to afford all of the pictures, I'm so happy you and Spencer are able to have those memories of him.

I LOVED his hair, it reminded me of his Daddy.

Stephanie said...

I’m so sorry for your loss of baby Sage. My name is Stephanie, and I lost my 10-month-old son to Jacob to SIDS in January 2007. A friend of mine told me about you and your blog.

My reason for contacting you is to see if we could help – my husband and I started a non-profit organization earlier this year whose mission is to reach out to newly bereaved SIDS families with information and support. We mail materials to families at various times throughout the first year after the loss in hopes of offering a little comfort. Like I said, we’re at non-profit organization, so it’s all absolutely free.

If you’d like, please take a moment to visit our website: www.tinyhandprints.org, then click on the “Survival Kit” link. If you’re interested in receiving some information, please let us know. You may contact me through the website, or via e-mail at Stephanie@tinyhandprints.org.

Our deepest condolences on your loss of baby Sage.

Warm Regards,
Stephanie Williams

Carolyn said...

That's so neat Crystal! Those pictures are adorable. What a tender mercy! Love you.

Marie said...

That is so wonderful that the photos were still there, and that they were affordable to get them all. I can't imagine how much these photos mean to you and I'm so glad you have them all now!!!

Alisha said...

I'm so glad they had those pics for you still. Such a beautiful little angel.

Shelley said...

Oh, what a blessing! I'm so happy they had them and that you were able to get them all. Still pray for you regularly. The way your light shines is such a beautiful tribute to Sage's life. Thank you for continuing to bless everyone with your faith in this journey of grief and hope.