Friday, February 4, 2011

~TO OUR BEAUTIFUL SON...Just Be There~

 ~WELCOMING BRANDON KENT~
February 4, 1982

JUST BE THERE~
(written by Paula Bray)
(First Song on My PlayList)

Cradled in my arms I held you
And I loved you more with each day passing by
 Sharing joy, sharing pain
 Through the sunshine and the rain
   I can’t believe your grown and on your own
   I don’t know what the future brings you
    But I hope that you’ll keep Heaven as your goal
    For we’ve taught you how to pray
We made sure you knew the way
 So remember my request before you go
 
Just be there
When I finally make it home
And I stand before the throne
Just be there
When I look around to see
If you are standing next to me
Just be there.
It’s not an easy road you’re travelin’
But every place you go Jesus has been
And when you find you’ve made a turn
Forgetting what you’ve learned
You may have to start all over again
  It’s not an easy load you’re bearin’
But the trials of your faith will make you strong
Facing dangers unaware
  He won’t allow what you can’t bear
So my prayer is that your faith will bring you home
Just be there
When I finally make it home
And I stand before the throne
Just be there

When I look around to see
 
If you are standing next to me
Just be there

Will you be standing next to me?
Just be there...

~~*~~

Happy Birthday, Brandon Kent~

You have grown up to be a wonderful, loving son and your daddy and I have adored you since the day you were placed in our arms.  I hope you will always know our deep love for you.  We've done our very best to teach you all you need to know to 'make it home'.
Just Be There.
I'm counting on it.

Love you most~Momma

~~*~~

May your day be wonderful my friends!  I'll be celebrating with JOY the life of my son and the blessings of

The Most High...

Love to you~

36 comments:

Nanny Ree said...

What a beautiful post!!! Happy birthday to your "precious" son Marie

Ann Nichols said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy who has grown into a wonderful man!!
Blessings for a fabulous year for him and you, dear Rebecca!
Ann

Lisa T. said...

Oh that was so sweet Rebecca-Brandon looks so much like the pictures you've posted of your dad--Have a Happy I Gave Birth Day!

Smiles,
Lisa

Theresa said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to you sweet Son, something tells me he WILL be there:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon. You are so Blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family. Like your Mom always says "Life is Good, "God is Good". Well it doesn't get any better than that.

Now, Brandon will you please pass me a (((BIG)))) piece of that cyber cake? Something with a nice rich filling, and really thick chocolate frosting. Yummy...

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Rita said...

What wonderful memories you have of a precious son. Please tell him Happy Birthday! Enjoy all the memories today of that blessed event!

Rena said...

Beautiful...the photos, your words and those of the song. I'm going to check it out elsewhere since I can't listen to them here.

Have a beautiful day!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rebecca, what a beautiful post, it brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday to your son!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Dolores said...

Oh Rebecca..... the pictures are so wonderful..such sweet and precious memories.
You look magnificent in the gorgeous dress, dancing with your handsome son.

Happy Birthday to your son......
Sweet post!
Hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Your post so touched my heart as I have three sons.
You look beautiful in your dress dancing with your son. I believe you have gotten even prettier through the years, sweet friend! Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Anonymous said...

Becky--
I love your post -- It touched my heart. I am proud of Brandon (as his proud grandma). I wish him a Happy Birthday filled with JOY, HAPPINESS, LOVE, GOOD HEALTH and the RICH BLESSING of GOD.
HAPPY DAY!
Love you-- Momma

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh sweet Rebecca
you bring tears to
my eyes ~ This is
such a beautiful post!!
Happy Birthday to your
precious son ~

xoxo
Lori

Linda said...

Beautiful Rebecca, this was a beautiful post! What a lovely tribute to your son. I loved all of the pictures too...and I agree with Sandi's comment...you just keep getting prettier throughout the years!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

KimV said...

Amen.

TheMuffinMan said...

Just as good lookin as a baby as I am now... Dang I was cute! hahaha =) Love you Mom! Thanks :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have never heard that song. beautiful...Happy birthday to your son...and on a side note...I Remember those coats!!!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Happy Birthday Brandon! Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Sue
P.S. Be sure to give your Momma a hug. She sure is a special lady.

NanaDiana said...

I love that song..it is one of my favorites and ALWAYS makes me cry when I hear it. That and Another Time and Another Place just gives me chills.

Your son is a beautiful young man and I know how much he fills your heart with love and joy...and little MissK is just a little piece of him too.

God bless your family and keep them safe and strong as a family unit. Love to you sweet Rebecca- Hugs- Diana

Mari said...

AWWW REBECCA, WHAT A TOUCHING POST :)
AND A REALLY BEAUTIFUL WAY TO WISH YOUR DEAR SON A HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

WISHING YOUR DEAR SON A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

XO~MARI

Jeannie B. said...

What a wonderful letter to your son. And you really put your priorities right out there. It was fun to see your family pictures.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute to your son on his birthday, Rebecca...loved all of the pictures you shared with us through the years...so much love there!! (And by the way, you looked fabulous in that gown in the photo of the two of you dancing!!)I hope your Brandon has a wonderful birthday!! I am sure Sarah and you will see to it he does!!
Love, Francy

~Sheri~ said...

sweet.....i have been soooo blesed to have my daughter and my son. Your rabbit fur jacket.....I own one like that...my friends make fun of me...but i dont care! I love it!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful son. Your post was just awsome today. It is so sweet of God to give us a son to raise. They really touch a mothers heart in such a special way.
All my blessing to you and your son!!
Hugs, Pat

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your such a lovely mother, friend and wife.
How sweet is this post. I really love it honey.
Just Beautiful like you.
I took a big step for me and joined the One World One Heart giveaway hope you can come by and enter.
Love ya
Maggie

Jacoba said...

Very very moving post!
Congratulations and I hope you will share happiness and togetherness for a long long time!
Happy weekend!
Jacoba

Jean said...

What a great post! Happy Birthday to Brendon.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dearest Rebecca,

Oh what a sweet post. Your son is so handsome! Happy Birthday to him!

Happily Ever After Again said...

The words to this song made me want to cry..wow! Loved the pics too. :)

Blessings from Cindy said...

Rebecca, all I have to say is LOVELY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ginger said...

Just beautiful Rebecca, Happy Birthday Brandon, how your sweet mama loves you. Such lovely pictures of both of you through his life. Rebecca you brought tears to my eyes. The first time I heard that song many years ago I wrote it down that I want that sang at by funeral. I know, how morbid but such a meaningful song. I hope someone remembers.
Just lovely post.
XO
Ginger

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A VERY Happy Birthday to your wonderful son! Rebecca..you and your wonderful husband sound like such good parents. When we can be so proud of our children, we have done well.
Many hugs to you, Rebecca~!
Mona

Heaven's Walk - said...

{sniff...sniff}....What a beautiful post, Rebecca. You are such a loving soul and must bring so much joy to God's heart. ♥ Bless you, friend - for being such a wonderful mother, wife, and blog friend. You are awesome.....

xoxo laurie

Victorian1885 said...

Happy birthday Brandon!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Brandon!! This is the most beautiful post! Brought tears to my eyes!

Anonymous said...

REBECCA.... SUCH A LOVELY POST.. REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF MY SON.. SAME HAIR STYLE... BUILT MUCH LIKE YOUR SON.. SAME SHIRT..BLUE AND WHITE STRIPE... BEAUTIFUL... WE MOM'S SO BLESSED TO HAVE OUR STRONG SON'S... HAPPY BIRTHDAY..BRANDON.. OH MY SON ISN;T MARRIED AND NO CHILDREN.. BUT THAT IS OK. HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH BRANDON.. YOU HAVE HELPED ME IN SO MANY WAYS.. SPIRTUALLY,,, ETC... THANKS ... LOHOMA

karen said...

Wonderful pictures. Happy Birthday to your baby. My baby will be 21 in April . I am not ready.

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