Lisa Leonard Designs

the healing of the heart.

January 28th | older posts

when you were born my heart ached. we had so many questions and concerns.

after a couple months, you started to smile and my heart leaped. i hadn’t expected to fall so in love with you!

the first time you giggled, my heart sung. your belly laugh is music to my ears!

your daily determination makes my heart swell. you are such a brave little boy.

watching how others respond to you makes my heart melt. you show the world that life is a beautiful thing.

david, my heart is full.

54 Responses

  1. Jessa says:


  2. Anne says:

    He’s adorable, Lisa! You’re one lucky momma!

  3. Dan says:

    You have big fans in Texas, David.

  4. Lisa says:

    Nothing as sweet as the love of a mama and her boy.
    Arrows in your quiver!
    Blessings, as the good Lord says.

  5. jenn says:

    it’s almost a challenge to remember when he couldn’t WALK! a great remembrance i’m sure he’ll cherish one day…

  6. How VERY sweet! I know just how you feel!

  7. Daniela says:

    Vitcor Hugo said:
    Ther’s a more magnificient sight than the sea, and it is the sky. Ther’s a more magnificient sight than the sky and it is the inside of a soul…

    I think that you and David, you have both a great and gorgeous soul…

  8. mel says:

    sweet words for your sweet son! thanks for sharing them with us.

  9. Theresa says:

    You have a sweet heart momma! You are beautiful. David was not only a blessing but you were his blessing too!

    He is truly precious!

  10. denissa says:

    so so sweet Lisa! Thanks for sharing your sweet boy with us :)

  11. Joanie says:

    I keep getting the image of a cirlce in my mind. It would seem you have come full circle in this journey. There may be more cirlces to come, but you, David and your whole family have been inspirational in sharing this journey with us. God Bless!

  12. Karyn says:

    precious words, precious boy!
    Love you!

  13. Heidi says:

    thanks for sharing your boys a little bit with us. Your words touch my hart.

  14. misty says:

    so sweet! and so touching! thanks for this post today :)

  15. Erin says:

    Tears! Your family is amazing and such an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for sharing him and the love for your family with all of us! :)

  16. Melissa says:

    Handsome little man, and very sweet words for him. Thanks for sharing your lovely family.
    ps love his vest, my husband would go “ga-ga” for one for our little man. :)

  17. [sue] says:

    Your love shows in every post and we have all come to love David. Thanks for sharing.

  18. angie says:

    Awwww. So sweet.

  19. aaaah, true, deep, unconditional love, there is no greater thing.

  20. chrissie says:

    Beautifully written, sis. It brought tears to my eyes.
    I love you!

  21. Destiny Doremus says:

    Lovely … absolutely lovely!

  22. KellyM says:

    This was just so very lovely to read. You have a way with words and I want you to know how much I truly enjoy your blog! I stumbled on it one day ages ago and have been hooked. It’s posts like these that really make my heart feel so good – it’s such a wonderful feeling to witness such love! Thank you!! Kelly

  23. Ros says:

    such sweet thoughts…thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Toni says:

    He is a treasure!
    Thank you for sharing Lisa, I had tears.

  25. Aimee L. says:

    Having a special needs daughter of my own, this sure hit home! It’s definitely amazing to see how God uses these sweet little kids who don’t fit into any of the “normal” molds that society thinks they should fit in. Instead they’ve been created for something greater. To touch people in ways we never even knew was possible. Congrats on your sweet little blessing!

  26. Rachel says:

    Your beautiful words touched me. I feel this way about my son Jacob. Many say how they “admire” me for taking care of him. None of them can comprehend how he fills my heart with utter JOY on a daily basis and it is an honor and blessing to be his mother.

  27. Robbin says:

    God knew what He was doing when He brought David to you and Steve. He knew how much love you and he were going to have for him. He knew how much you would care for him and nurture him and just enjoy him. Beautiful words, Lisa.

  28. Renee says:

    Hey Lisa.

    I’ve been reading ur blog for quite some times now. U inspired me . thank you.

  29. celia says:

    And now, please post a way to stop crying as I am!!!!!
    This is so sweet of a mum!
    I bet he’s as proud of you as you are of him!
    Great family you have!

  30. Becca says:

    So sweet Lisa. What a special boy who is very blessed to have you as his Mama.

  31. Karen says:

    I know just what you mean. :)
    And what a great photo. David looks like such a big boy.

  32. Daniela says:

    Hello I’m Daniela from Italy..just to sat I admire you so,so much!You and David always bring peace and calm in my hearth!so lovely!
    thanks for ispiring and for being such a good mum and an example for us all!

  33. Dawn says:

    Just beautiful! You are both an inspiration!

  34. Tracy says:

    Thanks for passing on the gift of a full heart by sharing…

  35. Debbie says:

    Such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful boy! You are blessed.

    Hugs from a new reader,

  36. Heidi @ GGIP says:

    How wonderful, Lisa! I am enjoying tagging along with your journey.

  37. Michelle D says:

    I just Love Love Love your blog. You are such a beautiful soul. Thank you for your sharing. Thank you for your honestly. Although different, I relate to you on so many levels. God bless you and your entire family. You are such a gift to so many Moms out there who walk in similar shoes.

  38. Summer says:

    i cried. i know… shocking!!!

  39. Tami says:

    beautiful! every child should have notes like this from his mother. if only we all knew that we were loved as much as you love your boys…

  40. Amy says:

    The love we have for our children is really amazing! Such beautiful, touching words and your David is a very lucky boy!

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  42. Val says:

    Lovely. Beautiful blog, beautiful life that you share! I’ll be back.

  43. Danielle says:

    Hi Lisa!

    That was a beautiful post. I’ve left a couple comments on your jewelry blog, but haven’t heard back from you. Anyway, my husband ordered me a bracelet from you and recently the little pearl fell off. Is there anything you can do? I LOVE it and it’s just not as cute without the pearl. Thanks so much!


  44. Anne says:

    Just wanted to tell you I LOVE your Jewerly designs! & Thank you for doing giveaways! SO great!

  45. Rhonda says:

    Lisa, This is such a sweet post. It brought tears to my eyes. It’s an amazing journey.

  46. Laura says:

    Ditto, I’ve been there :-) Enjoy your time with David.

  47. Ellen says:

    Oh, that’s simply beautiful.
    I can relate so much to what you said. I did a post once mentioning all the stuff I wish I’d known when Max was born. And the one thing that was hardest for me was just appreciating him and how wonderful he is and not worrying myself sick about his future. I spent too much time stressing, not enough time enjoying him. I still worry but like you, I am in awe of my child. Amazed by him. Proud of him.
    You’re a wonderful mom and blogger, I always feel great after coming here. Thanks, Lisa.

  48. LuLu says:

    so beautiful!!!

  49. Kimberly says:

    You made my heart swell with your words. How precious and blessed you are.

  50. laurie eller says:

    Everytime I visit this blog I am filled with happiness. Your tender comments always make me feel as if I know you. Thank you so much. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t stop by and visit “with you”. Warmly, laurie e.

  51. Gaby says:

    I just can say that God bless your family with such an Angel.

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