Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cross Bracelet

Reese was buried wearing this beautiful cross bracelet.

My sister Mandy bought this for her. It has such a special significance because all of the "White" (my maiden name) women have one. ; )



I wish there was something I could do for everyone who is supporting us through this time! Please know I pray GOD blesses you incredibly for encouraging us with your prayers, words, cards, and Bible verses.


Isaiah 57:1 - 2

"...devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil."

48 comments:

Fabiola said...
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Fabiola said...

What a beautiful gift and so meaningful.

I am praying for you all.

God Bless you!

Fabiola

Our wild zoo! said...

Your grace and strength is to be admired and inspiring to so many people. I'm amazed. It's obvious that the Lord has a blanket of peace around you. At a time when there are no words, please know that I am lifting you and your entire family in my prayers.

Kathryn said...

Katie, Reese was absolutely beautiful. The pictures are extraordinary. Next week marks the anniversary of the day I said goodbye to my own little girl...so I know the ache in your heart this week...you will be in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss...

Love, Kathryn

Kelly said...

Katie - that is SO precious!

You HAVE done something for everyone - you have shown us faith under the worst possible circumstances and grace under horrible grief. You have showed us the face of Jesus through your remarkable strength.

Praying for you and Jason every day.

julie & joe said...

What a sweet gift. So thoughtful of your sister.
I am praying for you and your family.

Casi said...

What a precious bracelet and tradition. Know that our prayers remain with you, Jason, Zach and your entire families. But please also know that you have been a blessing to me - through your strength, beautiful posts and magnificent faith - as well. :-)

Brittany said...

So beautiful! We are still praying for you all! I am continually blown away by your faith.

Diane said...

Aw, Katie, that is WONDERFUL! I love how the tradition is continued. I heart traditions like that. :)

His Doorkeeper said...

Katie, you don't have to do anything! It is an honor and a blessing to be able to go to the Lord with our requests and prayers for you and Jason as this time.
This is what Christians do for their brothers and sisters...."love one another"!!

Thinking of you!

Lindsay said...

The braclet is so beautiful!! Just like your little girl!! Praying for you!!

Leslie said...

Such an encouraging and amazing verse Katie. Thanks for sharing such special details with all of us. What a special gift from your sister - she is such a special friend to me. Continuing to pray for you several times a day. You and Jason are always on my heart and mind. I can only imagine how hard it must be after the funeral. SO many different circles are praying for you and it seems every person I talk to over phone/email is praying for you whether they know you and your family or not.

Melissa said...

Katie, what a beautiful bracelet and it's perfect that Reese has one just like the other White ladies.

After dropping Maxwell off at school, "More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz came on the radio. The line, "You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do" made me think of you and Reese. God knew that you had the strength to endure this trial and that you would be a witness for Him b/c of your faith. Although it's been almost three years since we lost our baby to a miscarriage you have helped me heal more than I can explain. Your grace and love for the Lord has been a beautiful testimony. Thank you, Katie!

Laura said...

Thinking of you and praying for you as you walk this journey.

Praying for peace and much grace to surround you. May He be closer to you than ever before.

Be gentle with yourself...one breath at a time.

Alex and Jill said...

What an incredibly special gift. And you don't need to do anything for anyone...that's the beauty of being in God's family...we are here to lift you up when you need it most.

Blessings,

Jill Averitt

Leigh Ann said...

Katie, that is just THE most precious bracelet and tradition. I just love it! I agree with Kelly. Your grace and faith has been an inspiration to all of us. I have been touched deeply by you and the life of precious Reese!

Karen Needham said...

Katie, I saw your blog on Kelly's Korner. I have been praying for you and your entire family. I loved the video of your sweet daughter. Your family is very precious to our Father and He will continue to guide you thru these dark days.

In Christian Love,
Karen Needham
Jonesboro, AR

Summer said...

What a precious bracelet. I have been praying for you and your family daily. I admire you for your strength and faith during this difficult time. When I lost our first baby in my second trimester and our second child in my first trimester... it was my faith and hope that pulled me through... like your faith and hope will pull you through. Now I have a precious miracle baby who is now about to turn three. Your in my prayers.

Jenna said...

Katie it's so gorgeous! You have such an amazing testimony of faith. Continuing to lift you up in prayer every day...

Momofgirls said...

Still lifting you up. I hope the days ahead are easier.

Adventures of Laura said...

What a special tradition that you have continued.

I am blessed and encouraged with each new post that you write. You are such a testimony to our LORD!

I can't tell you how often you come to mind - it is a privilege to lift your family in prayer.

Heather O'Dell said...

My husband, David O'Dell, went to high school with both of you and I have been meaning to comment on your blog for several days. We started reading your blog when you, Katie, were sick several months ago. Our hearts are broken for you with the loss of your sweet baby girl, Reese. What a beautiful baby! I wanted to share with you that our church, FBC Austell (outside of ATL) and school family are praying for you during this time. We are encouraged by your faith and strength. We are praying for grace and peace in the days to come.
With love,
Heather

paperglueetc said...

I continue to pray for you!

Angela said...

What a beautiful bracelet for a beautiful girl. Your testimony and faith continues to be a witness. I think you are an amazing mom.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is a great gift. Continuing to pray for you and your family.

JJ said...

You most definitely have done something for me - I feel amazed daily by your strength and faith. I pray for your family every day.

Kelli said...

May the God of peace grant you the comfort you need right now during this storm. Lifting you and your family up in prayer!!!!

Virginia said...

Katie, your friends are honored to be able to love and support you guys during this time. We all wish we could do more. The bracelet is so precious. Such a special tradition!

I love the picture of Reese with the brown head band and flower. So beautiful and sweet. All of those pictures were amazing.

You're on my heart constantly. Love you.
-Virginia

e-in-tx said...

So lovely, what a special tradition for you and your family. Katie, thank you so much for sharing your heart, strength and grace with all of us (most of us you don't even know!). You are in my heart and prayers in the coming days.

Lyndsey Newton said...

You are a beautiful family and you have a beautiful spirit. Still thinking of others despite the pain you must feel. Reese is precious and I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. I know that I don't even know you, but I think of you often. Even today something happend and I thought about you-I thought, if she can get through what she has with her attitude and love for the Lord, then so can I. What an inspiration and blessing sweet Reese was while she was here. Please know that I pray comfort for you and your family. That the Lord wraps His arms around you, and comforts you as only He can.

Lyndsey Newton
Henrietta, Texas
mrsbnewton@yahoo.com

Jenna said...

That bracelet is just beautiful! It matches that sweet baby Reese perfectly. :-)

Katie, I am praying so hard for your family. God brings ya'll to mind so often, and I am so honored to be one of the many, many people touched by your precious daughter - not to mention the unmatched strength and grace of your family. May God draw Himself so near to ya'll during this time. Ya'll are loved!

Brandi said...

What a sweet sister you have! I am truly inspired by your grace. My family is praying for you during this time.

The Gardella's said...

your family continues to be in my prayers. the bracelet is soo sweet. my maiden name was white too.

lrstan said...

Beautiful! I can't seem to formulate the right words. Just continued prayers for you and your family.

Jill said...

That is too precious! I'm not commenting on too many things, but just wanted to send a little note to say that I'm thinking about you and praying for you every day! Love ya!

At the Beach with Dave and Alicia said...

I met you once in college through Ashley Spears... I am a friend of hers from Pine Cove. I have been following your blog through Ashley's and have to say that your strength amazes me. We have been praying for you every night and believing in God for peace that passes all understanding for you and your family. You are such a testimony of His Grace and peace. We will continue to be lifting you up in prayer knowing that God will one day use you to comfort those who go through this too. Blessings to you, hugs, tears and love... thank you for sharing your story.

cami w said...

Katie -- I have been following your blog for a few months and was devestated to open it up a few days ago. I believe it is all God's plan and I'm sure one day we will all know the why's behind his work. For now I hope that Reese has met my mom in heaven. The pictures and everything you have shared have truly been an incredible inspiration to me. Your faith and strength is amazing and I hope that peace and hope continue to surround you all!
I will be praying for you all!!
Cameron

mrosev14 said...

You are in my prayers, that bracelet is beautiful.

The Slaughters said...

Katie, I haven't commented here yet, mainly because I honestly couldn't find any words that seemed appropriate. I could tell you I am praying for you like so many others, which I am, still, those words seem so insignificant. Just please know that even though I am certain you don't feel strong right now, your rock solid commitment in the middle of this impossible storm is one of the greatest and most inspirational testimonies of faithfulness I have ever witnessed. At a time when you would be completely justified to retreat into your grief, you are boldly declaring your faith and directing others to the One in whom all your hope rests. Amazing and awe-inspiring, your beautiful broken heart. Reese is gorgeous, Katie. Just like her mommy.

Kelly said...

A beautiful gift for a beautiful baby!

Love the scripture in today's post.

Lyr said...

I'm sorry for you loss... I couldn't imgain the pain of lossing a child like that, but your faith seems to be holding you firm in Jesus. Praise God for that. You and your family are in my prayers!!!

Terri said...

I just wanted to let you know, you have been on my mind daily. I am amazed at your strength and your faith. You are truly an inspiration to me. I will continue praying for your sweet family. Many hugs to you.

Owen's Mama said...

Even though I don't know you or your family, please know that I am praying for you. I know God will give you strength, and just know how courageous you are to me. You have given me strength in your loss, and that is something I will never be able to thank you enough for.

Carla said...

A very thoughtful and beautiful gift!


Praying in Columbia, Maryland

Carla

mbl said...

I just cried through your precious video of Reese. The pictures were perfect. They captured your joy and peace, and yet the heartache of losing her. Thank you for sharing and being vulnerable through this time. It's such a ministry and hopefully helps your grieving process as well. Love, Marla Livers

3LittleByrds said...

What a beautiful thing for Reese to be given and I know it makes you feel good to know she too has one. Thinking of you everyday and praying,praying,praying.

Jodi Lansink said...

Beautiful! We buried Jillian in a cross necklace----a little girl needs some beautiful jewelry! :)

Praying for you...I know all too well how difficult this is---you are a very strong woman and have a beautiful family.

Darla said...

Katie-

I prayed for you when you were sick and Kelly mentioned it on your blog. I prayed for you when you had Reese and Kelly mentioned it. My mom sent a link to your blog and when you posted the picture of Faber, I immediately realized that you were Katie White and that I knew your family at First Baptist - LR. I'm Darla Dillahunty (now Baerg) and I live in Houston, TX now. It was so special to me to find out that I was actually praying for someone I knew ... even though you were little bitty when I knew you. I always thought your mom was so fun and the White kids were darling.

I am so very sorry about Reese. I am encouraged and touched by the beautiful words you spoke at her service. What neat thoughts and verses the Lord gave you. He is good.

Looking at the beautiful video, you can tell that even in her much too short two days she received as much love as she could. The pictures are beautiful, she is beautiful and your family is beautiful.

I know you have a huge gaping hole in your heart and can't even begin to imagine what you are going through but will continue to pray for God's perfect peace for you and your family.

Love,
Darla

 
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