Friday, August 14, 2009

Priceless Moments

I just can't let a day go by without showing some pictures of my sweet baby girl. Every time I look at her I think, "She is just so beautiful!" Tomorrow we will be able to see the professional pictures we had taken of us as a family. I can't WAIT to see them and share some of them with you.

I am so thankful that GOD allowed us to have her for a few days. What would I give to touch her soft skin tonight.


Our parents held Reese for the first time before she went to be with Jesus yesterday. It was a bittersweet time for all of us.

I love knowing Reese is already waiting for us along with our loved ones in Heaven. How do people live without the hope of Jesus!? Especially in a situation like this. I can't wait to see Reese running up to me when I see her again. ; ) What a beautiful thought.

Jason's parents and and mine have been so strong for us. Yet they are real in grieving as well. They haven't left our sides. One moment we laugh and the next we all cry.

Today has been a day that no parent should ever have to live through - preparing their baby's burial. Yet so many of you have. I am still reading through everyone's comments and draw strength from each one. My family and I are amazed and humbled at everyone's support and love. Jesus is shining through our family, friends, and so many others we have never met! Thank you.
I find comfort in knowing that many of you have walked this path before because right now I do not know how I am going to make it. I feel such a heaviness on my chest at times it's difficult to breathe. At the hospital I would look at Reese and think, "What am I going to do without you?" I am still wondering...
Our friend Clint guided us through today at the funeral home and burial grounds. I don't know what we would have done without him. I want to make every detail perfect for our Reese. We found a peaceful spot for her to be buried under some trees.

The beginning of this week felt like a dream to me, but now it's fully reality. Jason and I have a daughter in Heaven with Jesus. We are devastated but know GOD is still on His throne. I was able to hold and touch her and kiss her before He took her home. What an honor! She has changed our lives forever.




95 comments:

dg darling said...

I have thought of you often throughout the last few days. I have sent many prayers up on your behalf. I wish I had any words that might help somehow, but, I'll just keep praying for you. Thank your for sharing your sweet baby girl with all of us. She looks just like you!

Aura said...

I can not begin to understand or relate to your strength right now, because I honestly don't think every bit of strength in my body could compare to the words that I am reading. I have never in my life seen such a positive, amazing perspective of losing a child. I have never been raised with God in my family, we were not religious at all. But I have to have so much respect and appreciation for whatever it is that keeps you going in a time like this. I hope for peace for you and your family, and you are truly an inspiration.

Suzanne said...

Katie,
Oh how I have been thinking and praying for your family these last few days. My heart just aches for what you are going through. I just recently suffered a miscarriage and I like you have drawn on the strength of my faith and my Lord and Savior. I know you know that God is in control and is watching over your family. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers! What a testimony of FAITH!
With Love and Prayers,
Suzanne

Rooney's Little Musings said...

I am so, so, sorry. My son was stillborn last May, and I still don't have any words except I'm sorry, and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Momofgirls said...

You sweet girl, I wish you didn't have to go through this. But, what grace and class you have demonstrated. We will continue to lift your family up in prayer, especially the next few hard days to come.

I have 3 babies in heaven and I am sure (based on the ones I have here on earth) that they have already me Reese and are showing her around!

Please take care of yourselves, you have already been through so much during this pregnancy, and now this tough grieving will take a toll on your fragile body.

Cling to your Lord, He will sustain you!

Ashlee McCrary said...

Your daughter is very beautiful! I'm so sorry for what your family is going through. You are such an inspiration though with your srength! I'm just visiting your site for the 1st time & reading whats been goin on & I'm so amazed by the strength in your words! I'll be praying for your family!

Jon & Sarah said...

Thank you for being so real. I can see how our perfect Heavenly Father is holding you. I ma praying for you during your night. (I live in Japan and am awake while you sleep) I am praying that God will give you His perfect peace as you sleep. Love to you from our family.

Sarah

Stacey said...

As I sit here with tears rolling down my face, I am thinking WOW what a strong women! You are one strong, powerful, amazing, Christian woman. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for sharing your pictures of your sweet little girl!

Stacey

Emmy said...

I don't know you at all, just read about you through Kelly's blog. I've cried solidly through the last 2 hours, reading about Reese from your blog. I cannot stop crying, because of the utter crippling devastation you must be feeling, but also because of the trust you have in our Savior. Reese is truly a beautiful little girl, and perfect. Perfect. Her white eyelet dress is so beautiful, and the pictures of you holding her feet are truly holy.

Vanessa said...

Katie

I dont know what to say to you to make you feel better & I feel bad about that. Im so so sorry that this happened to you.
I think you are being amazing right now. From reading yours & Shannon's blogs I know you have a wonderful family around you.
I just want to send huge hugs to you across the pond.
Thinking of you & your family.
Vanessa

Stacia Howard said...

I just read about you & your precious daughter at Kelly's and my heart it truly breaking for you. I have no words but I did want you to know someone in Texas is crying with you, praying for y'all & rejoicing that your beauitful girl is not suffering & playing with our Lord.
I am so very sorry and I know those words can not even come close to healing such a deep wound.
My love & prayers are with y'all.
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous girl with us! :)

martha - ca knitter said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are amazingly strong during this trying time.
Thank you for sharing with us your strong faith in the Lord and all the beautiful pictures of your daughter.

Amber said...

You don't know me, but since I read about you on "Praise you in this Storm" my heart just ached for you. I've never prayed so hard for someone I've never met. My heart aches for you but I am happy that you have held tight to your faith and you see the light at the end of the tunnel. You are strong beyond words, truly amazing and I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family. Best of luck to you all!

Genie Marie said...

You are a shining example of Christ for this lost world....what a hope you have that you are continuing to share, even in this horribly difficult time. God is using you in a mighty way. I am praying for you and will continue!!

Holly said...

I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and your family during this very difficult time. It's not easy at all. (((hugs)))

Fabiola said...

You have been in my mind all the time ever since I read about Reese on Wednesday.
My heart goes out to you and I cannot even begin to imagine how you feel. There is no right words to write.

And what amazes me the most, it your strength and courage.

Continue to be brave!!

Fabiola

Tiffany said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I pray for peace and love to surround you as your precious angel is lifted to be with Jesus. She is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy for your time spent with her. God Bless you and yours.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Beautiful
From the tip of her nose
Down to her baby toes...Resse is so very precious.
Praying for you and Jason
Praying for your parents
Praying for her big brother too

Courtney said...

Oh sweet Katie,
My heart has been hurting for you this week. I have prayed for you constantly. You have demonstrated such grace and class through all this. My prayer is that Jesus will provide you and Jason with a sense of peace that only HE can provide.

Courtney

Kelly said...

You are an image of strenth and courage. I love this scripture, Psalms 121:2. My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

I'm praying for you and Reese's grandparents, as I'm sure their hearts are so sad too.

Embracing my cup said...

Please know that you are being lifted up by so many. Praying that you will feel God's nearness to you.

MyFairLadies said...

We love you, Katie! Your pictures are beautiful and your heart is golden. We are lifting you ALL up in prayer. The pictures of your parents bring more tears to my eyes.

May God continue to sustain you through these difficult days.

wendy for the Donleys

Mer said...

Katie, what a precious post. As Faber and Mandy keep saying over and over..you are a rock star. As devastated as you are right now, I believe God has prepared you for this your whole life. You have sought Him as long as I've known you so wholeheartedly, so the person He has made you over the years is bubbling up even out of such incredible heartache. Once again...praying praying. I love you so much.

Angie said...

I am so sorry for your terrible loss and the incredible pain you are all going through. The love of Jesus is truly coming out in you! I will continue to pray for you. Reese is just beautiful!

Leslie said...

You and Jason are the last people I think of and pray for before falling asleep at night and the first people I think when I open my eyes. I won't stop praying for you. I won't forget your beautiful angel. You are an amazing person!!!! Thank you for sharing such special pictures of Reese. You have renewed my faith and shown that you can get through anything with Christ by your side.

Katie said...

I am so sorry for your loss but so happy that you have hope. Hope that Jesus will heal you and trusting that you will see your baby again. I echo your words, how do people live without the hope of Jesus??

Mandi @ It's come to this said...

I found you through Kelly's Korner ... just wanted you to know I'm just a stranger praying for your family tonight. God Bless.

Wendy said...

Your strength is truly amazing. I'm sure your parents' hearts are absolutely breaking for you and they must be trying so hard to be strong for you. I'm glad you have so many people rallying around you. We've never met and likely never will but please know that lots of prayers are being said for you in Ohio.

Caryn said...

Your faith and strength are so inspiring!

Jennifer said...

I prayed and prayed for your family last night. I have other people praying for you too. I wish I had the strenght you do, I wish I was as close to God as you and your family. My heart is still breaking for you.. from you blog I have learned to truely cherish what I have.

I have NEVER seen such positive people in a time like this. YOUR faith in God had brought me closer to him.

Thank you Katie for sharing so much with us..

Kimberly said...

Oh Katie! Your sister Mandy is one of my most dearest friends and just to know her family is hurting right now is unbearable to me. I am thinking and praying for you and your family all the way in Australia! Reese is so beautiful and you are so strong. I know Jesus is holding your hand each and every moment and Reese is a beautiful angel in Heaven.

Brandi said...

I can't keep you and your family off my mind. I have NO idea what you are going through, but I do know that little Reese is so happy in Heaven and YES, you will be with her again one day. I find your strength and your faith amazing. I will continue to lift you and your family up in prayers!!!

Laurie said...

Katie-I just can't believe all this is happening. You are my last thought at night and my first thought in the morning. I am so sorry. I have always thought you were wonderful and even more so now. Jesus shines through you! I am so thankful for your wonderful families.

JJ said...

I am so very sorry. I have tears in my eyes every time I read one of your posts and find myself amazed at your amazing strength and faith in God. I still pray for your family often that God will give you peace and bring joy to your hearts again.

Kelly said...

Katie- you are the most amazing person. I have always thought so but I know think that 1000 times more. And you said it exactly right - how could we make it without hope in Jesus? I wish you could have Reese back so badly it hurts. I just ache for you and Jason. But I know Reese is singing the sweetest songs in the presence of our God right now and to her it will only be a minute until you join her because we are just on this earth a second compared to eternity in heaven. I can't wait until you see her again.
Praying for you these next few days, weeks and months.

Jenna said...

Katie, your family is constantly in my thoughts and prayers. You are the strongest Momma. I pray that God will continue to give you the strength you need and the peace you seek.

Heather said...

I am praying for you and your family. Reese is beautiful and thank you for sharing her pics with us.

Waller Family said...

I am absolutely amazed by your strength and your faith in god. I pray for you and your family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers this whole week and will continue.

Amy in PA said...

My family went through a similiar situation 2 years ago & we echo your heart's cry, "How do people go through things like this without the comfort of the Lord?" Unfortunately, it takes experiences like this to make us realize how much we take the miracle of life for granted. You're in my prayers. (It will get easier with time, so please give yourself time to grieve.)

Jennjilla said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Reese was an amazing little girl ! My family is praying for you during this difficult time.

Sarah Fries said...

Katie, please know that we love you all so much. Our hearts are truly broken for you and can't imagine what you are feeling. You are such a strong and beautiful follower of Christ. We love you and are here if you need us.

2 little Boys said...

I am so inspired by your Grace in the face of loosing Reese, I pray God continues to provide you His mercy. I know that your strength is coming from the Father and it tells me so much about you that you can share your thoughts even in the middle of what you and your family are going through. I am praying for you, I know we don't know each other, but a mother's heart understands and knows that in unimaginable times of this kind of loose that it is UNBEARABLE, but we know that with the Father you will make it through and HE will use this moment in your lives for His Glory and hold your little Reese until you can see her again.

Hailey said...

I am praying for you and your family in NC.

chandelier magic beach house said...

Hi Katie -

I too have felt this unbearable pain. My second child, Kelly, died at 2 days old. My 3yr old son Tony, and my husband guided me through the devastation by simply needing me.

To this day, I find my peace in my routine and making daily life better for my husband of 36 yrs, Tony 33, and Jennifer 28.

Since that day - when I cut or get fresh flowers I always put 3 on my bedside table and I think of Kelly and I smile because she's in my heart and never forgotten.

Take Care,
Marsha

Liz said...

My heart aches with yours Katie. You are God's precious child and He is with you, especially in the dark times. When you think that you see only one set of footprints...it is because He is carrying you.

We love you here in Houston,
Liz

jules said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers...i came across your site after someone asked for prayers for your family on mckmama's prayer forum. i cannot imagine how you must be feeling or what you are going through today but i can blanket you in prayers to get you through this. i commit to lifting you and your entire family in prayer before the Lord....may He give you peace, strength, comfort...may we as believers show you the body of Christ and carry you along this journey...may your faith be restored and may you be blessed in your sorrow...amen. though i don't know you, i will say i love you as a sister in christ...thank you for sharing with us...

McDermott Fam said...

I got down on my knees and prayed for you and your family just now. I am so sorry that this has happened. I don't know you but I will be praying for you in the days and weeks to come.

The Scott's said...

Katie...I discovered your blog earlier this week when I visited Kelly's Korner. I wanted to let you know that I have kept sweet Reese and your family in my prayers all week and will continue to do so. Your strength and positive attitude during this difficult time amazes me. Just know that your trust and faith in God wil get you through this. Sending all my love and prayers your way. Reese is just beautiful!!

Natalie said...

I cannot stop thinking about you and have sent countless prayers up on your behalf. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of your special moments with Reese- she's just perfect! I know for her it will be the blink of an eye in the context of eternity before she gets to greet you in Heaven. What a joyous reunion that will be!!

I too cannot imagine going through something like this without our hope and faith in Jesus.

Thank you Lord for promising that we will join you in Heaven for eternity and that we know just where Reese is in Your presence.

Your faith is amazing and I can tell you that you have touched countless people and have encouraged us to trust God no matter what. The "no matter what" is the tough part!

Blessings to you and your precious family. Having a 3 1/2 year old son myself, I am sure Zach is helping to bring smiles to your faces even in the midst of this storm.

Love and prayers,
Natalie (Stouffer) Jones
San Antonio, TX

Chelsa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but I also often imagine my sweet little Andon running up to me when I get to Heaven too. He went to be w/ Jesus on Feb. 3 of this year b/c my placenta abrupted. I understand the heaviness on your chest-- you just don't know if you can breathe another breath. It will get better. It won't go away, but it will be easier. A part of your heart will always be w/ your precious little girl and she will always be a part of your family.

You guys will be in my prayers.

One of my favorite verses is Mark 10:14 "..."Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as the."

It's so amazing to me to think of my little boy playing at the feet of Jesus, our Savior.

Jennifer said...

praying for you - praying for continued strength and peace for you both in the days ahead, I cannot imagine the pain but know as well God is receiving great glory through Reese's precious life

Alex and Jill said...

I just haven't been able to stop thinking about you guys...I say a prayer every time you come to mind. You and your family have been so strong...your faith is apparent and just amazing.

Candy said...

I have chill bumps after reading your post. Your faith is so amazing! I don't know your family, but can't stop thinking about ya'll. Praying for strength for all of you. Thank you for sharing your sweet baby girl with us. You are such an inspiration. Prayers and hugs coming from Louisiana!

The Crowder Family said...

I cannot tell you how much I've been praying for you these past few days, as well as the last time you were in the hospital. I am so sorry for your loss. Your faith is amazing though! I know that God is taking care of Reese in Heaven, and that He will continue to guide you and your precious family.

Faith said...

Katie, she is absolutely beautiful! I am so thankful that you are feeling the arms of Jesus wrapped around you during this time. I pray that you would experience the hands and feet of Jesus through the blog community, your church family, and your family and friends as He carries you through this valley.

Sunny said...

Oh my gracious. I cannot begin to tell you how strong you are right now. What a blessing your thoughts and feelings towards our Heavenly Father are to me. Most people would be damning Him and developing bitterness in their hearts - and yet you have not. Instead you praise Him. Thank you for your testimony to me today. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dawn said...

Many times while thinking of you all this week, I too have wondered the exact same thing...How can ANYONE get through life without the hope we have in Christ?? Praise God He gives it to us!

The B's said...

Oh Katie...I don't know you but I am just bawling. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and hurt you are going through. I cannot imagine losing my Emma...it would crush me. We will continue to pray for all of you. Stand strong in the Lord. Our prayers are with you.
Lacey

Our wild zoo! said...

There are no words at a time like this. I came across your story and I am just crying for you. What a testimony your strength and faith is-such a bright light in a dark world. I just want you to know that I am lifting you and your beautiful family in prayer. Reese is a very blessed baby to come into the world as your daughter. She is so beautiful. What an amazing reunion it will be in heaven. Praying, praying, praying.

chapinamom said...

So sorry that you lost your beautiful baby girl, but happy that you were all able to meet her and fill her brief time here with so much love. Praying for all of you!

Jenna said...

Katie, ya'll are in my contant thoughts and I am just so sorry that ya'll are going through this. Reese was absolutely beautiful and I know ya'll are so proud of her. She is touching so many lives, and so are you and Jason as ya'll point people to Jesus through this difficult time.

I am praying for ya'll constantly and will do so without ceasing! Ya'll are loved - by your families, friends, a bunch of blog strangers :-), and most importantly the One who created you and the One who is holding your sweet girl in His arms.

We love you!

Taylor said...

I'm so glad you were able to spend as much time with baby Reese as you did! She is so beautiful and you guys are all in my thoughts and prayers!

autumn23 said...

Wow, you are so strong! You are an inspiration. What a beautiful little angel you have now watching over you. Praying for you daily.

Mandi said...

Katie, I have followed you since your stay in the hospital a few months ago. You and your family must feel so blessed to have spent time with your beautiful Reese, but I also know the grief you feel must be unbearable at times. I will be praying all of you as you walk through this difficult time.

Renia Flaishans said...

My name is Renia and I learned of you through Kelly. I have to tell you that I have been on my knees begging God to watch over ALL of you and guide you through this. I know I dont know you are your family but I do know that you ALL have been on my mind ALL day for the last 4 days. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!
Renia and Family from Michigan

Nicolle said...
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Nicolle said...

Katie, your sweet Reese is so beautiful and you are an amazing mom. We don't know each other, but I've been by your blog several times. I admire your strength so much. I have been moved to tears so many times over the last few days thinking of you. I also rejoice with you that Reese is enjoying Jesus and all of the rewards of Heaven. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.

Summer said...

Katie,
I am so sorry for your loss. I read about your story on Kelly's blog... I have thought of your family often and the strength you and your family have during this difficult time. I have had two miscarriages, one in my second trimester, and one in the first, they were so difficult. God helped me through that difficult time and he will help you and your family through this difficult time. Thanks for showing the beautiful pictures of your precious Reese, and know that God will be there for you through this difficult time...

Adam and Kimmy plus Reese! said...

Our daughter is named Reese as well and your story just broke our heart....We're so very sorry for you and your family. We are praying for you guys even though the only connection we have is with a little girl named Reese.....

Mary said...

Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers in the coming weeks and months. God is with you always. Blessings and Grace!

Bree said...

my heart is so heavy for you and your family...Its been 7 years since we said good bye to our daughter born 15 weeks too soon. Her surviving identical twin is a daily reminder of what could have been. We were carried by Jesus in those first months before we were able to gain enough strength from God to walk on our own. He is what got us through the darkest days, I don't know how those who don't have a savior do it. Its the only way it got us through the "whys" and understanding peace. Its so wonderful you were able to have photos taken, I so wish it was something I was aware of then. We have two before she passed away, and some of her after, but not enough of the before and none of us with her. Keep leaning on your faith. My prayers continue to be with you all. There is a light at the end, and knowing that someday our daughters will be in our arms again makes it all the better. F.R.O.G :)

Bree

Janna said...

I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

Your strength amazes me! Reese's life will forever be a part of your testimony of God's grace, peace, love, and unending comfort. Your family has already touched the lives of so many people and it is evident that you desire the Lord to be glorified through this situation. Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer.

Janna Warren
(Lauren Austin's aunt)

Laura said...

Hi Katie! I hope you remember me (Laura Berg) from Baylor. I am so so sorry about your sweet daughter, Reese. I've been thinking about you and praying for you and your precious family non-stop for days now. Thank you for sharing pictures of BEAUTIFUL Reese. I will keep praying for peace and comfort for all of you during this difficult time. Your faith is amazing and is a testimony for all to see!!!

Heather L. said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a gorgeous baby girl! I am praying for you and your family.

Leslie said...

Lifting your family up in prayer. Your darling Reese touched so many lives during her short stay here. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Leslie H.

Sara said...

Yes, it is an unbearable feeling to lose your child. My son would be nearly 19 months old - and I still long to hold him. But time helps. God helps. Friends and family help. Keeping your Reese's memory alive in every way is the best thing you can do. I still talk about my Samuel to anyone and everyone who asks.

I am so sorry. I know your pain and I wouldn't want it for anyone. I don't know you. But I pray for you and for your husband. Hold tight to each other.

If you want to talk, or cry, or scream, feel free to email me. We may not know each other, but we share this tragic bond now.

God bless,
Sara

c.sara@insightbb.com

♥Kristie Lynn♥ said...

I have no words.... I'm just so very, very sorry for all of you.... She was a precious little girl.

Kristy ~ said...

I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. 2 of my baby boys are in heaven right now playing with the angels. My baby boy Everett was born and and left us on September 16th, 2008. My other baby boy Leyland was born on June 9th, 2009 and went to sleep on June 11th, 2009. Not a day goes by that my heart doesn't ache for my 2 baby boys. I can't tell you that the journey through grif is easy, its not. You will have horrible days and okay days. You just need to focus on what you do have, and that will get you through the day. My son and daughter on earth, along with my husband are my strength. I get out of bed every morning because of them.

The last thing any parent should have to do, is bury their child...or in my case, 2 of them.

Your daughter is beautiful and I am so sorry this is a journey you are walking.

Many *hugs* to you in the coming days, weeks and months.

Kristy

http://mooooonandback.blogspot.com/

McGlaughlin Family said...

Praying for you and your family.

Shanna aka Eli n Lucas's mommy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have read aboyt your family on Shannons blog and have prayed for you before when you were in the hospital. You all are in my prayers again today. Sweet Reese was a beautiful baby girl...and now that precious child will be your guardian angel. I am sorry again...words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your family.

Annie said...

What a beautiful baby girl!Praising God for the wonderful family that you have...and you are so right, how do people face such sorrow without the peace and comfort from our Savior?? Praying my heart out for you and your family, every time God brings you to my mind---praising Him because He is the ultimate redeemer and He LIVES!!!

Joy said...

Take things as they come, sweetie. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I admire your strength, though you may not see it in yourself right now. Even if I don't comment much I am following your story and I cannot wait to see pictures of your family with Reese!

Lucinda said...

Jason and Katie,
I am so sorry. I have been praying and continue to pray. Our Father loves you so much and I am thankful for the amazing strength He is giving you. May you continue to give Him praise as you walk through the valley. He will sustain you.

Lucinda Clark
Acts 20:24

bp said...

Praying for your family. I found you from another blog that asked for prayers. May God bless you with peace through the coming days.

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Reese looks so perfect and beautiful in her little white eyelet dress! I am praying for you, her brother and her grandparents. May the Lord keep his arms wrapped around you!

Paige said...

Still praying for you and your family! I read Shannon's blog and came over via her post. I will continue to lift you to the throne during these difficult days.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Continuing to pray for you and your family.

Rachelle H said...

My heart aches for you--I have a little baby girl in heaven as well. (we lost her in utero at 5.5 months). I know it's not the same as what you went through, but I can tell you on this side of it that God is close to the brokenhearted--He loves you deeply as you are His precious daughter. God gave us a little girl a year later that I delivered by C-section, so I cannot imagine how you are coping with your physical pain as well. God will use the story that He is writing through you. . .
You are loved by so many people!
Rachelle (Rexer) Huitink

Jennifer said...

Sending prayers of comfort your way.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

How difficult this must be! I have come close to losing two of my children and my granddaughter, but I have never had to face that ultimate test of faith. God has spoiled me that way. I will pray for your family, both a prayer of thanksgiving that you had some days with your daughter and a prayer of petition that the Lord be with you through these hard times. When some time has passed, you might like to read the book, Angel Unaware, by Dale Evans Rogers. I think many who have lost children, as she and Roy Rogers did, have found it helpful.

Alaska Girl said...

"If the Lord brings you to it, He will bring you through it" ~ these words comforted me when my son was diagnosed with cancer, during his treatment and now with his check-ups. I can't tell you that I know how you feel because I don't. No one else is Reese's Mom, but the Lord knows. And, like you, I have said often that I don't know how people without Christ deal with the unimaginable ~ but, aren't we glad we don't have to know what that's like? God bless you - I will be praying for you (((hugs))).

Leah S. said...

I've been away from the computer for over a week and just got caught up on your blog. Just want you to know that I'm praying for you guys. I'm sorry your hurting so bad right now but encouraged that you reach out to God. He doesn't disappoint.

Click Clack Mom said...

I am so so sorry. You and your family have been on my heart so much the last few days. I can't imagine your pain. Thank you for sharing the pictures. I will continue to pray for you and the strength you will need over the next few months.

Courtney said...

Oh, how my heart literally aches for you .. Within 5.5 months, my husband and I had Jesus take our first two daughters home. Our first was born sleeping at 32 weeks due to Trisomy 13/18, and our second was miscarried at 10 weeks just a few months later. I've literally cried for you and I'm so sorry for your "loss" .. Reese isn't lost though, when you know she is safe in the arms of Jesus! Sending you tons of love and prayers..If you ever need to talk or need a special prayer, please don't hesitate to call on me..God Bless you and your sweet family..I pray He brings you the peace and comfort that He has brought my husband and I.

Kenny & Lida said...

Praying for little Reese, although we don't know the plans that God has set - we do know that Jesus is holding your precious baby girl in His arms. Praying for your family!
The Mathews'

 
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