Monday, August 17, 2009

Today

Reese, we celebrate and honor you today. Praise GOD for your life. We love you!

117 comments:

Sydney, Tom, & Stella said...

What an amazing picture! And Katie you are an amazing mom and women of God...your truly are an example for so many to follow. We are praying for your sweet family today and you celebrate your little angel.

Casi said...

An absolutely wonderful family photo! Thank you for sharing it. Know our prayers are with you all today as you celebrate precious Reese and will remain with you...

Tara H. said...

God bless you and your precious angel. Lifting you up in prayer today as you celebrate and mourn. I will continue to pray for God's Peace to envelope you and your family.

Renia Flaishans said...

That picture is just beautiful!
I went to bed thinking about your family last night and woke up this morning and you were the first thing on my mind! Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you today.
Renia (Michigan)

The Future Mrs. Etten said...

What a beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heather said...

What a beautiful picture. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your day to celebrate her life is as beautiful as she is.

Charity said...

What a BEAUTIFUL family! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Molly said...

Katie,

Your strength is truly inspiring. May God be with you and your family today as you celebrate your precious angel. Reese was truly adorable. I will lift you up in prayer today as you mourn.

Shelly said...

Katie, you amaze me. Thank you so much for sharing the great family picture! It's beautiful.

We are continuing to lift you and your family up in prayer today and in the days to come.

Jennifer said...

Katie,
The picture is so precious!
We are praying for you, Jason and your families today as we have been all week. Know that we love your family and are here if you need anything.
Jennifer

Leslie said...

One of the most beautiful pictures I have seen. Praying for your family today and your angel reese.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful photo. I've been keeping your family lifted in prayer all weekend.

Kelly said...

BEAUTIFUL family!!!!!!!!! Reese will always be apart of you family and in your hearts.
Praying so hard for you today - I know it will be a very emotional day. You and Jason are amazing people and parents and Godly examples!

amy said...

Katie, what a beautiful family picture thank you for sharing with us. You've been on my mind and heavy on my heart for the last week. My prayers are with you, Jason and your entire family today as you celebrate the life of your precious Reese. May peace be with you.

Michelle said...

Lifting you and your family up in prayer. Beautiful family picture!

Paige said...

What a gorgeous family photo. I woke up with your entire family on my heart. Praying for you.

pocket full of pink said...

I know I have never met you, but I am overwhelmed at how much of an inspiration your precious family is to me! The smile on your face says EVERYTHING about your Faith! Your words are so beautiful and so positive and extremely encouraging - what a remnder that God IS our provider and has a perfect plan, no matter what we see on this side of heaven. I will be praying for your sweet family. Thank you for sharing your story and allowing it to touch our hearts the way that it is.

The Proctors said...

Keeping your family in my prayers today as you celebrate Reese's life! What a beautiful family picture. Reese is absolutely beautiful! Your strength and faith in God is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing this with everyone.

Dawn said...

Jason & Katie, you are truly a testimony of God's abundant grace and strength through trials. I'm praying for you all today, including the Rowe and White families. What a timeless memory that photo is!

Williams Family said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I can't imagine what this next year is going to be like, but it sounds like you have a strong faith in God that will help you get through it. God Bless.

dg darling said...

You are in my prayers! What a beautiful family....

Todd and Courtney said...

Reese is so beautiful. I can only imagine her dancing with her friends in heaven in her beautiful dress! You all are such a beautiful family.

Cate said...

What a beautiful family! My prayers are with you today as you celebrate Reese's life.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! God Bless you and your sweet angel..Celebrate her little life that touched so many..

I am praying for you and your family...

AmberKoren said...

What a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing. Baby Reese has touched more families than you will probably ever know. She's beautiful and will forever fill your heart with her love. I will continue to lift your family in prayer. Katie, your strenght is truely inspiring.

Mel said...

What an amazing family picture! Praying for you today!

Taylor's Parents said...

Thinking and Praying for you guys today! What a beautiful photo that you will always cherish!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Bless her sweet little heart. May God cover you with His grace~

Amber said...

You have a beautiful family. I have been praying for you; especially today.

The Carrolls said...

Praying the Lord gives you strength today! What an awesome picture!!

RDOSHI said...

Such a beautiful family picture! Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this day as you celebrate little Reese!

A Step Ahead Dayschool said...

As I think what to write to a stranger. I realize nothing I can say or write will ever truly explain how awesome I think you are. I can not believe the strength you are showing and my prayers are with you.

Twice as Nice said...

Prayers for you and your family. Such a beautiful little girl.

Harris Family said...

Such a beautiful picture! I am thinking of you guys and have and will continue to pray for today. We celebrate Reese with you!

Ani said...

I read about Reese's story in Kelly's blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Blessings.

Kimberley said...

What a beautiful family portrait! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you prepare to honor your beautiful daughter.

Ashley said...

Oh Katie, at this moment you just beginning to publicly honor and celebrate Reese's precious life. We are on our knees praying for comfort, peace and even a bit of joy on this day at this moment. Oh sister, may His presence just fill you, surround you and hold you up as you go through this day. The angels are singing and our Savior is carefully watching you and your family as Reese DANCES for Him.

Belinda said...

sending prayers to you and your family today while you celebrate Little Reese's life.
Belinda

Gina said...

I do not know you personally. But I have followed your story for months because we have so many people in common. I am praying for your family in this moment and will continue for many, many days to come.

Laurie said...

How BEAUTIFUL!

Karen said...

So beautiful! I am praying for you and your family as you celebrate this precious little life and mourn your loss.

Kim said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers and have been for the last week or so. You are an amazing family, and I feel blessed to have stumbled across your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and your love of our Precious Jesus!

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous picture. Praying today on columbia, Maryland.

Love in Him,
Carla

Katie Spinks said...

what beautiful picture of a beautiful family inside and out... God is taking your pain and making something beautiful out of it! praying for you all individually daily!

ehand said...

As someone who just went thru a very similar situation, just a short year ago, I am praying for you and your family. I have followed your story over the past several weeks/months via Candy's blog. You and your family will be in my prayers and on my heart over the next few weeks, months, years.

Laura said...

Such a beautiful family...you held a piece of heaven in your arms.

Praying for you today..peace and grace to you

Heather said...

Katie, What an amazing service for Reese. Thank you for Sharig your story, I know your strength is ministering to more than you can imagine. Hang in there girl, GOD IS GOOD!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Beautiful Photo.

jamesaidansmom said...

That is such a beautiful picture. I am thinking of you today as you remember your sweet baby girl, and I am still lifting you all up in my prayers.

walkers said...

what a priceless picture. i have been thinking about you all day and praying that you all experience peace and hope today. what a beautiful to celebrate!

Adventures of Laura said...

You've been on my heart all day and I just had to come leave a comment. Praying for you as you celebrate and honor Reese today...

The family photo is beautiful. Your strength and peace during this time is amazing. God is truly blessing you with His presence.

This is the day! said...

What a sweet family picture. I have been praying for your sweet family. Your little girl is just precious and has touched so many lives. May God's peace surround you during the next days, weeks, and months.

Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

Been in my thoughts all day...what a beautiful picture!

Christa said...

What a beautiful family photo! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful family. Praying for your family today and sweet little Reese.

Team McShane said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful family photo. I know heaven is a more beautiful place now that Reese is there. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Finding Normal said...

Praying for peace.

Taylor said...

That is an awesome family photo and I know it's one that will be treasured forever! I hope things went smoothly today with the memorial and I pray for peace and comfort for you guys!

KK said...

Praying for your entire family for strength and peace of mind.
Thanks for sharing a beautiful family portrait.
Blessings and prayers,
Kaye
Psalm 46:10

Bethany said...

What a beautiful family.

I lost a baby boy, who lived 42 amazing days, two years ago today. I know how devastating the loss of a baby is and how nothing about it seems right. But, I also know the incredible peace that is brought about by knowing and trusting the Lord. I'm so glad you have that peace.

You will be carried.

Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Bethany Gillham

Chris said...

Beautiful pictures.
My heart is with you and your beautiful family.
I am so sorry for your lost.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Such a beautiful family. Praying for you and your family.

Carri said...

A beautiful family. I am praying for you!

Momofgirls said...

Beautiful family picture! May God be your strength today especially and the days ahead. You are a blessing!

We are praying for you!

stacey said...

Katie,
Your strength is inspiring. It was a beautiful service.
You will remain in my thoughts. Sending love your way.
Stacey Bailey

Jenna said...

Gorgeous family - inside and out! Been praying for ya'll so hard today and will continue to do so. Ya'll are in our thoughts and in our hearts!

the bowlin family said...

What a gorgeous family picture! You all remain in my prayers!!

Angie said...

I love the picture, how precious to have. Praying for you today and continuously for the days ahead. I am so glad you are able to celebrate sweet Reese's life today.

All of you are in our prayers,

Angie

julie & joe said...

What a beautiful family photo. We are praying for you.

Mandi said...

Such a beautiful family! Praying for you all.

Melissa said...

I've been praying for all of you today. I'm sure Reese's service was beautiful. I love the picture of the four of you, it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing Reese's pictures with all of us!

Melissa Pope

Jill said...

What a beautiful family and a beautiful memory you made. God bless you all TODAY, this very moment.

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Fabulous family photo - you will treasure those always! I have been thinking of you! You are amazing, Katie - so selfless and loving. I would be in my bed and you are honoring Reese and Jesus Christ. The presence of the Lord is in your home! May the peace that passes all understanding, guard your heart and mind! You have made my faith stronger and I will continue thinking you in the days and weeks to come.

Jenna said...

Awesome picture! Praying for your sweet family today!

Cheryl said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Your family portrait is amazing.

Reese is having a time of her life, playing around is heaven.

Good Bless

Angie said...

I love this picture of this family. Katie, you are such a strong person and your family has such a great faith in God, you are an inspiration!

3LittleByrds said...

Katie, what a beautiful picture you have to keep. I have thought of your family all day today and said many prayers that God gave you peace. Reese was beautiful.

lrstan said...

Your sweet family will continue to be in my prayers.

The Bunch Fam! said...

Today was one of the most worship-filled moments of my life. Your testimony is going to move mountains. What beauty in the sorrow. We love you.

Katie said...

Oh, Katie. Your family is beautiful. I'm so thankful that you are able to celebrate her life even though I'm sure it's difficult. I'll continue to pray for peace for your family.

Mab said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL family photo. I came here from Kelly's blog and have been thinking of you all and praying for you.
Your family is so very sweet.
Arlene in Louisiana

Jenny said...

I can't get you off of my mind. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your sweet Reese-My prayers are with you. What a beautiful family picture.

Ann said...

Katie, may you look forward to your reunion with Reese in the place that has been prepared for her, where 'separations come no more'.

I'm amazed by you and Jason and the richness and strength of your faith.

I wonder if you sing like you did when you were a little girl and am confident our Lord will restore and sweeten your song on the other side of this deep valley.

I love you,
Miss B.

2 little Boys said...

Your family picture is beautiful. We continue to lift you in our prayers as you honor Reese's life.

God Bless!
Daily leaving it at the Master's feet!
LauraAnn

Ava said...

Praying God's very sweetest blessings over your family today. Your picture is priceless. I found this blog through another and am touched by your strength...
Love,Jenny

Tales from Goshen said...

I don't know you, but I know and love the Savior you also know and love. And I see evidence of His soft touch and healing hand on the faces of your beautiful family. I have learned lately that God's ways are not our own ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts...but His glory is ALWAYS for our good. Somehow, someway, we know that. Your faith, your joy even in the midst of circumstances which would bring the strongest to their knees, is a remarkable testimony to the power of God in you. I will be yet another one lifting you up in prayer.

Autumn said...

Beautiful family!! Praying for your family..

The B's said...

What a beautiful picture! You are such a strong, strong woman in the faith. What a testimony!!!

Glo said...

What a beautiful picture and what an inspiration you are to me. Thank you for sharing your story with us and your love for our Lord.

Gina said...

What a sweet, precious photo. I have prayed for you guys since I heard the news and my heart is broken for you - but so thankful that you are trusting in The Great Comforter. I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort not just now but in the days, weeks, months and years to come. My husband and I have attended BCLR for almost 20 years - we remember a much younger version of that guy you're married to! We hold you, Jason and Zach, Cam, and Trisha and the entire extended family in our prayers.

Tamara said...

Katie and Jason - Our hearts are heavy for you all and the earthly sorrows you guys face, but we rejoice in the graciousness of God to share such a precious gift with you (and us all) in Reese. Please know that we are praying for you and will continue to do so. We praise the Lord for the faith He has so graciously granted.
love, the martins

Sue said...

Although I don't know you, I feel a connection through reading your blog. I find myself strengthened by your faith and I know that nothing is a surprise to God. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I feel that you will reach many people through your strength and faith in God.

Popeatots said...

What an amazing photograph of such an amazing family. We have had you guys in our thoughts and prayers throughout this day. You will never know just what an inspiration you have been to everyone who reads Reese's story. You have honored her in every possible way by glorifying and trusting God during every treacherous step of this dark journey. We will never forget your precious little angel and will continue to lift you guys up daily in our prayers. Love, Amber and Mason

Ryan and Jessica said...

Praying for you and your entire family today. May God wrap his loving arms around you this day and always.

Beth Ann said...

I just want you guys to know you were on my thoughts and in my prayers today especially. Meredith said you were incredible whild speaking, and I believe her! God will give you the strength you need day by day. The picture is amazing.

Carrie Cummings said...

I thought about your family all weekend and week, but especially last night, knowing that today would be jointly a celebration of a precious life and one of the hardest days imaginable. I hope that baby Reese's memorial service was one that will provide you with lots of snapshots both in your head and on a photo page that you'll remember and look at for the rest of your years. We continue to pray for your family and will continue to do so.
-Carrie

Stephanie said...

What a sweet and priceless picture! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! What an amazing family to have so much strength and faith. I lift your family up in prayer today and many days after today. God bless you.

Chris said...

I wanted to let you guys know that you're in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days to come. Both of you are absolutely wonderful people. To this day, my happiest memories as a teacher are the years I spent with you guys and your classmates at ABSS. God bless you!!

Kelli said...

You and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers. God is honored through your example!!

dg darling said...

I hope all was well today. I hope you were blessed with peace and were able to feel Reese near. I thought of you often and prayed for you through the day. May the Lord bless you with peace and comfort as you walk through this journey of grief...

Melanieshea said...

What an awesome picture!!!!!! God bless you all! Still praying for you! Hugs from Mississippi! :o)

Lauren said...

Praying for you all.

Justin and Jenn said...

Hi Katie,

You & your precious family have been constantly on my mind. I've said many a prayers for you...prayers for strength, comfort,understanding- whatever it is that you need in the moment. God is good- all the time. He has a plan--He is using your story in more ways than you could possibly know.

Erin said...

Kaite and Jason, my heart aches for you all. I am amazed, though, at your strength that you seem to have throughout all of this. Know that God needed Reese up in Heaven with Him more so than here on Earth with us.

Joy said...

Our thoughts are with you! Gorgeous family portrait!

Julee said...

I was so honored to be at Reese's service today! I seriously was in awe of your strength and poise as you spoke today. You were so amazing and truly inspired me. The pictures were absolutely beautiful and will be something you can cherish forever. I will be continuously praying for you and Jason. If I can do anything for you please don't hesitate to ask!

Ashley-Michele said...

My thoughts were with your family today! You have a beautiful family! I admire your strength and grace! I agree with you in that I do not know how people go through these situations with out having a belief in Christ as well as a belief in the after life. I am blessed that I was raised in a home where I was taught about these things and that I have grown to understand and believe for myself in these things. May God Bless you and your family! Baby Reese is lucky to have chosen you as a mother.

Amy said...

Your family is so beautiful! I'm so sorry for your loss. I looked for someway to contact you besides leaving a comment but couldn't find an email anywhere on your site.

I was wondering if you would mind emailing me, amy@designerblogs.com

One of your blog readers has contacted us, she has been so touched by your story and wanted to do something nice for you. Email me and I will tell you more. :)

sara lindsey said...

my heart absolutely breaks to hear of your loss. your spirit--and her life--are such a testament of His grace. praying for your strength and your peace in the hours ahead.

sara stevens lindsey

jayfersgirl said...

What an amazing picture of your family...I'm sitting here crying, looking at it. I thought of ya'll all day today, even though I've never even met you. You are in my heart...

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Praying for you still. May God grant you peace and give you strength.

Isaiah 41:10

Leigh Ann said...

Beautiful picture, Katie! I LOVE it!

Jorden and Kristin said...

I cried, I cannot imagine how moving it must be for you as her mother to watch that! I am praying for your family!

Stacia Howard said...

Beautiful picture! I know you treasure it!

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures that I know you will cherish forever. We used the exact song at our daughters service...that song says so much.

hi-d said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

 
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