Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quiet Beauty

I enjoy sharing pictures of Reese because they are all I'll ever have. It is not a sad thing for me - I am so thankful we have them! This is not always the case with little ones who go to Heaven much sooner than we would like.

Because I will always (LORD willing) be able to show pics of Zach growing up, I like to mix in some soft girly pics with his rough and tumble ways. ; )

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good...to Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1, 4

I continue to be amazed at your thoughts, prayers, tears, and concern for us. The way people rush to our sides each day is a mighty display of GOD's power. He is expressing His enduring love through each of you! 

58 comments:

Life with my sweeties said...

The picture is SO SO sweet!!! Still praying and thinking of you and your family everyday! I am so glad that you are able to share some of your thoughts (a little outlet). You are an inspiration to many.

Hugs & Prayers,
Melissa

Amanda Smith said...

How sweet. You're on my mind a lot. You have such amazing strength.

Mary Ann Miller said...

Your little princess's picture is so beautiful. I am glad you are willing to share pictures and I enjoy reading about your family. You have certainly been an inspiration to those of us that follow your blog. Have a lovely week.

Mary Ann

carissa said...

i don't know you...but i constantly find myself thinking and praying for your beautiful family! your blog is such a wonderful testament to our Father and His perfect peace that passes all understanding. reese's pictures are stunning. thank you for your faith and how you are encouraging the body of Christ through your testimony. i would so be your friend if i knew you in real life : ).

Christa said...

Katie, Reese is beautiful!

Praying for you!

Christa

Jill said...

i don't know you, but have been following your blog since Kelly (harper's mom) posted your link on her blog a few weeks ago. Please know that I pray for you whenever the Lord brings you to mind. I pray that this will continue for several months. much love -

Paige said...

He is GOOD! Thanks for sharing Katie and you are so right, so many of us do not have such beautiful pictures to share. Such a blessing that you were able to capture and treasure such beautiful images of your girl!!

Alex and Jill said...

Your photographer did a beautiful job.

Love seeing pics of your babies. :)

((HUGS))

julie & joe said...

Beautiful photo. I'm so glad you had photos made. Keeping you in my prayers!

Bourg Family said...

This pic is beautiful! I love that it's black and white w/ only the pink in color. She is a beautiful princess who has now gained her angel wings. Thank you for allowing us to see the face of one of our guardian angels. Katie, Reese is absolutely beautiful. If the only comfort you have for having to give her back so soon is that she is now watching over you & smiling, no longer in any pain let that comfort you to the fullest extent. I really do wish I could just give you a big hug. I know how much they can help sometimes! Love, Your sister in Christ!

Kelley said...

I love that you post pictures of both of your kiddos. What a gift to have the foresight to have pictures made - and all of your pictures are so beautiful. I know you will treasure them along with your memories and your dreams.

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

Beautiful!

Still thinking of you guys so many time throughout the day. Hope to see you soon!

Kelly said...

And the pictures you share are beautiful.

Mindy said...

I absolutely LOVE seeing the pictures of your beautiful Reese! Thank you for sharing her with us.

Heather said...

I love Reese's sweet headband! She is beautiful, just like her Momma! :) Thanks for sharing these with us, Katie. I can't wait til you will be with her again in heaven! And we will all be with those we miss so much!

Seeking His Face said...

what a doll she is. so glad that you have precious pictures like this one to keep for always. thank you for sharing them with us and allowing us to get to know her. can't wait to meet her one day and comforted by the fact that kade already has;)

still praying,
jess visser

Renia Flaishans said...

Katie, you can share pictures of Reese anytime. We love seeing your precious angel. We are still thinking and praying for ALL of you everyday.
Renia (Michigan)

Janie said...

She was so beautiful! I totally understand. Today is my angel's bday and all I have are hospital pics of her. I want to share all of them but feel some are better for my eyes only. Keep showing us that beautiful baby girl! She is and will always be important to your family. Please take the time to stop by my blog today for I have shared some of my Lila Rae's story. Later this week I will share what we did today to honor her bday. I think its so important to share her memory. Thank you for sharing Reese's memory....your a great Mommy!
Praying still,
Janie

jess said...

So beautiful Katie!! Hope you guys had a great Sunday!!

:) jess

Seraphim said...

Thank you for sharing with us Katie. xxx

Summer said...

How Sweet...
Still praying
Summer

Kimberly said...

Katie, I have been praying for you at night when I can't sleep (I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant, so insomnia is becoming the norm). I am so happy to pray for people during this time though. Last night, the Lord specifically put you on my heart again and I prayed for your peace and comfort as you heal.

Meredith said...

I love that picture, Katie. I am praying for you also!

the bowlin family said...

Katie,

It is such a gift that I found your blog. I absolutely LOVE reading your heartfelt words about Reese. She is so precious and I have been changed just in reading your words about her. I pray for y'all a ton and consider it a blessing to witness (through your blog) how the Lord is revealing Himself to you and in turn changing me!! Thank you for your honesty and for always sharing your heart.

Love,
Stephanie Blanchette Bowlin

Angie said...

She is just beautiful Katie. I am so glad you have those pictures. They are definitely priceless.

Mandy said...

The bow continues to crack me up...and always will. My niece is BEAUTIFUL..just like her MOMMA.

Leslie said...

Mandy told me about this picture. I'm so glad you posted it. It's beautiful Katie! You are such a strong mother. Praying for you daily!

Mel B. said...

Beautiful picture, you are both an inspiration.

Jodi Lansink said...

She is beautiful! I think it is great to add pictures of her, she is a part of your family, and it is a blessing to have some wonderful memories of her! I admire your strength, I know each day is different, some are hard, and some are a little easier....stay strong and know people are praying for comfort and peace!

Kristin said...

Thinking of you today. Sending Hugs.

walkers said...

such a beautiful picture love, i am so glad you have them. you will treasure them forever. I cannot wait to see reese in heaven!

Crystal said...

I am so happy that your moments with your daughter and your pictures of her are that of complete perfection. Amen! Also, everything needs a little girly touch :)

Rikki said...

I have read for awhile, even before Reese was born but didn't know what to say. Stil don't, really. So sorry for your loss and thankful that you have those precious pictures to remember that angel by. Praying for your family.

Cherit said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture of Reece. You and your family are in my prayers. Your strength has been a testimony to me in my own life.

Gene and Annie said...

She is just so beautiful! Hugs and prayers to you!!

Melissa said...

One word, BEAUTY. Your an amazing person and your blogs touch me so much. Today as I pulled up your blog, I had mine in the background and as soon as I clicked on this post, Amazing Grace started playing from my music. GOD is so amazing. I was so touched.
GOD BLESS YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY.

Jennifer said...

I think Reese's quiet beauty is just like your's Katie. You continue to amaze me with your beauty, grace, and strength. I know it only comes from the Lord and I am continually amazed at what He has done, is doing and will continue to do in your life and in the life of your family. Contiually praying!

hi-d said...

Katie,

What a dear picture of Reese. It's awesome how you love sharing these. That pink flower is just adorable. I continue to think about your family and am keeping you in my prayers.

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands. Psalm 138:8

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5

Blessings!
Heidi

KK said...

Continuing to pray for your family, for peace of mind and healing.
Blessings today and every day.
May HIS peace be with you,
Kaye
Psalm 46:10

Lauren Kelly said...

That picture is simply beautiful, in more ways than one!!!!

Tracy and Adam Larson said...

What a beautiful angel! You are so blessed to have her watching over for you. I don't know you, but I am praying for you and your whole family.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing the picture- Reese is so beautiful! You and your beautiful family are in my prayers.

((Hugs))
Elizabeth

Tracychele said...

Just Beautiful! Enough said! Hope something makes you smile today. Sending hugs!

The Morris Family said...

I prayed for you this morning! As we have both entered into the "fellowship of His sufferings," my prayer was that you would experience fellowship with the Creator of Reese, that you would know a greater fellowship with the Comforter as He comforts you, that you would know fellowship with the God of the universe that has every iota of events, even Reese and Joel's days in his perfect plan for His own glory.

thinking and praying for you!!

Cindy

Karen said...

She is so beautiful Katie, truly an angel from God.

Karen

Thomas and Jamie said...

I had to click off soon so I don't start crying at work. Just know that you are being lifted up constantly! And we know that Jesus is EVER interceding to the Father for His Children!

2 little Boys said...

I am so glad you have these beautiful pictures of Reese,she looks so beautiful! In my prayers daily.

Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann

Jennifer said...

What a precious picture! So glad you are ((feeling)) God's enduring love right now!

dg darling said...

So beautiful....

Shannon said...

One of my favorite pictures of her. ;) Love you!

Kelli said...

Thank you for sharing Reese! She is a beautiful blessing!

Sarah Fries said...

She is so beautiful. My heart still aches for you, but I know the Lord is there to comfort you and Jason. I think about you and Reese daily and every time I pray that the Lord will give me the right thing to say to you to help you heal. I have no words still, but please know that we are here. During this time in your life, I have felt the deepest sadness that I have ever experience before in my life. I can't shake it, so I can't even imagine the depths of your sadness. We love you all dearly.

Nicole said...

I just love you have some many pictures of her! I love you new blog look too! I continue to think of you and pray for you and your family!!! It was GREAT seeing you the other day...even if I did sound so stupid!! ;) You never cease to amaze me with you perseverance and faith!

Harris Family said...

SO Beautiful! I think of you daily and pray for you every time you enter my mind.

Anna said...

What a precious and priceless picture! May He continue to be your Strength.

Leigh Ann said...

She is so beautiful!

Colleen said...

Reese looks so beautiful in this picture. I have so few of my baby Melissa but I treasure them. She would be 19 years old now and I still look at her pictures all the time.

Sarah said...

So sweet! ♥♥♥

 
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