Monday, December 7, 2009

Believe

I really enjoy these poems/stories sent to me. Thank you! I love this...


We know today that baby Reese is seeing God clearly now, face to face, her view unobstructed by the haze of this life. She's missing no one. She's lacking nothing. Her days are infinite, and her body is completely whole. Her company is a crowd of believers that will only grow with time.

I know you already miss her deeply. She's left a hole in many lives. So we mourn that death exists, robs, surprises, and perplexes. We mourn a mother without a baby to rock and a dad who'll never see his daughter grow.

We believe God though.

We know that His plan has always included Reese's death. It plays a key role, somehow, in bringing fame to Himself, bringing the image of God into greater focus, and putting our lives under examination in light of our mortality.

God is up to something.

Always.

He is keeping His promise to you and Reese tonight, the promise of an eternal home, a lasting peace, a crown to lay at the feet of Jesus, a place to worship and delve deeper into the vast knowledge and love of Jesus.

So we celebrate.

This is not the end of her life, merely a transition to life at its fullest, without boundaries and body and cares and fears.

Your baby is home.


But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

I Thessalonians 4:13

22 comments:

Brittany said...

Hi Katie!

Just stopping by to check in on you and let you know that I am still praying!

A local pastor in my area recently discovered he had a brain tumor, and his faithfulness is nothing short of amazing, just like yours. As I was looking for news today of his recovery (after brain surgery), I found this video of him, and felt that it was humbling to see a man facing such fear and anxiety and sadness be so strong and faithful in his love for the Lord. It reminded me of you, and I wanted to share this little inspiration because it's people like you, and this pastor, and so many others who are inspirations to me!

http://hv.thevillagechurch.net/blog/hvpastor/

Todd and Courtney said...

totally made me tear up. I miss Reese too and I've never met her. I feel like I have, is that weird? I think of you all every day and it breaks my heart but yet it's full. You have such a beautiful family Katie!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

So sweet. Praying for you and your family. `

Tristan said...

What a true poem.

Praying for you..as I know how you must miss your sweet baby girl....those are such precious feet..oh my goodness...just perfect!

Brandi said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the little footprints!! So sweet. Still thinking and praying for you and your family!!!

Becky said...

Katie - Where would you be without that hope? It is hard to wrap your thoughts around the fact that Reese is HOME. So amazing isn't it? As Christmas draws closer, I am praying for the void that surely must be in your heart. She will be celebrating with a babe born in a manger who is no longer a babe.

The Blue Sparrow said...

How sweet of them! I love that scripture! *HUGS*

Summer said...

Katie,
That brought tears to my eyes! Truly beautiful and well said! Her little footprints are beyond beautiful! I am praying for you and your sweet family through this holiday season! I know it's gonna be tough! Another first!
xoxo
Big Hugs all the way from WV
Summer :0)

Kelli said...

This poem is so honest and sweet. Reese is in heaven but the pain must at times take your breath away!! I do pray for you, Jason and Zach often and will continue!! There is comfort in knowing that while circumstances change, God NEVER does!

Shady Lady! said...

Katie - my best friend who I told you about a few months ago who had lost her baby on Easter two years ago, brought home her third baby boy today. Perfectly healthy and a beautiful blondie.

You are in my prayers.

Misty said...

Beautiful. What an awesome hope we have because of the sacrifice our Heavenly Father made for us. Keep fighting the good fight...your rewards in Heaven will be FAR greater than your trials here. Praying for you : )

oliviasmommy07 said...

Love the part the God ALWAYS knew that Reese would be home~a great reminder that HE is the one to put our hope and trust in. HE knows all and HIS plan is perfect. I know this season will be incredible difficult for your family~praying for you.

Donna said...

"As for God, His way is perfect."
The poem was lovely. What a precious thought that God had always planned to bring her Home...praying that God will give you great comfort and peace this day.
Where would we all be without the hope of Heaven? What a blessing the Lord Jesus has given us!

Lauren Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Love you, sweet friend!!!! :)

Brittany said...

Oh Katie, if I lived anywhere near you, you could bet I'd be all over decorating your Christmas tree! I love it that much! I even decorated my MIL's on Sunday! But, you have a pretty talented family member who does a really good job at that decorating thing too! (Probably more than 1, but Shannon is all I know) :)

Mary said...

Such sweet words. Hope you feel great encouragement today!

run26.2mom said...

Wow....Powerful! Thank you for sharing. Continued peace and hope.
Susan

Melissa said...
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Life with my sweeties said...

Oh Katie!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I think my heart just stopped beating for a moment. That is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I know that GOD has used Reese to touch so many...I am just one of the few that she has touched. I know that you continue to miss her, and always will, but at least there is some comfort knowing that she is whole and she is HOME! I continue to pray for you and your family!

Thomas and Jamie said...

Okay Katie - I just hopped over here to say...Oh.MY.GOSH...You left a comment on MY blog? My lowly little blog? I feel honored that you even read it, but more honored that I am a part of an amazing team of women praying you through this time! You are such a beautiful woman and I praise God that He continues to give you strength right when you need it! Honestly, you made my day by leaving that comment. Have fun when you do venture out to take Z to see Santa!

thoughts of a beggar said...

that is beautiful. I love the picture of her footprints. She's left footprints on a lot of lives. Thank you for sharing your story. It is so incredibly powerful and will be/has been used for wonderful things.

-katie

 
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