Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas in Heaven

This sweet poem was read during Reese's candle lighting service. Can you imagine spending your very first Christmas in Heaven?


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below, with tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
but the sound of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart.

I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?

I'll ask Him to lift your spirit as I tell Him of your love
so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in Heaven, and I’m walking with the King.

~ Wanda Bencke


Those little wrinkles where my hand is holding Reese's head always do me in. So precious. It's my favorite part of this picture.

A dear friend told me that instead of wishing me a Merry Christmas she was going to pray for me a Merry Christmas. I love this.


From the lips of children and infants
You have ordained praise...

Psalm 8:2

38 comments:

Follow The Stepps said...

I haven't commented in forever, but I always check your blog. I just continue to lift you up in prayer and in my thoughts. You are one of the most grace filled women and I am amazed at your strength. I will be saying a little prayer for you this Christmas as well as each time I read about your sweet Reese.
Kelly

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

What a beautiful picture Katie... I wish a Merry Christmas in Heaven to Reese... peace and comfort for you and your family. Isn't wonderful you have your pictures? They are so very precious, thank you for sharing them with us.

~Nicole~ said...

WOW! THanks for sharing! Love the poem...thinking of you this season... Feels good to know our babies are with Him getting to celebrate His birth :)

Deciduous Heather said...

Aww her sweet wrinkles are precious...I will pray for you a Merry Christmas too...(((HUGS))) to you and your family.

Kristin said...

It's a sweet, sweet picture, Katie. I like those wrinkles, too. Praying a Merry Christmas for you all.

Tristan said...

I've been thinking of you a lot this week. I'm praying for you to be comforted this Christmas, and that poem is so true...

Your baby girl is so precious!

Thomas and Jamie said...

Yes - I'm praying for you to have a Merry Christmas as well and thanking the Lord that He's loving on sweet Reese right now! She is actually celebrating WITH the reason for the season! Nothing better I could think of!!

hi-d said...

God Bless you, my friend! That is a precious picture!

Heather said...

I am praying for you a Merry Christmas, too. Enjoy that little man and picture your sweet girl being held by Jesus Himself. She actually has the best present possible this year, even though it still hurts here on earth. I will be praying, Katie.

Kathryn said...

She was truly exquisite...I'm praying for you a Merry Christmas as well...

Launa said...

These last two posts have been beautiful and make my heart ache for you guys. We will definitely pray for a Merry Christmas for you.
oh, and I love the dimples in her elbow!

Brandi said...

What a beautiful picture!!LOVE the poem. I do pray that you and your family have a Merry Christmas! Sending lots of hugs your way!!!

Jess said...

Every single detail in that picture is beautiful. I know that Reese is dearly missed and what a wonderful memory you have with these pictures to be able to remember all her sweet wrinkles. Prayers for a very wonderful Merry Christmas.

Mindy said...

I am praying for you a Merry Christmas, too. I love that picture...

Jess said...

What a sweet picture, beautiful Mama and beautiful Reese. I am praying for you to have a Merry Christmas too. What an awesome birthday party Reese and Eliana, and so many other loved ones are all going to have in heaven with Jesus this year! God bless you, Katie!

oliviasmommy07 said...

I love this picture. It captures everything. Praying you will experience peace and grace as you go through the rest of this week and on into the New Year. Thank you again for always being so vulnerable.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

I love the picture, also. I know you are so thankful that you guys had so many pictures taken. I love them all. Reese was, is and always will be so beautiful. The poem was just perfect. I, too, will be praying you a Merry Christmas. I hope little Z has a great one.
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Keep your sweet head up.

Kelli said...

Thought of you this morning and whispered a prayer!! A lovely picture that demonstrates a mother's love so beautifully!! (I love the wrinkles too!)

Lauren Kelly said...

So beautiful..... Along with your friend, praying for a Merry Christmas for ya'll. Love you!!!!! :)

the osbornes said...

How beautiful! And how awesome to know that Reese is celebrating Christmas with Jesus!! I'm praying for a Merry Christmas for you guys. Sweet Zach is going to have a blast!

Mary said...

Oh those wrinkles would do us all in. I also pray for you this Christmas. The Prince of Peace be with you.

Hansen Happenings said...

My heart aches looking at this picture of you and beautiful Reese. I pray that you will find peace and moments of joy in every day...

Paige said...

Katie- Such a sweet post, but what is so sweet is that today really isn't christmas in heaven, nor will tatum "celebrate" her birthday in heaven on may 15. YET, EVERY single day is a celebration that our girls spend with our Lord and Savior. Wow- can you imagine how glorious it is?? Every day is 1000.x better than Christmas on earth (which is pretty much my favorite time of the year!) Still thinking and praying for you daily!!

Lara said...

Beautiful picture of a gorgeous baby girl. My heart goes out to your and your family at this trying holiday.

Reese is indeed spending her Christmas amongst the angels. She is up there with MY Momma who I lost on August 27, 2009. I'm sure it's quite the party.

Lots of love from our house to yours.

Michelle said...

Katie-my heart aches for you. I will be thinking of you this holiday. I will pray for peace for you and for a Merry Christmas for you also.

The Vosslers said...

I am nearly sobbing right now. That little wrinkle is darling ... so soft and so "her" and so real. She must seem extra close when you look at that little wrinkle and remember holding her precious, heavy little head.

I check this blog nearly every day and I pray for you every single time I click on it, whether there is a new post or not.

Donna said...

Oh, Katie, what a beautiful picture! The poem you shared is beautiful. I am sure Reese is enjoying the Christmas Choir up in Heaven...along with the millions of people already there! Praying for you and Jason.

Summer said...

I am sobbing as I read this post! Her little wrinkles are the sweetest ever! I am praying you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS also! I am always amazed by your strength! You are truly an amazing mother and I am so glad we have become friends through "Blogland"! I just wish soooo badly it was under different circumstances!
Hope your family has a truly wonderful holiday!
xoxo
Summer :0)

Heather said...

That poem made me cry. No words Katie, I am praying for you....

The Scott's said...

Wow, what a touching poem! Sending my love, prayers, and thoughts your way. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and sweet Reese...I know she will be watching down on all of you from Heaven.

Alex and Jill said...

The tears are flowing so hard, I can barely see my screen. A beautiful poem and no doubt Reese is having the best Christmas ever. I love this picture.

Praying He fills your day with comfort and joy.

((hugs))

Sue Moore said...

My son just turned four months on Sunday, and its so hard to think what I would do with out him. I love him so. I pray for u almost as much as I look at my son. Healing from your c-section must have been so hard. I wish u the best Christmas God can let u have. Just remember that one day u will see her again.

Sue

Susie said...

I love the poem Katie -- so sweet! Remembering your Reese and our Anne Marie tonight. Have a blessed Christmas! Love, Susie

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you and about Reese worshipping the one in which all the celebration is about! Merry Christmas from Indy.

Karyn said...

Merry, Happy, Holy Christmas!

The Morris Family said...

Merry Christmas Katie!!!

I have read that poem before and it really is comforting to imagine what Reese and Joel are experiencing.

Missing them.....

Cindy

Crystal said...

I love both Christmas cards! The wrinkles are darling-- my favorite part of a newborn is how soft they are. I hope you have a beautiful holiday season, full of remembering.

Crystal

Meet the Brummett's said...

What a beautiful and comforting poem, thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas

 
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