Friday, December 11, 2009

Love Me

A few people sent this poem to us, and I think it was written for Reese. ; )


Once upon a special day in Heaven up above, the tiniest souls sat at God's feet, surrounded by His love. ‘The time is coming, very soon’, God said, ‘Do not be scared. Your family awaits your arrival, now let us get prepared’.

And so God looked upon these souls, in mute consideration. He knew the life each one would live, He weighed each situation.

The souls chatted amongst themselves, and wondered who they'd be. They knew the day grew closer; soon, they'd meet their family.

‘How would you like to change the world?’ God asked each soul in fun. The chance to change a soul, a heart, is held by only one.

‘I'm going to make the world laugh’, one soul said with a smile, ‘for laughter heals a broken heart, and helps us through each trial’.

‘Then take with you the brightest smile, and share your laughter well’. The soul thanked God immensely, and down to earth he fell.

‘And I'll remind the world to sing’, a sweet little soul told the Lord. ‘I have the gift of a beautiful voice; I can hit every note and every chord’.

‘You’ll have the gift of music then, a voice, lovely and strong. Share your gift with others, and let them hear your song’.

‘I will show compassion’, the next little soul raised her hand. ‘Some people only need a friend, someone to understand’.

‘Compassion is a good thing’, God said with much delight. ‘To you, I will give mercy. You'll perceive wrong from right’.

And so each soul shared every thought, their plans, their hopes, their dreams. And God explained that life, it is, much harder than it seems.

And as each soul began to leave in a scurry of laughter and fun, Heaven became quiet and still, for left was only one.

‘Come sit with Me my little child’, God said with just a sigh. ‘Do you know how many you will touch, in a world left wondering why? Before your life comes to an end, you will know much strife, but you'll teach those who know you, to cherish the smallest things in life.

'And some may only know you through a simple photograph, they'll never hold you in their arms, or memorize your laugh. Some may only know you through the words they read each day, but you'll do something wonderful, you'll make them stop and pray’.

The tiniest soul raised her head up, to touch God's firm, strong hand. ‘Father, I am ready for the life that you have planned. And I will do the best I can without a word or deed. For you Lord, are the planter, and I will be Your seed’.

She could already hear many praying, and although they had not seen her face, they were praying for her safe arrival, they were asking for mercy and grace.

‘What talent do I leave with Lord? What gift do You impart?’

‘All that you will need’, God said, ‘I've placed within your heart’. And so God kissed this tiny child, knowing all that she would be, and whispered as He watched her go...'You'll teach them . . . to love Me'.

Reese, you were born four months ago today. Wow, I really can't believe such a huge piece of my heart is already in Heaven. We love you. Thank you for showing me how to love Jesus more than I ever thought I could.


I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

38 comments:

Brittany said...

Waterworks are flowing here! Wow! How eloquent and beautiful and true!

Angie said...

Katie, I absolutely just love that poem and I couldnt agree more. Losing our baby girls have shown us how to love Jesus more than I ever thought was possible.

That picture of Jason & Reese is just precious. He is just marveled with her, as I know you and so many others (including myself) are as well.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment - I appreciated it so much :)

Lauren Kelly said...

WOW, this brought tears to my eyes Katie. Just absolutely beautiful!!!!!

The Murphy's said...

What a beautiful poem and a beautiful picture. Hang in there! Hope your little man has a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah said...

That poem is so beautiful,perfect, and TRUE.It is like it was written just for Reese. I was so close to tars reading it. Think of and praying for you!! ♥

Bonita said...

Katie-
I have been following your blog- and I am amazed and inspired. That poem is beautiful!! I cant even beging to explain how true it is- After following your blog for a few months and some others that have similar situations- I have accepted the Lord into my heart- and my outlook on life has completely changed.
Reese is beautiful- and I know you will be proud to know that she has opened my heart and my eyes and I can proudly say that God walks with me and never leaves my side.
You and your family continue to be in prayers.

Bonita :)

audrey enloe said...

WOW~!~~~~~!!!! Tears tears!!!!!! Such a wonderful poem and so so true!!!!!! Happy 4 month birthday Reese!!!

Sunny said...

That picture of Jason and Reese is a treasure. So beautiful.

Summer said...

I am in tears right now! Major waterworks! Praying for you sweet Katie....
Summer :0)

Linds said...

Goosebumps and tears. Reese HAS touched so many lives, as have your and Jason through your bravery and openness during this trial. Praying for you....

Rebekah said...

This brought me to tears. Reese has shown so many people glimpses of Jesus as have you and Jason. As you guys are so faithful to cling to HIM during this time, it touches lives. Praying for you guys today....and every day.

Heather said...

Oh, Katie. I know I have said before that other pictures of Reese were my favorite, but this one is absolutely breathtaking. You can see all the details of her precious sweet face. I love it and I know you treasure it. I am praying for you as you miss your daughter today. May God Himself fill your heart with love and peace.

Larry and Kara Wright said...

That picture is so sweet! Still praying for you...

Mer said...

wow...what a sweet sweet poem Katie. I love you so...miss baby Reese today.

Lindsay said...

In tears....I.love.this.poem! Beautiful picture!!!

Amanda said...

Katie, I love this poem!

Lara said...

Katie,
Stumbled upon your blog and your scriptures are always really touching. My little girl is about a month younger than Reese, and I can't imagine what you've gone through. God is using your pain though, because I find encouragement from seeing how God has started to heal your family. Beautiful poem.

Leanne said...

I am continually ministered to by your lovely, eloquent posts.

I'm so glad I happened upon your blog!

I pray for continual comfort for you...

And I do pray for you a lot. You come to my mind a lot.

Be at peace today, dear one!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Katie, that is really beautiful. I love the photo of your husband and Reece! *HUGS*

Crystal said...

Absolutely beautiful, Katie!

Shelly said...

Got me teary with that one!

Thinking and praying for you espicially hard, today, friend.

Sherri said...

I have read your blog for several months now but never commented.....this poem was BEAUTIFUL!!! As was baby Reece.....so perfect!! My heart aches for your loss but I completely believe you will hold Reece in your arms again one day! I know I will be there to see that blessed event as well!
Love to you and your beautiful family!
Sherri

The Morris Family said...

Beautiful.....

Praying for you!!!!

Cindy

Liz said...

Tears stream down my face as I think about how true this is. It doesn't make it any easier, especially for you her mommy, but I know that Jesus is rejoicing because Reese said yes to following God's will and purpose for her life. May this holiday season bring you great joy and gladness as you rejoice over the one birth that has saved us all!
Much love from Houston!

Mindy said...

WOW. Yes, that was definitely written for your precious Reese. I love that picture of Jason and her. It's breathtaking.

Praying for you all.

Donna said...

Wow, Katie! The tears are flowing here, too! What a beautiful poem and the picture of Jason and Reese was just so incredibly precious...praying for you today, sweet friend.
Blessings~

Lena Medina said...

Katie,
My heart weeps for you and your family every time I read about your sweet baby Reese. So thankful that we have hope and faith in our Lord Jesus, that she is in the perfect place, in his perfect arms. I pray for you daily, that you would be continually comforted by His love.
-Lena

Makila said...

Oh Katie. That's all I can say.

Kelli said...

This poem's message is powerful!! Reese's life will ALWAYS bring others closer to Christ! Thinking of you tonight!

Jess said...

Wow, Katie, that is so beautiful! I am crying as I read this post. I love the picture of Reese with her Daddy too, it is priceless.

Also, I just saw Bonita's comment, and how true that Reese has touched so many lives, through you her Mommy sharing her story. Thank you so much for your example and your faith!

Thank you for your note, I'm so glad you liked Reese's Christmas ornament. Hugs!!

Momofgirls said...

XOXO

This Vintage Heart said...

Hi, I have been following your blog for a while now. I have never commented before, but this poem has me in tears. How beautiful! I lost a baby boy, and so I know some of what you are going through. I have been and will keep praying for you and your family. I hope God gives you a peace that passeth all understanding through this holiday season. You have a beautiful family, and I know what you mean about having a huge part of your heart in heaven already.
God bless!

Fabiola said...

This poem brought tears to my eyes.

It is perfect.

Alex and Jill said...

Beautiful poem....and the pic of Jason and Reese brought me to tears. Precious.

Karen said...

Beautiful post and poem....
Praying for you.....

Sarah Sharp said...

Beautiful. Perfect. That had to have been written for her.

Bridgit said...

This poem is incredible and accurate ...since I started reading your blog ...my Faith has been strenghtened ...thank you!

meL said...

I love this poem, God Bless

 
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