Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Books

I love Zach's, Reese's and Colson's baby books.

Zach's book

Reese's book

I copy and print out every email I receive about Reese. Her book is already filled with hundreds of pages of encouraging words for us, and this is only from August 11 to December 31, 2009! Amazing. I'll have to get another binder for the rest. ; )

Colson's book

As I completed what I could of Reese's book something hit me as I turned to this page...
Welcome Home

Only the Lord knew this phrase would not signify her earthly home with us. I was never meant to fill those pages in her book. Her "Welcome Home!" was what Jesus said to her as He gathered her in His gentle loving arms.

Without a doubt He said, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

What an example my daughter is for me!


...You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 8:2

30 comments:

Mandy said...

All the books are perfect!!! Love, love, love them!!!

Kelley said...

Beautiful...and so amazing.

Summer said...

Wow Katie,
Beautifully written! Touched my heart more than you will ever know! Reese is still making a very big impact on all of us even with her short life here on earth! She will always have a place in my heart! Everytime I see a Creype Mrytle, the color red, or the name Reese I instantly think of her and how she has made a big impact on me and my faith!

I am so glad we have become friends through blogland!

Those books are fantastic! I love the artwork on the front! Where did you get them?

Always in my prayers

xoxo
Summer :0)

Sara said...

I love all those books!

walkers said...

beautiful. all of my love,

Bourg Family said...

I have the exact same baby book for Hadley. I think it is absolutely precious. If we have a boy this time I want to get the boy version. Where did you find it? I looked @ Swoozie's online (Where I bought Had's), but saw they were going out of business & didn't have it. :-(

Lynn said...

Katie,

This is so beautifully written! God bless each of you!!

I love the baby books, too! =)

Lara said...

What great perspective on her homecoming! This may sound odd, but my 89 year old great grandmother was telling me the other day that she's ready for it all to be over. I feel strangely excited for her. Like she is getting ready to experience the best thing in all of creation.

Ali said...

Your baby books are beautiful! They are treasures for you and your children to adore when they get older. What a special gift! Where did you get them? Did you design them from a boutique or purchase them somewhere? I would love to know! Thanks for the tips.

Rebekah said...

Wow, Katie. Your words and perspective never cease to amaze me! Each of the books are beautiful and special!

Taylor said...

Love them!! What an awesome idea to put all the emails in Reese's baby book!

Hilary Surratt said...

I love all of them! I can't wait to find the perfect baby book for my little one on the way due in October! Praise the Lord for babies and all the joy they bring to our lives!! :)

Tristan said...

what beautiful books!

no book could hold the impact that Reese has had on this world :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Love the books, beautiful!!!!!! :)

Mer said...

What an awesome post:) Thanks for sharing. love you love you!

Kelley said...

I love to hear you (see you) talk about all three of your children in the same breath. :)

Dana said...

You are such a beautiful, wonderful mom. Although, I don't know you personally, I know your heart is as beautiful as you are on the outside. Love the precious books. So sweet. I think of your baby girl often and cherish mine a little more because of your wise words. Reese has an amazing purpose for her little life. She has probably touched more lives in her short little stay here on earth than some could ever touch in a long lifetime.

Blessings,
Dana :)

Heather said...

Those baby books are so cool! And I love the thought of "Welcome Home" to Reese....the REAL home. Praise you, Lord.

Lauren Hope said...

Thank you for this reminder ... we just lost our daughter, after only 4 precious hours on this earth, 9 days ago. I can only imagine the greeting our precious daughters recieved when they reached the pearly gates ...

Donna said...

Absolutely perfect and so precious!

oliviasmommy07 said...

LOVE it!! What a perfect way to know that your precious baby girl was welcomed enter her eternal home!
Those books are adorable! Where in the world did you find them?!?! I just have one for Olivia that I found at Walmart...it's ok...but I would love to find something more modern for her and for any other children we have!

Alex and Jill said...

Love their baby books. And I cried upon reading Welcome Home...well written.

I'll be emailing you something today. :)

hi-d said...

Those books are adorable!!! Wow...what you noticed with the "Welcome Home" was profound. I love to see how God continues to bring you comfort.

Blessings!
hi-d

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Wow. That was very moving. How special that you have all of the emails. I am sure it has helped in your healing process to know so many cared..and still do! Keep your sweet head up and take care of you!

Casi said...

Love, love, love all of these books, Katie!

I've been meaning to tell you about something that happened during our church service on Easter Sunday. We were singing and came to the words "the grave is overwhelmed" and you immediately came to mind. I kept thanking God for the fact that the grave IS overwhelmed because THAT makes it possible for you to KNOW that you will be reunited with Reese in heaven.

I pray that during the ups and downs of this journey of grief you will be bathed in a peace that Reese will be waiting for you, Jason, Zach and Colson because He overwhelmed the grave!

Jenifer said...

Hi Katie! I remember stumbling across your blog from Kelly's when you were sick during your pregnancy with Reese. I ran across you again today and was so happy to learn of your pregnancy! Congratulations! Praying for you and that sweet little one!

Jennjilla said...

What cute baby books! Where are they from?

Congrats on the new pregnancy - I lost track of your blog for some time and just found it again and am so excited for y'all! What wonderful news!

Life with Lily said...

I love to read your blog! I loved the baby books so much, that i went and ordered one for my daughter, Lily!

Reading your stories has been such a blessing for me, Without even knowing you, Reese has impacted my life..just wanted you to know. She reminds me everyday to thank God for the beautiful blessing he gave me.

Rikki said...

Love the books!! I think it's precious that you print out the emails! Welcome home...indeed...still praying.

kanishk said...

the books are perfect!!!
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