Friday, July 16, 2010

Home

I could have danced out of those hospital doors yesterday. ; ) We are home and made it through our first night! I've never been so happy to lose sleep in all my life.
There are so many little details I would love to share about Colson's birth. I hope to write them all down as I remember over the next few days and weeks.

Our family looks a lot different than it did eleven months ago. We will always have what other people may not see - our little girl in Heaven. Reese is always with us and close to our hearts. She is our precious baby girl, and Colson is a sweet reminder of her presence in our home.

I am captured by your words. Although I may not be able to respond to each comment, I'm so thankful for your support and love.


For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 1:37

61 comments:

Linds said...

So thankful with you as you celebrate new life!

Lindsay said...

So happy for you guys!! He is so precious!!

Jaime said...

Congratulations!! So happy for your beautiful family.

Brooke said...

Congrats on the birth of your third. He is a doll!! God Bless.

Tanna said...

I never thought I could be so inspired by a family I don't even know! So happy for you and your precious family!

The Buchanan Family said...

So happy for you and your family!

writing4612 said...

He's so beautiful! Congrats!

Elisabeth said...

What a blessing it is to see you holding Colson in your arms! Since October your blog has been so helpful in my own grief and even gave me an idea on how to store our sweet Luke's cards.

Lauren said...

Katie, I'm so happy for you and your whole family! I know the Whites and the Rowes are just ecstatic. BUT, it would make the rest of us feel a whole lot better about ourselves if you didn't look so radiant after giving birth. LOL! =) Have a great first week with your newest baby. Love!

Mallory said...

What a blessing from up above! Praying for you guys!

Gene and Annie said...

Oh, he is sooo precious!! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!! Your sweet Reese will always be remembered!!

Brittany said...

Soooo thrilled for you, Rowe family! God is always faithful!

ktjane said...

Welcome home, Rowe Family, Welcome Home! (To borrow from Ty Pennington) Wishing you so much love and joy as you celebrate this new member into your lovely family!

Christa said...

SO happy that y'all are home! Congrats!

Deidre said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you and your family, Katie. Congratulations!

Casi said...

So very happy for you, Katie!!! Colson is an absolute doll and I have NO DOUBT sweet Reese is watching over all of you.

Kathy said...

I've cried so many tears of joy for your family.

Glad to hear you are all home now.

Jess said...

Yay! So happy to see you bringing that sweet baby home!:) What a cutie

Studio JRU said...

Welcome home! I am so happy for you and your family! What a beautiful photo. :)

~Jennifer

Sara said...

Welcome home! So happy for you all as you celebrate bringing this new miracle home, but always keeping Reese in my thoughts as well.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Heather said...

Congrats Katie!! You look great and I am so happy for you guys!! So glad you are home!

Cari said...

What a beautiful picture!! There are so many people who are just so stinkin' excited for you! Congrats and enjoy holding that sweet baby. He is in for a treat to be apart of your immediate as well as you extended family!! Congrats a million times over! Can't wait to watch him grow via blog!!!

The Taffs said...

A beautiful picture! You and Colson both look great!

Erin said...

He truly is a blessing from God!! Glad ya'll are home and made it through the first night! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

That picture of ya’ll three speaks soooooo much!!!!! YAY! And enjoy your family of 5 (can’t forget about Reese)!!! Love you bunches!

Susan said...

We have never met, however, you have been such an inspiration to me. I too have a daughter in heaven. God blessed us with two children after we lost her. She has and always will be my angel baby. I know those feelings so very well. I rejoice and praise God for blessing you, Jason and Zach with Colson. Jeremiah 29:11 says it all. May God continue His blessings.

Paige said...

Oh you look so happy, Katie. Just a precious photo.

Charlotte said...

congrats!!! so happy for your family!!! colson and zack have such a precious little guardian angel watching over them!!

Donna said...

Beautiful picture...you all are just radiant!!! Enjoy!~!

Makila said...

Congratulations. I am sure Reese gave Colson a kiss before he left heaven to come be with you. Praising Him for Colson's arrival!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Celebrating his life with you all!!! So happy for your joy, he's beautiful and you look GREAT!!!!

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations on the birth of Colson! I have been watching your journey over the last year and a bit from Australia and have been praying that Colson would arrive safe and sound. How blessed he and Zach will be to have their angel sister Reese to look over them xx

The Neffs said...

I have followed your blog since your pregnancy with Reese and read with you as your heart ached over her loss. I love the Lord with all my heart and have been a Christian since I was a little girl. I was amazed by your testimony and strengh through your loss. Praise God for blessing you with this precious boy to love. I am so glad you are all home and well. Thank you for being a testimony to me! I am amazed by your story and how God worked in you!!

Brittany said...

I saw the pics that Shannon was tagged in on Facebook, and tears just filled my eyes. Although I don't even know you, I am so so so happy for you and your family. Seeing the joy on so many people's faces in those pics was just AWESOME! Congrats!!!!

mackenzie lorene said...

SO happy for you sweet girl! happy that colson is healthy and hereeee!! :)

mackenzie lorene said...

SO happy for you sweet girl! happy that colson is healthy and hereeee!! :)

jayfersgirl said...

What a beautiful picture...unbelievably happy for you:)

The Gallup Family said...

I'm glad your family is able to enjoy some time together at home. What a precious bundle of joy.

Trac~ said...

Aww... Katie - he is BEAUTIFUL and I am so happy for all of you! Congrats and thanks so much for keeping us updated. Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you and can't wait to see more pictures of the beautiful little bundle of joy and his big brother and the rest of the family. :o)

Lauren said...

I am so happy for you as you welcome your sweet, healthy baby boy home. What an answered prayer! He is beautiful, just like his brother and sister.

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The Vosslers said...

I am so VERY happy for you. VERY. As you walk through these days, enjoying this precious little one, may God cover your heart in a sweet way.

Dale Budd said...

What a joyful home coming for you all. I'll bet Zach is happy as can be with his new baby brother. Colson truly is a precious blessing, and just as cute as can be. We don't even know each other, but after reading and following your blog, and feeling your pain with you, (I lost a granddaughter at 4 mos. old in 2007), I feel I do know you. Colson even shares his birthday, with my first born daughter. I hope and pray for you, that he gives you as much joy, pleasure, and happiness, as my daughter has given me, and her Dad. My heart tells me he surely will! Colson came with something very special....the sweetness of his angel sister, Reese! God Bless you all. Congratulations!

Many Hugs!
A Mom-Mom in NJ

Mommy Nash said...

You are not only beautiful when pregnant, but also post-partum. I have prayed so many prayers for your sweet family that I don't even know...many times when I've rocked my 9mos. old baby girl, I've thought of you and how your arms must ache for your baby girl. I hope they're aching a little less now. Praising God for your tiny blessing!
Luke 1:45

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Relax (as much as you can with a newborn!) and enjoy!

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

Congratulations!! Your little family just keeps growing! He is precious... Enjoy this special time! Your last post "Because" is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this joy with all of us!

amy said...

So happy for you! I know you are loving every second of holding Colson!

Tristan said...

I am just so thankful that you are home!!!

Colleen said...

I have been following your story ever since Kelly asked us to pray for you when Reese passed away. I also have a baby girl in Heaven so I know the journey you have walked. I have followed this pregnancy and prayed many times for your sweet baby boy. I am so happy for you and your family. I have to add that Colson looks exactly like his daddy. Enjoy every moment and congratulations!

Aim said...

So thrilled for you and love watching all of your joy shine through!! GLORY TO GOD for all of your JOY!!!

Indigo Bleu Photography said...

Welcome home Colson! I am so happy for you and your family. I started reading through Shannon when you went into the hospital suddenly while pregnant with Reese. I think of her often.

Congrats again on Colson's arrival!

Love from Philadelphia!

Leanne said...

Katie, Oh Katie!!

Colson is your Life Baby. He is your Celebration baby.

Sofia is our Life Baby.

I bet the air in that surgery room was charged with joy and gladness!

He is so gorgeous.

You have gone through this last year with the grace that only God can give, and He is now so much more precious to you, I know. I know it has not been an easy year. But isn't Colson the fulfillment of a long, hard time?

And your love for Colson and Zach will be some much deeper too.

I'm praying for you as you get to know your new gift. Take care. No worries.

Amy said...

Beautiful! rejoicing with you! Thank you for sharing such sweet moments!

Andrea said...

Beautiful picture and so happy to see you are all at home!

Diane Lafferty said...

I think what I love most about Reese is that she will ALWAYS be a sweet, innocent, precious-in-every way little girl. I'm sure her Heavenly body is even more precious than her Earthly self, and that will never change. Colson is beautiful and I am so jealous! :) Your pain and your joy brings tears to all of us and no one deserves the joy you feel today more than you and Jason. Congratulations Rowes!

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Ani said...

Katie, congratulations on Colson's arrival. Your words moved me to tears... Your family definitely appears different than how it really is: your precious angel girl will always watch over each of you from above!

Ann said...

Sweet Katie,

I am so happy for you and Jason.

To God be the glory.

Ms.B.

The Hams said...

Welcome home!! So happy for you and your family!

Kari said...

Congratulations! Although we do not know each other - you appear to be the kind of woman who deserves nothing but happiness and I am so happy that you have been given another dose of sheer JOY!

Those first nights of sleeplessness are such bliss aren't they?

Congrats again on your new miracle Colson!

DustyandBrooke said...

Katie, I've followed your blog for almost a year now, and although I've never commented, you and your family have been in my prayers daily. Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I read about your sweet Colson's arrival. Every time I read your blog, I'm blown away by your strength and your faith. I am so happy for you and yours and hug my baby a little tighter every day because of your story. God is truly so good.

 
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