Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17, 2010

One year ago today I spoke these words at Reese's memorial service. I still believe them.

His promises are true.

...Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You. Lord GOD, You are GOD; Your words are true, and You have promised this grace...

2 Samuel 7:27-28

16 comments:

Kelley said...

I was hoping you'd post this today. He IS faithful, and yes, His promises ARE true. Love you, thinking of you, and as always, praying for you ~Kelley

Lauren said...

WOW!!! Powerful!!! Thinking of you today, sweet friend!!! Love you!!

Katie said...

Wow, your faith is priceless and encourages and convicts many of us. I pray for your peace and comfort today. Beautiful words, beautiful family, beautiful Reese. God Bless you!

Elisabeth said...

what a blessing you've been in the last year. I loved the blessing ring idea, I made one for my son. Their filled with our "congrats your pregnant" and sympathy cards.

Diane said...

I thought about the service last night and how it truly, truly changed my views on some things. The words I have remembered over the last year are how you wanted to bathe her.... it's the simple things that I so often take for granted with Dillon that I want to remember are simple, little gifts from God through my son.

Love you! :-)

Summer said...

Beautiful!! Love the picture with Reese's name....just beautiful just like she is

love you
Summer

I pray that God gives you a little peace in your heart today sweet girl....

Leanne said...

Katie, I had never read that post. I just didn't think I could, back a year ago, because I knew so well what you were thinking and feeling.....

But I read them today, and I saw and loved how God sustained you enough to talk at her memorial service. Amazing, and ONLY through Him.

I loved how, for every thought you had, God answered with His Word.

I've learned so much through the example that God is through you. I recognize that it is ONLY Him in you.

It's a beautiful thing.

Becky said...

Katie - I think the biggest blessing is that you will NEVER have to wonder where Reese is spending eternity. She did not have to choose life or death. God chose for her. She is there. She is Home. Many parents have watched their children suffer a Spiritual death. They do not know where their child is spending eternity. You do. You have that hope that one day, you will be reunited. How wonderful.

A year ago a local young man in military service was killed. A comment was made about his parents that I never forgot - When Travis died, his parents did not have to search for their faith. They had been banking their faith for years. They simply withdrew what they needed.

You are a blessing.

Heather said...

My heart breaks today for those things you are missing with your daughter here on earth. But I am rejoicing that we know Reese is with Jesus and rejoicing that God's Word and His strength and His love is enough until you can be with her in heaven. I am so, so sorry, Katie. I'm asking God to hold her, and you, extra close today.

Mandy said...

Thinking about Reese today and smiling! Thinking about you today and praying for you and Jason both. Thinking about Z today and laughing out loud! Thinking about sweet Colson today and praising GOD for this gift!!

Kelli said...

Beautiful words with a powerful and captivating message of God's faithfulness!!

Donna said...

Sweet Katie,

Thinking about you today and reading your post from one year ago...tears streaming down my face...wow...God is using you, Katie, and I hope you feel His presence today...

((((Hugs))))

inthebabyhood said...

Reading about your family has touched me deeply...more than I can put into words on a blog comment. Thank you for your bravery and sharing your story with the world.
http://inthebabyhood.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Praying for you tonight.....

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for sharing and for linking back to that post. I'm sorry you lost your sweet daughter. I have been dealing with infertility for the last 4.5 years. We got pregnant this year only to lose our baby at 13 weeks on Mothers Day. I appreciated reading your thoughts of the things you'd miss with your daughter and God's response. I am struggling through some of the same voids and I feel so stuck sometimes. Your testimony is very encouraging to me.

Fabiola said...

Thanks for linking back to the post. It is so powerful!!!

 
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