Friday, February 11, 2011

18 months

Happy 18 months, Reese!
I can't believe our daughter was born 18 months ago today.
I think a lot about our two days with her especially as I rock Colson at night. It's so still and quiet. The most peaceful time of my day. The other night my mind was on Reese, and Jesus reminded me to just look in my arms. So simple yet significant.
Thank you, LORD. We miss our little girl like crazy, but You are faithful to restore our loss in ways I never imagined.

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Psalm 103:1

34 comments:

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Sweet, Sweet Reese!! Such sweet pictures, such an angel!!
Thank you Lord!!

Kelley said...

Thinking about you today and loving you all always. Happy 18 months, Baby Girl. Praising God that He is indeed faithful.
Love and as always...

Bonita said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Reese is beautiful :) and has touched so many lives!!

The Anglin Family said...

Thinking about you today. God is so good and I am so thankful for his mercy and grace. :-)
Happy 18 months, Reese. You are a precious baby girl whose short life has touched so many!

Mallorie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family :-)

ashley said...

Happy 18 months in heaven sweet Reese! You are still (and will always) be thought of, missed, and remembered. Glad your mama's arms are full today...

Brandi said...

Thinking of you today and everyday the past 18 months! Happy 18 months to your beautiful baby girl!!!!

Amanda said...

I am also thinking and praying for you today. It is hard to believe Reese is 18 months old. She has touched so many lives and forever be in my heart.Get all that snuggle time in with that little man... God Bless you all!

P.S.~
Thanks for stopping by my blog! We are enjoying our girl to the fullest.

Tristan said...

she is such a little perfect princess.
thinking of you!

Tracy said...

I can not believe it has been that long. You have a sweet little family, but I know you miss her dearly and daily! Keep your sweet head up today. I know it must be hard.

Mandy said...

Thought about you and Reese all day long!! Love you so.

Tiff said...

Thinking about y'all today Katie! I just know Reese's in heaven celebrating her 18 months with the angels and the Lord!

Laura Ann said...

I am happy that God is blessing you with His peace when you think of your sweet angel Reese. It is so hard to believe it has been 18 months, but so many joyful moments have happened in your life, including those 2 beautiful days with your girl. May God continue to Bless!

Diane said...

Happy kinda birthday to Reese! :-) I can't believe it's been 18 months... in some ways it seems shorter, in some ways it seems longer.

I was thinking about the memorial service the other day and about how you spoke. God forbid I am ever in your spot, but I doubt I'd have as much strength as you did in those moments, and as you do in the moments that have followed.

I hope today you found some respite and peace. Love you!

Kelly said...

I have followed your blog this entire 18 months. You are an amazing example to us all that even though life is difficult and hard and painful our God is always good and always worthy of our praise. Thank you for sharing your journey, you are an inspiration. God Bless you.

Diane said...

By the way, I will always say that I bet God throws the best birthday parties - I bet you even get cake when it's your half birthday, too! ;)

Donna said...

Sweet precious Reese :)
It has been a little over 18 months since my Amber went to Heaven ... I know your heart aches. I can only imagine my Amber rocking your Reese in Heaven and it makes me smile :) Amber always wanted to rock babies.
Hugs,
Donna

Shannon said...

Thought about Reese when I woke up today. Love her and love you!

Kaitlin said...

The scripture verses you always leave at the bottom of your posts are always so fitting. The flowers at the memorial are so beautiful amongst all the snow.

Melanie Mueller said...

You have so many beautiful pictures of Reese! I am sure those are one of your greatest treasures. I am so happy that God has filled your arms with such a precious boy. There is no doubt in my mind that Reese loves to watch over her brothers.
Happy 18 months to your pretty girl!

Donna said...

Always and forever a precious memory in your heart!

Ani said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Reese shares a birthday with my eldest (he was born 8-11-05) and yesterday when I realized it was his half birthday, I sent up a prayer for your baby girl too :)
Blessings.

Mer said...

LOve you sis. What a beautiful pic at the memorial gardens. Praising our Lord for your arms that are full and Praising our LOrd for His arms that hold Reese. I know they still ache for her....our lives are but a vapor...hold on. Love you much.

Nicole Rodriguez said...

Oh Sweet Reese! Happy 18 mos! You have touched so many lives so deeply! I know you are having fun playing with my sweet boy :)

Run26.2Mom said...

You are an amazing mother to all of your precious children. May God continue to bless you! Your journey with your daughter has touched so many including myself. Thank you :)
Peace.
Susan

KnottedFingers said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

The blankets and hats on my page will be donated to OB wards and NICUs

<3

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Amazing pictures...I remember your story so well and how I hurt for you



Stopping by some of my favorite blogs and some new ones (ok I can't sleep) and enjoying every minute of it. Hope you will stop by...On Monday I am giving away 4 FOUR copies of Ree Drummond's love story. It is fabulous...so I had to buy enough copies to share with my dear blog friends.
one of the best reads I have read in a long time. Have a happy week....

Jodi Lansink said...

Thinking of you and your beautiful Reese. 2 years ago today we found out the fatal diagnosis for Jillian, and tomorrow will be 19 months since she was born.

Love Colson's smile in his 7 month pictures!!

Sara said...

It is just amazing the great things that have come from her life!

Thoughts and prayers with you always.

soblessed2be said...

I am so moved by this....I dont know what to say. Precious! Please know that I am praying for you (and your sweet family)!

Kendra said...

Soooo sweet! I was looking back from around the time she was born and you had said that her heart valve was being donated. Have they found anyone for it yet? Or did I miss that? The thought of her living in another baby is so overwhelming..gives me chills! Prayin' for you and your family!

Kendra

jayfersgirl said...

I haven't been to your blog in a few days, but I was in the shower 2 days ago and you just came to mind, and I thought "Reese would be 18 months old." God was just reminding me to think of you on that day, I think.
And I've been wanting to tell you that every time I see a picture of Reese, it just gets to me; there is something so peaceful and sweet...and wise about her. She doesn't look like a newborn...she is absolutely gorgeous and by far the most beautiful newborn I've ever seen. Such a sweet face.

Andrea said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time now and I thought I would finally leave a comment.
Your faith is so amazing. I actually thought about you the other day at my Bible study because there are so many women in my small group that are struggling with trusting God. I thought about how you have experienced such a devastating loss, yet, your faith hasn't wavered.
Even though Reese only lived for a short period of time, her life has made such an impact on others, including me.
You are such an amazing and Godly women!
Thank you for sharing your story with others.

Sarah said...

Your story continues to touch my heart! Happy 18 Months Reese!

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