Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thankful

I have been in Texas the past few days. ; ) My friend Meredith is a children's minister in Dallas, and she is also in charge of her church's Mom's Touch group. She asked me to share about Reese several months ago, and of course I said yes. Jason encouraged me to go, and my rock star in-laws made it a lot easier for me. They came up to play with the boys. ; ) Thank you thank you!

It worked out perfectly for me to meet Hunter and stay with my sis for a few days. Several other friends live there, so I was able to get a lot in!

Ash & me
There are no words to describe how much this girl means to me. We roomed together at Baylor, and she is a jewel. She is 17 weeks with her third baby.
Sweet Meredith
Her friendship is priceless, and I'm very thankful she gave me a chance to talk about Reese.
Meredith, me, my mom, Mandy, & Meredith
They were my support group. ; )
Bek (another BU roomy) & Ash came also. Rebekah has the gift of laughter, and I love being around her. I thought they would make me even more nervous, but I felt relaxed and comfortable seeing their faces as I spoke.

Last week as I was preparing what to say and especially as Monday came closer, I thought, "What in the world do I have to say of value to these women? Why would anyone want to listen to me?" Then I remind myself that I'm sharing about Reese and the LORD, and it gets me out of the picture and helps my mind set.
I like to use my hands when I talk. ; )
Now it's time to play! Mary, me, Abby, Meredith, & Garrett
Abby, Mandy, & me
Hunt-dog and I had some bonding time while Abs was at dance class. ; ) He's thinking, "What in the world?" I already miss this little guy.

My few days away were SUCH a treat! I loved spending time with part of my family and several of my besties. Although I missed my boys like crazy, it was special for me to shine a light on our daughter.


He will destroy death forever. The LORD GOD will wipe away the tears from every face and remove His people's disgrace...

Isaiah 25:8

23 comments:

Hillary said...

I'm so glad that you got to share with your about your daughter! What a wonderful honor you do for her and the Lord in speaking about them!

Mer said...

Hey can you send me the pic of us with the kids? I don't have one. I miss you already!!!! Love you much!

Mandy said...

You didn't have as much fun as I did!! Loved having you HERE!! We are coming up there this summer. Get ready!!

Happiness Is... said...

What a beautiful way to honor Reese - looks like it was a wonderful trip!

Tiff said...

Aww! How fun! Did yall by chance video you speaking? I would love to hear it, if you did.

I talk with my hand too.. I try to keep them folded together, but at some point those bad boys get away from me! My co-workers have all sorts of crazy pictures of me throwing my hands around.. its pretty funny!

Glad you had a wonderful visit!

besnini said...

Katie, I can tell you what you have to say to other women, "I am a christian, God loves me, He carries His children through trials and sometimes it hurts so much I can't breath but God is there" Other women need to know that the christian life isn't a bed of roses, it is hard to "work out our salvation with fear and trembling" Praise God He is giving you opportunities to speak about Him. I know you brought Him glory

Kelley said...

After all that praying, it was fun and good to read this ;) So glad you were surrounded by all that love and support! Love you, and STILL praying :) ~ k

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I am sure your sharing was such a value to those who were there! And how fun to have all that love and support around you! :)

Faith said...

Aw, how awesome!

Linds said...

I love that verse you have a the end of the post. Doesn't it feel so triumphant to know that our God has already won the battle?

Brayden and I were singing a song in the car the other night about how death was destroyed and I couldn't help but think about Reese and all of the other babies that I know of who are being held by Jesus and it just made me have so much hope to know that this is not the end.

Praying for you daily...

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

So glad you got to talk about your sweet angel! And what great friends and family to share your time with too!

Sara said...

So happy you were able to speak about Reese! I would have loved to hear your speech:)

Melanie Mueller said...

What a gift you gave to those who heard you speak about your precious baby girl!
Looks like you had a some awesome quality time with your sister and her kiddos. So glad you got that.

The Durham Family said...

small world! I went to high school in Jacksonville Texas with Meredith's husband!!

Dianna said...

What an amaxing opportunity! Glad you had fun!

Run26.2Mom said...

I so admire your continued journey to share your faith and testimony with others! Amazing..just amazing! Honoring your daughter and helping others....
Peace.
Susan

ashley said...

Wish we could sneak away, eat yogurt, and talk for hours more often!!! I loved having you here. Thank you for making time to hang out! Love you!

Nicole said...

You are an amazing woman, mther and friend!!! Good Job! Cute pics! Where did you get that white undeshirt in the last few pics? It's a perfect little tee!! Inquiring minds!

Carolina Girl said...

What a powerful verse and a powerful trip!

Amanda said...

Katie,

So in awe of you that you were able to speak and share about Reese. You are an inspiration to me. You honor her life every time you share.

Blessings,
Amanda

Forever missing Gavin 4/7-5/3/08

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Such a great post Katie!!! I'm so proud you were able to talk about your sweet Reese!!!

Ann said...

Katie,

I'm so proud of you. Thank you for speaking about Reese and for making your boast in the Lord.

Much love,
Ms. B.

walkers said...

So proud- would have loved to hear! Love you

 
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