Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

There are many different types of mothers. Some have their children in their arms, others do not. Some mothers give up their babies to give them a better life. Some mother another woman's children and take them in as her own. 

You can never have too many people in your life to mother you. ; ) I'm so thankful for my mom, and I'm blessed to be a mom to my three children. Love you, Mom!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms today.
A precious woman shared with me something Elizabeth Edwards said about losing a child. I had not heard it before, and it's wonderful.


"If you know someone who has lost a child...and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that's a great, great gift."

My heart is with all of you who have felt the pain of losing a child. You are not alone. You are not holding your baby today, but if you know Jesus one day you will. 


Mother's day will forever have new meaning. I honor you. I pray the LORD gives you more joy than you ever thought possible just as He has given me.

He is good.


...I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.


2 Timothy 1:12

30 comments:

Marisa said...

Amen, friend. Missing our girls together today. Happy Mother's Day, Katie!

ashley said...

Beautiful words...beautiful pictures...thinking of Reese today...Happy Mother's Day sweet friend! Praising God that you are able to end this post with "He is good" Love you!

Meg said...

Happy Mother's Day! Huge hugs, many prayers!! Beautiful pictures of your three gifts!!

Rebekah said...

Sending hugs and prayers! The pictures are beautiful, of all three of your babies!

Hillary said...

What a beautiful post today! It really spoke to my heart! You're a wonderful Momma with 3 beautiful children!

Much love today!

xoxox

Heather L. said...

Thank you for your post today. I pray that our girls are looking down on us from Heaven and knowing how very much we love them. I am thinking of you today. Love the pictures.

Kelley said...

Now that's beautiful! And He IS good. Happy Mother's Day, my Friend. Hope your day is bright and beautiful. You are blessed. Love you ~ K

Emery Wilkerson said...

Beautiful post, Katie!!! Thinking of you & others who have babies with Jesus, but rejoicing that you will see Reese again!
PS- The very last picture in this post... Colson's expression is priceless as he watches his big brother!!!

booksley said...

Thank you for your post. It spoke to my heart...most don't consider me a mom as I have had early losses.

I often look at your blog...linking through Kelly's...I accidentally stumbled upon hers one day...

I hope that you have a beautiful day.

Mandy said...

He IS good! Love you so. So glad the dedication went well. I knew it would!!

Nicole Rodriguez said...

Happy Mother's Day, Katie! Love those pictures and LOVE that saying!

Maryellen said...

Happy Mother's Day Katie.
Your a Mom of 3 beautiful children.

I keep wondering what is Colson thinking in some of these photos.
So funny. He is looking at Zach with such a funny expression.
So adorable.

Kelly said...

Beautiful Katie.
Thinking of you today - I can't imagine how much you miss Reese! You are an amazing mom with three beautiful, precious children!

Lauren said...

The frame of Reese is beautiful! God has blessed you with three darling children...happy Mother's Day! Love you!

Becky said...

You were in my prayers today, Katie. In church we spoke about Hannah and Elkanah and how they gave Samuel back to the Lord. They GAVE hm. In your case, when a child is dedicated to the Lord, given to Him, that has a different meaning. Because Reese is now with Him, it is very real. Because you love the Lord, you have given Reese the opportunity to minister to us through her story and your faith.

Ryan V. said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Mer said...

Precious post Katie. You are doing great with your camera...those are really sweet. love you!

Sara said...

Such a beautiful post! I have kept you in my prayers today. I hope the dedication went well.

Nicole said...

Very sweet post, Katie! Love you! Happy Mother's day!

Erin said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

Linds said...

what an amazing quote. I love that! Hope the dedication of Colson went well.

I love the pictures of the boys with Reese. All three of them are so sweet!

Lauren said...

You are an amazing mother and pray you had an amazing day!!!!!!! :) Love you!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Katie. I absolutely love the Elizabeth Edwards' quote, so true. I thought of you and Reese today and hope your day was good with the boys.

Blessings,
Amanda

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

The Anglin Family said...

Thinking of you today, precious Katie.
I love this quote:)
Days like today are hard, but are soo much easier with God on our side.

Kayla said...

Happy mothers day Katie! Wonderful quote very well put. Love you!

Jenn Prather said...

Love that first picture. He looks like he is telling Colson about her!

Tiff said...

What an amazing quote-- I love it! I hope that you enjoyed your mother's day! I said a little prayer for you yesterday :)

Your family pictures are precious!

Just the 3 of Us said...

What an amazing quote and what an amazing photos of your three babies.

I love Colson's mohawk!

Donna said...

Precious, heart-felt words, Katie...I hope you had a wonderful day as you dedicated Colson to the Lord...You are a blessing to me!

Sarah said...

Katie, you are always my dose of encouragement. I have never experienced your tragic pain, but I continue to stand in awe at seeing the Spirit work in you still today since Reese's death.
Won't it be a sweet day in heaven when you get to see her again. It's going to be beautiful!

 
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