Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Sign

The story behind Toaster ~ I've only mentioned this once (I think!), so I didn't think to explain... ; )
When I was pregnant with Colson, the people who work in childcare at the gym would ask Zach about his baby brother's name. He would say "Colson," but it didn't quite sound like it. ; ) It sounded like Toaster so this is what they started calling him. I had no idea about this until after Colson was several months old, and this is what they call him still. It's cute.

Shannon made me this sign for Reese's birthday. So special. I love it.
This date is Reese's birthday. I've been thinking about the perfect place for it, and my dad hung it this weekend.
I have received several emails recently about parents who have lost babies. It stirs my heart so much to know others are experiencing the depth of loss I know. Precious babies go to Heaven everyday, yet sometimes I still feel like this pain is all my own.

I'm also so humbled and honored that my sweet Reese has allowed me to meet so many people. Women who have given me hope and women who need hope. Thank you for being a part of my life!


Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.


Romans 12:12

15 comments:

Angie said...

I love that sign! How beautiful!!
Hope you are doing well, friend. I dont know if I commented on Reese's birthday but I wanted you to know you are never far from my heart and I think of you and your sweet girl so much!

Suzy said...

Hi, Katie! I have never commented before, but wanted to tell you how much your blog has blessed me. I found your blog through Shannon's blog a while back and love the Bible verses you share at the end of your posts. They are always so perfectly fitting to what you have written and shared.

I am so sorry for your loss of Reese. I cannot even imagine how hard the last few years have been for you. Almost six years ago, we found out at 20 weeks along that we had lost our daughter's twin in utero. I know how hard that was and can only imagine that your experience was so much harder than what we experienced. To know we have sweet babies in heaven waiting to meet us brings comfort for today. May God continue to bless you as you are a blessing to others.:)

Your boys are so precious!! I love the name Toaster.:)

Carolina Girl said...

What a beautiful sign! I love that you chose to hang your necklaces on it. A great way to bond with your sweet daughter...over jewelry!

Becky said...

Beautiful sign, Katie. You have such a tender heart. Colson looks like a perfect little brown toasted muffin so Toaster is perfect for him!

Mer said...

That is so so neat. Love you!

Hillary said...

I love that sweet sign! Shannon did an awesome job on it! I love fun tribute like that that serve a purpose but have a much more special meaning!

xoxox

Donna said...

Your sign is beautiful. What a sweet gift!

Toaster could probably stick with Colson... :) Such a cutie pie!

Have a blessed day, Katie!

Mandy said...

I LOVE that!! So precious.

Dianna said...

The Toaster story is so cute! Love it! I also love the birthday sign with your necklaces. Great idea!

Sky said...

That's one of my favorite verses :-)

The Adams Family said...

I love the sign! So sweet! I have a 2 friends who have recently lost babies. What is the best thing for me to do to comfort them? I feel like I should do something but I'm not sure what. I just wondered if you could offer a small piece of advice or some Scripture that was particularly helpful for you? kbadamsau@yahoo.com Thank you so much! Your family is absolutely precious :)

Allison said...

Praying for you and your family! You have such a sweet spirit about you, and I've never met you. Your spirit comes through in your words. You attitude is a blessing to others. God bless.

m&msmommy said...

That sign is absolutely beautiful! What a precious gift!

Anna & Kirby said...

How perfect & special! I love it :)

Melissa said...

Katie where did the angel necklace come from?? I absolutely love it!!

 
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