Monday, August 6, 2012

This Week

It's August and I still need to buy Zach's school supply list! We did find a backpack though. Yea! Colson also tried one on and would not take it off so he got one, too. ; ) He was so cute wearing it we couldn't say no. I'll share pics of them after they are monogrammed.

This is Reese's birthday week. Everyone has been SO amazing to continue sending me pictures for her name gallery, and I want to share them over the next few days. 

I am so blessed by your words, so I also want to share what some of you have written me about Reese.
I thought this email below was just precious and so descriptive of what her birthday is like in Heaven.

Sweet Reese,

Happy birthday beautiful girl!! I can only imagine what sort of party you are having in heaven, complete with pink and sparkles and all things pretty!! I am sure that Jesus doesn't miss a single detail when he plans a birthday party, especially for a lovely lady such as yourself. Your days on this earth may have been few but sweet girl you made a HUGE mark in this world. Your precious life has reminded me to let go of the little things, embrace the moments that God graces us with while loving as fiercely as my heart knows how to do. Your momma is so very proud of you princess, and you are equally as proud of her, no doubt. Many call her friend but YOU get to call her momma. 
Her courage is uplifting, her soul is every kind of lovely, but it's her faith that is the most beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. Thank you for allowing your life to be used in such a meaningful manner. 

You lived a beautiful life, here on earth for but a moment but in heaven for an eternity!! Maybe you could ask Jesus to meet with your momma and your daddy in a special way today, to give them an extra measure of mercy and grace. I can't imagine how deep the ache is in their hearts, but God does and He cares about each of their tears so ask Him to wipe them gently today, while also giving them many reasons to smile! 

Happy birthday beautiful one, may we all hear the pitter patter of your sweet feet as you dance and twirl on your 
very big day!!!


Mel Tales said...

So precious!!! I will be praying you through this week, Katie!

Linds said...

Praying for you this week!

Hailey said...

Sending lots of prayers and happy thoughts your way this week.

nicole@ said...

I praying and thinking about you. Reese is looking down on you and smiling knowing the love people have for her and you . Happy birthday Reese !

Mer said...

Ahhhh. So so sweet. I think about her all the time. LOVE YOu!

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Katie - I wanted to add my wishes for your own personal guardian angel in heaven, Reese - may she shine as bright in all our eyes as she is shining in heaven. Please pray for me and my family - we lost our only son recently, he was 24 years old and the miracle baby I thought I would never have. His apartment caught fire and he didn't make it out. I have been pretty numb for weeks now, not knowing how I will go on without my son :(:( I know those of us who have a child in heaven understand. His future was so bright!!!! But he lived a purposeful life in his 24 years on earth. I'm so proud of him. Our hearts are broken but we know he is with Jesus. I pray for that peace you talk about so often.

Yours in prayer ....


Brandi said...

Praying for you this week. Not a day goes by that I don't think about your sweet Reese.

Summer said...

I knew it was her birthday week! I messaged you on facebook! Did you get it? You will not believe what Kelcee said! Reese is one lucky little girl! I can imagine her now with that dark complection, beautiful long dark hair, looking just like you and in the biggest red bow from the south! She is smiling ear to ear for Jesus sure does know how to make birthdays! I know one reason I fight so hard is because of her! She had gave me the strength to be a better me through you, to see you can overcome the absolute worst from you, to love Kelcee even more from you, to not take one second for granted and to love every single fit eeeeer appreciate them more from you, I love you girl and you know I have always been there for you sweetie! I pray Jesus wraps his arms around you extra tight this week...Happy Birthday Week Reese...lets hope I don't blow the power out on the block when I let a balloon off for you this week hahahahha!

Margot said...

I am praying for you and your sweet family as Reese''s birthday approaches. I loved the words in the email you shared, and I agree that we can only imagine the party she will be having in Heaven. Reese is incredibly lucky to have you as her Mommy, and you are touching her life every moment, just as she is continuously touching yours. Your strength, grace and faith inspire me everyday!
<3, Margot

leah said...

Praying for you this week katie..I don't know y'all personally but I think about Reese's often and pray that God gives you strength. I have followed you since Reese was born and she is so blessed to have you as a mommy. What a great birthday she is having in balloons.. all around. She has touched and changed so many lives. May you God give you peace this week. Happy Birthday sweet Reese!

Mara said...

Awww, that is SO sweet!! Hugs & prayers to you this week:) This has stuck in my head for a long time & I use it when I can't wrap my head around something that has happened. "God never asked us to understand, he just asks us to trust."

Blessings to you!!

Ashley said...

What sweet and neat friends you have. That email was so beautiful! I will be thinking of you through this week!

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