Saturday, August 11, 2012

Three Years

Happy Birthday, Reese!
You have touched our hearts forever, and we will never be the same. We love you, sweet girl.

...in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye...we will be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:52

46 comments:

The Rohman Family said...

These pictures are priceless. The one with Zach and his grandmother carrying all the balloons just brought tears to my eyes. I wish he didn't have to do it, but he's SUCH a good big brother. And Colson's a great little brother, too, of course :)

Rachel said...

This is so precious. So touching. I love this more than words can say...Reese is surely having the best birthday party up in Heaven today! Happy birthday to her :)

Mandy said...

Woke up thinking about sweet Reese this morning! Happy Birthday and WOW what a celebration SHE is having!!!

LOve you.

Hillary said...

Happy happy Birthday sweet girl! You are loved and missed like no other on Earth! You have touched and blessed so many lives just with your tiny one. xoxox

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Reese!!! I bet she is having an amazing birthday party in Heaven! Could you imagine?!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Reese!!! What a celebration she is having!!

ashley said...

Beautiful. You know how to honor her is such perfect ways. Happy Birthday sweet girl! And my sweet friend, you will not leave my thoughts or prayers today. I love you.

Ashley said...

These pictures are amazing. Love all the pink balloons and being able to do it at the ocean!

Happy Birthday Reese!!

Kimberley said...

beautiful pictures! such a wonderful way to honor reese!

Angie said...

love this. I think of you and your sweet girl often, friend!!!

Heather L. said...

I love these pictures. Reese is surely looking down and smiling at her wonderful family. I pray that Reese and my Olivia are having a tea party in Heaven today together!!!

I am praying for you today, Katie.

Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1...and.... said...

Absolutely precious! Happy Birthday beloved Reese!

Theisen Trio said...

Thinking about your little girl and praying for your heart today!

Melissa said...

Katie,

Loving you, your family and Reese today in my heart.

xoxo,
Melissa

Mary Louis Quinn said...

Happy birthday, Reese!! These pictures are so sweet they make me cry!

Christi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Happy Birthday Reese!

Sonora Webster said...

Reese has now touched on more Mommy heart. I am blessed to have come across your blog.

Jess said...

I just found your blog. I went through and read post after post during your pregnancy and right after she was born. I've been going through a little bit of a rough time lately and the words and verses you posted in your greatest time of grief have touched me immensely and strengthened my faith in the Lord. Amazing how after all this time God is still using Reese to help people. I am one of them. And I cannot explain how grateful I am.

Elizabeth said...

absolutely beautiful...I love the colors, the entire family being together...all of it. Happy birthday, sweet girl.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Reese!


My baby girl Melissa has been in Heaven for 22 years. We have celebrated every birthday. I started a support group ten years ago for parents who have lost a baby. Our little girls will make a difference for a very long time. My heart is with you today.

J said...

Happy happy birthday precious girl!!! Can't IMAGINE the celebration in heaven today, or all the questions she's asking our Father about her family :). Love and prayers to you all.

leah said...

Happy birthday sweet girl..what a celebration your having today in heaven. Your one special little girl and is so very loved. You were so tiny and left such a huge impact in so many peoples lives. I love your pictures Katie and you have a great support system, I will be thinking of you and your family during this time.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl. I hope you have a beautiful day in heaven.

Summer said...

this is so BEAUTIFUL!! just like REESE! I love all the pink and red and white! The beach background, all the family together! I love what you said that she has touched our lives forever and we will never be the same, that is so true for you and your family and all of us who have read your story! I am wearing the shirt in her honor today and Kelcee has the biggest red flower bow I could find in her hair! love you girl!

Summer

Jessica said...

Beautiful! These pictures brought tears to my eyes. Sending prayers up for your family today.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love the way you and your family remember Reese. No doubt she is up there with Jesus watching and smiling :) Thinking of you and sending you prayers today on her birthday.

Margot said...

Katie, these pictures brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful way to celebrate your sweet Reese. I am smiling now thinking of how happy she was when she watched those balloons rise to greet her in Heaven, especially those three red ones. I am praying for your heart and for your family as Reese is such an integral part of their lives, among countless others. Your boys are so special to have such an amazing sister watching over them, and she is watching over you and Jason, too.

I have been so moved time and time again and your story has helped me cope with our own sadness of having lost our babies. As Michael and Elijah's due date approached, a friend who saw me upset comforted me when she said to think about how lucky they are. At first I didn't understand, because lucky wasn't the word I would have chosen. As she went on, she said "they will never know pain like you are feeling now. They will never know sadness, loneliness, heartache. They will only know unconditional love, and you gave that to them. "

I want to encourage you by sharing that I'm so sorry you're feeling such heartache and pain. I wish I could understand why, but only God knows. What I am thankful for is that Reese will never know those feelings. She will only know the pure, unconditional love given by you and your family and everyone she touches. And when you are together again, I believe you will not feel those feelings, either.

Wishing you peace, strength and unconditional love today and always.

Deciduous Heather said...

So precious. Happy birthday sweet girl, you've left a big ol mark on so many hearts. <3
(((hugs))) and prayers always, Katie.
Heather in Ohio

Leslie said...

I'm thinking about you today. Your pictures are beautiful and I love how your family is all around you!

Carrie said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy birthday sweet Reese! I welcomed a niece today and couldn't be more proud to know that she now shares a birthday with your precious angel!

Tristan said...

3 years..wow,so much has changed..except for the fact that she is still so beautiful and loved by her family!
thinking of you! love the pics!!

Stefanie Miller said...

Happy Birthday, precious Reese! I hope you enjoyed your day dancing with the angels! Thinking about your entire family today as you remember your precious baby girl.

The Dolans said...

Thinking of y'all! It looks like you had a beautiful celebration!!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Reese! Thinking of you and your family, Katie.

Becky said...

Blessings Katie. The pictures are beautiful and one day, you no longer will be a tourist here on earth, but Home with your Reese.

Laurie Sublime said...

Happy Birthday, Reese <3 Thank you for touching our lives with your beautiful spirit! And thank you, Rowe family, for sharing your sweet girl with us! Love Love Love and Blessings!

Dail said...

So, so touching and sweet. What a special family that you have!

Ani said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your baby girl! Reese shares her birthday with my oldest. Sending hugs your way!

Brian & Ashley said...

Just precious! Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl! Praying for you and your family. So thankful you know and love Jesus and will one day be reunited.

Kelly said...

Hard to believe, but I have been following your sweet blog for three years! Your story, Reese's story, and your testimony of strength through the Lord has truly blessed my life. I have prayed for your broken heart so many days, and I pray you continue to find strength in the Lord as you miss your Reese. I can only imagine. Your family is precious, thank you for sharing your testimony. You have blessed many.

Lauren said...

Just beautiful!!! Love you and your precious family so much!!!!

m&msmommy said...

Beautiful, touching, amazing pictures! I'm so sorry that I came to "know" your family through losing Reese, but what a beautiful, special blessing she is, even to complete strangers. Your sweet angel will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing her (and the rest of your family) with "us"

DianeTaylor said...

Beautiful pictures, Katie - I love that you are all wearing pink for Reese.

Karen said...

I love those pictures!! What a special way to remember Reece.

autumn23 said...

These pictures brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful way to celebrate!

Amy said...

The picture with your family and the balloons is just so sweet a perfect. That one should get a frame! I am so glad you had so much family to spend the day with. How special.

 
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