Tuesday, August 13, 2013


It's truly amazing to be carried by prayer. For the past few days I've felt such peace and protection that can only come from the LORD. Thank you for praying for us! We feel each and every prayer.

Reese's birthday was a sweet day. I don't think I'll ever be able to call it a good day, but it will always be a day we celebrate her and our family. Jason and I took the boys to buy flowers and feed the ducks at the memorial gardens. After this we had a picnic lunch and did a little hiking. 
 Zach always knows exactly what flowers he wants for his sister. It's really funny. I'll try to get him to pick something else, but he rarely likes my ideas. I have no idea why Colson is carrying around a bungee cord but oh well. 
 These two boys. It's hard to stand the cuteness in our house. ; )
 We celebrated with ice cream cake that night. Of course the boys had to see who could blow out the most candles. There is usually always something funny thrown in to moments like these. Keeps things a little lighter, right?
A sweet friend sent me these two beach pics and said Reese's life was like a sunrise, so beautiful and so brief. LOVE this.

You hem me in behind and before,
    and You lay Your hand upon me.

Psalm 139:5


Jillian said...

Katie...Praying for you and your sweet family from California. Reese is so lucky to have her loving family celebrate her here, and I am sure she is celebrating her birthday in Heaven.
You are so strong and such an example to other families going through this same thing.
Take good care,

Mrs. Harvey said...

Your boys are precious, and I love that you celebrate your sweet little girl every year! I pray for you often and have been reading your blog since Reese was born.

Sarah Condon said...

I love how you all remember her in such a special way. This brings tears to my eyes as we are coming up with ways to honor and celebrate our Sweet Bennett. This year was his first birthday, which was hard. I know it will never be easy or a "good" day, but seeing you all makes me believe it will be OK. Your beautiful Reese and my Sweet Bennett are truly blessings that will never be forgotten!!

Lauren said...

What a sweet day celebrating Reese's birthday. I love that you got an ice cream cake...reminds me of YOUR birthdays in college! I know Reese would pick an ice cream cake every year too, just like her mama! Love you!

Leanne said...

Katie, I had to try to swallow the lump in my throat when I read this post,

Those pictures at the end......perfect and wonderful!

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