Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Home


One year ago yesterday we brought our Annabelle home. She was loved, kissed, snuggled, cuddled, held & entertained (by her big brother) endlessly. We are so thankful for the time the Lord allowed us to love her in our home...to share the dwelling place and earthly home He's given us with her.



In 23 days from today, we will remember the day He took her to her Heavenly Home. The place she is healed perfectly and now shares with yet another one of her little heart sisters, Gracie. I know they are dancing with Jesus now.



Please continue to lift Gracie's family to our Lord in comforting, peace-filled prayer. She is HOME but, as I know all too well, their hearts will be HOMESICK until they meet their Maker and see their daughter again.

13 comments:

jan tompkins said...

Oh how I love those pictures of Miss Annabelle! Thanks for posting them again. Also, thanks for letting us know about Gracie...we lifted her up in prayer as well as her family.
What a brave little warrior.
I'm sure Annabelle greeted her with open arms. God loves them and loves you too. Take care of yourself and baby Butcher.

Jan, Ann and Hannah

Angela said...

Oh my heart hurts for you. Your Annabelle was just precious. I honestly get so sad sometimes when I recall your blog post about driving to the hospital (doctor?) with Annabelle, what you asked Wyatt, and what he responded. To have gone through that and still have a strong faith in God just shows that we can do nothing apart from Him. You are such a wonderful mom, and I am SO excited for you as you are expecting again. HUGS!!

Katie said...

What a wonderful way to put it...enjoy this time of reflection. Hugs to you!!!
Love,
Katie

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Hey sweetie...

I LOVE the pictures of the little miss. My thoughts and prayers are with Gracie girls family!!! What a beautiful little girl. I am so heartbroken for their loss.

I hope you are feeling well - my thoughts have been on you lately...

Love to you - Amanda

The Simmons Family said...

The picture of Annabelle yawning just melts my heart! I love that you took family pictures. We still don't have one family picture because I never wanted the tubes all over the place. I called a photographer this week and we're getting them done. I don't want to ever regret not having them.

I still remember the first day we brought Owen home. What a wonderful day that was! Kamryn met her brother for the first time.

Annabelle is home and she is perfect!! MANY HUGS!!

Andrea

Tommy, Erica, Addie Kate, and Andrew said...

Oh, I could just look at these pictures for hours! She truly is (both of your children, and I'm sure the third) a beautiful baby! I know these are pictures, especially the first one, that you just treasure!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Oh Rebecca... Annabelle is so gorgeous! And so is the rest of your family! I literally want to reach through my computer screen and love on her! These pictures are wonderful and you have a wonderful way of looking at the life of your precious girl - thank you for sharing your beautiful insights as you reflect on that special day. I continue to be inspired, uplifted, and awe-struck by your courage, faith, and love. Annabelle IS so very lucky to have you as her forever-mommy (and so are your other kids)!

I am lifting you and your family up in prayer this entire month and am looking forward to the day when you post a picture of sweet Wyatt holding his new baby brother or sister on the day you bring HOME your 3rd precious child!

The Chavis Family said...

We're thinking about y'all over the next month. We're also praying for comfort for Gracie's family. ~Kim

Miller Family said...

I love the picture of your beautiful family. We are for sure keeping Gracie's family in our prayers.

Lindsay Dean said...

You have such ellegant words for everything that you post. The pictures that you were able to get with her will be cherished forever! Love you friend~
Suzie

The Ridgway Family said...

What a day full of so many emotions for you Rebecca. I am so sorry for all of these "firsts" we have to go through, but you have such an amazing faith and you are a wonderful inspiration to me. I pray for you every day and the new miracle you are carrying. I hope that everything goes perfectly with this one and that you have absolutely NO worries. I will email you the butterfly information in a few days. They really were amazing and I think would fit in perfectly for Annabelle's angel day.

Love, Kesa

Evie's Story said...

I LOVE YOU!!

Em said...

She is just so beautiful! I just think you guys are amazing and so very selfless! You are continually in our prayers.
All our love,
Emily and Mike