Saturday, April 12, 2008

Our Family Slideshow


tompkins family said...

Beautiful and inspiring!
Thanks for sharing

The Tompkins Family
Mt. Pleasant, S C

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!


Elizabeth, Rick and Manning

Anonymous said...

It never fails that tears come to my eyes every time I check your blog!! Thank you so much for continuing to share Annabelle with all of us! We love you and are still praying.

Johanna :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott, Rebecca and Wyatt,
Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful family. What a treasure to have forever! We think of you and pray for you all daily!
Eric, Rebecca and Shea Patterson

The Hardy Family said...

That was so beautiful and such a treasure for you to always have to hold on to! Thank you for sharing that with all of us. Your family is such a blessing and inspiration. We continue to think of you often and lift you up in prayer! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for continuing to share Sweet Annabelle and your beautiful family with us! Thinking and praying for you all daily! Love, Sandra Tracy

Anonymous said...

How Precious!!!! Annabelle lives on in these pictures and in our memories. She has been the instrument of choice by our sovereign God to bring us all to our knees in tears. Her story has been all encompassing to so many of us, causing us to pray without ceasing. With tears in our eyes, we come to the realization that our plans are not God's plans, but His is so much greater than we could ever fathom.

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD."As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Your constant faith even in this has been the instrument of choice to cause us all to worship a God who is divine. Not to be angry or shun the very God that created Annabelle but to embrace the fact that God's best was accomplished in her precious life. Through your family and your blog, God has taught all of us great lessons of faith, selflessness, perseverance, trust, and a heavenward perspective on life.

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Your character has been such a testimony of this scripture!!! As a new mother myself, my heart aches and my eyes run like a waterfall when I think of Annabelle and your love for her. Thank you for guiding each of us to The Rock, our God, where we too can find strength and hope. What an impact your family has made both here on earth and in heaven!!!!!
Lots of Hugs,
Staci Allen

marty said...

"Butcher Family Slideshow" is such a beautiful rememberance of Annabelle and her family. Thank you for sharing. Thanks to Staci Allen for the beautiful post earlier today. It says so well the deep feeling so many of us have for the Butchers. I continue to lift you in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your special family moments and memories with us... Annabelle, so beautiful and pure. The way you have handled and continue to handle your journey has changed the way I look and life and the blessings we all have forever, thank you for that. Continuing to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you soon, The Eptings

Anonymous said...

So Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with all of us. Just like the song said..." The promise was when ever we fell, we'd be held." God has you right now holding each of you each day. He will be with you always.

God Bless You All!

Leigh Ann Gandy

MMS said...

Gorgeous . . . I can tell from the pictures what a sweetheart she is.


Danny McMillan said...

Precious!! What an inspiration to all. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Annabelle. We are praying for your family for the strength to get through this time.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. May your faith and sweet memories sustain you through this difficult time.

The Simmons Family said...

What a beautiful tribute and slideshow!! Annabelle is so beautiful and angelic. I continue to pray for your family's strength. I can't imagine the heartache and yet I know that Owen is just as fragile. Through Annabelle's story I have learned to appreciate every moment even that much more. We are blessed to have been chosen to be heart mommies.

Thanks for sharing Annabelle with us.

Owen's Mommy

Anonymous said...

Butcher Family, we have not met but I am a heart mommy in Myrtle Beach of Craven who is almost 3,he also has HLHS. Your angel is most beautiful and your faith shines through in your words and pictures. Thank you for sharing these most precious moments and pictures, your family will be in our prayers.

God Bless and Heart Hugs!
Candice Stone and Craven

The Chavis Family said...

Thank you for sharing that with all of us. We are still praying for you guys everyday! We think of your family constantly.
Love, Joe and Kim

Shannon said...

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life! What a testimony!



Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! I find myself going back to this website frequently to look for updates. I can't even imagine what your family is going through, but please know that each time that I read your updates that it just inspires me so be a better person and to draw closer to the Lord. Your words say it perfectly...His plan is Divine...for all of us. Your faith is so strong and so wonderfully inspirational to us all. Thank-you for sharing the pictures and the song by Natalie Grant is just perfect as well.
You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and Annabelle will always be in my heart.
Julie (Palmetto Pediatrics)