"Sometimes miracles arrive so tiny that we cannot feel the weight of them
-and yet we are still changed, and we are blessed none the less."

Little One

Carried for 9 weeks

Went home to be with Jesus

April, 2009

"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." I Corinthians 1:3-5

17 comments:

Carol said...

You've been in my prayers since speaking with your mom soon after her return from her visit with you. Lori told me of your loss as I traveled over the weekend. I praise God with you according to I Cor. 1:3-5. I too, lost a wee little one between my two oldest girls. My heart goes out to you!

Cheryl said...

((({{Rachel}})))

May God continue to bring you His peace.

Carrie said...

Oh, Rachel, I'm so sorry. We've never met, but I'm a friend of Jessica & your mom. Praying for you during this difficult time.

exgoatmilker said...

Prayers being lifted up for you and your family.

Tricia said...

Praying. Can't say much other than that...but I think that is enough.

Tricia :)

Adrienne said...

Dear Rachel -
I came here from your mother's blog. My heart aches for you. I am praying for that you will find comfort and healing in the loss of this precious little one. I've been there and I know the grief and loss it brings. Rest in the arms of the Father. May His grace and peace be yours through these next days as you walk through this difficult time.
~Adrienne~

Deb said...

Praying for you, Rachel.

Diane said...

You are brave to share such a personal and private loss. Take comfort in knowing you are not alone. I will pray for your healing, coping, and hoping!

Kimberly said...

Hard to type through the tears. Visiting via your Mom's blog. I experienced the loss of my son at 18 weeks a few months ago. Heartbreaking.
Longing to meet him on the other side.

good_to_be_home said...

I'm a friend of your Mom's as well and just wanted to tell you that my heart aches for the little one you lost. The verses are beautiful, TRUE, and comforting. Much love and prayers~

Laurie and Chris said...

You are in our thoughts.

Lisa said...

My heart goes out to you. Praying that you will feel God's comforting embrace.

Blessings and peace.

LDH said...

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you, dear Rachel!

Melissa E. said...

OH! Rachel! I am so sorry! What a rough time for you. Such a myriad of emotions, I am sure.

Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute, Rach. You have and will continue to change people's lives with your courageous faith and love for the Most High! See you soon.
Love you,
Chel

Anonymous said...

Rachel, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, but am so encouraged and uplifted by your continued strength and trust in the Lord. My prayers are with you and your family.
Love,
Victoria

Crystal said...

"Instant Heaven" - I loved reading "Safe in the Arms of God" by John MacArthur - and wept through most of it - but was bolstered in my faith with all of the hard evidence in God's Word that all "little ones" go to heaven instantly. I am a little late to this posting - but today I am praying that you will be comforted.