"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hope Joy P...

the beautiful sentiment that accompanied the flowers our V.K.s sent last June 26th...
15 days before Hope's sister Hillary's wedding

Hope ~ To expect with desire.

My Hope is in heaven.  
She was no bigger than my open hand when the Lord called her home.  
She would have been 3 1/2 years old had He decided to allow us to raise her.  
She was born to Jesus 4 months early on June 26, 2007.

Though everyone who is His can say that their hope is in heaven, 
my Hope has a mouth to welcome me and arms to embrace me.  
My God knows what is best and He had numbered her days before I even knew her.
So, on this June 26th we celebrate our daughter/sister who was eagerly awaited for 5 months, 
who we thought we would meet in 4 months...


...who now waits for us


Blessings, Debbie
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36 comments:

  1. I'm sitting here shaking from this tender post. May you feel true joy today.
    Ann

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  2. I can't really describe what this post did to my heart. It's beautiful. God bless you this day.

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  3. Words can not adequately describe how beautiful and special this post is. May God continue to surround you with His loving arms.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  4. I hope that your post brings solace to someone that needs it. My son and daughter-in-law just lost the baby that they were eagerly waiting for. We don't always understand why, but we must accept that He knows better than we do.

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  5. Ah, Debbie, peace and joy and comfort to you and your sweet family today as you remember and celebrate your Hope...

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  6. This was so beautifully and tenderly expressed. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort today.

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  7. So sorry, I do know that we have a good Father,
    Hugs,

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  8. A truly beautiful post. God bless you!!

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  9. A very beautiful post. What a comfort to know you will see her one day in heaven. Praying many blessings on you all today. (((HUGS)))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    In Him<><
    -Mary

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  10. I have a special spot in my heart for preemies. It's always hard to understand the plan when we're going through such things, but God is good and His timing is perfect. It is such a blessing to know that you will see your Hope again, and we will all get to meet her someday! I hope you are able to celebrate her birthday with joy and peace.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Meg

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  11. Blessings to you and yours, Debbie. Hope is an angel, I am sure. ((((Hugs)))) xo,

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  12. Debbie, blessings to all of you! xx

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  13. How precious. And the post on the door brought tears to my eyes. It is so amazing how our hearts love and long for and miss those little ones we are privilaged to carry in our bodies for such a short time.

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  14. I pray that our Heavenly Father will overwhelm you with His love today. Thank you for sharing this tender and oh, so personal testimony with us. I know it will touch the hearts of many and perhaps give hope to one who has none.

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  15. Praying for you today, Debbie, as you remember your precious daughter. I picture her cheering you on as you run the race! I know my life is richer for having had Caleb for the time that he was here.

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  16. Sorry for your loss...



    Thank you for your lovely comment at my blog today. We live on opposite sides of the continent so we likely will never meet in this life, but ah, in the life to come, I do believe we will have wonderful fellowship!

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  17. Blessings to you and your family.
    Sending you love.

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  18. Dear Debbie,

    I know a little of how you feel today; we lost a baby who lived only two hours, yet we think of her every day.

    May the Lord wrap you in His comforting arms.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  19. God give you peace on your Hope's birthday. <3

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  20. So sorry for your loss.Hugs...Maa

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  21. What a beautiful tribute post for your precious daughter!! ~Prayers and tender thoughts go out to you on this day ~Love Heather

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  22. Lovely to meet you also Debbie, You are a spring chicken...I am an old chook. It is sad when we loose a baby. I wonder if you have ever heard of Dale Evans book, "Angel Unaware"
    She was Roy Rogers (King of the cowboys)wife and wrote as if, she was the baby they lost. It is an old book yet still available from Amazon.com. It goes into Heaven and the joy of there. It helped me with my loss. Blessings. xx

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  23. What a sweet name. I'm sorry for your loss.
    May the loving Spirit of Jesus washes over you and heals and transforms you with his blessings Hugs. JB

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  24. Debbie, this is certainly a hard path to walk. I, too, had a little girl who was born early (I was four months pregnant)...and probably five years went by before I did not think about her every.single.day. How blessed we are to have that hope of seeing our little ones again and the hope of knowing that our God is love and knows the end from the beginning. (What a lovely and appropriate name for your "Hope!)

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory...

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  25. Debbie, this precious post brought tears to my eyes. May God wrap you in his love and know that Hope is waiting with lots of hugs for her momma!

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  26. Dear Debbie, here is a (((hug))). Clarice

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  27. Whispering a prayer for you. Thank you for sharing the memory of Hope with us. God bless you.

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  28. Oh Mary...mine were not that old before the Lord took them home (three in all) but I do understand missing them...like I miss my first grand child which would have been due next month.
    This is a beautiful tribute to your precious one and I send you hugs....thanks for sharing Hope with us.

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  29. Such a beautiful post thank you for sharing your heart. Blessings to you my friend, I look forward to reading more about your journey as I take a stroll through you blog!

    Blessings,
    Misty

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  30. Thank you for sharing your Hope with us...May our Lord continue to comfort and bless you. Have you read "Heaven is for Real" by /Todd Burpo? It tells of Heaven from a 4 year old's perspective.... Soon, and very soon, we are going to see the King....and you, your Hope!

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  31. Oh Debbie...we have so much in common. Our little Hannah might just be dancing with Hope right now.

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  32. What a sweet and beautiful hope. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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