Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Time Goes On

It is hard to believe that 3 1/2 months ago we had a little girl. So much has happened since then that it seems much more time has passed. I am still thankful for that one day that Kristin and I got to spend with our precious little gift named Adella Mae. It has changed us in very deep ways for the better.

I am thankful for the people in my life who have taken the time to show me how to have a deep relationship with the Lord. If that foundation had not been laid I think that I would have crumbled under the weight of the loss. All we have known to do is desperately cling to God and that has been enough.

I would not want to face life without my Lord and Savior. While I am sure I would survive, the quality of life does not compare.

8 comments:

spartacus21 said...

we've all been changed by your beautiful daughter's presence. I am so incredibly happy to see you both this weekend.

p.s. said...

Hello,

this is my first time commenting on a blog, so forgive me for transgressions.
you do not know me, but through your blog, i know a little of your spirits.
May the evergreen, ever fresh, ever refreshing Lord continue to supply your needs superabundantly, above, beyond all that you could ask or think. May He water you continually and may He hide you in His presence. May He continue to be your balm, your salve, your comfort.
The Lord be with your spirit; grace be with you.

The Whites said...

has it already been that long?...it feels like we just got the news, yesterday. i think about you regularly. Kristen, thank you so much for the book. I have been reading through it and it hits me when i least expect it and in ways i least expected. Nov 5 would have been my due date...

-Shannon

the books said...

Thank you for your testimony through your blog. I came across your site shortly after we lost a second baby again this year during pregnancy. You, and the life of your daughter, have been an encouragement to me as you have shared through your healing process. The Lord has blessed us with such sweet miracles - the creation of an eternal soul. Although I would have loved to have more time on earth with our babies, as I am know you would also, I am sustained by the Lord's goodness and mercy. My prayer for our children, and yours as well, is that the Lord will use their lives here on earth, no matter how short, to bring glory to His name. We are all just a breath . . .

Rambis said...
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BB said...

A friend told me about your incredible story of faith, hope, and grieving. As I read your blog my heart breaks for you both. I thought it strange that I was reading your blog today because today my wife and I are headed to our son’s college graduation. 23 years ago I was 17 and my girlfriend was pregnant. I made a promise that I would take care of her and the baby. My son’s graduation is the fulfillment of that promise. I was writing in my journal this morning and thanking God for the incredible mercy and grace he showed a 17-year-old boy. My son loves God, has taken a wife, and is now pursuing his dream. That was hard to imagine 23 years ago when I was just a boy of 17.
Why does God allow a 17 year old to raise a son, but your child is taken? I do not know the answer to that. However, I do know that God's mercy and grace are present in both situations. Solomon said that pain comes into everyone’s life. I thank God that his mercy is present when that pain comes and his grace helps us find a way out.
I pray that you continue to find strength in each other and the God who created your beautiful baby girl.

Anonymous said...

my husband and I continue to remember you both, as well as sweet Addie, and have been so touched by your incredible strength and reliance on God. we also lost a little one in the midst of a pregnancy this year, within a week of when you lost Addie, and at times it seems harder than it did this past June. may i ask what book you recommended to the whites, kristen? (it was referred to on a recent post) i wonder if it might be a good one for my husband and me. we'll continue to keep you in our prayers. love and hugs. =)

Anonymous said...

anonymous -- one book recommendation for you is nancy guthrie's 'holding on to hope'. she's endured the loss of 2 babies in a VERY profound way and the Lord has used her writings -- you can also check her out at www.nancyguthrie.com --