Thursday, January 14, 2010

No greater loss

If ever a woman I knew whose heart was brave and true
It's my mother
If ever a woman I knew whose heart is brave, COURAGEOUS and true
It's my sister
God blesses us with children to raise, nurture and love
Natasha and Reese's baby was taken to go too soon to heaven above
If I can't see past the sadness
How can Reese and Natasha see past the sadness and pain
We can't even hope for understanding
with this tragedy there is nothing to gain
Natasha's purpose, love and passion is raising kid's God's way
I never ever thought He'd take a sweet five month old baby away
How can His plan be perfect
It certainly doesn't seem so today
As I sit in quiet sadness
I beg "Lord, teach me to pray."


My sister Natasha, her husband Reese and their
5 year old son Lane said goodbye to their beautiful baby boy
on January 12
I beg you to pray

My internet and email has been down for two days I hope it is up and running soon -- I won't be
able to respond to emails and comments --

15 comments:

Mindy K said...

Sending my love your way Michele.

Alisa said...

Michele, I am so very sad and sorry to hear this tragic news. Please pass along to Natasha and her family that Scott and I will be praying for them during this unbearable time. We are just heartbroken for them and your entire family over this great loss. Please know we love you all. Let us know if there is anything else we can do.

Maria said...

Please know that you are all in our prayers...especially for Natasha & Reese. I cannot fathom the grief they must be feeling at this time. All our love and prayers...thank you for sharing.

mariemolitor said...

Michele, God sure knew what He was doing in placing you as Natasha's big sister. We can see your heart so soft and compassionate. We are praying so often for you! Thank you for being open and sharing what is going on. We want to help you through this difficult valley. Please don't hesitate to call on us if you need something! love you dear friend!

Marissa said...

Michele, You and your whole family are in my prayers especially Reese & Natasha. I'm thinking of you constantly. I pray that God will give you strength to get through this. May you feel his arms wrapped around you. Much love. Marissa C.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Words just can't sum up how I feel for your whole family.

I will be praying for everyone involved -I don't just say that, I really will be praying.

I see that your bond with your siblings is very strong and I praise God for that.

Much love Michele,

Robin~♥

The Wemp Family said...

My prayers are with you!

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Matthew 11:25-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Michele,
I wanted to thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes you sent my way. I was so saddened to read this news, though. Such a sad time... Please know that your family will be in my prayers... I am sending hugs to all of you. Lori

Katie said...

Michele,
I just can't quit thinking about you, your sister and her family and this mountain of grief for you all. It's just so hard to comprehend. Please know that I'm here for you...I'm praying and asking Him to make something good come of this all. Have a safe trip tomorrow and know we care and send our deepest condolences to your entire family.
Love,
Katie & family

Rebecca said...

Not a fun way to reconnect over the years. Please send Tasha my love. My heart is broken for her and Reese. I will be praying.

tami said...

Michele-
Mindy had emailed me right away and I have been praying. I am so sorry for Reese, Natasha and Lane and for the whole family including Auntie Michele.

I loved watching him grow through pictures on her blog. Such a sweet baby boy.

Love and prayers for peace-
tami

Tami said...

Michele,

I am sending you all my love and prayers for your family during this time of sorrow!

{{{Big Hugs}}}
Tami

Shan and the J's said...

Tenth Avenue North "Hold My Heart"

How long must I pray, must I pray to You?
How long must I wait, must I wait for You?
How long 'til I see Your face, see You shining through?

I'm on my knees, begging You to notice me.
I'm on my knees, Father will You turn to me?

One tear in the driving rain,
One voice in a sea of pain
Could the maker of the stars
Hear the sound of my breaking heart?
One life, that's all I am
Right now I can barely stand
If You're everything You say You are
Would You come close and hold my heart

I've been so afraid, afraid to close my eyes
So much can slip away before I say goodbye.
But if there's no other way, I'm done asking why.
I'm on my knees, begging You to turn to me
I'm on my knees, Father will You run to me?

One tear in the driving rain,
One voice in a sea of pain
Could the maker of the stars
Hear the sound of my breaking heart?
One life, that's all I am
Right now I can barely stand
If You're everything You say You are
Would You come close and hold my heart.

So many questions without answers, Your promises remain
I can't see but I'll take my chances to hear You call my name
To hear You call my name

One tear in the driving rain,
One voice in a sea of pain
Could the maker of the stars
Hear the sound of my breaking heart?
One life, that's all I am
Right now I can barely stand
If You're everything You say You are
Won't You come close and hold my heart.

Hold my heart, could you hold my heart?
Hold my heart.

Praying you feel His presence like never before...♥ Shannon

Liz said...

Michele, I am praying for you all! I cannot even begin to imagine what your sister and her husband are going through. Praying for God's peace for them!

Lesha said...

You have always been so good about writing about your feelings! This is all so true. I have finally learned that their is not always an answer to everything. I know I probably drove mom crazy when I was a kid. WHY? WHY? WHY? I have always needed to know the answer and see for myself. All the whys and unanswered questions will drive me crazy. I just need to have faith and be content with not having an answer to everything. I also have learned that in a time like this it is good to be sad. It makes me sad to see myself moving on in this grieving process while Tasha and family are way behind me.