Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just a Quick Thankyou For Now

I'm hoping to get some pictures uploaded here and do a real blog post soon. But for now, I just wanted to say the most incredible, heartfelt thanks. What an overwhelming (in a good way) thing to see hundreds of people all over the world, praying for us, loving us, and being touched by my daughter's life and death. We are so looking forward to seeing her in heaven someday.

Savannah Rose was born still on February 28, 2009 (just 2 days before her due date)
She was 4 lb 15 oz and 17" long.

God is ever present and so wonderfully loving to us. We are in His hand, right where we belong.

Thanks again,
- Heidi


  1. Heidi~ What a beautiful name....Savannah Rose~

    I'll be praying for your healing this week~


  2. Savannah Rose. In your small way you have been a blessing to so many. You have brought many people to their knees. We are praying for your family still here on earth. One day you will all be together.

    Blessings Gail

  3. I agree - Savannah Rose is a beautiful name. Lifting you & your family in prayer, Heidi...

  4. I am lifting you up in prayer dear sister in Christ.

  5. Dearest Heidi and Family~ It is a privilege to bring you and your dear family before the Father's Throne. He, who knew before the foundations of the earth that you would need His Presence with you during this time of grief, is there~ with you now.
    My prayers will continue for all of you.
    Love Carolyne

  6. Dear Heidi and Family, I just want you to know that you are all in our prayers. My God wrap his loving arms around you during this time. God Bless you all. Donna

  7. Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

    24 " ' "The LORD bless you
    and keep you;

    25 the LORD make his face shine upon you
    and be gracious to you;

    26 the LORD turn his face toward you
    and give you peace." '

    In His Love; Carrie

  8. Dearest Heidi & family,
    I have only discovered your blog from the lovely Jewels at eyes of wonder. My heart aches for you and you are in my prayers. What a beautiful name you have chosen for your daughter. May the Lord comfort you at this time.
    Take care & God bless

  9. Heidi --

    I came here through a friend of a friend. I'm so sorry. I'm so very sorry that you lost your dear little Savannah. I lost my Elise 7.5 years ago. I still miss her, and I'm sitting here crying with you over the flood of emotions I know you're feeling. Sometimes when I couldn't cry anymore after Elise was gone, it felt like others would take up the sadness for me. It helps.

    Here's Elise's birthstory in case you'd like to read it:

    Otherwise, I'm willing to listen and talk if you'd like. It's hard to find people who aren't scared to talk about such things sometimes. Anyway, my email is cklewis at alumni dot indiana dot edu .

    Just know that I'm praying. . . .


  11. Heidi and family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet baby girl. I'll be praying that our heavenly Father hold you and your family especially close during this sad and difficult time.

    Sandra T.

  12. Heidi & Family,
    My heart breaks for the loss of your daughter, Savannah Rose. May God bless you with his love, grace, comfort, peace, tranquility, and so much more at this time and in the days following. Please know that I am standing with you in prayer and that I uplift you all into the highest of heavenlies and place you in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. As He sits on his throne of grace, may his extreme love and presence fill you all to the very core of your being.

    God Bless you Heidi and your family,
    Your Sister In Christ,

  13. There are no words that I can think of to say but my thoughts go to this...."Where would we be without our Lord?" Our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Dear Heidi,

    I also have come here because of our dear "Jewels". We lost our baby six months ago, and share your sorrow. We will be praying for you.

    I'm sure you've heard it before, but I am convinced that these little ones are never far from us, but are always there to help us through the hard times ahead.



  15. Hello Heidi,
    I read about your sadness over on Jewels blog. My heart is grieving with you and your family. I lost my husband to a drunk driver 9 months ago, and my heart is hurting even more now for you.

  16. Praying for you, your husband and family, as my heart aches for you at the loss of your beautiful Savannah Rose.

    God Bless you all...

  17. Strength and peace to you and your family.

  18. Heidi and family
    I'm close to you in this hard moment. I'm praying for you, for peace and acceptance to come through the Lord.

    Many blessings

  19. Oh how precious are the stolen moments we have with our children - whether we have them for years or just mere minutes to hold in our arms. Praying for you, Heidi, and Mike and the rest of your family as God leads you in your healing.

    I want to share with you the verses that helped me most when my son, Tyler, passed away hours after his birth... a promise that we will be together again.

    "But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." 2 Samuel 12:23

  20. Heidi, I came over via Jewels blog Eyes of Wonder, and wanted to tell you how sorry I am for you and your families loss. I will be praying for your family.

  21. I am praying for you and your family.


  22. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    What a beautiful name for your little girl.
    Praying for you.

  23. My Niece told me about your blog. I want you to know that many are grieving with you.
    To hold a child under your heart for all those months, to allow your love for her to grow day by day and then to have her taken before you can feel the warmth of her precious little body in your arms is devastating.
    Time does not heal but we learn to live with our loss. She will always be in your heart. And as you said one day we will be reunited with those who have been called before us. Imagine the reunion. You with your Savannah and me with my Angela.
    Angela was called 47 years ago.
    I pray our Heavenly Father will comfort you in his loving arms and give you peace.
    God Bless you and yours

  24. My heart aches for you. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was bury a child. My family is praying for you and your whole family.
    God bless each of you!

  25. Sending prayers and love from New Zealand. May you find comfort in this time of great sadness.

  26. I too am so very sorry for your loss of precious Savannah Rose. While we have never met we have been brought together by your little Angel. My prayers are with you and your whole family. May God continue to supply you with peace.

  27. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord continue to comfort you and your family.

  28. I am so very sorry for your loss. I found this poem, and thought of you. May Christ be with you!
    Matthew 10,29

    What Makes a Mother
    Written by Jennifer Wasik

    I thought of you and closed my eyes
    And prayed to God today
    I asked "What makes a Mother?"
    And I know I heard Him say.

    "A Mother has a baby"
    This we know is true
    "But God can you be a Mother,
    When you baby's not with you?"

    "You, you can," He replied
    With Confidence in His voice
    "I give many women babies,
    When they leave is not their choice.

    Some I send for a lifetime,
    And others for the day.
    And some I send to feel your womb,
    But there's no need to stay."

    "I just don't understand this God
    I want my baby to be here."
    He took a deep breath and cleared His throat,
    And then I saw the tear.

    "I wish I could show you,
    What your child is doing today.
    If you could see your child's smile,
    With all the other children and say...

    'We go to Earth to learn our lessons,
    Of love and life and fear.
    My Mommy loved me oh so much,
    I got to come straight here.

    I feel so lucky to have a Mom,
    Who had so much love for me.
    I learned my lessons very quickly,
    My Mommy set me free.

    I miss my Mommy oh so much,
    But I visit her every day.
    When she goes to sleep,
    On her pillow's where I lay

    I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
    And whisper in her ear.
    Mommy don't be sad today,
    I'm your baby and I'm here.'

    "So you see my dear sweet ones,
    your children are okay.
    Your babies are born here in My home,
    And this is where they'll stay.

    They'll wait for you with Me,
    Until your lesson's through.
    And on the day that you come home
    they'll be at the gates for you.

    So now you see what makes a Mother,
    It's the feeling in your heart
    it's the love you had so much of
    Right from the very start.

    Though some on earth may not realize, you are a Mother.
    Until their time is done.
    They'll be up here with Me one day
    and know that you are the best one!"

  29. Dear Heidi and family.
    I can think of no words, but I send love to you all across the miles.
    God bless

  30. I don't know exactly what to say that I think would make it all easier. I thank God for your precious Savannah's life & purpose and I wish I could give you a hug. . .


  31. What a beautiful name for a sweet little girl! She is in the arms of the Father above, safe and secure. I'm praying for you and your dear family. ~Adrienne~

  32. Hi I read Jewels blog at eyes of wonder and I just wanted to let you know that my family and I are lifting you and yours up in prayer.

  33. Hello, I just read Jewel's post and I wanted to send you my best wishes for your recovering and tell you that I am thinking about you and i feel so heartbroken for your loss. May God be with you now and when you'll finally meet your dear Savannah Rose. In our country as an orthodox beliver we end our conversation saying "God help us". So, God help you too.
    Ena, Romania (with regrets if my english is not at it's best)

  34. I came over from my friend Jewels' blog. I've been reading her updates and lifting you up in prayer.

    Our first son passed on to Jesus when he was just a half an hour into this world, we had our daughter (now 31) the following year and a "surprise" son twelve years later.

    Somehow it warms the heart knowing there is a wee one who sees the face of Jesus before their Mommy and Daddy. We feel the loss and empty arms here in this world but your wee one is full of joy.

    I didn't know the title of your blog and was quite surprised to come over today after writing a post about Habakkuk. (Hugs)

  35. I am so sorry for your loss. Your remembrance book for your baby will be a source of inspiration for other moms who will travel this path in the future. Thank you for sharing it.