Audrey, Family, pregnancy

Disney World!!!!

Well, we are home from our big trip to Cinderella’s Castle.  Thank you so much for your prayers….you were all with us in spirit and the girls LOVED the adventure.  I am pretty tired, but really wanted to share these moments with you all. I think they say it all…
I’m sure you realize by now that I am a storyteller, and there are many hiding within these images that I can’t wait to tell.  For now, enjoy!!!!   

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  • Reply Meghan February 2, 2008 at 6:03 am


    I was directed to your blog by a friend of mine… and I am so grateful to her for it!

    I am a NICU nurse, mommy to a little boy now free from pain in heaven (, big fan of Selah, and know personally what an amazing blessing blogs and websites can be in times of trials (see Ricky’s website link above).

    I just had to tell you that I am praying hard for all of you… maybe for the miracle that is to come in baby Audrey’s life… and for the miraculous witness that this journey will no doubt provide to so many. Our God is far bigger than medicine… so as you proceed on this journey please know that my heart will be there with you – if only through fervent prayer.

    God Bless… and I love the pictures of Disney World!

  • Reply Jessica February 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I love the pics Angie. I can’t wait to see the rest… I feel a scrapbook coming on. It has been far too long since we had our last crafting session. Love you to pieces. xoxo

  • Reply Anonymous February 2, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Angie!!! I just wanted to let you know that I wasn’t sure the best way to send you a message so I wrote you an email of our story and some scriptural encouragement through the selah website. I hope that it finds you, just wanted to let you know to look there!!

    Your sister in Christ, nikki Hofmann(:

  • Reply Anonymous February 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I love the shot of the girls in front of the castle — very poignant.

    I’m still praying that God will bring Audrey into this world whole — so she can wear that little Mickey-ears hat herself!

  • Reply Anonymous February 2, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Angie,I wanted you to know that God has used your Audrey to further the kingdom. Her life has touched many and your words have encouraged my heart. God’s beauty is reflected in your life. It amazes me how God is using this unborn child to change so many!

  • Reply courtney walsh February 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, I want to go to DIsneyworld now! Looks like a ton of fun… and just what you were probably needing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pictures! I hope you’re doing well!

    Still praying for you!


  • Reply Beth Barcus February 5, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I wanted to share a scripture w/ you all. I was reading in James 5:13-20 — “The Prayer of FAITH”, and I was particularly struck w/ verses 17 & 18, b/c of what you shared about the rain.

    “Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for 3 1/2 years. Again he prayed and the Heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops”.

    God is producing in the Smith family an abundant field of crops and fruit.

    Thank you for modeling for us all how to pray in Faith and live by Faith!

    We love you all and are praying for this hard and sad, yet joyful and peaceful season.

  • Reply Robin Johnson March 28, 2008 at 5:00 am

    We experienced a MIRACLE in the wee hours of the morning. Our grandson, Jadon Eli Gellner was born, 2 pounds 10 ounces 15 inches long. His little nose & chin were a reflection of his fathers and his little eyes & forehead a reflection of his mothers. His skin was soft & smooth to the touch, just like a new born should be, yet he didn’t come into this world the way other newborns do, in fact, he never even had to experience this world at all.
    Jadon Eli Gellner, our first born grandson, our first born daughters’ son was gently & peacefully delivered into the hands of his Heavenly Father at 12:23 am on Good Friday morning.
    He was perfect & whole and never had to experience the pain & sin of this world.

    How blessed we were to be able to hold him, touch his little body and commit him into the hands of his creator.
    We experienced a MIRACLE in the wee hours of the morning, the miracle of one little boy’s entrance into perfect peace & love.
    Good bye my sweet grandson Jadon, I will see you in heaven one day and we will run and jump and play together in perfect joy & healing.

    Grandma Robin
    Dear Angie,
    Jadon along with his new sister Hope (my daughter is pregnant again,6 months,with her second Potter Sydrome baby)have and will pass away at birth (unless God decides to heal). Our family is still learning how to walk through the valley of the shadow of death and come out with renewed hope and joy.
    We will pray that your journey down this hard, yet powerful path will lead you and your family to the same joy!
    Our hope is in Him and we were never created for this earth but for eternity!

  • Reply Anonymous April 3, 2008 at 2:46 am


    I’ve been re-reading your blog entries & came across this one. As a parent of two children we have made many trips to Walt Disney World. The picture of your daughters in the “MM Hats” was a real precious site. It brought tears to my eyes as I saw the 4th. little hat sitting there beside the girls. I want so much to reach out & give them each a hug. They are brave little girls & you have taught them to love God. I know that HE looks down & is so proud of you & Todd & the wonderful job you are doing in raising your girls to trust & obey HIM. Keeping you all in my prayers…..Rose in Nashville.

  • Reply me..... April 6, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Hi Angie. Found a link to your blog somewhere. Can’t remember where. I have been lifting your family up in prayer. Just wanted to know how are you doing? Lots of love. Erika from South Africa

  • Reply MBKimmy April 9, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Not sure why but I have read this far and that picture of the 3 girls hit me hard – I am now weeping and praying … haha not just praying! I am 21 weeks, we have a 10 month old daughter and I have started to gradually change my life. You blog is inspiring and I thank you for sharing! I look forward to reading it all!
    Lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers!~

  • Reply Leigh June 4, 2008 at 1:10 am

    I was directed to your blog by a friend also as we recently discussed wishing we were able to articulate our faith better, and I am blown away by your story. I had to stop and say I did not notice until I saw the black and white picture of the girls with thier Mickey ears on that there was one there for Audrey, too, and it nearly brought me to my knees. My friend and I spoke of our faith that everything that happens, good, bad and ugly, is part of His plan as seeming almost too simple for some people, since people today want a concrete explaination for everything. And there just isn’t…you said it simply, you do or you don’t. Thanks for sharing your story, it is one of the reasons I love God.

  • Reply Aileen June 14, 2008 at 4:07 pm


    Thank you so much for your blog and your words. You are such an inspiration, and frankly, have inspired me to pray, to read my Bible, to slow down.

    I hope this is okay — I linked to this page on the shuttersisters website. The photo of your girls at Disney was so poignant and spoke so much to me. The site is discussing the “power of three” in photos, and I see no greater Power than the power of your three girls in this photo, and Audrey’s presence.

    Thank you again for your words. I think of you and your family daily, and as a struggle to learn how to pray, I include you and yours.

    More than words can say,

  • Reply Wayne Images July 25, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I love, love, love the one of the three little girls’ backs!

  • Reply Amy October 16, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I love the picture of your girls in with the 4th hat sitting next to them. That is very precious.

    God bless~

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