Audrey is in Heaven

Audrey is now in heaven with the Lord. She passed around 6:45 central time. Everyone in the family is doing really well, all things considered, and they fervently believe that the time they had with Audrey was miraculous. The girls got to meet their sister and love on her too.

I know Angie will be so moved by all the prayers that have been lifted up for Audrey, her and the Smith family. Thank you for the compassion you have shown.

I am going be with Angie now, but will post again when I get home.

Humbly,
Jessica


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  • Erika

    I am so sorry. Angie, I’m fervently praying that the Lord will continue to comfort you & your family. Your beautiful little angel is so blessed to have a family like you.
    *hugs*

  • Anonymous

    The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be praised.

  • mycrenee

    Prayers for your family!

  • the rye family

    praying for GOD’s peace – HE hasn’t changed! {{{hugs}}}

  • Kristi

    I am so very sorry for the loss of little Audrey here on Earth. What a miracle that they were given. I will continue to pray for peace and strength…

  • Peas on Earth

    I can’t hold back the tears praising God for the 2 1/4 hours that the family had to love on Audrey. We will continue to lift them up to the Father of all mercy, grace, healing, and hope.

  • Caryn

    i am so sorry, may God give you peace and strength and hold you in his arms for comfort.
    still saying prayers to you all

  • Amy

    Audrey Caroline Smith – play in God’s garden Sweetheart – you are so loved. Angie, Todd and girls – our thoughts are with you. May you walk in peace and comfort over the coming days. Love from New Zealand xxx

  • Michelle

    You are in my prayers…God Bless you all !!!

  • Megan

    Those two hours with her must have been amazing. I am crying and praying for your whole family. Thank you for sharing Audrey’s life with us. What a comfort that she is being held in Christ’s arms right now. May God comfort you through the coming days.

  • Anonymous

    Just continuing to pray….

    Ann, in Indiana

  • Anonymous

    My prayers go out to the Smith family – a sweet little angel is in heaven watching over you now.

  • Kim V

    May the peace that passes all understanding consume you and your family. You will continue to be lifted in prayer.

  • Astraea

    Now sweet Audrey is fully healed. May God bless your family.

  • Liz

    I am so sorry! I am Praying for God’s peace and comfort for your family. May you feel His loving arms around you!

  • Hollie (mommy to 3 monkeys)

    With tears streaming down my face, I praise God for the time you all had with God’s Angel named Audrey!

    I am still praying for all of you!

  • Anonymous

    Blessed be the name of the Lord!
    He gives and takes away!
    Little Audrey is now in Jesus arms. She has blessed so many in such a short time.

    We will continue to pray as the days ahead will be difficult, but God is SOOOOOO big and your extended family in Christ is going to keep you lifted in prayer I am sure.

    Ang, Todd and girls
    “hold on to Jesus, He is holding on to you”!

  • Kara

    my thoughts and prayers with the entire Smith family during this time. with tears in my eyes as a mother, and a sister in Christ’s glory.
    May His peace be showered upon you in the coming days.
    May the Lord enjoy his tiniest new angel, she is blessed with Him at this time.

  • TwoScoutMom

    How heartbreaking. you all are in my prayers.

  • Keri

    I am so thrilled that the whole family got to spend a precious 2 hours with Audrey. I’ve been praying all day here in Houston…..I hope that throughout this day, God’s glory and love wrapped around everyone involved.

  • Leah

    I only heard about your story this morning, but know that you guys have been in my prayers all day. And you will continue to be in my prayers, I pray you feel God’s presence and peace right now. I know He has His plan in all this, look at all the lives Audrey and your family have touched!

    *hugs*

  • Michelle

    I guess this is the part where we are supposed to see God’s hand in everything…Im trying. But I sure was hoping for a different kind of miracle. :( May the time they spent together have filled them for eternity.

  • Ursula Page

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I am thrilled that you got to spend a few precious hours with your sweet baby girl. I am sure those 2 hours will be treasured in your heart. I will continue to pray for your entire family and I KNOW that sweet audrey is now in a better place where she is happy and alive and you will one day see here again. May God Bless your family for all the days to come….

  • Lindsay/aggiebonfire00

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Just at a complete loss for words……

  • Anonymous

    I continue to pray for you, Todd and the girls. You have an angel watching over you all now from Heaven. God Bless your family!

  • KELLY

    He is the I AM and his plans are far reaching and eternal. I’m so very sorry that a miracle as we see it was not performed today, but God is good. Audrey’s life is no less significant than any of ours, and hers has begun a legacy that has and will reach so many people. We will still praise him, and I know you will too. Praying for you, Smith Family, from southern Oregon, and will continue to pray in the days and weeks to come. Angie, I pray for quick healing for your body as the post partum hormones begin to rage, that God’s peace and mercy will be upon you.

  • cari

    I am so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passinf. I a have been following your story for a few weeks now. I have been praying for you all everyday. I am so happy you all had a few hours to love and care for your sweet girl. I will continue to pray and think of you…
    cari

  • Bickers Family

    sweet little baby girl is in heaven back with her Father. I know he is taking good care of her and telling her all about her Mommy and Daddy on earth. May Peace be with you and God comfort you through this very hard time. Sending lots of prayers from Clarksville
    Love,
    Laura

  • Q’s NEWS

    I don’t know what to say. I am so sorry Angie and Todd, but I know that your precious daughter is now healed in heaven.

    Your family will remain in my prayers. Angie, try to get some rest so thst you can begin to recouperate physically. I am so glad the girls got to meet their sister. I wish I could do something to help you but I will still pray without ceasing.

    Love from WV,
    Susan

  • Pipsylou

    God bless you all.

  • Amber Benge

    I praise God for your glory baby. She is running through Heaven, healthy and whole. Though I know the grief is overwhelming, I pray that God will keep you in His peace. The joy of the Lord is our only strength in this life. Thank you for sharing the journey with us and we will continue with you through constant prayer in the weeks to come.

    Love in Christ,
    Amber

  • Sarah

    Over two hours, praise the Lord! We’ll be praying for you constantly.
    Love, Sarah and family

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Anonymous

    May the Lord who holds your baby hold you just as tightly.

  • karin

    may your strength and love carry you all …. my thoughts are with your family. I am so sorry.

  • Jenn

    Angie, Todd and Girls, I’m so sad to hear that Audrey has passed away; but am rejoicing that you were all able to spend some time with her! Our prayers will continue to be with you as you walk through this time of grief.

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Mark & Kris

    I just keep thinking how little Audrey is up in heaven, being held by her heavenly Father, whole and healthy. Someday you will join her and she will run to you. I can’t imagine how you feel but hold onto that picture! I’m so gald you got to spend time with her before she went home to be with the Lord!

  • Anonymous

    we are all sadddned by Audrey cathrines passing, but are joyful for the time you had with her!

    Mnay mnay hugs and prayers are being sent your way.

  • melissa

    you are so strong! I have been on the edge of my seat wanting to know how everything panned out. I am so happy that you and your family were able to spend time with her. Lots of hugs and love’n for every one..

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • katiejo11

    I am so sorry, my little boy went to heaven 5 weeks ago. he was born at 21 weeks. It is so hard but just know that Audrey is in good company in heaven now. hugs
    Katie

  • Egl4031

    Audrey has already had more of an impact on this Earth than many of us can ever hope to have. I am so sorry for your loss, but so grateful that she doesn’t have to struggle and suffer. What a blessing to have those 2 hours with her! I pray God’s richest blessings on you and your family until the day when you will ALL be together in His glorious presence with no more tears or pain!!

  • Faith

    My heart breaks for you. I pray that you may sense God’s tender words being spoken to your heart, “I am your God, and I will be your comfort.”
    You are in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers.
    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” 2 Cor. 1:3

  • Grace

    She will grow beautifully and when you meet her again, she will know you.

  • Donna-Jean

    Tears…
    I’ve read your entire blog today.
    You have ministered to my heart.

    My first baby – 22 1/2 years ago – another story, another circumstance, but…

    Your words are echoing. “Still the same Jesus.” “The grass so green.” “A rainbow.”

    Praying for you…

  • Laura Smith

    I am so glad God allowed you to meet Audrey even if for a short time. I can’t stop thinking about you and praying for your comfort.

  • Anonymous

    There are some very sweet grandmas up in heaven loving on this baby! No worries.

  • Katie

    Although this wasn’t the miracle that I was praying for, I know that God works miracles in his own quiet way. I am praying now for your family, and most especially for Audrey Caroline.

  • Hilary

    Praying for your family and your precious Angel Baby.

  • Jen

    I’m so sorry. I am glad that you were able to have some precious time with your sweet daughter. Praying for you all.

  • surfmomma4

    Dear Angie, Todd and family. I;m so sorry for your loss. I have to tell you that I was listening to selections of music on your blog, and I was visualizing Jesus with his arms wrapped around all of you and then I saw him holding the baby and I begged him to give Him to put her in your arms. But it was not His Father;s will, so I thank Him for the miracle of the time you were allowed to be with her. I pray now that your are all wrapped in Jesus;s arms now and are being comforted by Him..Praise God, Praise His Holy Name..sending so much love to you all of you. Peace be with you..”hugs”

  • Anonymous

    I feel as if I know your family after reading your blog, and there really aren’t enough words to express my pain for you all. I am so sorry…..

  • Laura Smith

    Thank you so much Jessica for keeping us posted. It means alot to be able to pray specifically.

  • A is for Angela

    You were lifted up today by the girls in my bible study. Know that we were praying fervently on your behalf.

    We are all moved and challenged by your faith. Your story has not only touched lives, but changed them.

  • Alyssa

    “Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes,
    Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
    Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee.
    In life and death, O Lord, abide with me.”

    may you be comforted with the time you shared with your sweet angel. prayers and thoughts are with you. audrey’s short little life has left an everlasting mark on mine. may God bless you and keep you.

  • kimmie

    “There is a brokenness out which comes the unbroken,

    A shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.

    There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.

    There is a hollow space too vast for words through which we pass with each loss, out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.

    There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole, while learning to sing.”

    ~Rashani

  • Anonymous

    My heart is hurting & rejoicing at the same time. God really needed a little red-headed ANGEL in HEAVEN, Angie & Todd. The sunset was a beautiful way to go to Heaven this evening. She has touched my heart & I’ll never be the same. I’ve prayed that you got to have some unforgettable, cherishable time with Audrey & your family. May HE continue to bless you as you heal through the coming weeks ahead. I will continue to pray. “Precious Audrey you are a legacy. Rest now in the loving arms of Jesus. We’ll see you someday in Heaven, little Precious.” Love & Prayers, Rose in Nashville.

  • Ariel Allison Lawhon

    It’s raining here in TX and I can’t help but think God is shedding a few tears for sweet Audrey, as am I. You have my prayers. Thank you for sharing Audrey’s story with us all. May God continue to be glorified through her life.

  • Bridget =)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all now.

  • Meredith

    Praying without ceasing…… May God be with all of you and bring you peace. A peace that passes all understanding. God Bless,
    Meredith

  • Anonymous

    Sweet Audrey has her perfect body now. I pray that you can somehow find peace. I am so glad you were able to meet your daughter and spend some time with her.
    God Bless all of you, my prayers will continue to be with you.

  • Lori

    Praying for your family. Praising God that you all were able to spend time with your precious Audrey! Sending lots of love to all of you.

  • Marcie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted and know peace beyond all understanding. He is with you always. Continued prayers for you all.

  • kelly

    blessed be the name of the Lord…
    praying for you and SO thankful that you had some time with your precious little one…

  • Tina Vega

    I’m so sorry Angie. I pray that you will find comfort and healing in your Father’s arms. Praying for your entire family…

  • Lori

    As a bereaved parent myself, I share with you in the heartbreak on the loss of your precious Audrey. May you all have unending support and peace in the upcoming days and months. The journey of a bereaved parent is the most difficult of all journeys, but it is made easier knowing that we are not alone and have others to share in our grief. Please know that I am thinking of you all, hoping and praying for peace, comfort and strength…always.

  • Shelly

    First off, I’m so sorry for you loss! I am astounded at your strength and am happy that you have such great support in your family and friends. I found you through a few friends blogs. As I was reading your entry titled “Him”, I felt I was reading a story about myself. I was never hospitalized for my anxiety, but I have struggled with it all my life. Until recently, I thought it was the way everyone lived. I didn’t sleep well, I felt sick to my stomach all the time, and I was constantly on edge. My wonderful husband showed me that I could not only live my life, but enjoy it as well. What a profound change that has been for me. It has been work to trust others and to let things go that I cannot change. I am inspired by your entry and will take it with me. I am also dealing with hard issues right now, and recently had a post on my blog entitled “bring the rain.” I feel such strength from this song by Mercy Me and see that you do as well. NEAT!! I pray that your family will lifted up by Gods hand in this time of celebration for Audrey and in th mourning for her journey to live with God in heaven. Blessings to you and your family.

    Shelly

  • florence

    I know that Audrey has a new body, whole and complete. She is surely running and laughing and is radiant with God’s glory right now.

    I pray that you are consumed by the Holy Spirit’s presence right now and are able to be held in God’s mighty arms of love.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Angie,

    I am sorry for the ache that will come, but I am happy and Praise God for giving you time. Sometimes, a little more time makes all the difference in the world.

    Heavenly Father–comfort this family. Please, oh please, wrap your arms around them and help their memory of Audrey to live long and strong. Bless Audrey’s big sissy’s that they will be comforted and understand the scope of what it means when people call their baby sister an angel. We love you Father and praise your eternal name forever.

    I love you and your family, Angie. I’m so saddened for you. I know nothing else to say but to ask that you believe that God is holding you.

    With ALL my heart,

    Becky Cain

  • steele family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you guys. What a blessing to have that time have memories and pictures! Praise the Lord for that special time.

  • Melissa P.

    with a heavy heart i am continuing to pray…blessings to you all.

  • Anonymous

    I am so thankful you all got so much time with your sweet girl. 2 hours & 14 minutes… 8,000 seconds of love, kisses & miracles.

    Prayers continue.

    - Rachel in Kansas City

  • Anonymous

    What words can ease the pain with everything that you are going through, but that we love you, appreciate you and are praying for you constantly through this time of sorrow and yet so thankful for the time that God had given for you all to spend with Audrey. I really admire your strength and faith. You have shown me as well as many others on how important it is to totally rely on God, through ALL things. You and your family are a blessing to us.
    Take care.
    Lisa

  • Kristi

    Praying and thinking of your precious family all day today. I’m so glad you all got to spend 2 hours with your sweet Audrey.

  • 4funboys

    What an awesome testimony!

    May you feel His peace and love as you experience Him in a whole new way!

  • Court

    I am so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing but rejoicing in the knowledge that is with Jesus, complete, healthy and whole. I know that she was welcomed with open arms. I am so thankful that you were given those 2 hours to love and be with your sweet blessing. She has touched so many lives, and will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. May the Lord reach you in your time of loss, comfort you and give you peace in the hours, days, weeks and months to come.

  • Christina

    Thanking God for the two hours you had with Audrey (outside of the womb)… and aching for you that it could not have been longer.

  • Jodi

    I’m so glad that you and your family had some special time with dear, sweet Audrey. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sharon, Isabella’s Mommy

    Dear Angie,

    I’m sure your heart is breaking at the loss of your sweet angel, and at the same time praising God for His incredible gift of precious time with her. I am so thankful that you had the opportunity to see her, hold her, kiss her, smell her, know her… How great is our God! I pray His peace will continue to comfort you, knowing that Audrey is in His eternal care, completely healed. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

  • Shana

    …still I will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name…

    With heavy hearts and much prayer going to the throne on your behalf…

  • Anonymous

    I pray for peace to be with your family in the days, weeks, months and even years to come. I am so glad you had time to be with her and love her during her few short moments in this life.

    Amanda from Idaho.

  • WheresMyAngels

    Prayers for the family and my thoughts are with you.

  • Catherine

    Oh, Angie. Still holding you all so close in prayer. We love you all so much. I’m so thankful you got to spend over two hours with your little precious one. i’m so happy you got photos.. I’m so thankful Todd got to bathe her. I’m so glad the girls got to meet her too! All of these gifts, all in one day. What an amazing God we serve.

    With so much love,
    Catherine

  • Bethany

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Continuing to pray for your family tonight.

  • happy gram

    i think the intensity of the love that was in your hospital room for those 2 hours is what we SHOULD feel every day from Jesus and what we for sure will experience when we meet Him face to face. blessing you and praying for you, j

  • Shannon

    I am so very sorry. I am thankful that you were able to spend time with your sweet baby. I will be thinking of you & your family.

  • Just a simple gal

    My heart is so sad – and yet praising our Lord that you had these few precious moments to share with Audrey. You’ve been on my heart all day and I will continue to pray for you through the nest days and weeks ~ Judy

  • prissi

    I am so sorry…
    even up ’till now I prayed that God might do something, but I am so thankful to hear that our merciful Father has given you a few precious moments to show Audrey the all love you have for her — and that… I suppose, was the “something”. God is good, so good…
    … she’ll “just have heaven before we do.”

    Love to you and all yours in this time.

  • Stacy

    A friend sent me your story (blogs) this afternoon. What a blessing to be able to pray for you all afternoon as I read, and you lived out this part of the journey. God promises to turn your mourning into joy…although it will take time. May God rest your family in His loving arms and hold you in His grip. May you praise Him in the storm…

    Prayerfully yours,
    Stacy

  • Devan

    My prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

  • Anonymous

    Praying for you and your family. You all are in our hearts and prayers. Heaven received a very special angel today. Audrey Caroline – you were on this earth such a short time but captured so many hearts and brought so many together in prayer. Sweet Jesus, please hold this little angel in your arms and wrap her in your love.

    God bless the Smith family today and in the days to come.

  • Emily

    Praising God for 2 hours and 14 minutes of Heaven on earth. Asking Him to hold you and let you rest deeply in His arms tonight. I know my girl is rejoicing over the homecoming of her sweet little friend tonight. May the Lord be praised.

  • Anonymous

    Crazy how you could never had imagine a day as this…my heart breaks for you all. Sweet baby girl is dancing and singing in Heaven before our Maker. What will it be like to be with her again someday? Your story has touched so many lives and your baby changed the hearts of many during her short time on Earth! God had a plan for her for sure!! I will contiune to say prayers for you all during. God Bless you!

  • TREY MORGAN

    My heart aches and rejoices at the same time!

    God’s blessings to your family…

    Trey

  • Trisha

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin this new chapter. I give praise to the Lord for allowing Audrey to spend time with you all…I honor you Angie for giving Audrey a chance…you are brave and courageous! God be with you now…may you find comfort in Him. God bless you all.
    Trisha
    San Diego

  • sarah

    I have been praying for you and your family all day. God has been glorified in and through you all in so many ways. We worship Him for healing her and holding you all in this time. I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you all in the days to come.

  • Kelly

    I am so thankful for the two hours you got to spend with Audrey. As Shelby said in Steel Magnolias “I’d rather have a few moments of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special at all”. I know that Audrey’s few moments with her special parents were wonderful.
    I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling but I pray that God would surround you and that you would feel Him.
    Praying for you.

  • donna

    praying for you through this time….thank you Lord Jesus for the precious life of baby Audrey, for the moments you gave to this family to hold and love her…surround them with your comfort and peace….in Jesus name I pray….

  • Quinn

    I am so very sorry that your beautiful daughter passed away, but I am so happy that you and your family had the time they did with her.
    She sounds like a beautiful little angel. My thoughts and hopes are with you in this dark time. May healing come swiftly for you and yours.
    Quinn in Oklahoma

  • ashlee

    I am thankful for the time you had with your precious girl. I will be lifting your family up to the Father, for you are all so precious. I pray that His peace fills your hearts and minds in the days to come.

  • Abby and Reese

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious girl. I am thankful that the Lord gave you some sweet time with her. Your family has been in my prayers since I first read your story exactly one week ago. I am thankful for the opportunity to pray for you and for the faith you have shared with me. I can’t wait to meet Audrey someday. God bless you in your time of sorrow.

  • Tara

    I am so very sorry for your loss, but am so thankful that God has blessed you all the opportunity to spend some time with Audrey. She is healed today!
    Continuing to pray for you all that you find comfort in Him.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Jen McD

    Father, Thank you for this sweet little one. Praising you for the time with her and praising you for healing her. Be with the family as they forever miss her until they meet again. In your loving name, Amen

    Jen in Idaho

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Brandon & April

    Thank you Jesus for the time you gave this family with their sweet Audrey! Please be with them as they morn the loss of their sweet girl but find some peace in rejoicing in knowing Audrey Caroline’s with you in heaven. When they have no words, no more tears….help them to feel those of us crying out to you on their behalf. Bless this family in ways that they could/can not fathom as they walk this road.

  • Anonymous

    I pray that you will be healed and strengthened in the days to come. What a blessing to have even that small amount of time with your little Audrey. May the Lord comfort you.

  • Jane-Jane

    still praying

  • Anonymous

    Angie, Todd and girls,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I understand all too well the pain of losing a child. I will continue to lift you all up in prayer in the coming days. I am so glad that God granted you time with your precious daughter. What a gift!
    Audrey is smiling down on you and so is our Lord. You are dearly loved!
    May God grant you peace-
    Jennifer

  • Gigi

    We are so sorry for the earthly ending for sweet Audrey. We do have not words we can speak to this, but the Father does. Heaven is closer now that Audrey resides there. When you worship the Lord, you are so close to Audrey because she is doing the very same thing. He has all her favorite things for her! We will continue in prayer for you all.

  • Lisa B

    I only learned of your family today, but have been praying all day for you. I am so thankful that Audrey was here and lived and knew the love you shared with her. We can all rejoice in that, even when we ache at the depths of your sorrow. Her story has moved people everywhere. Such a short time on earth, but such lasting impressions of faith and hope and love. May God be with you always.

  • Kathy

    I have checked in often today…You’ve all been on my heart all weekend and I praise God for the gifts He’s given each of you, and to each of us as you’ve ministered to us through your pain.

    Thank You, Jesus…Your ways are not ours, but we will find perfect peace in You, Lord.

    Much love to each of you…Thank you, Angie.

  • Jennifer

    I was just brought to your story a couple of days ago and in those few days I am amazed with your compassion, strength and will for life. Audrey was blessed to have you as her parents and family. God followed you throughout this journey and gave you your time with your daughter even though it was cut short. May God Bless you and your family and help guide you through this difficult time. My prayers go out to your family!

  • Anonymous

    Angie- my sincere condolences to you and your family at this time in your lives. Your story and your faith through it all has truely inspired me.

    Take care

  • Anonymous

    Angie, Todd and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m thankful to read that you were able to have some time with Audrey. I’ve followed this blog for a couple months now and was praying for you all day today. Audrey is now at peace and will be watching over you all.

    HUGS and continued prayers!
    Jodey

  • Two blessings from above

    I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl, Audrey. May God give you peace during such a difficult time. I will be praying for you and your family.

  • Heather

    Your family is being lifted up in prayer by our family. May the Lord bless you and hold you close during this time. xoxo

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry. God never changes, and I know that though her time on earth was short, she has left a legacy behind, that will point others to Jesus. May He Return soon, to take us all, so you can see her again.

    From a sister in Christ in Michigan

  • Anonymous

    May the bright company of angels bear your soul to paradise.
    May the glorious band of apostles greet you at the gates.
    May the white robed army of martyrs welcome you as you come.
    May the cheerful throngs of saints lighten your heart forever.
    May Mary enfold you in her tender arms, and lead you to Jesus your love forever, and for whom you have longed.
    May your home be in the heavenly Jerusalem this day and forever.
    Rest in peace, Audrey. God keep you in His care.

  • abigail smith

    You all need extra doses of God’s peace, love and comfort during this time and I pray you feel and find it in Him and the people that He surrounds you with right now to love on you. Many prayers have been lifted for the whole family and Audrey today, and during this entire time…

    In Christ’s love,
    ~Abby

  • jules

    I’m not good with words so I don’t know what to say. I will say that I am glad you were able to have some time with Audrey.

    You have already shared so much, but I hope you will share a picture or two of your beautiful daughter. I would love to see her.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family and friends.

  • Cori

    I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayer are with you!

  • Anonymous

    How can I not respond to this? With tears I wanted to send my sincerest sympathy to your family!
    Words just can’t express what I’d want to say to you.
    Blessings!!!

  • Amy

    Audrey is now in her heavenly Father’s arms who loves her more than even you could love her. Amazing grace, how sweet it is to know that she is in His care now. Angie and Todd, what warriors for Christ you both have been. You have obeyed and allowed God’s will to be done. And how proud our God must be of his children. What an incredible witness you are. Lives have been changed because of your little Audrey.
    May peace and comfort surround you. James 14:15

  • Anonymous

    Prayers for peace and strength. I imagine Audrey’s arrival in heaven was incredibly beautiful and loving. I am so sorry her family must be without her now. Many hugs sent to you all.
    Maddy

  • AmyD

    “With Hope” by Steven Curtis Chapman

    ~This is not at all how
    We thought it was supposed to be
    We had so many plans for you
    We had so many dreams
    And now you’ve gone away
    And left us with the memories of your smile
    And nothing we can say
    And nothing we can do
    Can take away the pain
    The pain of losing you, but …

    We can cry with hope
    We can say goodbye with hope
    ‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
    And we can grieve with hope
    ‘Cause we believe with hope
    (There’s a place by God’s grace)
    There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
    We’ll see your face again

    And never have I known
    Anything so hard to understand
    And never have I questioned more
    The wisdom of God’s plan
    But through the cloud of tears
    I see the Father’s smile and say well done
    And I imagine you
    Where you wanted most to be
    Seeing all your dreams come true
    ‘Cause now you’re home
    And now you’re free, and …

    We have this hope as an anchor
    ‘Cause we believe that everything
    God promised us is true, so …

    So we can cry with hope
    And say goodbye with hope

    We wait with hope
    And we ache with hope
    We hold on with hope
    We let go with hope~

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Kimmer

    She is in the hands of a merciful, loving God.

    May His peace be with you and your family.

  • Ashhog

    I am so sorry but I am so thankful that you got over 2 precious hours with little Audrey. I am still praying for you and your family that God will give you strength and peace. May God continue to use Audrey’s story to reach others. I know that God is holding her in His arms right now! Love and prayers coming your way!

  • karen44

    I am so glad for the time you all got to spend with little Audrey. The girls were able to meet their baby sister. Todd was able to give her a bath. So many other precious moments that we will never know, that will be family moments to cherish. Praise God for his mercy in giving you this time together.

    I know you’ll have lots of photos to fill her little Angel album. She’s with the Lord now, and peaceful, and whole! Praise God.

  • Jen

    Prayers for your family!

  • Brian

    Praying for all of you!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m praising our Lord for the glimpse of Audrey you had today… what a blessing to know there is a full and perfect future for you all together. Love and continued prayers for peace.
    Missy – Utah

  • Antigone

    I’m so sorry.

  • Lisa

    Many prayers for your family.  May God give you the peace and strength during this difficult time. 

  • *j-u-l-e-s*

    Today at around 4:00, I checked my bloglines reader and a blog I read had a link to yours. Since then, I have been reading your posts in between cooking dinner and getting our 2 kids ready for bed for the last few hours and refreshing as the blog has been updated. Before dinner, my 4 year old daughter saw me crying and asked what was wrong and I showed her your picture and told her that I was sad for a mommy whose little girl was going to go to heaven. Tonight when we had our family prayer time, she asked if she could say the prayers and she said, “Dear God, Please help the mommy whose baby is in heaven. Help her to be happy and to know that one day, she will be with her in heaven, too.”

    Your blog has been an amazing thing for me to read these past few hours. I am due to have a C-Section with my 3rd child at the end of this month and have been fretting because I have gestational diabetes and have not been managing it very well. Your courage and strength and humility and love for God through the darkest of times has truly humbled me. May God bless you and your family and may you find comfort knowing that Audrey is being held by the lover of her(and your) soul.

  • Sarah

    My dear sister in Christ, I look forward to that Day when I can meet you, your family, your beautiful baby, when all of our tears are wiped away. I know we will be praising Him for eternity… thank you for reminding me to praise Him now.

  • Mandy

    I am so, so sorry for your incredible loss. I know how badly you must be hurting. I lost my little girl after 12 hours and still miss her each day. God bless you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Mandy
    GA
    http://www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Thank the Lord for those precious 2 hours and 4 minutes. My heart and prayers are with you

    (another) Angie Smith

  • Honea Household

    My heart is broken for you and your family. I know you try to prepare yourself for it, but it’s hard. I can’t imagine. You are in my prayers.

  • Anonymous

    Thank the Lord for those precious 2 hours and 14 minutes. My heart and prayers are with you

    (another) Angie Smith

  • Liz

    Thank you, Jesus for the time that Todd & Angie had with baby Audrey. What a blessing!

  • Jerry and Stacie

    All of Heaven is rejoicing that sweet Audrey is home with her Father and Savior!

    Your family has been SO HEAVY on my heart today. I thank God and PRAISE HIM for the precious 2 hours he blessed you with Audrey. She is such a miracle! Though she only lived 2 hours, she has changed the lives of MANY! Praise the Lord Almighty!!

    I will continue to pray and lift up your family. May God wrap his MIGHTY LOVING ARMS around you tonight and every night until you are with your sweet angel again.

    Thank you for sharing your story! I believe that you are meant to keep telling Audrey’s story to the world!

    Lots of love…
    Stacie

  • Anonymous

    God knows each tear we cry…
    Several are being shed for your family today.
    Some of Joy… those precious hours to spend with your little one and she is now healed and running around heaven.
    Ang – as someone else said several grandparents are fighting to watch over her on your behalf. My grandfather may have been the first in line.
    Some of sorrow- Good byes on earth are HARD. Thankful to know it is not forever.
    Sleep safe in his arms, rest in his care, keep trustin in his plan.
    As you read these posts one day, you will see a a little part of the lives that were touched by you and your family.
    Thanks for showing us what true faith looks like even when you did not think you could.

  • Hillary

    Praying for peace for your family. I lost my first baby at 13 weeks so I can sympathize with your broken heart. I pray that you feels God’s warmth, grace, and comfort around you.
    Though I only found your blog last night, your story has inspired me to become a better Christian and mother. Your strength is admirable. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
    He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:3-5

    Hillary

  • tammyand03

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold his newest precious angel in his arms always

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing, but Trusting and Praising the Lord with you for His soverign plan. You are a beautiful family, used soooo greatly by God. His hand upon your lives is completely undeniable. He has taken His baby Audrey home to be with Him in Heaven and in there lies the comfort of knowing she is safe and complete in His arms.
    Much Love and Prayers to you Angie, Todd and girls.
    Isaiah 40:31

  • DKay

    My heart is so sad for you, Todd and the girls. We will continue to pray for you down here in GA. I read your story for the first time over the weekend and with all that has happened since then, I hug my little one a little tighter and make sure I thank Him for the many blessings I have in my life. I pray that your memories of your time with Audrey today never fade and bring you much comfort and joy when your heart is hurting. You are so brave and strong. Thank you for sharing your story – I truly believe all that have read it has been made better from it. I know I have.
    In His Love,
    Donna Kay

  • Karen

    The song that continues to run through my mind right now is When the Rain Comes by Third Day. I pray that you know the Lord is holding you in this time of rain. May your short time with Audrey give you peace as you put her to rest. The coming days will be difficult, but know she is in good hands! Praying in New York.

  • Jill in PA

    My many thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so very sorry for you loss. Just know that Audrey is in Heaven playing with God and watching over you!

  • Harris Family

    No words can express how sad I feel for your family. However, I am thankful that you guys were blessed with a few moments. Audrey’s life has already touched so many people and I know that is just the beginning. You have been and will continue to be lifted up to the one who created the universe. I am praying that Jesus will wrap His arms around you guys right now and in the days and moths ahead. For it is only He who can bring true peace. Much love.

  • Anonymous

    We are certainly sorry for your loss. But your loss is certainly Heavens’ gain. What a blessing to have had Audrey for even just a little bit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come.

  • diane

    God blessed Audrey with such wonderful parents and siblings. She eagerly awaits her family in Heaven.

    Gob bless you all.

  • The Shulls

    We are so sorry, Angie. I pray that the Holy Spirit, as the Perfect Consoler, will guide you and your family through all this. May the peace of the Lord be with your family and friends.

    We love you and morn with you.

    Love,
    Mohana, for The Shulls

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your pain and truth. He is Risen

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Rob & Amy

    What a blessing to have your life changed forever in just a little over 2 hours. What a miracle. We will continue to pray for your family for the weeks and months to come.

  • Marin

    Audrey spent precious time with you all. Todd, Angie, you’ve been nothing but exceptional parents for that sweet little red head. She had her Birthday surrounded by the people who love her the most…you couldn’t have given her more than what you gave: your heart in full.

    I can picture her up in heaven, sitting in God’s lap and God saying, “Audrey…let me tell you about those loving people…your family. I have a lot to share with you.” They’ve got lots of time to talk about you all :)

    I’m so grateful to God that you had that time with that beautiful little girl and it must have been so amazing. One day you’ll see her again. That will be one amazing reunion! “She’s just with another baby-sitter” :) and Todd, Jeremiah 29:11 is my favorite verse. –> Thank you Todd and Angie and Audrey and the girls for reminding me just how powerful those words are.

    God Bless you Smith Family!! Praying for you continuously!

  • CrownLaidDown

    Over two precious hours…thank You Jesus for the time. Hasten Your return LORD. We long for all things to come under Your authority.

    Angie and Todd and family, The Smith family will be praying daily for your family.

    We have dear friends, who have gone through similar circumstances 5 years ago. The husband is a youth director in Fayetteville, AR. Their story of God’s help during and after that time may encourage you. Feel free to reply to this, if you’d ever care to read AnneMarie’s story.

    We are so very sorry and will pray for you daily.
    Love,
    holly smith
    Monument, CO

  • Bottelberghe Family of 6

    Angie, my heart goes out to you! I pray for peace and comfort over the next days/weeks/months for your whole family. Know that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Your sweet little girl is in heaven fully healed and she will be there to greet you with open arms when you enter the Kingdom! God’s blessings for you and your family.

  • Darlene R.

    God bless you both. I am so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you in the days to come.

    I am sending big, big hugs your way tonight.

    Much love,
    Darlene – Indiana

  • Paula

    I am so sorry…
    Audrey will now enjoy complete healing and our Savior’s perfect love. She is blessed to have had you as her family.
    My prayers are with you.
    You are such a testimony to us all
    Paula

  • The Ben Show

    With you in prayer. God bless you guys.

  • Anonymous

    Praying and loving you deeply. Tears pour uncontrolabley for you and sweet Audrey. You are so loved.

  • boltefamily

    I am truly sorry for your loss and will be praying for you as I too have lost a child actually not only once but twice. I wish I had words to offer to ease the pain, but there are none. Please just know that there are so many who have never even met you that love you and are praying for you! My little guy that went to Heaven February 22 had red hair too! I bet Audrey was GORGEOUS!

    Love,
    Kristy in PA
    http://www.boltefamily.blogspot.com

  • Amy

    I am so sorry for the loss of sweet Audrey. What an incredible blessing to enjoy two precious hours together. God is faithful. I know that he will carry you through the days, weeks and months ahead.

    Still praying…

  • Stilla Momma

    I was just sitting here wondering how I would feel if the Lord took your daughter. In spite of, I praise Him. You have helped shape my perspective on life and death. Thank you. May God comfort you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    because of Jesus, you will see her again, dear Smith family… what a reunion that will be!…… praying for His continued comfort and peace to be covering you…
    teri in houston

  • amy

    i am so sad to read all of this, but so encouraged by your faith. your baby girl has certainly touched my life and given me so much perspective. may God bless your family and your faith through this time.

  • Pamela

    Most Gracious Heavenly Father,Thank you for touching so many lives through this beautiful child and amazing family.  I pray that through this trial and many others, that You continue to glorify Your Name, and we will give You all the praise and glory for the little miracles you send us each day.  Let us not ever take our families for granted, and let us have love for one another the way the Smith family loves each other.  Thank you for Angie, a beacon of light for many of us, and thank you for her husband, who through his love and dedication for You bring so many of us closer to You, also.  I pray that You be with the Smith family, their extended family and friends, and continue to be with each and every one of us.  Guide us to do Your will, and to pray for and help one another. Thank you, Father, for Precious Audrey, and the many lives she has touched and continues to touch this very hour.  Lord, we praise Your Name for the time You allowed Audrey to spend with her beautiful family. You alone are God; so merciful and gracious.  I pray that in the days, weeks, and years to come, that You wrap Your loving arms around this family and carry them through this time, for we  remember, Lord, the times You have carried us, and know that Your Word does not return void. We know the angels in Heaven are singing and rejoicing at Audrey’s arrival, and that she has made Heaven an even more beautiful place.  Thank you Lord for the promise that this family will be reunited again one glorious day, where no more tears are cried or hurts are felt.  You are an AMAZING GOD.  In Jesus’ Precious and Holy Name I pray, Amen

  • Dave and Teresa

    I know that Jesus is holding sweet Audrey in his arms now and that she is so very loved.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Todd and girls, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for your family since I first heard about your blog.
    I am so thankful you had a couple of hours to spend with your precious Audrey Caroline. My heart aches that you didn’t have longer and that the miracle that so many of us were praying for did not happen. We do rejoice with you that Audrey is with Jesus. May you feel His loving arms and comfort right now.
    -Susan

  • Eva

    May God cuddle your sweet Audrey and comfort your family always.

  • Anonymous

    Todd, Angie, and Family…please know you are being lifted before our loving heavenly Father during these difficult hours. May the joy of our Lord be your strength, even in the midst of your pain.
    Sincerely,
    A Sister in SC

  • Three Fold Cord

    Praying, Crying, Loving on you in the Spirit! I know His ministering angels are all around you.

  • ManyBlessings

    “Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:

    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.

    They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23

    Thanking God for this precious life and praising Him that you were able to give her safely back to Him to hold for eternity. Nothing is wasted or lost in ushering a soul to eternity. May God you close to His own heart as you grieve. And may you always…always remember that she now waits for you in peace and joy.

    d

  • The Bowens

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Audrey’s story has touched my heart more than you can imagine. God bless your family.

  • Amy

    Praying for you all day, and especially now. May you be comforted by the love you shared in those special moments-may they last a lifetime. May God’s love, peace, compassion, and hope fill the Audrey Caroline sized hole left in your hearts.

  • ADB

    Praying for you and your family!

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

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    Praying for you and thinking about you! Hugs from MS!
    Robin

  • Anonymous

    I look forward to the day that I get to meet your little red-haired bundle of joy dancing in Heaven – I will tell her how she blessed my heart as I had the privilege of praying for her ~ and all her family. Blessed be the name of the Lord, whose grace is so awesomely sufficient! {{hugs from South Carolina}}

  • Jennifer

    Praying for you, that God would ease your aching arms and hearts with his love. Know you are surrounded by prayers and love.

  • Adrienne and Jim

    Ang,

    I am overcome with emotion for you. I feel such sadness for the loss of Audrey’s life on earth but also such joy for the time you, Todd, and the girls were able to spend with her and knowing that she is being held by her Heavenly Father. Oh sweet Angie, I have been praying for you all day and will continue to do so. I can picture your sweet Audrey playing with my four angels right now, dancing and singing as little ones do. What a glorious day it will be to see our little angels again in Heaven.

    May you feel peace in your heart and God’s arms around you as we lift you up in prayer and love.

    Big hugs and so much love,
    Adrienne

  • Lonnie and Melissa Haber

    Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling for your family at this time. I know that there is nothing I can say that will heal your hearts right now-only God can do that! I truly believe that although God does not cause the pain, He uses the pain for good. Angie, you have been an amazing servant during this incredibly painful time. I can only imagine the number of lives you have touched (or should I say He has touched through your blog). I only pray that He brings you and your family much comfort and peace. You are in our prayers.

  • Nancy Peacock

    I’ve lived life today around checking your blog. I was praying for your family and for God to be glorified through Audrey Caroline’s healing. Sometimes it is hard to know and understand the plans God has, but as you mentioned either way Audrey is healed. Know that you are being prayed for from far and wide (we are in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) and we’ll continue to pray for that peace that passes understanding to be yours through the coming months. I’m so delighted that your family will have some beautiful “Audrey memories” from the couple of hours that you had with her. I don’t always understand; but God is good!

  • mommyO

    Sweet Audrey is healed and resting in the loving arms of Jesus.
    I continue to pray for you all and to praise Him for the time you were allowed with your precious girl.

  • Yvette

    Angie,

    I have been praying for you all day! I am so thankful that you had some precious time with Audrey, that Todd was able to bathe her and that the girls were able to see her – oh these are the memories you will hold on to. I know the days ahead will be difficult but as you can certainly see from the amount of comments you’ve received, you are being covered in prayer. The prayers of family, friends and bloggers we had never met is what got us through on the hard days after losing Tristan. I will continue praying for your family in the days ahead.

    Love, Yvette Hostetter
    http://www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

  • stacyleaw

    I cant tell you how much my heart is aching for you

  • Monica M.

    Dear Smith Family,
    There are really no better words for me to say than what all of these wonderful people have posted here today. I’m so sorry for your loss, but at the same time so very grateful for the time that you did get to spend with your beautiful little baby. I just learned of your journey today, and it has weighed heavy on my heart all day. I wish you comfort in knowing that Audrey is in heaven, but I know it doesn’t take the pain and sadness away. May each of you be their to support one another on days that you are weak. You have the most precious of angels watching over you.
    Big hugs from NC, Monica

  • Carolyn Wyman

    I just spent the better part of the day geting to “know” you, which makes my heartache for you intense. Yet, for all that you are grieving, I can see that the Lord has cushioned Audrey’s passing into His arms with a multitude of His interventions in your lives. It blesses me beyond words to know that one of my favorite Christian artists and his family are REAL, and that Audrey’s legacy will be full and rich.
    Thank You, Lord.
    Angie, you are amazing.

  • Dave and Rachel

    Praise God for your little girl, good friends of ours had just two hours with their baby last saturday before she went to be with Jesus. She had triploidy. She was beautiful too. I will be praying for your sweet family.

  • ACC-mom

    praying for your family.

  • Kim

    What an impact that little girl has put on this earth in such a short time. God knew that you would be the perfect mommy for baby Audrey Caroline during her time here. She is now safe and healthy in our Lord Jesus arms.
    My heart hurts for you and I will pray for healing on your family.
    Continually praying,
    Kim Medlin

  • Ventura

    Please know that your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are truly a living testimony of God’s grace, and how fitting that now your daughter will become part of your testimony… I have been following your journey for the past month, and shared your site with a close friend of mine today…As I was reading today I caught myself humming the tune”Stand Still”, by The Isaac’s. Please in days to come read these lyrics , they are so powerful and hold so much truth. So many times we think we can take the world’s concerns and problems on our own, but what we really need to do is “Stand Still and let God move”. I pray for peace and comfort in your days ahead and know that we serve an awesome Lord, and take comfort in knowing that your daughter is in him arms today, and that you will see her again.

  • Kenzie Stanfield

    COngratulations on the birth of your precious girl! I know that the Lord was present in each and every moment leading up to meeting her and during those times… and He continues to be with you now and in the difficult times ahead. Know that there are MANY people praying for you, lifting up your family!

    When I read that Audrey was 3.2 and 15 inches I couldn’t help but immediately think of our Maddox… he was exactly 3 lbs and was 15 inches… almost exact stats, yet such different amazing babies. Praise the Lord for your time with her!

    Praying for the days and weeks ahead. Praying for those surrounding you and serving you. Praying for those that come in contact with you… for what should be said, and what should be left unsaid.

    Praying,
    Kenzie
    http://www.thestanfieldjourney.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing Audrey with all of us .. Thank you for giving us the privilege of knowing her too …words fail me but peace and truss in our Lord is stronger than ever …God bless you all .. we are still (and will continually be) praying for your family ..
    Damarys in Florida

  • Anonymous

    My heart aches for you and your family. My prayer is that your love of God and memories of Audrey will give you comfort and peace.
    Bless you!

  • Anonymous

    maybe our daughters are getting to know each other in heaven…
    praying for you.

  • Angie

    Dear Smith Family-
    Praying for God’s peace and so happy that you got over 2 hours with little Audrey and that the girls got to love her also. Audrey has touched so many in a couples hours that most people don’t do in a life time. She has taught us all a life leson about how precious life really is. Praying for your family from Adrian MN. May God give you peace.

  • Melody

    Angie,

    Please know that you, Todd and the girls are in my prayers tonight.I can’t help but think that precious Audrey is being rocked and held in the Lord’s arms right now. Heaven is rejoicing at its newest little angel. I pray for that peace that passes all understanding to engulf your family now and in the days ahead.

    Melody

  • Anonymous

    praying for your sweet family.

    moriah from PA

  • Anonymous

    Tears and prayers from Boston.

  • heather

    I am so sorry, and hope you will always recall those few yet precious hours that you held Audrey in your arms, kissed her perfect face, and those memories may always bring a smile to your heart.

  • The Lewellen Family

    There are no words to express my deepest sorrow for your family and for you. As a mother, I can’t begin to understand your pain. May God ease your pain and Bless your family as I know He will.
    In His Love,
    Jessica

  • Alice

    Praise His name–for Audrey’s short sweet life and the time her family got to spend with her. I just listened to Selah/Todd/aka Audrey’s daddy sing “All My Praise.” My prayers are with all of you.

  • Anonymous

    rest well, sweet audrey, and know that your beautiful life has touched so many.

    prayers from michigan.
    XO,
    ~laura

  • Angela L.

    I’m sorry that I only became aware of this story yesterday but I have been praying since then. I have been truly touched by this very brave woman/family! Like everyone else, tears streamed down my face as I read these events and especially during the lines of Angie’s true/ complete devotion to God. I will continue to pray for each of you……

  • Jody

    What a gift Audrey was and always will be. My heart aches for you all, yet rejoices with you at the same time as I know that your faith sustains you. You now have a ‘treasure in Heaven’ and for sure you’re heart will longing for that perfect place until we all get there someday. My prayers and tears continue to be poured out for all your family. May this be a sacred, special time to cherish and enrich you all forever.
    Thank you for sharing so much with so many of us ‘strangers’. May God bless you abundantly and use Audrey’s brief life as a part of your testimony of His love and grace for years to come. Love to all your family…xoxo.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Jill

    Angie, Todd and your precious girls – Our family has been praying all day for you. Many of our friends are lifting you all up to our Father as well. We pray you can feel all of the warm and loving prayers being lifted up in your names. We pray that you can feel all of the warm embraces each of us are sending to your family today and in all the days ahead. Your burden is our burden – we pray you will allow us to carry it with you. We are ONE in Christ Jesus – AMEN!

    Love in His most precious name – Jill in PA

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Rosemary & Wayne

    Already she knows His face and the perfect peace of heaven. May God bless and keep you all.

  • Angela

    My husband and I are sorry for your loss. We praise the Lord for the time you spent with her. He has healed her. We pray for your recovery, grieving, and understanding the next few days, weeks, months, and years.

  • The Harper Family

    Heaven welcomed a beautiful little girl today. Praying so hard for this family.
    Love from Arkansas

  • Sara

    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

    Kahlil Gibran

    I am so grateful you all were able to delight in your sweet baby girl. Prayers are with you.

  • Annie

    Blessed be the name of the Lord…

    Thank you for your testimony of God’s never ending grace and mercies. Please know that my family will be holding your’s in prayer over the following weeks. May He provide you each day with all you need.

  • Anonymous

    Better one day in His house than thousands elswhere.

    My God help you heal, and thank you more than you know for your stories. I only came to learn of your story today, about the same time Audrey was born.

    I read all of your blogs. I am a mom of three… and cried my way through your beautiful words….. may you and your family always cherish Audrey’s time here.

  • bas

    Angie, Todd and family
    I thank Him that He allowed you some special time to spend with Audrey. You will have those amazing hours to remember how special she is to you and Her heavenly Abba Father.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beverly

  • Anonymous

    All my love to you, sweet love! I have never known pain so great, as that I share with you. Tears spilt upon hearing of her bright red hair, her squeeks, her soul! Cry and cry and cry some more.
    So you know, she will be just a thought away, just a moment of focus in that other land…
    You are lucky, you, to have met your angel in person. To have carried her and kissed her..
    All my love, Issa

  • The Bristow School

    I just heard Audrey’s story for the first time today. Your family has been in my prayers all day. I’m so thankful to God that you were able to spend those precious hours with your baby girl. I am so sorry.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story…it is an amazing testimony of love and grace. I hope people can read your words and find hope in dark places. Audrey is one special angel. May you find peace.

  • Krisy

    I can’t imagine what this must be like for your family.

    I will be praying for you all during the difficult upcoming days and weeks.

  • 5littlechickies

    I was forwarded your blog today. The last time I spoke to you Angie I was pulling in to get all five of my chicks a haircut at a kid salon here in Franklin. You were pregnant with Kate. She is darling! Time and life had past us by…..
    Tonight as I rocked Isaiah before bed we sang “Hallelujah, Your Love is Amazing”…. I was reminded of the hours and days waiting as he sat in the neo-natal Unit at Baptist. At the end of that trial, Philip made a precious video of “our times” put to Selah’s “You Raise Me Up”. Even this morning prior to any knowledge of your situation on our way to Cosco, Isaiah says…..”Mom, play my song PLEASE!!”
    As I sang “Hallelujah” tonight I was struck again by the lyrics….

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Your love make me sing!
    Your love is amazing
    Steady and unchanging
    Your love is a mountain
    Firm beneath my feet
    Your love is a mystery
    How You gently lift me
    When I am surrounded
    Your love carries me

    Philip and I are standing in the gap for you and Todd! We pray that God will be your mountain firm beneath your feet, and that His love will carry you through your heartbreak.
    Love,
    The Morlans

  • Anonymous

    I am so sad that Audrey had to leave your loving family so soon – it’s just not right. But I am praising God for the 2+ hours you did have with her – and quite possibly the most significant hours of your life, as a family of 6. I will keep you in my prayers as you mourn her loss and celebrate her life at the same time.
    Katie

  • Mark and Rebekah

    I am so glad you were able to spend time with Audrey before she passed away. What a blessing.

    For some reason, this old sunday school has been stuck in my head all day as I’ve been thinking of and praying for you.

    “My God is so BIG, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do. For you.”

    I can’t imagine facing your situation without God to carry you and comfort you.

    God is good, all the time.
    All the time, God is good.

    Rebekah

  • stephheil

    My sincerest prayers are with you Angie and your precious family during this time. I shed many tears tonight when i read the blog…i’ve been keeping up with it the last few days since i heard on our radio station about your pregnancy. I have a 6 month old grandson and i looked at him and thought we sure take healthy babies for granted. I almost feel like i know you through your blog…and i could feel your pain and anguish altho i have no idea in this world what it was like. You were very lucky to be able to hold and love that little angel while she was still with you! But God has a better place for her where she is healthy now and will wait for the day when her parents join her! May God Bless you….you are a strong woman to endure this with the help of the great God Almighty. Healing Rain might be an appropriate song to hear by MWS…altho it brings me to tears every time :)
    God Bless you in your time of ned.

  • Tyler’s Mommy

    He’s got the whole world in his hands..he’s got sweet baby audrey in his hands! My prayers go up for your amazing family. There are no words, we pray for comfort, peace and healing in the time ahead.

  • Anonymous

    My deepest condolences to all of you! At the same time I am thankful that HE has given you the strength to deal with this situation with grace. And eternally grateful that you were able to spend time with sweet Audrey! God Bless You All!

  • Fran

    Praying for everyone. I know that Jesus is taking every tear that you have. But, may He replace those tears with His amazing presence and His beautiful peace.

    She is whole and with her Jesus!
    Praising God for that.

    Much love~
    Fran
    TN

  • Aimee

    I am so sorry for your loss. I found your blog tonight and I read it from your first post to last post. I wish you and your family many blessings and I pray that God continues to bring you peace. Your words are beautiful and this blog is simply amazing.

    Love to you,
    Aimee (in Texas)

  • Lindsay

    The same Jesus who has His arms wrapped around Audrey right now is holding every member of your family safely in His arms.

  • Jamie

    I just found your blog today thanks to MistyD on SIStv (scrapbooker’s networking site) and read through your whole blog this afternoon. I have not been able to stop thinking about you and your family since. I must say, although it’s been a harrowing experience for you (total understatement, I know!), what a complete and utter miracle that you were able spend time with her before she passed! Out of all of this pain, that was an amazing gift that God granted you. Maybe she was meant to be an angel watching over you and your family. I know that’s not what you would wish, but it’s a beautiful thought nontheless. You will be in my deepest prayers. Thank you for sharing yourself so openly and honestly with us. I know you’ve brought faith and strength to so many of us.

  • Chelle

    I am so sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you. You will see her again someday. I will pray for you and your family for comfort.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a link to this on celebruty baby blog and have been reading many of your posts. I sit here with tears in my eyes and my heart breaking for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Pam in KS

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you and yours…

  • Melody

    We are thinking of and praying for you guys without ceasing.

  • petrii

    Angie and Todd,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Love and Prayers,
    Dawn

  • Kate

    I’ve read Audrey’s entire journey tonight and have cried and prayed for all of you. What a blessing for her to have felt so much love in such a short period of time. My prayers are with you and your beautiful family in the coming days and weeks and beyond.

  • sheila Curtis

    I’m so thankful for Friday… for the chance to serve your family… for the gift of laughter. God knew you needed to laugh. My heart breaks and rejoices at the same time at this news. The prayers are going up…

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Family,
    You were on my mind and in my heart and prayers today. As I sit here typing I am praising God that He gave you time with your precious Audrey. That you heard her squeaks and cries. My prayer for you through these times ahead is that you will continue to hold tightly to our Father.
    Love and Prayers.
    Rachel

  • angi

    As I read through some of these comments, I am overjoyed with the amount of people that are holding you all close today and in the weeks to come.

    Audrey has obviously touched so many hearts, so many lives. What a blessing she has been to all of us.

  • Candes

    Though my heart breaks I am also over joyed that your family had over 2 hrs to be with her.

    I’m happy the girls got to love on her.

    Every life is worth living.

  • Eddie Johnson

    Angie and Todd,

    You and your family are in the thoughts and prayers here at Cumberland Church. Thank you for your strength and transparency through all of this. It’s truly been amazing to watch from afar.

    May God’s peace reign in your hearts through this time.

    Eddie Johnson
    Lead Pastor
    Cumberland Church

  • Anonymous

    So sorry for your loss, so grateful you were given those precious hours with your daughter. Your little girl went to heaven swaddled in your love and gently lifted by the prayers of those who have been blessed to know your story. May those prayers and memories now surround and comfort you. Blessings.

  • Anonymous

    Praying constantly in Texas. I’ve sobbed uncontrolled tears over your blog these last few weeks, but I felt such peace today. I hope you felt overwhelmed with peace from The Lord. My prayers continue for your family.

  • Laurie

    Angie,

    My heart hurts so much for you tonight as I read this post. I know you had expected this, but it is still so hard to hear. Know my prayers are with you and your family tonight and in the days and weeks to come. I am thankful for the precious time you had with her, all too short but I hope it was more than enough to make some memories. I won’t say she is in a better place because that is not fair. Her place should be in your loving mothers arms. May the Lord who you trust, surround you with His peace and comfort as Audreys life continues to minister your faith to thousands, showing that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Audreys story has touched my life.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  • Elizabeth

    My heart is breaking for you and your family!!!! My Prayers are with you at this Devestating time, Your Daughter was Lucky to have known you, if even for such a brief time! And brief a period as it was… it will help you to carry her memories on for a lifetime!!!!
    May you find comfort in knowing that she is living with our Lord free of any pain and being loved and cared for always!!!!

    Sending My Love

    xo

  • Valarie

    Just arrived home from a church conference and checked in. One of the pastors spoke on the promises of Jesus, the Presence of Jesus and the Power of Jesus in life’s storms and your family was in my prayers all thru the sermon. He also reminded us that as His children we are promised His peace and that is my prayer for them during this time.

    My heart aches but rejoices in the truth of seeing that precious baby girl in heaven. She’s at peace with Jesus. May the family have that peace til they are reunited with her again.

    In Him –
    Val
    NC

  • Anonymous

    Praying for you Angie and the rest of your family during what I can only imagine as an insanely painful time. Love and prayers.

  • Melissa

    Praying with you! May God comfort you in ways only He can.

  • Laura

    I prayed that you would get to spend time w/her on this Earth. That your time with her would be so special, sweet, and meaningful. And that your other daughters would get to meet their sister. I am so glad that happened but am typing through tears right now. I am so sorry she’s gone so quickly. I know Jesus is holding her now and she is well, but oh I ache for you and your family.
    Many prayers are with you in the days ahead.

  • Anonymous

    The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
    you shall never again fear evil…
    Fear not, O Zion;
    let not your hands grow weak.
    The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness;
    He will quiet you by His love;
    He will exult over you with loud singing.
    -Zephaniah 3:15-17

    Peace I leave with you;
    My peace I give to you.
    Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

    His peace has been given. Not just “peace”, “MY peace”. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The peace that allowed Him to sleep amidst the crazy storms raging the boat. The peace that allowed Him to proceed down the path towards death and painful separation from Father, even though it was not what He wanted. The peace that comes from knowing the Father and angels by name!

    …His peace…is mine…and yours.

    I pray that the very peace of Jesus Himself would cover each of your hearts and minds. May you find rest in His love. I pray for comfort and for joy in the midst of such great sorrow.

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey. It has blessed my life and I praise God for this precious baby girl, Audrey. I think that heaven must be filled with giggles and precious laughter.

    I mourn with you, sweet Angie.

    god bless you!
    Ali

  • Christy O

    Dear Ones,
    We are all praying, you have been so constantly on my mind and heart and in my prayers today. You will be in the coming days also, days that I am sure will not be easy. But as you said, today she is healed. I am so glad you had time to be with her on earth. I am so sorry that it wasn’t longer. God bless you and hold you at this time, as always.
    Christy in WI

  • Anonymous

    I had not read this blog before today. May God heap blessings on you all. I will pray for you and your family, Angie.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Todd, you remain steadfastly in my prayers. I pray God’s peace that surpasses all understanding and His divine comfort will be with you tonight and in the days/weeks ahead.

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    I prayed and cried for you all weekend. I rejoiced and praised God that He granted you a time with Audrey. It was as if a burden was lifted from me as I read the blogs that said she has arrived and she is in heaven.
    I pray that God will give you peace. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers. I am so glad that you all got to spend some time with her.

    Your strength has been a true testment. You will continue to be in my prayers.

  • CarolinaGirl

    Thank you for sharing your precious Audrey with us. I am praying for you and your family. I am so glad you were able to spend time with her. That itself is a blessing!

  • So Blessed

    No words…only prayers.
    He will carry you.

  • Jeff Owen

    It is such a blessing from God that you had sweet moments with Audrey Caroline. At the same time, we firmly believe God blessed little Audrey Caroline in giving her that precious time with her mom, her dad, and her big sisters! You are an amazing family, yet God is so much more amazing. We know it has been, and will continue to be, difficult – thank you for sharing this with us. You are a tremendous testimony to God’s strength and love for us….

  • angel37

    I am so very humbled by your faith.

    I cannot begin to imagine your heartache. I type (badly) through tears for you, Todd and your family, and extended family. I pray peace for you all… HIS peace John 16:33 (Amplified Bible)I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

    My sister, pregnant with twins, lost one of two on 2/29. I had found your blog through Selah, as a blessed fan, before that. Since then, I have prayed for you, Todd and your girls even more faithfully.

    I couldn’t NOT send this message today… my heart breaks, though I am not nearly as yours does.

    I know our God is faithful and loves us perfectly. I only pray you feel that love so completely that you can rest in Him… knowing that Audrey will greet you with total, unconditional love and joy when you see her next, having been SPOILED in that oh so perfect love of our God. (Can you imagine???)

    I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort. Your faith in this has been a true testimony and such awesome encouragement. THANK YOU, Angie, for loving our Lord the way that you do, and most of all for sharing that love and your walk with the rest of us!

    May God awesomely bless you in the coming days and always keep you in the palm of His hand!

    All my love & prayers…

    Angel /ATL

  • Amy D

    Angie,
    I don’t know you at all. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight; Jody Ferlaak (whom I don’t know either) recommended in her post today that we read your post from last night. Well, I came over, and your amazing words of faith are what I found. I thought I had had a hard day today until I came to understand what you have been through and are going through. It doesn’t even come close to comparing. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what losing a child must feel like. However, your faith and amazingly positive attitude lifted me more than you will ever know. I bawled and bawled and bawled as I read through your entire story of your pregnancy and your feelings about Audrey. I thank you for sharing your honest feelings. They brought me closer to the Savior I know is real. I, too, believe that we come closer to Him through our trials. He is so good to us. May He bless and sustain you through this difficult time. You certainly reminded me what is truly important today. Thank you so much, and may the Lord sustain and comfort you, as He always does. I will be praying for you and your family.

  • angel37

    I am so very HUMBLED by your faith.

    I cannot begin to imagine your heartache. I type (badly) through tears for you, Todd and your family, and extended family. I pray peace for you all… HIS peace… John 16:33 (Amplified Bible)I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

    My sister, pregnant with twins, lost one of two on 2/29. I had found your blog through Selah’s website, as a blessed fan, before that. Since then, I have prayed for you, Todd and your girls even more faithfully.

    I couldn’t NOT send this message today… my heart breaks for you and those who love you & Audrey.

    I know our God is faithful and loves us perfectly. I only pray you feel that so completely that you can rest in Him… knowing that Audrey will greet you with total, unconditional love when you next see her, having been SPOILED in that oh so perfect love of our God.

    I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort. Your faith in this has been a true testimony and such awesome encouragement. THANK YOU, Angie, for loving our Lord the way that you do, and most of all for sharing that love with the rest of us!

    May God awesomely bless you in the coming days and always keep you in the palm of His hand!

    All my love & prayers…

    Angel

  • Katie

    Our God is good and your miracles are abundant. Praise God for the two hours you had with her, that all were able to be present, and for the greatest miracle of all that Audrey is in Heaven in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ! Can you even begin to imagine who is rocking her, holding her, telling her that even their love is second to her mommy’s. I know these things must be for we just sent my 10 month old cousin Riley to be with her Lord and our hearts have found peace in the fact that nobody loves us as the one who created us does. I don’t know your family, but I love you all and after being with you these past few months you are forever part of my heart. Audrey has a legacy and it shines brighter than any star in the heavens.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.

  • Marlana

    Your family has truly touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your joys, your sadness and your true emotions, all the while, remaining so full of praise for our wonderful Heavenly Father.
    Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24

    May God truly bless you for giving life to His little angel no matter the heartache involved. Let the joy you felt when you met your precious daughter outweigh all else.

  • Anonymous

    Angie ~ you are such an amazing woman and I am so blessed to know you and your family. Your blog has been incredible to read and for you to share this with everyone has truly been an eye opener for me. I have been praying non-stop for little Audrey and although I am very sad for you, I also feel grateful that you, Todd, and your girls got to spend time with her before she went to heaven. Audrey has left a huge impact in all of our lives. May God bless you during this time. Much love, Megan

  • capitoldiver

    I’ve tried to come up with words to express what’s on my heart, and to convey something to ease your suffering, and I finally decided there simply are NO WORDS. I’m sorry, yet at the same time, I’m trying to praise God, because that’s what he expects us to do.

    I was given this poem, God Makes No Mistakes, and I’m trying to find it, because it tells how God gives in love, and takes in love, but that he GIVES before he takes.

    When I find it, I will share it with you. If any of you have heard of it, and have it handy, please share it, because it totally helps us attempt to understand God’s love during times like these.

  • Anonymous

    Angie,Todd and Girls,
    In the short week and a hlf that I haev read your whole story I feel like I know you. I have been thinking of yo u guys all week a nd esp today. If I knew what hospital you were in I’d come see you to check on ya. Whe I checked teh blog aboout Audrey’s birth it was about thetimes that God sent her home. I know that you al lknew and were prepared as possible for what was to come. I can honestly say that as a young 32 yera old single christian who has been dealing with her own crossroads,hills,valleys, etc… This has been such a blessing to me by your faith and strength and just looking at the beauty of the whole situation. God has Audrey now and she is free, but God allowed you two precious hours to spend. What an awesome testimoney for your family and I pray for you and for God’s comfort to be upon you , emotionaly,spiritualy and to heal.
    Thanks be to God!!!
    Tara Adams, Nashville

  • LizG

    Dear Angie and family,

    I am so sorry at the passing of Audrey, but I am so happy that you had two precious hours with her to tell her how much you love her.

    Much love and peace from the UK
    Liz

  • Anonymous

    What an amazing story. A little warrior who defied the doctors and lived for 2 1/2 hours here on earth as well as her time spent in the womb. And now she is forever in the arms of Jesus. What an amazing place to be. She will never know sorrow, grief, pain, lonliness, desperation, worry, fear or any other destructive emotion that comes from Satan. All that she knows is pure love and amazing beauty. Her light will shine on in your lives as well as the lives of your other daughters. She will never be forgotten and one day will be reunited with you all and have incredible stories to share with you of her time in heaven. Praying for your family… Karen in Tucson AZ

  • Amanda

    Angie and family — I am so sorry for your loss, but what a blessing to have those hours. We had the same sort of blessing when our baby was born jsut under a year ago. One hour and 48 minutes that changed our lives forever.

    I know without a doubt that time of life was a blessing straight from the hand of God. It helped me to connect and to bond in a way that later helped me to grieve.

    I hope that during the next part of this process, you will each be gracious to one another and to yourselves and allow all the time in the world to mourn the loss of your sweet baby. Please know that God is present in the process, despite how dark some days may seem.

    Continuing to pray…
    Amanda

  • StrawberryParfait

    I was so very much praying yesterday that God would give you some time with her, and I thank Him for allowing that time. He is indeed the same God that gave her to you, and the same God that I pray comforts you now.

  • Anonymous

    Praying for you and your family here in Massachussetts. Your sweet girl has left an amazing legacy of love, hope, and faith in the one true Healer. God bless you.

  • Anonymous

    i am so sorry for you loss. i feel a need to thank you as well for sharing your story. because of you, i’ve taken quite a bit of time to thank god for the children i have and their health. thank you for reminding me to not take them for granted and to remember god. your faith is awe-inspiring. your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • kjames106

    I’m so sorry. Thank you Audrey for passing this world up to be with your Father. Make us a comfy place in heaven! Your family will love to meet you there someday!

  • Catherine

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you healing and peace in the days to come.

  • read2kds

    I just found your site tonight from another blog…may God bless and comfort you in the coming days. Praying for you.

    Amy M

  • Tara Marie

    Angie & Todd,

    I have written a blog post continuing Audrey’s legacy <3

    http://taratellme.blogspot.com

    Your sister in Christ,
    Tara Monahan

  • Sunny

    I am at a loss for words. Your daughter has forever changed my life. I can’t wait for the day that I will get to meet her. I am sure there will be a long line…
    Tears and Prayers from a small town in Indiana

  • NancyB

    I am so sorry for your loss, but your baby girl is in Heaven with our Lord Jesus. I can’t imagine how you feel but my husband knows how you feel. My husband has 2 children in Heaven from a previous marriage. Our son, Matthew, is a mircale from God too. He was born with Pierre Robin Syndrome and Sticklers Syndrome. If he was born 30 years ago he would not be here. He would be in heaven. I thank God for my son. Your family are in my prayers.

    God Bless,

    The Bryant Family

  • Julie

    I’m so sorry. Sending your family prayers for strength to get through life without Audrey. (((hugs)))

  • Carrie

    I read this post the first night, but it took me a long time to be able to find the words to reply. As a mother, my heart is grieving with you. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you must feel. At the same time, I am thanking God with you that your family was together as a whole, be it for a few brief hours. What a blessed time that you will never forget. Please know you are in our constant prayers and thoughts.

  • Anonymous

    Todd, Angie & Girls:
    May God bring you all comfort and peace during this hard time; I am thankful for the time you all have had with little Audrey.
    ~Lisa from Southern California

  • Anonymous

    Peace and healing for your family.

    Audrey now waits anxiously for YOUR delivery. She waits in her Father’s house….waiting for the sound of her family floating through. She asks Him to give you glimpses of how you will live eternally together…and to let you know how much you are loved by Him. There will be plenty of time…

  • whocanfind?

    Nathan, Andrea, Grace, & Ben Wandell are sending out prayers for your family and hugs too! We love you all and thank God for your testimony of His power in the midst of great trials.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Angie. I have no idea how I came to your website. But I believe there are reasons for everything. As a mother, a woman, a wife, a human being my heart aches for you and your family.

    My husband and I have been blessed by god and have two healthy, spirited, joyful children.
    A daughter and a son. The loves of our lives.

    Though we have suffered 3 losses, miscarriages)including a set of twins durng pregnancy. It took me a long time to realize that things do really happen for a reason.

    Your family is so precious and beautiful. And I do believe that your daughter Audrey is in God’s safe and loving arms.

    As a mother it makes us all realize how much we have to be grateful and thankful for eveyday. You truly are a remarkable woman. Your strength, courage and love of your family and God inspire me to be a better mother, a better wife and a better person. And like you had said though you have never met half the people who respond to your story, I will never forget you, your family, your girls, or your life story.

  • Kari Dawson

    Even though I began reading your story after Audrey’s passing and knew she passed, it still didn’t make getting to his post any easier and nothing can stop the tears.

    I am very sorry for your loss and want you to know how inspiring it is to know that you somehow see through the tears all that you gained.

    I lift you and your family up in prayer and trust you will be covered in peace!

  • Lizette

    I just found your blog today. I have spent the better half of the day reading (and weeping and laughing here and there too).
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Monica

    Your strength and faith are amazing, may God bless your family in the coming times. I know sweet Audrey knows how much you all love her, may she watch over all of you. God Bless

  • SnappyCasualGifts

    I don’t remember how I found your blog a few hours ago but I feel so much pain for your family. I know I’m reading this several months after Audrey’s passing but I’m sure the pain is never far away. I’m have cried non stop and am amazed and how much strength your whole family has. I will pray for your family and for GOD to use your story to help others.