Slideshow

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a song that I had written with Todd and our friend Christa Wells. Amy Perry (who sings in Selah) has a sweet, talented husband named Jake who is pursuing video production in California (in addition to being a Mac genius. I’m not kidding-that’s his title. :) ), and he was kind enough to put these pictures into a slideshow for us to show at Audrey’s memorial service.  you can contact him at archiveproduction@gmail.com if you are in need of video help (or just to tell him how great he is!)

It has been a prayer from the deepest part of me that God would use these words to minister to people who have experienced loss similar to mine. Although this is just the demo of the song (the final version will be recorded on my Birthday-May 19th!), I hope it speaks into any hurts that it finds.  You will probably want to pause the music.  If you double-click the video screen, it will take you to the youtube site and then you can click “watch in highest quatlity”…that seems to be that best way to see it:)

I am daily mindful and thankful for your prayers…they have convinced me to put my feet on the floor morning after morning.

I Will Carry You

There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I’m not
Truth is I’m barely hanging on
But there’s a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

So I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who’s chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says…

I’ve shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?

I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All your life
And I will praise the One Who’s chosen Me
To carry you


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  • MandieGirl

    Angie-

    This is so beautiful and sweet. You look so happy and at peace in the pictures of you with Audrey. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    You’re still in my prayers.

  • Tasha

    Thank you, that was beautiful! Still praying.

  • Anonymous

    Angie, that song was beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the song. I have been so inspired through your words, words of brokenness and honesty, words of hope and assurance. I pray that you and your family are finding comfort and peace through this time. For our God is truly a Great God!
    Take care and God Bless.

    Rachel

  • Carrie

    LOVE IT! That is beautiful. Such a powerful song. You’re right … the tenderness and truth of those words did minister to me, another mom who lost a baby girl. I love all the pictures of your family but the one that made me take in a breath was the one where people were gathered around your bed, lifting up prayers to Heaven. That was truly powerful and just a message that God was the focus of that day and is the who you rest in!

  • Terynn

    Angie:

    I have shared your story/blog with two women who each lost a baby girl in the last month or so. Your honesty and submission to the Lord are beautiful to behold. I pray that you will know His peace and comfort in every breath you take. Audrey Caroline *did* change the world.

    Blessings,

    Teri
    (from Iowa)

  • Andrea

    The song is absolutely beautiful! My heart is breaking for your sorrow. Words just can’t begin to express the sympathy I have for what you have experienced. The slideshow moved me to tears – Audrey was so perfect yet her place wasn’t supposed to be here. She is even more perfect in our heavenly Father’s arms!

    I’m still praying and will continue to take it to our great God! Just remember the cross – it’s as wide as it is long to wrap around you during this time when you need the comfort and holding of your own :-)

  • Anonymous

    You are BEYOND strong. The slideshow brought tears to my eyes. God bless you and your amazing family.

  • Leanne

    Beautiful.

    Your little girl is so tiny and so perfect.

    I can’t believe I got to your site before 900 others did! I’ve wanted to leave a comment for you for some time, but I hesitated out of fear that you’d never read my comment….

    We lost our little baby girl 4 years ago on May 13th, 2004. She was stillborn. Reading about your walk down this road takes my breath away because it reminds me of that path that I’ve walked too. I’ve had two miscarriages in the last 7 months.

    My gracious Father has blessed us with 6 children….but I will always long to hold those 3 babies that laugh and romp in the fields of Heaven with your Audrey.

    I feel a certain kinship with you, Angie. I’ve no idea if you will get to read this comment, but I will leave it anyway, to let you know that you are not alone out there. I’ve been praying for you since I happened onto your blog.

    If you want, you can visit me, if you have time….I used to blog on http://homeschoolblogger/stillgrowing, but now I blog at http://mysupplications.blogspot.com.

    I consider it a privilege to walk this path in the fellowship of sisters like you. It hurts so bad, and I’ve held on to Job 5:17-21.

    It helps to know you are not alone.

    With deep sympathy and heartfelt prayers..

    Leanne in Longview

  • Jen and My Little Family

    Angie, Todd & Girls, That video and song presentation was just beautiful. Though I have never experienced what you have gone through, I had 5 early losses and that song speaks volumes. Thank you for being strong enough during your loss to minister to others. May our most merciful God continue to comfort your breaking hearts.

  • Tony & Dawn

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  • Anonymous

    thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing your story and your faith. You and yours are in my prayers. – Jenn

  • Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com)

    Dear Angie,
    The song is breathtaking. I can hardly contain myself. I found your blog through another….I read when you began this blog..Jan 12, 2008, just two days before my Mary Grace was born and died. I have two other girls, Kailey 7 and Allison 5..Mary is my 3rd baby girl. She lived for 7 wonderful hours. One thing that you wrote that made me smile, was that you thought Audrey had the perfect nose….I just “blogged” about Mary’s perfect nose….Oh how I wish I could kiss it again.
    I will be praying for you and your family….you are all so beautiful.
    With love in Christ,
    Kim

  • Lynne Piper

    Dear Angie:

    I’ve been reading, but not posting. I just have to tell you those are the most beautiful pictures along with the most beautiful song. I believe God’s heart is breaking for you, yet at the same time He must be so very proud of you. You’ve done all He could ask in this situation and more. Well done, good and faithful servant.

    Blessings,

    Lynne Piper in Texas

  • Liz

    Oh Angie,

    That just took my breath away. I had to keep wiping my tears away so that I could see all the pictures..that was so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your sweet family with us!

    I am so sorry for your pain and sorrow. I continue to lift your family in my prayers. You all are still heavy on my heart. I believe the Lord gives you the words to write, and through your pain He is using you to minister to many. Thank you for sharing your heart and for opening your life, and allowing me to be blessed. My heart has been forever touched and changed.

    Love and prayers,
    Elizabeth

  • Michelle

    absolutely beautiful…

  • Suzanne W.

    That was truly beautiful! What a wonderful way for us to see your lovely family. They did an awesome job with both the slideshow and song. Once again my tears are flowing.
    While I ache for you all at the loss of your sweet little angel, I know she’s healthy, happy, full of beautiful smiles and eagerly waiting to be with her family again. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your story with us. I know it has to be one of the hardest things a mother can do. I will continue to pray for your family. Bless you all.

  • Anonymous

    Angie, I know your heart is broken but you continue to exhibit the Peace of God. You are able to share is such a beautiful way. God truly did choose you. He trusted you with such a precious life. We may never understand here on earth all that HE has and will continue to accomplish through Audrey’s story but I believe it will reach the ends of the earth.
    I wish I could share with you what my heart has to say. In this small space I only say thank you and continue to trust that God will never leave you to walk this journey alone. He is forever with you, forever the same.
    Cindy – Phoenix

  • Michelle Lanning

    just beautiful – thank you for sharing – prayers to you!

  • Amy

    I am so moved. What a beautiful, beautiful song.

    Still praying for you…

  • Jess

    Simply breath-taking and amazing to see God through it all..praying for you continually.

    ~Jess~

  • Astraea

    Angie,
    The song is amazing. The sweet picture of Audrey on the scale is breathtaking. I know we are looking at the face of God. He’s radiating through your little angel. And you…you are glowing in all of those pictures. You’re in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your joy and pain.
    Much Love,
    Astraea

  • Becky

    Such a beautiful tribute to an angel who has touched more lives than you may ever know. I heard of your story from another scrapbooker’s blog, and have been praying for you all ever since.

    Thank you for having the courage to share Audrey with all of us. May our Lord give you that peace that surpasses all understanding. I continue to keep you all in my prayers.

  • Anonymous

    lead me Lord. and i will follow.

    thank-you angie for your willing heart, and obedience to God. so much has become, so many eyes have been opened, and so many hearts touched. a little girl who left with us so much. and reminded me of the awesome truth, in such a dark and weary world. you are an angel for sharing her with all of us. and she is one too.

  • TheClarkFamily

    Thank you so much for sharing the photos and the song. You are being prayed for from all the way over here in Germany! God Bless.

  • Catherine

    Oh, Angie.. that was breathtaking.. the song, the lyrics, the slideshow…wow… What a beautiful legacy for Audrey to have.

    Much love,
    Catherine

  • Loved by Jesus

    Angie:

    It’s so wonderful how everyone is smiling in your pictures; just as you will be when you are all together with Christ.

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey so honestly.

    If you are not brave, then call it faithful. What a wonderful example of faith that you both are.

    God bless you and your beautiful children.

    Rose Huston

  • Michelle

    That is a beautiful tribute to a little Audrey. I have shared your story with so many people and you have touched all of our lives.

    Thank your for continuing to share these very precious moments with us. I have rediscovered my relationship with god since reading your journey and I thank you for that.

    God Bless you all !!
    Michelle

  • Robin

    That was so beautiful. Your family looked so peaceful, and your little girl was just amazing. Thank you for sharing your story and life with us.
    It has touched my heart, and made me a better mom to my 3 girls.
    What a gorgeous song.

  • Anonymous

    Your words are a beautiful tribute to your daughter. What a legacy she leaves…Praise you Father, for every good and perfect gift if from you!

    A Praying Stranger in Texas

  • Kate

    Angie-

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been following your story since. I’ve prayed for your family to find peace and assurance in this difficult time and I’m so amazed and inspired by the strength you have in God and in each other.

    I want you to know that hearing your song tonight has helped me settle my heart and find peace in God’s will for me and my family. We are in the process of adopting a baby from Vietnam and we found out today that the country will be shutting down their program on 9/1/08. It is unlikely that we will be matched with a child by then. I’m completely devastated and I’m struggling to understand what God wants us to do. Hearing your song tonight touch my heart–I pray there is still hope to bring our daughter home–but I may soon be facing the possibility that she may never be mine.

    Thank you again for sharing your story. My continued prayers.

    Remain in Him,
    Kate (Maryland)

  • Lynn

    Do you realize how hard it is to actually see the pictures through the tears?! Only the Lord knows why He took your precious daughter Home so quickly, but He promises to use all things for good. I know He’s used the short time I had with James to change my life forever and to bring so many special friends into my life. Because of James I can reach out to so many others who are in pain. I can’t reach that many people, but oh my you can! This song is going to touch so many hearts and help so very many who’ve lost children of their own. The Lord is working!
    Know that I’m praying so at this end!
    Revelation 7:16-17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

  • Laurie

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family! I am so touched by your song and by your amazing photos. Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing Audrey with everyone.

  • christina

    Angie,

    I have just looked at the slideshow & am wiping away the tears, once again. Your life & obedience to the Lords’ will has blessed me beyond words!! Im continuing to pray for you & thanking the Lord for your precious testimony, it has changed me. Audrey accomplished more & touched more people in her short life, than most do over many years. Just as your arms were outstretched in letting her go, Our Lord was right there with outstretched arms, welcoming her back home :-) Thankyou for being so open & honest..may He continue to be your Wonderful Counsellor!! Angie, you radiate just how Beautiful our Saviour is.

    Praying for you & your family, here in Australia!!

    Lots of love & hugs,

    Christina xxx

  • Natasja

    Such a beautiful song, traight from the heart.
    Lots of strenght and you are in my toughts.
    Natasja – the Netherlands

  • Anonymous

    Audrey is the most beautifully perfect baby I have ever seen.

    I have sat here tonight and read your whole journey and I just wanted to tell you that your faith is an inspiration. And I know our God will continue to hold up up when all you want to do is fall.

    Thank you for sharing your precious Angel. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Jennifer

  • amydc

    Precious slideshow. Beautiful song. Thank you Angie, for sharing your story. Please know that many people continue lifting y’all up in prayer. Please also know that you are such a strong example of a faithful, obedient, Godly woman.
    oooxxooooo

  • Julie

    Thank you for sharing this precious video and beautiful song.

  • Gene McIntyre

    Verry sweet, Angie. Very sweet. Be blessed today. The Mcs

  • Jenifer

    All I can say is WOW! That is a beautiful song and the pictures are so priceless.

    Thank you so much for sharing something so personal with us. You have really inspired me. I think about you often and pray for you often too.

  • Anonymous

    I wrote to you once but I don’t think it went through. So here I am trying again.

    I read your whole blog in one sitting one night when sleep was evading me. I was caught by the post that you have dealt so much with fear and anxiety. Someday I will email you about that as it sounded so much like my son. We have often prayed that the Lord would use that to produce a boy that would trust in Him only. You are a beautiful example of that.

    Because you have such a beautiful and poignant way with words, I guess you might now know the book that the Lord my have you write one day. I hope that I will know of it when it is published. I would like to read it…how the Lord took a anxious young girl and formed her into a woman, who trembling, took up her shield of faith and conquered for the Kingdom’s sake.

    Audrey Caroline did have a great impact on the world for the short time she was here. But she had an even greater impact on her Mom and her family. I daresay, she was who God used to completely transform.

    To God be all the Glory,
    Cheryl

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    How are you? This is Gene McIntyre again to say God bless you. You are precious in His sight. The Lord holds you right now. He encourages your heart through the beautiful presence of His Holy Spirit. He knows your heart. He sees your tears, your tossing and your turning. And he cares. He knows that his girl Angie is able to trust Him and obey Him even when she does not understand, even when she hurts. And he loves her. And He will see her through this season. And in so doing, He will work an ever greater miracle that we’ve seen yet. Your affliction will and has already given birth to the encouragement of many, to the strenghtening of the walk of many with the Lord, it has captured the attention of those that may not believe and now must be astonished at this kind of faith and this God of yours. It seems to me little Audrey Caroline and mama Angie are a great team and together they have brought much glory to the God they love. And I know beyond a shadow of doubt that Audrey is right now, able to behold His amazing glory and bask in the joy of His presence. Be reassured, my dear Angie. Be reassured. Your God is good. He loves you. He cares. Rejoice in His promise. we love you and are praying for you. Hugs, The Mcs from Bradenton

  • Liza’s Eyeview

    I just love, LOVE this slideshow. Thank you for sharing with us these precious and tender moments of your family.

  • Anonymous

    angie,
    It’s 4:21am here in TX. I’m praying for you. I pray you’re sleeping peacefully with sweet dreams. I pray you’ll dream of Audrey being held by the One who loves all of us more than we could ever imagine…the One who chose the cross for us. What a beautiful song…wow! What amazing pictures!
    I just put my sweet 9 week old baby boy back to sleep. I’m tired, but Angie, because of you and your sweet Audrey…I won’t take a single moment for granted. I pray that’ll I love my children fully each second of each day. I pray I’ll never take for granted the fact that the Lord so graciously gave them to me and chose me to be their mom. I pray that I’ll honor the Lord each day as I teach them about Who it is that created them and about His glory and goodness. Most of all, I pray I’d walk faithfully with Him knowing that He is worthy of my praise in good times and in sorrow. Thankyou Angie for sharing your story. Thankyou for teaching us that the Lord doesn’t ever leave us or forsake us even when we are in the depths of pain. He walks with us, doesn’t he? He carries us.

    God bless you friend,
    Amy
    amy@philippians121.com

  • Anonymous

    Yes, you are strong…in the Lord. Gorgeous pictures and beautiful song. Thank you for sharing.

    Renee

  • Anonymous

    beautiful! thank you for sharing your beautiful family and your beautiful song.
    still praying…
    julie in brentwood tn

  • clg0513

    I’m am speechless…that was the most beautiful thing I think I have ever seen. and those who know me know speechless is a rarity in my life. I LOVE that song it’s so inspiring.

  • Heather

    This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing, thank you so much for your transparency. I have been following your journey, but I’ve not commented before. But you and your family have been in my prayers and will continue to be. May the Lord bless you tremendously above all that you can ask or imagine!

    Blessings!
    ~Heather

  • Tabitha

    What an absolutely beautiful song, I love the words.
    Thinking of you, Praying for you.
    Much love from my heart to yours,
    Tabitha X

  • Susan

    As you sing to Audrey, He sings back to you, “I will carry you…
    I have heard Him everyday of the last 15 years since I joined the “mother’s club”

  • boltefamily

    That is absolutely amazing and spoke to me in a way I truly needed today! Thank you!

  • Jen

    Oh… wow, Angie. I hope when you record it you leave it that simple. I can’t add any words to do it justice. The huge lump in my troat and the soaked tissue should do it.

  • Marc and Charity

    Once again, that was just beautiful. I would love to hug all of y’all right now. thank you for sharing this video.

  • ManyBlessings

    Thank-you for sharing that piece of your heart. I sat here with tears running down my face, praising God, and thanking Him for the miracle of Audrey.
    d

  • Griffith Family of Texas

    Thank you for sharing this incredibly special moment on video. I celebrate that you have the memories and this time with Audrey and I weep because God has other plans. May you feel restored and blessed and strengthened as the days pass. Continuing to pray for the Smith family.

  • Heather

    This is beautiful! The pictures of you all with her and your girls saying the verse at the end pulled at my heart! Your testimony during this time is a light for all who will endure hard times to cling to the God who was and is and will always be the same … befure, during, and after our trials. Thank you for being a beacon of light during this trial in your life and for sharing that with many you do not know.

  • Tanya Gordon

    hey angie,

    it’s so beautiful – the song, the images, the message it brings. may you be carried too. :)

    much love and prayers.

    tanya

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Lisa & Gerald

    love the slide show with tears in my eyes very touching song thanks for sharing with us
    thinking of your little Audrey and your family every day
    with love always
    The Demars Family
    Ont. Canada

  • Anonymous

    I am speechless. What a beautiful song, and even more beautiful message. My heart aches for your loss, and prays for you and your family often. Thank you for sharing your story. So many women and families have suffered and grieved in silence and lonliness. You are touching so many hearts and so many lives through your openness and honesty. May you feel His arms around you, lifting you, holding you, and carrying YOU as you continue down this road. Much love and many, many prayers to you and your family.

    Love,
    Lori

  • kris

    I am speechless. Speechless. And in my silence, I continue to pray that God lifts you all up.

  • Anonymous

    I type between my tears – this is the most beautiful song and tribute I have ever seen and heard in my life. Prayers continue for you and yours!

  • The Russell’s

    Breath taking!!

    The song is truly amazing and the pictures of beautiful Audrey are amazing too. She looks like an angel. Thank you for sharing this video with all of us in the blog world. And I can’t wait for the song to released!!!

    Praying for all of you,
    Nikki

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  • mandy

    Breath taking! Continuing in prayer for you!

  • steele family

    I will never be the same. I pray for your family daily and I hope you know that through your pain God has been healing mine. You are such beautiful people and I am so humbled and blessed to share in this story of your life. Bless you!

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Rob & Amy

    Angie-

    I have no words. The song was beautiful, and put thought and feelings where no words came before.

    Amazing. Beautifully and perfectly amazing.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • Mrs Mitchell

    Oh Angie … that brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful, beautiful baby girl. I will continue to pray that God will keep wrapping his arms around you as you hurt.

  • Ashley

    That is amazing. Wow. Still praying for you all.

  • Two blessings from above

    WOW,
    what a beautiful song!!
    The slide show is just as beautiful!!!
    I am praying for you and your family.
    God Bless

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful sweet song with us. Your family are still in our prayers.

  • Corey Re’

    The song, is beautiful. The story, is beautiful, the life of Audrey, beautiful.

    Blessed be the name, of the Lord, for His wisdom, grace and mercy, FAR exceed our own.

    Praying, for you, now and always.

  • Tina

    what a beautiful slideshow. It took my breath away. Beautiful song too.

  • petrii

    Angie,

    Absolutely beautiful!! What a beautiful family ~~ thank you for continuing to share this journey with us, even though I’m sure there are times you want to hide away. Thank you for reaching out to others with your story of hope.

    In Christ Alone,
    Dawn

  • Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jennifer

    So very precious, what a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jan

    What an amazing composition of love & dedication! The song is absolutely beautiful and so enduring. Keep strong Angie…we are all continuing to pray for you and your entire family!!

  • Honea Household

    That is beautiful! I am so amazed at how the Lord gave you the strength to remember all of this after Audrey’s birth, even though you had a c-section. I remember back to my 2 c-sections and I was so drugged and so tired. I am so thankful to God for keeping you alert. Do you remember it all? Were you in pain for the surgery? I know these questions don’t really matter, but I’m amazed at the way you look in all the pictures. You are still in my constant prayers. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • Zhohn

    What a beautiful song and slideshow. Thank you for sharing your sweet Audrey with us.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” Matthew 5:4

  • Bickers Family

    that song and slideshow is just simply beautiful. thank you for sharing this journey with us all. you are still in my prayers…. God Belss you!

  • The Sanchez Family

    I found your blog through another I read and I have been truly blessed by it. I thank God daily for my tow healthy boys and I pray for all the parents who have had to say goodbye to early. That is a beautiful song and and even more beautiful video. Your girls, all 4 of them are adorbale. May God keep you in his arms.
    Melissa

  • Sunny

    Beyond beautiful! The song is so what my heart cries out to my little angel. Thank you for sharing your heart so openly. You might not realize it but you are so brave!

  • Anonymous

    WOW.

    Lilly

  • Ruth

    Thank you for sharing your story. The pictures show such love and peace that only the Father can give. I’m continuing to pray for you.

  • Matt Mooney

    Thanks for writing those words. Audrey is quite beautiful. Our prayers are with you and your family. We grieve for your loss.

    Matt & Ginny Mooney

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Matt Mooney

    Thanks for writing those words. Audrey is quite beautiful. Our prayers are with you and your family. We grieve for your loss.

    Matt & Ginny Mooney

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Alex & Jill

    I’ve been waiting to hear this song since you first wrote a post about it.

    Beautiful…

    *crying*

  • Laurie

    Beautiful song from your heart and a beautiful slideshow of your life. Audrey blessed my life, reminding me to cherish every moment. Prayers continue here in my home for you in the days, weeks and months ahead as you walk this journey of missing your baby more than words can say. Jesus’s light shines through all over your story here.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  • Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS

    Thanks for sharing such a precious story.

  • Erika

    That was so beautiful!
    Praying for you still!
    -Erika

  • Paula

    Oh, how beautiful!!!! Angie, you are truly work of God. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. Keep speaking from you heart and you will make big changes in people’s life. Sweet Angel Audrey may you always be with us in spirit.
    God Bless

  • "Bluebonnet in the snow"

    Breathtaking. Beautiful beyond words.

  • Marin

    That’s so beautiful… Thank you so much for sharing that song, your heart, and your special moments with Audrey. You all look so happy in those pictures and I know Audrey felt that she is loved during her time here and after. That song gave me chills.

  • Alison

    Wow. Just wow. Thank you for sharing the precious photos of your sweet Audrey Caroline and for sharing that special song.

  • Dave and Teresa

    So beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful song and family. I will continue to pray for you all.

    I looked up Dear Audreys Bible birth verse:

    Philippians 4:7 NIV

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  • Vicky

    Beautiful… the song, the pictures, the family… beautiful.

    Continuing to pray :)

  • Tina Vega

    That was more beautiful than words can express…

  • Tara Marie

    Can’t wait to meet sweet Audrey in heaven!

  • J&M

    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

  • J&M

    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

  • J&M

    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

  • J&M

    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

  • J&M

    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

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    Beautiful and amazing. We are still praying for your family.

  • Missy B

    I have been praying for you since I happened upon your site. Today as I watched your slideshow my five year old climbed into my lap. I explained that your baby had gone to heaven. She looked at me and said with five year old sincerity that she would definitely have sweet dreams tonight of the baby whose name is almost just like hers.
    You are an inspiration.
    God Bless,
    Missy B.

  • Amy

    Your precious Audrey is proof of God’s perfect love and beauty. Comfort, peace, and blessings to you.

  • Elena

    My son was stillborn in 2002, so I’ve got some distance from it all now. That said, I think your song says very eloquently what is to be a mom of faith who has lost a beloved child. “for the rest of my life.”

    What a great song!

  • Mellissa

    Oh my, I had to watch the video a few times, the first time I was just sobbing uncontrolably. What a beautiful family tribute and all glory to God for giving you the prayer warriors and support system in your life. You are chosen Angie. May you feel the Lord’s blessing.

    In prayer with you and for you all…

  • Laura

    Oh so beautiful…song, pictures…all of it. The words to the song are the cry of my heart too….I know He is carrying me and my sweet Pearl everyday. Still praying for you….you will never be forgotten.

  • Anonymous

    Your little girl is certainly loved and missed. Your slideshow and song brought me to tears.

  • Sharla

    that was so sweet and sad at the same time…your testimony has meant so much to me…thank you for sharing it! may God continue to wrap His arms of love and faithfulness around you..

  • Jungheims

    Thank you for the song, not only for Audrey but for all of us who have babies in heaven!

    Are those your girls saying the verse at the end??

    Grace’s Mommy,
    Lisa

  • Elizabeth S

    That was simply perfect. Thank you for sharing your life, but more importantly, your faith. You have touched me.

  • THE HOFFMAN FAMILY

    Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. I sit here with tears streaming down my face because I feel an ache for you & your family, but also because of the incredible way that you celebrated her life. Thank you so much for glorifying God even in the storm of life.

  • BritandBugsMommy

    Angie,

    As with everything you have shared, this is beautiful. I have sent you a personal email concerning the impact you and Audrey, and your family have had on my life. I wish I could thank you in person and give you a big hug. Thanks so much for sharing yours and His Beauty with us all. To many, it has made a difference.

    Much Love,
    Tammy

  • Linda

    Wow! That is really all I can say. What a beautiful, beautiful song.
    Thank you for sharing this difficult time with us and allowing us the privelage to pray for you and your family. Thank you for creating a song that will be a comfort to many women who will walk this path in the years to come.
    Blessings,
    Linda

  • Kristi

    Absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this intimate picture into your lives, and into the precious life of your little angel. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through, and the faith and strength you are showing through it. Amazing. May God give you supernatural peace and healing through this time.

  • Kim

    What a beautiful slideshow-what a beautiful song-what a beautiful baby-what a beautiful family.
    Praying for blessings…
    Kim

  • Jill

    Thank-you for sharing this with all of us. What a perfect song for you…and for all of us who share with you in experiencing the loss of a child. It touched me deeply. I pray that you would continued to be upheld in God’s mighty hand as he uses your family in mighty ways.

  • Holly Knowlton

    Absolutely beautiful— what a treasure for you and your family. Lifting you daily,
    Holly
    Gadsden, AL

  • Kelly

    This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Your family stays on my mind and in my prayers.

  • Jody

    I cried through the whole song/video. What a beautiful tribute…what a perfect way to express the way you feel. Now and forever.
    Love and prayers for you…still.
    xoxo

  • Kenzie

    Angie-

    That is such a beautiful song and oh my goodness, what a beautiful video. I hope you don’t mind if I post the lyrics on my blog… they are amazing. Thank you for already doing something so wonderful for families that have gone ahead of you, and others that will come behind.

    Continued prayers for healing,
    Kenzie Stanfield
    http://www.thestanfieldjourney.blogspot.com

  • MBKimmy

    I had to play it several times to see it all thru the tears, you all remain in our prayers and thoughts daily!

  • keeley

    Oh my goodness..The picture of your girls at disney world was so moving to me. How beautiful.

  • Roger Smith

    Angie and Todd,

    I met you and your dear family exactly one year ago when Selah gave a concert in Wausau, WI. I remember you all with fondness. What a blessing!

    I have never experienced anything like the pain you are experiencing now, and I feel that I have nothing to offer you but the Word of God and prayer. I pray that these words of the psalmist will encourage your heart.

    Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

    I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
    2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
    12 What shall I render to the LORD
for all his benefits to me?

    13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,

    14 I will pay my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.
    15 Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.

    16 O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.
    17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.

    18 I will pay my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people,

    19 in the courts of the house of the LORD,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

    Angie, about one year ago I learned a life-changing truth while doing the Beth Moore Bible study “Believing God.” And here it is . . . We know that the Word of God is our sword, our only offensive weapon listed in Ephesians 6. When Satan comes to attack, discourage us and cause us to question God’s sovereignty, we must use our sword, the Word of God. But (here is the most important part), Satan cannot read our minds! If we are merely thinking God’s words, Satan is not threatened. However, if we say the words of Scripture OUT LOUD, Satan will run just as he fled from Christ in the wilderness! God’s Word is alive and active in me, and I have seen His words (spoken aloud) radically change difficult moments into victory for His glory!

    As you continue to face the dark days ahead, may you wield God’s Word as your mighty sword, for greater is He that is in you, Angie and Todd, than he that is in the world! Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might!

    Treasuring Jesus,

    Heather and Roger Smith

  • Meghan

    No words… other than it’s perfect.

  • So Blessed

    The video and the song both blessed me abundantly…thank you for sharing them. I will continue to pray for your family during these difficult days of grief and loss.

  • Jennifer

    That song touched me deeply. I continue to pray for you all.

  • Anonymous

    What a truly inspiring story of your family’s journey these past few months! And what a beautiful song! I heard about your story through one of my five sisters and have been drawn back to your blog numerous times over the past month to read the updates, view the absolutely amazing photos and to pray for your family. Many tears have been shed from this reader and everyone I have shown this site to… April 7th, 2008 was an important day for our family also as we celebrated out 27 year old daughter’s birthday. I know you only had a few hours physically with Audrey after her birth, but I think you captured so, so much in that short time span. FAITH, LOVE, FAMILY HOPE… I miscarried a son in 1994 at 16 weeks and I still hold precious those few pictures our nurse took after the delivery. Your story is a true testament to you and your faith which I’m sure will only get stronger and will help others grow in their faith too…

  • SingerMamaMelody

    Wow. I found your blog through another blog that I read, and I am so stunned by your story. I will pray for you. The slideshow and that incredible song had me balling…

    May God strengthen you today.
    Truly,
    Melody in MN

  • Kristin

    Hi Angie. I recently learned of your story, shortly after Audrey was born. Thank you for being willing to share your heart here, as you are truly a light shining for Him in all you have poured out. The video and song are absolutely beautiful. She is such a precious little girl with a precious family to love her so! Audrey shares a birthday with my twin girls who turned 4 this year. April 7 is a very special day for us, too. Praying for you often ~ Kristin

  • stapes

    Your song is amazing. I am currently pregnant with a little boy who has Trisomy 13 and will likely not live very long if we make it to full term. Your story reminds me that God is in complete control and though it hurts, He is sovereign. Thank you for sharing your heart with the world.

  • Jess :)

    What a miracle sweet, little Audrey is! This slideshow is absolutely amazing and I thank you for sharing it with all of us. It truly has been a blessing getting to know you throughout this journey. I’m sure you never even imagined the number of new “friends” (most of them ones that you’ve never even met) that you’d gain through sharing Audrey’s story. Once again, God is truly amazing and blesses us in multiple ways! I feel blessed because He led me to your story and for that…I thank Him and continue to Praise Him! Thank you for being YOU, Ang. A woman of God, mother of 4 precious girls, loving wife, and faithful friend. My prayers will continue to be with you, Todd, and the girls.
    With love,
    Jess

  • 3QTGUYS

    My goodness, that is fabulous. God continues to speak through your lives. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    you look so happy!!

  • Kelly

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! We are still praying super hard for you guys. I am so happy you guys have such a great group of friends and family there to blanket you with love and support right now.

  • Heather

    Beautiful. Everything about this video and this song is just perfectly beautiful. May God continue to bless you and your sweet family.
    xoxo

  • Kathy Friend

    oh my goodness. Through sobbing tears, I can’t seem to find words other than on my goodness.

    on my knees for your family during this difficult time.

  • Madelyn’s Mommy

    Simply Beautiufl!

    Andrea

  • Mocha with Linda

    Beautiful beyond words. I am so struck with the absolute joy shining in your eyes in those pictures. Even though your heart was breaking.

    What an incredible testimony to the grace of God.

    I’ve had you on my heart so much, and today on my way back from our retreat, I played Selah in my van!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing with my family. She is a beautiful little angel…..God bless you in this coming week

  • Natalie C.

    I wish I had your strength. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us how powerful the love of God is. We allneed reminding sometimes.

  • klanteigne

    I pray that each day gets stronger and stronger. And more lives touched by your beautiful baby girl. May God richly bless your lives.

  • Robin, Tommy, & Manze

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  • Leighanne

    I am overwhemled by the word to the song. Thank you for helping me see perspective. Your strength in weakness is inspiration to me.

  • Anonymous

    Angie- Your trust in the Lord and your abandon to His will is so inspiring! I know that you will be blessed for your obedience and full reliance on Him. Thank you for your vulnerability and sharing your heart with us.

  • Bethany

    I have been following your blog for just a short time and am truly amazed by your grace. I have never commented before but after watching the slideshow and hearing your beautiful song, I could not remain silent. There are no words I can say that can even begin to touch you in the way you so have so bravely touched us all. I think of you often and I hope each day you are able to find something to smile about.

    Bethany

  • Liz

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Adrienne

    Dear Angie and family,
    We are still praying for you guys here in CO. I am so sorry. I’m just so sorry. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to work through your life during this time. I remember in the hospital with our son Noah telling God that I wasn’t interested in encouraging other bereaved parents…that I didn’t want to speak about how to ‘deal’ with such tragedy…God had other things in mind for us. Now, He won’t let me shut up! If I were God, I would have planned this whole thing DIFFERENTLY! I’m glad I am NOT God! His plan, just the glimpses I have been given, are more beautiful than I am capable of comprehending. I think of Audrey and how she allowed her life to be used by God in the purity and safety of your womb. Her life, her testimony, already drawing people to their knees in prayer, seeking God, many of them people who had never sought Him. I know your heart hurts. I am not trying to say these words to ‘make it feel better’…I KNOW there is nothing anyone can say to make the pain bearable or so profound that would make your heart ache any less. Praying…

  • ScrappyB

    Angie,
    As I write this I have tears streaming down my face. The slideshow was absolutely beautiful! The picture of your girls at DisneyWorld with a hat on the ground especially touched my soul. The words to you song were so true and comforting. The days and weeks after my baby Levi died were HARD! The song is just so fitting. My darkest day of my life was the day I buried Levi. It was a cold, damp, windy day. We had a private burial with just my pastor, huband, and 20 month old daughter. Without prompting my little girl went up to Levi’s casket, kissed it, and said “BYE BYE LEVI”. My heart broke in a million pieced. I have never cried so hard or long than that day. Thank you for sharing your story. We can comfort each other.
    Brenda

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful tribute to you and your family! You all are in my continued thoughts and prayers.
    God’s Grace to you and yours,
    Jill in MN

  • Joy

    I really don’t have any words. I mean, what can anyone say except “We’re praying for you and Audrey will forever be on our hearts.”

    That song was perfect and beautiful.

  • KELLY

    Too beautiful. I’m praying for you!

  • Anonymous

    That is such an amazing video and song! WOW, that is all I can say is just WOW!!

  • Milk Mama

    That was such a beautiful song and video. Your daughter is the arms of Jesus!

  • Annie

    The slide show is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I am continuing to pray.

    Annie

  • Dixie Vandersluys

    Hi Angie,

    I wanted to tell you how much seeing these pictures and reading your words has put into perspective my own role as mother to my three kids.

    I always seem to read your blog late at night and maybe God is a little closer to us when we’re tired, but I’ve written two posts on my blog specifically from what I’ve read here. I’d be honored if you would read them. I hope they will be encouraging and life-giving to you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    This is the link to the 2nd post I did, and in that post is a link to the 1st post:

    http://dixiejayne.com/?p=917

    God bless you and continue to heal you in this overwhelming, yet beautiful experience you are living.

  • Becca

    Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful and personal photos. Your daughter has touched so many lives in His name. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Peace and Hugs,
    Becca
    (Guatemama to Ella)

  • laura

    Angie,

    I just saw this when I was browsing myspace to change profile song.
    Beautiful video,I am so sorry for your loss and pain. God bless your faith and strength in The Lord; you are glorifying Him sharing this with us all.
    Praying,
    laura

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    Dear Angie,

    About to start worshipping as a family and wanted to let you know I prayed for you last night and this morning again. May this day be one where you experienced God’s stubborn love for you and his ability to give you more power, grace and ability to cope than you thought possible. Be blessed knowing that yours and Audrey’s story continue to bless many. The Mcs in Bradenton love you. Amen.

  • Katie

    Beautiful! Thank God for these moments.

  • olivia and henry

    amazing and so beautiful. many tears as i watched the slideshow and listened to the words that you wrote. i am praying for you.

  • Laura

    Oh, Angie, that’s just precious. He did do a wonderful job on the slide show and the song is just amazing. The tears are still flowing.
    I’m so glad you have such wonderful photographs of your family and sweet daughter.
    Love and prayers.

  • Rebecca

    absolutely beautiful! still praying for you and your family!

  • Jenny

    incredibly beautiful. God bless you.

  • Tammy

    What a video! What a display of His grace and presence in the midst of such great loss! Thank you for sharing your story and His strength in it! Still praying with you.

  • traci

    That is the most beautiful video and song I have literally ever seen or heard in my life!! I mean that! I am in awe how you all look so peaceful and even happy in the pictures. Im not sure how you were able to do that (I suppose that would be “not thru my strength bu the HIS strength”..huh?) Thank you for sharing that, sharing your story and for not giving up…so many do give up when God gives them something so hard…You guys are a true inspiration whether you feel like it or not.

  • sarah

    The words to this song are perfect. To God be the glory. You look so at peace in these pictures, its amazing. They are all beautiful. I am still holding you up in prayer.

  • The Julian Family

    I posted on my own blog about this particular post this morning.
    What I have read here over the last week has truly inspired and touched me.
    God bless you and your family for being so open to share your journey. God is (and will continue to!) making something so beautiful from all this that you have gone through. Praise Him that He is bigger and stronger than our deepest sorrow!
    You are in my prayers!

  • Laura Smith

    What a treasure! I have a dear friend who just lost her 2nd baby at 30 weeks. Both babies were little girls. She and her husband so deeply desire to be parents. We are praying for God’s will. When the time is appropriate, I look forward to sharing this with her. She feels so isolated and sad. What advice do you have for how I can be a helpful friend. She says that most people have just ignored her, most likely because they do not know what to say.

    Baby Audrey- you’re helping people already! Thank you!

  • Kimberly

    Wow…that is so powerful and you ARE so brave and strong..I continue to have your family in my prayers. Love from Alabama!

  • The 311 Boys Mom

    beautiful song & video.

    beautiful

  • A Stone Gatherer

    I have no words to write, only tears and praise! Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!

  • JanMary

    Just found your blog and your precious family.

    I pray that God will continue to hold you close.

    Thank you for sharing those powerful and beautiful images of Audrey with us.

  • Heidi

    What a wonderful way to honor your little one and also to share the faith of your family. I lost my son this summer at 38 weeks and I know there is no greater pain. But God gives us hope and can carry you through. Thank you for sharing your families faith. What a precious little girl Audrey was. Now she is an angel up above with my little guy and all the other angel babies. Heidi

  • Anonymous

    My goodness, that was beautiful. The song, your family – just beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Angie, Todd, and girls ~

    That is so beautiful and amazing . . . you will be so thankful for all your years that you have those wonderful pictures, lyrics and memories.

    I have just a few polaroid pictures of our son that the hospital took (Thank goodness they did) and none of us together as a family.

    Strength and peace to you all!

    ~ Jodi

  • Carlton and Aimee Weathers

    Thank you for this song. It says everything I want to say about my journey with my little girl. Thank you.

    http://www.weathersfamily2007.blogspot.com

  • Carol

    You have touched me…in ways I cannot adequately express. Thank you so much for sharing your story, your faith, and your devotion to God. I love you for it. You and your beautiful little family are continually in my prayers.

  • Stephanie

    Angie and Todd,

    Simply beautiful…God is using Audrey’s life to touch so many. Who is like our God? He is worthy to be praised.

    May He continue to bless you and sustain you as you walk this road He’s marked for you. Thank you for sharing so honestly. You are very loved.

    Stephanie

  • Rachel

    Beautiful. May God be praised through your angel.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for sharing the video with us. The song is beautiful and it reminds me everyday how precious life is. You are an amazing person and God has truly blessed you with a peace that can been seen in those wonderful pictures. My your life continue to be blessed…
    Janda

  • Sears Kids

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Continuing to remember and pray for you. I shared your site with my sweet sister who just had a miscarriage last week. Your words of honesty and transparency were a source of comfort for her. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Those are such sweet pictures. Thank the Lord for such special time with your Audrey Caroline. God is so good. I pray you heal and reach peace from God’s grace.
    Take care and God Bless you and your family.

  • amber

    I found your blog through a friend of a friend and was touched deeply by it. I have prayed for you and your precious family daily since. What an incredible song and slideshow…I am still wiping tears.

  • Courtney

    My sweet friend who I have never even met I am praying for you. I have followed your story for awhile now but haven’t commented. I don’t know why. But, today, as I watched the slideshow of your precious family – I couldn’t help myself. I have never gotten down on my knees for a stranger but, friend, I have been down on them for you. Don’t get me wrong – I am a christian -I pray often and much but, to truly get down on my knees for someone I have never met I haven’t done. I pray for you daily. As a mother of 3, I can only imagine all the emotions you are experiencing. My heart, love, and prayers go out to you. I am the one who sent you an email before Audrey’s birth about our Dr Fortunado connection. He helped save my son from an extremely premature delivery. Please know I lift you up to our loving Heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing the story of beautiful Audrey Caroline…her short life on earth has touched many and brought many closer to God. You and that precious daughter have brought such glory to God. May God’s blessings and peace be upon you.

  • The Asquad

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG TOO!! I’m so sorry you have become a member of our group, I call us the Holy ‘MOLI”s (mothers of lost infants) Your daughter is beautiful…….stunning and this song is breathtaking!!! I’m so glad I found your site, I hope we can minister to and lean on each other!!! In Christ’s Divine Love, Penny

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    Dearest Angie,

    Thinking of you. Praying for you, and praising God for the strength and comfort that he is giving you right now. Be blessed. And remember, Audrey is whole and happy tonight. Blessings, GeneMc

  • Buffy

    You are such an amazing Godly woman! I strive to have your strength, your class, your dignity, your love! You have touched my heart!

  • Harris Family

    How Beautiful!!! The words so perfectly capture the beauty of little Audrey’s story and the journey of you carrying it on! Thank you for opening the door into your family and into your heart. You are continually in my thoughts and on the tip of my tongue as I lift you and your family up to the Father.

  • Darlene R.

    What a beautiful tribute to Audrey. Thank you so much for sharing that with us.
    Angie, you have been such an amazing example through this dark valley~ I know it’s through the grace of God that you can even function.
    I will continue to pray for you all.
    Love you~ Darlene IN

  • Ryan, Sheena, and Riley

    Angie and Todd –

    We learned of Audrey’s Story today from a friend who posted a link to her blog. We are inspired by your devotion to and trust in our Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are not of your faith but are beleivers and fellow Christians. After reading about Audrey I felt I should share this thought with you. The link is http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-775-8,00.html

    Thank you for teaching us more about our Saviour’s love.

    - Ryan & Sheena

  • Anonymous

    As I have read your story and some of the comments, I am drawn to the amazing love in the Body of Christ,
    I pray for His healing peace to bring you rest sweet girl, you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    The song and the pictures beautifully done ….still praying, now more than before, for you and your family …. your sister in Christ …
    Damays

  • Emily

    In just a few minutes, I will enter into the day that marks the ten months anniversary of the day my girl left my arms for her Father’s. There are no words to tell you of the peace that has come over me in this instant as a result of watching this sweet video and letting my heart hear this song. Thank you for letting your God use you, even now.

  • Jai

    Beautiful song .. beautiful pictures!

    I wish we had done something like this with my daughter Denham almost 5 years ago … but her birth and certainly her death caught us off guard.

    Thank you for being so transparent. Your song is soothing even today.

    Jai

  • butterflyaway81

    Angie,

    Words cannot express how beautiful your Audrey was and how gorgeous and perfect this song is. My tears won’t stop coming. My heart continues to break for you and you are in my prayers every day.

    Love,
    Amanda

  • Pam

    Simply beautiful Angie. The song really spoke to me, and the pictures show what a precious time you had with Audrey. Praying for your continued comfort.

  • Songarden4

    Hi Angie-
    God has used you in my life in such a quiet and tender way. Every step of your journey has shown me the depth of surrender to Him that is required of each of us. I am not so good at that in my life but you are showing me what a beautiful way it is to live. Your story is one that is helping me in my marriage and in my life with others. Every ounce of your pain and heartbreak is splashed into this blog, yet it brings to the forefront the very beauty and power of a life surrendered to God. Its that pain that gives it the intensity to make the message profound. Thank you for being His good and faithful servant. Your “little” ministry here is huge and impacting. He is obviously leading you in a new direction and I pray He will bless you every step of the way. Please dont ever give this Blog up – or at least start your own ministry site. I believe it is your way of reaching so many for Him and for His glory. You have my prayers. (P.S we share the same birthdate. My heart skipped a beat when i read that – another connection to a person i dont know but feel i really do. Happy Birthday in advance).
    Lin

  • The Sloterbeeks

    This is a very touching memorial. I am glad that God has blessed you through your time with your daughter. The verse your girls recited was the same one we used for our son Joshua’s memorial in March 2007. It is always good to meet another “mom like me” who understands the treasure they have recieved.
    God Bless,
    Dawn Sloterbeek

  • Anonymous

    thank you so much to share this wonderful video!
    Little Audrey you are an Angel

    doris

  • The Rosetto’s

    Wow! What a powerful message. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Thank you also for being so transparent. My many prayers are with you.

  • Kimmer

    Beautiful…

  • Kristi

    Angie-

    That is so beautiful. Still praying for you and your sweet family through this valley.
    Kristi

  • Seeryusfam@msn.com

    Wow, I’m absolutely speechless. Always in my prayers…

    Much love, Sky

  • TressaMOMof3

    That was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Been praying for you.

    Tressa

  • Devon Groner

    I found out about your story about 30 min. ago thanks to Pete Wilson’s blog. Your daughter has changed me. Truly. Thank you for sharing her story. You and Todd are amazing and my prayers are with you guys. You are in Christ, and that makes you strong!

  • Megan L Hutchings

    What a beautiful song and slideshow! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Marcy

    Beautiful! Little Audrey has made such an impact in her short life. Through your tears and prayers it must make you so proud!

  • Tiffany

    That was just beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • OIJOY PHOTO – the blog

    stunning, the song is such a precious gift to so many. Thank you for sharing your story and heart, I’ve followed your story for a long time. You have shown me a side of my God that I didn’t know before.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing. Still praying for you and your family. If it’s any help, when our friend lost her son at age 7…people would ask how many children she had and she’d say “We have one son here and one son waiting for us is heaven.” I thought that was such a beautiful answer. God bless you.

  • Bethany in Michigan

    Beautiful…thank you for sharing :)

  • Overwhelmed!

    I have just spent the past hour reading your entire blog, from beginning to now. Tears have been flowing from my eyes, even as some of your words make me laugh.

    Your family is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing your walk in faith and your precious daughter’s story.

    The video and the song are absolutely beautiful.

    You will be in my prayers.

  • Kellie

    Yesterday we lost our sweet baby boy,Jake. He was 2 1/2 months old. I know what a Blessing these little ones are. Whether 2 hours or 2 months, God has the plan. I think my big boy Jake and your beautiful Audrey girl are two of the toughest little ones I know. They both have taught me a thing or two about gratefulness and Faith. We were so blessed to have been given such a perfect baby boy. You and Todd were so blessed to be given such a perfect baby girl. Your song got to me, that’s for sure ;) I am smiling right now at the thought of Jesus holding our sweet little ones in his big loving arms right now. One day Angie, we will be there to hold them ourselves again:) Jesus just wanted to love on them first.

    My husband and I are continuing to pray for your hearts and for the hearts of your little girls. Peace, comfort and healing. God’s got a plan, and I don’t think he’s even begun to show us that of Jake’s and Audrey’s. For such short lives, they sure have touched so many :)

    All of our love to your family,
    The Bodas

  • Anonymous

    There are no words…only tears. Precious…

  • amanda

    There are no words…only tears. Precious…

  • Precious Blessings

    Hi, I stumbled across your site and am so very glad I did.

    First let me say what a BEAUTIFUL family. My heart is just aching for you, I am so very sorry. I will keep you in my prayers and may Gods grace sustain you all each and every day.

    Your song touched me so much and the pics are just mezmorizing. Thank you for it sharing with us.

    In Him,
    Jennifer

  • Anonymous

    Angie

    That song is beautiful! I love the message it sends. I read but do not post much. I lost my 2nd daughter Caitlin 3 years ago. I can see by the slideshow how much your Audrey was loved.

    Your family is in my prayers

  • Becky

    Inspiring and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.

  • Danna

    Angie.

    the slideshow is wonderful! Your love for Audrey is so evident in those photographs. I know you will treasure them always. Looking at those pictures, i feel that I have known your family forever. It seems your family is on my mind daily and I wonder if today is a better day for you than yesterday. Having delivered a stillborn child, i know the pain of losing a child. It is hard to take those first steps to getting back to your life. Hopefully the prayers of people like me are helping you get there. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I pray for peace, strength, and praise for you.

    thank you so much for sharing this most dcifficult time in your lives. It is harder to grieve publicly than privately and you have invited everyone inside. Thank you for giving me the gift of your heart and soul through this blog. (if that makes sense) You are a strong woman.Stronger than you realize.

  • Jonzmom

    The photos are beautiful and the song is so touching. Is it possible to purchase a copy of the song? I lost a baby at 10 1/2 weeks pregnancy last summer and I compiled a playlist of songs on my iPod in honor of him (e.g., Glory Baby by Watermark, etc.). I like to listen to it whenever I start to miss him. I would love to add this one to the list as well. Thanks so much. God Bless You.

  • Anonymous

    BEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE YOUR BABY GIRL

  • Godzgal

    What beautiful pictures and a song that will touch so many hearts. I am blown away. I appreciate that you are so willing to share your heart. Your cherry blossom post below has truly shown me the power of God in a new way! Thank you Angie. Jen

  • Q’s NEWS

    Your video is beautiful – gut wrenching but beautiful none the less. Audrey looks so perfect. I am so glad she was able to feel the love from her family during her short time on earth.

    Still praying in WV,
    Susan

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing Anige. What beautiful pictures! I KNOW God will use you in so many ways for Him in all of this as well as that awesome song. Your cherry blossom post below has shown me God’s power in a whole new way. I am in awe. Jen

  • Anonymous

    I balled my eyes out. That was so beautiful. I found your blog through another blog I regularly view and check yours everyday now. I think of your family often and admire your strength through this time, even though I know you’re dying inside. I will pray for your family during this time.

    love NJ
    Seattle, WA

  • Wade’s World

    That was so beautiful and special. Thank you for sharing. You are in my prayers.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

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    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    that song is beautiful! the pictures beautiful! what a beautiful family you have! i also saw that we have a mutual friend larissa!! i went to college with her!

    i have had to be careful reading this blog as i am pregnant with my first child( and have some worries/concerns about things that are beyond my control obviously b/c of family history.), but your story is a beautiful testimony! thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Diane

    Angie,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. You and Todd have an amazing family. The song is absolutely beautiful. I pray for your family daily. You are truely blessed to have Jessica in your life. She is an amazing girl.

  • Melissa

    Breathtaking!! This song is so powerful and beautiful. Your little girl is just perfect.

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    Dear Angie,

    It occurred to me as I read some of the comments today, that you have chosen to share your pain with many of us and that in so doing, you truly are on your way to recovery. I have experienced in my own life the unbelievable power of taking the focus off my own pain and trying to use every one of my shortcomings or negative experiences to enrich someone else’s life. I am grateful that I have met you and I read the same sense of gratitude in the lines of others. Somehow, our God is able to use those who choose to give him glory amidst the worst adversity. You, as Mary of Bethany once did, have chosen the good part, Angie, and it won’t be taken away from you. Thanks so much for laying at the feet of Jesus and serving others, even as your heart grieves. God bless you, my sister. With love, GeneMc from Bradenton

  • Grace

    Audrey will touch many lives as her story is told. Your humble grace and tender heart will bless and bless and bless. And I firmly believe Audrey will see it as it happens.

  • connorcolesmom

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!
    The pictures are stunning and show such love for a precious little girl and because of that love Audrey lived long enough to feel you LOVE her!
    I continue to pray for you and ask God to give you peace and comfort
    Blessings,
    Kim

  • Anonymous

    Such a beautiful song and photos. Your family is in our prayers. God bless you!

  • The Evans Family

    what a beautiful song, what sweet pictures. Your family is so strong and a wonderful testament to your faith in God. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. I so hope that you see the lives your journey has touched and find some comfort that your daughter made a huge impact in the short time she spent with you. Tina

  • Laura

    I have followed your heartbreaking story through CBB. I must say that I a truly sorry for your loss. By reading your blog, I felt as though I was going through your loss, just as you were going through it. The video/song brought tears to my eyes and truly touched my heart. Thank you very much for allowing me to follow your story. I will definitely say a prayer for you and your lovely family.

  • Cakabaker

    Angie, that is absolutely beautiful, the song and the video.

    My continued prayers for you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    I stand in awe of our Savior and the way He’s moving in and through your family’s life. :)

  • Ashley

    Angie,
    As I listened to that song, and watch those beautiful photos with tears stinging my eyes, I imagined a perfect little baby sitting in the arms of her Creator. My heart breaks for you, and my eyes weep for you heartache, but what an incredibly amazing song. Know that I am still praying for you and your family.

    Many blessings,
    Ashley

  • karen44

    Beautiful. What a great memory for the girls. And I love the song.

    Audrey’s legacy has begun, Angie. You’re the one chosen to share her life story with hurting mom’s who need to know Jesus. I pray God gives you the words you need, when He needs you to say them.
    Blessings,
    -karen l.

  • Cassie

    This song is absolutely beautiful…I sat here and cried the entire time…Your faith amazes me..Our God is So Good…All the time…God Bless your precious family….

  • Susan

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful family and loving family.
    God bless you and yours

  • Anonymous

    Angie,
    We are praying for you and your family so hard. My the Lord heal your broken hearts.

    With Love,
    Stavros (age 7)
    Eleni (age 5)

  • Christina

    Thank you so much for this song. A friends sent it to me today and I have cried everytime i have listened to it. At age 31, just 2 1/2 years ago, I lost my daughter Zoe Dawn Smith 2 1/2 days after her birth. We had prayed for years to have child and never imagined that our first born would take her last breaths in my arms just days after her entrance into the world. She was truly a miracle in our life and I was blessed to have carried her. I resonated with so many words from the song…the pictures to take, things to show her, and oh, especially the line of people saying i was strong but barely feeling like i was hanging on. My life is forever changed as your will be too. God continues to God and reveals himself in so many ways. I have found myself understanding more of the suffering of God through considering the the emotions that God himself felt when separated from his only son and also what it must have been like for Mary to know that she was carrying her son, Jesus, so that he would die. I pray that the God of all would comfort you and your family and that Audrey’s memory would continue to be a blessing to you all.

    Christina Smith

  • Kelsey

    This is so beautiful. So beautiful.

  • Fran

    So very beautiful…and so full of complete love.

    Praying~
    Fran
    TN

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    I have been reading your blog for almost two months and have wanted to comment so often, but couldn’t really put into words the profound impact you, Audrey and the rest of your family have had on my life.

    I still can’t, but I just finished watching the video that Jessica had posted on her blog and something that you said struck me about not wanting to stop talking about Audrey and I just had to post.

    There is a street that I drive past nearly everyday on my way to work, Audrey Avenue. And ever since I started reading your blog, whenever I pass the street I think of your sweet Audrey and say a prayer for you and your family. I guess I just wanted you to know that I will never forget Audrey’s story, so if you ever have a day at some point in the future when it seems like some have forgotten (although that is hard to imagine considering all the people you have touched) please know that someone in Illinois is passing a street and remembering your Audrey and how she changed my world.

    God blessings to you and your entire family.

    Kim – Plainfield, IL

  • Anonymous

    Audrey will never be forgotten, and what a beautiful tribute to her life that song gave. You are such a wonderful mother and an inspiration. Bless your family.

  • Anonymous

    God bless you and your sweet daughter. Beautiful song.

  • Mandy

    I hope you don’t mind that I shared this on my blog yesterday. I have been a long time fan of Selah and was so heartbroken to hear your story – but I must say how blessed I have been by it. Children are certainly a miracle and a blessing and I shall never again take their little lives for granted.

  • collybird

    I can’t find the words to describe to you how incredible I think you and your family are Angie.

    Yet again your story has moved me to tears; the slide show was absolutely beautiful.

    It is wonderful that you found it in yourself to share Audrey’s short time with us with your loved ones. I don’t think I could have been so selfless.

    Love xxx

  • Kim W.

    Dear Angie & Todd,
    Firtst of all, thank you so much for sharing your family’s story. I truly wonder if little Angel Audrey knows that she has changed the world? Not only her family’s, but complete strangers as well. I read your blog over and over and marvel at your strength. I can only pray for the wisdom and love that you have. I have always been incredibly thankful for my two precious boys but even more so now. Please know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for changing MY world.

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    Be blessed today, Angie. We are praying for you and your family faithfully. I know God is going to raise you up. This is just a season. And you are entitled to feel the pain you are experiencing. God is not intimidated by our suffering. Even when we ask him why?, he is there not necessarily to answer that question, but to show us HOW he’s going to get us through the storm. I pray he will show you soon. This hurt too shall pass and the glory to come will be extremely greater than this current tribulation. Please hang in there knowing that you are loved deeply. Our hearts are connected to yours. Amen, Gene Mc, Bradenton

  • Salvador Family

    Wow, your story is breathtaking. I just sat here for an hour and read your whole blog and cried. Another adopting mom had your blog posted on her blog today and that’s how I found you. Please know that even though I do not know you, I am praying for you.
    You have a beautiful family.
    Blessings,
    Tina

  • The Kahler Family

    Angie, Todd and family,
    What a beautiful song and slideshow. Thank you for sharing. I am amazed by you two, more now after seeing your video than I was before. You were so selfless with Audrey’s tiny little life, sharing her with others during her small time here, and I am in awe of how you could do that. I’m sure that all you wanted to do was cling to her and not let go, yet there are many pictures of others that were clearly in love with her too, holding her. You are very special people. I am constantly praying for you.
    Angie

  • The Harper Family

    What a breathtaking song and video. I sit here with tears steaming down my face wanting to say something meaningful but all I can do is praise God for giving Audrey to you, even for just a short time. I pray for your family so often. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • Bttrfly1976

    I first read this entry on Saturday and still I have trouble reading the words of this song. I am drawn to tears each time. Perhaps because I know the pain of my past. Perhaps because it makes my think of your current pain. I don’t know. But it is beautiful. If the number of women who have commented on this site that share this heartwrenching pain, if we are any indication of the multitude of women walking around dodging the shadows of hearts no longer beating, I think this song can impact the world.

    That sounds so trite.

    I don’t think it is, though.

    It seems this is one of those horrifying moments that one must carry alone. Afraid to speak because we will fall apart, or because those we are speaking to may fall apart.

    Even as I had my sister, who knows of my loss, read the words to this song, even then we did not speak of my children who are no more. Strange, at best. Devastating, truth be told.

    I have no idea why I’m rambling.

    This song is beautiful, truly, and I thank you for allowing our Father to use your pain to help alleviate the same in others.

  • Anonymous

    I have read for weeks and have not posted till now. Your story has touched me in a great way. My niece was still born in April 2001, so the as I have read your story it has touched close to my heart. Your testimony is amazing. It is also exciting how you are allowing God to use you to touch others in your tragedy. My sister’s prayer after Megan died was that God would receive the glory. God has given her a ministry of working with mothers going through the same kind of loss. I know through your blog you have been a blessing to many. I lost a baby in November early in pregnancy. Many of the things you have written are exactly the feelings I have had. You have put words to many mothers out here who are hurting too. Thank you for you courage. God will bless you for the way you have let him receive the glory. We will continue to pray for you as the weeks pass. That God’s grace will remain real in each day you face.
    AJ in MI

  • Kristy Tootle

    Angie,

    I lay here (supposed to be asleep)
    reading your blog…. I am so humbled to be able to share your heart. Your words encourage, enlighten, and uplift. I have never had a loss as yours. Just recently I was reminding myself these are Gods children, not mine. Could I release them as amazingly as you have? I love my six month old so much my chest aches while reading your blog. I am so encouraged by you and though I may never know your pain…I know your strength speaks volumes to me….

  • Char and Avery

    I found out at the ultrasound that our fourth child was in a better place. I am still saddened that I never had a picture from that moment, something to show that this life was so real and so important, even though it was sooo short.

    Your pictures and your song are a blessing, both for yourselves, and to others. Hold them close and find comfort through them.

    I will have you near to my heart and in my prayers often.

    God bless you and your family,

    Char

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful song with us. I sent it to my sister who also lost a baby girl 2 and a half hours after birth. Thank you for reaching out in the midst of your pain. Joy will indeed come in the morning! With gratitude from another sister in Christ.

  • ~~ Hollie Lisk~~

    Beautiful and so, so very special.

  • Anonymous

    That is a beautiful video. I amazed by your strength.

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    What a blessing we received from attending the Memorial Service for little Audrey Caroline Smith. When we came in the front door & saw the family picture I thought, ‘Lord you’ve got to get me through this one. I don’t want to make a fool out of myself.’

    Getting to meet you face to face had been a prayer of mine. I kept telling God that I just wanted to meet you & Todd & get a warm body feel for these precious saint that we’ve prayed with and for. HE did it again……there you were coming right at me. I think tears welled up in my eyes as soon as I saw you because I knew you were you from your blog pictures. How special to me was that precious moment to meet the most precious Mother of a darling little red-headed angel Audrey Caroline Smith. WOW! I probably mumbled from thanksgiving in getting to meet you. I thanked God for that meeting & being able to also meet the wonderful God-filled father of Audrey Caroline. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the time we got to spend with you.

    HE was there! I told our son, Caleb “Son, God was there at Audrey’s memorial service. I could feel his presence, it was so real.” The music was wonderful. I had never had the opportunity to hear Selah perform live. God gave Todd words & we could tell that they came from HIM. When they started to sing, I thought oh how will he ever get his breath holding onto precious Kate. But, the moment he opened his mouth & started singing, there was never a doubt in my mind that God was giving him the breath & the courage to sing praises to his Father & King. I was truly blessed.

    The video on youtube was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie at the service. I just found myself wishing to see more & more of the short little life that changed so many. It was like it seeing more & more it would make it not end. I didn’t want it to end. I just couldn’t help myself from thinking ‘why couldn’t she have been the Nashville miracle that this city desperately needs?’ I still talk to God about that Angie. The service is over but her story has not ended. It’s still going strong.

    Praying for you each & everyday….Rose in Nashville.

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    “I Will Carry You”….what could I possibly say about a perfect song. I am anxiously awaiting for the CD to be released. I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the church. I will continue to carry you in my prayers….Rose in Nashville. Jer 29:11

  • Kimber

    What a beautiful video. Every life is a gift from God no matter how short. Audrey will change people..she will bring some closer to the Lord through watching your faith. Blessings to your sweet and beautiful family. I pray for you.

    Kim

  • Jenn @ Munchkin Land

    Oh Angie! Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I am amazed at how many Audrey’s story has touched and SO thankful that your willingness to share her story has brought SO many back to our Father. I am praying for you, dear sister. I am praying!

  • Leslie

    Your song and pictures are so beautiful and touching. I am 34 weeks pregnant with a baby that is not destined to be here long because of a chromosomal abnormality. Every day is excruciatingly hard, but I just look forward to meeting my boy and enjoying him for as long as I can. But its hard to know the hardest part is still in front of us. It saddens me to know how many people have lost little ones so young, its devastating to me. But it does help to know I am not alone.

  • Jacquie

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful baby girl.

  • Amy Lafayett

    The song is beautiful and the slideshow is priceless to your family, I know. You look radiant in all the pictures. I am still praying for you.

  • Lonnie and Melissa Haber

    That song was so beautiful. ANd the slide show was perfect for it. Audrey Carline has left behind such an amazing legacy, even though she was only here on earth for such a short time. She will FOREVER be remembered in the hearts of family, friends, and even strangers. Thank you so much for being such an amazing woman of Faith and sharing her story with all of us. My daughter, Taylor, continues to talk about Audrey as if she knew her. She just turned 7, but has been reading your blog along with me over the past several months. We have always been close; however, this story seems to have drawn us even closer. Thank you for allowing me to draw closer to my daughter through your story. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Taylor also prays, almost daily, for your family.

  • Gene McIntyre (www.cometothealtar.com)

    Dearest Angie,

    I love you and want to let you know my husband and I continue to pray for you and to talk and share with others about your journey of faith and Audrey’s. We have post about you guys in our humble web-log and hope to draw many suffering people to the Lord through your testimony. Be encouraged in knowing that every tear you have and continue to shed is a sweet incense of worship to the Lord and is already ripping benefits for his Kingdom. Your faith and the miracle of Audrey’s life, continue to touch many. Please know that the Mcs from Bradenton love you and your family dearly and are committed to continue supporting you in prayer for time to come. Hang in there, Angie. The Lord is near to you.

  • Mel’s World

    Absolutely breathtaking and magnificent…we serve a GREAT and MIGHTY God!!!

  • Lindsay/aggiebonfire00

    What a beautiful slideshow and that song moved me to my knees. How lucky you are to have a daughter that was here for such a short period of time, but changed the world! God bless you during the darkest days.

  • Kids Special Needs

    Brought tears to my eyes. Bless you.

  • The Benners

    My eyes are teary and my heart is full! We serve a mighty God….I stumbled across Audrey’s blog and came back to check today. I feel some of your pain. I have never been able to carry a baby for more than 8 weeks…three miscarriages in two years has not been easy and we are now in the process of adopting. Your courage, grace and strength is remarkable. Thanks for sharing your journey. God has given you an amazing gift in Audrey’s life. Blessings to all of you….
    April

  • Angel

    Angie-
    Thank you so much for sharing the story of Audrey Caroline. How difficult it must be for you! I have laughed with you and cried with you as I read what all you are experiencing. It doesn’t seem fair, but God’s plan is perfect. I have a friend that is delivering her 3rd child next week with knowledge that the baby has Neuroblastoma. There are so many unknowns for them right now. Please lift them up in prayer. Their names are Amanda and Chad Long, and baby Catherine. This is the 2nd child they have that has faced cancer. They have a caring bridge website, caringbridge.org/catherinelong. Their first daughter was diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago. They have been such an unbelievable testimony of faith, just as you have been and continue to be. God has used you in my life, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU! Know that you are in our prayers!
    Angel MacDonald

  • Snuggle Farm

    Thank you for allowing me the honor of praying for your family and your friend, Sara’s. I pray that knowing that your pain is shared will give you strength to “put your feet on the floor”. When you have a chance, please listen to Adie Camp’s “Sufficient”, I know you will be blessed. Thank you for sharing David Crowder’s All That I Can Say” on your playlist. I had never heard it before. It has meant more to me than I can express. What a prayer for all who are weary. Thank you, Smiths. XOXO

  • rhemashope

    Thank you for your blog – what a wonderful ministry God has given you. I am a long time fan of Selah. LOVE their music, and one of the songs that has carried me through hard times is All My Praise. I have a little girl with severe autism and a seizure disorder and started blogging last month. I came across your blog and thought it was so awesome that the Rom. 15:13 verse quoted (by your girls, I believe) at the end of the I Will Carry You song is just what I had written about!

  • Angie

    I would first like to thank my friend for sending me this link to your blog. She warned me it would be hard to read and boy was she right. Tears were coming down almost instantly.

    I want to also thank you for your blogs. Your an insperation.

    I too lost a child. My second son just eight months ago today to be exact. It was the hardest thing I have and still am dealing with today. My son was diagnosed with Potter’s syndrome and I made the decision to keep him full term. At first the thought throw me through loops because my doctor (wonderful obgyn) was explaining to me and fiance about the syndrome and our options. The very hardest I would have to say would be the questions I was asked while I was still pregnant. Do you know the gender? got the room ready? etc. That was the hardest, because I didn’t want to go in detail to explain to everyone what I was actually going through. Almost always, I just had to put on a fake smile and just fib. I wanted to avoid any other questions that might be asked. But I do thank God that I didn’t pick a different decision. He may have only been with us for just an hour, but he made an everlasting change to me. I’m really glad that I did go full term with Royal. It has been a struggle, but I wouldn’t change anything. He was a beatiful boy. It has and still is a long journey ahead.

    People tell me all the time that I’m strong, but I don’t think I’m as strong as my son Royal or any other little one that graces our presence for a short while.

    I thank you for opening yourself in your blogs and sharing your story.

    God Bless you and your family.

    ~Ang.

  • Tonya Roberts

    Angie,
    I was just reading about your sweet baby and came across your amazing song. I have to say that I don’t know when I have heard a more powerful or beautiful collection of words straight from the heart. I am a volunteer photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an organization that provides remembrance photography free of charge for families experiencing early infant loss. If you ever feel like you would be willing to share your words in song with other families such as yourself, the organization is always looking for donations of music. The words are just so perfect and the melody so gentle and sweet. Something to think about? I’m so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was so very beautiful…all of them are. Thank you so much for sharing her story with strangers like me.

  • Anonymous

    I was connected to your blog by listening to KTIS 98.5 in the Twin Cities after the loss of your precious Audrey. Your song’s message sings more than of a loss by death to me. When I listen I think of my birth mother and the many birth mothers I have met in recent years. These lyrics speak to them as well. So thank you for that. Your spirit is amazing. Your compassion is felt. Your obedience is admirable. And your faith is hope for all who look here. Thank you, Jackie

  • Linda

    It took me several days to work my way from the very beginning of your blog until this post. Much of the time was spent digesting all you have written.

    But this song…this video…it speaks to the power that God has in our lives. And that He gives to you, to be able to go on.

    Thank you for being able to share it, all of it. The pain, the joy, the love, and most of all, your unwavering faith and trust in God.

  • Lou Campbell

    I don’t know you…but I do. I can hardly see through my tears. The song is beautiful, and I can’t thank you enough for writing the words that I couldn’t find myself. My daughter died over six months ago. She was with us for five hours, and then she was gone. I pray everyday that I can find a better way to make it through. But I know that I have to face the fact that she’s gone, and I have to cry it out. Your slide show of Audrey and the song you wrote did that for me today. In most cases, making a grown woman cry is not good. But today, it’s what I needed. Thank you.

    Always in prayer,
    Louella Campbell

  • walkingbyfaith

    Although I read through your entire blog from beginning to present in one day, I wasn’t able to take the time and watch the slideshows of pictures until now.

    Angie that is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. It is so perfectly written and beautifully sung.

    Thank you so much for sharing it my friend. :)

  • Stephanie (sbbagwell@charter.net)

    The song has ministered to me in such a special way. You see, my angel Levi was born and went to be with Jesus on the same day you posted this beautiful song (April, 25th). I gain strength reading your blog, and have been having a very difficult day today since tomorrow (May 25th) is Levi’s acutal due date and the one month anniversary of both his birth and homecoming. I continue to pray for your family.

  • Brittanie

    That song is so unbelievably gorgeous. My first baby girl was stillborn at 38w gestation, so it really hit home, since I never got to hold her alive. Thank you for expressing those feelings in such a beautiful way.

    Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • Misty

    Beautiful!

  • Katy

    What an AMAZING song and video.

  • Anonymous

    This is disgusting. Man handling your dead child for a photo-op.

  • Elaine A.

    I found your blog today through a couple of others and I just wanted to say that your story has touched me deeply.

    I had a very good friend lose a child at birth and some days I wonder how she carries on but I now it is through her deep faith and for her husband and other children.

    These photos are gorgeous as is your faith in the Lord and your words. Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you…

  • schwalka

    I’m just spent the last few hours reading about Audrey and crying and most of all being reminded of the character of our God. The Steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases.

    Thank you for loving Him. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you for this song. Audrey is beautiful and her story has changed me. It has brought me to the Throne Room tonight. I am grateful for you and your testimony.

    “Praise the Lord oh my Soul. All my inmost being Praise his Holy name.” Ps. 103

  • Lauren

    Hey, This is actually my wife’s sign on. She was showing me your blog, and let me listen to the song and see the slide show. The words to your song was extremely encouraging. The phrase of praising The One who has chosen you to carry her, is what struck me. God is doing a work in my heart, teaching me this very principle – to praise Him for what He is doing. Even when it seems difficult, we give The LORD all glory and praise for it is from HIS hand.
    May The LORD bless you and your family, and be glorified through your lives.

  • Liz

    You know, I’ve never met you but I can’t tell you how touching this was. I lost a baby almost 4 years ago.. and it’s still painful to this day. I broke down into tears while watching your video. Thank you for sharing this. Liz

  • Shelby

    I cry every time I hear it. I keep coming back almost daily to hear the song. It is by far the most beautiful I have ever heard. You are a true ANGEL.

  • QuietMom

    3 months later her life is still touching more people. Thank you for sharing this…

  • Missives From Suburbia

    I tracked through your archives after reading your post on Blog Nosh. Your faith and the beauty of your family are both breathtaking.

    I pray you and your family are finding peace.

  • Laura

    Thank song is absolutely beautiful! I will carry Audrey in my heart too. Goodnight sweet princess.

  • Iris

    I have been following your blog since April and felt like I needed to watch this video again today and listen to the beautifully written song. It reminded me today when I am feeling a little blue about what happened yesterday that GOD will carry me no matter the situation as long as I put my HOPE in him. Such a beautiful song. To God be the glory, thank you beautiful sweet Audrey.

  • Grace

    I just came across your blog today. As I sit here crying I still cannot help but marvel at the beauty and character of our God. Only He could give you the strength to carry on. I pray that he will continue to comfort you and supply you with his peace and joy.

  • Tanya

    I was brought to your blog by a dear friend. I have read it from the beginning until this post all evening. All I can say is…Our God is Good! Through the sadness and the tears, through the hopes and all of our fears…He is good, He is faithful, He is here and with us!

    I will continue to read this journey tomorrow (later today). I thank you from the bottom of my heart…from one mother with an angel above to another one. May God bless you as you reach so many…as Audrey reaches so many with her story and her life. May people KNOW the truth about our God…that He is real, that He loves and He cries with us. He knows our pain…He gave his son and saw him die…He knows what it feels like. We are not alone, nor will we ever be!

    Blessings to you all!

  • Beth in NC

    I am late in finding your blog, but am so blessed to have found you. It is so obvious how present God was with you and your family in those photos.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

    May God continue to use Audrey’s life to bring glory to His Name.

    Love,
    Beth

  • Aubrey M

    I am sixteen years old. I was about two months pregnant with my baby when I lost her. Nobody knew but my boyfriend, so of course I couldn’t get an ultrasound and I’m not even sure if it’s possible to tell the sex at two months. But I am convinced she was a girl. And I choose to remember her as a girl so that I can feel closer to her. Like I know her more. Is that stupid? Anyway, as I said, nobody knew about me being pregnant because being sixteen and pregnant with a religious family is not the kind of situation where you feel you can announce it to everyone. I have had to grieve basically alone except for my boyfriend. I do my best to put on a strong front during the day and let it all out when everyone thinks I’m asleep. But how could I sleep? I have felt so much physical and emotional pain, it has changed my life significantly and I can’t even tell anybody what’s wrong so they can help me. I found your blog about a month ago and you have changed the way I cope with my grief and helped me to move forward in life. I am a Catholic and I understand that you’re a Christian, but we both worship Jesus, right? My faith was hanging by a thread until I found your story. I was so mad at God. How could it be part of His plan to rip my baby from me? Maybe I couldn’t have handled it, but to be given the opportunity to have her with me would have meant the world. Was He punishing me? I even questioned Him a few times, asking who He was to decide to take her life. The way you still believe and hold onto your faith after all that you’ve been through is inspiring to me. I sometimes feel I’m being dramatic by having this much grief and questioning God for taking a child I never met, when you met baby Audrey Caroline, lost her, and are still going strong in your faith. I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, and I apologize for taking up so much time in what I’m sure is a busy life if you do decide to read it. I just need you to know that you are an inspiration to me and even without knowing you, I feel you have been one of my greatest supporters through this difficult time. Not being able to tell anybody, you have taken the role of my mother in the grieving process, to be completely honest. You’re a mother to me in spirit and without all the responsibility. (Lol). Well anyway, if you do read this then thank you for taking the time out of your day. Know that you and your story are an inspiration to people young and old and you and Audrey have impacted my life more than anyone has except my baby girl. Thank you for that.

    Aubrey Mariano