Your Comments, Emails and Letters

Hello all – this is Jessica posting (a friend of Angie’s, for those who are new to the blog). I have great news to share – Angie is going home from the hospital today! Originally, the doctors told her she would go home Thursday, so getting to go home a day early is a big blessing. Thank you for your continued prayers of healing for her body.

Angie and Todd have been blown away by the reach of Audrey’s story, just in the past three days. This blog has received hits from every state in the US and more than 90 countries! Much of the traffic has come from others referring people to the site – from big sites like Celebrity Babies to individual blogs. Angie and Todd wanted me to thank each of you who have told Audrey’s story – whether online or just in daily life to a family member, friend or colleague. It means more to them than I can adequately express in words.

Angie also asked that I communicate how much your comments, emails and letters have meant to her and Todd. They have received hundreds and wish that they could reply to every kind word, but they simply cannot. What I can promise you is that your words are read and truly appreciated by Angie and Todd. The messages sent are bringing healing amidst the heartache of losing Audrey. Last night they read through many of the comments left on the blog in the past few days and just wept. You each are such a big part of this story. Thank you for reaching out. Please do not think that your words have gone unnoticed because you haven’t gotten a reply from Angie and/or Todd. Your kind and loving words have definitely made an impact. They simply just cannot write to every person who has written. Please though, continue to leave comments and send emails. They are a powerful reminder of God’s love and faithfulness during this difficult time.

Thank you for the love and encouragement that you have expressed.

Blessings,
Jessica


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  • Megan L Hutchings

    I just want to thank them for sharing their story. They have changed & shaped so many lives through this experience. The Smith Family will forever be in my prayers. Also, thank you Jessica for keeping us updated.

  • Mark and Rebekah

    Their story is an amazing one of faith and God’s goodness. Thank you, Angie and Todd, for sharing it with us. God is using your story to reach so many people!

    What an awesome God we have!!

    Rebekah

  • Anonymous

    Having the courage to share your story with the world is inspiring. Giving God all the glory for every step in your journey is simply breathtaking. No one knows how many people have been or will be touched by this amazing story. You are covered in prayer. Rest in Him.
    Renee

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • Rog & Aimee

    Thank you for your strong faith and testimony during such a sorrowful time! I will truly pray for your family in the weeks and months to come!

  • bas

    jessica, thank you for being so kind as to keep us all updated about Audrey, Angie, and family. You surely have been a huge support to the Smith family.
    This ongoing story is such an awesome display of His power, and he Smith family’s trust and belief in Him.
    Thank you in His holy Name
    Beverly

  • Liz

    Even though we are strangers, I have felt it was such a blessing to be able pray for your family. Isn’t that what the body of Christ it all about? Thank you for sharing your story. I have been touched beyond words. I continue to lift your family up in my prayers. You all are heavy on my heart!

    Love In Christ,
    Elizabeth

  • tammyand03

    Angie, todd and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and may God forever hold your angel in his arms always. Your story has truly brought back the faith to me and my family. Bless you all. Tammy and John

  • Kelly Poynter

    I have been trying to get my arms around all that has happened to you and I have found it impossible. I get so much courage from the strength that you have although I know it can’t be easy. I spent yesterday staring at my beautiful 1 year old daughter and realizing how close I came to having the same story you have with your angel Audrey. I got my miracle and I prayed that you would get yours. You have such a beautiful spirit and I am awestruck. I feel like I could sit and talk to you and it would be just like I have known you all of my life. As such, I send you hugs and kisses and prayers and as much love as you can stand. You have made me realize the goodness in people and the importance of faith. God has used you to return me to the fold and for that I am eternally grateful – you inspire me and I send you my love and a sweet kiss from my little girl Savannah. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Anonymous

    God is sooo good. Very glad to hear anigie is going home today. I was praying for that. Sometimes it is easier to recover at home, your own bed, and comforts etc.
    ‘Todd and Angie Thank-you for sharing this with the world. As you may have read several people posting are coming to finally understand who our God is, He is the same yesterday today and always despte our circumstances or things that happen in our lives.
    How great is our God. Glad again to hear you are going home. We’ll keep you covered here in prayer from Michigan’s west coast( Muskegon)
    Dee

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Heather & Reese

    I have been touched by your story and for the grace and love in which you have handled it. We don’t have the “right” to know your deep emotions and thoughts and yet, you are sharing with thousands of strangers and as a result, we are all growing because of Audrey and her amazing family.

    God is good, even when it hurts! He will walk with you through this, and carry you when you can not walk.

    Thank you again for sharing. You are in my prayers.

    Heather

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been blown away by the fact that your story appeared on Celebrity Babies. Who knows how many people who do not yet believe the Lord have seen this powerful testimony of His work in your family’s life through very difficult circumstances.

    It is both humbling and profoundly challenging to think that your little girl, who had but minutes out in this world, could have a greater impact in the lives of non-Christians than many of us who live for decades.

    I’ve been amazed and comforted by the undeniable fact that God can use horrendous personal circumstances for His glory, if we are willing.

    I hope that is of some comfort to you in the dark moments that, undoubtedly, lie ahead.

    NJ from Indiana

  • Anonymous

    Audrey has been a little soul winner and has made such an impact on peoples lives; getting them back to Christ. Thank-you for following God through these impossible circumstances. Rm 8:28

    ALL THING WORK TOGETHER FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD. Your relationship with HIm has been open as you fought him on which decision He would make for your little girl. Your faith after He took her home was not shaken. Keep the faith. We week with you, pray for you and stand with you that God is HE the He that is in control and knows all the why’s that we question.
    Angie, thanks for being real and showing that all christians still question and plead with God. Your realness and openess during this time has been amazing. Thanks for sharing your family with us. It has ben a pleasure to pray for you and we will continue to do so.

  • Bickers Family

    I want to thank them as well! Little Audrey has left a permanent mark on my heart. I am lifted up by their faith and strength. They are simply amazing and I can only hope that there are more people out there like me who have been touched and who are brought to the word of God!
    God Bless You!
    Love,
    Laura

  • Nicki

    Thank you so much for these updates! They are on my mind and heart almost all day and I truly thank you for being so kind to allow us to know what they are experiencing right now. I am praying for peace and strength, and love and joy to fill their souls in these next few days. This little baby has touched my heart….so big.

  • singingmommy

    Angie, First of all, you remain in my prayers. I have been pouring over your words through streams of tears, anxiously awaiting each post, for many weeks. I have been so touched by Audrey’s story and by your tremendous faith. It is remarkable the way you have fallen at the feet of Jesus in prayer and praise for this sweet child! It was made clear to me through your journey with Audrey that I do not know Jesus the way that you do…because I keep trying to do it all on my own. I want to thank you for sharing here the way that you have…for, through you, Jesus has shown His face to us all and I cannot imagine anyone has walked away from this story unchanged. May you be richly blessed during these days. Lovingly, Amy

  • Katie

    Yes, thank you to them, for sharing their beautiful family with us.

  • jess

    I stumbled onto this blog and for whatever reason, I want you to know that your story has touched my life in many ways! You and your family have been in our prayers and continue to be. What great faith you have in the Lord! Your family is a huge inspiration and example to all. Thanks for sharing your story. Brighter days will come!
    In Christ,
    Jessica

  • Michele

    God Bless them !! Angie is a strong woman and such an inspiration. I have been going through my own minor issues with getting pregnant …nothing compared to this and when I read about how Angie and the family are so strong in the midst of this pain…I feel strong….God is good, he is always with us even when we can’t understand why things happen.

    Thank you for sharing your pain….it will in turn help many. Your baby is with God now ….safe and secure …..be well.

  • Anonymous

    Another ANSWER to prayer – that God would make the healing come & allow you to return home to your wonderful family. Todd, you should be (& I’m sure you are) so very, very proud of Angie….she is a rock, a wonderful example of God’s love, HIS power & testimony. HE picked two wonderful parents for 4 precious little girls. One little red-headed ANGEL Audrey has sure impacted so many, many lives…she alone has taught us to lean on HIM for every little detail of our lives & that HE will get us through ALL things. You have shared your intermost feelings with total strangers, but people who dearly love you. Thank you for sharing & caring & giving. Please know that we give God all the glory. I won’t quit praying for you & your family just because Audrey has been born. You will continue to be uplifted in my daily & even hourly prayers. I’m drawn to your blog & even when you are hurting so badly, you are helping someone who just maybe needs to know that there are others hurting. Take it easy when you get home. God loves you all so very much & so do I. Rose in Nashville.

  • Lesley

    I just want you to know that the prayers don’t stop here, they will continue on and on. Right after I read Angie’s last post before she had sweet Audrey, I went to do the normal naptime routine. As I rocked my baby and sang “Jesus Loves Me” for the thousandth time, it just hit me that was what it is all about- such a simple song, but yet it sums it all up- we are weak, and He is strong. Praise God that we have a Father that loves us and that is loving on Audrey for eternity. Your story has impacted me beyond words, I am forever changed and I pray that I am a better mother each and everyday because of it.

  • KELLY

    Most people wouldn’t expect or need a response…we just want to be Jesus’ arms wrapping the Smith family in love and prayers. I continue to pray for all of you and appreciate that you have opened your hearts and lives to strangers who know God’s promises and trust them for your lives as well! God is good; he is the I AM; he still sits on his throne, and he catches every tear. He loves you all so much and I pray for his compassion, mercy and peace to be upon all of you in every minute. Audrey is being cradled by her creator at this very moment!

  • Kari Lynn

    I am amazed by your story and your faith. I thank you for letting all of us share your painful yet inspirational story.

  • Q’s NEWS

    Great news that Angie gets to go home today! Being home is always so much better. I hope there is plenty of help available because she just went through major surgery.

    Thank you Todd & Angie, for sharing your story with us so that we could reach out to you. I hope you continue your blog so we can keep holding you up during this difficult time.

    Prayerfully in WV,
    Susan

  • Anonymous

    Nothing is better than to be in our own space ..so thank God that you are going to your space .. please still take it easy, this is from personal knowledge, I’ve had 2 c-section and it will take you a wile to be physically better OK ?? still praying for you and for your family .. my family in Cuba (about 200 members of the church I was raise on) are also praying for you guys as well …may God richly bless you always
    Your sister in Christ Damarys

    Pd loved the Pict posted truly spectacular thank you

  • Amber LeValley

    Just as everyone else who has followed you and your family in this journey, I am so amazed with this truly inspiring story that the Lord has authored. It has impacted my life like I never thought it would. Your family have been in my prayers since I first found this story. It is such a sad story, but also one of hope, and encouragement. I am in awe of the faith and belief that you have in Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is so amazing, and even though we may not understand his plan, we know that he has one. And one day we will be united with baby Audrey and we can sit with her and God and all will be well! You all are in my prayers, and I am so thankful for your story. I know how hard this time can be, but find hope, love and truth in the one and only Jesus! He loves each of you, and has a great plan. You may have only blessed to have Audrey physically in this life for a few short hours, but she will leave a legacy that will last a lifetime. I do not personally know you Angie, or your family, but I love you as if we were family. May God Bless you and give each of you strength, physically and spiritually!
    God Bless.
    In Christ,
    Amber LeValley
    South Charleston, Ohio

  • Angie

    We will continue to pray for you the Smith family in the next weeks and months to come. Thank you for sharing your story with us, this story has truly shaped and changes people lives. I often think with out these situations that we are faced with in life we would take so much for granted. I pray that your body contiues to heal. I am sure your girls will be so happy to have you come home. God Bless you Smith Family.

    Angie (Adrian, MN)

  • Honea Household

    Oh, I completely understand about not being able to reply to so many people. That would be too overwhelming. Praise God you get to go home a day early. I am praying for a quick recovery for you. I’ve had 2 c-sections. My mother had to remind me that I didn’t just give birth, but I had major surgery, so remember that. And I pray for the healing of your heart as you grieve such a huge loss. May you feel the Holy Spirit surrounding you with His love and peace.

  • Melody

    Thank you so much Jessica for updating this blog. It means so much to have specific prayer needs in a time when we feel so helpless and want to do something- I have grown to love this family so much even over the miles and you all are in my heart and prayers constantly!! Angie & Todd, you have touched my heart so deeply and our family loves you!! God bless you.

  • Hollie

    Praise God for yet another blessing! I am so happy to hear you get to go home a day early! I pray that you can get the rest you need to recover in your own home!

    Your family has not let my mind! I praise God for your story and testimony to His love!

  • Tenille Rauls

    I have sat here and just wept at the journey you are all traveling right this very moment. May God give you strength, wisdom, peace, healing, and joy. The magnitude of your openess and honesty is so refreshing and shows the “realness” of our Lord. We are called to walk this journey as a body of Christ and what better way to show it than the support I see from all over the world you have received. I have been and will continue to lift you up in prayer. I just checked to see if Selah would be in concert anywhere new me and you will! I will be at the El Dorado, AR concert in May!! God bless~ Tenille Rauls
    http:\\tenille.blogplot.com

  • Anonymous

    I hope that one day Angie & Todd will be able to look back and know that this is the legacy of a Baby girl – Audrey who’s mother wanted her to be remembered instead this little angel has touched the world. Through the eyes and words of this mother the world has seen true faith, hope, and love.

    I had to go home last night and soak up every minute with my 8 week old, 2 yr old, and 4 yr old. I have truly been humbled by Angie and her strength. God is wonderful, but she made me see a whole new light with her faith. Please stay strong and you are in my family’s prayers. I thank you for your story and know Audrey is always with you.
    God Bless!

  • Anonymous

    What a blessing that Angie is going home today! I will be praying for her quick physical healing…and also for emotional healing, that will come with time.

    Krista
    (from Canada)

  • Jane-Jane

    Still standing in prayer with you.

    I pray that Jesus will comfort you more today than any day previous in your lives.

    Thank you for allowing us to give back to your family.

  • Anonymous

    I have come to love Angie, Todd, Audrey and the girls and my heart is breaking for them. I cannot tell you how many times I awaken in the middle of the night and Jesus brings them to mind. I will continue praying that they will feel His presence in every tear, laughter, sadness, doubt and every single moment. I think that our little Audrey has blessed so many lives, thank you for having the courage to share her with us.

    Rest in His loving arms-
    Diana D

    p.s. thank you Jessica for being such a wonderful friend

  • karen44

    Jessica: thank you for updating us so well on what’s going on. You’re truly a blessing to Angie and all of us here.

    We’ve all been praying so much for post-op healing for Angie that I guess God has moved powerfully. That’s so great you’re going home early.

    Now just rest up, Angie, and don’t try to do too much! You’ll tire out too fast. (Mama-hen, here!)
    -karen l.

  • Anonymous

    Your story is touching, and inspiring. Each day we have with our children is a precious gift from our Father, and is so good to be reminded of that! Thank you for sharing your lives with us, and your testimony of Gods grace! I will be praying for a quick recovery from your C-section. Your family is in our prayers!

  • the parental unit

    Thank you SO MUCH Jessica for being the voice for Angie and Todd while they were with Audrey and while they go through their healing process.
    Angie and Todd, I praise God for giving you so much strength and courage! You’re a blessing to so many people.
    Keeping you in my prayers.

  • His_Princess2008

    Dear Angie, Todd, and the girls!,
    In the past couple of days have read every blog posted. I came across this story through my myspace and have been touched ever since. My heart is aching and rejoicing at the same time as I know yours is also. I can’t even imagine me being in your position. Audrey is being used in a such a mighty way. Her story will live on for many many years. That precious baby has and will continue to touch lives, change lives, and I know that she will be used to bring others to the knowledge of Christ. And she is not the only one. She has two amazing parents and 3 beautiful and smart sisters that will never forget her and will share her story no matter how bad it hurts because they know that God is in control. I can’t express enough how encouraging you have been. I feel as though I have known you forever and yet just “met” you two days ago. My pastor was preaching Sun. about how sometimes during hard times and trials that we just need someone to sit there. To just be there. I want you to know that I am sitting there. I wish so much that I could just go sit by you and hug and love on you. I wish that a could take your girls out for ice cream and let you and Todd have sometime by yourself. I wish that I could let you cry on my shoulder and know that I am here. I wish that I could make it all go away. But most of all I wish that God be glorified through everything. Please know that I am doing the one and at the moment only thing I know to do: PRAY! I am praying and crying for you today. I am sitting here alone and asking God to please give ya’ll a peace beyond understanding. I just recently sent you an email. I hope you received it. Always know that you are a very special lady and have touched many many lives including mine.
    Praying with ALL my heart,
    Danielle

  • Laurie

    Angie,

    I am so glad that you are able to go home today, an answer to healing prayers. I want to thank you for sharing Audreys story with all of us out here, it has blessed me so much to be a part of praying for all of you. Prayers continue in my home for you as you begin the journey of grieving the impact of this precious little girl. I am so sorry for you having to let her go so soon, but so thankful for the time you had with her to take her into your hearts forever. May the Lord bless you with His peace in the days and months ahead. You are loved.

    Laurie in Ca.

  • Tiffany

    Their story has just been amazing to read. I have had so many fears and questions in regards to my own children. And yet in their pain, God is still good. He is so good. So Angela and Todd…thank you for being willing to share your story and for sharing Audrey with us. I know God was made known to many people during this time. Praise Him Always!!!!

  • Marin

    Well Audrey’s story is spreading so far because it is that amazing… I can’t tell you how honored I am sure all of the readers and prayer warriors are that you are open in sharing with us. I feel like I’ve really gotten to know the Smith family through this time.

    Thank you Jessica for updating us all. And Smith family, you are deeply loved.

  • Tara

    How wonderful to get to go home a day early. I pray that home will bring continued healing to Angie’s body and heart.

  • kenelsey

    I am so thankful you have allowed all of us into your family and given us the opportunity to pray for your family. Your story has brought me closer to God in a way I never thought would happen. I thank you. I am reminded of the song, “Home Free”, which tells us the ultimate healing is our stepping into the presensce of God. Audrey is home free, and someday we will join her. That is our basis of hope and strength.

  • Anonymous

    I have prayed and cried, and cried and prayed. Angie, I’m so happy we got to connect earlier. Your story has truly meant something to me. I am already a true lover of Jesus, but even in my faith, I am so incredibly inspired and encouraged by your faith. I cannot imagine how many souls you may have touched and how many wandering hearts may have been led to Christ through your humilty, your courage, and your love for Jesus. I have loved learning about all the little Smith girls, and also to the testimony you may have unintentionally shared about your marriage and partnership with Todd. What a wonderful man he is…. and what beautiful spirits you all are. I can’t tell you how thankful and deeply joyful I am that you all got to spend over 2 hours with sweet Audrey Caroline. I know that was such a precious gift and I praise Jesus for that. I love you. Melissa Irwin

  • Jen

    Dear Angie and Todd,
    though I can’t imagine the pain and anguish you two face after the loss of your precious daughter, I wanted you both to know that her story and your faithfulness have touched me in a deep, profound way. My husband and I are struggling to conceive. Seeing you cling to Him during this time in your lives has brought a deeper understanding of His faithfulness to our family during this dark time of our own struggle.
    I am praying for peace and healing for your family. And I sincerely hope you take some comfort in knowing that Audrey Caroline’s story and brief life has made a huge impact on me and my walk with Jesus.
    Be well, and have peace.
    Love Jen, Carson and Max, the Coffmans, perhaps a world away, but with you in memory and spirit.

  • suzncasey

    Having gone through something similar with my family I cried when I read your story and am so lifted up by your faith and your courage. We lift all of you up in prayer. Our hearts are heavy for your loss but filled with Joy knowing that little Audrey is with God.

    Much Love and Blessing to you all!
    The Weissenbergs

  • Michelle in MN

    Your story has given me so much personal strength in the past few days. I am amazed at your emotional strength, your ability to appreciate the time you were given with Audrey, and your willingness to share your story. So many times now I have reminded myself to step back from situations and appreciate what I have and to think of you. I’ll be honest. I’m not a religious person. Spiritual, yes, but I have never understood or followed a religion per se. You and your story, however, reaffirm my belief that there is a bigger power at work in our lives. You are beautiful people, and you amaze me. I think of you often.

  • clg0513

    Between reading your story and the book Mistaken Identity about the 2 girls and their families at Taylor – I have grown closer to God and I just wanted to thank you for that. Your daughter made a difference in my relationship with God and for that I’m thankful.

  • Karenboutu

    Hi, I hesitated to leave a comment but your story has touched my life. I have only followed your story for about a week and a half, (I had bought tickets to see Selah in concert and was upset when I found out they were not going to be there until I read the reason) this has impacted my life much more than any concert could have. I have to admit that I prayed for and expected a miracle. And my theology was shaken when this tiny baby went home to heaven. I’ve got some things going on in my life that I need a miracle for and when all these people were praying for you and God didn’t come through like we wanted, it made me wonder why I even bother to pray for the tough stuff in my life. Monday night I went to bed sick in my spirit. Early that next morning I was awake and felt like God wanted to show me something. I started to read through the comments and saw life after life touched by this tiny girl and her story. The Smith family sacrifices their family life and comfort because Todd is on the road so much sharing the love of God to so many. but this little girl has touched some that he could never touch by a concert. I have a son who is an alcoholic and I long for the day that God will use him to share a message of love and grace. This little girl in two hours of life has done more than most of us in our lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
    Karen

  • Anonymous

    This comment above me is awesome {Karen}. So very true.

    So glad Angie gets to go home a day early… will be nice to be in the comforts of her home with her family around her. That’s what she needs & you can’t get that kind of help in the hospital.

    Sending prayers… still. :)

    - Rachel in KC

  • Alice

    Throughout all this, I keep thinking of Horatio and Anna Spafford–who lost five of their dear children, a son to scarlet fever and four daughters in a shipwreck. I’m sure they often wondered “why?” yet the hymn Horatio wrote in his pain has comforted thousands of grieving people for over a hundred years now. And Todd and Selah sing it often! Now Audrey’s story as well and how this tiny baby has touched so many lives.

    I don’t want to minimize your pain in any way…but oh the glory this has brought to God and how He is redeeming some of your suffering already. What worth Audrey’s little life has! Praise Him!

  • raising2sons

    I’m not sure how to adequetly express this, but stumbling upon your blog was actually a true blessing to me. You see, I found your blog on the day of Audrey’s birth/death. But, it was also the day I was mourning the loss of my dear cousin’s newborn son, who just died this past Saturday of, ironically, the same.exact.condition as Audrey’s. Now, I believe with all my heart that finding your blog and reading your story (on that very day) was no coincidence, as I wasn’t doing any searching…someone just happened to link your blog in their own, asking for prayers. Finding your blog was, in fact, God’s amazing grace.

    During this time of my own sorrow, I have been lifted up by your strong and unwavering faith. I feel honored to have crossed paths with your writtings. The internet can be an amazing tool.

    I just want you to know that you and your family will continue to be in my prayers. I know how difficult the coming days will be, and beyond. Today, we attended the graveside funeral of my cousin’s son, so although I can comprehend what you are going through, my pain is nothing in comparison to what you are feeling and facing.

    May God’s loving arms continue to hold you all, and give you strength and peace in the midst of your deepest sorrow.

    Many hugs,
    Stacy

  • Laura

    I’m so glad you get to come home today but I know this will be a hard day, as will many to come. Will be praying for you.

  • Faith Hope Love Mama

    Your photos are amazing! What a beautiful display of your family and the absolute love for this precious one. Praying for your girls, for your recovery, for your broken hearts, and for your beautiful baby. Blessings.

  • Beloved MaMa™

    praying for you during this time…praying for a peace that passeth all understanding…

  • Marcie

    I’ve only left a comment or two, but I never expected a reply. I suspect the same is true for most people commenting. We just want you to know we’re praying for you, rejoicing in the life of Audrey and sorry for your loss. She has a legacy that will live on forever.

    Thank you for the updates, Jessica. How great that Angie can go home and be surrounded by her beautiful family and friends.

    Psalm 62:5-8 (NASB)
    “My soul, wait in silence for God only,
    For my hope is from Him.
    He only is my rock and my salvation,
    My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
    On God my salvation and my glory rest;
    The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
    Trust in Him at all times, O people;
    Pour out your heart before Him;
    God is a refuge for us.”

  • utahmedic

    Thank you for allowing us to share in this time. May your moments with Audrey be treasured forever & may you be comforted in knowing that she will always be watching over you. Our prayers & thoughts are with you.

  • DixieF

    The story of you and your precious Audrey have taught me even more about faith than I could have ever imagined. I am terribly sorry for your loss. I know Jesus has a rocking chair and He is cradling Audrey safe in his arms until you meet again. Just remember the Lord is Great and He loves us more than we can ever fathom. Audrey will be waiting for you in Heaven, and together, rejoice in the Lord. I truly believe in my heart that our God is telling sweet baby Audrey how much her mommy loves and will miss her. Audrey’s legacy will live on forever through her family and the millions of people who’s hearts she touched and still continues to touch. You and your family are and will continue to be in my prayers.

    God Bless,
    Dixie

  • DixieF

    * you will see her again, and together rejoice in the Lord

  • Katie

    You and your family continue to be in my prayers each and every day. I have been deeply touched by your story and I am in awe of your amazing strength and faith.

    ~Katie

  • RaeLynn

    I’m sure you have had many tell you that they have been through a similar experience, but I just wanted to say that I know what you are going through. 21 months ago, our baby girl Isabella Grace went to be with Jesus. We, too, learned through an u/s at 21 weeks that Isabella’s kidneys were not functioning and she could not survive outside of the womb. We knew that God had a plan and purpose for giving her to us for such a short time, but to say that is was difficult is an extreme understatement. I have read through your blog, with tears in my eyes, as I understood what you were feeling when you typed those words. I could have typed them myself. I want to encourage you to grieve as you need to. Cry out to God as often as you need to and never be afraid to lean on those around you. God continues to heal our hearts and each day gets a little easier than the day before, but Isabella continues to be in our hearts forever and no amount of time will make us forget her. She fulfilled her purpose before she was even born as her life taught us so much about comfort, peace and joy in our Heavenly Father. I also wanted to share a poem that a friend of mine wrote.

    The Father Sweeps Them Up On His Knees

    There is a special place within the realm of glory
    for children who have died on this earth.
    Though it seemed their time here was far too short
    -in heaven they’re of infinite worth.
    There among the glittering beauty of it all
    there’s no memory of trauma or disease.
    For the Father sweeps them up the first day they arrive
    then He holds them for hours on His knees.
    They sing…and laugh…and play, in wholeness every day
    for they’re a part of the perfection above.
    Their destiny is to worship the Maker of their souls
    and to sing every day of His love.
    Because that love is real and surpasses comprehension
    God sends comfort to the parents down below.
    For His presence is the balm for their broken, severed hearts
    and for the deep pain that only He knows.
    For this very reason, there are angels for a season
    who hover closely when tears start to fall;
    And when silence brings the sorrow that wakes them tomorrow
    and they cry with a desperate call.
    The same God who holds all eternity in His hands
    holds the children in His perfect embraces.
    And their parents find Him faithful every hour of the day
    when tears fall fresh down their faces.

    © Sheila Gosney

    Surely He has borne our griefs
    And carried our sorrows;
    Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
    Smitten by God, and afflicted.
    But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was bruised for our iniquities;
    The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
    And by His stripes we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV

  • Anonymous

    I have sat and wept while reading of baby Audrey’s story. I can’t begin to imagine how difficult these last few months, weeks, and days have been for you and your family, but the way you wrote of the account is so uplifting and encouraging. It shows the true goodness of God and how wonderfully and beautifully you let Him move through you. Thank you!

    Thank you for giving God the praise even in the most difficult of times! Thank you for allowing your inner hurt and pain to shine forth with a message of healing for others! Your life will be blessed for it!!

    May God bless you and fill your home with comfort and peace during this difficult time. Lifting you up in prayer! Denise

  • Anonymous

    You are truly an inspiration. To speak of your story and write your thoughts the way you have, you truly are an absolutely amazing person. I first learned of your blog from another, and I have checked back to this one a few times daily to see how you all are doing. It sounds like you have a special family, and they are blessed to have you. Stay strong for each other, but take time out to grieve. Thank you for sharing your family with us…. My thoughts are with you.

    A Mom from Massachusetts

  • lindsay k.

    In a time where most people would abort their child after finding out their baby wasn’t what they considered “perfect”…I stand here humbled by your decision to follow God’s plan for your life, for Audrey’s.

    It is awesome that Audrey’s short life has impacted so many people across the world. She will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • Anonymous

    I have just fallen in love with your precious family and with your sweet Audrey. Angie, I know that a lot of people are telling you this, but I’ll say it again that you are an amazing writer. The Lord has gifted you to bring honor and glory to His name through this blog. Through telling Audrey’s story, not only will she have a legacy, but you are pointing others to Christ who are seeing you walk through this time with the reality of the hope we have in Jesus! I’m SO thankful for having found your blog and for being able to lift you up in prayer. I am also so thankful to you because I am a mommy of 4 and it gets pretty WILD around here! You have helped me to look at my children a little differently each day and not take any moment for granted. They are God’s special treasures and I am so blessed to have the priviledge of being their mom.I will continue to lift you up daily…the Lord is constantly bringing you to mind and each time he does, I will pray for you and thank the Lord for you.

    In HIS name!
    Amy in Texas

  • Jen

    To share their story so openly is amazing. I will keep them in my prayers. As the mother to three stillborn children, I know the pain they feel. May they feel God’s love through the upcoming days, weeks, and months.

  • Eryn

    I stumbled on your blog today and it touched me so deeply. When my husband and i found out we were pregnant it was such a suprise. We had been married for 5 years and we didn’t know if we wanted kids but God knew what we needed! My son is 2 mths old now and as I read your story the day he was born came racing back to me. My pregnancy and most of labor was normal, no complications, but when he was born he didn’t cry! I knew it immediately. I started praying out loud over and over again…”please Lord let him cry, please Lord let him cry!” is all I could say. After what seemed like an eternity we heard his precious cry and it was music to OUR ears! As I read your story I can’t help but think of how I expected to hear the cry and didn’t and you weren’t for sure if you would and you did…what music to YOUR ears! My husband and I know how you felt in that moment – what a gift God gave to you…her first Hello! Your family will always be in my prayers and THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

    God Bless~
    Eryn

  • 3QTGUYS

    What a true blessing you all are. Jessica, thanks for keeping everyone updated, Angie and Todd, may God comfort you in the days ahead.

    Please,lean on Him for strength and let this be a healing moment that you can share together in your marriage.

  • Anonymous

    A friend of mine linked your blog on hers and my daughter and I have been reading your story today. I have cried and prayed with you today. I wish I had some great words of wisdom, but you are blessing me! I am honored to continue to pray for you and your family as you grieve and learn to go on. Never forgetting, but moving forward with the hope of those of us who know that good-bye, though painful, is only temporary. You will be reunited with her soon. Bless you.

  • Anonymous

    I was introduced to your Blog on Monday and was simply taken with your precious story. I cannot imagine the events you are going through, but I know OUR God will see you through every minute of today, tomorrow and the future. Your children are so very beautiful – the pictures you generously post provide each reader the opportunity to share in your lives. The words you share touch each and every reader in ways you may never understand. Little Audrey Caroline was sent by God for a very special reason and her story will reach people around the world. I praise God for you and your family. When I think of Heaven I think of my sweet little Grandma – she simply loved babies – I am sure she was there to welcome sweet baby Audrey into Heaven.

    God Bless,

    Julie and Family

  • The Evans Family

    You are all in our prayers. I’m not sure how I came upon your blog but I’ve read your story and am so impressed by your strength, love and caring. As a family we are struggling with our new son from China and I think God guided me to your story to bolster my faith. Thank you for sharing your life and your daughters.

  • jaQ

    my daughter was born (2 years ago) on the same day as your audrey. i will remember her every year, now~ here’s one more heart that she lives on, in. hugs and best wishes, and may god heal you.

  • cadra74

    Jessica: Angie & Todd have a great friend in you, being willing to keep us up to date during this horribly trying time.

    I found Audrey’s story by visiting Selah’s website. They are my favorite Christian group & I just converted my mom to their music.

    I’m not a parent, but I am sure that burying a child is the worst thing a parent can do in this life. This would not be survivable without a personal relationship with Jesus. Thank you, Todd & Angie, for sharing your very private pain with all of us.

    I am reminded of Job, and how, when he learned that all his children were dead, fell down on his knees and cried “the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

    When my dad died suddenly, the minister directed my attention to another passage of Job which I had forgotten. I hope it gives you as much comfort as it did for me during those painful, confusing hours, days, months and years since.

    “Even today my complaint is bitter; my hand is listless because of my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find Him, that I might come to His seat! I would present my case before Him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which He would answer me, and understand what He would say to me.
    Would He contend with me in His great power? No! But He would take note of me. There the upright could reason with Him, and I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
    Look, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; when He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:1-10)

    While I’m sharing texts from that time, this Psalm became a favorite.

    “O Lord , hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in Your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
    Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before You.
    The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
    So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
    I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what Your hands have done.
    I spread out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Selah
    Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails.
    Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
    Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.
    Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in You.
    Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
    For Your name’s sake, O Lord , preserve my life; in Your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
    In Your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am Your servant.” (Psalm 143)

    ~Stephanie, Maine

  • Anonymous

    Only in eternity will you really discover the extent to which God is using you to bring people to His Kingdom. Thank you for sharing your story and lives with us. You are in our prayers. Burleigh and Holly

  • Megan

    Hey guys, I love you guys so much. You are so loved by everyone and to the people that have ever gotten a chance to meet you in person let alone hang out with you or have you impact their lives on a more personal level (forcing them to go to college, chase their dreams, not settle when looking for a mate) are very blessed. I miss you guys so much and wish there was something more I could do. But I can’t cry for the loss of Audrey because even though it saddens me it also gives me strength and hope because she is safe and in no pain and is chasing then angels now instead of chasing sawyer when she gets older. She is the lucky one. You guys are so blessed to be a part of her miracle. I will continue to pray for you guys and I will be thinking of you often as we are expecting number 2 in July. Keep strong and remember He wouldn’t of picked the wrong servent.
    Love you lots.
    Megan (Hildebrand) Edney
    Michigan
    P.S. Todd I graduated LOL Tyndale closed before I could get completely on the educational band wagon but I graduated and am doing very well. THANK YOU!!!!

  • LeslieW.

    I am so moved that so many people have visited! I know I have told many people in my day to day life and was referred here by two different bloggie friends. Many blessings to you all in your time of healing.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Todd,
    Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. You both are such wonderful people and have such a strong faith in God. I was touched to be a part of your experience at Centennial. Your precious Audrey is a beautiful baby and it was a blessing to me to be your nurse during this time in your life. Your story has touched me in ways that I never expected. When I logged on to your blog tonight I couldn’t help but read every word from the very beginning. It is so touching! I pray for you all during this time. I know that your faith in God will guide you. You have made such an impression on so many people through your story. May God bless your family. Love, Jenny Harmon, RN

  • Erica

    Your family is absolutely beautiful. By vulnerably sharing your story, you have not only deepened my heart of compassion for those I don’t know, but you have also made way for others to find healing in very hard times. I have prayed for you continually over the last few days and will continue to intercede for you as you walk through this season.

  • Kimberly

    Your family has my continued thoughts and prayers.

  • Kalyn

    Thank you for allowing all of us th share in your excitement, and sorrow. We are all inspired by Sweet Audrey. None of us had the pleasure to meet her, but she has touched our hearts more than Angie and Todd will ever know. I know for sure that I hug my daughter tighter- and am that much more thankful for each day with her. I will continue to pray for this family each day as I know the hardes part may be over, but there is still a lot of emotional healing this family has. Much love, and respect!
    Kalyn

  • Carrie

    Hooray for getting to go home a day early! I am praying for you guys.

  • Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land

    Thank you for sharing such a candid picture of life, including such a strong focus on your faith during the pain your family is experiencing. We will continue to lift your family up in prayer. Audrey’s legacy will live in so many ways.

  • Kate C

    Jessica- I know you are such a Godsend for Angie, and to the whole family. Thank you for being a precious friend who is willing to do any crazy thing they might need. It is so heartening to see God’s faithfulness to see us through trials, and how He will give us incredible, beautiful friends like you. Phil. 1:3

  • Anonymous

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that none of us have left you our comments of prayer and concern–in hopes to “get a reply.” That couldn’t be further from why I’ve ever left a comment. My heart aches for your family.

    Now, I bet every single one of us that have left comments were hoping secretly in our hearts for a great big ole’ miracle………..but, in total faith, we KNOW this our precious Father’s story. He is in total control.

    It is beautiful that the Lord would use such a tragedy to bring us begging in submission on your behalf……but aside from that, Angie and Todd……it IS a tragedy, and our hearts do break for you.

    It is my constant prayer that Heavenly Father will continue to wrap His loving, healing arms around you. It is kind of like what Paul spoke of so often…every time we see a leave fall, or a rainbow, or frost on the window, or a ray of light, even in a magnificent thunderstorm….we see the Hand of God. As it is evident in nature, it is also evident in the loving bond humans share….from one breaking heart to the next.

    Point given—we all care and continue to pray. In the end, it is good to know it has helped. We pray it will continue.

    As Natalie Grant says, “This is what it means to be held.”

    We love you, Smiths.

    Humbly,
    Becky Cain

  • Anonymous

    I just found your blog through a friend yesterday and although no words can express the sorrow and sadness that you all must be feeling right now, through God’s Grace you will heal and one day be reunited with that beautiful girl! My heart goes out to all of you and in my thoughts and daily prayers you’ll be. God Bless.

    JIll in MN

  • Anonymous

    Jessica,
    I just wanted to say thank you for being Jesus’ hands here on earth to this precious family. They are so Blessed to have you!
    Blessings and prayers ~
    Christi in TX

  • Heather

    I was introduced to your blog through a friend of mine and I really wanted to tell you how your lives and the story of sweet Audrey has touched us all. I have to admit that the day I came across your blog, my toddler was giving me a hard time, and I really just wanted to pull my hair out. But after the first paragraph or so on your blog, I instantly just held my child tight in my lap forgetting what had transpired earlier and continued to be amazed and read about your family. I was truly touched by your family blog and wanted to say thank you for sharing your lives with us. Each day we have with our children is a precious gift from God, and it is so amazing to be reminded of that each day, even on the roughest of days. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for letting us know that the comments are being meaningful. Thank you, too, for sharing your story with us.
    Stranger in Indy

  • Kristin

    I am touched and changed by your inspiring honesty and faith throughout this journey in your lives. I have your names posted on a paper at my desk at work so that I will pray for you every time I see your names.
    Thank you for sharing the love of God in the midst of your sorrow. He will bring life to thousands through your testimony.
    What an amazing gift you have given to strangers like myself.
    My prayers will continue to be with you and your girls.
    Audrey is a Legacy!

    Kristin

  • Celebrity Baby Blog

    I am so glad that you have your faith and family and friends to help you in this difficult time.

    Danielle Friedland
    Celebrity Baby Blog Publisher

  • Anonymous

    I was so blessed by your testimony of faith. I know it must be such a difficult time for you and you are in my prayers. Thank you so much for sharing… it has definitely opened up my eyes more to our GREAT GOD… may His grace and peace continue to be with all of you.

    Christina

  • Anonymous

    I have been sharing Audrey’s story with many friends and co-workers. God is definitely reaching the hearts of believers and nonbelievers through this journey the Smith’s are going through. Thank you for continuing to let us be a part of your life. Love and prayers always!
    - a friend in Texas

  • Stilla Momma

    What a testimony Audrey’s life has been. I went to work talking about her. Went to bed praying for the family..God’s faithfulness, even in tragedy and calamity is just…wow.

  • KrisinVT

    Angie and Todd- I have been praying for you and following Audrey’s story since this blog first appeared. The photos you had taken last week are magnificent. I can only imagine the ones of Audrey are beautiful too. What a gift to have had the time to be with her and pass her into Jesus’ waiting arms. As much as my heart sank at the news that Audrey had gone to Heaven- I rejoiced in knowing she only knew the beauty of this earth and was surrounded by love and prayer from the instant you knew you were carrying her. I will continue to pray for you all- to share your story and to remember this beautiful baby who has impacted so many- and will for years to come.

  • Anonymous

    The Heart

    ‘Tomorrow morning,’ the surgeon began,’I'll open up your heart…

    ”You’ll find Jesus there,’ the boy interrupted.

    The surgeon looked up, annoyed ‘I’ll cut your heart open,’ he continued, to see how much damage has been done…

    ”but when you open up my heart, you’ll find Jesus in there,’ said the boy.

    The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly. ‘

    When I see how much damage has been done, I’ll sew your heart and chest back up, and I’ll plan what to do next.

    ”But you’ll find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You’ll find Him in my heart.

    ‘The surgeon had had enough. ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll find in your heart. I’ll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I’ll find out if I can make you well.

    ”You’ll find Jesus there too. He lives there.

    ‘The surgeon left. The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery,’…damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, wide spread muscle degeneration. No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy:pain killers and bed rest. Prognosis: here he paused, ‘death within one year.

    ‘He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. ‘Why?’ he asked aloud. ‘Why did You do this? You’ve put him here; You’ve put him in this pain; and You’ve cursed him to a nearly death. Why?’

    The Lord answered and said, ‘The boy,my lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be. Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow.
    ‘The surgeon’s tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. ‘You created that boy, and You created that heart. He’ll be dead in months. Why?

    ‘The Lord answered, ‘The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for He has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb.

    ‘The surgeon wept…

    The surgeon sat beside the boy’s bed; the boy’s parents sat across from him.
    The boy awoke and whispered, ‘Did you cut open my heart?

    ”Yes,’ said the surgeon.

    ‘What did you find?’ asked the boy.

    ‘I found Jesus there,’ said the surgeon.
    -Author Unknown

    I want you to know that Audrey has helped this lost sheep. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I have been so moved by your story. I found your link through a friend and I have been praying and praying for your family. You are on my mind daily and I appreciate you sharing your story. God is truly using your story to reach others, believers and non-believers. I will continue to lift your family up during this time of need and pain.

  • Layneebug1

    Angie and Todd,
    As I read through your story I cried, I laughed and I prayed! What amazing strength and faith in God it took for you to share your story, your thoughts and your life with all of us. You and your family are amazing people in the ways that you share your love for God. Selah is the most amazing group I’ve ever come across, and as I read through your story, your heart is just as amazing as the music they sing! I have been praying for you and your family since I’ve come across your blog. I can’t stop thinking of you and I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers! May God continue to bless you all.

  • Adrienne

    We praise God that Angie gets to heal at home surrounded by family and friends. We pray that God’s peace would rest upon each of your hearts as you experience joy, heartache, pain, and hope all at once. It feels a bit schizophrenic, but it’s there that you know God is at the center of it all, you are not alone. He will provide. We are continuing to pray for you guys.

  • Stephanie

    I am so glad Angie is able to come home early, I had three c-sections, and it is wonderful to get to go home. Oh precious ones, you are loved by so many, it is like you have a whole new family through blog. There are no worries about Angie & Todd responding to our comments, Just take time to get better. We just want them to know we are praying for them, and Jessica thank you for all you are doing, you are a great friend. Thank you for keeping us updated.

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • Forrest & Elizabeth Williams

    To the Smiths…
    Thank you for sharing your hearts with us… strangers, yet brothers and sisters in Christ. I have prayed often for you all and esp. on Monday at 4:00pm in our sanctuary (alone and dark) and weeped for you all and what you must be going through yet weeping also tears of gladness they we serve a mighty God. Your scar Angie from the c-section, may it always remind you all of being ‘chosen’ to sacrifice for the Lord and Him using you in mighty ways as His vessel at great costs although the deep hurting that comes with it. I’m so thankful you were able to see and be with one of God’s angels this week and into eternity. Thanks for showing so many of us what it looks like to ‘live as Christ and to die is gain.’

    Blessings and prayers,
    Elizabeth
    eljdawgster@gmail.com

  • April

    I pray that in the coming days you feel the presence of the comfortor…Thank you for sharing your story..
    I think Audrey’s story helps to awaken that part of us that needs to be reminded children are wonderful gifts.There is so much abuse and neglect in the news, we need to hear and see how how little one’s should be cherished as Audrey has been…

    And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it 1Co 12:26

    ..I wish we could all carry some of your pain for you.but I know Jesus bore your griefs and under you is the everlasting arms.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes God uses the littlest of these to make the greatest impact. Thank you for sharing Audrey with the world your faith during this time has helped many trust Him for the first time or return to what they already knew, but had just wlked away when things go ttoo hard.

    TAHNKS FOR BEING OUR EXAMPLE IN THIS HEART WRENCHING AND DIFFICULT TIME.

    And as many others have said, we reply to the posts to show our support and to let you know your brothers and sisters are all here if you need us, but we do not expect replys.

  • Anonymous

    Your faith during this most heartbreaking of times is inspiring. I hope you can find comfort in it and rejoice in the fact that sweet Audrey will be your guardian angel for the rest of your lives. My hopes, prayers, thoughts and sympathies are with you now….and always.

  • Nanette R.

    Thanks to the Smith’s friends for keeping the blog updated this week. And thanks to Angie and Todd for being willing to share their family’s story. God is using it for His purposes and for His glory. To Him alone be the glory and honor and praise! My prayers are with you all.

  • The Shulls

    We keep praying for this beautiful and sweet family. It’s such a great news to know that Angie is coming home one day earlier. I wish I would live closer to bring them a meal!

    We pray for you guys every night as a family with our little boys (Nate 17 months and Isaiah 6 months). You all are deep in our heart.

    May the Lord keep you and cherish you tonight.

    Love,
    The Shulls

  • Salzwedel Family

    Thank you for sharing Audrey’s journey with us. It has moved me to tears, both for the loss & for the faith you have shown. I pray God’s healing for your family. Audrey will always be remembered by those of us who have had the privilege to hear her story. God bless your family – we are praying for you.

  • Anonymous

    Just reread some of your blog. Like the March 4? Just as that holy hush came over the Vista Lounge that night, May God give you that holy hush in the days ahead. Then a few new your story and now even more. As christains we tend to say that there is power in prayer quite often without thinking it through, but that night as 600 + people began to pray God heard as he always does. I was there also, I just wanted to hug you and Todd and make this all better, but I knew I could not so I took it to the one who could. Angie and Todd even in a moment of doubt… God is still the smae yesterday today and forever. He is Lord. In this incredibly hard time he has used you to bring others to himself. He is the Same.
    Yes, He brought the rain, and I hope soon you can see a piece of the rainbow as the clouds part. Keep praising Him. We will keep praying for you to have the faith and courage and strength to do so. You guys are amazing. Continuing to lift you in prayer

    Michigan

  • Anonymous

    Angie, Todd, Ellie, Abby and Kate:
    Thank you for letting us share Audrey with you. She is truly a special little girl, chosen by God to remind us of His everlasting love and faithfulness. May the time you shared as a family remain with you always, knowing without doubt that the little girl with her red hair and bonnet was and will always be with you. May God continue to comfort and embrace you as you celebrate Audrey’s life and homecoming.
    Cathy and Nick, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Michelle Cochran-Wells

    I have been waiting to comment simply because I don’t really know what to say. You both are so, so very strong and I admire that so much. You have a wonderful family and I am thrilled that you all got to spend that precious amount of time with little Audrey. I know that she was a gift from Heaven and meant to carry on a purpose–even for a little while. She and your family will always be an inspiration for me. You all have taught us so much just from posting through your blog. Thank you for sharing your story and opening up your heart for all of us to experience. God bless you and your family.

  • Emily

    We are your family in Christ! I am honored and humbled to have walked this road before you, Angie, as my baby girl arrived Home just over nine months before yours. It is my duty and privilege to shoulder this load with you, as God continues to reveal His perfect plan for these brief, yet full and beautiful little lives. We are on our faces for you in Kentucky tonight.

  • Amy

    You and your story have really touched my soul and you continue to be in my prayers.

    Amy

  • Dobbie and Papa

    As I expressed earlier! How precious are the saints of God…my husband just put on the Selah CD that led and ministered to us while my Mom passed..(I had shared briefly previously)_..the song is the one with the African music on and we actually danced around our Moms’ bed!…my tears are here again tonight…still miss her…just watched Billy Graham story…we are so blessed…in life…and so much more in death….We will meet on the other side!!

  • Jenifer

    Thank you for sharing your story. I found out about this blog the day that Audrey was born. I spent the whole morning reading through previous posts and then was on the edge of my seat all day waiting for word on the birth. I can’t seem to get your family out of my thoughts and my heart is breaking for you that you have had to go through this.

    When I read the post that you had went into surgery I just kept thinking about what was happening and what you guys were doing. Thank you so much for having Jessica update the blog while you are going through this so we know what is happening and we can continue to pray for your family.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Do you think you will share pictures so we can see precious Audrey Caroline or is that too personal of a thing right now. I would love to see this sweet baby that has touched all of our hearts.

    So glad you got out of the hospital early. It’s always better to heal at home.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Todd,
    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you. As a mother of three, I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling. I am so glad you got a few precious hours with your daughter. I will hug my three babies extra close tonight.

    God Bless and take care.

    Cheryl
    Omaha Nebraska

  • Vicky

    Continuing to keep your family in my prayers in the days and weeks to come.
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. It has encouraged me in my faith and reminded me that even in our most difficult times, God’s love shines through and can carry us.

  • sethswifeforlife

    wow, is about all I can say. This is the first time I have come to your blog. The tears have been shed for you all, and my prayers will be with you.

  • Elizabeth Hansen

    Hi Angie, Todd, and Family,

    I just wanted to say, that I’m thinking about you guys. I know that I don’t even know you, but your story has really impacted me. I spent Tuesday afternoon in tears over your story. I will definitely be praying for you guys. God has a plan in this, and he will be glorified, no matter what. I pray that God would hold you in the palm of his hands as you walk through this. What the enemy has meant for evil, God will turn around in your lives. God has a plan in all of this and I can’t wait to meet Miss Audrey in Heaven!

    Love and Blessings,

    Elizabeth

  • grace

    Dear Jesus

    I lift up the Smith fmily to you tonight. THANK YOU for the miracle of Audrey Caroline, for the love of her mommy, daddy and sisters. For the miracle we saw in her life…we thank you. We all prayed for a miracle..and we saw one.

    Reach down to them tonight, as they sleep, give them peace and rest and healing, and joy in the middle of the darkness. Thank you for promising us hope and grace and mercy and for loving precious Audrey enough to grant her life with YOu.

    I ask that the enemy would have no foothold in their home, God, but that You would flood the halls with laughter and light.

    You are sovereign and great, and we trust in the dark that you will bring joy in the morning.

    Amen

  • Anonymous

    I have been so distant from the Lord of late. He has sheparded me to your site (and Audrey’s) so I can learn from your family and there strength and commitment to God during our Job-like trials. You encourage me to hold fast to my faith and not lose focus on my rock.
    Thank you for letting me know Audrey and you all.
    My close friends celebrate their daughter Clare’s birth tomorrow April 11. She was born still a year ago. They too have kept God in their suffering and we all truly believe Clare lived her life in the womb. and whilst short has taught us all more than we could ever imagine. I pray that Audrey’s short life has the same impact worldwide that Clare has had in ours.
    Much love and God Bless to you all from Australia.
    I am so sad for your loss.

  • Sherri

    Dear precious family,

    Your story has touched us so deeply and we feel like we know you. When I grew up as a little girl I have always thought things like you told about. I always felt like I had to help everyone and make sure no one was sad. Your faith is so strong it has really touched our lives. I lost 5 babies thru miscarriages but never to the end like yours. We did figure out that God had other plans for us as we now have 6 adopted children and 1 biological child. God always has a plan. I hope you are home now and doing ok and healing. I can’t wait to meet Miss Audrey one day in heaven. Can’t you just imagine what she is up there doing right now? Healed and perfectly well. Blessings, The Willis Family

  • Angela L.

    Wanted to start the morning out by letting you know that you’re in my thoughts again today……. I’m saying constant little prayers for you and your family!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve just been praying that God will fill the hole left in their hearts with only goodness, peace, things of God….that doubt, fear, depression, anger, anything not of God…will NOT take root and fill that hole.

    Praying!
    Kelly S. Michigan

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your family with us, your faith is inspirational. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Amy

  • Anonymous

    What amazing faith & love. Makes me want to grow deeper with God. Thank you for sharing this journey. You will continue to be in my prayers.

  • olivia and henry

    angie and todd,
    i think of you all every day, and pray that the Lord will be near to you every moment. that His love and peace would cover you completely. much love and many many prayers,
    angie
    (dallas, tx.)

  • Faith

    Angie and Todd, thank you for sharing Audrey’s story. I grieve with you with Audrey’s passing, but I can’t help but believe that when you get to heaven she will run up to meet you.

    Your faithfulness to God is awesome and inspiring! Thank you for allowing God to work through you.

    I pray your whole family will be blessed and that you will be at peace with Audrey’s passing. I am so glad that the Lord gave you time to see her and for her sisters to meet her.

    God Bless Your Family
    Faith

  • JanaBanana

    You are such a beautiful, inspirational woman. I cant even begin to imagine the pain… Your story will help many and I thank you for sharing.. we are expecting our 5th child, a girl in May… I hope you continue on a path of faith and love. GOD is truely amazing. Hold on tight…

  • Anonymous

    I missed hearing your message through song last Sunday, but please know your message is as strong through the sharing of your story of your little angel. Thank you for sharing. May you feel God’s hands carrying you through this difficult time.
    Iowa

  • Anonymous

    I just wanted to Thank you for sharing your story and send prayers from myself and family. You are truely a strong family.
    God Bless you all
    Kellie Smith

  • Cyndi

    Hard to express what I have felt for your family and I’m a stranger. Angie, you have a way with words and for that I thank you. To know that people can be hurting and feel the prayer of hundreds is inspiring. . .

    Thinking of you, Todd and your precious daughters (all 4 of them)! Remember to FROG =)

  • Jennifer

    Todd and Angie… I can’t begin to express to you how my heart aches for you… You both are just remarkable… Angie, you have so much courage and I know I don’t know you, but you are just an amazing person…. My prayers are with you – you and your family will forever be in my prayers! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Jen

  • Tina Vega

    It’s just incredible thinking of the number of lives touched by the story of Audrey’s life. Amazing. No matter how brief or small, each life holds great purpose. Peace and comfort to you in this time of loss…

  • The Morris Family

    As you journey this road that is a midnight for any parent, HE is faithful. HE is your refuge and strength. We too hae passed through the valley of Baca(weeping), our 3yr twin was dx with a childhood cancer and went into the arms of Jesus 1/23/07 The grieving road is long and hard but the Lord has shown himself true. There are some particular scriptures I wanted to share that are worthy of meditating on as they say what our heart feel,Jer. 31:13 …For I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them and make them rejjoice from their sorrow.And in verse 15, Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not v.16Thus saith the Lord: refrain thy voice from weping and thine eyes from tears for thy work shall be rewarded v.17 And there is hope in thine end. I was blessed as it says there is hope, may the Lord give all the graces needed as you walk this path. Praying….
    http://www.weloveyoujoel.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    I found your blog through a friends blog and I am crying as I read. My heart aches for you, and you and your family are in my prayers.

  • surfmomma4

    Hi, I just want to thank the Smith family for sharing their journey of faith. It has been a great inspiration to me. I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the transition of their sweet daughter to “angel”. Angie has mentioned her mother-in-law, but not sure about her parents. I wanted to off my condolences to them on the loss of their grandaughter. As a grandmother I know their heart is in mourning also. I will continure to offer up prayers for the healing of the whole family. God Bless and thank you Jessica for being a dear friend and keeping us updated. You know we care so much..love Susan

  • Jennifer L. Griffith

    God blessed me through this story. I pray for His glory to continue to shine through this trial, as only He can.

    Blessings and more!

  • Kristi

    How very uplifting and comforting that although we — brothers and sisters in Christ — don’t know each other… we know HIM, together. We have support and loving prayers by his other children, even if we’ll never meet on this earth. I can’t begin to know what you’re going through, but please know you’re loved.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your story of courage and faith.

    May God grant you peace today and in the weeks and months to come.

    Robin in New Jersey

  • Lily’s Mommy

    Even though this is my first time leaving a comment on your blog, Angie, I have been checking in regularly and praying a lot. My husband and I have prayed for you together (with our daughter, too). The amazing thing to me has been that God has been glorified through you and your family because all over the world, the Body of Christ has been unified to pray for you. That has been an awesome thing to be a part of and a huge blessing to my life, my heart. I cherished the time I could talked to Jesus about you, your husband, your delivery, Audrey, your stay in the hospital. I will continue to think of you, to check your blog, and to pray for you. Thank you for sharing this intimate journey with the world. It gave an opportunity to pray for something larger and with a larger group than probably any of us have before.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I do not where to begin. I started following your story a few weeks ago. I just want to say what an inspiration you are Angie to so many people. Your attitude and faith you have shown to so many people all over the world is a true blessing. I am so glad that God gave you the opportunity to love you precious angel. I am sure you will always cherish that time spent with her as a family. I know what it feels like to lose a baby and the emotions that you go through. I pray for you and your family every night. Just remember, when times get rough all you have to do is call on the name of Jesus. I did this many nights and I would always wake up feeling stronger. I had to smile when I read the part of your story concerning the bunny. My husband and I also picked out a little stuffed angel with wings. I know it may sound silly, but it really helped holding it during the times I felt lonely. Just remember, you are never alone!! You have a father that will never leave or forsake you. You won’t come out of this the same. There is no way you could. You will be stronger in faith and as a person.

    You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing your story.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa

  • Andrea

    Angie, I wanted to lead you over to a blog called walls down on blogspot. My sister in christ, Miste had almost the exact same experience with their baby girl. I know she would love to get to know you and love on you the way maybe no else can. I have been praying and thinking about you and your family and it occurred to me to hook you two up. Let me know if you do. With all my love – Andrea

  • Anonymous

    ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
    And to take Him at His Word;
    Just to rest upon His promise,
    And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”

    Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
    How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
    Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
    O for grace to trust Him more!

    O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just to trust His cleansing blood;
    And in simple faith to plunge me
    ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

    Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just from sin and self to cease;
    Just from Jesus simply taking
    Life and rest, and joy and peace.

    I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
    Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
    And I know that Thou art with me,
    Wilt be with me to the end.

  • Julie

    Angie, Todd & girls,

    Reading your story has made me appreciate the time I have with my two little girls and baby on the way. I dumped the chores yesterday and took the girls outside for 3 hours to play. Heaven to my little girls! Mommy even got down and played in the dirt with dump trucks! (with my big pregnant belly in the way, lol)So, I just want to THANK YOU for sharing the importance of little Audrey’s short life and what family means. God bless your family and praises to HIM that you get to go home a day early!

    ~Much Love and Many Prayers,

    Julie

  • The Rhodes’

    I just found your website today. I was so inspired by one post that I returned to the beginning and spent the afternoon reading the whole story. You are truly an inspiration. I am in amazement of your strength and courage. I don’t know how or if I could handle a similar situation but will draw strength from your story in all things that come my way. I have an 18 month old son that I thank God for everyday. Your children are beautiful and I know that Ms. Audrey is making one beautiful Angel.

  • Anonymous

    Dear friends, We have not met but i truely understand what you are going through. I live in Murfreesboro and 4 weeks tomorrow my Avery Grace went to be with Jesus. Her little heart didn’t make it through the c-section and she is now playing and dancing in Heaven. We don’t know why it happened but am so grateful to know where she is. I am praying for you as we are more than likely feeling the same pains of loss. I will keep you in my prayers for you will need them even months from now. My heart reaches out to you deeply. Please from one momma to another who really understands-please feel free to be in contact with me kashburn817@hotmail.com. GOD bless you and your family. They are beautiful! Trina A

  • tara

    I just wanted to thank for sharing this amazing story, I have been following it for a few weeks, you and your family have been in my prayers daily.

  • Cindy-Still His Girl

    Todd and Angie,
    Just found you tonight. Your story; Audrey’s story, is powerful and beautiful. I pray you feel tonight that you experience the peace that passes all understanding; that our Father’s tenderness and compassion and His character become even more clear to you. I pray you press deeper into Him each day, and I pray that the days ahead include much laughter for you.

    Your photos are stunning; I hope they bless you mightily!
    Much love and prayers.

  • Fran

    Oh Angie and Todd….
    I feel so weird telling you this, but thank you for sharing your story. It really has effect my heart and my increased faith and trust in Jesus through ALL things.

    Praying for you tonight as you are home now.

    Peace and love,
    Fran
    TN

  • Carlton and Aimee Weathers

    My family has just recently walked a very similar path. I am praying for you. Here is our story of our little girl, Sophie Ann.

    http://www.weathersfamily2007.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Your story has touched me deeply, I have thought of you often and I am thankful you shared your story. God Bless You~
    Dana, Maryland

  • amy

    Still praying for you guys!

  • Sara

    Like many others, I stumbled upon your blog just yesterday and am absolutely amazed by your faith and strength. Thank you for sharing your story and please know that it and your sweet angel Audrey have touched so, so many, myself included. I am sure you know that for every comment left there are a hundred more who have been inspired and challenged. Your family is in my prayers.

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • J&M

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us. Your faith and strength are an inspiration. I am praying for your beautiful family and that God keeps your angel, Audrey Caroline safe beside him. Thank you for sharing your heart and your angel with us, Angie.

    God Bless You!
    Josie

  • Kay B

    You are an amazing family! The faith you have and the beautiful way that you are able to glorify our God even in your darkest moments are extraordinary.

    Keeping you in prayer

    Kay B. in Texas

  • Astraea

    I had your blog up at work today. I just listened to your playlist over and over. I said many prayers for you, your husband, and your four girls. The Lord has touched so many hearts with your sweet Audrey’s life.

    There is no need to thank us for anything. You sharing your story is thanks enough. God bless, Angie. You are amazing.

  • Jenn

    So glad that Angie was able to come home from the hospital early. We’re just praying and have you on our hearts!

  • Sarah

    I have not been able to get Audrey’s story out of my head ever since I stumbled upon your blog a couple of weeks ago. I am so thankful you all got to spend some precious time with her.

    I really admire your faith and perseverance. I have crumbled and never completely returned from much less painful circumstances before.

    I know words must seem so terribly hollow right now – but I pray peace and rest for you and your family.

    (((hugs)))
    Sarah Parker
    p.s. I play piano in my church’s praise band and have gotten inspiration for many songs from listening to Selah music, which a friend turned me on to. Your group’s music blesses me!

  • Anonymous

    Little children who pass away before they are accountable are redeemed. With little children who are taken away in infancy and innocence before they have reached the years of accountability, and are not capable of committing sin, the gospel reveals to us the fact that they are redeemed, and Satan has no power over them. Neither has death any power over them. They are redeemed by the blood of Christ, and they are saved just as surely as death has come into the world through the fall of our first parents. …

    … Our beloved friends who are now deprived of their little one, have great cause for joy and rejoicing, even in the midst of the deep sorrow that they feel at the loss of their little one for a time. They know he is all right; they have the assurance that their little one has passed away without sin. Such children are in the bosom of the Father. They will inherit their glory and their exaltation, and they will not be deprived of the blessings that belong to them; for, in the economy of heaven, and in the wisdom of the Father, who doeth all things well, those who are cut down as little children are without any responsibility for their taking off, they, themselves, not having the intelligence and wisdom to take care of themselves and to understand the laws of life; and, in the wisdom and mercy and economy of God our Heavenly Father, all that could have been obtained and enjoyed by them if they had been permitted to live in the flesh will be provided for them hereafter. They will lose nothing by being taken away from us in this way. …

    With these thoughts in my mind, I take consolation in the fact that I shall meet my children who have passed behind the veil; I have lost a number, and I have felt all that a parent can feel, I think, in the loss of my children. I have felt it keenly, for I love children, and I am particularly fond of the little ones, but I feel thankful to God for the knowledge of these principles, because now I have every confidence in his word and in his promise that I will possess in the future all that belongs to me, and my joy will be full. I will not be deprived of any privilege or any blessing that I am worthy of and that may be properly entrusted to me. But every gift, and every blessing that it is possible for me to become worthy of I shall possess, either in time or in eternity, and it will not matter, so that I acknowledge the hand of God in all these things, and say in my heart, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord” [see Job 1:21]. This is the way we should feel with regard to our children, or our relatives, or friends, or whatever vicissitudes we may be called to pass through.

  • Anonymous

    Your family hasn’t been far from my thoughts; I continue to pray every time you cross my mind.
    Praying for healing and peace tonight.

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  • Anonymous

    Angie – the word that kept drifting, really more like pounding, through my head as I read and wept at your story was “beautiful”; and the only way I can explain it is that the glory of the Lord is shining through your story. God has allowed you to give all of us a small taste of your pain, but yet He has made it lovely, as only He can. Bless you, my unmet sister; thank you for having the courage to let Audrey’s life be every bit as valid as if she had lived in her human body for 90 years. I thought I was being silly for seeing my little 8-week-old unborn baby as one of my children – you make me realize that my heart was simply holding on to the conviction of my faith, to what is true and what is right and what is noble. I look very much forward to seeing you and Audrey in Heaven someday, having a picnic with Jesus. We’ll introduce your Audrey to my sweet one!

  • erin

    thank you, angie’s friend for taking the time to update us all.
    while i do not know her or her family, my heart goes out to her, as i too have lost babies, and unfortunately know the pain all too well.
    wishing you, and her family many blessings along the healing journey,
    in His name.

    erin yamabe

  • Daron and Theresa

    We prayed for you today Angie and are glad that you get to go home today! I know that you don’t know me, but I felt led to let you know that you are on my prayer list and I pray for you every morning. I live on the Island of Guam with my husband (Daron) and our daughters Kate and Hannah. We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord put his hand on your family during this time. Please know that many people all the way in Guam are praying for you!
    Your sister in Christ, Theresa

  • Jill

    Angie and Todd,

    Going through this with you over the past 3.5 months only through this blog has given me such a heart for your family. I often talk about you to my children and husband as if I “know” you. They join me in praying for you.

    I have cried with you many times and praise God as often if not more for what He has done in and through your lives. Thank you both for sharing this story with every person who has read this blog. Thank you again for being faithful servants to what you were given – not what you choose but what was handed to and trusted in your care. Thank you both for knowing that even when it hurt more than you could bare – that God is faithful and the body of Christ would lift up your weary hands and head. Thank you for trusting in His love to set you free to share things that most would hold to themselves – your transparency has touched lives in ways that being private could never do.

    As many have said – this blog and your story has touched lives in ways you might not know until we all gather in heaven. I trust many will come to sit with you, hug you, kiss you and rejoice in our Father’s hand in their getting closer to Him through your beautiful words of love for Him!

    I praise you both for what you have so graciously done. Our family continues to walk this journey with you and we lift you up in prayer.

    Psalm 40 speaks of your faithful perserverance.

    When the days still don’t make sense – hold tight to Proverbs 3:5-6 and remember who made you and calls you His very own (Psalm 139).

    In His amazing grace,
    Jill S. in PA

  • Anonymous

    Angie, Todd and family,

    I came across your blog through a friend of a friend and I haven’t been able to get you or your story out of my mind. Thank you for sharing your experience – I imagine at times it was difficult to do. Your story has allowed me and my family to examine on a much deeper level my own faith and the beliefs that we are now teaching our kids. For that I will be forever grateful. I am Catholic and we often pray as we light candles – the prayer being carried on as the flame burns. Please know that our family has been lighting candles and praying for you, your family and for baby Audrey since I read your blog.

    I can not imagine your sorrow or the pain you must feel as you mourn your sweet baby girl. I hope you take comfort in the fact that this little girl has brought the light to many through your story – me included. May God bless you and keep you.

  • shalana

    Dear Angie and Todd,
    Your strength, courage and faith are amazing. Even through all of this you have managed to reach out and help others. About a month ago I wrote to you and you sent my son, Joshua a bible. He was so excited when he got it, he ripped open the package, not knowing what it was, and was so amazed, I mean like this was the coolest thing he had ever gotten in the mail before. He couldn’t wait to start reading it, and soon devoured the whole thing, we are now on our 3rd time reading through it. He can’t wait to go to church with his sister and I so that he can share his new knowledge of the Lord with all of his classmates. Last Friday night I couldn’t sleep and went to check on him, and my son, shy, quiet, so unsure of himself was laying in bed singing “Jesus loves me”, I couldn’t do anything but cry, after a few minutes he stopped and asked if God loved him because he was one of his kids, and I told him that of course God loves him, and he said “Oh just checking cause I wasn’t sure”. Thank you for helping me to open this part of my son’s life, I didn’t know how to reach him, and now he is hungering for the Lord in a way I can only hope to emulate. Thank you to your family, I will continue to hold a special place for you in my heart and prayers, and thank you for sharing your amazing little girl with us.

    Praising Him always,
    Shalana Hegerman

  • Laura

    I have not forgotten about all of you…even though some days have gone by. I know God will give strength to walk through these next several weeks as you prepare to celebrate Audrey’s life publicly and strength to celebrate her life each day as a family.

  • Leanne

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jillian

    thinking about you today. thank you so much for sharing your story. i’ve been sharing your story and audrey’s this entire week. lots of people lifting you up to the Father in oklahoma. many blessings.

  • Chrissy

    I’ve been truly moved by your story. God is awesome and to hear you have not lost your love for him in a time when many people walk away from him….words can not express the feelings I have for your heartbreak and strength during this time. As I have heard many times…..God will never give you more than you can handle.. God bless all of you.

  • Jessica

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I haven’t cried this long since we lost our own daughter almost two years ago. Your story is amazing and such a wonderful testament to God’s love for us. His promises have carried us through our own journey of grief and loss.

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jerm 29:11

    Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers.

    If ever we can do anything for your family do not hesitate to contact us at jes_singletary@yahoo.com.

    Lifting you up in prayer,
    Jessica Singletary

  • kamomlisa

    A part of my heart grieves with you- Angie, it broke me open when you talked about asking God to tell Audrey what kind of mom you would have been to her- I pray that He honors the intent of that prayer of your heart. Lisa

  • Andrea

    Children are such a blessing and your beautiful and touching story proves it, absolutely. Your family is inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing and I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • My

    I’m so sorry to hear about the lose of Audrey Caroline. I was selfish last week, going through my own thing, and didn’t check the blog. I just found out about it today.

    Angie, keep your faith, girl. God brought it to you and He will bring you through it!

    Todd, sing like you’ve never sang before. Lift your voice to the Lord and praise Him for the miracle Audrey was to ya’ll and to all of us.

    To the three most precious sisters on Earth, your parents will lead the way. All you have to do is follow.

    May God pour out His richest blessing on all of you in your time of need. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • sarah

    Still praying for you all. You come to my mind and heart many times throughout the day. May God continue to use you all. The pictures of Audrey are amazing, she is beautiful. I pray God will comfort you and hold you so close. Thanks again for your inspiring words.

  • theragan3

    I have stumbled onto your blog and have been touched deeply by your story and your strong hold to the Father. I understand your pain as I have also lost a child, at 1 month old. Were it not for the grace, peace and comfort from our loving Father, we would not have made it thru a very dark heart wrenching time. I pray the same for you.
    Praying for physical and emotional healing for you all.
    Much love,
    Erinn in Maryland

  • Anonymous

    God bless you.

  • SMD

    I don’t know what to say but I want to say the right thing. The only words I can think of are Thank YOU!!!

    What a BEAUTIFUL family you have.

    Stacey
    Indiana

  • One Blessed Mama

    Todd and Angie, words cannot express how I feel about you having to go through this difficult time. Please know that I am praying for you and thinking of you often. May the peace of God cover you and your family. May the Joy of the Lord be your Strength. Blessings and peace to you. Djuna in Maryland

  • Anonymous

    I just wanted to say what an amazing testimony of your faith this story is. I am a Labor and Delivery nurse in Kansas City, MO and I wanted you to know that I am across the country praying for you. I have worked for 15 years with mother and babies and you must have been such a testimony to the medical staff. I have seen miracles performed and tragedies occur in this line of work, but daily I see that God is indeed the giver of all life. God bless you for sharing your story and for being a testiment of His amazing grace.

  • jennperrius

    As the tears flow and I can hear my girls blast “praise you in this storm” I know God has blessed me today. I am a mother of 4 and my daughter who will be 6 tomorrow, is “terminally ill” no one can really understands our unique situation, living a normal life, waiting. I have been so withdrawn and lonely and overwhelmed, but today, I feel hope. God blessed me today with an e-mail and a link to your blog. His timing is well, perfect. Why am I always suprised? Thank you for wharing all that you have. Jenn

  • Julie Stiles Mills

    “why should I feel discouraged
    and why should the shadows come
    why should my heart feel lonely
    and long for heaven and home

    when Jesus is my portion
    a constant friend is He
    His eye is on the sparrow
    and I know He watches over me”

    After reading your post, I can’t stop thinking of these verses. This is the first Selah song I ever heard. Years ago, walking past a headset at Borders books, I listened to track #5 on Be Still My Soul for a few minutes. I put the headset down and began to walk away. I couldn’t. I returned and listened more. I attempted to walk away twice more, but I couldn’t. By the time the song ended, I was in tears, it was so beautiful. I bought the Be Still My Soul that day and have purchased many more to give away. Most recently, I gave one to my daughter’s 1st grade teacher, who had to leave her job in January to fight stage 4 breast cancer. She told me what a blessing the CD has been to her.

    Monday, she found out the cancer is “resolved.” Pam Thum said it: Life is Hard, but God is Good.

    Praying for your family.

  • Anonymous

    Todd and Angie,
    I wept as I read your blog entries this morning. Your faith in our Lord in astounding, a blessing and encouragement. I will pray that the Lord will continue to give you the strength and healing you need to press on during this most difficult time.
    Love,
    Darcy(Benedict)Mazza
    Southfield Christian, class of 1991

  • susan

    i am at a loss as to what to say. i only know i have to write to you. to say i am touched and inspired would not due justice to the feelings i have. you are so amazing, the Lord truly chose you for He knew your strength and faith. i will continue to pray for you and your family and for everyone that reads your story.

  • Creekermom

    What a blessing your story is and will continue to be. Audrey is now sitting at the feet of Jesus and dancing with the angels.

    If you get a chance check out Mark Harris’s song, Wish You Were Here. The words are quite comforting and ever so precious. I pray that God will continue to give you peace and that in His time he will bless you with many more children.
    I also wanted to let you know about Remembering Our Babies Day- October15th.com

    What a testimony your story is and thank you for allowing us to be there for you and pray for you and your family.

  • Penny

    Dear Angie, Todd & Family: Words cannot even express the feelings that went through me as I read the story about Audrey. I am a scrapbooker and the Lord led me to your story while reading a scrapbooker’s blog about Scrap Etc. It is strange because I had not looked at these blogs in a veryt long time, but the Lord put it on my heart to go search Scrap Etc. Praise God. The Lord is shining through and through in your story and is reaching many people, myself included. May God comfort and continue to strengthen you in the days to come. May God bless those three little girls who have seen so much in such a short lifetime. My prayers are with all of you. God Bless, Penny

  • sheila

    Dear Angie and Family,
    Thank you for being so honest with your feelings. I had a miscarriage at 13 wks, on Thanksgiving Day. The days that followed were so sad and confusing. I remember desperately wanting others to take notice, at one point I really asked my dr. Was I really pregnant? The pain was so much. I wanted something physical, besides the pain in my heart, to show my baby lived was a part of our family. I was out looking for a christmas ornament but all i found did not seem to fit. I was becoming discouraged and just sad as I was leaving the store, I looked over at the nicknaks and one caught my eye. It was a beautiful angle holding a baby with an inscription Gentle One Now Is The Time….Holding You In My Arms…. I picked it up and just held it for a moment trying to keep my composure until I could pay for it. When I got out to the car, I just began to cry and cry. I was crying for my baby and also because at that moment I knew God felt my pain, I knew God was saying to me personally, I’m here, I know your hurting, I’m hurting with you. God gave me something material to hold onto, because he knew I needed it. That is how awesome our God is. He truly cares and loves us. It’s been four yrs since that day and I still love to look the statue and marvel at how God lets us know he is near. Your bunny and cherry tree are such obivious signs that God is saying, it’s going to be alright, I’m here with you, I will walk through this with you. May God continue to show you how awesome and loving he truly is.