Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One In Heaven, One From Heaven

Yes, it was (and is) an emotional time for our family.

Kimmy gave birth to Ila May
at 8:27 PM, Monday night.

Ila May came fast.
We all were miles from home, in two directions.
Tom and I were south, in Seattle about 20 miles away.
Kimmy and her little family were 20 miles north in Everett.
When I got the call to hurry home.

We all made it!
Mother and daughter are doing GREAT!
Both are very healthy.
Kimmy will share her story soon and I will pass it on.

We were in Seattle consoling Todd and Stephanie,
 who lost their child earlier in the day.

I'm asking for your prayers.

(I will be taking sometime off from blogging)

By the way Ila is beautiful!


  1. Wow! "Congratulations" on one hand and "so sorry" on the other.

    You need this time (off) to just "BE".

    Blessings and Prayers - as adjustments are made all around.

    Love you.

  2. Oh congratulations and totally understand the other also...my daughter-in-law miscarried in November..I have gone through that three times myself...so hugs and tears for you all.

    Blessings to the new mother and to all of you as you enjoy this new little one and looking forward to the blessing of your daughter-in-law again with a healthy pregnancy!

    Hugs as God heals their hearts.

  3. Christine, I'm so sorry for the loss, but so happy for the birth of Ila May. Bittersweet. Life is often so unfair, but God can be trusted even then. Keeping you in my prayers.

  4. Christine, I will be holding you and your family up in my prayers... Oh, I cannot even begin to imagine. Joy and sorrow. I am both excited for little Ila and so very sorry for Todd, Stepahnie, and the rest of your loss. May God hold each of you in the palm of His hand. blessings ~ tanna

  5. Christine, how hard it is to balance bliss with one of our kids and sorrow with the other. So sorry about the turn of events!
    Praying for you and your family,

  6. Christine,
    My heart is rejoicing for Kimmy and family, and my prayers are with Todd and Stephanie. Oh my heart breaks for them. I'm looking forward to reading Kimmy's story and seeing photos of little Ila. Prayers all around my friend, sending you hugs... dee dee

  7. Hugs and prayers being sent your way for you and the family.


  8. Oh, my heart just hurts with this. I had a sad feeling that was what you were going to say when I read the title.

    I praise God with you for the birth of Ila!!

  9. So happy that Ila made her debut into the world healthy and safe.

    I will be praying for your son and daughter in law in their loss, and also for you.

  10. Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your loss and the awful loss for your son and daughter-in-law. I am as happy to hear about your family's new addition.
    I am about to email you right now...just some private thoughts. Sending love and hugs your way, my friend.

  11. Having experienced a miscarriage myself I can relate to what Stephanie and Todd are going through right now. It is such a loss not to be able to meet that precious someone you've grown to love already. They are blessed to have your loving support. I am keeping them in prayer.
    I just viewed Kimmy's blog and that BEAUTIFUL picture of your sweet new Ila May. What a doll baby! How blessed you must feel to have been there from the moment of her birth! I'm sure we'll be seeing more of your sweet grandkids soon! Cogratulations to you and Tom!

  12. There it is again... the oft-time coming together and mixing of joy and sorrow at the same time in our lives....

    we wish you hugs of comfort, joy and great grace......

  13. Ila is beautiful.
    Your own little miracle {#3}.
    Congratulations to you all.

    My prayers are with Todd and Stephanie {and you all} as I know from experience what a heartbreak this is. Faith and time will be your healers but that won't help them yet as they feel such sadness.

  14. Will be praying for you and your family.

  15. oh, what joy & sadness all rolled together. job 1:21 comes to mind. may your heart sing a similar song & may His perfect peace surround you & yours.


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