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Sunday, March 30, 2008

3 Amazing Angels

I have mentioned several times how much this blog has meant to us, most importantly our viewers. Through the blog and now our foundations website we have met many wonderful families. Gabi has taught us to be strong in even the toughest of times, obviously God has a lot more to do with that than she does, but she is our special angel. Our angel has also brought us to 2 very special families. The Eickholts and The Listers, they too have unfortunately lost their precious babies. The Eickholts...Eric, Kristy, and angel Jack we were introduced through one of our nurses at CMH. Baby Jack joined Gabi in November. The Listers...Nick, Tammy, Reese, and Angel Brenlee found us by chance on our website. Baby Brenlee joined Jack and Gabi just 12 weeks ago. It is as if our children knew we needed each other. To suffer the lose of a child is one no one can comprehend with unless having gone through the horrible tragedy.

Kristy and Tammy have not met yet, but we will all be getting together very soon! When I first met both moms it was an instant bond. We hugged, it was as if we were able to see our children work together by bringing us together. I had the opportunity of meeting Tammy, Nick, big sister Reese, and Grandma Robin this weekend for the first time. WOW...talk about having similar stories. We have sooooooooooooooo much in common it is almost scarey! All the more reason our girls were plotting for our meeting:)

Gabi, Jack, and Brenlee all had DS, all with heart defects. Gabi and Brenlee had the same heart defect, although Brenlee's was more severe. Here's how I look at it, our little ones were never suppose to be here...meaning they were God's special angels from day one. They snuck away because they thought our 3 families were sooooooo amazing. They wanted to hang with us for as long as they could get away from God, but then he found them and snatched them back. Cute little scenerio...I totally see all 3 of them just laughing and having a wonderful time in heaven together. I just wish they could of been with us longer. My heart aches on a daily basis, but knowing they have each other and mostly important God, I am conforted!

And so I want to leave you with this beautiful poem. It is from the movie In Her Shoes. I had watched it last weekend and wanted to write it down. Funny my mom watched it this weekend and DID write it down, without even discussing it together...Just one more way Gabi was working her magic on us:) I love you punky, mommy and daddy miss you to pieces!!!

I CARRY YOUR HEART
I carry your heart with me
I carry it in my heart,
I am never without it
Anywhere I go you go my dear;
And whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling.
I fear no fate
For you are my fate, my sweet,
I want no world
For beautiful you are my world, my true
And it's you are whatever a moon has always meant,
And whatever a sun will always sing is you.
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart,
I carry it in my heart.
By: EE Cummings

4 comments:

~Melissa~ said...

What a beautiful poem - and lovely way of thinking of Gabi. You've got me all teary eyed here.

Isabella said...

As I have said before Gabi is like the little boy off of "Pay it Forward" Even though her time here was short, she has made and continues to make such huge impacts on people's lives. She has brought together groups of people who would have never had the opportunity to meet. The story of Gabi just continues to spread and spread all over the country and even all over the world. That kind of impact is beyond anything but a true miracle of God. She was one of his special chosen ones that was sent here to change the world, and I truely beleive that with each passing day she is changing someones life. Just imagine how many people have given their lives to God just because of Gabi's story.
We love you guys!!
Just keep being the amazingly awesome people you are!!
Love
All of us

Valerie said...

Amazing perspective Micah. I'm so glad that you were able to connect with these other moms. You can never get too much support. I love to think of Gabi rockin' it up in heaven with all the other children that left this earth to be with Jesus. What an amazing story you have!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for those beautiful words. You ar such a dear friend. I love ya:)

Kristy