Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Peace that Passeth All Understanding

This morning at 10:30 am Kate found peace as she passed away in my arms. She went quicker than anyone had expected...but she went comfortably. Andy and I have a sense of peace also which only comes from the assurance of knowing so many of you are praying for us. We are surrounded by those who love and care for us right now. We are getting our things together and will be home later this afternoon. We will post more later as well as the memorial arrangements.



Thank you for taking this journey with us. We are blessed!

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tragic time. Kate was well loved and prayed for and we believe knew that. She is resting safely in Grandpa's arms with Jesus next to them both. I'm sure he's going to give her quite the tour of her home. Well done sweet Kate..well done.

Canterbury Kitchen and maintenance staff

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Always remember the joy she gave you while she was here. Her memory will live on in the hearts of many.

XOXO,
Mira

Mina said...

I found your link from Arianna's blog. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, and pray that you find comfort in Kate's memories.

Anonymous said...

Kate is now in the best hands that she could ever be in. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers today. Trust in God!
~LeAnne Stahl

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for your entire family, especially for Seth. May his innocence bring you peace and smiles.

I find peace in knowing that your final days and hours with Kate were filled with joy and love and happy memories that you can hold onto forever. And revisit in your heart and soul.

God is with you more, now than ever. May he carry you through these next hours, days, weeks, and months.

Susan

Anonymous said...

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

II Thessalonians 3:16

Prayers from Georgia.
Sara

Christi Overman said...

I'm praying for you and your family. Blessings.

Christi Overman

Kathy said...

Krista...
I just checked the blog to see how things were going..and you made me cry again. You and your family are loved and in our prayers. I can't even imagine what you're going through right now. I'm sure that Grandpa is pulling Kate in a wagon right now...looking for a popsicle.
We pray that your family finds peace at this time...we love you...
Seth will help you get through this time...we all will.
Kathy

Anonymous said...

We share your loss with heavy hearts. You'll never know just how much your blog has influenced others and ourselves to seek a closer relationship with Christ and to seek His will for our lives. Through your pain, many have come closer to Him. Would that all of us could be that kind of example to others. THANKS!!!!We love you and as always pray that you will feel God's love more than ever right now when you need it most. The Alexander's

Vanessa said...

My prayers are with you all as you go through this rough time. I am very sorry for your loss. I feel as if a peace of me has left with her. I have so many good pictures of her in my mind and that is how I remember her. Just know that she is beign held by God and in no more pain.

Love,
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista and Andy,

I am at a loss for what to say. I am broken hearted to hear this news, but glad to hear Kate went comfortably and is now in the Lord's loving arms. Your family is so very special and blessed to have had Kate for her short time here. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days to come. I will be praying for you!

With love and sympathy,
Kim Tinker

Anonymous said...

Many tears have been and will be shed, but many prayers are with you. People you don't even know have been touched by one little girl and the faith that you have in the Lord. I think she accomplished what she came her to do... teach us about love, life and faith. I can't imagine the road you have traveled or the journey that faces you, but your faith and family will bring you through. Thank you for sharing her with all of us....

Anonymous said...

You had your little angel for the just a brief time but I know she touched so many lives, as you and Andy have with your total faith in God. He has her now and will be holding her until you can again.

With love,

Nikki

Melissa said...

My heart is broken for the loss of all who knew her, but my heart leaps for joy in knowing that Kate breathes easily, plays strong, and eats anything and everything she wants! She is with our Lord and Savior and her Grandpa. Can't get much better than that. I will keep you all in my prayers and pray for peace for you. I called the unit to let them know and we all send our love to you!

Anonymous said...

We love you. My heart is broken for you.

Amy, Toby, Izzy and Cooper

Anonymous said...

We are praying that you do find peace. Kate was truly blessed to have been placed by God into your family.

Love, The Bells

Grabb Family said...

So sorry Krista, Andy and Seth for your loss. Our hearts ache for you. May you continue to feel God's comfort and love for your family.

The Grabb Family

Anonymous said...

No more tubes. No more needles. No more dry mouth. No more hunger. No more surgery. No more tears. No more medicine. No more confinement. No more pain. No more confusion. No more strange faces. No more beeping. No more suffering for little Kate.
My heart goes out to you, Krista and Andy. Your family has been so much. May God richly reward you, as He is little Kate right now.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you. God sure blessed us when Kate was born. Thank you for sharing her journey with us. You have been an awesome witness!

May the grace of God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. She is finally home and pain free. We are so sorry Andy and Krista. What a shock to see she went to quick but glad she went very peaceful. May God richley bless you in the days ahead and give you the added grace and comfort and strength that you will need.We love you guys.
Sheri, Crystal, Ryan and Kevin

Anonymous said...

Andy, Crista, Seth and Angel Kate,
You are in my prayers. I am sure at this moment you are reliving those moments that Kate made you smile and that is all you need right now and in the months to come to get you through. Kate was strong because you loved her and you were strong.
Peace be with you all.
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

So sorry to learn of Kate's passing. She touched many hearts and lives in her short life on earth. Guess God needed another little angel in his kingdom and when he looked around, found that Kate would be the best. Condolences to your entire family.

Anonymous said...

Krista,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. It has been a joy that you included all of us into Kate's lives. You probably don't realize how much you and Kate
have helped other heart moms and grandma's survive from day to day.
Kate's trial and tribulations will live within each and every one of us.
I hope you will be able to find some peace and comfort.
Isaac's grandma.

hayngrl101 said...

Dear Krista and Andy,

Know that you are loved. We are so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hiatt Family

Christie said...

The telephone rang and I got the news that "little" Kate had passed away this morning. Silence fell and I said thank you for calling to let me know. All I could do is pray and ask God to take care of you..Krista, Andy, and Seth. I will never forget taking care of Kate...her laugh, her smile, and giving her baths in the big rubbermaid tub. All her struggles are now over and she is in the Lord's home. She is now being comforted by her Grandpa. I am sure they are having fun, eating popsicles and riding in the wagon. Kate and your family have been a blessing to a lot of people. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
May God be with you,
Christie

Kelly said...

I've been following your blog through Isaac's. I met Kathy while at Stanford with my tiny baby Brooklyn. She had TOF and at 2lbs 6oz underwent surgery. She was with us for 46 days as we sat with her at the hospital and watched her body swell and her body shut down, just like beautiful Kate. Baby Brooklyn is also an angel in heaven with your daughter. There is no pain greater than losing a child. It hurts all over your body and, sadly, the pain stays with you. I hope that baby Brooklyn is showing Kate all the ropes up there in heaven. I know Brooklyn has beautiful angel wings and now your daughter has chosen her own. I will be praying for your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Judy Davis said...

Dear Krista & Andy,
So sorry to hear the news.
Love, Judy & Charlie

Anonymous said...

Andy and Krista..I have read every day about that beautiful baby's fight. How wonderful for her that she was surrounded by nothing but love as she passed on. How difficult for those of us left here on Earth to miss Kate. I can't tell you how wonderful you were to her, how unrelenting in your devotion but how unselfish in your ability to see the need for her to be done. May God bless your family in the difficult days to come. Nothing but prayers coming your way.

Shelley (PICU at St V's)

Samantha said...

Dear Layman Family,

I had no idea why I could not stop crying this morning as I drove to an appointment, and now I know. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and I just want you to know that I am praying for your entire family as you journey down this road. I wish I could wrap my arms around you all right now and make everything okay. As Kathy said, I just know that sweet Kate is being pulled in a wagon by Grandpa, while eating a popsicle. Please know that I am thinking of you all and I am here for you always. what a beautiful Angel Kate is and I know that she will continue to watch over you and your family.

Much Love,
Samantha

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Memories of Kate will be treasures you will have forever. Your blog is a testament to your faith and a beautiful way of sharing Kate with all of us. God bless you all and may God grant you peace.

Love,
Bonnie Niemann

Anonymous said...

Even though we are all sad and tears are and will be shed, have joy knowing Kate has been able to deliver the Good News of our Lord through hers and your journey.

Keep the faith and know God is there every step of the way.

Jamie & Kelly Smeltzer

Anonymous said...

Little Angel Kate's mission is finished here on earth. She fought the good fight and that is all that is expected of us! Perhaps she was sent to show us how strong we can be in times of adversity. She surely did that.
Perhaps it was to strengthen so many of us in our faith. She definitely did that, too.
Your family has really been a testiment of faith that shows once more, we are all one in Christ!
God in his mercy will help you through this difficult time, as he has been the last few months.
Thanks for sharing your faith and your little Angel pictures.
Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy,


Words cannot express our sorrow for you. Kate was a very special girl who touched countless lives in her very short one. God blessed you with Kate for a reason, and you carried out His will to the fullest extent. I believe that God had a plan in choosing you as her parents, through your testimony and relentless faith.

Though your little angel is no longer physically suffering, our heart breaks as you now are emotionally suffering her loss. We pray that you find peace in your suffering and grief.

Please call me if you want to talk, or if there is anything I can do.

With love,

Gina & Ken

Samantha said...

Krista, I wanted to share this poem with you...please read it when you are ready, it may not be today or tomorrow, but it is beautiful.
Love,
Samantha

Mother's Grieving Heart
The Cord
Author Unknown

We are connected,
My child and I,
By an invisible cord,
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't be seen
By any on earth.

This cord does its work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised…. I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take away!

jmckeel said...

Hi, I am Kathy Roller's sister-in-law from NC. I have been following little Kate's story for the past month or so. I am so sorry. May peace be with you and your family at this time. God lends his children to us for just a short while, and then calls them home again. Some shorter than others. But just know that your family is richer by having her, her memories, her love, her smiles, her tears, her everything! May you have comfort and peace, knowing that God is near.
Sincerely, Abby McKeel

Anonymous said...

Bless little Kate. She is with the Lord and is healed. Someday you will be with her again. Krista I have been here myself, anything you want or need please let me know (Andy too).
Hugs & Prayers
Sue M

The Portas said...

I am so so very sorry, you guys. I'm not sure what to say besides that we will continue to pray for you. We are praying for much peace. Kate is in a wonderful place right now, free of hospitals, wires, surgeons... that is a comforting thought.

Keep your eyes on GOD!

Mel & Todd said...

Dear friends - so many are crying with you today. We trust God that this is all within His control and under His gracious and loving care. Yet we are so sad and so many are here to shed tears with you. I am so thankful that God has carried you to this point and He will continue to when you don't think you can even move. We have all been blessed to be on your journey with you - and we will continue to be there. Praying God will give you just what you need moment by moment.

The Portas said...

It's me again. I can't stop thinking about you all and just wanted to write and tell you that you have been and ARE such an inspiration to me. You are tough, amazing, Godly people...I'm so glad to have gotten to know Kate via your blog. What a special little girl.

xoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you in your loss. What a journey it has been & the lives that little Kate touched in her time here on earth are far beyond what some of will ever do! Thank you for sharing your journey & your faith. She was a precious little girl & you her wonderful family. It makes me smile to think of her playing up in Heaven resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father. May He bring you the peace & comfort you need & may you feel His presence like never before. You will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers now & in the days & months to come.

Melany (St. Vincent PICU)

Anonymous said...

The long road has finally come to an end on this side and has now become the short and glorious road into our Lord's arms. God bless you, little Kate, healed at last in the lap of Jesus.

Love, Martha and family

Anonymous said...

Dearest Krista and Andy --
How my heart aches for the loss of your beautiful little angel girl! God is blessed to have such ambassadors for Him in you two ... your strength and witness for Him in all you went through in your loving care for little Kate have touched my life and completely humbled me.

I firmly believe that there is a special place in Heaven for little babies, and I believe that Kate is there now, finally free of all the suffering she went through during her time here.

I am so humbled by the amazing example you have shown in your commitment to Christ and your unwavering faith in God.

May you feel the Father's arms wrapped around you as you take the time to remember Kate and all the wonderful joy her happy little smile brought to you and all those who knew her!

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy, I got home today and the first thing I did was to check your site to see how Kate is doing. I am heart broken to learn that Kate has passed on to heaven. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey. I have learned so much from you and your family about faith, the love of family and the incredible work and love the medical field has for their patients. I have saved much of your blog and will work on getting as much saved for you as I can. I hope you feel all the arms around you as we feel your pain with you. - Anita Bates

Anonymous said...

I first read your blogg this morning and had a good cry. I kept checking back and saw the news that Kate had passed. Almost as if she was waiting for you and Andy to let her know that everything was ok and if her body could not take anymore then this was how it was supposed to be.
Krista, Andy,Seth and the entire King-Layman family; know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Kate will be in my heart forever...
Lindsey

Anonymous said...

We are at a complete loss of words to say to you guys. Again, we wish to express to you or sincere sympathy and sadness. It is awesome though in knowing that baby Kate is back with her Maker and her body is whole and new without defect or tubes. What a glorious thought. You will see her again in her new perfect body one day by the grace of of glorious God!! We will continue to remember you and the family in our prayers and pass the word to our prayer groups. The next days, week and months will be tough but you know He will carry you through.


Love through Christ,
David & Misty Murphy
(Sister to Beth & Matt Morrison GPN)

Anonymous said...

Oh Krista and Andy I am so sorry does NOT even cut it! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! I pray for healing and the knowledge that Kate will suffer no more, and that she is in heaven with andy's dad laughing and playing like she never has before. I pray that your heart will be healed as well. Love and prayers ,Amy

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy,
Bless you both Howstrong and special you both are to have shared so much with us all.

You have been and will continue to be in our prayers.

Ron , Pat, Kevin and Monica

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy,
Words are not enough,but they are all we have.Your
Christian example has been so inspiring.I'm sure
that many have drawn closer to our Heavenly Father
through your journey.May He now hold you in His
wonderful comforting arms of love. We now continue to pray for all of you and all those who knew and loved
Princess Kate.Please give Grandma Cathy a hug from
us.May God bless you and keep you and give you the peace that comes to true believers.
The Minch Family in Portland

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You have let us into your lives and our hearts are touched by your faith, strength and love. It has been a pleasure getting to know your family through this blog. May you be comforted by our dear and loving Lord as he guides you through this time in your lives. Kate lives on in all of us who have been touched by your story.
Peace,
Judi

Emily Osborne said...

Krista, Andy and Seth. Rest assured that Kate is in God's arms and a better place. I will be praying for you, I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Your entire family is loved more than you will ever know!

Anonymous said...

Andy & Krista,

We are so sorry to hear about Little Kate. We do know that now she has no pain and she probably is giving God one of her beautiful smiles.

Our prayers are with all of you.

Ray & Karen

Anonymous said...

Andy & Krista:

So sorry to hear this news. We've been praying for Kate over the past 18 months, and will continue to pray for your family. May the God of comfort provide an extra measure of peace to you and your family over the next days, weeks and months.

-Michael Allison
Woodland Lake Neighborhood

Anonymous said...

Dear Andy, Krista, and Seth, I am so saddended to hear of Kate's passing. I have been following her story almost daily.

Know that I continue to keep you all in my prayers.

May the peace that passes all understanding abide with you through these difficult days and in the days to come.

Kate will be remembered by many, with a smile and a tear

Jackie Y

Anne said...

Thinking of you and praying!

Anonymous said...

Krista -
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your faith has been such a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful faith and your wonderful daughter with us all.

Shelly Ladwig

Anonymous said...

You will never forget the life you shared with Kate. You did well and God is pleased. May God give you comfort and peace.
Kevin, Tricia, Spencer & Abby H.

Anonymous said...

Look at how many lives Kate has touched! This blog is a testament to your family, your faith and your ability to share it with others. Thank you for sharing Kate with all of us!:) I am just so sorry her life with us was so short. As you begin your walk down another unfamiliar road, may you feel the multitude of love, support and prayers surrounding you...
Donna

Anonymous said...

We have prayed for your precious Kate and will continue our prayers for your family. You are brave and wonderful parents and Kate was so lucky to be born into your family. God bless you and keep you.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Kate has touched so many lives in her short life. I know that she is a little girl who I will never forget. Thank you for sharing her journey with us.
Kelly Curtis

Anonymous said...

We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. No more holes in Kate's heart! Her heavenly Father holds her now in His arms. She will safely rest there. God bless!

Dave & Nancy

Anonymous said...

To Andy and Krista:
Our prayers are with you and yours on your loss. Kate sure gave her life the ole college try. As so many have said. She is in Grandpa's arms and he will guide her along with God. Seth will be a blessing for you both.

Susan B. from Portland

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you. Thank you for sharing your precious Kate with us and I pray for peace and comfort for your family. Kate was very special and touched many lives. I will never forget her smiles.

Janie Wilson

Anonymous said...

Krista, Andy, and Seth,

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Rick & Pat Fosdick

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista and Andy,
What a journey your family has traveled! Your faith in and witness of God's love has touched so many. Know that Baby Kate is well and at peace, enjoying popsicles. Prayers will continue to surround you, may you feel their comfort.
Dottie and Scott Pitser

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista,
We surround you with our prayers lifting you up on soaring wings. Kate is with you in spirit always. We send our love and concern.
Nola and Larry

Jim & Karen said...

Our hearts break for you. Our God watches over you.
He understands; He lost a child one time too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista and Andy,

You have been an inspiration in so many ways to those of us who read your blog. You are such loving and caring parents. We all grieve with you and we will all miss Kate. I hope with time all of your memories of her make you smile.

Love always,

Amy G.

The Sisters said...

So sorry to read of your loss. I've been following the blog for quite a while now, since I found out about it. Can't help but shed some tears for you. Peace.
Linda and Shirley (Summit City Singers)

Yvonne said...

Krista & Andy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your babygirl is in a safe place.

Yvonne
Arianna's Grandma

Deanna said...

Precious, beloved friends....

I am so, so sorry for your loss and am praying that you feel the Lord's embrace tonight. I love you.
Deanna

Tammy Miller said...

Oh how this brings back memories...when Logan went to Heaven 7 yrs. ago. We are grieving with you and your family. We really do understand the emotions a mommy and daddy experience after losing a precious child. We love you and will pray for you in the next few difficult days ahead. How AWESOME the peace God has already given you!!!

Carolyn & Aimee S said...

Dear Krista & Andy

Our deepest condolences to you and your families. It it clear from reading your postings and the replies at this blog, that Kate was truly sent here as Angel of God. She, and you as her special parents, are shining examples of God's never-ending love. She will live on forever in your hearts. May you know peace by the assurance that she is now in the loving arms of God and her grandpa.

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista and Andy,

Words are not sufficient at this time to tell you how sorry we are.

Our prayers continue with you and for you. I pray that you will feel the comfort of knowing Kate has now received that new and perfect body God has promised. I keep thinking of Jesus words on the cross - today you will be with me in paradise - I think of Kate in paradise with her grandpa. She does not have to suffer the pains of this fallen world any longer - oh death where is thy sting.

Even knowing these truths and praying those words, our hearts break and the tears flow. Your example of faith has blessed so many. May God bless you with His peace which passes all understanding.

God Bless You,
The Gutmans

rceric1 said...

Our hearts are breaking as we weep here on earth for Kate and the family. But rejoice in knowing she is in heaven dancing with the angels today!

Cheri and Rick Erickson

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy-
Though I have not been in close contact with you, I have checked this blog site nearly every day. Today I sat at my computer and wept for you and your family. It is hard to see friends go through terrible times. Even though Kate's time here was short, she touched a great many people through her story! She lived her life to the fullest and you guys did an amazing job at making her life all that it should be and more. Your family is in the deepest part of our hearts and prayers! God's reasons are not for us to know, but Kate is running and jumping with a new heart now that will never stop beating and when you walk through those Pearly Gates someday, I have no doubt miss Kate will be there with arms wide open to greet you!
Jen Howie

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I've been blessed by your faith and witness. Thank you for letting me take this journey with you. Kate has touched my life.

Amy Sipe

Anonymous said...

While I rejoice in the confidence that precious Kate is dancing on those streets of gold, the tears just keep flowing. I can't imagine the rivers of tears that have been shed today. Oh, the hearts your family has touched!

God bless you all ... this moment, the next and forevermore.

Jennifer Hansen

Anonymous said...

Krista and Andy,
My heart cries for both of you and Seth and for all the Laymans and Kings. I know you will miss little Kate very much. Thank you for sharing her life with us. We will pray for the Lord's peace to fill you in your sadness.
In Christ's Love,
Sharyn and Matt

Anonymous said...

Dear Andy and Krista, I don't know you and just today came to know Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that there are many who are keeping you in our prayers this evening.
With love, Holle McRAe

Anonymous said...

Peace and strength to you as you continue to walk in faith with the assurance that Christ will not forsake you. May you keep your eyes on Him.
Fellow 22q mom

Anonymous said...

Dear Andy, Krista, and Seth, Thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing Kate and her journey with us.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
Psalms 147:3
Margaret and Doug Lyng

Nick and Laura Furiak said...

Krista, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will pray for you all!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, but am amazed at your strength of faith. Thank you for sharing this struggle in a such a public way. You have shored up the hopes of many by the way you walked this path. May God continue to shower blessings up you.

You are in my prayers still.

Shalom,
Derek Weber

elizabeth sampson said...

i don't know what to say. i got your info from the vcfs listserve. i am so sorry for the loss of your child...i wept as i read, as i still do...i just don't know what to say. i will pray for all of you tonight. elizabeth sampson

Anonymous said...

Dear Layman Family,

We've been praying for you all during the past several weeks and know that God is wrapping His arms around you today and will be still tomorrow, and always until you see your precious Kate again. May He bring you peace and joy always in your memories of your sweet Kate. Prayers from Florida.

Jane said...

Dear Krista, Andy, Seth and Family,
My heart aches for what you have lost. May God wrap his loving arms around you and may you find peace in knowing that countless others are sharing in your grief. Your story has touched many. I pray that someday this blog will be a testament to Seth of the love, courage, and faith that you and Andy have. You are an amazing family. Kate's little smile could light up a room. I imagine the radiance of God's smile as he welcomes her home. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Krista, Andy, Seth, Judy, Ted,

I don't know what happened to my previous comment but apparently, I am still computer illerate and cannot even work a blog site. :-(

Certainly wee Kate changed more lives in her 1 1/2 years on this earth than most people do that live to be 100.
I know you have had hard choices, and that we need to hold you all close in the near future too as you mourn Kate's passing.
May you feel the love and know that you aren't alone,
Jan L.

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista and Andy, Seth, Laymans, and Kings,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Kate’s passing. Like so many others, I was shocked at how quickly she earned her wings.

There is so much that we are not given to understand and certainly Kate’s Journey ranks right up there. I am humbled and honored that you opened your hearts through this blog and allowed me to walk beside you in cyberspace.

Much Love and Hugs for All – Susan (Mira’s Mom)

Anonymous said...

Laura told me about Kate last night when I got home; I thought about Kate all night. I am so sorry for your loss and if there is anything we can do for you guys please let us know.

Kate was, and still is, very special to all of us.

Love,
Scott (& Laura)

LeeAnne said...

Our love, thoughts and prayers to you guys! It must be comforting knowing she is with Grandpa. I bet Grandpa is smiling with her! Please let us know what we can do for you! Krista--I am available for some scrap time...anytime! You let me know when you are ready! Love you guys!

LeeAnne (Gene and Lynzi too)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Kate but rejoice in knowing that her heart is fixed and that she is running around in heaven. Praying that the Lord will be bring you guys comfort and rest that you need. Praying also for Seth as this I can imagine is hard on him too. Praying for strength over the next few days and weeks and months. Heartfully, Jennifer Johnson

Anonymous said...

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Psalm 127:3

Kate was sent to your family for so many reasons. Your family is extremely deserving of such a marvelous gift. There was no other place that could have suited her better than being in your arms. 1 year 6 months 2 weeks and 6 days what an amazing journey.

We are only a phone call away or a 5-minute drive if there is anything you need.

Sean, Jenny, Owen, and Cameryn McConkey

The Saunders Family said...

prayers go out to you....with love
Jessica, Larry & Maria

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with you and your family. May Heaven Father wrap you in his arms and provide you with the comfort and strength you will need for the days to come. You will be with your precious Kate again and hold her in your arms whole and well. God Bless you and your family.

Ann(ie) said...

My warmest condolences. My heart breaks for your loss. xo.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I know of your blog from Kathy Roller.
I cried my eyes out when she told me of your loss.. I was out of town ...

I am so sorry. I can't imagine losing my baby.

God bless you all.