Sunday, October 14, 2007

getting to know you...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know of a very sweet girl named Ashley who needs prayer.

ashleyadamsjournal.blogspot.com

Please be in prayer for her & her family. Thank you.

Constance said...

I tried 2 times to load my photo but it didn't work. I'm sorry for the repetition.
Connie Hopkins

susan said...

this is a really cool idea. Thankyou so much.

Jenny said...

I don't know if mine worked. I tried twice. Hope you are doing better today.

Ashley Jacobson said...

Boothe, you are a beautiful author and leader. You continue to inspire me. God bless you. : )

Anonymous said...

Boothe, I'm sorry, it added me twice and I can't figure out how to delete! Regardless, we pray for you many times every day. My best friend lost her baby and this has helped me to understand her better as well. Know you are loved.
Karen in Germantown

Leanne said...

Boothe

You've been in my prayers lately. I too know the feeling of standing at the edge of the ocean.....we lost our Janie Rose to stillbirth 3 and a half years ago because of suspected Trisomy 18.

Your words are achingly beautiful and brutally honest. I've come to terms with things that were hiding down deep through reading your posts. I'm such a different person than I was those years ago, and the journey continues for me in a myriad of different ways........now the grief is sweeter and more poignant, instead of double bladed and breathtakingly cutting......

I've never commented because, with something around the average of at least 50 comments a day, how would you have time to read them all, and how would I not slip through the cracks?

I feel a close sisterhood with you since we share this journey. The first night I found your blog I couldn't stop thinking about you.........

Please, know that I'm over here in Longview WA breathing for you. If you want to contact me, go over to homeschoolblogger.com. I blog on there as stillgrowing. I would be so happy to correspond, if you want. My dear friend in VA gave my address to a friend of hers in Missouri who had had a stillborn too, and God used her to pull me through the worst of the sorrow. I'm here if you need me.

Addresses or email, whatever you want. Hold on. Keep Breathing.

Love
Leanne in Longview WA

Tiffany said...

You are an incredible writer. I look at all of your visitors and know that you are touching so many lives the way you have touched mine. I pray for you everyday...and I pray it helps in some small way.

-Tiffany in Clarksville

Kim Segal said...

Boothe,

I read your story the other day a friend of mine emailed it to knowing that it might confort me. I lost a baby girl last October and hearing your story and reading your thoughts has really helped me cope and deal with the loss of Sydney in a different way. I wish I had the same strength like you! You are an amazing women your faith in God is incrediable. I know how you feel and being a year down the road it does get easier to whake up everyday and go about your daily rountine, but there will always be a piece of you missing. Your heart will always hurt and you will look at things in life so different. I have been thinking of you and will continue to think about you and Copeland always. I know that Sydney is with her and holding her hand up their everystep of the way. Love always Kim Segal

Rachel Wilson said...

I have been overwhelmed with emotion while reading your blog. I am so profoundly touched by the way you were able to journal every thing you did.
I know what it is to be in the room as a child slips into that amazing eternity. There are no words for that moment, that feeling, that presence or that pain. I marvel at your strength and hope adn pray that other parents an pool from it as well.
I pray that angels (one specifically) will watch over you as you sleep tonight and give you rest.

Jaclyn said...

Y'all should also look into adding Site Meter to your blog. (sitemeter.com) this can track how many people are visiting your blog a day and where they are from. It would be amazing to see all the people around the world that Copeland has touched. Just an idea! :)

Anonymous said...

My brother and some friends attend
Fellowship Bible and sent me the link to your blog. I have lifted you and your family up everyday as I am a mother of two. I have two boys, ages three and four months. You have a gift in writing and communicating ideas and I truly believe God will use you to bless many, as you already have. My husband sings in a Christian group in our hometown and one of the other guys and his wife lost their two and a half year old some years back. The boy and his mother were involved in a car accident which left him brain dead. They had to make the unthinkable decision of taking him off of the machines. My husband spoke at the funeral and remembers how strong they were and their faith has not wavered. The father had written a song while his son was in the womb. He talks now about how God gave him that song , without him knowing the circumstances that would occur, for a purpose. The song was played at the boy's funeral and still ministers to their family and others today. That song is entitled "On the Other Side". I hope the lyrics minister to you at this time in your life.

If you're going through some things you don't understand,
Just reach out to Jesus, he's there with outstretched hands.
Don't look to this world for it's only shifting sand.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, he'll lead you to the promised land.
On the other side
God wipes away every tear.
On the other side
There is no sorrow, death, nor fear.
What we don't understand I know will then be clear.
Then the former will pass
All things new at last
On the other side.
Oh the joy that feels my heart
I can't express.
To know that I'm headed to a place of peace and rest.
To see the face of my Jesus will be my first request.
Then I'll live there forever among the blessed.
On the other side
God wipes away every tear.
On the other side
There is no sorrow, death, nor fear.
What we don't understand I know will then be clear.
Then the former will pass
All things new at last
On the other side.

Jen said...

Having lost a baby to Anencephaly in 2005--I know your sorrow. That emptiness...when your baby no longer kicks and squirms inside of you can be so painful! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

You are so very brave! Thank you for sharing your journey.

Anonymous said...

I know today was very hard for you and wanted you to know that in the middle of the day today out of nowhere I got an overwhelming urge to pray for you guys. I just thought you would like to hear that people everywhere are praying for you and you beautiful family.

Rachel Wilson

Laurie said...

Hi Boothe,

I want you to know that prayers continue for you and your family during this time. I hope the days are gentle for you as you walk this path. Your posts here are so heartfelt and a blessing. Praying that Jesus gently and lovingly leads your family through.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

This helped me when I lost my baby.

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother
And I know I heard him say,

"A Mother has a baby."
This we know is true.
"But God can you be a Mother
When your baby's not with you?"

"Yes, you can," He replied
With confidence in His voice
"I give many women babies
When they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime
And others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb
But there's no need to stay."

"I just don't understand this, God
I want my baby here!"
He took a breath and cleared His throat
And then I saw a tear.

"I wish I could show you
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say,

'We go to earth to learn our lessons
Of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much
I got to come straight here.

I feel so lucky to have a Mom
Who had so much love for me
I learned my lesson very quickly
My mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow's where I lay.

I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear.
Mommy don't be sad today
I'm your baby and I'm here.'

So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are ok
Your baby is here in My home
And this is where she'll stay.

She'll wait for you with Me
Until your lesson is through.
And on the day that you come home
They'll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother
It's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start."

Heidi said...

Boothe,
I know you don't know me, I came across your blog the other night, and all I can really say is that my heart aches for you and for your family. I am the same age as you and our children are the same age as you as well.....I can't even grasp the pain you must be feeling right now. Your Copeland is so beautiful, what a sweet angel. Your writing and sharing your lives has greatly impacted my life. I will continue to pray for you and your pain....hold tight to our Saviour...you will be reunited with your sweet baby again...and what rejoicing and peace can be seen in that. My heart aches for you and you will continually be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Boothe, please keep writing. I find myself checking your blog at least three times a day in hopes of finding that you have written more Godly words. I am still praying for you and your family and I believe I always will even though I do not know you.
Tampa, FL

Anonymous said...

Boothe, it's been a week. Don't stop writing. I have been using your words as one of my daily devotions. Your faith is remarkable and your words Godly. Please think about writing a book.

scrappynhappy said...

I can't read a single post of yours without becoming emotionally overwhelmed. Sharing these things with all of us allows us to help carry your burdens. Thank you for the honor, dear family.

Praying for you often,

Phyl

Sarah :) said...

See, Boothe, here is what happens 3 years out....I write a lovely post about our stillborn son, only to post a photo and not mention his absense. If I could edit my message next to our picture, I would say, "Our LIVING sons are Seth (bio) and Thad (Ethiopia). Joshua is with Jesus and would be in between the boys were he here with us."

I miss him and don't like when I forget to include him. It's part of the passing of the years, but I don't like it. :(