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Mamie Katherine

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009 AT 5:35AM POSTED IN PERSONAL, PRAYERS Taylor and I wanted to share our little Mamie with everyone who has been praying for us and giving us support through this unbearable time. Today is the funeral and I have been awake for many hours now crying and wondering how in the world I am going to make it through today. Sitting outside on our deck has been so peaceful I truly feel the presence of God and I know we can make it through today because He will have His arms wrapped around us so tight. My dear friend Crystal Goss photographed the day Mamie came on June 25th. The pictures are just beautiful and something we will treasure forever. I put them to a song that will be sung by a friend at our church at both the burial and the service at 10. Thank you Crystal for doing this for us. I don’t know what I would do if we didn’t have these pictures. We love you all and please keep praying. -Sarah Slideshow

Jennifer Whittington - Sarah. I am praying for you and your family. The pictures are priceless and show how strong you and your husband are. As I watch the slideshow and cried I know that God' hands are wrapped around you so tight to get you through today!!

June 29, 2009 - 6:29 amKatie and Jim Battreal - Sarah, You, Taylor and your families have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We pray that God will give you all peace during this sad time.

June 29, 2009 - 6:46 amAlli Rupp - Sarah.... I was totally praying you had someone there to do the pictures. Great job Crystal! I will continue to pray for your strength for today and through this process. You are loved and adored.

June 29, 2009 - 6:49 amKera - She is absolutely beautiful. I am friends with Crystal who took these pics. I lost my little boy almost 5 years ago and can tell you the days will seem long but remember you have this deposit in heaven that not everyone will have. If you need anything or even just to talk feel free to email, call or anything you need. Our little angels our in God's arms. May he give you peace.

June 29, 2009 - 6:59 amThe McKenzie's - Thank you for sharing these pictures. Mamie is such a beautiful baby. Much Love, The McKenzie's

June 29, 2009 - 7:15 amJayme - She is so beautiful and perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing her with us. I will pray for your strength today and for the journey ahead of you. Lots of love is sent to you.

June 29, 2009 - 7:32 amHeather - These pictures are wonderful, thank you so much for sharing your time with Mamie with us. God will be holding you so tightly today. You, Taylor, and Mamie are in my prayers today and every day.

June 29, 2009 - 7:36 amamber spencer - sarah! she is beautiful! you and taylor hold on to eachother extra tightly today! we will keep on praying for your broken hearts.

June 29, 2009 - 7:38 amBeth - Beautiful pictures Sarah. WE are praying for you, taylor, and your families today.

June 29, 2009 - 7:45 amKelly - I am so glad that you have these pictures. You are going to always treasure them. She is beautiful. I am praying so hard for you all this morning. I love you all.

June 29, 2009 - 7:54 amSarah Weber - Came over from Dwelling In The Land. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. As someone who has suffered my own tragedies, I can empathize with the pain you are going through. I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family as you grieve. Praying that the Lord would supernaturally comfort you and bring you peace. Praying that He would be close to you and grant you favor. May the Lord bless you and keep you in this time.

June 29, 2009 - 8:11 amAmber Estrada - Dear Sarah, I am so very sorry to hear of this unthinkable tragedy. Although I have spent little time with you... in that time... I quickly saw what a precious person you are... so this hurts me so very much... b/c you are indeed precious. I pray that you and your husband continue to feel the peace that you are experiencing in His Presence... I know of nothing else that can suffice. Praying for you and thinking of you, sweet Sarah. Amber Estrada (AHA) "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." - Numbers 6:24-26

June 29, 2009 - 8:15 amEvelyn Wade - Sarah, She is so beautiful! I am crying to our Lord to comfort you and Taylor and bring you peace!

June 29, 2009 - 8:17 amMaria Rossi - Sarah and Taylor, I'm praying for you and your family on this very difficult day. I can't begin to comprehend the pain you feel. I pray for your hearts to heal. Maria

June 29, 2009 - 8:32 amCarla Haynie - Sarah, thanks for sharing the slideshow of your precious Mamie with all of us who will not be able to attend the memorial service today. It is a beautiful tribute. We will be there in spirit and will pray for God's comfort and peace for your whole family in the months ahead. He will work through your friends to bring healing.

June 29, 2009 - 9:26 amDebbie Young - Oh, Sarah. As I watched the slideshow my heart broke into a million pieces once again. The pictures and the poem for Mamie are so very beautiful. I know you will treasure them. Just know you are surrounded by love today and always - the love of God, family, and friends. We are all bound together by sadness and grief right now, but the grace of God will get you through this sad time and one day you'll smile again. I hope it's soon. Lindsey & I are praying for you every day and we send our love.

June 29, 2009 - 9:27 amKerry - Sarah & Taylor, what a beautiful little girl. Know that my prayers have been with you since Wednesday. I can't even imagine the pain you are going through but you are right. God will hold you throughout this day and the days to come. Just trust Him and lean on Him. We love you and pray for strength and understanding.

June 29, 2009 - 9:29 amCarrie and Joel Farthing - Sarah, The strength that you, Taylor and your families have shown during this time is such a testament to faith. You continue to be in our prayers and we wish you peace.

June 29, 2009 - 9:33 amrobin thibault - sarah & taylor, there really are no heart breaks for you & your families. i am so glad that your friend was able to take such beautiful pictures of that sweet baby girl. she is beautiful & perfect. i am praying for you all -- for strength & peace today & everyday after that. please know that you are not alone in this journey. love, robin thibault

June 29, 2009 - 9:44 amPatti VanHuizen - Hi Sarah! You don't know me, but I am a fellow photographer that has been following your blog for quite some time. I was very saddened to find out about Mamie. As I watched the slideshow, tears were flowing down my face. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. The slideshow is absolutely priceless and I am so glad you had your friend Crystal there to capture the raw emotion of the day and how beautiful your little Mamie is. Lean on God, He will be there for you. Know that life on earth is just temporary and you and Mamie will be together again someday. God Bless, Patti

June 29, 2009 - 10:10 amJenny Meins Nelson - What a beautiful baby girl. My heart goes out to you during this time of loss. Words cannot say how much we all feel for you and wish this wasn't so. Please know you are in our prayers and will be...God will take care of you. Mamie is one of God's children, as so are you and Taylor. May you feel His presence in the passing hours. With love & prayers, The Nelson's

June 29, 2009 - 10:28 amKinsey - She is absolutely beautiful. Praying for you.

June 29, 2009 - 10:53 amLauren Meredith - I just want you to know I am thinking about you today. The Memorial Service was beautiful. Lots of Love and Prayers for you and your family. Lauren Meredith

June 29, 2009 - 10:54 amKathryn Kitchens - Sarah- Kevin and I have not stopped praying or thinking about you guys. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your precious baby girl. May God give you and Taylor strength and peace during this hard time. With love- Kathryn and Kevin Kitchens

June 29, 2009 - 11:07 amChristy Hollingshead - Oh Sarah, May angels arms be all around you and Taylor today. The slideshow is unbelievable. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

June 29, 2009 - 11:15 amMary-Margaret - Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of sweet, sweet Mamie. The service this morning was beautiful, and I am in constant pray for you and Taylor. My heart aches for you both, but I know you are wrapped in God's hands and surrounded by love and strength of your family and friends.

June 29, 2009 - 11:32 amLaura & Bo Holthoff - Sarah and Taylor...I cannot even imagine what you both are going through. There are no words to say but "our family" is praying for "your family" and will continue. The Power of Prayer is surrounding you all. That slideshow/pictures are such a blessing to have in your future days. Although these are the times we cannot explain nor find answers to. Seek comfort and strength by knowing God is there with you both, holding beautiful Mamie. Bo & Laura

June 29, 2009 - 11:41 amLindsey Wheeler - Oh Sarah....I am speechless! She is absolutely the most beautiful baby. I am just weeping after watching your sweet video. Thank you for sharing with us pictures of beautiful Mamie! I so wish I had been there today Sarah...know that I have not stopped praying. My mom said it was so good to see you and your family. Love you friend, Lindsey

June 29, 2009 - 11:49 amJill and Ted Penick - We continue to pray for you, Taylor and precious Mamie. What a beautiful baby.

June 29, 2009 - 11:55 amImelda - Sarah, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures of sweet Mamie. Those pictures brought tears to my eyes and really broke my heart. Mamie is absolutely beautiful. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

June 29, 2009 - 12:13 pmJennifer Reed - Thanks for sharing the pictures, Sarah. I'm so glad I got to see your beautiful little girl. My heart is so heavy for you and Taylor today. I'm praying now that time and your faith and your love for each other will bring you healing and hope.

June 29, 2009 - 12:17 pmErica Baker - She's absolutely beautiful Sarah. My heart is broken for you and Taylor. You and your family have been constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

June 29, 2009 - 12:29 pmAllyson West - Sarah and Taylor, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Mamie. She is an absolutely beautiful baby. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.

June 29, 2009 - 12:54 pmabby - Thank you for sharing those amazing pictures of Mamie with us Sarah. She is so beautiful and perfect. We have been holding your family tightly in our prayers and thoughts and will continue. We love you all very much.

June 29, 2009 - 1:07 pmMisty Johnson - Sarah.. the slideshow is beyond amazing. Crystal is phenomenal and I'm so glad you have these images of your precious baby girl. The service today was pure beauty. I hope & pray that God continues to wrap His arms around you & Taylor and comfort you both.

June 29, 2009 - 1:33 pmSydney Yazwnski - Sarah, Mamie is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing her pictures. I'm speechless, but on my knees asking God to speak to you. Know that we're praying for you today and the days to follow. Much love and many prayers.

June 29, 2009 - 2:09 pmBlake and Leigh Ann Showalter - Sarah and Taylor - You and your precious Mamie will remain in our prayers today and always.

June 29, 2009 - 2:25 pmRebecca - Those pictures are precious and your friend did a wonderful job capturing everything going on as I felt like I was in the room with you. I am so sorry for your loss. She is a beautifil baby girl who was fearfully and wonderfully made. I just found your blog from another blog, but my friend of mine who is friends with you mentioned the other night and then I saw the link and I knew you were who she was telling me about..such a small world...again my thoughts are with you..after drying my tears after watching the video..i am going to go home and hold my baby girl just a little tighter tonight.

June 29, 2009 - 2:28 pmTabitha - What a beautiful little angel!

June 29, 2009 - 2:31 pmBrittany Ezell Davis - Sarah- Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of Mamie! I will keep you and and your entire family in my prayers.

June 29, 2009 - 2:41 pmAndrea - I've been following Crystal's blog for quite some time and was so deeply saddened when she told us of your tragic loss. My sincerest prayers go out to you and your husband in this time of need. May you draw near to our Savior and let Him heal your hearts with his never-ending comfort and love.

June 29, 2009 - 2:52 pmChris and Emily Morris - Mamie was a perfect and beautiful baby. I know you will always miss her. Peace be with you.

June 29, 2009 - 3:24 pmLindsey - Sarah....I can't even imagine what you are feeling tonight. I can't fathom how hard it is going to be to say goodbye to precious Mamie until you see her again in heaven! I have been trying so hard to get to LR to be there at the memorial service.....but there is no way right now. I am just SO SICK about it.....I want to be there so much!!!! My mom will be there. Just know that you are covered in prayer.....Chris and I are praying for you every single night together and then all the time during the day. Just know that I love you friend. I will be in LR in a few weeks....and I really, really want to just come and give you a huge hug. You are amazing are an amazing mom. I am so proud of you! Mamie has two of the most courageous parents in the world!! Don't ever forget that. Love you, Lindsey "Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief." Psalm 14:13 (My life verse)

June 29, 2009 - 3:25 pmBethany - Sarah and Taylor, I know Britney and Jason told you about how we lifted both of you up in prayer today in sunday school. It was very powerful and I pray that you felt our prayers too and God's presence and strength right now. I wish I could do something more to help and take the pain away. I will be constanly praying for you because tommorow is going to be such a hard day for both of you. But I will also continue to pray for the week and months ahead. God bless, Bethany

June 29, 2009 - 3:34 pmCandice - Taylor & Sarah, We are ever praying for the both of you, for Mamie, and for your families. We are so very sorry. Love - Candice & Daniel Dye.

June 29, 2009 - 3:49 pmCourtney and Chris Barton - Sarah- I just want you to know how heartbreakingly sorry we are for your loss. You both are in our thoughts and prayers along with your beautiful baby girl. I pray that God and your family & friends will help you soon find peace. with love-Courtney and Chris Barton

June 29, 2009 - 3:55 pmJason Hudson - Thank you for making the decision to share these photographs. Crystal captured some very emotional moments. We can't imagine what your family is going through. They say God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. Looks like you have a great group of friends and family to lean on for support. We'll be praying.

June 29, 2009 - 4:04 pmSharon Hindsley Cutlip - Dear Sarah and Family, I feel like I know you and your family b/c I hear so much about you all. I am Karen Hosey's sister and just wanted you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your precious "Mamie". I also, lost my first child and third so I know the emptiness you are feeling. God will be carrying you in his arms during this time of sorrow. Again, my heart goes out to you all.

June 29, 2009 - 4:46 pmCarla Robertson - Sarah, You are truly an inspiration. Your strength during this time is amazing. Continue to keep your faith, let God guide you. This is a very trying time, but your love for each other and your God will get your through this. Much love and many many prayers, My arms are around you both Carla Robertson

June 29, 2009 - 4:47 pmCarla Robertson - Oh and Mamie is gorgeous. I love her name.

June 29, 2009 - 5:00 pmBecky Bussey - Sarah and Taylor.............the service was beautiful today. I just watched the slideshow and through my tears it is still easy to see Mamie was a beautiful little girl. It is so hard to see my family in so much pain. I wish I could make it better. I will pray for you all to feel comfort in God's arms. we love you all. becky, don, brooke and alex

June 29, 2009 - 5:16 pmVeronica Paulson - Sarah and Taylor. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. Mamie is so perfect. I want you to know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. We will never know why these things happen, but we can take comfort in the fact that it is out of our hands. God has a reason, and a beautiful angel by his side now. Thank you for sharing her photos, they are a true treasure.

June 29, 2009 - 5:18 pmJessica - You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. The Dear Lord will guide you.

June 29, 2009 - 5:19 pmAshley Andrews and Kurt Garland - Sarah and Taylor - We thank you both for sharing the beautiful pictures of your family at such a devastating time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your perfect daughter.

June 29, 2009 - 6:02 pmAmber McAdoo - Sarah, I can not imagine the heartache you and your husband are feeling right now. Your baby girl is beautiful. May peace be in your heart knowing she is in the hands of our savior. If you need any help please don't hesitate to call me. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless.

June 29, 2009 - 6:30 pmCaesy - This wonderful slide show of pictures absolutely melts my heart and makes my tears pour! However, seeing you two and your families in these pictures is quite impowering! You two will come out of this stronger than ever and Mamie will stay in all of our hearts. Our prayers will continue to come your way! What a treasure these pictures are and I should have know that you would have the perfect person to document this journey for you...she did an amazing job. Mamie is lucky and we are all lucky to have been a part of this with you both.

June 29, 2009 - 6:55 pmShawna - Sarah and Taylor, your strength is amazing and is a true testiment to the faith and love you hold in your hearts. Hold on to each other, as I am holding you both in my heart. Mamie was, and will always remain, and beautiful angel baby. Thank you for sharing her with us all. It breaks me completely seeing the pain you are in right now, and I want you to know that I love you both very much and you have not been out of my thoughts or prayers since I first got the call. Please know I am always here for you and will continue to keep you with me.

June 29, 2009 - 6:59 pmSarah - Sarah, I have not stopped praying for you and your family. I absolutely can't imagine what you are going through. Mamie is absolutely beautiful and those are wonderful pictures of a sweet angel I know that you all will treasure forever. God is definitely there with you guys and has His arms wrapped around you so tightly. I pray that you will find peace, comfort and answers through God. He is amazing and Mamie is definitely in a wonderful place. You will have a beautiful little angel watching over you! Love-Sarah Stiles

June 29, 2009 - 7:22 pmkate tokar - Oh Sarah, I am so sorry. Bless your sweet heart. Mamie is beautiful! You did a great job! It was so sweet to think about her precious little body in Jesus' arms. I am so, so sorry she isn't in yours. I know you guys are hurting so badly. We are praying and begging God to give you peace and comfort, protection from Satan and his lies, and a full and complete healing. I know you will treasure that sweet baby forever! She really is beautiful. Not all newborns look so sweet, but she really is. Praying for you.

June 29, 2009 - 7:37 pmBecky Gordy - Sarah & Taylor, I'm so happy that you have these photos. She is just the most beautiful little baby girl. Sending you so much love...

June 29, 2009 - 7:49 pmHeather Owens - Sarah, these images of Mamie are beautiful! Crystal did a wonderful job! Thank you so much for sharing Mamie with us. What a blessing she is!

June 29, 2009 - 7:59 pmDiane Ziemski (Two-mama) - Sarah and Taylor, You are in my heart and my prayers. I dont know why things happen the way they do, we have to trust that there are reasons why God allows things to happen. I moved to Little Rock 10 years ago from dumas, and have felt him in my life every day since. Sarah, I am David Yarnells mom, and the whole time Tay and David were growing up, Tay was almost one of mine, he nicknamed me 2mama. I pray for your peace, and know that the Lord will wrap his arms around you both. Mamie was a beautiful baby,she will be missed by a lot of people who love her as much as they love you.

June 29, 2009 - 8:06 pmallison davis - sarah, i wanted to let you know that i have been praying for you. i was friends with britney in junior high, i used to be allison coates, a friend thru mitzi penick told me about sweet little mamie. she is precious! i pray that God would truly love on you and your husband like never before. you are in my thoughts and prayers. -allison davis

June 29, 2009 - 8:16 pmKaren - Even though i don't know you I just want you to know that I am praying for you right now. i am praying that you just know how much God loves you and will give you the strength to get through these difficult days. My heart just breaks for you and what you are experiencing and going through right now. -Karen

June 29, 2009 - 8:17 pmBeckye Ezell - Sarah- Thank you so much for sharing Mamie with us. She is absoloutely beautiful! The service today was so precious. I so enjoyed the words spoken and the music. My heart is breaking for you and Taylor. There are no words to say to make things better. Please know that many many friends and family are praying for you and will continue to. God will lift you up everyday and help you to get through the days one day at a time. Lean on Him and allow him to comfort you and Taylor. Lots of love and prayers.

June 29, 2009 - 9:02 pmLandon and Annie Davis - Taylor and Sarah... Our thoughts and prays are with you everyday. She is just beautiful!! My God bless you and your family.

June 29, 2009 - 9:29 pmShanna - Oh Sarah..the pictures are incredible. I have not been able to get you guys out of my mind. I wish I had the words to comfort you. I admire your strength so much. I pray that you will continue to be surrounded by your friends, family and most of all God's love and care.

June 29, 2009 - 10:03 pmChristina Anderson - Sarah Bussey she is beautiful! What a treasure to be able to hold onto those photos of that precious angel until you see her again. I pray that you and Taylor meet with God daily to renew strength during this time and the days that lie ahead. "God's mercies are made new every morning" (Lamentations 3:21-24). On the days when you go to bed feeling like you can't face one more day........remember that scripture. Your hope comes from the steadfast love of the Lord that never ceases..........hope in Him. My prayers are with you and Taylor and your families.

June 29, 2009 - 10:09 pmLori Anne - Sarah, You ma not remember me, but I am one of Nikki's friends in Pea Ridge that attended her wedding. She just sent this link to me and I am sitting here speechless. I am so sorry for the loss of this precious little girl. I know words can't even begin to describe how painful this has to be. You and your family will be in our prayers through this difficult time, and just know that faith will guide you through. Keep the faith! Lori Anne

June 29, 2009 - 10:33 pmJaime - I don't know you, but heard of your story through Crystal Goss and her blog. I can't imagine...the slide show made me cry so I can't imagine how you and your family feel. I just wanted to say that I'll be praying that God brings you peace and comfort during this time. -JO

June 30, 2009 - 6:45 amLauren Harris - Sarah, Thank you for sharing that beautiful slideshow with us. My prayers are with you my dear.

June 30, 2009 - 6:59 amSara - Words could never describe how sorry I am for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Unfortunately, I know the pain and emptiness that you are experiencing as I lost my first daughter three years ago. The pain of losing a child is something that no one should ever have to endure. You will remain in my prayers.

June 30, 2009 - 7:53 amLindsey Hamilton - Thanking God for the peace found in the promise of eternity and praying that you are resting there this morning, Sarah and Taylor. Mamie is a picture of beauty, grace and absolute purity. God bless her soul. And, God bless her Mommy and Daddy.

June 30, 2009 - 8:17 amMegan and Clark Irwin - The pictures of Mamie are beautiful. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

June 30, 2009 - 8:24 amCarrie Calhoon - Thank you for sharing her... beautiful. I continue to pray for your strength and comfort during this terrible, terrible, time. May you feel Mamie's presence from above when you need her. All my love... Carrie Calhoon

June 30, 2009 - 8:57 amShaunda & Daniel Goodwin - She is so beautiful Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing her with us. We will continue to pray for you guys. Love, Shaunda

June 30, 2009 - 9:07 amZack and Amanda Andrews - Sarah and Taylor- We can't image what you are going through, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. ~Rita Schiano

June 30, 2009 - 9:23 amtabietha - Dear Sarah and Taylor, What courageous and faithful parents Mamie has. Your strength and grace during this hearbreaking loss is amazing and truly surpasses all understanding. The video was precious. Thank you for allowing us to meet your beautiful daughter.. I am praying for the Lord to hold you in his arms and keep you. "the name of the Lord is a strong tower. the righteous run into it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10

June 30, 2009 - 9:52 amHeather - I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl, praying for your family.

June 30, 2009 - 9:53 amJulie Meins - Sarah & Taylor- what beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful baby girl. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers and I will continue to pray for you. I know God has his arms wrapped around you guys and will get you through this tough time. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures.

June 30, 2009 - 10:14 amCarolyn McCarley - My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I learned of your precious daughter through a friend of mine. My husband and I delivered our daughter, Mary Madison (Mae Mae) at 37 weeks in 2003. She lived less than two days and was back transported to me at St. Vincents where we held her for another 10 hours until she earned her wings. Lynette Spruill was a God send and I am so thankful she was with you during that time. Your pictures are beutiful. Sincerely, Carolyn and Clark McCarley

June 30, 2009 - 12:07 pmAshley Davis - Dear Sarah and Taylor, I was very touched by the pictures of sweet Mamie, and the great love you have for her. Your faith is an inspiration. I am praying for you guys during this difficult time. With love, Ashley Daivs

June 30, 2009 - 12:24 pmAmber Gibbons - She is absolutely beautiful! As always, my prayers are with you, Taylor and the family!

June 30, 2009 - 12:33 pmJulie Mitchell - Oh Sarah, my heart just breaks for you, Taylor and your families. I am lifting you all up in prayer multiple times throughout the day and night. The slide show was wonderful and just tugged at my heart...what a BEAUTIFUL, precious little baby. I hope you find peace in knowing that you will see her again one day. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. You will continue to be in my daily prayers.

June 30, 2009 - 12:36 pmAdriane Stramel - May the Peace of the Lord be with you through this time of sadness. The Slideshow is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things that I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing such a special time with all of us. Mamie is gorgeous. Sending our heartfelt prayers your way.

June 30, 2009 - 12:56 pmLaura Mahan Coleman - Sarah-Since hearing of this unbearable tragedy, thoughts and prayers for you and your family have consumed me. I will continue to pray for strength and peace to come you in the days ahead. Mamie was absolutely beautiful!

June 30, 2009 - 2:43 pmSuzanne - Sarah - I am a friend of your neighbor, Kelsey Rivera. She shared this site with me because of many reasons; most importantly she realizes how significant Mamie's short life was and wanted to tell people like me about her. I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how you feel. I had a miscarriage recently and it was difficult - I still feel the loss. I’m sure your feelings are this times a million. I hope you will find peace soon. Mamie was a beautiful baby, truly gorgeous and a terrible loss for you and your family. I will think of you often, as the photos your friend took are a powerful image that will stay with me. Please know that your baby’s life will be remembered by many; including people whom you’ve never met.

June 30, 2009 - 5:51 pmSteve Shadid - Sarah & Taylor.... The pictures of Mamie are the most beautiful heartwrenching photos I have ever seen or experienced. They say time heals all wounds... I have struggled with that premise but have come to believe that is in fact true... with the understanding and acceptance that some wounds only eternity heals. You have not lost your daughter, you know exactly where she is..therefore she is not lost... she is more fullfilled than we will ever be as long as we wear our mortal shells... God bless and keep you both until you are all reunited...

June 30, 2009 - 7:15 pmJulie Scarborough - Sarah, Mamie was beautiful!! My heart hurts so bad for you is hard to understand that God has a plan here. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you! Love, Julie

June 30, 2009 - 8:46 pmMimi Solomon Parrish - Sarah, my mom and I just watched the slideshow..and it broke our hearts again. The pictures are so sweet. We continue to pray for you and your families.

June 30, 2009 - 8:47 pmRebekah King Phelan - My heart aches for you. Thank you for sharing Mamie with us, I will never forget her or her sweet face- I promise! I pray that you feel an overwhelming, tangible peace right now.

June 30, 2009 - 9:02 pmLydia Saugey - Sarah, I work at the clinic, and want you to know that I am praying for you daily. I was devastated to see your loss. What you are going through is too heartbreaking for any words... may God be very close to you in the weeks and months to come. Mamie was beautiful!

June 30, 2009 - 9:44 pmCalvin Hill - Hello Sarah and Taylor. We are praying for you and your family. Mamie was such a beautiful baby. What a blessing to have such great pictures to treasure.

June 30, 2009 - 10:18 pmKathy Stevens - Sarah, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family have been prayed for tonight--by me and by many many others. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of your precious and beautiful baby, Mamie. May you continue to find rest in His presence and be filled with His love and peace.

July 1, 2009 - 3:05 amjen harrell - Sarah, I struggle with the words to say.... the slideshow was such a blessing to watch and mamie is beautiful beyond words. I pray for peace for you and your family in the coming days. Many, many friends that do not even know you have expressed their sympathy and have lifted prayers for you. you have hardly left my mind and my heart is heavy and sad. Love to you all, jen

July 1, 2009 - 4:50 amMary Smart - Sarah, these pictures are unbelievable. Mamie is just perfect and I'm so glad you shared these pictures so that we can remember her too. Much love-Mary and Dale

July 1, 2009 - 7:37 amMelissa Woodruff - My sweet sister in Christ, a friend of mind told me about your blog. I didn't know if I could watch the slideshow, but I am so glad I did. Mamie was so beautiful. I know our God is faithful and His ways are so much higher than ours. I am thankful for that since I cannot begin to understand why such sweet, innocent babies are taken from this world and their parents. I cannot begin to imagine the pain in your heart. I will pray for you and your family. I love you sweet friend. I hope to someday meet you this side of heaven & hear how God blesses you because of this devastating loss.

July 1, 2009 - 11:15 amPriscilla - and your family are in my prayers. Crystal did a wonderful job capturing your special moments with Mamie. Thank you for sharing the slideshow. I cried more than ever while watching it.

July 1, 2009 - 3:08 pmMiss Bec & Mr. Mac - Sarah, we are so sorry. You are so in our hearts and prayers. Your friend is right; you do have your very own angel in Heaven now. I know Amanda has found your precious little Mamie and adores her. Dear God will hold you tight! We love you...

July 2, 2009 - 7:01 amKathryn Meyer - Sara and Taylor - My heart goes out to you and your family! God is the only one that completely understands why he felt more compelled to have Mamie live her life with him. He only gives us what we can handle - eventhough this is one of the hardest things to ever handle. God has his arms wrapped around sweet Mamie and both of you. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers! Love to both of you and your family! Kathryn Meyer (Brit's friend from JH days)

July 3, 2009 - 1:11 pmAmy Terral - Sarah and Taylor, You don't know me, but I work with Stephanie Thornton of SRT Photography. She went to Love Affair with you Sarah. Grieving for you, she showed this to me today. Having lost my first child, a daughter 21 years ago, my heart is heavy for you. Please know that I have prayed for you today and as God brings you to my mind in the coming months, I will continue to pray for you as you walk this journey. My heart goes out with love and compassion toward you and all those who love you. amy terral

July 3, 2009 - 6:55 pmRobin - Sweet,sweet Sarah and Taylor, Her beautiful lips, her amazing head of hair, her cute little nose...I know you waited so long to see her, to see what your love created...she is so so perfect. You did know her in your special way, hold on to the way she grew inside you, the schedule the two of you shared, it was real, the butterfly kicks, the hic-ups, the twists and turns,it really was your baby. I know it is unbearable at this moment, It's hard to understand that life can go on. I am crying for you as I write this. Cling to God and His word. It never fails. I am praying for you and your family, you are all such special special people.I have a scripture that has helped me through so many things. I like the Message Bible translation Isaiah 65:17-24. I don't know why, but you, me, and scores of others were chosen to go through this...was it so we would realize what God went through when His own child died for all of us? I promise you God will use Mamie and her memory for a purpose... you can count on that. I want you to know I already count my self blessed by seeing her in your slide show and I will never forget her sweet face and those lips. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Robin Dyer, Britney,I love you, thanks for calling me. I'm available if you need to talk or cry.

July 4, 2009 - 1:05 amKate Harrison - The Sweet Sarah & Taylor: It took me awhile to watch this slideshow because I felt so much pain for you. I think I wanted to prepare myself, as if that was possible. But then I realized that I would finally get to see Mamie--the beautiful little girl we celebrated and chatted about...the sweet bump of your belly that grew & grew in such an adorable way. I couldn't miss out seeing her! I watched it this evening and while I witnessed your tragedy & wanted to desperately reach out to you and hold you & take care of you, I reveled in the beauty of gorgeous, full lipped, manicured, curly-haired, snuggly Mamie. She brought such a smile to my face and I loved to see both of you in her. When I think of her, as I will all the time, she will always be this beautiful baby, wrapped in your love. Thank you so much for sharing this. You are so beautiful, strong, tender & amazing: Sarah & Taylor are incredible and an inspiration.

July 5, 2009 - 9:10 pmKendy Schimmel - Sarah, Everytime i thought of you today i said a prayer for you and your family. The slideshow is absolutely beautiful beyond words. Im so thankful that you were able to have those moments with Mamie documented. Praying that they will be used to help healing in your life. What a precious baby. Know that you are loved and cared for. Kendy


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