Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good night, sweet baby.

Rebecca passed away this evening at 9:01 PM.


At 4:20, as the kids were coming in the NICU door for a visit after school, she took a turn for the worse.

So we spent the rest of the evening loving her, kissing her, holding her hand and rubbing that sweet little head.  I believe she received more hugs and kisses in the last 5 hours of her life than many people receive in years on this earth. 

My heart is broken but I do take comfort in knowing that she is resting tonight in the arms of Jesus. Thank you all for your prayers and support.

72 comments:

Kay said...

I am so sorry for your loss. So thankful we can know that she is resting in the arms of Jesus now, fully whole. I know this is hard! (Lost my youngest at 4yo) I will be praying for you as you journey forward. Hugs and prayers, my friend.

Lauren said...

Oh, Beth.... (silence)

We're praying for the comfort of your heart and your family's. Tuck yourself in to the arms of Christ. I pray that you feel His love, strength, and comfort. May the Trinity, Our Lady, and the prayers of so many carry you through this valley.

Eternal rest grant unto sweet Rebecca. She touched the lives of so many and glorified God in her short, sweet life.

God bless you and your family. Xoxo

Lauren said...

I forgot to say...
I'm so sorry.
xoxo

katiejeancooks said...

Beth, I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing your sweet Rebecca with all of us. Debbie

Madeline said...

Oh Beth. My heart is broken as well. Words cannot express the comfort I wish you. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Eternal rest grant unto beautiful Rebecca.

Many prayers in this time. You and your family will be lifted in prayer. I especially pray for Peter and Sarah as I am sure this is especially difficult for them.

Kathryn Whitaker said...

Oh Beth. I wish I had the right words, the right scripture, the biggest hug. Your witness has been humbling and I'm so honored you shared Rebecca's life with all of us.

Kathryn Whitaker said...

Oh Beth. I wish I had the right words, the right scripture, the biggest hug. Your witness has been humbling and I'm so honored you shared Rebecca's life with all of us.

John Hurley said...

Beth,
Peace and Love to you and your whole family!

Diane Teague said...

Praying for your family. From your arms to God's.

Tammi Humphries said...

I am so very, very sorry. Pls. try to take comfort in knowing that you will see this little angel again one day. When my sister passed away at a very early age, my mother always said that God selects the prettiest angels...He sure does! Thank you for sharing this special time with all as it has been very touching. May God continue to Bless you and your precious family. Prayers!

Gina Webber said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss!

Laura Pearl said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I really don't know what to say--but thank God you got to meet her and have some precious time with her before she hade to go. You have a little saint in Heaven, and she'll be watching over all of you...but I know that doesn't take away the pain of losing her. You are all in my prayers.

Lisa said...

So sorry, Beth. Praying for you all! Thank you for sharing the life of your sweet, sweet Rebecca with us.

Lisa said...

So sorry, Beth. Praying for you all! Thank you for sharing the life of your sweet, sweet Rebecca with us.

Lisa said...

So sorry, Beth. Praying for you all! Thank you for sharing the life of your sweet, sweet Rebecca with us.

Ana said...

Beth, I am so sorry for you loss, our family is praying for you and yours.

Erica Saint said...

Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you. Prayers continue for your family. Rebecca was a beautiful baby. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Aimee said...

Beth, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet Rebecca. Heaven has gained a precious little saint, but that does not make it any easier for you. I am keeping you all in my prayers still. Sending you much love. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of seeing and praying for Rebecca. Rest eternal, sweet baby.

Chella said...

My heart brakes for you and your family. I too pray that God wraps his ever-loving arms around all of you. I am so, so sorry.

Bonnie said...

My deepest condolences.

Evden said...

Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers in the days to come.

TiffanyH said...

I don't know you personally, but found you through a friend who posted your website on facebook. Your Rebecca was a beautiful little girl, who although was only here a short time, touched many people! It is comforting to know that she is now in Heaven not struggling to breathe, or in any pain. She was lucky to have such a family to shower her with kisses and love, and you were lucky to be blessed to have her even a short time! God Bless you guys in the coming days! I will remember your sweet little baby girl as I work with terminally ill children each day...

Rebekah Es said...

My heart is with you, Beth. Rebecca rests forever in peace in Christ's embrace. So sorry for your loss.

Beth Middaugh said...

Beth, so so sorry, can't imagine how it must feel, but she IS IN JESUS ARMS. May your hearts be at peace in this difficult time.

Mary Kate said...

I am so very sorry. There are no words.
St. Rebecca, pray for us!

Steve Johnson said...

Beth, Steve and I are so sorry for your family's loss! You all are in our prayers! Erin Johnson

Jessica said...

Beth, I am so sorry. I see your suffering and I see Good Friday coming up, and I know Our Lady is right there with you.

Charlotte (WaltzingM) said...

Words are not enough. We will hold your family in prayer. I'm so sorry for your grief. St. Rebecca, pray for us!

MamaH said...

Beth, I came here through Mary Kate's link on facebook and have been following your situation. I just want to say I am so very sorry and I'm crying with you. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Joy said...

Holding you and your family in pray.
You gave her so much love to carry home to God and now share with the world.

Unknown said...

My heartfelt condolences. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Angela Nash said...

Love and prayers for your family, and your sweet Rebecca in heaven.

Micaela Darr said...

Beth, I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family. I ask for Rebecca's intercession on your behalf. May she whisper your grief into the ear of a Jesus, that He may comfort you in your sorrow. Hugs.

Kelly M. said...

Praying for your whole family during this difficult times. May St. Rebecca and Our Lady of Sorrows give you peace.

Elise said...

Dear Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

Jamie said...

My heart hurts for you, Beth. I'm so sorry and am praying for you all.

Jackie said...

I am so very sorry, Beth. Praying that you feel Jesus near to your heart to comfort you and bring you peace.

smileyseats said...

Beth, I am so terribly sorry for you and your family. Thank you so much for the courage and strength to share your sweet Rebecca with all of us. I will be praying for peace for all of you.

MarianneF said...

Praying for you and your family, for peace and comfort. Rebecca was a beautiful child of God and you gave her all the dignity and love in the world, to the glory of our Lord. Your grace and strength are remarkable. God bless!

Mary Lenaburg said...

I have no words my friend, just love from our house to yours. She is a saint forever watching over her Mama, daddy and siblings. St. Rebecca Irene intercede for us today and always.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I went to bed last night praying for her and her family.
Thinking of you all.
XOXO

Amelia Bentrup said...

I'm so,very, very sorry. Please know your family is in our hearts and prayers.

Kelli said...

Oh Beth I do not have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Rebecca with us.

Laura Ruiz said...
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Laura Ruiz said...

I am so sorry Beth.
I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family.

Sarah said...

Oh Beth, I was so hoping that Rebecca would be coming home with you. Prayers for you all during this hard time.

Mari said...

I have no words but to say that I am so sorry. I thank you for sharing Rebecca with us and I feel blessed that I was able to follow along and pray for her and all of you. I'll continue to pray. Rebecca touched my heart.

Meghan said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.

Paula said...

May God's peace be with your family.

Lucky as Sunshine said...

Beth, praying for peace & comfort for your family. +Rebecca+

Jenny said...

And now Rebecca beats us all to the Resurrection. My heart is broken for your family Beth, but I'm so inspired by your faith and by the life of this precious little girl who did so much good in her brief time on earth.

Cam Wollner said...

Praying for you guys. I'm so, so sorry.

Hallie @ Moxie Wife said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. Thank you for letting us be a small part of sweet Rebecca's life. You all will be in my prayers. xoxox

Katrina Rose said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a wonderful witness to her life and to Christ. We are praying for you and your family.

Billie Jo said...

My friend...
I have no words...
But I have love and prayers and hugs in my heart for you and you sweet family.
I'm sorry...
Eternal rest grant onto her o Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Lerin said...

I'm so very sorry. May he peace of Christ be with you.

Jennie said...

Oh, God bless you all. She is indeed, as you say, resting in the arms of Jesus.

God bless you and your family.

Tamera Wilson said...

Beth, you have been a testament of faith, hope and love throughout this entire journey. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I am sorry for your pain. May God comfort you in the days and years to come as you remember your precious baby girl.

PalouseMom said...

Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Colleen said...

Thank you for letting us all share the gift of her life. You've reached the ultimate parenting goal, to get our children to Heaven. I know Rebecca did more good in her short time on earth than many of us will do in our lifetimes. What a sweet little saint she is, and we are keeping your family in our prayers.

Eric Hege said...

My deepest condolences for you and the entire family. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Beth and family - I am so sorry. Words seem so inadequate right now. Please know of my continued prayers for you and your family. Little Rebecca, pray for us!

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will continue for you and your family!

Shannon said...

My heart is breaking for you. Please know of my prayers this Triduum.

Christy from fountains of home said...

My heart is broken for you Beth. I'm so sorry for this terrible loss. Rebecca's life was full of love, now she is with Love Himself. Praying for you!

Dianna@The Kennedy Adventures said...

Continuing to lift you and your family up in prayer. May Mary wrap you in her mantle this Holy Week.

Justyna said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your baby girl and your family.

Justyna said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your baby girl and your family.

Monique said...

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. She is such a sweet baby girl. Prayers to you and your family.

Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas said...

I am so sorry. I can't imagine what you must be feeling as you mourn the loss of your beautiful baby girl. We will continue to pray for your whole family. <3

deborah said...

There really are never words when we say good-bye to someone we love. Do you know how sweet and wonderful it is that she received so much love and so many hugs and kisses? Your words about all the loving on her felt so blessed.

I've not wanted to click over here because then I could just think about you and the time you were having with Rebecca.

Jesus be with you all.

Hafsa said...

I came over here from Bonnie's blog and I just want to say how sorry I am. I will be praying for peace in your heart. That sweet baby is now resting in Our Lady's arms.