Friday, April 10, 2015

Happy Birthday little one.

Today would have been Rebecca's first birthday.  I can't believe a whole year has passed already.

It seems like just yesterday I was hugely pregnant and ready to meet my little one.  It seems like just yesterday I was hopeful that God would grant us the miracle we had been praying fervently for over the previous nine months.  It seems like just yesterday that I was holding my sweet little baby in my arms for the first time, and mere days later, for the last time.

I am thankful for the gift of our precious baby.  I am honored that I got to carry her for 9 months and that I got to love her here on this earth for 6 days.  I am grateful that I have a tiny saint in heaven who prays for me and my intentions whenever I ask.  I am relieved that she only suffered for 6 days and didn't have to endure countless surgeries only to ultimately experience the same end.

I continue to trust God and his plan for her life.  I continue to hope and believe that her short life served a huge purpose.  And when I get to heaven, I expect that God will reveal it to me then.  Until I can get back to her, I take comfort in knowing that my little Rebecca is spending the rest of eternity worshiping Jesus. And through God's grace and mercy, I'll be joining her one day!






















Happy Birthday, baby girl!  I'm looking forward to the day I get to see you again!

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Rebecca Irene is not forgotten. Her short life here mattered and her life in eternity is without end.

Emily said...

Sending you SO many prayers for your and your family. She will always be remembered! God is watching over her.

Madeline said...

I've been thinking about Rebecca all week because I remembered her birthday was coming up. She is still touching lives. Praying for your family here that you may all celebrate this day with her in Heaven someday.

Amelia Bentrup said...

Happy Birthday Little Rebecca!

We are praying for you all.

And I know that following your journey and praying for you as you went through the pregnancy and birth and life and death of Rebecca was so inspriational to myself and countless other people. Her life definitely mattered and she will always be remembered.

Colleen said...

I love praying to St. Rebecca because I'm hoping she has more time on her hands then some of the published saints :) I forgot how beautifully petite her little features were, what a doll. Happy Birthday with Our Lord and Our Lady and all the Saints and Angels, sweet one!

Diane Teague said...

Sweet baby girl. You did not stay long but one day you will all be reunited for eternity. You touched many hearts.

Rebecca Rooney said...

Happy birthday dear Rebecca!

Thank you for sharing these pictures; what a gorgeous little girl!

Billie Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your littlest blessing, my friend.
Your beautiful tribute led me to tears today...
And I am thinking of you and your dear family...
Hugs.

Joy said...

Holding you all in prayer as you celebrate her birthday and precious life.

Mari said...

I didn't ever meet her, but I've not forgotten her! I don't know why but she comes to mind often. Praying for you on this special day.

jen said...

What a pretty little girl! Prayers for her as you mark her first birthday.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Oh sweet baby Rebecca! How can it already have been a year? She is so beautiful Beth! I love looking at all the pictures again, especially the ones with the whole family. Thank you for being such a wonderful witness to life and even to the joy that is found in the midst of suffering. Your smile radiates across the page! ((Hugs)) and prayers for you this weekend as you remember your precious little Saint.

Kay said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl and hugs and love to your beautiful heart. Prayers for you and yours during these days.

RR Mama said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures of precious Rebecca. Thank you for sharing this part of your life. Many hugs my sweet bloggy friend.

Laura Pearl said...

She was absolutely beautiful, your little St. Rebecca Irene. I have a special intention right now, and I'm going to ask for her help with it.