Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday




94 comments:

Mindy Roelofs said...

Love this picture! Wish Brenham was here to take care of his brother!

Anonymous said...

Makes me Cryyy!:):(

Anonymous said...

Eewh... if I may say so Brenham looks like a monkey...wouldnt post that picture. your new soon looks adorable & peaceful.

Cate said...

They are both amazingly precious.


Congrats again, many times over.

Anonymous said...

So, so beautiful...

Holly said...

Such precious boys!!

Kimberly said...

What an amazing, and powerful statement. I have followed your story here and there since we were all on the tri boards (fall-love). What a blessing your sweet new baby boy is and I know your hearts must be overflowing... congratulations and praise God!

Verna said...

Love the photos. Brenham would have made a fantastic big brother.

Alicia said...

So wonderfully touching.

Anonymous said...

awww, thanks for sharing that!

mak'n Changes said...

breathtaking!

T said...

Precious!

bri said...

oh how precious Katie!!! I have yet to get the pictures I wanted of our little man with his sister's grave stone but it is to come. It is just so monumental and such a huge mountain to have climbed.

You are an amazing mommy and God is pleased with you friend!

Jennifer said...

Awesome picture! God bless.

Emily said...

How precious...these pictures really what a special connection your two little boys have. Beautiful!

A Truly Grand Haven said...

This is so precious, your perfect two little boys!

Kirsten: said...

Such sweet, perfect boys!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm not the only one but they look alike! God is so good to give you two handsome boys. Julie

Alicia said...

what beautiful pictures! They are perfect

Little's said...

precious! A picture/s really does speak a thousand words.

Pamela said...

@anonymous #2... don't be a troll.

Robin Wilson said...

Both boys are beautiful and I agree with Pamela.

Jaclyn said...

To the rude poster above, if you have something to say, at least have the balls to say it without hiding behind an "anonymous" comment!

Katie, I think the pictures are beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

Anonymous # 2..please keep ugly comments to yourself.
This is a beautiful bond between brothers..thank you for sharing.
Hope you are enjoying every minute right now!

AmberS said...

Wow. I am speechless.

Rebekah said...

This made me cry.

So cool that Baby G has revolutionized your life...so sad that Brenham isn't be around for it.

Jan said...

Anonymous #2..Brenham is our very first grandchild. We feel that he is a very special child created by His heavenly Father. His picture is our visual reminder. We can't hold him in our arms, like we can Grayden, but he will be held in our hearts forever.
Katie - what a beautiful post.
Love from Grandpa & Grandma Lubbers

Amanda said...

Two beautiful boys! To the rude poster: Keep it to yourself.

Allison said...

Both of your boys are beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing pics of your sweet boys! They are both absolutely precious and miracles from God.

Abbie said...

To the rude poster above... keep your comments to yourself. No one wants to hear them. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Katie, this is a beautiful post. It is wonderful how you did this for both of your boys and very touching. I teared up a little looking at it.

Bethany said...

Both of your sons are beautiful. So precious!

tscarter7 said...

The pictures are precious! And I have to say my mouth is still hanging open after reading #2. God is good all the time and we are so thankful for your newest blessing!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Katie,

To have followed your journey is to know how both of these precious baby boys have stolen your hearts. Both created by One God who loves them both beyond measure. The only difference is Brenhan is with Jesus and Grayden is with you. Such perfect gifts. Love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie
PS. please pay no mind to meanies.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Beautiful babies - both of them. thank you for sharing. xoxo Nancy

Marie W said...

Beautiful! To anonymous #2- if you have nothing nice to say, SHUT UP.
I am so happy for you and know that Brenham is smiling down on all of you.

Desire to show gratitude said...

This brought me to tears! I have followed your blog for awhile and have cried many tears for you and your family. I am so thankful to see the new bundle of joy in your life! God is so good!

Shannon said...

what a great post today! so sweet!

Loretta said...

Two beautiful boys.

Michelle said...

I too am stunned at the lack of sensitivity and compassion that anonymous #2 shows. Hurtful people are hurting people. I'm sincerely praying for whoever that was that God will show His gracious compassion to them.

Premees are so tiny and delicate and bruise so easily coming through the birth canal. I know because my precious nephew was born just as early as Brenham. He lived for only a few short hours. Their photos are very similar.

Brenham was and still is a precious gift. I am so thankful that you choose to share your beautiful sons with us.

God bless you and your beautiful family!

Heidi said...

Simply beautiful! So sorry that there are those out there who feel the need to be rude and obnoxious. Love and hugs!

Emmaly said...

I was floored reading the comment that person put. I think every baby is a gift from God.

P.S. Is there a button on here where you can mark a comment as rude because I would have done it ten times by now.

LJFredricks said...

Katie I love this post!! Brenham may not be here in body to be a big brother but he is here in spirit and in love! He has left a legacy of love and I am glad that Grayden will know about how special and beautiful his older brother is.

Now to the anonymous poster. It is obvious to me that you must have some serious issues to want to inflict pain on someone in this way. Please know that you have been prayed for today. This blog is meant for healing not inflicting hurt.
Katie, I am sorry that this happened. I prayed for you too ;)

Jess said...

I agree - they look alike! How cool!

You have been so blessed, Katie.

:)

Anonymous #2: Get a life, seriously.

Lauren said...

Katie,

This post absolutely brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for your blessing!

Pay no mind to those who criticize. If the tables were turned, their mouths would be closed.

You and your family are constantly in my prayers (and praises!!). Enjoy that handsome man!

Lauren

K. said...

Anonymous #2 clearly has the etiquette of a monkey...actually no, that would be an improvement.

Katie, thanks for posting this today--your boys are beautiful, and the pictures speak thousands of words to the blessings you've had in your life, the blessings you have all been to all of us, and the blessings you are to each other.

Amanda said...

We're so happy for you! What wonderful gifts God has given you! They are both amazingly beautiful boys. I'm sure Brenham is up in heaven, holding Jesus hand, and watching over you and your family. God bless you and your new addition.

Pray for the poster who felt the need to make an inappropriate comment. He/she obviously needs God's guidence to find peace in his/her life. Only someone who is truly unhappy with themselves and their life would make a hurtful comment to such a beautiful person.

Lots of love Katie!

Erin S. said...

Katie- both of your boys are beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss and so happy that you've been given a new blessing.

Please don't let hurtful comments get you down. You have a beautiful testimony of God's grace and favor.

Congrats on your new baby. I wish you blessings and favor from God.

Trinity said...

Katie, these are two gorgeous pictures.

Brenham must be quite the proud big brother up there. I bet he's telling everyone how excited he is for G to be here.

My thoughts & prayers are with you & Robb.

Devin said...

Such beautiful perfect babies. Both of them. Thank you for sharing these pictures....they touched my heart today. :-)

folkerts said...

Wordless is certainly the word for that!! How beautiful. Strangly sad and preciously happy.

Jacki said...

Katie... thank you for posting such beautiful photos!

I agree with all the previous posters... I am shocked at how rude people are! Katie... please don't let that idiot get you down! As you can see... many people love and care for you!

Gretchen said...

Katie,

I stumbled across your blog, and I'm delurking for this one...this is beautiful. My mom lost two babies at 21 and 22 weeks, and this picture brought back a lot of memories (I was 14 or so at the time). Even now, I hold my 4 month old and at times think of those babies at just 11 and 13 oz and praise God for what I've been given--I'm sure you do the same. Best of luck with your gorgeous family!

Gretchen in PA

Kristy said...

Hi Katie! I am a friend of Nicole's (we sat at the same table with you at her reception, and I am Nicole's friend Julie's sister). I have been following your blog for awhile. Both of your boys are just beautiful :) Congratulations and God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

HI Katie,
I stumbled onto your blog and read it all in one day. I loved reading your story and my heart went out to you. You and your husband are amazing people. These pictures are beautiful, two precious babies. Other people must not be happy for you and want to say mean things. Don't listen to them. God Bless you are your family.

Amy from Iowa

Bethany said...

Katie,
I have followed your blog for a while but never commented. Just wanted to let you know that I am so happy for you and your new family! BOTH your boys are beautiful, and I think they look like brothers!
~Bethany in WA.

Lu and Missy said...

Totally precious and I think they even have the same precious little baby nose! What an amazing God we serve! Who could even imagine that this is where this journey would lead you other than the amazing God we serve! Praise be to Him!

Anonymous said...

I've never posted on your blog before, but I wanted to say that I think the pictures are just lovely. I think they have a sense of peace and balance that is very evident. Thank you for sharing them, and for allowing us all to share this journey with you & your family.

Jan, wise words indeed, your first grandson is a fine boy, safe in the arms of Jesus. To the anon commentor2 (I know, I am anon to, I have no account), I have prayed for you today, for love and understanding to open your heart, and for you never to have to know the stark, harsh reality of holding a desperately premature baby in your arms, looking at the translucent skin, and knowing that it is all beyond your control.

Your boys are beautiful Katie. Peace be with you. x

Jennifer said...

Katie - what two beautiful boys!!! LOVE your title!!! You are an AMAZING family!!
I AGREE with all the posts above. Don't take anything towards that post. These two boys are a gift from God.

DianeTaylor said...

I am in tears from this post - how amazing is our God? Blessed is his name - I can feel the brotherly love flowing in these photos. Thank you so much for sharing this with us :)

Diane Taylor from Baltimore

Alli said...

Katie, these pics are heart melting! You have two very handsome boys any mother would be proud to claim!!

#2....apparently you're on something...stupid.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous#2
You aren't very nice you should try to be nicer. You have no idea to what Katie and Rob have gone through in the last year or so. Brenham is very little,cute,and beautiful. and will always be in our hearts.
Katie- Sorry just had to say something to anonymous #2 bless your heart

Still Cross Photography said...

You know how inspiring you are to me and these pictures are amazing. So happy for you guys! God has great plans for you three! 1 more week and we have our home study! Cross your fingers everything passes!!

Jules said...

You've brought tears of sorrow and joy to my eyes. God Bless your family!

Lori said...

Katie-this is such a touching post. Two pictures that mean so much, so much that people would not know if they have not followed your story. I feel so lucky that you have chosen to share your story with us.

When I read that rude comment I knew that the heart of anonymous poster #2 has a heart of stone.

Kim said...

Your babies are so beautiful. You are an amazing mommy. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiring post. Thank you for giving us all inspiration in knowing that dreams do come true.
Annon.#2, you sure are something else, please leave your unbelievably rude comments to yourself. Kate, you are a hero!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Wow....these are two of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. I love taking landscape photography of nature's beauty but honestly what's more beautiful than life...God's miracle! Your precious Brenham lived a very short live but I can tell you that it wasn't in vain...just by looking at his picture I can tell he blessed many people and still is by his testimony. He will forever be engraved in your hearts and one very special day you will get to hold him again...in Heaven!!! You younger son is beautiful as well...I'm pretty sure he too will grow up longing to meet his big brother in Heaven one day! Thanz for sharing!

Hugs, Susan

Rochelle said...

Hi katie, I am new to your blog and thankful that God has blessed you with both boys. You like I have an angel baby to run to you when you get to heaven. We lost a baby girl Grace Lynn on 5-9-08. She passed of a rare disease "Cystic Hygroma with hydrops" last year was very hard, but was hopeful of getting pregnant again. Four months later we concieved again. I had a perfect pregnancy and the baby was so healthy. I was going for a regular app. around 7 months and the baby's heart beat stopped. I too had to go through labor. Kaden James was born into the arms of Jesus' 5-5-09 the same week a year ago we lost Grace. We were shocked and confused. The only answer we have so far is that his heart stopped at 29 weeks and they don't know why. It is very rare in pregnancy. My husband and I choose to walk by faith and I have started a blog on how God has been moving in our life. It is "walkingbyhopeandfaith.blogspot.com" I am encouraged by your story and your Journey of faith

Anonymous said...

Brenham and your new son are both SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! What precious and incredible pictures! I can see both you and your hubby in Brenham's beautiful little face.

In September 2004, I lost my daughter at 32 weeks and although the loss is horrific, as Christians we know we will hold our beautiful little gifts from God in our arms again one day. I can just envision Jesus holding Brenham in His arms and showing him his little brother here on earth :-)

These are truly photos to treasure.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a while now (found through TheBump) and I am amazed by your faith, your grace, and your strength through Jesus. I am truly inspired by all of your posts, and I am ecstatic that you've come to this point in your journey in life. My prayers are with you always, and I pray that you continue to be abundantly blessed. You are the definition of a true inspiration.

Carrie

Anonymous said...

priceless!!

Your friend in Vegas
Tiffany Cox

Jenny said...

aww so adorable.

Anonymous said...

Dear Katie,
No mother should experience the pain caused by some others' words...I am sorry that you had to read that. I am Krista's friend in FL and have been following your blog for months now. I look forward to seeing pictures of your children as I find them to be absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for being so strong!
Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie said...

BOTH of your boys are beautiful. Your love exceeds all measures.

Tracy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful little boys! That melts my heart.

Kriss said...

My mouth is hanging open at that one comment...shame on them. Hugs Katie. I think he was beautiful! -kriss

Anonymous said...

Such precious pictures of your 2 boys! Please pay no attention to such negative words. People like that will get whats coming to them one day. I hope all is going well with your son.

Renee Breuker said...

I am new to your blog ( I graduated with Robb) and you are a true inspiration. I love the pictures of your boys! They are adorable! Thank you for sharing your personal journey with us!

Vanessa said...

Awww beautiful!

Jennyc said...

awww that is so precious. :-)

Jennyc said...

I am so sorry that someone would say something so terrible. Your pictures are so precious and beautitful.

Sara said...

What a beautiful post - both of your boys are just precious. I know Brenham is looking down over his baby brother and smiling!

Anonymous said...

katie you are amazing! i LOVE both pictures. they are beautiful. don't let others take you down. stay strong the way you are!

Amber, That's Me! said...

Your boys are beautiful. I am going to pray for the person who would write such cruel things. This person obviously needs our prayers right now.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

What beautiful pictures of your beautiful boys. This was a beautiful idea. I haven't checked in for awhile...and just wanted to say that I'm rejoicing with that precious Grayden has come into your lives. May you be blessed with a season of joy...

Praying God's continued peace and comfort over your family...

Blessings,
Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries

Anonymous said...

Your blog is SO inspirational. Both of your boys are beautiful and I know that Brenham is looking down on the rest of his family and smiling knowing how happy you all are! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Anonymous said...

Katie,
You don't know me. I stumbled upon your blog accidentally, and have been following your story for a few months now. For some reason, it has just touched my heart, and brought about a stirring in my heart to makes changes in my life. I want you to know (especially in light of what has happened in the past week) that what you are doing and your story is touching those you don't even know... that God is using you as a wonderful means for His good work. I think you are brave and beautiful and when I look at your pictures you and your family radiate God's love. I can only hope and pray to one day be half the person that you are. Blessings on your whole family. Snuggle that new baby close and know and trust that God is holding Brenham in the palm of his hand safe until you can be with him again. With all my love...

Allie said...

Both of your boys are so adorable.
Thank you for sharing both of these precious pictures with us :)!

Anonymous said...

They both look NOTHING other than beautiful. Thought this was a great "wordless Wed" post.

Your faith is inspiring. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Katie & Robb,
You have been truly an inspiration to me & I too have been following your story since tri boards. What a blessing this baby is and even more amazing that he has his own special angel to watch over him. Congratulations & enjoy every second.

Kim

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!!

The Sommer's said...

Both of your sons are beautiful. I also found your blog through The Bump and read it quite often. I admire your strength.

I also wanted to ask you where you found the name Grayden? I have a 5 month old son named Grayden and I've never heard or seen it before =)

kim said...

I just found you blog from another. I LOVE this post, your two sons look so much alike. How special to have these two beautiful photographs with your's and hubby's hands placed lovingly over their hearts. So beautiful.