Sunday, December 2, 2007

Poppy Joy






51 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh thank you for posting more pictures of your beautiful Poppy! What a gift to have her in your lives!

Love,
Jessica

Anonymous said...

beautiful!
praying for yall!

-Liberty University-

Laurie said...

Dear Angie and Nathan,

Beautiful and precious pictures of your family, the four of you. Please know that my heart breaks for you and my prayers for you increase. Your walk and testimony through this journey have touched my heart in such a deep way. May our Father hold you as close to His heart as you are holding Poppy Joy in these beautiful pictures. You have my heart and I hurt so much for your hearts tonight. May God wash His sweet peace that passes all understanding all over you tonight and in the days and weeks ahead. I know in my heart that you did the Fathers Will without hesitation, but I know it still hurts deeply. May His Grace be more than sufficient for you in return for your faithfulness to Him. Poppy Joy will always be remembered in my home and in my heart. Marianna is so precious in her joy for her sister. And I know your Papa holds her gently in his arms and so does Jesus. My heart is so heavy for you tonight and I love you so much for teaching me to not waste one minute of the day and to love my family with all I have. You are part of my family forever. God richly bless you three as you face the days ahead. I lift you up to the one who has made Poppy Joy whole and healed.

Love in the Lord, Laurie in Ca.

jennifer said...

Angie and Nathan,

I am praying for tonight. May God grant you peace that surpasses all understanding. Poppy is precious!!! Marianna looks so happy to finally meet her. The pictures are great to finally see the four of you. I know that is a picture that you will treasure forever. Praying for you and thinking of you!!!

Fresh Girl said...

I've been checking throughout the day to see if you'd posted more pictures of Poppy's sweet little face. Thank you for sharing her with us. Will continue to pray for you all in the coming days.

jeweljannie said...

Dear Angie and Nathan,
It is with greatest sorrow mingled with greatest joy that I have had the great honor and privelege of walking with you during this dark night of the soul. Great sorrow because my heart breaks to see my little girl hurt so much (and precious son-in-law); yet great joy as I stand amazed and in sheer awe at your great faith and trust in God. Only eternity will reveal the lives that have been touched by you and your sweet Poppy Joy.
My heart has also been changed forever. I am so proud of you both. Know that the same one who is so tenderly holding precious Poppy is also holding you. You are loved. Mom

Elizabeth S said...

What a sweet beautiful little miracle! Thank you for sharing her with us.

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Angie and Nathan-

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful Poppy Joy. Many at church today told me that they were praying for you guys and they were so sorry for ME as they grieved your loss... just know that many you will never meet are praying for y'all and their hearts are heavy for you tonight. They were sorry for me in part because of the road that lies ahead for us, but mostly because they know how connected I feel to you guys and that my heart breaks for you. The saving grace, literally, is that she was welcomed into the Lord's arms as soon as she left yours... she has never not been held! Praying for Him to hold you both tonight! I love seeing the pictures of the girls together... beyond words.

In Christ,
Kenzie

Chrissy said...

I have not stopped thinking about the four of you and have not stopped the prayers either. We lifted you up at our bible study tonight so please know that you are on the hearts and minds of many. I so wish that I could be there for you and with you this week. If only I could make the 12 hour drive myself...I just wish I could. Although I cannot be there in the flesh please know that my heart and soul are already there. The love and prayer will be continue. Chrissy

Anonymous said...

touching pictures...thank you for sharing. i'll never forget your journey.
Jennifer

Dee Dee said...

So beautiful. Testimony to her amazing Creator.
Praying for you as you face a difficult week. Keep holding on to Him.

Dee Dee said...

So beautiful. Testimony to her amazing Creator.
Praying for you as you face a difficult week. Keep holding on to Him.

Dee Dee said...

So beautiful. Testimony to her amazing Creator.
Praying for you as you face a difficult week. Keep holding on to Him.

Marlina said...

Oh wow! Beautiful baby and a beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing. She's just precious. These pics touch my heart...
Still praying for you.

robyn in AZ said...

What beautiful pictures of your family! Your faith is incredible and more inspiring than I can say. I'm praying for you guys tonight and so thankful for your willingness to share your story and give God all the glory.

Life Breaths Photography said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Praying for you and love you all!

Love
Amy

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures. What a beautiful baby and such a beautiful family!

Boothe Farley said...

these are beautiful. i loved seeing poppy's precious little body. i wish we could have been there, but know we were in spirit. i can't wait to cuddle that girl one day! we love you two.

b.

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

She is JUST BEAUTIFUL.

What a gift that you were able to spend time with her and have family photos taken. It's a gift I know you'll treasure forever. :-)

Rebecca said...

Oh my... I LOVE the first one... There's nothing quite as beautiful as a naked baby. :)

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Rebecca

elizabeth said...

We've never met, but I know we will one day... even if it's after our time on this earth is over. I was "introduced" to your family through the Farleys and just wanted you to know how much your transparency, your walk with God, and the story of Poppy's life has ministered to me. Your post on "Pictures and Puffs" especially spoke to my heart because of the verses in Isaiah 45. This has been a year of discovering the "treasures of darkness" for my family. I'm praying that God continues to strengthen and comfort you as you walk through the coming days, weeks, and months.

Kim said...

Poppy Joy was so very beautiful. I am so sorry she couldn't stay.

Mandy said...

What a sweet little baby girl. I just love the first picture. Poppy is more beautiful now than ever before. Know I am thinking of you this morning.

mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Angie and Nathan:

You two are a real testimnony to God's grace. I know your Grandpa Adrian is so pleased with you.

What a wonderful little Poppy Joy. Her little sister is also a doll.

I thank God for your Mom and Grandmother who love the Lord.

God bless you with His Grace this week as you walk this valley.

Love and Prayers, A friend of the family,
Barbara in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting the rest of us share your beautiful Poppy. What a precious little wonder she is! I am praying for strength & comfort for you today and everyday. I love your faith and I love your beautiful family.
Emily

Anonymous said...

The pictures are precious. All the girls look beautiful and Nathan is a proud husband and daddy. Love, Macy

jena baker said...

Angie and Nathan,

The pictures of Popppy are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing her perfect birthday with us all. I will praying for your all in the days ahead.

Love,
Jena Baker

Megan said...

I have been reading your blog for months. I love reading about your faith and hope in the Lord. Thank you for writing. Your picutres are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your precious moments. And count me as one more stranger praying continually for you all.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Angie and Nathan,
How precious Poppy is! Seeing Marianna look at her is a true picture of joy. What a beautiful family you have. I am continuing to pray for you all. Everyone I know is as well. Poppy has given us all so much that I am so thankful for. Thank you for sharing her with us!
With love and prayers,
Kim

julie said...

She is truly beautiful! She brings such a smile to my face! I feel so honored to have had the chance to hold, kiss and love Poppy! Thank you for letting me! I love you!

Amy said...

What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Still praying...

Tracy said...

I love the pictures. Especially the ones where big sister finally got to meet Poppy and the one of all 4 of you. I love the big smile on your face. Pure joy.
I'm thinking and praying for you all during this time. I know it's got to be hard.

Mandy said...

I was listening to Mercy Me's "My heart will fly" from their new album, and I thought of sweet Poppy, and your family. When things settle down, and you get a chance, take a listen. It is a beautiful song about heaven. Our prayers are being lifted up for you.

Jessica said...

What a precious little angel! Thanks for posting the pics. I will be praying for you all!

Brandi said...

Angie,
Those pictures are so precious. I'm so glad that you have them to cherish. Thank you for sharing them. And thank you for sharing Poppy. You and Nathan are so selfless. I was honored to be able to see Poppy's sweet face and am honored to call myself your friend. We talked in Sunday school yesterday about Christian heroes in our lives, and I wanted to tell you that you and Nathan are at the top of my list of heroes. I know that you are probably overwhelmed with support, but please let me know if I can do anything at all for you. No matter what it is, I would be so happy to help. I love you very very much, and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Given Grace said...

Thank you so much for sharing yourselves and your sweet Poppy Joy, she is so beautiful!

We are continuing to lift you all up in prayer, my you feel God's comforting arms as He holds you also.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little girl! We are still praying for your sweet family!

Love,
Josh and Annie Tucker

Anonymous said...

Angie and Nathan, thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. You will probably never know this side of heaven the lives that have been touched as you have shared your heart and soul!
Much love and many continued prayers in the next days, weeks and months. Nancy G.

Anonymous said...

praying for yall today!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing her sweet life with us. Praying for you.

Robin said...

What a little angel! You are in my prayers.

jtcosby said...

She's beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Love,
Tamara in TN.

The O'Donnells said...

what a precious baby girl you have! and thank you so much for sharing your story and being so transparent! you are such an encouragement to me!

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

So beautiful- all of you! What a sweet and powerful whisper of grace.

Sherrie H. said...

She is so beautiful!

Sammy and Michelle said...

Angie and Nathan-

You have encouraged our faith in the Lord by your walk. We love you both and will continue to pray for you.

Sammy and Michelle Ragan

sarahdodson said...

You've left me speechless. How beautiful are those written words! I'm so sorry for your loss, but my heart rejoices to hear how the Lord is strengthening, protecting, and holding you close at this time. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Don't Mourn For Me

Mother, please don't mourn for me; I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side, each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near. I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight--I'm the brightest star
on a summer night. I'll never be beyond your reach--
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around,
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond--
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring;
the first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on baby's face. Just look for me, Mommy,
I'm everyplace!
(Author unknown)

Anonymous said...

Your photos won't soon leave my memory. So precious to see you smiling and truly happy to see and hold your precious Poppy Joy. You have been so unselfish to write so that all of us could join you in your journey. Thank you. You are being lifted up.

Jeanne

Gina said...

Angie & Nathan, Your strength is amazing! As I prayed for you this morning this scripture came to my heart. I wanted to share it with you. May it be of comfort and encouragement to you during this difficult time.
"Do not fear, O Zion: do not let your hands hang limp. The LORD your God is with you, he will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." God bless you, Gina Horton

Dianne Breakstone said...

Angie,

I loved your pictures of your sweet baby. Thank you for showing them to us. You helped me to learn how to go thrugh a hard time and trust God to be there for you.

Gracye Breakstone, age 11