Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Gift to Us

We went Saturday evening to a beach in Kennebunk with Kelly Roy, who is a photographer and donates her time and talent through a group called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS).  They take photos for people who lose - or are awaiting the loss of - their baby.  My sister contacted her for me back when we first got Rachel's diagnosis.  Most people who are a part of NILMDTS are there because they have experienced a loss themselves.  I have found that with people who have lost a baby, there seems to be a quiet understanding that we share.  It's very comforting to be with people who truly get it.  So anyway, she put a "sneak peak" on her blog and I thought I'd share it.  You can see them here:
We plan on having her there when Rachel arrives as well and feel so blessed by the time and love she is giving us...I'm telling you, this baby just keeps bringing us blessing after blessing!  I smile every day over a new gift that I have received because I am carrying this little miracle. Whether it is something tangible, a need met, a new friendship, or the chance to share her with the world... there is always a reason to praise!  I don't feel deserving of any of it. 

This is yet another way Rachel reminds me of Jesus...I don't deserve the blessings that come from knowing Him, His love or forgiveness, but I was chosen for it and am so glad I accepted it.


  1. Two things...
    I (We) love you!!!
    Kelly took AMAZING photos, what a beautiful gift and heart she has! Thanks for the preview, you look BEAUTIFUL. So happy the session went well!

  2. Oh Stacy - what beautiful pictures of your family and the love you ALL have for Rachel and eachother is evident. Your joy in celebrating her is contagious and truly a reflection of how Our Father celebrates us; His children (because He is timeless and ceaseless, and our lives must be but a meer breath to Him and yet, He loves us without abandon...as you love your Rachel.) I am so happy you have these photos as yet another gift Rachel has given you.

  3. O my goodness these are so precious!!! You are so beautiful pregnant!You have a lovely family!!

  4. Beautiful Beautiful just lovely..... What a blessing to be able to celebrate Rachels life as you and your family experience it... Thank you for sharing all this with us. God Bless you all..... Rebecca B.S.

  5. Our prayer's are with you and your family. May God have his healing hand on you and bring comfort to you and your family in these hard times.


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