Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy 1 week Joy!

There are so many blessings connected with Joy that it is hard to list all of them. It is amazing how our Heavenly Father knows us all individually and almost "caters" our trials to us. Even though the doctors said that Jaxon and Joys birth defects were not even related and that we just "drew lucky" To me having the experiences with Jaxon has made our time with Joy a lot easier I guess you could say. I had already been through an experience where we were told our baby was going to die. But I know that the differences between them were done on purpose by a loving Heavenly Father. We did not know about Jaxons birth defect during pregnancy and we did with Joy. One of the biggest blessings in my life was that I was able to prepare my self and my family for five months. I knew that every day she spent with us was a blessing and that I could not take it for granted. I was able learn how to do things for her and it was a really special experience. I had never pieced a quilt, sewed a dress or crocheted anything more difficult than a dishrag ( that was never even :-) ) Justin had done some woodwork but he knows that he did not build her casket on his own. We had some amazing family help but know that there was someone else helping us. I would have never had the opportunity to do those things for someone so special if I wouldn't have had the time to prepare for her. What a loving Father in Heaven to bless us with such am incredible gift! I will not lie, it has been the hardest part of our journey to have our sweet Joy progressing in her stage of life. To have something so special so close to my heart for almost a year and having to let go is painful and my heart just hurts. We mourn for her but we do not mourn without faith that we will see her again. I am excited to recap and show pictures of everything coming together the week of her birth, and of course her wonderful entrance into the world. Right now we are still mostly in survival mode and haven't quite figured out how we are possibly going to download all of the sd cards to our computer. So grateful for modern technology, everyone who was constantly taking pictures of her, and a terabyte external hard drive ;-) We were able to get a few pictures from our NILMDTS photographer, Amber and they turned out so beautifully! I cannot wait to see the rest. This picture is my favorite one of her. This is how I remember her, with a little smile on her face. Oh how I LOVE my baby girl!!

7 comments:

  1. She is absolutely beautiful! She looks like a little doll and her smile melts my heart! What an angel! I am so inspired by your faith and love. Thank you for sharing so much with all of us. <3

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  2. Hi kids. I thought I would share with you and the world a precious prayer that was offered today in my classroom of college students. After sharing your DVD with my class, and a few moments of discussion before we dismissed, a closing prayer was offered. The sweet student prayed: "Father, thank you for the way that little Joy has blessed the White family; and thank you for the way in which Joy as also blessed all of us as well."

    Who could imagine that the Lord would magnify your little family to bless so many lives. Your grace in the face of adversity; your determination to experience JOY in your journey; your willingness to be so very open and share your journey with family, and the world at large; all serve to allow the Lord to take a "small and simple" family from Providence and bring GREAT THINGS TO PASS!

    Love you all,
    Dad

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  3. Such a precious picture! So beautiful! ((((HUGS))))) xoxooxx

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  4. Beautiful girl and she looks positively perfect in your hat!!! Sorry for your loss<3 <3<3

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  5. What a little precious angel :)

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  6. Dear Justin, Breanna and boys,
    I just want to tell you what a blessing it was for me to be a part of Joy's little life here upon this earth. I consider it a privilege to be her nurse while she was here on earth and to be part of her journey. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and you will all be a special part of my life. I will remember you always. Joy, was such a special little spirit and I remember when she smiled at everyone and made those sweet noises. Heavenly Father could not have chosen a better family for this little one to go to. She will be your guardian Angel and will be waiting and watching over all of you. I also want to that you for the beautiful willow tree Angel of Healing. I will cherish it always as I remember JOY and the time she was here. You will always be in my heart and I loved getting to know all of you and your family. May God Bless you always. Love Tracey Boyd

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