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  1. Oh, Kathy! Beautifully written. My heart hurts for you and your family! I have not experienced exactly this kind of loss, but I have experienced 4 miscarriages. Life and death. It’s so hard to explain how we can feel so much grief and so much hope all at once, isn’t it? Only Jesus. So thankful for His grace and provision. And that all of these little ones went right into His presence. There’s such peace in knowing that truth.
    Love and Prayers,
    Rachel B

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you Rachel, it IS amazing grace to KNOW HIM so well that we trust Him who has power over all to keep us blameless until that day when we will see HIM . . . and our little man.

  2. Nancy Ranieri

    No words can really express how much my heart aches for you and your family. May God’s blessings continue to bring you comfort and peace.

  3. cindym

    Im at a loss for words.. Im so sorry that this has happened to people I love…I am thankful for Gods grace and love for us.

  4. Marsha Johnson

    And there are people that say this would not be a real baby because he couldn’t survive outside the womb. Breaks my heart! So appreciate how all of you loved this precious child and saw him as a gift from God even though his life was short. All of you have already used this difficult time to help others and bring glory to God.

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you Marsha,
      It was easy to love him. …and hard to let him go. We will always cherish the few hours we had treasuring God’s masterpiece and being together.

  5. Carol

    Oh dear Kathy,
    My heart is breaking for you all. I am so very very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Your strength and courage in a time of such deep grief is such a testament of your strong abiding faith. I wish I knew just the right words to say to give some comfort, but if it helps at all, please know that I am grieving with you and holding you all close in love and prayer, Carol

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Carol,
      Thank you dear friend for your comforting words and prayers.
      Lets get together soon, okay?
      Love you.

      • Carol

        Absolutely, Kathy. I would love to get together with you.
        Much love and continued prayers for you and your dear family.

  6. Jane Leroux

    So beautiful Kathy, I love you , it still pains me to feel your loss and
    your pain for Ethan and Caitlin. They are so beautiful as they grow
    even closer to God through their grief. You can see it in their faces
    as they hold little Oliver and have the Spirit in their lives.. Love you
    Mom

  7. Oh, my sweet friend…how precious are the pictures, how evidently blessed your family has been by this one gift who never took a breath. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Praying that the Lord brings peace, and that your family draws even closer to Jesus through all of this. Love and prayers for you all.

  8. Jill Ore

    Oh, Kathy…my words would be so inadequate here to match your loss. I read this just before I was going to bed early to wake again in a few hours jus to catch a glimpse of the Persied meteor showers…a glimpse of the heavens. I will lift you and your family in prayers heaven ward tonight and remember a precious boy dancing among the stars in a heavenly realm. Blessings to you. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  9. Mei

    Oh, Kathy! Such tender, sacred moments! Praying for your family that God will bring healing! Your family’s faith and trust in our Great God brings Him much glory! He holds all your tears in a bottle and will hold you up in the days ahead! Hugs to you and your family!

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you again Mei, for your love, prayers and tender words of encouragement. I pray we will meet in person one day and have hugs. <3

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