My sweet Phoebe got her headstone today. On Saturday it will have been six months since I last held her in my arms.
I don’t even have the words to communicate what it feels like to see your little girls name and dates on a grave stone.
These profound and deepening levels of grief never cease to amaze me as God’s grace to bear it never ends.
Although it is a beautiful memorial to her short life on earth. I am so grateful for the assurence that Phoebe is not under that stone, but living life to the fullest.
To dear Nathan, Amey, Benjamin, Averic, Deacon, and the newest Fair baby – Phoebe truly is not under that stone, only her cast off body is. For this sweet child to have said “I am not afraid” proves that the Lord sat with her and held her through all the difficult months. As much as you love her, He loves her infinitely more. He blessed you with this wonderful little girl – and he blessed her with you. Still praying for your comfort and peace of mind.
amen, and prayers from Pentwater
Amen. Bless you and Phoebe for helping us all prepare to walk and run free and whole with God. The heart is so sweet. She is truly an angel.
Bless you all, she is an angel among us, so smile when you know not why, she is making you laugh. Let her bring you comfort, laughter and above all grace
God Bless all of you. Phoebe lives on in so many ways. That sweet child, who I never met, brought me back to God when I felt he abandoned me. She is a special little girl and living a happy, healthy life with the angels. She is loved by so many, me included.
Dearest Amey, Nathan & Children, I cannot imagine the many feelings & emotions all of you must go through every single day with the loss of your little Phoebe here on earth. What a blessing for all of you to have our Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ with you to hold you & comfort you and give you the assurance that Phoebe is home and feeling terrific! What a beautiful memorial baby Phoebe has and what a wonderful piece of knowledge you have that she is “living life to the fullest.”
Amey & Nathan …. There is no doubt in my mind that God’s grace & love are the sustaining factors that allow you to be able to take a breath or put one foot in front of the other!
Though so grateful for these posts, and I look forward to each and everyone of them, I sometimes feel I gasp for a breath when I read them. I CANNOT even begin to imagine the pain you must endure each day.
My prayers continue for all of you and I praise our Sovereign Heavenly Father for His amazing Grace and Love that He is obviously wrapping you in!
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I’m so glad you had Phoebe’s reassuring quote inscribed on this memorial~ you have no idea how that is going to minister to people as they read it down through the years! ~~Yet another example of how her life continues to affect not only those who knew her, and you through your posts, but untold others… How amazing and wonder-filled is that!!!
God’s Blessings on you, dear Nathan and Amey, on your boys and on that precious new life.
Yes, Phoebe is not under that stone, she is free running and playing with Jesus.
Her memorial stone is beautiful and my heart is warmed to see that famous quote from her on the back. One very brave little girl who knows and trusts God. We can learn a lot from her faith.
Blessings and prayers.
Beautiful baby girl… Fly high sweet baby….
I absolutely love her head stone and I will never forget when Amey wrote that she had said that. It has stuck with me and I truly believe Phoebe new the heart of God and knew He wasn’t doing this to be mean. God loves her and He loves your whole family! Thank you for sharing your journey with Phoebe! I pray that you find much comfort in knowing that Phoebe is where she hurts no more.
Thank you both for sharing your hearts…we have hope in the Lord that Phoebe is truly set free. God bless your family abundantly!
The head stone for Phoebe is beautiful. What a little angel she is. God bless her always and your family
I cant imagine how you all are feeling but I am thankful that you choose to share your life with us. Your daughter was brave and so close to the heart of God. I pray you all find the peace and comfort you need each day to walk through your grief.
Amy and Nathan, my husband and I pray for you. Our father gives us a glimpse of what our spiritual life will be but we do not know the extent of the glorious life we are to expect. Phoebe is living it now. Praise God for his promises. Now we have to learn to trust Him and go to Him when we are hurting. He is waiting for you to share your grief and He will heal you. You will never forget Phoebe, but you will remember His promises. We give God the glory even in our grief! You are never alone, we are all one in our joys and losses. Take care and God bless your family. We will continue to pray.
Thank you for your posts, I don’t know you but am deeply moved and blessed by your faith, honesty and courage. Rejoicing with you at the news of a child on the way – May the Lord continue to help you with those conflicting emotions and keep you all very close in the palm of his hand.
with every blessing.
Beautiful marker with Phoebe’s courageous words that have inspired all of us! Love and prayers.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING AMEY.
I HAVE PHOEBE AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY DAILY PRAYERS.
SENDING CARING THOUGHTS AND LOVE TO YOU.
Happy Easter Fair’s. I prayed for you this morning at mass and for baby Fair. I imagined Phoebe celebrating with our Lord on this blessed day. Your family is still present in my daily thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
HI Amey and Nathan, I’ve been traveling so just now reading this post. Love the quote from Miss Phoebe. Thanking the Lord that He allowed her to have this knowledge and to share it with you. What a comfort. Continuing in prayer for you as you walk thru the grief. Holding you up. . .grieving and rejoicing with you. Thank you, Father God, that Phoebe is with You. . .dancing, twirling, smiling, singing your praises. — Jeannie
It is beautiful Nathan and Amey. But it is true what Nathan wrote, “Phoebe isn’t under that stone but instead living life to the fullest.”
I think of you all and Phoebe and I pray for you all so often and I know our Father is taking great care of Phoebe. Awhile HE has blessed you both with a new baby.
I am so happy that you both have opened your doors and shared your live stories with us. I am looking forward to many more blogs and I will call to visit you both soon to bring something for the baby.
May The Lord be with you all and may the Holy Spirit protect and guide you all each day.
Haven’t heard from you in a while… Missing your posts as I wonder everyday how you are holding up. You are in my prayers! Please continue to update us on your progress, your husband’s and the kids. Would love to hear about your pregnancy. May God continue to heal your heart!