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August 15, 2008

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Heather Dyer

Casey - I feel very timid to try to speak any words of comfort over such an occasion in your life. Anything I could possibly think of to say seems pretty trite right now.

I mostly want you to know I think of you quite often and pray for the God of all comfort to be very near in your broken-heartedness. I simply can't begin to understand why. Your heart and tenacity and reckless trust show me once again that God is so good... even the grace He gives in moments like these that allow us to hang onto Him is yet another gift.

Thinking of you tonight.
~heather dyer

Andrea

Your strength through all this really has touched me.... I dont know you personally but I feel like I do through this blog. Thank you for sharing

The Hares

We're remembering you both constantly in our prayers. There will be tough days ahead, but He will hold you closer during those times. Know also that the Holy Spirit will surely quicken the spirit of your family and friends to lift you up in prayer on those difficult days. Don't hesitate to ask for anything you need....that's what we are here for. God bless you both.
Curtis, Nancy, Will & Liz Hare

Kim

Always know that Asher is truley a missionary. He as well as you and Dan have changed my life forever. I have shared your story with so many and they also send their love and blessings to you all.

Jennifer

Dear Casey and Dan,

Thinking of you prayerfully. May the God of all comfort be so near you, and give you peace. I am sorrowful with you in your loss, and rejoicing with you in that Asher is with Jesus. Praying for the healing of your broken hearts.

In Christ, Jennifer Kent

Christy Morris

Casey and Dan,
Your little Asher is a very blessed and remarkable young man. I wonder if you know what you have...You have created a life. God has given him a soul, body, personality, and life. He entered the world through blood and pain, breathed life into his lungs.

Yet Asher will live and what a life he will live! There will be life in him! He will forever live without pain. He will live and grow in the presence of the face of our Lord. He will be nurtured by your ancestors and the angels.

When the day comes when the alive on earth fulfill their destined time to join the ones in heaven, you two will have added joy as your son comes to you carried in the arms of your Savior. He might just be able to introduce you to our Jesus.

Asher has a destiny! He was chosen! You two were chosen! Do not doubt! May the grace and Love of our Most Holy Lord surround you the remaining days until His return when all things will be made known!

I love you and ache for you.
Christy MOrris

Sharron Thornburg

I was sent this thru an e-mail and I thought it just might do you some good.
God's Cake
Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?" Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up ith her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ""Absolutely Mom, I love your cake"
"Here, have some cooking oil" her Mother offers. "Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?" "Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or makebe baking soda?" "Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe. and He chose your heart.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here wwe might as well dance.
I hope your day is a "piece of cake!"

Ronnica

Still praying for you both. I know it must be hard to share all this here, but I'm thankful that you do so that God can use it in our lives as well. Our God is faithful and good, thank you for allowing Him to show Himself so through you.

Zsera

so glad you had so much support at the memorial. if we were closer we would have been there. big hugs to you and dan at this time. I said aa prayer for you today. Always thinking of you and little Asher.

Kristin Koning

Casey and Dan - as I read your blog and looked at Asher's beautiful pictures my mind raced back to similar moments Mike and I had with our son Noah. (I was one of the other moms that posted on my loss on the Prayer Of Hannah blog.) I just wanted you to know I'm praying for you. I'm so sorry you have to feel the pain and hurt. I'm sure so many friends and family wish they could bear that with you, lighten the load. I pray you experience their love and support today. - I experienced the roller coaster of emotions and the arms that ache because of the baby that is missing. And yet, there is joy because of my eternal hope. Just know in the days and even months ahead, I'll be one of many bringing you before the throne of our Heavenly Father.
Kristin

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Dee Dee Rauscher

Bless your hurting hearts.
I am so touched by the faithfulness of your physical family and your spiritual family.
Thank you for your honesty in expressing the real, raw feelings that bombard you. Our God is faithful and will bring you through this. Praying.

Marcie Nienhuis

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Asher. He was beautiful. I am so glad you took pictures and had those precious hours with him. We also lost our first son, ours at 20 weeks almost two years ago. I had a c-section as well. The days and weeks ahead will be hard, but know that we have a great God who supernaturally brings comfort and peace. He is holding your precious Asher as we speak. He must have been a pretty special boy for the Lord to want him right away. If you ever want to talk or vent feel free to email me. Much love and prayers, Marcie

P.S. a couple blogs of other women who have recently lost babies that I have found to be an encouragement are:

http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/
http://mom4life.typepad.com/mom_4_life/

Cindy and Thom Asta

Dan and Casey,
Our hearts ache for you. We wanted so badly to be there at the service to support you during this time but unfortunately we weren't able to. I just wish we could take away your pain and carry that burden for you. Your faith has been a blessing to us. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It has drawn so many closer to Christ!

Rusty and Ashley Ramsey

I can't tell you enough how hurt we are for the both of you, but I just cannot believe how God is working in all of you! You've been such a revival to our hearts! We serve a mighty and awesome God! I also don't see how anyone could go through life without Him and His strength! Stand strong, but cry when you need to! Tears are healing to the soul, especially to us girls! He has very awesome plans for you and Rusty and I are watching every day to see what new things He has done in your life! Hang in there! Love ya'll!

Rusty and Ashley

Toni Reitter

I wish so much that I could have been there for you, but I prayed a special prayer during the time you had the service, and I prayed for you again today.

I know John (I assume John's the brother you're referring to in your blog!) and Brad made the most beautiful homegoing box for their little nephew...

I love you guys! *hugs*

Elizabeth Ladd

Casey,
It breaks my heart that I wasn't there to morn and celebrate with you and Dan yesterday, but know that my heart was with you. I love you guys so much!
Elizabeth

Angela Gilbreath

Dear Casey and Dan,

Our hearts and prayers continue to be with you.

Angela and Larry

Christy Campbell

Oh Casey, he is beautiful! You are beautiful! We are praying for you and we are so proud of you and the way you are glorifying God through the very toughest of situations. Of course, we knew you would. We love you! The Campbells

Traci Rafferty

Your loss has touched us all. I know it's difficult to write on this blog sometimes but it's helpful for us to know how you are doing and to know how to pray. I have so much to say that I'm at a loss for words. I just want to cry with you and tell you I love you.

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