Natalie went to be with God today. She went peacefully and without pain, surrounded by love in our arms. We are thankful for the past two days as we’ve been able to hold her close and have some last moments together with lots of hugs and kisses. She gave us two very special days. She even had a talk with the new baby. We have a huge empty spot in our lives and in our hearts. It is made tolerable only because we know where she now is, and it is a better place than any of us can imagine. We pray that God will continue to fill us up with his grace and the memories of Natalie’s love.
She now has a perfect body, and is with her Creator in heaven. No more pain, no more discomfort, no more IV’s, and no more surgeries. She can drink all the water she wants, and can run and play like she was never able to do on earth.
Natalie touched everyone she came into contact with. She exemplified God’s love as she was here on earth, and we know that she will be remembered by so many. It was amazing that the hospital staff who see thousands of kids a year all remember Natalie. They all seemed to have a special place in their hearts for our little girl. We thank God that He gave Natalie to us to care for. We wish we could have kept her longer, but we will always cherish the past 28 months for as long as we live. Our memories of her are happy, and they will not diminish for as long as we live.
Thank you all for your prayers, and for the prayers we know will continue. We have been blessed beyond belief by the people that God has put in our lives. We will update again with information about the service and other things that we will be putting together to remember this precious gift from God.
God promises blessings in our lifetime. We just never know how long they will stay with us. We love you Natalie Jean. Our joy lies in knowing that we will see you again someday soon!