Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another Angel Baby

I just got the news that a scrappy friend of mine lost her daughter this morning. Sonda's family has the most amazing story. Her daughter, Baylee, was diagnosed with Leigh's syndrome as an infant and the doctors didn't expect her to live past 2 years old. Baylee had other plans! What a fighter she was! Last July the doctors found an agressive tumor that reached from her brain to her spinal cord. Baylee was given weeks to 3 months to live. For the past 6 months Sonda and her husband have put their lives on hold to cherish every last minute they could with their sweet girl. Baylee died in her mother's arms this morning, just a little over a month shy of her 14th birthday. You can read more about Baylee's story here and please feel free to leave the family a word or two of support.

My heart just breaks for them. I want so desperately to understand why these things happen. But I know it just isn't something God wants us to know, or that it is something our earthly minds just can't grasp. But I will continue to put my trust in Him. I believe that Baylee is being rocked in Jesus' arms, just as my sweet Sam is. And how wondrous it will be when we are both reunited in Heaven with our children!

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

Isaiah 26:4

4 Trust in the LORD forever,

for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

2 Samuel 12:23

23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

I don't know that I have shared this video or song with you all or not. So if I have, I apologize for my repost. Each time, and I mean EACH. TIME. I hear this song I cry. EACH. TIME. It still hurts so much, even 22 months later. Anyway, enjoy the son

g....Stephen Curtis Chapman is amazing. If you don't know his family's story you are missing out. He is such a great testament to faith and what it can and will do. Anyway, that is all a post in itself! So here is the song....oh and I decided to add a little blurb from him, too.....

And I will leave with my photo for sweet, sweet girl. I will now go give her extra kisses while she sleeps in bed. She is truly God's child, His gift to me.

January 9, 2010


  1. May Baylee, your Sam, and my Mason & Adam play together in Heaven tonight. Prayers sent.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I will be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers as they mourn their precious Baylee.

    Thank you for sharing those videos. I got the album for Christmas and each song is just so touching!

  3. Oh Danielle, that song makes me weep too, every single time. Prayers for your friend and her family. "Now we see through a glass, darkly-- but then we shall see face to face." <3

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Baylee's passing. :( I really really appreciate SCC and his faith journey - I have loved his music since "The Great Adventure" came out and have followed his journey after losing his Cinderella.


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