Thursday, October 16, 2008

Details for Saturday

I wanted to let you all know that the directions given on MapQuest to Cedarbrook Community Church are inaccurate. It would be best to use Google Maps or a GPS if you have one. Again, the date and time are as follows:

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10:00 am
Cedarbrook Community Church
23700 Stringtown Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

We also hope you will be able to stay and join us for refreshments aftewards.

Again, Spencer and I can't thank you enough for your continued support, words of encouragement, and prayers. We need them, and we treasure them greatly.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless you as you travel through this valley.

Praying for you both,

Laura W. (Rocky Face, GA)

Jessica said...

My prayers are with you daily.
Hugs, Jessica

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

We will be there in spirit, lifting you up in our prayers. Lots of love always coming your way. Monica, Jim, and Seth

Kori said...

You don't know me, but my heart just breaks for you, Spencer, and Isaac. He is as beautiful as your faith. May the service be as uplifting for you as your blog is for me. I treasure my children just a little more - all becuase of Isaac. A short little life that will go on forever in so many hearts. I wish I were close enough to come and celebrate his life with you. I will be thinking of you and your family that day.
Kori (Columbia, MO)

Kelly said...

We too are walking this uncharted territory of grief. We lost our baby girl Liberty when she was 5 months and 3 days old to a very rare genetic condition the doctors knew very little about. Oct. 27th will mark one year since she grew her wings, and what a year it has been. One thing is for sure..you will have days that are long and seem to be going no where..and you will have days that seem to pass by kind of quickly, where your heart doesn't seem to feel quite so heavy. Cling to Christ every single day. I went through a few weeks where I felt too weak to even cling to Him and the load quickly became too much to bear. If you are feeling angry, reach out to God. If you are sad, reach out to God. If you are scared or confused, reach out to God. From the looks of it you have a wonderful support system..we weren't quite so 'lucky' as people moved on and forgot about Libby way too quickly in MY book! But as I am slowly learning..the Lord DOES NOT AND WILL NOT EVER forget your precious baby! Your family has brought so much glory to His name already, God is surely pleased with you guys! I pray that you feel His warm embrace in all the days to come..and I pray that you feel that you can turn to me anytime..yes, even a complete stranger because I can understand the pain and heartache you are feeling, I have walked the path you are now on...it's okay to reach out for help, for a shoulder to cry on, for someone to just listen to stories about your preciuos baby. :) Keep your head held high and your Bible close to your heart sweetie...
From one mommy of an angel, to another! In Christ's love,
Kelly

Amber said...

You have been in my prayers and I will continue to pray for you. Your sweet Isaac was so beautiful.

Verna said...

"Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it." by St. Francis de Sales.
I found this quote in my wallet and it made me think of the amazing strength God has given you in these past days. He will continue to bless you and as you share and have shared your experiences we as readers to your blog will also be blessed. Our prayers are with you daily.Remember God loves you and so do we.

Crystal said...

I so wish I could be there Stacy. But seeing as I live a good 8 hours away, I don't think it is possible. I hope the memorial is absolutely beautiful. My thoughts will be with you and Spencer on Saturday.

Cara said...

Oh - how I wish I could join you in person.

I will be thinking and praying for you constantly.

Jaci said...

I wish I could be there for his service on Saturday, but I live too far! My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Wish we could be there for you on Saturday. Will be thinking of you and keeping you both in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for you. Your faith is awe inspiring. I hope it brings you some peace to know just how many lives you have touched with Isaac's story.

Melanie
(Weston, WI)

Anonymous said...

Wish I could attend the service but I will be thinking of you.

"WHEN I GET WHERE I'M GOING
AND I SEE MY MAKER'S FACE
I WILL STAND FOREVER IN THE LIGHT
OF HIS AMAZING GRACE"

I know that hearing that he is with Jesus may be a double edged sword (good for Isaac and heart breaking for you) but he is and Isaac gets to see that amazing grace.

Praying.

a rae of sunshine said...

Stacy,

I just started reading your blog this past weekend and your story has really touched me. I can't help crying every time I read about you and your letters to dear little Isaac. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I have a 7 month old son, Oliver, and I told him about your precious Isaac. We pray for him every night and sing him a little lullaby. Since I read about you and Isaac I am really trying to make every moment with him special and beautiful. I am so very sorry for your loss. This experience has made you such a strong, courageous woman. My prayers are always with you and beautiful little Isaac.

Stay strong,
Jen

Kyle, Jamie, & Kason said...

I think about you and your son every day and every day, Isaac helps to remind me of just how precious life is. Thank you again for sharing your story. My family's continued prayers are with you.

cadence1228 said...

Stacy & Spencer,
Your strength & unwavering faith is so amazing. I pray for you always and hope that you feel Isaac surrounding you with his love.
"The man noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD you said that once I decided to follow You, You'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed You most You would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

May the Lord carry you through this -
Melissa

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and Spencer. I wish there was something I could say to help ease your pain, but I know that only time will help heal. And the memory of baby Isaac will live on in your spirit and in your faith.

KK said...

Praying for you and your husband without ceasing.
Please cling to HIM.
With His Love,
Kaye
Psalm 46:10

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Ugh... my stomach seems to tie tighter and tighter into a big nots each day that ends, knowing that is just one more day to Saturday. I am with you as your friend in thoughts, prayers, spirit and love. You WILL NOT go through this alone, and if I where there I would hold your hand and give it a big squeeze and walk with you. If you got weak, i would then take your arm and wrap it around me and I would carry you. I wish there were more or something bigger I can do. I know prayers is HUGE, but it seems too easy.

Please know I think of you each day. I know its getting time, and it probably feels a bit scary. Or who knows you may be at total peace...or feeling a little bit of both.

My heart hurts for you so much......

Im praying ALOT....

Kristi said...

Still praying for you!

Huddle Girls said...

I am praying that Saturday will be gentle on you and Spencer. I will pray that it is a sweet tribute to the life of your amazing son and that you will be surrounded by family and friends.

Blessings,
Amanda

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tif said...

Stacy,
My prayers will be with you as you celebrate your son's sweet 16 minutes of life. You are such a strong mom...I know He will give you the strength.

Thanks for sharing all that you do as you are such an inspiration to us all. Although many of us can't be there in person because of distance...know that we are lifting you and your family up in prayer.

Joanne said...

Thank you for sharing your son with us. You have touched so many lives with your story. My heart goes out to you and Spencer. May God continue to give you strength. I am praying for you daily.

Angela said...

I will be thinking of you and praying for you on Saturday. My heart deeply goes out to you.

Kelly said...

Stacy,

You and Spencer are in our prayers. I pray the day will be a great blessing, that you will be filled with comfort and peace, that Isaac's life will be celebrated exactly how you wish it to be, and most of all...that He (God) will carry you.I know that He will. Our Father is faithful and He is able. The beauty of His sufficient grace is evident in your blog and in the life of your beautiful, amazing Isaac...who has touched and will touch so many lives.

You are not alone...
Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace
http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com

Travelwahine said...

I will continue to pray for you and Spencer and of course, Isaac.

Amy, queen of the world. said...

I don't know what to say. It's been a long string of "I clicked on this link, which had a link to this link, which had a link to this link" that I even found your page. (I tend to blog surf.)My family just wants to let your family know that people in Lawton, Oklahoma are thinking about you and praying for you and your family. We lost our first child to a miscarriage... it was an early pregnancy, but it was still our baby. I'm so glad that you recognize that life happens at conception and that you didn't opt to end your pregnancy. How strong you must be, even if you don't feel it now. So from one parent of an angel baby to another, may God bless you and heal you of the sadness so you can have happy memories until you hold him once more in Heaven.

Monica said...

I'm in MN and not able to attend the service, but I wanted to let you know that you are all still in my prayers and I think about you each day.

Kamaile said...

Thinking of you today and especially tomorrow as you celebrate the life of your sweet baby boy. May peace be with you always.

Valerie said...

Stacy,

I wish we were able to be with you at Isaac's memorial service. I know that you will have a lot of support and love surrounding you, and there will be even more prayers coming from afar. May you and Spencer continue to have faith, strength, and love as you celebrate and remember your son.

Val
(valkaz)

Becky said...

Thinking of you as tomorrow approaches. We've never met, but you two, and little Isaac have made such an impact on my life. I've learned never to take anything for granted. Thank you for that.

Kelsey in Colorado said...

Praying without ceasing for you and Spencer...

The Dickson Family said...

I will be praying for you and your family tomorrow. May God continue to sustain you.

Julie D. (Mundelein, IL)

Liz and Will Timmerman said...

Stacy and Spencer,

You don't know us, but please know that you will be in our hearts and prayers on Saturday as you honor the life of your sweet baby son Isaac.

May the peace of God comfort you, and may you catch the beautiful fragrance of heaven that your son is enjoying now.

All our love,
The Timmermans

Jennifer - Chattanooga said...

This is my first visit to the blog and can already tell you're an extraordinary couple. I pray for courage and strength for you both.

Marisha said...

What a beautiful baby boy. How lucky that he had you for his mother. You don't know me, but Isaac's life and your faith have touched me in ways that you will never know. I pray for you and hope that you will find comfort in knowing that your baby boy's life touched many. What a beautiful thought. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Anonymous said...

Dear Stacy, We continue in our daily prayers and lift you up. I hope you will be accepting hugs tomorrow, because I have a big one for you. We'll see you there, and we will memorialize your sweet Isaac. Much love, Jill, Andy, Isa, and Mario

Maggi said...

my thoughts are with you.
prayers and thoughts Maggi N Ireland

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy- I had sent you an email to your yahoo account last week and I just wanted you to know I will be thinking of you and your family tomorrow. I know first hand that it will be a tough day. I am praying you will receive God's grace and strength. Darla

Ashley said...

My prayers continue to be with you and Spencer. I think of you every day and will be there in spirit during Issac's service tomorrow. You continue to be an inspiration.

Renee said...

You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. And especially for tomorrow, I pray that God will give you peace. We just laid our son to rest on September 28. God gave us such peace and a sense of closure although our son will live in our hearts forever and ever. May God be with you tomorrow and always.
God Bless!

Meghan said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family tomorrow and always.

Meghan in Annapolis

Amber said...

Praying for you that tomorrow goes as well as it can. I hope that you continue to feel the love and prayer and thoughts headed your way.

Michelle said...

I am new to your blog and wanted you to know I said a prayer for you tonight. Your baby is beautiful and you are a phenomenally strong person. I struggled for years to have children and was blessed with twins. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for each moment with my children.

Amanda said...

Stacy
Just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you and your family tomorrow-that God walks you through this and that a wave of peace and comfort come over you. You will constantly be on my mind and in my prayers for the days to come.
Love and Prayers
Amanda

Nestie Becoming_untied said...

Stacy and Spencer,
I am too far away to make it tomorrow. And as odd as it may seem to have a stranger come to your son's service I would be honored to come celebrate his life and his legacy.

I pray for God's peace to wash over you, strengthen you and sustain you. I will continue to pray for you all, especially tomorrow.

Delayna said...

We are praying for you- and will be especially tomorrow. Take Care & God Bless your precious family.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and especially for the service tomorrow. I'm sure it will be a beautiful tribute to your precious Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Praying from San Diego for peace that passes all understanding for you and Spencer, especially tomorrow. God Bless You

The Balsmeyer Family said...

I hope today will bring you peace as you praise & thank God for the wonderful blessing that is Isaac. God's peace.

Abby said...

I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, especially today. I hope the service brings you some peace.

Taylor said...

I am praying for you today (Saturday). My heart is so there with you.

Rachel Mercado said...

I am praying for you and Spencer and your family today. Isaac is beautiful!

Rachel

Ginnie said...

I have been following your story since I found your blog. I am thinking and praying for you and your family today. Also, please know that you and Isaac have been such an inspiration.

Jennifer said...

Hi stacy.I found your blog yesterday and just finished it today. I am very sorry for your losses. Please know that I will be praying for you and Spencer. I hope things went well to day. When you can please read Isaiah 43:1b-3a. The Lord is right there with you. Love Jennifer

Scarlett said...

I am praying for you and Isaac today. May you be able to celebrate the difference he has made in so many lives. He was a blessing to this world.

fenella said...

You walk with Jesus, may he continue to give you peace