Wednesday, February 27, 2008

No words for today...the pictures say it all.

Today I am lacking for words...(strange for me I know).

My heart is broken yet overflowing as I look through all of the wonderful pictures that were taken of our son. Friday was the most amazing day of my life. I feel that a lifetime of love was somehow crammed into 35 precious moments and I am eternally grateful that God allowed us that time. Our prayers have truly been answered and along every step God has put the exact right people in our paths, nurses, friends, family, etc. There are no words to thank everyone for their part in all of this and someday I will try but for today, the pictures say it all! Asher means happy and Joseph means God will increase. God has certainly increased our "Happy"ness!

29 comments:

Laurie said...

Praying for your broken heart and yes, the pictures say it all. I hope your body is healing and feeling better each day. I am praying for your celebration this weekend to be more than you ever imagined in blessings.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

The Adoption Of William said...

As I weep now I pray for you. You have touched me so deeply....I cannot describe it but following your journey and reading your words is a daily blessing. While I know God IS what is perfect and right, my heart hurts for you every day. I have asked many for prayers for you and your family.

I am just so sorry Kristy.

Sending much love,

Jen

Summer said...

I found your blog through Maddox's blog. The images of your Asher are simply beautiful. He was truly a perfect, gorgeous little baby boy. As a mother who watched her baby boy die at 2 1/2 months, I relate with everything you are feeling. I just want you to know that there are others who are feeling your pain and holding you up in prayer. Just as Amalek held up Moses' arms when he was too weak to do so, we hold you up in prayer when you have no strength for words.

Much love,

Summer in IL

Anonymous said...

I have learned much from you throughout your journey. The thing that sticks out the most is that you never wasted a second with your son, but instead allowed joy and happiness to fill every minute with him. Often times, we miss out on the joy God wants us to have because we choose to use that time to be bitter and angry. You were not. Thank you for your example to us all!

Anonymous said...

my tears flow for you and your family. i read this morning in John 11:35 Jesus wept. as i know so do many other. God bless you.

Emily said...

Lifting you up and thanking God for your beautiful son today.

Andrea said...

I have just learned about your family (friend of a friend blog...) I just wanted to let you know that our family is praying for your family and I wanted to let you know that your story has touched our hearts.
Blessings,
Andrea

Meredith said...

I somehow came across your blog and I am so deeply moved by your strength and unsurpassed faith in the Lord during this time. The pictures of your precious baby boy are just beautiful and angelic! He is so sweet! Just know that someone in Orlando FL is praying for you and your beautiful family today and will continue in the coming weeks.

May God Bless you all....
Meredith

petebon5 said...

your son is just georgeous...just perfect...i still pray for you Kristy, for your hubby and your 2 precious boys. you are an inspiration in my life right now. i admire your strength and faith in God right now. (as much faith as you can now)i have been following your pregnancy for about a month now. from the bottom my heart to yours, God Bless you, the Bolte Family.

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I am praying for you. May God send you peace.

Kim said...

Oh my! Those pictures. They are absolutely beautiful-breathtaking. What a treasure to have.
Thank you for sharing your Happy blessing with us!
Kim

Anonymous said...

VISITOR FROM HEAVEN
By singer Twila Paris

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a while
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile

A visitor from Heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place

With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it’s time to say
We trust you to the Father’s love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we’re so glad you’re there
We’re so glad you’re there

With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

-Melodie
www.xanga.com/Africaz_Melodie

Sallie said...

Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Lyrics from "You Are Mine"
I will come to you in silence, I will lift you from all your fear. You will hear my voice I claim you as my choice, be still and know that I am here.Do not be afraid I am with you,I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home, I love you and you are mine.
I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night I will be your light, come and rest in me.Do not be afraid I am with you,I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home, I love you and you are mine.
I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name. Do not be afraid I am with you,I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home, I love you and you are mine.
I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am peace the world cannot give. I will call your name, embracing all your pain, stand up, now walk, and live! Do not be afraid I am with you,I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home, I love you and you are mine.

Zac and Jenny said...

Just thinking and praying for/with you... -Jenny

Laura said...

He is beautiful....

Court said...

Praying for you right now.....

amanda said...

The pictures do speak.

Praying for abundant blessings this weekend and the days ahead.

Valerie said...

SO beautiful, Kristy! What gorgeous pictures and what a beautiful, special moment for you and your family. You can just see the love radiating from Ben and Luke's faces as they adore their little brother. How tiny he looks in Howard's loving arms. I want you to know that SO many of your MOPS friends are thinking of you and praying for you every day.

Anonymous said...

From one Mommy to another, my heart breaks for you. There are no words that quite capture how sorry I am that Asher is no longer with you on this side of Heaven. I am praying for you and your family - that you would feel the comfort and the peace of the awesome God we serve.
Thank you for sharing your story, and your pictures - every moment is beautiful!
With love,
Beth in Michigan

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Oh how precious Asher is. Thank you for sharing him with us - and thank you for opening your heart. I am praying for you and your family today and the days to come. My heart breaks for you...
With love,
Kim

asplashofsunshine said...

Little Asher has certainly made my world a HAPPY place. As his mommy, you have given a gift to all you have touched. Thank you for all you do. Your strong moments, your weak moments, your tearful moments, and everything in between. You are a wonderful woman!

Kari said...

I came across your blog and just wanted to leave you a little comment telling you how gorgeous your Little Asher is. The love he received from his family is so evident in the photos. Your family will be in my prayers.

Tina Zaczyk said...

Kristy,
Asher is such a beautiful name and the pictures of him are so amazing. His life and your journey with him that you have shared has been such a blessing. My heart just breaks for you and the whole family but I know God will bring you through this. I don't know if this helps any, but I can just picture Isaac and Asher praising God in a huge Powerzone in heaven. I love you Kristy and you will all be in my prayers.

Laurie said...

Another day is here and I am praying for you Kristy. The pictures of Asher
are just precious. My heart breaks for you at this time and no words are right. Please know I am praying and asking God to be gentle with you as he brings you through this valley into His light. Continuing to pray for your service this weekend. May there be blessings in abundance and you feel Gods presence in His hands lifting you up in love. I am so sorry for your pain.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

jaymieg said...

I just came across your blog a short while ago and yet in that brief time I saw so much....What a blessing you were to Asher and what a blessing Asher was to you. Your pain is something I cannot even fathom. Yet, your love is something I can see so very clearly.

The very core of my heart aches for you right now, for your loss, for your pain....for all those days to come.....

I don't know what I really believe about God right now, but I do believe that He loves us. I know He loves you and your sweet, sweet babies.

Much love and many, many thoughts of peace and blessings

meela said...

Thank you for sharing all of this with us Kristy. The pictures are amazing, I am so glad you have those. Thinking of you often and praying for you daily.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you each day...

Sincerely
Trisha Jurgemeyer
San Diego,CA

Christena said...

Oh Kristy,

What a precious angel! My heart hurts so much for you because I know that this immeasurable blessing of meeting and holding and loving your sweet Asher Joseph (your darling Happy) is accompanied by the deep human price of grief.

By opening your life and your heart to all of us out here in the blogosphere, you have painted a legacy for your beloved son that has spilled into so many other lives and hearts. Your words, your honesty, your humanity and your faith are the seeds from which so much good will grow.

I will continue praying for you and your whole family!

Love,
Christena