Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Kyrie's Photos

For Kyrie's service, we edited together a slide show of pictures from her short 19 months on this earth, each one a sweet gem. Originally, the slide show was nearly 13 minutes long. YouTube only allows for 10 minute videos, so I had to edit even more. Grueling.

Click here to view.


motherof2 said...

Hi family, you do not know me..I am a friend of a friend of a friend, etc...and so it goes. Your blog has touched so many people in so many different ways. I am no exception. I prayed for Kyrie day after day. I have a child very close to her age and every heartbreaking blog was so near to my own heart and yet i grew to love this child for who she was and her courageous heart. And from one mother to another, i felt Lacie's pain so deeply. I live very far away and could not attend a funeral but not a day has gone by that i dont carry a lump in my throat the size of a baseball, at times its hard to even swallow. So i cant even imagine what you all are feeling. Her light will never go out in my heart, she is such a beauty to be remembered. With all this pain I cant help but ask God, Why? Why her, Lord? And there are no answers...only promises in the Bible to hold on to. Matt 5:4 Blessed are they that morn for they shall be comforted. Heb 13:5 I will never leave you nor forsake you. Jer: 31:13..for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. We dont know why, but we know that life is but a breath for us all and every day an opportunity to give God praise. So I praise Him for her life and i do feel some joy and excitement when i think of her and how i cant wait to meet her someday when the pain of this life is over and i go to heaven. yesterday as i was driving and praying for you all and praying to God to comfort my own hear this song came on the radio at the perfect time and here is how it goes:

Bring The Rain

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

Have you ever been to the Precious Moments chapel in carthage, MO? Well during this time I'd encourage you to go someday..the most beautiful mural is painted on the wall..the largest one you could ever imagine of heaven..Jesus sitting with little children reading a story and if you look down the wall you see parents running from one side of heaven and a child running from another to embrace each other. That is the picture in my heart for Jordon, Lacie, and Kyrie. We do not mourn like those who have no hope. (1 Thess. 4:13 I love you all and pray without ceasing on your behalf and from the bottom of my heart..I love Kyrie too. God's blessings on you.

ksfaith said...

Wow! Thanks Megan for the slide show of Kyrie's life! She is a beautiful child who's impact here on earth may have been short, but so powerful!! What a radiant smile and courageous heart she had!! My heart remains heavy when I think of what you all must be experiencing. I pray for Lacie, Jordan and the rest of the family daily - God will take care of you, I trust that He will!!

Erin said...

thank you for sharing kyrie with us. she touched innumerable lives in her 19 months. my daughter is just one week older than kyrie. thanks for leading me to cherish her even more than did...which is hard to fathom is possible. our deepest sympathy is with you in this sorrowful time.

Nicole said...

You also don't know me, but I have heard this story through the grapevine online, and I can't tell you how much your little girl has affected me, as I sit here in a mess of tears. My daughter was also due on labor day 2005 and came on August 23rd...I see so much of my daughter in your girl and I can't help but feel total sadness and grief for your family. I want you to know that my entire family is praying for all of you right now, and that we will be making a donation shortly to help you with your expenses.

Please send me an email if you EVER need anything at all. nicole.n.zimmerman@gmail.com

MelissaR said...

I've never seen such a gorgeous little girl. Kyrie has such a light in her.

Thank you for sharing with all of us.


samekville said...

A friend shared your site with me. I just "met" Kyrie here today and I grieve and cry for your loss. I'm so sorry. I have a 19 month old and went through a traumatic 3 week hospital stay with him the first weeks of his life for open heart surgery. Nothing like you have been through, but I can feel your pain and I know it hurts. You can know that I and I know thousands of other believers, will be lifting you and your family up in prayer. Kyrie feels no more pain and is where she always wanted to be...where we all want to be...the hardest is for those here missing her and having to wait to see her again. She is so happy right now. In a blink in her mind, you will be with her again. I pray that the waiting for you both here on earth can be as peaceful as possible. May you find joy and strength again. Your little girl was beautiful and so special and touched so many lives, even after she was gone. My heart wants to share in your burden somehow. God, bring them comfort, take away their pain and sorrow. Use this for your glory O God and take this family in your hands, provide them with peace and protection, that they will know without doubt that they will see Kyrie in full life and health and happiness someday soon. Lord, I don't understand why, but I believe You do, help us to trust You and find peace Lord. Enjoy Kyrie and hold her close for her mommy and daddy. Amen and amen.

If there's anything I can do or any way to help (I've already sent in a donation, it helps me feel like I could do something)...please let me know, or even if you want to talk. sarahanna115@hotmail.com

I'm praying for your beautiful family!
- Sarah

godsgirl said...

I am so glad that you put these on here at the funeral I had tears in my eyes and now I can watch it and see it better although I still have tears in my eyes.Kyrie was and still is such a special angel sent from God.God bless each of you.Debbie Schneider

Jen Gallacher said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I ache to see such a sweetheart have to leave her beautiful family. I am grateful that she is with a loving Heavenly Father, and I pray for your family during this difficult time.

manatee said...

You don't know me and I also heard your story through the internet (actually from nicole who posted earlier). I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your pain and loss. I especially feel connected to your story because I also have a 20 month old daughter and I lost my youngest sister 4 years ago to a similar brain tumor. My sister was first diagnosed at the age of 12 (much older than Kyrie) and had surgery and radiation. She went into remission but the tumor came back 13 years later and she passed away at the age of 25. Watching my sister go through treatments first at 12 years old and than losing her was the most difficult thing I've ever experienced. Now that I'm a mother myself, I realize that the pain of losing a sister is not even close to the pain of losing a child. I'm so sorry that your family (especially Lacie and Jordan) has to suffer this heartbreaking loss and my heart goes out to all of you. I know it sounds trite but time does help to ease the pain and sorrow. You'll never forget Kyrie and what a special little girl she was. I only hope that someday, your memories will be of her joy and life, not of her illness and passing.
Again, my deepest sympathy to your family during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.