14 April 2017

Did You See Us?



Dearest Charlotte,

I wonder if you were looking through the heavenly veil today?


If you were, you would have seen us leaving flowers beside your name. They were our gift to you.



You would have seen us clearing away the leaves and sand that lay nearby, while your brothers and sisters decorated your special place. We wanted to do something for you.


You would have seen us standing quiet with no words, just with our thoughts and memories. We  always remember because you are written on our hearts.



You would have also seen us sitting around a cake with candles, singing. We were singing to you.


Today, on your 7th birthday we celebrated you! We celebrated because you are our God-given child, our daughter living in eternity. We celebrated because you are part of us, we know this separation is not for always. We celebrated because you are alive and well, completely safe and perfectly loved.
Today on April 14, we had lots to celebrate and remember.

We love you dearly and are eternally thankful for the gift of you and the impact that your life has made.

Happy 7th birthday Charlotte Rose. We do wish that we could have celebrated with you but if you saw us today, you would have known and would have seen, how very much we love you.

Until tomorrow...

xxxxxx

"In Him we were chosen, 
having been predestined according to the plan of Him who 
works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 
in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, 
might be for the praise of His glory." 

Ephesians 1:11-12


14 April 2016

Six


 our darling girl...


we celebrate you,



 remembering 6 years ago



April 14 2010



when we met you and held you...



and said goodbye..



for now.




Six years ago you became part of our family... 





forever.


14 April 2015

Five Years


Remembering our precious daughter and sister Charlotte Rose, 
who was born quietly into the arms of Jesus 5 years ago today.
We will love you always...











26 August 2014

My Testimony

I had the amazing privilege of sharing my testimony at the Perth Women's Convention on August 9th.  
I would be honoured if you would like to listen to it. Please use the link below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23841673/PWC2014/Julie%20Douglas%20Testimony.mp3 

15 April 2014

Happy Birthday!


                                                                                    Dearest Charlotte,

I imagine that you have grown in statue as well as in other ways that come naturally with age.

I imagine you, a four year old girl, full of life and joy, running and playing with your sister and all the other sweet children who call heaven their home.

Today marks four years since you were born to us and four years since you left us for your heavenly home. Four years since I felt your life within me and held you close.

Sometimes fours years feels so long ago. 1461 sunrises and sunsets and all the days in between. On the other hand... my heart feels like it was only yesterday.

Today we celebrate you - our daughter, our fourth born child, a member of our family. We are so thankful for you and the impact that you have had and continue to have on our lives.

We praise God that you live! We praise Him for the love, life, joy and peace that is yours in a paradise that we can not even begin to imagine.

Our hearts will not forget you precious Charlotte. Time will not diminish our love for you.
We will always wish that we had more time with you but we know that eternity is but a breath away and we will see you again soon.

Until then... may you continue to sing and dance in the courts of heaven!

"To God be the glory forever and ever."

With so much love

Mummy
xxxx

14 April 2014

Celebrating You - April 14, 2014






















Dearest Charlotte,

I imagine that you have grown in statue as well as in other ways that come naturally with age.

I imagine you, a four year old girl, full of life and joy, running and playing with your sister and all the other sweet children who call heaven their home.

Today marks four years since you were born to us and four years since you left us for your heavenly home. Four years since I felt your life within me and held you close.

Sometimes fours years feels so long ago. 1461 sunrises and sunsets and all the days in between. On the other hand... my heart feels like it was only yesterday.

Today we celebrate you - our daughter, our fourth born child, a member of our family. We are so thankful for you and the impact that you have had and continue to have on our lives.

We praise God that you live! We praise Him for the love, life, joy and peace that is yours in a paradise that we can not even begin to imagine.

Our hearts will not forget you precious Charlotte. Time will not diminish our love for you.
We will always wish that we had more time with you but we know that eternity is but a breath away and we will see you again soon.

Until then... may you continue to sing and dance in the courts of heaven!

"To God be the glory forever and ever."

With so much love

Mummy
xxx 

31 October 2013

Day 31 - Sunset

 
What a journey! I have been challenged, encouraged, supported and stretched while I have been writing my 31 day 'Capture Your Grief' journal. Thank you to everyone who has read my posts, 'liked' them and left comments, it has been very encouraging. To write is therapy, to have people read what I've written is liberating... a grief shared.
 
I have felt connected, part of a community, united sadly through the loss of our babies. We find strength by standing together, understanding through personal experience and love for each other through tender, broken hearts.
 
All of this is written in honour of the One who gave us life.
I also honour the memory of my precious baby girls Charlotte Rose & Abigail Faith- 
for without them there wouldn't be a story to tell.
 

 

 
The Sunset - Perth Western Australia
31st October, 6.40pm
 



 

 
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