Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thank you

Thank you to all who have been praying for us and our family over the loss of our Most Precious Gift, Caden Joelle. We could not get through this terrible time without your prayers and support. PLEASE, leave comments, prayers or thoughts here on this blog. We thank God for our many blessings and for the every second God gave us with Caden. Please celebrate her life with us.
We love you, and thank God for you.
Cari & Andy

29 comments:

Jason and Amanda said...

Andy & Cari we were sadden to hear the devastating loss of Caden. We are praying for you all that you may feel God's grace and healing during this time. Let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. You're in our prayers, The Beasley Family

Medley Family said...

Andy and Cari...I am a cousin of Heather Harbert's and received an email prayer request for your family. My heart hurts for your family and your loss! I can't even begin to imagine the pain your going through...we serve an amazing God and I know he will be right by your side during this very difficult time! Please know your daughter is dancing in heaven awaiting the day she will see you both again!! You will be in our prayers!! God Bless!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Andy and Cari, I honestly cannot imagine what you are going through. We are praying for you constantly. Please let us know if you need anything. She was the sweetest most precious girl. I enjoyed her every time I had her in the nursery.

Cindy Cobb said...

Cari and Andy,
We pray that the Lord is with you during this dificult time. Your faith is so strong and such an example for others. We will miss Caden very much. We are glad she has been part of our family. We pray that you will feel God's comfort. We love you.
Brandon and Cindy Cobb

Kyle, Betsy and Owen said...

Andy and Cari,
I am a friend of Heather Harbert and often check in on your blog, through Heather's. You will be in my family's thoughts and prayers daily. May God bless and comfort you both!
Betsy Retherford

Bartusek's said...

Andy and Cari...Keith and I are continually praying for you and your family. We pray that you will find comfort and feel God's presence during this difficult time. Caden was a beautiful and sweet little girl, and I enjoyed being with her in the nursery! You will always remain in our prayers and if there is anything else we can do, let us know.
Love, The Bartusek Family

Elbie said...

I love you both very much.

epski82 said...

Cari and Andy -

I am so very sorry to hear. I don't even know what else to say. may you find strength in each other and in God. Know that I am keeping your family in my prayers.

The Rausch's said...

Andy and Cari,

I'm a friend of Heather Harbert's, and also received an email prayer request for your family. My heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Karla Rausch

Mike & Biz said...

Andy and Cari, I am a friend of Heather's as well. We are praying for you, for strength and comfort and hope. For God to show you his purpose in this difficult time and to bring joy to you through this. He works in incredible ways, and I am so sorry for how you must be feeling. With love, The Macks

Gayle Pannell said...

Cari and Andy,
I was shocked to hear about the loss of Caden. It is unbelievable that the sweet little girl you brought to yearbook for a visit just a few months ago is gone. My family and I are praying for you and Andy during this difficult, heartbreaking time.
Love and Prayers,
Gayle Pannell

lesley harris said...

Dear Andy and Cari,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful baby girl. I wish peace for you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Lesley Maradik Harris

Queen of Brownies said...

We love you so much. You know you are in our every prayer.

Shauna said...

Andy and Cari,

May God be with you through this hard time. I am deeply sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need please let me know.

With love,
Shauna and Steve Loftus (Jennie's friends)

Heidi Stone said...

Andy and Cari,

I am weeping with you and praying Scripture over you every time the Lord brings you to mind. May God give you the strength to carry on in your pursuit for Him.

Heidi Stone

kthomas118 said...

Andy & Cari, I am a friend of Gretchen's and read about your loss on her blog. I am so sorry for your loss of such a precious little girl. My heart is aching for you and you have been in my prayers. Keep leaning on the Lord and each other and He will give you the strength you need to get through each day. Praying for you!

Amy said...

I am just an ordinary blogger who sometimes read your blog through another blog I found a while back. I just wanted to extend my sympathies to your family and I posted a prayer request on my blog for you all. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Amy

thegroves said...

Andy and Cari- I, too, am a friend of Heather's, who has checked your blog through hers and received a prayer request email. My heart is broken for you, but I praise God for your dependence on Him. I'm celebrating the 8 months you had with your precious girl, and I know she's dancing with Joy with her King! May God hold you both near as you face this time ahead. Love and prayers- The Groves

poet331 said...

Andy & Cari, I have been praying constantly for you. I became aware of your story through audreycaroline.blogspot.com. I cannot imagine the heartache you are experiencing, but I hope you find comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ who sustains us and loves us every day of our lives.

Although you may not be ready yet, I encourage you to read Audrey Caroline's story from the beginning. Her mother is a woman of faith who teaches all of us of God's love and how to overcome adversity, all the while appreciating that what happens to us is what God has ordained, even if it contrasts with what we want on this heavenly earth.

I promise to pray for your family every time the Lord brings you to my mind. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you and your precious baby girl are loved, and that we all await the glory of reunion in Heaven, where there is no more pain or sorrow, only glory in the light of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you and your family all the days of your lives.

daisygirl said...

While I don't know the two of you personally, I heard of your tragedy through 3 different avenues and have been praying fervently since. I can't imgaine the loss of a child and ache when I am praying for your family.

My family and I are praying for yours and will continue in the days to come.

Katrina Stidd

Evans Family said...

Cari and Andy,

Sorry we could not be there today for the celebration of Caden's life. Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love and grace sustain you through this difficult time and the days ahead.

"The Lord is near to those who are broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm34:18

Much Love and Prayers,
Doug, Kim, Devin, Jordan and Savannah Evans
mom2threecuties@sbcglobal.net

Joyfulmom said...

Cari & Andy,
I'm sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate Caden's Life with you. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Caden was a real joy & I enjoyed holding her in the nursery. If you need anything, let us know. Lea, Jeff, Jamie, David & Jessica Spence

Justin said...

Cari, I think you said it best when you said today that we were witnessing a miracle. You and Andy used a platform of tragedy and you glorified the Lord. What hundreds of us witnessed today will have a ripple effect in eternity. People will come to Christ because of your decision to submit yourselves in obedience. What a beautiful thing to watch you 2 interlace your fingers with the One who adores you and you chose to proclaim His greatness. You are the apple of His eye and I am honored to be able to call you family of God. At night Micah and I pray dilegently for very specific aspects of your lives. We will not fail you in this endeavor. Make no mistake, you will see Caden again, God will honor that promise. I truly love you guys and offer anything I have or anything I can steal (kidding). My home is your home and my ears and my hands are available 24 hours a day. Thank you for proclaiming the Good News today, it will not return void.

Love you guys

Justin, Debby, Micah, Lexi, (no name) Williams

alidalton55 said...

I am truly sorry for your loss and am praying for you guys!

Jenny said...

Cari,

I was amazed and praised God for how well you were dealing with things on Saturday. I hate that this is what sometimes brings people together. Rob and I are praying for you and your family during this time.

Jenny Johnson (jenny p.)

The Anderson's said...

Cari and Andy,
My heart aches for you and your family and I can't imagine the pain that you are going through during this difficult time. Know that we are praying for you and will continue in the days and months ahead. Keep leaning on the Lord and He will give you the strength you need to get through each day.
Jason and Leah Anderson

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

The Kelly's said...

Cari and Andy,

We have met you a few times through Stacey. Please know that Mike and I have prayed for you from the moment we heard about your sweet girl. We will continue to do so in the coming days and months. Our hearts go out to you and your family. May God continue to give you strength during this time.

Mike and Lori Kelly

Amanda said...

Andy & Cari,
I found you through Heather & Gretchen's blog. I hope God brings you all the peace and hope you need during this difficult time.

I left a link on thier blog but wanted to share this with you as well.....
www.rickandbubba.com
This is the website of a local radio show in Birmingham Al. One of the hosts lost his son a few months ago and they have posted his testimony from the funeral services. It changed my life hearing it and I think you might take some comfort in hearing it also.
Scroll towards the bottom of the home page and there is a link to see the memorial for Bronner Burgess. The testimony links should be on that page.

Annie and Jeremy said...

I am friends with Michael, Katherine, & Judah Kramer, and I just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers.