Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Faith Renewed

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Faith Mackenzie Vaughn was born Thursday, May 19th at 11:13am. She was 5 pounds, 5.4 oz, with brown hair. She looked just like her brother and sister. Her Daddy was the first to hold her, then he shared her with her Momma, where she was loved, cuddled and kissed endlessly. She passed away at 11:55 am in the arms of her Momma. Though her life here on earth was only 42 minutes long, the impact she has made will last a lifetime. I couldn't be more proud to be Faith's Mommy. Though we are sad, we do know that she is in the arms of Jesus. She has been made whole and perfect, and our Faith has been renewed.

Please continue to pray for our family, especially Cade. He has had a hard time. He did get to hold his baby sister, and he was so proud of her.


Faith's Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 24th at North Central Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 9:00 am, with the service at 10:00 am. Graveside will follow at Newnansville Cemetary in Alachua. Everyone is invited to the O'Steen home for a time of food and fellowship afterwards.

Thank you to everyone for the prayers, the comments and emails. They have been so encouraging. We are so blessed by all of you who have walked this journey with us.

27 comments:

Tettelestai said...

we will be praying for you!! this can't be easy, i can't even imagine what it feel like, but i am so thankfull that you know Jesus and that He is walking with you through this desert...

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Faith is just beautiful, and I see so much of SaraGrace in her. I rejoice in knowing that she was able to experience your love and kisses before she left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father. My continued prayers are with you and the rest of the family, especially Cade, during this journey of healing. You continue to inspire me, SaraBeth.

Ashley said...

What an example you are! Thank you for sharing your Faith with us. Praying for your family!

Alison in 30's said...

You have been an inspiration to me. Though I don't know you directly, you have made such an impact on me and many people I know. Faith is a blessing in many ways because she has had such a huge impact on people's lives. I will continue to pray for you and your family. You are a wonderful momma and I wish you the best!

Full Plate said...

Faith is absolutely beautiful like her brother and sister. What a blessing that she was able to touch so many lives in just a short period of time. Your strength and faith continues to amaze me. My continued prayers for you, Rob, SaraGrace and expecially Cade. His walk with Christ is only just beginning, and your guidance is an absolute inspiration. Thank you for sharing your FAITH with the rest of us.

catrinaisme said...

SaraBeth,

She is absolutely beautiful! I can't imaging your pain and sadness. All of us following have heavy hearts as well. Thank you for sharing Baby Faith with us.
I'm proud to know you and call you friend as I know this had to be a rough journey but you did it and inspired so many along the way.
I will continue to pray for your family and expecially Cade.
I'm glad you got to love on Baby Faith, I'm sure you got a kiss in for us all.

We love you guys,
Catrina

Connie said...

She is so Beautiful..So happy she was able to experience all the love you all have for her..Love and prayers to you all

From the Bumpy Road said...

Faith is one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen. May her life continue to have the tremendous impact it already has. You are all in our prayers, especially Cade.

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine how it must have felt to hand your baby over to Jesus. You, Rob and your entire families have shown us what it means to put EVERYTHING in His hands. I have prayed for you guys everyday since I heard your news but it has also made me pray harder for those who don't know God. I don't know how people who don't have Him to lean on make it through tough times such as this. Your STRONG Faith is unmeasurable and your BABY Faith is absolutely beautiful. Theenie

Anonymous said...

many Prayers sent your way. May god continue to heal and bless you and your family. Words can't describe how amazing your strength is and how amazing Faith is and how many lives she touched.God bless you all and may God continue to wrap his arms around all of you.

Patty said...

SaraBeth, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this difficult time. I pray you find comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you and Faith is now with our Heavenly Father! One day we will rejoice from seeing her again. Faith looks so much like SaraGrace and I am so thankful that God allowed all of you time to hold and love her. I am also proud of Cade and the strength that he is showing...he gets that from his mommy! We have all learned so much from you SaraBeth and your great faith and stregth! You and all of your family will be in my prayers! We love you so much!!!

Dianne Daniels said...

I do not know your family, but every thought aand prayer are with each of you. She was a Beautiful baby. SHE is in the BEST HANDS of all now. May God be with you.

Anonymous said...

SaraBeth I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading your posts and you are such a strong person. Much Stronger than I would ever be. Your precious Baby Girl is in the best place she could ever be right now. I could never imagine the pain you and your family are going through but you have Jesus to guide you through this time. I will be praying for you and your family and little Cade. God Bless you All

Marie said...

Faith is beautiful,My heart is full of prayers for you and your family, God will be with you in the coming days while holding Faith in his arms

Meg said...

she is just beautiful. i am so thankful you and your family got some sweet time with her. will keep you and yours in my prayers!

Dallas said...

Sarabeth, I am so sorry and yet so touched by your strength! I will keep you and your family in my prayers! You are such an amazing and special woman!
Love you, Dallas

rrrcowgirl said...

God Bless you and Rob and your family. You all have had a lot to endure, but your "faith" in God is your salvation. God is with you all and so is Faith.

Kasey said...

SaraBeth, you have no idea how much your story has touched my life. I was praying and crying along with my co-workers on Thursday morning. You put your journey out there for us to learn from. You are a true inspiration - your whole family. I am blessed to have known you a very long time. You have changed my faith and I am not walking a little closer to Jesus just because of you and your family. Ryan and I will continue to pray for you. Thank you so much.

Amber said...

SaraBeth, Faith is beautiful! You have all been in my heart constantly! I love you.

World of Waxes said...

Your Faith is beautiful. I an continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers.

catrinaisme said...

Hi SaraBeth,

Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am praying for Peace for you, Rob, Cade and SaraGrace and praying that you have a speedy recovery from the C-Section. I never had one but heard they are no fun!
Your angel Faith is beautiful! Again, thanks for sharing your Faith with us all! Hugs! Catrina

Anonymous said...

Sarabeth
You and your family have always been strong and close. I just want you to know how sorry I am for your family's loss.
You are so brave and you have a wonderful family.Your words have brought me a step closer to god. Thank you, if there is anything I can do for you or your family please let me know.
Stephanie Kitchens Hylton

Anonymous said...

This morning God lead me to your blog. I don't know you and never heard of you until today. I spent 2 hours reading your story. Thank you for sharing this special time in your life. I have witnessed and been blessed with wonderful miracles from our Heavenly Father having experienced something very similar 22 years ago. I feel certain Faith is the newest member of special band of angels. I hope you continue to share your story and find strength and love in knowing God has yet again taken each of you in His loving arms. Words are just not enough to express the impact Faith will have on so many. Your beautiful family is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I heard of your story through a mutual friend and have been following your blog over the past months. Faith is a beautiful angel whose story has touched so many. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and for being such a strong example of what it means to trust God in all things. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. May God bless you with peace.

jules-new said...

SaraBeth, I have read your blog over the past few years with laughter that brought me to tears, and then sadness in my heart that made me ache for you. I tell your grandmother all the time that you are an extrordinary woman, and that you have set such an example of faith in your Lord and what wonders he can do! You, Rob & your family will continue to be in my prayers, through your example...you have made me want to be a better person :)
Julie

cp said...

Sarabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. How blessed you are to have been able to hold her and share that moment with your family. I am humbled by your strength and inspired by your faith. I am praying for you and your family. Look forward to seeing you in the fall. -Claire Pulignano

Robert said...

She's gorgeous. I love you guys. - Robert