Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Olivia Caroline Gilchrist

Olivia Caroline Gilchrist is safe in the arms of Jesus.  The Father called her name two days ago and she answered.

She will not be joining us to live her life with our family.

We are utterly broken.

We appreciate your prayers for us, as we will have to carry her until Pennie is ready to be born.

Pray for strength for Pennie!

Pray for joy and strength for me, and for my body to be as healthy as it can be for Pennie.

I appreciate all of you who are praying.  Thank you so much.

34 comments:

Gayle said...

Much love to you my dear sister.
We are just devastated for you.
Prayers and tears for you, friend.

Sarah said...

Leanne, we're praying.

Karen said...

Oh, Leanne...my heart just breaks for you and your family. I am so sorry about precious Olivia Caroline.
I can offer no words to make you feel any better, but know I am praying for you and sweet Pennie. I will continue to pray that God will place a hedge of protection around you and Pennie until she is born.

Praying, praying...

Duckygirl said...

Leanne,

I am so so so sorry. I will be praying extra hard for you and Pennie and the rest of your family during this time.

Love you friend,
Laura

Susan said...

Oh Leanne, All I can say is I will pray for you and try with my prayers to help carry this burden for you. The Lord tells us to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Please know that even though we have never met I am weeping with you.Praying for your sweet Pennie and the rest of this pregnancy.
You and I are both due within days of each other.

I'm so so sorry.

Kathi @ A Mother's Prayers said...

Leanne~
I am so sorry about your sweet Baby Girl, Olivia. I will pray for peace and strength for you and Little Pennie.
I am sad for you.
~Kathi

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

oh I am so sorry Leanne, I can not imagine what you are going through.... what a bittersweet few months this will be. You will be in our prayers.

so sorry

Brittany

Emily said...

Just without words. Know that I would be hugging you if I were there...

Michelle said...

Leanne,
I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and the family.
Michelle

Aim said...

my heart is sunk and will be praying that God's Grace shines over you every second. He says it will and it will be sufficient so praying that you seek him during every hard moment. I am so sorry! saw the title to your post and was only hoping to see she was ok. mY heart goes out to you. don't know what else to say. PLEASE know i am here.

Leingang Family said...

Leanne- My heart is aching for you, Dave and the kids today. Praying for you to feel the arms of Jesus around you as you mourn the loss of little Olivia. Also praying for the safe arrival of her sister Pennie. Love to you all!
<><Carrie

EEEEMommy said...

I gasped when I read the news. I am so sorry, Leanne. Know that I am praying and enlisting the prayers of saints around the country. May the God of all comfort, the Father of mercies comfort you Himself with the comfort which only He can offer. I love you, friend!

Grace and Peace,
Angel

Devin said...

I'm broken with you Leanne. Oh, my heart just aches.

I am so, so very sorry. Words just can not express. On my knees for you tonight and in the days to come.

Please let me know if I can help you in any other way besides prayer.

veralady said...

We haven't met, but a mutual friend asked me to pray. I am. My heart breaks for you. Please know many are standing in the gap for you right now.

Maria said...

Such sad news. Praying for strength and peace for you and your family. You are loved.

Melissa Stover said...

i'm so sorry to hear this. i'll keep you in my prayers.

Lori said...

We haven't met either, but as another mommy who has a baby waiting for her in Heaven (and is also carrying a sweet little brother for him right now), I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family as well. I saw a request for prayer for you on my friend's (veralady!) wall and will go to bed in just a few minutes with you and your family on my heart.

Lifting you to the Lord.

Kristin Mathes said...

Devin Merritt told of your loss. I am devastated for you as a mother and will be lifting you up in prayer as the Lord brings you to my mind. "Be strong in the Lord." There is no other way.

Its A Corny Life... said...

I found you from Devin's blog. I too, am a Mommy of identical twin girls, one of whom passed at 25 weeks along. My heart is aching for you and we will pray for your family. God bless.

Kathy said...

Praying to the God of all comfort tonight for you Leanne. So deeply sorry. With groans that none can express, praying.

Gayle said...

Oh Leanne, I am just sick that you are going through this. I'll be praying for health for you and Pennie, and peace for your heart. (hugs)

Gayle Bryant

Theresa said...

Hello Leanne, I'm a friend of Devin's and I just wanted to stop in and let you know that my heart goes out to you and your family and I will be praying for strength, peace, and joy for all of you in the coming months. I can't say I know what it's like to lose a twin but I have experienced two miscarriages in my lifetime and I remember the heartbreak it can bring. My hope is that you find comfort in knowing Olivia is in the best possible place she can be and she is being very well taken care of. Mourn the loss of her physical body but remember and celebrate the joy her spirit brought you while she was here. Much love and prayers to you!

Theresa

Julie said...

I'm a friend of Devin's - just wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your precious little girl. I'm so, so terribly sorry for your loss.

Kara said...

I am a friend of Devin's and wanted you to know you are in my prayers. I have no words just heartfelt prayers for you today!

Anonymous said...

Hello Leanne~

I am a friend of Devin Merritt. I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.


~Leslie Almy

Kathryn said...

Oh my sweet friend, I am SO deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot find the words to say. Leanne, my heart aches for you. I know this is going to be a hard, hard time for you. Please know I am here and willing to talk ANYTIME. I will be praying, crying with you, and pleading with God for strength for Pennie, and you. May God pour out his great grace on you today. I love you, and will have you on my mind, my heart, and in my prayers today.

Kelli said...

I am so sorry. I will be lifting up your whole family to the only One that can get you through this.

Christine said...

Oh leanne! My heart is so broken for you. :( Praying for your strength and for precious Pennie. Love you.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh Leanne! (((hugs))) I am crying with you and praying fervently for you.

I love you, precious friend.

Gwen Toliver said...

Praying for you, Leanne, as well as your dear family and little Pennie. May the Lord give you each an immense amount of strength and grace for each moment.

Rebeca said...

Oh Leanne, I'm so, so sad to hear this. May God hold you up in His strong arms and carry you when you have no strength of your own. Much love to you and your family.

Nic said...

My heart breaks for you and your wonderful family. I have worn the coat that you speak of. I'll be praying for you. <3

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Pennie.

Anonymous said...

I will pray for little Pennie