Monday, October 24, 2011


To my sweet and tender husband. May this be a gift for you to treasure. Moments in time to reflect on. I love you and cannot imagine enduring this journey without your hand holding mine. You have been a faithful comfort, father and friend to us and we know this journey for you has been difficult but may we always be able to journey back praising our Father for the pain, sorrow, blessings, honor, joy and transformation that our lil Ruby has given us. May He forever be praised for what He is doing in and through our family. LOVE YOU!

My sweet friend Shannon came in secret to take pictures of me and the boys as a gift to John. My friend Brandy also took some cool pics that I added. Thank you friends for being able to bless my husband with this gift.
I pray its a GEM we can always keep and enjoy:)

Click pause on the song below so you dont have both playing:)

You can also click here to watch it on VIMEO.


  1. Tears and sadness, pain and the sting that she is gone...then comes PEACE and HOPE as I remember and know how GREAT and LOVING and SOVEREIGN our God is. How much HOPE we have in Him! He is holding precious Ruby Jean in His arms. She is forever with Him. What a miracle. a JOY. What a BLESSING it has been to watch you navigate this storm. Your unwavering trust in the the Lord has been incredible to witness. All of our love and prayers go out to you.

  2. Oh my gosh, I love, love, love this. Tears are flowing. We are so blessed to have so many friends and family that support and love us in this storm. We just have to wait to see her, to touch her beautiful face and to feel her little hands in our. Over and over again people are so touched by your faith and trust in Our Heavenly Father. Your lives, and Ruby's has and is continuing to change and strengthen others walk with the Lord. Powerfully. We love you all so much and know God is going to use this part of the journey to further His kingdom!

    Thank you Lindsey for your post, it was perfectly said.


  3. so so sorry for your loss. through this blog i can see you have a beautiful family and an INCREDIBLE faith. i will be praying for you tonight.

  4. So beautiful. Our God is strong and gentle and amazing. Love you guys.

  5. Cristin, you are SO beautiful!
    The letters from Caleb and Jack are so sweet.
    Your love and faith are compelling, Harrell Family.

  6. Cristin, my heart aches for your family but rejoices that Ruby gets to be with Jesus before any of us. Such a rare treasure to find a couple as courageous and faithful as you and John. Many prayers and love go out to you tonight dear friend.