Rhonda and Jason

Rhonda and Jason
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Picking up my twin sister Rachel at the airport.  She was coming for a week to be with us and Esther.    We decided to have a little fun in the midst of our hard week by dressing up and surprising her.


As Esther's funeral is coming at the end of this week, we thought to ask you - "How has Esther impacted your life."  Please reply by including this in a comment at the bottom of this page.  Jason and I have received numerous responses from people we know and complete strangers on how they were impacted by our sweet girl Esther.  It meant the world to us and now we want to share some of those replies at the funeral.  If you remember early on in my beginnings of this blog I had posted something that my sister wrote me.  It said, "Rhonda, if God asked you or told you I am going to have you sacrifice something and by doing so people will come to me."  "Would you be willing to do it."  My sister said, "Rhonda, I know without a shadow of a doubt you would say yes."  We know that people's life's were changed, by praying for the first time, renewing there prayer life, accepting the Lord into their life and having faith and trust again in our sovereign Lord.  Please take the time to share with us how Esther has impacted your life.  Thank you so much.

32 comments:

  1. all three of you have impacted my prayer life and rekindled my perspective on the stuff that matters.you have lived out such strength and obedience and walked through something so difficult with such faith and unending trust in Him. I agree with whoever it was who suggested that Esther served her savior as a missionary here with us for a short time....but how swift and beautifully those tiny feet moved....and will continue to move for Thee.<3 Team Esther

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  2. As I read each update on your blog, I found myself comparing your journey with Mary and Joseph's. God picked them to be the parents of a very important life changing child and I have no doubt that He did the same here. There is no telling how many lives have been changed for the better because of precious Ester. May the glow of her life live within each of us and the faithfulness of her parents be a guiding light to all. Heavenly Father, I ask that the short life of Ester continue to guide people to You and the strength of her loving parents help others through their difficult journeys, I ask this in your loving Name, Amen.

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  3. Rachel petersonMay 7, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    Esther brought me closer to God an made my praying stronger as I spoke to God about Esther. Also reading your blog an seeing your unfailing love for God while you were going through such a hard trial reminded me God has a reason for all things an Esther made a huge impact in her short time here on earth an will be forever remembered.

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  4. beverly knudsenMay 7, 2012 at 5:32 AM

    Esther impacted me in a renewal of my prayer life. I was also challenged by the Lord what more can I do. Thank you Esther! I look forward to the day when I see you running in Heaven and can tell you what your time on earth did for me. Praying for His comfort to sustain your Mommy and Daddy. Hugs!

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  5. Your beautiful fighter will always be in my heart and in my prayers, as will you all. When I was little, my best friend lost her little brother in a car accident and I asked her how could she still have her faith when God took her brother. She said that her faith was all she had, because it was because of God that she would get to see him again. That changed my life. Everytime I see faith in the face of loss, that is the most beautiful faith, and I thank God that there is a heaven and hope. Your journey has touched me. Your faith has touched me. Many, many prayers for peace and angel hugs.
    Hugs,
    Jennifer
    Mom to Dakota 12-25-2008
    CDH mama

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  6. Your sweet baby Esther impacted my life forever. Through her fight she renewed my faith in believing that prayer does work and that God does hear us even when He seems so far away.
    You and your baby girl also helped remind me daily of what the most important thing was in regards to my children, love, and that every day with them is a gift. So many times as parents you get caught up in the daily routine of life and you don't stop to think just how precious life is and how quickly it can be gone. Baby Esther truly lived up to her name and like Esther in the bible she really saved many people through her fight. She never backed down despite all odds being against her. Through her fight and her life she truly was a gift from God, sent to help those around her come back to the One who Created us all.
    My prayers are still with you both.

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  7. Esther has absolutely renewed my prayer life. She gave me a new perspective on life. I prayed for her constantly. As I was doing the laundry, the dishes, even with my daughter and I realized I was longing to pray like that. To feel so helpless in a situation and have to rely completely on the Lord. It was eye opening to me. How selfish I had become and how I thought "I" can fix anything. Esther reminded me I need to be thankful for each day I get, because it is a gift from the Lord. And Rhonda and Jason's faith through this journey was also a reminder that God WILL carry us through the hard times and He will give us peace when we need it.

    Cassandra Casey

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  8. Esther made a huge impact on my life. For a long time now I have strayed from God and from prayer. Not by choice, but life always seems to get in the way. When I read about Esther I found myself leaning to God. I prayed many times a day. I found myself on my knees praying and crying asking the good Lord to protect your precious little girl. I find myself turning to God for help and strength. The relationship both Rhonda and Jason have with the Lord is AMAZING and I will continue every day to strenghten my faith and be closer to God. Esther has done amazing things for people in her short time here, people she never met, people her mommy and daddy have never met. But that little girl had the love and support of the world. She will always have a special place in my heart - and I owe it all to Esther for renewing my faith. God bless you and your entire family.

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  9. I have followed your story through Cynthia. I am living in London for a few years but my home is Bellingham. I found myself logging on during the day to see if there was a new post. Praying for you and your family became a priority. I prayed for your strength. I marveled at how you chose to celebrate God and His love for us. You reminded me how He is my strength and my rock. You reminded me how precious life is. You reminded me to pray without ceasing. You reminded me that I am nothing without Him. Esther's name will forever be precious to my heart.

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  10. I've watched ya'll all along this journey with precious Esther Frances. I extended to folks here the hugh need of "Our Prayer Chain" to grow & "Ask Our Lord" for guidance all through the days to come since the beginning at 21 weeks there were questions. My heart feels broken that this had to be. I love my extended Christian family dearly in Washington & being 3,000 miles away in Virginia is extremely hard. I've cried, I've prayed, & I've shared my heart's journey. I bought a "Angel Trumpet Pin", that I wear each day in rememberance of her. And when folk's ask me about the pin I explain the lesson Esther Frances taught me!! She showed me that "As strong as I am through everything; that I must stop, slow down & hand everything to Our Lord first & foremost." That alone I can accomplish some things; but with "Our Lord" I can accomplish "All that he knows is Best for Me & My Family." When I have looked around as a Mother & tried to fix so many things....Esther Frances showed me "I can't fix everything & to "Give My All to Our Lord." So even though I haven't touched her precious little hands; "I have been blessed by her for always." And I will share her story with everyone & love her always...............Auntie Debbie in Spotsylvania, Virginia

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  11. First, Esther reminded me of my sweet friends from high school: Rachel & Rhonda Roosma. When I was in high school, I was very immature in my faith: all I knew about Rachel & Rhonda was that they were fun, loving, and so kind. Looking back, I can see clearly that you both were real examples of Jesus to me. Even though we were not super close, you both showed me real friendship, love, and acceptance that I now know was really just Jesus shining through you to me. I think so fondly of both of you and am blessed to have known you then.

    Next, Eshter's journey really taught me a lot about prayer. I would find myself reading the blog, praying with fervant desperation to God. I started to wonder: what am I praying for? I can't change God's mind. I can't get MORE people to be praying and somehow change what God had already ordained to be Esther's future. I started realizing and learning more that we don't pray for Him, we pray for us. As I prayed for Rhonda, your family, and Esther, I realized it was about me connecting with God. It was about me finding peace. It became so much less of a begging and pleading for Him to do what He already knew He was going to do, and more about me finding peace and rest in His perfect will.

    I am so sad for you, I know your heart breaks to not have Esther here. I know the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit love you and Esther completely and I thank you for allowing me to journey with you. You've ALWAYS pointed me towards Jesus. Be blessed.

    Jodi (Shea) Hammond

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  12. Esther was a blessing to my life. I have been a Christian for about 16 or so years. While in high school, I was a part of every mission trip, vacation bible school, and outreach offered to me. I was so involved within my church and God was my number one focus. As I graduated, things changed. I went to college and lost focus of what was important in my life. I am a mom to a beautiful little blessing from God. Aylah is 16 months old and she has shown me what is important in life. But, there was still something missing, even after my daughter arrived. Through Esther's story, and the faith that you both displayed through the trials and tribulations, I was shaken with how much I had wavered in my faith. As I checked in multiple times a day both on facebook and on this blog to see updates, I was brought to tears nearly each and every visit. Esther was such an ambassador for Christ. She taught me that life is so fragile and so short. She taught me to not take anything for granted. She taught me how important it was to get back to church and get my own sweet baby girl immersed in Jesus's word. You both were so inspiring and I can only hope to be the type of parent you both were to Esther.

    Because of Esther, my family, and my parents have began attending church again. I have began reading my bible every day and lifting up my needs, desires, sorrows, and repentence to the Lord daily. I bought Aylah her first bible. She even got a few Veggie Tales dvds too =). My boyfriend has not yet accepted Jesus into his life. Through Esther's story, he has begun reading the bible and praying. How amazing is it that a child, who we have never met, who has never spoken one word, can lead people to Christ!!!

    The bottom line is that Esther, and you both, have made a huge impact on my life, my daughter's life, and my boyfriend's life. I pray for you all daily, and I am truly blessed and grateful to have known Jason while working on 4 South so that I was brought to your blog. I thank the Lord every day for Esther and for how she has really shown me to hold my girl close, and really realize that this life, it is ALL for the Lord.

    Erin Robertson

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    1. Erin, we don't know each other, and I don't know Rhonda and Jason, but I am literally sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading your post. That God loves us so much that He continues to chase after us, even when we drift away, is such an amazing thing. I LOVE that you shared your journey, and that this precious gift in the form of Baby Esther, has brought you back to Jesus...and is bringing your boyfriend into a relationship with our Creator...wow! Blessings to you as you continue to draw near to God! Thanks for sharing...

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  13. Im a total stranger.We have been through many orthopedic surgeries with our oldest,and now have a 17month old.How has your famil y impacted mine?Well I hold my children a little more tight,I nurse just a few mins longer,we stay up for just1 more book.I realize that my children are precious gifts(i always new this) but need to slow down a savor my time with them.When I am up middle of the night frustarted on how I would like to sleep, I think of you all and another friend of mine who said goodbye to her baby in oct...and think, why am i frustrated...there a lot of people who would love to be up with a fussy baby. Thanks for showing us Gods love through such a hard time....Im not as strong as you

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  14. I am a Christian, I am a believer, but your story and following this blog makes my heart yearn to have the faith and complete and utter trust that you have in the Lord. Your story has renewed my prayers to make me a better, stronger, more faithful, less fearful follower of Christ. I am in awe of your strength and peace and prayers of Thanksgiving, even in your darkest hour. Because of Esther, because of your great faith, mine is being renewed. On my board at work is now a written verse "...in ALL things, give thanks.." 1Thes. 5:18

    I thank you for sharing Esthers enormous impact in her short life on Earth. <3

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  15. If I could press "like" on all of the above comments, I would. Each of them rings true for me, as well.

    I first learned of Esther while talking with my friend, Stephanie. I did not think to ask the names of the parents, but I felt deeply for their situation and for their precious infant.

    A couple of days later, my friend, Kim, sent me the link to a blog that she said was very well written and captivating. Not only that, but it was written by a guy we went to high school with, Jason.

    When I went to the blog, I was floored that the baby my friend, Stephanie, had been telling me about a few days earlier was, in fact, the daughter of Jason (and of course, Rhonda, whom I "met" through the reading of the blog).

    Of course, I checked the blog multiple times a day from that day on and asked our friends in common how things were going. My two oldest children (6 and 4) and I prayed for Esther, for her parents, for miracles. I felt devastated the evening I heard, and then read, that she had passed. I cried, tossed and turned all night, and woke up with a heavy heart.

    I kept thinking about Esther and her parents. Broken hearts, hopes, sweet newborns, hurdles made, and risks to come. I could not believe it. Any of it.

    I am in awe and amazed by the faith of Jason and Rhonda. Your strength, your hearts, your love of the Lord. I know that my faith is not nearly this strong. I do not think it would stand up against what you have faced. I keep putting myself in your shoes;how I would I react?

    Not nearly with the grace and faith of either of you. I have learned, and am learning, from you. As I told my sister recently, "I just don't comprehend that level of faith and strength! I sure wish I did. I wish I understood it and wish I had it."

    I will continue reach for this kind of faith because of you and Esther; the kind that truly, truly believes that all things work together for the glory of God.

    My love to you both and to Esther. Thank you for sharing your precious, sweet, extraordinary newborn daughter with the world.

    Jen (Karuza) Schile

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  16. Esther, What a great blessing you have been in our household. You have been able to teach me and my family what praying is all about. Praying isnt just at the table when we sit to eat, or at Church or Awana. It is at every moment you have, to say Thank you to Jesus, reflection, and for healing. You have given me a new perspective on life, on being a parent, and on being a fighter. You have been able to let me talk to my young kids about Jesus ability to heal, and to take away. Talk about the Angels in Heaven. Yesterday my son (6) said a prayer at dinner "Jesus, please take care of baby Esther. Keep her safe" Esther you are an Angel, sent from our Heavenly Father above, to help us share God with others that may not know Him. Let me come out of my comfort zone and not be afraid to ask for prayers for your little life, because your life is worth everything. Thank you for being an Angel and continuing to touch our lives everyday with what we have learned not only personally but as a family.

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  17. At church yesterday we sang " How He Loves." I was overwhelmed with both joy and sadness for you. Joy in knowing your precious Esther is looking at our Heavenly Father and rejoicing in His glory. Sadness for what is missing in your lives now. You have shown unbelievable faith through this. You have taught me to lean not on my own understanding. He makes all things work together for my good. Rhonda and Jason, you are beautiful people. Thank you for sharing your story! I continue to lift you up in prayer. God is holding you tight. Thank you for giving him the glory!
    Melinda Schmidt
    South Carolina

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  18. James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
    We in our finite minds find it difficult to understand why thing happen the way they do at times. As believers we know that His Sovereign Grace always goes before us and lights a direction for us to follow but only by being spirit lead. I came to know of Esther's amazing existence because of friendship with Rachel. Esther's time here has given me a greater appreciation of being a mom.
    My heart is with your family and I can't wait the meet Esther in her glorified body soon. See you soon!
    Jamillah
    South Jersey

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  19. My name is Nadine Brown, from Montana. I only know Esther from the April 20th conglomerationofjoy.com blog update about Allistaire's trial with AML, whom you met in the hospital. I feel connected because I did my pediatric rotation there at Children's when I got my BSN from Seattle U. I am reminded of how much God hates death, and to what extent He personally suffered to give us eternal life. I began praying that day and looked for updates several times a day since then. My hope for you is that you will treasure the days you had with her and not be overcome by the loss and the way things could have been. (Someone who lost her daughter, told me after seeing the movie "Courageous", she wants that message to be passed on to all who go through what you do.) Everyone I know who has lost a child tells me life will never be the same again. My prayer for you is that you will continue to cling to Jesus and to each other in the midst of the trials you will face from this time forward. May your loss be the means for which you will be shown Grace in a way you could have never known otherwise. I will continue to pray for grandparents, aunts and uncles, and especially the two of you as God brings you to mind from here on out. Esther showed herself to be a brave and strong precious girl I couldn't help but love. She has impacted me in so many ways. I will try to sum it up.

    What Esther's life means to me:

    Esther's story is the fleshing out of the books of Psalms. Life is hard. God is good.

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  20. Each comment is so insightful and true. I am praying for you as you walk on, living in a way that honors Esther. Having had her changes everything, doesn't it? All of us who knew her from afar and were honored to pray for her feel the same way.

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  21. I was truly and deeply affected by your (Jason & Rhonda) transparency and willingness to share Esther’s life with us. I have told my husband probably 5 times throughout reading your blog, “I want that kind of faith! I just don’t know if I have it.” My husband responded with, “I am sure if you were faced with something like that you would have it.” I tried to convince myself that was true until I read your entry yesterday about Rachel explaining that she knew you would sacrifice something you loved if it meant people would come to Christ…I am not sure the same could be said about me. Since having my son I have experienced the joy of motherhood and the love and bond that is difficult to explain. The thought of losing Jamin immediately makes me ill and brings tears to my eyes. And I have been challenged with my response to the question, “Would I be willing to sacrifice my son so some may come to Christ?” I honestly don’t know…but I want to have that eternal perspective and love for our Savior.

    I have wept and wept over the loss of Esther and pain, grief, and loss you must be experiencing.

    AND I have been convicted and challenged by your response and perspective. I have been praying the God will teach me to have the eternal perspective you have displayed as well as the faith you both have. My joy in my faith has been renewed and I am hungry for His Word.

    As many moms have already said, I have also been holding my son more, kissing his face, and telling him what a blessing he is…even if it is in the middle of the night.

    I have also been able to share my faith with ladies at my work. I have directed them to your blog to fully understand the faith I am talking about. One colleague came back to me next day blown away and kept saying, “Those are special people!” But I am praying that she sees beyond you guys and sees Christ in you. We have had small conversations about Christ and I am praying for more opportunities to share Christ with them.

    Thank you so much for sharing Esther with us. She may have had a short life on earth, but her impact is great and continues to grow. I hope and pray you continue feel God's presence and peace. You are loved and we are still praying for you! Thank you for being faithful to the life God has called you to live. I know God is smiling and saying "Well done!" even as you cry out to Him. You both are a true blessing to me and so many. THANK YOU!!

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  22. Baby Esther has made a huge impact on our lives. Up till now no one we were close to has ever died. Sounds silly since we don't know you or Esther but God defiantly poured His love out for her into our lives. We became a family of urgent and pleading prayer. On our knees at times which doesn't happen much..um at all. We have two girls 8 and 3 and they felt very connected to her through prayer. When we would forget they were sure to remember. Now that she is gone we still pray. For you and others. It has become such a habit that our lives and prayers would feel so empty. This has shown us that Gods love goes beyond who we know and what we are going through. Thank you for sharing this journey. To God be the glory!

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  23. Your sweet Esther changed my family forever. I don't know any of you, just a friend of a friend a facebook friend and yet I felt that if I wasn't part of this prayer chain, I would be missing out. sounds selfish, but what I mean is this was something God wanted us to be a part of, that would change things, show us the way. Esther, Rhonda, and Jason taught me sacrifice, real world sacrifice. I saw miracles day after day in answered prayer, God heard us! God answered us! and renewed my faith and I will always be greatfull to you for sharing her with the world. I will meet her someday and thank her for changing my heart. Until then Esther, we love you!
    Levine family
    Burlington WA

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  24. Esther's arrival and Esther's departure was a plan of God's that I know will have lasting effects, impacts on people's lives for years to come. God knew the exact hour and minute, second he would bring her back to him. God knew that he was placing her into such arms here on earth that of which who's first love is him,who's trust is in him. For God to trust you with such a mission is profound and I feel you are blessed, looked well upon. I believe God is also saying he is well pleased with you Jason, with you Rhonda.

    There are many stories we will never hear about, convictions, paths chosen, changed, lives impacted through Jason, Rhonda and Esther's story yet it is God's will that this time passed and he knows of those impacted. I will pray for the unseen the unheard the unknown's to us but known to God who has his seed planted in there hearts by this precious, incredible testament of love for God. Many have read and heard, many are curious how, how can this be? May we also lift them up in prayer in the name of Jason, Rhonda and Esther.
    With love and great respect~
    A sister in Christ

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  25. Though, like many who've posted, we've never met your story & your daughter's journey have truly impacted me. The strength & radiance of your faith in the face of such struggle, adversity, and heartbreak is truly jaw-dropping. Struggling with a complicated pregnancy myself, I'm envious of your strength but truly draw inspiration from it. I prayed for your daughter & continue to pray for you & thank you for being such a bright light for Christ. Thank you.

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  26. I was so very, very sad to hear that your precious baby girl had died. When I saw the title of your post "Oh how he LOVES me" I just knew that Esther was in heaven even before I read the post. I kept saying, "oh no, oh no, oh no." I didn't want it to be true! Like others have mentioned, your story captured my heart and I found myself praying all the time for sweet little Esther. I prayed for her and both of you while I washed dishes, I prayed when I was up in the middle of the night, I prayed while going to my appointments.

    I have three little ones myself (5.5 years, 3.5 years and 7 months). We survived a bad car/truck/pedestrian accident (we were the pedestrians) last July and I hold my babies so close, even closer than before. Life is precious, fragile, fleeting, and only God knows the number of our days. I'm so glad you had a few weeks with Esther and I'm so sorry that she is no longer here for you to hold. I can just picture Jesus cradling beautiful Esther in his arms and hugging her close. Your story reminded me again that I must not take a single day for granted. You also inspired me to trust more in God and not in my own strength. You have been a blessing, sharing your story. I do fervently pray that others may come to know our Savior through your testimony.

    As I was reading and thinking about you, this song (As Long as You are Glorified) kept coming to mind. I'm sure you've heard it, but truly, Jason and Rhonda, you embody this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZHfv2ivUrM

    Oh how I pray that you are comforted, encouraged and given the strength that you need for each day. Your ability to point others to God in the midst of your pain is inspiring. May God continue to bless you, be merciful to you, and cause his face to shine upon you.

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  27. Esther taught my girls how to pray. We have always prayed, but it was amazing to see their prayers become more like those of adults instead of the little repeat prayers kids say at the dinner table and at bedtime. It has been wonderful to watch their faith grow and become deeper. You have also challenged me to be more in the Word and to pray more. It is important when our faith is challenged. Thank you and God bless you!
    Jennifer

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  28. Esthers life is such a blessing. The undeniable faith and love her parents displayed for Jesus was amazing. It rocked my world how in a time of such trial they could only sing praises from their hearts and mouths. Esther's story challenged me in ways I was not prepared for, but needed to address. Often times, I have let my own children become "Isaac's" in my life, and have to give myself a check of where my heart is. After Esther's passing I was angry and confused. After seeking God through his word and prayer, I reached a point where I was not mad that she was here for such a short time, but I became so grateful for each and every moment her parents and family got to spend with her and love her. I will continue to lift her parents up in prayer as I cannot even begin to imagine the loss of their sweet and precious girl has left them with. My heart goes out to you. Thank you Rhonda and Jason for being so devout in your faith and for letting us all join you in this journey.

    Psalm 34 says "The Lord is near to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." I pray that God will continue to hold you through this journey and that you both will have peace knowing that Esther is now pain free, dancing at the feet of Jesus.

    -Emily (Balch) Smith
    Camp Name Faconnable Summer Staff 2000
    Rhonda, you trained me for the Activities Director position that summer.

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  29. To the dear parents of Baby Esther,

    I don't know you but I believe we know some people in common. I found out about your blog through Facebook. I followed your blog from when Esther was born to her passing and read all of the entries. I wanted to let you know that I was impacted by Esther's life and your lives too. Esther was a perfect child of God, made just as he wanted her to be. What a precious gift she was and will continue to be. It wasn't your strength that impacted me the most (you certainly showed great strength) but your reliance on your God and Saviour. How you cast your cares and anxieties on him and praised him above all else. What a testimony that is. I am going through a very difficult time in my own life with my own family and your reliance and thankful hearts are a testimony to me. You have touched many people and Esther has too. His unending love and peace to you during this time. Love, Katie Perkins

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  30. Rhonda, Jason, & Family, We are truly sorry for the loss of Esther but as many others have said your Faith and the blog have been amazing and inspiring. Our son Niklas Isaac was born with CDH in July 2010 and I have found myself lately taking for granted what a gift his life is from God. Esther's story has shown me to slow down and enjoy being my children's mother. I prayed and continue to pray for you and your family daily. May God bless you and always provide/protect you. Thanks again for your faith and sharing your baby girl Esther's life with all of us. She truly was and will continue to be a blessing and someday you will all be reunited in heaven!
    ~Stephanie & Family

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  31. Dear Jason, Rhonda & ALL, "I thank God, whom I serve, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers." Precious Esther life and your testimony of "Oh, How He loves us" lives on daily as I share your journey with those in need of His love. Today as I go the celebrate the passing of my granddaughter's father-in-law, I take you with me as your love for Him & prayer that All would be one in Him; strengthen me to witness that Amazing Grace & Love to Pops- I was told not to mention faith to Pops as I ask to go visit him after his diagnosis with end stage pancreatic cancer; but as I prayed with you & was encourage with you I surrendered to the Holy Spirit- I simple went every Sunday after church & took a bowl of minature brownies & a block of Amish swiss cheese & wrapped my arms around him and said "I love you" 3 times. As the weeks went on Pops grew weaker, he allowed me to give him a book of God's Promises to his children; Sunday a week ago the Holy Spirit lead me to ask Pops if we could hold hands & pray for his 2 sons, Kevin-19 & Randall-16; our beloved Wyatt (his 1st grandchild & my 1st g-grandchild)10mos. & Tyler-15(my grandson who went to church for 1st time in 9 yrs). As Tyler, Kathy, Pops & I circled & held hands to pray for these young men; I knew that there were no longer any barrier between Pops & His Holy Father. One more Precious child of God added to All & I believe more to come from this family - Thank you, Papa, for your Amazing Love, for Jesus, for power in the Holy Spirit - Yes, Oh, How You love us" Thank you, Jason, Rhonda & Precious Esther to lives that testify of His love. I love you, Papa !!! Momma Kate, Upper Room, Sister in Christ Jesus

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