Thursday, November 3, 2011

A New Friend

Let me introduce you to Katie. Katie has a contagious smile and beautiful red hair. She is always employed by a job that allows her to help others in some way. She is courageous and faithful and loving. She is an excellent conversationalist and makes you feel important and loved. I love her and I admire her.

I actually just met Katie today. Katie and I share an experience that has changed our lives forever. That is because in addition to all of those other qualities, Katie is the mother of a beautiful and perfect son, Porter, who is in heaven.

After my initial blog post, I got connected with Katie online through a mutual friend. And after blog stalking her for the past couple months, I decided I wanted to meet her in person. Luckily she complied. We went to lunch today at Cafe Rio.

Who would have thought that three months after I felt my baby kicking me and moving around more than ever, I'd be back to that same restaurant to meet with a mother who has also buried her baby? Not me. That's for sure.

Nevertheless, I am thankful for this opportunity to meet and get to know such an amazing woman!  

Katie, thank you for your example of hope and trust in the Lord's plan and timing. 


  1. Shelley, I just found your blog and read you story. I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I am so impressed by how well you seem to be handling it. I know we haven't talked in a long time, but I just wanted to thank you for your example of faith.

  2. Admit it, you always liked red heads.

  3. Shelley,
    I love you with all my heart! You are such a sweet and tender person. Thank you for your kind words about me! I could say the exact same about you!
    I am so thankful that I was able to meet you and learn about your little Luke! It is so amazing how the Lord works, bringing people together that would have never met otherwise. I am so grateful for you, you inspire me to turn to my Savior for healing and see His love for me. I hope we can continue to become better friends!

  4. Random, but that girl went to my high school She is the same age as Danielle. You will have to ask her if she knows her. Beside the point, so glad that we are able to find opportunities to meet new friends through challenging times. :)