Friday, August 28, 2009

Angel--heavenly being: in some religions, a divine being who acts as a messenger of God

This is the Schlachter's Family friend Tami, updating for the family.   God is amazing, his acts are amazing beyond what we can begin to comprehend on this earth.  Sarah Kate Schlachter came into this world yesterday, healthy and beautiful. As she came into this world with so much joy. She got to meet her sisters.
As with the joy came an unimaginable pain.....................
Special angels were sent from Heaven to guide her sister Maire to our Father, the Lord Jesus.  Sweet Marie passed away in her sleep this morning. She met her sister last night and was at home in bed with her favorite person, her daddy.  She went peacefully.  We ask for prayers, for strength, for guidance.  Please pray for this sweet family, they have been such an inspiration to everyone they know.  There faith is amazing!
I or Shan will update with further information.  I really am at a loss of words right now.
Sweet Marie has made her Jouney Home,  We love you Marie!

My email is tamiweatherby@msn.com

46 comments:

Melinda said...

Shan and Family, I have dropped to my knees in prayer. I am speechless as no words come to me at the moment. I came here hoping to see an update on the new baby. I am so glad that Sarah Kate is here but heartbroken as you all are about Marie. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. I will continue to pray for you all.

ABandCsMom said...

My prayers are with you all.

Nena and Reese said...

Shan and Family, My heart breaks for you. Sending you comfort and strength. I am so sorry.
Much love, Nena and Reese

Tiffany said...

Welcome Sarah Kate!!!

My heart is broke, and am speechless!!! Prayers for everyone.

Thank you Tami!

LOTS OF HUGS
The Carters

The Slothower's said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways...prayers and blessing to each of you. We share in your joy and loss.

Betty said...

Welcome Sarah Kate. You have been given the best family in the world.

Shannon and Luke I am so sorry about your loss of sweet baby Marie. She's gone home. I will keep you all in my prayers. May you all be blessed with strength.

much love
Betty

Katie said...

Shannon and family, for your joy and sorrow Joey and I send our love and prayers.

Kyle Eller said...

You all have our prayers. I, also, am a bit at a loss for words. God's mercies are profound and sometimes inscrutable, and I can barely imagine the mix of emotions you all must be feeling. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, may Jesus, our all and everything, in whom there is no loss, grant you the peace that passes understanding.

ajmcw said...

Marie won the hearts of everyone who knew her and she was blessed to have a mom, dad and sister who wanted her to experience all that life had to offer her. Words cannot express the sadness in my heart for you.
Thoughts and Prayers
xoxo,
The McWilliam Family

Anonymous said...

i have no words to comfort...but Our Heavenly Father does. lean on Him. may He shower you all with grace like rain. welcome to this world sarah kate and welcome home marie...lifting your entire family in prayer. dani

Anonymous said...

My thought and prayers are with you during this time.
Kelly

Danielle said...

I have no words as I sit here in tears. I am so so sorry. Thinking of you Shan and your family always.

Ben and Bennie said...

Here via Facebook friends. I cannot imagine the emotions you are going through. I will pray for your family - for strength, courage, and blessing.

Maijken from Oregon said...

I can't even form a complete thought at this moment. It's so hard typing through the tears. I didn't know you all personally, altho I felt like I did. I've been reading your story for so long.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you knew it was inevitable. But the pain is never lessened even with that knowledge. The shock is still there. A small consolation is that you all have a special little angel girl watching over you, now and always.
Congratulations on the birth of Sarah. I am sure she is as lovely as her sisters. Cannot wait to see some pictures of the family, esp. Marie meeting her baby sister.
May God help guide you through this incredibly bittersweet time in your lives. You're in my prayers.

MyLinda said...

I am in tears. May your family find peace in this time of incredible joy and unthinkable loss.

Welcome Sarah

Goodbye Marie

Britt said...

Only Marie knew when it was best to leave us mortals on earth and join her fellow angels in Heaven. She knew that Sarah was here to help fill your hearts with more joy, and she will always be with you now... Marie was such a blessing in so many ways. My thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you all. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I've followed your blog for about a year now and though I have never met you or your family, I burst into tears when reading the news...congratulations on your new little one and I am so glad Marie got to meet her little sister before she passed. I'm sure she's looking down at all of you from heaven, whenever she gets a break from all the running and dancing she now gets to do there that she wasn't able to do here on earth. God bless you for giving her a wonderful life, no matter what challenges she faced. The photos and stories posted on this site showed how happy and how loved she was.

Colleen said...

I am so so sorry! I have been following this blog for the past year and always thinking of your family! I am sending many prayers for Marie and for the whole family!

RC said...

Shan, I will never have the right words to tell you, but in my heart, I feel every ounce of your pain. My only hope is that you know that you will get through this, that Marie will never be forgotten, and that your family will continue on this roller coaster ride we call life. I love you all so very much. I will be there the minute you need me. Marie, you are an incredible miracle that has changed the lives of so many. I am glad you walked through this life with this family, with these special people who love completely.
Renee

Doug said...

Shannon & family,
I simply do not have the words to offer to you all. I'm torn with such joy and sadness for you all. My heart truly aches for you all during this difficult time. Never straying from my thoughts and prayers as you walk through life these next few weeks. Much love being sent from your friend up north.

Michelle & the Hannon Family

Crazy Cruz Family said...

Shannon and Family,

I love your blog your girls are absolutely beautiful in every way. You are an inspiration to my life. You look at life with such an upbeat outlook you and your family are amazing people. Enjoy your new baby Sarah and know that Marie is watching you.May god be with you and help you heal in this time of need. Celebrate her life. She was loved beyond words and it showed. God bless you and your family.
Lisa

nat said...

My heart just sank Shannon.
I can't believe what happened...in this way its extraordinary and I'm so sad.
I'm praying for Marie. I'm praying for you. I'm praying for baby Sarah and your family.
I don't even know what to say, its unbelievable.
Marie was so strong.
Have comfort that she's undoubtedly in the Lords hands.
Peace be with you and yours.
God bless
nat

Anonymous said...

I wish I had words of comfort but I know there is not a lot anyone can say in a time such as this. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts, I am so sorry for your loss.

Kira said...

I found your blog through Mckmama and I've been reading for awhile now. When I read your post today, me heart sank. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Sandy Hop said...

Shan and family,

My heart is bursting and breaking for you at the same time. There are no words, just prayer. Marie's life has touched so many in such a short time.

Brianna said...

Marie lead an amazing life on earth she was such a neat little girl, sending prayers.

The Red State Ranger said...

Eccl 3:10-11 -- I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Kirstie said...

I like so many others stopped by to see if there was any news on the baby and am now in shock. Shannon sweetie you know how much I love you and wish I could be there with you now. And now as I try to find words I find nothing I send you all my thoughts and prayers and of course lots of hugs.

Carrie Weber said...

Shannon and family,
I just wanted to express my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Marie touched so many lives and put so many smiles on everyones face! Please know that we will be thinking of you and praying for your family at this difficult time.
Carrie Weber and family

Anonymous said...

What a blessing that this sweet girl was able to meet her new baby sister. God does work in mysterious ways...but he is good and worthy to be praised. She is more alive in heaven than she could ever be here on earth.
God bless you all...

Violet said...

I sit here in tears of sorrow and joy. Sorrow at our pain of losing sweat Marie, but Joy for her as she is now so peaceful with no more pain or struggle. ANd of course joy at the arrival of Baby Sarah Kate.

My prayers are with your family and friends as you navigate this new season in your life.

violet

Anna said...

When I logged on here to check for an update, I did NOT expect this kind of update! I am so so sorry. You have all been through so so much during the last 2 years and I hope you find lots of love and peace and solace within Sarah.
-Your friend from Israel

Milk Mama said...

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last for a night, but joy comes with the morning.

What happens when joy and weeping come on the same day? God will be your strength. There is a reason. He has His reasons, but I cannot imagine how painful it must be. No amount of verses or poetry or expressions of sorrow could ever bring 'relief' to your pain. But I am. I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Milk Mama said...

Violet (http://notreallyturningviolet.blogspot.com/) wanted me to send you her love. She says: "Sarah, if you read their blog, please go leave them some love? I've been on my knees a few times. I know she was very overwhelmed at imagining caring for Marie and a newborn but, I know that she never would have chosen this. I know they find comfort knowing Marie is whole, and her body no longer restricts her or causes her pain." She's been praying for you all day.

Julie said...

I have learned of your great loss via a friend on Twitter. I have never met you, but I want you to know that I am praying for you, both in the joy of your new baby Sarah Kate and the great loss of your precious Marie. May the Lord Jesus keep you near to his heart swept up in his arms to guide you through the next hours, days, weeks, and months.

Melinda said...

Shannon,
I just wanted to let you know I have been praying for you all. I still don't have the right words to share but just know you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. Thinking of you all!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading the cb page and the blog for a long time now - and i am so so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you - and I just want to cry and hug you all.

God is strong. Lean on Him

Jennie

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Shannon, I am truly speechless. I read this update, and then had to re-read it. I simply couldn't believe what I was reading. I can hardly type now through falling tears and am truly bawling.

My heart is broken for the loss of your beautiful Marie. I cannot imagine the mixed emotions of pure bliss and heartache at the same time.

Please know that I am praying for you!!

Anonymous said...

there are no words .... please know that I am praying for your beautiful family

Shannon said...

I'm a part of Emma's church & I want you to know she has had us praying for you and Marie for some time now. It was heartbreaking to hear of your latest update. I've had you all in my personal prayers & in my heart since I've started following your blog. Congratulations on your new miracle & I'm sorry for the pain of losing your little angel. I will continue lifting you each up to God everyday.

Buttercup said...

My thoughts and my prayers are with you.

Mindy Pfohl said...

Oh honey! I don't know what to say except that I sit here in tears! I am praying for all of you! We have been busy with surgeries here and I'm sorry I haven't seen this sooner! Hugs sweet family! I'm so sorry!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shannon and Family-

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Rie. I have been shocked and at a loss of words since I learned. I can't imagine what you and the family are experiencing. Although it's been years since I have seen you, please know that I Love you and have my arms stretching wide for you. Please give Josie a hug for me. Please know that I am thinking of you during these difficult times.

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl. She is extremely lucky to be born into your family.

Carol and Stotts family

Tamara said...

So sorry, so sorry to hear. My heart is yours today! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tamara said...

So sorry, so sorry to hear. My heart is yours today! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

DESJ and Company said...

Shan-
OMG I haven't read your blog in a few weeks and just popped on and read the news about sweet Marie.

I am so, so, so sorry for your loss.
((hugs))
-Sara