Friday, January 24, 2014

Anneliese Audrey

Anneliese Audrey was eager to be a part of our family. She arrived 9 weeks premature at 6:38am yesterday morning, January 23rd, 2014. At 2 lbs 2 ounces and 13 inches long, she spoiled us by allowing us to snuggle her for 45 minutes before returning to her eternal home on the other side of the veil. We feel so grateful and blessed to have met her and felt of her sweet spirit. Our hearts are filled with gratitude toward our Savior for overcoming death that we might be reunited with her again someday. She was absolutely perfect in every way, and we are comforted by our faith and knowledge that children are perfected in Christ. 

We will post her full birth story and arrival when we have had some time to digest all that we've experienced! We feel incredibly blessed and humbled having met her and welcomed her into our eternal family.  


  1. She is so beautiful and precious! A little bit of heaven right there!

  2. Oh Heidi, thank you for sharing her with us! She is beautiful and perfect (Eliza carried my phone around for a long time this morning with this photo on it and said sweetly several times, "Oh mommy, Anneliese is so pretty").

    And thank you for writing and sharing this amazing, heart-wrenching, powerful blog. You have and will bless many lives through sharing this difficult and life-changing journey with others. I love you all more than words can say.

  3. Heidi, she is a darling little girl. Thank you for sharing her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Angela

  4. Heidi,
    Thank you so much for being brave enough to write on this amazing blog. You are such an inspiration to so many of us. Your sweet Anneliese is beautiful, and her story is one of faith, hope, struggle and endurance. I can't even imagine what you must be going through, and I know it is anything but easy. Our prayers are constantly with you and will continue to be as you continue to build your sweet family.

  5. she is so beautiful. i feel very blessed to have read your entries...your heart. i have no doubt that your words will comfort more people than you ever imagined. thank you for sharing anneliese with us.