Tuesday, November 2

gwenny's star

This morning i read Psalm 147:3-4. "He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names."

My dad has been praying verse 3 for me and blair. I thought verse 4 was interesting... i always thought the idea of God naming the stars and giving each of them value was beautiful.  I didn't see the correlation between the verses though. 

This afternoon we received a package from Holland --- from the star registry. a friend of ours named a star after Gwendolyn, so that every time we look at the heavens we can be reminded of the hope that we have in Christ Jesus.

After a rough two days and a half, this was a bright spot in my day. here's a picture of her star... it's by Hercules and Corona Borealis.  


  1. Can't wait to see where it is!

  2. How awesome!! YESTERDAY we found out a star was named after Holden too, from our sweet friend Trudi!! Our arms will always ache to be holding our babies...but I like seeing a star named after him.

  3. I love this, Erin! What a special thing to think of Gwen every time you see a night sky. It's always amazing to see the comfort given to all of us by our friends and family. They think of the best ways to show their love for our little ones. It truly keeps us going, doesn't it?

    Praying for you today. :)

  4. hi erin,

    i'm a friend of justin and autumn and have been following your story. i was so sorry to hear about your loss. this is such a special gift and reminder of your beautiful daughter. i just wanted to let you know someone is praying for you in kansas.


  5. That was so thoughtful. What a beautiful reminder.