"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good Bye, Janie Beth

Janie Beth is now with her Maker. The Karrs are at peace.



  1. May God be with you & comfort you. My prayers are with you all.
    Debbie(momblob3)from the Fishbowl

  2. Lord Jesus, you wept at the grave of your friend Lazarus and you consoled Mary and Martha in their distress. Draw near to Michelle, Joey and their children as they mourn for Janie Beth and dry the tears of all who weep for her. Calm their hearts, dispel any doubts and fears and lead those who mourn her-- to praise you.In your rising from the dead, you conquered death and opened the gates to eternal life. Strengthen them with your Word in the days ahead and lead them through their earthly life until at last they are united with You and all the saints in glory everlasting.

    Death has been swallowed up in victory! Thanks be to God!
    He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    When Christ, who is our life, appears,
    Then we also will appear with Him in glory.
    We will be before the throne of God
    and serve Him day and night in His temple
    Never again will we hunger;
    Never again will we thirst.
    For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be our Shepherd; He will lead us to springs of living water.
    And God will wipe away every tear from our eyes!

    ....Neither death nor life nor things present nor things to come shall be able to separate us from your love which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

    Amen. (Janeen from the Fishbowl)

  3. Praying for peace, strength and comfort for you and your family!

  4. I'm crying with you all. ((((HUGS))). I stand in agreement with Janeen's prayer. "D"

  5. Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer by Margaret Becker Music by Keith Getty.

    Jesus, draw me ever nearer
    As I labor through the storm;
    You have called me to this passage,
    And I'll follow, though I'm worn

    Jesus guide me throug the tempest
    keep my spirit staid and sure;
    When the midnight meets the morning,
    Let me love You even more.

    Let the treasures of the trial
    Form with in me as I go
    And at the end of this long passage,
    Let me leave them at your Throne

    May this journey bring a blessing
    May I rise on wings of faith;
    And at the end of my heart's testing,
    With your likeness let me wake.

    This has offered reminding of comfort for us this year.

    Your family is in our prayers

  6. Thinking of you and praying for you.
    maryh (fishbowl)

  7. Prayers are with all of you that you find comfort and peace. Janie is forever blessed with a loving family and your family is forever blessed with a beautiful daughter.

  8. Joey & Michelle Karr & Family,
    My deepest regret on your loss and will continue to pray for Janie Beth.

  9. Michelle,
    Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with all of us. My tears flow, you are such a blessing to all of us and a true example of how God works grace and mercy. My prayers are with you, Joey, Josiah, Katie Jo, and Eli. May you feel the love of our Father as you face the next hours and days.

  10. We love you Michelle. Your family is in our prayers. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. Marybeth

  11. We have been keeping up with you guys all week. You are all in our thoughts and prayers constantly. We Love You!!

  12. Michelle and Joey,

    Your strength and faith through this storm have reminded me of a poem by Kristyn Getty. Here is a link to the poem with Kristyn reading it. http://www.gettymusic.com/watchesofthenight.aspx

    Our hearts and minds are with you as well as our prayers.

  13. Joey and Michelle, I wished so much to be there. However, I'm beginning to learn that God's timing is what it is for a reaon, whether I know what it is or not. Though I was not there at her final moment on earth, I will be around afterward as the harder days come. I love you dearly and feel honored to have been in on the moments you shared with me and others. Love, your sister, Judy

  14. May God bless you all and bring you peace.

  15. Tiny Angels

    Tiny Angels rest your wings
    sit with me for awhile.
    How I long to hold your hand,
    And see your tender smile.
    Tiny Angel, look at me,
    I want this image clear....
    That I will forget your precious face
    Is my biggest fear.
    Tiny Angel can you tell me,
    Why you have gone away?
    You weren't here for very long....
    Why is it, you couldn't stay?
    Tiny Angel shook his head,
    "These things I do not know....
    But I do know that you love me,
    And that I love you so".

    Author Unknown

    Prayers from the Erickson Family

  16. Michelle, I pray for peace for you and your family. I pray the children know their baby sister will be waiting on them in heaven. What a blessing Janie Beth is. I am thankful you were able to spend time with this precious little one. I pray for your recovery from birth, I hope you are resting.Stay strong, Love Angie

  17. Michelle and family,

    I did not see the blog or know anything was happening until I saw your brief post on Facebook. After catching up I'm sitting here with tears overflowing and a massive lump in my throat. What an amazing journey you have had with sweet Janie Beth... I will keep all of you in my prayers in the days ahead, and specifically pray for the continuance of peace in all your hearts. God Bless, Tanya Wieler

  18. So sorry. You are all in the arms of an everlasting God. Take care and God Bless you.

  19. Thinking of you Michelle and your loving family. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Val (elliesmom from TNJW)

  20. Michelle and Joey,

    Praying for you during this difficult time. I am so thankful that because of Jesus, this is not the end.

    You have honored our Lord and your precious daughter so well... Well done, good and faithful servants.

    ~ Stacy

    "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit." - Romans 15:13

  21. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you! I pray you continue to feel God's hands wrapped around you and the rest of your family during this time now and in the future. I can't imagine the loss you feel but the thought of Janie Beth in heaven with all of our other angels will hopefully bring some comfort. God Bless!

  22. Michelle,
    I met you only once at church with a friend and had no idea of your situation or circumstance. I only knew you were a beautiful pregnant mommy of three expecting your fourth angel. Following her blog and now yours, I have learned what you and your family were planning and expecting to happen shortly after Janie Beth's birth. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can not imagine the loss your family is feeling. I am truly inspired by your strength and your faith in the Lord. Janie Beth is an absolutely beautiful little girl, a precious little angel. I am so glad you got to spend the time with her that you did. My thoughts and prayers are with you~~ With love, Kristina

  23. Michelle and family - I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for a peace and comfort that only God can bring to your lives right now. I am blessed by you and having been able to get to know you a little over the years. I have also been blessed by reading your blog, the faith and love you have for God is truly a testimony of His work in your lives. Love your sister in Christ!

  24. My heart goes out to you and your family. This is and will be a difficult time. Don't be afraid to be alone and cry. we try to be strong but sometimes we have to be weak. Take it from someone who has been through it!! No matter how much you plan, prepare etc nothing will change that your life has changed and will forever be changed from this moment on. (((HUGS)))

    Tanya~Mommy to heavenly angel Naudya Jo, May 1-May 16 2007

  25. I am sadden for your family. My prayers have been for all of you. I know that Janie Beth is resting in peace with our father. Thanks for keeping us posted with your intimate moments with your angel. You were the best parents, brother and sisters that Janie Beth could have ever had. Let us know if we can do anything.
    Kyle Jess

  26. Thinking about you Karr family and praying for your continued peace...

    xoxo, Leilani, Trevor and Allie - your NorCal Snowflake friends

  27. Michelle and Joey, Josiah, Katie, and Eli,
    Your family and precious Janie Beth are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I have thought of Janie Beth's sweet face and the endless love you have for her ever since I left last night. Thank you for allowing me to meet Janie Beth and capture such precious moments with her. I will be in touch very soon regarding all of your images, and I am here if you should ever need anything at all. May God bless you.
    In Christian Love,

  28. Have been following and praying for you all. You all are an amazing example of strength. May God continue to wrap his arms around all of you.

    Kristi Winings