Posted by: Katie Cottle | July 15, 2008

July 15th

Tomorrow marks a day of goodbyes for 2 families.  Both will be hard, but in different ways. 

The Nalls Family is leaving for Mozambique tomorrow.  I know they are having mixed emotions. I know they are ready for this mission God has called them on and are antsy to start serving, BUT the goodbyes are so hard.  They plan to serve as Career Missionaries to the people of Tete.  They will not be stateside for the next few years -WOW!!   Please remember them and their precious families as they set out for a life of Service.

Sweet Anna Kate Lee’s service is tomorrow morning at 10 am.  Of all goodbyes in life, this has got to be the hardest kind.  Please pray for her precious parents and their families as they say goodbye tomorrow.  Tonight’s visitation was touching.  Sarah and Frank were holding up so well and I know they were blessed by all the people who came to love on them.  Anna Kate looked like a doll.  I have never seen anything more beautiful in my life.  Holden and Caroline were blessings to the family and to those in attendance tonight as well.   (PS- Charlie and Holden were happy to see one another)

I want to thank all of you for your prayers, comments, emails, and messages.  I am going to make a copy of all of these and pass to Sarah for a keepsake.  I know she will be touched by the kindness of those who don’t know her. 

And before you go to bed – Kiss each of the precious little ones (and big ones) good night and thank God for another day of memories. 

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

 1 There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven:

 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot,

 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace.



  1. praying so hard for you and this precious family today. i can not even begin to imagine what they are going through but i know our GOD is big and HE will wrap HIS loving arms around them today and the many days ahead.
    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11

    May God shine today as you experience one of the hardest things in life! Love you, Michelle

  2. Katie,
    I just cannot begin to imagine how you continue to go on after losing a child. I really don’t think it would be possible without God’s help. I will continue to pray for them and that soon they will see something good come from all of this pain.

  3. found your blog through Katie Nalls- (she is a friend from college) praying for your friends- as a mama of four (one in heaven) i have been there- and the heartache is unbearable without Jesus.

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