Thursday, January 15, 2009

Celebration Video

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Before you begin to play the video, page down to the bottom to pause the music. Then play the video and enjoy the pictures of beautiful Magdalena.

78 comments:

  1. It was a beautiful celebration. Magdalena has left a deep impression on our hearts that will always turn us toward God's grace when we remember her. Love to y'all.

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  2. The service was wonderful, and I know that God touched EVERY heart there. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. We love you. Laura

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  4. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Magdalena is so beautiful. What a wonderful video. We will miss her so much.

    -connie davis

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  5. Danielle K8:00 PM

    What a beautiful tribute. The video clip at the end was absolutely adorable.

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  6. God bless you guys...Im so terribly sorry for your loss. Your daughter was absolutely amazingly beautiful - full of Gods grace!

    We too lost our precious daughter, Liberty Lee. She died on Oct. 27, 07..the day before my b-day. She was 5 months and 3 days old from a very rare genetic disorder..the journey through grief has been difficult - so PLEASE know that if you ever need someone to talk with, who has been in a similar situation..please feel free to come to me. I will always have an ear to listen and a 'shoulder' to cry on. We will be praying for your beautiful family..God bless you all.

    Kelly Turner

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  7. Such a beautiful video...such a beautiful baby girl. Praying for all of you.

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  8. The video of Magdalena smiling & laughing is so precious. Your in my prayers.

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  9. What a precious, precious, sweet girl. Her smile... so amazing.

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  10. Crying for you with sorrow and joy all mixed up. Praying too. Love the slide show/video. What a precious little girl!

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  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing the video with all of us. We so wish we could have been there with you today. We were wearing pink (at least the girls were!) and thinking and praying for y'all. It was wonderful to see Magdalena laughing and smiling. We love you!
    Daniel & Stephanie

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  12. Loved the video, especially the end with her smiling so big! Thank you for sharing that with us. My girls wore pink in honor of Magdalena today and I will send the picture just as soon as I can find my camera cord! Many prayers and thoughts for you guys!

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  13. Thank you for sharing that touching video.

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  14. That was absolutely beautiful! I love the clip at the end. What a beautiful smile and that personality shines right through! What a wonderful way to celebrate her life. I love you guys!!

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  15. What a wonderful, wonderful video. I loved the song writen for her- it made me smile and was incredably sweet- what a wonderful memory. You and your family have been on my heart today.

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  16. I love the Magdelena song, so perfect and precious just like her! What a gift to have that. I also love the little video clip of that sweet baby girl smiling and laughing at her great-grandma! How wonderful you got it on video to have and cherish.
    I wore my pink today and thought of and prayed for you all many times throughout the day. I hope the celebration of her life was just perfect.

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  17. New to this blog, I so very sorry for this loss, but enjoy watching the celebration. What a precious little angel she is. My favorite part if the last minute of the video when you get to the watch the video, you got to see her be alive for those of us who didn't know her.

    My prayers are with you and may God comfort you in only the way He can during this time. Thank you for sharing with us your angel.

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  18. What a wonderful video. Thank you for allowing people to be touched by her life. I will continue to pray for you.

    NiCole

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  19. What a beautiful video and celebration of life. I am in tears as I watched your precious baby girl. The smiles and laughs are the end are so precious. We are praying for your family.

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  20. tears streaming down my face - such a beautiful baby! Love the video clip at the end ~ her personality really shines through in it and in the pictures where she is giving such a cute look with her eyes.

    My heart is breaking for you and the sorrow you must be feeling.

    Praying.

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  21. Hi. I just found this blog, and in the strange way that the blogosphere works, I read your posts, cried for you, and celebrated your beautiful daughter's life with you. I am sorry for what you have been through.

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing the video. It's just precious! You've all been on my heart and in my prayers this week. What a beautiful baby girl--such a gift. Thank you for sharing her with me...she has, indeed, left her footprint on my heart! Praising God for the gift of Magdalena and mourning for all those who will miss her like crazy until we can spend eternity with her!

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  23. I just found your site about your beautiful daughter. You are an amazing family and I know you are leaning on God for 100% of your strength now. My prayers are with you.

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  24. I watched the tribute video with tears in my eyes, especially the video clip at the end. Magdalena is a precious girl; thank you so much for sharing her with all of us.

    I wore pink today and prayed for you all throughout the day. God bless you!

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  25. What a beautiful tribute! Praying God's love will warm your hearts as you miss your precious Magdalena.

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  26. Anonymous10:27 PM

    What a beautiful, beautiful celebration video of an amazing little girl! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us who have fallen in love with your baby through your blog.
    I wore pink today as well and thought of and prayed for you all often.
    Lara - in Georgia

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  27. That was such a beautiful video! I especially loved Magdalena's song! Praying for your family, Kari.

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  28. Oh my goodness...what a beautiful celebration of a beautiful baby girl with the most beautiful, precious, baby smiles I've ever seen!!

    I still see her smiles vividly in my mind warming my heart. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful baby with everlasting, beautiful smiles. Priceless!

    Praying and thinking of you...

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  29. I'm so sorry, so very sorry. Thank you for sharing beautiful Magdalena with us - the pictures and video are incredible. What a precious baby girl.

    I know how your heart aches to have her here. We will be praying for you. Praising God for the days you had with her and that she is whole and healthy with Jesus. But also praying that you will feel more peace and comfort than you can fathom in the midst of your grief.

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  30. Thank you so much for always sharing your speccial baby with us. Her celebration video is filled with such precious memories. That little smile is a heartbreaker.

    I hope your feeling God's peace through the pain. You were all so lucky to have each other. God certainly blessed you.

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  31. Julie and Noah, Thank you so much for sharing Magdalena with us. It is such an honor and blessing to have known her. The video at the very end is pricless. She was such a beautiful little fighter and how she has so blessed Heaven's gate! I am praying for your peace.

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  32. What a beautiful tribute to your little girl. What a blessing from God. You are in my prayers.

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  33. What a beautiful example of love you have given us all. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your lives with us. I know that I have been changed through reading your words - and feeling your love, your fears and now your pain.

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for this tremendous loss and I hope that knowing you are in my prayers will bring you at least a little comfort.

    You gave that adorable princess the best parents she could have ever found - you filled her with love and faith - and gave her smiles that none of us will ever forget!

    What an amazing accomplishment!
    With great admiration,
    Grannie in Florida

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  34. Anonymous11:39 PM

    No one can ever take your memories from you. May God bless you and your whole family. You have all shared such a tender part of your lives with the world that will forever change us.

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing her celebration video with us..it is so special I have watched it a few times..especially the clip at the end.. that smile lights up the whole room! What a gorgeous little girl!

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  36. Thank you.
    What a wonderful moment to share, seeing Magadelena's beautiful playful little face up light up and interact and beam her startling smiles... she is such a miracle, such a blessing, such an eternal angel.
    We miss you Magdalena. You made such a huge imprint on our lives around the world!

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  37. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Magdalena, you and Noah have been a bright light in this dark walk with Trisomy 18 for me. As you know there are many joys but always with some reservation...we have an all loving and gracious God may he sustain your family. Trish

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  38. Anonymous8:15 AM

    all the best to you..pink will always remind me of Magdalena from now on...
    we will miss her sooooo much ...
    be strong irene and family

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  39. i just got introduced to your blog this week and you and your daughter have touched me profoundly. I know she is giving you strength to get through this next time of transition, as her/your story gives strength to others- often some of us who've never met you. You are as much of a gift to her as she is to you. God has and will continue to bless all 3 of you.

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  40. The pictoral story of Magdalena's life was so beautiful. She lives on for us all to remember her sweetness. How God lived within her and you was revealed to all who read your words in this blog.

    May God continue to give you comfort and peace and mercy. We love you and pray for you SO MUCH throughout the day and night.

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  41. Jennifer S9:37 AM

    That was just beautiful! The best part was at the end with her smiling. Such a Beauty...Thank you for sharing her life with us. WE love and miss her also.
    She was a wonderful gift that we will al cherish.....My prayers are with you and Noah.....

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  42. Oh, I so loved being able see so much of the sweet girl I prayed and cheered for. I'm so sad she went home to be with Jesus. But I know she is perfect and healed and praising God today!!

    I wish I could have been there. Please know all day yesterday I thought and celebrated sweet Magdalena!

    I will continue to lift you guys up in prayer.

    with love,
    Trish
    Max's mommy

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  43. What a precious, beautiful life you had Magdalena!

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  44. She is so beautiful! She accomplished so much in her time - beat all the odds, grew to be such a big girl, and that smile - what a gift from God!!!

    I will keep you all in my heart and prayers.

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  45. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Julie and Noah,

    Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful daughter with the rest of us. For such a small girl she has made such a large impact on many of us. You are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.

    Leigh(TN)

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  46. That smile on Magdalena's face is worth a million words! What a wonderful way to end the video!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Linda..from Texas.

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  47. As Irene said, pink will always remind me of beautiful Magdalena.
    I will always remember her gorgeous blue eyes, smile, and laugh (thanks to that wonderful video)and her fighting spirit.

    As so many others all over the world are, I am praying, praying, praying for you and Noah.

    Love,
    Kathy

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  48. Magdalena is such a gift! Her smiles made my day, week, month, year... and made a mark on my heart forever. Thank you for sharing your baby girl with the world.

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  49. God is So Good. Hold on. How wonderful to see her eyes and spirit connecting with her great-grandmother.

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  50. Anonymous1:12 PM

    I've never seen such a beautiful smile. Praying for you and praising God for her life here on earth.

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  51. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video of your beautiful Magdalena. She has touched us, and as Katie wrote, has reminded us of God's grace. That smile of hers at the end is so contagious--even through the tears we couldn't stop smiling!
    The Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine on you and give you peace.
    With love,
    The Sadlers

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  52. Wow! What an amazing slide show. I laughed and cried all the way through. What precious memories you have. Thank you for giving the gift of life to Magdalena. Only eternity will tell the enormous impact your family has made. I will continue to pray.

    Sharon Hall

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  53. I'm new to your story...only since Magdelena's passing. I wish I'd had the honor of following all along the way.
    I am so sorry that you are going through this time. I love that you celebrated each day of her life, even when the fear inside had to be immeasurable. You gave her more love in her short life than some children experience in their long lives. She is so blessed to have been loved by you...and God chose you because He knew you were up to the challenge and full of love to give.

    The video was beautiful and I know you will treasure it always. How wonderful that you got to see her beautiful smiles. She truly is a beautiful girl.

    May God hold you tightly as you grieve. I can not imagine and it hurts me to think of anyone having to experience this loss. It all makes me so grateful, and that will be part of your beautiful daughters legacy.

    Please know that you are in my prayers. I pray that God will continue to bless you as He did when He gave you Magdalena Grace.

    Susan Collins
    Wilkinson, IN

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  54. Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful tribute to a precious angel! I love the song about her AND her cute little smile at the end. She was loved and she knew it! You two are wonderful parents and the pictures show that! Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey with us! I'll be sending the pics of us wearing pink as soon as I can upload them! Thinking of you and praying....in GA, Love, The Cook's

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  55. Thank you so much for sharing this video with all of us. I had tears, especially at the end while watching the video of her gorgeous smile. I will miss her so much and never forget her. Continuing to pray.

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  56. Anonymous8:13 PM

    What an amazing life, God Bless your family.

    Edie

    Friend of Cathy and Annabel

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  57. Anonymous9:26 PM

    My heart aches for you. I had no idea you and I lived so close. I have lost touch with many people since college. I'm sorry I missed your daughter while she was here blessing the world with her life. Your family and your adorable little girl are an inspiration of faith. I am praying for you and your family. Magdalena was truly and angel.
    -Sarah (Hasler) Jones

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  58. Anonymous9:34 PM

    Julie and Noah,
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss! Thank you for sharing her beautiful celebration clip with us. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I have such amazement at your faith and love for God throughout. Thank you for sharing Magdalena and her beautiful spirit with us through your blog!
    Reagan Patterson Turner

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  59. I appreciated the pastor's comments about you having the wisdom and grace to do this blog. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. The video is amazing. May Jesus be very near and continue bringing comfort. Love you, Kathy Wilcke

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  60. I'm so sorry, Julie. I have not had internet access the past week, but Jessica P. sent me a text message to tell me about Magdalena. I have been praying for you ever since.
    love, connie

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  61. Denise11:59 PM

    What a beautiful video. I loved watching her smile and seeing those big blue eyes! She was truly a blessing an her life meant the world to a lot of people out here in blogland:) She was a fighter and an inspiration to me:) My prayers are with you both!!

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  62. Wow..amazing video. Shes so beautiful and will be remembered. Wish I had the perfect words for you...but I don't. There will never be enough time and I am so sorry she is not with us. God has a special little girl with Him, singing and dancing and worshiping. Thank you for sharing this.

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  63. Anonymous10:06 AM

    I have been keeping up with Magdalena since hearing about her at church. I started visiting the blog right after she was born. Even though I didn't know her personally I felt I did just from keeping up with her on the blog. I'm glad she is healed now and is with her Heavenly Father......Our family will keep you all in our prayers....God Bless!

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  64. wow I am still struggling with the reality that Magdalena is in Heaven.
    The slideshow was wonderful...it was so nice to see the pictures and remember the ones that have been posted with the stories that came with them. It makes me remember the days she was here with you and how very grateful I feel to have been a part of it.
    As time goes by, remember we will still be here, we will still be praying for you, we will still be thinking of you, and we will still be thankful that God put you and Magdalena in our lives.

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  65. What a darling little girl! And this is such a special tribute to her. I love all the celebrations you had during her precious life.

    My little girl, Jordan Ann, and I wore pink in your honor. You will remain in my prayers.

    Carly Winborne

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  66. Anonymous10:24 PM

    The video at the end that shows her sweet smile is just adorable. I know everyone in Heaven is enjoying that sweet angel now.

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  67. My heart is breaking for you. I have followed your beautiful daughter's story for a long time. I hadn't checked the blog in a few days and when I ever read she passed away I cried. I am so saddened for you. You are amazing parents. I pray that you will be able to get through this with your faith. Your little girl has affected everyone she has touched. Even strangers. She has made me look at life differently. She IS a miracle. God Bless both of you and everyone who Magdalena has touched.

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  68. Beautiful video! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you both. God Bless.

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  69. What a beautiful video, thanks for sharing it with us. Magdalena is so precious! I am praying for you guys and may you feel the Lord's peace and comfort.

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  70. We are members at First Pres in Augusta and wanted you to know that we prayed for you as a congregation this morning. My family is praying for you as well! Tonight our five year old little girl prayed "Lord help Magdalena's family to not be sad and thank you God that whatever was wrong with her is all gone now b/c she is in heave with you". Magdalena's little life has touched so many! So many people know the name "Magdalena Grace Roberts" that would not have otherwise. God used her little life for such good and to touch so many!
    We rejoice with you in the good work He did in her precious little life. And we mourn with you as you grieve her loss!
    know that so many are lifting you up to our Father and praying that you will be comforted by His great love for you and for sweet Magdalena!
    -Chrystal Senter

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  71. Anonymous2:07 AM

    What a wonderful testimony to God's grace, love, and mercy. It has taken me two nights to read through your journey on the blog. I have sensed your spiritual maturing throughout it and pray that God's peace will continue to envelop you. "Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning; weeping only lasts for a while."

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  72. What a wonderful and precious video of your wonderful and precious Magdalena. Praying for you.

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  73. i have followed your blog for a while now and just want to say how sorry i am for your loss. but, how thankful i am for what a precious, precious gift the Lord has given you in and through Magdalena. i will be praying for you and your family. thank you for sharing your life and story.

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  74. Julie and Noah,

    Just stopping by on this Tuesday morning to let you know you are on my heart and in my prayers. Asking the Lord to gently carry you, moment by moment.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

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  75. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Continuing to pray for you - you are loved & you are held.

    Beth,
    Michigan

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  76. I love how her eyes squinted up when she smiled. How precious. She was such a wonderful gift to everyone. Thank you for sharing her.

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  77. What an amazing video. I can't look at your site without crying. I know you are missing that beautiful smile so much. You will continually be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Trip and Lisa

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  78. I FINALLY was able to watch the celebration video of Magdalena. Its the first thing I did when I got to a house with highspeed internet. I'm so glad I finally got to see all her pictures. I loved the video at the end. What a precious little girl.
    I'm glad that you two were able to get away recently on a little vacation. It must be so surreal to be doing things right now with out your baby in your arms. So many reminders, so much to miss. I'm so sorry that you are now a mommy with empty arms. There is no worse feeling. Thankyou again for sharing your little miracle!

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