Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dancing with Jesus

Chrissie has gone home to be with Jesus. Her heart has been healed and now she spins and she sways to the Cinderella song with Jesus as her dance partner.

This message is sent to you via the blessing of Lorraine's cell phone. :-)

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The Pelhams said...

Oh my, I am speechless, I tho0ught for sure she was going to continue to wow everyone. God used her exactly how he needed to to reach his people. Think of all the people that came to know the Lord for following Chrissie's story! She had and will continue to have Kingdom Impact and in the end, that is all the matters! Prayers for you, your husband, other children, and entire family as you grieve and celebrate the beautiful time God gave you with Chrissie! She was loved and by your family and Christ and she went to our Father knowing that!

Monique said...

My prayers and love go out to you and your family today. I was so upset to log on and see this today. I have been following Chrissie's progress for awhile now. May she rejoice in her new home with the greatest of all fathers.

Karin said...

While I know that Chrissie is dancing with Jesus, my heart is breaking for your family. Chrissie touched so many hearts with her own broken one.

As a mom to two heart babies from China, I can only imagine the pain you are in. I am praying for you all and that the God of all comfort will bring healing to your family as only He can. Big hugs...

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken, but Chrissie's isn't. Chrissie's heart is whole and her lungs are healed and she is happy with her Heavenly Father. I pray for Chrissie's Mommy and Daddy and her sisters and brothers. Chrissie touched my life. God Bless You Patterson Family.

Deciduous Heather said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. She bossed her heart for a long time....now she is healed. I will be praying for your beautiful family. Chrissie touched my heart and healed many, many hearts besides her own in her journey.

Rachel @ Finding Joy said...

I am truly sorry. May the grace and peace of our Savior be with you and your family.

Rachel

Jennifer Ramsey said...

I know you don't know me but a friend of mine, Boston, has posted updates about Chrissie in her facebook thread and my family has been following your story and praying for you for about six weeks.

I am so very very sorry for your loss. Without a doubt your love for Chrissie, which so very obviously came from your love for Christ as well, changed her life. It is changing ours as well and we feel touched so deeply by your predious little girl.

I am praying that you will tangibly feel God's comfort in this time of loss.

Jennifer Ramsey

Heather BT said...

I am crying for your loss, and for the blessing of Chrissie in so many lives. We never know why God chooses some people to be healed by medicine, and some to be healed by heaven. I am just thankful that she had the love of a family, and the chance to know Jesus.
One little, damaged heart touched so many other people's hearts in such a short time.

Heather BT

Aleta said...

There are many, many people weeping with you today. I pray for God's loving arms of grace and peace to embrace you, your family and the medical staff. God has used you and Chrissie to touch so many lives. Your struggle has been a testimony to God's love and grace. I grieve with you, but also rejoice with you that she is in the arms of Jesus with no more pain.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry my heart breaks for u all but am so happy she is in no pain and dancing...your daughter has taught my boys so much I would watch as they read your post and tears running down their face ...as we have 4 kids all health issues and they all have been at the hospital praying and pleading with God to save them this hit home for them all Thank u so much
Marty and family
alexbullrider@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i have no words, but please know my heart cries with you, but rejoices with Chrissie. You have been faithful!

laurasue said...

What a race you have all run! You must be exhausted. Chrissy is not exhausted; she's fully rejuvenated, and full of the excitement and energy a child rightfully owns, as she is now with the Great Physician. What a beautiful family you are! I pray for God's grace and comfort to be poured out on you all as you rest and heal, until the day you are all reunited.

Anonymous said...

She put up a great fight and has brought so many people to Christ along the way. You are an amazing person and your faith has inspired mine to become closer and closer to God. My daughter has down syndrome and I too have stood back and watched as they did chest compressions to save her life after her heart surgery. Reading your blog has brought back some painful memories, however has opened my eyes to the thought of adoption...praying that the Lord brings you peace at this time

Mom2FourLittleEs said...

I have no words right now. Please know that your family will continue to be in our prayers. Your sweet Princess is now dancing with Jesus...and that is a beautiful thing!

Anonymous said...

Not the news I was hoping to read this morning when I came to your blog :o( I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I can't wait to see her in Heaven. I'm praying for you and your family. xo
LinMarie

KK said...

Our little 2.5 yo boy went to play with Jesus just almost 15 months ago. It is the knowledge that we will be reunited with him again one day that has given us the ability to keep going. This scripture too helped me immensely "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33, NLT Seek and find rest in the Palm of the Master's hand and let HIm carry you awhile. LOTS of love, hugs, prayers, tears of mixed emotion, and blessings sent your way Patterson family!

Blessings,
KK, Russ, Lex, Mykhal, Kerrie, and our precious Nathan (He and Chrissie are now playmates!)....would be interesting to see who is bossing who! LOL

Qadoshyah said...

Wow, so, so sad! There was so much hope, since Chrissie was doing so well (considering the circumstances) until the last few days. I can't imagine how hard this is for your whole family :( :(.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for each of you...What a precious child, what a beautiful and strong spirit. She will be missed so very much while you await the great reunion. Thank you for sharing her precious journey with each of us, for being so open and vulnerable and real with the world as you speak of your love for your Chrissie, for the rest of your family, and especially your love and faith in God. I have no doubt that He weeps with you, and His arms are wrapped securely around each of you right now. He, too, longs with you for the day when there will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no more death, no more tears. I pray you each feel His presence very near. Much love and many prayers, dear sister in Christ...although we may never meet, I have been greatly blessed in reading as you write of your journey through life. <3

- Lyndah in California

........ said...

So happy for Chrissie but as a mother, so heartborken for you...

What a fighter she was!!! Thank you for allowing me to follow your beautiful girl's journey...

God bless...

Anonymous said...

I check daily on your posts. I have tears in my eyes as I sit in my office at work. I am so sorry for the pain you will be feeling! I will be praying for you and your family!

Carrie said...

We are praying for you! May you feel the love of God surround you and your family at this time.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

My heart is breaking to see the little princess go. Releasing her into the hands of Jesus. Praying for all of you as you send your daughter and sister into HIS CARE. She will be missed GREATLY. She has given so many hope, strength, and a reason to believe. Words can not express .......just know you are being prayed over in this time of letting go........

trustandobey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We know that Chrissie is pefectly whole and that she is HOME! Praise our Father in Heaven that you will be reunited with her one glorious day. And then there will be no more goodbyes and no more tears. Just dancing and singing and laughing with Christ around the crystal sea...

texaslauren77 said...

I am so sorry, Lorraine. When I read this this morning, I felt the wind sucked out of my chest, and I have been near tears all day. God is holding Chrissie in his arms, and she will be there, waiting for you, when you meet her again in heaven. I thank God that she had you and your family in her life, even if it was only a few short months. I often remarked at how "grown up" Chrissie seemed to be for her age. She experienced a lot in her short life, and the last thing she had on her list was to have a mother and father and brothers and sisters who loved her. And she couldn't have been given by God to a better family. While she has been called home to Jesus, her life is a miracle. The number of people who she touched and drew closer to God in the few years she had here on earth was unbelievable! And just in the last month alone! And, God has used you, and your undying faith during awful tragedy, to show that he is always with us, no matter how hopeless we may feel. You are a true example of His love and grace. May you and your family find peace during this time, and you will continue to be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite songs, it comforted me when my best friend died. She died of SMA, so she never danced here on earth, but she is now and so is Chrissie!

I am crying tears of grief for you and your family and tears of joy for a Serbian Sensation I never met here on earth but touched me in such a profound way. I will pray for you and your family in the coming weeks that your hearts can begin to heal too.

Dancing With the Angels
by Monk and Neagle

memories surround me
but sadness has found me
i'd do anything for more time
never before has someone meant more
and i can't get you out of my mind
there is so much that i don't understand
but i know

chorus:
you're dancing with the angels
walking in new life
you're dancing with the angels
heaven fills your eyes
now that you're dancing with the angels

you had love for your family
love for all people
love for the Father, and Son
your heart will be heard
in your unspoken words
through generations to come
there is so much that i don't understand
but i know

chorus:

you're dancing with the angels
walking in new life
your're dancing with the angels
heaven fills your eyes
now that your're dancing with the angels

bridge:

we're only here for such a short time
so i'm gonna stand up
shout out and sing hallelujah
one day i'll see you again

Carissa Lanning

Anonymous said...

Chrissie is dancing with Jesus in a perfect body. May you find peace in knowing she brought many people back to Jesus.
Laurie McKay
Wimberley, TX

John Vaught said...

Praying for you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss. I can't wait to meet Chrissie some sweet day!

melanie said...

Lorraine,
I wasn't expecting this today! She has surprised us on so many occasions. I was hoping (and praying) that she had some fight left in her.
I don't know how many lives she changed, but I know she changed mine. Thank you for everything you did for her. You are an amazing mother and Chrissie was so blessed to have you and your family to show her how having love and a forever family feels.
Now, she has Jesus to show her the same love. Oh, that precious baby... many many tears for your loss. My prayers will continue always for her.
Thank you for sharing her with us- her spirit is amazing.
Hugs from South Dakota,
Melanie

Lisa said...

I was so shocked to see this this morning. I am torn between sadness for you and your sweet family and great joy that Chrissie can be completely healed and in the presence of The Healer. No more pain, no more chest tubes, no more medicine, just joy and perfect love. There is so much I don't understand, buy thank you Lorraine for sharing your Chrissie and your faith. I hope you will keep blogging because reading about you walking through your life with God and for God has brought me great encouragement in my faith. I pray that God will comfort you and your family and one day we will all get to meet the Princess and tell her how God used her to inspire faith in so many.

Dori said...

You don't know me but I have been praying for you and your sweet Chrissie daily. I am also an adoptive parent and the wonderful stories you told of your adoptions and your faith inspired and sustained me over some difficult times in the last few weeks. I am happy for Chrissie, to be healed and no longer in pain, and with Jesus forever. My heart aches for you and Chrissie's father and siblings. I pray for comfort for you all during this time, and that you are sustained by the thought that our earthly lives are but the blink of an eye to God. You will be with your sweet Chrissie for all eternity. Chrissie touched many lives during her short stay on Earth, and her story will continue to do so through you and all who read it.
always,
Dori, David, Benjamin, Nathan (our adopted miracle) and Sarah

Anonymous said...

I am so so sorry that you can no longer hug your little girl, that you have to wait a seeming eternity to see her again, but I also want to tell you what she has done for me. Because of Chrissie's LIFE, I now seek the Lord in everything I do. Because of Chrissie's LIFE, I now fast and pray. Because of Chrissie's LIFE, I know how to fall on my knees and beseech the great healer. Because of Chrissie's LIFE, I now LIVE. I know you would trade all of that for another moment with your princess, but through her, my redeemer has been made real. Thank you for sharing the miracle of Chrissie's LIFE with me.

-Robin-

Tesseraemum said...

Our hearts and prayers are with your family. One day Chrissie will meet all of the hearts she touched and what a party that will be!
Thank you for sharing your heart and Chrissie's with the world we will never be the same. The Watson's

Anonymous said...

i'm so sorry. i came across your blog through a circuitous route...starting with katie davis, then looking into adoption stories... your little girl touched my heart. what a little spitfire. so precious. thank you so much for being such a wonderful devoted and deeply intelligent mom to her. so sorry for your loss. i wish for you a swiftness of healing and peace that defies all reason.

Lori from Tennessee said...

Feeling much sadness today for your family mixed with joy for your Serbian warrior princess. Although we may never meet this side of heaven, I felt as if I had been punched in the stomach when I read your blog post this morning. Thanks for your generosity and transparency in sharing Chrissie's story with us. Praying that God brings you beauty from ashes as your mourn the loss of your sweet girl today and in the months to come.

Unknown said...

Lorraine..We are so sad that we didn't get to meet our sweet angel cousin in person. Our prayers are still with you all. The Barrys

Angela said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family today. This little girl lived such a short life, yet she has been an inspiration to us all. Chrissie has changed my life forever. She will remain one of the strongest people that I will ever know. If it were not for you and your wonderful family, we would have never had the opportunity to know about his courageous child of God. I want to thank you and your husband for bringing this beautiful girl to America and giving her such an opportunity. Who knows how many people she touched with her life and her struggles. And if it weren't for your blogs, so many people might have gone on living their lives and not put their names in the Lamb's BOOK of Life.
I too, have lost a loved one. It has been almost two years now. Not one day goes bye that I don't think of my beautiful mother. She was such a strong woman of God. She too lost her battle, and went to see Jesus. I like to believe that she now sings with the Angels. Barbara will live on in the lives that she touched, while here on Earth. My mom is probably right there watching your beautiful little Angel. Chrissie is among a distinguished group of people that came and went too soon. But their Legacy will live on forever.

My Prayers are with You and Your Beautiful Family.
Thank you for including us,
Angela, RN

Barbara A. said...

Patterson Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Chrissie was such a little fighter!! Your lives have been a living testimony of faith and trust in Jesus, and you have all touched my life deeply.
May Christ hold you all close to His heart. Sweet Chrissie is happy, whole, and healthy, dancing and singing with all the other angels in heaven. Can't wait to meet her one day!
Blessings,
Barbara Anderson

susieq said...

I am asking Jesus to carry you and your family. He will Never desert you...ever

Karen Baldasaro said...

Lorraine,

I am beyond saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet Chrissie. I have been following your story and you have touched the hearts of so many...Be blessed in knowing that she is celebrating with Jesus and he is holding a princess party with her as the guest of honor.

erika said...

I am so sorry to hear about Chrissie. I have been following your story since her surgery (prayer request from another blog I read). Chrissie is amazing and has reminded me to always be hopeful. I am a PICU RN and have witnessed many miracles, but none like the ones for Chrissie. I have 2 small children, and we love the Cinderella song....I can't even think about the lyrics right now without getting teary, so I cannot imagine how you are feeling. Chrissie's life has touched many and I know for me, she has renewed my faith daily. I am happy to know she is safe and not in pain and happily playing with all of the children who are with Jesus. But, that still doesn't heal the sting you must be feeling. PRaying for your sweet family.
Erika

Bobbi said...

I am so so sorry. I have been checking every day on her progress. I will keep your family in my prayers. I'm so sorry.

linzandkenzsmommy said...

I am sure Chrissie lit up the heavens as she danced through the door. She is so blessed to have a mommy that was committed to her so selflessly and graciously. You are such a blessing Lorraine...to this world. You restore my faith in humanity! God Bless you and you family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family, I have been following chrissie since the day she went in for surgery, your princess has touched so many! I was on my way to a ct scan for myself this morning and couldn't find a parking spot only to realize that it was gods plan, the next song that came on was ,"he is mighty to save"! I stopped and prayed for your family and myself, your princess has blessed so many lives! Thank you for being such great parents and bossing your heart, as I will do the same!
Kara
Kara.Nicholson@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there is nothing I can say to truely make you feel better. Praying for peace for you and your family.

Carla (Choosing His Joy) said...

My thoughts and prayers (and tears) are with you and your sweet family. Thank you for blessing us by sharing your journey, your faith is an inspiration even though I've loved the Lord for a long time. I am so happy for Chrissie--but so sad for you guys. Sending hugs hugs out to all of you, may the God of peace comfort all of you as you walk on the rest of your journey without her here.

God Bless--

Laurel said...

So so sorry!

Praying for your family!


Laurel

Paula said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you and Matt and all the kids.
love, Paula and Clay Purswell

Sophie said...

Lorraine
I'm so sad for you and your family, I've been following your blog and the strength you've shown and your unshakable faith in the Lord are such an inspiration.
Your precious Chrissie was a blessing to people she never met.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Debi said...

So hard to know what to say. The outcome was not what we expected or prayed for.
God used Chrissie to touch so many hearts and lives in her short life (including mine). Her legacy will continue through each one she touched.
Chrissie had her greatest desire fulfilled when your family chose her and she had a mommy and dad that would never leave her and siblings that loved her. She wanted to run and swim and dance, and now she can- in heaven! Just wish that we could have seen it here.
Praying God's peace and comfort and love and grace over your family.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

Anonymous said...

May the Lord continue to sustain you and uphold you as you grieve and as you continue to serve Him. I read about Chrissie with tears and how much more must be your tears as a family for her. The rock of the Lord is firm ground. I will contiue to pray for you and your family.

Kristy, Australia

Chelsea said...

What a precious, sweet little girl!! I am so, so sorry for your loss. Although Chrissie was not here on Earth for very long, she has touched so many people's lives. My heart is broken that she had to leave her new mommy and daddy so soon but at the same time I am so happy knowing that she is healthy and strong in Heaven and that she is no doubt running and playing like she always wanted to do. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so very sad. God bless you and your family and your little angel Chrissie.

Eileen

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you today. I know that Chrissie is dancing with the perfect partner in heaven. Though I have never met you, I got into the habit of checking your blog several times a day praying for a miracle and that she would be able to go home with you soon. However, as we know it was not our will but HIS will that was done today. This was our Savior's plan and like you said God knew what he was doing. I will continue to pray for you and your family as they go through the unimaginable task at hand. May the peace of God surround you and your family as it is with Chrissie who is now with our FATHER. God Bless,
Michele
Madison,WV

michelehow@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I cannot find the words to express how much my heart has broken for your family. Thank you for sharing Chrissie's life with people all around the world. And even though we all wish God had seen fit to allow her to remain on earth for a long time to come, we will trust in God's plan for her and pray for you and your family as you continue to live here on earth without her. May His blessed hope and salvation give you peace and joy. May He continue to bless you and others through you.

In His Love,

Tracy

Unknown said...

Lorraine,

We have not met but have been following your journey and praying for you all. I read your post and remembered those feelings so vividly 13 years ago when our Hannah left us to be with Jesus. She was also 5. I am so sorry that you have to join the hardest parent group of all, but take comfort that she is healed and in Jesus's loving arms this evening. My heart is breaking for you tonight. I am sending you our hugs and prayers for the strength to face the next few days. It is so hard....

God bless and comfort you,

Joyce Hartley
Boise, ID

Grace said...

I'm sorry there is nothing that will take away your pain. We have been praying for you and will continue.

Jillian P said...

Praying and praying for each of you! My heart is deeply saddened as I feel as if I know you and your family. The blessing of the internet. Rest in your faith and His perfect plan. Thank you for sharing her story. God is truly glorified. I have been changed, inspired, encouraged, and challenged all through your words displaying her story and bringing Him glory. Jesus, we praise your name for Christyn Joy! What a beautiful day it will be when you are together again...in the most glorious place with the most glorious One! Bless your hearts into eternity.

The Mac's House said...

Patternson Family,

I'm still in shock. I can't get her off my mind.

Tears for your loss and for so many of us that have come to love this child.

God speed Chrissie.....

Hugs to your entire family,
Teri in Virginia

Michelle Riggs said...

I am so sorry your princess went home so young. I am thankful she is perfectly healed but my heart aches for you and your family.

Thank you for allowing us to love and pray for Chrissie and the rest of your family.

Anonymous said...

May God be with you & your family.

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

Bergsjourney said...

My heart has been breaking for you since I saw that Crissie was gone. I have been praying and following along with your journey ever since you committed to adopting her. We are another RR family and we brought our little boy home 2 months after Chrissie joined your family. He too has a special heart. She seems like she was an amazing little girl and I am so happy that she was able to know the love of a family. You made a difference in her life and now she has touched so many. Her spirit will be felt forever.

The Haines said...

What a privilege it has been to know you and your sweet Chrissie.. even if through a blog. What an even greater privilege to have shared conversations with our God on Chrissie's behalf... we will have one grand reunion one day in Glory- praising you Jesus for bringing us all just a little closer to You through Your precious Serbian Sensation!

The Haines
South Carolina

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Chrissie's story, her boldness and her spunk - her life and your faithfulness have changed my life. Lifting your family up in prayers.

Love in Christ,
Rebecca

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet little Chrissie with us. You have been an amazing inspiration of faith and strength and her little life has been such a witness. Words will never heal you but I pray that the Father will pour out His comfort upon your entire family in the days ahead. We are leaving next week to bring our little girl home with a CHD. I have been asked many times why I wouldn't just adopt a healthy child. Your witness has helped me feel confident in adopting our little girl even though I don't know what the future holds knowing she will also need heart surgery in the months ahead.
Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken for you and your family. I've thought of you and prayed for you all day long, and I will continue to do so. Heaven is one precious girl richer today.

Love and blessings,
Susan E in Dallas

waitingarms said...

My heart is just breaking for your family. I so desperately prayed for Chrissie to be healed this side of heaven. You have displayed such amazing grace and love throughout Chrissie's hospitalization and have been a wonderful witness for Christ. Praying for supernatural peace for your family and that God would continue the work He started in the hearts of many through your serbian princess.

katie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry! I'm sure she's bossing someone in heaven. I just wanted to say that chrissies story restored some of my faith in him so thank you for telling her story

Sasha@ Blyssfulhealth said...

Just wanting you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you and your family tonight! Your sweet Chrissie touched my heart greatly. I cried when I saw your post this morning, But I was quickly reminded that we praise Our God who gives and takes away, and I think Chrissie would want us all to praise our savior for his glory. Chrissie was brought into this world, into your family for a reason, to show her amazing testamony and let our savior shine right threw her to show thousands of people! I will continue to pray for you and your family!

Lori said...

HE knows exactly what you are going through. My heart breaks for you guys. My prayers are with you as you find your 'new normal.' Praise God that that baby girl knew what a family was like here on this earth!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your difficult journey with us. Thank you for teaching us what true faith in Christ actually looks like. Thank you, Chrissie, for teaching me how to pray without ceasing. Thank you, Jesus, for your peace that passes all understanding.

We will continue to pray for each of you faithfully.

Love,
Karen Stone

Angie's blog said...

I know that I don't know you personally, however, I am a mom of an adopted son from Guatemala,so we are connected in spirit. I just wanted to say, that my heart goes out for you and I am so sorry to hear of your daughter passing. Please know that I will be praying for you and your lovely family at this time.

Kris said...

I haven't checked on your blog for a few days, and I am so saddened to read this, yet I rejoice that she is with our King, whole and healed. My the Lord Jesus Christ give your entire family the comfort that only He can give in times like this. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Serbian Sensation and princess. Hugs...

Lori said...

Chrissie, I miss you, sweet darling... I know you are pain free and that you are totally healed and so for that I am very grateful! But it was sooo hard going to the blog this morning and not reading your beloved momma's report of how you are doing! But we know, don't we! We know you are safe in the arms of Jesus! Chrissie, your momma and your family will NEVER leave you...you will ALWAYS be in their hearts as well as those of us who know you through this blog. No leave your Momma, okay Chrissie? Comfort her heart with all the beautiful memories of you! Love you sweet angel--even though I never had the privilege of meeting you, Lori

Katrina said...

My heart is with you. So so very sorry!

Melissa said...

My heart hurts so much for you all, but today is Chrissie's celebration of her life and I hope that brings you all some peace.

I'd started reading your blog a few weeks ago, not too long after her surgery. I haven't had much computer time lately and didn't get caught up until after I'd heard of Chrissie's passing on FB. I read all your updates, and prayed with all my heart. I knew what the outcome of the story was and yet I was still hoping and praying for something different.

Today I'm praying for peace for you all!

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