Kyle Nathaniel Rackley: born into heaven on 12/17/2012 and into our arms (hopefully) tomorrow.

It’s what our sweet Kyle, “Gift from God”, has now.


It’s what we have been graciously given.

Then it was time to test out the heartbeat. It worked perfectly. For ten glorious seconds, she could hear her brother's heartbeat. Anytime she wants.

Even with the delivery we’re facing in the morning.


And it’s what we’re so very thankful for now.


About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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  1. I too am sorry for your loss and grateful that you shared your journey with all of us. I can say for myself, at least, that I feel like I”m somehow a better person for being along for the journey. Your strength and faith are remarkable and when I lose sight of those things I think of you and your courage. Prayers are heading your way for you, your precious Kyle, your two lovely daughters, your husband and your friends and families.

  2. It’s strange that I stumbled upon your blog today… of all days… and I am a complete stranger but I would like tell you that I am very sorry for your loss. You are a brave Mom.

  3. My heart breaks for you, though I have only just heard about your situation through a mutual friend, please be assured of our earnest prayers and heartfelt sympathy. We know that God makes no mistakes and that someday, our loving Father will gather us all together and we shall meet Kyle from the place he has enjoyed the broken worship and fellowship of our gracious Father. May God hold your hand and your heart secure in His Son until that day.

  4. My prayers are with you and your family at this precious time. Baby Kyle will be welcomed into the arms of our Lord, whole, happy, and alive in his love. Peace be with you.


  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Chris from BJU and from CIT at the WILDS. As a mom and a sister in Christ, my heart breaks with you. Please know I’m praying for you. I pray God will wrap you in His love and will heal your hurting hearts, giving you grace and strength as you face the coming days.

  6. May God wrap you in peace today. Thank you again for sharing Kyle’s blessed life with all of us. My faith has grown by leaps and bounds by reading your blogs.God bless your family today.

  7. Praying for you and Chris and the girls today. The Peace song was just precious! Thank you for sharing the video and for all that you have come to mean to me as a sister in Christ through your blog and by sharing Kyle’s life with us. Much love to you all. God bless!

  8. Kim and Chris, our prayers are with you during this time. I know the Lord is with you and Baby Kyle will be waiting for you to join him in heaven one day! That song was wonderful! Did you write that or find it somewhere?

  9. Elijah and I are praying for you all. And I just wanted to thank you (and praise Him!!) for what a blessing you have been to me today, you have no idea! Tears streaming while listening to the recording of Kim playing the piano and you’re daughter singing “Peace”. I don’t believe I have ever been so moved by a song and know that it will always resonate in my mind, just as it was sang. May God comfort u as only He can and I praise Him for your giving, sweet spirits!! We love you!

  10. Kim and Chris,
    I am honored that I was able to care for you yesterday. I felt the presence of God as I have not experienced in quite a long time. Your story will resonate with me forever. God Bless,
    Tammy ( Tammy 1!)

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