Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pictures of our Angel






Isaiah 43:1 "But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.'"


Pictures by Hayley Barnes, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

**Of note, we don't believe that Maddox is truly an angel, but simply a precious baby in the presence of Our Lord.

113 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! We are praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

He is so tiny and so beautiful! I am praying for your family...you were definitely blessed to have that angel in your arms!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, precious angel.
Praying for your family. God Bless
your entire family!

Robin,Jax,Florida

Anonymous said...

What a precious creation of the Lord!! Lifting you up in prayers.

Heather said...

He's beautiful! Those are incredible pictures - they perfectly captured everything you have been expressing in your heart on your blog since I started reading in December - I love your smile Kenzie - the joy of The Lord illuminates those pictures!

Anonymous said...

Kenzie, Dusty, and Deacon,

What a precious little boy! He is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this journey with us. Our prayers will continue.

Love,
The Kirby's

deb said...

What a sweet baby boy. We are praying for you.
Deb & Alyssa

Felipe & Chantelle said...

What a perfect little boy, your son! He is a picture of an angel and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will continue to pray for your whole family.

So Blessed said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful son...the overflowing of love from your hearts is so evident...I am deeply touched. What a priceless treasure these photographs are. I continue to lift you in prayer.

Amy said...

Beautiful and absolutely breathtaking pictures of your precious angel Maddox!! The love shown in these pictures are precious treasures. Oh how I wish he could of stayed longer. He has touched so many lives in such a short moment. He will live forever in your's and so many others hearts. Thank you for blessing me with your beautiful family. Hold strong to your faith and I know God will carry you all through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Love,
Amy

erin said...

sweet sweet boy. i am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful angel. I am still praying for you and your family.

Jennifer in Illinois

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

He is so beautiful! Continuing to pray in SC...

Collins Family said...

He is so precious, I am praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your preciouse son with all of us that have followed your journey. Our prayers are with you and your family and all the families that will be traveling this journey too some day.
God Bless
Karen

Shane and Devin said...

Kenzie,

I LOVE the pictures. I have been checking back all night to see them. I am not a stalker, :-) I promise....I am just addicted to your family and your sweet baby boy!

My favorite is the one with Deacon kissing Maddox. That is so touching, but in my opinion, the greatest part of that picture is the smile that is just lighting up your entire beautiful face. It shows exactly where your heart is, and speaks volumes to everyone who sees it.

You are continuing to inspire me every moment. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with all of us. Maddox is so precious!

Praising the Lord with you,
Devin in Illinois

p.s. I just realized....our boys are up in heaven together looking down at us. I am certain they have already befriended one another. What an amazing thought.

Mandy said...

Such beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate and special time with us. Our prayers are with your family as you continue on your journey.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your son, but even more so for sharing your beautiful faith in the Lord. I can imagine you will have many dark times of grieving his loss, but your trust in His perfect plan is an inspiration to others. May our Father's love and the support of your family and friends carry you through.
Lori in VA

grey like snuffie said...

wow, thankful God make beauty from our pain. It is a privilege to peek in on your family.

Anonymous said...

Kenzie,
Those are amazing pictures! What a wonderful keepsake for you to have. He is a beautiful baby! I have been thinking about you guys today, hoping for strength and understanding to help you through this difficult time.
carmen in Nebraska

Tab said...

I am a lurker who also lost a baby later in pregnancy due to something similar Oct 06. His heartbeat only for seconds. I know this is devastating but keep trusting in the Lord. He will get you through anything....I know, he has done it for me! Tabatha
www.minishfamily.blogspot.com

Jaclyn said...

what a beautiful baby boy...what a beautiful family and a beautiful example.

barb said...

Thank you for sharing you joy and your sorrow. Maddox looks so perfect. And he is. I'm sorry you didn't have the chance to watch him grow up, but so glad you'll be together again one day. I'm praying for you.

weavermom said...

He's so beautiful. Just beautiful!

Angie Luce said...

The smile on your face in that last picture is beautiful. I am so amazed by you! Your faith in this is a light, and Maddox is undoubtedly so proud of you!

Sarah said...

Your pictures are beautiful. The smiles on your faces are such a testimony to God's love and the peace that only he can give.

I'm praying for you.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Oh Kenzie - he is precious. I see Mary Grace when I look at him. How perfect they are! I love all of them but the one with you holding him brings a warm smile to my face.
Ps. 127:3 Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward.
And GREAT is your reward. Perfect sweet Maddox Donald Stanfield.
Love,
Kim

Chelle' said...

Kenzie- I've been praying since you went to deliver Maddox that you would have ot only an opportunity to meet Maddox before he went to be with Jesus... but that NILMDTS would capture the love and joy between all family members upon Maddox's arrival.

May the pictures of Maddox be a wonderful reminder of that loving son who awaits you in heaven...

Thank you for sharing what I can only imagine to be one of the most private and intimate moments of your life. It exudes Jesus!!!

Jane-Jane said...

praying in SC

Wanda said...

Your pictures are beautiful. To see the joy on your faces despite the pain is inspiring. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing these precious pictures. Continuing to pray for you in Alabama!

Amy said...

The pictures are amazing! What a treasure to have such beautiful photographs to remember the time you spent with your precious boy.

Praying for you in Nashville.

Kim said...

Some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen and ones I know you will treasure for the rest of your lives.
Maddox's family is in our prayers!
Kim

Cathy said...

thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your precious family. Praying for your peace.
Cathy & Annabel

Laurie said...

Dusty and Kenzie,

Thank you from my heart for sharing this private and intimate glimpse of heaven with us. I am humbled to see the little boy I have prayed months for, and he is just a beautiful little boy, perfect. May the Lord continue to hold your hearts in His as you rest from all you have endured. Asking Him to bring sweet and gentle healing to all 3 of you. I love how Deacon is kissing his baby, so innocent and precious. All children are a gift from God.

Prayers and Love and Hugs,

Laurie in Ca.

nicole said...

these photos are beautiful. we found out about you guys through nathan's (cfhusband) blog. we will continue to pray for your family. maddox is beautiful. there is no greater gift than the true, unconditional and joyful love that you poured over him during his time here on Earth. life has nothing better to offer than what he knew.

Jenny said...

Oh, he's so beautiful. Truly he is... I wept from it. And not a glimpse of sadness in your face... how blessed you are.

Thank you for sharing this precious time with us.

Anonymous said...

What a PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL little angel. He was just precious.
Thank you for sharing.
GOD Bless you and your family.

Yvonne,
Hou. TX

Megnificent said...

He's just beautiful. Big brother looks so proud. :*)

Tina said...

thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your precious family. What a precious little angel. Your faith in the Lord shines in the pictures. Prayers for you during this time.

Tracy said...

Those photos are beautiful!!! Perfect.

Such a sweet little angel.

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Jen in Al said...

Oh, Maddox is just beautiful!!!! what sweet precious pictures! So wish we could join your family in celebrating Maddox's life! Our family will be there in spirit. thank you for sharing pictures of your wonderful precious family. you have TWO beautiful handsome sons! Continuing to pray for joy, peace and protection for you all. My heart is so touched seeing Maddox with his family. jen in al

Lissa Lane said...

Maddox is absolutely beautiful! And now he's perfect! I'm praying for your family I wish I couls go to the service but I'm in Indiana I'll be there in spirit though

Joy said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet baby boy and family photos.

Julie said...

The pictures are beautiful and very tastefully done. Thanks for sharing them, and your story.

My prayers continue to be with you and your family as the healing process begins!

shelly said...

what beautiful pictures of your family and little boy. praying for you!

ajc4ever said...

Maddox is so beautiful and the pictures are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I have been praying and praying for you all.

Angela in central Ohio

Emily said...

What beautiful, tiny little angel. You did good, Mom! ;) Praising God for that sacred time....

boltefamily said...

What a beautiful boy and family! I am so inspired by your faith in God. Though I know your heart must be aching, you will see Maddox again some day. You and your family will be in our prayers!

Kristy (PA)

Anonymous said...

What a precious little boy!
I'll be praying for your family. May you find the strength and courage to be at peace!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet boy! There are no words! Praying for you and your family.

Carrie in Indiana

tore said...

Beautiful and precious. What priceless moments you have shared with us. Thank you for sharing your heart. I continue to pray for you and your family. May God continue to be glorified!

Tori - PA

Sabrina said...

The pictures are beautiful. He truly looks like a little angel. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. May God continue to work in your lives as you have shown us he does.

Lynn said...

Our family went through such a similiar situation. We weren't fortunate enough to have NILMDTS but we were encouraged to take photographs and we did...and I'm so glad. They have brought us reality to a day that didn't seem so real. God bless you guys always.

Judy said...

I just wanted you to know that a mom in PA has been praying for you. Last night before bed, in the middle of the night when I was awake, and even this morning. May Jesus bring you comfort as you grieve for your precious little boy! Know that Jesus loves him even more than you do and I have confidence that he's taking good care of him!!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rejoice in Chirst for Maddox is now free of disease!! Your faith in the Lord is amazing!!

I myself also have my little angel in heaven. Haniel left this earth a year ago this month due to HLHS (heart condition). We can only imagine them being wrapped around our Heavenly Father's arms!

God Bless You All

Dianett
samdanmas@yahoo.com

Our Great Family said...

What a precious moment!

We are praying for you

Melony said...

Your angel is beautiful!! This pictures did an amazing job capturing the purity of the moment. I am so thankful that your family was able to make it in time to be with you. My prayers are with you all..

Zac and Jenny said...

Your son is GORGEOUS. The pictures are beautiful and capture your love of the little guy so perfectly.

I am so impressed by the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep pictures that I visited their website to learn more... and now making a donation to them.

My thoughts are with you. Thank your for sharing these very personal pictures with us (especially blog lurkers like me :)

-Jenny

Anonymous said...

what a precious little boy!
praying for you and your family.

jennifer

Hutch & Meg said...

Absolutely beautiful. How glorious is a mother's love for her child.

Kim Minder said...

What a precious little angel. I am so glad you finally got to meet him and hold and kiss him. He is a lucky little boy to be so loved. I am amazed at your strength through all of this and thank you for sharing your journey. I have truly been inspired by you and your faith.
If you ever need a get-away, you are always welcome in KC.
God Bless-Kim, Jason and Emmett

Jesse's girl said...

Kenzie,
What a special time of joy and love. You look beautiful and happy, Dusty looks like a proud papa, Deacon is a sweet big brother, and Maddox is absolutely the most tiny, beautiful baby boy. Thank you for sharing such intimate moments with us. Still praying. :)

Melody
Houston, TX

Ginae said...

beautiful, absolutely precious pictures. you all are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures. I can not imagine experiencing what you all have these last months but the strength, love, and faith is something I will always remember and admire. What wonderful traits for young Deacon to learn from his parents. I know you all will cherish those photos forever. What a special way to capture a special moment as a family. Maddox will not be forgotten and will always be a part of your family. May God continue to bless you all.

Faith said...

I am a friend of Sarah Harrington who goes to your church. She had the link to your blog on hers. The pictures are beautiful and your testimony is amazing. God is so good and He is always in control. We are praying for you,
The Mahoney's

Monica said...

How beautiful - all of you!

katie lynn said...

You will cherish those pictures. I'm so glad to know you can have these memories. Thanks for sharing your story. You are impacting complete strangers and you're in my prayers.

Katie

Jane-Jane said...

still praying.

what a beautiful blessing your family photos are.

Pauline said...

What beautiful pictures!

The Phillips Family said...

The pictures are phenomenal--she did a great job capturing the moments. How awesome for you to have these to look back on. I will continue to remember you and your family in my prayers.

The Merritts said...

Hey,
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you again today, and still praying.
Love and Prayers,
Devin

Anonymous said...

Stanfield Family - I have been thinking of you and praying for you often. Your words are inspiring, your pictures amazing. Thank you for sharing your story and know how much of an amazing impact your family has had on so many lives, many of whom you don't even know. God Bless, Shannon (McIntyre) Hite

Mamma_of _five said...

I have favored your page because your baby Maddox is just so beautiful....god bless your family.
.Tawny:)

The Hull Munchkins said...

Your family has touched my heart! Sweet Maddox, your life will live on in the hearts of so many people.. but esp your mommy and daddy.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
You are being lifted up!
-Patty

Shannon said...

Thank you so much for sharing your precious son with us. I am praying for your family as you celebrate his life on Jan 26th and as you continue to celebrate his life in the years to come. Your pictures are so beautiful, especially Maddox with his big brother.

Blessings,
Shannon

Summer said...

Kenzie & family -

I found your blog throug a friend-of-a-friend and have spent the last half hour reading, crying, smiling....

Your story has touched me deeply as we lost our son at 2 1/2 months from a heart defect. He would have been 3 last month. It doesn't get any eaasier, but God is faithful. He is so very faithful.

Your testimony is reaching so many lives. I will be praying and remembering you all in the days, months, and years to come.

Much love,
Summer Knobloch

Elizabeth said...

I'm praying for you all. Keep up the faith.

John & Nancy said...

Beautiful pictures ~ thank you for sharing them with all of us. Kenzie,I love the one of you kissing Maddox - I'm assuming that's Dusty's hand on your shoulder? What an awesome picture that shares so many emotions ~ y'all continue to be in our prayers and thoughts.

Bonny Rubly said...

Maddox is just so precious. i am still praying for you and your family.

Court said...

Those must be the most beautiful and precious pictures I've ever seen. What a blessing to have tangible photos of Maddox! May God continue to comfort you and give you peace in the days and months to come.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures of your beautiful child. You are an amazing family. Continuing to pray for you!

Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and all who surround you. I hope that Saturday is a beautiful celebration to honor your son and faith. You are an amazing family. Thank you for sharing and giving some inspiration to us all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus for a beautiful boy!! Kenzie & Dusty we will be celebrating Maddox's life from a distance, but praising our Father for the time he gave you. Prayers will continue. With our love, brother & sister in Christ, Andy & Beccy

Carmen said...

Dulce Maddox, lindo,pequeñito, ligero...llenito de amor
como una brisa fresca paso por esta tierra, sin embargo su recuerdo quedará en los corazones de sus padres y hermanito y de todos los que les aman...
Los abrazan a la distancia

Familia Sanzana Pavez, desde Chile

London Loves said...

Kenzie I'm sitting here watching the beautiful pictures of little Maddox, I never thought it was going to be easy but I really thought I was going to be so much stronger... What can I say? I just couldn't help the tears falling down my cheeks. I know you see Maddox's birth and short life as an opportunitie to finally meet him and spend some time with him, but I can't help it... I feel very sad.

I'm with you, no matter how far we are...

Cherrie said...

Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures. My son died 16-1/2 years and the hospital was suppose to take pictures of Jordan.
We only have one and it is not something we can "leave out" due the birth defect he had. Many times I have wished we had pictures like yours. NILMDTS is amazing, I looked up their website.
Blessings to your family.
Cherrie

Alicia said...

God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.



Your family is a very strong and touching example of Faith. Peace be with you...
Love, Zack & Alicia

Heather said...

Absolutely beautiful, perfect in every way. I've been following your story (stopped by your blog orig. after seeing Nate's "Confessions of a CF Husband" blog). I design jewelry here in Dallas and I am creating something very special for you. I was wondering if when you get a chance, you might email me your address, so that I can send you my gift. Casaderice@sbcglobal.net Designing for a Purpose, Heather Rice Faith Creations http://www.ricetrio.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you today and everyday. Peace be with you and your family.

Lisa

Mandy said...

Absolutely priceless. You will treasure these pictures for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing with us. I am praying for you as your body and spirit begin to heal. I am thinking of you as you prepare for Maddox's memorial. God bless.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful & heartwarming pictures! I will be praying for you & your family as you prepare for Maddox's celebration of life. Kenzi your writing has such a way of soothing. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
Brandi

Heather's Haven said...

Bless you all. Thank you for sharing Maddox with us all and reminding us of how Great our God is, despite what we may feel or think about the situation we're in. He is in control and I think the light you reflect of His great love for us in all circumstances cannot go void. Your story has touched me as a believer, and I can only imagine how many will come to love our Dad because of Maddox's life. Thank you all for sharing him with us. May much love and healing and comfort come to you all.

Amy said...

Your sons are gorgeous!! I am so thankful that you trust in our Lord! We lost our daughter to a birth defect in March 2006, and I honestly don't know what we would have done if we didn't trust in Him. I can't imagine not being able to look forward to seeing her again to get me through the tough days. I am praying for your family as you heal physically and emotionally. Our sweethearts and perfect and running and playing and snuggling with Jesus as we speak. Love lots and lots, Amy

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Michigan! Your blog has really touched me! I'm so thankful that God has blessed you with His amazing grace! May you continue to have the peace and strength given to you by Him! You and your family are such an inspiration!

What a precious baby! How wonderful to know that he is waiting for you one day in heaven!

Take care! We'll be praying!

Anonymous said...

He is even more beautiful than I imagined. Thank you for sharing the story of his wonderful, but way too short life.

UNC NICU RN

Lana said...

Kenzie, Dusty, & Deacon,
My heart goes out to all of you. Your strong faith is so inspiring and I am humbled by you. I continue to pray for all of you. Your strength, courage, and love have been a blessing to so many. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Lana

Emily said...

I just came to gaze at your little piece of Heaven before bed. My heart is with you and I'm asking God to hold you safe and warm tonight.

Rhondi said...

those pictures are amazing...if you mind me asking, where did you get your necklace with the 2 silver circles? I'm looking for something like that with my 2 sons' names on them.
We're praying for y'all.
Rhondi
Franklin, TN

emily hodges said...

i can't find the words to express what these pictures show.. they are beautiful, perfect and pure. maddox looks like such a stanfield, he's absolutely beautiful. his life and purpose has reached so many, we probably won't know the full impact he's had until heaven..


i am honored to have watched you walk this out, and want you to know that i will continue to pray for each of you as you continue on..

you both amaze me, and have challenged me, and watching the joy in the midst of suffering and trial has deepened my faith in ways i can't describe.

i am praying that God blankets you with his peace, love and mercy and i am thankful He has allowed me the privilege of witnessing His work through your lives.

love,
emily

Abby said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. Maddox is precious. I'm praying for you all.

Will you have a charity or organization that people can donate to in memory of Maddox?

Anonymous said...

You're pictures are beautiful. What a gorgeous little angel you have. Praying for all of you tonight.

bambi said...

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Psalm 126:5-6

Maddox and his family are a gift for us all. Thank you.

The pictures are amazing!

Rest in Gods peace.

justinjasonsmom said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of your beautiful baby boy. May he rest in peace.
May the Lord grant you peace and calmness in your heart in the days and weeks to come.

Fran

Katie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am so sorry for the loss of your precious baby ~ but very encouraged by your faith! May the Lord continue to strengthen you and encourage you as you walk through this time of grief.

Praying for you,
Katie

Rebecca said...

Maddox is beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. We love you.

Anonymous said...

So precious! Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures with us. I am praying for you.

Michelle

Anonymous said...

he is adorable, your family is precious.

Anonymous said...

By His stripes, baby Maddox is healed. Praise God!

Tangela said...

Dusty, Kenzie, & Deacon

My prayers are with you and your family. God is always faithful and it makes my heart smile to see your family handle all of this with grace. I too will join you in celebrating Maddox' life. God bless you and I send all my love and prayers to your family.

Always,
Tangela

Kacie said...

Kenzie,
Your strength and faith overwhelms me (as it always has)! Evan & I are sending you our thoughts, prayers and love. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Love to you and your family!

Kacie

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