I wanted to post an update for those of you who read my post Tuesday Night I can’t even express our gratitude to all of our Friends, Family, and Readers who have been praying for us these last few days after we learned our sweet little girl was no longer alive. I can’t even begin to tell you how your Thoughts and Prayers have wrapped us the last few days, we have felt God’s Presence during this time in our lives like never before! So please know that I am so grateful for each and every word, comment, email, note and more! It means so much to us to know that we are loved during this time.
Wednesday Night our Sweet Baby Girl was born. Presley Kate Schisler. We are so thankful for the time that we were able to hold her and share her with our family. Words cannot express how sweet this time was and I will forever treasure it in my heart. My hearts desire these last few days has been for Presley to be real to our family and to somehow find a way to help our kids understand both now and in the future how much their sweet little sister means to me.
I knew my kids would not be able to see Presley after she was born, they are just so young and she was so small. I did however want to celebrate the 4 months that God gave us with her and so we had a Welcome Home party for her Wednesday night after she was born. I always want my kids to remember that special day and so this was a small way that I felt they could relate at this time.
God has been building a story in me like I never could have imagined! I am so thankful for my incredible husband during this time. I feel like he knows exactly where I am with just a simple look. He has been so amazing during this time and I am just so thankful for him. I know that our sweet little girl was never meant to walk on this earth, and I believe with all my heart that she is Worshiping in Heaven right now. She had a purpose like no other and I will forever be grateful for the 4 months God allowed her to touch and change our lives forever.
I’m so sorry for your loss i know that it has been a while since your baby joined our lord Jesus in heaven but i just read your story may the lord fill your family with blessings that i’m sure your little angel will be guiding you through this tough time . i send all my prayers and love your way . thank you for being such a brave and wonderful women and your hubby too. thank you for all you do for us sincerly marivel hernandez
Your story brought tears to my eyes and many memories became fresh again. I walked in your shoes ten years ago with my first child, Austin Matthew. My second pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. We now have three beautiful children who I have not had the heart to tell about their brother. Someday I know I will have to and I hope to tell them before they just “find out”. I am so sorry for your loss and I am sure she is in heaven with Jesus right now looking down on all of you. You are a beautiful woman and have a wonderful family. God Bless You!
I am so very sorry for what you must be feeling, I have never felt that loss so I cannot tell you that “I know how you feel”. But I can say that I care so very deeply for you, your precious husband (which I have one of those also) & your beautiful children. I can only imagine what you are going through, but I do know that you have faith in our dear Lord, so I imagine that you are awaiting the moment when you can be together again. You will live this life in memory of her & you will give her life through you; not mourning her, but celebrating her. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us, because now I not only follow you through Passion for Savings, I admire & am in awe of you.
Bless your precious heart & soul,
LuAnn & Owen
I am so sorry for your loss.Prayers and love to you and your family.Thank you for the wonderful job you do every day.
Your wonderful baby girl is heaven’s newest angel. May her light always shine on you, her mother, and her family. May her beautiful spirit shine in you all.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your wonderful testimony to God’s goodness and mercy. Even in your loss, you have blessed the hearts of many people. Your friend and fellow couponer. Mary
so so sorry for your loss will be praying for you all and your right everything with kids needs to be cherished
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You and your family are a true inspiration and what a wonderful idea to have a welcome home party for your little girl. God Bless and lots of hugs!!!
Oh how my heart hurt for you all when I heard the news and indeed it still does. As I read your two posts though I am so encouraged to see that our Mighty God has given you Amazing Grace for this season of life. He is so good to do that isn’t He? We love you and your precious family so much and will continue to pray for you all as you continue on your journey.
You’re strength is inspirational. I am so sorry for the loss to your family and send you continued prayers. As someone who has been through this twice myself I have found great comfort in the book Heaven is for Real. God bless you and keep you.
Heather: Through reading your daily emails, I feel as though I know you personally and thus my heart is breaking too over the loss of your precious little angel Presley Kate. Sharing your recent journey has brought tears to all of us as we prayed for the Lord to give you and your lovely family the strength to endure this most painful time. I know you will find the courage to move forward as your faith is strong. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you really are an inspiration to me.
We have been praying for the entire Schisler and Story family. May the comfort of the Prince of Peace continue to fill you with HIS Presence. Heather,
take care of yourself and give yourself plenty of healing rest. It will be tempting to jump right back in to where you left off…I did that when I miscarried and ended up with mono! Just an encouragement:)
You are in my thoughts and my prayers!! You are such a strong woman and so brave to share your story as it is happening! I feel so inspired by your attitude and the faith that you have in God! I am so sorry for you loss and I know that I dont understand what you are going through but I am amazed by you! I am proud to be a part of you story if even as a reader from afar! May God Bless you and you family!
Again, I am so sorry for the loss you, your husband, your children and entire family has suffered. It is so apparent you are living the life our Lord intended and this too will become a part of your ministry. There will be tough times, but they only make the good times better. You are such an inspiration. You have such a precious gift of helping others and such a beautiful family. God has truly blessed you. Presley Kate is now added to the list of things to look forward to when YOU are welcomed home by the Father.
I know you don’t know me but you have taught me so much and I will be forever grateful for that. Your website has allowed my family to live a more fulfilled life financially. That peace of mind for my kiddo is one of the best gifts a person can give. Thank you. I and my family will be praying for you and yours. A loss like this is just unfathomable. I’m so happy that you can lean on God for peace thru this. Your faith is inspiring. God bless.
To have gone through all of this, and still be able to smile and look as good as you all do…You are all amazing!
What a beautiful testimony you have given. I am so sorry that you have to wait until Heaven to see sweet Presley’s smile, hear her laugh, and cuddle her in your arms.But so happy that you know that day will come! I will be praying for you and your family, that you feel the very real comfort of Jesus and never doubt His love for all of you.
So sorry for your loss… I wished I had your strength when I experienced my loss of pregnancy. Your strength is an inspiration. God bless you and yours….
Praying for your family. Love your outlook on the situation. God is truly good.
Beautifully written! God’s plan is more amazing than we could imagine. Thank you for sharing your story and for the update. You are touching more people than you know by sharing your experience and your faith. God Bless you and your family!
Thank you for sharing your heart with us. You are a light to many, and your daughter is a part of that. Praise God for her!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you with peace and comfort to handle your loss. Your faith in God is amazing and such a testimony for others. May God Bless Your Lovely Family!
So so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss, your in our prayers!
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I lost my first son five years ago when I was almost 32 weeks pregnant. It was the most painful and difficult thing that I have ever gone through and took me about a year to come out of my depression. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone and that, if it’s any consolation, I have walked a very similar path. I hope that you and your family can begin to heal from this and that you eventually find peace. I would like to share with the memorial website for my son, Conner, in hopes that it offers you solace and comfort.
Baby Conner – “Too Beautiful for Earth”
We have been keeping you and your family in our prayers. Only one of God’s own can understand that he had a different plan for Presley. I wish your family the very best during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you and yours. Thank you for allowing all of us to come together as God’s family to help support you. God Bless.
My heart goes out to you because I have been there and I completely understand. God makes no mistakes and all that He does is for our good and for His Glory first and for most. It has been 10 years since I have lost my precious ones and let me tell you I am blessed and honor that God chose me for such a task and I look forward to seeing them in heaven. Knowing that I will have the opportunity to hold, love on them, kiss them and do all the good stuff that I did not have an opportunity to do here on earth. He has sinced bless my family with 2 beautiful and precious boys with another one on the way!! Praise be to God.
Take heart and know that He is God and has never nor will He ever abandon you or your family.
He has something great in store for you, just wait and see!!
For now find strength, shelter and peace in the shadow of His wings and rest my dear sister, just rest!!
So sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am seeing this tonight for the first time. I am so sorry for the loss for your family, but I love hearing that you know she is in a much better place. I will be praying for continued peace for you and your lovely family!
What a precious family you have! I’ve been praying for you! You’re sweet spirit is inspiring! I will continue to pray for you and your husband!
So glad to hear an update. You have a beautiful family and I am so sorry about Presley. I would like you to know that you have one of my favorite sites and you have helped me greatly with coupons although you don’t know me. May God help to heal you and your family.
Reading your story brought tears to my eyes. I will be praying for you and your family and how wonderful a testimony you have of God’s unending love!! I pray your heart will be healed by knowing the Lord has your daughter in His arms and someday you will united with her.
GOD keeps the best to watch over us. God bless your little angel.
Hello, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your sweet baby girl…but I rejoice with you as you celebrate her recieving her reward in Heaven! You have a truly amazing grasp on your faith and knowing that she is in God’s perfect hands and you can take peace and comfort.
I have 2 babies in heaven. One I lost very early in my pregnancy and the other was a baby girl that I gave birth to at 24 weeks. She lived for only 8 hrs but those 8 hrs impacted our lives more than anything! She was so tiny at only 1 lb and 9 oz but the time I had with her I’ll treasure forever!
There are so many precious babies in heaven and I truly believe they are waiting for us…for that glorious day when we are all reunited together forever!
I pray that God wraps His loving arms of comfort around you during this time as only He can do…and in a few months when things calm down …and if the time comes when it seems to be more difficult (around my baby girls due date I had another round of emotions and feelings of loss)…I pray that you find peace…
If you ever need to talk about anything to someone who understands and has been there…please email me. Sometimes it really helps to get it all out. Im happy to help.
God bless you and your family!!
What Makes A Mother:
I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today
I asked, “What makes a Mother?”
And I know I heard him say
A Mother has a baby
This we know is true
But, God, can you be a mother
When your baby’s not with you?
Yes, you can he replied
With confidence in his voice
I give many women babies
When they leave it is not their choice
Some I send for a lifetime
And others for the day
And some I send to feel your womb
But there’s no need to stay.
I just don’t understand this God
I want my baby here
He took a breath
and cleared his throat
And then I saw a tear
I wish I could show you
What your child is doing Here
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say
“We go to earth to learn our lessons
of love and life and fear,
but My mommy loved me so much
I got to come straight here!”
I feel so lucky to have a Mom who
had so much love for me
I learned my lessons very quickly
My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow is where I lay
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear
“Mommy, Please don’t be sad today
I’m your baby and I am here”
So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are okay
Your babies are here in My home
And this is where they’ll stay
They’ll wait for you with Me
Until your lessons there are through
And on the day that you come home
they’ll be at the gates waiting for you
So now you see
What makes a Mother
It’s the feeling in your heart
It’s the love you had so much of
Right from the very start
while tearfully reading through other’s comments to heather i came across the poem you shared and had to thank you for it! i doubt if you knew when you posted it how many women it would hit home with…then again, i’m sure God did. it is one of the most beautiful things i’ve ever read and as a woman who is unable to have children and has had multiple miscarriages it really touched my heart. thank you again and God bless. its comforting to know there are people in this world who still have compassion for others.
Thanks for sharing your story! Continued prayers are being sent your way!
I’m so sorry for your loss of your little girl! Thank you for keeping us updated and the best of all to you and yours! God Bless, Corie
Our love and sympathies to your family. You are right that it is all part of His plan.
We also had a miscarriage several years ago, and it was a very difficult time, but God brings us through everything… Sending lots of prayers to you and your family, and May God bless you especially during this Most Holy Season.
Bless you guys! You are in my prayers!
Your story has touched me in ways I cannot express. Your strength is amazing and your family is beautiful. Thank you for allowing us into your lives and having the courage to share such a personal time….Your little angel will always how much you love her.
I just saw your posts here for the first time today about the loss of your precious angel baby. I don’t know your whole situation, but I too lost a baby at about the same time in my pregnancy almost three years ago. My baby girl, Marissa , had the cord wrapped around her neck and she went on to heaven on Jan 2nd 2009. Finding this out and the days that followed were the most tragic thing I have ever been through. My heart goes out to you and your family as you all go through this process. It sounds like you have a wonderful hold on your faith and with God, you will make it through. God Bless you and your precious family.
I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. You have such unimaginable strength! You are an inspiration to me and my faith! We know that God does have plans for all of us and he just needed your little angel in heaven with him. I hope that it did give you and your husband some comfort to be able to spend that special time with her. I can’t not even begin to imagine what kind of pain that this caused your family, but it sounds as though your faith has seen you through it. God is good and God bless your sweet family! Peace be with you.
I am so sorry for your loss, but it seems that it’s Heaven’s gain, doesn’t it? May He wrap his arms around you and your family and give you peace.
I am so moved by your strength during this difficult time in your family. You don’t know how much your website has helped me learn couponing. I’ve told several people about your site when they have stopped me in the store and asked about my coupons. Youre in my thoughts.
So sorry for your loss. I am currently 23 weeks long with a little girl and I am having a complicated and difficult pregnancy. My prayers are with you and yours.
God bless all of you . . .my family is praying for yours. The Welcome Home party was a wonderful idea. It sounds like you have a very supportive family. There’s an angel in heaven watching over you now.
I am soo sorry for your loss, I cannot even begin to understand what you may be going through! May God comfort you, and give you peace knowing that your little girl is in heaven waiting for you to join her there!
I am so sorry!
Sorry for your loss…on of my family members just experienced this in September when she lost her baby boy at 24 mths along…he had some issues and was sure to have to have surgery and possibly be on dialysis the first year of his life. Only God knows what the future was to hold so we have to look at the loss as a blessing even though it is such a hard thing to endure. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and may God continue to bless you and your family.
So very sad to hear of your loss…. but you and your family are so awesome to share your story with us. May you be rejoined with your sweet baby one day in Heaven! Your in my prayers! Dawn
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I admire you for your positive outlook and faith and only hope I would be that strong in the same situation.
I am so sorry for your loss….I am lifting your family up to God in prayer may he keep and comfort yall and draw you closer to eachother and to him God bless you.
I am soooo sorry to hear of your and your families loss. I too have been there, as I have lost 6 wonderful little ones and have 1 beautiful daughter here with me and my husband and I feel truly blessed to have her. May God’s love and strength give you and your family continued peace and love during this very difficult time. What you have done for your other children is truly amazing. You are a Very strong woman. Love, hugs and prayers.
My love to you and your husband, your children. Losing a baby/child is so hard; God did have other plans for her and wanted her with Him. Just know that you always carry that little one in your heart.
Many of us have had miscarriages, or lost a baby at birth, or shortly after – and so we do understand what you are going through. And, we all reach out to give you all a hug and hold you close for just a moment.
I am very sorry for the loss of your little Presley. I pray that the Lord continues to cover you and your family and protect you as you go through the stages of grief. Life can be so painful sometimes, but God will never leave us and we know He is preparing us for something greater than ourselves, which somehow makes our suffering not in vain.
Your strength amazes me, I will continue to pray for you and your family, God bless you and your family.
I am so sorry for the pain you have had to experience. I lost twin baby boys five years ago…my heart goes out to you and your family……I have gone on and now have a four year old healthy baby boy….My twins lived one day and one week…I have things saved and pictures and have never kept anything from my four year old…he know he had baby brothers that are not with us. I have their urns with me at home and he has asked what they are and I’ve always told him Momma’s babies….he knows he had two brothers and he knows their names and knows they are angels now….when he was born, I felt their presence and used to see him smiling at the sky and giggling…I believe with all my heart they are watching over him….I will continue to share them with him even though he has never met them….they are Momma’s angels keeping him safe…….Your little angel is watching over your family…..I tell myself that They were too beautiful for this world and know in my heart I’m a Mom to not only my son, but two precious angels….My thoughts and prayers are with you……..
My heart hurts for you so bad. My god bless you and your family.
Your story touched me. You are a very strong and full of faith person. Your words uplifted me. Thinking happy thoughts for you and your family.
I will keep you all in my prayers and hope for a peaceful outcome to this long journey. Thank you for sharing your story – it is a good reminder to treasure all the people in my life (and online). take special care. Tess
What a wonderful way to make Presley Kate real to her brother and sister and also family and friends, and to celebrate her life. She will forever be a part of your family and one day you will see her again in heaven.
You are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing this incredibly hard experience with all of us! It helps me keep remember just how blessed I am. Your faith in God is truly an inspiration! His love will guide you through this difficult time. Your little angel will always watch over your family and you will be reunited with her again in the next life! Your faith and optimism is such a blessing to your family! Congratulations on a beautiful little girl! I love her name! My little girl’s middle name is Kate too. :) We will keep you in our prayers!
I’m sad to hear for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for sharing your story. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss.
Heather-It’s such a small world…I was just talking to my husband about your loss this week and he asked me your last name because a gentleman at his work (GLAD) had told him about his son & daughter-in-law who had lost their baby girl and when I showed my husband your family picture he said he had played basketball with your husband and was speaking highly of your Father-in-Law….Please let your husband know that Rick is sorry for your Family’s loss as well-Hugs!
I am joining the others who are keeping your family in prayer. I am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful thing you did to help your children mark this event as special and memorable. May you continue to feel the Fathers arms holding you during this time…..You will continue to be in my prayers!
I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong.
I am so sorry to hear of your families loss.
This is a great way to celebrate a life, no matter how short of a time they are with you.
As a mom, my heart just aches for you as I’ve been there.
May God keep you and yours in his hands
You and your family are in my prayers…I am so sorry for your loss but I know that Presley is being loved on in Heaven and the Angels are waiting for their turn to hold her. Thank you for sharing with us your strength and your testimony of how God does hold us up when we have trying and difficult circumstances. May the Lord Bless you and your family. Take care….
I’m sorry for your loss, but God needed a special angel in heaven. I know you will always cherish the brief time you had with your beautiful daughter. I pray the Lord brings you and your family peace & a knowing that she is now with our Lord. God bless you.
God will wrap you in His arms and hold you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family….I am so very sorry. God Bless…
I couldnt not imagine what you and your family are going through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. Keep your faith in God and he will continue to see you through now and in the future. Sending much love to yal.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing this painful/precious time with us. You are amazing! Please keep us posted and thanks again!! I never knew that couponing would bring such wonderful people into my life. Be blessed!!
I am so sorry for your loss…I know Presley is watching over you all. My neice was pregnant with triplets and they are all in heaven now. When she gave “birth” to her children, the hospital gave her rings, teddy bears and blankets as memorials to them…while her daughter did not see her siblings, she has their rings and bears and they will never be forgotten…nor will your Presley; she will always be part of your family. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. God Bless you all.
I am so sorry for your loss, I think you are amazing how you are handling this. God bless you and your family!
I want you to know how much your story has touched me. I will be praying for strength for you and your family during this time. Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing a child is a pain like no other. Take comfort in the fact that she is with God, and he is protecting her until you can all be together again.
Bless your heart, Heather!My how God is working through you AND your preciose Presley. Thank you for sharing something so personal and precious. God is going to bless youbeyond your widest imagination!! yea!
You are such an inspiration to all of us as to what a Proverbs 31 woman should be! God bless your sweet family, and I will keep you in my prayers! So sorry for your loss, but so glad to hear how you are keeping her memory alive!
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know until now. May God keep all of you in his loving arms!
I don’t comment much, if ever, but I felt compelled to do so tonight.
Our family also experienced the loss of a pregnancy 3 weeks ago. Mine was a little different as it was an ectopic pregnancy.
I am blessed to know that the Lord has been your strength through all of this…how anyone walks this earth without Him is beyond me.
I hope you find as much comfort as I do in the fact that the Lord had mighty plans for Presley’s life in Heaven AND on earth…plans we will never know until we meet Him face to face. To know that we will see our children one day, in the presence of the Lord, is the ultimate comfort. God bless you during this time. Continue to praise Him for He is GOOD!
My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of your life with us. May God comfort you all.
Sending prayers and healing vibes your way! You are truly an amazing woman, having a celebration of her was such a beautiful idea! God bless and know your fans will always be here for you!
So sorry little one, but my mom (best kindest person) is with you to help guide you through your journey she just left me also I think it was to help you:)Sweetness
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure she was a tiny beautiful little girl. I am glad that your family can celebrate the time she was with you. What a beautiful way to remember her. You are so strong to have that smile in the picture. My prayers are still with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers
God Bless you and your family. Prayers to u and ur beautiful children.
I’m so sorry :(
God bless you and your family. I can’t imagine the pain you are experiencing. Heaven has one more beautiful Angel!
You are amazing. Those were the words in my head as I’ve read your posts the past few days. I nearly lost my son at birth. We were lucky – blessed – but there was a period of time we didn’t think he would make it. I don’t think I would’ve been as strong as you. I think you are amazing, that you make sweet Presley’s life, short as it was, so impactful to your family, and to your readers. I’m so sorry you have to go through this, but know your entire family is in my prayers..
Wow! I cannot even begin to imagine what you have just gone through. Thanks so much for your wonderful testimony. I honestly don’t know how people do it without God’s grace. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Bless Presley Kate, you , her Daddy and her brother & sister. Presley was meant to be with our God in Heaven……she was so wonderful that He wanted her with Him. She was truly a blessing to you and yours for her 4 months. You are amazing to have the strength….both physical and emotional…..to have a Welcome Home Party for your children. You are truly special.
So sad and yet so sweet. I love how you celebrated her life even though it was only ever in you :) Prayers and keep us posted on how you are doing.
I am so sorry to hear this. Yes, Presley had a purpose to be a part of your lives. I hope your family is healing. From experience, I know this is very hard. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
You’ve been so strong through all of this (: The Lord bless and keep your family! (:
Oh geeez…I am all sorts of tearing up reading this. I am so sorry to hear of it, but I do know that our Lord knows what he’s doing. Bless you and your family <3
So sad.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know what the loss of a child feels like and its a pain like no other.. God Bless you and your family.