An Angel Has Her Wings

Early this morning, surrounded by her mama and daddy, Baby Daphne Dawn Reading returned to Heaven to be with the loving God who put her here on Earth.

When Danielle told me about her passing, she said, "She's just so beautiful and peaceful." I know she is too. She has the kind of peace that only comes when we are again back in the arms of Jesus.

The number of lives she entered and hearts she touched can't be counted.
The strength and will of that baby girl is to be admired.

Against all odds, Daphne made it to 19 days old (today).

The prayers of thousands proved that when hearts full of hope and faith come together before God, He shows us His infinite love through miracles.

No one can say why God chooses to do things the way He does them.
That's why He is God.
He can see so much more than we can.
Hearts can question but that only makes it more difficult for our hearts to let Him in

I know that for me, the past two weeks that I have allowed myself to just SEE the miracle of Daphne's life, I have been able to FEEL God.

About 10 days ago, I was feeling all consumed by sadness. I kept thinking, "Poor Danielle and Drew." I asked Mr. Superman how such innocent, perfect, beautiful little souls like Daphne could be given bodies that fail. Why? What he said has been stuck in my head since.

"It's not our job to ask, "Why?". It's our job to trust. You can feel sad because it is sad but don't feel sad for Daphne. She is the lucky one. She gets to be surrounded by love and prayers but when the time comes, she will not have to stay in such a terrible place. Daphne won't ever have to grow up watching this world and witnessing the awful things people do. She is so lucky to get back to Heaven where whether we realize it or not, we all wish we could be more than anything."

He's a smart man that husband of mine and even though its hard to let that thought, that TRUTH, stay at the forefront of my mind, it is the TRUTH.

 Daphne's Miracle

God sent a angel to the Earth...The sweetest angel too  
And for such a tiny little thing, she had so much to do.

She knew she did not have much time upon this Earth to stay,  
She did not waste a single second; she got started right away.
Her eyes were bright and sparkly, she took in every turn.
She did not miss a single thing, because Daphne came to learn!

God sent her here to touch the hearts of those He could not reach,
She taught them courage, strength and faith, because Daphne came to teach.
Her tiny little body was so full of God above,  
You felt it when you held her, because Daphne came to love.
In 19 days she managed what many never will.  
When she went home to Jesus, her purpose was fulfilled.

She learned and taught, loved and played, she taught her lessons well.
I know God is so proud of her. She's now truly home to dwell.
But when you miss her OH-SO-MUCH, you can almost hear Him say,  
Please understand, her work was done...
Daphne did not come to stay.

If you have cards, letters, or anything you wish to send to the family, I can be contacted at

rachelleorgan @ gmail (dot) com

At this time, the family is not in need of monetary donations and would like to extend their immense gratitude for everyone that has shared their story and continues to pray for them. 

I will continue to have this badge on my blog. Even though Daphne has her wings now, her life and story can continue to change the world and touch countless hearts. Please join me in continuing to spread Daphne's miracle.


Team Mama said...

Can't you just imagine what a valiant and special spirit that little Daphne is- all she needed was the chance to have a physical body, but she was so special that she didn't need the trials and the testing that we have to go through. God knew what He was doing when He sent her to Danielle to love and cherish for those 19 short days. And Danielle will see her again and will always be her mother. Prayers for the family and for you too.

Erin said...

Breaks my hear to hear of her passing. I am praying for comfort and peace for her family. She touched so many in such a short life.

chambanachik said...

My heart hurts for them because I can't even begin to put myself in their shoes. But you are right- she is so special, and accomplished more than most people do with a life full of years. What a precious baby girl.

To Love a Soldier... said...

I just found this from Goodnight Moon. I do not know this family but I wanted to offer my prayers for the momma and daddy of this precious little girl. Praying for comfort and peace.

Nikki said...

This breaks my heart but this post and what your husband said is so right! This is such a sad time for their family but it's also a time to rejoice. Little Daphne is in the arms of her heavenly father.. whew, just thinking about that brings me chills ♥

Praying for comfort and peace ♥

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

That is so heartbreaking but such a comfort to know they will see their baby girl again one day. To parents left behind it always seems like forever to wait but G.I. Joe reminds me when I'm missing our angels that they will barely blink and then we'll be reunited again. That makes me thankful to know that the sweet little ones like that really are the blessed ones. Daphne will be able to bask in her creator's love until she's united with her family. And we'll be praying for their comfort and peace along the way.

Jenifer said...

It makes me sad to hear that little Daphne passed away. I am also grateful for a Loving Heavenly Father who KNOWS what it best and KNOWS more than we do. I pray that He will comfort the family and loved ones of this sweet angel. Thank you again for sharing her story.

The Flight Crew said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing little one's story. You are right your hubby is Super smart. Can't help but cry for the family but none the less they have been such an inspiration. Thoughts and prayers go out to them and all those feeling of the loss right now.

Amanda said...

Lucky little girl to return home so soon. I feel for the family that has to mourn her loss down here though. One day they will all be reunited.

Allie said...

Wow, what an amazing story. I was at the verge of tears reading about this family! They will definitely be in my prayers and I will be posting Daphne's badge on my blog so others can be touched by how strong not only Danielle and Drew are, how how strong such a precious little girl was. I'm glad she is finally at peace and in the arms of God now. They will be in my prayers! <3

After reading such touching posts, I decided to become your newest follower. I look forward to reading more!