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In memory of Audrey Caroline Smith

04/28/2008 at 03:34 PM ET

ToddandmeEarlier this month, we posted about the birth and passing of Audrey Caroline, the daughter of Selah member Todd Smith and his wife Angie.

In honor of their daughter, Todd and Angie have written a song with their friend Christa Wells, entitled I Will Carry You. The song shares their thoughts and feelings during Audrey’s short life.  To view the video, please click below.

Source: The Story of Audrey Caroline

Thanks to CBB reader Amy.


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Mandy on

The song a montage are truly amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!
My thought and prayers are with them always!

Kristy on

No words…only tears. That was heart-breakingly beautiful.

cv on

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Broke my heart in two, knowing that the family had such little time to spend with their angel. I am thankful that they shared that with us…makes me so grateful for my own wacky, crazy, silly kids. :)

aurora on

THANKS FOR POSTING. IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES.

Laura on

Beautiful.

kaydence's mommy on

That was so beautiful, brought me to tears. It is so sad that they only had their baby girl for such a short time

mary on

Haunting, Sad and Beautiful all at the same time. I cried through the whole video and as I write this now. May God Bless You and Keep You Now and Forever. I wish Smith family and anyone who goes through something like that only the best. Peace, Love, Patience and Healing.

Shaina's Mommy on

I’m at a loss for words. That was truly AMAZING. Took me back 9 years ago to when I held my little angel girl in my arms just as they held theirs .. They have so many beautiful, meaningful photos to cherish that they will be thankful for in the years to come. My prayers go up for them~

tine on

I love how they cherished and celebrated her life.

Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Jasmine on

I was trying so hard to fight the tears. That’s a beautiful song for a beautiful baby.
My thoughts and prayers are with this family. May god bless them through this difficult time.

Dana Jacobson on

Oh man…I am crying right now as I am writing this. What a beautiful video and what a beautiful family. Just watching it made me have to give my kids a BIG hug. The song was just beautiful and a great memory for the children of their little sister.

alex on

thats so sad. i almost cried especially with the little girls at Disney World on the ground with the empty hat.

i wish them the best.

samantha on

i am so sorry for them lost of them baby girl it make me cry when read it :(

Crystal on

I read Angie’s entire blog from the beginning after I saw the post about Audrey’s death on CBB and every entry brought me to tears. I was so moved by Audrey’s story that I bought them a card and mailed it out last week. The song is beautiful and I will continue praying for the Smith family.

Liz on

Oh wow. That was beautiful. And amazing…God Bless their family.

Michele on

That was one of the most beautiful things I have heard or seen. I have not cried like that in a long time. My heart and prayers go out to this family. That they could smile at the end shows the strength they have. Blessings to all of them

Cait on

Crystal, I’ve been doing the same thing. I check Angie’s blog frequently since I first saw it here on CBB and I’ve left several comments for them.

I admire them so much for what they’ve been through as well as for having the courage to share their daughter with the world. What a precious little angel.

Thoughts and prayers with the entire family.

clair on

That was beautiful, i cried from beginning to end! they are trully fantastic people

Vicky24c on

So beautiful. I’m in tears.

Sarah on

I am so thankful to CBBlog for posting on the Smith family. I found out about Audreys legacy through your site, and it’s changed me. Thank you for being so comprehensive in your coverage of Celebrity Moms and Dads – sometimes I find wonderful entertainment or a good laugh, other times I find life-changing stories like this and I’m moved deep inside.

Marcia on

Oh, WOW!! My husband found me crying in front of the monitor, as I was watching the montage, and listening to the song, reading the lyrics! It just hit me, that no matter what the future brings, we ought to be grateful for what we have, for our healthy (and our unhealthy) kids. To make the right decisions and embrace what God has in store for us, no matter what. Our prayers ant thoughts are with them, as they go through this tough time.

Patricia on

It is SO amazing how God can and WILL give you so much peace during a time like this when it doesn’t seem that anything could stop you from hurting. I truly felt a sense of peace watching that video. As my eyes welled up with tears, all I could think about was the goodness of Jesus; To me it was saying “Jesus…you are real”, and that is the best feeling in the world. I did not know of this family until I read the blog that Angie wrote about Audrey’s passing, but now I can say that I am a fan…beautiful family…beautiful music.

Maddie on

Crystal and Cait, I also read through Angie’s entire blog once I heard the news of Audrey’s death, and my heart broke for this family.
I loved how the family cherished the time spent with Audrey and getting to know her, even when they knew she would be taken from them. Angie is so strong to write about and share Audrey’s story, I was sobbing near the end. Adurey’s story has touched me, and I often think of the courage and strength of this incredible family. Thank you for sharing the life of Audrey Caroline.

Heidi Childs on

Mr and Mrs Smith,
I really admire you both for what you chose to do. I am 15 years old and I was at a Selah concert last month in Midland, MI and I really enjoyed it. When Mr Smith talked about Audrey he really got to my heart. It was such a touching story and I think, in fact I know that God is very proud of you both for your faithfulness and love to your little baby. Thank you for setting such a wonderful example.
Sincerely,
Heidi Childs

Lillian Travis on

Thank you for sharing Audrey’s story. It took me back 7 years ago when the baby I was carrying was diagnosed with cystic hygroma. I was told to terminate but I just didn’t think that it a decision I could do. I BELIEVE, I believe that God has a purpose for all that goes on in our lives. A miracle happened with that baby. At 25 weeks, the tumor just vanished. My Noah is now 71/2 years old. Although, we have many visits to the hospital due to his asthma at least we are blessed enough for that. I will pray for the Smith family and also any other mom faced with termination….It is 8:32 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008 and there is a miracle happening.

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