Tuesday, March 17, 2009

At 6:30 on Monday Evan went from his Earthly fathers arms to his Heavenly fathers arms. I don't have words right now. Our hearts are just broken.

134 comments:

Melanie said...

oh my! I am aching for you *hug* I happened upon your blog and I'm not sure how, but I am praying for your sweet family. May the grace of God be with you through this all!!

nowamomoffour said...

My heart is so broken for you. I am praying that the Lord will give you comfort that only He can give. I am so sorry for what you are going through.

adafloyd said...

Oh Monica... there are no words. My sister, my friend... there are some things a mother should never have to go through... this is one of them. I will continue to pray for your family - for strength, for courage, for guidance and for peace.

I am so very sorry. I cannot say it enough.

Ada Floyd

saner4 said...

Sent here by Angie's Bring the Rain blog.
I am also aching for you all. I will continue to pray for you family. May God wrap his loving arms around you, hold you up and sustain you during this difficult time.

Carey said...

Lord, give this family peace that only You can give. Wrap your arms around them today with your love and continue to bless them.
Amen.

Praying for you,
Carey in TX

Stephen said...

I am so very sorry, your family are in my daily prayers.

Coach Steve

Rach@In His Hands said...

Coming over from Bring the Rain...

Praying big prayers for your family...I can't even imagine how you're feeling right now. Take comfort in the Lord's plan for you and that He will give you peace!

In Him,
Rachel

thetalbotts said...

Coming from Bring the Rain also...

Praying for your sweet family. You are heavy on my heart because I too have lost a child with Trisomy 13. May the Lord's grace & peace carry your family.

Lexie said...

yes, Monica and family...I echo what each has already said here. May the lord continue to bless and keep you. Lots of hugs, lots of prayers. Words don't say enough.

Bethany said...

I saw Angie's tweet.

You are in my prayers. I read through several of your posts and my heart aches all the more for seeing a tiny glimpse of your wonderful family. There is nothing I can say. I will pray. I will lift you to the One Who has spoken the final word. The One Who has ordained your sweet baby's life. May His arms comfort you. May His peace that passes all understanding rain over you.

Barbara Williams said...

I don't have the words, so I will use the Lord's:
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Num 6:24-26
Love, Aunt Barbie

Julie said...

I am praying for you all, Monica.

sawyersfamilyof5 said...

praying for your dear family. May the Lord comfort you as only He can.

Eva said...

I am here by way of Angies tweet. I am so sorry for your loss. Evan is beautiful. Will keep him and your family in my prayers.

Melanie said...

you have been in my prayers, and will continue to be. may God surround you with His love and comfort, fill you with peace.
i love you friend.

melanie

Twice Blessed said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

erikmelissa said...

No words can truly help ease your pain but I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss... Melissa in MN

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry!!! I cannot begin to imagine. Please let all of us know if there is anything we can do.

goodbook said...

Dear family

I can't let myself think of what you must be going through. It's too painful. Even though our families haven't been close I still know, think, and care about you. I can't wait until the day when God reveals all. Being a grandmother myself I know that only God would get me though and the love of family and help of friends if I let them. I'm so sorry Evan won't get to know his grand-dad Steven. I've had many praying for you and will continue to do so in the hard days ahead.

Aunt Karen

Raechel said...

Praying for your family today. Found you through Angie's tweet. You are being uplifted by your sisters in Christ, and being upheld by the hands of God.

Peace,
Raechel

Jen said...

My prayers are with your family..

Stephanie said...

My heart is broken for you, Sean, Grace, and Garrett! We are praying that you will feel and be filled with the peace that passes all understanding! Father God, wrap this sweet family in your loving arms and give them the strength they need today! Much love to you all.

Maria said...

I'm just a mom from Columbus Ohio who found your blog through Angie Smith's and I wanted you to know that even though we don't know each other and I have no idea of the pain you are suffering, I'm praying for you and will continue to pray for you. xoxo

Patrick said...

There are no words. All I know to say is that I'm sorry.

Carey said...

Monica, Sean and family,

I am truely sorry for your loss and cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. All God's children are gifts to us and I know you feel blessed to have spent the time you did with baby Evan.

colleen said...

My heart is broken for you and your family. We have an Evan with his heavenly father too. He will be 14 this august. Praying sincerely for peace and comfort - because He lives I can face tomorrow. Blessings, Colleen

colleen said...

So heartbroken for you-our Evan is with his heavenly father too. He will be 14 this August. Praying for peace and comfort, Colleen

Heather said...

Monica and Sean, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine the pain you are feeling. I am praying for you and Grace and Garrett. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to ask.

"The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:10-11

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:7

joan bumgarner said...

sean and monica, only the Lord knows how to heal a broken heart. words cannot express our sorrow. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding, and the strength to get through the next couple of days, and months. Love Granny and PaPa Bumgarner

SSgtBullsGirl said...

moni

i have lost my words as well - i love you, know that my heart is breaking. im here for you. God is faithful and always hears our prayers, i ask that He be will you and love you and guide you through this difficult time.
love le anne

Patty Jones said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this has happen to such nice people. I can only imagine what you are going trough. ust want you to know you and your family are in my prayers.

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

You are in my prayers. You are right - there are no words so I will just pray.

Much love

Holly

Andi-bo-bandi said...

I have tears in my eyes and an ache in my heart. May the Lord grant you the peace and serenity you need right now. (((((((((HUGS)))))))) from afar.

XOXO
Andi (in NY)

Jamie said...

I am so sorry for you loss. You are in our prayers.

Eddie and Jamie

The Shaw's said...

The Lord promises to be close to the brokenhearted. I pray that promise fulfilled to you today. Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss and we are praying for you. We love you. Scot and Rhonda

Whitney said...

My heart is broken for you. I am praying for God to give you the comfort you need in this time. I'm so sorry.

Stacy said...

You are in my prayers and prayers of so many others. There are no words to express my sadness for your family.

ThereseAnn said...

Monica, I was just sent your blog from Monica of BeNotAfraid.net.

Im so sorry your son has left this earth so soon... Please know you and your family will be in our prayers.

I also wanted to extend support to you from the Living with triosmy 13 community. We have a wonderful support group of families who all to well know your journey.

You can view many of the Treasured Memory stories off the website and there are many support resources for your grief to healing when you are ready.

Please contact me if I can be of any support,
Many Angel Blessings,
ThereseAnn, mom to Natalia full t13

Super B's Mom said...

May you be filled with God's comfort today. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Courtney said...

Praying for you..I have lost two sweet daughters to trisomies. I pray God gives you the same peace that He gave me through my losses. God Bless.

http://cestep.blogspot.com

April said...

I'm not sure if there are any words - I love you, I will pray for you guys, and my heart is broken for you. May God be with you right now and hopefully bring you some peace.

April

StephF said...

I can't find the words... know I love you and am praying for you all.

Rachel said...

I just happened upon your blog from Bring the Rain. I am so, so sorry for your unimaginable loss.

I am praying.

jsi said...

My name is Jessie and I followed this link from another site. I am praying for you and your family right now, in this heavy time. God is leading you tenderly (Isaiah 40)for you are with the young ones, holding you carefully within His hand in your broken pain. Your photos are so poignant, so direct. What a brave heart, your Evan.

momof4 said...

Hi I found your site via Angies site Bring the Rain. My undetected Trisomy 13 son, Daniel was born September 11, 2003. He was with us for an amazing 27 days. Your story sounds so much like mine. I am here if you would like to talk. My son's story is located here if you would like to read it. http://www.livingwithtrisomy13.org/memoriesofdaniel.htm You are in my thoughts and prayers right now.

Jill Husted

Becky said...

Just here from Angie's blog, and I am so sorry about sweet Evan. I am lifting you up in prayer here in MN, that God may bring you comfort, and that you feel surrounded by His love!

Rev. 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Sisters said...

We are praying for you!

Anna said...

I'm so sorry...there are no words. May He comfort you in this difficult time!

Brenda said...

I have no great words to say, only a heart that is broken for you. Please know that I am praying for you.

Brenda

The Hansen Family said...

So sorry, praying for you and your family.

jgoodson said...

Crying with you and praying for you.

I pray you will be able to trust in God's great plan and find His peace. Jeremiah 29:11 - 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'

Melissa Southerland said...

I am praying for your family, Monica. May you feel the peace of God that transcends all understanding during this difficult time!

My love and prayers,
Melissa Lee Southerland

Kristi J said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of sweet Evan. What a beautiful, precious baby. Thanks be to God that he blessed you with Evan, even though the time was too short.

Lifting you up in prayer...

The Kissin S Ranch said...

Even though I don't know you I am saying a prayer for your family.

Kris said...

Lifting your family in prayer!!
So very sorry for your loss!

Bernadette said...

Monica,Sean, Gracie and Garrett Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It broke our hearts hearing the news of your loss. May God Bless you all and may he give you strength. We would love to help out in any way. May that beautiful child rest in peace. He is now an angel in heaven
be blessed,the morrison family

Shalana said...

Sometimes the Lord gives us things so that we may learn how strong we really are. I heard this from another mom who's son was born sick, and she says that the Lord has given her these things to deal with so she may see how strong she really is. I will pray for you and your family and hope that you will remember to sometimes just crawl into the lap of the Lord and let him hold you while you cry, laugh, rant, rave and get healed.

Jen McD said...

I'm so sorry. Lifting up your family right now

vanettens said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray.

Katie said...

My heart is breaking for you. I do know that Evan is safe.
Katie ): praying.

Tristan said...

My heart breaks for you..truly.

I pray for God to rain his peace over you.

Gayle923 said...

I was directed to your blog by my daughter. I am praying for you ...

God bless you ...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-h2m1HZekCcc/held_by_natalie_grant/

Corie said...

PRAYING!!!

queenoftheclick said...

my heart hurts for you....I'm praying that you can feel God in this very hard time.

embaby81 said...

I am so so sorry!!!
My thougts and prayers are with you during this time.
May the Lord grant you peace, strength and faith. May He wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you all.

Em
from Australia

Vera said...

Praying for comfort for you and your family and sweet baby Evan who is healed now.

Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net said...

I am so sorry for this precious loss of yours!!! I will be praying for you!

Laura said...

I am so sorry....praying for grace and peace to flood your heart and mind.

Melanie said...

Praying, Praying, Praying. Our hearts are broken for you.

Kristen said...

Praying. I'm so sorry...

Carrie said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm taking time to pray for your family now.

melis said...

(another Bring the Rain follower...)

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying that you will feel the arms of our Lord wrapped around you during this time.

Amber said...

My heart is breaking for you. You will be in my prayers.

Aurora said...

I don't know you, but I'm praying for you all.

Jodi said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Katie said...

I am without words. Just prayers and hope for peace for your entire family.

Kelli said...

Lifting you up in my prayers!!!

Michelle said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. My husband and I lost a niece last fall to trisomy 13. I am sure that there are no words that can truly comfort you right now, but just know that there are many people thinking of you during this difficult time.

Erin said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers

Brian said...

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14.27)

tri-blessed said...

My heart hurts for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son 1 year ago today and I know the pain you are going through. I pray that God heals your hurts and that you keep the precious memories you had close to your heart. We will all be together again. God Bless you.

DeAnna said...

I am so sorry. I received your prayer request from Angie at Bring the Rain. Again, so so sorry for you and your sweet little family. My sympathies are with you today. No words can even begin to soothe the pain you are feeling. Just one breath at a time is all you can do.

Paige said...

Came over from Kelly's Korner Blog..

Praying for you and your family.

Rachel said...

Praying for your family and KNOWING how hard this time is and will continue to be!

Misty said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace.
Misty Walker, MV retreat friend

The Five Pennies said...

Coming over from Kelly's Korner. My heart is aching for your family. I know that God will hold you in his strong arms through the loss of your beautiful Evan. Prayers to you from SC.

Mandy said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. Evan is a beautiful baby and is now perfect in Heaven. I lost my daughter to T18 in June 2007 and my heart aches for you. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers. God does not make mistakes and Evan had a purpose and will always be a part of your family. You will now look forward to heaven in a way you never have before.

Mandy H.
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

C ♥ said...

Praying so hard for you.

Brooke said...

So sorry.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my little girl two years ago to trisomy 18. I know it is difficult, but please cherish the few days you did have with your son, and every second you got to hold him in your arms. We only got to hold our daughter after she was removed from life support. Much love & stay strong.

Michelle said...

Prayers from Cincy.

Tammi said...

So so sorry for your loss.

Praying...

~~~~~ The House of Big Cheese~~~~ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

I had a second trimester loss to Trisomy 8 so I know what a rollercoaster ride you have been on.


You are in my prayers.

Jungheims said...

Just praying....

K said...

My prayers are with you and your whole family. I'm so sorry.

SingerMamaMelody said...

I am praying for you...so incredibly sad about you losing your sweet Evan. I'll keep praying.

Truly,
Melody in MN

Michelle said...

You have been on my mind so much the past week. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing Evan's story and life with us.

Beth said...

Praying for your family. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you. May you feel God's loving arms around you.

Jenny said...

I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenny - Jenny White Photography said...

Praying for your family. For strength, peace and rest.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

praying for you, with a broken heart.

melissa

Rachel said...

I just happened upon your blog by a friend of mine's... I don't know you or know much about your situation besides what I just read, but please know I'm praying for you. I can't understand this loss as I'm sure you can't either...all I know to do is pray. So please know that you have people out there - people you don't even know - praying for you and your family.

texasinafrica said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. May the peace of Christ be with you.

One Pretty Girl and Her Mama said...

Your family is in my prayers.

jag said...

My heart hurts for you. Praying as you...

Seraphim said...

Praying for you and your family. God bless you all. xxx

Theresa said...

My prayers are with you. No words can help with your lose.

Matt and Jolee said...

Monica, I stumbled on your blog earlier and didn't even realize it was you. I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet baby. I will pray for peace for you and your sweet family. I pray the pain decreases as time goes on for all of you.

Stacia said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet baby. I will pray for your family to have some comfort and feel Heavenly Father close to you.

Whimsical Creations said...

I am so sorry for your loss. hugs

Karen said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss.. please know another family will be praying for you and yours..

Laura B. said...

Oh Monica, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I am the sister of a baby born with trisomy 13 who only lived for one day. I am prayig for your family!

Stacy D said...

From one grieving momma to another, please know that I am praying...

Stacey said...

Monica & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I will be praying for your family as you grieve the loss of your precious son. I lost my 1st baby, Philip Cole, 2 years ago. He had full trisomy 13. I miss him everyday, but feel so blessed that God entrusted me with such a blessing. We have shared his story at the following location: http://www.livingwithtrisomy13.org/memoriesofPhillipP.htm
May you find peace through this pain. Praying for you and your family,
Stacey Palacios

Hope said...

I am so very sorry. My heart aches for you.

Cathy said...

To the family of Evan Almighty! As you rest in the Almighty Ones arms, we pray for the aching in your earthly families arms.

dg darling said...

Found your blog through the Riggs family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I read some of your past entries and wanted to tell you how beautiful your sweet boy is. (of course you already knew that!) I am so sorry again and will be praying for your family. The following are the words to a children's song from my church (I'm LDS-or Mormon) I hope they might give you some comfort...

I am a child of God and He has sent me here
Has given me an earthly home
with parents kind and dear

I am a child of God and He has called me home.
My earthly journey's through but still, I do not walk alone.
He leads me, guides me, walks beside me, helps me find the way.
He welcomed me with open arms. I live with Him today.


I am a child of God and I have gone ahead.
My earthly life was brief but oh, such peace and love you gave.
You loved me, held me, stood beside me and though I cannot stay.
You gave me much to help me and I live with Him today.


I am a child of God and I will wait for you.
Celestial glory shall be ours, if you can but endure.
I'll lead you, guide you, walk beside you.
Help you find the way.
I'll welcome you with open arms
One bright Celestial day.

Cory and Margaret said...

Praying that Lord gives you strength and guidance through this season. I am so sorry for your loss. My 'mommy heart' is breaking for you!!

Cindy said...

Coming over fromt the Riggs Family blog. Send you hugs, thoughts & prayers.

Kristina said...

I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I live in Alex and go to Zion--I taught with Maureen for about 3 years, but have been home with my girls for the last 4 years, so I didn't know what was happening until I heard that Evan went to be with the Lord. You are in our prayers and thoughts, and I know there are a lot of people here in Alex praying for you. I found your blog on Angie's twitter and I am so glad that I saw it...he was a beautiful little boy.

Kristina Kuhnau

Christina Andresen said...

Monica and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss, my little Zoey has been in heaven almost a year now (DOB 3/25/08 - DOD 5/26/08), please know that there are many T13 families out there if you ever need a shoulder to cry on or just an extra ear to tell your story.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Christina
Proud mommy of Zoey
http://www.livingwithtrisomy13.org/memoriesofZoey.htm

amber said...

My heart is broken for your family. I'm praying for comfort and peace. (hugs)

MoziEsmé said...

I am so sorry!!! Prayers said...

Karyn said...

May the peace of Christ be with you and your sweet family.

Frugal Jen said...

Praying for your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I found you from Kelly's blog. We will continue to pray for your family.

Krystal said...

From a sister in Christ, I'm praying for you.

Shana said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful, precious son. I am praying that God will blanket you with His peace.

Michelle Riggs said...

I am so sorry. you are in my prayers.

Adria said...

I, too, happened upon your blog by chance. I am so sorry for your loss. It's a heartbreaking thought, you know. March 16 at 6:39 we welcomed my new little niece into this world. But 9 minutes before, you lost your precious little angel. Maybe Audrey Smith and Luke Sponberg needed another playmate!
Imagine them together, playing, rejoicing in awe of the Lord.
While driving earlier, I heard this new song on KLOVE. I attached the song for you to hear. It's a very powerful song. Hope it will help heal your heart. My prayers for your comfort will continue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2--EnCW9NdY

Susan said...

I am so very sorry that you have lost your little boy. Your little Evan was indeed a fighter. God has a very special new angel in your sweet baby boy. May you feel the love of so many as you go through what no parent should. Your family will be in my prayers...

Susan in Indiana

Us said...

Hello, I sent you a facebook message...heard of you through Tara Maynard Smith. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I, too, have been through this with my first baby girl, and it is such a deep situation of the heart. I will be praying for you.
Kimberly Bynum
www.ekjm.blogspot.com

Tina said...

We have been and will continue to pray for your family to heal. Love from John, Tina, Sean & Olivia Rice, Mrs. B's school in Alexandria MN

Monroy's said...

My hart breaks for you in the midst of your loss. We too lost our precious daughter on January 21, 2009 after being diagnosed with
T13. She was our one and only child. She is know our one and only precious angel. You can visit our blog at jolielauren.blogspot.com My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Vanessa

Laura said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and may you find comfort.