Saturday, October 9, 2010

I loved him so much.



Today I say goodbye.

There are no words.

51 comments:

Mummahh said...

Hes so very Handsome!
Thoughts and prayers are with you!
xo

Seams Inspired said...

Praying for you and your family. (((HUGS)))

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Carolina Carters said...

Many prayers for today and the following days. I hope you can feel God holding you...

Kathie said...

Love and prayers for you today.

Stefenie said...

Lots of prayers for your family on this difficult day Jill. May God's love be felt by all of you today.

Michelle McCune said...

I have been praying for you for so long. I am praying for you right now as you begin the viewing. God be near and give you peace beyond your understanding. Praying for strength and sweet comfort for your aching souls.

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers are with you and your family today. Not goodbye just see you soon. He will be waiting to welcome you when your work here on earth is done. Love Rainy

Anonymous said...

He will always be with you in your heart!! Praying for you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Jill, my heart cries for you and your family. May you feel the love that Joshua had for you surrounding you at his service.

Shannon Egan

Anonymous said...

As I pray my prayers of Divine Office this morning, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. " Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."

Monica Rafie said...

Jill. I am heartbroken for you. Speechless and crushed. All I can do is pray for your heart, along with all these others who love you.

Deidre Johnson said...

Jill, I'm utterly devastated with you and your family. I had hoped I could attend Joshua's service but there's no way I can work it out. Today will be one of the hardest days of your life & I'm truly sorry that your family has to endure that!!! You have been and will remain in my prayers for only the peace that God can offer. I'm on facebook, so if you need anything AT ALL, please don't hesitate to contact me!!! I've walked the very difficult road you have ahead of you & will do anything in my power to help you get through this. All my prayers and love are with your family today!!!

Agnieszka said...

I am so sorry for your loss and I know there are no words that will help. What a sweetheart Joshua is! He is and always will be beautiful. We will keep your family in our prayers.

mina said...

You remain in my thoughts and prayers!

Nikki said...

This picture makes me weep. He is such a handsome little guy and even with 1/2 a heart...his was bigger than most!

Momma Trish said...

Your boy is absolutely beautiful. And I am so very sorry for your loss.

Your faith is monumental, and I am amazed by your strength.

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with your family today.

Angie said...

Jill, I've been thinking about you so much this past week. Praying for you today.

Rebecca Jo said...

What a beautiful baby...

My prayers & condolences to you & the family

Tara said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace be with you on this difficult day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Holding you close in my heart today. I am so sorry. Praying for your comfort and strength.
((HUGS))

Overflowing Brain said...

Much love to you and your family today. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope that you're able to find some comfort and strength in the family and friends that surround you in this time. Your son is and always will be absolutely precious.

Wyatt's Mommie said...

Thinking of you and your family today. I am so sorry for your loss!

Annie said...

Jill, there are no words. We know the Lord gives and takes away, we know his name is Blessed. Take comfort in Him, and know we are praying. Your photo is beautiful. Praise the Lord for his life.

java diva said...

((HUGS)) My heart breaks for you and your family! What a beautiful little boy. We delivered our daughter into Jesus' arms Monday night and were told she was a candidate for tissue donor from Gift of Hope. I wish her heart could have helped your son's. I am so sad and upset for you! Praying for you.

Melissa said...

Thinking of your family today. Joshua is sooooo adorable.

Melissa

Katie said...
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Katie said...

Praying for your sweet family today. I know there are no words to help you during this most difficult time of great loss. As a mother of a HRHS child, I have always feared losing my daughter and probably always will. You're living my deepest fear. I'm so sorry.

Honoring Joshua and Ewan today and sitting in silence, reflecting on the brave fights they gave against CHD and holding their mama's close to my heart. God bless you all and know that you're loved and thought of from afar.

Courtney said...

Be still my heart. =*(

Please know I'm still holding you all very close to my heart.

Sara said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Bowman-King said...

I will sit in silence for you sweet Joshua, I am sending all my love and prayers to you and your wonderful Mother & Father!

Love you always & forever

Allie said...

I am so sorry mama. My prayers are with you and the family.

Anonymous said...

May God grant you peace, strength and comfort today and all the days ahead. What a precious angel. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Megan

Nadine said...

Praying for GOD's peace, strength and love to surround you and help you through this difficult day!!! <3

Beth Griffin Photography said...

I found your site through Team Ewan. May God be with you today and help you to find strength and peace. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Apparently I don't live far from you-I live in Fort Wayne.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what you are feeling today as you say good-bye to your sweet Joshua. It doesn't seem as though any mom should have to go through this. I know that our almighty God does all things with purpose and yet it is still so hard to understand. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you today. May God give you strength as you face the difficult days ahead. I will continue to pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your story, even when it was difficult to do so. Your enduring spirit and unwavering faith have been so encouraging. The story of Joshua's heart has mended so many spiritual hearts. I just know that so many of us have been reminded of all that is sometimes taken for granted. May God's love surround you for he is with you always.
Praying for you in NY.
Much love,
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family on this most difficult of days.
Liz

Wayne and Sue Rasmussen said...

You have a beautiful son ... we will be praying as you mourn losing him. "Father God, be close to Jill, Shane, and their other two children as they walk through this trial. Give them your peace; wrap your arms around them and help them feel your love supernaturally."

HennHouse said...

Praying and loving you.

Callie said...

I am remembering Joshua today and his profound impact on the faith lives of so many, and holding all of you in my prayers.

Jenny M said...

I came across your blog thru a friend who told of your loss. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. I praise God for your faith and your testimony to the faithfulness of Christ. I pray for MUCH grace and many blessings to you and your family in the coming days.

Pomegranate Queen said...

I am sorry you are going through this right now. One day your family will be reunited with Joshua. Hope you find the strength to continue on in your life and strive for what is right. One day when you are old and grey Joshua will be there to greet you. :) Your son was and still is such an inspiration for many. May God bless you and your family.

ArizonaIntactivist said...

Jill, I am so sorry...

Lisa said...

Our thoughts are with you today and always.
Many have walked this path, but each journey is different. May the peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Joshua is absolutely beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amy

Moonstonemama said...

I am so absolutely devastated for your loss. Thinking of you, your family and that amazing little boy who touched so many lives.

Dora said...

What a beautiful boy. So sorry for your loss. Truly a parent's worst nightmare. And so terribly sorry you have become a target for these internet crazies. Heinous to target a grieving family.

Kristen Wheatley said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Joshua. Although the grief is unimaginable, there will come a time when the memories of your time spent with him and your loving bond will fill your heart more than the sorrow. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your strength and grace shines through beyond the small minds that hide behind avatars on the internet.

Anonymous said...

He was a beautiful boy whose brief stint here touched many. I'm sorry for your loss and cannot even begin to understand your pain. My hope is the weight of this loss becomes more manageable and that light reenter your days.

Anonymous said...

There are no words for this. I can say I'm sorry, but it somehow feels grossly inadequate. I've never lost a child, but have been close to several people who have, and the only thing I can say is that those who haven't been through it cannot possibly understand that pain, nor can they possibly say with certainty that time heals...It doesn't by the way, only God can do that...it just makes the loss a bit more bearable.

I do believe that God sends angels to earth in the form of handicapped children, and that sometimes, for reasons of his own, he takes them back again.

There's a special place in Hell reserved for those who would attack someone who has just lost a child.

Sarah said...

I learned about your story from Loralee's blog. I don't know either of you but my heart breaks for the pain you both suffer. YOUR faith in the Lord is such a witness to me and a reminder of what comfort can be found when we are clinging to God. I have a 2 year old son, I just can't imagine your suffering and I AM OUTRAGED at the defilement of your family through FOOLISH, HATEFUL assumptions and criticisms. You, dear girl, are one of the best mommas and your boy is lucky to have you!!!!! Praise God for heaven and it's peace and also for the knowledge that we can all be together when this life ends! Your boy is beautiful, I can't tell you how sorry I am that he is gone.

Jamili said...

I too came to your blog though another blog and wish to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

 
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