Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Joshua has received complete healing in the arms of jesus. Please just be silent and thank god for his life.

136 comments:

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for your family. I hope that the Lord brings you peace, serenity, and comfort in the coming time ahead. Your little boy blessed many in his short time and will continue to be an angel guiding you. Know that you and yours are in the thoughts and prayers of thousands as you continue your journey.

Kathie said...

Many prayers for you, Shane, Caleb, and Hannah.

Susan said...

Thanks be to God. Still praying for Josh and you.

Allie said...

All I can be right now is silent. I have no words to express how sorry I am because words don't do justice. I will continue to pray for your family's healing. Just know that Jesus is rocking your little man right now.

Anonymous said...

Jill I am so very sorry. Words fail me. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shannon Egan

Anonymous said...

Saying prayers for you Shane, Caleb and Hannah! There are no words that I could ever say. Thank you Joshua for blessing our lives. Fly little man! Fly!! Love

Rainy

Nickie said...

I am so very sorry. I know that means little, but those words, my prayers for you, and my love is all I have to offer.

Michele said...

I have no words for the sorrow I feel. This hits so close to home for me. Praying that you find peace and healing. Continued prayers for you and your family.

Stefenie said...

I honestly have no words Jill. Completely devastated for you and heartbroken.

I have prayed, prayed, prayed and prayed for Joshie and all of you since finding you through Baby Center. I am very sorry for your loss.

Praying for you still.

Hope's Blog said...

I am so very sorry. Sending prayers for comfort for your family.

hazel and ej said...

I am so so sorry.. praying for peace and comfort for your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Yes praying for the whole family! Rainy

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers for your family.

I'm so, so sorry.

Melissa said...

i am so so sorry. i am heartbroken for your family. There are no words to say, i know, to ease the pain, but i pray that someday you are able to shout out your joy when you reunite with him in heaven again one day. until then, may God hold him in his arms and also be with you...

Blue Moon Girl said...

I'm so very, very sorry. That has been a theme for the week. Never gets any easier though. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

→Daniele← said...

There are no words...your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Amanda said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family <3 I know there are no words right now that can heal your pain, but just know that there are MANY people out there praying for peace for you.

kirsten michelle said...

Jill, I love you and my broken heart is with you. I only wish my arms could reach far enough so we could lean in on each other and weep together. You have my broken heart, my tears for Ewan and for Joshua mixed together.

Amanda said...

Lord have mercy. Somehow, Jesus, let your peace and grace fall upon this family.

Ruth H. said...

Your family is in my prayers. Our youngest daughter was also born with HLHS, and died soon after her first birthday. I know how difficult the coming days and weeks and months will be for you. But I want to offer you the reassurance that peace will come, and someday you'll be able to think of your sweet baby with joy instead of sorrow. Right now every act of living is very, very hard for you, but your little one truly is no longer dealing with the pain and stress of everything he had to put up with on earth because of an imperfect heart. The next time you see him, he will be perfect and whole and so happy to have the chance to tell you how grateful he is that you are his parents.

MommyMonkey said...

There are no words. Know you have many prayers and much love coming your way from my heart. So heartbreaking; I am so very very sorry.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family in the days to come. I've followed your blog since before Joshua was born. My heart is broken for you all!! Prayers coming your way...

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you, your husband, and your children.

With love,
Jennifer Hood

serenity said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my heart.

xxx

Danielle said...

Jill, I am heartbroken for you, Shane and your family. I am so very sorry and my tears are with you for Joshie, Ewan and my Aaron. You are right, he has received complete healing in the arms of Jesus and no longer suffers in this imperfect world.

My heart and prayers will continue to be with you in the coming days, weeks and months.

Erika said...

Jill, I am just speechless and so heartbroken for you & your family. There are no words, except to say I am so incredibly sorry. Many thoughts & prayers coming to you. I am so so sorry. :(

Carolina Carters said...

I am broken for you. Many, many prayers coming your way.

kristen said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that Joshua's healing didn't come on Earth. I know God has Joshua safely in His arms but I cannot imagine the heartache you are feeling. I will pray for you to find peace and comfort in the coming weeks.

melissa

REVLAURIE said...

I do not know you but just heard of your loss through Amy H-g. I know something of the pain you are feeling....we lost our baby girl over 2 years ago. My prayers and tears are with you and your family as you deal with the intensity of this loss. Know that as deep as the pain is, there is indeed a healing balm for your heart. Hugs and blessings to you all.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap you and your hurting family in His loving arms and give you comfort.

Maria said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I'll pray for your family

lmpd0617 said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, praying for your family

Michael Bowman-King said...

We are sending you our love and prayers.

Ellen said...

I am so very sorry...I am praying for you and your family.

Jillian and Charley said...

Peace and prayers go out to you and your family.

Jenn said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for all of you.

mina said...

My heart aches for you. Prayers for your family.

Wendy said...

Thinking of you and praying for you all. Rev. 21:4 - wishing and praying for the day to come, when death will be no more.

Mommafo said...

Big, big hugs.

kia said...

Please accept my condolences. I am praying for you and your family.

Hazel Nut said...

I am so very sorry and completely heartbroken to hear of this. There are very few words that I can say to you, so I offer you my warmest thoughts for strength and peace.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's right, there are no words to express anything that could remotely make you feel better or lift some of the weight off of your heart right now. Just cling to each other and feel our Lords arms wrapped around you holding you together. Prayers to you and your family as you try to make sense of all of this. May God bless!

Angel L said...

I am SOOO very sorry for your loss! There are no words that are going to ease your pain just know that we are all here for you and your family! We love you Jill!! Fly high little Angel Joshua!!!

Melissa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. Thinking of your family.

Melissa

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have never been in your shoes so I can't say I know what you are going through but I do know that you are a beautiful and strong woman and your sweet angel will be waiting with Jesus to meet you again one day. You and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I, too, lost a baby. She was 2 months old when she died, from a genetic condition. I know the pain that your family is experiencing right now...and it is awful! So thankful that you know the Lord! He is the only way that I came through that experience like I did! Praying for healing, comfort, and strength for your family at this time. We lift you up to God right now!

In this wonderful life... said...

I'm so sorry :( I'm praying for you guys!

Stacey said...

Jill,
Please know that you have nothing but love and support. Be still. Continued prayers for you, Shane and Caleb.
Stacey

Katie Smith said...

I have no words to offer you, only my sympathy and prayers. I am so, so sorry.

LisaD said...

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. There are no words.

Katie said...

I am so very sorry. I'm crying for you and heartbroken. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Heart hugs...

michelle lewis said...

I wish I could hug you. I wish I could understand. I lost my son Jack to HLHS about 4 weeks ago, and miss him every day and long to hold him just once more. You gave Joshua your everything - God made you fierce and fiesty for a reason. Many prayers to you.

Ausmerican Housewife said...

From a mother of two little angels, amen(!).

No more pain and hurt little Joshua, you fought so well.

I only just saw your site yesterday (through Ewan's) and have been thinking of you. My babes aren't chd babes but they are in Heaven for other reasons nonetheless.

Right now it sucks. It hurts. It doesn't make sense. I'll be keeping you and your entire family in my prayers during this extremely upsetting and unsettling time as you grieve. I'll check back in later.

Huge *hug* and tears from Australia.

Tara said...

Devastated and heart broken for your loss...lots of tears. I'm so sorry. Prayers for peace for you and your family.

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! MY HEART... IT HURTS.... I AM SO SORRY...

Roxanne said...

Oh I'm so sorry, so so so sorry for your loss. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

so sorry for your loss!! there are no words to give....just praising God for giving you/helping you have such faith and love! May God be with you and may you know that, just like myself, you have thousands of strangers praying for your little sweetie and your family!! GOD BLESS!! <3

Amanda said...

I have not read your blog before today. I am so so sorry for the loss of your baby.

Grammy said...

I am so sorry to hear of Joshua's passing. I grieve for you and your family and will keep you daily in my prayers.

Though his days on this earth were few, his Memories will last a lifetime.

I leave you with this.....

Your Angel in the Sky

I felt your love each and every day
But in your womb I could not stay.
I’ve got my wings from Heaven above,
Now I’ll keep you safe and share my love.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here in your heart.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too.
God didn’t take me cause he’s mad,
He didn’t send me to make you sad.
But to give us both a chance to be
A love so precious…don’t you see?
Until the day you join me here,
I’ll love you Mommy, dear.
Each breeze you feel and see,
Will bring love and kisses from me,
When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand,
That an Angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.
I know no matter where you’ll be
You will hold me in your memory.
Nothing but time will help these days go by.
You just need to remember,
I’m your angel in the sky…
By Becky Adams

Love, another stranger who cares!

Jillian said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Christie Huggins said...

I lost a little HLHS baby boy this year, too, May 2nd. I am so sorry. Know that my Tristan is there to be his friend and hopefully that brings a bit more comfort over the coming days.

God Bless Your Family!!!!

The Huggins

Nadine said...

Jill,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine your sorrow. May GOD give you the strength and peace to make it through this difficult time. I found your blog through Kirsten's and my heart hurts for you both. Ewan and JOshua were both precious little boys.
I am praying for you!
Nadine

Heather - SCH board said...

Praying and thanking the Lord for your sweet Joshua's life. What a miracle he was.

Anonymous said...

Sitting Silently. Praying for your family.

Michelle said...

Praying for you all. I am so sorry you have joined so many on this path. Know that you aren't alone. We are here for you, when you are ready. God bless you baby Joshua. You are a beautiful angel in the arms of Jesus.

Sarah said...

Oh Jill, I'm so sorry. I know there aren't words that will help, so know that this stranger is standing alongside you. Joshua found a special place in my heart in these last weeks and I miss him even though I never met him. He was special, that one.

Anonymous said...

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

Punken said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss

Candice Y said...

Rest in peace, sing with the angels, sweet, sweet Joshua. :hugs: for you, Mama. I'm so sorry for your loss.

annamarie said...

I'm so sorry. Grace and peace to you and yours...our family will hold you all in our hearts. His life has touched so many. Thank you for sharing your beautiful baby with us. Much love, Annamarie + baby Eve, Elle, Jack and Paul (and the Facebook.com/1in100 family)

Veronica said...

Jill,
I'm so heartbroken for you. May God carry you and your family through these days ahead. Remembering precious Joshua and sending lots of prayers.

Jen said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Erin said...

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I don't know if you would be interested, but please look up this organization. They will send a photographer to you NOW, FREE, to capture beautiful Joshua for all time.

My heart is absolutely breaking for you and your family.

Melissa said...

Jill, I'm just heartbroken for you and your family. My niece is HLHS and I've been following your blog since a friend of yours told me about Joshua. Lots of love and prayers to you all.

Christa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry mama.

Anonymous said...

Heartbroken for you and your family...I've been reading your blog for a while and you were the BEST mom to Joshua...praying for peace for you, Shane and your children, here and in Heaven.

Jodi Selander said...

Blessings to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Jodi

Angie said...

Jill,
I feel like I know you so well since we "met" on Xanga a few years ago. My heart is breaking for your family. I'm so glad that you have such an awesome faith in the Lord to get you through this time of suffering. I can't imagine your grief. I will continue to uplift you and your family in my prayers.
Angie

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family as you go through this. I cannot even imagine what are feeling and going through.. May God give you strength and comfort... Hugs

HennHouse said...

Praying and loving you.

Susan said...

So sorry for your loss! I'm heartbroken you and your family had to experience this. Know he is safe and well in the arms of Jesus!

Sonnie said...

Please accept my condolences. I am praying for you and your family. I'm heartbroken for you and your family, Jesus will take good care of Joshua until you meet him someday.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry and saddened by your loss. I've been following but not always commenting. I felt like we were too much alike that my words might be misunderstood. Know that I was and still am praying for you and your family. Crystal in IL

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for you loss.

Andrea said...

Hi, Jill. I am a friend of Carla S.'s and just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear the news. I have been following along since Joshua's birth, and I cannot even imagine the pain that you are going through. In addition, I am here to apologize on behalf of my fellow brothers and sisters, such as Joseph, who somehow have come to the conclusion that they have earned the right to judge you and your husband. Keep in mind that these people are just looking for a fight. They scour the internet for controversial topics just to initiate an argument. That's all it is. If they had a shred of decency, they would just keep their viewpoints to themselves. Sadly, they don't. We all are mamas and daddies, human, and the only thing that we can do is our best. You were just doing YOUR BEST. Now, Joshua's heart is whole and will grow in love. In your heart and at His right hand.

I pray that God grants you peace.

trisha said...

I cannot say one thing that will take away the utter lost you must feel. God bless your family.

trisha
momdot.com

Tiffany D. said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! It breaks my heart reading your posts about your sweet angel baby! You and your family are in our prayers!

SarahBeeCreations said...

Much love to you and your family. I cannot even imagine the pain you must be in as you grieve.
Praying for strength and courage to face these times ahead.

wonderkarin said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Love and healing from Sweden.

Kristin said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear about your loss.

Shannon said...

Sending my LOVE,SUPPORT,(((HUGS))), and PRAYERS for you and your family in this difficult time.SHAME on ALL of you BAD people that are bashing this mommy in her times fo need.CHD took baby JOSHUA NOT his parents descision to cirumcise!Praying that God wraps his arms around you and gives you the comfort that you need in this time of grief

Nichol said...

I just found your blog and cannot say anything to you that will make the pain go away. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Baby Joshua was a fighter from Day 1...the sch, the heart defect, all the ups and downs...it's clear God has a plan for your precious angel. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Megan

Lady V dZine said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I can not imagine your heartache! I am so sorry that you have had to go through this. I do know that he is with Jesus and is no longer dealing with sickness and pain. I pray that you will lean on Jesus for comfort.

Anonymous said...

I commented earlier but had to just add I am so sorry for the negative comments that have been left - please ignore them - they are ignorant people who don't know anything about compassion. Just remember the thoughts and prayers of so many who love you and your family.

Rose's Daughter said...

There are no words I can offer that can give you comfort at this horrible time. I am praying for you.

SalemMomma said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family right now.

Lindsay said...

My heart is breaking for you right now. I have a 6months old little boy who was originally diagnosed HLHS...but is now considered Shone's Syndrome...a brother to HLHS. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Sandy said...

My heart goes out to you & your family. I am so sorry that Joshua's healing did not come on this earth. My heart aches for your heart. Please ignore all the terrible ugliness that small-minded, selfish individuals have posted or are using this as an opportunity to debate. Now is the time to be with your family & continue to love your son. You did what was best for your son, throughout his whole life. Hugs & prayers.

~ Noelle said...

I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS...
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...

Lisette said...

My daughter also had HLHS, I am so sorry you will have to learn to navigate in this world without your precious Joshua. My prayers go out to you and family. May the Lord above wrap you with his warmth in the days ahead, ((HUGS)).

Mommy Cracked said...

Just wanted to offer my prayers and support. I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

No wonder you asked for silence....

Svillage said...

I am so, so sorry. So, sorry.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I know we do not know one another but I wanted to come and tell you I am so terribly sorry for your loss. From one mother to another, much love and strength to you.

Mrs. Mootz said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

You must remember that you did NOT cause this. Anyone who truly knows what it's like to be a mother, with all the decisions both easy and hard, knows that you would have given your own heart to Joshua in an instant.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

Tim Hallman said...

May the LORD use the brief life of little Joshua to bring eternal life to many in the days and decades to come.

Michelle said...

These people, who are passing judgement on a grieving mother out to be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Her son had HLHS - not a virus. Not a cold. His circumcision had NOTHING to do with this. Don't you think if it was thought to be a deadly choice, they would have advised her against it. And besides, many MANY heart babies have a circumcision and are just fine. I cannot believe people are debating this on a post that announced the DEATH of her son. Absolutely sickening. Jill, I do not know you personally, but as a mom to a heart angel myself - I will stand in your corner and defend you any time. All of my love

Stephanie Mason said...

I am so terribly sorry Jill and Shane. Praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

he is free to fly and run and be free from pain, may you and your family find peace - he has.

Pat
PICU cardiology RN, NY

Anonymous said...

Jill,

No words can say, how sad I feel for you and yours today.

Susan said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but so thankful for the weeks you got to spend with him. You are correct in the fact that Jesus has your son and he is completely healed! My only hope is another mother who is suffering the same thing may be able to find some comfort through your faith!

Ariel said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet son. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all of you.
Hugs.

Deidre Johnson said...

My heart is breaking for your family. There are no words that can be said, only prayers that I can offer. I have walked in your shoes and although our boys have different stories, they both are HLHS angels... If you shall ever need a shoulder to cry on, an ear to yell at, or anything else whatsoever, PLEASE don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Sending much love and lots of prayers to your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for you loss...I pray that a dear friend will get the password to this blog & delete all of the 'hurtful' comments before she reads them...Lord, hear my prayer...I can't even imagine her sitting down to read them...can't imagine the kind of person who would even dare type words of this nature on a personal blog to a mother who has just lost her baby...please someone delete those...she does not need the guilt.

Anonymous said...

Just read your story about Joshua. I am so sorry for your loss. I am currently experiencing loss myself and am undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a complete molar pregnancy. I've been bleeding for 2 months. This was my first pregnancy. Not quite the "happy ending" I was anticipating.

I can only imagine what you are going through, but I pray that you continue to find strength in the arms of our Sovereign God who is the God of all comfort. Keep trusting in His goodness, no matter how painful things get. He is good through and through. He sees your tears. He knows your pain. He will get you through this and bring healing in your life.

Jenn said...

My heart aches for you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Nolie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could give you a hug. My thoughts are with you and your family through this tragic time.

Arika Bowles said...

Mourning with you.

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Callie said...

Jill, Shane, Caleb, and Hannah -

You are all in my heart and prayers. The world is a better place for having Joshua in it albeit far too briefly. Your faith has been a testimony to so many like myself. As a fellow heart mom who has followed Joshua's story from before he was born, my heart breaks for you. I wish you God's peace in healing in the difficult days to come.

Sami said...

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Joshua. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as your mourn the loss of this sweet boy.

Anonymous said...

Joshua had a huge impact on a lot of people, many of whom you have never met. He was loved by far more people than you know. Although it offers no comfort now, please know that his life will have a profound affect on the lives of many, many people in ways that you will never see or fully realize.

All our prayers.

Courtaney said...

There are no words... sending healing love to you and your family. Thank God for Joshua and the lives he touched. <3

weheartolivia said...

my heart breaks for you and your family i have been watching and reading your story sence i found out that my daughter too will have to fight for her life like joshua. i pray that you find comfort in god and your family. i pray that you will find some peace in the days to come.
you and your son are so brave and i believe that you both gave it all you got... god just had other plans.
lots of love momma <3 may sweet baby joshua rest in peace.

Cindy said...

Yeah, read your Bible, Joseph. Not forbidden. It's forbidden to *require* it to be admitted to fellowship. It's not forbidden to choose it, and there are plenty of reasons to choose it that aren't spiritually driven. How dare you treat a grieving mother and sister in Christ this way? THAT is what is unBiblical.

Praying for you, Mama. So, so sorry. I have no words at all to express how sorry I am that others have to make this an exercise in finger-pointing.

angela auclair said...

my condolences and our thoughts are with your family.

Christine said...

I have no words, I'm so, so sorry! He knew he was loved, by you and by God. So sorry :( *HUG*

Jill @BabyRabies said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Though I can not find the words to describe what you are feeling, I pray that the Lord will comfort you, and that you and your family can find healing. Josh is in a better place now, with the Lord our God.

Alexx said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Losing a child is never, ever easy.

Please, use this experience for good. Try to make sure that no mother ever has to deal with this ever again.

 
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