Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Colton

My sweet nephew passed away tonight. We were able to be with him shortly after he died. It was a deeply sacred and peaceful time as we celebrated his life. He was such a good kid, so we are sad for us....those of us left behind. We know where he is, and we know that we will be together again.

Thanks to all of you who sent prayers, and good thoughts our way as he suffered in the hospital for 11 days. That strength is what is helping us go forward now.

27 comments:

kathi d said...

Oh no no no no no!!!!!!!

This is the last thing I expected to see here. I am so sorry.

Thank goodness for your loving family to share this burden with.

I am so, so sorry for the loss of this beautiful boy.

periwinkle said...

So sorry to hear about your loss-- my thoughts are with you and your family, Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair to lose someone so young.
Lisa

"t" said...

oh, jana, i am so incredibly sorry...so unfair...your family has shown so much love, support and amazing faith...colton surely knew how much he was loved by all...again, i am so very sorry and sad...i just don't know what else to say...please know i am available to do anything to help...*hugs*

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jana, I can only think of how I would feel and know how much this hurts. Everyone will miss him terribly. But knowing there was family and loved ones to greet him as he passed through the veil is very comforting. It isn't for him, of course, to be sad. Its for your family that will miss him so very much.

Cocoa said...

I can only imagine the anguish your family is going through at this time of loss. I'm so sorry. Sending prayers along your way.

Jess said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will have you in my thoughts today. Like Periwinkle said, sometimes it just doesn't seem fair.

lera said...

I am soooo terribly sorry to hear about your nephew. My prayers are with your family.

Adrienne said...

I am so unbelievably sorry. Our prayers were for God to heal Colton, and now he has. We will now pray that God will bring you and yours comfort. I am sending 'virtual' hugs your way. This just stinks.

Jeanne said...

I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers. He was so young!

wondermommy said...

I'm so sorry on your loss. You'll remain in our prayers.

Amy said...

I did not want to hear such news. We lost a nephew three years ago to an accident and I know that this is going to be a hard time for you. It is so hard to loose such a young person and it will never make any sense. Don't ever forget to celebrate the life he had and the family that loved him... I am so sorry.

dot said...

I am saddened to read about this tragedy. I am happy to read about your faith and know that God will get your family through this difficult time. Prayers are going out for all your family.

thecherubscloset said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I arrived here from a link on a friend's blog, and I couldn't move on without posting my condolences. My thoughts are with your family.

Valerie said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Pamie G. said...

I am so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss of a young one -- May God keep your family in the palm of his hands. Pamie G.

Sarah M said...

so sorry for your loss. it is unimaginable to lose someone so young.

Sherry said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jess said...

So sorry to read this, you are in my prayers as you and your family live through this devastating time.

Sabii Wabii said...

All losses are difficult and when its a beloved family or friend it is that much more difficult. I pray that the Lord brings peace to your family and extended family. May his presents be felt in the hearts of everyone that has been touched by your nephew. Thank you for shareing on your blog and blessing me with the opportunity to pray for you.
Terisa

IndigoMuse said...

I came here through the Jenny Bag link and was sad to read the news about your nephew. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

bLaSk said...

i am so sorry to hear about your loss! i read coltons blog and then kissed my kids, life is just really too short! sooo sad that his life ended just as it was really starting. i am soo soo sad for your family. you all will remain in my prayers!
Tiffany

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

jen b said...

i am so sad for you and your family. hugs!!!!!

photomama said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss- but I loved what you said about how you were sad for you, not him. He has gone back to that God that gave him life...just imagine the hugs and joy on the other side! Good luck with the adjustment to not having him with you everyday until you are reunited!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Life just does not make sense sometimes. I am so very sorry to hear about this. You and yours are in my prayers.

Nataliekhill said...

i made green fluff in honor of the stewart/petersons on sunday for the cast. i'm sick that i wasn't able to come home for the funeral. ....no money, hard to get time off from the show.

my prayers and thougts are with all of you. i love you so much. mom and dad said the funeral was amazing and were awed by the strength of our family.

i love you!

trisha too said...

Haven't checked Lola for a bit; I'm so sorry to read this. Not the outcome anyone was praying for, but you do not grieve as one without hope.

Blessings and prayers, dear Jana, to you and your family.