Feb 22, 2010

Goodbye Sweet One


After the days of silence, I have a lot of blog posts brewing in my mind... but right now I just feel like being quiet a little while longer.  One of our little toddlers, Tristan, passed away quite suddenly and unexpectedly from heart failure late last week.  He's been with us over a year, so he's near and dear to all of our hearts.  It feels strangely surreal to me right now... for now I just want him to be remembered.  So I'm posting this on my blog as well as the foster home's blog.  (For the many readers who follow both blogs, sorry for the repeat info.) 

25 comments:

Karrie said...

I am truly heart-broken.

Tara Anderson said...

Carrie, I've been feeling the loss here so I can only imagine what all of you at New Day are going through. You and the rest of the staff have been in my prayers since I first heard the news, and I will continue to lift all of you up in prayer.

TanyaLea said...

No apology necessary...I just want him to be remembered, too! My heart has been aching since the day I got the news from Karen, so I know it must be a gazillion times harder for all of you who knew him personally. We are and will continue praying for all of you at NewDay. I know everyone is hurting right now, and still a bit in shock. No one seen this coming, which makes it even more surreal. That sweet baby will surely be loved and missed by MANY... both near and far are feeling his void already. Praying for God's grace to comfort and sustain all of you during this difficult time.

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Kim said...

I am so sorry.
Praying with and for you all.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Amy said...

I am so sorry. May you and all who knew him find comfort and peace in Him.

Mandi said...

Carrie,

My heart just aches for you all. Please know that you as well as all the New Day staff are in our prayers.

Mandi

Sharie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for little Tristan and everyone at New Day.

Sally said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. How blessed you are to have known him and share in his life. How blessed he is to be with his Heavenly Father and for his memory to live on through you and the ND staff. Thank you for sharing so we can also pause to remember him.

Sherri said...

Words really just don't seem enough right now but I will pray and God will take care of the rest. My only comfort is knowing that he is at home with one that loves him more than we can imagine. I will be in prayer for all of the staff.

In Christ Alone,

Sherri

Holly said...

oh NO!!!!!!!!!! Sweet sweet boy.
How I long for the return of my Savior. I know we will see that sweet boy again.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Tears for Tristan.

WilxFamily said...

My heart too, breaks for the loss of Tristan, but rejoice in that he is not an orphan anymore. Am praying for God's love and comfort for all of you there, especially the ones that need to know Him.

Shannon said...

Oh Carrie....
How incredibly heartbreaking. I will remember him! I loved watching him grow in your pictures. I am praying for you all as you grieve. Thank you for the ways that you held him, loved him, laughed with him and cherished him. thank you for being Jesus to him.
Praying for you all,
Shannon

Ladybugs' Mom said...

Tristan knew love because of you and the New Day staff. I pray you all touch the lives of many more darling little faces that need it so.

Gwen said...

My heart just sank when I saw your post. So, so sorry to hear about Tristan. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you during this time of loss.

Sheila said...

There are no words...

Jan J. said...

I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful little boy. So sad. I know your hearts are heavy. Praying for God's peace.

Jewels of My Heart said...

It's so hard to let go of someone you love... I know many were praying for little Tristan. I know the Lord answered our prayers even if it wasn't the way we had hoped...
He is now in the arms of Jesus... no more tears, no more sorrow... I am so thankful that for the short time he was here he found himself in the arms of people who genuinely love him. Thank you to all those at New Day for being his family here on earth. For telling him how precious he is. For making a difference in his life.
Praying for God to bless you with His comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding...
God's peace,
Daleea

1beautifulmess said...

praying of all of you. Heart breaking.

The Brown Family said...

Dear Carrie,

I'm so glad that you found us!

My own little Tiger is my heart boy. I understand how special these little heart boys are!

In the process of Kai's heart surgeries, I had a nurse tell me that she would never try to save one of these kids with very serious heart problems. She sees these kinds of kids every day. And she said that she can't trust these hearts, even when repaired.

At that moment, I was more determined than ever to fight for life. Just as you do, everyday.

Thank you.

Love
Kim Brown

The Hull Munchkins said...

sweet boy, in the arms of Jesus. what a beautiful child. This must be so difficult for everyone there. So sorry.

Chris said...

How sad!!! I am very sorry for your loss!!!

The only comfort I can find in this sadness is that he is now in the loving arms of Jesus!!!!

see see some said...

I am so sorry to hear of your grief~it's sickening that you lost your loved one especially in a world where so many parents could care less!

The Raudenbush Family said...

I am so sorry. The news was so hard to hear. I'm so glad that he was loved at your foster home and knew God's presence there.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I have been praying for all of you....I can't imagine how everyone must feel...especially the other children. They are all so brave. Love you:)

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