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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Alex

Friends & Family,

Alex passed away at home at 10:48am, today, January 1, 2014. 

Hospice & the coroner should arrive soon and once they are gone Drew & I plan to go to bed and rest.  We are exhausted and just need time to rest and be alone.  Thank you all for your prayers over these last few days. 

18 comments:

francis said...

Drew & Mandy.....can't put into words how I feel for what you are going thru....but I do know the finality of realizing your children are gone. I was in shock. On the other hand you both have watched this happen before your eyes.....and you are to the point of exhaustion. I pray that God will continue to hold you up....give you the perfect rest you need. I pray that God will give you both a fresh start....new horizons in front of you! God takes care of us as I have learned kicking and screaming part of the way. I know he loves each of us...and will see you thru this painful time! You now need to hold on to each other....with God's arms wrapped around you. Take all the time you need to heal...but let friends help when they can. Going on is not easy....but you may have to step out when you might not feel like it. Be good to yourselves....you are both very loved by family and friends....but especially by the Lord your God! I pray that you both lay down....rest....sleep and hold each other...just like you have held your children. If you need us we will be here. I understand that you have a lot who care....but only a few have truly experienced a loss like you have gone thru. Call anytime you wish to talk. Our love....Jim & Francis Atkisson 957-1739 Jim...957-8384 Francis

Anonymous said...

Prayer from Arlington, Texas.

Anonymous said...

My sincerest thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May the Lord wrap his arms around Alex and welcome her home, and may he wrap his arms around you to provide you peace and comfort.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you at all and have only recently (maybe 5 days ago) began to follow your beautiful story of love, faith and family. I have been praying for each of you since then. Prayers continue...

Nichole said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you, you were given special souls to watch after.

The Allens said...

So sorry for your loss Drew and Mandy. We are lifting you up in prayer and grieving with you.

Love, The Allens

Anonymous said...

Prayers and love from a stranger in Dallas, Texas. God made you the keepers and guardians of two precious little lives. Even though your daughters' lives were short on earth, they knew unconditional love from start to finish. You and Drew were blessings to them, and your love for them was and still is a blessing to the world.

God is with you, and Alex and Emma are with God. May your soul rest.

Tara Duncan said...

I pray you can take comfort in knowing both your sweet girls are together again. Pain free and dancing around in Heaven. Prayers for your sweet family.
Tara Duncan

Anonymous said...

I have never met you all but your blog has been such an inspiration to follow. Your faith in our God is amazing. While it is sad to know Alex is gone it is comforting to know where she is now. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you all. Prayers will continue.

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers and love.

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your husband and saying a prayer for you.

Anonymous said...

Words seem so small right now. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Alex and Emma must be rejoicing at being together again and in God"s tender care. Jeanne Bentley

Nikki said...

May her memory be eternal and her soul dwell with the blessed. Emma too. May you and Drew have peace and rest.

fourkids said...

There are no words to make this any easier but please know I am praying for you all. Peace & comfort over the next hours, days, weeks, months, & years.

Debbie Hardin Dersam said...

With great sadness we say God bless you Mandy and Drew... You are such an inspiration to so many.... Adrianna did therapy with Emma and Alex in Fayetteville at Children's Therapy Team and then in Siloam, you never complained and made your job look so easy.... Know that the strength and courage you have shown and taught us all will forever be with us and you and Drew will always have a small piece of our hearts.

The Dersam Family

Anonymous said...

Drew & Mandy,

I do not know you although I think we are (distant) neighbors (I live in Elm Springs). I have been reading your blog and I have been praying for you. I cannot tell you how much your story has touched my life. (I lost a niece at age 10 1/2 to a genetic disorder.) I remember well the heartache and I cannot imagine your grief of losing 2 precious children. It does make me smile to think of them skipping thru heaven together again and I am so glad that you have that hope of eternal life with them. Now, I pray that God will grant you peace that passes understanding in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. I know God has a plan and a purpose for you. You will never forget your girls and they will live on in your hearts. My prayers are with you.

Darla Ferguson said...

I have been so touched by your story. Just started reading the blog on Tuesday from the beginning. I am SO sorry for your loss. Alex and Emma are playing together now with no pain or restriction. May God stay near to you and comfort your hearts as only He can. Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

We are loving you from a distance...JESUS is holding the girls now....

Cynthia McClanahan and many of the UBC's single class