Luke

I cannot believe I am writing these words.  My fingers are shaking.  I have been awake for most of the night crying, and have not really managed to make any sense out of what I am about to say.

Todd’s sister Nicol (she sang in Selah) had her second child on March 17th of this year.  His name is Luke.  
Last night around 9:00 central time, she went to check on him and he was not breathing. Paramedics were called but they were unable to resuscitate him.  
Our nephew Gregory Luke Sponberg is now in heaven with Audrey, just 7 short weeks after we lost her.  
To say we covet your prayers is an understatement.  
We are on our way to Georgia where they live, and Todd’s entire family is also coming as well.
I don’t know how to ask for specific prayers, but please, be on your hands and knees for Greg, Nicol, and Summer as they grieve.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all of their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:17-18
Thank you.  I will post again when I have more specific prayer requests.
Angie

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  • Pam

    Oh I am so sorry. Will be praying for you all. Safe travel.
    Pam

  • gracethruhim

    sending thoughts and prayers. ~kate

  • M & J

    Praying now! Sending big Hugs your way!

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  • M & J

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  • Leigh Ann

    I am so very sorry. I will pray for your family.

  • Mrs Mitchell

    Oh my goodness, Angie!!! They will be in my prayers all day! I take it they didn’t see anything like this coming :(

  • Leanne

    I will definitely be praying….

    I’m so sorry.

    Sometimes I don’t understand God….

    He’s such a paradox.

    I’ll pray.

    Leanne

  • amydc

    Please know that your family & Nicol are in our prayers.

  • Kate

    Dear sister,
    Cannot imagine the ache….my prayers are with them and y’all. Keep clinging to HIM…the steadfast One.

  • Danna

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious nephew. Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • christina-defining moments

    I am so sorry for you and Luke’s mom. I will be praying for safe travel, peace, comfort and for your children. This can’t be easy for them either.

  • Rays Family

    My heart aches for your family, I am on my knees praying for all of you.

  • Carolynn

    May the Lord hold your family close during this difficult time. I will be praying for your entire family–sorry seems like such an inadequate word during times such as this.

  • Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather

    Dear Lord – I lift this family up to you right now, to hold in your loving arms as they are experiencing so much tragedy in such a short time. Please give them peace as only you can.

    Angie – I had a dream last night that you called me, just to talk. Hoping to one day meet you for real. God is working in mighty powerful ways in you right now, let Him mold you, let Him break you and put you back together. You are an amazing inspiration to us all. We love you!

  • walkingbyfaith

    Praying with all my heart for your dear, sweet sister-in-law and family.

    Love to you!

  • The Beaver Bunch

    I will be praying for you all. Maybe this is “out there” but I can’t help but notice the continued presence of the number 7 in your lives. Because of it, I checked out Luke Chapter 7. There Jesus is approached by a centurion on behalf of his sick servant. Specifically in verse 7, the centurion says to Jesus, in a remarkable display of faith, “say the word and my servant will be healed.”

    Like the centurion, I am pleading with our Savior for your family to be, not only carried through, but healed. He will provide the peace and comfort that cannot be provided by this world. Raising you as high as my heart will allow.

  • kristin

    what awful, awful news… my heart breaks. i am so sorry… you have my prayers…

  • Vonda

    Oh, wow. Your family has been through so much. We will be on our knees for all of you.

  • Jenn

    I am praying for you.

  • Carol

    I am praying right now that you all will be able to feel The Comforter.
    I am so sorry.
    It all seems so unfair, but I know that Heavenly Father will bless you in your pain. In the meantime, know that your whole family is in our prayers.

  • Dugans

    I am so so sorry. May God surround you with His love and peace.
    …He is the same… unchanging…
    You and your family will have our prayers.
    Love Cari

  • Amber

    I am praying for all of you.

  • Aggiema (Michelle)

    My heart breaks for you and your entire family. I pray that God the Great Comforter will continue to wrap His arms around your family and give you the gift that only He can during this horrible painful period.

  • Amy From NH

    I am so sorry that you and your family has to go thru this after all that you have already gone thru. Angie, these are the times when my faith falters and I question the Lord and what he is doing and whether he exists – when so much pain is dished out over and over again. I wish for the faith that you have, and that you know in your soul to find me and to surround me – because I am amazed at your strength and your courage and your devotion. May peace be with you and your family at this time.

  • krista

    Hello, Angie, I am actually Greg’s cousin-and have just recently been introduced to your blog. I am so terribly sorry for these losses that you have been enduring. My thoughts and prayers are with our families.

  • Jenny

    Oh Angie, I do not know you, but my heart is aching for you and your family. I have such a lump in my throat right now. You are all in my prayers. May God give you strength and His peace which passes all understanding.

  • From College Station, TX

    No words. Just sadness.
    Praying for comfort and peace.

  • Hope

    I sat here reading your post with my hand over my mouth and tears flowing down my face. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this. It is so much to bear.

    You and your family will be in my prayers – even more than I have been praying.

    She is so blessed to have you as a sister in law, God has armed you with the experience and the words to say to her. I pray that God will wrap Himself around you so they can see Him in you and know that ‘It is well’.

    Hope

  • Leah

    Angie and family,
    I just found your blog yesterday and have cried and prayed and thought about your family since. I am so very sorry about your nephew and daughter. I know you don’t know me, but “the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much” so I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

    I feel certain you don’t want to be this example you have been chosen to be, but please know that your story, your struggle, your faith is helping so many. Those who have lost children and those who have not.

    In Christian Love,
    Leah in Alabama

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Michelle & Gary

    I can not express how very very sorry I am to hear about Luke. No words can describe. You all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Please travel safe.
    In my prayers~

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t seem fair at times like this that one family such as yours can be pushed so hard and so far. We have to believe that God in His sovereignty has a plan and a purpose, but that doesn’t stop the pain and the loss. Please know that we are praying for your family and your nephew’s family. May God’s peace and grace abound to you.

  • Valarie

    Father God I ask you to shower this family with your love and peace. I’m truly speechless so Holy Spirit hear the cries of my heart. Protect during travels and give mercy to this family. In the name of Jesus I pray.

    Be safe.
    Val
    NC

  • Joni

    I am praying for your sweet family and for peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • Megan

    i am so sorry. it really seems like too much for your sweet family to bear, since you have already been through so much. but God is faithful, and i pray that He will carry you through this as well. i will also be praying for Luke’s parents and sister.

  • Dani

    Oh Dear Sweet Angie,
    I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. My heart is aching along with you. I am here. Thank you for updating us. I am praying! Always know that!
    Love you,
    Dani

  • Lynn

    Praying with these other dear sisters… and like them, WEEPING for the extreme pain and grief and sorrow that is crushing your dear family.
    Lord we DON’T understand and it hurts SO BAD. Jesus, hold them close and be their strength and their rock, their comfort and their stay. This beautiful family has given us powerful music that has ministered to us all in our own times of darkness and trouble. May they remember in the darkness, what you have impressed upon their hearts in the light.
    I am so so sorry. :”( Precious Audrey… last week precious little Maria Chapman.. now precious little Luke… so much suffering and grief in God’s family right now… but never without eternal hope! NEVER!

    Bless you!
    Lynn

  • Jen

    That rain just keeps coming, Angie. And it seems so unfair to add more to lives still raw from grief. I know you will see the good in it all one day, but I’ll be smashing a pitcher for you tonight. And for all of us. We will be thinking about you and your family.

  • Amblin

    Heavenly Father,

    You did not promise us an easy path, but rather a narrow one with you walking with us every step. You did not promise us a life without pain, instead You promised us a life with you eternally. You did not promise us a life of happiness, but rather a life of joy that comes at a price at times. You did not promise us a life without tears, but rather that when we cry, You weep for us while collecting all of our tears counted and known.

    Father, in this time, I ask that Your presence be made so very real to this precious family. I ask that You might further reveal to them the depths of Your love and that you might not only walk beside them but carry them each step of this part of the path.

    In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

    Amblin

  • RSR2003

    Oh LORD, please be with this family that has suffered yet another tragic loss.. LORD as in JOB you giveth and you taketh away…please bring this family near to You..nearer than ever before. Lord…I don’t even know how to pray for them. Please please please bless them as only You can in this difficult and terrible time of saddness and mourning.
    In the name of your Son, Jesus,
    AMen.

  • Anonymous

    My God, My God is all I can say. I went from reading updates on the Chapman’s site to this. I feel awash with the question, “My God, what are You up to?” This seems a lot of grief for one family-any family to endure. I know He is giving grace upon grace to you all now. I pray you feel it. Oh sister…,my prayers are with you and the Sponbergs. Melissa Hutsell

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • mommy kelly

    I am so sorry, Angie. I just emailed my close friends regarding 2 of my nephews…something so precious about being a mom, being an aunt…I can see that in you. I will pray for your nephew’s family in honor of my nephew’s birthday today.

    May they feel the peace that you felt when you released sweet Audrey to her creator.

    Praying for your daughters as they try to understand the loss of their cousin.
    Kelly

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • David & Nicole

    Angie- I have been following your story for some time and am repeatedly and repeatedly encouraged and inspired by your faith. I don’t understand why these things have to happen, and it may be a long time before I ever will. I do know that if anyone has the stregth to weather this storm, it is you. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole

  • Heather

    Oh Angie.
    Please send Nicol and the family my deepest condolences. I am a big fan of Nicol’s voice and talent and I am devastated to hear of their loss. I don’t know what God is doing with your family, but I do know that He loves you all so very much.

    I will be praying for you, too as I know this will bring back a painful flood of emotions for you and your family. I know the loss must seem unbearable at times. Most of the time. Hang in there. Nicol needs you as only you truly understand the depth of her pain.

    I know from where you sit things must look so gray. But from here…I am seeing the hand of God pushing you and prodding you into a never wished for ministry.

    Love and Prayers….

  • Kimberlee

    You, and all of your family are in our prayers today and through this healing process.

    As I read this, the song Praise You In the Storm started running through my head. I know this will feel too much to handle at times, but I will be praying that you are able to cling to God, your rock and steadfast one!

  • Devon Rene

    There are no words…

    Praying for you and your family.

  • Reen

    My heart is breaking for you and your family right now. Please feel my prayers for God’s love, mercy and comfort for your entire family in your time of grief.

  • AnnaB

    Oh Angie I am so sorry! May your families be sustained through the prayers of many.

  • chesley

    I am so sorry. I cannot imagine the pain you must all be experiencing. I will pray for all of you

  • Anonymous

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
    Psalm 46:1-3

    Lord God of all creation, you are eternal, omnipotent, sovereign, holy and good, please be a refuge and provide strength to this family today. To them it feels like the earth is giving way, and at any moment the mountains could fall into the heart of the sea, but God, you will be their refuge and strength as you promise in your word. Uphold them with your mighty right hand and give them the ability to have true faith, assurance of what they hope for and certainty of the things they cannot see (Hebrews 11:1). Comfort them with your scriptures, and show them your GLORY in a real way today. These are your people, show them your glory Lord……….

  • Di

    How very tragic. Travel mercies and may somehow, some way though Him may you find peace throughout this ordeal.
    I’m so so sorry!
    Di

  • Kristy

    Your family is in our prayers for peace and comfort now.

    Bless you all during this time!

  • Peapod Four

    I’m so sorry Angie. We will pray for your family.

  • hislifeformine

    Heartfelt prayers for Greg, Nicol, and Summer. It is only with the Lord that we can survive and continue on. I pray today and in the weeks to come you all feel the loving arms of our Abba Father in heaven wrapped around you.
    Know that I do know what you are going through, I have been there twice myself, once just 9 short months ago.
    Love in Christ,
    Theresa

  • TNKerry

    That is just too much – I am so sorry for you and your girls and for Todd and his family. You are all in my prayers.

  • H.E.A.

    Oh my… I know you are sick of hearing this probably but I am so sorry. God never gives you anything you cant handle. You are a stronger woman than I am! We are praying for you and your family.

  • Emily

    Oh Lord.

    It’s all I can say.

    Oh precious Lord….

  • lisa

    May peace be in your hearts. God Bless you and your family.

  • Jenna

    Words cannot describe how very sorry I am. Sending many prayers up for all of you. Love, Jenna

  • Jenn

    Oh Angie, my heart is breaking for you again! Please know you have our thoughts and prayers!

    Jenn

  • Anonymous

    Praying for your families now. Safe travels to you and yours.

  • Erin K.

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

  • The Rhoderick Family

    I am so sad to hear this news. Please travel safe and I will be praying for all of you. May God comfort you all in this tragic season of your lives. Love, Kari

  • sumi

    Oh no!!! I am so sorry, Angie, and my heart breaks for all of you.

    I have often sung sinppets of Nicol’s ‘Resurrection’ to Jesus:

    “What I’ve lost to the world, what seems far beyond redemption…
    You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again…”

    We don’t understand but we still know that he is faithful, tender and merciful.

    ((((HUGS))))

  • Debra, from Texas

    I was listening to K-Love radio and this song was on while I was reading your blog. Hold fast Angie, help is on the way!

    To everyone who’s hurting.
    To those who’ve had enough.
    To all the undeserving,
    That should cover all of us.
    Please do not let go,
    I promise there is hope!

    Hold fast~
    Help is on the way!
    Hold fast~
    He’s come to save the day!
    What I’ve learned in my life
    One thing greater than my strife
    Is His grasp.
    So hold fast.

    Will this season ever pass?
    Can we stop this ride?
    Will we see the sun at last?
    Or could this be our lot in life?
    Please do not let go;
    I promise you there’s hope!

    You may think you’re all alone
    And there’s no way that anyone could know what you’re going through. But if you only hear one thing – Just understand that we are all the same searching for the truth.

    The truth of what we’re soon to face unless someone comes to take our place. Is there anyone?
    All we want is to be free – free from our captivity, Lord.
    Here He comes! Hold fast!

  • MommaJo ~

    So sorry. I’m new to your blog and was trying to back-track from the begining of you story when I came across this post.
    One day I’ll share the story of our little boy. But until then, I’ll be praying for your family.
    Again, I’m so, so sorry.
    MJ

  • Kori

    Oh Angie – I will be praying.

  • Tabaitha Kaye

    Praying for all of you!

  • Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet

    I am just stunned! Praying for everyone!

  • Debra

    May you sense His tender words being spoken to your heart, “I am your God, and I will be your comfort.” You are in our prayers. II Corinthians 1:3-7 says: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

  • Sarah Taylor

    It seems too much to take. I’m out of words. But not out of prayers, I will continue to pray for your entire family. Jesus – be near. Be closer than breath because I’m sure right now for Nicol it feels like theres no air. Get her through this, Lord. Send her a miracle.

  • Aimee

    I cannot even comprehend your family having to face this situation again, especially in such a short time.
    Praying the Heavenly Father covers all of you with peace and understanding during this most difficult time.

  • Mandy

    I am so, so sorry to read your sad news this morning. I can not imagine what you must be feeling. I will pray specifically for your sister in law and family.

    God be with you all.
    Mandy
    GA
    http://www.madelinegracefoundation.com

  • Laurie

    Angie,

    My heart breaks for your family right now. I am so sorry and please know I will be praying for Lukes parents. Much Love and Many Hugs to you and your family today.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  • Katie

    I am just so beyond sorry for what your family has been through. I will be praying for all of you. Blessings to your entire family.

  • Megan L Hutchings

    Oh Angie! I am so sorry!!!!!! We will be praying!

  • La Reina

    Angie,

    Grieving for the loss of Luke right along with all of you.

    Prayers are being lifted up for all of you.

    Big hugs too.

  • candesintx

    I feel numb. I’m shocked and I don’t understand why. Certainly your entire family will be lifted up in prayer.

    Is it not enough, Lord? Please cover them, draw them close.

    “I will praise You in this storm…”

  • Becca

    Praying for Luke’s family and your family as well, Angie. So sad – I just don’t understand God sometimes and why he does what he does, but like you said, there is a reason, and we just have to trust in him and believe.

    In God’s love,
    Becca

  • The Lenda’s

    Praying for your whole family during this time. May God grant you all peace and comfort during this time as you are still dealing with your own open wounds. May He grant your families a wonderful peace and a beautiful image of your two precious babies in heaven together in the Father’s arms.
    HUGS
    Rachel

  • Anonymous

    Oh God, Oh God where are you?! When babies die where are you?! When mothers cry where are you?!
    In our tears.

    Fellow still birth mama to Levi
    March 2nd 2003 – May 12th 2003

    I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.

  • Beth

    Oh my gosh! I am so sorry – I don’t know what else to say. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family!

  • Anonymous

    Sids sorry, the horror shook me.

  • Dave

    We are grieving with you – and praying for you. One verse to share with you, at risk of sounding as if I’m giving a pat answer – it gave my wife and I some comfort after we lost our first child to miscarriage. It is the first two verses of Isaiah 57:

    “Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die.”

    Jesus is our only real consolation… May you feel so clearly this reality – that Jesus is holding Luke, and Audrey, and all of you so close to him.

    Heartfelt prayers…Dave & Ella

  • Jenn at Casa de Castro

    I’m so very sorry. Heartbreaking loss on top of heartbreaking loss for your precious family. My prayers are with you all.

    My sister lost her first child in the same manner. It was determined to be SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). That was 23 years ago this fall, and God has used that tragedy to bring many others to Him in salvation. I’ll be praying He will use Luke’s life in much the same way. Until then, praying without ceasing for all of you as you grieve.

  • Erin

    I am so so sorry. My heart aches for you and your family.

  • godzgaljen

    I am just shocked. I will be praying.

  • Kelly

    OH ANGIE!!!!!!!!
    Words don’t seem adequate. I am aching for you. I know the Lord says He will never give you more than you can bear – but I think He’s pushing it with you and Todd. I’m praying for you now as I type.

  • Quinn

    Your family just can’t seem to catch a break…you’re all in my thoughts.

  • Amy

    Oh, I am so sorry for another tragic life of a little one in your lives. It’s just heartbreaking and I will certainly be praying for your family. God bless each of you.

  • Anonymous

    “And I am convinced that nothing can separtate us from His love. Death cant and life can’t, the angels cant and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell cant keep God’s love away.” Romans 8:38

    Lord, please be ever present with this family. May your Holy Spirit rest heavy on them today, reminding them that you are so close to them, so close…

  • David, Ashley and Noah

    Oh GOD Ang! I don’t know what to say but to give you a big **hugg**. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family!
    Your sister in Christ,
    Ashley

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    I have been a very long time reader and prayer, but this is my first post. I’ll give a little background, so you can see how I can identify with your ache a bit. I’ve been married 18 years and have been saved for the last 10. Two years in to our marriage I became pregnant which ended with my fallopian tube bursting (ectopic) being cut stem to stern with major surgery, only a huge scar and no baby. 12 years later we still were unable to have a child. We moved to a new town, started over and my husband had a co-worker Sue who had adopted 4 kids from Russia. She encouraged us to adopt and even went through the process herself along with us. Within 3 days of each other we both brought home little boys from Ukraine. We were finally parents. Last Easter my husband called me from work to tell me that our friend Sue was in the ER and was in critical condition. I grabbed my son and headed over to her house to check on the kids. Sue never came home again. She had 4th stage ovarian cancer among other issues and passed away on June 6th. Seven days after that John and I became the permanent legal guardians for all 5 of her kids. We had to get a new house, a new car and of course a whole new way of life. We now have 6 kids to love. I truly could write a book about all of the years spent trying earthly ways to make a baby and all of the million ways God’s hand was in all of this from the moment we moved and even before that to set His plan in place, but last year has taught us that He is truly in control of this universe and we are not.

    We had a local little girl from our church pass away at 5 after a freak accident on a swing set. Then I hear about SCC daughter and of course following your loss of precious Audrey and now Luke. I know better than anyone that God has an amazing plan, but I have to tell you I have no idea what that is at this time. I find myself feeling fearful when my two 5 year olds are out of sight now. I feel anxious when they are in bed. I know it is Satan whispering fear in to my ear, so I will continue to go to God. I can only pray the same for you sweet one. I feel like I know you and like you said in a prior post, I hope someday to meet you and your beautiful family. I have no doubt that if God arranged for an infertile woman longing to have even just one child to have six (and wanting to adopt again) than He can arrange for our paths to cross one day.

    I will continue to pray for you and your family, but now will include Nicol, Greg and Summer as well, as they will ache and grieve for Luke along with all of you. Just look at the beauty of summertime around you and try to remind yourself of all the wonderful things this world has to offer, especially at such a dark time. Love to you and yours. God Bless!
    Lisa Z. in Michigan
    johnandlisaz@comcast.net

  • Wade’s World

    I am praying for your entire family.

  • Kara Lyn

    We never understand why God takes our little ones home with Him. I am praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead for all of you. So sorry…

  • Tabitha

    Praying for you all and especially Lukes mummy and daddy.
    I am just so sorry to hear this sad news.
    love ~ Tabitha X

  • wendy

    while my heart knows HE CAN BE TRUSTED IN ALL THINGS, my mind is having a hard time wrapping itself around this truth.

    my heart aches and grieves for you and your family.

    many, many prayers for grace and peace.

  • carridawn

    My heart is breaking with y’all. I am so very sorry. I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago – and how I am humbled by your trust and love in Jesus – even during the dark valleys. Thank you for the example that you are living. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk thru this together. With your every breath, may you cling to our Faithful Father to carry you thru. Lifting you up – and praising God that He has given us the body of Christ to be here for you and your family. Even more so – His love is unfailing, unchanging and is everylasting. Thinking of you and sending lots of love to you and your family.

  • Erin

    *TEARS* Angie, my heart is breaking! There are no words! I just can’t understand why such painful, life altering events seem to come in bunches! I am praying SO hard for your sister and brother inlaw, and for you, I can only imagine that you feel that you’ve suffered enough loss for one lifetime! I am so so so sorry! Much love to you and your family! I will be in continuous prayer!!!!! (((((HUGS))))) & ***TEARS****

  • HSB Suzanne

    Amidst the pain, I pray God would grant you, Todd, Nicol, Greg, all the children, and the rest of the family His never-ending love, grace, and peace.

    A sister-in-Christ,
    Suzanne

  • Anonymous

    My heart just froze reading these words. My sweet baby boy who is just three months old is also named Luke. I can’t even imagine the agony I’d feel if I lost him.

    Lord, we don’t understand, but we who walk with you know that you ARE who you claim to be. You ARE the faithful and you CAN give us peace despite our lack of understanding. Please Lord use this tragedy for good. Please use it somehow to bring honor and glory to your name. Hold this sweet family close and give them comfort as only you can. We will chose today to honor you because we know that you are the same GOD today as you were yesterday.

    For HIS glory,
    Amy

    amy@philippians121.com

  • Julie

    I have chills running down my whole body, I just about curled up in a ball in front of the computer. I am sorry, there are no words I can say.

    Heavenly Father, You know your purpose and your plan in the lives of this family. To say we don’t understand Lord is a understatment, I pray for the holy spirit to intercede with our groans and utterings over the home going of Luke. Be with the family Lord and put your hand upon them. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen

  • Tiny

    I am so, so sorry for your loss.. Your family must be devastated.. Lifting you up in prayer.

  • Jill Garcia (Smith)

    Wow, I just started reading your blog from the beginning yesterday and shed many tears for your family. And now, this. I can’t imagine the loss you and your family are experiencing right now, but know that I am praying for you at this very moment.

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you & learn from me, for I am gentle & humble in heart, and you will find rest for your weary souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-29

    “I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you in the palm of my hands…” Isaiah 49:16

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Brad & Shana

    I am so sorry, and so shocked. I have been following your blog for a while now. Your “past and the picture” post was so very meaningful to me.

    I have actually met Greg & Nicol- we live in the next small town over from them, and they were just at our church in February for a Valentine’s banquet, just before Luke was born. We are very much praying for them and for ya’ll and the whole family…..

    So very sorry…..many, many prayers

  • Keri Harrison

    I’m so sorry – we;ll be praying. I found out this morning when our Church (who supports Jim and Nancy) sent out an e-prayer alert. Safe travels.

  • Lauren

    I don’t even know where to begin, Angie. I’ll be praying for all of you during this time. Travel safe.

  • Cindy Swanson

    I’m so horribly sad and grieved…my heart goes out to Nicol and your entire family. May God’s presence be very real and near to you.

  • Bridget =)

    my heart is breaking for both your families. hugs and prayers.

  • Tamara

    I am so sorry and will be praying!

  • twondra

    Awww, sweetie, I’m soooo sorry. You’ve been through so much. Your family is definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

  • connorcolesmom

    OH NO!!
    NO NO NO!!
    I am SO SORRY!!
    I am just devastated by this news and will pray for the family
    Have a safe trip -
    COVERING YOU WITH PRAYERS!!
    God bless,
    Kim

  • Fr. Peter Doodes

    Angie,

    Despite the darkness of this awful tragedy we know that God has already welcomed Luke into His presence. God also knows what it is to suffer the loss of a beloved son, understands your emotions and grieves with you all.

    We here in this fallen world continue to walk in the valley of untimely death, but one day all your tears will be wiped away and you will all join Luke again in heaven.

    It is so dreadful that Luke is no longer with his family, but he is in safe hands.

    May God bless you all.

  • boomama

    I am so sorry. You are all in our prayers.

  • Sheila

    I am so sorry to hear. You are all in my prayers!

  • Heather

    I cannot fathom your loss or the loss of your family at this time. We will continue to pray for you all during this time!

  • Bevy

    Jesus wept so do I! God bless and God speed and may you be a comfort to all who grieve and may you lean on the Lord and each other in this grief.

  • Anonymous

    I am so so sorry. Praying for you all.

  • touchofglory

    I am praying for your dear family….
    Melissa

  • Jenn

    A friend of mine directed me to your blog about two weeks ago. It took me about a week to go back to the beginning and read your story from the start. I could not read very much in one sitting because my heart was breaking for you, and the tears were streaming down my face every time. But I am so glad that I was lead to read your blog. Until now I have not been able to leave a comment, because I don’t believe my words could say what my heart wants to say to you. My heart aches for you, and what you went through with Audrey. I am 29 weeks pregnant at the moment, and while we were told that our babies kidney’s are slightly enlarged, there does not seem to be too much concern at this point. We lost our first child early in pregnancy, and to hear that anything could be wrong this time is hard. (even though this is my third pregnancy now, and I have a healthy 18 month old little girl) I have been reminded time and time again lately (hm… Hi God) that every moment with our children is precious, and the loss of your nephew reiterates that in my mind. Again I am sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine. Your faith is incredible, and while I know in my head what you say is true, there are moments when my heart fails me, and I break into pieces before Him. The broken moments you have shared with us speak more about His faithfulness, goodness, grace and mercy than you know. God is so good, all the time. I never will doubt that. I just wish it wasn’t so hard sometimes. I pray for you constantly, that your days will be full of joy again, that you will cherish the time you have with your three adorable little girls, that your heart would heal, and that you would know that it is your wounds that touch and heal others. God bless.

  • Courtney

    I fear that no words I say would bring you to peace, so I pray that the Lord will get you there in a way that only He can.

    Praying for you, your family, Nicole and Luke.

  • Betsy

    Overcome. No words. Praying for all of you.

  • Courtney

    I could have sworn I typed “Nicol.” Sorry about that. :)

  • Kristin

    Angie ~

    I found your blog yesterday through Kelly’s Korner. I sat and read every one of your posts from beginning to end in one sitting.

    My heart broke for your family and I read through the past months. It breaks again today with this new tragedy. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

    Kristin

  • Anonymous

    May God hold you close to His heart during this time as your family tries to come to terms with this latest event – remember we are all here praying for all of you!

  • Anonymous

    I feel ill as I write this, which probably in no means compares to the hurt you and your family are feeling now. I just keep asking, “why God, why? After all they’ve been through? Why more?” But I know He doesn’t answer to me, and I know, in time, the answers will be revealed. I hope Nicol and her family feel the blessings from our prayers, just as you have right along. Here is a virtual (((((HUG))))) to you and your entire family!
    With much love from WNY!

  • Stella

    There is no sense to that. I am so very very sorry for your loss. For you pain. for your sadness.

    All of you are in my prayers and my thoughts. I am so sorry.

    Travel Safe.

  • Corie

    I am SOOO sorry. I am on my knees for you and your family. Words would never be enough to say how truly sorry and sad I am for your family.

  • April

    praying…..

  • Annie Parsons

    This is absolutely devastating. I am so, so sorry – and I will be praying for you and your family.

    People talk about God being a shelter from the storm… mostly, I think He just stands out in the rain with us. May He wrap His arms around you during this senseless and tragically painful time.

  • goodtwin

    I am SO terribly sorry for your whole family. Please keep your eyes upon Jesus and know that he is with you on this walk. In fact, I think right about now he is carrying you. Dear Heavenly Father, please be with Angie and Todd as they minister to family members who are grieving another loss in the family. Please help them to be strong as these family members were strong for them a short time ago. In your precious name. Amen.

  • Hopesrising

    I don’t know what else to say but I am praying for you Angie and your entire family. Asking God to wrap all of you in His loving arms.
    Pray for a safe journey.
    (((Angie)))

  • *j-u-l-e-s*

    peace.peace to you and your family. ONE DAY this will make sense. IT WILL. But for now, “He is still the same.”

  • Rebecca

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • Amanda

    This is just too much!! I am torn between quoting uplifting Scripture and shouting obscenities. Your family is in my prayers. I cannot fathom the grief. Your family needs a break. I am praying for comfort and respite.

  • Bri

    Oh, Angie.

    Your words ring in my ears right now… God is still God. He’s still the same. That’s the only thing that I can think to say. I will be praying for all of you.

    With love,
    Bri

  • erica

    Not fair! is what my heart cries out. Oh Angie, I am so sorry. Lord, please help these precious people. Hold them up. Give them strength. Glue them back together. Lord, all this suffering, all the natural disasters have me wondering if Your return is close at hand. Oh Lord, be near to us! Show us all what to do!

  • Marin

    I’m so sorry…I know someone who lost a baby from SIDS (I think that’s what happened to Luke from the way you described it). It’s a terrible thing. Tell Nicol she’s loved and that we are praying for her.

  • Overwhelmed!

    Oh, my heart just aches for your entire family!

    I’m offering up prayers now. I’m so sorry.

  • Daddy Dale and Mommy Jen

    Angie and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! How much more can a family like yours go through? I pray that God will join you every minute of your way through this terriable occurance! I pray that you will find peace in knowing that he is now not only united with God, but with his special cousin in heaven! Praying for you during this difficult time. Have a safe trip. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do to help you!
    Dale, Jennifer, Addelynn, and Alexander

  • CPT Mom

    Wow.

    I received a call like the one you described about my nephew just days after your little Luke entered this world. Reading those words hit me like a tidal wave.

    I am so sorry.

    Praying so hard.

  • Anonymous

    (Praying)

  • Runningamuck

    I am so so sorry for all that you and your family are having to endure. I will be lifting all of you up in prayer continually today (and the days ahead). I just can’t even imagine all the heartache…

  • CrownLaidDown

    OH NO! I am praying for dear Nicol and her husband and your whole family at this time. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

    Praying, praying, praying for each of you.
    Love,
    holly smith

  • Sara

    Oh how I wish I had something profound to say to you. I am praying. And Audrey is holding his hand. I’m sure of it. I am so sorry for another loss hitting your family. i am praying.

  • Corey Re’

    My heart is breaking for you. Please know you are loved, and prayed for. The Lord be with you and your family. I am so sorry for this new and unbearable trial…

    The Lords ways are not our own. Looking forward to the day when the tapestry is finished and we see the final picture.

  • Kelli

    Oh, sweet Angie.
    My heartaches for you all.
    PRAYING hard!

  • Sandra

    I am so sorry to hear this horrible news. I wonder now if Audrey was taken so early so that she would be there to welcome baby Luke into the heavenly kingdom. Your whole family is in my prayers.

    Sandra
    Spring Hill, TN

  • kris

    Is it wrong that a flame of anger ignited inside of me? It was quickly extinguished by a grief I cannot even describe, a grief FOR you, for your family, for Luke’s family.

    I will pray. I don’t know if words will come at all, but I will pray.

  • Anonymous

    Job 13:15. “Though he slay me, yet shall I trust Him”

    Continue to trust him. When you can’t trace his hand, trust his heart. My prayers are with your family. I can’t imagine the pain, hurt, or confusion you all are enduring so I’ll just pray. My heart calls out to the Lord for you. I wish you all nothing but peace in the midst of this storm.

  • Anonymous

    Praying in Texas.

  • Lisa

    God,
    Please be with this family as they look to You are their source. You’ve promised to never leave us or forsake us and today, right now, I claim that for this God-fearing family.

    We know our only hope is in You…help them to rest in that during this painful, unexplainable time.

    Thank you God that You are more than enough.

  • Melody

    I am so so sorry. I am keeping Greg & Nicol in my prayers.

  • Bethany

    Oh Angie,
    Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family. I am so sorry.

  • Jen

    I am so sorry. I am praying for your family.

  • pakosta

    i am so so sorry for you and for them. prayers…safe travels.
    tara

  • April

    i always pray for you and your family and i will continue to pray for your sister-in-law and her family at this time. God Bless.

    All heaven was in mourning,
    The day that young man died;
    When He closed His eyes, they said,
    Ten thousand angels cried.
    The angels shed their many tears,
    Because He was God’s Son;
    But there is a special sadness,
    When God takes the very young.

    At times like that, I question God,
    Why let a child die?
    I cannot understand it,
    And I need to ask Him why.

    I, too, have heard the angels cry,
    I’ve heard them cry first hand;
    For I, too, gave up a child,
    And I’ve tried hard to understand.

    Yes, I received God’s comfort,
    Though I’m grateful, I want more;
    I want reasons; I want meaning,
    I am a parent who’s heart-sore.

    God can give, and God can take,
    I am well aware of this;
    But, why my baby … why my child?
    Why did God put him on His list?

    Did I love my child too much?
    Was he too good for this old earth?
    Had his purpose here been filled?
    Was that why he was taken first?

    I awake each day with questions,
    I fall asleep at night, the same;
    So many times I ask God why,
    I’m both saddened and ashamed.

    But then, in reflective moments,
    When my prayers are most intense,
    One word keeps going through my mind,
    Patience … patience … patience.

    Maybe now is not the time,
    To explain this great heartache;
    Even if I knew God’s reasons,
    What difference would it make?

    Can’t I just be grateful,
    For any time we had?
    Accept God’s action without question?
    Why is that so very bad?

    What’s my hurry … why my pressure?
    Is my faith not strong enough?
    God will explain it when He’s ready,
    Surely I can trust that much.

    God understands my broken heart,
    He, too, gave up a Son;
    He knows the pain of one lost child,
    He weeps with me, and we are one.

    Just as I talk to God each day,
    I talk to my precious child;
    I blow him kisses, and I say,
    “See you, honey, in a while.”

    ~ Virginia Ellis ~
    Copyright © 2000

  • Pipsylou

    I just can’t stop crying. I’ve been crying this morning about Lucy’s medical issues. And now I am crying for an even more heartbreaking reason.

    Please, please know you are not alone.

  • Jennifer

    Praying for your family and little Luke’s as well. May God give you the grace and wisdom as you all can minister in a totally new way to your sister and her family.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my. I have been reading your blog since I heard those 7 weeks ago. I have felt for you guys, but never truely understood, having never been that close to the situation.

    But this has just made me cry so much. My little boy was just 1 week older, and I feel so humble to have him now. I cant imagine the pain you are all going through. xx

  • Anonymous

    On my knees praying for your sweet family. Ashley E.

  • Sarah Jones

    Your poor family! So much loss in such a short period of time. I know it doesn’t make it feel any better but I am reminded of what you said about this having always been God’s plan for Luke’s life. He wanted to take him home to paradise now and though I cannot even begin to imagine the loss and pain that your SIL is feeling right now, I have comfort in knowing that little Luke is in Jesus’ arms and playing with your beautiful little Audrey. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Sarah

    I am on my knees praying for you.
    So sorry.

  • Sarah

    I thought I would share this with you.

    When Tomorrow Starts Without Me by David M. Romano

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    and I’m not here to see,
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    all filled with tears for me.

    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
    the way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things
    we didn’t get to say.

    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.

    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name,
    and took me by the hand.

    And said my place was ready
    in heaven far above,
    And that I’d have to leave behind
    all those I dearly love.

    But as I turned to walk away,
    a tear fell from my eye,
    for all life, I’d always thought
    I didn’t want to die;

    I had so much to live for
    and so much yet to do,
    It seemed almost impossible
    that I was leaving you.

    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    the good ones and the bad,
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    and all the fun we had.

    If I could relive yesterday,
    I thought, for just awhile,
    I’d say good bye and kiss you
    and maybe see you smile.

    But then I fully realized
    that this could never be,
    For emptiness and memories
    would take the place of me.

    And when I thought of worldly things,
    that I’d miss come tomorrow,
    I thought of you, and when I did,
    my heart was filled with sorrow.

    But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
    I felt so much at home.
    When God looked down and smiled at me,
    from His great golden throne,

    He said, “This is eternity
    and all I’ve promised you”.
    Today for life on earth is past
    but here it starts anew.

    I promise no tomorrow,
    but today will always last,
    And since each day’s the same day,
    there’s no longing for the past.

    But you have been so faithful,
    so trusting, so true.
    Though there were times you did some things,
    you knew you shouldn’t do.

    But you have been forgiven
    and now at last you’re free.
    So won’t you take my hand
    and share my life with me?

    So 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.

  • Fun With Five

    unbelievable. so very sorry…will pray now.

  • Bttrfly1976

    My heart is so broken for your family.

    I had no idea Todd and Nicol were siblings, never put that together.

    I am so, so very sorry.

    And I will pray, for each of you.

  • Linda

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and their loss. I have been reading your blog for sometime now and have never posted. Please know that you are prayer covered by so many.
    In His Grip,
    Linda

  • a_weak_rose

    I don’t understand and to say I’m praying for everyone seems SO trite and cliche. I wonder even, what good do those prayers even do? (I am currently in a crisis of faith). However, in my weakness, the Holy Spirit will intercede where I cannot. . .

  • Kindred Heart

    Oh, sweet Angie ~ Praying for all of you whose hearts are hurting so much…

  • Mary-Dare

    So many questions. Only God has the answers. Though, in times like these it seems impossible to believe that.
    I know this must bring on an incredible wave of pain on your already imminent grief for your own child.

    I pray peace and comfort for you all.

    When you can’t trace his hand, trust his heart…

  • Regina

    Oh noooo – sending thoughts, prayers, and hugs to you all.

  • Cerulean Blue

    I just got chills…

    BUT I do believe that God strengthens us to be the ones who can help others thru tragedies.

    Sweet Audrey prepared you and Todd to help his sister and family thru their loss… I believe this for all of you.

    I will pray for travel, for peace, and for broken hearts,and mercy as well.

    I.Can’t.Even.Fathom…

  • Collegegirl

    I am so sorry! Words can not express my prayers to you right now!
    Safe travel and prayers coming your way
    ~Elyse~

  • dena

    Oh Angie…….I feel so bad for your whole family. Heavenly Father, wrap your loving arms around this family and hold them in your embrace. Carry them as they continue to grieve their losses. Praying for you all…….my heart aches. God Bless you…..Dena

  • The Harper Family

    Lifting this family and your family up in my prayers. I am so sorry you all are going through this pain. God be with you.
    Much love from Arkansas,
    Lori and family

  • Cakabaker

    Angie, sending all my prayers for you and your entire family. May God bless you with strength to get through this time.

  • Honea Household

    I am so sorry to hear such terrible news. What on earth is going on in this evil world? I recognize that His ways are higher than ours, but what on earth? Praying for all of you.

  • Heather

    I am sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • brossettelewis

    I am very sorry. I wish there was as explanation as to why it keeps pouring rain on your family. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and life.

  • A.

    My heart is broken as I read about Luke…my heart has broken many times over the last few months for your family! I think about you everyday. I am in awe of the transparency in which you share with us your story. I know the pain of watching a sister go thru the loss of her little boy and I am praying with the understanding of just how deep that pain goes. I have you in my prayers today…as always…and for your family. I don’t have time to tell you what the verses you posted mean to us as a family…having lost Garrison (my nephew)…but I will soon! I love you…even though I do not know you and have not met you…YET! ;-)

  • Becca

    I’m so sorry. Sending prayers.

  • Anonymous

    I will be in prayer for the whole family…His Strength is perfect…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what to say. I’m so very sorry to hear of this. I am praying for your family. I know this is difficult for you two, as well as Nicol and her husband. I am praying for all of you. Lord, please grant comfort and peace to this family. Do not leave them in their time of need. Oh Lord, only you know and understand why this happened. I pray that as they lean in to you, You will give them rest.

    Our prayers and love to you and your family.
    L

  • {Karla}

    I am so sorry for the pain that your family is dealing with right now.

    All of you are in my prayers.

    Blessings,
    Karla

  • Chris & Emily

    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

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    so sorry. praying.

  • Chris & Emily

    so sorry. praying.

  • Chris & Emily

    so sorry. praying.

  • Amanda

    I do not have any words. I just can’t believe it and I’m so sorry.

  • Pat

    No words can express the pain your family must be going through. Lifting up Prayers

  • Janna

    Oh my goodness!!! :( WHY is God letting this happen? I have such a difficult time understanding. Even when I know He can use tragedies for His glory… I can’t always understand why He lets this happen to families. Especially right after you lost Audrey. I do understand that death for us is really the beginning of eternal life… but WHY must He take these little ones from us when they are our everything? My heart aches for your family and extended family. I’ll be praying for you all like crazy.

  • Courtney

    i am so sorry. there are no words…

  • Mindy

    Your faith in the Lord in the midst of such suffering is an incredible testimony. I will pray.

  • Court

    Praying for you and your family. May the Lord comfort you and Todd, Nicol and her sweet family during this time…and may the Lord use you to minister to Nicol in a way no other momma could.

  • Michelle

    Angie – I am so sorry to hear this news. As the mother of a baby that went on to be with our Jesus, it seems unthinkable that the same family would lose two precious babies within weeks of each other. It is and has been my utmost prayer that God would shower you with His grace and mercy during this difficult time.
    Michelle

  • Strawberry Blonde

    Angie, My prayers are with you and your family. You have seen much too much loss this year. As I type, this I am listening to Nicol’s song Resurrection. As I listen to the words, I have tears. Little did she know that her words would have such meaning. This song is so beautiful. He will “make something beautiful out of all this suffering.”

    May He continue to carry your family.

  • Maria

    I am so very sorry. I will definitely pray for you and your entire extended family.

  • stapes

    My heart is breaking. My prayers are with you.

  • 4under3

    I just said a prayer for you all…and I’ll continue.
    Tiff

  • Tenille Rauls

    Broken for your family and am on my knees asking for God’s grace, love, peace, and vision to surround you and your entire family. May God hold you in His arms.

  • Jungheims

    All I could do was scream, “No, no, no…” as I read this. I am SO very sorry. It’s too much. Your sister-in-law is blessed to have another mommy who understands to wrap arms around her and hold her. I pray that God will lift your families in His arms and hold you all. It’s the only place to go at this time.

    Lisa
    Grace’s Mom

  • Jenn @ Munchkin Land

    Oh my heart hurts for you and your family. What tragic news! Please know that I’ll be praying for you all…

  • Holly

    I’m praying, Angie. Through my blog I’ve also incorporated the prayers of my friends and readers. We love you guys and we’re all standing behind you right now.

  • Kate

    He gives and takes away… I am so sorry for your loss.
    ~ Kate

  • karen44

    Angie;
    I’m praying for the Smith’s today. I know in my head I need to be praising God, but my heart is slow to follow. I’m praising You, Lord, even with my broken heart because I know You are good. Please help us understand.
    Much love,
    -karen l.

  • Anonymous

    May God grant your families strength to endure all that he has put in your lives. I pray that God can show everyone in your families how to move forward in such a staggering time in your lives. May you lay all your troubles down for the Lord to carry. You are not alone, as much as it may feel that way at times. God loves you all each and every day! Just keep hanging on to your faith.

  • kjoy

    As a medical student it’s easy to be desensitized by studying how many thousands of people die from various diseases every year… but you always remind me how incredibly much each life means and what a gift it is. As though I hadn’t already learned from your story, I am reminded again not to take anyone for granted–like expecting my parents & siblings to still be there when i go home for the summer. Again your post has brought tears to my eyes, and I will be in prayer for you and Luke’s family. I know that God has promised His grace to be sufficient, and I pray that it is poured out generously upon this hurting family.

  • Amy

    How awful… My family and I will be praying.

  • Holly

    I am so sorry. My heart goes out to your family. We will be praying for you all.

  • Oosragirl

    Angie, There is so much I want to say…I just recently got the pleasure of meeting, you and your 4girls through your blog…today the Lord laid you heavily on my heart…now I know why…please know our family’s prayers are with you and your in laws…please tell them!
    Sisters in Christ,
    Pam

  • Alicia

    My prayers are with you and your family Angie. I know that words cannot heal the heart, but God can. I am so very sorry Angie. I wish I could help, but all I can offer at this moment is prayer.

  • Jungheims

    Angie, I know it’s too soon but one of my first thoughts is that maybe God is planning to use you and Nicol together in some way? It will be a MIGHTY way and you will impact the world even more….speaking together, writing…..and it will be a beautiful honoring of these precious lives.

  • Melanie

    All my thoughts and prayers are yours! I could not fathom the grief you all most certainly have.

  • amanda

    I’m sitting here just staring at my computer screen, almost unable to move. I, like most others, am in complete disbelief at all that is going on with Jesus’ children these days. I know God’s plan is sovereign, I know He is good, I know that none of this will be for nothing…but it still is so hard! I had no idea Todd and Nicol were siblings. What amazing talent from that family.
    Praying for God to pull all of you close to Him as you go through this time…I am so sorry, Angie.

  • erin

    I will be praying…be safe!

    Love,
    Erin

  • Tiffany

    Ang….I am so so sorry. I am praying for them right now. My heart literally breaks for them.

  • Heather

    That passage brings me comfort and I hope it brings some sense of comfort to you all. It jumped out to my cousin and me after my grandfather’s death. I cannot imagine what you are all going through and I know all I can offer is prayer. I am so sorry for your family.

  • Diana

    My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you.

  • THE HOFFMAN FAMILY

    Angie & family-
    I am grieving for you and I am celebrating the BIG things that God has done through these little lives. I just wrote my own post on my blog about the impact it’s had on me…although it doesn’t begin to do it justice. Much prayer and love to you and the whole Smith/Sponberg family.

  • SingerMamaMelody

    Dear Angie & Family,

    I’m praying for you all. I’m so sorry to hear about your nephew…

    Melody

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry to hear this. No one should have to bury their child. As a mom that has I can feel your pain.

    Jeannine

  • Tara

    oh I am so very sorry. It’s just not fair that there is more grief in your family. I’m praying for you all.

  • Stuart Fam

    At a loss of words for you and your family. So much heartache seems to be happening to God’s BRIDE! I can only hope it is drawing us closer to our Father’s heart. Love and Prayers.

  • Jody

    Teagan’s birthday is March 18th too. I will be praying so hard for the Sponberg family and for yours too. The heartache is almost too much- if it weren’t for the strength of our God, who is far greater- it would be more than anyone could handle. I will pray and cry with all of you. And I will never forget Luke, even though I’ve never seen or met him. May you all feel even more of God’s grace and peace and comfort.
    My soul hurts for all of you…count on my prayers.
    xoxo

  • Anonymous

    I am covered in chills. Please know that all of you are in my prayers. My heart aches for the Smith family…..

  • Anonymous

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

  • Wendy

    Wendy said,

    I left another message on an old post. I am Greg’s cousin Wendy I am so sorry for the loss all of you are going through. I am happy that you will be there soon. It meant the world to me when Greg & Nicol came to see me when I was sick.

    Take care, and God be with you all.

    Wendy

  • Lisa

    My heart is breaking with you, you have come to feel like family . . .I don’t know how it’s possible, as I only “know you” through this blog, but I believe that is how our sweet Lord intended it to be.

    I am so so sorry, and will be praying for you during this difficult time.

    your friend,
    Lisa

  • Michelle

    prayers in Cincy! I don’t even know what else to say.

  • Tina Vega

    I am so, so sorry. I’m praying for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, how in the world can this happen?

    Words cannot express the depth of my sympathy for your family. Your grace is inspiring.

  • Kirsten

    My heart aches with you and your entire family. So many things that don’t make sense to us – and all at the same time. I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how shocked and overwhelmed you all are. We will be praying and knowing that God has you in His hands.

    Blessings,
    Kirsten

  • Adventures In Babywearing

    I am so sorry. I can’t even imagine.

    Stephanie

  • Dawn

    I cannot believe another tragedy has struck your family; I am beyond sad and sorry for your entire family. I found this prayer and wanted to share:

    Heavenly Father, your ways are hidden from our eyes, comfort, we pray you, the parents who grieve at the loss of their baby. Grant them grace to face the future with courage and gallantry. May they understand in faith that your love, as a Father, will not cause them a needless tear and that they will meet again in a fuller life those whose earthly body they prepared on earth. Amen.

  • Alison

    Dear Angie, Nicol, Todd, & Greg,
    This reminds me so much of Job. Your family has been hit so so hard with absolutely gut-wrenching tragedies. I cannot understand our LORD, but can understand that I don’t need to. HE is divine and in control. I am fasting today and in constant prayer for all of you. I am so sorry to hear of such a terrible loss, and am also sorry again to the Smiths over losing Audrey. God bless you all!!
    In Christ,
    Alison

  • Anonymous

    My heart is breaking for you and your families. So much has happened in such a short time, but I know God is there with you at all times. I pray for travel mercies for all of you and that you will be a comfort to each other. Know that you have been on my heart and in my prayers – Debbie

  • Joy

    That is so incredibly awful and we are adding your family to the prayer chain. Just know that you can be in a place of understanding, a place of knowing her hurt. *HUGS*

  • Amanda

    My heart is so broken for your precious family. To have this tragedy follow so closely on the heels of the loss of your sweet baby is absolutely unimaginable. Please know that we are praying for all of your family!

  • Kathleen in TX

    Your families will be in my prayers.

  • The Morris Family

    Dear Angie,
    As we too have been on the grieving journey this last year as our 3 yr twin was dx with cancer and went to live with Jesus1/23/07, the Lord does not give explanations but HE does give us promises….keep looking and embracing them. May the Lord give grace to your family.
    Cindy
    http://www.weloveyoujoel.blogspot.com

  • stella

    I’m so so very sorry. I pray for you.

  • Cheryl

    I have no words to say. I’m just in shock as I’m sure your entire family is.
    Know that the Body of Christ is praying for you.
    Love you dearly!!!

  • Sheryl

    Oh my word! This took my breath away and I wanted to scream “no”! Count on my prayers. I am so sorry! -Sheryl

  • Amy

    May God carry you and your family through this difficult time. We are praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Anonymous

    I have been keeping up with your story and have not posted to let you know I am reading along on your journey that God is taking you on. Bless your heart!! I know the sadness of having to bury a baby and it is one of the hardest things I have ever done! I will continue to pray for you and your sister in law and family.
    Thoughts and Prayers
    Joan Crowder

  • Anonymous

    Praying and claiming Isaiah 46:3-4 for you…”Listen to me, …I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you!”

    Rescue them, Lord, by your mighty hand.

    Ann Lehman, Elkhart, IN

  • Kelley

    Angie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Kelley in Arkansas

  • Cindy-Still His Girl

    Oh, Angie. My heart breaks for all of you. May God hold your entire family tightly and give you the strength and peace you need.

    It just seems like too much for one family. I’m so sorry.

    He WILL bring beauty from all of these ashes. Love and prayers for you and yours.

  • kimmie

    this hurts my heart

  • Beth

    I am sitting here bawling my head off. I am so sorry. So, so sorry. I’m just rubbing my head. I’ll get down on my face this moment. Oh, how I pray that Jesus will carry all of you and that you’ll feel safe with Him as you work it through with Him.

  • Renna

    I’m so sorry…and praying.

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Ali & Dave

    Sending many prayers to your family. How much can one family be dealt? Safe travel…
    Ali
    (a stranger from NJ)

  • Jess :)

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone! May the Lord comfort them during this difficult time. I can’t help but think, “WHY?” It’s so hard to understand things at times and this would be only one of those things I just don’t understand. Ang, may your faith continue to shine and may you be a stronghold for for Nicol, Greg and Summer. God’s blessings to you all, especially as everyone is traveling.

  • Hollie

    Oh no, just heard…PRAYING NOW!

  • JenFromMN

    My heart breaks for you and your family as I write this. I’m so sorry that you have to endure yet another tragic loss! I cannot begin to understand what you’re all going through, or why. I pray comfort, strength and peace will blanket your entire family during this horrible chapter in your lives.

  • Amy

    I am so sorry for the loss of little Luke. May God hold you all close and comfort you through this difficult time.

  • Christina

    I can’t even put into words how sorry I am for your family. To suffer this loss is just heartbreaking… and so soon after the loss of Audrey, well, it just compounds it all the more. You are all in my prayers.

  • AllieQB

    I’m so terribly sorry. Praying for your family right now.

  • Alex

    I’m so sorry, Angie. I will most definitely be keeping all of your family in my prayers. Travel safely.
    -Alex

  • Brett and Sarah Garner

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Once again I will be praying for your family. Although my one tiny little prayer doesn’t seem like much I know that God hears and knows each of us and will answer each of us individually. With the hundreds, possibly even thousands of prayers being sent up in your behalf, hopefully your family will be able to find comfort soon. Until the time your sister is reunited with little Luke I hope she can be comforted knowing he has simply gone on to another mission on the other side and will be waiting for her with open arms to greet her when they are one day reunited never to be parted again! In the mean time he is in good company! I hope that those of you that he has left behind will be able to be in that same company of the Lords love.

  • Faith

    Oh my goodness. There are no words to say. I am so very sorry and will be praying for your precious family who has gone through so much already. May God give you all strength to make it through the days to come.
    Love, Faith

  • Rachel

    Sweet Jesus…why…

  • Jen

    How terrible. Sending many prayers!

  • Brandie

    Sending so many prayers your way – for the entire family.

  • Valerie and Jeremy Adell

    Oh my I am so so sorry. I can’t even imagine. I’m praying for all of you.

  • katy

    oh, Angie…there really are no words. I’m just…sorry. I just pray GOD keeps his arms completely around your family right now, and holds you so very close.
    He knows your suffering…
    In His loving, capable hands,
    Katy/Texas

  • Anonymous

    We will be praying for you and your family….

  • petrii

    Oh Angie,
    I wish I could be with you and pray with you in person, but please know that my prayers are going up to the Father for you and your family.

    Bless you my sweet sister in Christ,
    Dawn

  • Anonymous

    We are so very sorry. We are from Greg’s hometown, and we just learned about this tragedy this afternoon. Our love and prayers are with you all.

    Craig and Betty Sjoberg

  • Holly

    I will be in constant prayer for you all.
    Holly

  • Jodie

    Oh, my…I don’t even have words. I will continue to lift you all up to the Lord!!! Thanks for letting us know.

    Sending hard hugs and lots of prayers… In Christ, Jodie

  • Heather

    Praying for you and your family! I am so sorry.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Heather

  • Seabolt

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Lifting up big prayers right now…

    Jen Seabolt
    Atlanta, GA

  • queenie76

    OH Angie! i’m so sorry! I am beginning to wonder why God has taken these precious babies . I suppose there will always be reasons that we wil never understand. I have learned so much from your experience and the faith that has gotten you through it all. So now, sweet Audery, Baby Elliot , Luke and Maria Sue have playmates. Audrey and Maria Sue playing princess (naturally of course!) and the boys playing cowboys and indians.

  • So Blessed

    I’m interceding in prayer and lifting your entire precious family during this most difficult time. My deepest sympathy…

  • The Joys of having Boys

    I am so sorry to hear of this devastating loss. My prayers are with you and your entire family during this time.

  • Alicia Beth

    Awww,Angie !! i’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I most certainly will be on my knees for your family.I
    just can’t help but think God has allowed this because He knows how strong your family is.Also,He has blessed you to be a blessing.I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to Nicol on an entirely new level now.So,i pray for God to be glorified in this situation.I pray that He’ll be your strength and provision during this time

  • Aimee

    Oh, this is such sad sad news. I am so sorry for you and your family. This just seems to be too much for one family to bear. I will pray, my friend.

    Aimee Wade
    Avon, Ny

  • Stacy

    Luke and his family as well as you and immediate family will all be in my prayers…since I don’t know the appropriate words to say I won’t try, except that my heart and prayers are with you all…God Bless…
    Stacy

  • Anonymous

    I’ve follwed your blog for weeks and brought you to our Father’s throne. I was just checking on you today…my heart just fell. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ps 56:8
    “…You have put my tears into your bottle.”

    John McArthur’s book, Safe in the Arms of God, is excellent.

    Beth
    onehoppinmom at yahoo dot com

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • The Colonel & Princess Sanders.

    My heart aches for you and your family. I know Audrey is in Heaven welcoming Luke home. They are playing together as I type this, wondering why we are all crying, they are home with our Heavenly Father celebrating life.
    I am praying for those left behind in this life without Luke.
    Much love.

  • Jenna

    I’m not sure if I’ve commented before or not, but I have been reading your blog for some time, and praying for you and your family. I will now include your sister-in-law’s family in my prayers as well. I cannot imagine the grief that your family is experiencing right now. I am thankful that the Holy Spirit interceeds for us when we don’t have the words, because words are escaping me right now.

    I will continue to be praying for you and your family in the weeks and months ahead.

  • MBKimmy

    Oh my, tears in my eyes, I am so so sorry! You are all in my prayers!

  • Melony

    I pray that God will bring your whole family peace through this very difficult time. I will also be pryaing for safe travel..

  • Anonymous

    Angie, safe travels. I will be praying for your family and Todd’s entire family. I’ll be praying for Sweet Baby Luke’s Mommy and Daddy.
    My heart is aching for your family.
    Norah

  • Stef

    You’re in our prayers here in California. We don’t know you all, but we’re family in Christ.
    God be with you…

  • Betsy

    Oh no!! I am just so sorry!!! It is so hard to understand. My heart breaks for Nicol and her husband, for you and Todd, and for Todd’s parents…losing 2 grandchildren! I am praying for you right now!

  • Melissa

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family, now and in the days to come. May love surround your family during this sorrowful time.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and all of your family members. All I can say is I am so sorry. I am praying right now. May God’s peace somehow be wrapped around you. Cindy ~ Phoenix

  • Missy

    Your family is in our prayers. Missy

  • Anonymous

    Father God,

    I come before you now and lift up these families to you. My heart is aching. Wrap your arms tight around Luke’s family and help them to come closer to you. May they “feel your presence, acceptance, move among them now.” Please forgive me, Lord, for being impatient with my child tonight. Help me to love more and anger less. May Luke’s life be a testimony.

    In your precious name I pray,amen.

  • kristin

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

    With love and prayers, not only for Nicol and her family, but for you and your family as well…as you must re-live your experiences again this week.

  • debbie

    I am so very sorry for your family. I am praying for all of you. May you feel His arms around you and know His peace during this time.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my. I don’t know what to say. I am crying for you and your family. I know that Luke is now in Heaven with Audrey and my Samuel, and many other angels. But right now, that may not be comforting. I am so sorry. I will pray for your and yours.
    Sara, Kentucky

  • Hillary

    Oh my! What can I even say to express how sorry I am for this horrible loss. I will be praying for all of you. I simply cannot understand but I trust in the ONE who does.

  • Mark, Rebecca and Sophia

    I am so very sorry. My God replace your families weakness with His strength as you grieve.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Angie, my heart is breaking for your family. :( (((hugs)))
    Praying!
    Krista

  • Becca

    I am crying for you and your family. And for this world. Why is all of this happenig. There have been many similar sad things that have happened to my friends and family lately. WHY? WHY? WHY? I just don’t get it.

    Please know that I am praying for your family. Know that I will continue to do so. And know that you have inspired me to go into my daughter’s room, wake her up from the sleep it took me over an hour to get her into, and hug and kiss and pray for her. I am going right this moment to hold my baby and praise Jesus that he has granted this gift of time for me.

    May you find some peace in all of this. I truly just do not get it. I am so sorry.

    Becca & Ella

  • Stephanie Spence

    I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. We’re praying for you.

  • Anonymous

    I am praying for you all….I just dont have any words and wonder WHY the Lord is taking so many children away from such God loving people who do want their children? When there are mothers out there who dont want the children they have and they grow up knowing that. I know its probably not a very good thought to think….but it was the very first thing I thought of when hearing this.

    Im so so sorry….
    Shantel

  • WV to the VA

    I started reading your blog about a week ago. I couldn’t stop reading. Now you are on my prayer list, & I am praying for Luke’s family.

  • Shinae

    I just happened to stumble across your blog through one of my friends pages. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I admire your faith in God and I treasure my girls even more now than ever. Thank you for your honesty and sincerety. Your an inspiration.

  • Liz @ My Full Cup

    Oh I am so so sorry. I feel so broken for you all. I am praying hard! Sweet Jesus, please comfort this family!

  • Sarah

    I’m praying for the family and for God’s peace for all of you.

  • Elizabeth

    Praying without ceasing.

  • Anonymous

    On my knees, I am.

  • Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land

    Your families are in our prayers.

  • Kim

    There are no words. I’m sorry. My prayers are with you.

  • Anonymous

    Oh No!! I’m so sorry to hear about this. It makes my heart sad. My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. I pray that you will have safe travel to Georgia and that you will be able to hold each other up during this difficult “rain”. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Fondly,
    Jenny F.

  • Jo

    Oh my goodness, Angie. I am at a loss for words for your family. How terribly hard to reconcile this…I am so, so sad for them, for you. Please keep your readers here posted. Prayers forthcoming…

  • The Shulls

    We continue to pray for you all and Luke’s family too. So, so sorry about the loss…

    Love,
    The Shulls

  • I Want to be Beautiful

    I don’t understand why God is trying your family so much in the last few months. It doesn’t seem fair but I am forever amazed at how faithful and strong you continue to be. I don’t know how I would react if I were in the same position. I know the saying God does not give us more than we can handle so obviously he feels your family is unbelievably strong.

  • Mark and Rebekah

    I don’t know what to say, but I know what to do–pray. My heart aches for your family. As hard as it has been for you, can you even start to imagine how much worse it is when you don’t know God.

    What a blessing it is to have Someone on our side, Someone who has conquered death, Someone who is with Audry and Luke right now.

    May God give you the peace that passes all understanding and wrap you in His love.

  • Kathy Friend

    I can not believe this – I am so sorry for your family We are praying…

  • Mellissa

    Oh Angie, I am praying desperately for the entire Smith clan. Peace.

  • Anonymous

    As many others have said there are simply no words. It is in times like this that we wonder exactly what God has in mind. We just can’t see a moment’s good coming from the pain. And yet, I see believers who have been called to suffer standing firm under that suffering and I KNOW that He does have a plan, one that will reap eternal rewards. So as my human mind struggles to grasp this, my heart keeps whispering, “but He is faithful”. I have been, and will continue to pray for your family.
    Peggy Jackson

  • mom22girls

    We are lifting them up in prayer tonight and they will be added to the list as a fixture. We are so sorry to hear this news. The Tillis Family

  • The Secret Life of Kat

    Praying.

  • Stephanie

    Angie, I have thought of you all day. I now know why. I actuall chided myself for checking your blog again tonight, I just read your post about the pitcher last night. I guess I wanted to make sure you were still “okay”. Crazy how a stranger can fill about another stranger. But alas, we are sisters in Christ, so hopefully that keeps me out of the ‘stalker’ column.
    Please know I will continue to pray for this precious family. I am simply so very sorry.
    Praying in Kansas City,
    Stephanie Crawford
    http://www.victorywalk.blogspot.com

  • Kate

    Praying so hard for all of you. It will never take the pain away, but I hope you can find even just a bit of comfort knowing that your beautiful girl is welcoming her cousin Home.

  • us.

    satan, get your hands off this family now in the name of jesus! – you see what they’re doing & you don’t like it, but too bad, they’re not stopping – all the children you take from them… they’re still standing strong – in the name of jesus – amen!

    lori

    chatterboxls@aol.com

    http://fromourbunchtoyours.blogspot.com/

  • Celie

    I have been reading from the begininmg this weekend. Oh Angie I am so sorry for your family! I know the pain of the loss of children. Your family are in my prayer all this day as you and family have been through the weekend. God has set a watch of prayer warriers to hold your family up in this hurting season. He loves you so.

  • Jan

    Oh my…please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • the donovan family

    My heart breaks. I have no words. I am praying. I am hugging my kids a little tighter today. God bless Luke, Audrey, and your precious family.
    With love,
    Amanda

  • Anonymous

    Dear sweet sister in Christ, I will be standing in the gap for you and your family and the entire Christian music community. I will be praying peace and comfort from the One whose peace passes all understanding as well as protection over your families as you continue to minister to all of us through your music.

  • Mark and Rebekah

    When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    Though Satan should buffet,
    though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

    My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross,
    and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

    For me, be it Christ,
    be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine,
    for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

    But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee,
    for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave,
    is our goal;
    Oh trump of the angel!
    Oh voice of the Lord!
    Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

    And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound,
    and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

    Praying that you find this peace and will soon be able to say “it is well with my soul.”

  • Jill

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Angie…and with Todd’s entire family. Thinking about you tonight…

  • Angie

    Sending our prayers. So sorry to hear this.
    Angie
    Adrian, MN

  • Stephanie

    I’m just so sad and heartbroken for your family. I have prayed for you today, over and over, and I will continue to do so. Please know how much we hurt for you…there just aren’t words for days like this.

  • keitha

    your family is making a huge impact for the Kingdom. press on toward Him through this. do not lose focus. do not look away. do not be distracted. He is the goal. Keep your eyes on the prize.

    I am so sorry.

    Though I do not know you personally, I have been moved by your words and honesty. May you cling tighter and share even more than ever before.

  • Lisa

    You are all in my prayers.

  • ispeakbeanish

    My heart aches with you. My prayers are with you all.

  • knittingirl

    I am lifting you and your family up in prayer tonight and in the many difficult hours to come. All of my love to your family – may your hurt be healed by His ever-present grace and devotion.

  • Peas on Earth

    Oh, dear Holy Spirit, please intercede for this precious family where words fail us…

  • Sun

    Oh I am so very, very sorry. My heart just breaks for you all – I will be in prayer. Sunshine

  • Pamela

    Oh my gosh, I cannot believe what your family has gone through! I know God won’t give us more than we can handle but c’mon,now…I pray that God will embrace you all in His arms and that you will not lean on your own understanding…All of us mom’s are crying for you and your family! God Bless, Pamela in N.Calif

  • valerie

    Angie,
    Today is the first time I’ve been to your blog. I had not heard of Audrey’s story. My heart goes out to you and your family. What a precious story to read. I love the letter you wrote to Audrey and love the sweet pictures of her. It truly broke my heart and then to read of Luke’s home-going.
    You & Todd and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God will see you through.
    I was just listening this morning to Selah’s song “Hiding Place” from Ps.32:7…one of my favorites.
    May you all feel God’s presence & peace in a very special way.
    Love & prayers,
    Valerie

  • Laura Smith

    Oh my goodness! God’s grace and peace will withstand.

  • The Holman family life blog

    I am so so sorry for your families loss. My hear it breaking, many prayers to you all!!

    Much love
    Misty

  • Abby

    They are in my prayers. I am so sorry, words are not even enough.

    You are inspiring and you have made me grow so much in my Faith.

    Please let us know any specific prayer concerns.

  • Anonymous

    Angie and Todd,
    I do not have any words to say except I will be PRAYING!
    Sue

  • Nicole

    Sending prayers, love, hugs and tears for all of you. May traveling mercies be covering all of you. Please, let us know if we can do anything.

    Bound by Grace,

    ~Nicole

  • The Rudd Family

    Angie, My prayers and those of my friends and family will be with you as you travel and grieve all over again. May you have peace, and show peace to your Nicol. What a wonderful testament you will be to her in her time of sorrow.

    Julie

  • Bree

    My prayers are with you all..I am so sorry….my daughter went to Heaven the same day, 6 years ago. My heart just breaks for your family..

  • Jennifer L. Griffith

    I am so sorry for this loss. Keep your eyes on the Lord and He will see you through.

  • Anonymous

    Prayers for all the broken hearts during this tragic time for the entire family.

    Prayers… loss of words. I’m soo soo sorry the broken hearts.

    - Rachel in Kansas City

  • Mishel

    Dearest Angie,
    I have been following your blog for a while and to come here today and read this…I am stunned and heartbroken for all of you. I’m praying for God’s perfect comfort and peace. I’m so very sorry.

  • Anonymous

    …heartbreaking.. i am praying

  • jennyhope

    I have just started reading your blog. I am so sorry and will be in prayer for all of you.

  • Jennifer

    you and your family have been on my heart and in my prayers all day. peace be still.

  • Skerry

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you all face fresh grief over the loss of Luke and continue to mourn the loss of Audrey.

  • Anonymous

    Angie I would also like to add that my heart goes out to & I’m praying for your 3 girls and Luke’s big sister Summer. These children have been through so much these last few weeks… more than most. I can’t imagine what their thoughts are during this time. I’m praying for their little broken hearts & for the parents as well.

    - Rachel in Kansas City

  • Cibele

    Oh no, Lord have mercy.

  • Mayhem And Miracles

    So much sadness seems so incomprehensible all at once, especially while you were still making sense of your immediate loss. I think of the verse that people so often paraphrase that God will not give us more than we can bear. Although it strictly refers to temptations, I would say that the sin of doubt would be a bigger temptation in times like this. He trusts you to handle it with His help. You and Nicol and your husbands share something. I pray in earnest that God will make Himself more abundantly apparent than ever before. I am so so sorry.

  • Jaysi

    My heart truly aches trying to make sense of the pain your family has endured. I spent some time with this scripture last night…

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

    I will be praying for you and your family.

    From my heart to yours,
    Jaysi

  • Lindsay

    I’m so sorry. Having lived thru the loss by cot death of a very precious little girl in our own family I understand the shock you are feeling. I’m praying for your families peace of mind.

  • Laura

    I have just spent the last hour and a half reading your entire blog, with smiles and tears and laughter, and sobbing so hard I could hardly breathe. Your faith is amazing and inspiring. How blessed Audrey Caroline is to have such wonderful parents to carry on her legacy. And, clearly, how blessed you have been to have her as well. Your daughters are beautiful, all of them. I am so very saddened for the newest loss of your nephew. I will pray for his family and yours as well. In love and faith……..

  • Lynn

    Praying right now!
    Psalms 88:1-2 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

    ofestgwm

  • Carol

    No words… Just prayers.

    Oh Father God, may your Holy Spirit speak on our behalf, because the words don’t seem to form on our lips… You alone are God.

  • Elisha

    I am so sorry and all my prayers are with your families. I lack for words only to let you know that your there are many prayers being sent your way.

  • Anonymous

    At a Women of Faith Conference some years ago, Marilyn Meberg shared that she was once in such deep prayer for someone having surgery who was extremely ill that her mind couldn’t form adequate words to communicate with God. So she just kept slowly and softly repeating Jesus’ Name over and over and over again, remembering what the Word has taught about the power in the Lord’s Holy Name. I have relied on that same method at certain times when I lack words, and this devasting situation is definitely one of those times.

    Anyone else without words is invited to join in this prayer:
    Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus…Amen.

  • Jai

    Praying for your family! I am soo sorry …

  • Jenny

    I’m sending out my prayers for your precious family!
    God bless you all!

  • Janice (5 Minutes for Mom)

    I can’t even begin to imagine your pain. Sending prayers and thoughts. Wish we could just make all the agony go away and bring back your babies.

  • Jenn

    I am praying for all your family right now. I am so sorry.

  • cmiller1982

    I woke up this morning with a heavy heart and turned on 94fm the Fish like I do every morning while I’m getting myself and my daughter ready for another day. I was saddened when I heard of the loss of Luke. My deepest prayers are with you and the family. It felt as though God was pulling my heart to this blog. I can’t describe the feeling. It is so hard hearing about the loss of a child. But I believe God has a plan for them that we do not know or understand. May God be with you and the family and bring you peace in this difficult time.

  • The Preston Family

    May our Lord, Jesus Christ, comfort your whole family during this trying time. You all will be in our prayers!!

  • Suzanne

    Unbelievable tragedy has visited your family. I am so sorry for your loss. And yes…I will pray, pray, pray.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  • Adrienne

    Lord, I pray for Greg, Nicol, and Summer…for their healing, peace and hope…and for Angie and Todd and the girls…Lord, please send Your comfort.

  • Julie

    I found your blog through a friend – I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for the loss of your daughter, and now for the loss of your nephew. I know God is good all the time, yet it’s so hard to wrap my head around the “why” when bad things happen. I’m so grateful to know that God is with me even when I don’t “get it”.

    Your blog has touched my heart, and please know my prayers are with your family. Thanks for being willing to share such personal portions of your life.

  • Lizze

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way and up to God…may your hearts and minds find peace. *hugs*

  • stephanie

    praying as well… the Lord is using your family to really reach out to them in this time, as you are one of the few who actually know how this could feel. praying you stay strong through this as well…

  • BethGo

    Oh this is terrible. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Poor little baby.

  • Momma Mary

    I’ll be praying for you! Be safe in your journey, and may God grant your family peace in this time of tragedy. You’ll all be reunited soon enough.

  • Tippa

    There are no words, just prayers.

    Tippa Glover in Brussels, Belgium (via Memphis, TN)

  • Crystal Renaud

    i am deeply sorry. i am praying for you all during this unbearably difficult time. Only God knows why these things happen. Cling to Him.

  • Eric and Michelle

    So very sorry for your extended family and for you. I will pray. Just so very very sorry.

  • Cami

    No words I seem to type can truly explain how much sorrow I feel after reading this. I am just devastated by this news and will pray for you and your entire precious family. I realize my sorrow is in no comparison to the pain felt by your family. I am just so so sorry. I pray for God’s Grace to just hold you & your entire family tight in His arms as you weep. Tears are flowing here and still trying to understand WHY?!!
    sending up prayer and a virtual ((((hug)))) just wish I could make the pain of it all go away…
    thinking of you often…
    Cami

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Micah & Shanna

    My heart just aches. May you feel God’s arms wrapped around you all!

  • Mocha with Linda

    This breaks my heart. I wish I had clicked over a couple of days ago. I hope you don’t mind that I linked to your blog and cited and quoted you regarding this on my blog.

    Hugs and prayers for Nicol & Greg and you and Todd. . . .

  • Steph

    Im SOO sorry! I cannot even begin to imagine the pain. You and that family… all of you have my prayers!

  • Kristen Schiffman

    There are no words. I feel so deeply for both of you – I will be praying.

  • Anonymous

    I am so, so sorry for your family. I cannot even begin to imagine the anguish of losing even one dearly loved baby, let alone two in such a painfully short period of time. I am sorry for Todd’s parents having to lose two grandbabies; for Nicol and Greg for losing a son an a neice; for you losing a daughter and a nephew; your girls for losing a sister and a cousin; Summer for losing a coisin and a brother. It is simply unimaginable to me. Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope love and faith can bring you through this time. You have
    already been tested so much.

  • baby~amore’

    I am so sorry for the loss of Luke and also Audrey – it is so unfair to say goodbye to your babies.

  • Anonymous

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
    Em

  • Rose C

    Oh my goodness, I am so sad and so sorry for you all. You are in my every prayer.

  • BethAnne

    I cannot imagine what it is to lose a child, but God can and you can. What a comfort you will be to them. Our ways are not His ways because his ways are higher than ours…..I dont understand the purpose of this, but He does. He does.

  • TheRagan3

    As a mom who has also lost a child, my heart aches for your sister in law (as well as for you). May the Peace of the Father surround your hearts and minds. Prayers are with you all.
    Erinn
    MD

  • Jenna

    i have just begun reading your sister from start to finish and i feel like i have become so close to you. i’ve cried throughout work today and now reading about your nephew brings more tears rolling down my cheeks. i’ve started to pray for you and your family and hope you will return the prayers for me. that i will grow closer to Christ!
    Jenna