Luke

Update on Sponbergs

Just wanted to touch base and thank you for your prayers.  We are still operating under a veil of grief, not really knowing how to even begin to process what is happening.  We spent the day crying, praying, and just being with Nicol and Greg. There are absolutely no words to express what they are feeling. Everyone is here now, and I will continue to keep you updated as we have more specifics.  The details at this point seem to indicate SIDS, but we do not know for sure.
A few things that I would ask for you to specifically pray for would be:
1. Having to deal with the planning for Luke’s service, burial, etc.  I remember the strange feeling of knowing that I had to make choices and it felt like it was the farthest thing from what I felt capable of at that moment.
2. Pray that neither Greg nor Nicol will blame themselves for Luke’s death.  As parents, we can’t help but let ourselves drift into the dangerous land of “what if….?”  Where there is a sovereign God, there are no “what if’s”. Lord, remind them of this over and over as they rest tonight…
  
3. Pray for Summer. She is young, and I don’t think she really understands what is happening, although she is asking where baby Lukie is.  
4. Please pray for us as we try to minister to them.  The wound is fresh for us, and we long to minister to them the way we have felt ministered to recently. Pray for the right words and God’s timing as we try to help them in their planning, their processing, and their grieving.
5. Please pray for Greg and Nicol’s marriage.  I am remembering the days around Audrey, and the way the hurt transforms to anger, and the way that the anger lands on whoever is closest.  They spent the day peacefully together, but I want to pray that no divisions will rise up between them, and that they will feel fully united in their sorrow.
6. Pray for God to allow their grief to be distributed….as you read these words, you may feel called to volunteer yourself through prayer to be a “carrier” of their grief.  I asked the Lord many times since we found out about Luke if He would allow me to carry a portion.  I believe He as answered my prayer and I am convinced he will answer yours as well.
7.Pray for patches of joy in a bleak, seemingly hopeless fog.  
8.Pray that God would bless Greg and Nicol with erasing the memories from last night that they cannot stand to replay over and over in their minds.  Pray that God will erase the moments, smells, sounds of those terrifying moments, and that in their place will be a feeling of peace….peace that passes all understading.
9. Pray for those who do not know our great God…that the testimony and the hearts of Greg and Nicol would minister to them in such a difficult time.  Lord, draw them to Yourself.
10.  Pray. Pray. Pray.  
So many of you have walked with us, and I know you will desire to do the same with them.  You may want to send scriptures, prayers, thoughts, and support directly to them, so I have set up a new gmail account for you to send personal notes to Greg, Nicol, and Summer. 
the email address is:  sponbergfamily@gmail.com
Please feel free to love on them there…I don’t know when they will have the opportunity to read them, but I do know how much it will mean when they do.
Thank you for loving my family through this time.
I hope to have another update tomorrow with more details.  In the meantime, we find great peace in this, “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express…” Romans 8:26
Our hearts are broken, our bodies depleted, and yet our hope is in our Stongtower…we will run to you, Jesus.
Angie
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316 Comments

  • Reply Loraine May 29, 2008 at 5:39 am

    I feel like the wind has been sucked out of me… I am so sorry for the pain that your family is continuing to endure.

    We are on our knees praying for you sweet family.

  • Reply ME - Who? May 29, 2008 at 5:44 am

    We are praying for all of you!

  • Reply Violet May 29, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Today I have done just what the Romans scripture claims, allowed the spirit to groan for me and express the words I no not to pray for your family. My heart has been heavy with your grief. I never thought to ask God to allow me to help carry that load for anyone. Now I will. I’ve often felt like I feel others pain in a way. Perhaps this is a gift God is giving me, to help someone with their grief. I will continue to pray for you, your family, and your sister in laws family daily. Today I was reminded of hymn through a novel I am reading. It is “Jesus I love thee, I knwo thou are mine, for the all the follies of sin I resign, my grcious Redeemer my Savior art thoug. If ever I loved the, my Jesus tis now.” The characters of this book are singing in the midst of the loss of loved ones, moms, husbands, youngsters and unborn babies, of barreness, and more. Yet they sing “If ever I loved thee…my Jesus tis now”. I pray you and your families will be able to sing this and feel the peace if gives, to trust him and love him more now than ever.

    Love,
    Violet

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 5:50 am

    I haven’t visited the blog in a few days and I feel as if I’ve been knocked over.

    No words are adequate. I..ugh, just baffled and so sorry.

    All prayer requests have been done here in this house. May God bless each and every one of your entire family and bring some peace to you.

    Maddy

  • Reply Tiffany Lowe Webber May 29, 2008 at 5:57 am

    My heart is heavy with sadness for you and your families. I will gladly pray for you all hoping that God will allow me to lift even just a part of the heavy burden of grief. When my son Taylor passed away I found great comfort in this quote that you might pass on to them and cherish for yourself. “The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man and the evils and sorrows of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely to live on earth; Therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again. ~Joseph Smith (first Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who lost 7 children of his own). My thoughts and prayers are continuously with you.

  • Reply Jen May 29, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Oh! Dear Angie, For the first time I did not check your blog before I left my house… how I wish I had! It just seems so umbelievable.

    Know that I am praying for you and your family… all of them. I will carry a portion of this grief for you all. I will pray the strongest of hedges around about you all… that satan will no longer be able to touch your children in this way. I will pray strength to your battle weary souls. Extra portions of grace, favour and peace be yours in abundance. Cup Greg’s face in your hands and press your forehead against his for me. Hold Nicol close to your heart, stroke her hair and kiss her cheek as I would do if I knew her and loved her like you. Scoop up Summer into an embrace and spin her around in the sunshine and drink in her laugh.

    Run, run, run into the arms of Jesus, sweet family. Pummel his chest if you are angry and collapse, spent, into his embrace when you are done. Press your faces into his heart and let your tears mingle with his own.

    You are loved, deeply, from across the oceans. Know I am praying.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Having just found your blog a few days ago I was shocked at the intensity of the emotion I felt when I read today’s entry. I am praying for your whole family. I too never thought to ask to carry some of the load but I will definitely do so.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Dear Angie:
    I’m in awe….. I can’t believe what I’m reading…. I’m having a REALLY LONG talk with my Lord now…. enough! is enough!…. I will hang on to HIM to give you and Todd the strengh to go thru yet, another tragedy….. Oh Angie, please trust in him. I pray that HE will comfort you all, and specially Nicol and her husband.
    Our hearts are hurting for your family.
    Judy, CA

  • Reply {Karla} May 29, 2008 at 6:48 am

    the Lord is already distributing the grief. I believe that He, in His mightyness, is allowing me to sense, what I know is certainly a *tiny* portion of the pain that your family is suffering.

    I will pray for these specifics.

  • Reply Nancy Hood May 29, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Know that so many friends you’ve never met are holding your family close~what devastating news to us all. The crosses being borne remind me so much of Job and you, like he, remain positive that our Saviour is still in control. We are helping you shoulder this grief, dear one~from Prattville, AL

  • Reply Annie May 29, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Praying…

  • Reply Julie May 29, 2008 at 7:11 am

    I have been praying that scripture since I came here this morning. I have been praying all day and I think the Lord has allowed me to carry a small portion.

    I am praying and trusting the Lord to do the rest.

  • Reply Vicky May 29, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I cannot understand why, my heart is heavy…I’m so so so sorry.

    You all are definitely in my prayers. I pray that God will continually watch over Nicol and Greg tonight.

  • Reply Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet May 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

    My heart hurts for them and for all of you. Thank you for posting specific prayer needs. Praying!

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I found your blog less than a week ago, and have been praying. As I read the last two posts (I missed a day) I was reminded of your post on flying into Ireland – ‘why is the grass so green here?’ Am praying for God’s sustaining grace through your rain.

  • Reply petrii May 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    My dear Angie,
    My heart has been so heavy every since I read of this tragedy in your families life yesterday. Thank you for these specific requests, they will go in my prayer journal and I will spend some time with our Lord, Savior of our souls. I am at a loss of words, but what I don’t have the Spirit will intercede for me on your behalf. Sweet Smith and Sponberg family, We love you, and will be praying, Dawn

  • Reply Mommy B May 29, 2008 at 11:26 am

    When I don’t know exactly what to say or what to pray, I remember Matthew 6:9-12

    Our Father, who art in Heaven
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in Heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those how trespas against us.
    And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kindom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

    And let the Spirit intercede on your behalf in your prayers. He already knows your heart and what you need.

  • Reply Tricia May 29, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Praying and claiming the TRUTH of the scriptures for you and your family, Angie.

    May God grant you the peace and love during this intense time.

    -Tricia

  • Reply Cheri May 29, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I am stunned. I am not sure exactly how, but this much I know…God is using your family in ways you never dreamed of. Only he knows the outcome of all things. Something so big is going on here that our small minds cannot even imagine. God bless this family who’s lives continue to be turned upside down and inside out. I will be praying for you all and my heart goes out to you in a way I can’t describe.

  • Reply Indian Lake Papa May 29, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Angie – Brandy suggested I visit your blog – She left a link to yours after she commented on mine. You and your extended family will be in our prayers. I just did a post called ‘a beautful Home’ and talks about how God uses wood even wormy wood to make beautiful things. he works on us even when things get “wormy”

    God Bless!
    Indian Lake Papa & Mama

  • Reply Stacey May 29, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I have been following your story for a few weeks now and I want to thank you for sharing with such honesty. My nine year old daughter, Emma, went home to Jesus 2 1/2 years ago and my grief is still so fresh. It helps to see other women have the same feelings. I am praying for your family. Knowing she is in Heaven and I will see her again is the only thing that keeps me going sometimes.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Lisa & Madeline May 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I have been a vistor to your blog for some time, but never left a comment. I was too shocked to read about Luke. As I read I just kept asking God, WHY! Only he knows. I remember the post when you announced his birth because my daughter was born March 19th. I am so sorry for your family’s loss again. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Praying…my heart aches for their loss…I am sure Annabelle and Audrey and Eliot and many others are welcoming him home.

  • Reply Missy B May 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Praying for all of you.

  • Reply Lori May 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    We are praying for all of you!
    Blessings,
    Lori

  • Reply LaLa May 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Praying for all of you..this post is so touching and the love and understanding you have is evident..standing in the gap for you.

  • Reply Jennifer F. May 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I am so, so sorry. There just aren’t words. Please be assured of my prayers.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I know there are no words that will take away the pain of losing a child. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffucult time. Always remember that the Lord is with you no matter what you endure. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  • Reply Kathi May 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I am praying for them right now.
    I am so sorry, Angie.

    It is unthinkable.

  • Reply Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land May 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you for giving us such specifics on how to direct our prayer. I feel heavy with grief. First, Audrey, then Maria, now Luke…while I had only met Maria, my heart aches and has for quite some time. Only God can carry us through times such as these.

  • Reply 6 Bottelberghe's May 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    yAngie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God is there in the midst, I can sense that in your posts. I will pray for your family.

  • Reply Laurie May 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Praying for all that you have asked Angie, and for your hearts as you minister to them. This is just so hard to grasp. I am praying especially for their marriage as this can be a real deal breaker. Praying that nothing comes between them except Jesus. Your broken pitcher has taken on a new meaning for me as I watch the Lord shining through the cracks, reaching out to others. I carry this grief with you all.

    Love and HOPE, Laurie in Ca.

  • Reply Susan May 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I could not believe what I was reading yesterday about Luke. I cling to the fact that God is in charge and while I don’t understand, can’t understand, I have to believe. I also have to pray. And have been doing so for the Sponberg’s as well as for you, Todd and your sweet family.

  • Reply Celie May 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Angie, God has given Todd such a gift in you. You have touched my heart dear one ,continue from strength to strength . Angie you and Todd are in my prayers as you hold your loved ,speaking word that won’t return void. Use the power of his words to uphold their strength. Praise God through this storm! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cYGF7iaM9p8&feature=related Praise His Name !!!
    Your sorrow is so fresh and your desire is to take the pain of your loved one. I remember after my son was called home to those streets of gold asking God to never let me forget the pain, to be there for others as they walked through what only someone who has lost a child can fathom. Yes, I ask God to give me this intense pain to help lesson a portion for Greg and Nicol. All the request I will be lifting before the throne of God who hears and answers. Loving, praying, praising in Jesus name
    Celie

  • Reply Destini May 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I heard about your dear nephew this morning on family life radio and was instantly rendered to tears. Your family has been through so much lately. Our family life radio station here in Flint prayed for the binding of Satan, to keep him from further harming your family. I am praying as you asked according to your list and clinging to God’s promises of restoration for your family.

  • Reply karen44 May 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Angie,
    I like your idea of being a “carrier” of some of the pain. I feel bad that I can’t be there, even just to make a meal or take the kids to the park. Now I know how I can “be there” to help.
    My prayers are with all of you, praying for strength and peace and grace that passes all understanding.
    Love to all,
    -karen l.

  • Reply Julie May 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    As others have said, I feel utter and complete shock. My heart is just broken for your family and all that you are going through. Sending many, many prayers the entire family. I know the heartbreak of losing a child…and praying I can carry some of this weight for all of you.

    Many, many prayers…

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    my heart is heavy for you and your family. i am praying for you all.

  • Reply Jenna May 29, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Angie, thanks so much for this post and for giving us so many specific ways to pray for this sweet family.

    It is all just inconcievable, and my heart is just broken for all of you–you ALL are on my heart and mind. I will continue to pray for the Sponbergs and your entire family as y’all walk down this road that no one should ever have to go down.

    With Love, Jenna

  • Reply Jill Williams May 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Angie, I read several blogs and maybe you know of this family but they just experienced the loss of their baby girl in March. It sounds like a very similar story. They have been blogging about their struggle and how God is getting them through it. If you don’t know them, well maybe it can offer some kind of comfort in the days ahead. I will be praying. Here is the link http://richandjenn.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Becca May 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Praying for the Sponbergs during this unthinkable time. And praying that they will find comfort in knowing that their sweet baby boy is looking down on them with a smile, while in Jesus’ arms. Thank you Angie for keeping us updated.

    Becca

  • Reply Worshipping One May 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    My heart hurts for all of you, especially Greg, Nicol and Summer. I have been so blessed and ministered to through Selah’s music and testimony over the years. I watched Todd & Nicol grow up a little bit after they came back from Africa. We are from the same church in Michigan and we attended the same Christian school, although not at the same time. I am grieving with you and will be praying for all of you! God Bless you, sweet Angie, God is using you in ways you won’t fully realize until you see Him face to face in glory!

  • Reply boltefamily May 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Sometimes it seems like we barely get to breathe before tragedy strikes again. I have lost two of my sons three years apart and I am still trying to make sense of it all. Please know you are never alone and that lots of people ALL over the world are praying for your sweet family. Our family will add your specific prayers to our list. Thank you for letting us know how we can specifically pray for you all!

    Much love,
    Kristy Bolte

  • Reply Vintagekool May 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I only know your families from the wonderful gift of music they share with us. Still, I find myself weeping for you. Sometimes I wish I could see God’s bigger picture. I know He reveals it over time and will most assuredly in Glory. God bless you all.

  • Reply valerie May 29, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Angie,
    Yesterday was the first time I’d read your blog. I wanted to know all about Audrey….and then this happened with Luke.
    It’s impossible for us here on earth to understand or make any sense why this had to happen.
    I found this verse on a note card in my Bible this morning:
    Psalm 121:2 “My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.”
    “LORD” the Hebrew transliteration is a form of Adonai, emphasizing God’s Lordship and His position as Master.
    When you see LORD (all caps) the Hebrew “YHWY” emphasizes His position as covenant maker and keeper.
    I, along with so many others, will be standing in the gap and lifting up your entire family before our Father.
    It’s a privilege to be on this end praying on my hands and knees.
    Love,
    Valerie

  • Reply Shelley May 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I don’t have the words to say in this moment. But please know that I am praying for your family.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Cause I’ve learned in laughter or in pain,
    How to survive

    I get on my knees
    I get on my knees
    there I am before the Love that
    Changes me
    See, I don’t know how,
    But there’s power
    when I’m on my knees

    When I close my eyes,
    no darkness there
    there’s only light,
    when I get on my knees
    I get on my knees
    there I am before the Love that changes me
    see I don’t know how, but there’s power
    in the blue sky
    in the midnight
    when I’m on my knees
    I don’t know how,
    But, God gives me power
    when I’m on my knees

    Praying for you all! May God give you the strengt and peace to get you through this!

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    WE will pray for you and your family. When my son passed I wasnt a church goer or even really though much about God. I always said my son taught me things adults couldnt. He taught me to trust in God, and truly believe that God does do things for a reason. The reason may not seem obvious or may never be found, but some day it may be when we are heaven we will be given the reason. The one thing I tell my hubby all the time is we are blessed. God felt we were special enough to hold an angel. Our kids couldnt endure what there lives path would have been, byt we could handle the grief, and thats why he had to take them. I will forever have a huge whole in my hear for my baby Justin, but I dream of him which helps. I just wake up sad, but the dreams make me feel good inside like he was thinkink of me. Thank God alot of ppl can say this, but we got to meet our guradian angel.

    Jeannine
    jlb1094@yahoo.com

  • Reply Tamara May 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    There are no words to express my sorrow for your family! Please know we are praying… thank you for your specifics. I am so glad you are there with them. Tamara

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    HE IS distributing the grief, as my heart became heavy last night but I willingly have been carrying it. He then gave me a vision of a nationwide prayer circle around you and Nicol, while the two of you embraced as grieving moms, the many that you have reached are praying around you both!!

    I will walk and run in the sun w/ my children today, remember and be thankful for my babies safe in Heaven, praise God and PRAY PRAY so fervently for all of you!!
    Kelly in Ohio

  • Reply amanda May 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Amen to all you have written, Angie. Thank you for the list of specifics…that helps us so much to know how to best pray for our brothers and sisters as they walk through grief.
    What you wrote about being a ‘carrier’ reminded me of times I have been just that, although I didn’t understand that’s what it was at the time. I think my husband has thought I was a little odd at times as I cried almost unceasingly for friends (and ‘strangers’) as they’ve gone down this path. But, I am so thankful for the gift of mercy that God has given to me, and count it a privilege to be able to carry a portion of others’ pain when it seems there is nothing else I can do to help. Thank you for putting that into words for me…I get it now!
    You are all loved…praying for you.

  • Reply connorcolesmom May 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I will continue to pray for this family and for you
    I know your loss is still raw and fresh
    May God comfort each of you with His Divine peace
    May He wrap His loving arms around each of you so you will feel His strength and presence
    God be with you
    Kim

  • Reply Astraea May 29, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    We are praying for you all.

  • Reply Kelly May 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I have been praying constantly for you. I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning and just started praying hard for your family. I went for a walk this morning and as I walked – I talked to God and spent a lot of that time praying for your family. I have just been asking Him to be real and close to ya’ll.
    I just keep thinking of the words of the song that is the title of your blog. I know ya’ll have such a strong faith and I don’t want you to doubt that faith or question God. I just keep praying those words “could circumstances possibly change who I forever am in you”.
    I am so burdened for ya’ll. I will keep praying without ceasing.

  • Reply Amanda May 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Angie,
    I will pray for each of these things. My heart has been heavy for your family since I read the post yesterday. I’m also praying for your mother-in-law who has now lost two grandbabies in just a few short weeks. And, I’m praying for your girls who must be trying to comprehend all of this in their own little minds. I’m praying for all the children involved in this situation that God will protect their hearts from fears.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I have also followed your blog for sometime and I just feel so devastated for your family. I am praying desperately for you all!

  • Reply sumichls May 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Audrey, Maria and Luke. I just don’t understand. I don’t even know what to say, Angie, except that I am so sorry and your family is in my thoughts and prayers just the same as you have been the past few months except my heart feels even more broken and I didn’t think that was possible. Thank you for your updates, it helps to know specifically what to pray for.
    Angie, do you know just how much God is using you? I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that my life just isn’t the same…even though my heart is breaking for your family, my life has changed for the better because you gave.
    Thank you.

  • Reply Mayhem And Miracles May 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    As another Greg and Nicole (my spelling) who have lost a child (throgh a gruesome miscarriage), I especially appreciate your fifth request, as we did not specifically know to pray such and grieved very differently and without comforting one another. That was THE MOST PAINFUL part of it all. You are a wise woman to recognize this as one who has walked the same path, and a kind and generous woman to be so willing to put another’s needs at the forefront while your own experience is so raw. God bless you and your entire extended family. My mind has been much with Todd’s parents who grive the loss of two beautiful grandbabies. Thank you for miistering even as you need to be ministered to. You have a beautiful testimony for Jesus.

  • Reply THE HOFFMAN FAMILY May 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I want you to know…want Nicole & Greg to know…that I have been bearing a small…oh so small…portion of grief on their behalf. My heart cries to God for their peace and comfort in this very dark hour. I pray that even now…only a day after…that God will open their eyes to the rays of His hope. I can just see Luke & Audrey…dancing on streets of gold together! Prayers & Hugs to you each…

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Joe & Cyndi Rogers May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Angie,

    I don’t have the words to express my sorrow for your precious family! We live in the Dalton area, not 10 minutes from the Sponberg’s and we met them at EMC on Valentine’s Day. They are a beautiful couple and family. My heart breaks for ALL of you!!

    I will be praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer, and your entire family!! I pray that you and Todd are able to minister to them in a way that none of us can. God is STILL good even in the face of terrible circumstances.

    Because He Lives,

    Cyndi Rogers

  • Reply Sandra May 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I have prayed for Greg, Nicol and Summer many times over the past 24 hours. I will pray now that God would allow me to be a carrier of their grief…and will send them an email of support. Continued prayer for you and your family.

    Sandra

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    You all have been on my heart and mind- I was awaken last night two different times to pray for Nicol.

  • Reply Dori May 29, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I am praying. As I read over your list of requests one landed on me fresh — the one where Greg and Nicol could be tempted to ask “what if?” Last week, after SCC’s daughter was killed I read t his quote from one of his pastors:

    “You (should) hold on to what you know in the midst of a crisis, because the temptation is to hold on to what you don’t know — to ask, ‘Why did this happen?’”

    So, I’m praying that they will hold on to what they know — that God is Good and what He does is good — even though we don’t see it at the time.

    Blessings to your sweet family,
    Dori

  • Reply twondra May 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Definitely in my thoughts and prayers. I thought of you and your family yesterday so much.

  • Reply Heidi May 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    My heart is simply breaking for you all. I pray that the Lord would give you the strength to endure this very difficult time and that you would all be covered with His great love.

  • Reply Lauren May 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    I am still praying for all of you. I cannot imagine the pain, love, tears… it’s too much for my heart to bear. I pray, asking God to wrap you all up in his arms and comfort you. Please let the Sponbergs know we are praying for them. I ask God to distribute some of their pain. I will gladly carry as much of their burden as I can bear.

    In Christ,
    Lauren

  • Reply walkingbyfaith May 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    My heart is breaking for you all. Although we don’t “know” each other, we are brothers and sisters and I pray that God will allow me to be a carrier of some of the grief Greg, Nicol, and your family are experiencing right now. I pray He will drape a veil of peace over your sweet family during this time.

    Please know that I, my family, and church family are all on our knees for your family right now.

    Thank you so much for updating at this time when it’s probably the last thing on your mind.

    Love you!

  • Reply Jenni Saake May 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Oh Angie…
    I am so sorry. Praying for you all! {{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Jenni Saake
    Reno, NV
    Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss http://www.HannahsHopeBook.com

  • Reply Tammy May 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I am so very sorry. I too met Greg and Nicol at EMC. They were such a blessing to us. I will pray for them and you all.

  • Reply godzgaljen May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I can’t get Nicol, Greg and Summer off my heart and mind. I am trying to live my life in constant prayer for all of you. I know this is hard for you too!! Fresh wounds and all.

  • Reply Betsy May 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you for the specific prayer requests. I have never thought about distributing grief. What a comforting thought. I will pray that I can shoulder some of their grief.
    God bless!

  • Reply CrownLaidDown May 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Praying through each request…asking for the Lord to allow me to carry some of the pain for them with you. Praying…and so very sad.
    Much love,
    holly smith

  • Reply Jane-Jane May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    i’m praying!

  • Reply LisaML May 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I do not know your personally, but I know your music. What I do know is that God will use this time to birth a new song that will touch the hearts of others and bring healing to you and your family.
    That though the Rain the Son still shines.

    I look forward to hear the music.

    God bless you and your family.

  • Reply Amy May 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Angie, God must have been working in my heart last night because I was praying exactly in line with all your requests without having seen them. He really is a good and merciful God.

    Take care,
    Amy

  • Reply Kari May 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers…

  • Reply Rebecca May 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Im so so so sory! My heart is in pices as i heared about this! Im on my hands and kness in prayer over ALL of you! I just saw nicol a few months ago here in CO cause she is friends with my pastor…..she has a beautiful heart! Im praying!

  • Reply Rays Family May 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    you are a blessing Angie, we will continue to pray.

  • Reply hopefaithlove May 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I am so heartborken for you and your family. I will be praying for you!

  • Reply Laura May 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I am praying for you and your sweet family. I pray the Lord will cover your family, protect their marriage and that the body of Christ will help carry this burden. May Jesus be there, wiping their tears and reminding them of the hope they have in Him.

  • Reply Angie Plude May 29, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Prayers for sweet luke.
    the pludes

  • Reply Lindsay May 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    My heart just breaks for your family. I just don’t understand why things like this happen, especially with the loss that you suffered with Audrey just a few weeks ago. I will continue to keep your family, Greg, Nicol, and Summer in my prayers. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

  • Reply movingthroughlife May 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    We are praying for your family Ang….I can not believe this. No family should ever have to endure so much.
    We love you guys and are here for you.
    Joseph

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Angie –

    Thank you for specifically letting us know how we can help & pray. I will do just that. I read your post late last night about Luke & when I was doing the dishes this morning I remembered it & felt this wave of SORROW. It hit me like a ton of bricks & I was thinking “That really did happen. Not just a bad dream”. And I know that you all would give anything for it to have been just that – a bad dream. So I will be praying for strength & peace as you all deal with the reality & heaviness of this tremendous loss. Again thank you for outlining how we can pray… if we could take just a fraction of the pain away we would, but since we can’t, we’ll PRAY. And I hope that you all feel our thoughts, prayers & hugs from afar.

    - Rachel in Kansas City

  • Reply Carol May 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I am praying, praying, praying. Especially that I can carry some of the grief for your sweet in-laws. Thank you for reminding me of the power of prayer.

  • Reply sumi May 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for the update, Angie. I am praying. I know all about those shell-shocked first days.

    May Jesus hold all of you close (I know he will),
    Sumi

  • Reply The Harper Family May 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I am so heart sick for you and your family. I have had you on my mind since reading of Luke’s death yesterday. I am in constant prayer and pray that I will be able to carry some of the pain for this family. I keep picturing Audrey, Luke and Eliot playing together at the feet of Jesus.

    God be with you all.

    Love from Arkansas,
    Lori and family

  • Reply Tiffany May 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Praying for them Angie.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Hey its “neighbor Steff” from Detroit. I’m just writing to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all SO much and am praying for God’s hand of peace to fill your hearts and minds during this tragic time and always. I LOVE YOU!! and I am so sorry as I grieve along with you! *Hugs*

  • Reply Alicia May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Praying for you and with you.

  • Reply Wendi May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Oh Angie! I am praying, and crying, and remebering, and steadfastly believing that God is good all the time.
    I pray that your family, as well and Greg and Nicol’s, will be able to feel God’s comfort – so strong- at this time.

  • Reply Marla Taviano May 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for such tangible prayer requests. It makes me feel like I know just how to pray. Bless you! Love you guys!

  • Reply Eric and Michelle May 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I am praying.

  • Reply Byron Nichols May 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    My niece, Melissa, told me about your blog and I have just spent the past couple of hours reading your story. It deeply me touched me. Please know what I will be praying for you guys and also for Greg, Nicol and family. You have an amazing story of faith in the face of the storm.

    My prayers are with you.

  • Reply GaGa May 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Prayers continue for your precious family.

  • Reply gchyayles May 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I am praying for God’s promise of comforting those who are mourning to surround you and your family during this difficult time. Lots of love and blessings.

  • Reply Overwhelmed! May 29, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you for giving us specifics for prayer. It helps!

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Our God sure works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he? You will all be in my daily thoughts and prayers.

    In God’s Grace-
    JIll in MN

  • Reply TNKerry May 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Again I just feel how much more can your family handle. I will pray for all the things you listed. You obviously and unfortunatley know what they need more than most people ever care to know. They will need your support more than ever and I will pray for them, but I will also pray for you. Your pain is too raw right now and I pray that you will have the strength to get through this. I can not imagine!!!

  • Reply MMrussianadoption May 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    so sorry again for another loss to your family.

  • Reply Kristin May 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Praying.

  • Reply Corie May 29, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I am praying. Your request for pray is so well written. So specific and each on so true. Praying for all your family is facing right now. I am on my knees.

  • Reply Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch May 29, 2008 at 7:16 pm

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  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Amy,
    I found your blog through another blog on my sister-in-laws blog. I sat for about 2 1/2 hours reading and trying to put all these emotions and feelings together. Wow, the Lord shook me a little and made me see where my heart was.
    Today as I checked your blog, I sat at my desk asking the Lord, “How much more can they take?” Not thinking can I carry some of their burden. I will absolutely carry some for you and your family. I pray peace and understanding over Nicole.
    I can’t even imagine how this feels. I have four children of my own and I know as a mother how your heart breaks when things go wrong with your kids.
    I will continue to pray for you and Todd and I will lift Nicole and your brother-in-law up in our prayers.
    I know our God is a Big God and he will carry you guys through.
    Thank you for all you and Todd do to bring the word of the Lord to so many. (love Selah’s music).
    Until we meet,
    Missy – Picayune, Ms.

  • Reply LuLu's world May 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Words can’t describe what I feel for your family right now. I am so sorry for what all your family has endured through this year alone. Prayers are rising up all around the world for you guys. Take comfort in knowing that. Just picture hands being held in a circle around your familyl; constantly praying for strength, peace, & comfort for you all during this difficult time.

  • Reply Beth May 29, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    My heart aches for all of you. I will be on my knees. Thank you for the specific prayer requests. I know that God will use you two to minister to Greg and Nicol.

  • Reply Handwoven Dreams May 29, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Praying now.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I have no words to say how terrible and shocked I feel. I commit at this moment to pray for Nicol and Greg and petition our Lord that He may allow me to carry some of their horrible, awful, terrifying grief.

    I am so, so, so sad to read this.

    Dear Lord–please rain down on this family and hold them in your Hands. Father, we beg you……..we beg you to be present. Send little Audrey to hold her cousin Luke and tell him how wonderful Heaven is. Bless her to minister to him…as he has been handed over into your loving arms. We praise you, Father, for what you have given and then for the rain that falls on emptiness. Oh Heavenly Father, we love and adore you. Help Nicol’s arms to not ache more than she can bare. Bless Greg to remain strong and know it is okay to be a man and cry his eyes out….bless little Summer that you will comfort her and her in the darkness. Bless her to make it without her little brother…bless her to understand and to feel okay when she sees everyone crying. Bless her, and please-Father-keep her safe. Help her to tarry here with her parents and put your safe, steady armor of protection around them. We praise your name…

    Till the day we all meet again in Heaven,
    With love and much regret and sorrow,
    Becky Cain

    beckycain6@comcast.net

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I dont know if my other comment posted, but wanted to share my angels website http://remembered-forever.org/JustinJohnUrsillo/p/mem/

    Jeannine
    jlb1094@yahoo.com

  • Reply Natalie May 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I lost a little boy in 1983 to SIDS and yet I still do not know what to say. My prayers are with each of you. If I were there with you all I would just take you in my arms and cry. Know that God has each of you in His hands and will lead you all through this. Little Luke is up in Heaven and is another one of God’s little angels.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express…” Romans 8:26

    Our hearts are broken, our bodies depleted, and yet our hope is in our Stongtower…we will run to you, Jesus.

    Those are Angie’s words, but they are right and true. I have not been through what you have, but I have been called by God to “carry” some of the burden for you and for others like you. I lost my dearest friend 3 years ago. My Mom went home on February 3, 2005. She was the best, most loving, giving person, who had so much to give. While she was struggling to go home, my twin grandsons were born. Kavian David was 2 lbs. 3 oz, and Calvin Lee was 2 lbs. 15 oz. My mom did not survive the cancer, but my grandsons are well and healthy 3 year olds. Why could I not keep my mom here with us to meet her first (probably only)great grandtwins? Why didn’t they get to have Grandma Nichols in their lives? I guess in a way they do, since I have introduced her to them and they talk about her as if they do know her. My friend Michelle, recently had to say hello and goodbye to her beautiful baby, Lauren Grace, as she was “born into heaven”. At the very same moments in time, Angie and Todd were sharing their grief with the world, and I came to know them and Audrey Caroline, and I carried some of their grief. I KNOW them and I GRIEVE for them. My daughter in law and son were expecting their new little one, Braylyn Ray, and she has arrived, causing pain to my friend, Michelle as her arms are empty and our arms are full to overflowing with twin boys and now a beautiful pink bundle. Michelle silently cries as each new baby is brought to church, loved on and baptized. I ache for her. I KNOW Lauren Grace and I GRIEVE for her. Anyway, whenever I hear of a lost little one, I cry and mourn and pray and wrestle with the “why, God?” I have been “with” the Chapman’s this week and now I am “with” your family. I am lifting you up. I am holding you up from afar. I don’t have the answers. I certainly have the questions. Why am I blessed with this new life and why was yours taken away? Why didn’t Michelle and Jeff get to have even one minute with Lauren? “One day the eyes that are blind will see clearly. One day hearts made of stone will break in pieces. One day that which is divided, will stand whole”. Now we must wait for that one day until we see our loved ones again. One day we will bow down and say “Glory to Your name” as we are reunited. “That one day, come quickly. We want to see your glory.”

    I am reading “90 minutes in Heaven” and according to that book, our loved ones are waiting at the gate welcoming us home. My Mama talked about the beautiful color…she is surrounded by flowers. In her last days, she talked about all the babies….she is the caregiver to all the little ones lost too soon, the little ones, “too beautiful for this life”. She was waiting at the gate for Lauren, for Audrey, for Luke and she is loving on them until their Moms and Dads get there. She was the best. She had 9 children, lost one baby and never forgot him. We thought maybe she was talking about babies because she got to finally meet him at the gate. She had 35 Grandchildren and 38 Great grandchildren and it is still going….She always had room for more. Audrey and Luke and Lauren Grace are being well cared for and will be well and happy until you get there. Love, Carol

  • Reply Nicole May 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Angie,

    My tears fall freely for you, Todd, Nicol and Gregory…as well as the rest of your family. No one deserves to endure this kind of pain. I am DEMANDING God stop this pain.

  • Reply Amy Storms May 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    I am just so, so sorry. Please let Nicol know how very sad my heart is for her.

    These few months have just been… Enough, Lord! It’s simply too much.

    I will continue to pray-

    Amy Storms

  • Reply Hopesrising May 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    oh Angie..I am so very sorry.
    Prayers for you and yours.

    ((((Angie)))

  • Reply Precious Blessings May 29, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Oh Angie, I just got back online today and feel as if a ton of bricks have just fallen on me.
    I am so, so very sorry.

    Thoough I can not even begin to know what your family is going through the one song that comes to me right at this second is Casting Crowns PRAISE YOU IN THIS STORM.

    My family will be praying.

  • Reply Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) May 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Angie,
    I am so sorry, there are no words that even come close. We will be praying……
    With love,
    Kim

  • Reply Bethany in Michigan May 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    We are praying….
    I don’t know what else to say :(

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply John & Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I have been in great emotional pain over the past 3 weeks and would be honored to join you in prayer for this family need. The needs of others must come before my own needs.
    Michelle
    Illinois

  • Reply Michelle May 29, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I’m praying for peace, told God today to please pass a piece of the pain and suffering in my direction, I CAN NOT begin to imagine the pain and suffering for all, I don’t know how old your niece is but my daughter and I will pray for her tonight, GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, I am convinced when we get to heaven we’ll not ask all the questions we thought we would ask but this situation will be on my list, I am going “home” this weekend to see my family and I’m going to find a way to celebrate Little Luke!

  • Reply Becca May 29, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I am most definitely praying for your family…

    Becca

  • Reply Vera May 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Praying for you all.

    Angie, you are such a blessing for so many.

  • Reply Anonymous May 29, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I am so sorry…My heart is broken, but my knees are bent. Your entire family is in my prayers! Mary

  • Reply mja May 30, 2008 at 12:51 am

    my heart breaks with you; we’re praying

  • Reply Anonymous May 30, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Im am speechless. I feel as if you blog has let me understand How greatful we are all. I pray your family heals. Im not that close with god I want to be. Im just not on that path. thank you. I am praying for all of you.

  • Reply Anonymous May 30, 2008 at 12:54 am

    I found this on MSN.COM please pass to your family. I am praying for you all. Sarah

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    LONDON – A baffling phenomenon known as sudden infant death syndrome is one of the leading causes of death for children under 1. Now, researchers say they may have found a contributing factor: bacteria.

    They found potentially dangerous bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli in nearly half of all babies who died suddenly and without explanation over a decade at a London hospital. Their findings are in Friday’s Lancet medical journal.

    “This may be another piece to the puzzle,” said Marian Willinger, a SIDS expert at the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development who was not connected to the British study.

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    The researchers cautioned, however, that while the bacteria were found in the SIDS babies, that does not necessarily mean the bugs were responsible. Bacterial infections have long been suspected by some doctors to play a role in SIDS.

    “We don’t know whether it’s a cause or if it’s identifying another potential risk factor,” said Dr. Nigel Klein, a professor at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where the study was conducted, and one of the paper’s authors.

    He said that the higher level of bacteria might be evidence of another condition that killed the baby, such as a room that was too hot or had poor ventilation. Or it may have been coincidental.

    A SIDS diagnosis means that no other cause of death can be found in an otherwise healthy infant who dies suddenly, usually in their sleep. In the United States, SIDS kills more than 2,000 infants every year.

    The researchers used autopsy samples from 470 infants who died suddenly and unexpectedly between 1996 and 2005. They found dangerous bacteria in 181 babies, or nearly half of the 365 whose deaths were unexplained. There were similar bacteria in about a quarter (14 of 53) of the babies who died of known causes, excluding those who died of bacterial infections.

    Bacteria found in lungs, spleens
    Most of the bacteria were detected in the babies’ lungs and spleens.

    At birth, mothers transfer some of their antibodies against infection to their babies. But when babies are from 8 to 10 weeks old, the maternal antibodies have nearly run out and the babies typically have not started producing enough of their own.

    That could make them particularly vulnerable to bacterial infections, said James Morris, a pathologist at the Royal Infirmary in Lancaster, who co-authored an accompanying commentary in the journal.

    SIDS typically strikes when babies are between 8 and 10 weeks old.

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    “The study is a good indicator that certain bacteria might be involved in causing sudden infant deaths,” he said.

    Willinger suggested that bacterial infections in infants might simply aggravate other risk factors for SIDS, such as smoke exposure or babies sleeping on their stomachs.

    “The bacteria in combination with other co-factors might push these babies over the edge,” she said.

    Recommendations for preventing SIDS include putting babies to sleep on their backs and avoiding putting too many blankets on them.

    © 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

  • Reply Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) May 30, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I’m praying.

    Anticipating Him,
    stephanie

  • Reply Donna P May 30, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Dear Angie,
    I am so grateful that you have shared all of this! I know Nicol & Greg from Moody Bible. My heart is just overwhelmed with sorrow! Please, Please, please give Nicol a hug from me and please tell her that I am on my knees for her – for all of you! I pray that God would guard your hearts and minds and that only truth would prevail!

  • Reply Debbie May 30, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Prayers go out to you and your family. I know your faith and God will carry you through this pain again.

  • Reply Anonymous May 30, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Your story and the story of your family have brought me back to God. For that I will be ever grateful to you all. Right now I am praying for all of you that you will find peace and comfort in this challenging time. May God bless you and keep you.

  • Reply jaslvslisa May 30, 2008 at 2:59 am

    I am so very sorry. Your family remains in my prayers.

  • Reply Laura May 30, 2008 at 3:00 am

    I came across your blog and I read your story and my heart just broke. There really are no words to even express but just know hat you and your sweet family are being lifted up in prayer.
    Oh Father you know the need in this situation better than words can ever express. We love you, you are our God. You know the groanings that only can be expressed. You know our hearts.
    We love you. We are here.

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply Brad & Shana May 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Angie,

    I am so very sorry and at a total loss for words. Please know that we are praying for you all (Smiths & Sponbergs).

    I had just begun to read your blog recently, but our family met Greg & Nichol at our church (Evangelical Methodist, Dalton) on Valentine’s Day just before she was due. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much for setting up a new gmail account for them. I hope the messages they receive will somehow be an encouragement, even a small one.

    Our whole church family and community is grieving with you and lifting your family up in prayer.

    Thank you so much for the ministry of your whole family….Selah, Greg & Nichol, and your blog.

    May God’s peace surround, envelope, and consume you all.

    Much love and many more prayers.

    Brad & Shana Farmer
    Rocky Face, Ga

  • Reply The Holman family life blog May 30, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Continued prayers for everyone.

  • Reply NSB Mom May 30, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Bless you and your family.

  • Reply Rebecca May 30, 2008 at 3:38 am

    I am praying for you all. Thank you for your testimony. Our God is faithful.

  • Reply delta girl May 30, 2008 at 3:41 am

    wow what an amazing story! it has been quite a journey for you and your family! i am so sorry to hear of your sweet baby audrey caroline. she is now with the good Lord and he will take care of her more than anyone else could! i am so glad to see that you and your family have been able to keep your faith strong which such trying episodes you and your family keep having.. will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! you are such an inspirations to others with how strong you are as well as with your faith in Christ. i know you are a wonderful mommy you have been such a great role model for your girls! take care ~In Him, a

  • Reply valerie May 30, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I was sure by now,God, that You would have reached down
    and wiped our tears away,
    stepped in and saved the day.
    But once again, I say amen
    and it’s still raining
    as the thunder rolls
    I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
    “I’m with you”
    and as Your mercy falls
    I raise my hands and praise
    the God who gives and takes away.

    Chorus:
    And I’ll praise you in this storm
    and I will lift my hands
    for You are who You are
    no matter where I am
    and every tear I’ve cried
    You hold in your hand
    You never left my side
    and though my heart is torn
    I will praise You in this storm

    I remember when I stumbled in the wind
    You heard my cry to You
    and raised me up again
    my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
    if I can’t find You
    and as the thunder rolls
    I barely hear You whisper through the rain
    “I’m with you”
    and as Your mercy falls
    I raise my hands and praise
    the God who gives and takes away

    Chorus

    I lift my eyes onto the hills
    where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
    I lift my eyes onto the hills
    where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

  • Reply Mishel May 30, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Continuing to pray…

  • Reply Ali May 30, 2008 at 4:02 am

    A friend of mine had her baby pass away in her arms from SIDS and there was nothing she could do. So please reassure them that even if they had been watching Luke all the time, they would have been helpless to prevent this horrible thing from happening. much love and prayers.

  • Reply Wendy May 30, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Angie,

    We went through something similiar seven years ago. When my oldest daugher was five weeks old, my sister-in-law had a son who was seven weeks old that died of SIDS. I remember how surreal it was. I can’t imagine going through this after the tragedy you have just experienced. I think hearing the word ‘SIDS’ is so hard. You want something to blame, but there isn’t anything. My sister-in-law did blame herself, and she has never really recovered. I will specifically pray that Nicol and Greg will not blame themselves. I will pray that they will seek the comforting arms of our savior, knowing that he knows the way.
    “For He knows the way that I take, when He has tested me I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

    Wendy Pickering (Harpeth Heights Preschool)

  • Reply Kathleen in TX May 30, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I am praying your specific requests.

  • Reply Holly May 30, 2008 at 4:29 am

    You amaze me. We are praying for your family.

  • Reply Noah and Grace May 30, 2008 at 4:50 am

    I am praying for all of you. Holding my son born on march 26 tighter. I am so sorry.

  • Reply incoraggiamento May 30, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Dear Angie,
    I am so grateful for this post! I know Nicol & Greg from Moody. My heart aches for them! Your specific prayer requests are extremely helpful, especially knowing that you’ve walked this road. Thank you for baring your soul.
    This may seem like a strange request, but please, please, please give Nicol a hug from me (Donna P). I have been on my face before our great God on her behalf – and for all of you.

  • Reply A 5 time mom May 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    So much pain, so much sorrow, and so much grief. Yet on your knees trusting I have found you again. The pain is insurmountable for all…..may the God of all comfort make Himself know to all of you in a very real and significant way.

    Sister-in-the-Lord, Beckie

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Todd & Micah May 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I just found your blog today from a friend’s website. I started from the beginning and although I didn’t have time to read every entry, what I was able to read has truly touched my heart. I love the way you write; you’re so open and true. There were times while I was reading when I felt like I was sitting right there in the room or coffee shop with you.

    I realize that you get comments like these all the time, but your words and experiences have really challenged me and my walk with the Lord. Just recently, my husband lost his father to cancer and I’ve found myself asking a lot of the same questions as you. I’m slowly realizing that God’s plan is bigger than mine, no matter how good I think my plan looks or feels. It’s hard to let go, especially when you’re so used to having control.

    I know you have a lot of people praying for you and you can count me in as one more. I will continue to pray for you and your family this weekend as you grieve for baby Luke.

    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26

    Micah

  • Reply Heather May 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I have no words but I am praying for you. I cannot fathom your loss but I know my redeemer does and I know he can carry you through this time. I pray that he will and that he will allow us to carry what we can as well!

  • Reply A Stone Gatherer May 31, 2008 at 2:48 am

    I have no words, just my heart felt sympathy for your whole family! Your music has touched my life so deeply! I share your grief! Father, envelope this family in your love and comfort! May satan be kept back from attacking these servants of yours! In Jesus Name!

  • Reply Liza's Eyeview May 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you very much for these prayers. I want to let you know that I “copied and modified” many of them to help pray for our friends the Johnsons who lost their 28 yr old onl son in a sudden death. Their grief is beyond words, as you know. Here’s the link to what I posted for them:

    http://johnsonsmauiohana.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Anonymous May 31, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Oh Dear Lord, please let me carry this heavy load for Greg and Nicol. We are all struggling with not being able to go to them and be with them during this time. We want so badly to just hold them and pray with them. Thank you Angie for this opportunity to know how much love their is for our family.
    Uncle Murray, Andrea & Francis & Family, Brian & Jaime

  • Reply Anonymous June 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Angie, please know that even in this desert place that you are going through that God is with you. Isaiah 43:2 comes to mind as I write this. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” You truly are an amazing woman. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Love and blessings,
    Kim

  • Reply The Myers Family June 2, 2008 at 3:18 am

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

  • Reply Kari Dawson June 2, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Angie you are a strong beautiful person. God knows. He knows. He has counted every tear. You are suffering yet another loss atop very fresh wounds. But, God is using your experience to help your family now cope. You are Jesus in the physical to them now, an audible voice they can hear, and touch they can feel. I know you will allow God’s love, peace, and wisdom pass through you onto your family. Bless you sweety, bless you! I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Reply Anonymous June 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Our son has gone to the Lord last year. It’s forever etched in us that we don’t have our son here, but we accept that God has him right now. I have met so many moms whose babies are no longer here..God has ministered to me in that way.
    Since he passed away, I haven’t been angry with God since I know the truth that I don’t deserve anything. I deserve eternal death, but God saved me from that. For that, I am forever grateful.

  • Reply Heidi June 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Angie (and family),

    Your blog site was brought to my attention by a friend who graduated high school with your husband, Todd. It was emailed to me along with a prayer request for your family when you learned of the death of your nephew, Luke.

    Since that time I have gone back and read Audrey’s story and have kept up on your recent posts. Almost every one brings tears to my eyes for two reasons…the first, the pain of your loss with Audrey and Luke is impossible to imagine and yet I feel as though God has allowed me moments of being a “grief carrier” for your families. I have wept on your behalves as I’ve tried to imagine the pain. I want to thank you for using this forum to share your story and your life. You are an excellent writer and through your experiences you have encouraged me in numerous ways.

    The second is your transparency in revealing the intimate details of your journey with the Lord through all of this. It’s beyond inspiring and encouraging and I can’t thank you enough for pouring out your heart and soul for so many to see.

    As your post today shows, baring our lives can subject us to criticism and if you’re anything like me I’m sure you have moments where you’ve considered keeping your life private to avoid it. (your Coach purse) I appreciate your response and I’m sure most of your readers agree with it. I certainly do. It’s a shame to me that in light of everything, this coward (anonymous) is picking on you about something so petty. Please remain encouraged that you continue to inspire and teach through your posts and keep them coming!

    God Bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers for your continued healing and strengthened faith will be with you all. I am deeply sorry for your losses.

    Enjoy your blessings,

    Heidi
    Kissimmee, FL

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