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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Loraine

    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.

  • ME – Who?

    We are praying for all of you!

  • Violet

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Tiffany Lowe Webber

    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.

  • Jen

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • {Karla}

    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.

  • Nancy Hood

    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

  • Annie

    Praying…

  • Julie

    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.

  • Vicky

    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.

  • Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • petrii

    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

  • Mommy B

    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.

  • Tricia

    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

  • Cheri

    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.

  • Indian Lake Papa

    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

  • Stacey

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Lisa & Madeline

    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.

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher

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

  • Missy B

    Praying for all of you.

  • Lori

    We are praying for all of you!
    Blessings,
    Lori

  • LaLa

    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.

  • Jennifer F.

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Kathi

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

    It is unthinkable.

  • Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land

    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.

  • 6 Bottelberghe’s

    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.

  • Laurie

    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.

  • Susan

    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.

  • Celie

    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

  • Destini

    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.

  • karen44

    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.

  • Julie

    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…

  • Anonymous

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

  • Jenna

    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

  • Jill Williams

    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/

  • Becca

    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

  • Worshipping One

    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!

  • boltefamily

    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

  • Vintagekool

    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.

  • valerie

    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

  • Shelley

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

  • Anonymous

    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!

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Tamara

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • amanda

    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.

  • connorcolesmom

    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

  • Astraea

    We are praying for you all.

  • Kelly

    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.

  • Amanda

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • sumichls

    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.

  • Mayhem And Miracles

    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.

  • THE HOFFMAN FAMILY

    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…

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Joe & Cyndi Rogers

    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

  • Sandra

    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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Dori

    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

  • twondra

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

  • Heidi

    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.

  • Lauren

    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

  • walkingbyfaith

    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!

  • Jenni Saake

    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

  • Tammy

    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.

  • godzgaljen

    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.

  • Betsy

    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!

  • CrownLaidDown

    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

  • Jane-Jane

    i’m praying!

  • LisaML

    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.

  • Amy

    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

  • Kari

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers…

  • Rebecca

    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!

  • Rays Family

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

  • hopefaithlove

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

  • Laura

    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.

  • Angie Plude

    Prayers for sweet luke.
    the pludes

  • Lindsay

    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.

  • movingthroughlife

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Carol

    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.

  • sumi

    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

  • The Harper Family

    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

  • Tiffany

    Praying for them Angie.

  • Anonymous

    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*

  • Alicia

    Praying for you and with you.

  • Wendi

    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.

  • Marla Taviano

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

  • Eric and Michelle

    I am praying.

  • Byron Nichols

    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.

  • GaGa

    Prayers continue for your precious family.

  • gchyayles

    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.

  • Overwhelmed!

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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • TNKerry

    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!!!

  • MMrussianadoption

    so sorry again for another loss to your family.

  • Kristin

    Praying.

  • Corie

    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.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Barry, Megan, Jonathan, Joshua & Zachary Welch

    We are praying for you and your whole family! May God continue to Bless all of you and your ministries. May He give you peace and comfort through these trials.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • LuLu’s world

    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.

  • Beth

    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.

  • Handwoven Dreams

    Praying now.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Natalie

    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.

  • Anonymous

    “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

  • Nicole

    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.

  • Amy Storms

    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

  • Hopesrising

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

    ((((Angie)))

  • Precious Blessings

    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.

  • Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com)

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

  • Bethany in Michigan

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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • John & Michelle

    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

  • Michelle

    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!

  • Becca

    I am most definitely praying for your family…

    Becca

  • Vera

    Praying for you all.

    Angie, you are such a blessing for so many.

  • Anonymous

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

  • mja

    my heart breaks with you; we’re praying

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

    Germs may play role in sudden baby deaths
    Dangerous bacteria including staph, E. coli found in half of SIDS cases
    Related stories What’s this?
    Pets may harbor dangerous MRSA germs
    Safe Sleeping Practices for Babies

    Most popular
    • Most viewed • Top rated • Most e-mailed

    The 10 worst jobs in science
    Germs may play role in sudden baby deaths
    TODAY crowns the cutest, cuddliest puppy
    Did Chinese hack Cabinet secretary’s laptop?
    Clinton backers to protest outside rules meeting
    Most viewed on msnbc.com
    Even a thin person can get diabetes
    Amazing! Mars orbiter gets a fix on lander
    Myanmar extends Nobel winner’s detention
    5 federal police dead after shootout in Mexico
    Limbless 12-year-old: ‘I know anything’s possible’
    Most viewed on msnbc.com
    Germs may play role in sudden baby deaths
    Why you should have sex at least once a week
    For moms, more kids can mean fewer teeth
    Lakeland Revival Searches For Semi-Permanent Home
    White House issues climate review 4 years late
    Most viewed on msnbc.com

    updated 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    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.

    Story continues below ↓
    ——————————————————————————–
    advertisement

    ——————————————————————————–

    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.

    Click for related content
    Steps to reduce risk of SIDS
    Drinking water can hurt babies under 6 months
    Newsweek: Pregnancy pounds link to heavy kids
    FDA proposes new pregnancy labels for drugs
    For moms, more kids can mean fewer teeth

    “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

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy)

    I’m praying.

    Anticipating Him,
    stephanie

  • Donna P

    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!

  • Debbie

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • jaslvslisa

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

  • Laura

    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.

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • Brad & Shana

    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

  • The Holman family life blog

    Continued prayers for everyone.

  • NSB Mom

    Bless you and your family.

  • Rebecca

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

  • delta girl

    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

  • valerie

    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

  • Mishel

    Continuing to pray…

  • Ali

    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.

  • Wendy

    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)

  • Kathleen in TX

    I am praying your specific requests.

  • Holly

    You amaze me. We are praying for your family.

  • Noah and Grace

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

  • incoraggiamento

    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.

  • A 5 time mom

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Todd & Micah

    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

  • Heather

    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!

  • A Stone Gatherer

    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!

  • Liza’s Eyeview

    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/

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • The Myers Family

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

  • Kari Dawson

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Heidi

    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