Sweet Luke

Hello all.  I promise I will post more soon, but in the meantime, I want to introduce you to Luke.  He was such a beautiful, sweet boy and we all miss him terribly.
Please continue to pray as Greg, Nicol, and Summer try to figure out what life looks like without Luke.  Your words and prayers are more meaningful to them than I could possibly express here, and I want to thank you for extending yourselves on behalf of our family.
Luke with Nicol

Luke with Greg
Luke with big sis Summer
Precious boy…

We love you, baby boy.  

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  • Megan

    I cannot express how much my heart is breaking for you all right now. Please know that you are constantly in my prayers

  • About us

    He is beautiful. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Know that you have touched readers in Massachusetts. You are truly an inspiration.

  • Anonymous

    What a handsome little guy! Praise God for you Angie, for this blog, and for allowing us to be a part of you lives and “help” with the countless prayers for you and your family in this time of need.
    God Bless!

  • Janet

    Angie, I followed some links to your blog and spent the morning reading through it. I was truly blessed.

    Our family suffered the loss of two of our precious grandbabies in October, 2005. Two of our daughters were expecting, and one lost her baby at 16 weeks gestation, while the other was 20 weeks along. It was a sad but holy time, as we knew more about the grace of God and had more treasures in heaven than we’d ever known before.

    God calls us to suffer, but never leaves us nor forsakes us while we do. Thank you for sharing your life with such vulnerability. I have added you to my blog list, but more important, to my prayer list.


  • Jamie and Angela

    He is so beautiful.

  • Mary-Dare

    My heart breaks at how beutiful he is. I have 14 week old little boy myself. I lost my son Mac at birth after something very similiar to Audrey. Each situation has it’s own kind of pain. I pray God’s peace and sustaining grace for your entire family.
    John 14:27
    My peace I give you, my peace I leave you…

  • Sarah

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous, the whole family is but Luke is an angel. In my heart and thoughts today…

  • Heidi

    Such a beautiful boy. You and your family, and Nicol and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, strengthen, and encourage you during this difficult time.

  • Theresa

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I wish I could take some of your families burden to give you rest for awhile. From California comes huge hugs for all of you. I am sorry for your loss.

    I picture Jesus with Audrey and Luke, one on each knee welcoming them home to our Father’s House.

    May our Father speed your healing.

  • Stuarts

    What a beautifl child! How my heart breaks for Greg and Nicol. I pray for them constantly. Thank you for letting us meet him.

  • Julie

    What a handsome little boy. Thank you for sharing sweet Luke with us. My heart is just broken for all of you. Know that you are in my continual prayers…I know the pain of losing a child. Praying for peace in the coming days for Greg, Nichol, Summer and your entire family.

    “Hope is what happens as long as we breathe. For although it takes time, the sorrow will ease.” Just breathe…sometimes it’s all we can do and it is enough!

  • The Morris Family

    I read the story in John this morning about how Jesus used a “lad” to feed thousands, I know he is going to use baby Luke to “feed” thousands with the truth as his story goes forth. I cannot figure out His ways, they are too wonderful, I just have to rest in his promises as we too know the path of grieving….our little 3 yr twin went to live with Jesus 1/23/07, we are changed forever, but HE never changes!!!

  • Mommy On A Mission

    He is beautiful, thank you for sharing him and his famalies story with us – I will be praying for them.

  • Anonymous

    More precious than I could have imagined. What a beautiful boy. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us, and sharing your family’s story.

  • Rose

    I found your blog recently and have spent a lot of time reading Audrey’s story, I am so sorry for your loss, and now the loss of your precious nephew. You have a gift of words and conveying exactly what others feel but aren’t able to articulate. I will keep your entire family in my prayers as you grieve. I pray for a portion of that grief to help relieve some of it from you. I had never really thought specifically about taking on someone else’s pain but that is what we do when we pray. We are all one body in Christ, and when one person is hurting, then we all do. Know that there are so many who are receiving blessings from your heartfelt words. I was especially captivated by your entry on the pitcher. That was so moving. Thank you for sharing your family’s journey and your faith in God with us.

  • Anonymous

    As I sit here looking at those pictures I can’t even imagine the pain. He is a beautiful child. I hope in time peace can be found by all.

  • Cindy

    What wonderful pictures!
    I cannot imagine what they and all of your family are going through right now.
    How are you holding up?
    I will keep praying!
    Cindy ~ Phoenix

  • Stephanie

    What a beautiful baby boy. I’m so glad that cousins Audrey and Luke are able to be with each other in Heaven.

  • Darlene R.

    What a beautiful little baby boy. I’m still praying and will be for some time.

    Much love,

  • Jungheims

    Thank you for the pictures. It gives me faces for my prayers and a deeper level of the reality of the situation.

  • Jenny

    So very precious. I will continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures of little Luke with us.

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful boy. Thank you for sharing Angie. I will continue praying.

    Crystal F

  • amy

    Beautiful.. Your family is beautiful and being prayed for all over.


  • Jennifer

    Oh my, what a sweet little bug, he is just beautiful. This is beyond words what your family must be going through. You will continue to be in our prayers.

  • The Rhoderick Family

    What a precious baby boy. It’s just so sad that he is gone now, but not forever and that is the only silver lining that we all have as grieving parents. You all are still in my prayers and will continue to be.

  • AJ

    He’s beautiful!

  • Faith

    Thank you for sharing these precious pictures. What a beautiful baby boy. Continuing to pray for your family!

  • Mommy

    My heart breaks for your family. Thank you so much for introducing us to Luke. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cori

    He is beautiful. My heart is breaking for your family.

  • Anonymous

    I have been reading your blog this morning and am so touched by your family’s stories. I am so very sorry for the losses you have suffered, but am so moved how you are allowing God to work through you. I am sure that you have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit during your lowest moments and that is an experience that not all have had. I will pray for your family and your ministry.

    T. Morgan
    Paducah, KY

  • the donovan family

    Why, God?

    He is so beautiful and I think and pray for you all the time. What pain you must be in. I am so sorry.

  • sumi

    Oh Angie, he is just too precious.

    I have really had you and Nichol and your families on my heart and I am not just saying that I have been praying for you – I really have! Several times a day.

    Please give Nichol a hug from me. I long to make it better for you both but only Jesus can carry you.

    Praying that he will surround you with his presence today,


  • Shell

    My heart is breaking for your family. I continue to lift you all in prayer every single day.
    You have touched lives with your post,I can only hoe that one day,Ill be as strong a christian woman as you.
    God Bless

  • Anonymous

    That is the most precious face I’ve ever seen. My prayers are still with you all, especially Mom and Dad.


  • kristina

    What a sweetie pie. Still praying, Angie.

  • asplashofsunshine

    I can not imagine…

    He is such a gorgeous child, and always will be.

  • Rebecca

    Oh, what a beautiful baby boy.

    The picture of him in the truck really made me smile. I’m glad they took that photo… and that you shared it.

    I was just thinking about you all this morning, and I’m glad to see a post from you.

    Much love…


  • Celie

    A boy child so handsome is he. Baby Luke,now glowing before that heavenly throne of God. . For such a time as this. Only by the grace of God to press forward grace to grace. Thanks for the update. I call out as I look upon baby Luke for a peace to your family. For God to give me a heavy portion of what your pains are. Loving, praying, praising. Celie

  • Precious Blessings

    The tears are just flowing for some wierd reason the pictures make it even more real to me. What a sweet and handsome little guy. Again I am so sorry. Though we do not understand we KNOW our GREAT and ALMIGHTY God does.

    Praying for you all, especially Lukes family.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing your story and for sharing Greg and Nicol’s, too. You have a gift of really captivating what it means to have the Holy Spirit with you through life’s darkest times.

    I have asked God to allow me to carry some of Nicol and Greg’s grief and I pray that He is doing that. I find myself in earnest prayer(with tears)for them at random times. I pray that it is the Lord allowing me to carry some of their pain. Please tell my sweet sister that I love her and I’m praying for her….
    I’m praying for all of you and I will continue to….

  • Corey Re’

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful life. My heart is breaking for you, and your family. As always we are praying for you!

  • Melissa Irwin

    he is so beautiful. my heart has really gone out to everyone.

  • Diana

    Simply heartbreaking!!
    Praying for ALL of you.

  • Jane-Jane

    My heart aches every time I think of your families (and the Chapman family too) and all the heart break over these past few months. So much for such a short period of time.

    I’m learning that EVERY minute counts. I’m learning to Love Out Loud, while Living Out Loud.

  • davidcatherinewilson

    What a beautiful family. Luke is such a cute boy! I am continuing to pray for your family.

  • Hollie

    He is absolutely beautiful…what an angel! Still praying for your entire family. I pray that all of you can feel Him holding you tightly!

  • Amber

    What a beautiful baby boy. My thought are with your family daily. I pray for peace and joy.

  • Amanda

    what a beautiful little guy. praying for peace and comfort for all of you…

  • Julie

    Luke is a beautiful boy, thank you for sharing him.Continued prayers for Summer,Greg and Nicole. I am always praying for you Angie and your family.

  • Dani

    Dear Angie,
    It is one thing to hear of a tragedy and being praying for them but it is a whole other thing to see pictures of this GORGEOUS baby boy and know that he is not with them anymore. I thank you for posting them. It allows me to hurt more and pray more and feel some of their pain that I so desperately want because the more you feel for them the more you pray for them. I can’t express how much I love you and your family and can’t wait to meet you one day!!

    Lots of Love and Prayers, Dani

  • Sam

    OMG, he was absolutely precious. I can’t even imagine their heart ache. I have two daughters and a son, 6, 2 and 4 months old. I couldn’t imagine loosing any of them. Words can’t express my sorrow for all of you.

  • godzgaljen

    He is so cute! What a blessing to have been apart of his life for the time he was here. I am still praying…

  • Jaime

    You family is continually in my prayers.

  • Misty

    He is beautiful.

  • BethGo

    He is a gorgeous baby!
    I am so sad for you and your family.
    He’s just precious.


    It gives me chills to look at the pictures. Last February I had my 3rd child – a baby boy – named Micah. He is blonde so he doesn’t look like Luke, but he wore the same outfit then as look has on in the last picture (in carseat). There was something about seeing that small “connection” that makes it seem so personal. I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through. I have moments where your family weighs heavy on my heart and I consider it a reminder to pray and a part of bearing up a small portion of your grief. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know if I feel that way when you all feel like you can’t handle even another breath? Anyways, I want you to know that out of your pain God has taught me and I’m sure many others to take time for the extra hug, 5th or 6th bedtime story, the one last peek at their sleeping bodies…the extra moments knowing that there could be a time when there is no more of them. Thanks for helping us be more grateful for what God has given us. Keep on keeping on for HIM!

  • applesofgold

    My heart just broke looking at the pictures of that dear baby boy. I am so so sorry. I have asked to Lord to give me a portion of their grief to bare during this tragic time. I am so terribly sorry and praying!

  • Laurie

    My heart is breaking for your families Angie and I am praying for all of you as you try to make sense of this dark time. What a beautiful little boy Luke is. I can’t imagine the loss, too hard. I’ll keep lifting you up to the Lord.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  • Jess :)


    Thank you for posting those sweet and beautiful pictures! What a precious little babe. :)
    I’ve been thinking so much about you lately, even more than I usually do, which is quite difficult ~ since I think about you ALL of the time already. :)
    Anyways, you’ve especially been on my mind lately because I just lost my wonderful grandma yesterday. She had a massive stroke on Tuesday and was then taken Home to be with the Lord yesterday morning. The first thing I thought of was baby Audrey and Lukie. I pray that she will be able to hold each of them for you, Nicol, and for me. I had shared your story with her so hopefully she was reminded of that!
    It has been such an emotional couple of days and all I’ve wanted to do is call and talk to you. Hopefully someday, I’ll be able to do that. Until then, please know that you are inspiration to me and so many others.
    My prayers will continue to pour out to you, Todd, the girls, Greg, Nicol, and Summer. May the Lord continue to be with you and watch over you all! Until we meet or have the opportunity to talk… ;)

    Love you,
    Jess :)

  • Kate

    It’s times like these when asking why is just too exhausting. Praying for peace for your whole family.

  • Kelly

    He was absolutely beautiful!
    I continue to lift ya’ll up every day in prayer!

  • Sara

    Oh, Angie… I almost couldn’t scroll down to see more photos because my heart hurt so severely. And all I could think is how much all of yours must hurt; you’ve held him and smelled him and heard his giggles. The only thing I can tell you is that I know for sure God is in the center of the storm, and He’ll be there when you walk through it. Sending you all my love and blessings…

  • Anonymous

    He is breathtakingly beautiful! As a mother, I can’t even begin to imagine the loss that you and your family are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you all every day. I pray that time will heal this tragic loss.
    God Bless you all!

  • Ramona

    If I could wrap my arms around all of you and take the pain away for even a bit…I would.

    Blessings and hope to you all.

  • mom 2 many

    He is absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing them.
    All of you are in our prayers.

  • Aimee

    Thank you for posting pictures, Angie. What a sweet little guy he is! As soon as I saw the first one I began to cry; it could have been how happy Nicol looked, along with the blanket in the picture, which appears to be a hospital receiving blanket identical to one that I have, one that appeared in so many pictures of my babies during those first days at the hospital. It makes me appreciate so much the fragility of life, and the blessings I have. I hope you are doing OK. I am concerned about you as it must have been exhausting ministering to your family at such a fragile time in your own life. Please take care of yourself, and reach out to your friends and family when in need. I hope I don’t sound patronizing, I just worry for you. Because that’s something I’m good at doing!

    Aimee Wade
    Avon, NY

  • The Hull Munchkins

    Oh my, what a gorgeous boy! I can’t even express the heart ache I feel for your family on a day when I’m hurting for my own child too.
    I think about your whole family often, even though I don’t know you at all… except through your blog. Praying for peace, for physical and emotional strength… for the ability to get up every morning and function with out your babies.

    Life hurts so much, but you are always good to remind me that God moves through our hurt. He transforms the ugliness of death and sickness into something he can use to draw people to Himself. But I can relate to the heaviness of the fog that sometimes swallows me whole.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  • Christy

    Such a precious family. We are keeping all of your family close in our prayers. May God continue to find countless ways to bless you during these difficult times.

  • blessedwith5

    Luke is a beautiful baby and now a beautiful angel! The pictures are so sweet! Thank you for sharing them.

  • Kacey

    My heart is aching. I cannot even imagine the pain that you all are going through. Please know that I think of you all and pray for you often. I know that you will hold tight to His hand, because that is the only constant that we have in this world.

  • Anonymous

    Oh what a sweet, beautiful baby boy! Your family is constantly in our prayers.
    I saw something in the pictures, I noticed Greg is wearing a green University of Alaska Anchorage shirt. What a small world – I live in Anchorage, Alaska a mile from the university… The Lord sure has a way of connecting us all.
    With love and prayer,
    Craig & Holland McMullen

  • Anonymous

    What a sweetheart!! It’s great to put a face with the heartbreak. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will never know (until we get to heaven) why the Lord has called these sweet babes back Home to Him. I thank the Lord that His mercies are new every morning and I’m praying that you would all just rest in His loving arms. I wish I could be there to hold you and Nicol and just pray. Let Nicol know that Southern California is praying for their family.


  • Sheryl

    Wow, I want to scream “WHY?” I can’t see through the tears. I know God is sovreign and it’s a good thing I really believe that because it keeps me from questioning everything. Well, I guess I question but then I leave it with HIM.

    What a beautiful boy, what a beautiful family.

    Still praying for ALL of you.

  • Carol

    He is absolutely beautiful. I am still praying that Greg and Nicol will feel His comfort during this transition time.

  • KM

    I don’t comment very frequently…but have been faithful to check on your family and now your husband’s. My prayers are diligent. My story involves pain over an infant child as well…and I know from experience that to have made it thru..others carried some of my pain. We serve an Awesome God…Who is the answer in these oh so trying times. I pray your family continues to see Him in new and fresh ways as you walk this path.

    Kristi in Texas

  • Overwhelmed!

    Luke was a very beautiful baby. My heart aches for Nicol and Greg and little Summer. I will indeed keep them (and your family) in my prayers!

  • Joy

    He is very beautiful! He looks just like his daddy, in my opinion… still thinking about and praying for this family! And yours!

  • Robin

    What a precious little boy. I can’t even begin to express how sorry I am for such a great loss. And I can’t even begin to understand the question of “why?”. But I have been so encouraged and blessed by your strong faith that is so evident through all your hardship.
    I have been praying for you and your precious family.

  • jennyhope

    I am so sorry for all of you. I lost my first born daughter Shelby at birth. My heart just aches for y’all. I hate the sting of death and will rejoice in that day when there will be no more crying, death, or pain.

  • stacey

    My heart aches for the pain your family is going through. I too have suffered through the loss of a little one. It is a pain that never truly goes away, it does however make me realize how important each moment is. Thank You for sharing yours and your sister inlaws story with us. You are all in my prayers.

  • Anonymous

    Those pictures are beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. I can’t even fathom what your family must be feeling at this time.

    Your faith is amazing. It’s all I can think about the past couple days after reading your blog. You truly inspire me to have a more real love for our wonderful savior.

    I am praying for you and your family.


  • stacey

    My heart aches for your family. You are in my prayers. Thank You for sharing yours and your sister inlaws story with us.

  • Jenny

    Beautiful pictures.

    Thank you so much for sharing them Angie. Thank you for keeping us updated and for allowing us to be a part, just a small one, of your lives.

    Still praying…

  • rusty’swife

    Such wise eyes for a little boy.

    Praying for all of you during this season.


  • Jenna

    Precious does not even come CLOSE to describing that little boy. I can’t even imagine how much y’all miss both of your sweet babes. Y’all are constantly in my prayers. Much, much love coming your way always…

  • Emily

    Oh, he is so beautiful, so perfect. I can’t believe he is gone. I’m so sorry.

  • Anonymous

    My sister just recently told me about your blog and I have just spent most of the day reading your story and crying with you. We just celebrated our daughter’s first birthday and I can not imagine what your family is going through. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. You have been such an incredible witness as you have taken us along on your journey. Thank you!

    Brenda F
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Laurie

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! I continue to pray.

  • Jennifer

    What a beautiful baby boy Angel. My heart and prayers go out to your family.

  • Anonymous

    he is truely beautiful. I cant imagine the pain the whole family is going through. thinking of you xx

  • Daniel, Jenn and Judah

    these pictures are precious!! we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.

  • Anonymous

    What a sweet baby boy!! I will continue to pray for you all. T in GA

  • A friend in Christ

    What really breaks my heart is how much he looks like my baby brother! Andrew is 4 months old now but when he was that age, he looked so much like that!

    My prayers are with you!

  • Melissa

    Luke is gorgeous! My prayers are with the Sponbergs. Angie, I really enjoy your blog. May God give comfort and peace to all of you.


  • Pete, Alison and Charlie

    My goodness, what a beautiful little boy – so handsome, and what a lovely mop of hair. I am so desperately sorry for his parents – and you, as his extended family. We lost our first son, Will, shortly after his birth because of a lethal genetic condition, and our second boy, Charlie, has an incurable heart defect, but I cannot begin to imagine the terrible shock it must have been for you all to lose Luke so suddenly. We will be holding your whole family close to our hearts, and will be praying for you all over the terribly difficult days and weeks to come. With much love, Alison x

  • The Soreys

    I just want you to know that I read you blog last night. You and you family is in my thoughts and prayers. You are truely an inspiration. God Bless you!

  • Anonymous


    Your strength and faith humble me. I have cried reading your blog and feeling your love and loss of Audrey and for your family to endure more pain at the loss of another child is heartbreaking.

    The pictures of Luke are so amazing, and he was loved during his short time with his earthly family.

    My son is 4 months old and it is among my worst fears for him that I will find him still when I check on him while he is sleeping.

    I am trying to write through my tears for you and Nichol and your families. You have found strength in this tremendously difficult time and I am in awe of you and just so heartbroken that such beautiful children were called so soon to be with God.

    You are in my thoughts and in my heart.

    Andrea – MN

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Nicol and Greg, he is so beautiful. What a blessing to have had him, even for so short a time! God bless you. We think of you and pray for you often.

  • hopefaithlove

    He is adorable… Love the hair. Your family is in my prayers.

  • The Silva’s

    He is such a beautiful baby!! You are all in our prayers daily. May God lift your spirits when they are low, may He comfort you all in this trying time, may you all join together through Him and shine for all to see.

  • Anonymous

    My heart is breaking for your family. I have asked God to let me share some of the pain to help lessen it for all of you. I have 3 children and my husband and I lost 5 during our years of trying to have our miracles. Prayers and Faith are all that saw me through…and still do today. My heart is with you all.

  • Daddy Dale and Mommy Jen

    Thinking of you and your Family during this difficult time. Luke is precious….

  • Melony

    He is so precious.. I can only imagine how much fun he is having with sweet Baby Audrey. I know that doens’t comfort the pain of those that love him so much here on Earth. I just pray that God will bring them peace and the strength to move forward without him.

  • ashlee

    he is beautiful! My heart hurts so much for this family. they are certainly in my prayers and your family as well. thank you for allowing us to join you in prayer for this dear family.

  • Anonymous

    So hard to look at those photos & know that such a handsome, happy little boy is no longer here. Especially the last one where he’s smiling in his little carseat.

    I love ALL the photos & I know that they are worth their weight in gold to Nicol & Greg, as are your photos of little Audrey. :)

    Hope you still feel us “carrying” you all during this difficult time. I know “difficult” is an understatement… I just can’t even imagine the emotions. But I do know it hurts… and so we’re praying for you all.

    Sometimes it’s the only way we can get through the day… by “floating” through life on prayer. Hope you feel us lifting you all up.

    - Rachel in Kansas City

  • Tse Family

    God led me to your blog yesterday. As I read, I wept, laughed and prayed. I am in awe as I have not read such God breathed words in a long time. Your family is amazing and inspirational and God shines through you all. My heart aches for the loss of such beautiful babies here on earth and rejoices at the thought of them with Our Father. You have inspired me to pray with and reinitiate conversations with my children about God. I praise God for you and your family using the lives of these little ones to reach out to so many. God bless you. (Living in Belgium this last year, I can really relate to “Bringing on the Rain” and the beautiful green that results from the rain that falls so often–such a beautiful metaphor and such an amazing image of God speaking right to you. I am so thankful that you share so much.)

  • Anonymous

    oh my. Sweet, BEAUTIFUL baby boy. I don’t understand this. It hurts so deeply and he’s not even mine. Lord, we cry out to you. We plead with you, Lord to teach us to trust you despite our lack of understanding. We cry out to you to heal our hearts and give us peace that passes all understanding. Lord, teach us more of your grace and mercy. Glorify yourself in whatever way you choose.

    Not only does Luke have the same name as my little Luke who is only a month older than Nicol’s sweet boy, he also looks like my Luke. He also has the same carseat and same “little helper” outfit that Luke has on in the last picture. I ache for Nicol and for you, Angie. I can’t imagine the hurt you must feel. Oh Lord, PLEASE be with this precious family as I know you are. Please Lord, show them how BIG you are and Lord, teach them how deep your love is for all of us. Lord, we would never choose to lose a child and it is our deepest fear…yet, you CHOSE for your son to die knowing the deep pain it would cause. You CHOSE that Lord to rectify us to you. Lord, thankyou for the cross. Thankyou for your grace and mercy Lord. Lord, we trust you. We love you and we know you are good.

    In His name,

  • Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet

    He is just precious! Continuing to pray for everyone! Thanks for taking the time to post.

  • Anonymous

    a beautiful little angel………..i am sick for all of you….you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. The Lord is with you.

  • Stef

    What an absolutely darling boy! I cannot imagine how much they miss him. They’re in my prayers and thoughts daily.
    What sweet memories God has left them with!

  • Cheri

    With all that hair- he looks like a little man. So precious!

    Lord have mercy on all of you

  • Amanda

    Beautiful is not a sufficient word, but it is all I have. I look at those pictures and see what looks like a wonderfully healthy boy embarking upon the journey of life. That’s my eyes. God looked at that little boy and saw something GREATER. The grief is, as I try to imagine, unbearable. But, I know that it is not beyond God’s reach to make good of “all” things, even this.

    Thank you for sharing. I continue to pray. Your work on this blog has blessed my life. It hurts and it is forcing me to realize that I don’t have control over my life. But, that is a blessing. I have hugged my children more and tried my best to appreciate all the simple moments with them. Thank you for teaching me.

  • Anonymous

    Just like Audrey, Luke was too beautiful for this world.

    My heart breaks for your family and I’m praying for all of you!

  • Anonymous

    Talk about sweet, precious and beautiful! I’m sobbing and can’t even begin to imagine the depth of pain that Luke’s family is experiencing. You are all in my prayers.

    God Bless! Mrs. I.

  • Tabaitha Kaye

    So adorable. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  • Anonymous

    When a dear friend experienced a sudden death in the family, my grief was so intense that I broke out in hives for the first and only time in my life. As I agonized over the death of her sister, my pain was so far beyond my immediate connection to the loss that I felt it was almost inappropriate. Gradually, I realized that I was indeed carrying part of the load for my friend. She was bearing up during the initial days as she stepped in to care for all the children and other family members directly affected.

    God does indeed allow us to bear each other’s grief: Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

    I have also learned that nothing causes us to pray like pain. The “heartache” so many of are feeling is one of the promptings of the Holy Spirit who is causing us to think of you, to feel for you and then to pray, grieve and cry with you. The pain of our broken hearts –along with the “chills” and “goose-bumps” are Spirit alerts: “Holy Spirit bumps!”

    God is helping us love one another deeply enough that we feel the pain, the tears and other impulses of life as we function together as His Body. This is the abundance of life He promises to give us and it includes an abundance of pain, loss, joy, struggle,learning, tenderness, love, peace-making….Life, and that more abundant is dynamic.

    Romans 8 is full of encouragement for us. Rom. 8: 38, 39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Your sister, Michal Ann, in Lake Forest Park, WA is holding you close with a heart full of prayers and groanings too deep for words.

  • Fr. Peter Doodes

    Nicole, Greg, Luke, Summer, and all that love and care for them are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mandy

    What great pictures of sweet Luke and his family. Still thinking of you all and praying for your family. I know it must hurt so much and know way to understand why things like this happen.


  • Joel and Joylynn

    I know the pain all too well. I am so sorry for you all. Maybe he has met my sweet Jacob. They have the same outfits.

  • Anonymous

    wow he is such a beautiful little boy…i’ll pray for nicol, greg and summer as well as you angie and your beautiful and awesome family.God bless you guys in your time of need

  • Anonymous

    Luke is a precious! You’ll never know why this happened, but you have to beleive that he is now where no one can hurt him. Many thoughts and prayers are sent your way. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

    Mom of 1 in NY

  • valerie

    Luke is absolutely adorable!
    I can’t imagine dealing with such a loss.
    All of you continue to be in my prayers and thoughts constantly.
    Valerie (Oklahoma)

  • Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories

    Truly beautiful. Praying for the entire family.

  • Jill

    Angie, I stumbled across your blog a few days ago and I have had this unexplainable feeling every since. I find myself not thinking it’s real, like I saw your story in a movie or something. When I go to bed at night, you all are in my prayers now. Audrey was really beautiful, she looked like a little angel. How old was Luke?

  • I Want to be Beautiful

    What a beautiful baby boy. Looks just like his daddy :-)

    I keep coming across this quote. I don’t know where it’s from, but I’ve seen it more than once since I started reading your blog.

    I’m sure you already know it, but I feel compelled to post it anyway.

    “God didn’t promise
    days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
    but he did promise
    strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
    If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

  • Michelle

    what a beauty!

  • Found

    Many places, many times, the Spirit taps me on the shoulder to say, “Pray for those mommas and daddys who lost their babies.”

    I’m praying in tears and with an aching heart!!


  • Nicole

    What a gorgeous baby boy. God bless you for keeping all of us who don’t know you outside of the blogosphere updated. My heart breaks over and over for Nicol, Greg and Summer. Please know I keep you first on my prayer list.

  • jennypen

    The Spongergs and Smiths are all very close to my heart, and I pray for you continually. Tonight, I looked at these beautiful pictures of a precious and very loved little boy. As I looked my 22 month old smiled and said, “Mmmm, night, night, Baby.” Fitting, I thought. He peacefully went ‘night, night’ and woke up in the arms of his Father. Blessings and love to all of you.

  • Erin

    What a BEAUTIFUL family!

  • Heather Ledeboer

    Man what a beautiful boy, my heart is so sad.

  • Michelle Pfeifer


    Thank you for sharing the pictures of Luke – he was such a precious baby. There are many prayers being lifted up for the Smith/Sponberg family from down here in Florida. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away…but in it all, He IS.

    Love in Christ,
    Michelle & Chuck Pfeifer

  • Rebecca

    he’s beautiful…and my heart breaks for your entire family. praying praying praying!

  • SG

    My heart breaks for them! Did they ever find out what happened? I will keep them and you in my prayers.

  • Jennifer

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have read your story for several months and was saddened to read about the loss of your nephew. It’s hard to believe at times like this that God never gives us more than we can handle. You are in our prayers.

  • Stephanie, Maine

    He is so beautiful. Looking at his photos its so hard to believe that he’s really gone and his smile is no longer on earth to brighten up the world. My heart is heavy for your family and I continue to pray for all of you.

  • Steph

    He is SOOO beautiful! My heart is broken for you and your entire family. You all have my prayers.

  • Lynda

    it breaks my heart even more to put a face to his story but i’m glad the family had these beautiful pictures to hold onto as well as memories from his short time on earth.
    you all are in my thoughts.

  • Jenifer

    Oh my Angie,

    I hadn’t visited your site in a couple weeks because we were out of town and my heart is breaking as I read your words! I don’t even know what to say except that I’m sorry you and your family are going through this.

    I have been working nights and I have quiet time on my way to work. I continue to pray for you each night as I am driving that you and your family will feel peace through your time of grief.

  • sarah

    He is absolutely precious. A sweet angel. I am praying for your family.

  • Anthony’s Mommy

    Luke is adorable! Look at that head of hair too! I am really sadden to hear that he passed away. I know SIDS is something I feared very much, having a preemie and all. I hope one day they find an answer to why this happens.


    Oh what a beautiful, precious gift. I am so, so very saddened for Greg, Nicol and Summer and I continue to pray for all of you!

  • Lizette

    He is beautiful. My heart is breaking for your family.

  • Kristi

    Know that Heaven is a sweeter place – and makes you want to be there even more!

  • The Baby Makes 4

    I am in shock. I want to hold him. As a mother of a five month old…I can almost smell his sweet smell as I look at him…my arms ache because his parent’s cannot hold him close anymore. Saddness such as this makes us long for heaven where we can’t feel any pain or hurt anymore. Heaven is the only thing that can remove the pain.

    We are in continual pray for Greg, Nicol and Summer. I can’t imagine explaining a sudden loss to an older sibling. We are with you in prayer, sweet family.

  • Stephanie

    I am so sorry.
    I have followed your site for a while now. You are incredibly gifted in writing and I know God has big plans to reach so many people through you.
    My heart cannot fathom loss this devastating. I live in total fear of losing a child. Praise the Lord that this is not our home and our hope is in Christ and being with Him forever where the pain stops.
    We have a condo in Florida that your family can use whenever you want to get away. http://www.vrbo.com/181332

    May God is all His power hold you up through the valley of the shadow of death.
    “Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
    The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song” Isaiah
    I am so sorry.

  • Holly

    He is so precious– thank you letting us put a face with our prayers.
    Southside, AL

  • Arlene

    Hi Angie,
    Just happened to be watching GMC’s (Gospel Music Channel) Front Row Live featuring Selah right now. I have several Selah CD’s and seeing Amy Perry on TV made me wonder what Nichol was up to. To my surprise, my Google search brought me to your blog and the sad, sad news about baby Luke and your sweet Audrey. My heart aches for both of your families. As I read through your blog, the TV show continued to play in the background, and I heard these words sung by Todd & Amy: “when sorrows like sea billows roll” “I bless your name” “through it all”. May God give you peace and healing and strength to praise Him in this storm.

  • Jennifer L. Griffith

    What a head of hair and a beautiful boy! Now Audrey has a cousin to play with in Heaven. I am so terribly sorry for so much loss. God will restore what the locust have eaten! That’s a promise.

  • Angie

    What a beautiful baby. So So So adorable.

  • Mocha with Linda

    He is adorable. I had found a picture online of Nicol’s family from when she was interviewed for their local paper when Luke was 7 weeks old. It made it even more real and hearbreaking to have a sweet face to associate with his name.

    I have had you all in my thoughts so much during this week and my heart hurts for all I know you are dealing with.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures and the tears. You have blessed us by letting us bear your burden with you.

    Love and prayers are with you,

  • Anonymous


    I have followed your journey and with each step I am in awe of you. Through such heartbreak and heartache, you have not lost faith in God. Because of you and Audrey and now Luke, I have reeeturned to chruch. I hae returned to God and I thank you for that. Oh, the way Audrey and Luek have changed the world~


  • Meredith

    Luke is so handsome! I am so sorry for the families loss as well as yours. Praying for you and them today and for God to cover them with a peace that passes all understanding!

  • Tina Vega

    What a sweet, sweet little boy. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

  • Anonymous

    Look at all that beautiful hair…I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

    I will continue to pray for all of you.

  • Salzwedel Family

    I will never understand tragedies such as these, but I do know our God is faithful & I pray somehow He will be glorified. Praying for you all…

  • Ter

    oh… I’m always so sad to hear about another infant gone too soon…

    Beautiful boy, you may be gone, but you’ll never be forgotten by the ones who love you….

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for posting again. I check your blog several times a day because I care so much for you and your family even though I have never met you on this earth.
    I find myself singing your song “Carry You” in my head a lot. It reminds me to remember to pray for all of you. And I have been praying and I will continue to do so.
    It is hard to even comment on the pictures as seeing them makes the whole thing seem so much more real.
    What a beautiful boy. I can not for one second imagine what you and your family are going through. Sometime, when you get back to answering questions, could you please give us an idea of what people have said that were really comforting to you. It would be helpful for all of us to know what to “say” to others who are going through simular situations. I feel like I never have the “right” words and sometimes it keeps me from saying anything at all. Just a thought.
    Again, I feel stumped for words so I will pray with groanings.

  • Ter

    I just went further back, to find out more about Luke, and I just read that this is your nephew, oh! I am so sorry that your family is experiencing another devestating loss. I’m so sorry. Please know that I’m here for you. One bereaved mother, to another, and to another. Please express my sympathies to your sister-in-law. I’m so sorry.

  • The Shulls

    What a sweet little guy… I couldn’t stop crying when I met him…. our prayers are with your and Nicole’s family too.

    The Shulls

  • MommyKelly

    THANK YOU GOD, for each hug and kiss,
    From his Mommy, Daddy and Big Sis.
    THANK YOU GOD, for shining the sun on his face,
    And for your love, mercy and grace.
    THANK YOU GOD, for each finger and toe…
    And for Heaven where we all may go.

    Beautiful boy.
    Kelly Fought, OH

  • Shawnda

    Angie, I just found your blog. I’m heartbroken for you and your family. I’ve read several of your posts, and the Lord’s grace in your family is a powerful testimony – powerful – of His sustaining, sufficient grace.

    Grieving with you all. We are certainly praying for you as you seek your hope and comfort in our Jesus!!

  • Marin

    He’s beautiful. That’s all I can really say.

    I remembered I was supposed to hear Nicol at Maranatha in a few weeks and I started to cry for her. Thinking…”I don’t know if I’d be able to sing anymore. I don’t think it would be in me to sing for quite awhile…I know God could help me do it but…the pain…” (I love to sing) And then, I thought of you and I thought of Todd…and the pain… You’re all such a blessing! From the bottom of my heart I want you to realize how much you all do. Beyond that which you can see, God uses you so much more.

    When I meet you… :) ….Angie…Todd…
    ….When I Meet You, I’ll be sure to tell you this again, and I can’t wait till I can hug you two like I want to now.

    I’m praying for all of you!

  • Becker Family

    What a sweet baby. I have been praying for you and for Nicol and Greg. This has been such a trying time for your family. My heart just breaks for families who lose children/babies. Thank you for your example of faith and trust in the Lord. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

  • Jen

    Most definitely praying for Mommy and Daddy and Big Sister! What a terrible loss and the pain is unbearable, I’m sure! PLEASE KNOW THAT MY HEART ACHES FOR ALL OF YOU, and I will continue to carry you ALL to Jesus! Your blog has reached Elizabethtown, PA with many faithful prayer warriors!

  • Noah and Grace

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of Luke with us. He is absolutely beautiful. I am keeping all of them in my prayers.

  • kelly

    WHat a beautiful baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I am so sorry. I have been checking every day for an update. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will give yall strengh And He will carry yall through. Kellyw

  • Mileny05

    This is so sad! I am sooooooooooo sorry about this. Angie lost of your baby, I can only imagine being pregnant and then later received a news like this. I am very sorry. To Nicole, Greg and Summer little Luke will be miss but the Lord will take care of Him as much as you guys did while he was here. I know it’s not going to be easy but hold on to God.
    I will be praying for you all.

  • Jen

    It just breaks my heart to know that this beautiful, healthy baby boy is not at home with his parents. SIDS is something I will never understand. I remember, long ago, when our pastors lost their son at 9 weeks to it, and it was just so devastating… probably because there was absolutely nothing to prepare you for it. Even with things like car accidents and things like that, you know in the back of your mind there is always that possibility, but with babies… you just don’t.

    Angie, I am so sorry your family has had to travel this road, I can’t express how much… but what harvest is at the end for you, we can but wonder! Never give up, sweet thing. Our God promises that there will be a time where never again children live but a few days (as I’m sure you’ve been assured of repeatedly) and I’m holding out ’til that day; I can’t walk the walk you will towards that day, but I can run along the sidelines, cheering you on.

    And I have pom-poms.

  • Violet

    Luke is such a beautiful child. you can tell he knew love, joy, and all that is good in his short time here on earth, and now he knows compete joy and unconditional love at home with the Father of life. My prayers go out for your family and Lukes. I know he touched many hearts in just 2 months, and his purpose and plan was carried out. It’s just not fair it happened so fast, so soon.

    All my Love,

  • Amy

    Luke is beautiful. He is in loving, capable arms tonight.
    On my knees,

  • Alex

    What a gorgeous baby boy… Still keeping all of you in my prayers. Take care.

  • Tara

    that was a beautiful tribute.

  • Will and Lindsay

    My heart aches for your family. I am praying for you.

  • Alison


    I live in Victoria BC, Canada and somehow stumbled across your blog. It caught my interest as I lost a little baby girl – Grace, a year and a half ago due to unknown genetic complications. We are very blessed to now have a 6 month old little girl. I know that the pain we went through has made me thankful for the little things and to not ‘stress and worry’ over other things that just don’t seem important any more. I hope we will all eventually understand why some must endure such pain in this life – particularly the loss of a child. In your family’s cas I can’t help but think God had a reason to bring Luke up to Audrey in heaven.
    I pray that your family will be renewed with hope for the future.

  • JanMary

    Words are inadequate.

    You have my prayers for all of you. May God hold you even closer to Him through this.

  • Runningamuck

    What a handsome little man… and such hair and adorable smile! I just can’t even begin to imagine. Well, no, I can BEGIN to imagine, I think every mother does. But that’s as far as I can get. But I pray. Oh! How both you and your family have been on my mind and in my prayers almost constantly. And you will continue to be.

    Thanks for the sharing the pictures of Luke and his family. Beautiful and precious.

  • Annie

    Such a beautiful boy! He looks so much like his daddy. I am praying for you all. I can not imagine how difficult this is for your family. Only God knows. And I take comfort that He does.

  • Alycia

    In my thoughts and prayers today. Please know so many are lifting you up…

  • Donna P

    Angie, I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you are posting about all of this. I consider Nicol a dear friend but I am out of the country so this is my only link to what is happening! I can only imagine how heart wrenching this has been for all of you. I am praying diligently. May the grace of God carry you all!

  • Anonymous

    He was precious. I can’t imagine how much you guys miss him. Praying that you would see God’s hand in the small, everyday things today. That you would seek and find Him throughout this day and that you’d be able to praise Him for his small mercies. and great ones too. much love.

  • cari

    i am so so sorry for the loss your family is experiencing once again. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    on a side note – oh. my. goodness. i graduated from the university of alaska anchorage! what a small world.

  • Anonymous

    He is a gorgeous baby. God chose the right parents for that angel. Thats what I was told by someone when my son was sick that God chose us to be his parents. I thank God for that blessing everyday, but so sad I couldnt keep him here with us. We are praying and thinking about your family.


  • Tara

    Luke is an absolutely gorgeous little boy! You and your family are in my prayers!

  • Sara

    kywiWhat a beautiful boy. I’m so sorry for your losses.

  • Jill

    What a beautiful baby boy! Still praying for all of you.

  • Kristi

    My prayers continue to go out to all of you. It just doesn’t seem fair to lose little ones. My sister had her baby at 24 weeks. Kinsey lived for 21 days before leaving with Jesus. It has been heartbreaking as we walked through her heartache.

    We were supposed to share our babies together – I was pregnant and my baby would have been six weeks younger than Kinsey. But, God is good and Staci got pregnant again and is 33 weeks tomorrow.

    The heartache of losing our little girl will always be there, but God gives the grace to show his love for us through it all. I pray that your family will continue to see his grace daily.

  • Nicki

    Oh Angie……..thanks for sharing these pictures. It helps to put faces with our prayers. I hope you are doing ok too, I know this must be so hard on you and Todd as well. Praying!!

  • Camille, Blake and Pierce

    I can not imagine… he is and will always be beautiful… more beautiful now as he is dancing with Jesus. We are praying for you and your family from Singapore.

  • Jennifer

    He is beautiful. I can just see Luke and Audrey holding hands skipping down the streets of gold giggling. Love being sent to your family.

  • arianne

    I hadn’t been to your blog for a few weeks and I couldn’t believe how much I missed. I am SO sorry to hear about your sweet nephew Luke! that is terrible. My heart aches for Greg and Nicole, and his big sister Summer. Our prayers are with their family at this time.

    I am glad you and Nicole have eachother to cry and talk with one another.

    Thank you for sharing your stories and for always being so open. I LOVE your blog and the spirit I feel each time I come here. You are an amazing woman and daughter of God. You are an example to many individuals out there!! Thank you for all you do.

    Again I am sorry about baby Luke. I hope your brother and sister in law can find comfort at this time with their loss.

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful little boy!!! My heart continues to break for Greg and Nicol. Thank you Jesus that you never change. Though Your thoughts and ways we do not understand, Your love for us is constant. We praise You for the incredible gift of Luke. We praise You for all You are doing and going to do through this difficult time. Continue to hold this dear family – pour Your strength and peace down on them. May You receive all the glory. In Jesus name – Amen.
    Keep holding on!
    In His Grip-

  • Debbie Pyszka

    I thank God for your blog, which I somehow came across a few months ago. I spent a lot of time going back & reading the whole thing. I lost my baby girl, Hannah at 22 weeks gestation. I held her after 13 hours of delivery. Since then I’ve been blessed with 2 children and thank God every day for them. I’m so sorry what you have been through & I pray for you and your family every day. I’ve been praying for Nicol, Greg, Summer and your whole family. God Bless you all! Much love & prayers from St. Louis, MO!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for giving us a face with the names we are praying for. Luke is beautiful.
    I will continue to pray for Greg, Nicol and Summer. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
    May God give you all peace and strength to go on.
    In Christ, Missy Lee

  • Mandy

    My heart is so broken for your entire family right now!! I will continue to pray!!

    You are truly an inspiration to me and I am so truly blessed to have found your blog!

  • Anonymous


    GOD makes beautiful babies! Luke is a perfect baby & Summer is precious too. My heart is aching & melting at the same time. I wish I could say that I have the answer to “WHY” but only our Heavenly Father has that answer. My heart goes out to you & your family & Nicole & Greg & little Summer. I’ve been holding you up in my prayers since I got home on Sunday night & read your blog. It’s hard to believe that you all are going through this again after seven short (but long, lonely) weeks. I will continue to pray for you all. This is a big blog “HUG” & a big blog “I CARE”. My Daddy has been in Heaven for 24 years now….he loved children (there are 10 of us kids)…his favorite thing to do was cross his legs & bounce his grandbabies on his skinny little knee. I can still see him doing that. I’m sure that when my Daddy heard the announcement that Precious Little Audrey & then Precious Little Luke had arrived in Heaven, he was right down there bouncing them on his knee. I love you guys. You’re in my thoughts & in my prayers. GOD brought you to this, now HE will get you through it. Sending my love & hoping you know how very sorry I am that you are having to endure yet another trial like this…….
    Love, Rose in Nashville

  • Jill

    Wow that baby had some hair!!! Holy cow. Beautiful Luke is in the arms of Jesus.

  • pakosta

    my heart is breaking for them. he’s beautiful.

  • Bethany

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can’t imagine how hard all of this is to go through.

    I love reading your blog, and not knowing you personally, still feel like your a “friend”. I do hope that you keep blogging, as you have inspired me to go back to church. Something that I haven’t done in a LONG time.


  • Amanda

    Such a gorgeous baby. My heart breaks for you all.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Rebecca & Sam

    what a cute little man! I am sorry for your loss and check back here often to see how you all are.
    hope that things can settle down for your family and healing can take place. healing only God can bring.

  • Anonymous

    I am praying for Greg, Nicol, and sweet summer as they go through this time of lose. Thank you for sharing Luke with us. He is beautiful.

  • Candes

    He’s gorgeous! I LOVE his hair. Just seeing his face makes it all the more painful.

    I pray every time the Lord brings your family to mind.

  • A 5 time mom

    Oh my. What a sweet little boy and oh how Nicole, Greg, and Summer must hurt to have him gone. Pray that the Lord will fill the places no one else can at this time.

  • Holly

    He is beautiful. Sweet Sweet Angel Boy. In constant prayer for your family. Thank you for sharing pictures. They are so special.

  • Chiara

    thank you for sharing all this with us and make us part of you’re life…you’re really an ispiration to me!..He was just precious…I’m praying for his parents and all his family…
    I lost a baby early in pregnancy and I was devasteted…i can only imagine what is like to lost a child this way…
    I’m there with all my heart and my prayers…

  • Carrie

    Sometimes my list of questions gets longer and longer … I have a lot of things I want to ask God when I see Him. For now, I still have to trust (as hard as it is) that He has only Plan A’s for all of us. I have been overwhelmed by the number of moms who have commented who have also lost babies. When it happens to you … you think you’re the only one … but there are SO many of us out there. My Gracie Anne, your Audrey, Nichol’s Luke … have always been the Lord’s. They are in GREAT HANDS :)

  • Anonymous

    Please know that you and yours are in our families prayers also!!!

    Peace to you….

  • Anonymous

    He is so beautiful. I saved one of the pictures of him so when I see it pop up I can say an extra prayer for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Kristin

  • amanda

    What a beautiful child!

    Thank You God for blessing all of us with the lives of Luke and Audrey, and thank You for giving this ministry to Angie.

    Every time I read this blog I feel inspired and lifted up. My family has been praying for your families and we praise God for you.

  • Tonia

    What an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
    We lost our 2 year old son one month ago today and it’s heartbreaking. No parent should ever have to go through this pain.
    I enjoy reading your blog. You have a beautiful family. God Bless you all

  • Molly

    What a beautiful baby boy. He will truly be missed by his family. He must be dancing in Heaven right now with Audrey. God bless them both.

  • Anonymous

    ngie, I have been reading your blog the past few days after hearing the news of Nicol’s loss. I want to tell both of you how sorry I am. I met Nicol shortly after losing my daughter Luci and told her how her music had ministered to me through that time. Now my heart is burdened for you both as you walk a similar road.

    I am continually in prayer for you and Nicol to be experiencing the supernatural peace and love of Jesus during this time. He alone is the lifter of your heads and the mender of your hearts. May He carry you through this time and be everything you need. May He surround you both with safe people who will let you be real and not try to fix you. May He protect your hearts and minds from every scheme of the enemy to try and make you doubt His goodness. He is good, He is faithful, He is holy, He is righteous.

    His glory is shining brightly through you. Thank you for letting Him use you.


  • Sarah Taylor

    That picture of him in the carseat, with the natural light coming through the windows, is beautiful. It’s hard to imagine him not here. I hope they can cherish this picture and know that the same boy with the same smile is in heaven, alive and healthy and being held in the arms of Jesus. I will pray for Nicol and Greg and Summer again and again and again. And then I’ll pray again.

  • Darlene

    What a beautiful, precious boy. We weep over your pain!
    All of you are in our prayers.

  • Jen and My Little Family

    What a handsome little angel boy. My prayers continue for your sweet family.

  • Jodi

    My heart is breaking for you and your family. I lost my little boy, Logan, last September. The pain is sometimes too great. Logan and his twin sister, Olivia, were born at 23 weeks, 1 day. Logan fought for 1 month and 1 day before leaving this earth. My precious daughter, Olivia, spent 105 days in the NICU. She is my miracle, my joy, my peace. I know that Logan will forever be smiling down upon his sister and his family. It gives me peace to know that Logan is with Audrey and little Luke. Oh, what a wonderful place heaven must be. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you.

  • Deirdre Jones- cali4niadj@gmail.com

    What a perfect, beautiful baby boy. I commented before that my nephew passed away from SIDS in September and I think the hardest part was knowing that a perfectly healthy child was no longer with us. Thank you so much for sharing him with all of us. My heart is with you and your family.

  • The Myers Family

    My heart is breaking for your precious family. It’s just so sad! He was such a precious baby! Look at that smile…it melted my heart. I will keep praying for your family! I’m so sorry…Baby Luke was beautiful!

  • Hilty Sprouts!

    When I try to imagine the grief and the pain of losing a child I am shaken to the core. I cry for little Luke and your entire family. I pray these tears of mine can somehow lift a tiny piece of the burden you bear. Though I don’t know how He does it, I ask Jesus to comfort you in the way that only He can.

  • Andrea

    My heart is breaking for your family right now. He was a beautiful little angel! Oh, God knows why he called him early, but sometimes it does make you wonder why too! Luke is in a better place now with the arms of the Lord cuddling him close. Hugs :-)

  • Watermelon Pickles

    I am a friend of Stacey Moffett’s (Blankenship) and came across this blog via her MySpace.

    I am overwhelmed with such saddness and pain for you and your family…but I am a woman of deep faith and I shall pray for all of you. As a mother myself, I wept after reading this…I have a 21 month old and an 8 month old…God is the ONLY way I could cope with this.

    Please know you are with us…
    God Bless,
    Samantha Perry

  • Tami Muhlbauer

    Thank you for sharing your heart with me. I read from the beginning of your story to the latest, sad news of Luke. I have cried and laughed and then got up and went and hugged and kissed my 2 little ones.

    God is good and His love is never ending. I have a saying written in the front of my Bible, a saying that my mom told me one day as I was going through a crisis, “The Lord leads us through troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.”

    May you feel washed in His love tonight.


  • Astraea

    He is precious. My heart aches for you guys. I can’t only imagine the fun he and Audrey are having right now. God bless all of you.

  • Jody Garber

    Angie, I wrote about your sweet little Audrey & her precious baby cousin Luke on a blog I write for: http://www.surebaby.com/blog. You & your family have touched my heart like no one else has. My heart continues to go out for your family & my prayers never cease. ♥

  • Hope

    he is such a beautiful boy. My heart breaks for your family, so much loss in such a short time.

    Your entire family is in my prayers daily.

  • Christi

    Luke is such a precious, beautiful little boy. My heart aches for his parents, for you, Angie- his loving Aunt, and your entire family. I wish I had words that would ease the pain of your losses, but all I know to do is to continue to pray….and pray some more. I check this blog several times a day now- so that I can read updates, pray for specific requests, and for my own selfish reasons- that I do not take one minute with my children for granted. Thank you for sharing Luke & Audrey with us- as well as allowing us all to love on your family and pray for your specific needs.

    God Bless you all!

  • Lynn

    The pictures bring me to both smiles AND tears… how it hurts all of us mothers as we sense to a degree, the deep pain and sorrow of the loss of these babies.. Luke and Audrey. I know all of our hearts hurt with you and for you. It just HURTS. :’( Lord, haste the day when Rev 21:3-5 is fulfilled.

    May the Lord bless you even as you bless us in your willingness to share your life.

    Love in Jesus,

  • Kimmie

    I am so sorry, praying for you. The Father will hold you in the palm of His hand and His comfort will come and help you through this terrible loss of your precious one.

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  • Kim

    Beautiful Boy. You make my chest ache. My fourth child…my son…is just a couple months older than precious Luke.

    I don’t read this story and have fear or anxiety but rather compassion and love for Nicole, Greg, and Summer. Of course I cannot fathom how they are standing in the midst of this but His glory is shining all around them. I cannot understand but He is not asking me to so I will just pray and continue to do so.

    How grateful they must be to have you both walking through this valley with them. Grateful and broken to pieces.

    Angie your words are like salve and I know you choose them carefully so to exhalt Christ.

  • Heather

    I know this is just another comment…and I don’t even know you…but I am praying for you and your family. Right now, and I will continue to.
    I am so, so sorry for your losses.
    You have encouraged me to seek Jesus more… by your words and your honesty on this blog.
    Thank you, Angie.

  • kris

    He is beautiful. I have not stopped thinking of them, or praying for them- and for you and your family, always.

  • betty

    this is my first time commenting on your blog, a friend told me about it a few weeks ago and I went back and read every single one of your entries; my heart broke with your story and then again it broke with hearing about little Luke; your quote of Jesus being the same Jesus before you found out the news about Audrey will always stick with me because He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever (as you know); I’ve reminded myself of that very thought when I’ve gone through some rough times

    I just want to let you know that I’m praying for you all

    Luke is sooooo precious!! I had prayed, like you had suggested, to take some of Luke’s parents’ grief, I wasn’t sure what that meant for me, but sitting here looking at his picture and writing this comment, I’m grieving Luke as if he was my own; I understand what that means now and I thank you Lord that you gave me this opportunity; I will continue to pray for that

    hugs to you all; your faith is just sooo incredible

  • Sgt and Mrs Hub

    My heart is broken. But I say along with you… I do, Lord. I do.


  • Jenn

    Angie, Thinking and praying for all of you constantly!!!

    Hugs, Jenn

  • Jenileigh

    I’ve only just recently began reading about your journey. I’ve wept oceans over the past few days. I’m praying for all of you. Little Luke is beautiful!!! Big hugs Angie. I love the way you allow the Lord to shine through you!

  • da momma

    beautiful!! What an angel baby boy! I cant imagine! May God rain his peace on yall

  • Tracey

    I am so incredibly sorry… So, So sorry…

  • Tanya

    I’m so, so very sorry.

  • TheRagan3

    The loss of a child doesn’t just affect the parents but the whole family… aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings… My son was 1 month old when he went home to Jesus and it was a very difficult time for all of us. But WE were filled with a very real sense of peace and comfort that I know came only from our Loving Heavenly Father. My prayers are for Nicol and her family as well as everyone in the extended family. May you all find peace in HIM, resting in HIS arms.

  • kjames106

    He is so handsome!

    “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”

    James 1:3, NLT

    My son’s name is Luke.

  • connorcolesmom

    Look at that sweet baby and all of that dark hair – he is just adorable and I know little Luke is beaming that precious smile at God right now
    We are praying for all of you
    May God continue to comfort each of you during this difficult time

  • Claire

    I pray for you – all of you. I cry for you as well. I hope I have taken a few of your tears, lighented your grief just a tiny bit.

  • Old DAN AND Little ANN

    I love it that Greg is wearing a Seawolves tee! We live in AK too! Thank you for posting some pictures of baby Luke!

  • The Lindsey’s

    I have been reading your blog for awhile now. When I read about Sweet Luke, I was saddened by his passing. The next day as I began to read the paper, there was his obituary in our local paper. As I read it, I found out that not only were his parents from the surrounding community where I live, but his Aunt Angela is a friend of mine. To the Chapman family, I’m very sorry for your loss. May God guide you in your healing and help you through this terrible time. To the Smith’s and the surrounding families, may God rest his hand on your shoulders and wrap you in His arms to comfort you in your times of need.

    Brandy in Maine

  • Leah

    He is beautiful. I’m still praying for you all.

  • Anonymous

    Never do I think of you that I don’t cry. When I read about you nephew, I just had to say “Why?” I’m sad for you, your family and your extended family as well. The losses you have felt over the past few months are horrible. I’m sorry.

  • LizG

    An absolute tragedy, please pass my sincerest thoughts to his parents. He was a beautiful little boy, they were very blessed.

  • Eric and Michelle

    What a beautiful precious baby bay. I am so sorry for the pain that is felt with his absence.

  • CPT Mom

    He is beautiful.

    Praying for your family.

  • Adrienne

    Oh man, Luke is beautiful! I continue to think of them and sweet little Luke… and pray. I am so sorry that you guys lost your nephew and the girls’ their cousin. And the grandparents…the list just goes on because loss always makes a deep impact with rippling effects. And, this story, this real life story, just got closer to home as I am best friends with Nicol’s roommate from colleges sister in law. Small world. Continuing to pray for you guys here in CO.
    ADrienne and family xoxox

  • Sarah

    he is such a perfect beautiful baby boy and it just breaks my heart to see these photos.. I cant even begin to imagine the pain :(

    ♥ ♥

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  • Mommy to Lilly, the angel <3

    Hey! I just found your blog and I’m reading with tears in my eyes…
    I lost my baby girl in october the 7th this year, SIDS was the only answer I got.
    My prayers are with you all the way from sweden!

    /Mimmi, mimmiastrom.blogg.se