Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 9th

I just sent out this as an email to those friends and family members I have email addresses for.

My dearest friends and family,

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that I once again relay to you sad news concerning our family. On Monday, January 9th, our daughter came into this world and remained with us for only a short time before returning to her Father in Heaven. Our daughter was born via emergency c-section and had many of the same medical issues as our first child. Although after an autopsy and discussions with different doctors concerning the death of our first child, no one could provide us with an explanation of what caused her condition. Because the two circumstances are almost identical, we plan to investigate this as much as possible to determine if we will be able to have any more children. Once again, we are so grateful to the organization, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and for the photography service they provide to people in situations like ours. Funeral services were held on January 14th for our sweet baby girl.

As we mourn the loss of another infant daughter, we once again are able to find comfort in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge that we will be together as a family again someday. I have grown to treasure these words by the Prophet Joseph Smith: "The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils 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..." We thank you all, again, for your love, support and prayers as we adjust to life without our daughter.

28 comments:

Katya said...

Oh Aria, I am so, so sorry. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Zach and Codi said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of loss. We are so sorry that you have to experience this once again and hope and pray that you can find peace and comfort. So sorry friends.

Rachelle Switzer said...

Aria, I am so sorry to hear this. I am amazed by your grace, faith, and strength in handling this. I will pray for continued peace and comfort for you, Eddie, and your extended family.

Blake and Holly said...

Aria, I am So sad to hear this! My heart is aches for you and Eddie! I think about you often~ Isn't it such a blessing we have the gospel in our lives and know that you will be with your darling babies again! I am definitely thinking about you!! Miss you and hope you can find comfort!

LAINA said...

Aria-

This brought back many memories from your first experience. I do not have your address or I would have written this to you in a card and mailed it as it seems more personal, but this will have to suffice for now. Just know that my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult yet sacred time of your lives. You are amazing people and I have drawn lots of strength and courage from your examples. I often remember you as such an example of someone who endures through trials with unwaivering faith. Our Heavenly Father loves you and is so proud of you for this, I know this. I love you. I ache for you. I will pray for your comfort.

Love, Laina

Melanie & Jeff Tucker said...

We love you guys and wish we were there to put our arms around you and cry with you. Without a doubt you will see them again, but it's still incredibly hard to be parted from your darling babies. Do you know these lines from the hymn "Lead Kindly Light?" I hope they can bring some comfort.

And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.

Love,
Melanie & Jeff Tucker

Amber said...

I'm so sorry. You'll be in our prayers.

Mrs. Cinnamon said...

I'm sorry I couldn't come with Isaac. Please know that I love you and Eddie. I've been praying non-stop for all of you. I am strengthened by your faithfulness and your love for your Heavenly Father. I have watched your love for Him grow immensely through these last 15 years and your testimony empowers your family and those around you.
This month's Ensign is very powerful and I thought of you often while I read through it this past week.
I posted in my blog this past week that I hope you can still feel everyone's love and strength even when they have all had to go back home.
I have not called yet as I know it was a crazy crazy busy time. But I will call soon. Love you dearly, Danielle

Jani said...

Aria, I have no words. I would love to talk to you anytime. I have been thinking of you all week and will be praying for you and your family. Love you.

Michelle said...

Aria I am so sorry to hear about your daughter! I can't even begin to imagine what you must be going through, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. It is such a comfort to know of the plan of salvation and that you will be reunited with your girls again! Love you!

Caryn said...

Dearest Aria, I just love your smile. It is so familiar to me. When I see your photo I am filled with such love for you! I really wish that I could've met Eddie. I'm sure he's absolutely amazing! I mourned when you lost Adele. It was right before I delivered Jennifer. I was so sad for you. And now to hear about your dear Eleanor! Thank you for sharing your experience and for baring your testimony. It strengthens us all. I love you, dear! My prayers are with your family. You shared pictures of Adele. Will you share pictures of Eleanor?

Mary Rogers said...

Sweet Aria,

I am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and that sweet baby girl.

Anonymous said...

Aria, so sorry for your loss. I know words alone can't heal the pain,,,,,,,,,I've been there. God has his reasons and with faith,peace and comfort will come your way. Many prayers to you and your family. God Bless, Karen,and Dave

LoriLeigh said...

I am so sorry Aria. We'll be praying for you and your family <3

Tiffany B said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Georgia said...

Praying for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Shells said...

Aria, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you, your family, and the doctors, that they may give you answers.

Jennifer said...

Aria, I'm so very sorry for your tragic loss. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Joy said...

you and your fam have been in our thoughts and prayers constantly this past week. please know that even though we've moved, we will do anything for you guys! keep in touch and, once again, i am so sorry. love ya!

Katherine said...

Aria, so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for healing to you and your family.

The Mama and her cub said...

Aria I am so sorry for your loss again! Your family is in our prayers! We love you guys!

Janell said...

Aria, my heart broke when I read your letter. My prayers are with you and my thoughts of you and your family.

Jennifer V said...

Aria, I'm so so very sorry and sad. My heart breaks for you. Please know that I and my family are thinking of you and sending prayers to you.

Desiree said...

We love you, Aria.

Mary said...

Aria, you have been in my thoughts constantly! Know we love you and your sweet family!

Thankful Day said...

God be with our little angels. They forever remain in their Grandma's heart.

Cormorant said...

We love you and are so sorry to hear the news. We're thinking of you and your family especially today. You are certainly in our prayers.

Ladyfair said...

I love you so. Wish I could hold you and cry for a long time together. Again, love you so.