3.08.2008

Meet our Angel Samuel

This is our precious little angel, Samuel Jeffrey. We miss him so already.


I had a long post ready to share about Sam's birth day, but I just don't think I am ready to share yet. As most of you now know, Sam was born Tuesday, March 4th at 7:11am via a scheduled c-section. There were complications and he was transfered to the Children's Hospital in town. We eventually learned that he would not be able to live without the support of machines. He passed away that same night at 7:33 pm.




My husband and I have been astounded at the generous support we have received from our community. Especially from our church family at Life Church and Jeff's work Xenotech. Words truly cannot describe the gratitude we feel nor the depth of comfort we have received. And of course our families have been our rock. You all have surrounded us and lifted us up; and we will never be able to do enough to repay you all. Please know we offer our deepest heartfelt thanks for all you have done for us over the past week.




Over the next months I will likely share more pictures of our dear Sammy with you all and some stories or memories. But this is really all I can do at this point.




And I don't want to forget I offered an RAK for correctly guessing the closest measurements for Sam. Unfortunately we never got "real" statistics on his height and weight. We were told by one person he weighed 5lbs 1oz and by another that he weighed 6lbs 5oz. From holding him I would assume he was on the heavier side. And we think he measured 17 inches. Regardless, there was still one person who was closes to all those measurements.

JAN: I hope everything goes well for oyu!! YOu have a beautiful family!my guess is a boy7 pds 6 oz20 3/4 inches longGood luck!
1:03 PM

So Jan, please go to the site I know you from and PM me your addy....your scrappy goodies will be on their way to you soon!!


Again, thank you to everyone who has offered your thoughts and prayers during this last week. We would love to individually thank you all. So please know we appreciate you.

37 comments:

Jessie said...

That is a very Beautiful picture. More hugs and thoughts to you and your family.

Raechelle said...

He's so beautiful. Again, I am heartbroken for your loss.

LisaW said...

My heart is still breaking for you. Big hugs to you.

Samuel is beautiful! I'm so glad you have pictures.

Take care of yourself and let us local gals know if you need anything.

Abigail said...

Beautiful photos. You are in my prayers. Hugs to you and your family.

Jennifer said...

My heart goes out to you! God bless you. Your angel, Sammy is beautiful. Hugs!

Patter Cross said...

What absolutely beautiful photos. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May the Lord hold you, guide you, and give you His ever-present Peace. Hugs and prayers to your precious family!

Megan said...

How wonderful that you have pictures of your little angel. He is beautiful. I'm so sorry that you don't get to enjoy him here on earth. Hugs and prayers are yours!
Megan
(or HannahSethKate from sb.com)

Charley Madden said...

Danielle, I pray that God envelops you and your family in his arms....the same arms he is holding your precious Sam with....I love you girl, and know that my prayers are with you and Jeff, and Kenna. But no one can help you through this like God...just lean on him!!!!

danni said...

You, your family and baby Samuel have been in our prayers every night. We can not begin to express our deepest, most heart-torn sympathy for the passing of your little one. The pictures are beautiful of your little angel. May God hold you ever so close as I am sure He's holding precious little Samuel.

princessofsomething said...

Danielle my friend, I am mourning for you. I am so glad you were able to take these precious pictures of your sweet boy. You are in my prayers.

Monica said...

Danielle, there are no words that can help in this time. I just wanted to say that Samuel is beautiful and the photos that were taken at the hospital are absolutely stunning. I do hope that some day soon, you will be able to share those as well so everyone else can see the love that is in your family.

Bless you and you are in my heart!

Rae said...

You & your family have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I saw you post on CMK, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your precious angel.
Thinking of you and sending hugs
~rae

Michelle Lanning said...

Oh he was just beautiful - I am so glad you got these shots -- words can not explain how sorry I am for your loss -- know that I pray for you all! God Bless!

Danielle said...

He is just as beautiful as can be Danielle. What an angel. My heart aches for you, and you are in my prayers everyday.

cherie said...

you are in my prayers. beautiful photos.

Renee said...

Danielle, what a beautiful heartwarming photo. He is an adorable boy. How strong you are for sharing and being so vulnerable. I am thinking and praying for you daily. Big big big hugs - Renee Lamb (eeners)

maria W said...

i am still praying for you and your family
beautiful photos
take care girl love ya!

MyCRenee said...

I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family!

Sonda T said...

You and hubby are in my prayers. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Samuel is so beautiful and I am glad you have pictures. May the Lord wrap you both in His loving arms as you go thru this. Hugs to you my friend!

Andrea Amu said...

He's so handsome, Danielle! I continue to hold you and your family in my deepest of prayers!

kristy.lynn said...

you are in my heart. thoughts. prayers.

love you girl.

Martha said...

What a beautiful baby Danielle! I am so glad you have such wonderful pictures of your precious angel... You and your family are in my prayers...

Julie O. said...

Danielle... he is just so sweet and beautiful. My hear still feels heavy for you and I'm still praying for you and your family. Hang on to your faith. God truly will see you through this!

{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}
Julie

Julie said...

Have been thinking of you and your family. Sending big hugs Missy. Love the photos of your angel.

tigger said...

Oh Dani... I am so sorry for your loss, he is beautiful... I am thinking of you and your family.

Amy W. said...

that is one handsome angel! hugs to you! it's good to know you have such strong support near you. take care.

AshleyS said...

He is so beautiful. Many ((HUGS)) to you and many more prayers being said on your behalf.

Daniela said...

He is so cute ! I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

TanishaRenee said...

Your little angel is so beautiful! You're still in my thoughts! Take care!

Queen of Paper said...

Oh love. that last photo is the most beautiful photo I've ever seen! I am really so sorry this happened to you and your family! I'm still praying for you all. Love ya~Heidi

Lara said...

Danielle, the pictures are beautiful! We are all sending our love and prayers to you and your family.
~Lara

Michelle said...

Danielle...Sam is so beautiful. those pictures are amazing...i love the one of you holding him...it brought tears to my eyes...i am so sorry for your loss, i just cannot even imagine. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. LOVE ya...Thank you for sharing these with us.

Michelle.

heather taylor photography said...

Danielle, I'm just sitting here bawling for you and your family and wishing I could give you a big hug. Megan from sb.com told me about your loss, and I wanted to give you my most sincere condolences. I can't imagine what you've been going through, but I hope there are brighter days ahead. He's absolutely beautiful, and know that you're in my thoughts/prayers. ((hugs))
Heather

Lucy said...

I'm thinking of you and your family. (from CMK) May you soon find peace.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Danielle...I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts. What beautiful pictures.
Peace be with you - Lynda

Sandie said...

Oh Danielle, I haven't been around the last week or so and I only heard of your news.
Such beautiful photos.
Keeping you in our prayers.

Your friend Sandie

Kim Ryden said...

Your son is so beautiful! I'm so glad that you got to be with him and show him love, even if it was only for a short while. HUGS! P.S. I love the name that you picked for him. Samuel has special meaning in my heart too.