Sunday, July 12, 2009

Grayson went to be with Kinsey

Little Gray Man passed away tonight about 830 pm. He was so tired. We wanted so much for him to make it to see more monkeys, but that was no life to live. He was loved and gave us so much to remember. I know we have over 1000 pictures of him.

He is gone now. Hospice and the coroner have been to the house. Arkansas Central Mortuary Service just picked Little Man up. It was hard to let him go even though we both know he is really already gone. He is in a better place now.

This is all too familiar for us unfortunately. Our plan is to pick Grayson up tomorrow and drive back to Mississippi the same way we did with Kinsey. Gray will be buried right next to Kinsey at Johnson Grove Church of Christ in Bogue Chitto, MS. I always thought it would be me and Bizkit on either side of Kinsey, but it looks like we will have two children between us. We miss him so much.

God speed, Little Man
Sweet dreams, Little Man
Oh OUR love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams


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Anonymous said...

No words....just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you tonight.

Michelle in CA.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family. Grayson is now with Jesus! A much better place.
Crystal in Okinawa

Broken said...

The members of the Sanford church of Christ in Sanford, North Carolina will be praying for you. You all are so loved.

Donna said...

Praying for you.

Mark said...

My sister (Mandy Jones) went to school with Kristi in Miss. My name is Jenni. I have been following Grayson's journey and have been sharing and praying for you all with my church family. Yesterday am at church (where I lead worship) I challenged our church body to make 1/2 the impact on folks lives that Grayson made.
May God wrap you in His wonderful, comforting arms and you will be in our prayers.
Jenni, Somerville, Alabama

Devon said...

i am so sorry...

as a mom whose lost two children, my heart aches with you tonight.

wishing there was more to say but just know you are thought of tonight.

lizzysue said...

We love ya'll and will be in our prayers tonight.

Waiting for a little Reker said...

I am very sorry and am praying for your family. May peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry! Praying for peace for you both over the weeks and months to come.

Lisa in NC

Amanda said...

I am praying for your family tonight. I pray for Christ's love and peace over you right now.

I can just picture sweet Grayson with his big sis Kinsey up in heaven right now... smiling down on you. Your family is so brave and strong and I know that the Lord will carry you through this.

Love from Texas.

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

Praying for your and your family. You have immense strength! So sorry for your loss.

geminigrl24 said...

Sitting here in disbelief. I was just telling my bff about your blog and now this. My heart breaks for you. Best wishes for the roads ahead!

Jaclynn

Melody said...

I'm so sorry! I will pray for you. Address where we can send cards?

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing the life of your beautiful little miracle with all of us. It's unfathomable to lose two children, I just can't imagine. Many heartfelt prayers and tears for you as you grieve.

Heidi said...

again, chills as i write this. i heard your news aroung 930 from carrie and have been waiting for a post so i could leave a comment. i just want you to know that my heart is broken for you tonight. i well remember the empty void and the physical ache to just feel the weight in my arms of my baby after she passed. i know there are no words to make your pain less right now, but if it's anything at all, i want to say that i know that your two little angels reached more people as a witness for our Lord in their short little lives than most do in a lifetime of chances because of your willingness to share your story. They are having a wonderful reunion right now with each other and one day you will join them and your reward will be great. I can't wait to be right there with you meeting my Emily again.......
in the mean time this is the beginning of a long road of healing for you. i will pray that God comfort you everyday in your journey.

whitney said...

I wish I could give you more birthdays, more monkeys,more time with your sweet man...how I wish.

(found your blog awhile back while learning how to walk with mothers who have lost their little loves during pregnancy or labor..I'm a birth doula)

my prayers for comfort and peace to envelope both of you, for sleep and the remembrance of great love..
wish there was more.

JackieRenee said...

Praying for God's peace to surround you as you go through this difficult time. My heart is breaking for your family right now. Is there an address where I can send the monkey I have and a card to? You will be in my thoughts....

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you both. Your little angels are so lucky to have such amazing loving parents. May God hold you close & comfort you in this terribly sad time. My prayers are with you. Susan in CA

momofonefornow said...

I cannot even begin to fathom the depths of your sorrow at this moment. To have lost Kinsey is unthinkable, but to have lost Grayson too is just earth shattering.

My heart is aching for you tonight. I want you to know that your children have left an indelible mark upon my life and the life of my son. I will hold him a little tighter. I will remember to be more thankful for everything about him (even the messes and grouchy moods.) I will remember to spend more time with him, doing what he wants to do, because time is so very precious.

I will be keeping you and your extended families in my prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Shawna in MO

Lynnette Kraft said...

May God's peace comfort you in the days ahead. I'm so sorry for your (temporary) loss.
Tenderly,
Lynnette
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...

Got on here before I went to bed & see that Grayson is in Heaven now. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be holding your family up in prayer.

Merrilee said...

My heart goes out to you. Sending prayers for your entire family.

Anonymous said...

You and your Wife are the most Wonder parents I have ever read about. Thank you so much for sharing your Life with us. You are a wonderful Witness for God, Always follow him and he will lead you home to your Babies. May God bless you hearts.
Lance and Rebecca Beard
Luke AFB AZ

Anonymous said...

I love you guys so much. You and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers always. Jen E.

JSharp said...

Praying for you all & your family, for a safe trip to MS & for the comfort & peace that only our Father can give to surround you. Love & prayers from Shannon Hills.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you loss. You are exceptional people. Grayson was lucky to have you as parents. In his short lifetime, he experienced unconditional love. He only experienced love period.

L

Tammy518 said...

I am so sorry. I don't really know what to say, but my heart goes out to you and your family. You'll continue to be in my prayers.

sagreen125 said...

Will continue to pray for you both.
My heart breaks for you two

Anonymous said...

My heart hurts for you. I am praying for you today that God will fill your empty arms with His Grace.
Abby in MI

Becky said...

My sympathies. I loved how you loved him. It was so evident. He could not have been born into a better family to visit here on earth. Now, he is home free.

FabTheMayor said...

You continue to be in my prayers. Memories last forever; love is eternal.

Kristi J said...

I am so so sorry. My heart and prayers are with you. With love in Christ,

Kristi

Anonymous said...

We also have two children in heaven. My heart goes out to you. May the Lord minister to you in this time of pain. My prayers are with you.

Theresa Weinzetl said...

I am So very sorry for your loss! Your family has been in my prayers since I found your blog. Grayson is definitely a loved and beautiful little miracle from God.
God Bless your family!

Andrea said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will continue to pray that God will give you peace.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cindy in SD

Colleen said...

The first thing I did this morning was come in here to check on Grayson. My heart is broken. My prayers will continue for your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying that God's love will touch you and guide you through the following days. Oh how I wish I could give you sooo many more monkey days with your little man.

God bless you. You are in my prayers. What an impact little Grayson has made on this world.

Anonymous said...

In my thoughts and prayers. Grayson had the best possible parents..who celebrated his short but powerful life with so much love.
-With love from India

Sean said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Grayson was blessed to have a family who loved him unconditionally. Please find comfort in knowing that he is with Kinsey and Jesus. If we could all make the impact on people that young Grayson did, it would be a very different world.Your faith is an example for all.

-With love from Ridgefield CT

Anonymous said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss....I don't even know what else to say :(

Staci said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you to find peace in knowing that Grayson is healed and in the presence of his Maker (and his big sister).

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry.
I am praying for all of you.
-Molly from Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

My thoughts, tears and prayers are with you this morning.. I know there are no words that can take your pain away but know that God only chooses SPECIAL PARENTS to love His SPECIAL ANGELS.. You are the best and thanks for sharing your life with us. Sonia

Anonymous said...

God bless you. Your beautiful babies are together in God's loving arms. You'll see them again someday.

Praying for all of you...

Emily in MI

AngelWalker said...

I am so sorry for your lose. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of 2 children leaving your life so soon. I will be praying for you.
God bless.
Angel Walker

The Hams said...

I can't seem to find any words other than you are in my prayers and may the Lord give you peace....

~Iana Ham
Huntsville, AL

Anonymous said...

Crying tears for you and your family...words can not express how sorry I am for any mother to have to go through what you just did. You are an amazing mother!! Will say a prayer tonight for you and your sweet angel babies
Mommy from Indianab

Lorie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for peace and strength for your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
We we will continue to ask the Lord for deep comfort for your family and also that y'all will feel freedom to grieve and not be rushed to be "ok".
Sincerely,
Casey & Colton Cockrum
Casey@indepres.org

Anonymous said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Christine in PA

Debbie in Bossier City said...

I am so sorry Taylor and Kristi! I know it meant the world to you to be able to bring your little guy home with you, even if only for a few days. I wish there was something I could do to help you both through this. Just know that you are in my prayers. Take comfort in knowing that Grayson is with his big sister now. I'm sure she'll take very good care of him.
Love and prayers,
Debbie Teague

Alyssa: said...

You don't know me, but I've been reading about your sweet family and precious baby for a week now. My heart broke when I logged on this morning. You are in my prayers.
Alyssa in Okla.

natalie said...

My heart is just broken right now. I'm so thankful that you had five wonderful days with your Monkey Man, but that just seems like far, far, far too few.

I'm still praying for you.

KK said...

Praying for you and your family without ceasing. Praying for peace of mind and healing for you both.
Cling to HIM,
Kaye
Psalm 46:10

Sara said...

I found your blog through "waiting for happy" and have been following it since before Grayson was born last week. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my only son 4 1/2 years ago when he was 12 days old from a skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa. I am happy you have so many pictures of your little man. We never expected to lose our and only have about 12 pictures of him. His pictures now are one my most priceless possessions!

"When someone you love becomes a memory; that memory becomes a treasure" ~unknown

Take Care
Sara
Orlando, FL

Rachel said...

My prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Mike and I are praying for all of you.
Susan from ANGELS

The Young Family said...

My heart is breaking for you. The Lord will wrap his arms around you both and carry you through the dark days ahead. We have a daughter, Maddie Jayne, in Heaven as well. Losing her has been hands down the hardest experience of our lives. God is so good! HE will be your best friend and comfort you now. Praying for you!

Heather said...

God bless your sweet family.

Kelly said...

We are praying for you! I am very sorry!

Shannon Ryan said...

I'm so sorry that this day came so soon, but glad that you had 5 beautiful days with Grayson. He only knew love while on this earth. My heart breaks along with you.. I wish there were more words to say, but even as someone who's lost a child (the same way you lost Kinsey) I STILL have no great words to share. I just feel so sad that you have to go through this again. Many hugs to you both and your entire family!

Neighbor Wars said...

I am sooooo very sorry! I'll be praying for your family!

Gloria said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!

Karen said...

Can't imagine how you're feeling right now. Just know you're being lifted up in prayer by so many people, both known and unknown.

Praying in Alabama

Heather said...

I am so sorry. Praying for God's peace to envelope you all.

Cori Lynn said...

Praying for God's peace for you and your family. God is now holding Kinsey and Grayson in both arms. Continuing to pray for you here in Memphis.

Kimberly said...

I'm so sorry and yet I know you are grateful the days you had with him. It will be my honor to meet him someday. Praying for your sweet hearts.

Stephanie said...

Crying tears for you this morning! I wish I could understand these things in life but I don't. I pray you both and your entire families! My life is better for having known Gray Man's journey for the last 5 days!!!!!

Hugs

Sara said...

So sorry guys.

Reading your post and the words that you wrote this came to mind:

So your in a better place Ive heard a thousand times.
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you.
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason that I cry.
Is how long must I wait to be with you.

I close my eyes and I see your face,
if homes where the heart is then I'm out of place.
Lord won't you give me strength to make it through somehow.
I've never been more homesick than now.

(((((((((Taylor and Kristi)))))))))
(((((((((Kinsey and Grayson))))))))

You're in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Kristi and Taylor,
I can't even begin to tell you how much my heart aches for you right now. I love you both and I'm so glad you got to bring Grayson home and spend time with him. I know how badly you wanted that! My one regret is that I didn't get there in time to meet that sweet angel. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Have a safe trip to MS. Will be talking to you soon. Much love, Jennifer Harper

AnakinsSong said...

I found your blog through the Bump. I've gone back to read about Kinsey and Grayson. Having lost a child myself, I don't know how you do it twice. We lost our son just over a year ago. I always told my husband that I didn't think I could survive it again. But, I'm sure that the strength will come as it did for me, as if from out of nowhere.

I just wanted you to know that I understand and I'm thinking of your family. I wish you comfort and peace. Both of your babies have my little Anakin to play with until we all get there. Bless you.

Lisa from RI said...

Sending prayers for peace and comfort your way tonight. And many hugs too.

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Julie said...

My heart is hurting with you....I am so very, very sorry, but so thankful for the 5 wonderful days you had with Grayson.

Holding you close....

Lauren said...

No words can express the right condolences. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.

Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine the pain you are both suffering, i have lost one son to T18 but to have lost 2 children within a year of each other is unimaginable.
Prayers going up for both your tiny Angels.

Anne-marie (UK bernie5 on T18 site)

Graham Shenanigans said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family that the knowledge that you will see him again one day in heaven with no pain and no whole in his heart will sustain you. God Bless you and your family.

Dana Hollingsworth Shoudy said...

I absolutely have no words....just know there are so many of us out here thinking and praying for your family.

Dana
TN

Anonymous said...

Praying and sending love your way!! Please let us know if we can do anything to help!!

Love ya,
Shania Phelan

StephGould said...

Praying for you and your family.......Grayson's short life touched many people, including myself. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sharlynn in UT said...

I hope you don't mind me commenting. I do not know you personally but I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. What you are going through seems impossibly difficult to me, but I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will help comfort you and lift you up in this trial. Your babies are beautiful, too perfect for this world. They have fulfilled their mission on earth and have accepted callings in heaven. What wonderful people you both must be to be blessed with two perfect children! In my faith, I truly believe that "Families are Forever!" While this knowledge will not relieve the pain of losing your sweet ones; it is TRUE!! You will see them again! I am so happy that you have so many sweet memories with your "Monkey Man!"

Dawn Rodriguez said...

no words can be said, but praying that somehow god can bring you peace in all that you both have endured.

Amy Dalon said...

Praying for your family-

Hugs,
Amy in SC

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for your family. Thank you for sharing him for 5 wonderful days. You are in my prayers.
-karen

mrosev14 said...

I am praying for you guys. I too was wanting there to be more monkeys. I am sorry for your loss but you know have two beautiful angels looking over you.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for about a week and praying for Grayson and your family. I was devestated this morning to check in on how Gray man was doing only to see the news of his passing. I sit here with tears rolling down my cheeks with my heart breaking for a family I don't even know. I'm so sorry. There are no other words I can use. My love and prayers will continue in hopes that you can find some peace and comfort in knowing he is being well taken care of.
Carolyn in Boone, NC

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you thank-you. Thank-you for sharing Grayson and Kinsey with us. They are beautiful. The love you have for your two precious children is just so beautiful to see. I will be praying for you during the times ahead. May you feel His lovingly strong arms holding you tightly. Thank-you for using your sorrow to bring glory to Him.
Christy

dg darling said...

I am so very sorry...Thank you for allowing us to meet Grayson and to be a part of your lives. I pray that you will be blessed with comfort and peace through this loss.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I am praying for you and your husband. You both are amazingly strong. Hang in there and remember that you will be able to see your little man again someday. What a happy family reunion that will be. God Bless.
Rachael in WI

Anonymous said...

I am a native Arkansan and heard about your story from some other AR bloggers I know.
I am praying for comfort and strength for you. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain. I will be thinking of you and your family and will keep the prayers coming in the following days and weeks.
Susy in New York

Bethany said...

May the God of all comfort wrap you in His arms. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. What a precious little boy. Thank you for sharing him.

Brandy in PA

knotaway said...

Kristi, We know you miss Grayson so much, but are praising the Lord that yu did get to bring him home! Praying for you!
Joanna Posey

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you both and in between my tears as I type I think to myself how lucky you both were to be able to love this little guy for the short time that you did, what an amazing blessing!!

Just by checking in on your blog every few days I and everyone else only got a sample of how special you made Grayson's days on earth you can truly tell you gave him so much love and more!

My mom and I long ago learned a poem from church that we now say after each birthday celebration we are apart of I wanted to share it with you:

Many happy returns of the day, many seasons of joy be given, and may the Dear Lord prepare you on earth for a beautiful birthday in Heaven.

Each time I got to see a picture of Grayson celebrating another day of life I thought of this poem.I am sure God, Grayson and Kinsey are sharing a special birthday in heaven as we speak. I hope you find comfort in one another, and my time heal your hearts!

God bless you all and thank you so much for sharing your story, Grayson and Kinsey have both touched the lives of many even people you don't know such as I!

Praying for You!
Amanda, From Pennsylvania

angela said...

I just logged on to read your updates, and am so very sorry to hear of Grayson's passing. You don't know us at all, but we admire your family so much. Your little boy was so incredibly blessed to have you, and to have a life so filled with love. We will lift you up constantly in prayer during these hard days. Please know that people who have never met you are loving you and praying for you all over, and we are here in Kansas. WIth love - the Crawfords

Rita Andrews said...

No words can express our hearts....sending you hugs filled with God's love!!!

Alot of people are praying for you both today and many days ahead!


Rita in AL

Abby said...

God, I pray that you bless this sweet family. Wrap your healing arms around them and comfort them; give them a peace and joy that passes all understanding and can only come from you. Thankyou that you know the end from the beginning and that your plan is perfect. Amen.

Im sorry and will keep praying for you...

Abby in STL

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you got to spend some time with your son but wish you could have had even more time. Take care of yourselves.

our family said...

Crying for you all as I can only imagine the pain of losing your swet precious boy so soon after losing sweet Kinsey. Praying yo can find some comfort knowing that God is holding both of your precious babies in His hands and that Kinsey and Grayson are together. Praising God for the wonderful time you spent with Grayson and the memories you were able to make. Everytime I see a monkey I will think of Grayson and say a prayer for you all.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

Denise: Always In His Grace said...

So sorry, prayers are with you.

Stacy said...

Kristi & Taylor,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I, too, am lost for words, there are none, but wanted you to know others are thinking about you and praying for you without ceasing.

With love & prayers,
Stacy in Texas

Krystal said...

Hurting and praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your comfort and peace during this difficult time.

tx reader.

Anonymous said...

Many, many prayers.

~*Lisa*~ said...

I have nothing to say other than praying for you and your family. I Pray the one who gives peace that passes all understanding wrap his arms around you today and love on you and may you rest in knowing your children are with their creator.

Kristy K said...

I'm praying for your family.

Connor's Mom said...

No words.

Praying for you both.

Anonymous said...

You have been in my prayers since I found the link to your blog. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Please remember, when you cannot recognize His presense, when your understanding is incomplete, when nothing seems to make any sense...trust the Scriptures to find hope and strength.
God Bless You
Anita from Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I am so blessed that I got to meet little man. He is with Kinsey now and in a much bette placer. I am praying for you.

Wendy

Carrie Gray said...

My heart is borken... I'm so thankful for the five wonderful days but I'd hoped and prayed for more. Grayson & Kinsey are together on the ultimate playground. I hope you feel the love of the thousands of people lifting your family up in prayer.
Love, Carrie

asplashofsunshine said...

Peace little monkey! :) Thanks for bringing more smiles and sunshine into this world.

Anonymous said...

We don't know each other, but I was directed to your site last week by a friend, and I want you to know your story has touched the deepest parts of my heart. Your strength and faith are amazing, and I wish I had words to express the sympathy I feel for you having to endure the loss of not one, but two precious babies. I have prayed and will continue to pray for you to be able to find all the strength you need in every way in this difficult time and in the days ahead. I know Crystal Goss and have seen her touching, beautiful photography work--I know that you will cherish all the photographs of your sweet little man for the rest of your lives. I wish I had the words to comfort you... but I know that there simply aren't words. May God be with you and send you His love and comfort in every way you need it.
Psalm 34:17-19.

Anonymous said...

praying for you and your family...cannot think of any other words

kellie dowd

littlepinkpolkadot said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I just had a friend who lost her new baby at just 4 days with a rare disease. I pray for you and your family. Know God is with you.

With Love,
Paige, Pleasant View, Tn

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. All I can think about is the song "Jesus Loves the Little Children". Tearful prayers are being lifted up for you.
George Linton

bella grace photography said...

I first found this from Kellys Blog, so I popped over after hearing the request of prayer right after you little man was born. I was so touched by what you guys have went thru. I want to extend my heart prayers out to you in this most sad time.

edbteach said...

praying for you and Gray and kinsey today

Mindy said...

Covering you in prayer.

Mindy in Texas

Aleigh said...

I am so sorry. I am so glad you had 5 wonderful days with your sweet boy here on earth. My family is praying for yours daily. Thank you for sharing your Grayson with us.

Shannon said...

I am so sorry and promise to pray for your family daily.

Kathleen said...

I am glad you go so much time with him, sad that you got so little.
Prayers and tears

Jill Smith said...

My husband and I have been following little Gray Man's story. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Jill

Creepy Mommy said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

kim_brough said...

Saying a big prayer for you! Thank you for sharing your faith, your family, and so many picture of Minkey Man with us. Such a great song to put the slideshow to. Godspeed, indeed.
Kimbrough in KY

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

Laura Rucker said...

Praying for your family. My thoughts are with you at this very though time.

Laura

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family and your beautiful Grayson. Thank you for sharing your story.

Tammy
Oregon

Anonymous said...

Praying for you! You are amazingly strong parents who made wonderful memories with your Gray Man in such a short amount of time. I was praying that you would get to spend even more monkey filled days with him. I hope that you are comforted knowing that Grayson and Kinsey are playing together waiting for your arrival!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you, Grayson, and Kinsey with much love.
karen

The Queen of Chaos said...

Virtual Hugs and Prayers coming your way. What a blessing to have the time you did with your Gray-man. Thank you for giving us the privilege of praying for your family.

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry...been following you from Kelly's blog. Thinking about you all day and just logged on and saw your new post. Thinking of you all! Hugs from NH!

Patty said...

When I was pregnant with my son 5 years ago, I was 38 and the doctors said due to my age, there may be some "issues". At that point I decided that no matter what kind of baby God gave me, a healthy baby or a sick baby, I would carry that child and trust Him. My son was born healthy, for which I thank God every day. When I read your story it touched my heart. You are both so amazing and your trust in God is incredible. You knew what the future held and yet you brought your beautiful Grayson into the world and gave him the best life on Earth, before God scooped him up in His arms and took him to heaven. I know that He will bless you greatly for trusting Him.

I can't even imagine the pain you are going through and have gone through, but I pray for you that you will have peace and that our loving Father will dry your tears and heal your hearts until that awesome day when you will never have to let go of Kinsey and Grayson ever again. God bless :)

Kathryn said...

I have only "known" you and your family since July 8. Since then, please know that you have had such an impact on my life and taught me how to truly live with grace through adversity.

My heart aches for you, but I will continue to pray along with everyone else for the God of all comfort to reveal Himself to you in a tangible way and give you peace that passes all understanding.

Kathryn in PA

Loraaf said...

Praying for you and your family! Thank you for sharing Little Gray Man with us!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family. I found your beautiful blog yesterday afternoon and was so taken with your family's story. I just know that God has wonderful plans for your family and the legacy of your two beautiful children. You were both so brave for Grayson and loved him so fiercely in his short time here on earth. Take Care.
Natalie
Long Beach, CA

Anonymous said...

I am brokenhearted for you and am SO sorry that Grayson left so soon. I have been reading your blog and praying for you. (and even crying with you) You two are very strong and beautiful people.


Melissa in CO

Shannon said...

Praying for your family.

Courtney said...

I don't know you personally but I ran across your blog last night and it just touched my heart. I am so sorry for both of the losses that you have had to go through, as I know all to well what it is like to have two little blessings in Heaven. Our little girl was stillborn and about a year later I suffered a misscarriage, however about 2 months after the miscarriage (we had decided not to try to have any more children on our own)we discovered that I was pregnant again and this time by the grace of God it worked and we now have a 3 month old little boy. I don't know if you read your comments or not but if by chance you read this one I just wanted to share this book, after both of our losses it helped me get through the days it is called "The One Year Book of Hope" by Nancy Guthrie she too lost two babies to a rare disorder it is a 1 year devotional just for parents who have lost a child . You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
-The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18

Colleen said...

I have thought about you all day long. Wishing so much there was something I could say to ease your pain. I have not only suffered the death of a newborn baby, I am the leader of a support group for parents who have also lost a baby. The following is a link to the National Share Office for which I am a chapter. It is the most amazing place to turn to after the death of a baby. They helped me so much when Melissa died and help me now to help other parents. When you are up to it, please check it out. http://www.nationalshare.org/


Thinking of you and praying for you too.

Colleen

Colleen said...

Sorry I meant to add this to the previous post.


http://nationalshare.blogspot.com/

Colleen

Sammi Bruich said...

God Bless you and your family. My daughter, Katie, works with your friend, Tina, in Conway. We have been following your journey. You have been in our prayers and will continue to be. In Katie's words, "It is the most heartfelt/tragic/beautiful journal I have ever read. Their struggles are humbling and their strength is even more empowering. It really makes me think twice before complaining about anything anymore...we really do have it made."

Sammi Bruich from Conway

Anonymous said...

Praying for you...
Take care. I will never see a monkey again without thinking of your precious little man.
Peace be with you.

Barbara said...

Prayers for your family and just know that your strength and willingness to share your journey has been a blessing to me. I know Kinsey and Grayson have so much catching up to do!

Vikki said...

I am sorry to hear that Grayson moved on but happy to know he went to be with Jesus and Kinsey. Prayers and thoughts are with you!!!

Mike and Mindy Aumann said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. I'll be praying for His Peace for you.

~Mindy
in Maine

Jamie said...

There are no words right...just please know that you and your two precious angels are in my thoughts and prayers right now.

Mrs. Mother said...

You are in my thoughts. Big hugs to you.

Rebekah Fortenberry Worley said...

Kristi,
Words can not express what an impact you and your husband have had on me as a mother, parent and friend. Grayson was loved more in five days than many children are loved in a lifetime. You both were faithful until the very end. You both are wonderful parents. I pray for God's peace for you during this time. Love with all my heart. Rebekah Fortenberry Worley

Tracy Lucas said...

I have a 10-month old boy myself, and have been following your story since about the time you shared the news of your pregnancy. I hug my child tighter every day - every SINGLE day - because of you and your beautiful children. You and I had sons that were alive at the same time, though that time was all too brief, and when my little one is older I will tell him all about Gray Man and how much he touched my life and enriched our own relationship. Grayson was here, and he will never, _ever_ be forgotten. Thank you for being so brave and sharing him with us total strangers. He has all the love in the world, because you told his story to a million people who would have never otherwise gotten to meet your precious little boy. Thank you thank you thank you.

Mom2Drew said...

Just wanted to add my name to the list of people who are praying for you and your family. I found you through Kelly's Korner.

Mary Ellen said...

My heart is broken for you right now, and I feel like anything that is said on a computer screen is so impersonnal. But I still want to say that I have prayed for your family and little Grayson. I am so glad that you got to spend these precious days filled will monkeys. I even pulled out my old sock monkey I had as a kids and used it during my prayer time to remind me to pray for Grayson. Thank you for sharing is beautiful life with us.
I will continue to pray for you and that God will hold you and Kristi a little tighter today. Mary Ellen in Alabama

JenniK said...

So very sorry, My heart and prayers are with you. I will continue to hold you up in prayers!

The Dyess Family said...

praying in alabama.

Stacy and the gang said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. No words can describe the heartache of loosing a child. I pray that God lifts you up and surrounds you with his Eternal love.

Amanda said...

I am so very sorry. I pray for peace for you and your family :(

Crying today for your loss.
Amanda

Joy H said...

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. What a blessed five days little Grayson had.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog after i lost my little baby boy. something i have thought about helps me to understand somewhat and to come to terms with not understanding. When you are watching your child being poked with needles or doctors doing some terribly painful things to your child all for the sake of helping them and your child is looking at you expecting you to rescue them from their pain but you dont do any thing,the child doesnt understand and you cant explain it to them because they couldnt comprehend that you are allowing them to go through this breif period of sufferring for their own good. God is our father and you are his precious child. He loves you!

Ali said...

Grayson was loved and he was God beautiful creation! We are praying for you as you travel for the burial. We ache and rejoice with you in Grayson's life on earth and his eternal life with Jesus in heaven.

Lots of love,

Ali ( and family)

Janes said...

Praying for you still - may God help you breathe as you go through each day apart - and how wonderful to know that you will all be together again sooner than we can even imagine!
Love,
The Janes Family
"Cast your burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."
Psalm 55:22

jinx said...

I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I only came across your blog last night.

KVW said...

You have been in my prayers all weekend. I pray that God will comfort you all.

Julie said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. Will keep you in my prayers

Lexie said...

sweet little Grayson....

Baby Connor said...

My heart goes out to you and your family!

Astrid in Oklahoma

Elizabeth said...

my heart is broken for you! praying for you and your family during this time. May you rest in the arms of Jesus just as your two babies are.

Janis said...

The song "Hope Now" so winds in my head for the two of you. Such strength and grace under fire. We love you and continue to keep you and yours in our prayers.

Much love,
Darrell, Janis, Brett and Erin

Sheila said...

Thoughts & prayers are coming your way from Ohio as well.

Jodee said...

I'm so sorry. My heart is torn because I ache for you but rejoice for your sweet angel. He wanted to be with you, but I imagine he was so tired. I know you miss him so much and will think of him everyday. The verse below is one I recently found and have held on to in anticipation of when my Taylor passes away. I hope it can give you some comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Jodee in MS(PICU)
Blessed are those who die in the Lord…They are blessed indeed, for they will rest from all their toils and trials; for their good deeds follow them! Revelation 14:13

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry. We love ya'll.

The Keene's
Brookhaven, MS

Anonymous said...

Know that both of your children have touched countless lives in immeasurable ways. I will be praying for all of you. What a sweet celebration our Lord had in heaven with your two little ones. May God bless you as you have blessed others by sharing your story.

Nichole in TX

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers. ((Hugs))

Annie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I have been praying for your family and baby Grayson. Prayers are still with you.

Fireflyforever said...

Kristi,

I first heard about Kinsey over at MDC, when I joined the loss boards following the death of my baby girl. I came here from the Bolte's blog, not knowing it was you. I am so very, very, very sorry to know that Grayson has gone to be with Kinsey.

I know there are no words, just gentle and loving thoughts. Your children were - and are - beautiful.

Jill

DJ & Ashley said...

I have been following your blog for the past several weeks and praying for your family daily. God Bless you and keep you.

Laura said...

I am so sorry and send you all our family's love.

Grami's girls said...

I've only been following your blog for a few days but was captivated. My heart goes out to you and your husband. I've never lost child nor can even imagine. I do know that you've not lost anything if you know where it is and you know where Grayson is. Prayers are with you.

Erica Shier said...

Words fail. I am so deeply sorry that you have to walk this path again. Praying that God will be so real to you at this time that you will never doubt that He carried you through.

Jesus, please hold these children of yours close as they walk through this valley.

Jessica said...

Praying for a peace that passes all understanding.

Andie said...

Prayers of peace to you. So very sorry for your loss.

Jusika said...

My heart & prayers are with you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss but it is Gods gain.

Jusika in Italy

Anonymous said...

What a blessing that you had your sweet son at home with you. May God's mercy comfort you during the days ahead.

I pray that you'll find peace and that precious memories will flood your soul when when you think of your little man.

Love in Christ,
Tammy
KY

Kate said...

there are no words...
i am so sorry for your loss.

geegee said...

I am so sorry, yet also thankful for every second you two were able to hold Grayson. I will always think of your family everytime I see a monkey.

Love and many prayers from Texas.

Darlene Stewart said...

I am so sorry, but I know God has taken another angel! We are praying for you and love yall lots.

Andy and Traci said...

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I clicked on your blog Saturday. I was so moved by your beautiful family pictures of Graysons birth. They were so touching and moving.
Your images and wonderful 4 day birthday video will stay with me for a long, long time. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.

Traci in Bentonville, AR

B. Redd said...

Our prayers are with you. The Mission COC has lifted your family in prayer. May God give you peace in the times of trials. We love you.
Anthony and Brenda Redd

Karen Walker Fairchild said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain. I know it is comforting to see how many people are lifting your family to the Father.

Renee said...

Nothing I can say will make the hurt go away, but just know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

The words I am sorry, do not seen adequate. My heart aches for you... a stranger. May God grant you peace. You are very brave people. Your angels are lucky to have such wonderful parents.

L

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristi.. this is Stephanie Porter (i married Chris) from Brookhaven. Have been following your story.. my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. We lost a little boy several years ago due to complications in the later part of my pregnancy. My heart goes out to you ! Yall have been on my mind alot this past week. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

chris and stephanie porter
brookhaven ms

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys! Please have a safe trip to MS. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you two. Just know that God is there for you and will give you strength!

Tina

Bill and Mary said...

I don't have any words to take away your pain, but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you across the miles. May God hold you tightly to Him...I know He is holding Kinsey and Grayson.

~Mary (Michigan)

Andrea -- Houston, TX said...

I am so SORRY for you loss od Kinsey and Grayson. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

camhud said...

thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time, what a HUGE impact that litle guy made! God Bless you all!

Jamie said...

You all are in my thoughts. You two are the exact definition of what parents should be. Everyone could learn something from you two. Words can't describe how I feel right now. I'm happy you were able to spend 5 whole days with Grayson. It's obvious you've made the most out of it. I love you. Jamie W (your crazy ICU friend from TX)

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