February 28, 2008


I have struggled all week with whether to share this information through my blog. Because I know that many of the readers of our family's site are praying individuals, I decided to share what is on my heart.

Brandon and I have some great friends, Nathan and Ashley, that we have known for the past 5 years. Brandon and Nathan worked together in Texas and then again in Arkansas. Ashley and I shared the joy of our first pregnancies and the new baby thing with each other. We spent countless hours together in TX and then again in AR because of the long hours that our husbands worked. Moving away from them was, and still is, hard. We have been through so much together.

Ashley was expecting their third baby, a little boy, this week. On Sunday night she went into labor and went to the hospital. Upon arrival it was determined that the precious baby had already been to be with our Lord. The hurt that this family is enduring is unbelievable. Two beautiful little girls are asking hard questions and one mom and dad feel so broken.

Brandon and I went to be with them on Monday, and tomorrow we will travel to the funeral service for their little angel. I have not even let myself think about what that will entail, but I know that it will possibly be one of the hardest things I will ever live through.

If you are reading this and feel lead to pray for this family, please do. While they feel absolutely confident that Jesus is rocking their Baby Carter in heaven tonight, the pain is still very real. I know that they will appreciate all of our prayers.


Lisa said...

Unimaginable, but we will definitely keep you all in our prayers. So glad you could go and be with her during this time.

Mandy said...

I can't imagine what they are going through. Glad you are able to be with them during this exceptionally hard time. They are in my prayers.

Kelly said...

Oh that is horrible. I can't imagine any worse pain. They are blessed to have ya'll as friends. I know you will be a comfort to them. Just being there will be enough.

The Garners said...

You are such a precious friend. I know they needed you and Brandon this week. I'm thankful to have met Ashley through you this past year, and they are on my heart every hour of the day. I'm glad you posted this.

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing this. I can't quite seem to get this off my mind. For those of us who know you well, we know that your friendship is a comfort in itself. I'm thankful Ashley and Nathan have you and Brandon. I know your trips to LR meant so much to them!!I'm constantly praying for their peace and having the right words for their precious girls.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Praying for this family. So heart-breaking.