Thursday, July 10, 2008

Please pray for us as we cope with letting go of our Jacob this evening. All tests indicate he does not have a normal brain stem to support life. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye.

...A friend shared this vision with us yesterday, which has provided much needed encouragement.

I'm prompted to share the picture I got as many of us were praying for youand the Blakely's at church tonight. Take this for what it is -shared by human who could miss God. After I had seen the picture of Jacob on your blog tonight and as we were praying for you guys at church, I saw a picture (more like a moving picture) in my mind of Jacob running around playing, having fun in a beautiful field. He looked like he does in the picture but just a larger, 2 or 3 year old version freely playing in a field. Everything in the picture was bright and beautiful and it seemed like heaven. He was joyful, fun-loving, smiling and free there. Forgive me if this is hurtful but I hope that it brings some peace in the journey.


Michelle & James Martin said...

We're so sorry. Please know that James and I will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Words are empty but as ever, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
With much love,

Anonymous said...

Scott and Kira,

You and your family are in our prayers. We'll be thinking about you.
-Cassie and Jon (Erin's friend)

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you both. Kira, I hope you are able to rest and recuperate from the delivery. I'm lifting your worries up to the sky and asking for peace for you both.

All my love,

The Lantz Clan said...

Oh sweet Zick family, I am so sorry. I can only imagine the depth of your pain, as God chooses to take Jacob back home today. My heart is so heavy. I know that someday we will meet your sweet little boy and be able to give him hugs. Until that day, I pray that God will give you strength when you have none and give you peace when you most need it. We love you guys so much. Cody, ashley and cole

TianaMarie said...

I'm so sorry. I will pray that God helps heal your wounds physically and emotionally. Sending hugs and more hugs...

Nancy said...

We are sick with grief for the burden you carry. May God comfort you as you place Jacob in His hands.

Our love and prayers,
Chris and Nancy

Brittany Gard said...

Senora Zick and Scott,
I know that words cannot begin to ease the pain, but I am incredibly sorry. Do you remember what you told me when I went through something similar? You told me that everything happens for a reason and God has your best interests at heart. May baby Jacob rest in peace and be in all of our thoughts and prayers for he is only a memory away.
With much love,

Denise said...

I am overcome with sadness and tears. We love you all so much and we grieve with you. I pray for a gentle peace to surround you.
Grandma Niecie, Steve & Erin

missy said...

We are praying for you as you say goodbye to your sweet boy. May you sense the Lord's presence in the midst of the darkness you're experiencing.

Adam and Rachel said...

Our hearts are grieved beyond words. We are so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Thomas Barbosa said...


We are deeply saddened by your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your friends and loved ones.
-Thomas and Devon Barbosa

Anonymous said...

Scott and Kira,
I am so so sorry. I'm praying for you all tonight. As a mom I cannot even imagine what you all are having to go through. Your faith and strength will get you through this.
God bless you all.
Gina Herald

Karriboberry said...

Zick's I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and sorrow that you are enduring right now. We pray for God's strength and that you may find peace. Bless your little man!! Love , Karri, Brad and family.

Anonymous said...

Scott and Kira,
We are so sad with you and are praying for you. In a very small way my spirit anticipated your posting today (even though my heart didn't) because of how heavy you were on my mind all day to be in prayer for you. Please know that way more people are praying for you than are posting or even reading your blog. I have had three people ask me today about updates about you guys that didn't even know about your blog, and they are praying. I have to be honest and say I can't imagine your pain, but I am sad and lifting you up in my spirit to the perfect Father in heaven who is eager to hold little Jacob in his arms and love on him! And who is at the same moment holding you in his arms and weeping with you.
Love and prayers,
Rachel, Nate and Damaris

Nicole & David said...

Wow we cannot express how sorry we are. Our hearts ache. Please stay strong! Many hugs David, Nicole, Emma

Anonymous said...

My Dear Scott and Kira,
My heart aches for you....I mean physically aches. Dustin called me to let me know and to pray. You were always there for Dustin (something that I will forever be grateful for) and I will always be here for you in whatever way I can. Right now I am fervently lifting you to the One who created Jacob and Whose loving arms little Jacob is in now.
Crying with you,
Deb Oberlin

Kayla Steury said...

So sorry to hear this. How great it is to know that Jacob has been fearfully and wonderfully made, even when it doesn't make sense to us. Your family will be in my prayers.
-Kayla (Erin's friend)

Anonymous said...

Scott and Kira,
I am so, so sorry. Please know we are lifting you up in prayer constantly. God bless you.
Aimee Bilger

Sarah said...

We are mourning with you, dear friends. We love you so much.
Sarah & Kelly

Anonymous said...

It's hard to find the right words, but we are so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong..
Justin, Courtney and Colsen.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We don't have the words to say at a time like this, except that my God embrace you with his peace and love. Our prayers are with you.
Scott and Kristie Oden

Anonymous said...

Scott and Kira,
My heart aches for you guys as you grieve the loss of your beloved baby Jacob.I am so terribly sorry that this has happened to you guys.You and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
With love and sorrow,
Dennis,Charity,and Adrian

Melody said...

Ughhh... I hate this for you guys and have been praying off and on all day. I pray that you would feel Jesus walking so closely to you both during this time and that you would be able to rest in His comfort.
"The Lord is my Rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my Rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2- May He be your stronghold and your refuge.
Love, Hugs & Prayers,
Dylan & Melody Gandy

Stan, Laura, Analiese & Ella said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jacob. Words cannot express any adequate means of comfort. And yet I am confident that he will be held by His eternal Father. My prayers are with you...


Anonymous said...

My heart is broken for you all. I am so sorry. Kira, I hope you're are able to rest enough to recover from the surgery. You have a couple boys that need and love you so much! I don't know two people that have more faith than the two of you do, Scott and Kira, so I know that you'll find strength in God and find peace in His decision.
Lots of love and lots of hugs,

Steve and Stephanie Back said...

We really don't know what to say! We know that you will be in God's hands through this traumatic time. If there is anything that we can do, besides pray, please let us know!

Anonymous said...

David and I are thinking about and praying for your family. I pray for peace and comfort for you both.
David & Heather Miles

Ryan and Heather said...

Our hearts break for you during this terribly difficult time. We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. You have been through so much. Know you're loved and cared for. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Cynd said...

I am so sorry, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless,
With Love,
Cyndrn (

Cynd said...

I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayes.
God Bless,
With Love,
Cyndrn (

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott and Kira,

I am sorry to read about your loss. Melissa called and told us what had happened with Jacob. God is good and he has a wonderful plan for Jacob. I am praying that his loving arms will surround your family and that you will be full of peace. I will pray for your strength and hope be strong for our father has promised he will never leave us with much love in Christ.

Rich and Patty Bleich

Sheena said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of baby Jacob. Our thoughs are with you during this very hard time. Love Josh and Sheena