Sunday, July 13, 2008

We are so thankful to have these images to help us remember Jacob. ...A friend of ours knew about an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and she arranged for one of their photographers (Brandy Ellen) to rush to the hospital for us on Thursday. ...In brief, this organization is a network of photographers who donate their time/skill in situations like ours. What an awesome organization. So glad our friend arranged this.
...After spending a few days at a half-way house (really just my brothers house in Dayton), we inched closer to the real world by coming home to Muncie today. The two nights at his house provided much needed rest and quiet away from the nurses checking in on us every hour. (Random Fact: It turns out when you're recovering in a hospital from child birth and you've lost that child, they put a small card on your door of petals falling from a rose.) ...We're doing OK. This whole grieving thing is still new to us, and we're kind of winging it.


Anonymous said...

Kira and Scott,

I just wanted to thank you for your honest hearts and vulnerability at this time. I appreciate being able to walk through this valley with you through your posts. What an amazing faith you have. Praise the Lord. Words will not be able to express my sorrow for you and your family, but please know the prayers are continuous here. Adam and I are and will continue to keep praying for your family. Thanks for the images - what a beautiful baby! God bless your family.

Jaime said...

Woops, forgot my name.. :)

TianaMarie said...

The pictures are beautiful and amazing. I will keep praying for God to hold you close as you grieve, just as He is doing for your sweet baby Jacob now.

missy said...

These pictures are so beautiful. I know you all will treasure them. I'm so thankful Brody can see them and know how much his little brother looked like him! It's good to know you are home.

April Maurizi Herrmann said...

Scott and Kira,

I am so sorry for the lost of your beautiful baby boy. The pictures that were taken were amazing. Dan and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. It is evident that God's love and direction are in this sitation, and I pray He will continue to wrap His loving arms around you.

Karriboberry said...

He is so beautiful and amazing. Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your sweet, sweet little boy. What a mix of emotions as you praise God for blessing you with him and cry in sorrow for taking him away. Thanks you for sharing this part of your lives with us. Praying for you always. Karri and family.

Kris said...

Breathtaking. Truly.

As peaceful as Jacob looked in the photo posted on Wednesday, these ones leave my heart feeling a bit lighter.

Rest and recover, you two.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby boy! I'm so sorry that your time with him was this brief. My heart aches just imagining what you must be feeling right now. I'm praying that God will increase your faith in his sovereignty, increase your gratitude for the gift of every single breath, increase your love for the people around you, and increase your hope in the redemption of this broken world in which we live.
- Korban Miller

Anonymous said...

What amazing photos of your beautiful little boy. Although his time here was short take comfort in the fact that you will once again be together for eternity and that in the meantime he's in the best care- God's arms. Our thoughts and prayers and with you- take care, Shawnda, Adam and Blake Beckstedt

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful. What a sweet baby! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I know you'll treasure them always. We're praying with you as you grieve.
Rachel T.

Brittany Gard said...

Kira & Scott,
Once again, I am sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please just let me know. These pictures are so beautiful, they made me weep. Jacob was such a beautiful baby. We are continuing to pray for you and your family. Thankyou so much for letting us share in this.
Much love and prayers,
Brittany and Mike

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for your beautiful little boy.
Friends of Tess, in the UK.

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott and Kira

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful little boy.
I have been thinking of you so often , and you have all been in my prayers.
Even though I can not be there with you on Thursday, please know that my heart will be there.
Love to all of you
Aunt Linda

Jeff Gerlinger said...

Scott and Kira
I can only imagine what you are going through. Sometimes life seems pretty unfair. Just know that someone else has the plans in His hands as well as your son now too. You are in my prayers.

Ryan and Heather said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. What a sweet little boy. Even during his short time here, he could sense he was so loved.

Dave and Jessica Wilcher said...

I can only imagine what you have been goin through. I am truly sorry that you had to experience this kind of heartache. I know that you will never forget what you have endured and no one can expect you to. Thank you for sharing his beautiful pictures with us.

Anonymous said...

Kira & Scott

I am so sorry about your loss of little Jacob. I did so pray for Jacob and both of you.Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful baby boy.

Uncle Ron

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss- he's a beautiful baby boy. It's our loss and heaven's gain. You are an inspirational couple.

Love, Trent and Karen

Amandasfancy said...

Kira & Scott,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of baby Jacob. The photos of him are beautiful and will serve as a wonderful keepsake for both of you and for Brody. Karl and I are think of you and praying for your family during this difficult time.
Amanda & Karl Zimmerman & Family

Anonymous said...


I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you to have strength.. for now and down the road.

God Bless...

Toni Bond and family

kimchi4u said...

Scott & Kira,

I saw your blog listed on my brother's page and came over for a look. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your story and your words brought me to tears. I can't even imagine what you're going through right now, but my prayers and thoughts are with you. If there is some meaning in all of this, I hope you find it and it gives you peace.

Kim James
(David's sister)

amywomackphotography said...

Kira and Scott,

I don't know if you still come this blogspot, but if you do, I wanted to send you a hug and to tell you that I am so sorry for the loss of your amazingly beautiful baby Jacob. You don't know me, but I was searching for something else and ran across your blog. I couldn't stop reading. You are amazing parents! I admire your strength and courage. I am a paramedic in Ky, grew up in Covington and was a patient at Cincinnati Children's as a child, so I know that all that could be done was done. I am also a photographer and am much aware of the NILMDTS program. You were blessed to have such angelic photos of your son. I know that they will be cherished for all of the rest of your days. My husband's mom lost a baby to the same syndrome and she ( Julie ) was given to science to help find a reason. You are right, only God knows the reason. I hope and pray that God has given you more strength everyday and that your heart is healing. May God bless you and your family each and everyday.