Ayden - Our beautiful, sweet boy....

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In your short life, you saw more than many people see in a lifetime. You were (and are) loved beyond measure, and you return(ed) that love twenty-fold. We miss you so much and can't wait to see you again. Although our hearts ache for you, we feel blessed to know that you never knew the evils of this world. All you knew was love, security, joy, and the feeling of being cherished more than anything else this world could offer us. You can never be replaced, but we look forward to telling your future brothers and/or sisters about you and the imprint you made in our lives and the lives of countless others. God granted us a miracle when he gave us you. He answered our prayers for a child, and he gave us more than we ever dreamed of. Although we will probably never understand why you had to be taken so early, we rest of the promises of God - that His plan is perfect and He has a purpose for us all. Your purpose was fulfilled earlier than we expected, but we are so proud of you because we know you fulfilled the work God had planned for you. Thank you for the joy you brought into our lives. We were never happier than those 4 months we had you with us. That joy is gone now, but we will have eternal joy when we are reunited with you soon. We love you so much Ayden. - Mom and Dad


  1. I love these pictures of the three of you.

    Ayden is so very beautiful - Kelley

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing that. Ayden is SO adorable, what a sweet smiley baby boy.

  3. A beautiful tribute to your beautiful son.

    Praying for you tonight.

  4. Those sweet tiny baby feet...What a beautiful footprint he made in this world.

  5. Hey Lindsay,

    I loved this post! Whenever I start to feel down in the dumps about this whole thing. One of the things that helps me the most is to start Thanking Heavenly Father for all of my many blessings! Thanking him for Sage, his life, the time we had, the things we got to do, the pictures we have, the memories, our friends, and all of our everyday blessings. I never say ohh my life sucks because, it does not suck I have been blessed with so much. An old wise little lady said to praise God in your worst moment of heart ache and despair it shows God just how much you love him and he will send angels to help you! The other thing that helps me is whenever I have a negative thought I have to counter balance it with 10 positive ones! It helps push the bad thoughts out. I hope you get some rest and have some good moments.
    Your friend,

  6. He is just precious! Thank you for sharing him and your life with us. You are in my prayers.

  7. ahhh, BEAUTIFUL! So very thankful that you have those memories and pictures to go back to. may they never fade...

  8. Lindsay, I love that. Ayden is so beautiful. He has the perfect little lips! And that dark hair on top of his head is sweet. I think my favorite picture is the one of you resting your head on his back (close to the beginning). He looks so comfortable and you look radiant. You are both beautiful. Praying for you always. Love you.

  9. I am in tears. What a true blessing Ayden is and what a beautiful post. My heart aches for you guys.

  10. Wow! What a remarkable life Ayden LIVES! I am sure he is making the angels smile. Watching this brings tears to my eyes, tears of joy for the life Ayden had here on Earth. He almost looks like an exact replica of my baby boy who is the same age as Ayden. He will be 5 months on Saturday. If you are up for it, take a peek at my blog. Our little one was Baptised on Sunday so I will be posting some pictures from that soon. Take care and stay strong for Ayden. Praying for you daily.

  11. What a beautiful baby boy. He surely is making angels smile. Ayden looks so much like my little Caleb. They seem to have a lot in common. I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing how you are doing. I am praying for you daily. If you get a chance and are up to it, take a look at pictures on my blog of my little guy and tell me if you see the resemblence. Especially when they were younger. Take care and keep your chin up for Ayden

  12. Hi! My husband is a coach so I can relate to you as a coaches wife! I used to teach and now I work 2 days a week as a school counselor. I have worked 2 days a week since my girls were born. I read your post awhile back about wanting to stay at home next time. I can totally understand why! I'm so sorry you are having to go through this! I pray God will provide peace and comfort for you through this difficult time in your life.

  13. What a beautiful baby boy! I love the picture when he is looking at you and laughing. Such a sweet smile. Still praying for you.

  14. Thank you for the sweet comments....all of you. They truly help me through each. Just know that I read them all. Your prayers and your kind words help me feel less alone. Especially now, as a month has passed by, it's easy to feel as if people have "forgotten" you. Thank you for not letting me feel that way.... We truly appreciate every prayer, every thought, every tear that you share with us.


  15. What beautiful pictures you have to treasure. You can tell Ayden was so happy and knew how deeply he was loved. So precious.

  16. Hi. You don't know me, but I found your blog through a friend of a friend of a friend's blog. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that doesn't mean much right now...I have been in your shoes before myself. My husband & I lost a baby almost 3 years ago, but now have a happy, healthy little boy. We didn't get to know our little boy, as he was stillborn, but I cherish those few minutes that I got to spend with him in my arms. I will never, ever forget his face, his tiny fingers & toes.

    Ayden is absolutely beautiful and is very lucky to have you & your husband as loving parents. I promise that one day, you will be able to walk past his nursery without crying and look at other babies without feeling completely empty.

    Thank you for sharing your feelings & thoughts on your blog. You have expressed so many thoughts that I was never able to verbalize to anyone. I hope you don't mind that I am following your blog as a total stranger.

    God bless your family!

  17. I have been following your blog for a few weeks and wanted to post a comment for quite some time now but never felt it was right for some reason. Last night I was searching online, at Walmart of all places, and saw this.
    I immediately thought of you and knew it was time to let you know that one more perfect stranger was praying for you day and night…and most days sometime in between. I remember reading that you wanted a bench for Ayden’s Garden. You might not like this one or may already have one however I just had to send you the link.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of Ayden. They are absolutely precious.
    You and Jeremy are continuously in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love,

  18. Lindsay,
    I watched the pictures...everyone of them. I watched the videos and saw your baby boy laugh and coo. I cried many tears for you as I sat before my screen watching Ayden. He is beautiful. My heart aches for you...I cried for you and your hurt...I cried because I truly feel the pain, the ache that starts in the middle of your chest and moves out to your fingertips...I feel it. I felt his smile to the tips of my toes...he is so sweet. What a blessing he is to your and your family...I am glad I will get to meet him. I sat here crying and praying for your family. I prayed that you would feel God's peace, His comfort. I prayed that you would get sleep...that you were able to laugh, that you were able to stay busy. That Satan would not get a foothold on your thoughts, that God would continue to be glorified through this. Ayden's life had such meaning and purpose..as does yours and how you live through this. I am amazed at how Christ allows us to bear one anothers burdens...I carry yours today.

  19. Thank you SO much for sharing Ayden with us...we think about you often and pray for you always.

    Love, The Grinders

  20. As I was looking through the album, I kept thinking of the song "Beautiful Boy". I remembered hearing it on Mr. Holland's Opus. And Ayden is a beautiful Beautiful boy.

    I don't ever want you to feel alone in this and am thankful for all the comments and that God will give you strength through others' words.

    Love you

  21. Wow that brought a lot of tears to my eyes. What an adorably handsome little man. My heart just aches for you ((hugs)).

  22. Lindsey,

    Kelley gave me the link to your blog...I am so sorry for your loss. Ayden is such a beautiful little guy, I know how you're heart and arms ache for him. Know that you are not alone, and if you ever need to talk to someone who's been through it, I am here. You are in my prayers.

    Lacey Hughes