This is a picture of my heart....

....existing outside of my body:

Our sweet, happy boy. He was always smiling and enjoying life. Rarely a complainer or a crier. Just loved to be with mommy and daddy - cuddling, snuggling, playing, eating, napping, sleeping, observing, watching, learning. He took it all in. We never took a moment for granted.

We love you so much, and will continue to love you more and more each day.

You are our special gift from God. We know we will see those big blue eyes again. But until we do, Mommy and Daddy are sad because we miss you.

Soon....we'll be there with you.

We love and miss you, Ayden.

Our sweet, sweet boy.


  1. Praying for you!!!!

    May the Lord comfort you.

    I check in on you often and am hoping that your trip away was filled with peace.

    from Australia

  2. Ayden is just so perfect. In so many ways, perfect. In every possible interpretation of the word. God truly blessed you with the gift of Ayden. And God has not forsaken you, despite your broken heart and aching soul. Now Ayden is eternally protected, forever smiling, a smile he learned from you.

  3. Ayden is so beautiful...thanks for sharing these pictures. Again I known we don't know each other, but I am praying for you each day. Praying for extra strength and comfort for you and Jeremy today...

  4. Jeremy & Lindsay,

    We're in constant prayer for you. We love you both very much!

    We love & miss you sweet baby Ayden.

    David, Lynn & Joshua

  5. Ayden is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing your pictures and memories of Ayden. They put a smile on my face. Hugs!

    Stacey from CA

  6. What a beautiful little guy!!! Thanks so much for sharing these pictures of Ayden.


  7. What a beautiful boy!

    Just a stranger continually praying for you and your husband.

  8. Praying for you and for a peaceful weekend away!

  9. He is so sweet. Thanks for posting pics of your sweet boy. I am praying for you and your husband. I read your last post where you mentioned you have your days of being mad at God, I think that is totally normal... I had my moments when I felt the same way when going thru infertility. I had my moments and then remembered that God was always by my side and gave me this trial so knowing that helped a little bit. If he thought I could handle it;I would do the best I could. I am so sorry you don't have sweet Ayden to hold in your arms and I am thinking of you and praying that God gives you some comfort.

    I also read your dog is coming home today! Thats exiting - hopefully she can give give you some comfort and some smiles with her unconditional love and companship.

    Thinking of you

  10. OK, So he is gorgous! and I think he looks like you...although I have never seen you. So I am slightly jealous because my kids do not look a smidge like me!

    I was thinking of you guys and praying for you in my car yesterday. As I finished my prayer, I was trying to think where I was emotionally after a month or so...and I couldn't remember. Which gave me pause. I know we have faith in the same God, so it is safe to say we both are greiving/have grieved in hope. I know you have TONS of people praying for you...this is what got Andy and I through...Christs love through family, friends and strangers.
    I think I felt a little thankful that I couldn't strongly remember where I was, because it means God has brought me so far.
    I smile and laugh when I think of Caden now...I picked up 20 or so pictures of her yesterday and just smiled and tears. God is working/has worked to help heal the wound...although it has the potential to have it's scab ripped off at any time...those days are fewer and farther between than they once were.
    I know you are most likely swamped with advise and things to you take this with a grain of salt.
    I know for me it was terribly hard to do housework for the longest time...let people help you if they ask. even if you do not really need it...I have learned that people just want to do SOMETHING. so if you let them help you...even if you do not really need is kinda helping them.
    I am reading a book right now I think all believers should read...esspecially those who have lost someone near and dear to them who is waiting on them in Heaven. It is called Heaven by Randy Alcorn. It has made me really invision where I will spend eternity, as well as where my sweet baby is now. What she is she is living. It is an awesome book.
    I promise to continue to pray for you and Jeremy.
    Please feel free to write or call if you would like to. I would love to hear about you and your family...esspecially Ayden!

  11. Praying for strength in the hard moments filled with grief and for the ability to see glimpses of joy each day!!!

  12. What a perfect beautiful boy!

    In prayer for you

    your stranger friend in India