Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Alex is home now....

Alexander Lee Young
Born:7-26-10
Died: 11-2-10

Alex went home to heaven this morning around 11:30.
Krystal had fed him and lay down with him for a morning nap and when she woke up an hour later, he was gone.


Pete and I are SO thankful for the few weeks we had with Alex.

Poolside for a family gathering, Alex is center stage!

In his Pepere's arms....



This past Friday Pete and I babysat while Krystal went out with Warren and their other sons.
He just stared and stared at Pete, at times almost laughing while his pepere made faces at him!

Our hearts are heavy with grief, tho we know Alex is in a much better place.
Please remember us in prayer over the next few days....

This is the hardest thing we have ever been thru....and we've been thru a lot.

His grace is made perfect in our weakness.

xoxo,
Cindy
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97 comments:

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Oh Cyn, I'm so sorry and of course you are all in my prayers.
You are so right, he's HOME, he's well, no suffering, no pain, no feeding tube. I am so glad each of you had special times with him.
Prayers, love & hugs for each of you.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

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Gwynie Pie said...

Oh Cindy. I am so sorry. I'm praying you would feel the LORD wrap His arms around you and that you could just rest in Him for awhile.

Blessings on you and your family,
Much love to you,

Gwyn

Jane said...

I was so sorry to read about Alex's passing. My prayers go out to you and all of your family.
Jane

Melodie said...

I haven't the words to express how my heart breaks for you and your family...I pray for your peace and comfort.

Renata said...

Oh Cyn
I'm praying for you all right now & will continue to do so. May God hold you very close through this difficult time.
((HUGS))
Renata

Mitzi said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your little Grandson. Have been following your posts and can't imagine what you have all gone through. God has him in his arms now. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Praying for you all in your time of grief.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I'm sorry for your loss and for Alex's parents, too!!! I know we haven't met, but please accept a huge hug from me and my continued prayers!!! Thank you for sharing with us and giving us the honor of praying for this sweet little lamb!!! Love, Heather :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I will continue to hold you all close in prayer! I am so very sorry for your loss. At times like these I always wonder how do those without trust and faith in our Father get thru such times. I am so glad to know you will be leaning on the everlasting arms!

Blessings!
Gail

Prairiemaid said...

May the Comforter, Himself, be with you and your family, Cyn. His Love and His Grace will keep you during this time.

Alex was a special little boy, that brought a new dimension to each of your lives. And your story has had an enormous impact on bloggers everywhere.

Praying for each of you.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of Alex...such a sweet little lamb...and I know that I'm just a blogger friend...but his sweet little face always brought me joy and smiles...and I'm praying for you, his parents, and the rest of the family. I did post a link here on my FB page... as I'd been sharing the prayer request with my friends there...Great people who were also praying for Alex!!! There are no words....but I'm praying that God will hold you extra tight during this time!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Janie B said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you are grateful for the blessing of knowing and loving him if only for a short time. God bless.

Our Treasured Home said...

My prayers are with you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss.

Dog Trot Farm said...

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

Audrey said...

My prayers are with you, God Bless

gemmipop said...

I am really very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all at this awful time

Peggy said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I have kept Alex in my prayers and so hoped he would have more time with you. There is nothing to say or do that can take the pain away but please know your blog friends and neighbors are thinking of you.

Renee said...

So sorry to hear, you and your family are in my prayers.

Sandy J said...

I'm so sorry and I find my self at a loss for words. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Sandy

Karen said...

May God enfold you and your family in his loving embrace and give you peace.

I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Kim said...

Oh Cyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing him with us~he has touched a lot of hearts in such a short time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Pioneer Beauty said...

Cindy My Heart Dropped as I saw this post..I know we have just recently met..But I do consider and call you friend..Therefore my heart aches with you...and Alex's dear Parents..We have and will continue to pray..during this most difficult time..

Much Love to you Cindy,
In Christ
Angelina

Pamela @ Seeds of Nutrition said...

We have a new granddaughter only a 1/2 month younger than your little Alex, her name is Alexia. How my heart aches for you.
He is now....
Safe in the Arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast, There, by His love o'er shaded, Sweetly my soul shall rest.
Praying for you in the days ahead, especially today.
Love, your blogging friend in Kansas!

Julie said...

how incredibly tragic for you all. may this precious little boy always be at peace. as hard as it is, always remember how he touched your lives.
big hugs
julie

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh dear sweet friend~ I am praying.
I truly understand. We lost our Gracelyn when she was three weeks old. My heart is hurting with you but I am praying God's grace will be enough!

Judy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Wendy said...

My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May Gods' peace and rest be upon you and your family through this hard time. My heart goes out to you as a grandmother, we lost our sweet Payton on Dec. 20th of last year and I know how it feels to lose a cherished member of the family. God can and will ease the pain with His peace and love. Sending you a heartfelt hug with prayers.

Lora said...

oh, i am so so sorry for your loss. i will be praying for you and your family to feel the Lord's comforting presence around you in a powerful way.
lora

Penny said...

Praying for you and yours. Sometimes life is just too hard.

FlowerLady said...

When I saw your post title I knew that little Alex was indeed Home. He is no longer bound to this world. My thoughts of him when I looked at his sweet little pictures, was that he had an old soul. He knew more than the rest of us here. He was loved on and prayed for, his whole short life. He touched hearts and souls.

Love, hugs and prayers for you and his mom and dad and whole family at this time.

FlowerLady

Rita said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I felt like I could reach right into the picture and hold your darling boy. Looks like an angel so very dear.

Trish said...

Dear Cyn, I feel heartbroken for your lovely family. Perhaps some precious souls burn so bright with God's glory that their little bodies can't contain it..
Alex is and will always be a very special and much loved child of God. We will miss his dear little face too. Much love and heartfelt blessings to you and your loved ones..Trish

goatmilker said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. God will be with you through it all. Hugs to you. Love Rebekah

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Shedding tears for a little boy and his family, even though I have never met them and they live on the other side of the world.
I was just reading the beautiful book 'Someday Heaven' yesterday which explains the mysteries of heaven to young children (my 4 year old twins keep asking me if they can go and visit heaven, it just sounds so wonderful to them and they know Jesus is there) and I was thinking of baby Alex and praying for you. As I am right now that our dear Lord will comfort you in this time of sadness and grieving.
I thank God that you know Him personally and know that one day you will meet Alex again and be reunited forever in a place where all tears will be wiped from our eyes. What a glorious hope we have because of Christ - 'Someday Heaven' - our real home.

cooperkelly4 said...

praying for you and your family during this time. How precious that you have such sweet memories of your precious grandbaby.

Jenna said...

My heart is breaking for your whole family...thankful that you can share those precious memories, of the time that you had with sweet Alex...I know that he touched lots of lives with his amazing smile.

Praying for you ~
Jenna

teenagehealthfreak said...

sry to hear of this, this makes me sad. we know that he will be in good hands though, you and your family are in my prayers.

Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear this Cyn, your family remains in our prayers.
Much love,
Sue

Jeanette said...

So very sorry for the loss of your sweet grandson. May you find comfort in your memories.

Sue said...

Oh, Cindy...I'm so very, very sorry! Lifting all of you in my prayers to the God of all comfort..may He soothe your soul and strengthen you at this time.

Blessed Rain said...

Your family is in my prayers, I weep with you now that such an amazing precious boy was lost to this world. And I rejoice with you that he has gone home to glory.
He may not have had long on this earth but his moments were beautiful!

Vickie said...

Cyn, I'm sending up prayers for you and your sweet family right now this evening. Prayers for peace that passes understanding and comfort from Him who is all comfort and love.

La Dama said...

I am so sorry for loss...he is a little angel and he was happy to be with such great loving and caring family..you did ur part...lots of prayers.

Kristin said...

My heart aches with your loss. Thank you for sharing him with us. His smile will not be forgotten.

Heather said...

There are no words. Just that I am praying for you all and am so sorry that you are having to go through this. I can't imagine.

Linda Stubbs said...

I agree with Heather.....no words........my heart is so sad and heavy for your precious family. What a beautiful little one! All I can think of is one day.....there will be a reunion for you and fam.......and what a day that will be! Hugs sweet friend and trust that as you read all these love notes you will know that we are asking that you will be held so close in the Lords arms. Thank you for sharing your life with us. It made us love you more.
I am so sorry.
Linda

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Cyn, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
Love, Karen

Carla said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has another angel. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Farmchick said...

Cyn~ I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you travel this difficult journey. Such a comfort to know that your little guy is safe in the arms of Jesus...

Take care of yourself.

sawn61 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anke said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God's love give your strength during your time of sorrow.

cityfarmer said...

Oh Cyn,
I know how you are about those grandkids!!!
I know God is already at work supplying you with His perfect grace and peace.
Rest in Him dear best friend.

May the goodness and care from the people you love also comfort you.
You are ALL in our prayers.

maggie said...

Cindy, My heart aches for you and your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Alex's time here seems too short. But how fortunate for him that his time here was filled to overflowing with love.

Mary S. in North Carolina said...

I received this Hebrew proverb when my father died a year ago. It helped me and I hope it will help you as well--"Say not in grief, he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was." May you feel God's presence around you in the days to come. My prayers are with you.

Maria said...

Many prayers are said for your entire family. Find comfort in your faith.

Christa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alex. We can take comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord now. Your family is in our prayers.

Lynn said...

I am so sorry to hear about Alex Cindy. Losing one's child, especially a tiny little baby, is one of the hardest losses any parents or grandparent's could ever face. My heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers goes out to Alex's Mom, you and your family.

For the short time Alex was here, he deeply touched my heart and so many other people's hearts...

Take care and I pray that the LORD will give you and your family the strength needed during this most difficult time..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Blue Sky Farm said...

I am sorry to hear about Alex Cindy.
I pray for you & your family to feel comfort and hold those memories of Alex for now and forever... May God Bless you all.
Cheryl

Joyce A Gray said...

I am hoping for you God's loving arms wrapped around your entire family giving you comfort and sweet peace.

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Tonya said...

crying...holding you all up in prayers..rejoicing Alex is with Jesus...God is so good...

Sharon said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
I will continue that GOD will give you and your family comfort.
Even though his time here was short I am sure that he left all with wonderful memories.
He is safe with GOD now.
Prayers and hugs

DebH said...

I am so sorry, I am thinking of you and all your family in the sorrowful time..take care.

cindy said...

Cindy-

My heart aches for you all, most of all your daughter.

I know nothing can say to ease the pain. Just love on her.

Cindy

Kim said...

Oh my I just don't know what to say. Nobody can understand the grief I'm sure, but we are a strong group here in blogland and we pull together during tough times. Please find comfort that we are ALL praying for you and your family for strength and comfort at this difficult time.
xoxo,
Kim

RuthAnn said...

Alex is safe in His arms...may the Lord continue to give each of you the strength to go on...will keep you close in prayer...

Camille said...

Oh precious Cindy!!! Our hearts go out to you this day...may the LORD indeed give you ALL you and your family all your need at this most difficult time.

How precious to have the LORD and HIS grace in these times of deep sorrow. HE promises to NEVER leave us nor forsake us...such a blessing to rest in HIM!!!

We will be praying for you and your family right now as we have lunch together.

Sending you big (((hugs))) this day!!!

In His Love,
Camille

FarmHouse Style said...

Cindy, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda

Morgan said...

Praying for you and your family Cyn.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy Alex is. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
I would love to mail a handkerchief to Krystal from my blog For Your Tears. You can email me at dpucci9972@gmail.com
((HUGS))

Donna said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are you with you, his loving parents, and the rest of the family. God bless.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

words cant express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss.
Prayers for you and your entire family.

Regan Family Farm said...

Sending a giant hug from the farm, friend. What deep grief here, but such joy and peace for sweet Alex. I'm so sorry for the heartache and empty arms.
Love to you,
Kathy

Lovella ♥ said...

I am so very sorry for you Cindy. My heart goes out you and for the whole family. I can't imagine how difficult this has been and will continue to be.
I will be praying for you.

Robby - Cathy and Boys said...

God Bless you and your family !! This precious child has touched so many lives through your blog. Praying for you and your family.

gail said...

Thinking of you all. I pray God's comfort and peace will surround you.

Blessings Gail

Love My Country Home said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Peggy Arteberry said...

Cyn, you don't know me.. as I'm brand new to your blog. I came across you a couple of days ago and have added you to my blog also. Please accept my sincere sympathy for you and your family during this time of huge loss. May God comfort you as only He can. Praying for you. Hugs PS... I love Keith Green too!

Holly said...

Such a short time to spend with someone you love. Your arms must feel so empty now. May you feel the peace that only the Lord can bring at this time is my prayer. We will continue to pray for you and know that you are in our thoughts.

Tami said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May you all find peace in knowing that you will see his little precious face again one day! Hugs~ Tami

Cheryl said...

My heart goes out to you. Will continue to keep you in our prayers. What a joy it will be when we all get to Heaven.

Rebekah said...

Praying, praying, praying.
For you, For Little Alex, For your family.

*Ulrike* said...

My grandmother once said after it happened to her the hardest thing for a mother is to lose your child. Our prayers are with your family.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

There is no sorrow as deep as the loss of a child or grandchild...we know...it happened to us.
I am sorry, deeply sorry for your loss. He was a precious life.

When the time comes and you feel you need some additional support...and that time will come sooner than you expect it ...there is a wonderful group called :-
The Compassionate Friends, which is an organization for bereaved parents, siblings ( and granparents)....
Here is their website link.
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

Take especially good care of yourselves.

Praying for your family right now.

"Sorrow like deep billows roll"....
Rose

Dawn said...

My heart is with you, Cyn....
xo

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Crying here. I know you enjoyed every precious moment you could with him. I'm soooo sorry! But we are also rejoicing with you to know that he is with Jesus. I pray God will give you comfort and peace through this terrible time. I will continue to pray. Love you, Sweet Sister in Christ.

Dawn Dutton said...

I am so very sorry. Its a hurt that cuts deep. We lost our healthy grandson when he was three months old to SIDS. I will never forget him or the hurt. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. God will see you thru. And will welcome your baby in Heaven. Bless you all... hugs

tina said...

You and yours will definitely be in my heart and prayers today.
May the Lord give you peace and grace for the time.

madcobug said...

May God give each of you Peace of mind, may he give you all an uplift in spirits during your time of need. God bless all of you. Helen

Jill said...

I am so very very sorry. He is just beautiful. Was and still is, just now in a different way. I will pray.

Anonymous said...

Cyndi, I don't even know you and in fact, today is the first day I read your blog, as suggested by Joni at the "Old Centennial Farmhouse". I have not started blogging yet, but have been looking around at a few blogs for inspiration as I am a ranchwife and feel like I have a lot to share.

So, having given you a little background on who I am, I just want to tell you that my heart is crying for you and your family. My Mom is a midwife and I come from a background of delivering babies, and Alex's story has really touched my heart. I can't imagine what you are going through, but please know that my prayers are with you every moment. God will see you through - somehow. Remember, he lost his own Son for us - so at least he knows how you feel - even if none of the rest of us can fathom how much it hurts - he can.

Praying...

LaRee Wyatt
Nebraska

amelia said...

I can't even begin to imagine how you all must be feeling. I truly think I would die if I lost a child or grandchild.

I hope you find strength in your faith.

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Rosa said...

I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I send you my thoughts and prayers.

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Oh dear family I can imagine only a tiny bit of your grief. I watched my sister lose her son last year but I have never lost a grand child. Oh dear God I hope I never do. Know deep in your heart although God celebrates your child, he grieves with you in your loss. My thoughts go with you

Kathleen Grace said...

My heart breaks for you and your family, I continue to lift you up and pray that the Holy Spirit comforts your hearts. Praising God that we can lean on him and that we know He holds our loved ones when we cannot. Much love and prayers for you and Alex's parents.

Valerie said...

I am so sorry to hear about Alex's passing. I've been away from my blog for several weeks and hadn't read about it until today. You've been on my mind often over the past few weeks, prayers said often! Praying for your family. {{{HUGS}}}