May 29, 2010

Blessings And Goodbyes

Today was a truly blessed day.

We had the priest come to give Carter the Anointing of The Sick (also known as The Last Rites). The majority of our friends and family came up to say goodbye to the little guy, and we spent the entire day just celebrating Carter. It felt as though love was enveloping him, and I'm so glad that we got the chance to do that.

A photographer from Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep came and took some pictures. I can't wait to see them...especially some very sweet ones of Little C and his Daddy.

Carter looks as adorable as ever, and seems to be prepared for whatever is to come tomorrow.

We love you little Carter. Thank you for showing us what real love is. Of course we want you to stay with us in this life, but we understand if you feel that it's your time to move on. Thank you for choosing us to be your Mommy and Daddy, you have no idea how happy you have made us.

33 comments:

Allison said...

Your family is blessed. and I love you....(peppi)

Stephie said...

Heather, I love you so much! Your family and little C are constantly in my thoughts. Prayers and more prayers.

Amanda M. said...

Your family is in my prayers. God bless all of you. <3

Lacey said...

Thank you so much for letting me come up and see you and sweet Carter. My heart is full, and I know he's ready for whatever is to come!

Stephanie said...

Love to all of you. (((HUGS)))

Junior said...

our love and prayers go out to you.

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

Oh my, I'm in tears. Saying prayers for Carter and the entire Team. ((HUGS))

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Praying!!

Brandi said...

Many, many prayers. I am so glad that Carter can have his family around him this weekend. Family has always been so very important to me and I am glad it is important to you all too. <3 You have all been so very strong throughout this whole ordeal, I wish I was as strong as you are Heather because I'm sure you are much stronger than I.

Cat said...

Hi,

I was directed here from Isaac's blog. I became instantly enchanted with this little one from the first post(I went way, way back). I feel lucky to at least know him a little bit through this blog.


You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I agree that you are lucky and blessed to be chosen by God to hold Carter's hand through this journey.

God bless you all!

Queen Bee said...

Much much love to your family Heather. I am so glad you were surrounded by joy today. If you need ANYTHING just yell


Jenni

Anonymous said...

Many prayers being said for your family and little Carter. My heart is heavy for you, but I know God is taking care of Carter and has him wrapped in his arms tonight. Kristin (nacle)

Heather said...

Isn't it amazing how we can know and love people we've never met beyond the internet? That is how I feel about you and your family. And of course Carter. I've been thinking about Carter and you all day, praying frequently.

Your writing is so full of grace, especially this post. It is so bittersweet, but at the same time seems to show peacefulness.

I'm glad that you had today. A day full of love with family, friends and your sweet baby Carter.

Continued prayers throughout the night and tomorrow. Tear filled prayers for increasing peace and comfort-as much as can be during this heartbreaking time. Pleading for healing hands to be placed upon Carter. Reminding our Lord of the many miracles that Jesus performed and asking for a miracle now.

If that is not in God's plan, we will all try to take solace in knowing that Carter will be free of the battles he has faced. And free from all pain or discomforts, only feeling his mommy, daddy and God's truest love.

In such a short amount of time Carter has touched many. It is impossible to look at his pictures and not smile at Carter's preciousness.

I also agree that a very special soul chose his parents and made a wonderful choice!

Love to you all...

Phyllis said...

Praying for all today. I'm glad you have found peace and blessings in the middle of this all. You are all amazing. I am praying too for Mikey and Jovie.

Carrie said...

I just came across Carter tonight, and it broke my heart. My daughter has been in the PICU for almost 2 weeks now on a vent. I know the struggles you have been facing, and I am so glad that you have found peace with your decision. Your family is amazing, and I just wanted to let you know that I will be thinking about you and your family today

Jenn said...

I am so glad that you were able to spend a day with Carter surrounded in love. We are praying!!!

Jo Henniger said...

Much love from my family to yours Heather. You are in our thoughts.

Jo

Brayden'smom said...

Praying for your family and Carter. May Carter find the peace that he is search for. He has taught all so much during his life, he has put up a good fight. I am glad that you were all able to spend the day with him, making everlasting memories. Praying for Carter!

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts & prayers Heather. Carter is an amazing little boy. <3 <3

Love Kim 3angelbabies

Buckles Family said...

Our family is praying for all of you, especially little Carter! You display such strength and grace, and we know that Carter has accomplished a great deal so far in his short life. I was blessed to have found your blog, and I am thankful for your determination to write about your miraculous son.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers for peace and comfort for your family and especially for Carter. For a little boy so young in age, he certainly has touched so many. Whatever God's will is in this, know that Carter has accomplished more in this lifetime time than many do in a thousand life times. His spirit is strong and he has enriched each and everyone of us to be as he is. God bless (April aka YingYang)

Amber said...

Love to you all...

Angela said...

Heather, you and your family were chosen by God to parent and love precious little Carter for a reason- you are such a gift and a blessing to him, as I know he is to you. You are all loved and cared for by so many. I will continue to carry you in my thoughts and prayers. With much love, Angela

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family today with much love.

Lauri

Amber said...

You are amazing parents to this miracle. God bless you, peace be with you. We are praying for your sweet Carter.

Anonymous said...

Just came across this last night. Your strength and courage is amazing. You have a Sweet Little Boy. Carter and the rest of the family our in my thoughts and prays. May you all continue with such strength and courage and may Baby Carter be in peace wherever that may be. HCTS mythreekings

Ash said...

I'm thinking and praying for Carter and your family. He has been a wonderful blessing in your lives, but in return, it sounds like you have all been a wonderful blessing in his, as well. (((hugs)))

Christi N said...

Thinking of your family today and praying for peace and comfort constantly.

wendy said...

much love and many prayers heather.

The VW's said...

Praying for you and your family! Love and Hugs!!!

Knowledge Safari said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of Carter and your entrire family.

TJZMommy said...

What a beautiful way to embrace the future...Carter is so lucky to have your love and understanding if his body is just too tired to go on. God Bless all of you- thank you for including us on your journey.
www.tjzmommy.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

So sorry for the loss of your precious Carter.