Saturday, April 9, 2016

Jude Is Gone

At 7:50AM Jude walked into the arms of Jesus. My son may never have walked, or ran, or played in a park but I believe he has touched more lives than most of us ever will. We have shed many tears this morning but are so incredibly grateful to have been there to tell Jude goodbye. I want you to know that he loved each and every one of you. 

His services are pending but we will be using Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine, TX. I will post more when I have the information. 

"You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you. That's where i will be waiting." Peter Pan

I love you Jude. You were my heart. I am not sure how to not parent you anymore but I know you will be there to guide your father and I both. I have no doubt my mom is rocking you in her rocking chair right now and my grandparents are waiting for you at the park. Go and run my son! 

We are sorry for the delay in notification but we wanted Emily to know first. 

Much Love



40 comments:

Erica Poteet said...

So sorry for the loss,but praising God for his healing on Jude's body now. Praying peace and strength for the days,weeks,months to come. Ps30:5b

Katie said...

Jen, Mike & Emily, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart literally sank into my stomach when I saw the title of the post.
Jude is resting peacefully now. He truly touched my life. I've followed your blog for many years.
God bless Jude x

Melissa Keeran said...
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Melissa Keeran said...

I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Thank you for sharing Jude with us over the years. Go run with the angels, sweet boy.

Melissa Keeran said...

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Thank you for sharing Jude with us.

Anonymous said...

I followed your blog since a long time and feel as if I had really met your beautiful child. You are a great mother, and your experience has deeply touched my heart. I hope you will write a book on your life with Jude, it would be loved by many. Thinking of you and wishing you strenghth in this terribly hard moment. Sheyla

Sansha said...

I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you all xx

Stacey Nicole said...

My heart is breaking for you all. I never met you or your family, but I have followed your blog for years. I looked forward to pictures of Jude smiling, because his smile made me smile. Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with the world. I will pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Mike and Jenn, I am so sorry. We are thinking of you and love you guys.

Jason Brice

Annie said...

As a long time follower of your blog I am so sorry for your loss. If you can, please keep us informed as to how you are doing. Thinking about all of you!

Anonymous said...

Blessings for you all.

Carole Taylor LVN said...

My sincerest condolences.

Kacey said...

"See I am sending an angel ahead of you, to guard you along the way, and to bring you to the place I have prepared for you." I'm praying for God to cover you with His peace. I'm also praying the Jude will visit you in a dream and you can get a glimpse of his abundant joy. His chains are gone, he's been set free. Our God our Savior has rands ones thee, and like a flood His mercy reigns, unending love, Amazing Grace.

Anonymous said...

thinking of you and your sweet boy. he is now an angel who is watching over his big sister and family.

Jo-Anne said...

I cannot even begin to describe how sorry we are for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you so very much for sharing Jude's and your family's story with us all. You are absolutely right about all of the hearts that sweet boy has touched. I will always remember him and his glowing smile. Rest in peace sweet boy.

Christina Moxie said...

My heart and thoughts have been with you. I've been following from afar and observing your long journey, admiring your transparency and candour... and the way that you've done it with such humility and love. So long, for now, sweet Jude. Thank you for sharing this magnificent, terrible journey with us. Love, The Moxies

lilbets said...

We dont know each other but I have followed your blog on Jude for some time. I am deeply saddened for your loss although its heaven's gain. My thoughts and prayers to your family

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss,I've followed your journey and loved seeing Jude and his sweet smile. My thoughts and prayer are with your family.

Joanna said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Holding you all in prayer.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I am so terribly sorry for the grief and pain you are in.

Melissa Capps said...

I am so sorry for your loss. <3

Anonymous said...

Oh how my heart hurts for you and your family. I know Jude is free of pain and have no doubt you will be together again. For now, I pray for peace and comfort as you celebrate how much Jude has touched so many lives in living his own so beautifully.

Dannette

Diana said...

So very sorry, may God bring you all some comfort in this very sad time.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog since almost the beginning of Jude's journey began. I found your blog when we discovered our baby had a brain bleed in Usero. He is 5 months younger than Jude. I am so so sorry for your loss -, I am so thankful that Jude is now dancing in Heaven. But I am so sorry for the pain for all of you who love him.

I have often prayed for your family - and will be praying for all of you in the weeks ahead.

Jenna from Cali

Anaya Rivenwood said...

Jude was an amazing boy with a beautiful smile. Sending love and hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

so sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you all!

Nancy Buckheister said...

So terribly sorry to hear of Jude's passing. Praying for his precious soul and all of you at this sad time. My nephew, Kevin Shoop, informed his parents of Jude's passing. Jean and Tim Shoop were visiting us here in Austin. I feel like I have know Jude and your family through Kevin and the rest of the Shoops.

marie said...

Oh my heart just broke... Sending love and light to you and your family from Sweden

Adelaide Dupont said...

Saying a good goodbye to Jude.

Adriana Cruz said...

I am very sorry for your lost. I have never met you personally, i have followed your blog when I became fb friends with my cousin Gina Zavalza Cruz. My heart hurts just imagining your pain of loosing your beautiful little boy. I do not have words to describe how much I admire the strength that you and your beautiful family had shown throughout your journey. You are truly an inspiration. Your adorable little angel now in heaven is going to give you the strength to continue life until you see each other again. I am prying and crying, but most of all, I am thanking God for the opportunity to have followed the amazing journey of an amazing family. God bless you always.

Anonymous said...

Fly high, Angel Jude!

Brenda said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss but it's hard not to be happy for Jude. To know he's is free of pain and playing In Heaven must be a comfort. You are in my prayers here in Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Mike, I will continue to pray for you and your family that God will give you strength to carry on. Jude was special and God placed him into the right family, so loving, when you're feeling down, remember that infectious laugh and smile that Jude had. You have great memories until you meet him again.

Stephanie Gill said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jude was a beautiful child and I'm glad he is no longer in pain but I know you will miss him. You are a wonderful mother and I pray you and your family find peace. Run Jude Run!!!

Stephanie Gill said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jude was a beautiful child and I'm glad he is no longer in pain but I know you will miss him. You are a wonderful mother and I pray you and your family find peace. Run Jude Run!!!

Monique said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have loved coming here and reading about Jude and always prayed for him. Praying you find some peace during the days ahead.

Monique said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been coming to your blog over the years and loved reading about your sweet boy. Praying you all find some peace in the days ahead.

Monique said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I reached out to you when I was pregnant after finding you on the ventriculomegaly message boards 6 years ago. My son had a stroke as well and you gave me some encouraging words. I pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding for you and your family.

krlr said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet boy. Words are useless at these times but I hope you find can find the occasional rays of solace and comfort.