Thursday, December 31, 2009

sweet leah

I just found out that Leah passed away this morning.

Her heart stopped and they tried to revive her unsuccessfully. Nobody really knows why or whether or not it was related to yesterday's g-tube/teeth removal surgeries.

We are all so heartbroken. Please pray for Leah's entire family, especially her parents, Jeff and Meg.

I don't know what else to say.

69 comments:

lifelaughsandlove said...

Oh my gosh. I just gasped out loud. I am so sorry to hear that news. I don't even know what to say I feel sick. Keeping them in my prayers.

~Amy

♥ Tamara ♥ said...

tears are filling eyes...and down my cheek. I wish that I could have done more than just help her with her blog.

No more words....just praying from my heart.

~Tamara

melinda said...

Oh my goodness...this is so shocking to be reading this...i will be praying for her family ♥

Laura A said...

I got out here to show Caroline the video of Jonah and his cousins, and was so saddened to see this. My heart is breaking for this family - we're praying.

Love,
Laura

Candice said...

My heart sank when I read the news.
So very sorry to hear this.
Praying for Leah and all who loved her.

Analiza said...

oh my heart breaks for this family. I'm so sorry.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

My heart goes out to this family. I was just looking at her pages last night and thinking how much she looked like my Layla with her binky in her mouth. She was a blessing to so many in her days with us.

Melissa said...

Oh my heart aches for this family. I was looking at their blog last night and am so shocked by this news after the entry of how well she did. I will pray for this family to somehow find peace as this new year begins in such a tragic and heartbreaking way for them.

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Oh how sad & shocking...I am sitting here with cold chills running all over me..my heart is breaking .that precious sweet baby girl has gone through so much. I feel sick just reading, There are no words to express my sadness.

I will continue to pray for her family & all who lovedher. I am also praying for Jonah, you & Matt, I know your heart is broken.

Please, please God heal Jonah sooner that later.

Love, Wanda

Tamara said...

So so sorry to hear this news. Leah's family is in my thoughts. How horrible.

Tamara
NY

Brittany said...

I am HEARTBROKEN to hear this. Praying for her family. Lord be near, we need you.

Redeemed1 said...

Oh no...I'm so sorry to hear this. Absolutely heartbreaking. I can't imagine how hard this will be for her parents.

Jessica said...

I was shocked to hear of Leah's passing. Praying peace and comfort over her family. We will continue to send up prayers of healing for sweet Johah.

Deciduous Heather said...

I am so sorry to hear.....I know they are heartbroken. What can you say really? I will keep them in my prayers. (((HUGS)))

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness..I am stunned...my heart is just breaking. Praying for her family and all who know and love her...

<3 Stormy said...

Tears just filled my eyes.
Leah was such a sweet sweet girl.
Though I'd only been following her blog for a few weeks, her story touched my life.
I am praying for her family.

WendyBee said...

It just doesn't seem possible. My heart goes out to Jeff and Meg. And you and Matt, as I know this leaves your hearts heavy too.
Prayers for all involved.
WendyBee

NickNonna said...

Oh no. I'm crying for them. I read her last post thinking how wonderful it was that the surgery went so well and how hopeful Meg sounded. How awful. I'm definitely praying for them tonight with a heavy heart.

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Heather said...

This news took my breath away. Praying in Virginia.

Janet said...

I don't know what to say. I am so, so sorry. We'll keep praying....

Alicia said...

I am shocked to hear such sad news. Praying in Arizona for sweet Leah and her family.

Shari said...

Oh my goodness! I gasped, too! I am so sorry! I will pray for them! My words seem so moot.

starrchasers said...

No words seem appropriate. I will continue to pray for sweet Leah's whole family.

Give little Jonah some extra hugs today from Colorado. We're praying for you guys -- heart, minds, spirits, and bodies -- often.

Nikki

EdwinsonFamily said...

So shocking. I am sure it has gripped you Patrice. Understandably. Try to cling to the Lord. Fear is not from Him. He's in full control. He holds Jonah's life. Do not fear.

Praying for you and Leah's family.

LoveLladro said...

I am so heartsick for them. just started following because of you and am already devastated. I'll be in prayer for them. confident Leah is rejoicing with Jesus but the hurt she leaves behind is palpable.

Jessica said...

my heart is breaking...what horrible, sad news. Thank you for letting us know so our family can be praying.

LAW said...

stunned, shocked, sad ....
thinking about your fear post from the other day ....
praying ....
I don't have answers, just a broken hearted plea to my ABBA Father for comfort.

I am so sorry, so, so sorry....

Jessica said...

Oh no, I was really hoping this would not be the case for this precious little girl. My heart goes out to her family and my prayers will continue.

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

Oh no. Oh no, no! :*( Praying for comfort for all involved. I am shocked and sad. :*(

Lisa said...

Father God, we are all heart broken over Sweet Leah, Please hold Jeff and Meg during their time of enormous grief. Thank you for Leah's complete healing in your hands she is whole, happy, at peace and waiting for her mommy and daddy to see her when the time is right.

I am so sad to hear this, I had checked her blog several times today to check on her to see how she was doing, I am so sorry. Praying for God to hold your hearts during this time of great sadness. Praying for Jonah.

Jessica said...

I was just reading the blog earlier... how sad... we are praying.

Paula71 said...

They have not updated the blog yet under the circumstances. Let them know we are all praying for them as they walk this path.

The Simmons Family said...

I am so so so so sorry for Leah's dear family. I will keep them in our prayers. It's heartbreaking.

Coco said...

I too am just in shock! She did so well yesterday! My heart breaks for her parents and they will definately be in my prayers.
Coco
waitingforpaige.blogspot.com

thorney said...

I am so sorry to hear. Shocked. So sorry. I don't know what else to say, I have a knot and tears. Keeping them and you all in my prayers.

--Mari

Our Legacy Portraits said...

I don't even know what to say. I will be praying for her family as well as the EB family. I am so sorry.

Erin said...

such sad news . . . no words. Jesus be near.

Maythi said...

My heart is broken for her family. I was just telling my husband, as we drove up to WV to visit family for the new year, about Leah and how we needed to keep her family in our prayers. Now even more so. I am so saddened.

Sarah Sharp said...

When I saw the title on my sidebar, I had a feeling that would be the news. How awful for them. Thank you for letting us know.

Kelli said...

Oh, I am saddened by this news of precious Leah. Praying for her family now!!!!

Michael, Melissa, and Ness said...

My heart literally dropped...oh my...I have no words...I just pray the family can heal and work through this awful time...

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

oh-- I am soooo sorry. I have been reading her blog as well.i dont comment often on anyone's blog. i will go over and ----gosh I just hate this. My prayers going up for her family and yours as well--- that just stinks

Terah722 said...

I'm so sad and devastated for Leah's family. They will continue to be in my prayers.
Please Lord, wrap your arms around this family and comfort them with peace that only You can give.

Kiley said...

My heart right now is truly breaking. So many prayers and hugs and everything to Leah's parents. Loosing a child is the most heartbreaking thing to ever go through. I am just so sad. New Years will never mean the same.

Hugs and Love

Kiley

Beb-e-ssentials said...

I commented on Meg's site.... I just sit here in shock... My heart is broken for them. Patrice, thanks so much for letting us know.

I am so sorry............

Please let me know if we can do something. I sent you a note a couple days ago.....

Precious 3 said...

Oh wow. I'm so sorry. I will keep on praying for her family.

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

I just visited Leah's page. I viewed the Silent Night video her mommy put together with photo's of her 1st Christmas. I WEPT. I AM WEEPING. I can not imagine the pain they are feeling...I am so sorry for everyone's loss. May the Lord be with you all. Love from our family to yours.

Pam, mom, honey, said...

oooh my, my heart stopped breathing, i just can not believe it, i just can not believe it.

Erin said...

my heart is hurting tonite for leah's family and friends. so sorry for the loss of a friend to ya'll. love and blessings ~erin

Melissa said...

Praying for comfort...and for your heart and mind as well. Utter sadness.

Molly said...

No! That is heartbreaking

Jen said...

thank you for giving us this information so we can pray for this precious family.

Kristi said...

So very sad... so many prayers continue.

Sara said...

So very sorry :( I will be keeping her family, especially her Mommy and Daddy in my prayers.

xoxox~

Debbie,mother of two said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Leah. I pray that the Lord comforts you today. Keeping you in my prayers.

Lindsey Sowers said...

My heart is breaking for this family. I will praying for them and you and Matt, I can not imagine the worry and anxiety that you guys go through everytime there is a loss in the EB Community. Love you guys!

jandkland said...

I saw your header in my blog roll and my stomach dropped, but then I thought, "Surely not." I opened your blog and thought again, "'Impossible." I don't understand. There are no explanations for this level of suffering. There are no "whys" and no reasons. There is only confusion, pain, and bewilderment. I pray that these scattered thoughts and emotions will one day converge into a peace that passes understanding--the kind of peace that makes no sense because no one should feel peaceful in such a situation of unimaginable loss. Thank you for sharing Leah's family with us. I am touched by her little life and will pray for her family. I will also pray for you, because I can't imagine what something like this does to your heart.

--Kelley in GA

Jennifer said...

No more words are necessary. I am praying for you and for Leah's family. She was a special child and is resting in the arms of her Savior now. Prayers will continue. Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Ellen said...

Like the others, my heart sank when I read your blog! And I too gasped out loud in disbelief! I got a terrible sick feeling in my stomach. I am praying for that sweet family! There are just no words!

Amy Lynn said...

Patrice, I am praying for your friends.

Monkeys Mommy ♥ said...

Oh no. I had been following her story. I can't believe it. My heart is very heavy and so many prayers for her family. So sad.

Cindy said...

Oh no. That just made me gasp out loud. I am so sorry to read this. Bless their hearts. I will be praying.

Baby Bird said...

Dear sweet Patrice:
Praying for Leah's parents and for you too. May His peace bring you comfort tonight! Kiss that sweet baby Jonut head for me. Maybe I could bring Devon or Emily by next week (after your family leaves). I will call you.
Love, Aimee

Heidi said...

OMG! I am soooo sad. I did not expect that of Leah. She was such a beautiful little girl. How sad for all those whose lives she touched.

Tracie said...

I usually stop by here and then go check on Leah, but for some reason, I went there first just now. I found her blog through yours (and I don't even know how I found yours) but Jonah and Leah have become such a part of my prayers and thoughts. I am so sorry for their loss.

trying4two99 said...

Can you find out if there is anything we can do to show our support? Cards or in Lue of flowers where one can send a donation.. Thanks

Rebecca said...

Oh no! I am so so sorry to hear this.

I will be praying for Leah's family and all EB babies and families extra tonight!

Carrie said...

Oh my, this news just took the wind out of me. I am devastated. Praying for her family.