Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Andrew Josiah Nygard- Our Angel

Andrew passed away last night in his sleep. He is such a special boy and we are so grateful to have been able to have him in our lives. We are so thankful for the knowledge we have that he is sealed to our family.



Families are Forever!

107 comments:

Nycole said...

Jenny,
I am so sorry. I was shocked when I read your blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sharalyn said...

Jenny,
I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family. May you feel His peace as you work through this difficult time.
Much love,
The Perkes

steph said...

We love your family Jenny. Please let us know what we can help with at this difficult time.

ady said...

I am SO sorry and sad to read this news. My heart aches for you guys :( We will be keeping you in our prayers!

Trevor and Holly said...

OH Jenny,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart breaks for you and your adorable family. I know that you will be watched over and your little man is with a loving heavenly father. I am so grateful for the gospel and the comforting words of our prophets that have let us know that you will be able to raise that sweet little boy of yours in the next life. I love you and will be praying for you and your family to have comfort and peace. Love, Holly

devinandamie said...

Thinking and praying for you guys. I'm so sorry, but what a happy little life he was blessed to have because of you guys openening your hearts and home.

Amie Orton (cherisse's cousin)

Toby and Tammy said...

Jenny,
My heart is just breaking for you. Andrew is a beautiful baby and I am so sorry. I hope you know we are thinking and praying for you.
Tammy

laurel said...

Dear Jenny & Eric~ I am so sorry. You have been in my heart, my thoughts, my prayers all day long. I cannot stop thinking about you and your angel Andrew. My heart is literally reaching out to yours- that you may know how sorry we are and that we stand with you and support you and love your family so much. Please call me if you need anything at all in the days ahead. We love you~ Laurel

Winders said...

My special Nygard family~
My prayers are with you and with Andrew. You are greatly loved.

The Kay Family said...

I'm am so sad for your family Jenny and Eric. My prayers and thoughts are with you, from afar. I wish I was there to swoop you up and help in some way. We love your family. Sending healing prayers to you!

Taylor and Leslie said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. Your family will be in my prayers.

Dara said...

I'm so sad to hear this. Jenny we love you. Your family will be in our prayers

Ari Anna Johnson said...

My heart breaks for you guys! I am so so sorry to hear of your loss! We love you guys

Mogan and Will said...

Jenny and Eric- please know that our thoughts are also with you and your family at this time! It is such a blessing to know that we will be together again with our loved ones. We too are mourning your loss.

Sierra LaPreil said...

Jenny and Eric,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He is such a sweet little boy. What a comforting thought that he was sealed to your family and you will get to be with him again. He will be dearly missed. Let us know if we can do anything.
Sierra and Ryan

Kara Hanson said...

What an amazing thing for sweet Andrew to be sealed to his family for time and all eternity. He came and accomplished what the Lord wanted, and blessed your families lives and everyone around him. Kristen and Tom have talked a lot about your wonderful children. My prayers are with you as your hearts heal. I can only the imagine the aching in your hearts during this Christmas season, and please know that we are all thinking about you. Thank you for giving Andrew an eternal family before he returned to his Heavenly Father. You are amazing!

Chesney said...

Oh Jenny and Eric, I am so incredibly sorry. My love and prayers are with you as you go through this incredibly difficult journey. I know that Heavenly Father will wrap His loving arms around you to help you through this time.

kim said...

Jenny and Eric,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. My heart aches for you and your loss. Wish we were there to help and support. We send our love.

Mower Family said...

What a great blessing Andrew has being part of your family. Tears fill my eyes for you guys right now. We love you and know that there are many hearts and prayers with your family right now.

Katie The Lady said...

Hey Jenny,

This is Katie(Andersen). I heard about this and was wondering who "Jenny" was- I had no idea it was you. I am so truly sorry for your family's loss. I can't even pretend to know how you are feeling and what you guys are going through! Your family is in my prayers and thoughts.

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

I'm so sorry, you and your family are in my prayers!

Jody said...

Lifting you up in prayer for comfort and peace

Carolyn said...

Nygard Family... What a blessing that you are a forever family. I'm praying for you all to have courage and may our Savior's Spirit comfort your broken hearts. I'm crying for you all. He looks like such an adorable happy happy boy in all of your pictures.

With Love,
The Waite Family

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family. Being sealed is a comfort. I will be praying for you all.

mckenna said...

I am so sorry for the pain you are all experiencing right now. I pray that in time it will fade. And I pray that in the mean time angels will surround you and fill your home lifting you up until you feel you can stand on your own again. Much love is heading your way from people all over the world, most you don't even know.

Nicole said...

You don't know me, but I wanted you to know that my heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there were words to say to take the pain away. May God bless you with peace at this horrific time. I will be praying for you and your family.

jacs said...

I'm coming over from A Daily Scoop. I wanted to let you know how sorry we are to learn of your son's passing. Your family is in our prayers. May Heavenly Father be close.

Danielle said...

My heart goes out to you and your family! Our thoughts are with you!

Rebecca L. said...

I found your blog through A Daily Scoop and I just wanted to tell you I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious Andrew. I have a son close to the same age and I cannot imagine your pain. I am praying for your family and I wish there were more I could do to help.

The Vaterlaus Family said...

Dear Jenny,
I found the link to your site from A Daily Scoop. My husband and I are good friends with Tom and Kristen. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers since Tom received the news yesterday. May the spirit of this CHRISTmas season help ease your sadness. Always remember how blessed you are to know of our Savior's incredible sacrifice and the promise that you and your sweet son will be together again. You will be in our prayers.

s g said...

I also came over from "A Daily Scoop," I am so sorry for your loss, may you feel the peace and comfort from the Lord at this difficult time. Andrew looks like a beautiful, energetic little boy...what a blessing you are sealed.

We finished dental school from UW almost 5 years ago, Seattle is a great place, we miss it a ton. Best of luck in the years to come, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!! HUGS to you and your family at this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenny and Family - I found your blog through A Daily Scoop so you don't know me. I am sorry to hear of the death of your son Andrew. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family in your time of sorrow and pain.

Karen in Iowa

Linda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! May the Lord give your strength and grace during this time.

Anonymous said...

Please know that people you don't even know are thinking of you.

Jennifer said...

I too am coming over from A Daily Scoop. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you can find some comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Cori White said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.. Families are forever. We delivered our angel over a year ago.. stillborn at 37 weeks. it has been an adjustment, yet we have relied on the Lord to help us. He is the one that can heal our hearts. He loves you and your family.

Kathy said...

I also found your link from A Daily Scoop and want you to know that my heart is full of sorrow for your family and the loss of your precious little Andrew.
What a joyful thing you have done in welcoming such a beautiful baby boy into your eternal family.
In our family we have many children that have been adopted and each one is so precious and loved.
My prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

tara said...

Jen and Eric,
I don't even have words. I'm in such shock and will be praying for you guys. I'm so so sorry.
I love you.
Tara

Christina said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. I know this holiday season will be hard one for your guys, but now this Christmas day you and your family will have the most beautiful angel watching over you. May God bless you, and may you find comfort during this difficult time. God bless you!

With lots of love,

Christina

Stephanie said...

Jenny and Eric and family,

I called and left a message with your brother in law. Please call me whenever. I wish I had some magic words to make it better. Only the Savior has that balm. I am praying that His peace will rain down upon you and the angels that are in your home will give you the strength to stand and accomplish the "business" that you must attend to at this time.

Feel free to email me as well at stephaniewaite@gmail.com. I have found that sometimes it is easier to write or email things with the tears streaming than to try to say them through sobs. :)

Much love,
stephanie waite
www.adailyscoop.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Dear Jenny and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet son. I lost my mom in October and I wanted to share a few things that have been helpful to me. Maybe later you will want to take a look at them too.

You are in my prayers.

Love,
Melanie

This is the lovely blog of Sofia who lost her baby son to SIDS.
http://www.livetodie-dietolive.blogspot.com/

This is an amazing talk by Brent Top.
http://byutv.org/watch/306-1501#ooid=9xdWxvMTrFV8c_8eoJrCB7Eg0y2074vW

Robyn said...

My heart absolutely breaks for you! Thank goodness families are forever! I'm so sorry for your loss!

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

I am a visitor from A Daily Scoop blog. I am praying for your sweet family. I can't even imagine your grief right now but I hope the love and concern of many around the world bring you some comfort.

The Wynn Family said...

I just remember his smiles. They would fill his whole face. I am so sorry. We are praying for you.

amy said...

Nygard Family,

I am also a visitor from the "Daily Scoop". I am feeling for your family at this time. Your little angel boy is so sweet in the pictures. I hope and pray you receive the peace and comfort you need now and in the days ahead.

With Love,

Amy Fry

Tamara ViAnn said...

Jenny-

I'm also a follower of daily scoop. I didn't realize this was your family. We have a child through adoption and have seen your blog on occasion. I'm so sorry for the loss of your little guy. He's such a cutie! Prayers for your family and birthfamily too.

Tamara S.

Jamie said...

I read of your sorrow on Stephanie's blog over at A Daily Scoop. I am so very sorry for your sorrows. I am saying prayers Heavenly Father will comfort and strengthen your family at this time. I hope you will be able to feel of His love and comfort through our prayers for you and your family. May God Bless Your Family.

HMS Drill Team said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Trista Teeter said...

Oh Jenny...my heart is breaking for you guys. I hope you realize how very much loved you all are, and how much everyone is aching with you right now.

You are one AMAZING couple, wonderful parents, and I'm sure Andrew could not have had it any better than he did on this Earth than being placed with your family. What a lucky, sweet boy.

We love you.

Clinton and Jessica said...

My heart breaks for your loss. You and your family have always been an inspiration to me. You are all amazing and my prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of loss. I am so thankful for the gospel and the knowledge that you will see and be with your sweet Andrew again. What an adorably lucky boy.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Vicki

brittany said...

Jenny,

I too am a friend of Stephanie's
from A Daily Scoop. We met mutually through the loss of our babies.

I wish there was a magic wand that I could wave that would take away the pain, sorrow, and suffering you have yet to endure. But alas, there isn't such wand. There is only 1 person who truly knows our sorrows and suffering like nobody else. And that is our Savior.

From one angel mother to another, I am sending you lots of hugs and prayers and the wish and hope that someday your broken heart can be healed.

You can email me as well at brittkunz@gmail.com. It has always been easier to type through the tears.

Brittany Kunz

JLynn said...

You will all be in our prayers. Love, Curt & Jen Noble

Evaly said...

Your family will be in my prayers. I hope you will be blessed with as much peace as possible. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful spirit in your writing. You can feel the love that you have for all your children.

Kristin said...

Nygard Family - I don't know what I could possibly write but just want to express my sorrow for your loss. Tonight is the first time I've viewed your blog(I linked through Daily Scoop). Everything about your beautiful family is inspiring and touches my heart. There was one picture of Andrew wearing a red shirt and with the cutest big smile on his sweet face; his beautiful soul shined through those eyes even in a picture! His short life on this earth has touched my heart and I have a feeling he is already doing great work in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Anonymous said...

I also heard of you loss from Daily Scoop. God bless you family and this beautiful boy.

Jared and Christine Potter said...

Jenny and Eric,
Once again, just thinking about you tonight. We have said many prayers for you today and continue to keep you in our thoughts. Our hearts are heavy.
What a special angel baby.
Love,
Jared and Christine
www.jaredandchristinefamily.blogspot.com

Puhlman said...

I am a follower of Daily Scoop as well. You do not know me but when I came upon your blog I recognized the name. I am all the way in Virginia and am Ron McHargue's sister. I am so sorry. I have NO words. I know nothing I say can make you feel better. But I am praying. I am praying for you and your family at this very tough time in your life. Know that we care...many care and feel for your loss.

Malinda Quinto said...

I'm also here from A Daily Scoop. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little boy Andrew is. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lindsay Chipman said...

I am so sorry. I lost my baby to SIDS in Sept. If you ever need an ear feel free to email.
lindsayechipman@gmail.com
Again I am so sorry. He is a beautiful boy.

Lindsay

DaNae said...

I have been thinking and praying for your sweet family all day. Whenever I look at your blog, I leave wanting to be a better mother and wife. You are amazing and are an example to so many.

EvaMarieva said...

I am a Daily Scoop follower (The Waites were in our 1st married ward). OUr hearts and prayers are with your family during this time and for the many hard days to come. We love you and want you to know you aren't alone and that you have the support of many fellow brothers and sisters in the gospel.

MelissaR said...

Oh Eric and Jenny... I had to read your post several times before the words sank in. Randall and I are so sorry for your loss. Andrew is a beautiful little boy. We love you guys and are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. I wish we didn't live so far away, but know that we are sending love and hugs across the miles.

Jeni said...

We love and admire you and your little family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, the Weight Family

Shaila Lou said...

Jenny and Eric,
My heart is breaking for you guys! I can't imagine being in your shoes and I just can't believe you have to go through this. I've had much lose in my family and with the first one when I was 11, I gained a very strong testimony of eternal families! It such a comfort to have the Gospel in our life! When my dad passed almost 9 years ago, I was angry and very distraught, but was given much comfort through priesthood blessings. I was instantly comforted and even sang at his funeral! How thankful I am for the comfort we can be given, though I don't feel your heart ever fully heals.

I am praying for you, hurting for you and wish there was someway I could help you. From the time I got to be your visiting teaching partner, I always thought you guys were amazing. You both have an amazing spirit and I know you will be blessed through this trial. Please let me know if there is anything I could ever do for you!

Emma said...

Dear Jenny,

I am so sorry for your loss. This evening when we light our Christmas candles please know that on the other side of the world a candle will be burning for your beautiful son.

Emma, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kristen B. said...

I know you don't know me, but I wanted you to know there is one more person out there who is thinking of you and praying for your family. I'm praying that you will have the strength you need to do what needs to be done. And that you'll be able to continue being a good mom to the children here on earth. Sending love your way.

Shells said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Our family is thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time.

cynphil6 said...

May the angels attend you at this time, and may His peace bring the comfort that no other can.
Prayers to you and yours.
The Bailey family

Hoskins Family said...

Nygard family, our family will be praying for your family. I am glad you reached out to Steph. She is an amazing woman and although your grief is yours, I know it helps to talk with others who have experienced your pain. Much love and prayers

Brooke said...

We are so sorry for your loss! we hope you guys will find comfort and peace through this time. Your family has had a special place in our hearts since we met you guys in Cheney. You guys have such a strong testimony and are such a great inspiration.

Danielle said...

My thoughts are with you and your young family in this tough time.

Melanie said...

Oh...Jenny and Eric...I am SO sorry. My heart is broken. I cant believe it.

I can't even ;imagine how hard this must be for you guys. Our prayers are with you and your little ones.

Deb said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Take care

{ Bethany } said...

Jenny & Eric,

I heard about your tragedy from Stephanie. Its been 2 years since our little boy Gavin died, and someone introduced me to her (online) afterward. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. Know you are not alone.

~Bethany

www.giftsfromgavin.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Much love to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family.

Love,

The Johnsons
(Kameron's family)

Danielle said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your family is beautiful and your love for your chidren is obvious on your blog. My heart goes out to you.

Ali said...

I know we don't know each other well, but I wanted to tell you that my heart and soul aches whenever your family and your sweet Andrew come into my thoughts. He was a gorgeous boy and his smile always made me grin, and he had the most kissable lips in existence (though I never did steal a smooch).

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ali and Ayon LaVanway

Brent Sears said...

Our hearts ache for your family hearing about your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers often. We love you and pray that you will feel the peace of the Savior to get you through this.

Brent and Jenny Sears

mrs. r said...

thinking of you and your family. you are in my prayers. the picture of you all in white had me in tears.

families are forever!

Duchess said...

Oh. I am so very very sorry. May the Lord bless you with comfort.

Megan

annie said...

indeed you don't know me. but my heart aches for you. you are in my prayers as well as many others. what a sweet boy. you will see him again one day. may our Father in Heaven pour His spirit on you!

annie

sarahjane said...

I found your story through Stacy Julian's blog. My heart BREAKS for you and your family! I am SO SORRY for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you must be going through. You are in my thoughts.

Ashley said...

i am so sorry for your loss. your family is in our family's prayers.

The Ogden's said...

Even though I don't you personally, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my heart and prayers at the loss of your precious son. I'm so so sorry that you have dealt this unimaginable sorrow. God bless you, and God speed Andrew.

The Tremendous Thomas Family said...

I got to your blog from A Daily Scoop and I could not help but read about your family miracles and sadly your recent loss. All I could think of was wow she is really close to her Heavenly Father and in tune with the Spirit. May He help you during this time through His Son, Jesus Christ. May his Grace be with you to lift you up and carry you. My prayers are also for your sweet little ones may they be comforted by their Savior during this time.

Life with the Howell Family said...

Eric and Jenny

Jenny I have never met you but I am one of Eric's many cousins. My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear sweet little boy. May the lord bring you strength and comfort during this time. Greatful for the eternal family and that we get the opportunity to see our loved ones again. May the Lord watch over and bless you at this time.
Sending love your way!

JaRee Maughan Howell

Karen said...

I am so sorry! I love you and am thinking and praying for you all. I am so grateful for the gospel.

DisabilityDiva said...

Our hearts break for you but we know that you are a FOREVER family!! We hope you can find peace and strength. We will keep you in our prayers!
HUGS
Love Christine and Brian - Salt Lake FSA

trishcook said...

I too want to add my condolence's to your amazing family! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow. I know that angels attend us in our time of greatest sorrow and that our loving and all knowing Heavenly Father is very aware of your pain and grief. May you all feel his loving arms surround you at this time.

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you and your family. I will pray for you.
Love,
Allyson Sorensen

Silvia said...

Dear Nygard family.
My name is Silvia and I'm from Spain. I've been reading your blog for a long time but this is the first time I leave a comment.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Silvia.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your sweet baby boy! I can tell from the pictures of him that he is so full of personality. May the lord bless you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

bowman family said...

Jenny,
I am so sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

allgoodfoodfromscratch said...

I feel the pain you feel now. I lost a baby to SIDS 4 years ago also near Christmas time. Celeste is a friend of mine and she told me of your lose. My thought and prayer go out to you and your little family. It is so hard to lose a baby.

d'Hulst family in Spokane said...

Our family has you in our prayers. You are such an amazing family for Andrew to be sealed to.

Andrea said...

So sorry for your sweet little family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Breckons said...

Your family is in our prayers. I will never forget your sweet Andres's smile in RS ... he had a gift of making EVERYONE smile! Your Spokane ward family is thinking and praying for you. The Breckons

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers to your sweet family. Andrew is precious and our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Gina said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

bethiepoos said...

dear jenny,
I cant stop thinking about your family. I read all about your amazing children and how they all came to be yours. Our family also, "love adoption" We have been blessed beyond belief by the sacrifices of 2 wonderful birthmothers, and we have had some success with fertility help also. I can relate to you when you say there is no difference in the way you feel as a mother to each of these special children. They are all yours! I am heartbroken to hear about the loss of your precious andrew. I pray that you feel heavens arms around you bearing you up. You are a truly amazing person and I am inspired by you, your family and your life. May you feel your son close.

all my love and prayers

Beth

Heather said...

Jenny,
My husband and I both served with Eric in South Africa, and heard about your terrible loss from his facebook page. We are so so sorry and cannot even imagine the pain and shock you must be going through. We are hurting for you both, and for your sweet children who have lost their brother--you will all be in our prayers.
Heather

chloe's clan said...

I came over from A Daily Scoop and I also wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear that you had to say "see you later" all to soon to your precious baby. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am so grateful for the teachings of the gospel and for eternal families. It takes a special family to adopt and an even more special family to have and nurture many little ones as your family does. I know the Lord comforts you now as you took one of his sweet children and gave him the blessings of temple covenants. He is yours forever and what a glorious promise! I know it doesnt take away your grief and pain but know that you have sisters all over the world who hurt with you, cry with you, pray with you, and love you.

Remember that the Lord often uses other people to answer our prayers so please dont be hesitant to ask for help and let your needs be known to those who can help you for as long as it takes.

My love and heartfelt prayers go to you and your family.

ashley said...

I stumbled upon your blog by a link left by someone else. I simply can't imagine, and am so so sorry for your loss. It hurts my heart to even think about such a thing. Praying for you and your sweet children and family.

Johnston Family said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your story has taken my breath away...lots of tears on your behalf. You are in my prayers. God bless.

J said...

Sweet Eric & Jenny,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have loved keeping up with your growing family through your blog. From his many grinning pictures, it is obvious that Andrew was an extremely happy and loved little guy - and he knew it.

Please know that Josh and I are thinking about you lots, and love you both.

- Jessica

James and Audra said...

You do not know me but I follow your blog through a mutual friend. I myself was adopted and love reading your story and watching your family grow. I am so sorry for your loss, but am so grateful that you have the blessings of the temple. I hope you may find comfort, and know that someone you don't know is praying for you. Audra Divis