Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our son

We lost our son, Griffin David, to a rare chromosome disorder called Trisomy 18. He was 21 weeks old.

His funeral was really beautiful. It was just family, about 30 of us. Having everyone together really helped me.

We're grateful for everyone's concern, cards and flowers.

We're grateful for our son, and for the gift of eternal life that will unite us again.

14 Comments:

Blogger sarah marie. said...

i am so sorry for your loss but so greatful that you have such a positive outlook and family to support you. you're in my prayers.

6/12/2008 11:09 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

We just wanted to let you know how sad we were to hear about Griffin. We are thinking of you and your family.
Lots of love,
Angie, Kevin, and Nina

6/13/2008 1:32 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I am so sorry for your loss Erin. Gabe and I will keep you and Mark in our prayers through this difficult time.
Love,
Gabe and Andrea Foster

6/13/2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger A Savvy Event said...

Erin,
I am so sorry! I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Kells~

6/13/2008 7:26 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

We love you guys so much, and I want you and Mark to know how amazing your strength is. You will ALWAYS be Griffin's mommy and daddy. He chose you both!

6/13/2008 9:01 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

what a special little guy he is and how grateful i am to have him as a nephew.

we love you guys so, so much.

6/13/2008 10:45 PM  
Blogger Marcy Joy said...

my thoughts, prayers and love go to you and your family.

6/14/2008 8:17 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Jeff and Lindsay

6/14/2008 10:28 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Mark and Erin, we were so sad to hear the news about your baby and if there's anything we can do, please let us know. We love you guys--JP and Shelly

6/15/2008 7:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I look at your blog from time to time and wanted to comment. I'm friends with Ann and Amy. They told me of your loss and I've been thinking of you and your family ever since. I'm grateful that you are surrounded by so many who love you and share in both your joys and your sorrows. I can only imagine the sweet reunion you'll have with your son and all those who will be your support here on earth in the meantime.

Leah Wright

6/16/2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I read your blog quite often. Linked here from Amy's blog. I don't even know her...but your families have touched my life. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I lost a baby about three months ago. It is a devastating thing to go through, but the light that the knowledge of eternal life brings is very comforting through it all. My prayers and heart will be with you. From one stranger/friend to another.

6/17/2008 9:15 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Aw I am so sorry for your loss.

6/17/2008 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sister-
I sure love you guys! I am so grateful for Griffin. His short life was so powerful and has changed me forever. Family is THE most important thing of all. Know that you are on my heart and in all my prayers. love you bunches.
aunti amy

6/17/2008 8:18 PM  
Blogger Heather-Rita said...

We are so sorry for your loss...we have been keeping your family in our prayers through this difficult time.

6/22/2008 12:09 AM  

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