Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sad news

Today we went to see the doctor because I hadn't felt Hope moving since yesterday afternoon.  We are very sad to say that her heart was no longer beating.  We came home and told the kids that Hope was now playing with her sister Faith in heaven.  They always add some lightness to the moment with their comments...Bray said, "So when she comes out she'll be dead?  What will we do with her when she's dead?"  And five minutes later they were all wrestling with Brian.  We are thankful for our kids to help us through this time.  And our dear sweet Addison (who turned 7 today) wrote us a note all by herself saying that she was sorry Hope died and "is thar ane way I can help you.  I hope you ornt sad."  Unfortunately we are very sad and weren't quite ready for this to happen.  It was not the ending we hoped for.  We will go to the hospital for an induction Thursday and meet Hope.  We are thankful for all the help and prayers during this time as we are not looking forward to doing this once again.  We will keep you updated and hopefully be able to share some pictures...


  1. Robin, I am a friend of Kristen's and have been praying for you and Hope since Kristen told me. I am so very sorry beyond words for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Blessings and prayers, Colleen Mortensen

  2. Hi Robin we love you guys and are sorry to hear this news. God bless and keep your baby. You are a great Mom and Brian is a great Dad and we are thankful for your family and pray that you will mourn and recover and mourn in good Godly doses. Praise God he is the strong tower to which we can RUN

  3. We love your whole family and mourn with you. How precious to think of Faith and Hope in Jesus' arms and playing together in such amazing joy. Praying for you all as you continue through this suffering. love, Nancy
    Lam. 3:32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

  4. Robin and Brian,
    I am so sorry. Josh and I will be praying for you tomorrow.

    Psalm 18:1-2 "I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

  5. My heart is breaking for you! So sorry you are going through this a second time. Praying for you and your family.
    Denise (Aucott) Moyer

  6. Robin and Brian it breaks my heart that you are having to go through this again. I can't imagine what you are going through. I wish I could be there with you Robin but I know you are surrounded by people who love you. I pray that you will feel the presence of the Lord tomorrow while your being induced. I just want to give you both a hug. I love you both!
    Kim Oliveira

  7. Brian, Robin & Kids,
    Wish we had the purfect words. Just know we are praying for each of you.

    -The Walker's

  8. Hi robin and brian,
    We are so sad to hear this news and praying for peace and hope. Addi has such a sweet heart, give her hugs from levi who has been praying for her especially.
    With love, missy and rob

  9. Robin and Brian - You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for strength and recovery.

    Laura and Dan.

  10. Just now checking this blog after your email notifying us of another update. Oh the loss you must feel. She is precious and the depths of your hearts must feel so raw--but we trust in God's unfailing love as He leads you through this journey. How you must miss her and feel the burden of empty arms. I pray you will be filled with the Lord's comfort and love as you process your time nurturing Hope and being her loving parents as you held her precious life within you. A mystery for now but the hope of eternity with her and Faith is a beautiful thing! We rejoice in her physical life and the sure promises of God to provide her with a restored life for eternity!! We will check again for more on her memorial service. May it be a sweet time for you all as a family. Love,