Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Caroline Laura

For those of you who haven't heard, we've had a tragedy in our family. We went in to Hartford Hospital on Saturday to check on our baby (due Dec. 26th) and the doctors found no heartbeat. Our little daughter, Caroline Laura, has gone to be with the Lord. Katie underwent a C-section surgery to remove her, and they found that her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck.

Please pray for us during this very difficult time. Thanks to all those who have visited, called or emailed and come alongside us. We are at home now and Katie is resting and recovering with her parents here. Nadine is young enough that she doesn't understand what has happened, and we see that as God's grace to us. We are entrusting Caroline to God's hands--they are good hands.

We will have a small graveside service for Caroline tomorrow at 11am at the historic Center Cemetary in Coventry, CT.


mjb said...

Joey my brother, God will do amazing things to not only your family's life through this tragedy, but to those of us around you too. Oddly enough, you were such an encouragement to ME over the phone yesterday. You will no doubt go through valleys in your struggle with this, and we will be here for you when you do. I love you, Katie, Nadine and precious Caroline.


Anonymous said...

My heart is with you during this time. I don't know you. I just have a google alert set for "umbilical cord" and your entry popped up today as an alert.
So, God be with you. He is in complete control. Nothing is impossible with God. May His grace, His love, His peace, His joy sustain you and your dear family during the week ahead. Celebrate His birth and know that your dear sweet daughter is with Him, forever!

San Antonio

Anonymous said...

Mild he lays his glory by,
born that man no more may die.

Immanuel--God is with us.

Laura said...

we're thinking about you and praying for you constantly. she was such a beautiful girl and i know how you must miss her. i love you more than you know.

Anonymous said...

know that your brothers and sisters in cambridge have you and your family in our prayers.