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Thursday, November 18, 2010

st jedi, pray for us!

sweet jedi died last night.

56 comments:

  1. Oh Liz, I had you in my mind all night, each time I woke up. St Jedi, pray for us!

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  2. Elizabeth I don't know what to say. 13 days he made it. 13 days he touched so many ppl along his journey! He is in Heaven feeling Mother Mary's touch, being rocked by Mother Theresa....his work is just continuing!
    Psalm 30:5
    Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

    We love you. We pray for you, Chris, the kids, the Arendale and Peak families! Jedidiah such a big gift in a a small package!!

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you close in my heart and keep you in my prayers.
    ((HUGS))
    I would love to mail you a handkerchief from For Your Tears. dpucci9972@gmail.com

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  4. i am so so sorry. (this is virginia will's sister). praying so much for ya'll.

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  5. Thank you sweet Jedidah for blessing us with your life, we will never forget you and we will keep your family in our prayers.
    Emma

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  6. May God abundantly pour out His graces upon you and your precious family. You do not know me, but I, along with so many, have been following your journey. I have no doubt whatsoever that your sweet precious Jedi will watch over you and your family. My heart breaks for each of you, please accept our prayers. With Love and God's Blessings, Maria

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  7. Our prayers are with you during this time. God bless.

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  8. Dear Elizabeth and Chris,

    Our family has prayed daily for your family since we learned of Jedi's diagnosis in utero. Your blog is a beautiful testimony of faith and trust in Our Lord. We have all been blessed by your family's witness. Be assured of our continued prayers. Mary is holding your sweet son in her arms.
    Ruth and Kirk Andry

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  9. I'm so sorry. Prayers will continue for you and your family.

    God bless-Teri R.-Minnesota

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  10. So many big hugs, Elizabeth. You are a beautiful mother, a godly mother. I am so glad Jedi got to participate in a family rosary during his short time on this earth. Thank you for blessing all of us with your journey.

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  11. Oh Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear this! I am glad you had the blessing of meeting Jedi in person and that he got to experience being enfolded in your family's love, even if for a brief time. May the Lord give you all peace and comfort during this time to tide you over until you meet again.

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  12. Rejoicing for the gift of 13 days with Jedidiah Joseph this side of the womb, mourning and weeping with you for the loss of him, praising God for the gift of eternal life for him, for his intercession for your family, and for the day you will all be joined together again eternally.

    Requiescat in pacem. And yes, St. Jedi, pray for all of us still yet in the vale of tears.

    Elizabeth, I am so, so sorry for your loss, and my heart goes to your whole family.

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  13. Heaven rejoices in its new little saint even as your hearts seek consolation. Sweet Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jedi pray for us. Keeping you in constant prayer and forever touched by your sharing of this beautiful, holy journey.

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  14. Many, many prayers coming your way. I am so sad that he is gone and you don't have him to hold right now, but I am lifted up by the knowledge that he is with the Lord.

    I have been so moved by your story and your sweet Jedi will never be forgotten. He is a symbol of all that is good and pure in the world. You are a very blessed mother to have had him in your life.

    I will continue to pray. God bless you,

    Nicole Summers and family

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers continue to be with you and your family. St. Jedi, pray for us!

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  16. Prayers for your sweet family.

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  17. God Bless you and your family, Elizabeth. I wish I could think of something to say to you, I have only tears... and prayers for God's peace to be with you.
    Peace,
    Dina

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  18. My heart is breaking for you and your family. Peace be with you.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Tears are flowing as I write this. What a beautiful testimony of love your family has shown to the world through this blog. Little Jedi will surely be watching over your family.
    Hugs and Prayers,
    Michelle Wolven

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  20. We are so blessed to have shared a little time falling in love with your dear baby boy. We have all grown from your example as a loving mother. We will continue to pray for you and Thank God for him.

    Liz, if you have not heard of Eric Genius, I want to share a song with you. He wrote a song for his baby boy (Joseph) on a CD called NEVER ALONE. His little boy was still born. When I lost my first baby (miscarriage) this song brought me great comfort.

    I'll see if it is on the web and send it to you.
    Love your sister in Chrsit,
    Erika

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  21. God bless your family during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing St. Jedi with us. We were blessed by knowing him!

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  22. My prayers are with you all. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet baby boy with us.

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  23. I'm one of the girls on ICAN, I don't know you but your story has touched me so much. You have more courage than I could ever have. I pray that you have peace in the days ahead and your family surrounds you with love. I've been keeping up with your post, and was checking it last night around 10p.m. and felt this overwhelming need to pray for you at that very moment. Just reading your post has made me feel like I know you. Please know that you have touched my family very deeply. You are in our prayers! God has a precious new little angel watching over us all today! Bless you sweet Jedi and all the ones you have touched in your little life!! You did an amazing job!

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  24. Liz and Chris,

    I have been following your blog for a long time now and have been praying for the entire family each day. My heart is filled with lots of sorrow for you and I shed tears for the pain that you are feeling right now. I will not let up on my prayers for healing sweet memories in the months and years ahead. Jedi is laying in the arms of Jesus now and his little body has been healed completely...no more feeding tubes...no more uncomfortable feelings...he is no longer a sick little baby, but an angelic baby that will greet you all when it is your turn to go be with Jesus.

    Sending each of you lots of love, hugs and prayers.

    Love your sister in Christ,
    Katy
    Master's Way UMC - Madison

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  25. my heart is heavy with this news. sweet st. jedi, though your presence on this earth was brief, it was felt by all. continue to bless your family with your intercession from heaven.

    elizabeth, many thoughts and prayers for you, chris, jedi's siblings, and all your family. what a blessing for you to have witnessed such a miracle. we wish you continued peace.

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  26. love to you, your family and Jedi.

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  27. Oh. That hit me like a punch in the gut - prayers for your children, that they will always understand the gift God gave them in their little saint of a brother. Prayers for you, that you and your husband feel the love and prayers of so many strangers who you gracefully allowed to share in your little boy's life.

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  28. My heart breaks for you and your family but at the same time I am so thankful for the time you had with your sweet Jedi. May God Bless you all and hold you close.
    Mark 10:13-16
    Christy

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  29. Oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry. I have no other words, only tears.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. I am certain that Jedi rests joyfully in the arms of Christ and His Mother. May the Blessed Mother surround you all with her loving mantle until you see Jedi again. Thank you for your witness for life and love.

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  31. Praying for you and all of the family. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Our hearts go out to you.

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  32. I know I don't know you but I must say that after reading all that you have gone through your faith and love has restored my own! I am a mother of two and I pray that I can be half the mother that you are! You are an amazing woman just like your brother (Fr. Kevin) is an amazing man! I have known your brother for many years and he impacted my life more than he will ever know and now another Peek has done the same thing! I pray for your strength as well as your entire families! I pray that God grants you the peace that you need right now! Know that Jedi is in heaven and that he will be with you every step of the way! You and your family are amazing and I am grateful to have read your story! You have all changed my life for the better! I pray you feel God holding you right now as you greive and that you always feel Jedi with you! God Bless you and your family and most importantly Jedi!

    Keri Whittaker Lawhon

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  33. Oh sweet Jedi and sweet Elizabeth. Praying for you and your darling son. Peace of Christ be with you. May our Holy Mother be a comfort to you, from one mother to another at the loss of her child.

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  34. Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May he rest in peace.

    St. Jedidiah, pray for us.

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  35. Hello! I am your sister's student (Denise) and I think Jedi was a true inspiration for me! I bet he is sitting at the right hand of God at this moment. God bless you and your family!

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  36. Dear Family,

    Your journey is unimaginable to most of us. Your strength and faith is unfathomable. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious little Jedi; but what a comfort to know that he is now in the Arms of Jesus. Jedi is God's Little Lamb. I have lifted your family up in prayer, asking Him to provide you with the Peace which passeth all understanding (Phil. 4:7)

    In His Love,
    ~Kim

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  37. I am so sorry for your loss Elizabeth. I am so very happy you and your family had the opportunity to get to know Jedidiah. We are praying for your family.

    The Gears

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  38. I have no words.
    Only prayers and blessings for your family.
    Thank you for bringing us all ali=ong on your beautiful journey.
    Pax Christi, Elizabeth

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  39. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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  40. Oh I am so so very sorry. Lifting your family up in prayer right now and in the days ahead.

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  41. I'm so sorry. I'm praying for you and your family.

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  42. I am saddened to hear of Jedi's passing last night. What a wonderful life Jedi had; he knew such love while he was here.

    You and and all your family are held in prayer during this difficult time. May God bless each one of you and bring you His peace.

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  43. Elizabeth and family, you don't know me but I go to St. Monica's and my family and friends have been praying for you. We were so saddened to hear of Jedi's passing! He touched us all in a very significant way. We are avid readers of your blog, praying with you and crying with you. Your words have touched us more than you could ever imagine! St. Jedi, pray for us!

    Michelle Saxon

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  44. Dear Elizabeth and family,

    We prayed a Rosary for Jedi today, reflecting on his beautiful presence in all our lives. I am forever grateful that you entered our lives through the distance.

    I celebrate the gift Jedi has given all of us, and the lessons learned through your written words.

    St Jedidiah, pray for us! May you continue to shine brightly in each of our lives whom you have touched and intercede for those who are hardened of heart.

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  45. I am so so sorry to hear about Jedi's passing. My prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing his story. What a wonderful mom you are. What a wonderful dad your husband is. And your children are so precious. God Bless You!

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  46. I am so sorry! You don't know me, I just came across your blog now. But I was deeply touched and inspired by your story and also by your courage and faith in God. I'm sure Jedi is so thankful for the love that your family showed him. I'm also sure he was such a precious gift from God. Prayers for your whole family.. God bless you!!

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  47. Elizabeth and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please be blessed by those 13 beautiful days you had with your little saint.

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  48. I do not even know how to put this into words worthy enough. We do not know each other (aside from postings on the ICAN board) but your family has touched my life so much that I know there is a part of me that is forever changed. The faith and strength you have demonstrated has me in awe. Throughout reading your blog one of the things that touched me the most are the words of your precious children, they really restored my faith in humanity and love and showed what an amazing mother your are. I am so very very sorry, you all will be in my prayers and my heart.
    Jamie

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  49. May your little saint in heaven intercede with Our Lord and Lady to give you all comfort and peace...you now have such a powerful ally in heaven...But the pain is still deep at this terrible loss... God bless you and you will be in our family's Rosary intentions...Hugs and love in Christ,
    The Dostalik Family

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  50. Arendale family, You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. I am mourning your loss yet thankful for the time you had with your precious Jedi. May you find peace in this difficult time and inspiration in the lives you've touched through the sharing of Jedi with the rest of us.

    Your ICAN friend, courtney

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  51. God bless your dear heart. Thank you for sharing little Jedi with us. He has touched so many. Peace be with you and your family.

    Sweet St. Jedidiah, pray for us.

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  52. I am so very sorry, thankyou for sharing this amazing journey you and your family have been on. I never got to meet Baby Jed, but I knew him through your words and I feel blessed being able to know him this way. GOD BLESS you and your family.

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  53. My dear Elizabeth--I have been away and did not know until just now about Jedi. I am so very sorry. Thank you for the story of his time with you. Your family is strong because of you and your faith. I think of you with much love.
    Judith

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  54. Dear Elizabeth and family,

    My prayers are with you during this period. May Jedi basque in God's love.

    Juliet

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