Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sweet William...

Tonight, around 6:00 p.m., Tim & I held our son as he took his last breath and passed away.

He was peaceful and we feel blessed that we were able to hold him & comfort him without all the monitors and wires in the NICU.

We are grateful for all the nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff that cried with us as we said good-bye to our precious baby. We will post more information and pictures once we are back home on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, we will be setting up a fund through our local bank, to be used towards medical and funeral expenses.

Thank you to everyone who fought the fight with us & Will...we love you and are grateful for your continued prayers.


The Davani Family said...

I'm absolutely heartbroken for you both. All of us here in Southern California loved Will and followed journey every day. I am at a complete loss for words -- there's nothing I can say that can take your pain away I'm sure. All I can do is pray with my whole entire heart that the Lord grant you peace and healing now. As difficult as it's going to be, will you please keep us posted on things? We miss you so much and wish I was closer to do more.

Loving hugs,
Diane Davani and Family

Anne E. said...

Julie & Tim -
I am so sorry. Stay strong through this difficult time.
Love Annie

Kyle & Alissa Circle said...

When I read your post last night, I felt at a complete loss for words. This is such a heartbreaking situation and someone no one should have to go through. I want you to know that Kyle and I are praying for you and Tim, and we've told your story to many who are also praying for you both. I miss you, and wish that I could be there to help in any way you needed.
Love, Alissa

Mellott Family said...

Julie & Tim,
Words are always hard to come by in times like these! It was great being there this past week! I just wish we could have done more! Know that we are praying for you & Tim.

Your "California" Family!

The Mellotts

Beth Read said...

Julie and Tim, Our hearts break for you and are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will continue through the next weeks, days, months, and years as this will surely be something that will leave you changed forever. Love, Beth and Kevin

Anonymous said...

I know there are no words to comfort you. I am so broken with you. I've never met you but I know your heartache is so immense that it must be difficult to breathe right now. We just pray so much for God to give you comfort. That he will envelope you in a cloud of love and support and peace. I am so sorry for this sadness. Please know we are praying for you.

barbie said...

Dear Julie and Tim-
There is nothing we can say to take away this pain. Just know that we love you so much and are lifting you in prayer constantly. May you find peace, healing and comfort in Him. Will was a precious miracle. We are here for you...don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. We love you!

Love and peace in Him-
Matt, Barbie, Barbie Anne and Grace

we3ramirez said...

Dear Murray Family,
even though I have never met you, I am sitting here in tears and my heart is breaking for you and your sweet boy. I won't pretend to know what you are going through but can only promise my thoughts and prayers are with you and am wishing your family a bit of hope and peace for these next days.

Natalia and the Ramirez Family
(friend of Megan Smith)

Ryan said...

Tim and Julie,
I am so sorry to hear that Will has passed. I know you both loved him so much, I only wish you would have had more time to spend together. I'm sure he knew how much he was loved, if only for a short time.

I love you both,

Borst Family said...

Dear Mrs. Murray,
Marlena Here! I am very saddened by the news of William. I am praying for you and Mr. Murray.

Mrs. Cornish is very fun and I am looking forward to middle school.
Love, Marlena

My heart goes out to you and Tim during this very difficult time. Know that Marlena, Stephanie and I are praying for you and your family. Especially for wisdom, strength, peace and healing.

I do not pretend to know your feelings, but what I learned from my situations is that, there is no easy way to take the pain away. To help ease the pain and give you the support and strength to go on is having your family, friends, prayers and God's love surrounding you.

God Bless you both,
Paula and Family

Borst Family said...

Hi, Paula again,
I came across this poem a friend sent me when my husband passed away. I thought you might like it. In hindsight, it rings very true.
God Bless.

"A Prayer Away" By: Ben Borroughs

When someone you held very dear
is called by God to rest
the pain of weary loneliness
will be your greatest test
for when you lose a loved one
life loses all its charm
doubts and fears will fill our heart
with mountains of alarm
time will hang heavy over you
days and nights will be long
every tune you listen to
will be a plaintive song
it's then you'll fully realize
the comfort God can give.

He is the only recourse
the spirit's sedative
through Him you'll gain the faith you need
and strength to follow through.

He knows that those who walk alone
possess a sordid view
and so God gives the gift of prayer
to banish skies of gray
the someone you held very dear
is but a prayer away.