Sunday, January 4, 2009

Jeremiah Parker Shelby

born 11:17 am
6lbs14 oz , 21 inches
passed 12:28 pm
surrounded by his loving family, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Dear Friends.

Arrangements to follow.

Please pray for strength, healing and understanding.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6



Michael J said...

Dear Shelby family,
our hearts are with you and ache. I am sure much was lived in that glorious hour! Our fervent prayers for all you need at this time. We will trust Our Lord who knows his beloveds and will fill you with what will carry you at this time--rest in His arms.
with love,
Michael and Janelle

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Our hearts ache for you. It is so hard to understand but we Trust that God is good. We pray that God will give you peace and understanding in the coming days. Children are truly gifts, and I hate that you had to give him back so soon. He is at home with the Lord thanking you for every day that you cared for him, loved him, talked to him and prayed over him. What an amazing hour that must have been to finally hold him and see his little face. May you be wrapped in God's love and promises.
All our love,
Tish and Chris

The Amsler Family said...

We love you......We are here for any needs you may have..The entire Life group sends their love

pwdrd donuts said...

We love you. We are praying for you, lifting you up, hoping for you.

So very sorry for this loss.

Matt and Heather

poe family said...

Our prayers are for you in this difficut time, that God's peace that surpassed understanding will be with you.

Ryan and Shannon said...

We are aching, mourning, praying and rejoicing with you. We love you guys, Amos and Crystal.

Liz said...

Dear Aaron, Beth and the families of both,

My heart wells with sorrow as I write this message. I pray that you will remember that God, the Father of all comfort, is with you always. He will strengthen, help and uphold you with His righteous right hand. He who has called Jeremy Parker Shelby by name now craddles Jeremy in His loving arms. Finally, I pray that your mind and heart will be able to joyfully say, "The Lord gives and takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

Please know that I am here for you all.

Lovingly, Liz

Medley Family said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our hearts ache for you but we to know that God has a purpose and a plan for all he does! We will be praying for you all in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. Please let us know if there is anything at all our life group can do for you all! Your blog and your lives are such an inspiration and so is Jeremy's life!


Praying for you all in this time of loss. My spirit prayed for you this morning as we sang, "Savior, you can move the mountains. Our God is mighty to save." I didn't know what the mountain would be, but we continue to believe that God is faithful to move this mountain. We know that God will surround you with His presence and peace. Love you all.
Kenney & Nicole

Jenni said...

Shelby family,

I can't stop thinking about sweet Jeremy wrapped in Jesus' loving arms this very moment. Full of life, and cooing sweet sounds to his Savior!

So many questions and so much unknown ahead. We are lifting you up in prayer and will stand with you through strong times and weak times. It's a priviledge to journey this with you.

Andy and Jenni

Sheri said...

I, along with everyone else, am so sorry to hear the sad news. I am uplifted though knowing that you and your families got to spend some time with Jeremy and hope it was a joyous time. Know that I along with others are praying for all of you. Love and dimes.

Doll House said...

Shelby Family,

We are thinking of you today during this difficult time and praying for strength, understanding, and peace. Remember you are no means alone during this journey. We are here for anything you need.
Rob and Melissa

Rock Family said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength and peace you need during this difficult time. May he surround you with his love and comfort you in this time of need.

Jacob & Mandy

Nancy said...

I am so sorry you didn't have more time with your precious baby Jeremiah. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. You and your family are in my prayers.


Haute Mama said...

I have linked to your blog many times (from the Oppold family's blog) and followed your journey with Jeremiah. In my head I know God has a plan that we cannot see nor often understand, however, in my heart I ache and cry for your loss. Know that you and Jeremiah have touched many hearts and those hearts are praying for you! God Bless!
The Gozdieski Family

The Vang Family said...

Dearest Aaron and Beth,

Our deepest condolences for your loss of Jeremiah. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Vang and family

Alicia Burdick said...

My heartfelt prayers will continue for your healing during this grievence time. All my love ~ Alicis

Alicia Burdick said...

My heartfelt prayers will continue for your healing during this grievence time. All my love ~ Alicis

Christina said...

Congratulations on the birht of your baby boy. I am praying for your family as you heal. On thing we cn rest assured is that he is in the very hands of God. There is absolutly no better place than there.

Christina Andrews and family (daughter of Ed and Denise Hart)

The Oppold Family: said...

Our prayers are with you!

M said...

hello shelby family - i know you through laura, and as so sorry to hear of your loss. i will keep your family in my prayers.

Mommymeepa said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm crying in Caribou Coffee as I type this not even able to imagine what you are going through and I will never ever say that I do understand, but do know that I am praying for you and am so sorry. I am part of TEAM TRISOMY and will be doing all future races in honor of all our precious Trisomy babies and angels.

Take care,

dkeller330 said...

Dear Shelby family,

We just heard the news and are terribly sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you both along with your families. We know that your faith in the Lord will guide you both through this incredible loss and challenging times. We are so very happy that you did have time to meet Jeremiah, he is so lucky to have had you both in his life.

May peace and love surround you,

D'Ann, Hayden, Gabby and Garrett

Candi Parry said...

We are all deeply sorry to hear of your loss! I believe that losing a child at any age is the toughest grief and test a parent will ever experience! Our topic in Sunday school today was HOPE & Faith. I strongly believe God has given us the FAITH to carry us through all the difficult times, and the HOPE for a better tomorrow. We are all here for you as you face the road ahead. It will no doubt be a bumpy road . . . but I also know it will hold for you a mountaintop, rainbows, sunrises, and beautiful sunsets. And whenever I see "God's Light" shining through the clouds, I will know that Jeremiah is part of that special light shining down on us!

<3 Candi Parry

Hoosier Hoffmans said...

Dear Beth and Aaron,
Bob and I rejoice with you for the precious time you got to spend with your sweet Jeremy. We also are weeping with you over your deep, deep loss. We know how much the loss of a child hurts. We hope that just knowing so many love you and are lifting you up in prayer will bring you some comfort. We are here if you need anything.

slyder said...

Thoughts and prayers just don't seem to be enough at times like this, but it is what we have to offer. God is in control and we will continue to pray for healing and understanding. There is a plan and God will be faithful to reveal His purpose.

The Slyders

Creating Hope said...

Our hearts and prayers go out for the Shelby Family, and for their littlest angel Jeremiah Parker Shelby. May you be comforted in your grief.
Love, Tina and John

KayPee said...

Beth & Aaron,
I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news. Please know that I'm thinking of you & your little guy & praying for you both.

Love always,

Laura said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Jeremy will never be forgotten in our hearts.

Laura and John Pfaff

Brandi said...

Beth & Aaron,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. I pray that God will provide you the strength and peace to press on. Please know that we are all here for you.
love always,

Warner family said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your faith has been an inspiration to me. I have thought, cryed, and prayed for you all so much, especially over the last 48 hours. I can't imagine the heartache you are going through and pray that you would feel God's peace during this time and that you would be able to see some of His kingdom purposes and glory.

Antcliff Family said...

Beth & Aaron,

Please know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We have been reading your blog and thinking about you often, and admire your strength and courage through all of this so much. We are here for you.

With love,
Kelly & Chad Antcliff

Auntie Marva said...

Dear Aaron and Beth,
Jeremy will forever be in our hearts - he was a gift. We had hopes but God knew best and took Jeremy to live with Him. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessings and love,
Auntie Marva and Uncle Hank

Mindy said...

Dear Shelby Family,
My heart breaks for all of you and continued prayers are being sent to you during this time. I was sent an email to be a prayer warrior for you and have faithfully watched your journey and kept you in my prayers. The strength that you have shown during these months has been amazing and inspiring to me. Jeremy was greatly loved and prayers will be there for continued healing and understanding. May you continue to trust and heal with his words.

The Schmidt House said...

My dear friends,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened for your loss. May God bring you Peace beyond understanding during this time.
You are showered in Prayer.
Megan Schmidt and Family