Saturday, March 31, 2007

No news is good news

We have nothing new to report except that Kanyon is still doing good. I just know that many of you admit to checking the blog dozens of times per day, so I thought you would like to have even the smallest update.
Pray for Jaymie and Kory as they travel to Paris tomorrow for the memorial. The rest of Kory's family flew in from Montana yesterday and they will be traveling to Paris as well. I know this time won't be easy for any of us, but we appreciate your prayers and support.
Many people have asked if there is something they can do or something they can donate to in Jayde's name. That's under discussion right now and we'll let you know when they decide.


Family Friend said...

Kory & Jayme...
I can't imagine what tomorrow will be like. Burrying your hopes and dreams that were in your heart for Jayde as a part of your family.
Just signed up for a prayer chain time... We will be praying for YOU!
May God's hand of mercy and spirit of comfort be upon you.
Also want to tell everyone else who is addicted to this blog to get their Sunday school classes signed up tomorrow for the prayer chain! Let's let them know that they are not alone during sleepless nights, rough days, or even when they recieve the good reports... let's stand in the gap for them!!!

Chaney and Jason Gipson said...

Chaney and Jason
I don't know where to start. I can not imagin the pain that you are going through right now. Being 24 weeks along, it is hard to fathom. I am glad that Jaymie, you are doing well, and will keep you and Kory in our prayers. I wish I were there to hug your necks, but prayers are just as powerful. We love both of you guys and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

mindy tyndall said...

Jaymie...The Tyndall and Pinson families will be praying for you and your family during Jayde's memorial service tomorrow. Here's a thought from Jack....
Mimi asks...Jack, where is heaven?
Jack replies...up there (points up)
Mimi...Do you know who lives there?
Jack... God, and the babies.
Mimi...What babies?
Jack...That baby in the picture (on the blog).
Mimi...Does that make you sad?
Jack...No, Mimi, there's lots of room to play in heaven. I gotta go!

Needless to say, Jack is aware that another little soul has left this earth, but, as his sweet spirit reminds me, it's okay!

We love you and are praying for you all!
Hugs - MIndy

Sunny Folding said...

[I just read Rachel's request that we post comments on the most recent blog post or else they might not get read for a long time. So ... at the risk of being annoying, I've cut/pasted this comment from a previous blog post so it may be able to be of some benefit to you during this time.... Love, sf]

That Prayer Partners map is OUTSTANDING! I was thankful to read that Nebraska, Missouri, and New Mexico are taken care of, as we know friends/family (Scott & Amanda Free, in Albuquerque) in those states who are praying for you. My friend, Summer, who posted about their little 2yo who survived being born around 25 weeks...? She's from Utah, and her family is praying for yours.

Now with my sister there with you, I'm feeling that much more 'connected' (strange, huh?). Jayde's service tomorrow will be a joy and a sorrow. We're there with you in spirit.

What amazing news about Kanyon's breathing and digestion!!! Praise God for these answered prayers; we understand He is to be praised for even the prayers that aren't answered the way we wanted, for with our limited understanding, we must depend upon Him to sustain.

Loving you and still praying,

Sunny Folding, for Jeremy, Natasha, and Justus.

Oh, P.S. I wanted to post this. The morning after Jayde passed away, it was Justus's turn to offer our morning prayer. After he prayed for Kory, Jayme, and Kanyon, he added, "...and please help Jayde have fun in heaven with you."

Amen to that! Just imagine being there together someday. Oh what a day that will be. Heaven WILL surely be worth it all.

The Gearharts said...

My name is Amy G. I am a friend of Sarah Floyd's. We live in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan Mexico. I have been praying for you, and we will pray for your family tomorrow when we meet with other believers for worship. I pray you feel his presence in your valley of the shadow of death and that Kanyon will continue to thrive.

Iiris said...

Dear Kory, Jayme and Kanyon,
I just wanted to tell you that there are also prayers from Tallinn, Estonia (Europe). And even if I have never met you, I have heard a great lot about you from the Banks family. My prayer is that God will lift you up and keep you in his loving arms.
Still praying,

Anonymous said...

I don't know you two but we do have mutual friends. I do check on progress every day and want you to know I am praying for you all. I'm from Airport Freeway C of C. Peace for you all. In our Lord, Barbie

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
As I have prayed for you this morning I have remembered our walk down a similar path almost 25 years ago. The day that we buried our first born is not as clear today, but the memories of the love of family and friends and the awesome power of our God is. The place the Jayde holds in your heart will never go away; your love for her will never fade; your thoughts of her will become easier, most of the time. There will be times when the hurting in your heart will be more tender, but the ache you have now will be overtaken by other joys. I am thankful that our God is bigger than all of the hurt and pain that comes our way. May His comforting arms embrace you today and the many tomorrows you have to look forward to. God Bless You and I pray that you feel the love being sent up for you each day.
Barbara Eatherly

Phil said...

We continue to pray for you.
With much love,
Phil and Karol Edwards
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:1-4, 10-11

karen in lewistown said...

To Rachel. A HUGE thanks to you for posting the updates on this website; it's the first thing i do every morning - read the comments. and i know it must have been very hard for you to report the very sad news when Jayde passed. anyway - just wanted to tell you that you sure are appreciated!

karen in lewistown said...

Jaymie & Kory. today will be a very hard day in many ways, but also a very sweet and tender time with family, that you will cherish always. And at times like this you will feel GOS's grace and mercy like never before. it's so comforting to know that God puts our tears in a bottle and writes them in HIS book. (Psalm 56)

karen from lewistown said...

Dear Grandparents - Susan and Wes (whom I know) + Jaymie's parents: because I'm a grandparent, i know the love you have for your children and grandchildren. what would we do without our GOD in a time like this? i pray that you will remember the presence of GOD and HIS nearness at this time, plus cherish the times with your family. Thank you all for the godly heritage you have passed on to your children. I'll be praying for you today.

Lamentations 3:20f . .Therefore I have hope.
The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
HIS compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is HIS faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, says my soul,
Therefore I have hope in HIM.

Joe and Kathy Daniels said...

So many emotions...Just know that our prayers are many for you all. I can only imagine how difficult this day will be. Let the arms of love that are wrapped around you give you the strength that you need. I know Nanny Betty will sure enjoy telling little Jayde all about her family. We love you and continue to lift you up!
Philippians 4:13
Joe and Kathy Daniels

Colleen Hess said...

Praise God for Kanyon's strength! This is so great to read! Kory and Jaymie, you and your families will especially be on my heart and in my prayers this afternoon. Remember that you and your sweet children are precious to so many; Jayde will never be forgotten.
With much love,

Anonymous said...

God bless you and be with you on this difficult day. Our prayers are with you and so are our hearts.

Angela Mays said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon-
I know this is a hard day, and I just want y'all to know how much I admire your stregnth and courage. Jaymie, you are such a precious person, and Kanyon is so blessed to have you as his mother. Kory, I don't know you as well, but I know enough to know that you are a wonderful Christian man. We are praying for y'all, and wishing you lots of wonderful times with Kanyon. Love- Angela Mays

Tamara Long said...

Kory & Jaymie -
Be held in the arms of Lord today just as you know Jayde is & maybe you can then feel her little fingers wrap around yours and find peace knowing whose holding her so tight! I truly can't stop thinking of you both and Kanyon, Kadin is praying for little Kanyon each night, his name has become a favorite.
love you so much

Allison said...
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Anonymous said...

Phillips Family,
I am praying a special prayer of strength and comfort for your family right now in Minnesota. I know that there are thousands of loving people doing the same for you on this difficult day. May Kanyon grow stronger every day!
Heidi (Weaver) Schlemmer

Anonymous said...

Pure as a kiss from the lips of God
A red rose bloomin out a Kanyon rock
Through a hole in the clouds she fell one day
Left her home on high so far away
From the day she came into this world
There were tears in the eyes of that baby girl
We tried everything to heal the hurt
But she never could find peace on earth
So goodbye, farewell, homesick Angel
May Heaven's shores be a sight for your sore eyes
Oh I wish you well homesick Angel
Oh I just wish we'd had more time

God is God and I'm just a man
So I guess I'll never understand
But the fire inside that lights my faith
Is the smile I'll see upon her face
When I hold her again on that day
So goodbye, farewell, homesick Angel
May Heaven's shores be a sight for your sore eyes
Oh I wish you well homesick angel
Oh I just wish we'd had more time

Homesick Angel
By: Cadillac Sky

Leah said...

Precious Friends,
You guys are always so close in our thoughts. We are covering you guys in our prayers for peace and strength to endure each day.
Much love,
Abilene, Tx.

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,
I can't begin to feel the pain you are going through today. We rejoice for Kanyon's improvements daily. We want you to know that you are in a prayers and thoughts. You both are such strong examples of faithful servants. Our God will never give us something we can't handle. Ty and I are lucky to have you as friends. Kory and Jaymie, we are with you every step of the way.
We love you!
Ty and Lara

Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless you today in a special way and each passing hour in the days to come. May you continue to see His divine hand guiding you along His path and holding your precious little one in His arms. What a mighty God we serve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save; He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zepheniah 3:17

In Him,
Heather (Martin) Storey
Destin Florida

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,

Our hearts go out to you today! We are still praying for little Kanyon to continue to do well. Also, I wanted Jay and Gaye to know that we are praying for them and Jaymie is blessed to have such wonderful parents. We miss and love yall lots!


Blake and Kenzie

Blessed Assurances said...

The service is about to start and my heart is heavy for you all. I am praying and will continue to pray as you go through today. I have no words of wisdom and I don't want to say the "churchy thing" I just want you guys to know that i love you and have been praying for you, without ceasing.

I love you sweet cousins.


Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,
May God bless you today.
Love, John and Geneva

Kristie Lee said...

Gay and Jay - I so enjoyed seeing you this morning at church. I love you both dearly!!!!! I'm sorry all I could give you was smiles and kisses because nothing I could do can help take away your burden!

Jamie and Kory - Jamie, I've loved you since before you were born.....I know that right now as you say goodbye to Jayde I so wish that I could be there to hug you and cry with you.......... But since I can't be with you, I can still cry with you! I think Clay said it are superwoman! I am SO awed by your strength! There's no doubt where Kanyon gets that trait! Praying for Jayde and Nanny Betty in Heaven and for little Kanyon to keep going strong! Love you! Kristie

Paige said...

Loving you RIGHT NOW!

Allison said...

Praying HARD for you guys at 3:30!

Love, Allison Mullins

jason and jole ray said...

Praying and thinking of you at this time.

Jason and Jole Ray

Anonymous said...

Please don't be so sad,
I miss you so much, too.
It's beautiful here where I am
But I worry a lot about you.

I sleep with angels watching me,
There's only love up here...
I'm never lonely or afraid,
'Cause God's so very near.

I walk with Jesus every day
He's very kind and sweet.
Don't worry mom; He holds my hand
When we cross a golden street.

I never cry or hurt myself
I see Grandma everyday...
I play and laugh and sing a lot
And I hear you when you pray.

Please mommy, don't be mad at God
You see, He loves me too,
And even though you're not with me
I'm really still with you.

Anonymous said...

Kory & Jaymie,

We miss you guys so much! We love you. You are being covered with prayer here in Vancouver, WA.

Much Love,
Paul & Julie McMullen

tleaf10 said...

I hope your day was full of family to surround each of you, grieve, with you, and celebrate Kanyon with you. I love you guys,
-Terri Lee

Katherine said...

I wanted to let you know that there are also prayers being lifted up on your behalf from Abilene, TX. I pray that God lifts you and your whole family up as you mourn for Jayde and hold on to hope for Kanyon. May He wrap you up into His arms and shower you with peace, comfort, strength, and love. May He continue to surround you with community that can lift you up during the difficult times, mourn with you and also rejoice with you.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows". ~2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Anonymous said...

I can not imagine what today was like for all of you. We prayed for you and my heart was heavy. May the
peace of our Lord be with you all.
Lisa Pullen and family

Kacy B said...

Jaymie, you have been so dear to my heart since the first summer I met you. I have been overwhelmed with mixed emotions today - I'm sure you, Kory, and your families are as well. I love you and am constantly praying for you. I know that God is with you in every moment and emotion, be it sorrow, joy, anger, fear, or who knows what else. He is there to carry you through.

At our church service this morning, the message was about 4 unlikely people who were touched by Jesus through the process of his arrest, trials, & death. One of the points centered around the roman centurion who, upon seeing how Jesus handled himself and the manner in which he died, exclaimed "Surely this was a righteous man!" The speaker went on to tie that into how people can be impacted through witnessing the way we as Christians handle life's trials. I just kept thinking about how God is revealing himself to so many through your lives and both the lives of Jayde & Kanyon. I pray that you will feel his comfort and faithfulness in deeper ways than ever before.

Loving you, thinking about you, and praying for you in Tucson AZ.

Jodi said...

What sweet words, Kacy Baker!

We too continue to pray for your comfort, peace, healing of hearts, as well as strength and continued good news for little Kanyon. Especially today. Love y'all so very much!

Jen Benjamin said...

Kory and Jaymie-
I am a friend of Colleen's, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc. She shared your news and your blog with me a few days ago - I have had your family in my thoughts and prayers. It's wonderful to see that Kanyon is doing so well! I lit a candle for your family in church today.
God Bless,
Jennifer Benjamin

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,
David and I have been praying for you today. We have continued to think of you during the day. May God give you comfort during this time. We rejoice that Kanyon is continuing to do well and we pray for his continued progress.
We love you!
David and Tara Rangel

Anonymous said...

Have been thinking of you guys so much today. We love you all so much and are praying for you all. Love you, Rita Allen

The McCarter Family said...

I've thought about yall all day today (Sunday). I know it was a hard day. Just know that we love you and are still praying without ceasing for little Kanyon's strength and growth! Let us know if we can do ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

Phillips Family, May you feel the love and prayers of your friends and family today. Life's path is not always clear to us but God's shining light and promise is very clear to us. We love you all very much and will continue praying for Kanyon's growing strength and continuing guidance and strength to the rest of the family.

With Love and Prayers, Robyn, Dwayne, Amanda, and Bryce

Bogle said...

Jaymie & Kory,
I have been reading your blog for the past week and I am just blown away at all of the things you both have had to deal with emotionally and physically. I can not fathom your pain and emotional exhaustion. I know that so many people as well as myself have been so blessed just by watching from the sidelines, a christian family come together in such an enormous way. PRAISE GOD! We are praying for you and your family at midnight tonight.
Adam & Leslie (Bogle) Thomas

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory.......words can not express the emotion I feel as Kanyon's and Jayde's story unfolds each day. It is the emotion of love with devoted compassion I feel for you and your family, Jaymie. I knew you when you were wearing diapers!You have always had a special place in my prayer life. Now it has been moved to top priority status. I know today was difficult yet sweet as you know that Jayde is united with her brother Jesus and great grandmother Nanny Betty.(She is a rockin grandma!) Please read Romans 15:13 it is my hope that it will give you and Kory comfort. Love you, Kory and Kanyon are in our hearts and prayers.
Cathy and Rusty

Beck Boys said...

We have just returned home from a long day of LTC pratice and service. You have all been on our minds today. We have stopped mutiple time today to offer up your family to our God. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with all of this but I know God has good things instore for all of you. I pray that things went well and that you are healing. I know that pain is not easy to deal with but we can take comfort in knowing that God can grant us peace that no one else can.
Love Kanyon for us. We are looking forward to meeting him. We pray for you daily.
The Beck's

abcathome said...

I am continuing to pray for your dear family. I do check the blog continually and have truly enjoyed reading the positive updates on Kanyon! What a little man! :)

I pray for your hearts as you continue to process the death of baby Jayde. She is with her Maker and in a much better will get to see her one day. And Kanyon will be reunited with his sister.

Thank you to your family also, for the continued updates on this blog. What a blessing that we can continue to keep up to date on your family and be able to pray for the right things. God is faithful and good and will hear and answer our prayers.

Amanda Schafer
Perryville, MO
**A homeschooling friend of Sunny Folding.