Thursday, March 29, 2007

A note from Wes

Wes Phillips, who is Kory's dad and grandfather of the twins, handed me a note last night when I was in Longview that he wanted me to post on the blog. Obviously it was written before we lost Jayde, but I still thought it was very relevant and appropriate to share it with all of you.

"These babies are so, so, so fragile, it is almost incomprehensible. Their lives are literally hanging on by your prayers to our God and Father whose great power is all that could possibly save them. Please pray for His spirit of life to breathe in them.

At times our hearts are crushed, but not broken, filled with agony but not despair. We are comforted by God's care of their souls.

Thank you all for your caring, sharing, and loving. May God bless each of you for your goodness and faithfulness."


campers said...

My heart is hurting for you both during this hard time. I pray you will feel the peace of the Lord during this very hard time! Lots of Love ~ thompson

Anonymous said...

To All The Family of Jayde and Kaymon;
I am so sad for the loss of your Jayde, she is God's Angle now. I pray that God will continue to give Kaymon the breath of life and that he will wrap his arms around each and every one of you, comforting you as no one else can. My prayers will continue to be with you.
Joyce Allen
Lamar Avenue Church of Christ

Alyson said...

Little Jayde had to get her angel wings quickly so she can help watch over her little bro, cuz that's what big sisters do. May your weary hearts find strength, comfort and healing through the love of those around you.
Lots of Love, Alyson

Kate said...

Jaymie and Kory,
I write this with a heavy heart. I am so sorry for your loss. I continue to pray for health for Kanyon and strength for y'all. May you feel God's presence supporting and sustaining you. I love you.

Beef's Family said...

Amen. God is the only reason we are all able to go on each minute of each day during a heart wrenching time like this. We love you Kory, Jaymie, Kanyon, and Jayde. Your family has touched us in ways no words can express, and your struggles have changed our lives forever. Not one of us will ever be the same. We continue to pray constantly. There is not a second that goes by that our hearts don't ache for each of you. We love you today and always, Aaron(Beef) and Jessica and Aaden & Rylan too

Jennifer K said...

My heart aches with your family. May you feel God's presence and warmth. We love you.

Jennifer King

Kendra De Haven said...

hello, you don't know me but Jesi Thomas and I went to high school together and she has been posting blogs on myspace about your twin's progress. I have been praying for you all since I first read of their joyous delivery. I will continue my praying for your family through this difficult time and until Kanyon is home with you both.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rachel,
On behalf of Jaymie's White Oak friends and all of those who are reading, we truly appreciate YOU for keeping us up-to-date on how everything has been going. We feel like we can be apart of what is going on without having to be in the way. You are a sweetheart and a wonderful sister-in-law. So, thank you for letting us feel apart of Jayde's and Kanyon's lives. If she or Kory needs ANYTHING, her White Oak teacher friends are here.

Jodi said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon-
I have been so anxious to be able to get to a computer today and leave you a note, and now I am here and at a loss for words. After reading Wes's words, I am joining you in deciding my heart is "crushed but not broken." I love you more than I can put into words, and your faith-journey through this has made me a stronger person. Thank you for that. We are praying without ceasing!
-the Beavers

Amy said...

I was e-mailed this blog page a couple of days ago from a friend. I have been praying for your family and was saddened to read of the loss of your baby girl. I pray that God will be with each and every one of you to give you comfort and to give you strength. I still am praying for health, wellness and ever little triumph for your son. May God keep you all close!
Amy – Mother of twins in Montana

Anonymous said...

Please let us know if there is anything the family needs during this time. Any of us would be glad to provide a place to stay or transportation for out of town family, meals, whatever you need. Of course, you are in our prayers as well.~a White Oak Primary teacher

Tiffany said...

Just wanted you to know that you have been in my thoughts & prayers since I first heard the twins were born and will continue to be for the weeks,months,and years ahead. I have a cousin who has been going through something very similar the last few months and the many ups and downs they have faced. I pray that the Lord will bless you with peace and comfort each day and that you will lean on Him for strength and understanding. You are on my heart!
-Tiffany McGinn-

Erin Faubus said...

The flood of prayers and love and concern for you two and the twins has been a true testament to God's power and what a difference it makes to have the Lord and people who love the Lord in your life. I am heartbroken for your loss, and at the same time reminded of what truly matter in life. The Lord is already touching others and teaching others of His greatness through Jayde's sweet life. My prayers are constant for all of you.

Mindi said...

Jaymie and Kory,
My heart hurts for you on this day. I pray God's strength and understanding on you that only He can provide. I am constantly praying for you and Kanyon, that he continues to improve and amaze all of us! Love you both so much.

Anonymous said...

You all have been in my thoughts and prayers all day long for several days. I have checked the site constantly and will continue to check in. I will also continue to pray for Kanyon and peace for each of you knowing that Jayde isn't having to fight but is sitting on God's lap!
Catherine Millett

Anonymous said...

Jaymie&Kory: Please know how sorry I am about your precious Jayde. There is nothing I could possibly say that would ease your pain. But....I can talk to my Father for you. After all, he is the only one that can comfort you. Don't you know your Nannie (Betty) is having a ball rocking and tending to Jayde for you til you can meet them and take over. I will be praying of you. Dedra Smith

Anonymous said...

James and Kory,

I just can't stop coming to this page! I count the minutes until there is a new post! Im so glad to hear about Kanyon and his progress! I am just amazed by how many people are posting on the wall...even people who do not know you. I'm smiling as I write this thinking about how God really is working through y'all right now and I'm excited about the progress of little Kanyon so I can hold him soon when I am home! Love yall


Matt Pinson said...

Our hearts ache for you. You're in our prayers. We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Jme and Kory-

There are no words that I have, but prayers I do. I pray for God's strength and peace to surround you and sustain you. My heart hurts for you, tears flow for you, love and admiration have only increased. I pray that God's breath of life would only fill Kanyon's precious lungs.

You are surrounded by thousands of prayers and immeasurable amounts of love.


Cortni said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. My heart is heavy for your loss of sweet Jayde. We pray that God will lay his protective hand over Kanyon and keep him strong. We pray for strength and peace for you, Jaymie and Kory, in these days ahead.

Cortni (Teague) Henke

Anonymous said...

To all the family- the wounded, weary and heavy-hearted;
I am so glad that you know Jesus. He is the only way anyone gets through times such as this. I can't imagine your grief. Words are inadequate and so I won't try. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit intercedes when we don't have the words. Wes and Susan, I love you so and pray for your strength and courage as you do the difficult task of supporting a child who must walk through the wilderness. My prayers are with you all.
Mardelle Hoch

Colleen Hess said...

Kory, your dad is obviously a very wise and Godly man. Thinking of you and Jaymie from a parent's perspective, my heart is overflowing for you both - as well as for your parents. You are all constantly on my heart. I come to the blog throughout my day to check on Kanyon's progress, and I continually lift each of you up in prayer.
With love,

Anonymous said...

Rick, Sue, and I are thinking of each of you. We know God's plan is always best, but not always easy to understand. Your families are continually in our prayers. Seperation always painful, but what a blessing to know that Jayde is given heavenly care in places we can't imagine. We love y'all.

Sarah said...

Hey guys! The boys and I are praying for you before we start school every morning. I love you much and will continue to pray for you and Kanyon.

annalee said...

may sweet jayde's fingerprints forever be on your heart. i will continue to pray for kanyon's growth and his health and all of you. may God comfort you each moment.
love you so much. annalee mccord

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers and we will continue to pray.

Much love,
Jennifer Christian

Rita Allen said...

Dear Jaymie and Kory, I just wanted you to know that Paul and the kids and I are praying for you all. Your family is so loved. You all have been on my mind constantly. Love and prayers go out to you all. Rita

Amy said...

We are and will be praying for all of you. We've had the Spanish speaking brothers and sisters pray also (covering all the bases we can). We love you all and know that God is here and working, and He knows you needs better than any of the rest of us.

Jorge and Amy

Anonymous said...

Kory & Jaymie,
Your family has constantly been in our thoughts and prayers. And we know soo many others that are praying for you also. You both are so strong and have such a great faith, we know God will help you through this time.
Ryan & Lacey Welch

Derald, Lesa and Haley said...

Can you imagine the welcome Jayde received when she reached the throne? It goes without saying that truly the love that surrounds you today will carry you through. Becuase you love, you are loved. We continue to pray for Kanyon's steady improvement and know the one who breathes life is enough to sustain us.
Our hearts break with yours and we rejoice with each encouraging post.
With much love,
Derald, Lesa and Haley

Cara said...

Jaymie and Kory,
I am so sorry to hear about sweet Jayde. I am praying for the strength of your family and that little Kanyon continues to grow stronger every day. May God bless you with comfort and peace right now.
-Cara Cowan

Anonymous said...

Jayme and Kory,

Our entire church is praying for you guys. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Jayde and now double the prayers go up for Kenyon.

We will continually pray for you and your family.

Judi and Mike Worley (Jenni's parents)
Airport Freeway church of Christ

Katie said...

Jaymie and Kory,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. May God wrap His arms around you and provide you with peace and comfort that only He can. You guys and precious little Kanyon will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

in HIM,
Katie (Allen) Clark

Ava Porter said...

Jaymie and Kory,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and baby Kanyon. I have been sending my love to you each time Mark and Amy visit.

Amy said...

We heard about you through Laurie Frantz and just wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your family.

ashley said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys right now. We pray that you feel the Lords peace and comforting arms more than ever.
-David & Ashley Snow

Tammy said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,
We love you so much! We are sorry for your loss and at the same time we are excited about Kanyon's progress! May God continue to be with you and comfort you. -Tammy, Jered and Tyler

Brenda Harper Gomez said...

I just wanted to let you all know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Both of our boys..Chase (15) and Sterling (13) were born prematurly. Chase was 1 month at 4lbs 1 oz and Sterling was 2 months early at 2lbs 3ozs. While I do not know you all personally...I am Tracey Harper Shepherd's Aunt Brenda. Sterling while being so small and looking at the pictures you all have posted brought back memories. I truly know what you all are going through..both boys were in ICU..Sterling for a month and a half after I went home. Please call me if you ever have a question 214-526-5527. Much love to all of your family.

Molly said...

Our prayers are with you all. You are on everyone's minds.
God Bless you all!
Webber & Molly Woodall

Kelli said...

Jaymie and Kory,

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only pray that the Lord will send you comfort in a way that only He can. As your precious family continues to walk through each day, may you feel His presence wrapped around you at all times, and may you know His love goes with you as you get through this time. You are in my prayers, prayers for peace, comfort and courage. Love y'all--

Kelli (Hooper) Galyean

Amanda said...

Dear Phillips family, We are friends of Laurie and Russell Frantz and wanted to let you know that we are praying for you here in Cincinnati. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your little girl and will continue to lift up Kanyon to the Lord. In Christ, Amanda and Courtney L

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,

Love you so much - praying with all my heart...

Kasey (and all of the wilson family)

Felicia said...

Your family is constantly on my mind and in my prayers. I was at work and sharing this blog with Camille's teacher and asking her to pray for you all when I read the sad news. My heart is so sad for you even though there are so many reasons to be joyful for Jayde. I can't imagine all the emotions you are going through right now. I am asking everyone I speak to to say a prayer. God has his ways of reminding us how awesome He is, even through two tiny lives. We all hold onto the hope Kanyon has and anticipate watching him grow and develop. This has also reminded me of the blessing of having family through Christ. I know there are Christians all over the world lifting up prayers for your family, and that is so amazing to me. What a blessing. There are many blessings to be so thankful for. Hold on to love of's powerful.

Felicia Woods

Anonymous said...

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. We pray for God's comfort and guidance and healing. We pray that your little son will thrive and continue to grow. We pray that through your family's story many will grow in their faith.

the Hildebrands
(Pine Tree congregation)

"For I am the LORD, your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear. I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:13

Kari Banks said...

My dear, dear Jaymie, Kory and Kanyon. My heart is hurting for you. Know that I am praying for you all. I love you so very much. ~hugs~

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, I am so sorry to hear about Jayde. Everyone in your family has meant so much to me since I moved to Paris and even now that I don't live there. I love all of you. I actually quoted Nanny Betty today at work and thought about how much I miss seeing her when I visit Lamar Avenue. I still can't believe you are all grown up and married and have become a mom. It kills me to think how hard this must be for you and Kory. It doesn't seem fair. I will pray for all the Spencer/Phillips family for strength. And I believe God will honor everyone's prayer for strength on your behalf. Deon Melton

Leah J. said...

I pray that the Lord wraps you both in His comfort as you go through this difficult time. I can't imagine the sense of loss that you must feel. Praise the Lord that Kanyon is progressing. I am sending prayers up that Kanyon grows stronger with each passing day.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,
I am so sorry for the loss of Jayde. I am embracing you with prayers. The word this morning on Kanyon sounds great! I will keep praying for you and your son.
Love ya,
Brandi Barlow

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory-

I've been sitting here trying to think of the right thing to say..but I'm at a loss. I can't even begin to empathize what you're going through..but I do know our God is God of comfort..and I pray that you'll be able to experience His peace during this difficult time. I pray that little Kanyon will continue to get stronger each day.
Love- Kipley Evatt

Jeff and Kristina said...

We love you, and we're praying for you.

-Jeff & Kristina Sims

The Pruitts said...

Kory and Jayme...
We love you guys. Aubrey and Lolo are praying for you guys by name, and we all have hurt and hope for you guys.

You guys are so special to our youth group. Tonight 15 people were there 1 hour before the game... just to pray for you guys. To bring our pleas and our questions to our God on your behalf. It's so hard for us to see people we care for so much ... hurt so much.

We will continue to pray for your strength and your mourning. God will be faithful to bring you joy again. Kanyon will continue to be lifted up.

Love you guys, Ricky & Cindy & Aubrey & Lolo

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers!
Jason, Sheridie & Gibson Dyess

Julie said...

Jaymie & Kory,
I cannot fathom your loss. My heart hurts with you. My family has been praying all week for the Jayde and Kanyon. I spent a very difficult hour with our girls this afternoon. In the end, Cheney (5) said, "Jayde will be with God. There's a big shiny throne. And sparkles with all the colors from a rainbow with a big pretty river all through it. She'll have fun."

Still praying in Plano,
Julie Truex
(Brent Nichols' sister)

JENNY said...

I am still praying for you guys.
Jenny Thompson (Fullerton)

The Wards said...

Dear Phillips & Spencer families
We are so sorry to read about Jayde, our hearts were broken, at the same time we were so excited to read about Kanyon's continued progress. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. We are constantly checking for updates--thanks to Rachel for doing a wonderful job on keeping all of us in Gainesville up to date on Kanyon. Our prayers are with you all.

Robert, Cindi, Konner, Kelbie, & Kordan Ward Chris & Kalin Evans

The Higgins Family said...

We heard about the birth last night and your loss today. We are so sorry you are experiencing this pain, but yet we are heartened by your son's continued fight to live.
Please know we are praying constantly for you.

Erin, Melissa, Geoffrey, Elizabeth

Ledbetter Fam said...

Jaymie & Kory,

You don't know me, but I found you through another blog. I am a fellow sister in Christ. My husband and I live in Arlington, Tx and attend Pleasant Ridge COC. I have read the past posts and I want you to know that my heart aches for you! I am a NICU nurse in Ft. Worth, Tx. I have never experienced the loss of a baby, but I see it and support families through it often at work. I want you to know that the nurses there in that NICU are people that you can trust. These people love what they do, and want only the best for you and your baby. I know that God's hand is on you and your precious baby Kanyon. You seem to have a wonderful support group and I praise God for that!!! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Juli Beth

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