Thursday, March 29, 2007

Very sad news

There’s really no easy way to break the news – we lost Jayde last night. In Kory's words, she went to be with God. Her poor little lungs just weren’t working well all day yesterday, and they finally stopped working completely late last night. I know it goes without saying, but please lift up this family in your prayers right now, and continue to pray for little Kanyon. He is doing okay right now, but he still has a long way to go.


Sunny Folding said...

Kory and Jaymie,

It's 11:30 p.m. - here in AZ. 1:30 a.m. in TX. Clint just e-mailed to let us know Jayde just passed away. Now I will tell you (I'd chosen not to previously), in case you don't know, about our Audrey, a little girl we adopted when Natasha was two. She lived only twelve hours in this world. We were blessed to be able to hold her, take pictures with her, love on her, and sing to her - "Jesus Loves Me" - before she went on to heaven. Audrey's death left a hole in our hearts that will remain until Jesus comes again, as will Jayde's place in your/our hearts. I'm thankful that you had three days with your precious Jayde, and that she will never again suffer.

I know how you will treasure every touch, every memory, the comparatively few pictures you have, and every message of sympathy and support from your loved ones. It's not sadness for her, but the letting go of our dreams of what we wanted and expected that's hard.

We'll keep Kanyon in our prayers (that goes without saying) as well as the two of you, and all your family and friends.

God knows the plans that He has for you ... plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (from Jer. 29:11)

With love,

Sunny Folding (Sydni's sister), Jeremy, Natasha, and Justus

P.S. I am NOT looking forward to breaking this news to Natasha (8) and Justus (4) in the morning. Sydni IMed us after Kory called Clint requesting especially fervent prayers for Jayde in this next stretch of breathing difficulty; Justus wouldn't let us tuck the children into their beds before praying for Jayde once more.

Kristie Lee said...

Jaymie, Kory and Kanyon,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have said a prayer every time I thought about your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss of Jayde. God has a plan for us even though we don't always agree with Him or know his reasonings. We will continue to pray as hard as we can for Kanyon! Loving you always in good times and bad! Kristie and Kimberlynn Lee and Betsy Mills

Lindsey said...

I cannot begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am. I am amazed at how attached I had become to baby Jayde without ever seeing her in person or touching her. What a beautiful little girl she was and what a tremendous blessing to know that if she cannot be with her earthly family, she can be with our Father in Heaven. Please know we are praying (and have been all night) for Kanyon and your family...I didn't know about the prayer pager so have not been paging you.
Your sister in Christ,
Lindsey Eason

Anonymous said...

Please know that I, along with many other friends, are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
We are so sorry to hear about Jayde. We love you and will continue to pray that God will comfort you and that He will be glorified in all things.
Much Love,
Luke and Katie

Drew said...

My prayers go out to you.... And as devestating as this is, it is a little comforiting to now that baby jayde has a new body, one that works without the help of a machine.

I'm sorry for your loss, and know that there are many people praying for you. Stay strong Phillips family!

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through right now! All I can imagine right now is how Jayde is in the arms of Jesus her Savior right now feeling no pain or suffering! Little Kanyon is being prayed for very hard! Much love to you!
The McCarter's

becky said...

Jaymie and Kory
I was so saddened to hear the news about little Jayde. She was such a little fighter, but now she can finally rest with in heaven. We will continue to pray for Kanyon. He now has an extra special angel praying for him in heaven. Much love to your whole family.
Paul, Becky, Jeremy, Jessica, and Allison

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious little girl. I can't imagine what you and your family must be going through but I do know she is with the Lord and there is purpose in everything. I will continue to pray for Kanyon and your family.

Anonymous said...

There's no real right thing to say in a time like this. I cannot begin to imagine what it would be like to lose a child. Please know that we love you very much and that we continue to lift you and Kanyon up in our prayers. We continue to have faith in our Lord, who WILL carry you through this time. Our God is a God of comfort.

Anonymous said...

I praise God that He is all knowing and powerful. My heart is sad for the loss of Jayde. However, it is rejoycing that He is still breathing life in Kanyon. Also an uplift to me; I visited the site for the prayer chain and could not find a place to sign up. ALL THE SLOTS ARE TAKEN! I will continute to pray. How awesome is it that God's Children are coming together and makeing the best of what we can do!

We love you and lift you up in prayer!

Andrea McDonald

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine what you must be feeling. I don't know your family, but, your blog site was sent to me by someone who does know your family. God bless and be with you at this time. I will pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Kory Jaymie and Kanyon,
Your loss is our loss, but God is good all of the time and we will continue to ask Him to lift you up! We are praying for you constantly,all day and everytime we awaken in the night we bring you before the Father. King David said it best, "She can't come back to us, but we can go to her" and we will.

Larissa Smith said...

My heart broke for you when I read this post. I cannot imagine losing a child and cannot imagine your pain. I am praying for the healing of your own hearts and for Kanyon to grow stronger each moment. I am so, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,
Jason and I are so saddened by the news of Jayde. We continue to think of you guys and pray constantly for your family. We love you and keep you in our prayers always.

Jole and Jason Ray

Anonymous said...

Kory & Jaymie,
Words cannot express the depth of my sorrow for both of you and your families in the loss of your precious little girl, Jayde. Loss is always bittersweet, pain for those left behind, joy that your loved one is with our Savior. You have been blessed with a few short days of making memories that will last your lifetime.
We are continuing to be steadfast in prayer for Kanyon and for both of you that the Lord will soothe your pain with His everlasting love. Love, Tony & Gloria Trapasso

Scott and Abby Banks said...

Jaymie and Kori,

We want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You guys have such strong faith and we know that will help you through this trying time. We are so sorry about Jayde, and will keep praying for her, Kanyon, and you and Kory. Look to the great people you have around you and do not be afraid to ask for help.

I know you are overwhelmed, and if there is anything you guys need, do not hesitate to ask us. We are only a few hours away if there is anything we can do.

Scott & Abby

Todd and Nancy said...

Kory and Jaymie, We are so sorry to hear about little Jayde. Our hearts are breaking for you. Know that we will keep all of you in our prayers. Todd and Nancy

Eldon & Marilyn said...

Kory & Jaymie
I am so, so sorry.....even though we know Jayde is in a glorius place, it is so painful not having her here with you. We wish we could give you comfort ...... I know God is giving you strength to get through this and we keep praying for Kanyon. We love you
Eldon & Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,

We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for yall and little Kanyon.

Blake and Kenzie Smith

Cheryl said...

Jaymie, Kory and Kanyon,
I was so sorry to hear that you lost Jayde last night. My prayers are with you. We love you and you are in our thoughts.
Cheryl Hawthorne

Phillips' Family said...

We are so sorry for your loss and your family is in our hearts and prayers.
Tobe, Lynley, & Isaac Phillips

Leslee said...

Kory and Jaymie,

We love you both so much! Our heart is broken and we suffer with you in the loss of sweet Jayde...

We also rejoice because we know our God is merciful and that He has taken her to be with Him... and she can now see with new eyes things we cannont yet see...

We pray for Kanyon, We pray for the two of you, We praise God through this storm and trust that He is indeed faithful and one day we too will be together forever. He is coming back, Praise God!

Much love, Jason, Leslee, Jaylee, Wes, and Kolin

Courtney said...

Kory and Jaymie -

We are sorry and saddened to hear this news. Sometimes God's plan is not for us to understand, but trust that He knows best. I can see now that Kanyon has a beautiful, special angel whispering in God's ear for him. You're constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

Courtney, Brandon, and Brady Foster

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your baby girl. I have prayed so hard for her. I will continue to pray for baby Kanyon and I pray that ya'll will have the inner strength to overcome the loss of your precious daughter.Your family is in my prayers.

ewall said...

j-me & kory--I love you and am crying out to the Lord on your behalf. Be near Jesus. I love you--

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
We are so sorry for your loss, but as so many others have said she is in a better place now and even though it hurts you know that God is taking care of her now. My family will continue to pray for little Kanyon and the both of you. We love yall! The Skinners and McFaddens

Anonymous said...

Everyone has said what I would say, so I will just tell you I am continuing in prayer for all of you, especially Kanyon.
Love, Sherry

Kara Sheets said...

Kory, Jaymie, and Phillips & Spencer Families:
we are crying with you. our prayers and thoughts are constantly being sent your way. i pray you can feel the peace of God in an unexplainable way.
- Zach & Kara Sheets

Colleen Hess said...

Kory and Jaymie,
My heart aches for you in this deeply emotional time. You and Kanyon are in my constant thoughts and prayers, and always on my heart.
Much love,
Colleen Hess

Chelsea said...

Father, will your peace that surpasses ALL understanding pour upon Kory and Jaymie throughout the day. Give them strength to thank you for your will. Bless them, your faithful servants, bless them.

All of your "girls" are crying for you. We love you so much!


Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
You guys are in my prayers. We prayed for your family yesterday in chapel. The students have been talking about your tiny babies - know that you are on their minds and in their hearts. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. God is so good and He knows all about it.
Charla Farrell

Stacey Pearson said...

I will just say that the Pearson's love yall very much. Yall are an inspiration to us all, through thick and thin. God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is Good!

Paige, myself, my family, our church, and the IronMen are praying for you and Kory and Kanyon!!!

Anonymous said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers these coming weeks and months. I pray you and Kory's hearts will find peace and comfort. Little Kanyon will always stay in the prayers of your friends and family!

Anonymous said...

Words could not express the sorrow I feel for your loss! I can't say I know exactly what you are going through, but I can relate to the loss of a child, and I send my thoughts, prayers, and tears to you all. Love & God's blessings to all of you!

perryn said...

Jaymie & Kory
I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. I am praying that the God of all Comfort will supernaturally embrace you with His arms of love and give you peace in the midst of your grief.
Nina Peery

Rick & Shara said...

Kory, Jaymie & Kanyon~
Our hearts are broken with the news of losing Jayde but we have been blessed by her fighting spirit. She was such a strong little girl. We will continue to pray for each of you as you go through more challenges and triumphs with Kanyon and the loss you have suffered with Jayde. We love you guys!

Rick, Shara & Maddox

Todd and Erin Faubus said...

We love you so much and are praying for strength and comfort.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie & Kory,
We love you both very much and we're deeply saddened by your loss, because your loss is our loss. We will be lifting up both of you and Kanyon in our prayers to the Almighty. We will see you very soon.
Love always,
John R. & Renee

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,

My heart hurts for you, we are so sad about your sweet baby girl. Mandy was so excited last night and will be so sad for you today. She just loves Jaymie!
Being a mother of twins, I cannot imagine what you are feeling, but I will be praying for you.
Our love to you from the Busby family in Huntsville.

Kasey said...

We cry for you and with you.
Kasey and Casey McCollum

4E Student Ministry said...

Oh, I wish I could come wrap my arms around you and cry with you. I am thankful you are surrounded by friends and family during this struggle. Please know that my prayers surround you. I don't claim to know what you are going through; however, I remember what it was like to lose the dreams you had planned for your child. My heart goes out to you! It has always been a comfort for me to know that my baby boy is brand new in the arms of his father and that I can look forward to holding him when I get to heaven. I pray that you can have the same peace that I found through the prayers of so many. If Jayde and our baby boy can't be earthly friends, I have a feeling that heavenly friends are so much better! I love you and will continue to pray for you! In the days and weeks ahead if you need someone to listen and cry with, please don't hesitate to call us.

Melanie and Blair Gibson

Paige said...
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Paige said...

Last night when I couldn't sleep, a darkness I was feeling, I checked your blog and found the news. I crawled into bed sobbing and woke stacey. The comfort I was given...nanny betty rocking Jayde! Singing to Jayde. Telling her all about you (jaymie). I love you deeply.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory my thoughts and prayers are with you today. The love that is shown for your family at school is beyond imagination. You are so lucky to be so blessed. I had a neice born at 25 weeks, 1 lb 15 oz and she is four now and doing great. There alot of ups and downs, but the Lord is with you every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby girl. I have been checking the blog several times a day and praying for all of you. Clint and Sydney are special friends to me and I am her sister, Sunny mother-in-law, so I am kept posted very well. All day I kept thinking of the song, Safe in the Arms of Jesus and thinking of you all. I am continueing to pray for all of you and wish Gods richest blessings and comfort for you.

Elaine Folding

Anonymous said...

I am really sad that Jayde died. And I hope you will have a good time with Kanyon. I miss you a whole bunch, Ms. Phillips.
Devin Jennings

Julie said...

hearts are breaking for you...asking the holy spirit to sustain you in your sorrow

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
I am so sorry to hear about your precious Jayde. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kanyon and your entire family.
Jana Daigle

Anonymous said...

1Thes:4:17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

It seems God surrounds himself with the most precious and pure. What a happy reunion that will be someday when you can hold your beautiful girl again...

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
I don't think I've ever met either of you before, but I'm Jeff Nutt's wife Meagan. Just wanted to let you both know how much our hearts go out to you, and that we are petitioning the Father in Heaven on your behalf. He promises that our tears never go unnoticed and that He longs to carry our hurts and heavy loads. My prayer for you is that He whispers His love to you daily, and that He heals your little boy completely. We are also very sorry for your loss of Jayden. Thinking of you often.... Jeff and Meagan Nutt