Monday, February 7, 2011

A Moment...For Jade

Today I am feel impressed to do something different than my average post.  I usually post about crafts, cupcakes, sewing, or something I have created.  Today I want to share something completely different and delicate.  So please, read these with a tender heart.

I have a sweet friend - Jade.  For those who know her, know what an AMAZING friend, wife, sister, mother, and daughter she is.  She is beautiful, talented, funny, dramatic, spunky, sassy and full of personality.  Just to give you a taste of Jade, on her blog she says about herself  "My husband once told me I had an unhealthy obsession for shoes.  I told him he had an unhealthy obsession for me, and while he was doubled over in pure hysterics, I dropped kicked him to the ground...maybe you had to be there, but it was pretty cool!"  This is Jade, she is hysterical!  She always has the greatest stories to tell and always can make everyone laugh!

Jade is married to Matt, together they have a beautiful little girl, Laken and a handsome boy Track, and a few weeks ago, Jade gave birth to Locke William, who returned back to his Heavenly Father a few short minutes later.  Locke was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 while Jade was pregnant with him.  He beat several odds of even making it full term, Locke was a miracle and wanted to have a few minutes on earth to be with his mother.

I was able to attend the funeral of Locke William, and I can testify the Spirit of God was there, and Locke is with our Heavenly Father.  I cannot imagine the pain and agony that Matt and Jade are feeling as they have lost their child, I only know the comfort that our Father in Heaven offers is what will carry us through this life.  What a blessing it is to have the gospel in our lives.  Jade, I know our Heavenly Father loves you, and I love you too!

Matt and Jade are the most SPECIAL parents to the most SPECIAL boy.  If you want to read more about their story, you can go here.  Matt set up a site where you can purchase SurvivalBands, proceeds go to help with Trisomy 18 research, you can read about it here.

3 comments:

The Worthington's said...

You said that perfectly. We love you Jade!

Kellie Stilson said...

This was so great Julie. The spirit was SO strong that day and I know that little Locke is the most precious spirit...far too precious for this world. You are such a good friend.

anne said...

Seriously, I can't even think about that family without having my heart break a little. That day was so full of the Spirit and I know little Locke is watching over them all from above.