Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Taken too soon

Our little girl, Rowan Sage, returned to Heaven this past Monday. She was stillborn at 32 weeks old. The heart-ache is more than we can bear at times. Everything is a memory of her.

We need all the love and support you can give at this time. Whether it be in a phone call, text, letter, or email. We may not respond. But please understand that it means something to us to know that you care.

We will be having a graveside service for her tomorrow at 2pm at the Orem Cemetery. You are welcome to attend.






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23 comments:

Rhielle Widders said...

I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My mom gave birth to a still born baby while we were in high school. After weeks of feeling betrayed and searching for reasons why that would happen to our family, I found comfort in the realization that the sweet spirit had done her work in earth simply by having a body and touching our family's life for the short time she was here. You must be incredible spirits for God to trust you with that kind of soul as well as this kind of loss and grief. May you get through this trial as a stronger family, united in love and your eternal beliefs.

Tyler said...

I love guys. I tried to find a flight out, but there aren't even any left. I wish I could be there for you guys.

Maggie said...

I love you so very, very much and wish I could be there.

Jill said...

This is such awful news. I'm so sorry for your loss, your heartache and the pain your must be feeling.

So, so, so, so sorry.

Ry and Heather said...

Ryan and I are so sorry to hear this news. I know nothing that is said will help right now, but if you do find that there is anything you guys need (even if it's just someone to run to the store for milk or you just need to yell at someone, or cry or anything) let us know! We'll be down in Utah County this weekend and then again in a few weeks.

We love your little family and you are in our thoughts!

Michelle said...

I so wish we could come to the funeral tomorrow and just be there for you guys. I can't get you off my mind. I hope you guys are hanging in there. Words can't describe how sad I feel for you. Lean on each other for support. Our prayers are continually with you.

paige and jord said...

hilary, i havent stopped thinking about you the last couple days. my heart aches for your loss and what you must be going through. my prayers continually go out for you and your sweet little family!

The Kynastons said...

Hilary, you have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I found out your sad news. I am so incredibly sorry. I will keep praying for you guys and I am planning on being there tomorrow.

Eliza said...

Sorry I'm a random person who doesn't know you, I just stumbled across your status update on Facebook with the news feed sidebar thing (because we have mutual friends) and I felt compelled to reach out as a fellow mother and say how sorry I am that you have to grapple with this blow--the sudden loss of your precious daughter Rowan--when you were expecting something so different.

I don't know the feeling personally but my brother recently lost his baby boy and I know it was heart-wrenching for all of us as his family, but nothing compared to what it was (still is) for baby Jonah's mom and dad. I hope that the two of you do find peace and love from the Savior and from family and friends through this sad and intense time.

Callie said...

Hilary this just breaks my heart. I've been thinking about you guys a lot as well and I can't imagine all of the emotions you must be going through. I hope things go well tomorrow and that you guys will be able to find some comfort during this difficult time.

Nikki Magrplis Hoffman said...

Hillary and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my heart and prayers! Let me know if there is anything i can do to help

Jarom, Kristen, Jerry, and Ruby said...

I can't imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

We love you guys!

Josh&Megan

Kelly said...

Hills, I'm so sorry I can't be there with you tomorrow.
I'll be thinking of you and I will keep you in my prayers.

Alisha said...

Dennen &Hilary,
My heart breaks for you.
"The fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings great comfort in stressing times of mortality. It brings light where there is darkness and a calming influence where there is turmoil. It gives eternal hope where there is mortal despair. It is more than just beautiful doctrine. It is a reality in our lives that if we can be obedient and obtain the eternal rewards that God grants us, if we will draw nigh unto Him and embrace the eternal doctrine, we will be blessed.... The knowledge and understanding of the doctrine that God lives and Jesus is the Christ and that we have an opportunity to be resurrected and live in the presence of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, makes it possible to endure otherwise tragic events. This doctrine brings a brightness of hope into an otherwise dark and dreary world....This is the solace and comfort that comes to us when we understand the gospel plan and know that families are forever." Robert D. Hales

Travis, Laraine and Sawyer said...

Hilary and Dennen,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet little angel Rowan. Words can not express the sorrow that we feel for your family. I can't imagine what you are going through. Your family is in our prayers. We hope you can find comfort at this time and we hope you can feel the love of our Savior at this time as well.

Gwendolyn Fullmer said...

Hilary my heart goes out to you. I've cried so much for you. I'm so very sorry for you. I don't know how to express it but I hope you feel all the love that everyone who knows you has, for you, and I hope you give yourself time to grieve, heal, and be at peace. We are leaving for a grandparent visit to CA at 2:15 tomorrow but since the Orem cemetery is right by our home I will come by for support, oxoxo You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Celestial Starr said...

Hilary and Dennen,

I know we don't know you super well but I want you to know that we care... I can only imagine what you are going through right now. My heart is aching for you both. Know that you will be in our hearts and in our prayers. May God bless and comfort you at this time.

Love,

Jakob & Celestial Brandley

Linds said...

I'd like to echo everyone else's sorrow and heartache. I have been thinking of your family and wish you peace and comfort. I'm so sorry for you loss.

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Leah said...

I just don't have the right words. I'm so very sorry and will be lifting your family up in prayers. The milestones tear you apart and I will remember the 28th.

Anonymous said...

Mandy F is a friend of mine. I just read her blog post about Rowan. Tears are just streaming down my face. Hy heart hurts. I don't know you but I love you for your big heart! I don't even know what to say, but know my prayers heavenward tonight are in your behalf.