12.05.2008

Strong Max

Max passed away about 10 min ago around 10:15am cuddling with his mommy and daddy. They were surrounded by friends and family! There was more love than you can even imagine. What a beautiful baby boy! He took one last look at his mama and then he just let go peacefully. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. we know Max is with our loving heavenly father!

120 comments:

Traci said...

Our prayers are with you. May God hold you tightly in his hands.

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Laura W.
Rocky Face, GA.

Marianne said...

Praying.... and praising God for the short time you had with Max.

Melissa said...

Tears....What a blessing you were able to meet your beautiful baby boy. It's times like these I cannot understand God's will and why he feels this beautiful baby is better with him than his mommy and daddy. We have to believe there is a reason and know that God has healed him completely. So sorry for your loss, i pray for you during this very difficult time.

Jolly Johnstons said...

Still praying for you: for God's peace to be with you and your family.

Stacy D said...

Oh Trish and Dustin... I am so, so sorry....

I cannot understand YOUR pain in losing Max, but I can understain THE pain of losing a precious baby boy so shortly after birth... that time with Isaac is still so fresh in my heart and mind.

I am praying, praying, praying...

~ Stacy

Dorothy said...

My heart goes out to you and your wonderful family. Isn't it such a beautiful blessing to know that even though your time with Max was short this isn't the end! Our loving Heavenly Father embraces your bundle with pure love and may his arms be wrapped around you through this time. Your story has seriously inspired me and I feel the love of his spirit will get your strong family through this. God Bless!

KK said...

Praying without ceasing for your precious family. Praying for peace of mind, for healing, for comfort and for you to allow HIM to hold you, as only HE can.
Psalm 46:10
Kaye

Susan said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying for you all and thanking God for the time you got to be with Max. What a sweet little fighter.
I know it's not all that you hoped for, but I know you are grateful for the time you had. Max earned his much deserved Angel wings today...and one day you'll be together again.

Praying for you,
Susan in Indiana

Anonymous said...

Many prayers are being said. Lifting you all up to the Lord, so that he can help you find peace and comfort.

Teresa

Cheryl said...

Praying for you ... there are no words.

Amber said...

I'm am so sorry...my heart is so heavy for you. I am praying for the Lord to wrap his arms so tight around you and to give you peace and comfort.

Penny said...

Prayers and praise to God for allowing Max to spend time with his Mom and Dad before going home. My heart is so broken for them, know that there are many praying for thier family and their Miracle Max.

Bridget =) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family...

kacoblentz said...

One mommy praying for another mommy. Just Praying... and praying.
Andrea
North Port, FL

Cynthia said...

praying for peace, comfort and support for you and your family. Know that he was made perfect by Jesus's death. I am glad that you got to spend some time with Max.

Katie said...

Praying so hard right now for you. Your son is so beautiful and has blessed my heart.

Tammy said...

My prayers are with you in this time... the joy of his short life worthy to be lived, the sorrow of your loss... all mixed together. I am so sorry for your loss.

Megan said...

I know you don't know me, but I have been praying for all three of you since learning of your story. And I will continue to do so.

Praying and praying and praying.

Sleep in Heavenly peace Maxson.

Anonymous said...

Many have been with you during this time. If Max rose to heaven on prayers and tears, he got there in record time.

Templin Family said...

Max was beautiful.... this must be so hard. I am so sad for your family and will be praying for and thinking of you today.

Lauren said...

I am so so so sorry. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I wish you had been allowed more time with your sweet baby boy. Take comfort in knowing that Max now rests completely healed in the arms of Jesus.

Thank you for sharing your precious miracle with us.

Still praying.

Lauren

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad that you got to spend a few precious hours with your son before he was lifted to Heaven. I'll be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Karin said...

I am so sorry and am praying for you. I hope you find comfort knowing that you WILL hold Max again!

Laurie said...

I am so thankful that you had this precious time with Max. I am so sorry that he left you so quickly. Please know that I will be praying for you in the hours, days, and weeks ahead. You have my heart during this most heartbreaking time. He is a beautiful baby boy.

Laurie in Ca.

Krystal said...

Teary-eyed for you, along with hugs and prayers!

mikeandmonica said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this time. I am glad that you were able to spend some time with Max - although no time would ever be enough. He is beautiful.

Emily's Blog said...

You are in my prayers.
I am glad that Max got to see and know his mommy and daddy.
I know that Max is in no more pain and his praising God for the short time he did have on earth.

Esbenshade Boys said...

You are not alone at this time. You are with Family, Friends...even some that you have never met! We all continue to pray for not only you and your family but for your beautiful Max as well.

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless your family and carry you during this time. Your son is beautiful!

Lisa said...

Words cannot do much at this time. I am so glad you got to meet Maxson and hear his voice and look into those eyes. What a sweet boy. You are in my constant prayers this morning. In Christ's love,
Lisa Brown

Kelly said...

Praying for peace and thanking God for your time together with your sweet Max. His timing is always perfect, as you know.

Best,
Kelly

Melissa said...

My heart breajs for your loss... and I will continue to pray for you all during this grieving process. I know you will hold the memories of those few hours for the rest pf your lives!!

sheabetmc said...

I lift you guys up in prayer. Losing a child is not something we plan but turn your eyes upon Jesus...their is a plan for your life and it is something much bigger than any of us can plan! It's God's plan!!! The next few days will be especially tough...stay strong!

Bethany McNease
Hattiesburg, MS

Anonymous said...

My heart is aching for you today. Continuing to pray.......

AmandaHoyt said...

Max was so beautiful. My heart hurts for you today. I am continuously praying for you to feel the Love and Peace that only He can give to you today.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

Carla Burlando said...

My heart is aching for you..the pictures of Max are beautiful. What a precious time spent with your son. It will never be enough time but he knew the love of his mommy and daddy. You did an amazing job of nurturing and mothering him in the 37 wks he lived in you and for he hours he spent in your arms. Tears run down my cheeks as I think about the journey of healing that lies ahead of you. You are not alone in your grief, our heavenly father is strong and can carry you. Life does give us more than we can handle sometimes...but at the end of ourselves is where He takes over. That is when we trully learn to lean on Him. Grieve well sister ...cry, scream , yell...and lean. You're in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Angie
Grand Rapids, MI

Rebecca Jo said...

What a beautiful baby. I'm so glad Max got to look into the face of his mommy & daddy. Now, he gets to look into the face of his Heavenly Father.

My heart is so heavy for the loss of this family. Praying for God's mercy & comfort to fill your hearts right now.

petrii said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you,
Dawn

krueth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. What darling photo's of Max. Wendy

So Blessed said...

Max is so beautiful...I am thanking God for the precious time you had with him, though it was not enough. I am asking God to strengthen you, uphold you and comfort your hurting hearts. I offer my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

mrsrubly said...

i am praying for you and your sweet family. i am so sorry. i pray that god will continue to give peace and strength and wrap you in his comforting arms.

Open your Eyes. said...

Just those couple of photos showed how beautiful you are and how evern more beautiful your spirit will be in the arms of your Lord xxx.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family. We're thankful you had a chance to hold your beautiful son and see his face. God Bless your family and may he keep you in his care.

Stephanie & Darren Pearson
Apple Valley, MN

Judith said...

Praying for you all.

Godfrey said...

Dustin and Trish we are soooo sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have him in your arms for those few short hours. You guys are amazing and strong people and great friends. We will continue to send much love and prayers.
Love you
Heather and Jon

Stephanie said...

Max is absolutely beautiful and he was so incredibly blessed to have a mommy and daddy that loved him as much as you do! I am praying for you and your entire family!

Mrs. Mother said...

I am so sorry. I was hoping Max would beat the odds.

Brenna's Mom said...

I am so sorry, but at the same time thankful that you at least got to spend a little bit of time with him while he was still on this earth.

My thoughts are with your family.

Shaina N said...

You are in my prayers, and the prayers of my family. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless.

Cameron said...

I am so sorry. I have been following your blog for some time now. The tears flow freely with the news of your beautiful baby boy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you Max. You have amazing parents and they feel the same way about you.

Mary
Martinsburg, WV

Tonia said...

My prayers are with you!!

Tashia said...

I am so sorry that he passed but I am so glad you got those beautiful hours with him to hold him and take in everything about him. I am also glad that he is resting peacfully in the lords arms and will be waiting for the day you meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will share his story and your story and his beautiful pictures with everyone I know.

Jess said...

I am so happy you had the time with him. He is truly a beautiful boy. He lived his entire life surrounded by nothing but love. He is lucky to have you two for parents.

Robin said...

I will continue to pray for your family. What a lucky little boy to have known only love in this life before he went home. Praying for God's peace that passes understanding and the comfort only He can give.

Robin

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby boy and family! May God continue to lift you up. The prayers will continue..........

Jill said...

My heart goes out to you. Words could never express all that I feel for you right now. Your family is in my prayers.

All Things BD said...

My prayers are with you. You are in His grip.

Jessica K. said...

Max's life has truly touched thousands of lives! Your blog story has been read over 22,000 times, what a miracle Max has been and a true gift from God. Thank you for sharing Max's life with all of us. Praying for you and your family that they continue to have strength through such an unimaginable time.

Mandie Lane said...

So many thoughts and prayers for you and your beautiful boy, Max.

Anonymous said...

You had such a short time to show Max a lifetime of love! I know he felt your love in your arms as he now feels it with Jesus.

May you find peace and strength in the difficult time to come

Radar's Mom said...

Trish and Dustin,

My heart is so sad that this immeasurably beautiful blessing you were blessed with was so short in time. As life speeds by us and we pause to look back, it is always the moments that make the whole journey so amazing. You had nearly three hours full of moments that you will carry in your hearts and until you hold your son in heaven again. Your Maxson is absolutely beautiful and he has touched my heart and life so deeply, as have both of you. I will be praying for you during this bittersweet time which wraps up the very best and the very hardest that life can bring. I am so grateful that you had those precious moments with your darling angel boy. He has earned his wings and is now in the very worthy company of so many other precious angels now.

A warm sad hug,
Christena

Laura said...

Praying for you. I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for you.

Ryon and Rachel said...

I do not know what it is like to lose a child...I have no idea how that feels...but I know that God knows. He understands your pain (more than any one else could). Cling tightly to Him during this time and know that you are being lifted up to Him in prayer. Close your eyes and feel His powerful arms close around you in a warm fatherly embrace. Know that in our hearts we are joining Him in that embrace as express our love and compassion to you.

In Him,
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Wow....what a roller coaster you guys have been on today! So sorry for the loss of Max. What a blessing for the time you had with him....not even close to enough in the eyes of any parents, but he has a perfect nursery in heaven!

We're praying for you guys.

Miranda and Jason

Jocelyn said...

I happened upon your blog through the Roberts' and have been checking in all day. Little Max you are with your Father now and although you will be missed, your life will serve such a huge purpose through those who you leave behind. Trish and Dustin- know that you are being blanketed with prayer today. May God hold tight his hands against your broken heart. You and your family is very cared for... by people you don't even know. May God's plan continue to unfold before you and may His peace wrap around you in sweet comfort.

Kristin said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss and praying for your family.

FSD said...

I learned of your story through Stacy D's blog. I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time.

Shalom.

Scientific Lutheran said...

Oh my, I hate crying at work.

May God give you the peace that only he can give.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting me be there to meet Maxson. He was so perfect. I'm so sorry you didn't get more time with him. I love your family so much and will always have you in my heart and prayers. Thank you for your strength. Thank you for your faith. Thank you for beautiful job you did as parents.
LOve loVE LOVE,
Kallie

Shelley said...

I will continue to lift you and your family up in my prayers. May God give you peace and comfort.

Sara G said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
What a beautiful baby boy Max is.
Take care

Nicole said...

Thinking of you! Admiring your strength and courage. Please know how much your grace on this journey encourages me to continue on mine. Max is oh so handsome and perfect. Congratulating you on being Mommy and Daddy, and sharing in your tears for having to say goodbye way too soon. Praying for peace now and for the weeks to come.

Love, Nicole

Jamie said...

Praying for your family still. May the Lord continue to bless you in the days ahead. Just know that sweet little Maxson has touched so many hearts today. He did mine.

Jamie
Greensboro, NC

Erika said...

I am praying so hard for you all...

Taylor said...

My heart is breaking because he is gone, but rejoicing for he is with Christ. I am praying for you. I am here.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Alexandra's Mommy said...

We are thinking about you tonight and praying for your family! Like some others have commented, we will never know why God has choose to bring this baby to him instead of here with his mommy and daddy! Know that we are thinking and praying for you!

The Schulers!

Kirsten said...

I am so sorry. Max is beautiful. We are praying for you today. From his mommy's arms to the arms of Jesus. I wish I could wrap my arms around you as you grieve.

Junior Mints said...

Max knows how much you love him. My family is praying for you and yours.

The Merwins said...

So thankful for the time that the Father allowed you to hold precious Max in your arms. Now he's resting in the arms of Jesus. May the God of all comfort flood your heart, mind and soul.

K. Merwin
China

Anonymous said...

Max is so beautiful.We thank God for the time he was here and able to be with his family. God must have wanted him to be with Him pretty bad. Max is so precious! Congratulations on his birth, and our sorrows for his passing. But, he is dancing with Jesus now! And, we are happy for that. We love you. Andrew & Laurie

The Baker's said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. I give thanks to God for the precious time that you were able to spend with Max, he is so precious, and so lucky to have you both as parents. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts today and in the days to come. I pray that GOd presence will give you comfort in the days ahead.

Jenna said...

We are praying for you all.

Don_Jen said...

I really don't know what to say. I am very glad you and Max got a chance to meet each other face to face. There is no doubt in my mind that he knew how much you loved and wanted him here. He is a perfect little boy...completely healed!! He is with our Heavenly Father watching over you both!

I do not know what it's like to lose a child...I can't even wrap my mind around it. Know that you have many, many people praying for you still.

Sincerely,
Don, Jennifer and Rebecca Dickey

Rachel Tenpenny Crawford said...

My heart goes out to you. Your sweet little boy is with my precious twin girls Aubrey and Ellie in heaven. They have been waiting for him since July. I know your pain and pray for your healing. I have held my babies as they went to be with Jesus too. I know the blessing of knowing them and the devastation of losing them.
I don't know what else to say.

Nichole said...

What a beautiful beautiful angel. My life is different now that I saw his little angel face.

Godbless you and your family.
Thank you Jesus for the precious time Max spent with his family.

Love from California

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Praying for you tonight.

Corie said...

Praying for you!

Leah said...

Trisha, Dustin and baby Max,
You are in Leah and my prayers. The 3hrs you spent with your son will live in your memories for ever. Max had a birthday! You met your son and he is beautiful. Max and our son Christian are the lucky ones. They had parents that did not give up on them, even with the odds against them (T18).
God bless your family,

Ryan

Kahla said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Max was precious. We are sending lots P&PT your way from our home in TX. May God hold you tightly and you be surrounded by love and warmth.

Sharon said...

I don't know what to say except that I am praying for you all to feel God's comforting arms around you on this journey. Thank you for sharing your sweet faith with us. Sharon

Kimberly said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you.

Paige said...

Praying for you and your family during this time.

Beth Anderson said...

Your family is just amazing! I have been praying for you and will continue. So sorry.

Kristin (kekis) said...

What an amazingly beautiful little boy. Thank you for sharing him with me. I am so glad you had time with him, though I know your heart now aches for much more. I am praying for peace and comfort for you both and your family and friends during this heartbreaking time. May God hold you up.

Anonymous said...

May God grant you peace and comfort. Thank you for sharing your life's story. I am so touched and reminded of God's grace. Take comfort in knowing that precious baby Max is a child of The Most High. God Bless!

::kacy:: said...

praying for you both!

Mike's Blog said...

Max is a Miracle! The Lord brought a wonderful little life to the two of you.

Our family's prayers are with you and we will always be there for the two of you. You are so loved by all that know you.

Mike

Finding Normal said...

Lifting you up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and my heart is heavy.

The Rojas's said...

Trish and Dustin,
wow! what a website! I just wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers! i cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through! i am so glad you got to meet max face to face and have some time to be a family! may God hold you tightly in His arms as you go on through the rest of this now.
--jessie (evitt) rojas

Emily said...

Praying for you in this difficult time.

Verna said...

Praying for your whole family.

Kristina Petrella said...

We are praying for you.

cancersucks said...

Thoughts and prayers to your family. Max was such a beautiful and loved little baby. God bless him.

Hope Wilson said...

Praise the Lord for the precious time that He gave you with Miracle Max! I know you will cherish the blessed time you, your family & friends got to spend with Max. He is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l & I am honored to have met him on your blog. Thanks! Praying in Georgia...

Laurie said...

Praying for you this morning, asking God to carry your hearts as you reflect on His glory and grace of yesterday. May your memories and love of little Max sustain you in the days ahead. May Gods complete peace flow through you as He holds you in His arms. I am so so sorry for your loss that hurts.

Laurie in Ca.

montanadays said...

Our prayers are with you - that His Angels are surrounding you and giving you comfort. I'm so happy that you were able to spend some precious time with Max - he is adorable! I hope that we can see more pics.
Please know that Max's life has touched so many and his life was not in vain. We all cherish the time we were able to spend getting to know your family/him throughout the pregnancy and his life.
Prayers,
Tami

Abby said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

Abby in Maryland

Paige said...

The coming months are going to be so hard- praying that God will fill your hearts with peace and your lives with love through the blessings of your friends and family.

Krystal said...

You're on my heart and in my prayers today.

asplashofsunshine said...

Congratulations on the birth of little Max! What a tough little guy! He is such an adorable and handsome baby. May you continue to treasure every memory you were able to have with your son.

Jennifer said...

"When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window."
I always think of this saying when I feel life gets too hard and it helps me get thru it.
I found your blog last week and have been keeping up with it since. You both have such a strong faith, so strong, that words cannot describe.
My family and I will continue to pray for you both throughout the holiday season. Never lose sight and always continue to have faith. You have inspired so many people to rethink God's messages with your journey. You both are such angels.
Merry Christmas

Jennifer in Texas

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for you and your family right now. We are so sorry for your loss, but are thankful the Lord let you hold him and love him for a short time. You will always have that memory and may that be enough to warm your hearts. I know he will be in your thoughts everyday as will you be in his everyday. The Lord will hold him for you untill you someday join him in that heavenly place. May God ease your pain and hold you close to him. God Bless Todd and Sara Wagner and family.

mollyfrog said...

My prayers are with you. Max is beautiful.

Walking by Faith said...

Praying, praying, praying for you! As I sit hear in my flood of tears looking at your beautiful baby I don't know exactly your pain, but I understand your love as a mother. Such a deep love even felt before we meet our babies. May you feel God's presence with you...lifting your names in prayer tonight.~new reader praying in TN, Heidi

Anonymous said...

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted
Matthew 5:4

so sorry you lost your baby. I'm praying for the lord to comfort you tonight.

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!