Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Precious Little Angel is with Jesus

Sierra has gone to be with Jesus.  Many people have been asking what happened. 

Sierra had been kinda sick for a week or two. She wasn't too bad so I didn't take her to the doctor. We went to Florida for a week to visit Jason's grandmother (his parents were also visiting.) On Friday night her breathing was a bit labored and she was swollen. Her breathing improved by Sat morning. Sat evening her breathing became labored again. I woke Jason up around 4am on Sunday morning and told him we should take her to the hospital. 

We looked up a Children's hospital on google and went to it. The people in ER were extremely nice. They even let Ruby in the room which was special because we got to be together as a family for the last time. They told us that her sodium levels, plateletes, and a bunch of other things were low. They said they would have to intubate her. 

I had to leave the room during intubation. While they were doing it, I saw the nurses start to hurry around. A nurse came out to get some dopamine.  I knew that wasn't good. I looked in the window and saw them doing chest compressions on her. I hugged Jason tight and started wailing hysterically. All of a sudden God enveloped me in a blanket of peace. I stopped crying and looked at Jason and said, "She's with Jesus now! She can walk, and talk, and see!" A few minutes later a nurse came out to tell us what we already knew.

It was a huge shock.  We always knew that it would happen as some time, but she left at a time when we weren't expecting it.  Overall though, we are grateful that God took her home so quickly rather than allowing her to be in the hospital for days on end.

JetBlue worked hard and got us on flights home that afternoon.  Today we worked on getting arrangements made for transporting her body back to Texas, finding a cemetery, making memorial service arrangements, etc.

The graveside service will be on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 11:00am at Shiloh Cemetery in Troy.  (From IH-35, take the 308 exit and go east for approximately 1.1 mile, turn left onto Shiloh Rd, go 1 mile and the cemetery is on the left.)

The memorial service will be on Sunday October 24, 2010 at 4:00pm at Grace Community Church in Waco, TX

Many people have been asking for our address.  It is:

410 E Lamar Ave
Temple, TX 76501


Angie said...

We are praying for you and your family during this time of adjustment and goodbyes. We praise God with you that she is in a better place. Thank you for you testimony throughout her life.

Shannon Wallace said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I have tears in my eyes, but tears of joy that you were held by God. :o) That He comforted you and gave you peace beyond understanding. That warms my heart! I had a similar experience when our son was in the ER. I knew before I got back to where our son was at (my husband had rode in the ambulance to the hospital, and I arrived a bit later) in the ER that he was most likely not alive. I was completely at peace that he was with Jesus. I'm not saying that I haven't struggled--indeed I have. Grief is that way. But just knowing that our children are with the Lord, safe in His arms, gives me peace and hope. God bless you all. I will be praying as much as my mind will let me.


Adriane said...

*Tears* I pray that God will continue to bless you with His comfort and peace.