Sunday, July 26, 2009

Returning Home...

Baby Deyton Kash Sorensen returned to his Father in Heaven today at 11:10 am, peacefully, in the arms of his parents at their home.

The beauty of their strength combined with their faith has been something I'll always cherish that I witnessed.

They made the hardest decision a parent could ever make yesterday. They decided to take their baby home and spend what time he had left on this Earth to love, hold, and cherish him.

With their belief and faith they understand that Deyton needed to come to this Earth to receive a body, but he was so valiant and so perfect that his Father in Heaven needed him more with him.

I can attest that Deyton and his spirit has forever changed me. I will never be the same. An experience like this I always thought I would feel like it was the worst and hardest experience ever, but I can tell you this, even though it was hard to watch my baby sister and one of my best friends live through losing a child, I am honored and cherish the blessings, miracles, and genuine beauty of the experience. So many personal things happened during these last five days. My testimony has been strengthened, my love has deepened, and I will always from this point on work even harder to live my life so that I may honor Deyton's name in word and deed and return to him so that I can hold him in my arms and thank him.

I can't begin to understand what my sister and her husband are thinking or feeling or going through, but they have allowed me to be a part of it, and for that I will always be in their debt.

I love you Deyton! I love you Baby Sis! I love you Derek! :)

35 comments:

nick said...

Shelle,
Send our love to your family. We love you, too. And what a blessing it is to know that in the next life, they will be reunited with their sweet baby.
Love,
Kelly

Kristina P. said...

Oh, this breaks my heart! I was thinking about them, yesterday.

SciFi Dad said...

Please offer my condolences to your sister and brother in law. I cannot even imagine what they are dealing with right now.

Homer and Queen said...

So sorry for your family Shelle! I can't imagine what they are going through. So grateful that they don't have to go through this alone.

Kenz said...

What a beautiful tribute to Deyton! I'm so sorry to hear about Krystal and Dereks, and the rest of the familys loss. Call me anytime your ready, and I love you!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Oh my gosh. I am sooooo sorry. I have had y'all in my prayers and I know that the Lord has a plan for all of us, though sometimes that plan is a hard one. I will keep y'all in my prayers.

Much love

Emily

Dopp Family said...

I'm grateful to have such wonderful friends as you Shelle and for your example and for Krystal and Derek's example and strength.

It is so comforting to know they'll be with their little Deyton again and how joyous that will be! Love you.

Mommies-Miracles said...

I am so saddened to read this post. I've been praying for Deyton and your family. I was really hoping for a miracle. This is the second heart baby who has come to my life through one way or another and has blessed me even if I never met them. I'm sorry for your loss and I am here for you and your sister if you need me for anything please let me know.

Malissa.

PJ - Our life said...

I'm so sorry to hear, but thankfully they do have the gospel in their lives to help them through this along with your amazing family! Sending you our love!

Malea said...

Oh no! my heart! This has happened to my sister in law, it was so hard to watch her go through this. I am so sorry. So so sorry. What a valient angel he will be for the rest of their lives. You have a perfect perspective and you are strong and empathetic, which is exactly what she will need at a time like this.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Now they need the prayers more than ever. I will keep it up and hope everyone else will also.

Schmoochiepoo said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. I'll keep you in my prayers.

April said...

Shelle I will continue to pray for your family for comfort and peace. I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Your post touched my heart I'm sure your sister appreciates you and feels your love during such a difficult time.((((Hugging You))))Darcy

Shannon said...

Oh, Shelle. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Shawn said...

My heart goes out to you and your family during this hard time. I can't imagine losing a baby----I don't think that I could handle it.

Please give my love to your sister and they will be in our prayers...

♥georgie♥ said...

there really are no words one can say at a time like this...my heart aches for you all

Melanie J said...

I'm so sorry that you all have had this experience, but so glad you have each other and the gospel to rely on.

Kritta22 said...

He did his job down here, for sure. He touched a bunch of people's hearts. He didn't need 90 years to do it. Just 5 days.

I can't wait to meet him in Heaven!

I know it was tough, but thanks for sharing the story with us. It has touched my heart in more ways than you will know.

Love to your family and you. Hugs from Alaska.

Prayers are with you guys.

Anjeny said...

Shelle, I'm really sorry for your family's loss. My condolences to you and your sister and brother in law. I know I haven't made any comments before but I have been following your blog and the other blog for the updates but I have been praying for Deyton and his parents and I will continue to pray for them.

Your tribute was absolutely heart felt and full of love for your family. Thank you so much for sharing this side of you with us.

mother goose said...

waaaaaaaah, waaaaaaaah, it is always heart wrenching when someone so young light goes out here on earth but for those precious moments that he was here he shone so brightly and impacted so many lives. My heart and prayers are with your sis, bil and you and your family.

There is always a reason and a purpose for everything. I don't know what it is but things always come full circle.
Thanks for sharing these most intimate moments.

Just Jules said...

oh goodness. I know we talked about this already. However, I hope that there will come a time when your family can not just say but truly believe (cuz right now it is motions....going through the motions) that that little man was here for a reason and that even one minute with your child is a true gift.

My babe died in - uetero... although we delivered her and her sister with in a day I never got to look into her eyes and see the person she was.

Even a minute is a gift.

John Deere Mom said...

Oh, Shelle. I have the biggest goose bumps right now. I am so, so sorry for your family. I hope they can take some of your strength and amazingly positive attitude and use it through this difficult time.

This Mom said...

Shelle-

I started to cry when I read this post. I can not even begin to tell you how sorry I am for all of your loss. I know that our faith and heavenly father's love will get you all though this tough time.

Sending you hugs and prayers
Shannon

Marie said...

So sad, but such a precious experience for sure. It was good to see you on Friday, sorry it wasn't under better circumstances. Thank heavens we know about the plan, eh?

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I'm so sorry Shelle. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Sher said...

Oh, Shelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your little nephew. Losing a family member, especially a baby, can be so heart breaking, yet such an amazing spiritual experience.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Youngblood4ever said...

My heart is hurting for your family. What a difficult time for you all. Makes me so grateful that I understand the Plan!

Missty said...

I am so sorry. My heart just aches. I can't imagine.

Debbie said...

Beautiful testimony Shelle. I know your sister is grateful for your support and strength. You're amazing. Much love to your family!

Mariah said...

Oh no. I'm sorry Shelle, it's so unfair. My thoughts are with oyu and your family

matesen said...

Alex and I had no idea this had happened. We have been out of town and I was checking to see if Deyton had been born. I feel so awful for Krystal and Derek-let them know we love them and are praying for them.

Cameron said...

Shelle, I'm so sorry for you and your sister and her husband and your entire family. This is every parent's worst nightmare come true. My thoughts are with your sister and her husband.

Zu said...

Best wishes and prayers to you all. They must really be having a tough time. I cannot even begin to imagine what this must be like.
I'm truly glad you all still have your faith, and are stronger because of that and knowing sweet Dayton. God bless. *hugs*

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Shelle...I've been behind on my reading and only just read this. I've got tears welling up right now. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing what I know is a painful experience.

I hope that all of you are as okay as you can be.

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