Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One thing that makes it a little easier...

I received an email this morning from the mom of the little girl that received our son Payton's heart 4 years ago today. Being able to donate Payton's heart was and still is one thing that brings comfort and peace to Jeremy and I. Knowing that we were able to help another family not have to go through losing a child makes us happy, because it is sooooooo hard. I don't have too much to say today so I'm just sharing this.

Here is the email she wrote to us...

4 years ago today...
Wow. Its so bittersweet. I want you to know that Payton is our angel. I have never expressed to you how very thankful I am that you made the unselfish choice that you did. If it weren't for that very hard decision you made, I may not have my daughter, my reason for living. Baeley is doing so well and I know its because she has the heart of an angel inside of her.

Peace in your heart,
Aubrey & Baeley

P.S. Organ and tissue donors leave a miraculous legacy. They are living proof that death can bring life, that sorrow can turn to hope, and that a terrible loss can become the greatest gift of all. Every day they lead us on a journey of hope, renewal, and transformation.
~ National Organ Donors Memorial

Here's Baeley Noelle at 5 years old. Isn't she beautiful. She's only a few months younger than Payton.


Here's Payton at about 14 months old, you gotta love Kiddie Kandids.
LOTS OF TEARS... miss you and love you buddy!

6 comments:

Shawn and Lily said...

Wow, you guys have been through a lot. Reading this made my heart hurt and grieve too. Isn't it wonderful that we can see our loved ones again? I think so....

Marianne, Clint, Andrew and Nicholas said...

Wow, what a perfect post. I love you girl. Life can suck but peyton reminds us all that there are a lot of miracles among the way, if we take notice. What a sweet angel. Love you guys. THe Bunnells

shelby said...

Wow it never ceases to amaze me how great you guys are. And even knowing the story, I still cry when I hear anything about him! He really is an angel, and that his heart saved someone else is AMAZING! I love you guys!

Julie H. said...

Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking of Payton a lot this month. He is your angel and you did a wonderful thing by helping Baeley. I look in her eyes and wonder if she knows him or feels his presence? Love you and Jeremy. Keep smiling...you have a beautiful family.

jennifer said...

I have been thinking of you and your family the past few days and of little Payton. Life gives us struggles that we sometimes don't know how we will make it through. Your example of great faith is a wonderful example to us all. I'm glad you have Baeley to remind you that a part of payton still lives. He is such a beautiful boy.
Jen Christensen

Chris and Michelle said...

He truly is an angel... what a gift to give someone. I know that despite this it must still be so difficult to deal with. You guys are amazing. What a beautiful little guy he is with those mesmerizing bright blue eyes.



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