Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Funeral Details...

The visitation and funeral will be held at:

First Baptist Church - Deer Park
438 East 8th Street
Deer Park, TX 77536

Visitation will be on Friday, September 25 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Sara's funeral service will be on Saturday, September 26 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

Sara Sullivan Memorial Fund

You can send donations via paypal at http://tinyurl.com/sarastrongmemorial

or

Write checks to: Sara Sullivan Memorial Fund

Randolph-Brooks FCU
PO Box 2097
Universal City, TX 78148

Also, one of Sara's dear friends will be compiling a book of "Sara Memories" for Chloe so that she can read about what an amazing woman her mother was.

You can send letters to Debbie Dunn at dunnz@aol.com or send handwritten letters to:

Debbie Dunn
500 Riders Trail
Austin, TX 78733

See you this weekend. God Bless.

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Kari Yeager said...

You don't know me, but my heart breaks for you during this time. You and Chloe are in my prayers!

Smits Family said...

I don't know you but I am crying for you and will be praying for you. May the Lord comfort you!

Jeff said...

My heart is saddened by your loss. I wish there was more that I could do for you. Just remember you guys are a very special family and your story has impacted people all over the world. My prayers are with you and Chloe. You are so blessed to have your miracle baby in your arms! God Bless.

Amanda said...

You do not know me I saw your blog on Kelly's Korner and you are in my thought and prayers. I went through and read your whole blog your wife looked like she had a wonderful attitude the whole time. I can see Jesus in her. I will be praying for your little girl, you will be a great daddy to her. Keep your eyes on the Lord. He will give you the strength you need. Your daughter is beautiful, I am glad her mommy was able to see and hold her for a few weeks. Thank you also for serving our great country. I will be checking your blog, often keep us posted on how your sweet baby girl is doing.

Molly said...

I received the e-mails to pray for your precious wife, only she had already gone home to be with our Lord. I was so moved by her and your family and the testimony of God's grace that I wrote about her on my blog today and I hope you do not mind. You can read it here and I will be happy to remove anything if you so wish. God bless you and your precious Chloe.
http://mollycook.typepad.com/molly_cook/

danafuerst said...

You also do not know me, but I have been praying for you, Sara and Chloe for quite some time. You are all in my heart. What a brave and amazing women you have had in your life. I am a mother to 2 beautiful children and I hope that Chloe will help you find the beauty that is left in this world. I would love to send you things that Chloe may need...can you let me know what that may be. God bless you all and give you strength.

Mimi said...

You do not know me either but I wanted to tell you I am so sorry for your loss. Your little girl is so beautiful. I am so glad someone is making a book for her. The Lord is with you always. Lean on Him in your time of need.

God Bless,
Kami

Mama S. said...

You don't me...but I found your blog from a friend on Facebook. I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your wife, life partner and best friend and dear Chloe's loss of a mother. I am praying for your entire family. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you PEACE.

Amy in Montana

hsumama said...

Your story and testimony touched me to my very core. I will continue to pray for you and your family, including Chloe's amazing mom and guardian angel.

God bless.

Amy said...

Prayers for you and your family....I am so sorry for your loss. I read the entire blog and was inspired by what an amazing family you have. My heart is with you and Chloe and all that were touched by Sara.

Anna said...

I am amazed by your strength and courage. Praying for you and Chloe.

Joyce Springle said...

Oh Brady, my heart is broken... but underneath is a sure confidence. Like you and Sara desired, from the beginning of all this...God has been honored. I am grieving with you. We love you.

Sarah Shalley said...

wow. i can only hope that my husband would speak such words about me in the event of my death.
you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

on a side note, i am a photographer in houston and would LOVE to offer you a complimentary session. when it is convenient for you, shoot me an email -- sarahshalley@gmail.com

much love to you!
sarahshalley
sarahshalley.com

Rachel said...

I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner blog and I just have to say that your story tears at my heart. I'm sorry that you have lost your wife, especially in such a time of joy. Your family is beautiful and you will be in my prayers.

Cathryn said...

Your story is heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sarah looked and sounded like an amazing woman, and I'm so glad you have a part of her with you here in your daughter. May God bless you and you family each and everyday as you go through this difficult journey. My deepest condolences...

heidi said...

Brady,
I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend. Rest in knowing she is with Our Father in Heaven fully healed! And I am sure she will be with you & Chloe all of your days.

Thank you for taking time in your moments to write. May it continue to help you heal.
~heidi

Jenna said...

Brady and Chloe - I found your blog just yesterday and my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray for peace and guidance. Keep Christ first and he will direct your path. My prayers go out to you.

Amanda said...

Very sorry to hear about yours and Chloe's loss. I just read your entire blog at my desk (from Kelly's Korner Blog) and not one single post was negative. The Lord has big plans for you and your daughter and your both in my prayers this week. Keep us updated on Chloe please as she is a beautiful child.

Kubin's said...

My heart breaks for you. I cry every time I think of your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and Chloe are in my prayers. Just the little bit I've read, you are an amazing dad!
Christie
TX

mattmatt11788 said...

This is so sweet that she is putting that book together for your little girl. I will be praying for you this weekend and still praying daily. You are one strong man and God is going to bless you for taking care of your sweet Chloe.

Autumn said...

My heart goes out to Brady, Chloe and both families the Haselbarth's and the Sullivan's. I knew Sara briefly from High School but from reading the blog I can only imagine what and amazing woman she was. Thank you so much for opening up your life and sharing it with so many, myself included. One can only wish to have the amount of love not only for the Lord but for one another as both you and Sara held for each other. May Sara's light shine from little Chloe. I am positive she will grown up knowing just how amazing her mother was. I will continue praying for you.

Ronda said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm praying for strength for you and your family. When you have some time you might want to check out http://www.mattlogelin.com/ This father lost his wife when their baby was one day old. He writes about how he is doing, caring for their daughter. He set up a foundation in her name to offer support to families that lost a spouse/parent. I'll be praying for you and Chloe.

Momma X 4 said...

I do not know you but I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. Please know that I am praying for you and sweet baby Chloe. May God embrace you and your family.

Beth said...

I am so saddened by your loss. I did not personally know you or Sara, but after reading your entire blog I feel like a bit of Jesus has been shown to the world. Please keep us updated on Chloe.

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you and Sara had time with Chloe as a family. She will be watching from heaven with Jesus. Your strength is such a testimony. I will be keeping you and Chloe in my prayers. God bless.

Sasha, Michael, and McKenna said...

You don't know me either...I read your blog posts full of tears after a friend on FB posted a link to your blog. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful and amazing wife. Your very special daughter is such a blessing from our Lord. She and my daughter both weighed and measured the exact same at birth. I pray you and she find immeasurable comfort with the Lord. God Bless all of your family. You are in our prayers.

patzgirl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I came across your blog on Kelly's Korner yesterday. After reading most of the posts, I sat down with my bible and began reading and praying for your family. As I talked with my husband last night and cried and prayed for a dear sweet woman I had never even met, I realized that one day we will all meet her and rejoice with her in heaven. I pray that the Lord with comfort you and give you peace at this very difficult time.

I will continue to pray for you and Chloe, she is beautiful.

Praying in South Carolina...

Terra said...

He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)

Elizabeth said...

Brady,
I am yet another stranger leaving you a note. I first learned of Sara's story from a post Angie left of facebook. We are keeping you and Chloe in our prayers as you move through this difficult time.
God Bless you and keep you.

The Gravois Gang said...

You don't know me. I found a link to your blog on my sister's facebook. She said you are a friend of a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Chloe. God Bless.

Jenny said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a blessing your family's story was to me though. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you throughout the coming days, months, weeks, and years.

In Him,
Jenny

Suzi said...

Another person you don't know, but who is praying and praying for you, your sweet daughter and the rest of those who grieve for Sara. You are a true testament to faith in Jesus and I pray that God continues to bless you! My deepest condolences for your loss.

shondashoo said...

Brady & Chloe

I am yet another stranger, I found your blog through my friend Becca's Facebook page. I got caught up reading it at work and could not stop. My heart goes out to you and your family...I have recently had a best friend with 2 women in her family being diagnosed with breast cancer, one of them being her mother. I wished everyone in this world who thinks their life is SOOO bad could read this....my prayers are with you and your family. Sara knew you could care for Chloe and the bittersweet time you got to all spend together as a family will live on forever! May GOD be with you!

Always,
Shonda

amulbunny said...

You don't know me, I was asked to pray for you by a friend on Facebook and I wanted to express my deepest sympathy on your loss of Sara. I pray that you and Chloe will feel the goodness of God as you go through this time of change in your life. May God Bless You both.

Rachel said...

terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful, brave wife. I have a friend who recommened another blog to me, www.mattlogelin.com
Matt has been living with his infant daughter since his wife passed away 2 days after giving birth. His contact information is on his blog, and his story is inspiring too.

Feather Lynn said...

I am another person you don't know. I heard about your story from Johnna Thompson. I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you and Cloe.

Chris and Laura Gruner said...

We are so sad for your loss but we have been blessed by the faithfulness you have shown! What a treasure for Chloe to have parents who love the Lord. May He bless you and keep you, always. We will continue to pray for your family.

Marissa325915 said...

I just heard about this today and I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and Chloe the best in the future and that you stay strong for that gorgeous little girl. I know about a guy I call "my friend" he lost his wife last year in March and she never got to meet her daughter or spend anytime with her, other than a quick look at her. Sara was so blessed to have spent some time with Chloe and you as a family. My prayers are with you and Chloe. When you get a chance visit www.mattlogelin.com thats "my friend" who also went through an unfortunate event.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter is beautiful and from the way Sara spoke about you in your blog you will do a fantastic job raising that precious little girl on your own. I am praying for you during this difficult time but I will also continue to pray for you as you take on this new parenthood adventure on your own. I'm sure it's not what you ever expected but God is a Mighty God and will never forsake you.

You don't know me but I instantly connected to so much of your blog. My heart has been breaking for you today. I grew up in San Antonio, my parents are still there. My dad is a retired AF colonel and I've spent many hours at Wilford Hall. We also did a over seas duty in Misawa. I loved looking at your pictures of your time in Japan.

Carrie said...

You don't know me, but my heart breaks for you during this time. I heard about you and your wife through Jason & Casey Carter. You and your family have been on our prayer list at church for weeks. May God Bless you and that Beautiful Baby Girl in the Future! Keep us posted on her - she's a true gift!

Tim said...

My name is Tim and I am a pastor at a church in Indiana. How my heart breaks for your tragic circumstances. My mind can scarcely comprehend the tragedy that has been yours to endure. I wanted to share a poem my grandfather wrote in a circumstance like yours. He also lost his wife while she gave birth. During her funeral he wrote this beautiful poem. Eventually, my grandfather married again to what was to be my grandmother. Tragically, my grandfather died of cancer when my dad was four. The tragic death of his first wife and the traumatic death of he himself left the living family members in disbelief and shock. How would they continue on in the face of such loss? My dying grandfather consoled his wife with this promise: "The Lord will take care of you." How true his words are. My prayer is that his words and poem will encourage your hurting heart.

He Maketh No Mistake

My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I'm glad to know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I'll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Tho' night be dark, and it may seem
That day will never break,
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.

There's so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight's far too dim;
But come what may, I'll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He'll make,
Through all the way, tho' dark to me
He made not one mistake.

by Rev. A.M. Overton

P.S. My church is praying for you.

Heather in Texas said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hacker Family said...

I too am another stranger that has found your blog and story. My heart and sympathies goes out to you and your daughter as well as the whole family. Your bravery is AMAZING and your wife would be so proud of you. I know you and your daughter will be ok as you have the best angel in heaven looking after you - your wife and Chloe's mother.

Karen and Shane said...

Brady, still praying here at the Smith house for you and Chloe and your family. A friend passed along the name of a man whose story is very similar. http://www.hopeforlifeministry.com/
He lives in New Braunfels and has a counseling ministry.

Your faith is a testament to the grace of our God. Thank you for your love for Him, and for sharing it with so many.

Karen (Fletcher) Smith

Michelle said...

You are all truly blessed to have known such a special woman! I know your heart is breaking and you will miss her forever, but I truly feel she will be yours' and Chloe's guardian angel in Heaven. Your story has touched my heart on a day when I was very down. I thank Sara for that, and I thank you as well for sharing your journey with everyone.

Michelle

SB said...

as I read through your blog, the love you have for each other is clear.
May God hold you in His hands, and comfort you. May you know the peace of our Maker.
You'll be in our prayers.

Heather said...

Brady & Chloe,

You do not know me either but my husband is an F-16 pilot and I heard of your story through the Viper community. I just want you to know that you and your wife have truly touched my heart and have forever changed my life. I am so sorry that you have to go through this. Just from your wonderful blog I know that Sara was an amazing women and that you are an amazing man. I hope to have such strong faith and be a reflection of Jesus Christ as you and Sara do. I will be praying and thinking of you often! God Bless you and your family!

Heather

clair_de_lune8 said...

You don't know us, but we are praying for you daily in your time of need. Your words are beautiful and your faith in the Lord and your love for your wife are so apparent and wonderful. Please let us know if there is anything we can ever do.
The Olman Family, Cannon AFB, NM

Lisa said...

I have been so moved by reading your story, and my heart is just breaking for you and your daughter. Sara sounds like (and looks like!) and absolutely incredible person and the world is sad without her. I am so so soooo sorry....

Beth in NC said...

I am so sorry to hear this. God bless you and give you strength.

Praying for you and your family.

Beth

the d10 family said...

My husband and I left Korea shortly before you and Sara arrived, so although we have never met you are a part of our Fiend and AF family. Over the last few weeks I have been heartbroken by the trials you and your family have faced. I am amazed by your faith and strength. May Sara rest in peace and watch over you and Chloe. How fortunate you were to have such an amazing life together, even if her time on earth was simply much to short.

Annie and Slammer

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KylaJo said...

Thank you for sharing your life and devotion to the Lord!

I am deeply, deeply moved by your blog! Sara sounds like she was an amazing woman with strength only God could give her! I will be praying for you and little Chloe, as well as your family and friends.

Kyla-Stillwater,OK

Kristin N said...

Brady and baby Chloe,
I went to school with Sara and just wanted to let you know I was praying for the two of you. Sara was such an amazing girl. I am so sorry for your loss. You are an amazing father and husband. She will be greatly missed. She is smiling down on the two of you from Heaven. God Bless.
Kristin Nelson

Nieman Family said...

I am sorry to read of your loss. I found your blog from a Tweet that Angela Smith tweeted today. I read your story from my phone, thats how drawn in I became. You typed many sweet words...and I pray that the Lord will continue to watch over you and your family.

Queen of Quite-a-Lot said...

It's just plain not fair that you have to deal with this after the joy of having a brand new baby and at such a young age. My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry.

Charis said...

You don't know me, but I heard about y'alls story from one of my sorority sisters, Stacey Kelly. She posted it on Facebook & that's how I read it. I then posted it on mine for people to read. You're such an incredibly strong man. You & your wife's faith in the Lord is so inspirational. My heart breaks for you & your family at this time. I haven't managed to be able to stop crying yet. I am truly sorry for your lose right now. You & your family will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers. Thank you for sharing y'alls story with us. You're truly an inspiration. May God bless you & your beautiful baby girl.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I found your blog through a friend & read all of your posts today. It's apparant that Sara was an amazing women. I've been praying for your family all day. I pray that your heart will find peace until you are reunited with her.

Juice said...

Vapor, god bless you and your little one; what an amazing wife and mom you and her have...

Juice

Rae Koonce said...

You don't know me, but a friend of yours has sent out your story. My name is Rae Koonce. My husband is a talented Worship Pastor in the Dallas area. When I got your and Sara and Chloe's story I passed it on to everyone I knew, and asked them to do the same. There are so many negative things that come from computer technology, but the ability to share things like this and make prayer chains is one great thing. I have been praying for your family NONSTOP, and crying for you too. I know that reaching out to the Maker of this GREAT VAST universe and asking him to love and comfort you and Chloe and your families is the best thing I can do, but it feels like such a small insignificant thing. If there is ANYTHING I can do let me know. If there is any kind of fundraiser or tribute down the road, and you need a band, my husband and his will volunteer. They are really good, very modern. If there is anything I can do for you in the Dallas area, you let me know. I'm an events planer, and I also sell baby supplies on e-bay. I can get just about anything. If Chloe needs ANYTHING just tell me and I will send it to you ASAP! Rae11400@yahoo.com - 469.441.9055.

Mary Ann said...

I just heard of you today and have read all of your blog. My heart goes out to you. I can't begin to imagine your loss. Chloe is a gorgeous baby and will bless your life forever. The days, weeks, and months ahead won't be easy for you, however, your faith and the love of God will help you. Call on Him when nothing else seems to help. Please know that others are praying for you and your sweet Chloe and for your families.

Mary and Justin said...

What a witness your faith is.

Praying for you and your family.

Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20

Stage IV and Fabulous said...

I found your blog from someone on the "Young Survival Coalition" bulletin board, and just wanted to pass on my condolences and prayers.

I am heartbroken for your family. I wish I had words, but there are none. I'm so sorry.

lindsay said...

we are completely heartbroken for you and your family. you have been on my mind all day and in our prayers. your faith is amazing and a true testament to the love you have not only for God, but for your precious Sara and Chloe. We don't know you, but we love you and continue to pray for you and your precious daughter.

Sheridith...Mom to Peeps said...

I found the link to your blog on Kelly's Korner.. I am devastated for you. I have a daughter, named Chloe & I can't imagine not being here for her..or my husband without me...I have read alot of your Blog and have suce deep respect for your wife. She was beautiful.. IN side and Out..her love & faith shine in every single photo. The photo's of the time you two were together with Chloe will be treasures forever... for you & that precious, beautiful little girl! Your wife did something amazing..she gave you a beautiful baby to help heal your heart.. to hold & cherish! That baby will be what gets you thru the dark nights! Chloe & Christ... I am praying for you.. for Chloe.. and for your family..

In Him,
Sheridith

Anne Marie said...

I found your blog earlier today through Kelly's Korner (another blog I follow). I am so very saddened by the events you have been faced with. I don't have words to day other than I will be praying.

bhssth said...

Please accept our love and sympathy. Your Sara will always be with you because you will carry her in your heart. Chloe will grow up knowing her mother as an gentle, loving, and joyful person who gave her life. You are not alone in your sorrow. Our Jesus said, "I Am the Resurrection and the Life. She who Believes in Me, will never die, and I will Raise Her Up on the Last Day." Yes! Amen! We Believe!
"Eternal God, You made the union of Brady and Sara a sign of the bond between Jesus and the Church.
Grant mercy and peace to dear Sara, who was united in love with her husband, Brady. May the care and devotion of her life on earth find a lasting reward in heaven. Look kindly on Brady, Chloe and her Mom and Dad as now they turn to Your compassion and love. Strengthen their faith and lighten their loss. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen and Amen."
Love. Blessings.
Andy and JoAnne Scholes

Anna Was said...

I was so saddened to hear about your tremendous loss. I am praying for you and your family to find peace. Sara has gone to the see the Lord and will be able to watch over you and Chloe. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. My the Lord shine down on you and give you peace

Laura said...

Hello,
You do not know me as well, although I am a friend of Jennifer Nesrsta's :) We are also active army.

I wanted to let you know that you and your family and sweet baby girl are in my prayers. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now and I only hope to offer you some comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have also started a prayer chain.... I hope this is okay :)

May God Bless you and your sweet new addition. And may he comfort you in your darkest hour.

Shay said...

praying.

Alia Burns said...

I am friends with Angie and have been praying for you. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. God Bless you and your beautiful baby girl, Chloe!

carmel said...

you dont know me to but i am so sorry for you...
i cant belive what you have just gone thrugh.
please take care of your self for chole. and take care of chole as well....
she needs you and you are a great dad

Texas Mom said...

Brady,

I just happened upon your blog. My heart breaks. You are just down the road from us here in New Braunfels. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and Chloe. I am so grateful that you have family in the area. May God bring you peace during this difficult time.

Misti

andrea said...

my heart goes out to you during this time. You and Chloe will be in my prayers.

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Chinazhoumom said...

from another stranger in Florda...

There are no words that can stop the pain...there are no balloons to make it fly away...there are no ice cream and socials...BUT there is love and to have been loved is the greatest gift..even if only for awhile. Your daughter will come to remind you of your wife as she grows and in her face eyes and mannerisms she will live on. May you find peace amound family and friends and in your daughter's eyes.
Carol in FL

Laurie said...

Oh Brady, my heart breaks for you and your beautiful daughter. I found your blog today because of Adrienne (Our Journey of Love) and I have spent the last few hours reading your entire blog. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care of yourself...your precious baby girl needs you.

Nandrejczyk said...

I pray for the Lord to comfort you and your families at this difficult moment in your lives. I got in contact with your blog this morning and read through many months about you, Sara and Chloe. My heart aches for you and at the same time I think on how great is our God through all this. I hope that Sara's life could impact people even after her departure as she impacted mine and made me think about the smallest things that we take for granted and the ways that God uses to draw us close to him and to humble us for His glory.
My prayer is with you, Chloe and both families.

battynurse said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Marcy said...

Your wife and daughter are beautiful. May God continue to give you peace. Praying for you and your family!

Kelli said...

My heart is filled with sadness and I am weeping with you!! Praying for you, Chloe and the entire family from SC!! The body of Christ will lift you up!

amyinbc said...

I am SO sorry for your loss.. Peace be with you in time.

courtneycattb said...

Brady I am so sorry, I so wish I could be there this weekend to see her one more time. I will miss her so, please take care of yourself and now little Chloe she is a real doll.
We miss and love you both!
Courtney Glenn Cole and Lane

The ReecesPieces said...

I don't know if you remember me, but I work in the birthing center at Wilford Hall. In just the short amount of time that I knew Sara, I was touched by her and I will always remember her. Anyone that knew her for 5 minutes would know what a strong and wonderful woman she was. My prayers are with you in this tough time...
-Jen Reece

joanna said...

I came across your blog on Kelly's Korner and I have to say I am truly saddened to hear about your loss. My story is similar to yours...my mother passed when I was 20 days old. She had a cranial hemorrage (aneurysm) after childbirth. My family has made sure that my mom has remained a memory for me...as I am sure you will do with Chloe. Best wishes to you and your family and take care of your little girl. I am sure Sara is watching over you all!

Russ & Kelly said...

My daughter told me about your wife and I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Chloe. Your wife looked so happy with her little one. You gave her a special gift saying it was ok to go on and that you and Chloe would be ok.

Trout Family said...

Brady - I have recently thought as a new mom if I were to die what would I want to leave behind as a memory for my baby. I have told some of my close friends that I would want some of my clothing to be made into a quilt so that my little girl would have something that belonged to me, that would always be with her. I still have my wedding dress and would want that to be a square in the quilt. I know that you are still taking in the shock of it all, but just wanted to throw that idea out there. Sara seemed like such a sweet spirit and someone who tried to stay positive even in the darkest hours. May the Lord bless you and your sweet baby Chloe. The Trout Family - Spring, Texas

Vicky said...

I saw your blog site on a friend's Facebook page. I was so sorry to hear of Sara's passing. I won't say "loss", because it is so apparent you know exactly where she is - in the arms of our Heavenly Father. I pray that God will continue to sustain you and your family with strength and peace. What an incredible mommy Sara had, and what an amazing strong father she has in you - God bless.

Candie Bowen said...

You don't know me, but I am praying for you & your precious daughter.

adele said...

I have been praying for you, Chloe, and your family-
Your story and blog are amazing and such a true testament to the Lord. Such sadness but- also such an example of living your life to the fullest and without regrets. God Bless you in your next journey with your beautiful daughter. She is truly blessed to have had such a loving and giving momma and to have you in her life now to love and care for her. You will be such an amazing role model for her (as Sara was and will be in her heart). Know that your story has touched so many other's lives and will continue to in the future.
I will think of Sara everyday- and remember what a special person she was.
xo,Adele Morin From Corpus Christ, TX
adelemark@yahoo.com

Kristie said...

You don't know me, but I heard about your sweet family yesterday. We stopped to pray for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken as I consider it all. May God sustain you and encourage your hearts.

Megan said...

Brady, I'm so sorry for your loss. From what I read on the blog, Sara was a beautiful, strong, Christian woman. Her faith is clearly shown. I especially liked the post where she wrote about Fathers. Her father, you as a father to Chloe and our Heavenly father. Praying for your family during this time of loss. Praising God that we know Sara is worshipping our Lord in heaven!

Elaine A. said...

I'm so very, very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and Chloe's mother. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Elaine, from Louisiana

Jess said...

By now you've seen how many strangers lives your story has touched and I am another one of those people. Melinda May is an old friend of mine and I came across your story today from her asking for prayer. Your story is both tragic and inspiring~It is such a beautiful and wonderful thing to see how much you loved and adored your wife and how much she felt the same way. Your faith at this point is overwhelming and I praise God you and Sara are believers! It is painful now, yes; but the peace that comes with knowing she is no longer in any pain and you, she and Chloe will be reunited again is a blessing. I don't know how all these strangers pouring their sympathy right now feels but be assured you are in many prayers. May you and all your, and hers, families feel God's loving arms embracing you and be filled with peace in the coming months.

Claire said...

Brady, you must be in complete shock and utterly exhausted in every way. My father had a massive stroke but recovered, so I know a small fraction of what you are going through. You are a brave and strong man and your daughter is lucky to have you. Sara will live on in spirit, and I hope you find comfort in this through the hard times ahead. I am praying for you.

Cat said...

A friend of mine posted about your blog on her facebook page the other night...I have been praying....and I am still praying for your family. Your courage and faith overwhelms my heart. You have a beautiful baby girl. The pictures of Sara with Chloe are so precious. I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord give you strength, and hold you tight in his arms.

Sarah Hail said...

Brady,

It has been quite a few years since I last saw you or any of your family. Last you knew me, I was Sarah Salinas - Chris' lil sis. I'm Sarah Hail now.

I have got to tell you that you and Sara have constantly been on my mind the past week. This blog, yours and Sara's words and journey, have truly rocked me in the most amazing way possible. Thank you for being so strong, honest and faithful and for constantly glorifying the Lord and singing His praises in the midst of everything. I read the entire blog and I am just in awe of the beautiful faith you all have. This blog has truly touched so many lives, including mine. There is no doubt that your story will be a vessel for the Lord and will usher so many to His Throne! What an incredible blessing.

You, Chloe, Jon, Linda and both you and Sara's families are in our prayers.

Sarah

Rich Cohrs said...

So sorry to hear about you loss man. I know that God says He will be close to the broken and I know He will give you strength. I didn't know your wife bro but as it looks she was a wonderful woman of God. You will be in my prayers. I just found out and couldn't help but shed some tears for you and all your family. I hope the greatest of joy for you after your mourning is over and while still in progress. God Bless!

In Christ,
Rich Cohrs

Grace, Peace, and Joy be multiplied unto you in Jesus Name!

Lori said...

I know we do not know each other, but just wanted to let you know that your story has touched my heart. You and Chloe (especially) are in my prayers!

Lori
Dallas, TX

cbryant81 said...

I found you through Kelly's Korner also! I wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your precious family! May God stay close in your time of need! Christie(Alabama)

kaleena said...

Brady,
I am praying for your strength, guidance, and for your spirits to be lifted during this time. I cannot imagine leaving behind my 10 month old son, nor I could I imagine losing my husband and doing it alone. You are a strong man and you are going to raise this beautiful girl with the help of our LORD!!! Mannn...Sara is sitting in his lap and worshipping him as I typr this. She is loving it!
Love in Christ
The Richardson's
Columbus, Ms

Janes said...

what a touching account of your family this is to read...it is very clear to me as I weep and read this that Sara died in peace and at her happiest because she met her beautiful Chloe and made sure she was healthy and happy and a piece of her lives on through Chloe for you Brady....what joy a baby will bring to you in these days as you press forward.. may the Lord be by your side as you endure all things....Launee

Adelas said...

Another stranger that only found you today. I'll be bookmarking this site and dropping by in hopes of hearing how you are doing in the future. Praying for you today.

Lori Wright said...

You don't know me, but know that you and Chloe are covered in prayer. You and Sara have shown what walking in faith is truly about. Because of that, the Lord will be glorified in her death just as He was in her life.

Rebecca said...

I found your blog by a friend asking for prayers for you. Although we haven't met, we belong to the same Family, the Family of God. My heart is so broken for you and your precious daughter. I was amazed by your total faith and praise of our Father through your storms; I hope I would do the same. My Wed. night Bible class is praying for you this week. You are being prayed for.

Jamie Massey said...

I am so very sorry. The love that you both shared, and then shared with the world will never be forgotten. They say life is a journey. Maybe your journey is to share your life with others, so you can affect and impact theirs, they way you have ours. Thank you for your words, your honesty, and your life. Thank you for so much. Without knowing you, we love you.

Heidi said...

By now the "You don't know me" starts must be well over 100! If not, let me add to it. I came across your blog from a friend like many others have.

Thank you for being so real in your entries about who you and your family are and are not. Your faith has been inspiring to me as well. Psalm 56:8 says that God numbers our tears and puts them in a bottle. How special is that? Brady I pray that God will comfort you in such a special way as only he can in the days to come.

I sat and read your blog today from start to finish as so many have and I so look forward to meeting Sarah in Heaven someday! You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Brody's Mom said...

I'll add one more to the "you don't know me" group. Your story is amazing, inspiring, and absolutely heart breaking. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but little Chloe is an incredibly blessed young lady to have two such amazing parents. She's also very pretty :)

I'm sure someone has already mentioned the Liz Logelin foundation. Their website is http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org/. They may be a source of comfort and help to you in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

Thank you for serving our country, and thank you for telling your story. God bless you all.

Lex said...

I am another "stranger" visiting your blog, yet a sister in Christ. I sat down yesterday for a couple of hours and was glued to your blog. I'm amazed at both of your love, faith, and trust in God throughout everything that has happened in the past year. You are both an inspiration and you have touched thousands of people with your story. Thank you for sharing and you will continue to be in my prayers.

princessamoura said...

My heart breaks for you. I'm so glad that Chloe has a special father like you. I feel the love in your words for both of your girls. Chloe will know her mommy through you.

Momish said...

Dear Brady, I connected with your blog through Dr. Chris Elliott (Tripler) and his friend Gary (your fellow pilot). My heart and life were touched by your story. Life can be so hard. As you can see you and Sara and Chloe have touched many lives, mine as well. My 22 year old son has been battling cancer for 2 years and at this point is doing well. All that we know in life is that Jesus is with us and walking with us every day, every step of the way. I am sure there will be hard days ahead for you and I pray there will be great days of joy and laughter too. This side of eternity can be difficult but I know God uses every difficulty to produce in us His glory and to shine through us His glory to an unseeing world. I pray that you will be able to focus on Him in those hard times and trust that He hears your heart and knows the ache and pain you feel. Glory awaits us on the other side. Sara, whole and happy, blessed reunion with loved ones, a day of unspeakable brightness - until then, taking one step at a time and trusting Him in all things. I too wrote a blog and sent out prayer requests for my son. I can't tell you how deeply yours affected me. May His grace sustain you and may He fill you with a deeper knowledge of Himself. I love you, little bro, Jamie Howen

Christina said...

Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life...praise God that your beautiful wife is standing before the presence of the Almighty. She is alive and healed and whole! I pray for your heart and for your daughter. I know the road will be filled with great sorrows but I, also, know that it will be filled with abundant joy! I pray God's comfort and peace to fill your hearts and minds - beyond understanding.

Angie Campbell said...

Brady, I am so saddened by your loss. I am praying for you and your sweet Chloe. I am praying that God will hold you in his hand, and I know that Sara will be your guardian angel as you care for this sweet baby girl.

Dear Sara, Go rest high on that mountain, and sing with the angels!

Meg said...

Prayers for you and your daughter.

Marie said...

I saw your blog on a friend's facebook page and read it from beginning to end. My heart aches for you and I know first hand what you are going through...I'm sure for you right now is just a blurr. I lost my husband (age 29) to cancer back in Jan. 2007, we had at the time a 2 1/2 year old little boy, and I remember him laying in the ICU bed and I praying with him and letting him go into Jesus' arms, telling him to wait at the heavenly gates for our son and I knowing it would be in the blink of an eye for him (he actually passed away 10 sec. after my prayer) and I know it is by far the hardest thing to do yet so peaceful knowing they are with Jesus Christ our personal Lord and Savior...your blog brought back so many unforgetable memories, that i just wanted to share some verses that help me get through such a undescrible/difficult time in my life.....

Find Rest O My soul in God alone,my hope comes from him. Psalms 62:5 this verse was used alot and is even now on his tombstone.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

My prayers are with you and your family during this time and may you find peace in God's plan, for all of our days are numbered, and remember God has a very special plan for you and Chloe. God Bless!

We, the Wells said...

Brady, this is Christen (Vincent) Wells from FHS. I talked to you briefly at the park reunion. I was heartbroken to hear about Sara, and Jared and I will be thinking about and praying for you and your family. I hope you are able to endure this well and feel comforted. Remember that through all the pain and difficulty, this is truly but a moment. Much love to you, Sara, your beautiful baby, and your family.

The Neffs said...

We don't know you, but are praying for you and your precious family in NC. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you the comfort that only he can give!

Blessings, Christian and Ginger

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Courtney said...

I cannot even imagine what you must be going through at this time. My heart aches for you. But I am amazed at your faith and peace through all of this and you will forever have a living piece of Sara; what a blessing. Thinking and praying for you through this very hard time.

wcrowder said...

Brady, I was drawn to your blog yesterday as I was reading updates on some friends' blogs that I follow. I read your story, and my heart broke for your family. I want to say "Praise the Lord!!" first, because of the strength that he's given you to make it through each minute of this! It is comforting in knowing that the good-bye you said to Sara in that hospital room is not good-bye forever! Your daughter does have a hope in meeting her mom one day, and you have hope in being reunited with your best friend because of salvation in Christ! I am praying that your family is comforted & you feel God holding you through each second of the day. I'm also praying that people are drawn to the Lord through yours & Sara's story! God never wastes a hurt, and though these days are long & weary, the Lord has not forgotten you! Mark Schultz has a song out now called "He is," and it was written because of a situation similar to yours. I heard that this morning and immediately lifted your family in prayer! You are not fighting through this alone! Praying that the Lord continue to grow you & hold you!!

Ashley said...

Brady,

I am praying for you and your family that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in this time of need.

I must also say that when I found the blog I read it from beginning to end. What an amazing example you and Sara are for all of us. Never once did either of you doubt the Lord instead you praised him!! What great FAITH!! I am incredibley heart broken yet lifted at the same time. Thank you for reminding me how GREAT THE LORD IS! God Bless you and Chloe.

Kathy said...

You do not know me, but I and others at my church in Florida have been praying for you, Sara, and Chloe. Your story deeply touched my heart and I am very saddened by Sara's passing. Your faith in Christ is an inspiration to all. I pray that He will comfort you during this difficult time.

Cami Williams said...

Please continue to put pictures of Chloe on the blog, as I know many of us viewers will want to watch her blossom. She's such a beautiful baby.

Emily said...

When you find the strength, you might want to visit www.mattlogelin.com and read his story. He's a widowed father to a young daughter (his wife died 27 hours after giving birth) who chronicles his coping/grieving/journeys with the world. Perhaps his entries will help you find some peace.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

My heart is breaking for you. Certainly I will keep you and Chloe in my prayers. This is my first time to your blog--I read about this on "Lions, Tigers & Boys." I am so sorry God did not heal your wife and understand that "it hasn't sunk in yet." I was very fortunate that my breast Cancer was discovered in the early stages before it reached the lymph nodes. The good news is you will see your wife again in heaven on day. She must have been a very good woman for God to call her home so soon!

Katie Morphew said...

I grew up in Wichita Falls & had several friends in the pilot program at SAFB so your blog caught my eye before this. I am so dearly sorry for your loss! What an amazing person you must be! My thoughts and prayers are with you & sweet Chloe in this difficult time.

CAW said...

I just received word of your loss this morning via Kelly's Korner- a request to pray for you- as I have and our family will continue to do so. This morning your profile had 35 thousand hits and now, late afternoon it has 48,000- imagine the thousands of tongues that have prayed for you, Chloe and your Sara- the image of one nation under God rings true for this moment- through death comes life and I feel that your faith as well as Sara's will be the salt block that so many need to thirst for Christ. Our God has been glorified by your family- may you feel His peace, comfort and blessings.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

--Matthew 5:4

Praying for you in SC

Amanda said...

I'll add to the many instances of you don't know me, but I'm praying for you , your beautiful daughter and family!

Peggy said...

My heart, my thought and prayers go out to you
Loss is of a loved one is NEVER easy
I lost my mom three years ago and I'm still having a hard time
Rest assured God is good all the time and He is in control

Peppermint Patty said...

When I read your blog and about Sara's passing, the first thing that came to my mind was:

“Grieve, not as those who have no hope.” 1 Thess 4: 13

Sara is completely healed and rejoicing at the feet of Jesus! Because she accepted Him into her heart as her Lord and Savior, we know that we WILL see her again one day.

I'm excited at the prospect of getting to meet her for the first time one day!

"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15... Read More

Mourning with you.

Kat said...

Condolences from another stranger, but part of the Air Force family. My prayers are with you and your family.

Samuel said...

Brad,
I'm Matt & Kristi Downing's pastor- I want you to know how Christ-honoring and encouraging your words are, regarding Sara's departure to be with Christ. Our church is praying for you & Chloe, especially in the days after the funeral, when family & friends have to leave you. You are seeing, and will continue to see, that your God truly is the "God of all comfort"(2 Cor. 1.3-4).
Pastor Sammy Burns (Ps. 73.26)

Stephanie said...

Praying for your family over these next few days and in the weeks and months ahead!

W said...

Brady,
As with many of the people who have posted here, you don't know me, but I have been deeply touched by the story of you, Sara and Chloe. This morning I was praying with a dear friend for you guys and the Lord gave us this word, which I know is meant to be shared with you:

"Chloe is My beloved, a child born truly of the fruit of My Spirit. She will bloom in season and be used as a mighty warrior to spread My Word. Trust Me when I tell you she knows and will know her mother, for I have knit her into the very fabric that Chloe is. She and her mother cannot be separated by this life, for this world is not truly where Chloe resides. I have put Heaven in her heart and her mother's wish has already been granted, for Chloe has known Me for some time now. She is an anointed daughter and I have a great many plans for her. Like Hannah returned Samuel to Me, this child has already been given over. She, too, will be a prophetess. My Word will burst from her mouth and she will scatter the seed of My Word and it will fall on fertile ground, bearing much fruit."

I trust God that you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these words are from Him. May they strengthen you and bring you peace.

Deidre' said...

I'm so sorry for your family. I'm praying for you. You don't know me, I found you through Kelly's Korner. Reading through your blog, I see what a wonderful miracle your wife was and daughter is. I'll keep you, Chloe, and your families in my prayers.

Catherine said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. I could not imagine the pain you are in. May God bless your family.

Olivasmama said...

Hello:

I played soccer with Sara as kids, and my father used to coach Josh (Gorman) in soccer as well, so our families go way back. I'm both saddened and moved by your journey. God has great things planned for your family. This song came to mind and hopefully the words bring you some comfort. God Bless.
Lauren Desselle

Sissy's Song (Alan Jackson)

Why did she have to go
So young I just don't know why
Things happen half the time
Without reason without rhyme
Lovely, sweet young woman
Daughter, wife and mother
Makes no sense to me
I just have to believe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

Loved ones she left behind
Just trying to survive
And understand the why
Feeling so lost inside
Anger shot straight at God
Then asking for His love
Empty with disbelief
Just hoping that maybe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

It's hard to say goodbye
Her picture in my mind
Will always be of times I'll cherish
And I won't cry 'cause

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me
Don't worry 'bout me
Don`t worry 'bout me

Missing Kasey said...

I'm sorry that Sara has grown her wings. Prayers are with your family. There is a blog that I though I would pass on to you. http://www.mattlogelin.com/

((hugs))

Julie said...

Hi, you don't know me, but I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I haven't stopped thinking of you all since I first saw it yesterday. You all have been on my mind and in my prayers. I read through your whole blog and your wife is amazing. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your daughter are being prayed for.

beBOLDjen said...

Just like so many others I found your blog through a friend of a friend...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Before I became aware of your blog, just this morning, I was listening to a teaching about suffering at http://www.childrendesiringgod.org/events/conference2005.php
titled One Generation Shall Tell Your Works to Another.

What I rejoice to know is that your pain, and Chloe's, will give way to joy one day! Praying God's blessings and peace over you today!

devro said...

Hi, just like so many others, you don't have a clue who I am. This story really hit me hard. I have had seizures before and the thought of that alone is horrible. I didn't know Sara but as I read your blog, "What a woman!" And yes, your precious daughter is a miracle baby whom will always be loved. I pray for you during this time.

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Devin

KJMurphy said...

I am praying for you and your family. I pray that the Lord will cover you with a comfort only He can provide.

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April said...

A mutual friend referred me to your blog. Even though we are strangers, I want you to know how that I'm praying for you and weeping over your and Chloe's loss. She sounded like an amazing woman, wife, and mother. Thanks to God for granting Chloe to you so you'll always have a part of your dear Sara with you.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! May you find peace and comfort in the only ONE who can truly provide it. God bless you and your precious daughter. I am praying for you and your family.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

elilla said...

As I sit here I realize that you are only a couple hours away from visitation. I do not know you but I pray that the visitation tonight can be a time of celebrating your precious wife's life. What an amazing story and gift from God in both Sara and Chloe. I wish you peace and understanding as you go through this difficult time.

Lorraine said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your little one.

Heather said...

I just heard about this and I'm so sorry. You and Chloe are in my prayers.

Melissa said...

I've gone back and read through your entire blog. I was in the same Sunday School class as a friend of yours and they mentioned your family in the prayer requests.

I am so moved by Sara. I absolutely cannot imagine what she, and you, have had to go through this year. Your family's story has touched me deeply. There are really no words to console you at this time...but as so many people are, you and Chloe are being lifted before the throne of Almighty God right now. He will never leave you or forsake you. Please do not stop sharing your story.

Miranda said...

You dont know me but I just wanted to let you know that me and my family are praying for you, Chloe and your family. I can not begin to imagine the heart ache you are feeling right now. My heartbreaks for little Chloe but what an amazing and wonderful gardian angel she will always have on her shoulder. The days to come will be harder than anyone of us can possibly imagine and I pray for Gods peace to be with you.

Judy Vandiver said...

Like so many who have commented on your blog --- "you don't know me." Nevertheless, you and Chloe are in my prayers. We don't have to have met to be brothers and sisters in Christ, and I grieve for the loss of "our sister." We have a friend in common, who told me about your blog. But greater than that, we have a friend in common with our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest in His care as so many hold you up in prayer.

Erica said...

I don't know you but found your blog through Matt Logelin. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Chloe, and your family. God Bless.

Lisa Hanna said...

Reading your blog through a friend...your faith is amazing. My husband and I recently lost his cousin (like a brother) to cancer after a courageous fight...it has been hard to accept, even though we know God's plan is perfect. However, He truly does grant peace and comfort during these most difficult times. I am praying for you and sweet Chloe.

krg said...

I just found your blog via a friend who mentioned it. While we do not know you please know we are praying for you and Chloe during this time. May the God of peace hold you close during this time!

Amanda said...

I am not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but there is a wonderful organization called The Liz Logelin Foundation that is set up for families who have lost a parent or spouse. The link is http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org/. Matt also has a blog at www.mattlogelin.com.

I am praying for you during this sad time. I pray that the Lord gives you comfort and love through your sweet baby, and that you have peace knowing your wife is with Jesus today. I praise Him for that!

Amanda

Brooke said...

my heart is in so many pieces.....oh. I don't know you or your family, but know that I am praying for you. There is a foundation that a husband started after his wife passed after they had a daughter.It is the Liz Logelin Foundation. Chloe is a miracle and a blessing.
Love, Brooke

ml4estsmommy said...

I stumbled upon your blog thru a post at (in)courage.me. After reading some of the posts you guys wrote about the last months, your faith, hope, and courage in the Lord is amazingly incouraging. My prayers are with you, Chloe and your family.
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Molly said...

Brady, I don't know if you'll get a chance to read this or not for a bit but I wanted to share this with you:

A ship at my side spreads her white sails in the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!" "Gone where?" "Gone ... Read Morefrom my sight, that's all." She is just as large in mast and spar and hull as ever she was when she left my side; just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at that moment when someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you, Chloe, and your family daily.
I am so sorry that I can't be there for you this weekend but we will be in TX in November and we will come and see you then.

Take care.

Molly Hyde-Caroom

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Whimsical Creations said...

You don't know me, but my hugs and prayers are with you and your daughter. I am sooooo sorry for your loss.

James Arrington said...

Brad,

I just ran across your blog tonight through a Facebook post by Tyson Joe (don't know if you are friends). What sadness to have only learned about your journey now...I would have liked very much to have been praying with y'all over this time.

I am a Catholic seminarian in Houston TX. The way you have embraced this path with trust and faith is inspiring, and I will be praying for you and your little Chloe miracle. My theology demands that I pray for the repose of Sara's soul, also...though from what I've learned of her here, there is little necessity for that.

May God richly bless and keep you and Chloe, and make His loving Presence known to you every moment.

Grace & Peace always,

~ James Arrington

Bama Mom said...

So sorry for your loss. Prayers from Alabama

Liesl said...

I don't know you personally, but your story has spread quickly through the blog world. Please know that I am praying for you, Brady, and sweet Chloe during this time. Sara's testimony on this blog is truly incredible and will touch many lives. After reading this blog from beginning to end, I have been encouraged and challenged by the life Sara lived, all the way to the end. Amazing. I wish I could have known her. God bless you and give you peace...thanks for sharing your best friend with all of us in this blog.

Parker's Paradise said...

Thinking of you and sending our love!
The Parker's
Dallas, TX

The Petersons said...

Your wife is absolutely beautiful and so strong. Her smile through all tribulations is gorgeous. You and your beautiful daughter and your family will be in our prayers. Your daughter is your wife's way of winning her fight.
Thoughts and Prayers from Wisconsin.

Lorri said...

I am so touched by your family's story. My prayers are with you in these painful days.

From a stranger who read your blog
with the heart of a mother
of daughters
with the scarred chest of a breast cancer survivor
with a head that know how bald feels
with a soul that loves Jesus
like you and your wife...
trusting in His goodness toward you,

Lorri Steer (Colorado)

CJPequignot said...

You don't know me either, But wanted to let you know that FBC of Kingwood, Tx will be praying for you. My heart too hurts for you and Chloe, I could not imagine what you must be feeling. But I will be praying for You and Chloe. Just know that she is watching over the both of you.

Rene Treanor Sarria said...

My heart and prayers go out to you, Chole and your family. I pray you find comfort and peace somehwere in all of this.

Tia Morris said...

You don't know me but I'm from houston texas and I'm doing my clinical rotation at M.D. Anderson this semester. My teacher went to high school with sara and the other morning before we started she sat us down and read all the blows you guys have been posting. Every single one of us was in tears by the end. My heart breaks every day for you and chole. You are such an amazing person and father. The lord will lead you in right direction during this hard time. Never lose your faith. Yall are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

Tia Morris houston texas

Pamela @ Frugal Vet Tech said...

I just found your blog from "Our Journey of Love" (http://our-journey-to-parenthood.blogspot.com). I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My hearts breaks for you, Chloe, and the rest of your family. You are in my prayers.

Perhaps this blog/writer can give you some advice/comfort/support (if you haven't already seen it): www.mattlogelin.com Matt's wife, Liz, passed away shortly after giving birth to their first daughter. He writes about life after that and has also started a foundation for others in a similar situation.

Breanna and Nick said...

I am so sorry for you loss. There are no words to even express my sadness for you. I have been praying for you and your sweet Chloe since yesterday when I read your post. I hope that you can find Comfort in God and Know that your wife is in such a better place. I will continue to pray for you, and hope that time can heal your pain. God Bless you!

Jessica said...

I knew Sara from Young Life in college, but hadn't seen her in years. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. In your time of grief, please know that your life together has touched so many hearts. I am truly inspired by the faith you have shown in our Lord Jesus. Chloe is blessed to have you as her earthly father. I will be lifting you all up in prayer.

Major said...

Your blog was passed on to me by our loving daughter, whose husband is in the military, stationed at Spangdahlem AFB, Germany. I have read about your heart-breaking situation and feel compelled to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Chloe, the joy of your and Sara's love, is blessed to have been born into such a family--rooted in God's love. She is indeed a "miracle" baby who will in many ways carry on the beautiful memory of a mother who was very courageous and giving. May you and Chloe always feel God's loving arms around you, protecting and guiding you in whatever you do. May you always cherish the years you had together with Sara, and may you know and feel--deep down inside--that the Lord is walking beside you and Chloe, and your whole family, today and every day of your lives.
Joyce & Major Travers, Newark, Delaware, USA

Leah said...

I wish all these words could take the pain away, but this is all we have in this fight.
Cling to God, to your precious daughter and your family. My prayers are with you.
Leah
sillylittlesparrow.com

Emma. said...

Brady, I have just read this blog from start to finish, and I dearly wish these last few days had had a different ending...but you have your incredible daughter Chloe, who lived against the odds, and will continue to live for her darling mother, who has gone to live in Heaven.

I send love and support to you and Chloe, and both your family and Sara's. She was an incredible woman, and no doubt your daughter will be just as strong as you both have been.

Stay strong, and take care - you are in my thoughts.



Emma.

Yvonne said...

The earth's loss is certainly heaven's gain. Your story has touched my heart and I will pray for yours. God bless you and your little girl.

nadia said...

You don't know me, but my soul is saddened by you loss and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that you find peace knowing that your beautiful wife is now cradled in the arms of the Father, and that your gorgeous daughter will know and feel her mother in her heart. God bless you all.

Kelli said...

Thinking of you and Chloe today! Lifting you up in prayer!

Jara said...

I grieve with you, there are no words, know that you and Chloe are in my prayers! Cling to God - let him hold you in his hands! Only he can somehow bring you a peace that passes understanding!

Mrs.E said...

You don't me, but I am praying for you and your family. I found your blog through one of the blog's I read. I will always keep you in my prayers. May God bless you and Chloe and keep you healthy and happy.

Kerry said...

God bless you, indeed. I found my way here from a friend of a friend, so you do not know me, but, your family is in my prayers.

FSD said...

Saying an extra special prayer for you, Chloe and your families today and tomorrow. I'm so sorry this is happening. May you feel the peace that God promises in His word as you face the next two days.

torresk5031 said...

You don't know me, but I have to say that I am truly touched by your family's story. I cannot put into words what I feel for you and your family right now, but from what I've read Sara was an incredible woman and has touched many lives, most importantly your and Chloe's. I feel honored to have been able to read her story. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, god bless you and your beautiful daughter.

torresk5031 said...

You don't know me, but I have to say that I am truly touched by your family's story. I cannot put into words what I feel for you and your family right now, but from what I've read Sara was an incredible woman and has touched many lives, most importantly your and Chloe's. I feel honored to have been able to read her story. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, god bless you and your beautiful daughter.

Mindy said...

Like many of those who have left comments for you, you don't know me -- I'm a friend of Lee's and followed his link to Sara's obituary from facebook. I've read your blog for over an hour now, and I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. As a NICU nurse and neurosurgery patient myself, I identify with much of what you've shared in your blog. I am happy for you because you have a beautiful baby girl that is going to be healthy and happy and have a wonderful daddy -- but I am truly saddened because Sara won't be there at home. You are all in my thoughts, prayers, and hopes as you continue on your journey.

Nicki & Hope said...

Brady and Chloe,
I have known Sara since Elementary School and I still remember those summer days we spent in the pool in our back yard growing up. My heart breaks for your loss, but the world has gained a very special angel and for that I am greatful. Chloe will live through her mothers legacy and Brady I hope that you cling to Sara's strength during this time. I heard this song today and thought of the two of you. Be stong; you have lots of prayers out there!

Hide me now, under Your wings.
Cover me within Your mighty hand.

When the oceans rise
and thunders roar.
I will soar with You, above the storm
Father You are king over the flood,
I will be still and know You are God.

Find rest my soul in Christ alone,
Know his power, in quiteness and trust.

cassie said...

like so many others who've commented, i don't know you, Brady, nor did I know your beautiful wife. My heart is broken for you and your precious baby girl. Sara's life (from just the small piece I can see on your blog) glorified God in every way. Chloe's mommy is the daughter of the heavenly King. My prayers are with you and your family.

Megan said...

I read your website and what a blessing your story is. Your story is touching people all over and thats just an glimpse of how God works. You, your family, and Chloe are in my prayers. I pray many blessings on your life ahead with your miracle gift from God. <3

Heather said...

Sullivan Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I follow a blog written by a young man named Matt Logelin who lost his wife following what was supposed to be a routine c section. His website is http://www.mattlogelin.com he also started a foundtion in memory of his wife Liz Logelin Foundation it helps young widows and widowers with their needs etc. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

The Durham Family said...

You don't know me....just a fellow Texan. Praying for you. May all your wonderful memories bring you peace. Take care of your little Chloe.

Tiffany said...

I just found your blog today by luck I guess... My heart is breaking for you.

I am praying for you and your family. I don't know exactly how you feel but last year my family lost 3 people to cancer.

Your wife was beautiful...Chloe looks just like her.

God Bless! <><

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GardnerJanet said...

You don't know our family, but we wanted you to know that you and that little baby girl are in our prayers. We serve a GREAT and mighty God and to know that He is in control is an amazing comfort. We pray for God's guidance, peace, and comfort for you and your family in the years ahead. He loves you more than you know! Thoughts and prayers are with you from Minnesota:)

Charity said...

We don't know each other, but I am praying for you and your family. I am so truly sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and may you feel his presence strongly...

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Bike said...

As you wake your wife, sister, daugter at this very moment, I pray for you all:

May the good Lord bring you peace and comfort today and during the tough days ahead. I pray that your faith remains strong. You will need to draw on it often.

I pass along this Psalm that a good friend passed on to me just about 4 years ago after we suddenly lost our 4 year old daughter Christine:

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.

As the passing days turn into months and years, you will certainly grow to understand what God means when He says 'Do not be afraid, I am with you...'

My heart is heavy today. I will keep Sara, the family and friends in my daily prayers. I know that your faith, family and friends will help you make it through this challenging and sorrowful time.

May the Peace and Grace of God be with you today and everyday.

Kelley said...

I'm just like so many others who have stopped by your blog from another.

A stranger who struggles to understand why things like this happen and, though I don't have the answers, I know that our God is sovereign. I know that He is the only one who sees the beginning and the end and I know that, even in this, He is good.

You have honored Him on the pages of this blog (as I have traveled back with you and read each one) and feel certain that you will somehow continue to do so.

I have prayed for you and your sweet baby girl. She will never remember her Mommy but, through you (and so many others), she will be so proud of who she was and, rightfully so.

God's blessings upon you as you learn to live your new "normal".

Stacie said...

You don't know me either. I read your post through a link posted on a friend's Facebook wall. I am so sorry for your wife's loss. The blog was a true testimony of faith. Sara's relationship to God was very visible. She had such a great attitude throughout her tough journey. I am so happy you were able to spend time as a family together. You will always have those memories of your wife and you spending time with your beautiful baby girl, Chloe. I have posted your blog on my Facebook wall and have also emailed it to others in hope that they will also read it. There is so much to be learned from your family's journey. Know that Sara has touched so many people's lives. Your family is in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. Remember that God will get you through this difficult time. Lean on him for comfort. God Bless!

Erin said...

Brady and Chloe,

Your story has touched my heart so deeply. Although I never met Sara, it's clear from the blog that she was an incredible person who blessed many people. I rejoice with you that she is with her Lord and Savior, but my heart also is deeply saddened for you not to be with her anymore. I know that God must have great plans for you and Chloe in the future--I can already see how much you and Sara and your story have impacted people's lives. I am in admiration the faith that you both have shown through your blog. I know it has blessed many people already (myself included) to see such a strong faith being lived out. I will be praying for you and your family and that you continue to feel God's peace--the peace that surpasses all understanding. May you also be comforted knowing,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you, says the Lord."(Hebrews 13:5)
In Christ,
Erin & Josh Mehling

Joyce said...

My deepest condolences to you and your beautiful familyi. I came across your blog at the suggestion of a friend. I would like to share some important medical information that I hope will be helpful. Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis is very difficult to identify on CT scan unless the radiologist is specifically looking for it. Labs are often nonrevealing. The fact that your wife had a malignancy and was recently postpartum puts her at an exquistely increased risk for a clotting event. Her symptoms are classic for SSST and I encourage you to explore this either in retrospective review of her head imaging or in an autopsy evaluation. Best wishes and again, my heart goes out to you and your family. JMK

Rebecca said...

Just stopping by to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers this evening and will be tomorrow morning as well.

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