Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Heaven Bound...

Sara's final test to check for blood flow to the brain was completed around 11:00am this morning. The results came back and there was no blood flow. Soon thereafter, the doctor declared Sara as brain dead.

After some discussions with the Organ Donation Team, Sara was only able to donate her eyes. Based on her cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy, her heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver were unable to be donated. Sara would have wanted to continue giving and I WANTED SOMEONE TO HAVE HER HEART!!!

After we had our time with Sara this afternoon, the doctors came in and removed the ventilator. The entire family was with Sara until her heart stopped beating.

The reality of the situation has yet to sink in, but Sara is now with Jesus and for this I am thankful...and at peace! I will miss my best friend and am sorry that Chloe will not be able to know her mother, but Sara's legacy will live on through our MANY happy memories with her. Chloe will know her mother through the impact Sara had on so many lives. She was an AMAZING WOMAN who touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with!

Thank you to those of you who have been praying for us. It is completely clear to me that the Lord was calling Sara home at this time. No matter what her diagnosis had been, it was her time to go. She delivered our miracle baby and we spent a few days at home as a family. I have never seen Sara happier, and I feel as though those few days were like heaven on earth.

Memorial services will be held this weekend in Houston. Once details finalize, they will be published on the blog.

Once again, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR OUR FAMILY.

I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. --Psalm 121:1-2

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The Titsworth Family said...

I just found your blog a few minutes ago and I sit here just weeping for you and your family. I can't imagine what you must be going through but just know that you'll be in my heart and prayers. Chloe is such a beautiful little girl.

Laurie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you!

chloeadele said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My family and I have prayed and prayed for you guys and will continue to do so.

Ashley-Michele said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Pixel Perfect said...

Praying for you and your family. I am sorry for your loss!

Kaira said...

So, so very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you in the difficult days ahead. I am so thankful you had the time as a family that you did.

May God bless you as you move forward with your sweet Chloe.

mpeachyk said...

I'm tremendously sorry for your loss...

Jen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for your strength in these trying times. My hearts aches for you and your family. We will continue to send you and Chloe our prayers.

Molly said...

I just discovered your blog from a tweet by someone... I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. I am crying over your blog and praying as we speak. May you find strength and comfort in God as you face some of the darkest times. Chloe is truly a miracle baby and you have so many special memories to share with her about her mother in the coming years.

Much love!!

Amy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for you
and sweet Chloe and the rest of your family.

Nana Suzie said...

She is on the GREATEST ADVENTURE ABROAD ever! Love to you and your family.
Suzie McDaniel (Kim Gorman's mom)

Sheryl said...

no words!!

except to say that it is very obvious that God has BIG plans for little chloe.

oh my...i am just beyond sorry.

enatp said...

My deepest sympathies to you, your daughter, and your family.

"There are so many tender milestones of the Lord in our lives, but it is in the time of loss that we discover the deepest meaning of his tenderness." - Roy Lessin

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

nickel.beck said...

I am so sorry. There were so many people praying for a miracle, but I guess God needed her with him. I am sure that even though she is not here anymore, Chloe will know how wonderful and kind her mother was. May she be at peace, and continued prayers for you and your family.

Kaira said...

So, so very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you in the difficult days ahead. I am so thankful you had the time as a family that you did.

May God bless you as you move forward with your sweet Chloe.

Kelly Syferd said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Brad said...

I was forwarded your blog today by Eric Co. I held back tears several times at work and cried a few times on the way home thinking about your story. I then spent about an hour reading your blog out loud to my wife. We both cried. I just hit refresh to see this post and weeped as I read it. We wish you and Chloe the very best, and I will remember your story and think about your family as long as I live.

Lea Ann said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Jenny said...

What a testament of your faith. God Bless you and your family. I'm so sorry for this unimaginable loss. Your wife was so lucky to have you.

Natalie said...

Oh Brady,
I am praying for you, for Chloe, and for all of your families. I am so sorry. Sara's steadfast faith continues to challenge and inspire me. And so does yours.
I look forward to meeting precious Chloe...and know that Sara's legacy lives in through precious Chloe...through your amazing love story....through all of your memories....and through all of the lives Sara touched and impacted during her time on this earth.
Much love and prayers,
Natalie Green

Sierra's Mom said...

I am truly sorry for your loss but I know Sara is in a better place. Your faith in God is so deep and strong that I am truly envious of ya'll for that. I pray that you and your daughter will be fine and for ya'lls family. I don't read the bible as often as I should but God directed me to Psalm 121 last night and I prayed for you guys. God Bless and if you guys need anything you can contact me at salinas122596@aol.com. I don't remember Sara from school but I am truly blessed for having known her in your eyes. Thank You!
Gloria Salinas Hinojosa

LPMaritnez said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family. May God Bless each of you.

"Me" said...

Brad, Know we are praying for you and Chloe and are heartbroken for you.
-Cale

Shannon said...

I also just found your blog and I will be in prayer for you, not just for the next few days, but now and for a long time to come. You are not alone, nor will you be once family goes home. God is with you, and many have been down this road before you.

http://wendysfriends.wordpress.com/

Praying for you!

Miss Lori Akin said...

May the Lord bless you and little Chloe in every way. May he flood you with his mercy, his grace, and his peace. I am giving thanks for the life that Sara led and the faith that sustained her until the very end. May we all look unto Jesus as the both the author and finisher of our faith.

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love in Christ,
Lori Akin
(friend of Natalie Green)

Candace said...

We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Sara...but rejoicing that she is healed and in the arms of Jesus. Brady, you are an inspiration in so many ways. Keep clinging to the things that you know are so important. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you, Sara, Chloe and your families.

Allyson said...

Praying for you and your family.

Aaron said...

Brady, you are so strong. God made you One with Sara and you have the strength to realize God's plan. What wisdom and faith. I have weeped for you today and for myself. I was reading the thank you note from her shower that said she was thankful that I took time out of my schedule to come and that she loved me. I haven't seen you guys much over the last 5 years, but I always felt close and truly loved her. She had the light of Christ all over her. We are here praying and lifting all the Sullivans and Haselbarths up.

Tiffani Chapa

Dakota3 said...

My heart goes out to you, Chloe and your families. I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing Sara is in heaven would be a great comfort. I will continue to pray for your family.

God Bless,
Cindy

Christine said...

I was sent a link to your blog on facebook today and can only tell you how touched I am to have been offered the chance to pray for such amazing people. You are holding one of the greatest of crosses right now, so I can only imagine that the grace will be commensurate.

Prayers were said for you today at the Grotto at Notre Dame.

Jenn said...

I am soooo sorry. I have prayed for you,Sara and your entire family. I want you to know I have learned one thing...everyday is a gift and so is that sweet baby, Chloe.Hold her tight and tell her everyday how much Sara loved her:) May you find strength in her.

sabakose said...

I, too, just came across your blog from the Smiley's post on facebook. Tears are streaming as I sit and read back on your blog. I am soo sorry. I will lift you and your family in prayer to our heavenly father .. may you feel the comfort of His loving arms wrapped around you! Bless you and your sweet baby girl!!! ~~praying for you~~

Molly said...

We continue to keep you and your families in our prayers. We hope that you find peace and strength to help you through this journey. We will pray for Sara and thank God for knowing her. We will be in touch soon but want you to know that we are thinking of you. Thinking of you, Chloe and Sara.
Molly and Cameron

the*4*of*us said...

I can't begin to imagine your pain. Praise God that you have hope in Him!

Calah said...

I'm at lost for words. I appreciate your updates, it means so much to so many people. There are so many of us that Sara has made an impact on, many of whom you may not know. Just know that she will forever be in our hearts and you, Chloe and the family will always be in our prayers. God works in ways I will never understand, but he has a plan and I will have faith that his plan is the right one. God bless.

Jenn Rodriguez said...

There are no words to express what an impact Sara has had on my life...she will truly be missed but I know that heaven is that much richer with her there and I can't wait to see her when my time comes...I don't think anyone doubts where she is right now...Brady my heart breaks for you and Chloe but it is so amazing that you get to have alittle piece of her there through your beautiful daughter...Sara will be missed and I hold on to all the wonderful memories we shared and am so thankful I got to see her at Richards wedding...my prayers continue to be with you, Chloe an the rest of your family... I have half of Atlanta praying for u....

Hoosier Mom said...

Praying for your family in this difficult time! There are no words to comfort you, only the knowledge that Jesus in on the throne! He WAS, He IS, and ALWAYS will be!!!

Julee Turner said...

I am truly so sorry. I took the time and read your whole blog today after receiving a prayer request for Sara. I am sitting here weeping for you, Chloe and Sara. You and your family will be continuously in my prayers!

katiecottle said...

Just found your blog and wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I wish I had words to offer to make it better, but I don't.
"But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commets himself to you; You are the helper of the [mother]less." Psalm 10:14

mrs. darling said...

Your faith, your praising the name of Jesus in the face of such loss, your life and your sweet sara's life are a reflection of the face and love of Christ. eternity will be changed forever because of your lives. praying for you and chloe in the days ahead.

blessings.

Jill said...

We prayed for your family at church on Sunday, and I am so sorry to hear of Sara's passing. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Lysandra said...

I am amazed by your faith in God through all this. Your life is so inspiring in the way that you are so positive and sure of what God has planned is up to Him. I am amazed that you let go and let God do His work. I don't know if I could do what you are doing. I would be angry and in a way I am for you. You and your family have helped to soften my heart to Jesus. I know you are inspiring others to come back to God just by having this blog. God bless you and little Chloe. She has amazing parents.
Lysandra

Kristin said...

I know words cannot heal the hurt but I know that you have some relief knowing that your Sara is no longer hurting. You have a long journey ahead with your beautiful Chloe and I hope you share with her your beautiful love story. I am simply heartbroken for you, your family and little Chloe.

I wish you the best!

Kristin

The Boncoddo's Blog said...

We're so sorry for your loss and blessed by your stregnth...my the Lord bless you and keep you and your daughter in His hand through this amazingly difficult time.

Melody said...

Brady & Chloe, I have been checking your blog all day and praying for you constantly. I had read somewhere this afternoon that Sara had gone Home. I am so so sorry for your loss, but I am blessed to know you have such truly wonderful memories of your beautiful wife. I was in awe as I read through your blog what an amazing, God-loving woman she is, despite the trials she had placed before her. She is truly an inspiration and I pray everyone that "meets" her through your blog is as blessed as I have been. God bless you and I will continue to pray for you and your loved ones.

Kristin said...

Brady -

I too was forwarded your blog last week, and although I dont know your family, have been praying. Your trust in Jesus and faith in our sovereign God, is unlike any I've seen. What a precious daddy you will be to Chloe, and what a gift I know you were to Sara. Oh how I pray you feel our saviour holding you and continuing to fill you with HIs peace. We will be thinking about you all as you celebrate sweet sara's life this weekend and her homecoming.

n&a said...

Chloe,
What an amazing person your mother was. She touched people's lives in ways she would never know. Even now, her story touches those who have never met her. Be strong as you grow and know she is watching and guiding you always...

Andrea

Montgomery said...

Blessed are those that mourn for they will be comforted... We love you.

Christy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I just found your blog in the last couple of days. I can not image what you are going through. My prayers are with all of you. I am glad Sara is at peace now. God Bless

Theresa said...

So very sorry for your loss. I hope the AF brings us across your path someday so we can meet you and precious Chloe and hear more stories about Sara. Your blog is an inspiration to us and many, many others.
-The Thompsons
(friends of Jeff & Janna)

Melissa-Mom to 3 bugs said...

There are not words to express what we feel about this loss. Your faith is a shining example to us all. Sara has touched so many lives all over the world. Thank you for sharing your life with us in Japan and through your blog. We will continue to pray for your family.
TeamReich

Michelle said...

I am SO sorry for ya'lls loss. Last night and today has been a huge eye opener for me personally because I, too, am a new Mom to a beautiful baby girl. My heart breaks not only for you, Angie, but your whole family and most of all for Sara's husband and new baby girl, Chloe. I know this will continue to be a very hard time for all of you but I know and you do, too, that God is with you and is taking great care of Sara now. Sara will be missed greatly and I hope it brings comfort to your family that she touched SO many people's lives and I know must have changed so many people's lives thru her journey here on earth! We love ya'll and are praying for ya'll always!

A Wedding Story said...

Praying for peace for you and your family in this time. 20 short minutes of reading your blog has changed my heart. To see the smile on Sara's face in every picture as she struggled shows me that I have nothing to fear. God is so good and he will use this loss as good for His kingdom. God Bless you!

The Lanyon's said...

May she rest in peace with the LORD!

Candace said...

You don't know me but I have read your blog in the last 24 hours. I am so terribly sorry for your's and Chloe's loss! What an amazing family with inspiring faith. God bless you during these hard times. Praying for you in Florida.

Becca said...

Praying for you, Chloe and your family during this time. I just know that God is going to do some amazing things in the coming weeks and months. God bless you.

the hankes said...

although i cant imagine what you are going through, i rejoice with you that she is in heaven with our Savior!

Chloe grace is beautiful and looks just like her momma. she has saras heart and with that you will forever be comforted. God is extremely amazing how He blessed you two with a beautiful daughter at such a time as this. He had His hand over your situation and We thank you Father in Heaven that you blessed him with this beautiful little girl.

if there is anything we can do to help your family, please let us know. my husband is airforce too. Thank you so much for your dedication to our country and all the while tryin to take care of your wife and child. God bless you.

we'll be praying for you and baby Chloe.

Linsey said...

I heard about your blog through Jana Martin. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there will be a foundation set up to help you with Chloe.

I have been through some struggles myself, my husband suffered a brain injury soon after we were married. Please know that I say this from a place of a mended broken heart...God won't give you more than you can handle. Even in the most difficult of times, you have to keep getting up to be a dad. Keep living a life Sara would have wanted you and Chloe to have.

Diana said...

Praying that God give you peace and strength. Sara was a beautiful person inside and out. She always knew what to say or do to make you happy. Thank you for sharing with us your journey. Chloe has an amazing father and her mother will watch over her. If you need anything let me know. Sara was a gift from God and it was time for her to go with Him. She had accomplished what He had sent her here for. She touched lives and will continue to touch more lives thru you and Chloe. God Bless You and your family.

K said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless!

mel said...

I've only been made aware of this blog by the Goecker family, now at Misawa. I read through some of the posts and read about your struggle and profound faith. Among the many things to be thankful for, I am thankful for the few days the three of you had together -- and for the photos to prove it to your daughter!

May God be true to His character as the Great Comforter for you all.

The Hemphills in Georgia

The Richards Family said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and Chloe!

Kate said...

May God continue to be with you and your family. You and Sara are and have been such examples. Words are unable to express my emotions at this time. Thank you for your faith in Him. Sincerely, Kate
This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life. Psalm 119:50

Emeraldkiss said...

I know that you dont know who I am but I wasnted to say that I pray for you and your family. Im so sorry for your loss. I cant imagine what your going through with lossing your wife and being a new dad at the same time.
I think it is important that I tell you the way that I found your blog. Lyssa was a friend of your wife's. Nathan is Lyssa's cousin. I am Nathans fiance. We just brought a happy baby girl into this world in April. She is our world. And I have no doubt that Chloe will become your world. That will give you strength. Everyday you wake up and remember, think about your baby girl. If it helps, keep a baby toy of hers with you, in your car, at your work, whatever. But no matter what happens, you will always have that connection to your loving wife. Ad one day that will be enough. And more.

The Powells said...

You're family for the last 24 hours has been in our prayers and will continue to be. I'm originally from Houston and my sister sent me your blog. I do pray that the Lord gives you a peace that passes all understanding. May God be with Chloe and you and may HE surround you with His Love, Mercy and Grace. Find strength in him.

Praying for you.

Jess :) said...

So many of us just recently found out about your story and have been, and will most definitely continue, PRAYING for you.

Chloe is absolutely precious and such a beautiful gift from God.

May the Lord comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time. I pray you feel His arms wrapped around you.

Sara will ALWAYS be with you and Chloe just as the Lord has promised to ALWAYS be with us ~ no matter what we are going through.

Patti Parks said...

Brady,

You are a strong man and I commend you for communicating so well during such a heart wrenching time. God has used your trials to strengthen the faith of so many around you. He has evidently been your strength and your peace. I cannot fathom your loss, but even with that what can compare with the glory that will be revealed?

Kriss said...

I too am so sorry for your and your daughters loss, (((HUGS)))

Rachel Tiemeyer said...

My best friend is Erika Russell (grew up together). I am so, so terribly sorry for your loss, but at the same time encouraged by your obvious trust in God's sovereignty. Please know that many people who don't know you are praying for your family in Columbia, MO.

Ruthie said...

I am just so sorry for your loss. I found your blog just today and have read each post and have been so broken-hearted all day for you and Chloe. I am crying. I am praying. May Jesus continue to be ever near as you process and grieve.

Ruthie

beforeoureyes said...

Just found your blog through Kellys Korner. We are praying for you through our tears. God bless you and that sweet baby girl! Your faith amazes me already, and I only read the top post.

The Reeves bunch said...

My heart is hurting for you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

jsiewert said...

I am so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife...... I am in shock and I'm sure your family is as well. I'm sure you will be told of a foundation called The Liz Logelin Foundation. They help family's after the loss of a parent and spouse. Matt's story is a lot like yours and I know he has had incredible support through his blog too. www.mattlogelin.com

Summer said...

I am amazed at your strength during this time. God is pulling you through this and He has blessed you in the midst of it all. You, your daughter and your family are in my prayers. May God continue to give you peace and strength.

FSD said...

Brady, I'm so terribly saddened for your loss. As a mother, I weep for Chloe because she won't have her Mommy in the flesh, but I know Sara lives on within her. And as a wife I weep for you because the love and companionship of a spouse, especially when you're TRULY one as you and Sara clearly were, is irreplaceable. I'm glad that Sara, Chloe and you had a few days together as a family and that you were able to capture precious memories. My favorite picture of Sara and Chloe is the one under the "Life is Good" post with Sara's eyes closed and Chloe's open...so very tender. I can tell that Sara simply adored your beautiful daughter. And every word you've spoken of Sara demonstrates how very deeply you loved her; she was so blessed.

I will be praying for you for many years to come. I hope you'll maintain your blog so I can follow your journey. I believe God has great things in store for Chloe and you. Brady, may God bless you and Chloe, and God bless your families during this sad time and forever more.

Keep your eyes to the hills...the Lord keep you.

KK said...

I'm just so sorry. I'll be praying for you.

Rachel said...

Came here from Kelly's Korner. Praying for supernatural strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. The Lord is your rock, a refuge in times of trouble... Cling to Him!!! Enjoy your little girl...

claudiagarnett said...

I had never met Sara, nor you, but feel a tremendous sadness. Many of my friends went to school with Sara and I can say that Sara was obviously a beautiful person. The outpouring of prayers and love have flooded dozens of Facebook pages I am linked to. It was completely beautiful for me to see how lucky you and Chloe are to have had her. May your sadness pass but your memory of her never fade. God bless you, your new baby girl, and your family.

likethegrain said...

praying for your family right now. I praise the Lord along with you for HIS plans-our help only comes from HIM!

Julesmcg said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a tremendous gift Chloe is and will be to you. I will be praying for your family during this very difficult time.

Molly said...

You don't know me but like others I came across your blog by a post a friend of yours had made. I have been thinking and praying for all three of you all day. I can't imagne your pain but your faith as you have written is so strong and I know it will you get you and your baby girl through the time ahead. I wish you and your family the best! My prayers will continue.

momMYsliceoflife said...

Brady, I am heart broken for you. You and your sweet baby are in my prayers and thoughts.

Anderson said...

We are keeping you, Chloe and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sara will always be such a special person to so many. Her great faith, courage, strength and ability to light up the room with her smile will never be forgotten. We are truly blessed to have known Sara.

jabj said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn't know Sara, I can not tell you how inspired I am by her faith. You both have inspired me to build a better relationship with God.

ginny martyn said...

Brady-
Davin and I are praying for you as well as the family. A verse came to mind this evening that I think is fitting right now.

“Arise my darling, my beautiful one and come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone, flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come…”
Song of Songs 2:10-13

She is in her season of singing now… and because of Christ you and your sweet baby girl with be with her one day. If there is anything that can give you comfort during a time like this-I hope it is that.
Comfort and peace to you- The Martin and Kirklin Families

Amanda said...

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

My heart breaks for you....

Sanders said...

Praying for you. Sara was such an inspiration and truly wonderful friend. Her love of Christ and her family is evident. She will be missed. We love you guys!
Tami, Dan and William Sanders

Jojo said...

I don't know you, but prayed for you through a friend that asked me to on facebook. I just want you to know I believe the power of God is being used in this situation as sad and hearbreaking it is. But, you and your family--your story--is a seed. It has touched my heart--as well as others--and I know MANY more to follow. God give you strengh and blessings. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Amber said...

I found your blog thru a mutual friend Anna Kenkel...I am so sorry for the loss of Sara on this earth. I am sorry you lost your best friend and that Chloe will not know her momma on this earth. Sara radiated Christ and was a testimony to me in just the pictures on this blog. Your faith as well is a huge testimony. The AF is small, so maybe we will meet one day, but until then, I will be praying for you all...

Travis said...

What a fight. What a precious baby. What a strong family. What faith. I had already said many prayers, and will now say many more.

I'd also submit to you someone does have her heart, the one you wanted someone else to have: you and your precious Chloe. May she live there, and the rest of our hearts forever.

- Mary Alice,
Austin, TX

Merissa said...

I saw that someone else mentioned Matt Logelin to you. I strongly feel like you would benefit from checking out his blog. His wife passed away the day after their daughter was born. www.mattlogelin.com. My family will keep your family in our prayers.

bp said...

Praying for you tonight.

Jessica MacRae said...

May you go with peace Sara. Your daughter is a miracle on earth and will always know her mother. You will never be forgotten and your spirit will continue to touch lives and give people the peace you shared while we were lucky enough to know you.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for your family, for your faith, for the healing of your hearts, and for your sweet Chloe.

Steph

Loukia said...

My heart is completely broken for you. God bless you and your baby girl. And you know your lovely wife will be with you two always and forever, look down from above, and you'll all be reunited again. I believe.

ptmeg said...

Praise Jesus for your faith Brad, and Sara's beauty and strength. You both have been an inspiration to us and Sara's story has already allowed us to share the love of God with others. Her life and your life and the miracle of Chloe's life we know will continue to point others to God as it already is. We're thinking of you and constantly praying for you.
Love,
Paul and Megan Davidson

Allen said...

From Lyssa's family,

I hope in the years to come that the 8 days of photos of Sara and Chloe together will lovingly connect Chloe to her wonderful Mother.

We mourn with you. We will keep you in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers.

God Bless you, Chloe and your families in this time of grief.

Allen

Jennifer said...

Sara definitely did touch each of us that were blessed to know her. I hope that one day the AF will cross our paths again and we can meet Chloe, your precious gift from God. I do believe that He had a plan...and Sara fulfilled it. With love, The McBrayers

Amy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words for a situation such as this. Your story has touched so many people, those you know and those you don't. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Chloe is a beautiful baby and is very lucky to have such a strong family to surround her.

Barbie said...

I cannot not imagine the magnitude of your loss. I only found your blog today. I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find strength in the Lord has he holds you close during this time.

Heather said...

I don't know you but I came across your blog through a facebook friend and would like to say that God is with you, your beautiful baby girl, and family. I have been praying for you and your family & will continue to do so!!!

Jessica MacRae said...

May you go with peace Sara. Your daughter is a miracle on earth and will always know her mother. You will never be forgotten and your spirit will continue to touch lives and give people the peace you shared while we were lucky enough to know you.

Victoria said...

This is the first I read your blog. May God be with you and your dear little one.
Sara's eyes were beautiful..what a great gift.

Kristin said...

I just wanted you to know that I only heard about Sara today, and in that one day, her story has forever changed the way I view life. Today, as I pleaded with God to save her life, I also rejoiced at the simple fact that I have life. I never want to take that for granted. I will continue to pray for your family and for your beautiful Chloe.

Ben and Audrey said...

i am so sorry for your loss. i was praying against this very thing last night & today. please know that we are continuing to pray for you.

The Simmons Family said...

You don't know me, but my heart is greiving for your loss. I read back a while on your blog with tears flowing. Chloe is so beautiful and perfect in everyway. I'm sure those few days at home as a family will be cherished moments forever. My prayers are with you and your family.

I am so sorry that you weren't able to donate Sarah's heart. My baby boy needs a heart transplant and I only hope that he'll get the heart of an angel SO amazing!

Mrs. JKPeterson said...

There is no words. You are in my prayers.

Here is a website of another father who lost his wife soon after the birth of the daughter.

http://www.mattlogelin.com/

He may ofter some help if needed.

Audrey said...

I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you that I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words. I want you to know that we are praying for you in Kentucky. Chloe is such a beautiful girl.

believenJesus said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort support you through this difficult season in your life.

Kellie said...

Dear Brady, I found your posts just hours ago though a friend on Facebook. My heart goes out to you, Chloe Grace, your family and Sara's family. Reading through the tears I was overwhelmed at yours and Sara's positive attitude, dignity, faith and grace throughout this both joyous and tragic period...I am in awe. As God wraps his loving arms around you we will be praying for peace & comfort now and in the days to come.

Julie said...

I was directed to your blog today by a friend on Facebook. I read your entire blog and prayed for you and your family throughout the day. Now that I know your precious wife is safe in the arms of God I will continue to pray for your and your sweet daughter. Your tremendous faith in our Savior and our God has been a tremendous blessing and encouragement to me.

Wendy McDonald-Linton said...

My heart is breaking for you. I know that no words to express my sympathy could possibly be enough. Please know that you and your beautiful wife and daughter have forever changed me. I hope to one day have your faith and strength in the midst of trial. Know that you have purpose!!

eb said...

Sara has given each one of us a piece of her heart. I've never met her; yet her courage has made my heart full.

Alex and Jill said...

My heart breaks for you and your daughter. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

Jill from Arkansas

Our Journey began with a Single Step said...

I just cannot believe that this has happened to you - I'm praying for you so much, I cannot imagine what you are going through -

I am praying for your family - I am in the Houston area - please let me know what I can do for you!

Lida Mathews
3187928176
lidamathews@gmail.com

TexasLauren77 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sara is at peace in the loving arms of our Lord. I will never understand why someone so young and vibrant and full of life was taken from you and Chloe so soon. But I do believe that God has a plan, and that he needed to bring her home to be with him. God bless you and your daughter and the rest of your family during this difficult time, and you will all remain in my prayers.

GeorgiaKH said...

I knew Sara through my niece Jennifer Haskins Rodriguez. I hosted a weekend pool party for the cheerleaders their senior year. A time I will never forget. Especially my rollerblading adventure with Sara! I am so glad that I have that memory. I read your entire blog this morning, you guys are such an inspiration to me. I know that you have touched so many lifes through this amazing journey that you have been on and will continue to touch many more. I prayed for a miracle but God must have something bigger and better in store. I know that all of you will have a great void in your lifes without Sara. I will pray for God to give you and your family strength to face the days ahead. God bless you

Summer Dawn said...

Your strength through this is truly amazing. I didn't know Sara but I know from reading through your family blog that I am sad I didn't know her. You, Chloe, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God allow your memories to comfort you in this time.

Our Journey began with a Single Step said...

I cannot imagine what you are going through - I am praying for your family and for your beautiful wife - we are in Houston, please let us know what we can do! And - where we can send donations or bring donations!

In prayer,
Lida & Kenneth Mathews
3187928176
lidamathews@gmail.com

Ashley said...

God bless you and your family. My husband and I are praying and will continue to pray. Through sharing your heart through this blog, your story has already impacted many lives. May you find peace in Lord Jesus.

Ashley (Sauls) Andreano

Jen C. said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your little girl and your families. I'm so sorry...

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Brad, We at Misawa are praying with you. I'm so sorry for your loss and so very thankful for the life of Chole, your miracle baby. I thank God for the time you had as a family.

Please know that you and your families are in the prayers of the Misawa Community.

De'Etta Goecker

Lindsey said...

Praying for peace and comfort during such a difficult time. I am so happy to hear of the hope you have in Jesus and how your beautiful wife is with Him now. There is no greater joy. Another blog writer, Matt Logelin would be a great person to get in touch with. He lost his wife the day after their daughter was born. www.mattlogelin.com.
Much love and many prayers!

Amy H said...

I don't know you or your family but I have been touched by your story. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Best wishes as you heal and raise your beautiful daughter.

Emily said...

My heart goes out to you, Chloe, and your entire family. God knows what He is doing even when we do not understand, and He will give you strength. How special that you have such a sweet baby girl to help you get through this time of grief. My deepest prayers are with you.

Audra said...

I'm breaking for you. I have no words, but I'm rejoicing that you are finding strength and courage in the Lord. Sara will live on through you!

Mrs. Big Time said...

My heart is aching for your loss, though we are strangers. I am at a loss for words, but please know that you and your beautiful daughter are in this stranger's prayers.

Kelli :) said...

Oh, I'm in tears for your sweet family. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. You're in my heart and prayers!

Lisa Curcio said...

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

Paula Kathlyn said...

I just happened upon your blog tonight through a friends twitter. I can not even begin to imagine what you are going through. I can only tell you that God never gives us anything we can not handle. Just in the few short minutes I have read your blog, Sara has become an inspiration. You have a beautiful baby girl and I know that God will give you the strength to press forward through each day. Please know that our prayers will be with you. Through Christ, we can always have hope and joy.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife sounds like an amazing woman. Will be praying for your family.

TUWABVB said...

I only found your blog tonight, and I'm in tears - both for what you lost and what you gained. Your faith amazes me and I so hope that you can find solace in it during this time. I will pray for you and your family,and for little Chloe. Please know that you will never be alone.

Stephanie said...

I just found your blog through Kelly's Korner. Your family is in my prayers! I am so sorry for your loss!

Spotted-Bird said...

I found your blog through Mysha. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you are going through. I am praying for you. Numbers 6:24

☆ Loren ☆ said...

My heart aches in pain from the grief you must be enduring right now. My husband and I will be continuely praying for you and baby chloe. Your strength is amazing!!

Prissy3 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have read your blogs the last couple of days and can't help but weep for your family. Sara was such a beautiful person inside and out from what I have read. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and Chloe! She is such a beautiful baby girl just like her mother.

Karla said...

I was sent the blog today, I have prayed for you and your family. I know no words to say....but do know that you have the most AMAZING angel watching over you and that precious baby....know that I will continue to pray for you.

absees123s said...

I found your blog through another I read and am sitting here in tears, weeping for your loss. God is Almighty in his knowledge..things we never know, but the hurt is still there. I will continue to pray for you and your family...Chloe is such a beautiful baby!

The Tietz Family! said...

Brady,
I've known Sara since I was 5yrs old. I haven't seen her in many years but her smile is one you can't forget. Through her death so many souls will be saved. She was an inspiration for the "Christian" name. As you are as well..its a beautiful love story that not many people in life are able to experience. I caught myself last night waking up many times just in prayer for her as well this morning. I had a great peace in my heart when she passed on and it was around the time you stated she had. I know that Great woman is with our mighty King who reigns forever! One day we will all see her again. She is not weeping for us bc she is in such a better place than we are. May God keep giving you peace through all this. Look at your sweet miracle every day and see the Lords faithfullness. Our prayers are always with you and Chloe and her family.
Shara St.Francis Tietz

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful wife. I am praying that you sustain peace, calm, and understanding. Your daughter is amazingly beautiful and I pray that you two have an amazing adventure together.

Heart_outloud said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Your unbelievable faith is further reaching then you can imagine though... I wish God's finest blessings on you and your daughter.

Natalie said...

praying for you and your family in Dallas.

FemmeMode said...

Brady...
The EYES are the "window to the soul"....so much happens there. My husband is an eye doctor -- and we've been on eye care missions where the full-time missionaries have said AMAZING things about eyes...
all have left my thoughts in the moment...but that is unimportant. You and Sarah were sold out to Jesus...and she is there now - with HIM.
I'm praying for you and Chloe...as you grow together...bitter sweet...Chloe WILL know her Mommy.
I am praying for her knowledge of CHRIST early...and that the Spirit of the Lord will fall upon her & He will show her things...fill in the gaps...and comfort her heart like NO one else can. YOU, just be her DADDY...that is so important! God will make up the difference...you don't have to be BOTH...just love her and be JESUS to HER!
Praise God that you and Sarah will be united in GLORY!
Deborah Coates, NY,NY.
Eph. 3:20-21

Heart_outloud said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Your unbelievable faith is further reaching then you can imagine though... I wish God's finest blessings on you and your daughter.

Jenny said...

My heart goes out to you! I am truly touched by your amazing faith in the Lord. I will pray for peace for you in this time of grief. May God bless you and your precious little gift from Heaven, Chloe!

Alissa said...

Praying for your family.

Tiffany said...

Brad, you don't know me, but I'm a friend of Phillip and Danielle Cowart. Danielle has been sending me (and many others) an email every Monday for the past few months asking for prayers for Sara, you and then Chloe, too. We were praying for a miracle, but that was not in His plan. We are hurting for you and your families. What a precious gift you have in Chloe. I know you will cherish every second you have with her! I can tell by the many comments that are posted here that you are loved. And above all else, you are adored by a completely awesome God. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11. It gives me comfort when things are looking down. Know that you have so many people praying for you, including me. Much love to you and Chloe.
In Him,
Tiffany Gibson

jeslyn5986 said...

I just found your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying strength and peace beyond all understanding for you and your family. Even though Chloe won't know her mother in the sense of growing up with her physical presence.. I feel that she will know her, through the love that you carry for Sara in your heart and the stories you will share with her. I believe that God has big plans for you and baby Chloe. I will continue to pray.

Bridget said...

praying for your family...found you through Kelly's Korner. (((big hugs)))
Stay close to Jesus! Thank you for taking the time to update on this blog. Many are praying!!!!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Today I read your blog from start to finish, and I must say that Sara touched my life in that short time. How wonderful her attitude was throughout the entire battle that she faced. You too have blessed me by your faith and completely giving your life into God's control. God is so gracious and amazing Sara is blessed to meet him! Please know your family is in our prayers.

Karen and Shane said...

Brady, you have been in my thoughts and prayers all day today. Your faith is such an amazing testimony to the power of our God and how He walks with us through trials. Thank you for sharing your heart with so many people...you are truly glorifying our King. I will continue to lift you and Chloe up.
- Karen (Fletcher) Smith

Courtney said...

You and your family are in our prayers.

Annie said...

i am so sorry for your loss, my heart is aching/breaking for you, chloe and your entire family. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
i have no idea what you are going through and i can't help but cry while typing this.
i wish you strength and peace as time goes on. very thankful you have a miracle baby to share this time with and the rest of your life.

Jenny S. said...

There are no words to express my complete and heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Your beautiful wife touched so many lives including mine. Thank you for staying strong in the Lord. May He give you peace and strength in this storm.

amy said...

Brady, found your blog tonight and I am just crushed for you, Chloe and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your beautiful Sara was taken entirely too early. I weap tonight knowing that Chloe will not get to know the brave, corageous woman who gave her life. May the Lord wrap you in his love and peace now and forever.

Blessings,
Amy~

Christy said...

I am so sorry. My heart aches and cries for you but it is wonderful to read how much love and trust you have in the Lord. Please know He always has a plan and a reason for everything. please also let us know if there is anything you or yoyr daughter need. we will be praying for you and Cloe. God bless you, may He give you peace and strength over this.

Gina said...

found your blog through kelly's korner. so sorry for your loss. may God wrap his loving arms around you and Chloe...

Leslie said...

I just was directed to your blog today, so I wasn't praying for you family through this difficult journey. However, I do believe that God's brought your situation to my attention for a reason, and I will now be praying for peace and healing for you and the family that now grieves the loss of this incredible woman. May God bless you all with a peace that surpasses all human understanding.

Katie said...

My prayers go up for you and your family tonight. I can't even imagine being in your situation. Chloe is a lucky little girl to have such amazing parents! I am so sorry for your loss!! I am amazed by your faithfulness and feel challenged to strive to be as faithful as you and your amazing family! I will continue to pray for you!

Ter said...

Hi, I just heard about you on Kelly's Korner, and I wanted to stop by and offer my condolences. I recently lost my husband to cancer, so I can understand, in a way, what you're going through. I also lost my daughter 4 years ago to pre-eclampsia. I'm very sorry for your loss and please feel free to contact me if you ever need someone to talk to. It does look like you have plenty of supporters, and I'm glad for that. Again, I'm truly sorry for your loss.

HLB said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you!!!

Jo Lynn said...

I am crying real tears for your family. How very sad. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this time......

{{{HUGS}}}

Jo Lynn

Tiffany said...

I just found your blog through another blog I follow. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Paula said...

God is good, all the time. Even though you don't know me, I've been praying for you diligently today. Praise God for His grace and His peace. I will continue to hold you and your family in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss, but the angels are rejoicing that their sister is home! Sara made a difference, and your faith has, and will continue to, touch many lives.

In Him,
Paula
Humble, TX

Gaby said...

I heard of your story through a friend. You are an amazing family. We are deeply sorry for your loss and will continue to pray that God will strenghten and comfort you and your family in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

The Siggins family

Jodi said...

Thank you for sharing with the rest of us what a wonderful wife and mother Sara was. I feel blessed to have read her journey and see how even through such a tragic circumstance your family has leaned on the Lord for strength. Our family is praying for yours.

Stacey said...

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

Katie said...

Prayers and love to you and your family.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I just found your blog via another blog. I am so so sorry for your great loss! My heart and prayers are with you and your family!

Steph said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She was definately an angel on earth, and now in heaven. God bless your family.

Chau said...

Hello,

I ran across your blog through a friend. I just want to know that we went through the same thing 5 years ago and now we have two little blessings to care for. There is a loss forum on Babycenter that helped me through my most difficult time. I am still friends with most of the ladies on the board until this day. I know you won't see it now but things will get better. You will never stop missing her but the pain does lessen over time. Lots of prayers and hugs to your family.

Suzie said...

May the Lord give you the strength and comfort you need during this time. I can't even imagine what your family is going through but you and baby Chloe are in my prayers!

Cory said...

We were blessed to have known Sara for even just a little while. Chloe does have an amazing mom and she will know Sara; she has too many people watching out for her to let that happen. Sara touched so many lives and that hasn't gone unnoticed. You and your family are in our prayers continually. May God continue to bless you all.

Ashley said...

May the arms of Jesus hold you tightly! Praying for you and your family during this loss and for sweet Chloe. Your wife will always watch over you and Chloe, but I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Bella's Bowtique said...

Oh my goodness! No words can express how sorry I am for your loss! I am so so SO sorry!!!! God Bless you and little Chole!

Christine said...

Praying for God to wrap His loving arms around you!

Randi said...

My goodness. I just wanted to express my most sincere condolences on the loss of your gorgeous, beloved wife. I sat here and read through your entire blog in just over an hour and the passing of your wife feels like the passing of a dear friend I never met. Although we have never met, I am certain I will think of you, your gorgeous daughter, and family as long as I live. May you, and all of your family and close friends find personal peace as much as possible at this time, and always. With love.

MPeacock said...

Brady,
I met you once at your wedding and saw you many times in Christmas cards. Thank you for bringing such joy to Sara's life. Her note on your anniversary spoke volumns about the depth of her love for you. I will continue to pray Christ's strength, comfort, and peace to you and the family. I love Sara dearly. Chloe is a beautiful blessing.
Mary Waldrup

emily said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and many days to come.

Amanda said...
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Debs said...

My sincere condolences on the earthly loss of your beloved Sara.

Laura K. said...

I too, found your blog just today, through a prayer chain. My heart is heavy for you. I want to say that you display great integrity here through all your trials, and God is proud of you for standing firm in your faith! May He make Himself known fully to you as you take time to grieve your precious wife. Blessings to you and your beautiful miracle daughter as well. Wishing you all the best that is to come. Thank you for sharing your blog, it is truly an inspiration.

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

Words fail... I've been praying all day, and will certainly continue to lift you and precious Chloe up to our Heavenly Father in the days to come.

Jayci said...

Brad,

We love you! I don't know the right words to say, but just know that David and I and the trips are praying for you and your family. Sara was a WONDERFUL young lady and her testimony has only wanted me to be a better mother, wife and friend....she was beautiful inside and out. I can not wait to meet Chloe...I know you are so proud of her. Continue to be strong and I know it is hard to see but God has great things in store for you and your little one.

God bless,
Jayci and the bunch

Amanda said...

Brady,
I am a friend of Matt and Kristi Downing. I have been following you, Sara and Chloe for the past 6 months and you all have been continually in my prayers. My heart is broken for your loss and will continue to pray for you and your sweet baby girl. God has been so gracious to have blessed you with such an amazing wife. I know you will miss her dearly. How good God is to have left you with such an incredible piece of her in your daughter. I pray that she is a source of great joy in your life. I am so thankful that Sara was granted such precious time to enjoy being a mother and for you all to have been a family for that time. May those memories be sweet and sustaining. May the Lord be your strength and your portion. May he protect your heart and guide you through this grief. And as Chloe grows and grieves for her loss as well may He protect her innocence and seal up her heart that it may soft towards Him. I rejoice for Sara that she has finally met the goal we all someday strive for. You are continually in our prayers.
~Joshua and Amanda
"He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds,...Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite."
Ps 147:3,5

Theresa said...

Thank you Brady for sharing your family's journey thru this blog. You're right, Sara touched many lives and I have a feeling there are many more lives that will be touched in the future...Sara's legacy. My prayer is for God's grace to cover you and Chloe and your families. My prayers will continue!

Barclay Kathryn said...

Praying....

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

I just started reading your blog today because my friend De'Etta asked for prayers. I am soooo sorry-I can't even think about it. My heart just breaks for all of you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Julie said...

Maybe you have heard of this site, but if not, please do check it out. It may really offer some things to help you through this unbelievably hard time. Matt Logelin experienced something very similar about 18 months ago. He lost his wife within about 72 hours of his daughter's birth.

http://www.mattlogelin.com/

Lisa said...

I am so sorry. I have been praying for your wife and your family since hearing about your story. What a blessing that you had a few days at home and some wonderful pictures that Chloe will treasure. Sara's love is so evident in all the pictures. Her heart will go on, in Chloe. We will continue to pray for all of you.

KrisPT said...

The internet is "blowing up" tonight as a result of your story. God will be glorified and Sara's amazing life will be celebrated because of this blog. May God continue to bring comfort and peace to your family.

Praying,
Kristi

bethmuffin02 said...

We are praying for you. It is almost unbelievable that this could happen. I (Beth) don't know what to say, I hadn't checked the blog in a week or so because my parents were in town and this is the last thing I expected to see. Wow. Reading about your journey and seeing the faith you two have had has been an inspiration and so humbling. Sara was so full of life, and touched so many lives. I can't believe she's gone- but you really said it when you said she is home with Jesus now. We will all see her again someday, and I know she will be watching over Chloe. It is still so hard though. We will be praying. PLEASE let us know if you need anything at all. Love, Beth and Matt

Wearing Mascara said...

I just found your blog and read everything from start to finish. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.. you have such strength and I know Sara is smiling down to you.

Lindsay said...

I will be praying for you and your sweet new baby....

Texastiff said...

As a fellow Christian and Navy spouse I want you to know that your story is close to my heart. I lost a good friend and mentor to breast cancer last year... she left her 3 year old little boy behind. Your family is in my prayers and I know God will turn your grief into a blessing. God be with you!

Suzette said...

Oh I am so sorry! I am praying for you and your family!

Kira said...

Wow! I am amazed and encouraged by your strength in the Lord. It is obvious that even through this your amazing wife shared Christ with so many people. May the Lord continue to bless you and your sweet baby!

Southern Belle said...

I just found your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of prayers and hugs for you and baby Chloe!

mattmatt11788 said...

I am praying for you and your little baby girl. I wish I could be there to help. I know that you are at ease with this, but that it wont be easy. I know you will be a great father and have a daddies little girl. She will truly know what her mother stood for throughout your friends. I am praying for you.

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