Thursday, May 28, 2009

71 Days

99 comments:

ABCDE=Party of 5 for ME! said...

ohhh how precious! Thanks for sharing, i've been praying for you all this week! Dont forget to pause the music on the left side of the blog!!!

Hugs!
Dawn

Wife, mother...and now a grandma! said...

Beautiful...we grieve with you and know that God will carry us all through!!! My love and prayers being sent your way...May God embrace your family so that you can physically feel His love surround you!!

rameelin said...

Greg and Nicol--
What an awesome tribute to this little guy and his life! I, of course, cried and cried and the realizition of how beautiful he is! Both in these pictures and in Heaven today! Praying for you both often, with much love.

created2teach said...

God bless and keep all of you. I had not been here in a while, and I looked you up yesterday. Then today, I visited Angie's blog and read what yesterday was. I had not realized it had been a year. I hope you are all healing, but I know there are difficult days, to say the least. I am thankful for our blessed hope!

Misty Rice said...

Beautiful.

That one with his tongue out is my favorite. It shows just how REAL he truly was for those that never got to touch or see him in person. A little being. A human. A son. A brother. A child.

One missed deeply by so many. He had a special little soul, I see it in his eyes.

I can't even begin to imagine how much YOU and your wife miss him. I hurt thinking of that.

I hope that your journey while here on earth is filled with brighter days to come. I hope a new little one will be on the way soon. I hope that God's peace and comfort will allow your heart to not hurt so bad.

God Bless.

King J's Queen said...

What a beautiful tribute to your precious son.

Anita said...

Praying for you and your family. God bless you as you serve Him and stive to bring glory to him in your heartache.

Tasha said...

Wow,there are just no words after watching that.I thought about you guys so much yesterday as we celebrated our little girls first birthday.Praying for you as always.Love~Tasha in Indiana

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I prayed for your family yesterday as I have so many days.

rebecca said...

What an absolutely beautiful tribute to your son. I am praying for you and your sweet family.

Linda said...

I am thinking of you this week and pray for peace for you both. I hope you all are doing well.

I wrote a post on where I am now vs. a year ago. I am feeling the power of healing now.

www.lindaandtheboys.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

That was beautiful Greg. Thank you for sharing. He was a beautiful boy and I know he is a beautiful angel looking down on your and your family. May God continue to bless you all with his grace and mercy.

Love to you all ~

Melody said...

Greg & Nicol, that was so so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. I can't even fathom what you're going through, but please know you are in my heart and my prayers.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. Praying for you still.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Melissa said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your sweet little boy. Wish I had the power to heal the ache in your hearts and your empty arms. Even as a stranger I can't help but feel so much sadness for all of you. One should never have to bear this amount of pain. I pray for you and pray the lord blesses you with another sweet gift of life so you and Nicole can feel the joy once again. No one deserves it more than the two of you.

I am just so so sorry God has chosen you to walk this road, it is something so ppowerful I could never comprehend why.....

momof4kr said...

That was beautiful.

JoyKids (Art In Motion Productions) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day.

I know you are looking forward to the day when you will see Lukey again.

May you feel God with you at this time.

daniella said...

Hugs and prayers to you. Beautiful video.

jolomom said...

I am thinking of you today...and I care about your pain.

Blameless said...

Beautiful song. Beautiful child. Beautiful memories.

God bless your whole family.

-Sarah

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful video with us.

And I LOVE to hear Nicol's voice.

Following your blog all the way up here in Picton, Ontario, Canada; and praying that God will rain down His blessing on you all as you continue to grieve the loss of your two babies.

What a wonderful comfort it is to know that someday we WILL be with our babies in Heaven. I long for that day myself.

God bless.
Michelle Found
Picton, Ontario, Canada

Kandy said...

Beautiful! I think of you often even though I don't know you personally. And I pray for you often! Hallelujah what a Saviour we serve and the hope He has given you and Nicole. May God shower you with love and comfort today!!

Tahd, Heidi, and Gabe said...

Greg,

Our hearts ache with yours. Praying for you and Nicol and Summer.

Jen said...

Oh, the tears. I've been praying for you especially this week.

Over here, we're coming up to Red nose day, organised by SIDS and Kids Australia. (http://www.sidsandkids.org) I remember last year, just after Luke went to Jesus, I stood at the counter with the things to buy and felt the tears glide down my cheeks. This year, I brought a magnetic nose to stick on my car. I've written Luke's name on it.

Know you are carried at this time.

Hall Family in MD said...

What a beautiful tribute to a very special boy. ((Hugs))

Pam said...

What a beautiful video of your precious son. I am so sorry for the Luke sized pain in your hearts, but grateful you grieve with HOPE!

Anonymous said...

That video brought tears to my eyes. He was such a precious, beautiful little boy and I know the world is a better place because of his life.

I pray love and peace over your family that goes beyond all understanding, that only the Lord can provide. I pray that other people feel as blessed and encouraged as I do, by seeing Luke's sweet little face.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Kelli said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Praying for your family in South Carolina.

Anonymous said...

I pray that that you found peace yesterday and that the Lord kept you close to Him. Please know that you are being thought of always!
Much love and many prayers!
JB

Dawn in Kansas said...

Sometimes there are simply no words -- praying for you and your family.

gitz said...

i can't imagine how you feel, but you left us thinking we can because you put your whole heart into those words. thanks for sharing with us. sending you love and prayers.

Heidi said...

Beautiful - the baby and the song. I am speechless.

Megan said...

I still pray for you and Nicol

StephanieU74 said...

So beautiful; I thought the photos of Summer & Luke were my faves until the last one.

Surrounding my arms around you in prayer;
Stephanie

Lynette said...

There are no words - just love and prayers for you all,
lynette x

Becca Sports said...

Greg & Nicol-I have been praying for you! Nicol your song was beautiful and the whole video made me cry again. We miss and love you both.

Love,
Rebecca

Katy said...

My heart aches for you loss. I can't even imagine how shattered the heart of a parent over the loss a such a sweet baby. He's a doll.

Thank you for sharing.

Katy

Beth said...

What a beautiful, beautiful song and tribute to your son!

Michelle said...

So beautiful.

And such hope.

Continuing to pray for your families, that your hope does not fade, because our Saviour does not fail.

Tricia Moran said...

Greg, you and your beautiful wife and daughter are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We know how much you grieve your beautiful baby boy, but are inspired by your faith and hope. We wish you some peace over this time.

Love and prayers,
Tricia and family

The Rowe Family said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I've been checking in all week, praying for you and thinking of you! The video brought me to tears, what a beautiful little man! God bless, Emily

Gene and Annie said...

A very beautiful tribute to a very special baby! May his legacy continue! Blessings to you and your family!

Tammi said...

Absolutely beautiful...lyrics, voice, melody, pictures, message.

Thank you.

I loved the "twinkle twinkle little star" as I think of what Luke and Audrey's stories have done in the lives of so many...

Daniel 12:3b "and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever."

Praying,
Tammi

Channe said...

That was BEAUTIFUL! Your wife's voice is a very special gift from God. Continuing to pray for you...

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I was moved to tears and even though we have never met, I greive little Lukey with you. He has touched my heart in a special way.

The song is just beautiful...from a mother's heart!

Praying for your hearts...always.

Kelly said...

This was absolutely beautiful. I'm sitting here crying and thinking about so my families who have lost children and how this song will hopefully touch them. Thank you for sharing - heaven sure has a beautiful boy waiting for you!

sheila said...

That was so beautiful. I love to look at your family pictures. I have been praying much for each of you. Nicol your voice is absolutely beautiful and I can just imagine you singing to Baby Luke.

I had very rough night last night (it seemed as if the grief was just closing in again) and as I was crying out to God I felt like that little bird in the Dr. Seuss book 'Are You My Mother'.

Lord, I know I had peace, I did have, I think I had peace, Lord where is my peace?

And just like the bird, I can't know what it's like because I've never seen or been this way before. It's not the way I would have chosen. But I know it's out there and I have to stay near to God and trust that he will bring me, my sister and my mother through this.
Thank you for sharing your little man with us and part of your heart. In God's Love, sheila

Megan said...

Beautiful!!!!

erikmelissa said...

Greg & Nicole, my heart aches for your family! Please know that you are in my prayers often...I will continue to pray for you as you continue to grieve for little Luke. Feel comfort in Gods love.
Love In Christ...~Melissa in MN

Happy Mama said...

What a touching tribute to your little man. Praying for you all and asking God to continue to heal in ways that only He can. Blessings to you....

Hannah said...

This was beautiful! It brought me to tears. How great a loss! I'm still praying!

Julie Doody said...

NO WORDS.....ONLY TEARS......


Love in Christ, Julie ;-)

Sheri said...

I have never seen eyes like Lukey's before. So beautiful and wise. I wish I could take away all of your pain. Praying for God to wrap his arms around your family

slodownu said...

wow, what a beautiful song and video. praying for you and lifting you up as you grieve..with hope.

Stacy D said...

This is just beautiful. Tears streaming down my face as my heart is heavy for you, knowing that the 27th must have been so hard. Tears streaming down my face as I miss Isaac and would have wanted so much more than the 16 minutes we had with him.

What an awesome tribute to both your sweet Luke and our loving Father.

~ Stacy

Laura - Ex. Dir. said...

So amazingly beautiful! My heart grieves for and with you. Today is the 4th anniversary of my friends' loss of their son, Kyle.

Kris said...

Beautiful!! Lifting your family in prayer as you grieve with hope! Praise the Lord, there is ~ hope!
Much love.
Kris

Jen said...

That was just beautiful. Praying for you all. Thank God for the hope He's given us through Christ.

Tina said...

Beautiful. Praying for you.

nikki wood said...

My heart aches with you as you remember Luke in such a beautiful way. I cry for Luke, and my 2 babies who are in Heaven with him, David and Alyssa...tears flow as I listened to the song. I am so touched.

my3sons said...

Beautful video. Thinking of you all at this time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sponbergs, Thank you for sharing that beautiful tribute to your son. I love the song; it reminds me of all we really hope for in this earthly journey. Life with Him forever.
With much love, I continue to pray for you all,
lisa

susan said...

amazingly beautiful...both the words and the pictures, as well as Luke himself. I'm so glad that you grieve with hope. You are loved.

jo said...

My heart hurts for you both as I know the pain brings tears as you continue to grieve. My prayer is that God fills the empty place in your heart with His love. I can't wait for the day that we get to hold our beautiful boys again forever!
Great to see you guys again by chance (or not) Nicol you looked beautiful.

Pam said...

May you feel God's loving arms around you! Know that many are praying with you as you continue to grieve the loss of Luke.

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

We lost our son in October and also grieve with hope and hearts aching for Home. THANK you for sharing, BEAUTIFUL!

KK said...

Amen.
Your family is incredible.
Thanks for sharing as our hearts all ache for 'home'.
Praying for you without ceasing,
Kaye
Psalm 46:10

Lisa-Cinti,Ohio said...

I have no words to describe how I feel watching such a loving tribute to your son! Thank you for sharing!

Beckycain6 said...

Lukey..........

Lukey...........

Lukey.............

Misty Rice said...

I know I already left a comment, but I was thinking of Luke again tonight.

I can't help (even as a stranger)...but still a mother. WHO HE WOULD BE TODAY.

What would be his favorite dish, toy or story.

Praying for you tonight.

jilljohnandhope said...

Thanking God for Luke! He was beautifully and wonderfully made!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Greg & Nicol, thanks for sharing. I look forward to meeting Lukey when I get to heaven, and you too.
Love,
Gloria Lehman

Susan said...

Wow! I can't imagine singing that to my baby. The words are too beautiful to even descibe what they speak to me. Your Lukey, he was just absolutely perfect. And, to think of him laying on the chest of Our Father....it kind of makes me speechless.
God Bless and Keep you.

Susan in Indiana

Rob and Amy said...

Wow....that is so so so beautiful. Praying for your family..praying for hope, peace and understanding...

the Knights said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely song - we grieve with you in HOPE.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts ache with yours.... both in pain and in longing for home. I'm hoping this song will be on Nicol's next CD :)


Annise

Glenn said...

An amazing tribute to your precious Lukey. Thanks for sharing this.

KA said...

Beautiful.....absolutely beautiful. May love, peace,hope and the promise of Heaven surround you and yours as you travel this journey.

Miss Jocelyn said...

Aww, what a precious tribute. May the LORD"s shalom be upon you.

Misty said...

What a beautiful song. Nicol's words have meant so much to me over the past several years. I truly believe your family has more awaiting you in Heaven than most of us do. What a reunion that will be when you finally get to see your baby boy again. Until then, "in Jesus' name, we press on."

Kristen said...

beautiful song and video. thank you for sharing this. Kristen

Erin said...

Wiping the tears as I watch.
What a beautiful son.

The Cole Family said...

Greg and Nicol,

I have been reading your blog for quite some time but I have never posted. You have been such an encouragement to us. We lost a baby boy at 15 weeks gestation 2 years ago. I went through delivery and held his little, perfectly formed body in my hands. As much as we grieve for him, I cannot imagine how you must grieve for your little boy. Thank you for reminding me that we do not grieve without hope. Sometimes it hurts so bad that it feels like there is no hope. Thank you for reminding me.

I pray that God will bless you again with a baby that you get to raise here on earth for God's glory.

Blessings,
Cindy Cole

da momma said...

he is so beautiful! Yall are a special family! My heart is with you!

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful video and song celebrating the life of your precious son. I am so sorry for your pain and continue to pray. Words fail me but God's Words never fail us. And Nicol, never, ever quit singing. God bless your hearts as you continue to seek Him. In Christ, Susan in Riverside. Ps. 139:16-17

Anonymous said...

What a great tribute!

Diana said...

That is an awesome video - thanks for sharing. We grieve with you in HOPE. Thank God for his grace and mercy and especially the HOPE He gives for a better place!

Sue said...

WOW that was one of the most amazing videos I have ever seen and I absolutely love the song!!!

I have been and will continue to pray for all of you!!

Thank you for your testimony in such hard times!

Heidi said...

Thankyou for sharing this beautiful song. We lost our little girl just a few months ago. She was born still the day before her due date. Your song really touched my heart. God bless you,
- Heidi
http://www.savannah-rose.com

Miche said...

What a sweet tribute to your beautiful little boy!


I've been following your blog since we found out our little girl will not be with us long.

You guys are an inspiration. Thanks.

Kristina said...

That was beautiful! My son's name is Luke and we call him Lukey, so that really touched something in me. I pray the Lord's peace over your family. Grieving with hope, what beautiful words.

Rose said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet little man with us. That video was so moving and the song is just beautiful. Praying for your family as you continue to grieve with hope.

Kristy said...

Oh Greg, that is the most beautiful video and the song is so touching and perfect. So painful and wonderful to watch. You and your family is always in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great video.
You are blessed to know Luke.
You knew him and now God holds him. Oh how awesome is that thought. Sorry you are grieving.
Hugs and prayers for your family.
The love he has for you hasn't gone anywhere. He came here to bless you.
Colorado Blessings

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness..that video made me cry. Luke was such a beautiful boy. I can only imagine the hurt you must have felt and are still feeling now. I pray that God will continue to heal your hearts.

Jeremiah said...

I have not commened on this for some reason. I wanted to let you know what a blessing this song is. When we lost our daughter, "I will carry you..." became our theme. Now, months later, we have to remember to look forward too, which for us has been so hard. This song reminds me of the hope we have in our gracious Father! We pray for and think of you and all many others who have lost children and unborn babies as well.

http://www.godhasansweredblessed.blogspot.com/

Dadoo's Wife said...

i think this is the most beautiful video i have ever seen.
PRAISE HIM that we don't grieve as those without hope.
I CAN'T WAIT FOR HEAVEN.
much love~

Joy said...

May the Holy Spirit comfort your hearts, even when it's been awhile and the pain washes over you again. Just sent a prayer your way today~

Janet said...

Greg and Nicol - I know I'm way behind, but I hadn't checked your blog in a while so I just saw this beautiful video of your sweet Luke. What a touching tribute to his life. I am still praying for you all and Summer. I'm sure you treasure every picture and memory you have of Luke. He was such a precious little boy. God Bless and comfort you.