Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nathan is at Peace

It is with profound sadness that we let everyone know that Nathan earned his Angel Wings Wednesday night at 9:45PM. He passed away with Jen & I at his side talking to him, letting him know that he had fought a valiant battle.
We are extremely thankful for all the thoughts, prayers and support that all of you have given Nate and our family. Please know that he is running around in Heaven with all of the other SMA Angels enjoying all the things that they could not do here with us.
Trey & Jen

44 comments:

Jana Gundy said...

OH Jen and Trey. My heart sank and hurt when I read this. We love you all and will do anything for you.

Sky said...

Im so sorry to read this, you all have my hearts prayer.

Maria B. said...

Please accept our deepest condolences. I have followed your blog on and off and really loved to read about Nate, and then later on his brother. Nate always had a smile on his face. He looked like such a happy and sweet boy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. But like you wrote, Nate is now running and doing EVERYTHING he was unable to do in this world.

Veronica's mom said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. My heart is breaking for you. Nathan and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Christie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am just finding this blog through another SMA family and I must say there are some amazing pictures. Cherish them! Your right, Nathan is now in heaven running and doing all the things he wasn't able to do here. I have a niece and nephew that earned their angel wings many years ago due to SMA so I am sure they have greeted Nathan with open arms. Many prayers coming your way!!

Murphy's Law said...

So many tears. Jen & Trey I am so sorry to read this. Sending many hugs. We will never forget Nate.

Lucy and Ethel said...

I just checked the SMA Support board and found the note about Nathan; I then found this.

While I know Nathan's free and happy and is gone only in the earthly sense, my heart aches for you. As we approach another angel birthday for Jeffrey, it aches for me, too... and for the rest of us.

It was obvious from the pictures that Nathan knew he was loved like crazy (and vice versa!); just imagine him NOW, in the perfect place!

Many hugs and prayers for your family,

Helen ('Lucy')

Stacy Saville said...

Jen, Trey and Owen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue O'Neill (Casey and Colin's Mom) said...

I am so saddened to hear this. I know Nathan is at peace but I can imagine how much you'll miss him on this earth. You guys did amazing things with him and I know he was loved by so many people.

Mary said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers! <3

Richard and Ann said...

We are so sorry to hear. We cannot imagine your heartache at this time, but I can see clearly in my mind that Nathan is running and jumping and shouting down from Heaven how much he loves you.

CureSMA4Stella said...

So sorry to hear this news!! Please know we will be praying for your comfort and peace. What a beautiful smile your angel has! Sending you really big hugs from Iowa

Sarah and Stella
www.caringbridge.org/visit/stellaturnbullturnbull

Tina Mac said...

We all lift you up in prayer. What a beautiful boy so loved by his family and all who knew him. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

diana said...

Wow, what a heartbreak...My heart and prayers are with your family during this time. Nathan had a beautiful life, and will continue a spectacular life in Heaven!

Integral Mind said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I don't know you, but am a friend of a friend on FB. I have friends and a family member with kids with SMA. I will be donating to SMA Research in Nathan's honor. Our prayers will be with you.

Anonymous said...

We love you Nate. You have shown many people what true courage is like. -Monty

adaptiveplay said...

Please accept my condolences.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Shira Fisher said...

Prayers and healing thoughts. Know we are thinking about you!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping your family in our prayers. I hope and pray that God gives you comfort in this time.

The Foleys said...

I am so sorry to read this. You all are in my prayers.

JeannieMT said...

Trey, I worked for your dad when Nathan was born and I remember his first Halloween outfit. Butch and Carol Ann were super proud! I just want to say with sadness that I am very sorry for your loss. He was blessed to have an amazing family. I kept up with you guys here, it brought many smiles to my face to know that he was still making a way! Doctor's were wrong giving him such a short time, he was a trooper! He was very loved and I want both of you to know that your love and dedication to give Nathan the most that he could have is an amazing testimony! Heaven has a handsome new angel!

Jennifer G. said...

Jen and Trey.No words can express my sadness for you. My heart is broken for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers forever. Nathan is the sweetest happiest most loving boy I have ever known. He will be in my heart forever.

catherine said...

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you right now and will continue to be in the days and months to come.

Catherine Wagner
www.caringbridge.org/visit/babyandrew

mary said...

Trey and Jen and Owen,
Johnny and I are heartbroken for you. May God hold you in His hand and His angels minister to you to help you make it through this time.
Thanks to Nancy's wonderful communication with us we have been able to keep up with Nate's growth and development and all the progress that you guys made. What a great little guy he was! What great parents and brother you have been. He was blessed by you and you have been blessed by him. May he rest in peace--and cause a little havoc in Heaven :)
Mary and Johnny Cook

Teresa McCain said...

I can only say that I am praying for your family at this hard time. I know that Nate was such a special boy. He touched my heart in so many ways. I truly believe he taught me more than I ever taught him. He was a brave and courageous young boy who touched so many lives in his short time here. God bless you all. I wish I could be there but please know that my thoughts and prayers are there with you.

Cathy Ross said...

I was so sad to hear the news. Nathan is so special. I know I am better for having known him. He had such a way of making an impact on people. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Caleb's Co. said...

As a mother of a child with a neuromuscular disorder (muscular dystrophy), my heart is absolutely breaking for you and your family. Know that his life has touched many people, even those you haven't met.

Roxana R. Davis said...

I read your sad news because of the Nelsons. Receive a heart felt hug from our family to yours. Our tears are nothing compare to the glory in heaven and Nathan is enjoying that glory earlier than us... Nevertheless the temporaly good byes make the heart ache, may God be your strength!!!!!

Roxana Davis and family, Jenks, OK

Anonymous said...

Tears flow as I write this note. I am so sorry for your loss. I have followed Nathan's journey and have enjoyed reading of all the things you did with him. I will pray that you will feel God's peace in the days ahead.
Deb Postma
Mom to Isaac, type 1, 9 years old
ardenpostma@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Jen and Trey,

OUr thoughts and prayers have always been with you. I remember the day that Nate came into your lives, you and I shared some very close feelings and words. My wife and I have always thought of Nate during his life and he will be missed. God will guide you and know that you have many true friends. God Bless you all!

Shannon and Carey said...

Jen and Trey,
Thinking of you and your sweet family. You are in our prayers.
Love,
Shannon and Family

scott Denne said...

Your true little angel has inspired us all as have you Trey and Jenn with your incredible strength and courage. We told our children and all were teary eyed as am I as I write this. Just think, Nate is now watching over you! A true blessing!
Scott Denne

Tonia Glynn (Matt B's Sister) said...

Dear Trey & Jen,

I can't even imagine the pain and loss you must be feeling. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Nate is indeed running around in heaven and happy because he was so loved by his parents and family. You both have been so strong and wonderful! I know that Nate will live forever in many hearts.

Colleen said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Nathan. Your family will be in all of our thoughts and hearts.
From Everyone at Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Anonymous said...

Trey & Jennifer-From all of us at Bixby Schools, we are so
sorry for this terrible loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Kaylin Coody

Anonymous said...

I feel so blessed to have been a part of Nathan's life. I will never forget him. He will always have a place in my heart. He was an angel on earth and is now an angel in Heaven. May God bless Jennifer, Trey and Owen.
Lori A.

Stephanie said...

Trey and Jennifer,
I know that this is a very tough time for you and your family. I have kept up with the blog and enjoyed the pictures of Nathan and Owen. I was very blessed to be a part of his life for a while, he was such a wonderful little boy. I can't tell you how sad I am, I know that he is in Heaven now and able to run and play, but he will be missed. He couldn't have had better parents. If there is anything I can ever do for you, just let me know.
-Stephanie Ryals

Carman Cole said...

Nate touched so many lives during his short time here on earth. We learned from him how to love unconditionally. The staff and children at Bixby North will miss his weekly visits and his never-ending smile.

Suzanne said...

Trey and Jennifer, our hearts ache for your profound loss. Earth's loss is definitely Heaven's gain. Heaven became just a little bit brighter today with Nathan's shining light. I am sorry that your arms must be aching with emptiness right now. Know that he is at peace in Jesus' Loving Arms. We send our love and prayers, Suzanne & Erinne Williams (SMA 2) Canton, Michigan

burke.becky said...

Your family is an inspiration to everyone. Caring for someone with medical challenges opens your eyes to the world, allows you to see things from a perspective you never would have otherwise, some good, some not so good. Nathan was a wonderful gift to you, Trey, and Owen, as well as the rest of your family, and he will continue to enrich your lives as years pass. My heart goes out to you. Losing Nathan has left a tremendous void in your lives, but I know that all the love that you gave him will fill that void. Nathan will always be with you in your hearts every second of every day, and he is watching over you from above with some very stellar companions. God Bless!

Becky Carter Burke

Anonymous said...

Trey:

I read the news about Nate from a Jesuit email. I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family.

I love the stories about the ways God and Nate are speaking to you.

Rick Lindley '84

Jayson Daddy to owen said...

Hi Trey & Jen & Owen Nate had such a pretty face I will miss him always XOXO Grace

Jayson Daddy to Owen said...

Jen, Trey, & Owen, We are so sorry for your loss Nate had a pretty smile!
Love, Aaron Gina Jayson Nate Seth Logan & Owen!

Jayson daddy to Owen said...

Trey Jen & Owen we are so sorry for your loss Nate will be missed!
Love, Aaron Gina Seth Logan Nate & Owen