Saturday, July 4, 2009

In Mourning ...

"I was awakened to the sad news that a baby I changed and held, passed away this morning. This child was full of smiles. I called him Baby Joy. I'm pretty shook up right now. He was just 6 months old. He was negative. We don't know why he died. I'm at a loss for words...." (Contents by Sydney Harrison/TN)


  1. Awe, I just don't know what to say other than how sad that is. But, that child is in the arms of Jesus and I can't even wrap that around my head how beautiful that must be !!!! Just keep praying for these kids with all your heart and soul. God will bless you so much . And keep remebering all the smiles that child gave you and how he could smile at all is just a miracle !!! God bless.. Praying for you !!!

  2. Sydney, your short presence in the child's life and conviction to making a difference I am certain has already done so. He is resting with a warm heart knowing that a loving stranger cared enough to travel many miles over the ocean to be with him and the other children. This expression of love is comforting even in death, especially in death. Be left with memories of his heart beating in your arms against your chest. Be strengthened by the thought that you are placed there for a greater purpose that is expressed by the wide white eyes and smiles of the children when they look at you without you knowing what is in their thoughts. That is exactly what should make you strong and comfort you. To them you might just be their Angel through which their short lives are blessed. Be strong and allow us to touch all of the children through you. The one that passed lives through those that are alive, continue caring for them as you did for Baby Joy, for you are indeed their hero and ours as well!

  3. Sydney-
    A loved one that has finished their life on earth is not dead, their life has just began. They are still with us in spirt.

    keep up the good work


    Erik Hicks wrote:
    July 4,10:11AM
    "Wow, in this time, remember the moments you had with Baby Joy! God has him now."

    Jody Lynn Fox wrote:
    July 4, 10:43 AM
    "I can't even wrap my head around how you much be feeling. It is a comfort to know he is in the arms of Jesus!! The joy of the Lord is our strengh.
    God Bless you Jerry. I am thinking of you!"

    Mimi Minnick wrote:
    July 4, 1:13 PM
    "How very sad.. would that we could save them all... keep up your good strong advocacy.. XO"

    Jackie Wiley wrote:
    July 4, 3:35PM
    "Very sad.. that is why we have to do something to save the kids.."

  5. Sydney may you be comforted by the loving memories of Baby Joy.. Keep the faith and continue the good work..

  6. Facebook Post by Jane Wilhelm 8:45PM July 5

    "I'm so sorry, to hear your sad news. But, remember that you are doing so much to help the children."

  7. Facebook Post for the staff and volunteers at Baby Haven, by MaryEllen Pann at1:26am July 6

    "That is very heartbreaking. I am sorry for your pain and loss. I will keep you in my prayers."

  8. Hang in there. I'm sorry to hear things have been rough-going.

  9. Jerry, I just want you to know I thought about you all day long! I was with Terri and Jamie all day yesterday. They are proud of you too !!! I can keep you covered in prayer and I hope that is of some comfort ! God Bless

  10. Additional Posts from Facebook:

    Matthew Connelly
    July 9, 2009 at 7:56pm

    "Wow! That is so sad..."

    Rob Young
    July 7, 2009 at 5:46pm

    "That story so saddens me, the only bright side is that the LORD accepts them in to HEAVEN with open arms. None of the worries we deal with from day to day will ever bother this child again. Shalom to all involved."

  11. Facebook Comments:

    Stephen Bess
    1:58pm July 8
    "That's really sad. It's always sad to us when God sends a child for such a short stay here on earth. That baby certainly made an impact based on your update. God bless Baby Joy and Veronica's Story." Peace~

  12. Syd, I've enjoyed reading your blog. I'm inspired.. I see you love soccer. The kids will miss you dearly..