I am sorry very for all that you are going through. Astrid is nothing short of a miracle and is so loved by many! We will continue to pray for strength and healing! We love you!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
I was so saddened to hear what you have been going through. May your faith bring you healing and strength through this tragic time. Astrid Katherine is a beautiful name and I will say a prayer for her and your families.
Love you Astrid. May peace be with you and your wonderful parents.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
My condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts are with your and your family during this difficult time.
With a heavy heart please accept my deep condolences to you and your wife. May god be with you and your family through this difficult time.
My name is Candice Sweet and I am an employee at Sentry Data Systems. I have just read your story and wanted to offer my condolences for your loss. You two our a very brave and loving family of God. I have 3 daughters, one who is 13 months now and was born at 36 weeks, and I thank God everyday she was healthy. I don't know if I would have the strength you two have, but I admire you both so much. As I write this, tears are rolling, but I do believe God had other plans for her. You both are in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless you both!
Thank you so much for your willingness to share your life with us in such a beautiful way. Your faith is strong...it shows in your devotion to the Lord and to His plan despite our carnal desires. You continue to be an inspiration to us all, especially in this time. Blessings to you my friend. I send hugs to you both and I send my gratitude for sharing Astrid with us.
I can't begin to imagine what you guys are feeling, but just know that im keeping you in prayer. We don't understand why things happen the way they do, but he promises to help you through the pain. Please reach out for anything you need.
Dan, I admire you strength with all you and your family has to endure. My family and I are sorry for your loss.
Dan and Jenn, this valley is so deep, but you're certainly not alone. We pray you feel God's embrace continually. I love the name Astrid. What an unbelievably perfect name for her, and you two as you continue on this journey. I pray God gives you divine strength through the days, weeks and years. We'll keep praying as you as always!
Thanks for sharing Astrid's story. Grace and peace to you as you grieve and heal.
A beautiful story. Praising God for Astrid and the both of you.
Dan & Jenn, my heart breaks for you and the tears are falling. Yet I rejoice in the promise that you will hold her again someday. I pray God covers you both with comfort and peace as you grieve the loss of your beautiful baby girl. <3
I am so sorry for this loss. Dan, I remember you to be a man of great heart and deep faith. I'm so thankful you and your wife have the LORD in the midst of this time. Praying for you.
Thanks for sharing! My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.
Oh, dear friends, this website is so beautiful. You are both simply radiating the light and love that was in the delivery room, and that shone so purely from your hearts during those difficult days. You have both touched my heart so deeply and I know this story is spreading and touching the lives and hearts of others too. It has been such an honor to know you, and to be able to be a part of this story with you. We may never get a concrete reason for her tragic passing but we can take comfort knowing she is at peace in the sweet arms of heaven. Your testimony stands strong, in that you love the Lord and will bless his name even in the worst adversity. I pray that in time, your hearts will be healed and the grief will ease. But for now, in this mourning time, know that you are surrounded by a community who loves you and wants to support you in any way possible. You are in my thoughts, as always. Much love to you both.
This was a beautiful tribute to Astrid's life. We are are incredibly blessed to know your precious family and our hearts grieve deeply for you through this loss. Little Astrid was absolutely beautiful and perfect from the crown of her head to the tips of her little toes we cannot wait until we meet her in heaven 💕.. I have said this before and will say it many more times I'm sure. The faith you both have shown through this tragedy has been an inspiration to us. And a reminder to always trust in His goodness even in the valleys,..We love you and we are praying for you everyday. May the Lords blessings be poured out over your family and may you continue to find comfort and strength in our Savior. All our love, the Cisco Family
Prayers for your family.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning,
Great is Thy Faithfulness! Lamentations 3:22,23
Our hearts break over your loss, yet heaven's gain!
Every time I read Astrid's story my eyes fill with tears.
God has given you both strength beyond anything I can imagine.
Love you both.
My hearts goes out to you and your wife and family. Prayers and thoughts go your way. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute.
F YOU COULD SEE ME NOW
If you could see me now you wouldn’t shed a tear.
Though you may not understand why I’m no longer there.
Remember my spirit that is the real me because I’m still very
Much alive, I’ve just been set free, Oh, if you could only see!
I have beheld our Father’s face and I’ve touched my Savior’s
Hand. All of Heaven’s angels rejoiced as I entered the promised
Land. Beyond the gates of pearl I’ve walked on the golden streets.
I’ve touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the
Crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could
Compare, I’ve even seen your mansion and someday
I’ll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because
His Word will show you the way! So please don’t
Cry because we will meet again someday.
(Patsy Stambaugh Deskins)
Can't wait to meet her!!! We will have all of eternity to catch up and makeup for lost times!! Love you!
What a beautiful tribute you wrote. Our hearts go out to you and your families. We know God has something special planned for you in His perfect timing.
Dear Dan and Jenn,
I've been so touched by your sharing Astrid's story. Having lost a child, now 31 years ago, I know how important is was to talk about our son. He remains a real part of my life and his siblings. Heaven became personal the day he entered it. My son Jonathan now has grandmother, both grandfathers, and his aunt there in heaven with him. I will continue to hold you in my prayers.
You know so well to go with God. As He has guided your steps to this moment, He will always be walking before you. Continue to follow, to be obedient, to remain faithful to your calling(s). God is surely not done with the Sorensen Family <3 Your deep, deeper faith walk has just begun. God equips us; that's His promise <>< So much caring & prayers will continue dear ones...
My heart has been aching so much for you. I've been praying for you and will definitely continue to do so. I'm amazed and encouraged by Astrid's story and how gracious the Lord has been to you during this time. Love you! <3
Your faith and strength is amazing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and I are so sorry for your great loss. Our prayer is for the love and peace of Christ to envelope you both .
My heart aches with this news. My prayers and love to you and your family.
Many would question their faith in these circumstances, but it seems to have made your fortitude even stronger. The courage and generosity you have shown by sharing your story is amazing and truly a divine act.
Dan & Jenn, I have been praying for comfort for you in this time of such great loss. Your example of gratitude while grieving is astounding. Continue to cling to hope during this time.
Our hearts our breaking along with you two. Although neither of us has ever experienced the loss of a child, we grieve with you because we love you and Astrid. We'very been praying for God's comfort for you both and your families. She was such a beautiful girl,we can't wait until the day we meet her. We love you both so much, and if you need anything let us know. Hope to see you both soon. Love.....
My heart is breaking. I trust God and lean on Him daily, but in situations like this, it is difficult. Every moment of life is in his plan, and he has great plans for Astrid in heaven as well as your life here. Your story has definitely touched me and brought me back to areas of healing from my past. Thank you for your story and honesty. Love you.
continuing to pray for you guys. inspired by your steadfast faith
It's so incredible to see the joy in your faces in these pictures. You are both amazing people and parents. We will forever love that sweet girl. You are in our prayers and we love you much.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you pass through the rivers, they will not flow over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned. The fire will not destroy you." Isaiah 43:2
I am sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my sorrow for you.
You couldn't have had better parents, Astrid. So glad they got go meet hou.
She is beautiful; Astrid is the perfect name for her. May Astrid's life and your faith touch many hearts as you have touched mine. God doesn't make mistakes; he chose the perfect Mommy and Daddy for his precious little lamb.
Dan and Jenn, Thank you for sharing your story and your faith. Your family has been in my heart constantly the past few days.I thank God for your strong faith and example of accepting God's provision, though the road is rocky and steep. I pray for God's peace and love to fill your hearts in the difficult days ahead.
Dear Dan and Jenn,
Our hearts are so broken for you and what you are having to walk through. Beautiful Astrid is in the loving arms of Jesus, where she will be kept in perfect peace until you can be together again. Praying for God's comfort, peace, strength and hope to fill you both as God carries you through this. We love you and thank you for sharing Astrid's story and your journey with us.
My beautiful cousin, I'm so sad you had to leave us so soon. However, I know you are in a much better and more beautiful place. I know your family down here can't wait to meet up with you and the rest of our family that we have up there.
To Jenn & Dan, your faith & your strength are truly inspiring & God designed. Continue to rely on Him and each other as the emotions from missing her become so physically overwhelming. You all are loved.
We love you and will continue to keep you both in our prayers over the coming weeks, months, and years. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, prayers for healing and continued faith are.being sent your way.
Sweet precious angel Astrid ~ our hearts ache that we never got to meet you. To tell you what a gift you are and that you are beautiful just like your mommy! Your delicate little life has boldly impacted so many. We all promise to take good care of your mommy and daddy. To pray for them, to cry with and encourage them. To care for and feed them. To give them the grace to grieve in whatever way they need today, tomorrow and in the days and years to come. They have been such warriors! You would be so proud of them. Their light has shined brightest on their darkest of days and your light will forever live on through their love. This side of heaven you will be dearly missed. 💗
Dearest Dan & Jenn ~ there are no words that adequately express our sorrow for your loss. We can't even imagine the abyss of pain you must have in your heart and soul. Your strength, faith and unconditional love for the Lord has been such a powerful testimony that when we are weak, He is strong. We pray that the God of all comfort will continue to carry you in the days to come. Thank you for sharing these very precious moments you had with Astrid. Like you, they are simply beautiful. 💗
Dear Dan & Jenn,
My heart is breaking when I know this news. I have been thinking about you. May God comfort your heart. My prayers are with you.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
My thoughts, Christian love, and prayers are for you both at this time.
May God's Perpetual Light shine upon her, a pure angel
Jenn and Dan,
I am so sorry for the outcome from the events beginning Nov. 9. I will not begin to say that I know what you are feeling because my wife and I have no frame of reference for this. Please know that you are in our thoughts and if there is anything that I can do for you then please let me know.
Our hearts bleed for you. Astrid and you are in our prayers. If we can do anything let us know. May God bless you all.
May your faith help you through this difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs.
Our hearts go out to you and the entire Family. She is in God's House, safe and loved you will see her again.
God Bless you and Astrid, forever thinking about you, Bob and Norma Mendenhall
My heart breaks for you all. Astrid is a beautiful baby and you will always be her parents. I am a friend of Carmen's and we were dealt a similar hand in this journey we call life. Our precious first baby, also a girl, was taken from us at 39 weeks gestation. I am here for you guys and my husband too, as we understand the feelings you are experiencing. No words can make it better, and you will never forget her, she is a part of your family forever. The only thing that gets me through is knowing she is being raised by Jesus in the beautiful place called Heaven and is watching down over you all, proud to call you her parents. Sending so much love and prayers your way. -Kate and Jeff Koehler
I am so proud of you both and amazed at the power of His LOVE that holds us together through the valley of the shadow of death. I miss not getting to meet sweet Astrid and enjoy her in this life and see her grow up. But I am so glad I will get to meet and love her in person one day. Thank you for sharing her story and your journey and the pictures of a precious little girl and her precious parents. Love you both!
Your gallery of photos are so beautiful and made us realize that Astrid will always be with you. The love you have for her is dear and precious. We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Cindy and Michael
A beautiful baby girl; thank you for sharing your story. I'm sending a prayer for God to comfort you with his love in this painful season with so many unanswered questions.
Where do I begin? You know how much my heart is breaking with and for you. Even though I'm way over here in the sticks of RI, we've been on a journey together - because we're friends, family, have gone through things even before Astrid was a twinkling in your eye, found out we were were going to be mommies together, made our silly little [but important] plans, and now are "carrying each other's burdens" (Galatians 6:2).
Anything I can say would be redundant, since I've shared so many things already, poured lots of verses and words of encouragement over you, but it bears repeating, especially in times like these.
I have often questioned God - isn't that in our nature? Why would he take away a precious gift He had already given? There are so many things we don't understand. The hard part is accepting that, and of course that's what faith is all about. "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised." (Job 1:21) As so many people have already recognized, you have shown amazing faith and courage through these rough waters; you're such an example, putting your faith into practice.
You know I'm here for you, whatever you need. I'm excited planning our memorial garden for Shiloh and Astrid; it has given me something positive to look forward to. "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever." (Psalm 30:11-12) We will not be sad forever; the grief will fade, and though we won't forget, we have Hope and a Future (Jeremiah 29:11).
We can marvel at the thought of beautiful Astrid on God's lap, hearing about her Mommy and Daddy who are warriors of the faith, who "did not lose heart... [were] hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4)
We love you so much. *hugs*
Prayers for all family and friends. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Sending Prayers for comfort. So very sorry for your loss.
We have been praying for you here at Karla's church, I'm the pastor's wife, called Amma (grandmother). Thank you for sharing your story and the beautiful photos of dear, sweet Astrid. I have norwegian background and grew up with strong women with names including Astrid. Crying for you in this loss, remembering my own grandbabies in Heaven. No words, really. Sending love and ((hugs)). And prayers for all in your family circle.
Precious, our hearts ache for all of you and we keep you in our prayers for our gracious Father's strength and comfort. Much love, Sarah and Bill
Thank you for including us in this, a most precious of moments. Our hearts are with you and Astrid. God bless.
It was an honor to walk this journey, short or not, with such a beautiful family. I thank you all, and Astrid, for letting me care for you. Astrid has left a special place in this midwife's heart and will be remembered forever. Your strength and love with each other, during the storm you two have endured, is calming. My blessings to you both.
Dan and Jen,
We are praying for your family! As two people who knew and loved Katherine we can't help but be thankful for their joyous introduction and the fact that they are with our Heavenly Father. Hoping you can find great strength in that and will experience God's arms cradling you during this difficult time.
Love and prayers,
The Cabral family (from CCF)
Such a darling little girl. My heart breaks for you. May God bless you at this time. ❤ My sincerest condolences.
My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am one of the Doula from NaturalBirthworks and friends with Kim and Gelena and have been praying for your family everyday. Your love for eachother and strength is amazing.
Reading your story has brought tears and prayers to my heart.. As a mom I can't imagine your pain .. I have no words of wisdom except to say your faith is great and Astrid will ALWAYS be your little girl .. The roles are reversed and she now watched over you.ans she is so proud of you both.. Sending heartfelt condolences.
Praying for Gods comfort to surround you! God Bless!!!
My heart goes out to your beautiful family! You will be in my thoughts and prayers as the time goes by. And as you heal. The pain will never go away. But with time, it eases. I lost my daughter November 7th, 2013. We were 37 weeks along. And there was no warning. Nothing can ever prepare you to say goodbye to your child. I understand your pain and your grief. It is unbelievably tragic and heartbreaking. May God be with you and during this time. Turn to him as he is the one in control. We won't know why our sweet girls were called back to gim, until the day we get to hold them in our arms again! They are truly special little angels that God deemed to beautiful for this earth. God bless you and beautiful little Astrid!
My heart goes out to you and your family and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for the loss of little Astrid, There's a great gift to you from her, she gives you her strength. Though there is no solace in that, please know you are not alone. I cry for you, as I know your pain. I had a week to prepare for the loss of our Aislynn' (a Celt name for vision or dream) and like your fierce divine strength, my little vision left us (brain cancer at 33w). All of us parents of loss, who join this club unwillingly, at least we understand the unfathomable grief and the sound of a fellow breaking heart. Again I am so sorry, my thoughts are with you.
Astrid, your parents were blessed with a beautiful baby girl! You were so precious to God that He decided He needed you back. I know your parents and many other people will love you and think of you always!
We are mourning with you in this time of heartache, and yet we celebrate with you as well knowing that Astrid is in our Father's arms. In the weeks, months and years to come may God grant you indescribable peace, insurmountable faith and immeasurable grace.
My heart cries with you, the Lord is a strong Comforter and giver, taker of life, tender in our sorrow, identifies with our grief. The Resurrection and the Life, First Fruit of the dead,. He will destroy the last enemy, death, on His return. We lost my fifth expectant child in similar fashion, our sixth, and rejoiced in our 7th, Irene, now serving her family and believers in Israel for His glory and our blessing.. His healing grace is abundant.
Love you both. Astrid Katherine will always be remembered. I grieve along with you.
Dear Dan & Jenn,
I''m so sorry for your loss, I wish I had the right words to said, just let you know you are in my prayers.
She looks like both of you! I can see both your faces in hers. I love you so much and I continue to pray for you.
We love Astrid so much! Thank you for sharing more of her story and allowing us to get to know her better. Such a beautiful girl. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Astrid is blessed to know only love, and we were blessed by the time she gave us.
I am so very sorry for your loss, but what a beautiful testimony of your faith. You will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts! Much love and hugs.
Astrid is up in heaven with our heavenly Father and I am sure Grandma Sorensen and Grandma Remington. are taking good care of her. You are both so strong my heart aches for you but I know you will make it through this hard time because you have our heavenly Father on your side and next to you every step of the way. Baby Astrid will always be with you and someday you will see her again. Love you both so muchxo
Thank you for sharing Astrid's story. Praying for your family.
I am so sorry for the passing of your precious gift from God. Astrid is a beautiful child. I can only imagine what you are going through and I pray you will continue to find support from the love of God and each other.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Her story and pictures touch me deeply. Thank you for sharing her story and for expressing your strong inspiring faith.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you. Love, Mrs. Relle formally a NECA teacher.
Dear Jenn & Dan,
We love you and want you to know that we are continuously praying for you both, as well as, your parents, and siblings. What y'all have gone through in the past 2 weeks is unimaginable and my only hope is that God's sovereignty will reign supreme as the story of little Astrid Katherine's life is shared with others. Jennifer, you know the second she got to Heaven, Granna was holding her great-granddaughter...what a wonderful celebration that must have been. I can imagine the smile on Granna's face and the tears of joy in her eyes as she snuggled Astrid to her chest. How absolutely beautiful. I know that Bapa had to be next in line along with those in Dan's family who have gone to be with Our Heavenly Father. She is truly in the midst of Greatness. We love you and cannot wait to tell Emmie about her cousin, Astrid Katherine, and how she has been given the honor to spend everyday with Jesus. We are praying.
Dan and Jen, our hearts ache for your yours. Praying for the peace that surpasses all understanding for you and your family. What a blessing it has to been to see how God is using your faith in this dark hour to bring hope and encouragement to others. I pray that Astrids story will bring many lives into Gods family. That her short time in this world will have a lasting impact for good. We love you!
Sweet Astrid, you were so loved even when you were just a prayer. Only God knows the reason your time here was so short. We all know your story has and will fulfill your purpose. I feel so blessed to know your mommy and to have met your daddy. Your mommy has a strength and a faith that many strive to have. Our prayers for your family will continue today and always.
She has blessed so many people by her life and birth. I will never forget her precious life in the womb,, the love and expectation that surrounded her, her beautiful face or her leave of this earth - a tragedy which could have been ugly but was made so beautiful by her parents and their God - as beautifully as they made her. The love continues, until all that remains is love.
I cannot imagine your pain at this time. Life on this earth is not fair. I pray you find comfort in knowing God will one day return your daughter back to you and you can then enjoy what was taken from you now for forever in the perfect ages to come. Phyllis(Friend of Lois Sorensen)
What a beautiful tribute to your sweet daughter, Astrid Katherine.
How great is your faithfulness, may you find comfort in Our Father's promise that one day you will be together again in heaven forever and ever! Blanketing you both with love and prayers. Jenn, I look forward to a big hug soon!
Thank you for sharing Astrid's story. May God envelope you and your family with love and peace. My heart breaks for you, but I know your angel is flying in heaven with our Lord. I am truly sorry for your loss.
I don't know what to say in this sad situation, I am sorry for your loss Dan and Jenn. it is really sad to lose Astrid when she was almost ready to come out. You are strong and that what god wants, probably he knows better, maybe he took her because the heaven was waiting for her. hopefully next time god provides you with another baby who fulfill your life. always remember that hope should always persist and god is always next to us to help us to pass the sad moments. I am here for you Dan, whenever you need me, I will be here for you
Your beautiful hearts bless me and give glory to the One who holds all of life in His Hands. For that glorious future day when you are reunited, I rejoice with you. Until that day, may God bless you and keep you close to Him, in all of your comings and goings, for He holds you as much as He holds Astrid. With love...
Not far away
In a place close to your heart
A little soul watches over you and whispers:
"Do not grieve for what might have been
You gave me being and I am-
You are my parents forever".
Jenn and Dan,
Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of sweet Astrid. We loved her in the womb and we will love her until we see her again in the house of our Lord. We love you both and will always be here if you need us. Continue to cling on to the Lord for all your needs, he will not fail you. Xoxo
Dear Dan and Jenn
We are so deeply saddened by your loss. There are no words to express how truly sorry we are. May God continue to hold you close and may you find strength, peace, and comfort in his arms that only he can provide. You are close in our thoughts and constantly in our prayers.
"Dear Lord, I would have loved to hold my baby on my lap and tell them about you, but since I didn't get the chance, would you please hold them on yours and tell them about me?" - Author Unknown
What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter. I am sorry your time with her was shorter than anyone would have wanted. Praying for peace...
A beautiful tribute here to you and your daughter. Thank you for sharing and know that you are being prayed for!
Peace,blessings,and comfort for you both amd little Astrid. She will have little playmates in heaven .y 2 little grandchildren, Joey snd Lucy . God's beautiful hugs to you bith during this unbearable tome of grief. Beautiful family picture.
Dear Dan and Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot fathom the grief you must feel. My comfort to you is that God can fathom it. Thanks for setting up this memorial for her. The song on the website you picked out was very appropriate. There are times we must trust in Him when are present circumstances make no sense. I love you two and am praying for you.
We know the shock that comes with sudden loss and the heartrending turmoil of emotions of life being capsized like this. We are sure you already know it from friends and family, but you're not alone. We're with you, in sorrow and tears.
I am sorry for your loss.
Dear Dan and Jenn, You two have been in our thoughts and prayers this past week. We have shed many tears for you; we wish that you did not have to walk this difficult road. We are amazed by your strong faith and deep love for each other. You two are a testimony of the true hope that comes when we trust in God. Thank you for sharing from your hearts. Please know that we stand with you; we will continue to pray for you two. Love from Jed and Heidi Hollenbach
So encouraged by your steadfast trust in the love of God.
Hi Guys: Your story arrived in my inbox today. I started reading and realized quickly that our great God is working out his amazing grace and loving mercy for your lives in a way few ever experience. These are difficult times. My prayer is that you remain overcomers. I am looking forward to meeting Astrid for the first time, and will pray that you persevere in the faith until you are reunited.
God is blessing us,
My heart is aching with you at the news of your sweet baby's passing ... I will be praying over you for peace and comfort in the days to come. What a strong mama (and dada!) you are to carry such a burden with grace .. love the story you shared of her sweet life and God's amazing grace.
Dan & Jenn,
We just learned about Astrid today. We pray that God will continue to carry you through this difficult time. Your daughter is beautiful and we look forward to meeting her in heaven one day.
My heartfelt sympathy to you both. I am so sorry.
Will see you in a few weeks. Love, Sandy
Dan and Jenn,
My heart and prayers go out to you and your families. What a challenging thing to deal with. I appreciate you taking the time to share precious Astrid's story with us and thank you for your example of trust in the Lord, processing the pain of loss with openness, and remembering every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of lights - with whom there is no shadow of turning. May you find Abba Father near to you and your families in special ways as you continue to process the loss and may your faith and the strength of the Lord be a testimony to others.
Thank you for sharing your story. May God bless you during this difficult time with His peace that surpasses all understanding. You are in my prayers.
I'm praying for u man. God does everything for a reason
We both are so sorry to hear about Astrid. We hope that both you and your families will find strength from above during this time.
You both are amazing Godly parents and are so strong! You will be in my prayers. We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans5:3-5 NIV
Dear Dan & Jenn,
I'm so sorry to hear about your short but precious time with Astrid Katherine (beautiful name!). Thanks for putting together this story and the gallery of photos so all of us could share in the emotions and the heartache with you.
So sorry to hear about your lost. What a great blog. I enjoyed reading it. I am so glad to read how your faith has made you stronger ❤️🌹
Our love and prayers to you both. A beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter.
Hold on to faith, hope, and love. I'll see you in a bit and maybe you'll let me comfort you with tears or laughter, singing or silence.
Dearest Jenn and Dan, my heart broke with the news as I could not wait to hold and play with the "feisty" little Astrid and of course mostly because of your pain! However, I am encouraged to know we will see her again!!! This is the beauty and the Hope of believing in our Savior Jesus who along with baby Astrid is alive and well. Thank you for encouraging all of us through your amazing faith. Love all three of you since the first time we met. See you soon!!!! Dr. T
Jen and Dan, I can't tell you how sorry Aaron and I are for your loss. Astrid was so beautiful- she looked just like you, Jen! We continue to pray for you every day. We can't possibly know the depth of pain you are experiencing, but when we have gone through difficult experiences in the past, we have been encouraged by Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman, and of course, God's Word. Just wanted to share something quickly from Streams: "You can trust the Man who died for you. You can trust Him to thwart each plan that should be stopped and to complete each one that results in His greatest glory and your highest good. You can trust Him to lead you down the path that is very best in this world for you." How could this loss possibly be for your highest good when it is so completely devastating? We don't know the answer to that yet, and we may never. But He does know, and may reveal glimpses of it over time as you cling to Him in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Only He can bring you the comfort you so desperately need in this incredibly heartbreaking time, and in the future as well as you continue to miss her. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed." (Ps. 34:18) You cannot do this on your own, but you can with Him- taking every thought, feeling, tear, question, etc. to Him and allowing Him to bear it for you. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Is. 40:27-31; II Cor. 1; Romans 8:26-28, 32, 35-39
With pain in my heart......May God ease yours with time. Love and sympathy.
Jenn and Dan, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. May God wrap you in his comforting arms at this difficult time. Astrid is beautiful . Thank you for sharing such intimate pictures of your family. Praying daily for you.
Dan and Jenn,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for putting together this wonderful tribute to your beautiful baby daughter Astrid. What a wonderful witness of God's love in the midst of a sorrow.
Please take comfort in Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Love the Frost family
Jenn and Dan,
We are so deeply saddened by your loss. We are thinking of you and your family.
The Damiano Family
May both of you have peace and love through the days of your lives.
God bless both of you and your family.
Prayers, love, tears . . . trusting that God will lift you up and carry you through this trial, bringing peace and blessing to you and glory to himself far beyond what we could ever ask or imagine
My heart breaks for you. May God give you strength and comfort at this very sad time. God does have a plan. With Love, Pat
We've been praying for you and will especially pray for comfort and joy during the memorial this Friday. Psalms 39 and 40 are some of my favorites because 39 is a sorrowful, even angry complaint, then is followed by the new song in 40. 39 ends with 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD! Listen to my cries for help! Don't ignore my tears. For I am your guest— a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me. 13 Leave me alone so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more." Then 40: "I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. 3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD." Love you both so much.
May God's love embrace you during this sad time, but know that one day you will embrace Astrid once again.
O God our father, your beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them. Give us grace,we pray, that we may entrust Astrid to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord . God bless
I'm so sorry Astrid left sooner than expected. It must be very hard. Is there a meal train still running? Oh, wait, I see there is.
Psalm 73:26 (Amplified Bible)
Jenn and Dan's flesh and their hearts may fail, BUT God is their Rock and their firm Strength.
Jenn, I went to nurse's training with your mom so many years ago, and have always been in awe of the firm foundation and strength she has in the Lord.
I, too lost a baby many years ago, and am blessed and thrilled that you both have chosen not to harbor seeds of bitterness, but rather to allow God to use your tender story, inspite of your pain and brokenness, to scatter seeds of hope and inspiration to so many others.
Even Job, in his great despair, proclaimed "yet You slay me, I will trust in You." This reminds me so much of the words Lauren Daigle used in her song that you chose. The words are so real and yet so powerful.
In this world, we are alive only one heartbeat and one breath at a time, life is so fragile, yet so dear. And one day, we will understand it all when we're all, together with beautiful Astrid, safe in the arms of Jesus! Be blessed, dear ones.
Dear Jenn and Dan:
the memorial service for Astrid was very beautiful. Your faith and strength in this time of incredible loss are a testimony of your relationship with Christ. I am Praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you and the rest of your family. My heart hurts for you both. You have been in my thoughts all day. and I will continue to pray for you. 💖💖🙏🏻
Dear Jen and Dan-
I must apologize deeply, but I am coming to this information a little late. There are no words to express my love for you both at this time. Your walk is such a difficult one, but I know that if I can feel this kind of emotion for you, how much more is the Father loving you? You are indeed in tender care. We will continue to lift you in prayer and know that through Him, you will have peace.
From our hearts,
Jody, Mel and Bryce
Hi Jenn and Dan,
Was just taking a moment to look through your beautiful pictures of Astrid. You two are gorgeous and loving parents who honored and will forever honor her life to the fullest. I hate that she is gone. I love you guys. We look forward to an eternal reunion with her. Face to face.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain that your family is going through. I will remember your sweet Astrid's story, & I will hug my daughter a little tighter tonight. My family will be keeping yours in our thoughts & prayers.
Our hearts , minds and prayers are with you in this unimaginable time.
God bless you , everyone .....
Dear Jenn and Dan,
When sweet little Astrid went Home I was heartbroken for you and for your parents. I just could not imagine what you were thinking and feeling. Please know I am praying for you and will continue to do so. I look forward to meeting your little girl one day. Your faith is such a testimony to all who know you. Love, Denise
What a beautiful page, I hope you both are healing well. You crossed my mind recently, and SURPRISE here you are! Sending my love, thoughts,and blessings.
Your strength in God is inspiring. I have just lost my own Angel to Heaven and found your site through a cousin. Astrid is a beautiful name. God Bless.