Sunday, September 13, 2009

Angel Cali

After 7 days of fighting Cali finally got her much needed rest. Last night at 8:45pm after 2 rounds of CPR we let Cali go. A huge part of our hearts have gone with her. We have loved every minute that she shared with us and hate to have to see it end so quickly. But, we have many cherished memories of our sweet angel and now we must trust God to keep her safe for us until we can be with her again. There's a song that I keep thinking of, it's "Streets of Heaven." I can't help but think there are enough angels in Heaven, why does He need mine too? Can't I have her for a little while first? But, I know that I can't see from where He can see, and I know that He has a plan for me, my family and my little angel girl, Cali. Thank you for all the prayers. I know they have helped us get through this last week, a week that has been so wonderful in so many ways. A week that I will forever cherish as my time to love an angel. We will post information about her funeral services tomorrow, we're thinking it will be Thursday afternoon and will be open for all to attend.

43 comments:

Kayz said...

I had no idea Adrienne and Thomas! I am so terribly sorry for both of you! I am praying for you both right after I type this! I love you and hope that you find peace and solace. u2 are amazing, phenomenal people. LOVEs and HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kali

hazel and ej said...

Your family, especially baby Cali will be in our prayers.. Your faith is so inspiring. Keep strong.

Nicole said...

Your family has continually been in our prayers. I feel so blessed that I got to spend some time with sweet Cali this week. I'm planning to attend the funeral this week. Let me know if I can do anything to help. Lots of love to you and all those who are grieving for sweet Cali.

Kim said...

We are so sorry. Our hearts go out to you. You are both so amazing and we love you so much. We have the most wonderful family and Cali will always be a part of it. Even though we never got to see or hold her we feel like we know her through all the pictures and comments you wrote about her. I can't imagine what you are going through right now but just remember that Bill and I will always be there for you when ever you need us. We love you and continue to pray for you and the family.

Kelsey said...

Adrienne and Thomas your are both amazing parents and Cali will forever be grateful for your many sacrifices. God has a plan. I wish you all the peace and comfort in the world during this difficult time.

Staci Lynn said...

Your family is in my prayers. I'm glad you got to spend time with such a special spirit. It takes amazing people to be able to have one so close to Heaven to call your own. My favorite scripture is John 16:33. Know that He loves you and we do, too!

carolyn q said...

Adrianne and Thomas,
My heart is broken for you two and your families.
I talked with your mom tonight Adrianne and she had said you had gone to bed and so I didn't want to bother you.
I am so sorry. . I wish I could take this pain away and give you the desired time you wanted with your daughter here on earth.
Please know will be there to continue to hold you up in times that might seem impossible. You are not alone.
(HUGS)
Carolyn Quigley
President, IHH
Mom to Angel Hope

Courtney said...

Adrienne and Thomas, I'm so sorry. I have been following your blog this week and think of you every day. You are an amazing couple and we will keep you in our prayers. Lots of love.
Courtney

Lizzy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. As I woke up this morning, I was hoping for better news. My family will be praying for yours as you say good-bye to your "sweetheart".
Liz(stranger/friend)
(my sister lost an infant daughter to HLHS 12 years ago, so I have a special place in my heart for heart families)

Melissa said...

I want you to know how sorry I am. If you need to talk, please call. There really are no words at this time. I know that you will be so busy planning and making arrangements. Remember to take care of each other too. You are in our prayers!
Melissa Andrew

Pamela said...

I know you don't know me, but I'm friends with Alaina and we've all had you in our prayers this week.

I'm so sorry for your loss and it sounds like baby Cali was a huge blessing for everyone who met her.

Christina said...

My heart is so sad for you. Oh, how I wish you had more time with your sweet Cali. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Love, Hugs & Prayers,
Christina

Aimee Hardy said...

Oh, I am so sorry. My heart just aches with this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Marc and Aimee

Bloom Family said...

My heart is so full this morning as I sit here and read this. I can only imagine how you are both feeling. I admire your strength and faith in this hard time. What a comfort to know that you will get to be with your sweet Cali again.

Sending all of our love and praying that you might find peace and comfort in this time when it is so hard to understand why. But, I know you are right Adrienne. God does have a plan, and I know she is being watched over now and must have a greater work to do.

All our love,
The Blooms

Jackie said...

I am so so sorry. My heart just aches for the two of you and your families. I know it's a comfort to know your family is forever, but it doesn't mean you don't miss her in the mean time.

We're still praying for you. God bless.

Emily said...

my heart goes out to you and your family. We are praying for you. I am so sorry.

John said...

I'm so sorry, Thomas. We've shed some tears for you guys, and love you all very much. Cali really does have a great dad.

The Richards Family said...

I am so sorry. It sounds like Cali touched many lives in her short time here. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Hollie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that you will be able to feel some small measure of comfort at this difficult time.
Hugs,
Hollie and Elaina

Mike and Rebecca said...

Our hearts are sad for you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Thayerclan said...

So so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. God bless you and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Jill

The Simmons Family said...

I am so sorry! We will keep your entire family in our prayers!

Jen said...

awwww I'm so sorry you two :( Cali is such a beautiful girl and I'm so thankful for all of the light and happiness she brought to you and all of us, when she was here. you guys are in my prayers :) :) :) lots of love!!!

shay said...

Our hearts are aching with yours. You two are amazing parents and Cali is so lucky to have spent her week on this earth with you and for your future together. You seem to have it all in the right eternal perspective, but that doesn't tHe the pain away, I know. We will continue to pray for your journey of healing. We love you.

David and shalynn

Cindy said...

I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

joelle said...

you two are such troopers. Mike and I are so sad to hear about your sweet little Cali. I can't imagine what you are feeling Adrienne-carrying her for 9 months and then spending a week with her. You two seem to have the right perspective, and that is so important, because she is in a better place, and you will get your chance to raise her again soon. We love you both so much and are praying for you.

kathy said...

This was the last thing I wanted to see when I checked your blog. I don't know you, but have followed your story for a while. I'm so sorry. My prayers will still be with your family.

Kaidence's Mommy said...

My heart is broken for you. I have no doubt that the Lord will continue to send peace and comfort your way until you meet again. Our prayers are with you and we know that Heavenly Father will continue to be with you in days to come.

Janae Walker said...

i am so sorry you guys! i know there is nothing i can actually do to help you, but know that i am thinking of you and am thankful for the plan of salvation.

Mattsmom said...

My heart hurts for you two right now. You are so right about God and his plan. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you and Thomas will heal with time. Hugs.

Kyle and Alli said...

Oh dear. I just spent some time getting caught up on your last few weeks of events (We finally have internet so I could do so!) and I read this difficult post. My heart goes out to you both. I know that Cali has touched your lives and you will be forever changed by influence for good. I imagine her now walking the halls of Primary's telling other children not to be afraid and giving comfort to the many families there. She indeed has a special mission. Our prayers will be with your family as you go through the next weeks and months.

Jeremy said...

My heart aches so much for you two. I was desperately hoping and praying since I heard the news months ago that all would be well and that Cali would be ok. If you need any help - if I can provide any relief or help or anything, call me. I've spent hundreds of hours over the last year thinking about my Caleb. I may not be able to help, but if you need a shoulder similar to yours, I'm here.

AzĂșcar said...

I'm so sorry.

Kim said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know there is nothing that I can say to make it better, but just know how sorry I am. I will pray for you and your families!

Daniel said...

All our family, especially our little boys isaac and caleb never forget to pray for Cali and kept asking for updates about her status. Her struggles brought much renewed passion to our to prayers and her courage and your loss will bring increased devotion to our our family as we discuss the plan of salvation.

The Standrings said...

praying for you like crazy

Little Bear and Peanut said...

I am so sorry you had to let her go. You will be in my prayers. You will get to hold her in the next life, but that seems so far off now. What a special little heart baby you are blessed with. All my love, Amy (IHH member)

Rachel said...

Adrienne and Thomas,
Know that we love you and are thinking and praying for you at this time. We wish we could be with you to mourn with you!
Love Rachel McKeon

The Taylors said...

Oh you guys, I am so very sorry, It is no fun when a heart friend has to leave, but you two are great parents and a wonderful example to everyone. You have such faith and are so loving. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember no more pain, tubes or pain to come. Please know you are in our thoughts. Lots of heart hugs and love headed your way.
Love,
The Taylors

Stan and Jenn Nicolaysen said...

I am so sad to read that. You two are amazing parents to look at it with as much faith and optimism as you do. You are a light and an example to me. It makes no sense sometimes why sweet babies have so little time. She must have been so perfect in the premirtal life to need so little time on earth. I will keep you in my prayers. There are very few things that make my heart ache as much as stories of people loosing their kids. I truly am so sorry for you both. I wish I Lived close so I could attend the services. I have always adored the Orrock family. I hope in time you are able to post more picture. And memories if her. I would live to know more about her and her life. Lots of love,
jenn

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

What beautifully moving posts. She is such a beautiful Angel and she has beautiful parents as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. My heart hurts for you both. Much love..

Cindy and the boys said...

Adrienne & Thomas,
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet baby Cali. I am in your new ward and haven't had the opportunity to get to know you yet but I have thought often of the beautiful testimony Adrienne gave in Relief Society. How blessed we are to know we can be with our loved ones again. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindy Mason

Karla said...

Adrienne and Thomas, I shed a lot of tears reading your story. I know your love for each other is strengthened and you will treasure the memories that you were able to create of Cali. I will pray for you and your family. You are both very brave. I can only think that God had a special purpose for Cali and that she will remain in your lives as your guardian angel. I am so sorry.