Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hard Day!

Today my Husband and I are morning the loss of our little boy Dallin Cory Stansel. Our precious son battled, fought and finally the good Lord took him home around 9:30 AM this morning. We know were little Dallin is, He is safe and waiting now for his family to join him one day. I know we will see Dallin again one day. All the other children are still fighting hard. They are not going to quit. We have named them all finally. the names are: Baby A - Haley Karin Stansel; Baby B - Braden Thomas Stansel; Baby C - Dallin Cory Stansel; Baby D - Ashlyn Louise Stansel; Baby E - Rachel Diane Stansel; Baby F - Kaitlyn Amanda Stansel. further info to come.

82 comments:

  1. so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious baby. May the spirit of the Lord fill you with the strength you need.

    My prayers are with you.

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  2. I am so sorry about sweet baby Dallin. He is now a guardian angel for his brother and sisters.

    I pray the others will continue to do well.

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  3. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can not imagine what you are going through. My prayers are with you Amanda, Thomas, Dallin, Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, Rachel, Haley, Braden and family.

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  4. Amanda and Thomas, I'm sorry to hear about little Dallin passing. Right now he is in Heaven being looked after by his twin siblings.
    I'm praying for you guys and your five little fighters.

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  5. oh i am so sorry for you guys! I found your blog through a friend and have been keeping tabs on you guys! I will definitely say a prayer for the rest of the little ones in hopes that they keep on fighting!

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  6. So sorry for the passing of Dallin, and happy to hear that his brother and sisters are fighting hard!
    Praying for them to keep up their fight and fet strong and healthy!

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  7. So sorry to hear about little Dallin, but he is in The Lord's hands.
    Praying for your family at this time.
    X

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that! We know that Dallin is in a better place with a loving Heavenly Father! I know that the Lord will continue to bless you and your family!

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. God is merciful, though. Sometimes, we don't understand why He does things, but it's always for a reason.

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  10. I'm sorry. I'll continue to pray for you all. Fight babies fight.

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  11. i am so sorry for your loss!!! my prayers are with you and your sweet babies!

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  12. May God continue to watch over you and your family and give you and them the strenth you need. Please know that we are all praying.

    Buffy

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers of safety and peace for your family.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a set of twin girls when I was five months pregnant and I know how it feels. Karen

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  15. You, Thomas, and all the babies are in my prayers.

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  16. My prayer for all of you. I am very sorry for your loss. Know that there are many of us in the wings, from many parts of the world, cheering your family on and wishing the best for you.

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  17. Hello Stansels,

    David and I are praying for you and hope the best for your family.

    David & Karee Stosich

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  18. We have been checking your blog every day for news of the babies and about Amanda's recovery. Our prayers come to you from our little family in Australia.

    God Bless all the Doctors and nurses who are working to help you all.

    Prayers for strength to you all.

    Michelle x

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers!

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  20. I'm so sorry. My heart is breaking for you both. Dallin is safely with his Father in Heaven. How glorious that he has served his purpose on this earth, even for such a short time. I'm sure the Lord needs him for a greater work and he is axiously serving his Heavenly Father. We are praying so hard for you guys (and the doctors too).

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  21. We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bring you comfort and strength through this tough time.

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  22. I just want you to know that God is with you. my wife was in this same situation 3 years ago only with one child born 24 weeks and was 580 grams. She had the same doctors that you have and at the same hospital. Your babies are in good care. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. By the way If you see my little girl today yould would not even know that she was premature. God is Good!

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  23. I am so sorry for the loss of Dallin. Although it doesn't take the pain away it is nice to have the knowledge that we do and know where Dallin is. I pray that the other 5 baby's continue to fight and do well. You and your husband are also in my prayers.

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  24. I am sorry for your loss and we will keep your family in our prayers. Our first son was born at 23 weeks and we lost him shortly after delivery. I've "seen" him in the Temple more than once though, so I know your son is where you believe he is for certain. Hang in there.

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son, Dallin. What a special spirit! I am in awe of your faith and I'm so grateful for Heavenly Father's plan and for the knowledge we have as members of His church. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

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  26. Amanda, Thomas, and beautiful, precious babies - I am a BAMOM member, and I've been following your blog and praying so hard for your sweet family. You are courageous and your faith will carry you and your children through these challenges. I will continue to pray for you all, as I think of you often throughout each day. We are so blessed to live near the world's best medical center - Your babies are in good care.

    Love to you all,
    Steve and Sheila Luttrell

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  27. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. May God protect you and Dallin's brother and sisters.

    Virginia

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  28. May Dallin rest in peace. God takes those souls He needs in Heaven. Dallin must have a very special job!

    Astrid

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  29. Dear Amanda and Thomas,

    I am so sad to hear that Dallin didn't survive. I know your hearts are broken. I am praying that Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, Rachel, Haley, and Braden grow stronger and healthier each day. And I pray that you will grow closer togeher through your grief and sadness as well as through the good times and happiness these babies will bring to your lives.

    All my love, Shelley

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  30. Beautiful names. :) I'm so sorry to hear that Dallin passed away. I'll keep the rest of the babies (as well as you two!) in my prayers.

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  31. I have checked your site so many times today to see updates on the little ones. I was so saddened to see this post. What an incredibly hard time! Continued prayers are coming your way, and I wish you and your whole family all the best.

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  32. I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember God has a plan. All of you are in my prayers.

    Love,
    Kathryn & family

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  33. Thomas & Amanda,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for you and your little ones. Please let us help in any way that we can. We love you. God is watching over you.

    Brad & Elizabeth

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  34. I am so sorry. So sorry. My heart is breaking for you right now.

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  35. Amanda and Thomas, my heart is broken and I am morning with you. I am sure little Dallin has a special mission in Heaven and God is looking after all of you. I continue to pray for your family. The names of your children are very beautiful and I like all of them! Please let me know if and how I can help.

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  36. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your new family.

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  37. Praying for you...my heart is full, and I don't quite know what to say. Thanks for updating while you are in the trenches like this. I hope you are feeling better Amanda and recovering well. God bless you all.

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  38. I am sure it was a very hard day! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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  39. May God wrap you and your family in the comfort of His arms now more than ever. We are so sorry.

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  40. God bless your family! We love you!

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  41. Bless your hearts. You have suffered so much loss in the last year, and yet have been so blessed. I can't help but feel what a special thing it is to have three of your children together, keeping your seats warm in the celestial kingdom. Although, having lost babies myself, I know how heartbreaking and difficult it is. Our continued prayers are with you.

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  42. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your Family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your little boy. God be with you and watch over and protect these babies and let them grow up to be healthy and happy.

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  43. Our family is praying for the best. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  44. Thomas and Amanda,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dallin's passing. I know you all love him so much and will miss him terribly. I'm glad your faith is able to be a comfort to you in this difficult, difficult time.
    I'm encouraged that the others are holding strong! Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, Rachel, Haley, and Braden will be in my prayers - by name now! - as will Mom and Dad. You are tremendous parents!

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  45. Amanda and Thomas First let me say I am so glad we have the plan of Salvation. You both are so special to have children that are so precious they were able to fullful their mission in gaining a body and are back with our Father in Heaven. You both have gone thru so much but I can tell how strong you both are. I am praying for you and all those fighting babies of yours. I know it is so hard to lose a sweet spirit. Amanda I hope you are feeling better at least physically so you can share all your love with your bundles of joy.

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  46. my thoughts are with you and your family, and your 5 little fighting miracles... and little Dallin who has already been called home. Good luck with the journey ahead.

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  47. So sorry about your sweet boy. Will be praying for the other babies to thrive.

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  48. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  49. So very sorry for the loss of your little one. We continue to pray for strength and health for all your babies. God bless.

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  50. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for the family.

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  51. Amanda & Thomas, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy Dallin. You have a small little angel that will be watching your other little ones. Lots of prayers for your other babies to get strong. Sherri

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  52. I am sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what it feels like to lose a child. I am just comforted by the knowledge that Families ARE forever... You are in our prayers as well.

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  53. Thomas and Amanda,
    Love you both, and my heart is aching for you. You two are very special people and the Lord never gives us any challenge that He will not be there for you to help each and every step of the way. We will be praying for you and your beautiful amazing family.
    Keith and Bonnie

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  54. We are so sorry to hear about your little Dallin. We will keep you and your other precious babies in our prayers.

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  55. We are so blessed to have a knowledge of the gospel! I can't imagine anyone going through this type of ordeal witout it.

    I am so impressed by your story and your courage to stand up for what you believe in. May the Lord bless you in this time of loss and give you the strength you need to be there for your 5 little fighters. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  56. May the peace of the Lord be with you all!
    Praying still for you and your family!

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  57. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I too lost a son at birth (25 weeks) and understand your pain. We will all continue praying for you and Thomas and all your beautiful children every day. God Bless you and your precious family

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  58. Bless you both and all the little ones.

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  59. Thomas and Amanda,

    I am so sorry to hear about little Dallin having to return home. We lost our daughter at 26 weeks and a set of twins at 20 weeks. I know the ache and hurt. May the Lord strength and bless you.

    Our family will continue to pray for your beautiful children and for you.

    Wendi :)

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  60. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  61. I am so sorry! That is so hard, I will keep you in my prayers.

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  62. My heart breaks for you. I hope you feel so loved and supported by friends, family and the Lord at this time. I so admire your strength and thank you for your example.

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  63. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about baby Dallin. Even though we know he is in Heaven, the pain of losing him too soon is hard.

    I have been praying for your family and will continue.

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  64. What beautiful names you chose. Congrats to you and God bless you in these emotional times ahead. You're in our thoughts. Post pictures when you are able.

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  65. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers today along w/ your children. May the Lord bless you with strength and comfort!

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  66. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your little ones; I am praying for strength for your five little fighters. God bless the angel who has returned home. They are a Heaven-sent blessing and you are amazing for taking this journey with them. Congratulations:)

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  67. Glad to see the girls are doing good going through their surgery. Hang in there little ones, lots of people are praying for you. Thanks for the updates on twitter.

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  68. So sorry to hear about your loss. I had a 24 weeker and have had a glimpse of what you must be going through. I would like to offer you my deepest sympathy and prayers. Also, I'd like to offer you a small gift. I'm an interior decorator and I'd love to help you get your nursery(s) ready for your babies homecoming. Please see my website if you're interested in letting me help you. www.decorateonadime.blogspot.com.

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  69. Wow. I am heartbroken for your loss this morning. I am so sorry you have had to endure the pain of losing a child. God Bless each and every one of you, what precious lil' miracle babies you have. I have faith that they will be strong lil' fighters. I will continue to pray and send up good praises for each of you and all your lil' ones, including Dallin. God Bless

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  70. I am so sorry to hear about Dallin. I pray that you will feel the loving arms of our Heavenly Father surround you and your sweet babies.

    I hope all goes well with the others PDA surgeries.

    Sending hugs & prayers your way...

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  71. How heartbreaking! I can only imagine the extremely mixed emotions, happiness with the succesful surgeries and such grieve for loosing your precious Dallin.

    Sending you love and peace!

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  72. So sorry to hear of your loss of little Dallin. Gather everything you can that was his from the hospital. Make sure the nurses have done footprints/handprints, and maybe even a cast of his hand and foot. We got all of those when we lost our sweet son. Those tiny things are so precious as you remember him in the future. Also, something that we have done that has helped me was to choose a stuffed animal (we made one at Build a Bear) to represent him in future family pictures. It will help you and others to remember that there will forever be 6 little ones in your family. Hang in there. I can't even imagine what you are going through. Praying for you and your sweet tiny babies.
    Michelle from Eagle Mountain

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  73. May God grant you peace and keep you in this difficult time.

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  74. May God grant you and your family peace and keep you strong. My prayers go out to you and your beautiful family. You have given them all such beautiful names. They will all grow up knowing much love, I am assured of that. Stay strong for each other

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  75. ike many others on here, I too lost a baby and reading about little Dallin brings back so much grief. I never knew grief could be so strong until we lost our baby girl. I know it will be so hard for you to see other sextuplets and think about what might have been. I'm glad you have your faith in Christ and the atonement and know that he can help carry your burden at this time. You've had more than your share of grief and heartache and I'm praying for peace and comfort for you as well as the health of the other 5. You are amazing to be able to stay so strong through such difficult trials when you're just wanting to be a mother in Zion. May you feel Heavenly Father's loving arms around you at this time.

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  76. i missed your post yesterday! just found about baby Dallin - i am soooo grateful that Families ARE forever. Bless your hearts, he just got his little body and hurried back home! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! i'm praying for the best for all the others.. hugs.. eva's gram

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  77. I've been following your blog since you began it, but have been out of town for the last week. I was shocked to read that you had already delivered and so sorry to hear about little Dallin.

    My prayers go out to the 2 of you and your other 5 little ones - that they thrive and grow and join you at home some day in the not too distant future.

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  78. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of little Dallin. My prayers remain with you all.

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  79. Oh, I'm so sorry!! But what a blessing to have the peace of mind that you know where he is. Families truly are forever!

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  80. What a very special eternal family you are. We will continue to pray for you all.

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