Friday, August 17, 2012

Peter Benedict Shock

Our beautiful boy is a saint in heaven, alive in the arms of Jesus and his blessed mother. He was born at 5:27 on August 16th. He weighed just 3 pounds 15 ounces, and was 15 inches long. We spent the evening with him, after which he passed peacefully. We would have loved more time with him but I knew after he was born that he wouldn't be with us for very long. Julie absolutely adores him; she misses him terribly. 

Funeral Mass arrangements are being made for Monday, 9:30am at St. Ursula on Harford rd. in Parkville. 



16 comments:

  1. The Lord wrapped Beautiful Baby Peter in his loving arms and took him home to wait on your return.

    May his arms also gently hold the family in faith and love. As you journey on.

    Blessed Be
    Susan in TX

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  2. Praying for you. Thanks for being a true example of Christ's love in this anti-life culture we live in. What a beautiful image that you held your son and now God holds your son. I think it would be wonderful if somehow you could have your story published and I encourage you to do so. Our first son we lost through a miscarriage we named Peter too! God Bless!!

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  3. What a beautiful, sweet little boy. My prayers are with you all.

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  4. God bless you at the beginning of this part of the journey. Your son is beautiful- what a privilege it is to be chosen to love "the least" in His kingdom here. What a privilege to be chosen to usher your sweet saint into His kingdom there.

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  5. I am certain that no words I can say or write can ease the pain of your loss. Please know that your faith is an inspiration to many and that you are held in the prayers of many.
    Christ's peace to you!

    Christine Hebert
    Chicopee, MA

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  6. Wow -- as a mother my heart aches for you. As a Catholic mother I pray you enjoy the peace and blessings that come with knowing your God-given gift Peter is in heaven.
    FL

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  7. What a blessing to have some time with him. I hope you're doing as well as you can. Please don't hesitate to email me if you need anything. I've been thinking about you and praying for you.

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  8. I am so glad you were able to hold him for a little while and enjoy his life. I am so thankful that you have faith that he is in the arms of Our Lady and with Jesus. You are always in my prayers.

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  9. Patricia at Surrounded by GraceAugust 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Stephanie, he is beautiful. He is indeed an angel watching over you every day now, just as my Mary Elizabeth watches over me. Hugs to you...

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  10. Such a witness to faith, as is this story http://www.patheos.com/blogs/buildingcathedrals/2012/06/page/3/
    May you find strength in our Blessed Mother who knew your pain of losing a son more than anyone....

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  11. You and your family are so courageous. Prayers from our family to yours.

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  12. I just wanted to say that your little boy is gorgeous! That sweet little mouth and those cute cheeks. No Mother should have to experience the pain you are feeling right now. I am very sorry. You've shown great courage and remarkable strength. I pray that helps you in the time to come. Rest in peace baby Peter.... Stacy Dunning CA.

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  13. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful and perfect son. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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  14. Heard about your blog from my friend Kate Blair... we are so sorry for your loss. Peter Benedict is beautiful and so perfect! Thank you for sharing his beautiful (however short) life with all of us. What a blessing he is and will be to many. I'm glad he is in the arms of Jesus and I know that he will be blessing your family greatly with his prayers from above on your behalf. My heart and prayers go to your family and your daughter especially as you all heal. May God's peace and love surround you during this time. - Lisa Marie Walk

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  15. Praying you find comfort in the arms of Jesus and Mary, and through the prayers of your family's special saint, Peter. St. Peter, pray for us!

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  16. Many prayers for your family in this difficult time. I believe our babies pray especially for us from their places of honour in Heaven. Don't be afraid to talk to him and ask his intercession as you would any Saint. Some days I think it is being sure in the knowledge that my daughter can hear me and is praying for me that keeps me sane.

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