Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sophia Rose - A Beautiful Baby

This is Dianne, AJ's mom. AJ and Tristen are getting some much needed rest and they had asked me to update the blog until they are able to share with you.

Sophia Rose was born at 2:40 this morning, January 26, 2011. She was unable to breathe and peacefully went to her heavenly father where she will forever be in the arms of Jesus. She was an absolutely beautiful little girl and Tristen and AJ and their families were able to spend a little time loving her.

AJ & Tristen appreciate your prayers as you have been with them on their journey as parents of Sophia Rose. I know that they will update you later with more.

Thank you for your continued prayers for them.


  1. One part of my heart is breaking for you. The other part is delighting in Sophia Rose's complete healing in heaven, where she is praising our Savior in ways we can only imagine. I'm begging God to comfort you and sustain you in His love and grace till you see Sophia again.

    Hugs in Christ.

  2. Praying for all of you....asking God to be near in such a real way today. You are not alone. We are holding your arms and will continue to walk with you as you begin the next phase of your journey.

    Sending love,

  3. Laura and Krystal have expressed it beautifully. I know that you will be in many prayers in the days ahead, including my own. My heart is so sad but I do not grieve without hope. As disciples of Jesus that is what we cling to at a time like this. And it makes all the difference in the world. Heaven seems much sweeter today.

    Holding you up in love,

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys!

  5. A.J. & Tristen ~ I am comforted to know you were able to hold Sweet Sophia in your arms and that she is now resting peacefully in heaven.
    From reading through your blog I am inspired by your strength and faith!
    I wish you comfort and peace during the days ahead!
    Many Hugs! Trisha

  6. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. You just go ahead and break. I can tell you have many, many supportive family members and friends to put you back together again. All love and prayers to Sophia's mommy and daddy.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you say hello and goodbye to your precious Sophia. May her soul rest in peace and God cherish her in heaven as you did on Earth.

  9. My heart breaks for you guys. I am happy for Sophia though....she gets to be with Jesus!

    Stay close to our Lord. He will hold you in His arms with Sophia.

  10. Matt Redman and Steven Curtis Chapman said it far better than I ever could:

    Though hope is clouded, It has not left us
    Though pain runs deep now, You’re deeper still
    And You are holding All things together
    Hold us together now

    We have this hope An anchor for the soul
    We have this truth A compass for the heart
    You’ve gone before us And You are with us
    And You will carry us through
    You will carry us close to Your heart

    Safe in the arms of Jesus
    She’s safe in the arms of Jesus

  11. Hi precious family,
    My name is Jana and I am a friend of Marlee Abramson. She just told me about your sweet Sophia's homecoming. She told me because I have walked the journey that you guys are now on.

    I know that I am a stranger til now, but if there is ever a time that you would like to talk, I would love to hear Sophia's mommy talk about her and how amazing she is and will always be. And I'm sure she is telling Jesus and my Mitchell what an amazing mommy she got to have for nine wonderful months....

    I'm here if you ever want an ear and a heart that understands the pain...

  12. Diann, Pat, Katelyn and AidanJanuary 26, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you can find comfort in knowing Sophia is in heaven and in knowing so many care. We pray for you to have peace and strength as you continue on.

  13. We are praying for your sweet family on this very sad day. We too rejoice that she is dancing now with Jesus, but can only imagine the heartbreak and loss you must be feeling. We are lifting your family to our loving Father who promises to comfort the brokenhearted. He is always faithful and good! In His abundant love, the Ayers family

  14. We don't really know each other as adults, Tristen, but we attended the same school so I hope my commenting isn't too intrusive. I can't imagine the sadness with which you are living right now and have no words that measure up to the gravity of this situation. I do, however, find myself warmed by the intense love you have for each other and for your baby girl. You are in my thoughts just as you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many others. I hope you are able to feel that positive energy as a little light during your dark times.

  15. God bless you both and Sophia Rose. Your blog inspired me, made me cry, and also made me grateful that we have a mighty God, a great God who is bigger than we can fathom. Praying for beauty to rise from these ashes!

  16. My heart breaks for you two as you cherish little Sophia and say good-bye. I will be praying for you in the days ahead. Just in case you have never heard of the MISS Foundation, I wanted to pass on this website: as a resource to you as you grieve. My husband's colleague at ASU started this organization after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. She's an amazing woman and it's an amazing organization.

    Lifting you up to the Wonderful Counselor,

    Crystal, Glendale, AZ

  17. Praying for your family.. Hugs & love.

  18. I am praying that you will experience
    God's peace and comfort.
    Love and Blessings from a Mom and Grandma

  19. My thoughts are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. sending you many hugs. I am so sorry

  20. i can't even imagine what you are feeling, and i really don't know what to say except lovely little sophia will not be forgotten. may god's love embrace your entire family.

  21. Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

  22. My thoughts are with you and Sophia. I am so sorry for your loss.