Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Little Angel

Jordan went home to heaven this evening. It was quicker than we anticipated but she was very comfortable, cuddling between Craig and me. Our hearts are broken but we are grateful for the time we had with her and are honored to be her parents.

40 comments:

Karen Haigh said...

Our thoughts & prayers are with your entire family. We have prayed right along with you every day. Your post were so amazing and was done with such courage every detail, to let us know exactly what this lil warrior has been going through. Jordan has touched so many even though we did not know HER, but her Grand parents and the dad (from the benefit). You may feel alone right not but you are not!!! God Bless you both for all that you endured for your little angel.AND that she is an ANGEL

Liz said...

I send you my deepest sympathy and will keep praying for your family. May comforting thoughts be with you at this difficult time. I pray that memories of Jordan will comfort you and God will bring you peace. What an amazing little girl. She is in heaven. May God be with you until you see her again and are reunited together as a family. Please let me know if there is any help that I can provide.

Jennifer Henderson said...

Kristen & Craig - my deepest sympathy, I'm very sorry. You both have been so amazing, strong and inspirational during this time. You did everything you could and with such an unwavering positive spirit. I know we've all learned so much from you and Jordan about whats truly important. Thank you for sharing her life with us. I wish there were something I could do or say. My thoughts, prayers and strength are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jennifer

Erin said...

Kristen, this picture is great...I know you will treasure having it.

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie said...

Dear Craig and Kristen:

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and you! I was so saddened to learn this morning of Jordan's death. Suzette and Joe are members of my church (St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Fort Washington), where we have kept Jordan and your family and you in our prayers for many months. Jordan was so fortunate to have your love and support throughout her much too short life. I sense that you, too, were equally blessed by her love and resilient spirit. If I can be of any support to your family and you at this time or in the future, it would be an privilege to do so. I can be reached at any time at 267-664-3097. In the meantime, please know that we and many others will be holding your family and you in our daily prayers.

Faithfully,
Marek Zabriskie -- rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church

the other twin said...

Dear Craig and Kristen, I am so sorry for your loss. In sharing Jordan's story with us, we have followed you both over the past year and I think you are the models of a parent's love. I have great admiration for your strength and bravery and I hope that in this difficult time you can take some comfort and remember that you are not alone in your grief and that many of us who have followed your family's struggle will continue to pray for you. God bless you...

Homa said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy. You both are the epitome of strength and a true inspiration. Jordan is a true angel, she is in a better place and in peace. May strength and blessings be with your family. Thank you so much for making us part of the journey through the blogs.

Mike S said...

Craig and Kristen,
We all send you our deepest sympathies. I do not know for certain what to say to you two....but I do want to say some words. This has been a long, long journey. We want you to know how proud we are of you. You left no stone unturned in trying to save your precious Angel. You both gave everything for her. I did not know Jordan, but I did know her through Kristen's blog posts. I find comfort in knowing from those posts and the pictures attached that although she went thru so much in her short life and her struggle for life.....she did it knowing that she was loved, and loving in return. I hope in the days ahead you both can find some comfort there. And last guys I want to say this.....in life, so many times we search for other people that we can look up to, mimmick and aspire to when our own personal times are tough, and the road seems to hard to tread. Generally, it's younger people looking up for older and we call these people "hero's". Well, we have found our little hero, and she is Angel Jordan. She is brave, and strong and full of love. She'll be my hero today, tomorrow and every day that I need a hero! God Bless you, and know that we love you with all our hearts. Mike,Noni,Megan,Dylan

Pam Rettino said...

Kristen & Craig, my deepest sympathy. You two are an amazing couple, we have all been truly inspired by your acts of love and strength for precious Jordan. May you find comfort in knowing that your "Little Angel" is in heaven looking down on you both. May God bless you until the day you all come together again.
Pam Rettino

Maria Parlapiano RN IBCLC said...

It is so easy to forget that our children are gifts from God just on loan to enrich our lives. We never know when God will call them back home. Jordan was precious and cherished. She enriched so many lives and now to God she returns. This little angel who brought people into your lives you would never have dreamed of...and she will continue to do that. Thank you for your blog and pictures. It was so generous of you to share Jordan with all of us and your wonderful family as well. I am sure that if there is a dishwasher in heaven, she is sitting on the door! that is the way I like to remember her. God Bless you and keep you....Hugs!!

Laura said...

You have been given a great and wonderful gift... the gift of Jordan, to be her parents!!!... of friends and of LOVE. Jordan is still with you - nestled into your loving hearts and minds, closer and happier than ever before. Free from pain and suffering. She runs, laughs and plays with all of Heaven and she waits with our Lord Jesus with open arms to greet you into Paradise.

"There is a light in this world, a healing spirit
more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.
We sometime lose sight of this force
when there is suffering, and too much pain.
Then suddenly,
the spirit will emerge
through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call
and answer in extraordinary ways."
*Mother Teresa

My deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. I pray for you as I pray for Jordan. I wish there was more that I could do, but prayer is powerful and prayers are what is needed and prayers you will get!
God Bless you both and may the Lord Jesus and our Blessed Mother Mary comfort you and strengthen you till you are together again as a family in Paradise

Heather Dawson said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will keep you in my prayers for comfort and strength.

Tisha said...

Jim (Rudd) just e-mailed me with your sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are amazing parents and the beauty of your journey with that little one has spread very far.

Take Care,

Tisha Cabral

Ken Wong said...

My deepest sympathies and prayers. Jordan was a shining light in your lives and her light will remain shining bright for eternity and in your hearts. God bless you both and baby Jordan.

Ken and Ann

Allena said...

I am so devastated for you both and send prayers and love.

Edward Kim, MD, MBA said...

Craig & Kristen,

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've been blessed not only with Jordan's beauty but also with uncommon strength and grace.

Ed

Lora said...

Dear Craig and Kristen,

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Marilyn Gordon said...

The entire ESI family sends our deepest sympathy to you. May Jordan's memory be a blessing.
Marilyn

michael said...

So sorry. My heart aches for your family.

Daniel, Molly and I have prayed for you all, everyday. We will continue to do so.

Mike

Anonymous said...

Dear Plauschinat Family.
I learned about Jordan through Mara Stiles. I prayed for her each night. Now my prayers are with your entire family. I know what you are going through, for I too lost a child about a year ago. With my deepest sympathy. Millie Nadal

Laura's Mom said...

With deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious daughter, Jordan.
I will not forget her smile. Jordan's story and that of her caring family will continue to inspire.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear this...Jordan was an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven....she will always be with you as your own special angel!!
You two were such wonderful parents and were so strong through this...I know it has to make you feel better knowing that she is not hurting anymore and does not have to go through anymore chemo and radiation...she is pain free now smiling down at her Mommy and Daddy that she loved so much!!!
I am thinking of you two and your entire family...you have tons of photos and great memories to hopefully help you through this sad time in your lives.
God Bless all of you!!! Patti Kohl

rose said...

I was deeply saddened by the news of Jordan's passing. As her loving parents you have been a true inspiration. I have prayed for all of you since the day I received an email from Ron. My heart is with you as this very hard time, and my deepest sympathy. I will continue to pray for your family. Jordan truly was and will continue to be a precious angel.
Gob Bless All of You and continue to be with you.
Rose

Jenny Sung said...

Craig and Kristen, my deepest sympathy. Words seem to be inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the loss of Jordan. She was a source of inspiration.

Thinking of you during this difficult time,
Jenny

Leah said...

Hi, my name is Leah Cloes and I went to school with Brad and Valerie back in Pflugerville. I used to be Leah Lanfear (just in case you remember me :) My cousin is Jen Micklunchek who also used to work with both of them in Taylor. She has been updating me on little Jordan for quite some time now. She called me today to let me know. I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am. She was and always will be an abosolutely beautiful child. I've been praying for her for a long time. I will continue praying for you and your husband through this difficult time. May you find the peace and comfort only He can give. God Bless you both and keep you safe,
Leah Cloes

Julia said...

Dear Plauschinat Family,

I was one of your nursing assistants over the past few years--I left for graduate school in August and I just received a phone call regarding the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Jordan was a beautiful. She was not only beautiful to look at, but she was beautiful to take care of. I hope you find strength and guidance through your family during this time of grief. Sending all my love and condolences from miles away.

Julia

Redmond said...

Kristen & Craig - I am sorry for your loss. I have thought about you often and checked your blog every few days. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Judy Redmond

Kellye (Janet's colleague) said...

May God comfort you both and keep you at peace knowing Jordan is in His kingdom. We will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless you all for your bravery and unconditional love. May peace be with you.

cheryl said...

My deepest sympathies, my prayers, and my thoughts are all with you and the rest of your family. Tonight as I sit and watch my child sleep, I think of Jordan and how important it is to cherish the time we have with our loved ones. I think that was part of her purpose here on earth. I pray that you find some comfort in the following weeks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Craig and Kristen,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jordan sounded like an amazing little girl and my heart breaks for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story through the blog. Your strength is an inspiration.

Sincerely,

Krista Yokoyama

Anonymous said...

I have followed along with so many others, praying for a much better outcome. Jordan had such special people in her life. I cannot imagine your pain, but thank you for sharing your joy in having Jordan as your blessing. I pray for peace for Jordan, and know that God will take care of his angel. May her memory be a blessing.

Melanie said...

My family is keeping you and your family in our prayers and hope for contentness and peace. You are all warriors.
Love,
Melanie, Cory and Myra Walborn

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Anonymous said...

Kristin and Craig,

I learned of Jordan through Craig's sister Cheryl (I work with her). I am truly so sorry for your loss. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you in this time. Jordan was a beautiful child from the pictures that i saw and is now your beautiful guardian angel that truly will look down upon you to make sure you are kept safe.

Mike Fabey

Cassandra said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heaven has one sweet, beautiful angel. Always know that she will be watching over you all every minute of everyday. Seeing those pictures shows me how happy she was. I did not ever know Jordan but pictures say a thousand words and her Gram talked about her everytime I saw her. She will always be a very loved little girl.

Love,
Cassandra Martinez and Family.
Austin TX State Farm

Vicki said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jordan is so beautiful and such a little angel. She is in a happy place now and without pain. She is with you always. Sending you healing light and peace. Vicki Barghout and Family

Anonymous said...

It is with a heavy heart that I write to expresss my sorrow for your loss. Please know that there are many indiviuals who thought of you as you went through this passage with your angel. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Davis, MD

John said...

Craig-

I was very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers this week.

John Byrd

Jenny said...

Dear Craig and Kristin,
I cannot say any more than has already been said. Just know how sorry I am that you are dealing with such loss. May you find comfort and peace with each other in the days ahead as you live this "new" life without your angel. My heart breaks for you. Love and prayers to you both.
Jennifer (Lorge) Anderson - I went to school with Craig at URI

Ronald said...

Craig and Kristen,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Having two little girls, I can't even begin to comprehend what you are going through (and have gone through). Your strength and the strength and beauty of little angel Jordan has touched many people, especially me. God Bless you and God Bless Jordan. Thank you for sharing your blog and allowing us all to get to know your little sweetheart.

Ron Preblick