Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Little Angel Got Her Wings Today

Our precious baby Logan returned to her Heavenly Father early this evening. She went peacefully in our arms. It was bitter sweet. We are heartbroken, but we knew that she was ready to go. While we miss her, we feel fortunate to have had an entire week with her to make memories that we will never forget. We gave the big camera a rest today, but we snuck this photo with a cell phone this morning while she snoozed.


This was the happiest week of our lives. We are so happy that so many of our friends and family were able to meet our special baby. We are told all the time that her little spirit has influenced peoples' lives in big ways. We are honored to be her parents and hope that we always make her proud. If Logan's short life has impacted you,in big or small way, it would mean a lot to us if you would share how in the comments below or in an email to bryandcare@gmail.com. This will be a strength to us for the tough times to come.


Thank you to all of you who have shared in this journey and allowed it to be as great as it has been. We have met many selfless and giving people through this and have cried many grateful tears. Thank you.


We will be taking some time for ourselves to grieve and heal, so there will likely not be another blog post soon. But we wanted to share a tribute to our Logan Rylee. Neither of us are big Tom Petty fans, but this song is perfect.


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76 comments:

  1. Bryan and Carrie-
    I am so honored to have held your little angel. I know she will be watching over my Logan and his special heart. Thank you for letting us be apart of her life- she is PERFECT. And you guys are incredible. Lots and Lots of Heart Hugs and Kisses- Heidi Gunnell

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  2. My heart aches for you, I have followed your blog daily to stay updated on this little angel and I have felt the spirit so strongly as I have followed her short journey here on earth. I know that she will always be with you. Your heart will ache forever, but she will always be yours. What choice parents you are to have been chosen for such an earthly experience. You now know one of great blessings that awaits you in heaven. Hang in there. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Carrie, You know I love you dearly and if there is anything I can do or anything you need. Please call me. You will always be a dear friend. May God bless you both with peace and strength.
    Kim Gardner

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  3. i'm so sorry for your loss. thanks for sharing your tough experience with us. i just want you to know that your strength and testimony is a strength to me. you two are incredible parents and Logan is so lucky that one day you will get to be with her again and finish raising her. i have lost friends in the past, and i feel them supporting me and strengthening me all the time, i know that logan will do the same for you. Love, Cara (Christensen) Short

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  4. Carrie, thank you for being such a testimony to me of faith and love. Thank you for sharing your short time with Logan. It's so hard, but we are so blessed to have the knowledge we do about eternal families. I have so much I want to say, but can't see through my tears. My prayers are with you are your family. Lots of love to you and Bryan. Let's get together in a few weeks and have that lunch that we talked about earlier this week.

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  5. I learned a lot about love from Logan. I never knew I had the capacity to love as much as I loved her. As cliche as it sounds, she has made me a better person because I will do everything I can to get to where she is now so I can be with her again. I have learned a lot from her amazing parents as well. It has been such a strength to my testimony to watch as yours has strengthened you during this trying time. Thank you so much for being so selfless with your (and her) time and allowing us to spend lots of time with her. I feel so blessed to be the aunt of such a perfect, beautiful angel.

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  6. I have been following your story through Arae Wyatt and have been so touched! What a precious little angel you were blessed with! I can't imagine what you are going through...you must be an amazing family to have been blessed with such a perfect soul! Thank you for being willing to share your story for us to be moved by. I remember being at the funeral for Tristan and what an incredible experience that was. The spirit of the Lord is tangible with these little ones. I pray you will find peace at this difficult time and that you will look forward to the day you can see your sweet little girl again!

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  7. B&C-
    Somehow the tears rolling down my face as I type this don't even come close to what I am feeling inside. I don't know what to say. Seeing the way you two have handled Logan's short journey here has increased my faith and hope. It's hard to say much without making it sound like all of this was a horrible thing. And while it IS, in the eternal realm of things and in the plan of salvation, it has its purpose and both you and Logan have fulfilled a very needed and essential part of our Heavenly Father's plan. You are strong people. I look up to you. I hope to be as faith-bearing as you both are one day. Logan could not have had better parents to share her time here with. I love and respect both of you very much.

    Jeremy

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  8. Oh you guys, my heart is aching right now, I just want to cry. I am so thankful for your blog, I looked forward to your posts everyday. I think I said it in a comment a couple of days ago but I will say it again. Your experience has made me appreciate life no matter good or bad. Time is too short, live every day to the fullest! I know there are not many words that can bring peace to you at this time but I heard a quote earlier this week that my cousin found and posted:
    "Don't cry because I am gone, smile because I was here"
    I cry as I type this beacause I know that is what Logan would want from her precious family. My thoughts are with you at this time. May peace and comfort find you quickly. Sending my love, Carrie Brown Wilson

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  9. Carrie and Bryan,
    Thank you for sharing your most tender moments with your sweet, beautiful daughter Logan! I've been so moved by your experiences, testimony and strength. I pray that you will continue to be comforted by the holy ghost and remember how much your little family is loved by your father in heaven and all of your friends and family.

    Love, Alyssa

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  10. Thank you for sharing this journey with me, thank you for letting me have a moment with your little angel. Thank you for being her parents and bringing her here and letting her touch us all. Love you guys so much, Hallie

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  11. You don't know me very well. I am friends with Misty, though I did meet you, Carrie, once at Misty's wedding. I have been following your journey for the past week, and have been incredibly moved by your faith. Logan's life has increased my testimony on the importance of love and family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, precious daughter with me.

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  12. One summer as kids we were at grandma and grandpa's house. Ben, Lisa, and I would ride our bikes all day and you would struggle to keep up on that little blue scooter. I remember having you get on your bike and holding the back of your seat as you pedaled. The first time down that long gravel driveway I let go and you speed off, you were a natural. This past week I have watched you and Bryan speed off as naturals. It has been both fun and touching. You two are so strong, always keeping a warm smile on your faces. Logan was blessed to have such good parents. It is an amazing experience to feel the deepness of love that you can only feel for your own child, it is a love that is both easy and hard, but so worth it. I wish I could help you now like I did back then, I am always here for you, just keep pedaling Carrie and Bryan. I love you two and Logan so much.

    Love, Dan

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  13. Carrie I also have been very touched and felt the spirit so strongly through your blog. Thankyou for your example of faith and pure love! I am so sorry for your loss, but it seems there was much more gained from this sweet baby! I know you will be comforted because you have a testimony of the gospel! Love you and hang in there girlie!

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  14. You three have been in our hearts and prayers. Nick and I have admired all the pictures of your beautiful baby Logan every day. She truly is an angel. I am so sorry for your heartache. Your testimonies are so uplifting and I will continue to keep you two in my prayers. What a blessing to be sealed to this perfect little angel for all eternity. Our hearts are with you.
    Love,
    Kelly Stam

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  15. Thank you for sharing this with so many. Logan has reiterated to me why we have been sent to this earth. You and your future children now all have a goal to get back to your perfect little girl someday and I know that is why she was sent to you because Heavenly Father trusts you to do just that and to raise a righteous family. My prayers are with you both.

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  16. Your courage and faith is truly inspiring. Logan is lucky to have you as her family. Thank you for sharing your journey and giving us all an increased testimony of eternal families. Our hearts are full and our prayers will include you.

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We have been thinking about and praying for you every day. It has been incredible to see how Logan's short life impacted so many people. She was a beautiful baby! I think she probably felt more love in her 1 week of life than most children feel in a lifetime! You're both amazing and have helped strengthen my testimony of the eternal nature of families and of accepting the will of the Lord in our lives.

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  18. Carrie,
    I struggle as I write this, wanting desperately to portray my love for you, for Bryan (who I've never even meet, but he snagged you so he's got to be wonderful) and for Logan. I have always held you in high esteem. You helped me through some very trying days. Your testimony and spirit strengthened then lifted me and helped me become whom I needed to be. You taught me to laugh despite my circumstances. Today is no different. I am so inspired by the selfless way in which you shared your beautiful, perfect daughter with us. I wonder if I would have acted the same. Through your selfless documenting of Logan's short miraculous life so many people have been strengthened and lifted to think of Heavenly things, to focus on what's truly important in this life. Not to be so caught up in the "things" that often crowd our life yet have no eternal significance. As we go through our own individual trials it helps to remember that we can always choose how we act and react. You have been a particularly strong example of one who choose faith instead of bitterness, hope instead of despair. Thank you sweet Logan for touching my heart, helping me to remember what truly matters. Thank you Carrie and Bryan for selfless sharing your angel with me. I don't know if I'll see you anytime soon, but how I wish I could hug you and thank you in person. How I pray for peace for you. May God truly bless your righteous simple acts. I love you!

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  19. I have been amazed each day at the beautiful messages in your blog. You are all such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing little Logan with all of us. It was so special to me to get to hold her. She was so tiny and precious. May you feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost in the coming days. And may Logan be an inspiration to you throughout your lives. Know that David and I love you and are praying for you.

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  20. Julie Ann sent me the link to your blog. I have been touched to tears reading your posts about your precious Logan. She is so beautiful, a sign of her eternal beauty, and I am inspired and enriched reading of your response to this painful and difficult situation. She came not just to receive a body, but to change your life and your capacity to love forever. May the Spirit heal your aching hearts. Blessings, Maurine Proctor

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  21. I am so very, very sorry for your loss!! You are amazing and strong people. And I appreciate this you both sharing this wonderful week in your life to all that have seen it!!! She is such a gorgeous and beautiful angel. I have thought and prayed for her this whole week and will continue too for sure and for you both of course. May God be with you all in this time and know that she is always there looking over you and with you always. You will see her again as you know. She has touched me and my family just from the story each day that you have shared her. She is such a little miracle!!! >>hugs<< My prayers and love are with you all.

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  22. Little Logan has blessed my entire family even though we have never met her. I have been inactive with the church this year and have struggled to go back. To see how hard that little angel fought to be here for as long as she could has touched me. To see how positive you have been in such a tragic circumstance has inspired me to be more for my family. To get back to church and be the kind of mother my kids need. Though Logan's life was short she has touched my families' hearts deeply. We are so sorry for your loss but glad to know she is waiting for you in heaven.

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  23. Carrie, you and your family have been such a strength to follow. Thank you for sharing your special time with Logan, with all of us. I have been so impressed with your words and thoughts and I feel lucky to have seen and heard your perspective on loss. I feel like you have strengthen my testimony through your happiness and joy in this process. We love you guys and hope you are blessed with more angels. You are fabulous parents and clearly have such a positive influence on those around you. Thank you, and hopefully we will see you soon.

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  24. I don't know you, I followed a link from neil wyatt's fb. My heart breaks for you! She is absolutely beautiful! I pray for your continued strength.

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  25. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You guys are such amazing parents. Not only are you lucky to be Logans parents but she is also lucky to have you guys as parents! You guys have made my testimony grow so much. The spirit is so strong to me each time I read your blog. We love you guys and you will be in our thoughts and prayers thanks for sharing Logan with us all!

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  26. Bryan and Carrie,
    I am Trevor's sister and have been following your blog. There aren't really words to express enough sympathy that I have for you, and please know that your family is in our prayers. Although I can't imagine what you're going through, I know from experience that the Lord and our Savior can help ease the pain as you go through a difficult trial. And that he gives his children so many tender mercies and love as we go through the storms. You two have looked at this storm as an opportunity to dance in the rain, and your testimonies are truly remarkable.

    If I was touched by her spirit just seeing pictures of her and reading about her, I can't imagine how special she was in person. Your family has inspired me and touched me so deep. I will never forget your example and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

    Love,
    Missy Moss Wright

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  27. bryan and carrie:
    we are terribly sorry for your loss. we wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing journey with everyone. i know that your experience will be a comfort for other parents as they raise their children and go through trials and struggles. thank you for being kind to my children when heath had them at your house. we wish you blessings of comfort and healing.
    much love and blessings to you and your family.

    --the mylers (banbury)

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  28. Carrie and Bryan, our hearts go out to you in this very difficult time. Logan is a pure little spirit. We are so happy that Heavenly Father let you have the time you did with her. What a blessing. We love you and your family and are heart broken that you had let her go back to Heavenly Father. Just remember that you will be able to be with her again.

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  29. It has been a while since I have felt something as deeply as I have while reading your posts this past week. The grace and strength with which you have handled this incredibly trying situation has been an immense inspiration to me. I want to be a better husband. I want to be a better father. I want to be a better person. You called your sweet baby Logan your "guiding star" in an earlier post. I don't think I have ever heard or read a more accurate or beautiful metaphor. Your family is eternal, and she will be a constant light for you until you are all reunited. She has also become a light to all of us who have been blessed to know you and follow your journey. Thank you for your courage, strength, and friendship. I pray that the peace and pure love you felt with her will continue with you as you heal.

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  30. I am amazed at the positive nature of all your posts. You guys have the best attitude possible for such a difficult situation. This is when you really begin to recognize the importance of the gospel in our lives. You guys have helped give me perspective in my own life and anybody who has been following your story has inevitably been touched. Thank you for your example and for being so strong. I know Heavenly Father will comfort you through this difficult period.

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  31. I have been so lifted up by reading this blog and following your journey with your sweet Logan. You two are such an amazing example of how to live each moment with your sweet little one to the absolute fullest and I appreciate so much being able to see that. So thank you for sharing it with us. My heart goes out to your little family and I know Heavenly Father will provide the comfort and peace you need. HUGS!!!!!!!!

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  32. Bryan and Carrie, I wanted to first express my condolences to you both for your loss. I also wanted you to know that my testimony has been strengthened immensely by being able to be close to you guys while you went through such a difficult time. The strength you have demonstrated to all of us has been absolutely stellar, and I want you guys to know how thankful I am to you guys for being positive and proving your understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only did you stay strong during this struggle and difficult time, but I wanted to express my IMMENSE gratitude to both of you for finding time to give Christine and I the biggest compliment of our lives in the midst of our visit to you. More people need that character! You both have demonstrated huge empathy and are so unselfish, it is mind-boggling to me, in the best way possible. Instead of the wallowing that we often see in these situations, you accepted it, were strengthened by it, and strengthened countless others through it all. You guys are amazing, as is Logan. Logan is the cutest baby I have ever seen. You both know me. You know I don't throw things like that out. But I am telling the truth; I have never seen such a beautiful baby. She is perfect and she has strengthened me. I am thankful for your family, and I am glad to know you guys will be together forever. Nothing is better than to have that knowledge.

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  33. Bryan and Carrie, what a beautiful story. I spent some time with both of you just when you were engaged and was friends with some of your friends. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but I hope you know I felt the spirit so strong as I read about little Logan's journey. What an inspiration you both are and you both have the perfect perspective on it all. I hope you continue to see blessings and small miracles as the days, months and years follow. He will bless you. I promise you that with all my heart. You're both incredible. I hope you know you'll be in my prayers.

    Love,
    Andy Jenkins

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  34. Bryan and Carrie,

    Although I was not able to meet Logan, after a week of following your blog posts I feel like I know her I was sad to see this last post. She truly is an angel. I love that picture you took of her with your phone while she's napping. She looks so peaceful. For whatever reason the two of you are suppose to go through this and I truly feel and believe that she will be with you while you're here on earth raising her other brothers and sisters (if that's your plan :)

    Our prayers will continue to be with you at this time. You will see her again someday. You both know that; I can tell from reading you're beautifully written posts. She is happier now and watching over both of you.

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  35. I've been following your blog and updates through facebook, and admiring the photos of Logan. She was SO perfectly beautiful in every way. Thank you so much for sharing her story, as sacred as it must be to you. Sometimes we learn from trials of others...not that we can fathom what you're going through, but thanks for showing how important it is to cherish every moment and love with all you've got. Even through a computer screen it's evident that Logan was Heaven on Earth. My prayers are with your family...as Heavenly Father comforts you I hope it's a comfort to know that she is with Him.

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  36. Bryan and Carrie, You don't know me. I have been following your blogs through my friend, Jane W. Your transparency is bringing forth freedom for others. It is the truth that sets people free. You could have grasped precious Logan selfishly. You were vulnerable and giving. I believe you set your hearts to follow through this valley of the shadow of death long before this present day; and His rod and His staff are protecting you. Thank you, we can see that you are sitting at His table in the presence of enemies, but your heads are anointed and your cup is running over with His loving compassion and kindness-with His Holy Presence. He has seen your time with Logan with Father eyes. He loves and is so delighted in you. Logan is so beautiful. Thank you Father. Bless Bryan and Carrie with Your healing balm. Thank you that goodness and mercy will follow them all the days of their LIFE and they will dwell together with you forever. Carol

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  37. I just wanted to say thanks for opening up so much about what you have been through. When I found out from Chad Speth I have been following along since sharing in all your joy and sorrow.
    I have been so selfish during my pregnancy with everything Dan and I have had going on. I complain about the morning sickness, the stretch marks, the discomfort, the fact that I can't have a nursery set up, and so on. But thanks to your family I have a new outlook on this child we will be bringing into the world. I am letting go of all the stupid little things I have thought were so important. You have taught me to focus on what is really important. I promise to treasure every moment of my last 10 weeks being pregnant, and all the wonderful moments with our little boy to come.
    Thanks for sharing Logan with all of us. She has changed my life forever and I didn't even get to meet her. We love you guys...and Lexis too!

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  38. Dear Bryan & Carrie

    I wanted to say what an amazing example you have been to me throughout this ordeal. I have been truly touched by the love and faith you have exhibited. The Bostrom family has always held a special place in my heart as you have helped my family through many trials. I hope that my love and prayers will be with your family at this difficult time. Thank you for your willingness to share your beautiful daughter with us and show us a perfect example of love, enduring to the end and grace under fire. much love, krista stanton thibeault

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  39. Ammon and I have been with you guys daily as you were able to hold and get to know your little angel. She is so beautiful! You guys are so strong and have strengthened our testimonies of eternal families. She is yours forever. There is no greater gift that our Heavenly Father can give to us than to have our little ones forever. Thank you for sharing this experience. You have helped us slow down a little and make the most of each day! You guys are in our thoughts.
    Cristy

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  40. Just wanted to tell you guys that we are so sorry for your loss. Logan is so beautiful and so perfect. You have been a great example to me and Spencer. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Spencer and Kirsty Hintze

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  41. I have been thinking of your family and I have been following your blog. I have shed tears for you and have been amazed at the faith and strength that you both have. She is a beautiful little girl! You will be in my prayers.

    Mikki and Ben Grimley

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  42. A friend linked your blog on facebook, and I took a look into your life. I hope you don't mind. I know you don't know me, but I want you to know that I am so sorry :( I wanted to share a song that is so sweet. You can listen to it on youtube, but it won't let me post the link here.

    Here are the lyrics:

    I WILL CARRY YOU, By Selah

    There were photographs i wanted to take
    Things i wanted to show you
    Sing sweet lullabies wipe your teary eyes
    Who could love you like this?
    People say that i am brave but i`m not
    Truth is i`m barely hanging on
    But there`s a greater story
    Written long before me
    Because he loves you like this

    So i will carry you
    While your heart beats here
    Long beyond the empty cradle
    Through the coming years
    I will carry you
    All my life
    And i will praise the one who`s chosen me
    To carry you

    Such a short time
    Such a long road
    All this madness
    But i know
    That the silence
    Has brought me to his voice
    And he says

    I`ve shown her photographs of time beginning
    Walked her through the parted seas
    Angel lullabies no more teary eyes
    Who could love her like this?

    I will carry you
    While your heart beats here
    Long beyond the empty cradle
    Through the coming years
    I will carry you
    All your life
    And i will praise the one who`s chosen me
    To carry you


    I have a little angel, Molly. It doesn't seem fair, and babies aren't supposed to die. You will make it through. I hope you feel love. {HUGS}

    <3

    Risa

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  43. I am so sorry. I wish there was something I could say or do, but I know there's not. Logan is beautiful. Thank you for sharing her story with us.
    Much love,
    Amanda Flamm

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  44. Carrie and Bryan I don't even know what to say, my heart is so full. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your blog and your strength and faith has been such a huge inspiration to me. You guys truly lived in the moment, every moment you had with her. It made me really stop and look at my kids and realize that I need to do the same. We are all on borrowed time. None of us know how long we have with our children and we need to make each moment count, thank you for teaching me this. You have been in my constant thoughts and prayers for several months now and at this time I pray that you feel comfort knowing that your baby girl is in a wonderful place. She will always be your little guardian angel. I love you so much and know that many people are praying for you. Love, Kelli Witt

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  45. Bryan and Carrie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Logan is beautiful and so blessed to have you as parents. I have felt the spirit so strongly as I have following her short journey here with you. Thank you for letting me share in your experience. Without ever meeting her you could tell that she has a special spirit - so great that she didn't have to be tested like the rest of us. She is home with her Heavenly Father waiting for you. I have been amazed at your strength and your faith. My prayers and love are with you and your family.

    With Love,
    Brooke Lacey Free

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  46. Carrie and Bryan,

    I came home from school to see Allyssa weeping while staring at the computer. I asked what was wrong, she showed me, I read, I weeped. I am so sorry for your loss, but am so happy to see your positive outlook. You two are so strong! Thanks for sharing your story, and we wish you all the happiness you deserve!

    Love,
    Brian, Allyssa & Jack Hirsbrunner

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  47. Carrie,
    I know we have had limited interaction, but I wanted you to know how much you and your Little Sweet Logan have touched my life. I can't imagine your strength and am inspired by your little family. Logan has taught me about how precious this life is and that every moment should be cherished, while also helping me to see that this life, no matter the length, is a tiny stepping stone along our loving heavenly fathers path. SOme of us must prove ourselves for a longer time here while others need only to receive a body in order to continue on the path- these are the most special, precious, and righteous spirits and your little angel touched more in her time here than many of us may in our life time. Thank you for giving us all the expereince of knowing and learning from your precious daughter. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love,
    Mel & Kel Eppich

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  48. I am so, so sorry for your little baby girl.

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  49. Carrie - its Brittany {kayla's friend)I just wanted to share this scripture:

    Revelations 21:4
    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    So many of us are praying that you will feel God's hand as he is wiping your tears now.
    Im thrilled you got to keep her warm and cozy for almost 10 months in your belly and then love her for so many days after her birth. God could not have sent a more precious little one to such a wonderful couple.
    Thank you for your example.

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  50. my daughter Avery is 18 mos and has HLHS and i saw logan's story on FB. what a perfect, beautiful baby!!! how blessed you were to have such wonderful days with her! I will be praying for you now and in your new life that lies ahead.
    http://www.carepages.com/carepages/weisdorfer

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  51. Oh Carrie...I just took a look at your blog for the first time after seeing it posted on Jane Wedekind's fb page. I had no idea...My heart is breaking for you both. I'm so happy for you though that you got to be a mother for those 9 months that you were pregnant and to hold your precious daughter in your arms for this past week. I've always thought so highly of you and know that you will find the strength to walk through this. Know that you, Bryan, and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sending you lots of love and a great big hug.
    xo,
    Kelly Hughes-Berardi

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  53. Bryan and Carrie, I am so thankful to have such great friends and examples as you. I am sorry for your loss and I pray that our Heavenly Father will comfort you at this time. Logan, her life, you, and your posts, have taught me to always remember what is truly important and why we are here. Losing a loved one is not easy, but through my own experience and through your example I know that God is watching over us and will ease the pain. I love you guys and will be thinking of you and praying for you.
    Love
    Austin Belcher

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  54. Bry & Care...I love your sweet little Logan so much, as you probably noticed when I never wanted to leave your house when we visited. Before she was born, I didn't realize how much I would feel connected to her and love her. I never knew how special it would be to be an Aunt to such a perfect angel. Both of you, along with Logan, have taught me things I never even knew I needed to learn. By holding Logan, I got a glimpse of the love a parent feels for a child, and that love is unmatched by any other. You two amazed me with your understanding of our Heavenly Father's plan for Logan. You helped me realize I need to have a more positive, eternal perspective in times of trial. Your strength during this trial has strengthened my testimony of trusting our Heavenly Father's plan. He truly knows best. Thank you for sharing your guiding star with me. She will be mine too. Love Misty.

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  55. I'm so very sorry for your loss, I can't imagine what you are going through. What a wonderful blessing to have the gospel and to know that you will be with your precious beautiful girl one day. Words cannot express how much reading what you've gone through has affected me. Again, I'm so very sorry and may our Heavenly Fathers blessings be upon you during this difficult time.
    Alisha "Moss" Mears

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  56. Sorry about Logan. She was a true beauty. So much like my son Arun who was supposed to die at birth from a heart problem and he lived 9 days. He was so smart-wise beyond his years just like Logan,and so very beautiful. They take my breath away. Our little angels. I prayed for God to leave her here for you as long as possible because in June I was in your shoes and that is what we did. No words can explain what happened to us. If you need to talk in the future please let me know. rhondaweishuhn@hotmail.com

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  57. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I've known of you through Heidi Gunnell. I too am a heart mom. May the Lord in all His goodness and mercy lift your heavey hearts at this time.

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  58. I am so sorry for your loss. She was absolutely beautiful. You have been in our thoughts and prayers for several months and you will continue to be there. We love you very much and are here if you need anything. Love you,
    Nate and Tamie

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  59. I saw your blog from your mom and sisters on facebook. This is Rachelle Redford Sherwood, Shirley Redford's daughter.

    I'm am so sorry for your loss. My husband and I have two angel nephews. One died at 3 months and 2.5 years later his 15 month old brother died as well. One was SIDS, the other just an accident at the dinner table. When the last boy passed away, our brother-in-law's bishop took them aside and told them this anaolgy.

    He asked them to close there eyes and pretend that they are on a boat. This boat is in the middle of the ocean. Now picture a storm on the horizon. You can see lightning and dark clouds heading towards you. The waves are starting to get bigger now, and the wind is blowing. There is no way to escape the storm. A few minutes pass and the storm is now right on top of you. The wind is howling and the waves and swells are stories high. Lightning is all around you. There is only one way to stay safe and that is to find the center of that boat and tie yourself to it. If you jump off and try to swim, you WILL surely drown. You must find the center of that boat and tie yourselves to it. We must find Christ and tie ourselves to him.

    You CAN do this. You CAN endure this trial and come out a better person. Just keep praying and putting one foot in front of the other. It takes time.Rely on each other. Rely on your family and friends. Rely on Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. There are a lot of prayers coming your way. They will buoy you up. You are amazing parents. Logan is singing you praises because you did the one thing for her that she could not do herself. You gave her a body. I'm sure she can't wait for the reunion with you two. Thanks for sharing your story.

    My deepest condolences to you and your families. I will be praying for your peace and comfort.

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  60. I know you don't know me at all Julie Williams your NILMDTS photographer is my cousin so I saw the pictures of your beautiful angel from her website. I then began following your story. It was such an inspiration to me to see the faith and love that you have. Thank you for being such an inspiration to others. I hope you will always remember how much our Savior loves you. You are very clearly a chosen couple to have the gift of such a special daughter of God. Hope you will be able to find the strength that you are in need of at this difficult time.

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  61. Bryan and Carrie and baby Logan,
    Our hearts ache for you guys. The way you have handled this tough situation has affected me tremendously. It has strengthened my testimony of the plan of salvation and made me want to be better than I am today. One day the pain from this situation will be swallowed up with an amazing reunion. Thank you for sharing your feelings and testimony.

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  62. Bryan and Carrie, I just wanted to tell you that the both of you are amazing and inspirational. I cannot imagine the sorrow you are experiencing. The most difficult moments in our life often turn out to be the times when we feel closest to our Heavenly Father. I hope and pray you are feeling all of that love and comfort. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful baby Logan and her story. Love- Michelle Russell Judson

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  63. I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing your story, it has been very inspirational for me. I am so glad you got to spend some precious time with your little angel. We are sending thoughts and prayers your way. ~Natalie P.

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  64. I have been sharing your story with my family and it has been a sweet and spiritual experience to teach them our Heavenly Father's plan in a way they could relate to and understand. We are praying for you and know that the love of our Savior and His blessed atonement will help you through this time. Your sweet testimonies of the plan of salvation has truly touched my heart and has strengthened my testimony. Thank you for being willing to share your experiences so that we can all feel of your spirit.

    Much Love,
    Julianne Rawlins

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  65. Thinking about you Bryan and Carrie. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. My thoughts and prayers have been with and will continue to be with your sweet family.
    *JaNea

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  66. Bryan, I haven't talked to you for a long time, but I have been following your blog about your beautiful baby girl Logan. I just feel so strongly that I need to say something, and I wish that what I have to say would take away all of the hurt that you and your beautiful wife are feeling. It won't, but I just wanted to say that reading about Logan has helped strengthen my testimony of eternal famalies, and how important the day was when I went with my sweetheart to the temple to be married, just like you and your sweetheart did! As long as we try to be the best we can then we get to be with our famalies forever, and I am so glad that we know this! You will see Logan again, and that brings a smile to my face. I have and will continue to pray for you and your wife to have peace and hope at this time and always.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story, Tanya (Baker) Summers

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  67. Bryan,Carrie and family
    I can not thank you enough for the special privilege of sharing in such a tender and spiritual week with Logan. You provided your sweet little daughter with the most loving, tender care, with such gentle precision. It seemed as though Logan had one hand holding a.piece of heaven and the other holding on tight to the two of you. I know she will be a guardian and light to bless you both over the days to come and will guide and care for the other. children who will come to your family, giving them a hug and sending them on their way to you. May the light she brought into your life bless you with comfort and peace in the long days ahead.
    Love, Maureen B.

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  68. Thank you for the courage,strength,and love you have and have given me. Love You All So Much!!
    Always, Aunt Linda

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  69. My husband works for Alan Bostrom. He told me of your story and sent me the link to your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your baby girl's story. I have been deeply touched and my testimony has been strengthened just by reading your blog. My sister lost her first baby 5 hours after he was born, I can understand just a little of the pain and hurt you and your family are experiencing at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your little Logan is just absolutely beautiful. My heart aches for your loss, but "this too shall pass." Be strong. Thank you again for your story, I want to share it with my friends and family. Thank you for strengthening my faith, courage, and love for my family and our precious time that we all have here. May God be there to give you peace and comfort during these difficult times.

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  71. Carrie-
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on our blog. Your Logan is beautiful and these posts are such amazing tributes to her life. It is comforting to read them and know that we aren't alone.

    From reading your blog I realized that your in-laws Sherri and Alan are in my ward. Even though I haven't met you I heard of the Bostrom's grandbaby through our Relief Society presidency meeting the week before you were going to deliver. I remember my heart aching for your family. Little did I know that I
    would deliver our angel baby three days later.

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  72. Bryan and Carrie,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with me. Your little angel has helped me to realize how much more I need to be cherishing the time I have with my own children (even the frustrating times!) What an inspiration you all are to me of amazing faith. I can't imagine what it must be like for you but I trust that our loving Heavenly Father will continue to comfort you with his peace. Having gone through a miscarriage this past Monday and then reading your story, I've gained more of the perspective that I've needed to have. Thank you, again, for being willing to share such personal events with me. I will pray for you!

    Love,

    Joanne Davis

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  73. Carrie: I had no clue you had even been expecting. Now to read this, I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Your faith is inspiring to me. I just want to hold my little boys closer and let them know that I love them and I said a prayer of gratitude for letting me have my sweet boys. I am so sorry for your loss. You will both be in our prayers. Love: Elizabeth Egnew

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  74. Dear Carrie and Bryan,

    We are so sorry that your time with Logan was shortened. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and bittersweet experience. It has touched our lives and our thoughts and prayers are with you every day. You will have a sweet angel watching over you until you all get to meet with her again. We believe this with all our hearts. May God be with you during this time.

    All our love,

    Kory, Anya, and Payton Wilson

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  75. Hello Carrie and Bryan,
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful little bundle of joy with us! She is beautiful! Thank you for your example of strength. Know that our hearts go out to you and that our thoughts and prayers are with you! Logan touched our hearts by just being so stink'n cute...and perfect! We once heard a song that says " the pain will go away someday but the strength will always stay." We hope that this will give you some comfort, as it has us in our time of need. You take care, Casey, Karrie McClung

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  76. Carrie and Bryan,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts ached and rejoiced to read about each day you got to have with her. It makes me think back on the week we got to have with our Gavin and offer up yet another prayer of gratitude for our knowledge of eternal families. Thank you for sharing your little Logan's story. She is just beautiful. Your family will be in our prayers. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, please feel free to message me. With love, Brittany and Malone Willis

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