ANNIE GRACE SABIN - March 30, 2010 - August 1, 2010

ANNIE GRACE SABIN - March 30, 2010 - August 1, 2010

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Heartbroken

In spite of our hopes for a miracle, Annie continues to decline. The doctors made one final attempt yesterday to break up her clots and did not succeed in making any difference. Her chest tube drainage has increased every day and is pouring out of her at alarming levels. We had a long talk with the doctors today and everyone feels that Annie's earthly mission is coming to an end. We are heartbroken as we always thought we would bring her home, at least for a time. Our sadness, however, is for us, not for Annie. We know that she would be much better off with her Heavenly Father, freed from this broken and bruised body. We love you all. This has been the hardest thing we have ever had to face and want you to know that you have been such a blessing in helping us get through it.

44 comments:

  1. Oh Amy,
    My heart is broken for you. Annie's strength, and your own, has been such an inspiration to so many of us. Its hard to believe someone so little, can do so much, in such a short amount of time. Our family will continue to pray for you all to have comfort through the time ahead.
    Love,
    Holly

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  2. Amy, there are no words to tell you how sorry I am. We will continue to pray for you and your family. You are an amazing person. You are such an inspiration. May God bless you through these times.

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  3. Amy.

    Sending our love to you. My heart is aching with you. Praying for peace for you and Annie.
    Always your heart friend Ivy

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  4. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. Don't be afraid to feel all the strong emotions of the moment; they are real and you don't need to put on a good face for us. I think losing a child is more excruciating than any other loss. Annie has had an amazing journey that has touched us all. An echo of her life will always remain in our hearts. Please take good care of yourselves and your sweet children at this time. You are greatly loved. <3 <3 <3

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  5. Amy, Cameron, and Family,
    We are so sorry. Our family has been praying for little Annie. You and Annie will continue to be in our prayers. We love you so much and want you to know Annie and your family have touched our lives deeply.
    Love,
    Nikki

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  6. I am so very sorry. I have been praying for sweet little Annie and will continue to pray for her and your whole family.

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  7. I am so sorry Amy. I am in tears just thinking about her going through this. My heart aches with you. I would love to be able to help you and your family with anything. please let me know if there is anything we can do. We will continue to pray for Annie and for your family.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers continue. I am sorry that the last atempt did not bring the much hoped results. My heart aches for your family. I am sorry.
    (HUGS)
    Carolyn -IHH

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  9. I am so sorry you got the news you hoped you wouldn't get. I wish so much that you could bring Annie home to be with you without all the machines.

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  10. I know that Annie was a blessing in your life, but I can't help but think how lucky she is to have your love and faith from the moment you knew of her.
    You have given me so much strength from sharing your story. I admire you greatly. I piece of my heart will always belong to Annie.

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  11. I am so sorry that a miracle was not in store for Annie here on this earth. What a sweet angel you will have to look over you and your family. I do not know you or your family but, have felt so touched by your beautiful blogs. May our Heavenly Father bless your family.

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  12. I've been quietly following your blog hoping and praying that things would turn around for Annie.

    I'm so sorry that it didn't happen for you. Please know that I'm praying for you and the rest of your family.

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  13. I can't even imagine how your heart breaks today.. Annie has a greater mission to fulfill and will prepare a place for your family in Heaven.. She will be missed, but not forgotten, for the lessons she has taught all of us will last forever... Praying for you still that you may find some comfort....

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  14. I'm so thankful I got to meet you and her. She is so beautiful, just like her momma. We pray nightly for Annie and your family. We love you.

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  15. When my little doughter left us and gone to Heaven doctors and sisters from Munchens clinik send us an e-mail with this:

    You will never forget her smile she gave you, she was a little angel who come on this world to share and spend some time with you...


    “Whenever you are looking at the stars at night,
    You will find them smiling,
    It is because I am living on one of them,
    It is because I am smiling on one of them.
    You will be the only who knows smiling stars,
    And as time passes by
    You will be happy to have met me….”

    Antoine de Saint Exupery....


    We still praying for all of you

    Family from Croatia


    http://babyheart.blog.hr/2007/05/index.html

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  16. May our Savior's love envelope you as you face the difficulties ahead. You are His and he aches with you and will surely comfort your broken hearts. My heart and prayers go out to your sweet family.

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  17. My heart is broken for your family. So sorry for everything you, your family and especially Annie have been through the last few months.

    We've always thought the world of you and Cameron. What a precious girl who is so lucky to be part of your family.

    Praying and thinking of you.

    Debbie Gregory

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  18. Amy & Cam,
    We love you all so much. Annie really is a choice daughter of our Hevenly Father's- sent here to teach us all beautifully. We are just so sorry that you will have to now go through the suffering of losing her. It really breaks our hearts. You and your whole family will continue to be in our prayers-

    With much love and concern,

    Marci & Dan Daley

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  19. Amy & Cameron-

    There are no words to express how heart broken our family is for you and your family. You are in our prayers daily. As painful as this tragedy is, Annie is a special spirit and she obviously has bigger missions to perform.

    Much Love, concern and prayers,
    Rommel and Christy Valladares

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  20. Thinking about you guys and crying with you....

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  21. Amy, I can not put in to words how sorry I am. My heart breaks for you and your Family. Annie is such a special little girl and has touched the lives of so many. You are such an amazing person! Your strength is incredible. Annie is so lucky to have you as a Mom. I am thinking of you daily and I will continue to Pray for you, your Family and Annie.
    Love,
    Morgan Ferran

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  22. Dear Amy, Cam, and kids:

    I have been following your blog though I have not commented, not wanting to intrude on the sweet spirit that is felt here. I want you to know now that I am thinking of you and sending prayers to you all. As one who has lost a tiny sister, I feel the pain that your children feel but know that it will be a strength to them throughout their lives. Your Annie will be waiting for you all in a better place than we can imagine. May that bring you peace and hope as a family, as well as strength to go forward. You are amazingly strong and an inspiration to all.

    love,

    Maren

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  23. Branton &amp; Becky RJuly 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Amy, Cameron & Family,
    No matter what Annie has always been and will still be a little miracle to us. We have learned so much from her and about being strong and still being a sweet little angel all at the same time. We also have been blessed to learn by your example of courage and unwavering faith. Thank you for sharing your little one with all of us. We love her and know how special she is.
    Love,
    Becky and Branton Richter

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  24. Amy,
    Thank you for the courage to make this blog and share your journey with all of us. Annie is such a special spirit, I can feel it in your words. You are an amazing woman and truly inspire me to reach a little higher and be a little stronger as you and your family have been doing. Much fasting and prayers have been for your sweet little Annie and family and we continue to pray for our Heavenly Father to comfort and hold your family in his arms as you go forward. It's amazing how much we can love someone we haven't even seen. Thank you for sharing Annie with us.
    Love,
    Tammy Dickson

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  25. Amy, we're thinking of your family. I am so sorry that Annie is not doing well. It would seem she has greater things to do. We are still hoping for her miracle. Much love and prayers, The Swindlers.

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  26. Amy-
    I can't put into words how I am feeling after reading this post and I can't imagine the heartache you and your family are dealing with right now. Annie is such a sweet, beautiful little girl. The Lord must have such a special mission for her back home. I hope you know what an example you have been to me of a strong, courageous, and faithful mother and woman. Your comments on this blog have touched my heart in so many ways. You are an amazing woman and mom, and Annie is so lucky to have such special parents and siblings. We love you and are thinking of you at this time.
    The Tebbs

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  27. Amy,
    I am in tears reading this post. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. Annie's life has touched so many, in her short time here on this earth she has made a great impact for good. I will continue to pray for you and your family and for sweet Annie. I hope that you will still be able to find your miracle, and that you will feel the peace that the Comforter provides.
    Much love,
    Hollie, Ben and Elaina

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  28. I'm so sorry for this trial you have to go through. We think of you daily and pray that you will have all the comfort and peace that you need. Annie, your family, and Annie's journey has inspired so many.

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  29. From one Heart Mommy to another Heart Mommy, I feel for you. My name is Angee Quist, I am part of IHH also. My induction is scheduled for Weds. the 7th. I have followed your comments on the web site but never ventured to your blog, until today. When I saw the picture of you I started to cry, you were in the CICU holding Annie the day we took our "tour". You were such an inspiration to me without even saying words to eachother. I felt your strength, and I hoped I could someday be holding my son when a terrified couple came through and offer them the same unspoken strength, that you offered me that day. I really hope you are still there with Annie on Wednesday when our son joins the CICU. See you soon- Angee

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  30. Amy,

    This may be an odd thing to say, but I am so proud of you. I love to show people your blog and tell them that I actually met you and your husband and little Annie while I was in the CICU with my Gideon. I am so grateful for your story and what I have learned from you and your baby girl. May you be lifted and enveloped in the sweet comfort that only comes through the grace and spirit of our Saviour. I love you.

    Teala Wilson

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  31. Amy and Cameron,

    We want you to know how much we love you and your family. You both are amazing parents and dear friends. We pray for you all (our boys continue to pray for and ask about your family often). The presence of Annie's sweet spirit on this earth has blessed so many lives and touched so many hearts. What a brave, brave daughter of God she is.

    We love you,
    Kim and Jim and boys

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  32. Amy and Cameron,

    We are all heartbroken at this news! We know is a special little girl, what a sweet spirit she has brought to all of us. We continually have you and your family and precious Annie in our prayers. We love and admire you and the strength and tremendous faith you have shown through all of this.

    All of our love, The Brandon Wallaces

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  33. Oh Amy and Cameron....my heart aches for you guys! I think about you and Annie everyday! You guys have been so strong during this excruciating journey! Your words have touched me in ways that you will never know. Your testimony has made me want to be a better person and try harder with my kids. I love you both and Annie for that special gift! Annie has touched so many of our lives and has given us the gift of wanting to be better so that we can be with our Heavenly Father again! I will continue to keep you all in our prayers!!!!

    Love,
    Jenn Stringham and Family

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  34. My heart breaks for you guys. I do hope that today has been a day of peace despite the ache you must feel. We will pray that you are enveloped in love and support.

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  35. I am so sorry that things have not gone the way you would have chosen. I hope that you and your family will feel the peace that the Savior promised through this difficult time. --Shannon

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  36. I found your blog through Bridger's blog. I am a heart mom to Ellie. We lost a little girl, Eve at birth before Ellie was born. We felt so much comfort from all the prayers that were said to get us through such a difficult time. We will be praying for you and your family. Please know that we love you guys.

    Becca

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  37. You have given Annie the most amazing gift. She was given her earthly body and this chance to be "mortal". She has also been given the most amazing eternal parents and siblings that she is sealed to FOREVER. Her pain in this life is short and brief, yet her happiness and the family that she has gained will be with her through the eternities. May you be comforted to know that her life is FULL of amazing gifts that only you could provide.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and my heart is breaking with you. Thank you, thank you for your example to me. I feel lucky to have had a glimpse at your journey. My Christ carry you through this difficult time.

    love~emily

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  38. I am Abby Wardell's grandmother. We met in the hospital one day. I just wanted to share with you a thought. Nothing can take away your pain, but you have also received a gift that can't be taken away. You have learned to love as Our Savior loved--we hear about the pure love of Christ, but until someone is faced with losing someone so dear they can't feel that kind of love. You know what it feels like to say "I would gladly give up my life if Annie could live". Lots of people say that, but you really feel it and that's part of perfect love. May God be with you today and in the coming weeks.

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  39. We are heartbroken to hear of this news. We are so touched by your strength and the journey you have had. We will continue to pray for a Miracle" and know we are thinking of you at this time.

    Heart Hugs
    Rebecca and Mike Patton
    IHH

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  40. Praying for you and your family.

    Jen Anderson

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  41. Amy and Cameron,

    I am so heartbroken to hear that Annie is not doing well. She has been through much more than any person would be expected to go through in a lifetime, she is such an amazing little girl. You have such a wonderful family, I am continually amazed and inspired by the strenth that you have. Annie is so lucky to have such strong and faithful parents. You are such an example to me and my family. We continue to pray for you all.

    Much love,
    Heather

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  42. Dear Amy, Cameron and family,
    We love you all and are praying for the peace and comfort the Spirit brings when nothing else suffices. Your whole lives have prepared you to have the faith to endure this overwhelming trial. Your example will bless your family forever. Annie will be yours forever, and never far from you. You will feel her spirit in all you do as a family from now on, she will inspire all of you to live to be with her again.

    Love,

    Janna and Jerry

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  43. I am thinking and praying for your lovely family! I just started to read your beautiful princess story. She is a beautiful little one. Sending lots of heart hugs and many thoughts and prayers.
    From one heart family to another,
    Star, Jamiee(heart hero), and Jeff Hein

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  44. Amy,
    I still think of you everyday and what you, Annie and your family have gone through. Annie is a beautiful, pure baby. I am sure that she has changed your life forever. There have been many days I ask myself how much more I can go through. I also ask God what I am supposed to learn from this. Isaac has taught us more than we could ever imagine. I love you and am so sorry for the pain that you are going through. ~Tiffany

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