Goodbye Sweet One

After the days of silence, I have a lot of blog posts brewing in my mind… but right now I just feel like being quiet a little while longer.  One of our little toddlers, Tristan, passed away quite suddenly and unexpectedly from heart failure late last week.  He’s been with us over a year, so he’s near and dear to all of our hearts.  It feels strangely surreal to me right now… for now I just want him to be remembered.  So I’m posting this on my blog as well as the foster home’s blog.  (For the many readers who follow both blogs, sorry for the repeat info.) 

25 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweet One

  1. Carrie, I've been feeling the loss here so I can only imagine what all of you at New Day are going through. You and the rest of the staff have been in my prayers since I first heard the news, and I will continue to lift all of you up in prayer.


  2. No apology necessary…I just want him to be remembered, too! My heart has been aching since the day I got the news from Karen, so I know it must be a gazillion times harder for all of you who knew him personally. We are and will continue praying for all of you at NewDay. I know everyone is hurting right now, and still a bit in shock. No one seen this coming, which makes it even more surreal. That sweet baby will surely be loved and missed by MANY… both near and far are feeling his void already. Praying for God's grace to comfort and sustain all of you during this difficult time.



  3. I'm very sorry for your loss. How blessed you are to have known him and share in his life. How blessed he is to be with his Heavenly Father and for his memory to live on through you and the ND staff. Thank you for sharing so we can also pause to remember him.


  4. Words really just don't seem enough right now but I will pray and God will take care of the rest. My only comfort is knowing that he is at home with one that loves him more than we can imagine. I will be in prayer for all of the staff.

    In Christ Alone,



  5. My heart too, breaks for the loss of Tristan, but rejoice in that he is not an orphan anymore. Am praying for God's love and comfort for all of you there, especially the ones that need to know Him.


  6. Oh Carrie….
    How incredibly heartbreaking. I will remember him! I loved watching him grow in your pictures. I am praying for you all as you grieve. Thank you for the ways that you held him, loved him, laughed with him and cherished him. thank you for being Jesus to him.
    Praying for you all,


  7. It's so hard to let go of someone you love… I know many were praying for little Tristan. I know the Lord answered our prayers even if it wasn't the way we had hoped…
    He is now in the arms of Jesus… no more tears, no more sorrow… I am so thankful that for the short time he was here he found himself in the arms of people who genuinely love him. Thank you to all those at New Day for being his family here on earth. For telling him how precious he is. For making a difference in his life.
    Praying for God to bless you with His comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding…
    God's peace,


  8. Dear Carrie,

    I'm so glad that you found us!

    My own little Tiger is my heart boy. I understand how special these little heart boys are!

    In the process of Kai's heart surgeries, I had a nurse tell me that she would never try to save one of these kids with very serious heart problems. She sees these kinds of kids every day. And she said that she can't trust these hearts, even when repaired.

    At that moment, I was more determined than ever to fight for life. Just as you do, everyday.

    Thank you.

    Kim Brown


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