09 October 2010

Come and Mourn With Me Awhile

Funeral Mass for Ewan Eliezer Petermann
Saturday, October 9
12:00  pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah WA

Graveside Service
Calvary Cemetery, Seattle
2:30 pm

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If you cannot be physically present with us, please join us in honoring Ewan's memory. Pause and observe a moment of silence. Light a candle. Pray for other families who have lost a child, or who are fighting for a child's life.

In particular, remember with me baby Joshua Haskins who lost his fight with HLHS just one day after Ewan's passing. The Haskins family lays baby Joshua to rest today, too.


Come and mourn with me awhile.



If you're interested in offering a a financial gift in Ewan's memory, please see the In Memoriam page.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Family of Ewan,

Bowing my head in prayer for Ewan, Joshua, my girls Emma and Sophia, all the babies in the NICU and their family and friends.

I have no more words so I sit here silently, remembering and honoring these precious babies who are too well loved to ever be forgotten.

With love, prayers and hope
Maria

Buttercup said...

My prayers are with you and joining you in prayers and thought this afternoon.

Tara said...

Sitting in silence to honor and pray for you and the Haskins. You are loved and thought of always. Peace be with you on this difficult day.

Anonymous said...

I am sitting here in silence remembering Ewan and your family. My thoughts are with you & joshua's family. God bless all the love in the world blowing your way over the seas.
Sweet dreams Ewan
Sweet dreams Joshua
Forever in our hearts xxxxxxxx<3
All our love, hope & support Angela, Ted, Hazel & our heart hero Isla xxxxxxxx

The Emery's said...

We will be joining you in honoring Ewan's memory...I will be mindful of the time today as we are 2 hours ahead of you...you are always on my mind but today especially. We will light a candle and pray...for all families that have faced this type of loss...we are mourning with you Kirsten and James...in spirit...all the way from Minnesota. Much love, many embraces and so many prayers.

We love you~
Matt, Jen & Madison

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Keeping in my prayers today and always. My heart is heavy with your sorrow. I have paused and given honor to your son Ewan.
((HUGS))

Kimberley said...

continuing to pray for your sweet family. may the lord keep you and comfort you always.

the Halgrens said...

Even though we were unable to come and grieve with you physically know that we are with you in spirit and that you are never far from our thoughts and prayers.

We love you.

Kevin and Beth

Leslie said...

Saying a prayer today for you and all who have lost a most precious child.

Katie said...

We too, will be honoring Ewan and Joshua today. Praying, reflecting and sitting in silence to honor their precious lives.

Just wanted to share this poem with you, written by a fellow CHD mom...

I'm Sorry

I long to say, "I'm sorry"...
For all that you've been through...
I open up my mouth to speak...
And out comes..."How are you"?
And you have lost your precious child...
The answer seems quite clear...
You're being forced to live through...
My very greatest fear...
And everyday I wonder...
As I watch my child thrive...
Why can't your child be here too?
Why didn't he survive?
I look to find the right words...
Of love, mercy, and grace...
I hear the words of others...
"He's in a better place."
"God needed him in heaven..."
"And now he is at rest...
"We must trust in his perfect plan"...
"Surely he knows what's best...
I know these things within me...
And yes...I do believe...
But there's a time to understand...
And there's a time to grieve...
I know there really are no words...
To help you through this strife...
Perhaps the best thing I can say...
Is your child...touched my life.

-Stephanie Husted, mom to Braeden, HLHS

I love you Kirsten. Holding you, James and your family very close to my heart today.
Love,
Katie, Maddie and family

Melissa said...

Sitting in silence remembering Ewan such a beautiful little fighter. Thinking of all of you today.

Melissa

Wendy said...

Praying for you guys in Ohio. I'm so sorry for your loss.

terri said...

i am mourning with you kirsten. holding you close today as you walk through this fire.

Michael Bowman-King said...

I sit in silence for Ewan and Joshua. I send all my love and prayers to you today and always! Rest peacefully baby Ewan.

Love Always & Forever
xoxo

tea said...

..Taking a moment of silence to remember precious Ewan, you and your family. I'm joining with you in prayer for the Haskins family, and I'm also lifting you up in prayer.
My love to you.

Stefenie said...

Taking a moment to remember and honor two very special little boys, Ewan and Joshua. Both touched my heart and I will not forget them.

{{{HUG}}}

A Big Little Life said...

Prayers for your strength and peace.

Heidi said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Lam. 3:19-33

Nadine said...

Though we won't be able to be there physically, our hearts are there with you today. We will be lighting a candle for little baby Ewan, remembering and honoring him. As well as praying for you! We love you and thank you for including us in his life! We've all been touched so deeply by that precious little angel baby of yours! All our love!!

Anonymous said...

Your loss is so heavy on my heart today. I keep looking at the time and thinking that it almost the time for Ewan's services. I lit a candle in memory of your sweet boy today and I am praying for your family.
This morning when I was getting dressed I went to my jewelry box and pulled out the heart necklace that my husband gave me a few years back. As I put it on, it somehow had a much different meaning than ever before. I will be wearing it in honor of Ewan and other heart babies who had their time on this earth cut way too short. Hopefully, others will follow and it will be a reminder to all of us about not taking things for granted.
Praying for you today in NY. May God be with you and give you strength.
Much love,
Melissa

Beth Griffin Photography said...

I don't know you but you guys have been in my thoughts constantly since I stumbled upon your blog. I am so very sorry about your loss and I pray that God gives you strength, comfort and peace as you go through these difficult times. Little Ewan had a powerful impact on many of us during his short time here on Earth, and he won't be forgotten. If you ever need someone to talk to or vent to, please don't hesitate to send me an email-egriffin1504@gmail.com. We may be strangers but your story touched me deeply and I will gladly lend an ear.

HennHouse said...

A while, and for a long while.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, but know your friends who connected me to your blog. I am so sad and sorry for your loss. I sit in silence before my computer and send up prayers in your behalf and on behalf of little Ewan - who is a saint up there already, we know that. Know that he prays for you too. Soo sooo sorry - hugs.

Irene