Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trisomy 18 Donations

Anyone wishing to make donations to Trisomy 18 in Aiden's honor can do so by choosing 1 of 3 ways:
1. Go to, Search for legacy page for Aiden Mathew Bray
2. Go to and printing the mail-in form
3. Calling 1-810-867-4211

Thank you so much to everyone who makes a donation to this great organization. These children are very special to their parents and all who have the pleasure of knowing them. My life has forever been changed for knowing, loving, and having Aiden in my life even if for a short time.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Sweet Angel

It has been one week since my little man became an angel with wings larger and more beautiful than I can ever imagine. In his short time he has shown me so much - how to love someone so deeply and truly, how to love someone that I never really had a chance to get to know. He will always be perfect and now he has a perfect playground in heaven. I miss him everyday and I know that people say it will get easier but now I don't see how it is possible. I prayed for so long to just be able to bring him home but now I would give anything to be back at the hospital with him.
Yesterday, Shane & I went to the funeral of a very special lady who we came to love the moment we started FBC Lake Providence. Mrs. Audrey Batton was 93 years old and went to be with the Lord on Friday. She taught in the children's ministry for 60 years and she was sharp as a tack. She always had a smile on her face and knew everyone by name. Our church lost the youngest and oldest in one week but at least I know that Ms. Audrey is taking care of my baby in heaven.
Many people have sent us letters, notes, and e-mails, and I do apologize for not getting back sooner but we are trying to spend as much time as possible with our older two boys right now. Hunter has realized what has happened and asking a lot of questions.
Please continue to leave comments andsend notes, e-mails and I promise I will try to do better.

Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.
Lamentations 3:32

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Aiden Mathew Bray received his Angel Wings on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm in the arms of his mother and surrounded by friends and family. His life brought many people closer to God in prayer and made several new friendships that we will always cherish. His life on earth may have ended but his name will never be forgotten.

Following are the arrangements:
Visitation - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Lake Providence, LA
Memorial Service - 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Lake Providence, LA

In lieu of flowers, an account is being set up in Aiden's Memory for the Trisomy 18 Organization. Please check back for further details.

Thank you from the depths of our hearts to all that had an impact in our journey with our little angel. Because of you we had enjoyment with Aiden that allowed our hearts to be opened more than ever before. Our hearts are broken, but we know we shall see him in a perfect body one day soon.

Thank you and God Bless

Friday, December 04, 2009

Aiden came Home - December 2, 2009

Because of complications, Aiden is now under comfort care and because he is stable and we have such a great doctor (THANKS DR. PAYNE!!!), we were allowed to bring Aiden home. It was such a surprise to Shane & I, Dr. Payne had approached Shane earlier on Wednesday and asked if she could have it arranged if we would want to take Aiden home. His response "Of course" but they did not approach me until everything had been arranged and once they told me I was up packing the bags and getting ready. This has been my dream all along to have my son at home with his family in his room. I can never say enough THANKS to St. Francis NICU doctors, nurses, and staff, they have become such a big part of our family and though I am so glad to have Aiden here I do miss them all. They were and are such a comfort to us.

The first night home with hospice was a little difficult, all patients go through a "transition period" after that much time in a hospital and for Aiden all his life. Our home is much calmer, quieter, and not as bright as the hospital so everything is a major adjustment but since then he is doing great. Shane & I have the greatest supportive friends whom we did not have to ask but volunteered time from their family, friends, and work to stay with us. We take shifts, 2 at night and 2 during the day and according to Shane the Superman he does not have to sleep. Thank you to all our friends and family for all the love and support, visits, notes, food, and most of all your loving friendship and faith in God.


That my heart might sing to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give You thanks forever.
Psalms 30:12