Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Copeland Farley

Copeland Farley was the baby that I spoke of in the post a few days ago that did not have long to live. After holding on for 8 days, she finally passed from this world.

Please keep my manager's family in your thoughts and prayers. The parents (my manager's daughter and son-in-law) are the same age as Sarah and I, so it has brought a lot of thoughts to Sarah and I...I can't even imagine the pain of seeing a child, especially one this young, pass away.

28 comments:

risalea said...

I'm so sorry, Chris. It is a very sad thing, and the funeral of a child is the hardest service I've ever attended. They will need lots of love and support in the coming weeks and months. I hope when they are ready, they will try some group support with others who have been in that situation. My prayers and my condolences to the family. Risa

Carrie said...

Of course I will.

That has to be devestating for the family and I sincerely hope they can somehow move on from this. It's so sad and yet there's that whole "things happen for a reason" saying that stings, but I'm sure someday it'll hold true.

risalea said...

There are several Bible verses which talk about the comfort we can find in the Lord during terrible times, but this one is a particular favorite of mine.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (New International Version)

Badpacifist said...

/tear

Liz said...

I'm so sorry, Chris. I will be praying for the family in this very tough time.

here i go with all my thoughts said...

I can't even begin to imagine how they are feeling right now. I am keeping them and you in my prayers right now. Stay strong.

RIP Copeland Farley

Tawny said...

I can't even imagine how hard that has to been on the parents. Although they knew she had this disease, I know that doesn't make it any easier. I'm glad they atleast got the chance to meet their precious daughter here on earth. One of the many children that I check carepages of passed away this morning at the age of 2 years. There are so many childhood diseases that have no cures yet because most of them are rare diseases they don't get the amount of funds needed for research to get closer to finding cures. For example I'm sure most people don't realize that childhood cancer is the #1 killer of children. More than 3,000 children die per year of cancer.

For anyone interested.. Seven fathers of children who all have a cancer called Neuroblastoma are currently traveling by bicycle across the US to raise money for a new drug therapy that could possibly save their children, pretty amazing! If you go to this link you can donate to help.

http://www.loneliestroad.org

xangelglitterx said...

MAY COPELAND FARLEY SOAR ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE. MAY GOD BLESS AND TIME HEAL. CHRIS THERE IS A SITE YOU CAN SEND THEM TO TO KEEP A MEMORY OF HER THE LINK IS HERE:
http://www.remembered-forever.org/
IT ALSO CAN HELP THEM HEAL AS WELL.
SO SORRY.
PEACE & LOVE........
ONE LOVE...........................

Alexis Jacobs said...

I stumbled upon their blog last night by accident and my heart breaks for them. Sadly, I can imagine the pain they are going through, as I lost my daughter 5 years ago at only 3 months of age. The loss of a child is one of the most horrific things a person can go through. Life just doesn't make sense. Their path will be a lonely, painful one. This one experience will change their lives forever. Please know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. May they be able to find some peace and comfort in the coming days.

BullysE said...

I'm sorry for the loss to their little family. Babies are months and months of dreams and joys-- to have it end in tragedy would seem to suck the very wind out of you.

However, the baby was born, and was dearly loved by her parents and caretakers.They had the chance to love her, however short a time. Perhaps in that gift of unconditional love, they all will be made more.

I'm sorry for the loss, to all who are impacted in this. Sending prayers and thoughts today.

cdld1234 said...

Hey Friend....There are know words to express the of a loss of baby or very small child, but to know that that child is now with Jesus Christ in heaven, and I will pray for your friends healing of the hurt they are feeling. I will also rejoice in knowing that they will one day be with her again.

Your Kindred Spirit

bennettaj said...

What a small world, I read their blog and was so saddened to hear of their loss yesterday. They've been in my prayers already.

Marleybone said...

Prayers for the family.
Prayers for healing, peace and courage.

Danielle said...

I've been following Copeland's story for a while now and had no idea this was the same baby you were talking about. Her parents' faith is incredible.

Cathy Storms said...

They are in my thoughts and prayers.

DJ in AL said...

There are just no words that are adequate. Risa wonderful scripture.

Love and heartfelt prayers being sent to them from DJ in AL.

EmilyBoo said...

I can't imagine going through the loss of a child. Copeland's family is in my prayers.

rosalee said...

We will be thinking of them.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DejUPN4SksU

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HstryQT said...

Copeland's family are in my prayers. I can't imagine what they're going through - while, really, I can imagine it all too well. I'm just devastated for them.

gdahimself said...

There is nothing that I can say that hasn't been already said, probably better, and based in greater faith.

Boothe Farley, Copeland's mother, has been and is keeping a blog. It may be comforting if you send your condolences and your words of kindness to her blog's comments.

http://conorbootheandgirls.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

GDA

DJ in AL said...

GDA-thanks for the link.

risalea said...

Yes, thanks so much, GDA. Risa

Paula said...

I am so sorry for the loss of this precious child. My sister just had a baby, 2 weeks ago, and I can't imagine waht would happen if he passed.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Carrie said...

I read her blog profile and she seems to have written in the information that was her forth pregnancy and yet only has one child alive, which is painful to read. I can't imagine how much strength that family must need in order to keep on going with everything. I would have left a comment over on the actual blog, but not knowing them personally, I felt my intrusion was unneeded. What they really need at this point is to remember the happy times and not be given the constant reminder of how hard their loss must really be. Overall, I feel bad about the entire situation. When people I don't even know pass or have a loved one pass, I can't help but feel for them.

Silvana said...

I read their blog - what a small world. We're definitely praying.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know about this family & their loss. I will definitely be praying for them. October15th.com is a website that was designed to make people aware of the national holiday to Remember Our Babies. It's a really neat site that offers encouragement for people who have lost their children. Maybe if you feel comfortable you could let them know about this site.

~Hailey~ Co Springs

risalea said...

Reading Boothe's blog has been such an incredible experience. Such faith in the midst of this kind of tragedy is inspiring. God does not cause these terrible things, but He is able to use them for good, and I think He is doing that through the sharing of faith through these young parents' writings. May God wrap His loving arms around them as they memorialize their precious child tomorrow.