Sunday, June 19, 2011

Heaven just got sweeter............

With the heaviest of hearts, we are saddened to say that Our Gift from God has passed suddenly and now in the safe arms of Jesus. Friday June, 17th will now be Lindsay's Jesus Day. Funeral arrangements will be announced very soon.
Please pray for strength for our family during this time.
Heart blessings always~
Suzie

96 comments:

Melissa said...

Totally heartbroken...Praying for your family!

Evie's Story said...

Suzie
ITs the post I hoped Id never read, Your strength to already see the joy in her Jesus Day absolutely amazes me. Rejoicing too that her heart is now completely healed and whole, but absolutely aching for you until you again hold her in your arms. Praying you through these painful days ahead, that HE will hold both mother and daughter close in His mighty arms!! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

Sara said...

I'm soo sorry to hear that. I have been following your story for quite sometime now and I don't have the words to say to make everything okay. You now have a beautiful angel protecting you and one day you will again be reunited. Until then know that Lindsay will never again have to see the inside of a hospital, she's now safe in Jesus' arms.

Grandma~rella said...

Sending love, thought's, prayers and (((HUGS))) to you all. I am so very sorry~ May sweet little Lindsey fly with the Angels and sing and dance upon streets of pure gold, with her completely healed heart.

Katie said...

My heart is just aching for you right now. I can't get Lindsay off of my mind or you for that matter. Please know how much you are loved and being prayed for. Your sweet girl and your family's story has left such a huge impact on me and Princess Lindsay will live on in our hearts forever. I'm just so very sorry and join you with a heavy heart.

May you feel God's presence in the midst of this pain and rejoice in knowing Lindsay is safe and happy in the arms of our loving Jesus now. What a heavenly princess party He must be having for her.

God bless and keep you, my dear friend...

Katie & Maddie (and the boys)

Brooke said...

I am so sorry! I am devastated for your family! I'd been following you on Lindsay's journey for a long time now and it's just heartbreaking. =o( Please know that I'll be praying for your strength to continue and for you to find peace during this tragic time. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. My wife and I lost our dear Maggie on October 30, 2009, 9 days after her 2nd birthday. She had prolonged QT syndrome, as far as we know, she holds the record for having the longest measeured QT. To this day, we still don't know what happened, we assume it was cardiac arrest. She had an ICD and was paced 90% of the time. I guess her heart just had enough. She is survived by her two sisters, 6 and 10 now. I would do it all over again, even with knowing the final outcome, it was, and still is, well worth it. Again, sorry to hear of your loss, and I wish you the strength to continue in all that you do, she is with you and watching you still.

The Simmons Family said...

We heard the news on Friday and I broke down in tears. I love that you call it her Jesus day...she is wrapped in his arms and her heart is whole. I am so sorry as I can imagine the heartache is unbearable at times. Lindsay will stay in our hearts forever. Love and hugs to your entire family!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe it when i heard it and i don't know what to say : ( I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a very special Princess who touched many lives in her short stay here on earth. You are in our thought and prayers. Heart Hugs

Clint, Brielle, Molly and Maggie said...

I stumbled upon your blog by accident when Lindsay was like 6 or so months old and instantly fell in love with her sweet face, she has touched many lives and helped me realize just how precious these little spirits are. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. You amaze me with your attitude and grace. I am sure there was a special princess crown waiting for her....xoxo
Brielle Broadhead

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

I am so shocked to read your post. Prayers for you and your family. I have followed your blog and Lindsay's journey for quite a while. I am so sorry for your loss.

The Hands said...

Yes we are praying for you all. I'm praying that Jesus will wrap his arms around you and give you peace.
Angie

Mommato2miracles said...

Oh my heart aches for you! I am so so sorry for your loss. My prayers is that you are comforted by our Lord tonight, that you are able to be encouraged and strengthened in Him. That your family is surrounded by people that are praying and lifting you up. That each of you can feel the Lord truly comforting you. Prayers and hugs being sent your way

Kristine said...

I have no words, but only thoughts of comfort and lots of love directed your way. She's so beautiful.

Lauren said...

I am so sorry! I have been following your blog since Lindsay was a few months old. She is an inspiration to so many! She will truly be missed. I am praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So sad and sorry to hear about Lindsay. It is comforting to know that Lindsay is in the arms of Jesus and playing with the angels in Heaven.

May you find strength in the days ahead and have comfort knowing that you will see her again in Heaven.

Amber said...

Praying for your sweet family!

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

NNNNOOOOO!!!! Oh my heart is broken for you and your family... I will pray...

Anonymous said...

Words cannot describe the shock and sadness that fills our days now. No family should ever have to go through your heartache. Although you created an incredible amount of love and memories in these three short years, Lindsay, you will forever be missed. What a legacy you leave. You changed so many lives with your sweet smile and your courage and battle. Thank you Lindsay, for letting us in your life and especially for all of life's lessons that you have taught us. You are our hero!!! We love you!!!

Alison and Rich Lee

Julie Miles said...

Heard the news the Butchers on Saturday :( So sorry for your loss. Yall are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

The Princess made Parchment and the whole world a brighter better place during her stay here on earth. I put my bracelet back on when I heard the news through the neighborhood. My heart and prayers are with your family, friends and her loving Mott's caregivers. Laura

Shannan said...

Suzie and family,
Your princess touched the hearts of everyone who read your blog and everyone she met. She truly is a gift from God, an angel on Earth and now with Him. May you have the strength to get through these difficult times ahead and always. I will continue to pray for your family. Like others, I only knew Lindsay here but fell so deeply in love with her. God Bless you Suzie and your dear family.

Tara said...

I am so sorry, Your family will be in my prayers.

Hope's Blog said...

I am so sorry. This is devastating news and I have been praying so hard for your family for so long. Rest in peace beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

I am at work as I read this and my eyes are tearing up. One of the first things I have done every morning since she was in the hospital was to check your blog for news on Lindsay. I am so sorry for your loss---words can't express what I feel or what all your blog followers feel. God Bless you and your family at this time. Where there is an empty spot here on earth..heaven just got a lot brighter.

Laura's Mom said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet precious little girl. I heard the news on FB but didn't want to believe it was true. Prayers to your family.

Andrea Gunnell said...

I just wanted to add how sorry I am for your loss. I have been following your blog for a long time and loved reading your updates. I was so sad when I heard the news on facebook. There are people all over the world praying for your dear family.

Adventures of Squirrel and Bug said...

My stomach dropped when I read this. I am so, so sorry. I am so glad that Lindsay is with Jesus now, but I ache for your loss. Please know I will be praying for your strength during this hard, hard time.

Michelle said...

Suzie, J.R., Cole, and Cruz,

We were heartbroken to hear the news. We have been praying for you constantly, and even the little boys are sure to mention your family in our prayer intentions.

Please let us know what we can do to help...

Much love,

The Hagerotts

Sarah and Will Carver said...

I started following Miss Lindsay some time ago and was shocked to hear of her passing. Please know your family will be in my prayers.

caringforcallie.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Like so many other heart families around the country, we have been following Lindsay's journey and drawing strength and inspiration for the love you have for her. I have been silently cheering you guys on for so long, and I am just so sorry to hear this news. Her friendship with Tommy and the pictures of the two of them after their transplants made me cry with happiness for all of you.
Please know how sorry we are. God bless of all you.

Patty Cheshire

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your Princess.....she was a beautiful, brave girl!!

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!

Kayla, Greg, Alison & Molly Dean

Courtney Mayfield said...

I love you suzie and I've never actually met you. Your princess and you family ahve blessed me beyond words. I know that Heaven is a sweeter place with Lindsay there. She now gets to play with my Dylan. I pray that you find peace and know that you have so many friends who are praying for all of you now and forever.
Love,
Courtney Mayfield

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of you loss. I work at Bronson and have seen Lindsay often when either myself or my coworkers had to do labwork on her throughout her ordeal, and rejoiced when I heard just a week ago that she was doing great and just had her birthday. She was such a sweet little girl and heaven just gained a treasure. My prayers and those of my co-workers are with you and your family.

Amy said...

Suzie,
I am so sad. Lindsay was my personal HERO. I loved her sweetness and also the spunk she showed when times were hard. She was so strong! That face too! I mean who could resist her? I still remember the first time I saw her picture through Gracie G's blog. Everyone we know, knows about Lindsay too. We think of her as part of our family. I'm so blessed to have known her. Thank you for sharing her story through the blog. Praying for you now. As always...Lindsay will be remembered in our house forever.
Love,
Amy

Anonymous said...

I cannot put into words my shock and sadness when I read of this on the Butcher's blog. I fell in love with your sweet girl a long time ago and have loved watching her inspire so many. Prayers for your sweet family continue. Rest in Him.

Mari said...

Dearest Suzie and JR
Cole and Cruz,
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Lindsay's passing.
What a beauty she is. A gem!!
A true princess!!
A joy to know she is dancing with Jesus and her donor.
But the pain, loss, the emptiness you all are feeling. Our hearts ache for and with you.
Soooo glad you have all the photos and memories of little Lindsay. Amazing how she has grown to a little girl; not a baby nor toddler anymore but a girl.
She is a dear.
May the Lord's love and comfort be with you all (and her special friend, Tommy)at this tender time.
With love

Ware Family said...

Sending prayers

Janelle VanderWall said...

Suzie - I am so heartbroken over the loss of your precious little princess Lindsay. My son Tyler was in PCTU when Lindsay & Tommy received their new hearts. Even after my own little angel passed I have followed Lindsay's journey and been so happy for your family as she has grown and thrived. I am so sorry that you are now dealing with the pain of losing your princess. She touched so many lives.

Brandi said...

So very heartbroken for you and your sweet, sweet family. Lindsay shared her birthday with my heart baby Ryan. May you find some peace.

Jamie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Claudia Funkhouser said...

My heart is broken, I have no words that can express the deep sorrow. Lindsay touched so many other's hearts. I pray for your comfort and strength.
Emery's Grammy

Stefenie said...

I am very, very heartbroken to hear the news of Lindsay's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time! I wish I could do something, anything, to ease your pain. Prayers are being sent up for comfort for all of you.

Faith M. said...

I am so sorry! My family, friends, and church are lifting your family up in prayer. I pray that you will be able to find a little bit of peace and joy in each day. Lindsay was a beautiful princess and will be missed by so many.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dean Family,
I am so saddened by your loss which I am sure is greater than no other.
Please know your Angel touched the loves of many and when I found out about Lindsey passing Friday night,I felt guilty as my grown daughter had just gone thru a procedure on Friday Morning to close a hole in her heart we didn't even know she had.
We will keep your family & Tommy in our prayers, and that bright light in the sky is Heavens newest Angel Lindsey.

Julia Nickell said...

Dear Suzie,
I found your blog through the Butcher's blog and just wanted to express my sorrow and love for your family. My own sweet baby boy passed away on Saturday morning at MUSC, probably just hours after Lindsay. He was only 7 weeks old. I know that words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling, but I am thankful that God is faithful. What a joy to know that our little ones are whole and healed before the throne of grace! May you feel the peace of God in the days and months ahead.
With love and tears ~Julia Nickell

www.juliaquincy.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

I am heartbroken for you. Please know that you all are in my prayers!!!

Jeannie (HAPPY HEART) said...

Praying that the LORD will wrap you in His loving arms and bring comfort to your hurting hearts. Your sweet Princess continues to touch so many lives. I am one of them. Please know that you are in our constant prayers.

Much love,
Jeannie

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength.

traxfam said...

Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Having lost my daughter I can understand and sympathize but its still a sad journey one does not have to take alone to cope with it as you have wonderful family and friends and sweet Jesus is in charge. blessings and hugs. cousin PAJ

Bethany said...

I have never posted before but have followed Lindsay's story for quite some time and this just breaks my heart. Your family is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

What do you say to someone that has just given their child to Jesus? How can words convey the sadness that you and your family must feel? What a precious gift you were given. May you find some peace in the fact that many people will be hugging their children more and realizing that really, truly it is small stuff. Your family is in my prayers, I pray for strength and guidance as you navaigate thru this time.

krousehouse said...

Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss.

Clemments Family said...

I also have never posted before, but have followed Lindsay's story for quite a while. It was your blog I found when my Husband was really sick with his heart disease (Tetrology of Fallot). I remember sitting at my computer reading your blog everyday and thinking how amazing your little girl and you are. I have never seen a Mother that is so determined and strong to fight what is best for her child. Lindsay surely does leave alot behind, she touched so many lives, no body has to know her personally to fall in love with her. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, I know no words could take away your pain. So I pray for comfort and peace in knowing that she isn't suffering anymore and she is safe in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Much love,
Sierra

Anonymous said...

Suzie, Jr and boys,
We were so sad to hear of Lindsay's passing. We are thinking of you all and wish there was something that could take away the horrible pain you must be feeling.
Take Care
Love,
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Grace

MixedNuts said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and was heartbroken when I heard the news and am still aching for you and your family. My nephew was born with HLHS. He is a little trooper. I know your Gift from God is now your little angle and she will always be there with you. I know words can not heal but know we are all thinking of you and send love your way.

Tracey Wootton and family!

Anonymous said...

Suzie & Family...

Words can't even begin to describe the immensity of heartbreak I feel for all of you during this time. I can't imagine what you may being going through emotionally. What I do know, in the short period of time that I've known you, is the enormous amount of strength, courage, love, peace, and faith you exemplify. You have touched, and continue to touch the lives of thousands of people because of your amazing gifts. God not only blessed you with the gift of Lindsay's three precious years of life, but He has blessed all of us who have crossed your path and Lindsay's story. I hope you know what a truly inspirational person you are, Suzie. And not to go unmentioned... your family and close friends have proven to be an amazing group of people, and I admire their generosity and support. You are all so very blessed to have each other, and I am blessed to have met you. I am and will always be deeply touched by Lindsay Dean and her beautiful family. May God continue to give your hearts peace.

Much Love,
Alicia Livock

Kristine said...

I am so shocked and sad. I have been following Lindsay's story for a very long time and I'm so shocked. I am so, so sorry. I don't have any more words....

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Just to read the tributes to you all is such a joy to our hearts. You have all had such faith in this journey God has led you on. Lindsay is a blessing from God - acknowledged by all. She will be missed, but we know that one day we will all be together. WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY THAT WILL BE!!! love to you all, Ron & Sue

Carol said...

Through your Blog, I feel as though I have gained a wonderful family and now I am grieving along with you. Your beautiful daughter will live on in my heart forever and please know that I will be praying for you all during this most difficult time.

With Love Carol Z. Philadelphia

Jen said...

Dean Family,
Lindsay's life has touched so many people, including our family. After we received a Lindsay basket, I read your blog from beginning to end. We will pray for your strength and peace during this incredibly difficult time. Please know that Linsday will have a very special place in the hearts of so many people.

Jen Dougherty

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened by this news. My family and I will be praying for you during this difficult time.

Lindsay said...

I have followed your blog since before your princess got her transplant... I am saddened and don't know what to say, but I know the pain you are going through its not easy but my prayers are with you

Auntie Mip said...

God bless the Dean family. May you know a peace that passes all understanding. I am so sorry

Leslie said...

Oh Suzie, you don't know me, but I've followed your precious daughter's life for a while now. I saw your blog headline and didn't for one minute think you were talking about your sweet Lindsay. So shocked. I'm so very sorry. I pray that you are comforted during this time that you are separated from that amazing little girl until you meet again.

Anonymous said...

Suzie and Family
I too have followed Miss Lindsay for a long time. I have Prayed with you, cheered for you and loved reading and knowing about Lindsay through the eyes of a wonderful Mom. There are no words to express how sorry I am for you and your family. Lindsay was your gift for such a short time and your world mas been made better for it. Lindsay is now your precious light shinning from above wrapped in Gods love. Many blessing and prayers.
<3 from Canada

iamhoney said...

This news took my breath away:( Prayers for your family! Heaven has def just received one of it's most beautiful angels:) Run and Jump Lindsay!

Kristen said...

I am a friend of Kristyn's. When she wrote of your family's loss, without the need of knowing you, my heart broke with devastation for you. Your Lindsay was so beautiful! Praying for your family.

Amy said...

I believe our daughters brought us together, and I know that even though they never met, Violet is showing Lindsay the ropes in Heaven. Thinking about your family constantly and sending lots of prayers! Heaven sure is a lucky place to be filled with the purest of hearts!

All our love,
Justin and Amy Rhoads

Kim Patterson said...

Dean family- please know the Patterson family is praying hard for you all. I am sure you know our story from Rebecca. Our princesses are whole with no pain or struggles of this life. Find comfort in that and Christ in the days ahead. Today would be Bella's 4th birthday and I am sure Lindsay, Annabelle, and all the heart babies are having a celebration in Heaven beyond anything we could ever imagine. Big hugs and prayers to you from SC.
-Kim Patterson

Anonymous said...

Suzie and family,

We are friends of Colleen Schomaker's and met you and Lindsay last year at Tommy's party. We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Lindsay was a beautiful girl and touched the hearts of many. Please know that we'll keep you in our prayers. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

Heart Hugs,
Sheila Ruma and family

Elizabeth said...

I came to your blog through Danielle H. and my heart is breaking for you and your family. Be assured of our prayers for you during this indescribably difficult time. May Jesus wrap you in his warm embrace and carry you through all of this. Heaven truly is a sweeter place now, and little miss Lindsay is smiling down on you. God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

oh my... i am in complete shock. My heart is so heavy for your family. You will be in my prayers. I think I originally found your blog through Paul Cardell. I have been following your blog and have been touched by Lindsay's spirit and strength. May God give you comfort that only He may give. Lisa

Jamie said...

My heart is broken even as I rejoice that Lindsay's has been made whole...
May God wrap his loving arms around you until you hold your princess again.
With love,
Jamie
www.colesfoundation.com

Stephanie Hillis said...

Suzie, Jr and family
As we were rehearsing for our wedding, the news came through! It was as if time stood still if only for just a few moments. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel in our hearts for your family! As we shed our tears of sorrow we also knew that she was there with my mother and step father and all of her relatives who have passed before, who along with God, are watching over Lindsay! Hugs to EVERYONE! Love Steph & Roger Hillis

angie said...

I have been following your blog for a long time & I am so so sorry for the loss of little Lindsay. Our daughter is a heart baby as well & it hurts me so every time another precious angel leaves this earth to be with Jesus in heaven. I pray the dear Lord will ease your pain & suffering at this time & though the days, months & years to come.

rudysbeat said...

This heart family mourns with you. Peace and comfort to you and yours.

Rolf and Trish
(parents of Rudy, HLHS)
Santa Barbara, CA

missmary said...

just now got on your blog. sooo shocked to see the post. was not expecting that. my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lindsay now lives with Jesus!

Tessa Mouw said...

You dont know me but i was in the Hospital at Mott the same time as your sweet lindy im so sorry to hear the news i will be praying for you and your family

Peggy Leonard said...

Suzie, JR, Cole and Cruz,
My heart aches for you. We have thought of you often since we were at the RMH together and we have followed your blog. We will continue to lift you up and keep you in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Suzie--I am very saddened to read about Lindsays passing. We have lost a heart child years ago & also have another heart child. I was not expecting to see your post. I have followed your blog since before Lindsay received her new heart. She is a beautiful little girl, I loved seeing all her pics you would post. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please continue to post on your blog it will help with your thoughts.

Kerri said...

I know there are no words that I can write to comfort you right now, or ever really, for that matter.

Just know that we will always keep Lindsay in our minds and hearts and will never forget her sweet, sweet smile. Although, Mary Clare never had the honor of meeting Annabelle, I feel that they share a close friendship and understanding that only kindred hearts can possess. I will tell Mary Clare all about her other heart sister, Lindsay and we will pray for her family together too. My only comfort in all of this is knowing that Lindsay and Annabelle now dance the streets of gold together. I can imagine the two twirling and giggling in pink tutus and princess crowns. This is what I will explain to Mary Clare.

We love you, dearly.
Kerri

Amanda Bacon said...

I have been following Lindsays story and your blog for sometime. I was completely heart broken when I read the news. She was and still is an amazing little girl who was a true beautiful princess! Her story has enriched my life so much, and I am a better person because of her. I will be praying for Lindsay, and your family during this time. Please don't mourn the time you have lost with her, but celebrate the amazing 3 years we had her with us! She was an aamzing little miracle! God Bless! Amanda Bacon

Anonymous said...

How amazing the hearts this princess touched!! When you read the entries, we know Lindsay was sent to us from God and we are soooo thankful for the time we had with her! We will always remember how she held up three fingers on Tuesday, June 14, and told us she was 3!! Ron & Sue

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful princess Lindsay. Keeping you in our thoughts and hoping for comfort for all of you.

Wendy

Laurie Walton said...

Dear Suzie, JR, Cole, and Cruz,
So many have followed your journey with little Lindsay and have prayed for you through it all. That won't stop; we still care about your family, and are praying especially for Lindsay's wonderful big brothers. They are so young to process such a big loss. I'm praying you'll truly sense God's comforting arms surrounding you. Lean into Him. Laurie Walton (Lynette Angood's sister)

Talia said...

From one heart mommy to another, my families thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Talia Robinson, AK

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.

C.O.L.E's Prayer Team
www.colesfoundation.org

PA

Kelly Bollinger

Anonymous said...

I have been coming to your blog to read your up lifting stories of your everyday life and the struggles it sometimes brings. Today I came to read not expecting to hear that your darling princess has left us. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray you will find peace. We should never have to out live our children.

Jill said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you find peace during this difficult time.

Auntie Mip said...

Dean Family,

You are prayed for. As the shock undoubtedly wears off and the chaos of the aftermath ebbs and gives way to a life without your princess, may you know the peace passes all understanding. May that peace be enough until she is in your arms again.

Anonymous said...

Suzie and family - I've never posted before, but I began following Lindsay's story for a long time now. She has touched my heart and made me want to become a better person. Her fight inspired me as I'm sure it did thousands of others. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

Alisa said...
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Mimi said...

Please forgive me! I am the worst heart friend. I just checked your blog and have not stopped sobbing. I didn't know. I feel terrible. Suzie...I am so sad and shocked about what I am reading on your blog. Like all of your other friends I am heartbroken. I wish I lived there so I could come hug you. Lindsay will always have a place in my heart. We had our girls and shared such a similar journey... she is special to me. I just can't believe this has happened. I will be praying and praying for your strength and ability to get through these coming months. You will be in my thoughts. If you need anything please let me know. I can't see the computer screen anymore...please know there is a momma in Utah so aware of your loss. Praying for you all.

Mimi

Melinda said...

Thinking of you and your family as you approach the Christmas season ... HUGS ....

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Just wanted you to know that I still think about your family often and pray that God continue to love and comfort you as I am sure that even a year later the sadness must be overwhelming.