Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Remembering Brigham

First, a few pictures from the night he passed away. These were taken in the hospital in the early hours of Friday morning.



Justin loves how prominent his CTR ring is in this picture. What a great "Choose the Right" reminder Brigham is





All the many stuffed animal friends Brigham had watching over him in the NICU. He certainly wasn't lacking for cuddly friends

These next three pictures were taken Monday night after Justin and I got him all dressed up. We rubbed baby lotion everywhere (he smelled delicious, just as a baby should). We were so happy to have the outfit Justin was blessed in when he was a baby. It fit perfectly and made Brigham look even more like the angel we know he is.

His AWESOME hair... We still can't believe how gorgeous it is

Brigham was buried with his monkey "B" and two binkies. Essentials for a long nap ;)

Decorations at the viewing. This get well poster was made by my mom's 6th grade class when Brigham was only a few days old.















The only picture we have of the four of us

He looked so handsome we couldn't help but stare

Carrie in her gorgeous angel dress






A flower from big sister Carrie



After the dedicatory prayer we passed out balloons for family members to let go in Brigham's honor. (20 balloons to represent his 20 days on Earth)

As I was passing them out, one balloon slipped out of my hand and started heading towards heaven early. Even though I was trying to hold on so tight, it left my hands earlier than I wanted it to. Just like Brigham...




We are so glad to have had both of our families with us on this important day (minus two brothers-in-law and two nephews). We are definitely surrounded by love and support.

We are so grateful for the sealing power of the Priesthood and that our little family has been sealed in the temple for all eternity.

Until we meet again Brigham...

13 comments:

lundgrenville said...

Our thoughts & prayers remain with you. We think of you many times throughout the day. That handsome young man is going to be a powerful missionary in Heaven. His sweet little spirit & your story has touched our hearts. I hope the healing hands of Heavenly Father continue to calm & bless your hearts.
Much love-

The Lundgrens

Brittney said...

It looks like everything turned out so beautifully!!! I love all the symbolism involved. He looks so hansome. I think about your family daily and we continue to pray for you. KM said, "I know Brigham is in Heaven." I sure love that little guy even though I wasn't able to meet him in person. I know you still have a rough road ahead, but know that you are loved, both here on earth and in heaven.

Chelsea said...

Brigham's service was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of your deepest thoughts and feelings with us through this blog. It has been powerful in my life and Brigham will be remembered forever.

Meagan said...

thank you for sharing all of these sweet moments with us, brigham sure is a handsome little guy

Kaitie and Austin said...

We have been thinking and praying for your family. You are so strong. It is wonderful to know that the plan of salvation exists and you will meet him again! These pictures are precious.

Julie said...

Your strength and faith are so incredible Rebecca. What a beautiful funeral.

the emily said...

It looks like it was a truly beautiful experience. Oddly, it was the picture of your sweet daughter in her white dress that brought me to tears. I love white at funerals. It reminds me of the hope of the resurrection. Thank you for sharing this with us all. You all look beautiful, and so composed.

Alysha Smith said...

Rebecca-you should be son proud with how you and Justin are remembering Brigham and how selfless you have been about sharingbhis story with us all. Thank you! We lovenyou guys!

Jenna said...

The service was so beautiful, Rebecca. Very touching and inspiring. Thank you for sharing his life with everyone.

Aubri said...

This post brought me to tears. What a sweet, precious spirit he is. I love the "Called to Serve" banner on his arrangement. I love that you are able to have some images to remember him and what a beautiful and special person he is. I've been praying for you non-stop, and that will continue. We sure do love you two. I hope you know that.

Catherine and Derrick said...

What a beautiful service. He looks so handsome in Justin's blessing outfit. I love the picture of Carrie giving him the flower. You sure have a beautiful family thank you for sharing these special moments with us. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. I know our Heavenly Father loves you and your family and he is continuing to watch out for you

Tara said...

Beautiful pictures! They will be cherished forever. We continue to pray for your family.

Shawn and Ashley said...

gorgeous pictures..Everything looks great. You guys are amazing..we are praying for you!