Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Brighton Asher Hoffman

We want to let everyone who has been praying for us and our son know how much that means to us. This has been a pretty hard week and without those prayers I do not know what would have gotten us through it.

This morning our son, Brighton Asher Hoffman, went home to be with his heavenly Father.

Some people’s race is shorter than others – at 2.5 months old Brighton touched our hearts in ways we never would have imagined. We are thankful to God for allowing us to have him in our lives for the short amount of time He did.

Thank you so much for your prayers. Please continue to pray for the country of Ethiopia and the wonderful children and the people who care for them.

God bless,

Tymm & Laura Hoffman


Paula said...

Oh that makes me so sad. I'm so sorry you guys. One day you will all be reunited with our Father.
Love and prayers coming your way.

Kim said...

Our love and prayers are with you, as always.

Lennah and Delylah's mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for Brighton and you all.
All my love

Unknown said...

Our hearts are just breaking for you. No words are adequate. Just be assured that we are lifting you up to the Father, and trusting that He will hold you in His arms. May He surround you with His peace.

Brighton was a beautiful boy, and was already special to our family as well.

Anonymous said...

Laura & Tymm

We are so so sorry for the loss, we are here if you need anything. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Brighton will always hold a special place in our hearts!

~Kelli & cott

heidi r weimer said...

So so so sorry to hear of this. He looks like he was such a precious boy. We'll be praying for you as you grieve and keep your hope alive.

the weimers

Donna said...

I am so so sorry to hear about your little one. I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you both. Sent up an extra prayer for you both. So so sad. Please email or call if there is anything I can do for you.

Special K said...

Oh Tymm and Laura,

We are so, so sorry. Our hearts go out to you. He was such a ray of sunshine for his short time on this earth. We will keep you in our prayers.

Cristy said...

We are praying for your sweet family and the loss of your son. What a beautiful gift from God, if only for a short time here on earth...

May you know the comfort only our heavenly Father can give- that truly passes understanding and would guard your hearts and minds.

Anonymous said...

Laura and Tymm,
As I said earlier, Brighton's spirit will live on in the lives that he touched. He has definitely touched mine.

Your strength, courage and faith is inspiring and a wonderful example to us all. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and if there is anything you need, you only have to let me know.


Ladyblog said...

I'm really sorry for your loss! Heaven has gained an angel and I know it must be heartwrenching for you both. May God give you the peace you need at this difficult time.
~Rebecca Long

Anonymous said...

Little Brighton will always
have a special place in my heart
as my first Hoffman grandson. We all love him so much. Love you both so much,

Anonymous said...

Tymm & Laura,

I am really so sorry for the loss of your little man. What a shocking news! I know how special he has been to you and all of us. I am so saddened to hear this and pray that the Good Lord comfort and uplift you as you go through this very difficult time. God is good all the time.

Your strength, love, passion, compassion,... is an exemplary to many of us and the Lord will continue to comfort you beyond you can imagine. Brighton has touched the heart of many during his short time on earth. Now he is at a better place where we all belong.

God Bless You!

Angela said...

We are praying for you. You're right, Brighton touched the life of so many during his short life. May God bless you and give you His peace during this difficult time.

RamblingMother said...

I am so sorry that you have had this terrible news. My heartfelt prayers are with you. May your son grow up with Jesus loving him closely, daily.


Janie said...

Tymm & Laura:

I have been watching your blog have rejoiced and cried with you both as you've documented your journey. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Baby and will pray for both of you as well as Brighton in this very difficult time.

Janie (Rebecca Radicchi's Sister)

the ewings said...

So sorry about your precious boy. My heart aches for you and I feel connected in a way our son's name we gave him is Asher. Prayers are with you during this greiving and healing process.
-Chris Ewing

Unknown said...

Oh I am so grieved over your son. He WAS your son already, you WERE his parents. I am so very very sorry for your loss. Our family will be heaping prayers over yours. He was a beautiful baby.

Kelly and Matt said...

My heart goes out to you during this time. Praying that God provides you comfort and peace as your hearts heal.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are breaking for you guys. We are praying for God to surround you with Himself ...

Nate & Sara

Adam, Jessica, Jake, & Emma said...

My heart is hurts for your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son.

Jessica (Mark & Rebecca's Friend)

Tamara said...

I am so very sorry. Your family and beautiful boy will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret M said...

Your family is in our hearts and prayers and have been since we first heard your story. We are so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I just come across your blog from another one but want to say how sorry I am and that I am praying for you.



MB said...

Hi. I came across your blog today. I am so sorry to hear about your son Brighton and I just wanted to add my name to the long list of people who are thinking about you both.

Lauren said...

I am so sad to hear of your news. I stumbled on to your blog a few months ago through Laura and Brian's blog. I have been praying for you guys and I know that God is in control. As Jermiah 29:11 says "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord." I can't imagine what you are going through, but I pray that God will be there to comfort you. Thinking of you :-)

Lauren Marks