Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My sweet boy,

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the amazing 10 months you were alive... 
and today makes 10 months since you've been gone.  
Now I wish the months would just stop... 
I can't believe it. 
I miss your sweet face so much.  
I wish I could kiss it again. 
I love you. 
And I dream about the day I get to see you again.   



  1. You continue to be in my prayers. Keep the faith & know your baby is always with you.

  2. You continue to be in my prayers. Keep the faith & know that your baby is always there with you.

  3. I still think about you and Tripp all the time. You are such an amazing mother. <3

  4. COurtney I have never commented on your stuff but I have always kept up with you! You went to high school with my husband! I just want you to know you and Tripp are always in my prayers! I think about you often. I hope God can help ease some of the hurt in your heart. I am so happy for you and your fiancee. You will be a beautiful bride! Congrats!

  5. Prayers for you Courtney, and your family. Such an amazing boy you have there.

  6. Beautiful. He is your sweet angel now. He is right night to you. I know you feel his spirit.

  7. how sweet of a smile! prayers to you Courtney. Love, baby Stephan and mommy.

  8. Praying for you! I know Tripp is drumming in heaven sending you love today and every day.

  9. I continue to send you love, light and peace. We all miss Tripp so much.

  10. You and Tripp are always on my mind and in my heart!!

  11. You never fail to make me cry. You have no idea how much you and your little boy have touched me. I view my whole life and the way I raise my children in a whole new way since I started reading your story. You are such an inspiration! I continue to pray for you every day and wish you all the best :)

  12. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 long months. I just hope that you know Tripp is so proud of his Mommy and would want you to know how much he loves you and is drumming away and he will be with you at your wedding playing the drums with that Beautiful smile that he alway had for you. He is with you daily, it will never be easy but he will help you caarry on.

  13. Courtney, when I learned about you and Tripp, he was weeks away from the end of his pain here on earth. I began changing the laptop desktop backgrounds on a few computers at work with info about y'all & EB & (I don't think I'm supposed to, but I had to share your story). I was talking about Easton & his EB at work a couple of weeks ago, and one of our new nurses said she had a friend from Highschool whose son had passed from EB this year. K. Wheat, and it was you. She realized I was the one who was putting Tripp on our laptops & said she wondered who was doing that. We both agreed we are in awe of your strength, love, dedication, and compassion. Love to you & fmly from several other Louisiana nurses!!!

  14. Every time I see Elmo I think of your sweet son. Hugs from Oklahoma.

  15. So precious! We miss him too...You and Tripp are always on my mind and in my heart. <3

  16. Always thinking of you and sweet Tripp. Hugs from Virginia

  17. There is not a day I don´t think about beautifulTripp, I miss him too.
    Love from Spain

  18. Wow how time flies! Keep those memories close until you are able to see your precious Tripp again in a place with no more pain or sickness.

  19. Since finding your blog, I haven't been able to stop thinking about you and your sweet angel. Your strength is truly inspiring. I pray for love and peace for you Courtney.

  20. I think about Tripp a lot. Sweet boy who has changed so many lives.

  21. I think about you and Tripp all of the time.

  22. Love you and continue to pray for you. I miss those precious videos where he'd be drumming or shaking his booty - pretty sure he's making great music with Jesus right now! Praying for the Lord to continue to comfort and bless you.

    Love from TX,

    this makes me sad. I know you're traveling, however wondering how you feel about this since it was a huge part of tripps life? Everytime I hear or see Elmo I think of you guys.

  24. Thank you for your story Courtney. I must admit whenever I feel down or need strength I think about you and your little boy, and I must thank you for that as I find your strength very comforting. May you find all the happiness you deserve and peace in your heart.

  25. Courtney,

    I hope you had a wonderful trip to Medjugorje and Rome. I hope the trip was full of spiritual blessings. I wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving.

    Keep my in your prayers,


  26. you have no idea how much your sweet angel influenced on my life.....he truly is an angel...Love from iran...I also draw a picture for you and message it to your Facebook account ...I hope you like i

  27. I'm glad you are still posting. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and sweet Tripp! You have one heck of a Guardian Angel! I can't wait to hear about your trip to Medjegorja (sp?). Prayers from Texas.

  28. Thinking of you today, Courtney. I hope your trip is going well and that you find peace. I was wondering if you were planning on putting Tripp's trees up this year?

  29. I saw this poem and though of you....My heart goes out to you and your beautiful little boy!!

    I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this Year

    I see the countless Christmas trees,
    Around the world below.
    With tiny lights, like heaven's stars,
    Reflecting on the snow.

    The sight is so spectacular,
    Please wipe away that tear.
    For I'm spending Christmas,
    With Jesus Christ this year.

    I hear the many Christmas songs,
    That people hold so dear.
    But the sounds of music can't compare,
    With the Christmas choir up here.

    For I have no words to tell you,
    The joy their voices bring.
    For it is beyond description,
    To hear the angels sing.

    I can't tell you of the splendor,
    Or the peace here in this place.
    Can you just imagine Christmas,
    With our Savior, face to face?

    I'll ask Him to light your spirit,
    As I tell Him of your love.
    So then pray one for another,
    As I lift you eyes above.

    Please let your hearts be joyful,
    And let your spirit sing.
    For I'm Spending Christmas in Heaven,
    And I'm walking with the King.

    ~© Wanda Bencke ~

  30. I saw his picture and had to google his name. What an amazing but very heartbreaking story. He could have not had a better mother than you. I have no doubt that you blessed his short stay on earth. He's in heaven waiting to see you again, with a new, healthy body! Thank you for sharing his life with us. There is definitely more awareness about this disease today.

  31. I think of you often, too, Courtney, and of your precious sweetheart...

    I think of how Jesus is in the suffering of this world, and how we have to trust him - trust him that one day he is going to fix all of the pain and make everything all new again - I think of the rewards for Tripp in heaven, and for you too, Courtney. Keep your eyes on Jesus, sweetheart.

    Wishing I could give you a hug and spend some time with you. Feeling really sad about your little guy...

  32. Hi Courtney -
    I was thinking about you and sweet Tripp today and I imagine that this holiday season seems void of color and joy without him here with you. I just wanted to let you know that I know what you are going through to some degree. I have never lost a child but I did lose my Mom who was my best friend in the Fall before Tripp passed so I know what a challenge it is to get through that year of "firsts". We just got through our first year in October. I don't know what it will be like for you, but for me, that was a VERY hard day but it was followed the next day by a palpable sense of relief. I no longer had to say to myself..."this time last year we were doing this" or "this time last year Mom was turning for the worse" (terminal cancer diagnosis...she was gone 7 months after diagnosis). Know that I am thinking of you and I still pray for you and for Tripp every single night. May you find the joy and the peace that comes from this season because of Him, if not so much this year then maybe next year :o)
    Blessing and Love from us here in Missouri!