Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.
Speachless. Overwhelming compassion and support to you.
Ryan and Becky
Oh Mike …
There are no words. Just many tears.
With love to you, Stacy and Ella.
Sonja & Ross
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
May there by abundant peace from heaven.
Mike and Stacey, I just spoke to Pam (I’m a friend of hers) and totally bawled with her. My heart aches for you. And for Ella. And those who were blessed to know little Will. Somehow, somewhere in the midst of this, may you find peace. I’ll keep praying for you and your family…Mungu ubarikiwe (the LORD bless you and keep you),Adele BooysenKenya
My heart is heavy and there are no words….
Praying for you all.
My heart is with you guys, as much as it can be.
I swore and am since speechless. Meeghan and I wish we could be there.
Darin & Meeghan
tears of grief.
Maranda and I both deeply feel for you both, I can’t imagine your grief at your son’s passing.
There are no words that are sufficient. Know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.
My heart is broken for you.I love you. Am praying that the God of comfort will bring you comfort as only he can.
Oh Mike! Thanks for letting us know. This is very hard news. Vines and tendrils of love, thought and prayer reaching across the continent to you and your family.
Erin and Gary
We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very, very sorry.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; The Lord blesses his people with peace.
mike & stacy
so broken hearted for you
dave & ruth
I have no words but our prayers are with you all! AM
I don’t know you – I’ve followed your life through Ryan and Holly’s blog. I am so sorry. Being a parent myself, I started feeling such sorrow and such pain. But as I am look at this lovely picture of your two angels, the Lord is rejoicing to have one of this children back – one of his “beloved”.
My heart breaks for you – my soul rejoices for Will.
Much love to you three,Birgitta
I have been blessed to follow the lives of your beautiful children through your daily blog. I have prayed and laughed at your stories. My daughter “the Architect” e-mailed me this morning about the passing of your beautiful son and now I cry with you, Stacy and sweet Ella. God blesses your family.Ilana
I’m so sad with you….
I wish I was there to hugg you both.
May the peace of the Lord be a strong tower that you can run into and be safe.
May the peace of the Lord be a shelter.
May the spirit of the Lord be breath for your weary souls.
May the faithfulness of God be like water for your shields and for your thirst.
There are no words.. only tears. God bless you Will.
Labor and Delivery staff are thinking of you. We are very sorry to hear about Will’s passing. We hope you are comforted by the thoughts and prayers of your friends at this time.
You know I love you all so much. I can’t imagine your pain.I’m just so sad.
Oh Dear God. We are praying for you guys.
Will & Lisa
Mike, Stacy, Ella, & Family Members,
My heart bleeds with sadness and sorrow for all of you. I am so sad that I never got to hold him and give him hugs and kisses. He was so precious just looking at the pictures of the two of them together just filled my heart with joy. I am so sad and just want you to know that I love you all dearly and I will Pray that God gives you Peace and Comfort as you look to him for strength to get you thru this difficult time. Just remember how much all of our Family loves you.
With all my Love and PrayersAunt Faye & Family
Dearest Stavlunds…I ache for your loss. ..am praying for you all. Know you are so loved. Jackie B.
We are so, so sorry. We’re praying for you all. Much Love, Mark and Amy
God, thank you for the gift of Will’s life. Thank you that you planned out each one of Will’s days. Thank you for the way he impacted every one of us, even those of us who weren’t priveleged to meet him. Please give comfort and hope to his Dad, his Mom, and his baby sister. We are so sad, God. Please let this beautiful family feel your arms around them.
We love you so much and we are praying so much.
Lord have mercy.Christ have mercy.Lord have mercy.
love, and love, and prayers,
Maggie, Schuyler and Levi
We love you all. Matt, Kate and Lizzy
Mike, Stacy, and Ella.
Words alone cannot express how sad I am. I wish we could be near to stand with you at this time.
May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you.
With all my love,
So very saddened for you all.
Many prayers and thoughts coming from all at S.E.F.C. in St. Ignace.
Dear God, I hope baby Will is having lots of fun in heaven, and for his parents, please take away some of their sadness. Amen.Andrew Curtis
Tom just called to give me this link. Mike and Stacy, this feels like a punch in the stomach to me, so I can only begin to imagine how devastating it is to the two of you. Dean and I send you our love, our prayers, our tears.
Dear Mike, Stacy and Ella,Will’s life matters. The joys and sorrows and work of sharing in the life and death of another, epecially one that you created are felt deeper than any other. Hold tight to one another and I pray that you will know and feel the presence of God all around you.May peace never leave you alone,Shelley and Doug
We can’t possibly imagine what you are going through right now. Please know that you are in our prayers.
We love you.
Dirk, Michele and Nathan
My dear friends…I’m so sorry! May the Lord bring you rest; I love you!
There is nothing that I can say that all your other wonderful and loving friends haven’t already said. Someone mentioned, rightly so, that each day with Will was a gift. I hope you feel that way. If not, I only hope you will one day soon. Everything we have is an undeserved gift. My years with you, way back in college were a gift I’m so thankful for. I am a better person for knowing you. I am a better person for reading your blog and sharing in some very small way the days you have walked. Thank you. Know you have so many friends new and old, who will continue to walk with you. – “God Bless” in the fullest meaning.
Mike & Stacy, I wish I had more time to have known you both more, but after reading the blogs, it hit me like I had known you for years. It was a bit awkward sitting in the company and having a bunch of guys looking at me staring at my phone as I read -and cried- about what happened over the last several days. I will be thinking about you both again tonight as I go on my knees and ask our Prince of Peace to send you understanding and mercy in such a challenging time. Please accept my deepest condolences for everything you are going through. Matthew 11:28…
Mike and Stacy,We love you and your family very much. We are praying for you.Love,Nat and Paige
You’ve been in my prayers all day. Love you. Amy B.
Mike and Stacy………you are in my prayers
Mike & Stacy
We love you and are thinking of you.
Jason & Julie
Mike & Stacy, I have been following your lives through your blog since before your Angels were born. My life has been deeply touched by your openness. We have been praying daily for Ella and Will since before they were born. My heart aches for each of you and rejoices for Will.May God hold you close!Jennifer (Pam’s friend)
indescribeablewe’re so very sorryno parent should ever have to bury their childso very very sorry
lora & craig
My dear friends,
So very sad…praying that you will feel around you the arms of those who love and are support you even though they are far away.
Read your blog nearly everyday since the kids were born. Prayed for you and them since I found out you were expecting. Aching w/ you now. Your cousin Wes Nelson.
i hurt with you. please know that you are loved, and i know will was loved,is loved, and will continue to beloved…much love and prayer to you.
Mike & Stacy, I don’t know what to say. You have a beautiful family. Peace be with you.
Good-night, sweet prince,And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
My heart aches for you. Thank you for sharing Will and his life with us. It was such a gift. Deep sadness and great love for all of you.
Mike, Stacy and Ella -
All our prayers and thoughts are with you. We’re grieving with you. Words fall far short of expressing emotions at times like this, but if there’s anything at all we can do, please let us know.
Brian, Miriam and Liz
Thank you for letting us share your joys and sorrows during the life of this most precious child. May you find comfort in the Lord’s promises. Love, Tom, Dawn & Stef
Dear Stavlunds, it’s been hard to write anything, because words don’t cut it. Stacy, Mike, Ella, you’re in our hearts and prayers and sobs and and tears. Love, Mike and Tina
Mike and Stacy,
The echoes of this horrific news have reached me and I wish I had words to send back your way. I’m so sorry for your loss, and for the pain you are now enduring. I am holding you up, in this messy inexplicable place.
I pray lots of grace for you today,Julie (Henrikson) Rybarczyk
I’m an outsider looking in but I had a love for Will, too. I send prayers and love your way.
We are thinking about you all the time, We love you.
Kate and Ryan Keith
We weep as we learn of your loss and we mourn with your from afar. May the peace of God somehow never leave you alone.
Abby and Marcus Andrusko
Peace, peace, and more peace.
I’m overwhelmed to tears. I wish I could take away your pain somehow, Mike, Stacy, and Ella. Will was such a beautiful boy. I pray God’s strength and peace for you three. Love, LMK.
Mike, Stacy & Ella,
I am so sorry. All I can do is cry. I have been thinking about you guys so much these last few months. I couldn’t wait until we saw each other at childrens again. Lyle and I are praying for you and if you need anything, please let us know.
Love,Lyle, Aundria & Shannon Fanelli
Mike,Stacy and little Ella,Our hearts are breaking and our prayers are with you…peace and comfort. Much Love,Timothy and Heather
Stacy, Mike and Ella,I’m so. so sad to hear about Will. I had a chance to follow his brief life through your blog. He was beautiful, just like his parents and his sister. I know he lives on through you all. My deepest sympathykristin
Wishing I was nearer
Just got back from vacation… nothing to say… just feeling a small bit of your numbness and pain…We love you guys,randy & kathy buist
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