Friday, September 25, 2009

Please keep us in your thoughts...

It is with shock, horror and complete devastation that I am writing this blog entry. Last night, our dear son, Jack, passed away in his sleep. Jack had a great day, had even "pooped in the potty" for the first time. Jack started to get a bit groggy and laid on the couch...unusual for our wonderful and wild little man. Dan gave him a bath, took his temperature which was low grade and put him to bed. At 9:15, I checked on Jack and found that he was barely breathing and very limp. I ran downstairs with him, called 9-1-1, and our wonderful neighbor who is a firefighter/EMS came over immediately. As we waited for EMS to arrive, he started CPR and continued until the on-duty EMS took over. They tried and tried to revive Jack for almost 45 minutes without success. We are in deep gratitude for the love and effort Travis County EMS put forth to save our son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know it was difficult for them too.

It was the most horrific time of our lives and it is in shock that I write this today. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

As plans for a "Celebration of Jack's Sweet Life" are made, I will be updating the blog.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to the following link:
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We are hoping to purchase a bench to place in a park in Austin to always remember our sweet boogie.

If you have special memories of Jack, please feel free to comment. We would love to hear stories.

91 comments:

Jen said...

words cannot describe what i'm feeling. i am so sorry. kristen, i love and am praying for you and your sweet family.

jen

Orlando, aka O-town, Oman, Beaner said...
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Orlando, aka O-town, Oman, Beaner said...

This is not something any of us can even begin to comprehend. I had the pleasure to meet him, play with him, get to know him. Thank you and thank him for that. Sometimes words fail and this is one of those times.. Kristen, Dan, Kate -- you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Jack, tough, rambuctuous, lively, brave Jack will remain in our hearts.

The Lunoff Adventures said...

Kristen and Dan, I have no words. I'm so sorry. Jack was the funniest, sweetest, happy-go-lucky boy. We will forever miss him. Whatever you need, regardless of what it is, we'll be there for you and your family. Love you and we'll be praying for you during this utterly difficult time. Tracy

Carly said...

My heart goes out to you and Dan. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling right now. We are so blessed to have known Jack and have had him in our lives...thank you for sharing him with us. Please do not hesitate to ask for help if you need anything. All of us neighbors are willing to do anything we can to help you.

Love,
Carly

jessica holland said...

I am in shock and so so sorry. I cannot even imagine what you must be going through and feeling right now. Joe and I are looking at your beautiful babies in your blog with tears in our eyes. I know what joy Jack brought to your family and felt so lucky to share the happiness of your pregnancy and new Mom experience with you. We send our thoughts and love to you at this sad time, and are will keep the adorable memories of Jack in our hearts, and offer any assistance to you that we can. All our love to you, Dan & Kate!

Andrew Kim said...

Dan and Kristen, You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Manor ISD family are here for you and lets us know if there is anything we can do. Jack was a wonderful boy and he made us laugh and reminded us how important our work is. We love you guys and Jack will remain in our hearts.

GabbroGuy said...

Oh KJ & Dan. I'm just in tears reading this. As with all of your family and friends, I wish there was some concrete way to help. Love always.

Ed

Laura said...

Cage and Dan, I am so so sorry. I love you all and am praying for you. I just can't take it in. He was so lively and lovely- it doesn't seem possible. What a wonderful energetic little boy. It was such fun to get to hang out with him over 4th of July festivities. Jack was hilarious- continually making a break for the bouncehouse obstacle course, then once he arrived running through it over and over again (probably the adult version of climbing K2 ten times in a row) until he was so tired he was moving in slow motion but was still determined to do it again! Jack was so easy to love. Marc and I are devastated. We are sending you all of our love and sympathy. Please call on us if you need anything, dear friends.
Sadly,
Laura & Marc

Katie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. So very sorry.

Katie Eaton, from WS

Brian said...

Oh Kristen, Dan, and Kate... The more able we are able to think and talk about our joys, sadness, fears, and feelings the healthier our grieving will be. Thank you for blogging and continuing to write about you family's experiences. We are here to support you in any way at any time as you cope with such sorrow.

Just a few weekends ago, Jack and I were playing in your back yard and picking up the extra chalk from your sidewalk drawings. Jack was such a happy boy even at chore time.

I can not think of a sadder event than the funeral of a child, but its an important part of our healing. The celebration of Jack's sweet life will indeed be.

Jessi and Steph said...

I am so confused by this news... I can't wrap my brain around it. I am SO sorry Krissy, Dan and sweet little Kate. This is a great loss. I am so sad. I love you Turpin's.

jay, sarah and the littles said...

I know there is nothing I can say to ease your suffering, nor can I begin to imagine what you and your family are going through right now. Please know that we have you in our thoughts and we will do whatever we can to help you and your family. We are so sorry.

Sarah and Jay

I Love Classic Country said...

Dan and Kristen, I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through during this most difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Wayne Fulton Family

Rebecca Lott said...

I'm so sorry. My heart pours out to you and your family. The sweeet memories of Jack will remain in my heart always.

Please know that I'm here for you and that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thanks so much for sharing these precious memories of Jack and your family with all of us.

Love,

Becky Lott

Ryan said...

Our hearts are broken for you. Amongst all these little girls, Jack was everyone's little boy. We are not meant to understand God's plan, so we have Faith he will see us through. We love you guys very much.

Ryan

Jess Quance said...

Steve, James and I loved Jack so much. He is a special little boy and we will carry him with us in our hearts forever. I am so so saddened by this news and cannot even begin to comprehend what you and Dan are going through.

We are here for you. Please let us know if you need anything day or night. we love you all and send you many thoughts and lots of prayers.

rlmcgovern said...

Kristen, Dan & Kate,

I am heart broken for you. I am so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Jack was one of the coolest kids I know, I never saw him without a HUGE smile on his face. Jack will not be forgotten. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

love, the mcgovern's

Ken and Amy Smith said...

Dear Dan, Krissy, and Kate,
We are truly sorry for you loss. Our hearts are broken. We will always remeber the time you visted us last year and Jack, Megan and Carina had a great time playing together. We would always look at your blog every few days and had pure delight watching Jack grow up, and reading about his adventures. He was a boys'boy. We are thinking of you and praying for you, your family and friends. We will be missed by many.

Leticia said...

Kristen, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can't stop thinking about you seeing as our kids are both the exact same ages. Tracy is keeping me posted and if there is anything I can do, do not hesitate to let me know. Much love, Leticia

Laurie said...

Kristen & Dan,

I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. Please know that we are here to help in any way we can. We love you and are praying for you with each passing moment.

Laurie

Brooke a.k.a. 34B cup said...

KJ, Dan, Kate,

No words are worthy. I feel so far away and wish I could be there right now. I am here, I will always be here. Whenever you need anything today, tomorrow, next week or next month I will be here. When you are ready call and I will come to TX. Love you. Brooke

EastlakeCurbAppeal said...

Everyone else has already shared what I feel and that is that I wish I had words that could help, but I don't.

Krissy, when I met you, you were full of life and ready to change the world! I admired you for that. Over the years, you have kept the same spirit and poured it into your family. I've often walked away from the computer after reading your blog and hugged my children extra hard or even tried one of your crazy ideas. (Let me say that I cannot decorate a stroller with nothing but paper the way you can).

Jack was with you for too short of a time but while he was here, he was blessed with the best Mom this world had to offer him. You filled his days with love and happiness.

You are in my heart,
Lisa Dolby

Briana and George said...

Krissy and Dan- Please know that you are in our prayers during this extremely shocking and difficult time. Though I did not know Jack other than our quick meeting in SD, I feel like I have watched him grow up, and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your family through your blog. I love you and will be praying hard for you and your family that you will find peace during this time. May the wonderful memories you created with him help comfort you and bring joy into your heart. He sure had a super little life.
Sending big hugs to you, my friend.
Briana

auntcat said...

We love you all. We will miss having Jack in our lives. We know he was a gift and your joy for two wonderful years. We are grateful Kate will keep you strong.
(I wish I had arms like rubberman so I could reach you from Wisconsin.)
Loveyou,
Kitty(the human not the cat)and Guncle Jeff

Tara Brooke said...

Dearest Turpin Family-You do not know me, but I know of your precious family through my sweet sister, Summer Chaplin. While living in Austin she spoke of ya'll often and so enjoyed your friendship, as well as, Mr. Jack!! I wish that words could reveal what is felt in our hearts, but in so many situations words can't even touch the emotions or feelings we experience. I can not begin to imagine what you guys are going through during this EXCRUCIATINGLY difficult time! All I can do is tell you that from the very moment my sister contacted me, (about midnight last night) I have been praying for you and your family. I have notified all of my prayer warrior friends and family through e-mails, texts, and Facebook requesting prayers. I hope that you are experiencing the impact of those prayers and I hope that you are encouraged knowing that these prayers are being sent up on you and your family's behalf all over the nation, RIGHT NOW!! I pray that you will find comfort in Him, that God will grant you PEACE, a peace that surpasses all understanding. I've prayed and continue to pray a hedge of protection around your family and your gorgeous daughter, Kate. We are thinking about you all! Please keep us updated, and if there is ANYTHING that we can do, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Brokenhearted,
Tara Gonzales
(Summer Chaplin's Sister)

Kevin and Marcella Kubalsky said...

Our hearts have been breaking for you both since we heard the news last night. Words don't seem to be enough right now. Know that we are praying for you and that God will somehow comfort you, and give you the strength to get through this.

jasonengler said...

I do not have the words right now. I am heartbroken for your entire family during this tragic event. Jack was a special little guy and I will forever cherish the moments I spent with him.

Love Apes

Janae said...

Dear Turpin Family,
You don't know me but I'm a member of the SG Mom's group and we have a couple of mutual friends. I just wanted to send my love and support and let you know that my thoughts, prayers, and heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. There are no words to express how saddened I am to hear of the loss of your dear son and I pray for your comfort and peace.
Sincerely,
Janae

vcs said...

Dan and Kristen
There are no words to express the sadness we feel today. We can only imagine the loss your family must feel. Jack must have been very very special for GOD to have called him to be with the very special angels. Our thoghts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

Chuck and Judy Venzke

The Kim Family said...

Dear Dan and Kristen
We are so saddened and shocked by your loss. Your grief and pain is our grief and pain. Please know that we are here for you. Your family and little Jack are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amber & Andrew Kim

Jen and Shawn Day said...

The only thing that takes away the pain for even a second is picturing great grandma Dorothy holding Jack close, nuzzling noses, and cooing in his little ear. We are all heartbroken and devastated and are holding your whole family close in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

We love you!

-Jen

Leanne said...

Dearest Turpin family,

I am Richard's sister & Tracy's sister-in-law. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. Jack was always the happiest boy and I so enjoyed seeing all of you this past August at Hannah's birthday party. You all were blessed with such a sweet, little boy and he was so lucky to have such wonderful parents such as the two of you. Please know that we are thinking of you and will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

Leanne & John Simons and family

Terri Arellano said...

Dan & Kristen
Just to let you know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family.
Amalia gave me the news this morning when I dropped Jasiah off.
I saw Jack on Wednesday full of life and playing with Gabby. He had a smile that went on forever.
God Bless you Jack! I know that you will forever keep Jack alive in your hearts and minds.

Robinsons said...

Krissy, I cannot stop thinking of you. Jack was so lucky to have you for a mom. He was such a precious little boy, and I have no idea why things like this happen. I am praying for you and Dan and sweet little Kate.

amy kelly said...

kristin & dan,
my heart breaks getting such terrible news. i'm so deeply sorry for your loss. jack was very blessed to have such loving and caring parents!
love,
nurse amy

JOHN & ROSALIE said...

Krissy, Dan and Kate—Aunt Rosalie and Uncle John are devastated and shocked. We are so fortunate to have met and known Jack. I know these are incredibly hard times for you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aunt Rosalie and Uncle John from Kauai.

A Wolpoff said...

Dear Krissy and Dan and Kate,
I cannot stop thinking about you both and sending you my love and prayers. I know there are no words to truly express all of our shock and sympathy over this tragic event. Everyone who ever met Jack was impressed and affected by his fun personality- even our President! We had such a wonderful time with you all in San Diego a few months ago- I'm so glad Milo got to meet Jack and I will always remind him of the cool kid who sent him a texas bib before he was born. Aaron and I will be there for you both in any way you can. Please know we and both our families are sending you all our love and prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Shaunagh said...

We love you! We are always here and can be there in seconds.

Kate said...

Danny, Krissy and Kate,

Our arms extend over the miles to give you the biggest, warmest hug our bodies can muster. We are absolutely devastated to hear of Jack's passing. His enthusiasm for life was admired by all, and he was lucky to be passionately loved by his extended family. We think of you all every minute of each day. Sending you heaps of love,

Kate, Mike, Bridget and Charlotte

Keith Ross said...

My heart just breaks for you three. I am so sorry to hear this and know there's nothing I can do to take away your pain. Just know that I am thinking of you.

Kristen and Slade said...

Dan, Krissy & Kate,

We love you guys very much and are thinking of you. Can't begin to tell you how much you are in our thoughts right now.

jensaxman said...

Dan and Kristen,

I have just heard the shocking and hertbreaking news. I am so incredibly sorry for this immense and tragic loss. You will all be in my thoughts and my heart will be with you as you celebrate Jack's life on Monday. I wish I could be there in person to give you both a hug, and to honor what a special boy Jack was.

Angie said...

What!?! I can't believe what I am reading. I am so sorry and my heart just goes out to you and your family. I just can't believe it. I am thinking of you all....so sorry.

Angie

Brett said...

Although I had never met your family I heard the most amazing stories about you and your children from Danielle N. Danielle spoke about Jack with such love and how full of life he was... I am so very sorry for your loss and send thoughts and prayers from my family to yours... Danielle

Alex J said...

My mother, Isabel, called me this morning to tell me what happened. I'm shocked and saddened. Jack was always a happy and active baby and I do not know what to say other than you all have been in my thoughts all day and for many more to come.

-Alex

goaliefrog14 said...

dan and kristen
I'm so so so sorry. tony called me telling me he had bad news all i could think of was that i was fired or something like that i wasn't expecting to here about jack. I mean he was past the age for him to die of SID's i started crying remembering when you told me you were going to have a boy and then when you had him. I remember meeting him for the first time at the just a buck party and i remember seeing him not to long ago when i got to meet kate. I'm so so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!!
Leslie

LBJohnson said...

Your dear family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jack absolutely glowed with energy -such a true sign of the love his life was filled with. He will be forever with you, though forever missed. I wish you all daily strength.

LisaBJ

James said...

Dan- I can't even begin to express the level of my sorrow for you and your family over this tragic loss. Although I never met Jack I know that he was the center of your world simply by all you have said about him. I know that there are no words that can make this any "better" so I will not try. I can only offer you my thoughts, prayers, and support during this time. Please reach out for anything ... ANYTHING.

Jamie

hb said...

Kristen and Dan, Remember,

Love lives forever,


Jack is not gone, but changed-
his soul turned to light,
transformed into a star
that will burn forever in the sky...
shining down upon you
through an opening in heaven,
keeping watch...
sending love,

Love lives forever.

A new star in heaven now shines just for you.

With much heartfelt sympanthy,

hb

Grandpa said...

We are so, so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was such a precious doll and we will gaze lovingly at his special star in the sky. Peace, Julie and Charlie Diggs

Tracy said...

Dear Dan and Kristen, our hearts go out to you, we could not stop our tears when we heard your sad news, as parents we can feel your pain closely and wish we could offer more comfort. Our deepest love, Tracy and Jennifer Oldenburg

AnneWitt1 said...

Krissy, Dan, and Kate: Carrie and family are at my house this weekend. We got a phone call early this morning telling us of your unbearably sad news. We have been numb and grief-stricken all day. And I have been trying all day to think of comforting words to write to you here. I never had the honor of meeting Jack, but I felt I knew him through reading your blog, viewing Turpin family photos, and even listening to his cheerful voice. What a delightful, happy guy he was! What a wonderful, happy, joyful life he had for two short years! I can't think of any words to comfort you, despite my best efforts. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during these most difficult times.

deb said...

Dear Turpin Family,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your first born! I remember it like yesterday, when you came into work so happy that Kristen was pregnant. And all those times, you shared great memories of Jack with us at work. I wish i was able to be at the memorial and give you my condolences in person as you did with the passing of my father! Ill keep yall in my thoughts each and every day!

KristenL89 said...

I was sent your blog. I worked with Dan for a short time and am very sad for your lose. It sounds like it happend so suddenly, I'm truely sorry you all have to experience this.

I will keep you all in my prayers.
-Kristen L

Gretchen said...

I love you very much. My heart is broken for you guys and you will be constantly in my thoughts. I'm so sad I never met Jack, but certainly saw many pictures plastered on my mom's fridge.

ALL my love forever,

Gretchen P.

Todd said...

Dear Dan, Kristen, and Kate,

So very sorry to hear the sad news. You are in our thoughts. You are so loved by so many. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. I'm just at a loss for words. We're all here for you.

Todd

Heather said...

Words don't seem adequate enough to convey the heartbreak and saddness that I'm feeling for you. I pray for continued strength and healing for your entire family.

Heather

Heather said...

Words just don't seem adequate... I am shocked and saddened to hear of your loss of Jack. Please know that I'm praying for healing, strength and comfort for your entire family.

Heather

Sarah said...

Krissy and family-

I was so sad when I read about Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I miss you so much, and hate that this is happening to you, it truly is not fair. I hope that you can find strength through it and be able to celebrate the time that you had with him.

Thinking of you!

Sarah (Gallagher) Totzke

Karyl and Norbert said...

Dear Krissy, Dan and Kate,

You have been in our thoughts all day, and we'll continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. We only had a chance to meet Jack one time, but we follow your blog regularly, and know that he was a very special little guy. All the angels are surely celebrating his arrival! We hope that all those wonderful memories you created with Jack will help you through this sad time.

Love, Karyl and Norbert Affeldt

carrie said...

The crazy thing is, that I never met Jack but I feel as if I have known him since the day he was born. To me, he was the epitome of life. Active, energetic, full of life, big smiles, adventurous, mischevious, a true boy. If it wasnt for the love, passion, and time that his mom spent blogging oh so often, I wouldnt feel as if I knew Jack so well. Jack, your legacy will last our entire lifetime and we were all blessed to have a connection with you. We cry for you and those who loved you and celebrate your life, as rambunctious and fun-loving as it was...

Debbie Wagner said...

Dear Dan, Kristen and Kate,

I am saddened to hear the loss of little Jack. I remember the day that Dan found out that he was having a son, he was so proud. He came into work absolutely beaming from ear to ear. There are no words that can describe how my heart is breaking for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone that Jack has every touched with his smile and laughter.

Debbie Wagner

The Chaplins said...

Kristen and Dan - You guys were the first family we met when we moved to Austin...with Jack in tow at just under 6 weeks old. I remember just being in awe of him, as I was expecting Braxton in just a few short weeks. As we continued to spend time with you guys we learned that Jack and Braxton had similar personalities. David and I would always look to Jack to see what Braxton might be doing next.

Jack was truly all boy! He was a happy, lovable, funny, outgoing, 'wild', adorable, handsome, smart and blessed little boy. Always on the move, always learning, always smiling, always making someone else smile, always being his precious self...Jack was a gift from God.

Each time I look at Braxton I am reminded of Jack. He will always be a part of our lives, and we are thankful for the memories.

We pray for healing, grace, peace and understanding that only God can grant.

We love you,
Summer, David and Braxton

suzydekay said...

I never had the privilege of meeting Jack, but it sounds like he was blessed with two of the best parents in the world. I just heard the news last night from Trace and my mom and my heart goes out to you both. I'll be thinking of you on monday.

Suzy DeKay

Traci Neiman said...

you may not know me, but, I am a mommy of four kids and cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. Please know that because of your story, I am holding my babies a little bit more today and embracing each precious memory more carefully. You are obviously very loving parents and I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. Please know that you are touching complete strangers with the love you had for your little man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love,
Traci

norma said...

At last I can see through the tears enough to let you know that our love and thoughts surround you.

Norm and Norma

Roger Temme said...

Kristen,
I just heard from Lou. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace & blessings always!

Roger Temme

Monica said...

Dear Turpin Family,

I have met Dan at a school board meeting and Kristen you went to Weight Watchers with my mom, Rita Hodde for a while. I am a teacher at PME, and my name is Monica Liles. I never had the privilege to meet Jack, however I know he was a gift from god. May the strength find you and your family after being faced with such a tragedy. Words cannot explain, and I know you are searching for answers. As a parent I know your children are your life. My heart is broken for you but I know it does not compare to your pain. I hope and pray you can find peace with the precious memories you have of Jack. If there is ever something you ever need, I will do it. I know you are surrounded by family and friends, but rest assured that there are more friends out here waiting to meet you and help you now and forever. You are two loving parents. My prayers are with you and your family.
M. Liles

Pam Tobola said...

God give you His strength, comfort and peace; and know that He is there even when it doesn't feel like it.

hb said...

Dan, Kristen & Kate,
Words can never say what I am feeling for you. Jack was so very special and will remain so for all time. He is shining brightly over you all and soaring in the Heavens and will forever be one of Heaven’s Sweetest Angels. Know that you have been the best parents that Jack could have had. The documentation you have on your blog of his wonderful and happy life shows what a special little boy he was, and will always be.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
Debbie

bumper said...

Our deepest thoughts and prayers
May your family be always in the Hollow Of His Hand
Bob & Diane Davis

Amber and Aurora said...

How can it be true? I just keep coming back here over and over, in disbelief and with sheer heartbreak for you and your family. Kristen you are the best mom - you really are. I can't imagine what you must be going through. I'm just so so sorry...

Jen said...

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with each of you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you peace at this most difficult time.

Darren, Jenny, Jordan and Lauren Holm

Bonnie said...

Dan, it's been years, but seems like yesterday. There are no words, although I'm sure you've heard them all by now... I wish I could turn back time for you, friend. The lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes are doing nothing to help you, but the prayers I am saying might... I'll keep saying them just in case.

D said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Please let us know if we can help you with anything.

Cody, Dani, Cayden, Ashton

Jess said...

Dear Turpin Family,
I have a few mutual Facebook friends who let me know about your son. (I went to school with Dan and graduated in 89). I just wanted to send my love and support and let you know that my thoughts, prayers, and heart goes out to your family. There are no words to express how saddened I am to hear of the loss of your son and I pray for your comfort and peace. I have donated to help put a bench in his honor so that many have the chance to enjoy his time here. Jessica (Smith) Pittman

Kurt said...

Extending our deepest condolences for your loss. We can't begin to imagine the great pain you're feeling but know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Kurt, Elzmari, Kristina, & Matthew

usturpin said...

Danny, we are so devastated by your and Kristen and Kate's loss. The Turpin clan is in shock and mourning. We are thinking about you and working to send a delegation down the Austin to be sure the cousins are there to be with you in your time of need.

Prayers, and hugs,

Michael, caroline, Brooke, Cole and Miles Turpin

angela.emitchell said...

Krissy, Dan, Kate~
I haven't wrote anything on here yet, although I check it 20 times a day either reading new entries or reading about his funny stories. I don't have the words that will make this better, and there is no book that I could read to tell me what to do or say to you all.
What I do know is that although Jack was here with us for too short of a time, he got to live life to the fullest, more than some people that are on earth for a much longer time.
He was blessed and was a blessing. He had the best parents ever, the best little sis, and through his blog and stories you can see that Jack was an outstanding example of someone that lived life each day with smiles and love for everyone.
I am praying that everyone is finding a feeling of peace, knowing that Jack gets to party with the Angel's, eat whatever he wants and gets to dance all day long.
I can't take the pain away but do know that I was proud, through your blog and emails, that I got to know this cool little dude.
Thank you Dan and Krissy for being the best parents ever!
We love you and I will see you soon.
The Mitchell's~
Jim, Angela, Taylor, Jimmie II, Jaidan, and Tiana.
** Tomorrow we, in MN, will be wearing our cool colors tomorrow for Jack.

Renee and Craig Zchiesche said...

Kristen, Dan & Kate….
Our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences just seem so meaningless in this time of loss of one our precious inspirations…Jack. His smile and more over the smile in each of your faces have been and will continue to be testimony to the profound impact and gifts he offered our worlds.

From the first day we received news that Jack would be born I recall the sparkle and smile that Dan shared as well as the thought of his love for you Kristen.

Although Jack is no longer with us here physically, he is within us all through your presence, your actions, your conversation, your thoughts and your precious Daughter Kate.

Our Hearts and prayers are with you and we are here to support you in any way we can now and in the future.


Respectfully and Sorrowfully,

Renee , Craig and the Zschiesche Family

Maggie said...
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Maggie said...

I am so sorry for your loss Krissy, Dan and Kate. This is truely heartbreaking. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Franklin and Lisa Spees said...

Dear sweet Turpin family....

It has taken me a few days to write on here.... mostly because I am so stunned that I've not had any words. Krissy, you did such a great job of telling the story of Jack through your words and pictures, I honestly feel like I know him. You could always see the pure joy and love of life in Jack's eyes. My heart is so broken for you.

I think about Krissy stuffing baby Jack into a pail with Easter bunny ears on him.... I remember when Jack stayed up late for the election results and mommy came in and took a photo of his sweet sleeping body- sharing how privileged she felt to be his mom. Jack is so loved. I just can't even wrap my brain around this. I know that Jack blessed you greatly with every smile, hug and kiss he ever gave you. What an honor to be his parents. I am praying daily for you and for my own understanding of why sweet little Jack is in Heaven.

This little guy is having such a huge impact on many. I will never forget Jack's vibrant and beautiful face... he reminds me that it is a joy and a gift to care for my children. He reminds me to cherish the time I have with them and I will always be grateful to Jack for that.

With many tears...
Lisa

Kjirsten said...

Dear Dan and Kristen,

I'm so terribly sorry to hear about little Jack. Please accept my deepest sympathy... you and your family are in my prayers.

with love,
kjirsten

Finley's Family said...

A family you don't even know in Wisconsin is wishing for comfort and peace to soothe your aching hearts.

Liz and Family

Betty Saenz said...

I am so sorry dear! I am deeply touched and my heart goes out to you and your family even though I do not know you personally. My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren live in Manor. She shared this tragic news with me.

Justine said...

Kristen & Dan,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news about your sweet little Jack. We're so sorry for your loss, and can't even imagine what you are going through right now. We'll both always remember Jack as a smiling, playful, happy, delightful kiddo who we got to hang out with at the group dinners.

Jack was here for far too short of a time, but he was truly blessed to have such phenomenal parents that his made his life so happy.

Sending hugs and comfort your way,

Justine and Dave

Sharon Venzke said...

--your cousin Sharon here, and I cannot think of words to say except I loved seeing pictures of Jack on your mom's Christmas cards and it is so obvious looking at your blog that he is very very loved. He's an absolute doll.

Kenn and I have you in our thoughts and hope that all those wonderful stories, pictures, and memories of your beautiful boy provide some comfort.

Love,
Sharon Venzke and Kenn Wildnauer

Jessica said...

I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. I found you through Kelly's blog and wanted you to know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope that you, along with your entire family, will be able to find some sort of peace. I can imagine that it will be difficult, but may you somehow find it.

Suzi said...

You don't know me, I am a friend of Mike Becker, and found your blog after following Mia and Allison when they were born prematurely like my daughter. I always loved reading about the fun things your little ones were up to and tonight when I clicked through to your blog I was shocked and am now in tears. Please accept my sincere and heart felt condolences, you and your family are in our prayer. Bless you and know that even total strangers were touched by your sweet Jack.