Sunday, January 27, 2008

Day 56 - Tristan went home to be with Jesus

It's 5:00 pm here in Jacksonville, Florida and just wanted everyone to be praying for us. Tristan had a great night last night and today, however around 4:20 pm he started going down very quickly and passed away at 4:40 pm.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for us. Our family members are on their way!!

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Training Hearts said...

{{{{Praying}}}} I've not commented on your blog before, but I've been a dedicated reader and prayer parter behind the scenes. I know from experience (I've had 2 stillbirths) that words cannot express the feelings and emotions to make anything better right, but know that I am praying for you and your family.

Allison in Texas said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I am praying for your family right now. Tristan has touched so many lives. We all love him.
Praying in Houston,
Allison

Alicia said...

Oh, you and your family are in my prayers...I am so sorry.

Alicia

Dee Dee said...

We are so sorry. We have grown to love that little boy and can only imagine your sorrow. Praying for your whole family right now. Praying God will hold you very close.

Alison said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I have come to know Little Tristan through the Blog world and have checked on him and your whole family everyday for the past 54 days. You and your family will be in my constant prayers.
Love,
Alison in TN

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry...I will certainly keep you and your precious family in my prayers.

Sharon in Memphis, TN

Anonymous said...

I pray that God would give you and your whole family comfort in His loving arms.

Barr Family said...

I have been keeping up with you although I do not know you personally. My heart aches with you as I read your post today. I am so very sorry for your loss and can only pray that you will feel the arms of Jesus around you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Cori said...

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face...I have been following your blog since you were blessed with you angel Tristan. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you feel God's loving arms embracing you during this hard time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear of Tristan's passing, but rejoice in that he is with Jesus and healed even now. I will pray fervently for your precious family in the coming days. May you feel the presence of the Lord in a way you have never experienced. I pray that HIS peace overwhelms you all. Praying in Mississippi...

Anonymous said...

Hostetter Family,
I am in shock. I've been praying for you all for months and reading your blog several times a day. I am so sorry. I am so greatful that God allowed so many amazing memories with Tristan. I am praying for your family to get through this time. Love from the Henrys in Oregon

Anonymous said...

We are praying for peace in your hearts and that you will find oh so much joy in the sweet memories you have. Thank you for being such a blessing to me!

Michelle said...

My thoughts and love are with you and your family right now. Tristan and my daughter share a Dec. 3rd birthday and have been following your story everyday. My heart is with you all and will continue to pray for you. Tristan is such a little miracle and I know he enjoyed the love you, your husband and boys showed him. You as a mother, give me soooooo much strength and encouragement everyday. You are an awesome mommy!! I know we have never met but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the great Christian example you are setting through the Internet. You are awesome!! Tristan is dancing and playing basketball in Heaven with His Maker right now! He is running so fast and eating all the food his perfect body can handle. Thanks for being such an uplifting inspiration to me!! Stay strong!!

Anonymous said...

No words can ever express the sorrow we feel for all of you at the loss of your precious Tristan. Your witness has touched all of us at First Baptist and I know that you feel the loving arms of our Lord surrounding you. What joy Tristan must be experincing now in his beautiful new body as he dances for Jesus

Anonymous said...

SO SORRY! Have been following your story all along. GOD BLESS! May GODS comfort be with you during this difficult time! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers your way from Dallas... Know you are loved and in my thoughts and prayers.

Bec & Tim said...

My heart breaks for your family, yet rejoices that Tristan is safe in the arms of Jesus. May you all feel his arms firmly wrapped around you as you endure the unimaginable to many. Prayers from MI.

Vols in Texas said...

Oh Yvette! I am just shocked. I check your blog everyday, multiple times a day and have been so moved by Tristan's life, my your lives, my your faith in our Lord, and by your willingness to be so vulnerable with the entire blogging world. Tritan's life has made an eternal impact on me. He has changed the way I love my children, my husband, the way I pray. I am praying for you and your family, for Trayc and Tanner and Tayden. We will continue to pray for you day and night through the coming days and weeks. May God bless you and may you feel His presence carrying you through this time.

Kerri said...

My prayers are with you. I've been following your blog all along and praying for you. What a blessing that Tristan was with you for so long. What a difference he made in such a short time. And the gospel seeds planted in the hearts of those whom you shared with because of Tristan will make a difference in eternity. My heart is broken for you and your family, and yet I'm celebrating with you the time he was here. May God give you peace and sooth and encourage your hearts as only He can.
much love to you,
Kerri Hamilton

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for your family. I will keep you close in prayer. I know Tristan felt your love everyday he was here. I don't think a little boy could have been more loved. You guys are amazing.

Julie www.caringbridge.org/visit/hayden

Dawn Weninger said...

SO Sorry!! I have been following your story! I know that the strength that you have in the lord will help your great family get through this! GOD BLESS!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry! But I am so happy for your family that you had the 56 days to be with Tristan. What a blessing! I will be praying for your family during this terribly difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Hostetter Family,
I am shocked!!!I am so sorry. I have been praying for all of you. I have been reading your blog for months. You have been such a wonderful testomony to so many people. Tristan touched so many lives in his 56 days. He is with Jesus. How great is that. I will lift you up in prayer durring there trying times. God Bless all of you. The Henry's in Oregon

Melody said...

I have been following your story for several months. I am so saddened to hear of Tristan's passing....Praying for your family, that Jesus will hold and comfort you in the coming days.

Anonymous said...

I am Praying for you right now.

milehighmom said...

bless your sweet family. i will be praying here in Colorado. may you feel the presence of the Lord all around you.

Marianne said...

My heart is yours for the days ahead. My cousin and I were talking about you this afternoon at a church gathering. Her daughter delivered twins at 25 weeks last March. One lived three days, the other is struggling with many developmental delays. Your journey has and will continue to open so many doors as we all bear witness to the love and faithfulness of God.

Anonymous said...

PRAYING!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so so very sorry. Tristan was such a little guy who was here for such a short time, but touched more hearts than many of those that live to be 100. Please know that although there's nothing I can say or do to make things any easier for you, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You will always be Tristan's Mommy and Daddy just as Tayden and Tanner will always be his big brothers. He will always be a part of your lives as you will of his. Treasure the time and the memories as you treasure each other. Fly High Sweet Tristan Fly High.

Lorraine
Phoenixville, PA

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” Native American Proverb

Anonymous said...

I’m Free


Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks undone must stay that way.

I’ve found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then filled it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,

Good friends, good times

A loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me

God wanted me now:

He set me free.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your precious family. May God hold you in his arms and give you comfort. Thank you for blessing us with your time with your sweet baby.

Praying
Michelle NW Arkansas

Amy said...

I have been following your story and praying every day. My heart breaks for you right now, but rejoices in the fact that your precious baby is in our father's arms in heaven. I will continue to pray that God will wrap his arms around your entire family and comfort you during this time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Yvette, Trayc,
Tanner & Tayden,
I am so so sorry for the lost of your beautiful baby son and brother,Tristan. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you in your time of need. I will continue my prayers as you go through your next journey.
GOD BLESS!
Sincerely,
Rebecca

The Magana family said...

I was just testifing about your lives to a friend who is going through a lot of finantial problems. My childrens do not know yet! I am sitting with my friend in their house trying to show Tristan's pictures and. the last poem you shared with us.
I can not believe that at the time that I was sharing with them your story, Tristan was going home to be with Jesus.
Praying for all of you.

The Magana family,
St. Augustine, Fl.

Elisabeth said...

We love you guys. Praying for you right now more than ever.
We love you.

Emily's Blog said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Tristan with Jesus now and no longer hurting. He is at peace. I pray for peace and God's love and grace surround and envelop your family.

Kerri said...

Praying for your family. I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet little boy. You will be in my thoughts.

Hugs,
Kerri

Jesse's girl said...

Praying so hard for your sweet family.

Tallon said...

I have been following your blog since before Tristan was born. What a BEAUTIFUL Life he lived!! I will be praying for your family- even little Tayden and Great big bro Tanner!!! Thank you for sharing Tristan with us! how SWEET it is to know that He is resting peacefully in our Savior's loving arms!
Rebecca from SC

Courtney said...

My prayers are with you and your family! No words seem appropriate at times like this, just know you are being thought of and prayed for!

In His love,
Courtney
PA

SoccerMomtoMandL said...

So sorry for the pain you are feeling. Tristan is a little doll. I will pray for all of you.

Pam @ Beyond The Red Door
http://homeschoolblogger.com/hmschlmomto2

Elizabeth S said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that he is with Jesus now, but I also know that you miss him terribly. You will be in my prayers.

Collins Family said...

I am so so so sorry, please know I am praying for you. I have no words to make you feel better but to say I am praying for your loss of such a precious little guy.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family!

Hilary said...

Oh Tristan!!!
You life was such a sweet blessing! God be with your family..

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss! What a precious boy you had to spend an incredible 56 days with. You all did so many special things while he was here. Hopefully the memories that you made will last a lifetime. I will be praying for your family as you go through this difficult time.

Felipe & Chantelle said...

Oh, how we grieve with you for the earthly loss of your precious little boy...the angels rejoice at the heavenly gain of your son...and I'm sure our Heavenly Father is so pleased to see him. We will pray that the Lord will comfort and sustain you and your family through this emotional and difficult time in your lives. The Lord is so Good and Gracious, He WILL carry you through.

Psalm 34:18 - "The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow." (Amplified Bible)

We will pray and pray without ceasing.

The Moon Family in Watertown, NY

Anonymous said...

Checking in on you...Praying & crying for the days ahead. May our God hold you in His everlasting arms and shield you under His wings in the days ahead. Also, for the brothers of Tristan who loved him dearly. Jesus come. Love, Colleen in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Please know that we will continue to keep your family in our prayers...we have rejoiced in Tristan's life and the time he has spent with you and are so thankful for your witness and testimony of God's grace! We are continually amazed at your faith...and thank God for you and each of your boys. God bless you.

Kate said...

so sorry for your loss. you're in my prayers.

Tate Family said...

Oh my goodness...not the update I expected to read. I have been following your story since the beginning. What a comfort to know that your sweet child is dancing with Jesus. PRAYING for you!!

Anonymous said...

To Tristan's family - I have been reading your blog since Tristan was born, connecting through another website. Your sweet faith & honest sharing has been such a blessing to me. I want to thank for that. I just hopped on your blog to see how Day 56 was going and was so surprised to read that dear, sweet Tristan has gone to be with Jesus. My heart and prayers go out to you and will continue in the days to come. I live far away and do not know you or any of your friends or family but I know your Father-God and I am so glad He is there with you - through the last 55 days, today and all the tomorrows to come. With many prayers, Shirley

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Ohio. Crying tears of sadness for the days ahead. May God's everlasting arms surround you as They hold Tristan even now. May He comfort Tristan's brothers as they miss him. Please Jesus come to this home and family now. Shield them through this time of grief and surround them with the promise of eternity together, never to be parted...COlleen

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Texas.

Kimberlie said...

You and your family are aways in my prayers. God Bless.

Tiany said...

My heart is aching for you all, I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling. Our family will surely keep your family in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

One more sweet baby Angel in the arms of Jesus! What a day it will be when we mothers that have lots babies will see them again in heaven.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Tristan's short but very blessed little life! You all are a blessing and have a beautiful family!!!

Storming heavens gates on your behalf!

(((Hugs)))
Tiany

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your family. I have been following your story for a few months now...May God comfort you and may Tristan enjoy sitting on the Father's lap.

Elizabeth said...

I found your blog through the Training Hearts blog. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you comfort and the peace that only comes from Him.

Chelle said...

So sorry to hear this news. I have checked every day to keep up with the wonderful times your family got to spend with him. Will pray constantly for your family.
Rachelle

Allison in Maryland said...

Dear Hostetter Family -

I am so sorry to hear of Tristan's passing. Praying for you constantly that God will comfort you and your family ...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. Lori

tbelln230 said...

I am so very sorry for you and your family on the passing of your little angel Tristan.I know he is with Jesus now and someday you will meet again.
Lydia Bell

Anonymous said...

May God put his loving arms around you all and comfort and care for you. I have been following your blog for a while and want you to know what a wonderful faith filled family you are. You are such an inspiration. Your trust in God's greater plans is amazing. May baby Tristan be resting in God's loving presence and may you always feel Tristan's love and presence in your lives. God bless.

Anonymous said...

My heart is so broken for you guys. I have been following your blog since November and praying for your family daily. Tristan was such a fighter. I will never forget him or your loving family and I will continue to pray for all of you.

Brenda said...

Oh my I'm so sorry for your loss. But I rejoice with you that he is with the Lord and you will see him agian! Praise God for 56 wonderful days with him. You will be in our prayers as will Tristan! God bless you and you are loved!

Julie said...

How blessed you were to have 56 wonderful days with Tristan - I know you will use this experience to be a blessing to other families dealing with similar circumstances. You are in my prayers often, especially tonight!!

bhte4Him said...

My heart is breaking for your precious family. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time.

Love in Christ,
Heather

Cathy said...

You have reminded us of so much that is important on this journey. Even though Tristan is in a much better place our hearts are breaking for the loss you are feeling. I pray for safe trips for all your family and friends and know that Tristans journey has changed so many.
Cathy & Annabel

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family in Charleston, SC.
God Bless you all.

Mandy said...

Yvette and Trayc, I am so, so sorry. I have been following your story for so very long, and have prayed for you all along the way. I will continue to pray for you as you continue this road. I hope you feel God's strength and love surrounding you during this time.

BreezieGirl said...

I started reading your story around day ... 40something. My heart and my prayers are with your family.

Kelly said...

Oh Yvette,

I have always held my breath just before clicking on your blog, dreading those words. I came into your journey late, but I grew to enjoy your posts and pictures of your little guy and how he just seemed to press on despite the odds. I'm so glad you got the 56 days you did.

Be sure and know that I'll be praying for all of you tonight. That in spite of these dark hours ahead, you will be able to rejoice in his short, but wonderful life.

A friend and fellow mother,
Kelly

Kathy said...

Oh I am SO sorry to read this. You all have been in my prayers, and will continue to be in the days, weeks, and months ahead. I have travelled this road too, and I'm so sorry for the heartache I know you are feeling.

Love, Kathy

Mandy said...

I am so, so sorry. I was just checking in on you guys, like I do each night, and never expected to see this news. Please know that you have friends here in Ga who are praying for you. I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain but I will lift you up and trust that God will carry you through.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Nichole said...

I've been reading your journey since before Tristan's birth. My family is praying for your family during this time!

Anonymous said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss, I have been praying everyday for Tristan to continue being healthy, and I am so sorry for you. I have just been down this road with my best friend 6 weeks ago, and I pray now for God to just help you through all the grief you are feeling right now. I hope you are able to remember all of the great things Tristan has brought into your lives, and that He has the ultimate plan, and though we don't always understand, or go along with it, He had a reason for Tristan, and Tristan has shown all of us to believe in mircals, and praise God for the greatness he gives to us everyday.

Love and prayers to you and your family,
Cassidy in Indiana

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! Tristan was such a beautiful little boy. Praying you feel God's arms wrapped around you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for everyone who knew and loved this precious child.

Rebecca said...

Oh my. I am so sorry for your loss.

I'll be praying, as I have been over the last several weeks.

Hugs and love to you all.

Rebecca

Just little ole me said...

I am so so sorry. I am glad that it went quickly for you and for him. May Christ be with you and your family during this time and the days that follow. I am grateful that we have a loving God who greeted Tristan and held him in his loving arms. I will pray for you in the coming days and for your boys.

Anonymous said...

praying in michigan

Brian and Catherine said...

I am sooo sorry for your loss - I feel like I knew that little baby and checked in everyday to see how he was doing. I'll be thinking of y'all tonight and you are in my prayers.
Catherine

kingfamily said...

Praying for your family. I feel an extra burden to pray for your boys!
Brandi in Pa

AJ in IL said...

You will be in our prayers and held in the loving embrace of the Lord.

df4kings said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have checked (from Ohio) on your family several times a day for the past few months... my heart is broken for you today. I will keep you in my prayers in the days ahead and will ask that God will keep you all (along with little Tristan) close to His heart.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! My family has been and will continue to pray for you! What a precious blessing you had in Tristan! May God give you the strength and peace you need to get through this very emotional time! Your blog and life with your little guy has really touched me! Your family is an inspiration!

God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

i've been following your blog everday since tristan arrived. It is so sad to hear about your sweet boy, but I will pray for you and your family. remember that he suffers no longer.

Praying in PA,
Moriah

susan said...

I, like so many others, have been following your blog and checking every day on Tristan. This wasn't the update I was expecting. Please know that you and your precious family are in my prayers. Lives have been forever changed because of Tristan. Thankyou so much for allowing us the priviledge of sharing a little in his journey and, perhaps a little, lifting your burden. Prayers & Blessings from Susan in Amarillo, TX

pinkkitty88 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading your blog for a long time now and was so happy he was doing so well. I know that God will help you get through the next few days as well as the years to come. Tristan was a special little boy and you were blessed to have so much time with him. I will continue to pray for your family as I have every night since his birth.

Kitty, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. I have followed your wonderful journeyand all the T-18 moms linked to your blog. Your family has touched my life. Tristan was a wonderful blessing. Jesus is holding him tight. May God continue to bless you all through this difficult time and give you peace. Praying for your entire family.

Robin, Jax, Florida

Anonymous said...

No words can express what your journey with Tristian has been for me. He brought so much joy to me and to others as well. Praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of a very special little guy that you got to love and will love forever.

Harry & Kristi Lewis said...

We are praying for the peace of God and that you would know the comfort of the Comforter.

Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

May the Lord encourage you.

Love,

Harry & Kristi Lewis

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying...
Sherry
Johnson City,TN

Natalie said...

I'm praying! Even though I've never met your family, or Tristan, his precious and miraculous life touched mine these past months. I'm lifting your family up in prayer right now!

A heartbroken stranger said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

I was shocked to hear this news after everything that's been going so well! I prayed he would be the exception, but now I know he is at peace and loved in Heaven with Lord!

I'll pray for your family!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I am so very sorry. I will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I am subscribed to your blog and have been following it for a few months now. I am absolutely shocked and heart broken for you and your family. I am just so so sorry for your loss. I anxiously await updates, and have loved the pictures of your beautiful, sweet, perfect little boy. Your family is what I hope for when I have my own one of these days.

From reading your updates, it's 100% evident that you all didn't take one minute with Tristan for granted. Staying up when he was awake, spending time with your family each night, the pictures, each second was so full, and so sweet. All Tristan has known, and ever will know is immense love and how perfect and special he is, and not to mention those wonderful head rubs you gave him.. :)

God used Tristan to knit you guys together so tightly, it's rare you see a family so close and connected these days. Everyone goes 100miles and hour in different different directions, I am amazed that you all stopped, and cherished each second, each day, each outfit, moment.. God also used Tristan to touch and impact so many others. His life was full and rich, and has blessed so many.

I am praying for you and hope you know that Tristan's life, all 56 days of them where a reflection of the Lord, and you and your families time with him, and walk through these days are also reflections of the Lord.

SO many have been changed by his life, thank you for the privilege of witnessing your miracle.

May God's peace, and love blanket you during this time.

Jen's got the nightshift covered said...

That was not the news I expected to see posted to day. I had become so accustomed to seeing great things, watching your precious boy grow and thrive under your vigilant love and care. I was so shocked I just stared at the screen for a full 30 seconds. and then, oh how I cried. For all of you.

Be blessed today. Have extra portions of grace and strength. There are people the world over praying for you, so you are covered 24/7. My day here in Australia has only just begun, so I will storm heaven and ask these for you. Enjoy all the last precious moments with your beloved Tristan.

"So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." John 16:22

Dawn Weninger said...

So Sorry

Melony said...

I will be praying for you tonight and in the days to come. I pray that God will feel you with peace and the strength you need to face the days ahead of you.

Lisa Caldwell said...

Hostetter Family,

May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. May you feel his presence and know that Tristan is a healthy little baby boy now. My daughter and I have followed your blog daily and have prayed continually for Tristan and your family. We will continue to pray for all of you for the days, months and years ahead. Hold the memories with Tristan close to you always! Thank you for sharing Tristan with us! He is truly an angel!

Lisa & Sarah Caldwell
Dandridge, TN

ajc4ever said...

I am praying for you that Jesus would hold all of you especially close, as he is holding Tristan as well. God Bless you,

Angela in central Ohio

Susie said...

My heart sinks for you. You're in my prayers. My son is 21 days old today, and we're waiting to see when Jesus takes him home too. I have no idea how long he'll be with us. I know how futile words are: but I'm so glad you had 8 beautiful weeks with him. Hug your boys for all of us. With love - Susie S.

Dawn Weninger said...

Praying for your family at this difficult time in your life. GOD BLESS!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad...and utterly speechless. I didn't expect to read he had gone to heaven so soon. I continued to pray that Tristan would do well with his increased feeds and be strong enough to have the surgeries he needed. He no longer needs those surgeries as he is now in his most perfect form in heaven! What a blessing your blog has been to me, even though we live so far apart! May you be comforted knowing that so many are praying for your family and that the Lord will continue to hold you in His loving arms. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. And I will never forget your little boy - what a miracle Tristan is, what a legacy he has left, what a joy to have "known" him for longer than anyone would have ever guessed. He is so precious - what a beautiful life he had! I don't think better parents could have been chosen for him, to love him, protect him, and to cherish every moment you had with him. Blessings to you in the days and weeks that lie ahead and for always.
K - MI

Chrissy said...

There are no words. And honestly I can barely type thru the tears. I will email you directing sometime soon. I just cannot even begin to swallow this right now. This was not what I had expected to read today when checking in as I do several times a day. I know that this was and is God's plan but I still can't help but question WHY! Praying for you all... Love, Chrissy

Melody said...

I just logged onto the computer to check on Tristan. I have never left a message but I have been faithfully reading your blog since the beginning. I was so shocked to see this post. My heart aches for you all and we will be praying for you and your sweet family. Tristan will never be forgotten!.

Love in Christ,
Melody

The Rosetto's said...

I just found your blog 2 days ago and went back and read your journey. I was brought to tears when I came back to check on Tristan today and saw the news. I pray God's peace on your entire family.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely praying for all of you. A sweet father who buried his young daughter shared at church today. He said that he finds such intimacy in worshipping God now because he knows that when he is praising Jesus that he is on holy ground and he knows that his daughter Faith is on that same holy ground praising the same Lord. Death cannot separate them from praising the true God in true unity. That is my prayer for all of you. May your hearts be comforted and may your family be close. We love you and cannot wait to meet your beautiful son in the world that defies description!

Tamara said...

I am so sorry. I pray your family will feel the loving arms of all of us and our Heavenly Father wrapped around you as tightly as possible.

In Christian Love,
Tamara in Tennessee

Anonymous said...

Dear Hostetter Family i was fallowing day by day for so long your blog..i'm so sorry for your lost...i'll be praying for you and your family..god bless you!! Claudia Jax Fl.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am in shock but know it was God's timing, and you guys were blessed to have him for so long. Praying for you and your children.

Misty said...

I am praying for you and your family. I know that know words can comfort you during this time as I have lost a child of my own but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Autumn said...

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Little Tristan truly is a miracle.

Mary in TN said...

I am so very very sorry. Please know you and your family will be in our prayers, as always.

Blessings,
Mary in TN

Anonymous said...

When the Pastor announced Tristans passing in church tonight my heart just broke. I have been praying constantly for sweet Tristian and your family ever since I saw your testimony in church. Praying that the Lord will put His comforting arms around your family during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Tristans life with others.

Anonymous said...

I was sad to hear about Tristan this evening. :o( The pain of separated family members is painful. I know a bit of your pain as my Micah is in Heaven, too. I know your grief probably hasn't even set in yet, but remember that you are still a family of 5 - just not all together. Keep Tristan's legacy alive! He has accomplished a great purpose!

JD in NC

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette-

I am so overwhelmed with emotion tonight as this was the last phone call I ever expected. I am SO THANKFUL that you made it home and he had a chance to look into your beautiful face, full of love, before seeing Jesus. I couldn't stop crying as I spoke with Trayc, but he said something so reassuring... our boys are together tonight. I know that is not where you would prefer him to be in this moment, but I am so thankful that you know with complete certainty that he is whole and you will see him again. I have been on my knees tonight for you already and will be most of the night. I love you so much and am praying unceasingly for you guys!

With love, saddess, joy and peace,
Kenzie

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Hostetter Family,
I am so sorry. I have grown to love your family & that sweet precious little baby boy. I know that you must be feeling unimaginable pain right now but I am so thankful that you have faith in our Heavenly Father and you can know that He is taking care of precious Tristan. I will pray for all of you in the coming days. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of love and faith with so many. You are an inspiring family and you have blessed untold numbers of people with your story.
Love,
Emily

cyn said...

I am praying for you here in Texas. Your sweet baby boy has been a blessing!

Kat said...

I'm so sorry, and are praying for you and your family.

Mama10EE said...

My heart is heavy for your loss. We will be praying hard for your family, as we did for Tristan the last 56 days. God be with you all during these dark days.

Kat said...

I'm so sorry, and are praying for you and your family.

jenbrownlmt said...

My prayers are with you and your family, and especially for little Tristan. May he live forever in health in heaven.

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers. We'll be asking Him to comfort the family in a way that only He can. God hears and answers prayer.

JenBrownLMT said...

My prayers are with you and your family, and especially with little Tristan. May he live forever in health in heaven.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you guys.
Ft. Myers, FL

Laurie said...

Praying for all of you right now that the Lord will comfort you. I can only imagine how much this hurts. This little boy has touched so many lives, especially the four of you. I praise God for the 56 wonderful and love filled days He gave you with this little plece of heaven named Tristan. He stole my heart.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

The Knagges said...

Dear Hostetter Family, I have kept up with you since your sweet testimony in church. Your life and your faith have been an inspiration to so many. So many people have fell in love with your precious Tristan. My prayer was for the miracle of all miracles. Our Father had other plans. Tristan will be waiting for you in heaven. We will keep your family in our prayers. Because He Lives, The Knagges

Anonymous said...

I am soooooo very sorry for your loss. I know it was unexpected at this time and feel for you all. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was such a beautiful little boy.

UNC NICU RN

krueth said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been praying for him and your family. My heart is broken for you. Praying for you. Wendy

nikki said...

Ms Yvette and Mr Trayc,
My name is Nikki and I am 6 years old. Pastor Brunson told us a long time ago about baby Triston. I have been praying every night for baby Triston and you. My mommy and dadddy told me tonight that baby Triston is in Heaven with Jesus. I am now going to pray every night for you.

The Brown Family said...

You and your family have been in my prayers and will continue to be in them. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and showing your love of your family and for God. Please continue to share so that we can keep lifting you up in prayer while your heart is breaking.

~Shell said...

So sorry for your loss, however I am also so happy your little man is complete again and safe in the arms of jesus.:-)

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you! We feel like we have gotten to know all of you through this journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Rachelle - Kansas

Kim said...

I follow your blog EVERYDAY, and keep Tristan on my mind often. My heart aches for you and your husband tonight, as I have just read the news. We all have grown to love him....

Kim in Memphis, TN.

Kim said...

I follow your blog EVERYDAY, and keep Tristan on my mind often. My heart aches for you and your husband tonight, as I have just read the news. We all have grown to love him....

Kim in Memphis, TN.

electroluxxx said...

All our love in the hardest of times,
matthew and mary

bubbebobbie said...

So sorry for your heart break. May the Holy Spirit hold you tight.You are in our prayers.
Because of Jesus, Bobbie

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/bubbebobbie/

Beth and Abigail said...

You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Beth and ABigail

Boothe Farley said...

oh sweet yvette and trayc -
how our hearts grieve. we know well the agony you are enduring, the shock, the wonder, the struggle to know why and the struggle to believe. my prayer for your family tonight is that you do, in fact, find that your souls are swelled with belief. though this journey began with your knowledge that it would be short, there is nothing that can prepare a human heart for loss. there is nothing that can soothe the storm inside the soul after it occurs. and yet... we have Jesus. that nothing becomes Everything. may you be nurtured, encouraged, hope-filled.

blessings.

boothe

conorbootheandgirls.blogspot.com

radrev said...

all prayers, prayers, prayers, prayers and love, love, love, from the bishop family in memphis. he's been our baby from the beginning - we've kept up - and kept praying since around november.

know you're saturated every minute with prayers and more prayers.

sweet Jesus, hold the whole Hostetter family. let them feel your warm and cozy love now like never before.

praying in memphis, tennessee.

rev. sarah and adrian bishop

Pauline said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I have come to know Little Tristan and your family through the Blog world and have checked on him and your whole family often. Rejoice in the life and know that he is in heaven looking down on you and your precious family!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I've been reading for months and have been praying for little Tristan. You are being thought of and prayed for. Welcome to the arms of Jesus, little one! In His Grace, Laurie

Jami Thompson said...

Yvette, Trayc, Tanner and Tayden,

We love you so much, and we are praying right now for God's peace to comfort you tonight. Tristan was truly a miracle and a blessing to so many people, and you have given HOPE and encouragement to other moms like you. I am proud of you, and proud of Tristan.

Love,

Jami, Anna and Tyler

Ginger said...

I am praying for your family. Like others, I have not commented before, but have been following Tristan's story and have been praying for him. God brought Tristan and all of you to my mind in a big way today during church. My prayers are with you as you walk through this difficult time. May God's peace and comfort be with you every moment.

So Blessed said...

With my most sincere sympathy...I am so sorry for you loss. Please know that many of us who have followed your journey with precious Tristan will be in constant prayer for your family.
May you know the peace that only our heavenly Father can give.

candicesalazar said...

Oh Goodness. It is impossible to understand this loss. Please know that there are people all over the world shedding tears for the loss of your precious Tristan...
Praying for you in Nebraska..

Kara said...

This is not what I expected tonight. Please know that little Tristan touched our lives here and we will be praying for you all in the days to come.

Kara
sahm22boys.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

In 56 days, I Could only pray to touch people like your son did - thank you for sharing him with us thru your blog. . . God Bless You all during this time.

Amy said...

Dear Hostetter Family,
I am so very sorry!! I have come to love your family and especially sweet Tristan. He has touched so many lives in his too short of time here on Earth. Praying so hard that ya'll will be surrounded by the peace that passes all understanding. My heart just breaks for ya'll.
Love and prayers,
Amy

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize how much you were all on my heart until I checked the blog today. I burst into tears. And I prayed. I'm still praying.

alissa said...

You have been the most amazing family. I have never left a message before but have check your blog countless times. Tristan was loved so much by his entire family. I will be praying for your family as you make this next transition in your life.

Tami Muhlbauer said...

What a wonderful 56 days we all spent reading and seeing the beautiful image of God in Tristan!
Please know that my family and all the Ferguson family are praying for you all. Many hugs and kisses to the whole family. We love you guys.

...I think I'll go give my kids another hug good night!!

M said...

I am praying for your family tonight. I simply cannot imagine how you feel but our God can and does. You are so loved. You have been such an incredible family to this miracle and you continue to be such an example to me.

Loving you and praying for you,
Michelle

snlsuperchick75 said...

I can not even begin to imagine what you are going though. You and your family has been in my prayers the whole time and will remain in my prayers. Your spa family loves you very much. I constantly hear the people talk about you being in our prayers so just know you have support from your work family. Please let me know if you need anything!

-Giovanna (Ritz Spa)

acutescrubnurse said...

I am so sorry to hear of Tristans passing. My friend passed away unexpectedly one week ago today, he was 41. And the reason I am telling you this, is that I told my son I would not cry today....(been crying for a week now) Here I am crying again!! It is OK to cry, so I guess I will keep crying!! Please know that we are holding your family very close in prayer as you go through this most difficult time. I know I have 2 more amazing Angels watching over me now.
God's Blessings
Rita
North Dakota Prayer Warrior

Jeanie said...

we are praying for you tonight, and 1000's at FBC prayed for you during service tonight.

Anonymous said...

I feel so privledged to have been able to pray for Tristan and your family. What a blessing he has been to my life even though I didn't even know him. Thank you for sharing your life and your heart. I will continue praying for you even now as he is being cradled in the arms of our Lord. Much love, Shelley from Turning Point.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your story daily but have commented only a few times. I am so sorry that Tristan's passing happened so suddenly---we were all cheering for all of you with the dawn of each new day with him. I have not shared your story with my kids, but just now showed them your pictures and my 11yos Andy committed to pray for Tanner tonight. We just moved from FL and also homeschool.
You have been such a beautiful picture of grace and faith through this difficult journey. You have loved your family and your God in a way that any of us would to well to emulate. All of you have taken advantage of every moment to love the baby---you should have NO REGRETS over how you have spent the last two months. You have run this race so well, and I trust that our Father will hold you close as He whispers "well done" in your ear. Hang in there---you (and the other dear moms) are in the prayers of many.

karalyn said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family. Tristan's story has touched so many people who are all surrounding you with love and prayers at this difficult time.

Jaclyn said...

I have been following your journey and my heart aches for you tonight..... It is hard to understand. I know our God and I KNOW Tristan is whole now. It is just still so hard to understand though. I am so sorry.
Know that Trstan has touched my heart deeply. My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I, like so many others, was shocked to check on you guys tonight and see the news. I'm sorry that I have not commented, but maybe one time, before. Tristan, all of you, have touched my life in an amazing way. My grief is deep for you, and our family will be faithful to say your names and lift you up before the Father. Tristan . . .I literally cannot form the words to say anything here, except that I praise the Lord for his life and for how he was a tiny vessel used in such a mighty way for His glory!!! Our God is an AWESOME God, and He is holding you each in the palm of His hand. Let Him carry you. He is Faithful!
Thank you for being a testimony of His Amazing LOVE and GRACE!
We are praying for you.
Laurie in Memphis

Jen P said...

I'm so sorry! I thought there would be more warning. I am so happy for the time you all had with Tristan. He was adorable and such a strong boy. I just read a book called "90 minutes" in Heaven about a pastor that was in a car accident, pronounced dead, was dead for 90 minutes and writes about what his experience in Heaven was like. I had no doubt before but now I'm absolutely convinced of what an inexplicably wonderful place Heaven is and know that Tristan is getting spoiled rotten and is happy as can be. Your family will be in my prayers.

KrazyMom said...

I cannot tell you how very sorry I am to hear about your loss of such a sweet little boy! We will continue to hold all of you up in prayer as we have been.

{{hugs}}
Kelly in MI

Anonymous said...

When Dr. Brunson announced the news my heart sank. I have been keeping up with this and I know you family is in need of lots of prayers during this time. Thank the Lord that he lasted this long. I love you guys and are praying for your family. Maddison

Heather said...

Yvette,

I am shocked and so very sad tonight. We have come to love your little Tristan so much and will miss his daily stories. May the God who brought you through these last 56 days and the months before again enfold your family in His arms and pour out His love and hope as you grieve your little one.

Heather

Aunt Jennifer said...

Sister, I want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers tonight. I'm wishing I could be there with you all. Tristan touched so many lives in his 56 days on Earth. What an amazing miracle of life.

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful son. I only just found this page tonight. My prayers are with you and you family.

Sarah in Michigan

amie said...

Dr. Brunson announced it at church tonight. My heart just sank. I began to pray for you and your family, not really knowing where to begin. You are an amazing woman of God. Little Tristan has had a huge impact on so many people.
We love you guys,
The Beasleys

Jen said...

I was directed here by another blog, and I am very sad to hear about Tristan's passing today. I want you to know, however, how touched I have been by reading your blog and seeing the way you chose to celebrate each day of Tristan's life here with you. I am praying that your Heavenly Father will hold you all close and that you will know the comfort only He can bring in these coming days, and that He will somehow give you a glimpse of the care He is taking of Tristan even now and the deep abiding knowledge that you will see him again in heaven and will never be separated again.
Love in Christ,
Jen
Cincinnati, OH

Anonymous said...

Now heaven has an address. My husband, and the father of my 2 little children is there. Oh heaven is so sweet to us, and we can't wait to all be together. This earth holds nothing for us here.

Jenny said...

Tristan has touched so many in amazing ways in his short life. My heart just aches for you right now. I have followed you since Tristan's birth and have been so overjoyed at all of the wonderful things you have been able to share as a family of 5. May God wrap you in His loving arms and fill you with His peace. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Jenny

Anonymous said...

Dear Ones: I've been following your family since the fall and clicked on tonight to see about Tristian. I was shocked to read the news he has gone to be with Jesus.

How thankful I am that you had so long together, but as a mother, I know it was not long enough.

You have inspired me with your love and devotion to your family. (I think it's the homeschool thing-I homeschool too!)

I a praying for your comfort right now.

Love,
Karen in TN

Anonymous said...

I've read your blog for several months now and am so saddened to hear of your loss. Tristen is resting peacefully and wholly in the arms of our loving Father tonight. I pray that you will find comfort in that tonight and in the days ahead.

Mandy said...

Just wanted you to know again that I am thinking of you at this very moment and praying for you.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Real Life In Ohio said...

I've never commented but have been following your blog for a while now. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family and I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye today. I'm praying that you feel His presence stronger than ever before during this time of grieving.
Love in Christ,
Melissa in Ohio

Julie said...

May the peace that passes understanding be with you all. My family knows exactly what you are going through. We lost my nephew very suddenly like that in August of 2006. He had different brain issues than your boy but we were also told he would not live but a few days. He made it five years and was doing great then - just, gone. I'm so sorry. God bless!

ann said...

praying - holding you up to the Lord - HE knows your hearts, your hurts, and your needs - none of which i know. but i do know that He loves you.
lean on Him - that is my prayer

Anonymous said...

Yvette and Family,

My heart is crushed. I looked forward everyday to see what Tristan did the night before. To watch Tanner take care of his little brother was remarkable. Our family will be praying that God will pour out His peace that passeth all understanding.

Love, The Hagers in Michigan

Lissa Lane said...

I'm so so sorry for the loss of jesus. I also had a child who spent a short time on earth (23) days. I'm praying for your family and the hearts of your little ones, a lot of times they take it much harder then we think. It's been almost 7 months and my daughter still cries almost daily for her angel sister.

I am again so sorry for your loss and you are all in my prayers

Real Life In Ohio said...

I've never commented but have been following your blog for a while now. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family and I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye today. I'm praying that you feel His presence stronger than ever before during this time of grieving.
Love in Christ,
Melissa in Ohio

Shane and Devin said...

Dear Hostetter Family,

My heart is just aching, as I came here tonight like I do everyday to check in on little Tristan, and read the news. I have sat in shock for several minutes, and I am typing thru my tears. I found all of you on day 12 of Tristan's life, and have checked on him (sometimes more than once a day!) every day since.

I have been so blessed by your family's blog, and by Tristan's life. I will keep you uplifted in prayer over the next days and weeks, and am praising Jesus thru my grief, that Tristan is now with Him, and is whole and well.

Tristan is a very special child, and has touched so many hearts and lives, as you all have with your Christ honoring testimoies.

Love and prayers,
Devin in Illinois

Melissa mommy to Ethan(Trisomy 13 forver 50 minutes old) said...

God Bless you Tristan for touching so many lives. May god be with your family during this time of sorrow.Please kiss my Ethan(Trisomy 13) when meet him in heaven.Everyone loves you Tristan

kathy said...

I've not commented on your blog before, but I have been following your sweet family since before Tristan was born. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey. Your faith in Jesus has touched me . . . I will continue to pray for your family daily.

Court said...

I am so sorry to hear of Tristan's passing. I have been praying for your family, as I came across your blog from another blog ~ all T-18 families. While I do not know you, please know that I am praying. I know that you would much rather have little Tristan here with you ~ what an amazing journey and impact he had in his 54 days on earth. Now, he is healthy, free and complete in the loving arms of Jesus. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days and months to come.

A friend in prayer from Houston

Anonymous said...

I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your faith and amazing family has touched my heart. You are having such an impact on so many just through the blessing of Tristan. I am so sorry! THank you for sharing your beautiful family, faith and time with all of us. You have given so much in so many ways. I wish there were something more we could do.... so we will continue in prayer! God bless your family.
canton, Ga

Candi said...

My jaw dropped. I am sooooo sorry. I know that doesn't even begin to convey my thoughts, but I will keep you and your family in prayer.

Thank you so much for having the courage to share your sweet Tristan with the world. Really, you've taught me to appreciate my boys more than ever.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I too have been praying for you and Tristan since shortly before Tristan's birth. Thank you so much for your willingness to share Tristan and a part of yourselves with all of us.
Please know that I am praying for you in Vail, Arizona.

Alison said...

Just found out from the SS prayer list I received tonight that little Tristan went home to be with the Lord. We will be keeping you in our earnest prayers. Scott & Alison Kennedy

Stuart said...

Trayc and Yvette,

I wasn't ready to hear this news. I had just shared this morning with my SS class the story of your faith and Tristan's life. You have been a shining example of existing in the hand of God throughout your waiting for Tristan's birth and the days you were given to hold and love him. I pray that the Lord will continue to hold you in His hands and pray God's comfort over you in the days ahead. You are loved!! Stuart and Gina Rigdon

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your story for some time now, connected to it from another persons blog. I have came each day to read your loving blog. I am very sorry for your loss, but know Tristan is now is heaven watching down on you. What a blessing!! Such a strong lil fighter. We are thinking of you and surrounding your family with love.

Yolanda from Iowa.

Rachel in Tennessee said...

Sweet Hostetter Family,

I am a friend of your step-father, Yvette, from high school days and have been keeping you all in my prayers and close to my heart for some time now. Please know that my heart is breaking for you all, but also know that your strong faith will keep you encircled by His love and grace and the tears will give way to the knowledge that your precious Tristan is home now and is healed. Your witness has glorified His name! Trust in Him and be at peace.

Prayers continuing,
In Him,
Rachel Coke Cotham
Brentwood, TN

Brandi said...

I am so saddened to read this. I check up on you everyday and want you to know your family has touched my life deeply. My children and I have prayed for Tristan and will continue to pray for your healing. Jesus has a very precious boy in his arms tonight.

I am so sorry.

Emily said...

No words. Only prayers... to the God who will be the same in the morning as He was yesterday and who holds sweet Tristan in His mighty arms now.

Christine said...

May you feel the Lord's arms wrapped around family right now as He covers you in peace. You are being lifted up.

Prayers in Houston, TX

Laurie said...

Just checking in again tonight to let you know how much I am praying for your hearts. And I wanted to leave a little something for Tanner;
Tanner, you are the most wonderful big brother any little boy could ever ask for. I have watched you love and take care of Tristan since the day he was born and I want to tell you that you have the most wonderful heart. I see Jesus in you and you make your parents so proud. I am praying for your heart tonight Tanner because I know how sad and hurt you must be. You did so good with your baby. I am asking Jesus to take special care of your heart. I love you and your family. I am so sorry for you.
Laurie in Ca.

Laurie

Chrissy said...

Praying for Tanner's heart tonight as I can only imagine his pain. I too have Dominic, a sensitive 11 year old and as we await Eva's birth and face the unknown, my heart aches for his heart too.

Dominic tends to sit w/ me on a daily basis and reads the blogs w/ me of the T18 families I have been following as I walk the same path. He (as well as Vinnie and Mya too) has been enjoying the pictures of Tristan. We giggled at the expressions on Tristan's face as it appeared he was trying to mouth words or even talk. We sat just last night looking back at all of the pictures, back to the "Jags" attire. We let out a little boo (as you know we are Steelers fans) but just smiled to see how far Tristan had come (as well as how long his hair had grown).

It broke my heart tremendously to read the latest news. The sound I let out must have shaken my entire house because everyone came running to see what was wrong. Mya, my daughter, rubbed my back as I sobbed staring at the computer screen questioning why today...why so soon. Although 56 days is longer than we all could have imagined...I was hoping and praying for 56 years.

I pray to the good Lord above that we too have a wonderful 56 days w/ our precious Eva. I know that I want so much more than that but will be thankful and grateful for each and every moment and pray to never take a second for granted. Tristan's life has touched my heart like never before and I thank you for sharing each and every day of his precious life w/ all of us!

Praying for the four of you and focusing prayers on Tanner's heart too. Sleep easy tonight and allow God to carry you though the days and weeks ahead. Love, Chrissy

Hilary said...

My heart breaks for your family. Those of us who have only read your blog as strangers from afar will look foward to meeting little Tristan-the-fighter in Heaven. Peace be with you ... such insufficient words, but all we have.

www.hilaryandthecity.blogspot.com

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