Thursday, June 12, 2008

Day 10 - June 12, 2008

Nancy loving on and blessing Z...

The Swatek's Visiting...

Tony holding Little Z...

Julie holding Zachary...


Christina said...

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16

Thank you Tate family for sharing your story and details of your time with Zachary. It has given our family an intimate perspective on what it means to cherish each moment. For that reminder, we are in your debt. Our thoughts, prayers and any help that we may give will continue to flow your way. Much Love - The Ganley Family

Leah Sams said...

What a beautiful boy! We adore all of the photos and we are praying for you all day long.

Lots of love,
The Sams Family

Leslie Tate said...

My prayers and the prayers of my entire family are with you. My family had to go through a similar situation with my sister Liz and we understand the array of emotions you are feeling. Give my Love to Carter and Addison, and my love goes to both of you as well. Thanks for the updates. I'm sure it is not easy to keep everyone informed while trying to take care of three children. Keep praying, i know I am.

Kim Hawk said...

Dear Jimmy, Kristen and Baby Zachary-

We hope you felt the love from Comm Pres last night. We praised God for bringing Baby Z into the world and sang many songs declaring love for the Lord and for the three of you.
Please let me know if I can bring food, supplies, a big bottle of wine (smiles) or whatever is needed.

Lots of love, Kim

Kimberly Shapiro said...

kristen and jimmy

after spending several days processing these emails I am finally feeling that i can respond to you and share with you my thoughts. if it took me a few days to process and formulate an appropriate response, I certainly can not fathom what you must be going through.

As a mother of two very young children, it wasn't so long ago that I carryied them through their first 8 months of growth I want to first say to you Kristen, my deepest and most sincere support and strength to you. You are the woman in this world who has felt this in the most intimate and physical ways humanly possible. I ache for you and want you to know that i am hugging you in my arms from where I am sitting right now. i am so sorry for this very sad situation.
And for you, my dear cousin-who might as well be my brother, I am so sorry that you are having this experience in your life. it is heartbreaking and gut wrenching and there is no real explanation for it, and for this i am terribly sad. i so hate that this has happened to you. you and your wife are filled with huge amounts of sincerity and down right honest love and it breaks my heart that something this tragic has interupted your world.

we may be physically far apart, but i feel very close to you and your children during this time. i think of you around the clock and i know that you are strong and that you will make it through this very tough time in your lives.

i watch sophie and nola and i think of carter and addison too. there will be happier days ahead of you with your beautiful children. they will need you to be there for them, so try to take care of yourselves when you can.
in the meantime. please send zachary our love (one of our favorite names around here by the way) and take care of each other. i will check in on you very soon.
all my love-

kimberly, stephen, sophie, and nola

Julie and Neil Motti said...

Dear Jimmy and Kristen,

Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your beautiful Zachary.

Julie and Neil Motti

Kari Rattigan said...

Kristen and Jimmy,

The two of you and your family are inspirations to me daily. You all are constantly in my prayers. I continuously hole Little Z in this beautiful light in my mind. GOD is blessing all of us that have the privelledge of knowing you. Thank you for YOU!!

All my love,

Kara Greer said...

Greetings Jimmy Tate & Kristen,

I wanted to let you both know that I am thinking and praying for the entire family. Your family is amazing and I am honored to be a part of your world. Sending you love, support and prayers. What a blessing Little Z is – I love him! He is adorable and is truly an angel. Keep the faith - Suzy and I will keep updated via the blog.

With Love,

The Hagopians said...

Hello Tates,
Thank you so much for the updates and blog pics you are sending out. He is so stinking cute! Ara, Nicholas, and I are in Chicago, and have been praying and thinking about you guys constantly. We are looking forward to meeting little Z when we get home. Perhaps we can take Carter and Addison to the park and pool some morning? Bring by dinner? We'll figure it out when we get back, but know that we're here to help anyway we can.

Hugs, kisses, prayers, and smiles,

The Hagopians

Roger B.Holt said...

I was just praying for Zachary and confessing that through the blood of Jesus he will have health and life and be mighty in Gods kingdom her on earth.

Roger B. Holt

Brenda Hart said...

if you are given a time for this in advance, please try to e-mail out a quick "please pray at 1pm" or whatever time. we will all be honored to get on our knees for him at this critical time. shel and i will be in syracuse for a couple of days but caroline kane will call me to keep me updated.

The Harpers said...


I am just now learning of Zachary. Melissa and I will be praying for your entire family, especially Zack. You all are great folks.

Love to all
The Harpers

Tim and Sandy Heaslip said...

Jimmy & Kristin -

I don't want to burden you with another email, or take you away from time with your precious family in any way.

We simply want to thank you for including us in your communications, and let you know how much we are thinking about you and your family. I can't think of better people to love and care for a precious baby in this condition. We are humbled by your strength and devotion to your family, and send your our warmest thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Sandy Heaslip

Betsy Kleiman said...

Hi Jimmy, my dear friend...

I hope you know that you are in my heart as much as Kristen and Zach are. I can't even imagine what it must be like for you - having your own grief while trying to be strong for your family. Please know that I am here for you and care.

- Betsy

Bill Johnson said...

Hey Jimmy,
Just wanted you to know that you and your family or front and center on my daily prayer list. Personally, I'm inspired by the strength you and Kristen have shown. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do for you.


Sarah Bernard said...

Kristin and Jimmy,

Love your notes... they are beautiful and uplifting. The photos are incredible, too. I am in awe and inspired by both of you. I wish there would be more I could do to help.... I'm so glad you have such a bundle of wonderful friends down there.

Keep up your spirits & thank you so much to both of you for keeping us all informed. That's another huge responsibility, but it's so helpful. Please keep the information coming. We will continue prayers in your direction.

You are amazing... how can I say that loud enough to both of you? I really mean it.

Lots of love to all five of you!


Paula Russell said...

Dear Jimmy & Kristen,

Our family's prayers have been with you daily! You are both such an inspiration of being united with God during this journey. May God
give you the strength you need and bless your family in abundance!

Much love,
Paula, Rod & Colin

James Graham said...

Hi Jimmy and Kristen,

Caroline just forwarded me your email with the pictures and it brought tears to my eyes. The pictures are soooo beautiful and you are truly an inspiration to me. Jim and I are praying that Zac feels no pain when the tubes are removed today and we already knows how much love he feels. That is a given considering he is so lucky to have you as parents. Before going through this experience with you, I never could have imagined this difficulty could be experienced as a blessing, but by reading all of your emails, I see the true gift that Zac is to you and your family and how the blessings will continue on forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Holly and Jim

Dave Everhart said...

Dear Jimmy & Kristen-

Deb and I are saddened by the news regarding your son Zachary. Tim Tracey had been kind enough to inform us of your situation.

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers and hoping that a miracle will happen for your son.
If there is anything you need , please do not hesitate to ask.

All the best,

Dave Everhart