Saturday, May 31, 2008

It is with a weird combination of a heavy heart and sense of celebration that we are sad to announce that Jacob went home to be with the Lord today around 5:30 PM. Please pray that his life continues to be celebrated and that others draw close to Christ as a result of his passing.

196 comments:

Jenna said...

I'm so sorry. He is such an amazing little guy.

Anonymous said...

I check your site many times a day and am sad to see the news I never wanted to see. My prayers are with you all. Thank you Jacob for sharing your life with us on a daily basis!

Lisa in NC

Stephanie said...

I have been watching your blog for several weeks now. I am sorry for your loss. What a comfort to know Jacob is in the arms of our Lord and you will one day see him again. Your family is in our prayers.

Stephanie Gilbert, AZ

anne mccarthy said...

jason, i was randomly thinking of you today and stumbled across this blog just now. i am so sorry for the loss of your little boy, and grateful that his time on earth was spent with you and karen and the boys.

much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS. MAY GOD SUSTAIN YOU AS ONLY HE CAN DO.

M said...

We love you baby Jacob. Your family is in our prayers!

Michelle H
Houston, Tx

siscaboo said...

I just don't know what to say. I'm sorry just doesn't seem like enough. I really came to love that little guy through this blog. Know you are in my heart and my prayers. Jacob was awesome. He will be greatly missed. Until I see him again in heaven.....

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all. I am so sadden to read this.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. I thought you had many more days with Jacob. Thank you for sharing your son with us.

Sarah said...

I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. I know from reading your blog how much Jacob was loved and celebrated while here with you!! My family will all be praying for you!

Lisa B said...

HUGS!! My heart breaks for you all. He is such a loved little guy who brought lots of sunshine to us all. May God grant you the peace and strength needed in the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

Fahmer family, I am in shock right now. My daughter and i came home from shopping and thought we would check on Jacob. Please know that our thoughts and love are with Jacob and the whole family god bless you all. Jacob has wings. Love Christie and Madison Woods Las Vegas Nevada

Becky said...

I am so sorry! I usually check your blog once a day and was stunned to read Jacob is now 'Home free'. I will be praying for you and your family in the days and weeks to come.

Collins Family said...

I am so sad for your loss. I will be praying for all of you. Jacob was an amazing little guy and touched many hearts while here on earth.

Lorri said...

My heart is very heavy. Jacob's life has touched so many people. My prayers are with you all during this time.

See you someday soon Jacob. I can't wait to meet you in Heaven so I can tell you how much you've brought me closer to the Lord.

brightwells said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Jacob. I will continue to pray for the entire family as you grieve and celebrate the life of precious Jacon. Many prayers for you all.

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I know how much you love him.

We love him, too.

The "voice" you gave Jacob was simply wonderful. I enjoyed reading the story from his perspective.

Destini said...

Little Jacob, I have to admit that this really blind-sided me today. I've always started my day with an update on your day. You've made a huge impact on my life and really taught me the value of life. I am so happy that your mommy and daddy showed you nothing but love all the time you were here. As little as you were, you have made a huge impact on the world. I am praying for your mommy, daddy and brothers that they will remain strong through this time. I appreciate how you shared you life with us. I am sad that you are gone, but rejoicing in the fact that you have been made perfect (healthy), as you were perfect in the eyes of those who knew and love you.

Melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear that. He did so much in his short life! May the Lord keep you and comfort you.
Melissa
St. Louis

ajc4ever said...

I am praying for you all. I miss Jacob already.

Jessi said...

I am so heartbroken right now. I can't express my sorrow to you. Please know that I -and thousands of others- are praying for you and your family.

God bless.

Lauren said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I have been following little Jacob's story for a few months now. I"m praying for you and your family. :-) God Bless, Lauren.

grandma judy said...

oh, my heart is heavy. I love you guys.
doug and judy

Kim said...

I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

Our family is earnestly praying for you at this very moment...We lift you up to our Lord...May he grace you will his comfort and soothe your souls...We will pray for the days ahead...I know Jacob has shaped my life...I loved checking your blog every day, and will continue...my heart is heavy for your family, but so joyful for Jacob...He is with our Saviour, and is perfect as can be... What a happy day...Jesus must have welcomed him with his open arms...Jacob is whole and perfect as the day he was born on this earth...

Wade, Debby & Kids in VA

Mandy said...

I am so sorry. I just read this and immediately felt such sadness, yet a sense of joy that Jacob is with Jesus. I sure hope he has met my Madeline. Maybe she is showing him around. I will praying for your family.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracefoundation.com

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family during this time.....

Lori said...

I will remember him always! What a blessing he is to everyone that got to know him. Thank you for sharing his story. He will be missed by so many people. My prayers are with you and your family right now.

Michelle said...

No words can express my sorrow felt for you at this time. I was hoping to find good news. I guess this is good news in that Jacob has gone to his forever home and will wait for his family there. Praying for the family in Virginia...

Renee' said...

So sad for you all that Baby Jacob is gone, but so very happy for him that his body is free and that he is in the arms of Jesus!

The Liebers said...

I have been watching your progress and am very shocked and sadden to see that Jacob has gone. Please know that I will continue to keep your family in my prayers in the days and weeks to come.
God bless.

Old School Acres said...

Oh, I am so sad to hear this. So many prayers are being said for you. I hope you feel the loving arms of Jesus holding you. He's there. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading Jacob's blog each day for the past several months. I wish your family peace in this most difficult time. Know that you are wonderful parents and have given so many people so much hope!! I will hug everyone I can tonight and in the days to come in honor of Jacob, as we never know when it will be the last time.
My blessings,
Heather

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for the family. I have read this blog faithfully for the last four months or so.

Huge hugs and God Bless!

AJ said...

What an angel and blessing. I am so sorry to hear of this. However he lived a beautiful and full life.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I am so sorry. Your blog has been such an inspiration to me. I am praying now for your family and rejoicing in the same breath, because Heaven is a lot brighter this moment with Jacob's arrival.

pam said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have grown to love little Jacob, and I hope you can take heart in the fact that he touched so many. Your precious family will be in my prayers and thoughts in the days and weeks to come.

Anonymous said...

The angels are singing!! We are so sorry for your loss. You were given the most amazing gift. You will be in our prayers through this difficult. Jacob was welcomed into his Father's arms. he could not have had any more perfect earthly parents. Bless you all.
The Harpers-parents of a T-18 son in Heaven

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of Jacob's passing. I looked forward to reading his blog everyday. Bless his heart, he is in Heaven and completely healed- what a wonderful thing!!! Praying for your family now and in the days ahead. What a precious little man.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of Jacob's passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly
Omaha, NE

andrea wereski said...

We know that Jacob is with God, sharing a sense of peace and tranquility only known to His angels. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as a deep pride and admiration for your faith, grace and strength.
Our love and respect,
Andrea & Mark
Ben, Nathan and Luke

Rayne said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following Jacob, in the lurking fashion, for a few weeks. I pray for comfort for you at this time.
Rayne

Anonymous said...

I've been following your story for a while now. I'm praying for all of you during this time. It saddens me to hear of Jacob's passing, but I am so happy knowing he is now living a healthy and tube-free eternal life with our Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

We know that Jacob is with the Lord, sharing a sense of peace and tranquility only known to His angels. Please know that you shall remain in our hearts and prayers, with a deep feeling of pride and admiration for your strength and grace. Love, Andrea & Mark
Ben, Nathan and Luke

Anonymous said...

I think we wrote twice ??????
Must mean you have double our love!

Jolly Johnstons said...

Oh, Jacob. You will be sorely missed here on Earth by your friends and family. I am so thankful that you were able to share your journey with us. You touched so many lives and were a testimony to how great our God is. I know you are in heaven now and much better off than you were here. Your body is now perfect and you are in the presence of your Holy Father and Saviour. What a wonderful thing! Peace be with your family.

Catherine said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jacob will be so very missed by all of us in 'cyber' land.

Melinda Fancher said...

I am praying for you entire family and every single person who reads this blog. Your faith and transparency through the journey of Jacob's life has been a blessing to me. I will pray specifically for God to grant comfort to your children.

In Christ
Melinda Fancher

twinboysmom said...

I am so sorry and am thinking about sweet Jacob and your whole family.

Amy said...

Praying for you all but also rejoicing with you, knowing your precious son is safe in Jesus' arms.

Anonymous said...

You and your family and sweet Jacob are in all of our thoughts as you say goodbye.... as we all say goodbye.. thank you for sharing your life Jacob. We are humbled.
Ruth

Sara said...

I am so sorry to read this news. My heart is heavy for your family, but joyful that Jacob is finally healed and whole., Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

Oh My! I was so sad to read this for you and your family! Sending many prayers for all of you, and especially little Jacob.

Michelle, NC

Jen(ni)/Fern said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you as you mourn your beautiful boy.

Thank God we know this is not the end.

Many love and prayers from Ohio.

Laurie said...

Oh Fahmer Family,

My heart is so heavy with sadness for you right now and I can't find the words to say how sorry I am. You know he touched my life so much each day and I will miss him terribly. Please know my prayers are with you tonight.

Much love and many prayers,
Laurie in Ca.

Karen said...

It is a weird combination, isn't it? The Fahmer family has become precious to me. I will be praying for you all and I will look forward to meeting Jacob when I get to Heaven.

Karen in TN

Nicole35 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jacob was a special little boy. Know that he has touch my heart and many others in his short time with us. But I know he is in Jesus' arms right now. I am praying for peace and comfort for your family right now.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you & your sweet family.~kasie

Doc said...

Fahmer Clan,

It's with a heavy heart that I write these condolences. I am greiving with you. I loved Jacob, and I learned so much from your wonderful care and dedication to him. Thank you for sharing the little guy with all of us.

Doc

Anonymous said...

I have never posted but I read on a daily basis and just want you to know that I will be praying for your family during this time.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now - not even sure how I got here. I've never posted, but I checked in tonight before heading to bed. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so enjoyed reading your updates. Your love for the Lord, your family and that precious baby have been truly inspiring. Your humor makes me laugh. God bless you and your husband and your sweet boys as you celebrate Jacob's precious life. You have made me appreciate the little things in life.

Megan said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Jacob's life with the many readers out in blogland. It has been a joy to pray for your family and Jacob. He has touched so many lives in his short life. I know he will live in your hearts forever and someday you will be reunited. My prayers are with you!

Yvette said...

Dear The Farmers,

We just came home and I was checking in on all of my Internet friends and checked on Jacob first. It broke my heart to see the words that Jacob had passed away, it brought back so many memories of the night Tristan passed away. I know all too well that this evening will be filled with thankfulness to the Lord for the incredible amount of time He blessed your family with and yet there is a sadness that only mommies who have lost their babies can truly understand. Praise the Lord you are not without hope, Jacob is finally home with his Heavenly Father and with a perfect body. Please know that we will be praying for you and your precious family in the days and weeks ahead as you prepare for the services and as you grieve the loss of your sweet little boy. Please feel free to email if you ever need to talk.

Sincerely, The Hostetter Family
www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

jeffry said...

I am so sorry for your pain. My boys and I were just looking at pictures earlier this afternoon. Well, praise be to the Lord for the air we breath during these difficult times.
Jeremiah 29:11
Faith Cooke
Stephanie Bochynski's sister-in-law

Laurie said...

Oh, sweet Jacob! We know he is in the arms of the Savior, but how we will miss that precious face. Praying that you experience God's comfort and peace tonight. Laurie

Rachel said...

I am so sorry to hear of Jacob's passing. I will be in prayer for your family.

Michelle said...

I will pray for you all. Fly, Jacob, Fly.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family. What an amazing little boy your son is!!

BelleLaDonna said...

NO! Oh goodness! I have never commented but had to now. Please know that you have been and still are in my daily prayers! May God wrap your family in a blanket of peace that passes all understanding!

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

I am so sad for you and your family. This was one post I hoped to never read. My little boy and I have been praying for Jacob for a long time. I now have to tell him that Jacob is with Jesus. Now, we will continue to pray for your family, esp your 2 boys, because I saw just how much they loved him. Hope they are doing alright too. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us.

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sad for your loss but I know that Jacob is in the arms of Jesus. Keep his memory alive and be proud of the amazing life that you have given him! XOXOXO

D&A+5 said...

Praying for you all.....

Karalyn said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Jacob.
In his short little life he has touched so many. I will never forget him. He is truly a miracle.

momof5 said...

I was so sad to hear of Jacob's passing yet I rejoice that he is now with the Lord! I will be praying for all of you in the upcoming days and months. Your family and Jacob have truly, truly been an inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

I am having a hard time trying to put together the right words to say with tears running down my face. I have beem reading your blog for a couple months now and pray daily for your family. I will def. be praying harder now for your family than ever! I fell in love with this little boy just through your blog. What a precious gift of God! He was just beautiful. I have a child with cerebral palsy, and although things are hard a times and we basically live at the doctor, I can not imagine my life without her, I can not even fathom how you must feel right now! Your are an amazing woman and mother and if it were not for you, he probably would not have lived this long.May God give you the strength you need in this time.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of any words to say. I'm such a huge fan of yours and am completely heart broken for you and your family! You all are and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you little guy :)

Cristal (Jordan and Bella's mom)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you tonight. May your thoughts be peaceful and full of memories of your sweet baby boy. I've been following Jacob's story but have never left a comment. Your family has truly been an inspiration to my waking day and how I choose to "treat" my 2 little ones each morning! Children a true blessing from God above!

ScrapnJods0423 said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so blessed to have been able to share this wonderful little guy with you. May the Lord keep you and hold you.
With Love,
The Leedle Family

Jessica said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for Baby Jacob, and I will continue to pray that you and your family will heal and find peace.

Lauren said...

I pray that God will carry you through this difficult time. I have been reading about Jacob for months now. Praying for you and your family. God Bless!

A family in Calif. said...

Our prayers are with you.

sumi said...

I am heartbroken to hear this. :-(

I have come to love little Jacob through your posts, he is a really special little man and I am sure Jesus is having lots of fun with him right now.

Jesus was very close to us during those first few days after we lost Jenna, and he has remained close. I pray for his peace to envelop you and carry you. May you truly know that peace that passes all human understanding.

((((HUGS))))

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have been following Jacob's story for a while. I am thinking of you and praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet family. He is now healed and whole. You loved him well, not taking a minute of his sweet life for granted.
I will be praying for you in the upcoming days!!!

MamaBear said...

My prayers are with you. I've been following your story since Jacob was just a few weeks old and I have rejoiced over each day that you were granted with this precious angel. He blessed so many lives during his brief stay on this earth, and I believe that his legacy will continue.

May God fill your hearts with peace tonight and in the days to come. Thank you so much for sharing Jacob with all of us.

Barb said...

Such a little life with such a big impact on the world! I know no words that will ease your sadness and can only hope you find strength and comfort in your faith and knowing he is now on the next part of his journey. I will continue to pray everyday for you and your family and hope things go as easily as they can over the next few days. This earth’s loss is heavens gain! ~ Barb in Melbourne Australia.

Hilary said...

This is not the news I was hoping to see :(

I've been following along with Jacob since the very beginning (I think I may have only commented once) and always looked forward to checking in on him.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Jacob will be missed.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
God Bless,
Hilary

Anonymous said...

Just checking your site before going to bed. I was so sorry to read about Jacob. I to had to give a little one back to God way before I was ready. I carried my precious Adriana for 32 weeks.-She had Trisomy 13. You seem to be such an AMAZING family. I'm so glad God gave you such precious memories and time with your little angel. Your videos and photos will be a priceless treasure. May God hold your family in the palm of his hand through this most difficult time. Kelly in Columbia Illinois

Courtney said...

Many prayers for your family coming from Tennessee. Jacob's life has been an inspiration to our family and we greatly appreciate you sharing your story. No doubt, God did some amazing things with such a short life.

God bless,
Courtney

Cathy said...

Jacob, precious lil man. I am celebrating but so sad as you will be so missed. Heaven is rejoicing but earth is mourning for a precious Angel! Cathy & Annabel

Anonymous said...

Dear Fahmer family,

I had to read this post several times before it truly sank in. And as I write this I feel a horrible grip on my stomach. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I, and so many others, will be grieving along with you as you continue on this journey without little Jacob.

Vanessa
in Alexandria, VA

ManyBlessings said...

I'm so very sorry. Your little boy was loved by many. Thank-you for sharing his very precious life with us.
d

Cori said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jacob's passing but I know that he is in the arms of our Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Corie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

may your faith in our good Lord get your family through this painful time....thank you so much for sharing Jacob's life with us .....your trust in God has been an inspiration for my family and I ....Godspeed Jacob

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

What a blessing he is to so many around the world.
Praying for you tonight.

Anonymous said...

Jason, Karen, Josh, &Jon, - I love you all so much. Jacob is a blessing to our family. He is and always will be such a beautiful little boy. I commend all of you for your beliefs, love, and dedication to Baby Jacob. Please know that I love you all and am here for you. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Aunt Josie

Anonymous said...

I praise God for the life of your precious son, Jacob Ryan Fahmer. During his too-short life, Jacob reached so many people who will hopefully come to know the Lord.

While I'm confident that Jacob is secure in his heavenly place, my heart is breaking for you, Karen and Jason, your other sons, Jonathan, Joshua and the many relatives and friends who so treasured Jacob. Your beloved son carved a huge place in my heart where I will always carry his memory.

I will continue to pray that God holds each of you so very close. I pray that He gives you His peace and grace to get through this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss- Jacob was truly amazing!

With much love - Lynne B.

Sumer said...

Jacob you have touched so many hearts! Thank you for all that you have done and now you can continue your life in heaven!

Jen said...

I have read your blog for your entire time you were on this Earth. I'm so sorry for your loss and am praying for your family especially tonight.

Jen from Illinois

Debbie said...

I am very saddened to hear about Jacob. I enjoyed reading about his days here on Earth with your family. I know there are many welcoming him to Heaven - I am sure my Walker is one of them. Thank you for sharing every momenet with us. It filled a void and gave us joy in our lives. You and your family are in our prayers during this time.

Sonja said...

Fahmer Family,
My heart is saddened by the news of Jacob's home going but as you said it is also a time to celebrate. God placed your little precious gift with just the right parents. He knew you would be obedient to Him and share His word through Jacob's life. Thank you for sharing his life with us.
Please know that Jacob brought joy to my heart each time I saw him. He will forever be in my heart.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God be with you in the coming days.
Sonja Heinold

Tamara said...

May the Lord uphold you with His righteous right hand, may His loving kindness and tender mercies be your blanket of comfort. I rejoice with you as Jacob is in the presence of His King, perfected and experience joy beyond measure, and I grieve with you at the loss of your precious little blessing! You will be in my prayers... Thank you for sharing his wonderful testimony and legacy. His life has touch thousands and he will continue to touch many more. Know you are loved and prayed for during this most difficult time! In His Grip, Tamara Cochran

Jen in Australia said...

Oh! This was not what I expected to read today. Surrounding you with prayers and love, sweet family. I will ask our Lord if I may carry a portion of your grief for you.

Blakely Fletcher said...

Your family celebrated Jacob's life so well every day- what a blessing and reminder of the way that God wants us to rejoice in Him everyday! You are in our prayers as the God of comfort meets you right where you are.

The Fletcher Family
San Antonio, TX

T said...

I am so so sorry! Thank you so much for sharing Jacob with us all, it was an honour to read and fall in love with him. You are all in my prayers.

Fly fly little one

Anonymous said...

Precious Family,
I am so sorry! I have come to love you and checking in on you daily. I will be praying for your family during this very difficult time. I am so thankful though that you had so many precious days with little Jacob.
Cindy ~ Phoenix

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened to read the news of Jacob's passing. I'm not sad that he's with Jesus, I'm sad that he isn't with you. My heart goes out to you and my prayers go up for you.

Jacob fought the good fight and now he has finished the race. God has indeed been glorified through Jacob's life and yours.

The Lord has you in His arms, close to His heart. Lean against Him and allow the tears to flow. He deeply feels your sorrow and collects every tear.

You are so precious to God.

quilter-12 said...

My prayers are with your family. I have enjoyed getting to know Jacob. I will miss him.

amanda said...

Praying and thinking of your family. Thanks for sharing your precious baby Jacob. I will always remember him.

Emily said...

Praise be to God for such an amazing little boy and such a precious life well lived. No words, but only His grace will be sufficient enough to carry you now.

Cling to Psalm 139.

Praying you through the first of many long nights and praising God for letting me "meet" another sweet little one before he left to meet Jesus and my baby girl. Show him the ropes, Miller Grace. He's a keeper. :)

Emily
Mom of 3 Miracle Girls
www.caringbridge.org/visit/millergracecassetty

Rachel said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you during this difficult time. May God bless you and hold you.

Love,
Donna in AZ

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. We check your blog several times a day, and have been following Jacob's story for quite a while now. We mourn with you, but rejoice at the same time that he is now free from all his difficulties. We will be praying for you over coming days and weeks. With much love. XXX

Susie said...

I gasped tonight as I opened my bloglines and read what I have dreaded with you for a long time. I want you to know that Jacob Ryan is a name that rolls of my tongue often - that I tell people about another brave family who wanted nothing more than to enjoy every moment with their boy. And I have come to understand that there's nothing that can be said that's truely encouraging. Yes, there are nice things people say, and yes, very often they are true - but they don't begin to soften the edges of a jagged hole left behind. It's a puzzle piece named Jacob, that won't be replaced - and that's okay. It's okay that the hole won't be filled, there won't be words that can fix it... and it's alright.

I want you to know that I rejoiced with you - in the weeks and months you were privileged to enjoy. And I will admit I was jealous, but no less glad to see your joy.

May God give you peace where there is none, and strength when you cannot stand anymore.

I won't forgot Little Jacob. It helped me to know that people haven't forgotten Joshua - and Jacob truely made an imprint in my life. He's "one of Joshua's buddies" in mind. One of the ones that walked this road with him.

Much love to you all. I'm so sorry.
- Susie Sams, Joshua's Mommy

Anonymous said...

May God be with you. I checked on Jacob's blog everyday, even my 17 year old son (whose name is Jacob) would ask how is he today? May God grant you peace in knowing you did all you could do. Baby Jacob left his mark on this world and the world is better for having him.
Hugs.

Melissa Dovel said...

Jacob-

I am mom, just like your mom only ive never had to let my child go. Ive had the usual scares as most parents do but not this. I have been listening to all you have had to say from pretty early on. Your a pretty bright little guy. You are a precious gift to this world. I wish that I had some words to comfort your family right now- im not sure that anyone does. The human part of me wants to tell your mommy to rest and have peace that you are with Jesus- Somehow right now I feel like its not enough. Your family knows how blessed they are to have spent so much time with you thats obvious. You were truely celebrated everyday!!! Mommy's all over the world are truely aching for your loss. I pray for your days ahead (Fahmer Family) that with each one you breath a little deeper and easier. Words can not tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

You WILL be together again,
Melissa Dovel
Texas

Anonymous said...

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts
And we are never, ever the same.

My prayers are with you and your family Jacob. You will be missed.

Monica in Montreal, Canada

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jacob is such an amazing boy. Thanks for sharing his life with us everyday, are prayers are with you all.

Oliver in Sydney Australia

Anonymous said...

I come to visit your site a few times a day to read Jacob's blogs, and I am saddened to read about his passing. He was an amazing little guy, who warmed by heart. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jacob is now in heaven, where he is a shining angel looking over us!

Jenny said...

I'm so very sorry. I pray you will be wrapped in the Lord's loving arms and that you will find peace and comfort in Him during what has to be the hardest time in your lives. Love, prayers and hugs, Jenny

Dawn B said...

I've been reading your blog daily for a while now...what a special little man he was.

My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

He's watching over you now, with no more pain...he's now pure perfection, in the arms of Jesus.

HUGS.

Hilary said...

Oh Jacob!! Thankyou for blessing my life :)

Jennifer said...

praying for your family

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Jacob's passing however he is flying in the sky looking over you today in God's arms. He was a inspiriration to all of us that read his blog daily. My thoughts and prayers are you with Karen, Jason and your 2 sons.

Carey said...

I am so sorry. Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

It's with mixed feelings that I comment this morning. I've been following your blog for a couple of months now. I'm so sorry for your loss. However, Jacob is in the presence of Jesus! His body is whole and he's not uncomfortable anymore. Your sweet boy was such a blessing to me. I'll be praying for your family in the coming days.

in Illinois

mom2LEAA said...

I have been following Jacob's story for a few months now. May God continue to bless and guard your family. Thank you for sharing the life of this wonderful child with so many. May you find peace in the days to come, knowing that your son's life, touched so many more than you even know.
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Fahmer family,

Praise God that although we mourn, we do not mourn as those who have no HOPE. What a sweet, sweet truth!

We love you and will be praying for you. We will never forget baby Jacob.

Love,

The Ingrassia Family

Kenzie said...

Fahmer Family-
We are praying for you in this time. I know that as much as you "prepare" for this, none of us are ever ready to let our child go. You will continue to be on our hearts and in our prayers as you walk this difficult time of loss. Thank you for allowing Jacob's life to completely serve the Lord... He is the Great Healer.

Praying in love,
Kenzie Stanfield

Erin said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you .... now and always... rest in peace little guy.... =0(

Julie said...

So sorry for your loss. I know God is happy to have Jacob whole and in heaven with Him, but I also know that you will miss him terribly. Thanks for sharing your adventures in Jacob-dom with us.

Anonymous said...

The selfish part of me is sad to hear of Jacob's passing. The Christian reasoning tells me what a blessing it is to our little man that he is now not suffering anymore and that he is in heaven with our glorious creator and maker.
Jacob life was so special to all who knew him. He touched more hearts that we can ever imagine. He made me smile daily, made me realize that the most important thing is no matter what situation you are in, keep focused on God, your family and all well be joyous. ,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I've thought and prayed for your family many times in the past months and I will continue to do so. Praying in Michigan

Mrs Redboots said...

I am so very sorry. You will be devastated, but not, I think, destroyed. Thinking and praying for you all at this time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Jacob. I am in disbelief that another day is starting here without sweet Jacob. I have been keeping all of you in my prayers despite the fact I haven't been able to post often lately. I have been busy with my sisters wedding. She married yesterday and remembering Karen's post about dancing with Jacob in August, I made sure to dance with all three of my boys in honor of Jacob and Karen. Prayers for all of you as you start the next start in this journey. May the Lord grant you great peace, and feel his presence in your grief.
with love and prayers -Cheryl

Yvette said...

You were on my mind as I awoke several times during the night, last night, praying for your family. I have been thinking back to all the emotions we experienced the next morning - sadness Tristan was gone, thankful for the 56 days, thankful he was now healed and yet our home felt so empty and quiet without him here. From one grieving mom to another, just hold tight to your christian walk and cling to your Lord, He will carry you through these very difficult days.

Yvette Hostetter
www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

God bless you all, Jacob will truly be missed.
Cindy - Seattle

Anonymous said...

Prayiong for you....

Brandi Jasen said...

I am so sorry to hear the news. My 7 year old said it best, "He is now with Jesus and God, so he must be happy"
Brandi

Erin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I read the news last night but just couldn't comment until today. I am so sad to hear of Jacob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Erin

asplashofsunshine said...

You take my breath away little guy. Peace to you, peace.

Jowers Family said...

Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Jacob's life with us. God hugs us through His people and we have seen how so many have hugged you and the family during these months. I pray they will continue to carry you in your grief. I share in the joy of knowing that Our Heavenly Father is cradling Jacob but your loss is enormous. Please know I continue to pray for you and the family.
A good resource: www.griefshare.org
Carolyn in Maryland

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Mamma_of _five said...

I am so so Sorry:( I fell in love with sweet little Jacob, I read his blog too as well with a cup of coffee in my hand..everyday my heart foes out to your family at this very hard time, Lots of love is being sent from BC, Canada..hugs

Laurie said...

Dear Karen,

As I re-read your post of May 1st here, the one where Jacob let you share your heart, I was reminded of the Balance Beam you so tenderly spoke of, "preparation for loss vs hope for a miracle." I have watched you balance this beam with Jacob for 138 days with grace and so much love.
God chose you to be Jacobs mommy because He knew you would be faithful to care for him to his last precious breath, and you HAVE.
This little warrior only knew love in his life with you, Jason, the boys and all of your family. Now I find myself pleading with God to fill your empty arms with His love and comfort in all the days ahead. Praying for the hole this has left in your hearts. I miss Jacob terribly but I am only his "biggest fan". All I can do is pray for this new normal that has fallen on your home, asking Gods love and grace and healing for all of your hearts.
Jacobs life continues to give me hope in all things good that the Lord has for us. May we all love our loved ones as much as Jacob is loved. It would please the Lord.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.
Sunday June 1, 2008

Mrs Wibbs said...

Oh....... :o(
I'm very sad...
Even though we all knew it was 'coming' at some point, man the news still upsets me beyond. But it has been a delight to get to know your amazing little man, and I will bearing you in prayer as you now go into this new, tough and emotional 'season'.
You are an amazing family and God is going to bless and use you in a mighty way, through this trial.
All my love and prayers to you all,
Rachel (Mrs Wibbs)

TressaMOMof3 said...

I am so very sorry. My God give you all the strength you need right now.

God bless you,
Tressa

Anonymous said...

Baby Jacob is an angel, who will always be with you.. Even now that he is in the arms of the Lord, he will be forever in our hearts.. May the Lord continue to give you strength during this time, and know we are all praying for your family.. May God bless you and your family, and take solace in His Amazing Grace..

amy said...

As I was clicking on my "favorites" to visit Jacob's site, I was thinking "I've only been reading this blog for 3 days and I already love this child." I am so deeply sad for all of you. You are all a great inspiration for this 22 year old college girl about how life should be treasured and how every day is a blessing. My prayers are with you and sweet Jacob. Thank you for sharing his journey.

DJ Holly Rock said...

I'm definitely going to miss Jacob's daily updates. That little guy had quite a way with words...talented on so many levels:)

I want you to know that Little Jacob definitely impacted my life in a big way.

You guys are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I have been checking your blog everyday to see how little Jacob was doing. Your family continues to be in my prayers through this difficult time.

Becky C.
Panama City, FL

Life With Jack said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Thank you for this blog and sharing your and your son's life with us...it has touched me in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your family and your sweet little man who is now Home. You all fought such a brave fight and I admire you.

Kath said...

I have been following Jacob's journey since day 19... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss x

I'm sure he is happy with Jesus, and my thoughts are with you his family.

Kath in England x

Jennifer said...

My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Thank you for allowing us to share this journey with you.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Oh how my heart breaks for you. But I understand the weird combination because he is now sitting with Jesus and my Mary Grace and all her friends in perfection! It makes me want to praise Jesus yet again for his sacrafice to us for this opportunity. I loved checking in on Jacob, what a miracle and what a fighter - I loved seeing where he is and what he is doing and imagine Mary Grace at this point as they share birthdays.
I am praying with love in His name,
Kim

Lil' Jay & Family said...

Your family is our thoughts and prayers. Jacob has been a true inspiration to everyone and he will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing his wonderful life with us online! Praying that God will bring you and your family peace. Always Tracey

K said...

My prayers and heart are with your family at this time of sadness and celebration. May you find comfort during your times of sorrow and joy in your times of remembrance.

Jacob's spirit is now free from the limitations of his earthly body and I imagine that's a relief and cause for celebration to you.

You will see him again one day, but in the meantime, I know you'll miss him dreadfully. I hope you can take great comfort in knowing that you gave him a full life, full of love and family and friends during his short stay here on earth.

Melinda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family right now. I have been dreading the day I would check on Jacob's blog and see this post. I will also be praying through Jacob's life many will come to know the Lord.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to see this sad news. Since waiting in line with Jacob & Mommy at the portrait studio I have been following baby Jacob's true miracle of life. Thank you for sharing his life with us, I will miss checking in on him everyday.
May the Lord watch over your family, you are such an inspiration to us all. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened to hear of Jacob. I checked his blog from time to time. Know that Jacob will be with you always.
Tracey Gutzky Seven Hills, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Baby Jacob, we love you. Please make sure to let us know how much fun you are having in heaven with God, and with all the other little babies you are getting to play with. In heaven you have wings, so you'll be able to get around much better then here on earth. I'm praying for your family here on earth!!

Anonymous said...

God Bless your family, I know the loss will be ever present. I have followed your dear ones story, and he was a true gift of love. My prayers are with you as you begin the healing process.

Edie a friend of Cathy's and Annabel's

The Sanchez Family said...

This is exactly what I never wanted to see when I click on little Jacob's name. Please tell him to be on the lookout for my grandfather, he will be joining him soon and he has great arms for holding babies! May God keep you close during this time.

Melissa in KY

Michelle said...

Jacob was one of Gods greatest "37 seconds"

love you guys.
X O X O

Karen, Chuck & Courtney said...

Our hearts go out to your entire family. We have been following Jacob's blog since the day he was born. He touched our lives and made us appreciate every single day that God has given us. Our deepest sympathy.

Karen, Chuck & Courtney
(Kevin's sister)

Anonymous said...

When I got to my office at the church today - I checked Jacob's blog along with my email - like I do every morning. The news that I knew was coming was still such a shock. I realized that I had begun to take for granted that I would read his update every day. Now I am so sad, but so filled with joy to know that his progress is not something to check on - but to rejoice with! Finally well - finally all better - finally HOME!! This little guy is certainly on my list of folks to look up and hug once I am in heaven!! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious boys. Love in Christ, Sandy Lassiter, McDonough, Georgia

Anonymous said...

I'm so shocked and sad to hear about Jacob's passing. He was just an amazing little guy. My sincere condolences to the Fahmer family.

Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada

Brenda McBrinn said...

We are so sorry to hear about Jacob. I cant imagine what you have and continue to go through! very amazing! Our family has you in our prayers and thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I check your blog daily and was quite surprised when I read of Jacob's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and I know God is looking after you. Thank you for sharing your story with the world!

About us said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a courageous family and brave little boy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kenneth Kerry Lauren said...

We continue to pray for you all. Run to the arms of Jesus and He will sustain you. Jacob is in His arms and seeing Him face to face.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Fahmer Family,
I am at a loss for words. My heart breaks for you. I will continue to pray for your family everyday. I am so very sorry for your unfathomable loss.
Your sweet little boy has touched my heart in so many ways over the past few months, and I know he has touched other people's lives too.

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading about little Jacob and his family for a long time (I guess I must have started right after the blog began) May the Lord who is the Great Comforter, hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace.

Anonymous said...

Dear Fahmer Family

I just wanted you to know that you have been in my prayers daily.

Jacob and I shared the same birthday Jan 14,(except I was born 44 years earlier) so I felt a special bond with him.

I have truly enjoyed getting to Jacob and your family.

Praying that the Lord will contuine to be your strength.

I will miss you Jacob.

Diana in CA.

Karen, in Houston, TX said...

139 days! Who would have thought...oh yeah, God! Thank you for sharing Jacob's life with us all. He was the basis of many conversations that allowed me to share Christ with others. Your family's incredible faith showed daily in your blog. I know that God will sustain you in this time of great loss. You will be in my prayers also.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry and so sad for your family! Jacob was such a beautiful precious baby! Your family is in my prayers!

Brenda

ladysapphire said...

He has touched so many. thoughts and prayers to all of your from friends in Woodstock, MD

Alicia said...

I am sorry...you are all in my prayers.

Jacob will be greatly missed.

John & Staci said...

Dear Fahmer Family,
I was so shocked to read that God had taken Jacob home. I fell in love with hime through his blog and checked on him daily. Just by seeing the number of comments left I hope you can feel the prayers that are being sent your way from around the world. Jacob's short life brought so many people closer to God. How blessed you are that God chose you to be the earthly parents of this beautiful "messenger".

Dear Jacob,
Your posts will be missed as well your sweet face:) God chose you to do special things Jacob and you have done more in your short life than many people do in decades. Bless you little angel.

Staci in SC

Anonymous said...

Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I am saddened by the news of your little ones passing from your arms into the Heavenly Fathers. May peace and comfort surround your family.

Thank you so much for sharing your baby boy's life with all of us in blogger land.

Anonymous said...

I've kept up with jacob's story. To hear of his passing was sad. I'll Keep you and your family in my prayers. Rest In Peace Baby Jacob

Skye From Tx

Mountainmom said...

Wow---that was not quite what I expected to read when checking in on little Jacob before heading to bed. Yet the Lord had already numbered all his precious days. You have loved your son so well, sprinkling the grief with such enjoyable humor. Thank you for sharing him with all of us; it will be an honor to pray for you and the older boys in the days and weeks to come. May He hold you close as you grieve and heal.
Lori Cooper
Salem, VA

krueth said...

I just logged on to check on Jacob and was so sad and heartbroken to read that Jacob has passed into the arms of Jesus, which is a wonderful thing, but oh we will all miss him so much. Praying for all of you. Wendy

Emily said...

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. It is unimaginable & I wish there were words that would make you feel better. He was such a special little boy & I have followed your story for quite a while. I will pray for your sweet family & I will continue to check in on you.
Emily

Kirst said...

Sorry to hear that. Jacob has really touched our lives and will continue to do so. Praying!

Anonymous said...

praying for your family and the days to come...

The Stutzman Family said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers. My little boy's name is Jacob as well. I found your blog through someone else and felt drawn to it because of my little Jacob. Hugs and prayers to you during this time.

Marlina said...

A Precious little boy. I'm so sad for your loss. So thrilled for him to be healthy and with our God!! I will continue to pray for you all. Jacob touched so many people in his sweet little life, and I will forever be grateful to have "known" him through his blog.
Love to you all.

Emily said...

Praying for you now

Julie said...

Blessings and peace to you. There are no words... but you already know that.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry. even though i live in Slovakia (europe) i read your blog almost every day in last two months. I pray for all of you that miss Jacob and that's all i can say for now.you are very special to me and help me out in many ways.thank you vierka

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing Jacob's life with me. As I struggled being a new mom, your blog helped me become a better mom to my little guy Lucas. You and your family are in my thoughts. Know that you are all strong and will get through this.

Lynn in PA (formerly from Kenmore, NY)

The VW's said...

Fahmer Family,

I am so sorry to hear that Jacob's fight has come to an end. What a precious and inspirational life he had! I can only imagine the feelings that you must be having. Please know that I will be praying for you often! May God give you the strength, grace and peace that you need daily! I am amazed at how much your family has surely blessed others with the life of your miraculous little Jacob! I pray that this gives you comfort as well! God Bless You today and always!