Friday, January 2, 2009

One Year

Words fail me today.

Thank you to everyone for all the notes and emails telling us you're thinking of Jack, and our family. They mean so much to all of us.

All we can really do today is remember our sweet boy also.



Jackson Philip Malia
October 11, 2007 - January 2, 2008

Jack, you are missed sweet boy, every single moment.
You are loved loved loved, forever and ever.
The hole you left behind seems to grow larger with each passing day.
You were here such a short time, and we treasure every moment we spent with you.
You were so beautiful and so brave.
You taught us so much, about courage, about strength, and especially about love.
You showed us how precious life is. How important it is to love fiercely.
So many people remember you, our tiny baby boy.
So many people miss you, some who never even met you.
We know you are with us, always. Watching out for your sisters.
You are a part of them.
We see you in their smiles, hear you in their laughter,
know you are nearby when their eyes light up and their already silly grins grow even bigger.
You were a gift to us, Jack.
Some day we will see you again, see that beautiful face and those sweet little boy hands,
and we will hold you and love you and never let you go.
We love you so much Jack.

Mommy, Daddy, Charlotte, Katie and all of your family who loves you forever


video

103 comments:

Busted said...

Thinking of you and remembering sweet Jack today.

rachael said...

oh megan, please know that i am thinking of you and your family lots today. and, as always, baby jack. lots of prayers...lots of prayers.

Souza Sisters said...

Thinking of you and baby Jack... Big ((HUGS)) to you and your family...

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for your family today and remembering your sweet baby boy.

heeda said...

Beautiful post. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today and always.

SaraBelle said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Kristin (kekis) said...

I was hoping to hear from you today. We are all remembering Jack with you and will continue to do so. Prayers are always coming. Give the girls some extra-big hugs and kisses today from their brother and all of us.

Mrs.McJeep said...

Thinking of you and Jack and the rest of the family today.

Kristen said...

Thinking of you and baby Jack today and always!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, your family and remembering Jack today.

Darla, NJ

Liz said...

Thinking of you and Jack.

M.M. said...

Hi, I have read your posts before and this is my first time to comment. I just wanted you to know that Jack's story touches my heart and I cry a little when I read about him. It makes me realize how precious my boys really are to me. I give them big hugs and thank my lucky stars. I wish you and your family all the best and believe that you all will see Jack again someday. He is a beautiful soul that lives on in the hearts of many. :)

Mandy said...

Hugs to you, your husband and your girls today. Hold onto those sweet memories. He was, and still is, a beautiful boy.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of your little Jack today and everyday.

Jennifer
Triplet Mom in MN

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you today and always remembering your Jack.

Abbie said...

My prayers are with you! What a beautiful video and big beautiful eyes!

Melissa said...

Thinking of you and your family today.

acutescrubnurse said...

Thinking of you all today as you remember Jack.
Lot's of prayers.
Rita

Kelly said...

Thinking of you and Jack today.

Anonymous said...

Megan,
My thoughts are with your family today. Your angel, jack, is blessing us all for having known of him.
Jenna

Jody said...

Thinking of you today, and remembering Jack with love. He is always in our hearts.

Shell said...

Thinking of all of you today and missing a precious boy I never knew. Happy Holidays (if a little late) and my best wishes for a year full of wonder and love.

Lisa said...

Thinking of your family today,
Lisa in MN

Katie said...

First comment, but I've been reading since the beginning ... We're thinking of Jack today in KY.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Sending love and prayers from our family in Florida to your family in Jersey. HUGS!

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

Hi Megan. Just wanted to send you extra hugs today. I always think of Jack and will never forget him although i never met him. HIs video is truly touching. Almost like he was answering you as you talked to him. Always here for you.
Sandy

Christa said...

I am thinking of you today as tears run from your post. You and your family and of course your sweet Jack are all in my prayers...

Molly said...

I wish I could offer you something besides supportive words. I'm sure this day is difficult beyond anything words can describe. But I'm still thinking of Jack and I know he is with you and your family on a daily basis. And how awesome of him to give you signs so that you KNOW that he is there. I hope he shows up today in some magical way.

MrsRiff said...

My heart just broke for you all over again. I've kept up with your blog for so long now but this is the first time I'm leaving a comment. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face, not the first time, because my heart hurts for you so much.
Without ever meeting him I know he's a beautiful soul. God bless you and Jack.

Stacie said...

I've been reading your blog for a little over a month now. I just wanted to delurk and say that I am thinking of you, your family, and most especially Jack today. Hugs to you.

Randi said...

My heart is hurting for you and your beautiful family.
Randi

Kitty Laird said...

Thinking of you, your husband, your daughters, and especially Jack today. Lots and lots of prayers.

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Again Megan - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today

Anonymous said...

God bless Baby Jack

Linda said...

Thinking of you and sending many prayers to you and your family Megan.

**mrsl** said...

Megan, you are in our thoughts today and every day.

proudmama02 said...

What a beautiful, sweet video of your Jack. We're thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

keeping your family and jack in our thoughts, always. thank you for sharing him with us. he has touched us all.

The Nanny said...

He is so precious. Remembering sweet Jack, and thinking of you all today.

Erika said...

I'm thinking of you and Jack today.

You know, I was having a bad day today, bitching about how badly the house we rent is falling apart and how fustrated I was that my husband seems to not care as much as I do....

until i read your post and saw the video....puts things into perspective.

my thoughts are now with you and Jack.

Here is to your little beautiful guardian angel watching over you always.

Kim and Troy said...

Thinking of you and your family today. Hugs and prayers from a fellow triplet mommy.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a touching post....I think of your family everyday....Jack has touched so many lives....Jack, and your family, will always be in my prayers....God bless.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you on what must be such a hard day. Praying you find comfort in the sweet memories of you Jack.

Anonymous said...

Megan, I don't have the words today. I have followed your blog from the begining and I have dreaded this day. I have thought of Jack all day today, and although I have never met you I am sending you and your family tons of love and hugs today. God Bless Jack.

Allison711 said...

Thinking of you and your family on this most difficult day and keeping baby Jack in my prayers. God bless.

Emily said...

Thinking of you and your family and remembering sweet Jack today and always...

Mountain Girl said...

What a little sweetie pie! Thank you for sharing Jack (and the girls!) with us.

Anonymous said...

Megan, God bless you and your family. Today being the hardest of all days, please know he is being loved and thought of everywhere. We all will keep him alive in thought and prayers. Today I lit a candle for him and for you and your family . God bless you Jack You may not be here today but you are alive and with your family and new friends everyday. We all love you and we love your family so very much.

Meg said...

Thinking of you today!!

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Franco*Filly (Jess) said...

I thought of Jack all day today. God Bless Him.

Beth said...

Just wanted to let you know i'm thinking of you and your family today.

I also wanted to tell you that I admire your strength and courage, you inspire me, so thank you for that.

Sarah said...

Just wanted you to know that I've been thinking of all five of you today.

Notwifezilla- Jackie said...

Megan, PJ, Katie, Charlotte and Jack you will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

nestie melissaandeddie said...

Jack was the first thing I thought about when I woke up today. Even a stranger, is missing him and thinking of him (and your family) today. Its been a year since I read that sad Goodbye post and not a day has gone by since, that I havent thought of him. He meant so much to all of us, and we are all better people for having "known" him. He has taught us so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. God Bless!!!

April (twins103107 on the nest) said...

My whole family is thinking of your family and your sweet Jack today. Lots of prayers and virtual hugs!

zarabel said...

Thinking of your family today...

Katie C. said...

You, your family and baby Jack are in my thoughts & prayers today!

Olivia said...

Thinking of Jack and your family today and always.

BreezieGirl said...

Thoughts and prayers...

Jennifer said...

Thinking of you today, Megan. Still giving lots of extra Jack kisses in our house. Be well.

Tyrone & Bailey said...

i have been reading your blog for a while, but this is my first time to comment. i am the mom of 3 kids, and reading your blog makes me remember how precious my 3 kids are, and also the jack that we lost 1 1/2 years ago.

i know that you have lots of friends and blog readers, but if you would like to visit, my blog is themartinzoo.blogspot.com

i think of jack often, and your posts always make me cry...i am yet another that thinks of your jack often and wishes you the best.

bailey

AmandaStuart said...

Loving Jack, and your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a sweet sweet angel baby God has by His side. Don't worry, he is happy, healthy and is smiling down on you and your husband and his sisters.

Maria said...

What a precious video of that little angel! I cry everytime I read a post about Jack. Thinking of your family today and always. God bless little baby angel Jack.

Cindy (and Brian) said...

Megan, I don't comment often but I wanted to let you know that I am remembering your family today. Especially Jack.

Sommer said...

Infinite hugs to you

Katie Hilfiker said...

Praying for your sweet little Jack. I hope you were able to share some memories of your little one who is gone, but not forgotten today.

irongirl said...

We love you sweet baby Jack.

Beth said...

Thinking of you and remembering your beautiful little Jack.

Patyrish said...

Thank you for this video. It was awesome to see and hear sweet Jack.

Thinking of you now and remembering Jack always.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with your sweet angel, as always. It brings me some solace to know he is up there with all of the other lost angel babies.

Wendy said...

He is so beautiful, and you know, I bet Heaven is a better place with him in it <3 love and hugs.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking of you a lot recently. I hope you know how many people have been touched by Jack and your family.

Rebecca Nixie said...

Megan, Thinking of you and your family on this difficult day. Remembering Jack and his sweetness. The video is absolutely adorable. Keeping him in my thoughts today and always. ((HUGS)) to you all!!

Maggie said...

Thinking of Jack today. Lots of .ove.

Jenn said...

What a sweet video. I think of you and your family often and of Jack, the angel.

Carly said...

I am thinking of your family and remembering Jack. Whenever I hear the name Jack his little face pops into my head because i *know* him even though I have never met him. He influenced so many of us in so short a time. Tons of hugs to you

Anonymous said...

we love you Jack and will never forget you.
Thinking about you and your family.
Sincerely,
Janet

BuckeyeBundle said...

I know I'm late, but please know how much I was thinking of you, your family and of course precious little Jack. I just re-read your previous post about everything going off in the car when you were driving. I hope you have some sort of comfort when you know how much Jack is truly with you. I know I do. Thank you for continuing to share your story with us.

Alex, Lauren and AJ Matrale said...

Thinking of your family and your sweet little boy...

Vicki Fields said...

Thinking of you today and holding you close to my heart as I know how much your's must be aching. I love the video you captured of sweet Jack making some noises. He was so beautiful.

Love and hugs,

Vicki Fields (Jayden's Mommy)

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jayden

Millicent said...

Sweet Jack, how you have made a difference in SO many lives, all over the world. I am not sure it helps Mommy much, but there are so many of us that miss you that never got the pleasure of meeting you in person. Oh, sweet Jack, how you are missed!

Megan, I read this post and was pretty composed until I saw the video. "bye Jack" made me lose any composure I had. I do not know how you do it, and with such grace. You and all the family are in my prayers as always...

TBG said...

I am thinking of you and your family and of course Jack today.

leona said...

Thinking of you, Jack and the family always.

tbonegrl said...

We love you Jack!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and Jack....he is loved and always in my heart!

MrsAmber (The Nest) said...

I never met you, but just thought I would share that ever since following your blog I feel like I am constantly reminded of Jack.

I woke up Friday Morning and immediately thought of him.

You and your family and in my thoughts and family.

The Murray Crew said...

Jack, you are not forgotten...You're mama is a brave, extraordinary woman. Thanks for teaching us how to love one another better.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you an your family today. I have been reading your blog since the beginning and have been moved to tears more times than I can count. I think of Jack everytime I see a butterfly.

greekgirl719 said...

I am thinking of you, your family and sweet baby Jack today. All of you continue to be such a source of inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that video with all of us. Jack is a very special boy and I always enjoy reading how he is part of your lives every day.

Anonymous said...

Jack made a difference.

Anonymous said...

I think of your family often. Jack has made such an impact on so many people.

Gillian said...

Oh Megan.. that video of Jack sent me over the edge. I'm sure this has been such a difficult start to the new year for you all.

You know I think of Jack so much, and hold him close to my heart, have never even met him.

Anonymous said...

When I see a butterfly I say "Hi Jack!" :)

Anonymous said...

i miss jack too......and i didn't even know him!!!
your blog has had such an effect on me....i've learned to cherish every moment....tomorrow is not promised for anyone....even a sweet little baby boy......hang in there....

Kim (mrskimmied) said...

Just wanted to say that I have been thinking of you and your family, especially Jack. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Megan - Sorry to be a few days late, but just wanted to let you know that you, PJ, Jack, and the girls are in my thoughts.
- Kristin

Maryann said...

Lots of love to you and your family!

jthomason said...

I haven't read your blog in a while... I found in about a year ago randomly, I don't even remember how. But I was really touched by your family's story and read through a lot of your posts.
I came across a story today and suddenly it reminded me of you and I thought I'd pass this along.
If you scroll down just a little bit there is a story about a woman whose 3 month old baby died and the dream she had later that gave her so much hope.
http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/apr1992/v49-1-article5.htm
I found it so inspiring and I hope it helps you in some way. :)
God bless...

Jen said...

Lots of love to Angel Jack and to your family...