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Email luckeestarr@aol.com if you would like me to post a message on this page for Amy & Chad! - Aunt Wendy

Prayers are always with you
 Stacey Richichi December 21, 2004 at 04:41 PM CST
I wanted to let you know again how sorry I am for your loss. I found out just today that most of Severins care pages were in my spam folder I didnt know. And I dont know why AOL would consider it spam yet I get stuff about Viarga Go figure. This is my first time posting so I hope Im doing this right. Prayers for the family are with you always stay strong and keep the faith. Your dear son may not be here in body but will always be with you in spirit helping you guiding you and keeping you strong. The holidays are rough enough without having to deal with this too. Just remember I am an instant message away if you need an ear and I moved so I dont think you have my new number IM me if you want it or I can call you I dont pay for LD I will be here for you and your family always.
Please keep well & happy holidays
Stacey
 
  
 
Thank you for you posting
 Rena Walker December 13, 2004 at 04:38 PM CST
I am not sure what to say but you know how I feel. Cards are still coming in every single day. I know people are thinking of us but I wouldn't mind just a day without a sympathy card, it only reminds me of what I've lost. Did you get couseling? I am thinking about it but not sure. What can a couselor tell me? Anyway, thank you for the phone number I may call you. I thought about trying to track you down to talk but I wasn't sure you'd remember me. I am glad Severin and Taylor are not suffering anymore, no pain, no tubes, no ivs just smiles and playing. They are little angels now. You are welcome to call me too 989-837-3297.

Rena Walker
darewalk@chartermi.net
 
  
 
Hello
 Lakki McConnell December 13, 2004 at 03:17 PM CST
Chad and Amy,

Hello. I learned about your son from Halle's carepages. I hope you don't mine me writing to you.

My husband and I are new to this heart condition. We found out that our son has hypoplastic left heart when I was only 19 weeks into my pregnancy. We did some research and got to know another mother of HLHS kids, Sandy Bilpo. She has been a great help to us. After that, we just block everything out and continue with our routine and planning for our new son. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think Brad and I are not prepared and worst yet - we are ignoring Morgan's heart condition. I have been reading a few more care pages and realized how lucky I am and that I have been taking chances with my son's health by taking him out into the public.

Your story have touch me so much. I can't say that I know what you are going through because I didn't loose my son. But from you, I now realized that HLHS is a serious condition and I shouldn't take so much for granted. I want to learn as much as I can so I can help my son.

Brad and I are usually very private and keep to ourselves. We usually deal with our problems by talking to each other. Morgan's condition is much bigger than what we are used to. Reading about other HLHS kids take away the lost and confused feeling that I have. I don't feel so alone and I'm not so bitter and hateful about life. I realized that their are others out there like me and I should be greatful that my son is still here with me.

I just want you to know that your story made a different to me. I now hold Morgan just a little longer and I change his diapers with a smile on my face. I hold him at night even if he is already sleeping.
I also realized that I taking a lot of risk when I take him out or let people come into my house. It is easy to ignore advices from other HLHS mothers and pretends that our son is healthy because he is doing so well.

Thank you
Lakki mom to Morgan (HLHS 3months)
"morganmcconnell"
 
 
HLHS 3 Months
 
 
 
we promise
 Misty Hance December 03, 2004 at 10:07 AM CST
There will be candles burning in Morristown in Memory of such a sweet fellow!!!! May God hold you tight this holiday season! Love ya, Misty
 
Candlelight services
 Rena Walker December 02, 2004 at 05:43 PM CST
There was a candlelighting service in Ann Arbor today, Friday December 2nd but I couldn't handle going so soon after Taylor's funeral. He was 6 months old. We laid him to rest a week ago, November 26th in Tennessee. I know both of our families are going to have a difficult holiday season. I feel privilaged to have met you at the Ronald McDonald House this summer. May God have his healing hands on both our families this season.

Rena Walker
mom to Taylor James Walker
 
candlelight
 Lauren Daves  December 01, 2004 at 11:43 PM CST
Thank you for letting us know about the worldwide candlight. I will pass it along to my friends on the hlhs angel site. I will light my candle for my Logan, your Severin and all the other amazing heart babies who we remember and cherish.

If you are ever interesed in joining the hlhs angel website, let me know at my email: lldaves@comcast.net

Lauren
mom to Conner
and hlhs angel Logan Elise
 
  
 
Thank you
 Sharon Sill December 01, 2004 at 10:20 PM CST
Chad and Amy - Thank you so much for letting us know of the ceremony and of the candle lighting. We will do that in honor of Severin.
We continue to keep your family in our prayers and send you much love.

Doug and Sharon
 
  
 
thanks for sharing. .
 Jennifer Dillard  December 01, 2004 at 10:19 PM CST
Thanks Amy for sharing the date that we can all light a candle in memory of Severin. I look forward to lighting a candle in unison with so many others that miss him and never will forget him.

It's good to see you post!!!!

Jenn
 
My heart aches
 Bobbi Hallberg  October 26, 2004 at 01:37 PM CDT
Chad and Amy,
How my heart still aches for you. I have heard many families describe the same thing as you did in your note. The death of a child is something you never "get over". Days go by and the pain eventually dims, but there is always the realization of "he's gone" that brings you to your knees. I pray for you often. The knowledge that Severin is in heaven doesn't help the ache you feel today. God bless you all. Bobbi
 
  
 
thank you
 Lauren Daves  October 25, 2004 at 01:03 PM CDT
Thank you for the info on the book. I look forward to reading it and sharing it with my son who misses his sister so much.
My prayers remain with you and your family,

Lauren
mom to Conner, 4, hh
and hlhs angel Logan Elise
 
  
 
Peace to you...
 Amy Frank October 21, 2004 at 08:27 PM CDT
The poem Cyndi shared is incredible and exactly what I pray for, for you. Not a day goes by that you are not in my heart, my mind, and my prayers.

Good for you on Cancun or wherever. Sounds like the perfect thing to do this Christmas. I don't see it as anything, but being VERY wise.

And thank you for sharing that book with so many. It's sounds beautiful.

You are loved; amy
 
  
 
Peace to you...
 Cyndi Cancilla  October 21, 2004 at 03:31 PM CDT
Below is a poem that someone sent me when I lost Ryan. I ran across it today and thought of you. I wish that I could hug you through the computer right now!

Take care,
Cyndi


Peace to you, my new friend
When your nights are long
And your arms are empty
When your hands reach out
To hold only an image
And your heart cries itself to sleep

Peace to you, my new friend
When you see the loss
Of words in othersí eyes
When their mouths speak before they think
And their words burn through your soul
Without them ever knowing

Peace to you, my new friend
When you see a new baby
Curled to his mommaís chest
And you feel such overwhelming loss
That your pain overshadows the joy
Of such a profound sign of life

Peace to you, my new friend
When unsaid words hurt you
And though they are unspoken
They are lurking in the uncomfortable pity
You know is there
While you drown in the silence

Peace to you, my new friend
When I cannot understand the grief that engulfs you
When all my words
And all my thoughts
And all my prayers
Cannot lessen your load

Peace to you, my new friend
Until you find happiness
Until you find solace
Until you see your dear child
And hold him in your arms
To know your love again

Written by:
Laura Allen

 

Glad to receive your post!
 Jennifer Dillard  October 21, 2004 at 01:49 PM CDT
Thanks for updating everyone and for sharing. I'm sure it's terribly hard to post, but everyone loves to hear from you and know how you all are doing. Thanks for sharing about the book also--sounds wonderful! Hope to catch up again soon--everyone in your "original" group misses you! :-)

Jenn
 
  
 
May God be with you.
 Misty Hance October 21, 2004 at 11:54 AM CDT
Amy, I have to say, I was very glad to hear from you. I think of you EVERY day, and say a little prayer just for you. I never have called, because I don't want to bother you, and I remember that you had posted you were grieving privately, but please know I would LOVE to talk to you, if you ever want to call! I know you may not always feel it, but in my sight, you are very strong. We recently had 4 families in the course of 2 weeks, who went through the loss of an infant at my parent's funeral home. Mom would come home very upset, and often refer to you and how so very hard this must be. We are all prayer warriors for you. Hugs, Misty!
 
  
 
Thank you...

 Colleen A Schomaker October 21, 2004 at 10:32 AM CDT
..for your post. It is so humbling.
I want you to know that you and your family are thought about often and I look at Severin's carepage with such sadness as I think about how hard each day must be for you. Please know that you will continue to stay in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
In Him,
Colleen Schomaker (MI)
Mom to Matthew, 6--HH, Tommy, 3 1/2--HLHS and Genna, 3 months--HH and wife to Mike
P.S. I was at Mott on the 2nd, but was unable to see everyone that was in,..I'm sorry I missed you.
 
  
 
Thinking of you.

 Jan Dinndorf  October 21, 2004 at 09:39 AM CDT
Hello Amy and family, I appreciate your updating us on your lives. We think of your family often, and continue to remember each of you in our prayers. Be good to yourselves and take it one day at a time.
Sincerely, Doug and Jan Dinndorf
 
  
 
Thinking of you
 Jennifer Anderson October 21, 2004 at 08:33 AM CDT
You don't know me but I know Lauren Daves, we went to school together. I too have lost a child but I can't imagine what you must be feeling. My little girl was stillborn. I can tell you that you are 100% correct about good days and bad. Mercedes has been gone 11 years and there are still bad days. I am so glad you had the time with Severin. Carson has a life long angel right by his side just as you all do. There are lots of little angels playing in Heaven watching over us. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and praying for you. Take care.
hello
 Cyndi Cancilla  October 21, 2004 at 08:09 AM CDT
Amy,

Thank you for that post. I had forgotten what Heath said about the alcoholism comparison. It is so true. I can not imagine what you guys are going through this year. I have had the feelings of how can I be happy and sad at the same time though. When I smile looking at my two girls and still cry for missing Ryan.

I hope the upcoming holidays are as peaceful as possible.

Take care,
Hugs from Michigan.

Cyndi Cancilla & Family
 
  
 
Thank you for posting this......
 Cheri Roe October 21, 2004 at 06:32 AM CDT
It seems that when I come to a carepage to offer support or a kind word, it is I who am always blessed. I pray that each day will be a little better for you. May God bless.....Cheri, grandmother of a chd boy named Nicholas
 
  
 
How good to hear from you
 David McFarland October 21, 2004 at 04:15 AM CDT
Amy
I woke this morning to find your post and my heart sings just a little bit more since reading it. I have been praying for you so much and I rejoice that you have been given the grace to post here again. I cannot begin to imagine how hard that was but I pray that you will continue to know daily grace. You are all engraved on our hearts. How much more on HIS?

with love

David
www.2hearts.org.uk

I was reading the nght before last in Psalm 116
The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.
 
  
 
the books
 Lauren Daves  October 21, 2004 at 12:32 AM CDT
I have followed your story via Amy Frank - and continue to follow your journey as I face the journey myself. I am praying for you as you face this journey.
I am interested in who wrote the book you mentioned. I would like to locate a copy. I am sure that a typical bookstore won't have it and that is why I inquire.
Also - I am part of an hlhs angel site that has been helpful in the sense it provides a safe place to vent where everybody understands.
If you are interested. Please e-mail me and I will forward you the information.

In the meantime, go at your own pace...my prayers will continue for your family.

With Love,
Lauren
lldaves@comcast.net
mom to Conner, hh and hlhs angel Logan Elise
 
  
 
Just thinking of you
 Bryson Ford September 30, 2004 at 12:35 PM CDT
Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. You (Amy) have touched me with you strength and kindness. Hang in there! I often think about you and your family. Thank you for everything. Take care.

Jessica Morton (Bryson Ford's mom)
 
Angels Among Us
 Deb Novak September 28, 2004 at 06:14 PM CDT
Amy- We hope you have a safe trip out to Michigan and then to Indiana. Enjoy the Alabama concert and your time with Kitty. Our thoughts are always with you and your family. We love all you guys. Secret Santa
 
  
 
Happy Birthday Boys
 Deb Novak September 23, 2004 at 09:26 PM CDT
Our thoughts have been with you throughout this day. We hope Carson had a memorable and exciting second birthday. Severin was present, and he was celebrating with you. We continue to pray and send kisses for your entire family.
Lots of Love, Deb, Matt and Charlie
 
  
 
Thinking of you today

 Wendy and Dan Romans  September 23, 2004 at 08:32 PM CDT
You are in my thoughts and prayers always especially today.

Love always,
Wendy
 
  
 
I can only image
 Mel Rahn  September 23, 2004 at 11:11 AM CDT
I can only image the overwhelming feeling you all are feeling today. Your family is stong in love and faith. We continue to lift your family, Sons and Daughter in our prayers for comfort, healing and peace. We love and miss you all. Happy Birthday Boys..

Mel
 
  
 
Prayers are with you.
 Tammy Anderson  September 23, 2004 at 10:31 AM CDT
Dear Amy and Chad,

I know that today will be very hard on you both. Know that I pray for you daily and even more so today. I still cry for your loss. You and your son taught me so much about my own faith. I pray that yours still goes on strong. Thinking of you. Tammy - mom to Cedric from little hearts
 

 

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