Eisley rests between His shoulders.

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the ones the Lord loves rests between His shoulders. Deuteronomy 33:12

I wanted to try to write a little while I feel the strength, because I know after today, I will not feel up to it. I won’t go into great detail of everything leading up to today because it’s too hard, but here is what is going on.

Eisley went to be with her father in heaven Tuesday morning. I was 26 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I was induced Tuesday evening at 10 pm and have been in labor ever since. We are very slowly progressing, but this morning my cervix has dropped and thinned out. Around 8 am I was given an epidural and they started a pitocin drip in order to start speeding things up.

I had a c-section delivery with Chase only 14 months ago, so they have to take things slowly on my body, so not to tear my scar. Please pray for everything to go smoothly from here on out.

We are about to go through the hardest part, meeting Eisley to say goodbye. Please pray for us. I am terrified and can’t even really comprehend everything that has happened and that is about to. We are also making funeral arrangements and making decisions like that, which is incredibly hard.

Eisley rests between His shoulders now. She is no longer fighting. She is whole and perfect with Him.

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

29 thoughts on “Eisley rests between His shoulders.

  1. Chey says:

    Oh James,
    My heart is so heavy for you and Ted. I love you so much, and I cannot begin to fathom how you feel. I am praying for y’all. I pray for peace and strength during this day.


  2. Lori says:

    I cannot imagine your heart right now. Praying soon you will be able to rest and think on how well you love Eisley. Some children go their entire lives not loved half as much as you have loved your baby girl. Praying for God’s glory to shine through you and your family, just as it has through Eisley already. What a precious life.


  3. Mary says:

    I am so so sorry. I am crying for you. We lost a baby girl at 19 wks 4 days in 2008. I have prayed for you and Eisley since I first read your blog and I will continue to pray for you as you walk through this. The Lord was with me continually through my greif and held me up through the pain. I felt Him so near when we held our baby girl and said goodbye to her. If I can help in any way please let me know. I will be praying for you today and throughout this week and on, I am so sorry. I know there arent words to comfort. But the God of comfort can comfort you in only His way. God bless you


  4. Gabi says:

    We haven’t spoken in a while but I’ve been reading along and praying for Eisley. I am so very, very, sorry. You and Ted are in my thoughts and prayers. May He hold you and whisper to you words of comfort and the peace that surpasses all understanding.
    With love,


  5. Sarah says:

    Oh my heart. I feel sick with grief for all you are going through at this very moment. I cannot imagine. Can NOT imagine. Jami, you are the strongest girl I “know”. I will be praying for you!


  6. Ashton says:

    Jami and Family,
    Im so sorry to hear the news, we are fervently praying for you all during this time. Strength and Peace to your hearts. One day you will hold you little girl and know she was entirely in his hands.


  7. Mary says:

    Oh Jami, I’m so sorry. Know that you are not alone – we are all praying for you and Ted and Chase. You, too, rest between your Father’s shoulders. He’s holding you close, girl, and He will never let you go.


  8. evie says:

    Oh Jamie, Praying for you through tears in this moment and the moments to come. I was reading this passage in Isaiah the other day, and the vastness of God struck me in it and I thought of you and Eisley so I thought I’d share:

    Isaiah 40:25
    25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

    26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
    He who brings out the starry host one by one,
    and calls them each by name.
    Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

    27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
    and complain, O Israel,
    “My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?

    28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.

    29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;

    31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

    I cannot imagine the grief of your situation. I hope you can still love on her in a way that is fitting before you let her go.


  9. Hillary says:

    I can’t comprehend what you and Ted are going through. I am so sorry for you. I continue to pray for you and a safe delivery. I praise God that Eisley is with Him, whole and painless!! Love to you and Ted.


  10. Gail says:

    I am so sorry, sweet Jami. There are no words. Simeon said to Mary, “And a sword shall pierce your own heart.” And our hearts do shatter when we lose our beloved, precious children.

    God binds up the brokenhearted. He is right there with you now in the fire. May he bless you and Ted and bring you comfort and His peace that passes all understanding. Sending you love.


  11. Helga says:

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and praying for you all. It broke my heart to read that Eisley had passed. She is in good hands now. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy beautiful Eisley when you get to meet her.


  12. Jules says:

    I am so sorry. My heart aches for you. I have been praying for Eisley for awhile now and I will continue to pray for your family. We recently lost our nephew and I know there are no words that can make it better so I will just continue to pray.


  13. Janie says:

    Words cannot express my sympathy for you. I lost my twin boys when they were 17 days old 26 years ago. As you go through this valley there will be incredibly hard days. Please know that many are lifting you in prayer. Your greatest joy will be knowing that your sweet baby girl is whole and healthy. She is being held by Jesus. One day you will see her sweet face and it will be a most wonderful reunion. God bless you. xoxo


  14. Larissa says:

    I’ve been reading your blog a few weeks and was very saddened to read your latest update…but, she is with Jesus…

    We lost our daughter 4.5 yrs ago due to pre-term labor at 23 weeks. Her lungs weren’t mature; she was with us for 14 hrs…

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…I’m so sorry for your loss..


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