Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Many thanks to everyone that have sent messages of love and support. It's amazing to think about all the people that Abby has affected.

We are having a memorial service on Friday, April 11, at 3:00pm. There will be a reception following the service at our house. All are welcome.

Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
4101 NW Skyline Boulevard
Portland, OR 97229

I have been trying to figure things out, and there is no answer. There was no way to predict what happened and once it did happen, there was nothing anybody could have done. We wouldn't have done anything differently. Abby was a beautiful little girl. She taught us so much about everything. Words cannot express the love we all feel.


Anonymous said...

Greg and Jenn, Abby was a very special little girl. You are correct that she touched so many, many people, in so many different ways. She was a blessing.

Art and I hold you so close in our thoughts and prayers.
Art and Sharon

Alexis said...

Greg & Jenn: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Karen & Mark had sent me the link to your blog this past fall and I have been reading your updates as they progressed. Abby had such strength and endured so much for anyone, especially a baby. I was so happy to learn that she had been sent home from the hospital and was shocked when I learned today that she had passed away. Words can not express the sadness I feel for both of you and I know the upcoming days are going to be very difficult for you both. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family and that you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Alexis Santoro

Anonymous said...

Children are like angels, a gift from above. Given to us for a short time to love, but when he come for little Wee, a gift from Thee, then takes little Wee from me, oh how I grieve for our beautiful baby Abby...We thank you for our time with Wee, Abigail Rose Jacoby, you brought us all to Thee; for that time we thank you for our beautiful Abby...

Greg and Jenn:
With much Love, Catherine & Family. All my strength and support to you and your family.

This came to me, wanted to share. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Jenn & Greg,

Our world is forever changed because of your daughter and the contributions she made to it. Your eloquence and strength as parents has been admirable to us all. You have my most heart-felt condolences and please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. Greg, I don't know you well but I love you guys both and would give you both a huge hug if I was there with you in person. You're all three in my thoughts.

Much love,
Jen Reed (Elledge)

Anonymous said...

Greg& Jenn: First of all I would like to tell you who I am, I'm Catherine Nelson's daughter Alexandra Nelson. I am very sorry about your lose of Baby Abigail. She was born just a day after my birthday. My mom told me and I was in shock. I didnt know what to say when she first told me. I told my teacher and she about cried and she said she is "Very sorry". Im hear to say I love you very much and I am here for you. I Love You.

~Alexandra Nelson

amber.willingham said...

Hello Greg and Jenn,

You two have amazing strength and love. Your little Abby has inspired us all. Thank you for sharing her life with us on your blog and touching our hearts daily. We all fell in love with her instantly and were so impressed with her strength and power. She has inspired us all and will continue to do so.

Lots of love, thoughts and prayer,
Amber W.

Anonymous said...

Greg and Jenn, I am a friend of Abby Umansky who bought one of her necklaces to support baby Abby. I was particularly touched by your story because I have a baby girl who is exactly one month older than Abby. I have been following your blog and hoping for good things for your family. Please know Abby touched people she never even met! I am so sorry to hear of your loss - you are in my thoughts. Stephanie Baron

Anonymous said...

Jenn and Greg,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have both been very strong throughout everything with Abby. Please know that you can lean on all your friends any time you need to bolster that strength.


Anonymous said...

My heart grieves for your loss. Abby Rose was such a blessing. I am praying for you.

Sandra Carter

Anonymous said...

I'm sending all my love to you guys. The love and hope that little angel abby evoked from so many will stay with all us for a lifetime.
Nicholle and Keith

Anonymous said...

Jenn and Greg,

Mini has Abby's Cinderella sign above her closet now just like Abby had it. She loves it! Thank you so much. You are are such a inspiration and such great friends to us.

Jason, Kim and Katherine

Anonymous said...

Greg and Jenn.
I have not seen you in a while but Kim and Jason have been keeping us updated and told us about your blog. I was so inspired by all that you have endured and how you endured it! You are both so amazing and Shawn and I wish only the brightest future for you both! I was so saddened to hear of your loss of Abby and I am trying to only remember your gain of her. She only made you stronger and more loving. Hang in there and we hope to see you soon. If you need anything, we are here as well!

All our love, thoughts and prayers
Shawn, Lori and Ashlyn Lehman

Kari said...

Jenn & Greg,

I am so sorry she was a very special girl you can tell how much she was loved and see it in your photos of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for this tremendous loss. Abby was a blessing to all who knew her and has aught us all very much. I hope you can find some confort in the comming weeks knowing how truely special she was, so special that god called uppon her to join him. Many prayers will go out to you

Mike and Heather said...

We all know how strong Abby's parents are which is why she was able to make such an impression on our lives. Abby was truely lucky to have known such wonderful parents. Jen and Greg, you two continue to touch our lives with your strength, compassion and courage. Bless you both!

Anonymous said...

Greg and Jenn,
Mark and I are still trying to get a handle on your loss. Reading the entries of others who have so elequently expressed Abby's beautiful life continues to touch us even more. We would like information about sending flowers or helping in some way with memorial costs or if you are doing donations in lui of flowers...please let us know. May God continue to be with you all during this painful time and may you take comfort in knowing she is being cradled in His great arms. Much love, The Mangolds

Anonymous said...

Greg and Jenn,
It's taken me a while to respond because I am still reeling from your loss. I will not forget your beautiful little girl and her loving, committed parents. I am thinking of you guys and hope to make it on Friday.

Jen & Pete said...

Dear Jenn & Greg,

Jen just told me about Abigail as i arrived home tonight and we are both devastated. We have both been checking out the blog, watching all the videos and looking at all the pictures. I have no words to express our deepest sympathy for you. I'm sure everyone will embrace Abigail's legacy as the miracle baby! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Jen & Pete