Monday, March 30, 2009

Families Can Be Together Forever

I'm not sure how to say this. We sent our first missionary off to preach the Plan of Happiness. Dexter has left us to begin the next phase of his eternal progression. I feel peace and I'm so sad and I miss him already.


Milan said...

Oh Monette, I'm so sorry. I am thinking of you and your family. I can't imagine how hard all of this must have been with you. Rachael and I pray for you guys every day and we love you all very much.

Milan and Rachael

Morgan said...

Monette - My prayers are with you all! I can't imagine what it's like to go through this as parents, but i know the Lord is with you guys at this time. You guys are the best parents Dexter could have asked for. I love you so much!


merathon said...

Monette, I love you. I would call you, but i don't know if either of us could get through a conversation right now. i can't wait to meet dexter someday. like karen said, he must be an amazing boy! when you want to talk, i'm here! you will all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Eddy said...

Aaron, Monette and family~

I sit here writing with tears falling as I marvel at your strength and your faith, both which seem to offer you so much comfort and peace at this time. Know that my thoughts are with you all.

Michelle Eddy

Ana said...

Monette, I can't imagine what you're going through and I'm sorry you have to go through it. I am very happy you and Aaron have such a strong marriage and a wonderful outlook on life to make the most of the situation. I know Dexter will always be with your family. I am also happy you have such a supportive family and circle of friends. If you need anything, don't hesitate to call.

- Ana

The Easton Family said...

We love you and are in awe of your strength and understanding of the gospel. We are here for anything you need at all.

Kayly said...

Dear Aaron, Monette, and family,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you comfort and peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Kayly and Matt Newland

Stephenson family said...

Aaron, Monette,

I am so so sorry. I don't know what else to say. We love you all and will continue to keep you in our prayers.



Rebecca said...

What a wonderful and blessed life Dexter lived. Your family is simply amazing.... I'm so very sorry, Dahles.

All my love,

Sarah said...

I am so sorry. Our hearts and prayers will be with you tonight.

R Sorber said...

Monette and Aaron,

I am so sorry. Sam and I had a special prayer with our girls tonight for your family, and Natalie prayed that Dexter would be with Jesus. We have no doubt that he is. We love you.

Rachel, etc.

Allison said...

Monette and Aaron,
Thank you so much for sharing the birth of your little guy me. Before he was even here he was teaching daddy's classmates. Your strength as a family is amazing and my thoughts are with you during this time. May peace find you all.


Hi Lowe! said...

I'm so sorry! We had some primary songs playing when we found out, and the song playing was "I feel my Savior's love", and right after that was "Families can be together forever." I was grateful for those songs at that moment!!! Our thoughts are with you and your wonderful family. Losing a child is so sad. We love you and think you are amazing. We will pray for you!

Jenilee and Bryan Lowe

Melissa said...

Dahle Family,

I found your blog through Jeannie's, and have been following your amazing journey. You have incredible faith and strength. I am saddened that you don't get more time with your precious boy in this life, but know you are comforted by keeping an eternal perspective. What precious knowledge.

Melissa Howell and family

thepersonaltouch said...

We're so sorry for your loss, but grateful to have felt Dexter's sweet spirit. Even though his time on this earth was short, he touched so very many lives, and many have been blessed. Dexter is blessed to be a part of your eternal family.

Our prayers are with you. Families are forever.

Love, Roxane and Randy

Tracy said...

You have been in the forefront of my mind since I read this news earlier. We are so very sorry and are aching for you. I'm so glad you got to be home today with Dexter in your arms. We are also praying for you and I can imagine the arms of our extended family all over the country wanting to surround you guys tonight. We love you.

Sara said...

Aaron, Monette and Family,
My love and prayers go out to you during this challenging time. The strength and faith of your family is truly amazing.

-Sara Kadlec

Diana said...

What a special family Dexter got to come to. I'm so sorry to hear he is no longer with you here on this earth. I am so happy we have the knowledge that he is with our Father in Heaven and that he will be at the gates of Heaven to welcome you home when that time comes. My prayers are with your family.

violyngirl said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Ryan and Ellen Taylor

Jeannine said...

Monette and Aaron, I am so impressed by your strength through all this. Dexter was a blessed little boy to be a part of your family. My prayers are with you during this hard time. But isn't it wonderful to know that you'll be able to be with him again? What a blessing.

Love, Jeannine

The Tenaglia's said...

I am very sorry. Your family has so much strength. I admire you for the way you were able to give Dexter such a good life. Dexter reminds me to appreciate every laugh and cry from those that we love, especially our kids.

My heart and prayers are with you.


the5firds said...

Aaron and Monette,
We are so sorry for your loss. That sweet little boy has such an amazing family. What a joyous reunion it will be for you.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,
The Standifirds

The Deru said...

Aaron, Monette, Xander and Elodie,

I didn't know what to write yesterday. I lay awake for a long time just thinking and crying and I thought about you as I woke up through the night. I kept praying to Heavenly Father for you and then I felt that peace that passes understanding. His ways are higher than our ways, and even though we don't always understand why things happen the way they do, we trust Him. I so appreciate your sharing with us his sweet life through your entries and pictures. I've been so touched by his special spirit and all of yours'. You strengthen my faith by your examples and help me to think about what's important in life. I just want to thank you for your examples of really relying on the Lord in all things.

I love you. I think about you all the time and am praying for you constantly.


Sandi said...

Oh sweet Monette!

How I've missed you! Jessica just sent you blog to me with the news of your sweet little angel. I'm so sorry for the trial you are passing through, but at the same time, in awe of how sweet and strong your spirit must be to endure it. And it will only get stronger. I think about you frequently and will keep your family in our prayers.