Friday, June 27, 2008

Sweet Baby Mac

McKallister Vance Hinckley (Mac) was born this morning at 5:53 am. Cali was in labor a total of about 14 hours and pushed for the last two. She and Josh both did amazing!

Mac weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long. He is absolutely beautiful!!! He has great big hands and Josh's crooked ear.

As we spent time with baby Mac this morning the feeling in the room was incredible. An amazing amount of peace and comfort rested upon everyone present. We could feel that God was with us and that he loves Josh, Cali and Mac so much. We were all in tears as we took turns holding Mac and spending the short time we had with his little earthly body. All in the room could feel that Mac's spirit, although not in his body, was very much with us.

Mac came to this earth to receive a body and in receiving that body, has brought our families closer to Christ and to each other. We love our Savior and are so grateful that He has made it possible for us to live as eternal families someday. I believe the effect Mac's short life will have on our family will stretch far beyond today. We love you little Mac!

Josh and Cali seem to be handling this incredibly well. Although very hard, they seem very at peace with the situation. They are so strong and we love them so much!!!

Thank you to each of you for the love and support you have been showing to Josh and Cali. I know it means a lot to them during this difficult time. I will continue to update this blog with information until they are feeling up to it. I am also in the process of setting up a blog dedicated to little Mac and will post the link as soon as possible.

With Much Thanks and Love,

Erin (Josh's big sister)

P.S. A Baby Mac memorial fund is in the process of being set up at Wells Fargo Bank by Kimberly Moore. I will post more information about it as soon as I get it. If you are interested in donating to it, please contact Kimberly at kimoore24@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

24 comments:

Lance, Tiff n Ash said...

Your little family is precious. You two are so strong. We love you.

The Jensen Family said...

He is beautiful. You guys are amazing people and we love you so much!!

Colin and Ranie said...

He is beautiful and perfect in every way. We love you so much! You are in our prayers.

kimoore24 said...

He is Beautiful! I am so proud of the too of you for how strong you are!

Will you please let everyone know to visit my blog at www.moorefamilyfour.blogspot.com for details as to donating.

Thanks and much love Turreal and Kim

kimoore24 said...

The fund is set up at Wells Fargo bank under the Hinckley Family Memorial. People who want to donate can email or call me to get the account number- I would prefer not to post it. Or, if one of Josh or Cali's family members will call or email me I will be happy to give it to get the word out better.

801-319-6563 or kimoore24@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I look at your sweet baby and the tears don't stop. I know, and I know that you know, that one day you will be able to hold your sweet baby Mac again.. You guys are amazing; both of you. My thoughts and prayers are with your little family. Will you please let us know if there is anything we can do.

The Gray Fam said...

I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I am thinking about you and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a precious little angel. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you

Jessica said...

Josh and Cali,

You don't know me but I am married to Mike Miller's brother. I found your blog through Erin's. I just want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I can't imagine the heartbreak you are feeling at this time.

I have some friends who recently lost their baby as well and while they are devastated I have learned one thing from watching them--there is great healing power in the atonement. I hope that through the enabling power of the atonement you will be able to find comfort and understanding as you wade through this difficult time. I wish the Savior's peace upon you. We will continue to pray for your sweet family.

Emily said...

I know that I have already seen you, but I still wanted to let you know one more time how much we love you, Josh & sweet little Mac. He is very beautiful, the perfect mix of his two beautiful parents. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Brittany Slesk said...

You guys are amazing. We're thinking of you as well and you're in our prayers. He's a beautiful baby.

Shaun, Suzee & Family said...

Cali & Josh,

We love you guys! What a perfect little boy. Our thought and prayers are with you both. Mac will be watching over you.

bryce and kianna said...

We are truely blessed to have you guys in our life and we are so grateful for the time we were able to share with you and little Mac. We love you.

alisa said...

You are getting lots of prayers from Lehi. Im so sad about this.

Chris Linds & Maddie said...

Cali and Josh
We love you gys so much, and know the Lord has another mission for this sweet boy. Words cannot express our sympathy for you, but know that you are loved, and luckily you will be with him again one day! We love you and are praying for you!
Linds and Chris

The Eyre Family said...

Josh and Cali,
You don't know us but my husband Willie used to play for Eric Madsen at CEU. Your strength during this time is amazing to us! To see your belief in God is a testament to us all. We will pray for you.
~Rachel and Willie Eyre

Missy said...

Josh and Cali,
I went to High School with Erin and I think my younger sister went to school with you and your brother. I just came across Erin's blog and followed the link to yours. I am so sorry for your loss and I know what a wonderful family you are in. The spirit is always so strong everytime I have seen Erin and I know the rest of your family is the same way. We will be praying for you and we know that Heavenly Father will be especially close to you the next few months. We are so sorry.
-Allen and Missy (Miller) Ackerson

TAYBEL said...

We love you three!

Travis & Kira Evans said...

Sorry for you loss. He is beautiful. Stay strong, our prayers are with you!

Kalyn Wissler said...

Josh and Cali, What a perfect beautiful little boy! Our prayer's are with you and we will continue to pray for you and your family. I can see our Savior's love surround you!
Kalyn Wissler

Mark and Cinde said...

Josh & Cali,
We are Turreal Moore's parents. We heard the news the other day about the loss of your precious little man and our hearts were filled with great sadness. We pray for peace as you deal with Mac's passing.

Jeff Erickson said...

Hi Cali (& Josh),

Inger and I learned of the news about little Mac last week from an email that Rich sent to the management team at Uppercase Living. You've been in our thoughts and prayers ever since. We were so saddened for you, but in seeing the pictures of you on this blog and reading some of the comments and support from your many loved ones it has lifted my spirits, as I hope it has yours. Your faith and strength at this difficult time in your lives is truly an inspiration to me.

Know that you will continue to be in our prayers. May you be comforted and blessed with peace and strength.

Jeff Erickson

Kenny & Bobbie Newton said...

Josh & Cali,

Bobbie and I want you to know that we pray for your strength during this difficult time. May you continue to receive the needed comfort. We were so saddened by your loss and wish you the best at this time and always.

Kenny & Bobbie Newton

Ashlea said...

While we've never met (nor probably ever will here on Earth) I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I can't imagine what you're going through, and it broke my heart to read your family's beautiful story on this blog as well as Mac's blog. It brought me back to July 2006 when my older brother's family went through nearly the same experience, except their sweet baby was delivered at 5 months. As my heart ached for them, it aches for you. I can only say 1-thank you for sharing your stories so that others could read them, learn from them, and draw closer to Christ through them, and 2-be sure to lean on each other for support. While I haven't experienced the loss of a child, I feel somewhat connected to you in that mu husband and I have struggled with infertility and have mourned the loss of the babies that we MAY have had one day. The pressures and stresses will pull at your heart, but don't ever let it get between you two. Grieve and celebrate your little Mac together, and I know Heavenly Father will watch, protect, guide and comfort you both.

Heather Ryan said...

My heart goes out to you. I lost a baby boy, Matthew in December. You are not alone! Seek out those who have had a similar loss, because they truly understand. Be patient in healing, it takes a long time- the Savior will take your grief from you. Allow him to take it from you! I know that it was way too hard for me to handle on my own!