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Yesterday afternoon, Hugh and I made the hardest decision that any parent has to make.  We decided to let Tripp go.

We got to hold our baby, rock our baby, sing to our baby, and be caregivers for our baby for 13 hours.

At 6 am this morning he was welcomed into the arms of God.  We feel good knowing he will be looked over by my Grandpa Vince and Hugh's Grandma Margaret.

This was the hardest and saddest day of our lives, but it also contains some of the best moments of our lives.

Thank you for all your messages, texts and comments.  You will never know how much they meant to us over the course of the last 5 days.

We felt loved.  Tripp felt loved.


  1. I hold all of you in my heart and soul with love and prayers. God and the Angels are with all of you. Much love, Janet S.

  2. There are no words, you are in our hearts and prayers. Tripp now rests in the strong arms of God...much love to you all...

  3. You and your family are in my hearts and prayers Jordan.

    Leanne Curtin

  4. Dear Jordan and Hugh and Calder,
    I have been following from far your journey with Tripp. May you find comfort in knowing that he has surely been welcomed into the loving arms of our God, arms that ressemble so very much the arms that held him closely for 13 hours and loved him deeply as only a mother and father can. I am sure that when he experienced the joy of the love of God he felt he had already tasted it in those hours he spent with you. May our God be your comfort and strength as you help one another during this difficult time. Praying with you and for you, Sr Claudette Casavant

  5. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hug,
    Jaime O.

  6. Our prayers, love and thoughts go out to you, Hugh, Calder and Tripp.
    Mark, Alynne & Karter

  7. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.
    Erin, Devon & Sydney Ernst

  8. My heart aches for you and I pray that over time your wounds will heal, but the special moments that are in your heart stay there forever.

  9. Jordan, words cannot express the pain I feel for you and your family. We wish you all the strength and prayers you need to heal and get through these dark days. Please take care of yourself.

    The Dunbar Family

  10. Dear Jordan,Hugh and Calder;
    I have been thinking of and praying for your family for the past 5 days and please be sure to know that your beautiful baby boy Tripp is in a better place now. Away from pain and any complications he may have endured during his short time on earth. He will be with you for a lifetime in your hearts and memories. I will continue to pray for you and yours during this difficult time. God Bless you Jordan, Hugh and Calder.

  11. U. Claude & A. FayeFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Dear Jordan and Hugh – We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for you and your family. It is so hard to know what to say, but please know, you are blessed with prayers and love from all of us. May this help you through this very difficult time. Love from all of the Desjardins Family.

  12. Dear Hamilton Family. You don't know me, I am Becky Jenner's sister in law. She shared your story with me, the story of Tripp's life. My heart goes out to you, all of you. I can not imagine the pain and saddness you are feeling. You are so incredibly strong. I send thoughts and prayers and much sympathy to you. May your beautiful son Tripp rest in peace and watch over you, everday.

  13. I sit here in tears as I type this. My heart just breaks for you, Hugh and Calder. I don't know what to say, but please know that you and your family will continue to be in my prayers.

  14. Dear Jordan & Family,
    Just wanted you to know that some old family friends are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family now, and in the days to follow.
    Take care,
    Linda & Stan Raczynski

  15. Words cannot even begin to describe what you and your family are going through right now. My entire family is thinking of you right now Jordan.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Heaven has gained an angel in Tripp.

  17. Jordan, you are the strongest person I know. Tripp must have felt that strength and known that you would be okay. Stay strong for Calder and eachother.


  18. Jordan, Hugh and Calder,

    We are so sorry to hear about Tripp. I don't think I have ever cried sitting at a work computer before, my heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Bev, Grant and Keira

  19. Jordan, Hugh and Calder
    Words cannot begin to express how saddened we are to hear the news. Brock and I have been thinking about your family every moment over the past few days. Tripp was lucky to have had spent his last 13 hours in the arms of two people who are so loving and so strong. The loss of a child is one of the hardest things life can throw at anyone, and I am so sorry you guys had to experience this. Please find comfort in knowing that Tripp is happy in heaven and must be one of the cutest Angels up there. Our deepest condolensces go out to you and your family at this time.

    Brock and Crystal

  20. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Gather strength and comfort from the immense love of your family and dear friends.

    Our sincere condolences,
    Sheila and Tom Patterson

  21. Jordan, Hugh, Calder and loving family

    I am so deeply saddened for your family. During such difficult times thank you for sharing your journey with us and letting us know your precious son Tripp Vincent Hamilton.

    I send you loving thoughts and prayers and hold you close to my heart.

    As you danced in the light with joy,
    love lifted you. As you brushed against
    this world so gently, you lifted us.
    T.C. Ring

    Therese xx

  22. Jordan & Hugh,
    You are such strong parents and our hearts ache for you and your family. Tripp will always be looking over you all. He is an angel in heaven and he will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies to your family at this sad time.

    Janelle, Arlin, and Jenna Schultz

  23. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Tim, Carolyn, and Annika Strom


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