Sunday, May 30, 2010

MISSING YOU...

with EVERY fiber of our being.

31 comments:

LL said...

that picture says it all!
So tender and so heartbreaking.

sending love to your family~

Junior said...

love, hugs, and prayers.

The House of Garcia said...

sending lots of love and prayers.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Becky I hope you know how many people have been truly touched by your family. Ben has made a huge impact on me. This picture breaks my heart. :(

Amy M. said...

Love beyond measure.

Cindi said...

Praying for the Lord to bless you with comfort and strength. You are so loved, we cry with you and for you...may your grievning hearts be soothed.

Lacey said...

That is a beautiful picture. My heart is breaking for you! Love you!

Trina and Jophie said...

Love you guys...

Trina and Jophie

The Henrys said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky said...

Mom I miss him so much I want him to come home.

Salie said...

my thoughts & prayers go out to everyone. I have only been following Ben's story for a little less then 2 or 3 months. He really touched my heart. RIP Benjamin McKay Orton. You will forever be missed, loved & remembered. Fly high & free

Linda said...

Love and prayers are with you. Ben's is an inspiring story. I'm sure the Lord is well pleased with him and with your family. What a blessing for him to have fought the good fight, and to be free at last. May the Lord's peace which passeth all understanding fill your hearts and home during this difficult time.
Much love,
Linda and Rowland Blake

The VW's said...

I have been thinking of you so often! I think of all the love and care that you have given to Ben in the last 8 years and how lost you must feel without him!

Ben was such a loved little boy, and through his family, he has made such an impact on this world and in the hearts of others! He will be greatly missed by so many.....and I'm sure, especially by his his Momma.

May God wrap you in peace, love, comfort and strength today and always! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you. I have been checking on Ben every day. I will miss him. I am thinking of you.

Willow, mother of Angel Talia

asplashofsunshine said...

Precious photo. I can only imagine how every fiber of your being is missing him. He is such a gift.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say I am so deeply sorry for your loss...I've clicked on your blog several times in the past year and was just amazed by your sweet boy's story...thank you for sharing your son with us...I will be praying for you and your family!!!

Kristen

Cynthia said...

Oh Becky! I didn't know until I read Jenny's blog. I'm so sorry! He was such a special boy and you guys are an incredible family! Our love and prayers are with you!

Cynthia

Shannon said...

My heart is just broken for you. I know that there are no words that will ease the pain for you- but just know that there are people around -that you don't even know -that are praying for your family during this difficult time. I am so grateful that we know that families are forever.

shirlgirl said...

Such a tender picture of the love that you shared with your beloved Ben. Our hearts break for all of you. Love and prayers to all of you. Lots of love from us. Aunt Shirley and Uncle David

Jo Jo said...

...lilies...

Stephanie said...

I feel like I can't add much more to what has already been said. My heart just breaks for all of you, but I am also soooooo happy that Ben is now running and doing all of things that little boys do in heaven. God Bless you all. We will keep you in our prayers, as we have since we found your blog.

Love and hugs!

Steph and Christopher

Anonymous said...

your son is a miracle, as I am sure you know. May god be with you in this time, as he is with Ben. I am so sorry for your immense loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Although I've never met Ben or your family I feel as though I've lost my precious friend. Thank you for sharing Ben's journey with us. We will miss him. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Jenkins said...

Praying for your family and your hearts. Thank you for sharing Ben with all of us.

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for your family - I was/am in awe of your absolute love for Ben and the phenomenal family you were and are as you found a way to always include him in your very active life. Thank you for teaching me that with some gumption a wheelchair can go anywhere - thank you for sharing Ben with the world - what an awesome testimony you have lived and shared - peace to Ben as he runs the streets of Heaven!

Dannette in Kansas

Mandy said...

I thought I had posted on here earlier but I guess I didn't do it right. I just want you to know that Becky you have been such an inspiration to me!! I haven't been able to read as much as I would like but you have forever changed me!! You are such an amazing person and mother!! Ben is so lucky to have you and he is so special what a gift to have learned so much from both of you!! Thank you for sharing your lives with us!!

I pray the Lord may wrap His arms around you and send you the comfort that you need at this time!! We are praying for you and sending you our love!!

Anonymous said...

Becky, Steve, and family:
My heart and prayers are with you!
Love,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

Orton Family, Thank you very much for sharing your life story with all of us. You are all truely an inspiration for all of us and I am deeply saddened by the news of Ben. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and even though I never met Ben he made me smile. God bless
Jennifer Pessini

Anonymous said...

Orton Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You are such a wonderful family.

Love,
Taryn, Ted, Matthew and Benjamin Smith

Malinda said...

Truest of love :)

Andrew Jacob Schmidt said...

I happened to stumble on your blog tonight as I have some spare time on my hands while my son Andrew and I are home alone. Tears have flooded my eyes and are streaming down my face. I look at the pictures of your beautiful, precious son along with you, your husband and other children. I understand the impact a special child like this has on a family. I understand how easy it is to love someone who can't do so many things, who can't say the words," I love you, mom" but say it in how they are breathing comfortably, their peace and joy when there shouldn't be joy. I get this enormous love that this child has brought to you and others who have known him. He, I am certain, was your angel sent from heaven to teach you, guide you, warm you, and love you.
We have a little boy named Andrew. Andrew is 5 1/2 with 2 very rare genetic syndromes. He is not walking, talking or crawling and maybe never will. Andrew is deaf/blind. Andrew doesn't need to talk a word.....he tells us in his own way. He loves us the way he knows. He is happy. He is joy. He is perfect love.
I used to think God hated me for doing this to Andrew and us. Now, I couldn't thank God enough.....and how stupid and naive I was that I thought life was supposed to be all that we knew. These children teach us possibly more than we ever wanted to know, but possibly the best teachings of our lives.
May God hold you and your loved ones as you are missing your little boy. May you have peace in thoughts of the day you are all re-united as he runs and wraps his arms around you.
Hugs to you-

Another mother of a special little boy.

Nicole Schmidt