Dancing

Juliet Faith Lundeen earned her wings this afternoon and is dancing for Jesus.  Shes going to leave a big hole in our hearts but we are so grateful to share her and her story and watch her be used by Jesus.  Here’s to a perfect body little lady!

Thanks for all the prayers, we feel the cloud lifting us up.  We will share more information later.

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59 Responses to Dancing

  1. Vollie says:

    Hi Lundeens. I learned of your story from my cousin Rhea and her husband Tom. What a beautiful story God has given you to share. May his allowing of this experience bring all of you closer together and pull you deeper into him. Lifting all of you up in prayer.

  2. lauren says:

    Thinking of your family tonight and lifting you up in prayer.

  3. cheryl coleman says:

    Allie, Ryan, and family my heart is hurting for your lost. I am amazed on how strong your family has been and how close you have held the Lord during this season of your life. Your faith has been a blessing to me and the other women in our Monday night Bible study and our small group on Sunday night. They are lifting you up at this time. May the Holy Spirit bring you peace and comfort. Thank you for sharing your precious Juliet with us. I know that Jesus had his arms waiting for Juliet and she now has her perfect body. She will be waiting for you to join her. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  4. Melody says:

    Dear Lundeen’s,

    I was made aware of your blog through a mutual friend and have been following your story recently. Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us. Juliet’s story, however brief, is heart-breakingly beautiful. My heart and prayers are with you all as you adjust to a new ‘normal’. I praise God for your witness and testimony and pray for comfort and peace for each family member. How wonderful to know that as Christians we do not have to grieve as the world grieves, but that we can have hope even in times of loss knowing we will see our dear loved ones again with Jesus someday. God Bless you over and over again.

  5. Heather Finnegan says:

    I am so happy for your sweet little girl to be free of pain and dancing in paradise! I am so sorry for your loss and your hurt! We have never met but I sit here crying for you. I thank you for choosing life for Jules and for sharing your story. She has touched so many lives in just 6 short weeks. May God hold you so close to Him now!

  6. Beth says:

    I’ve always teared up when I hear this song, and the final verse just seems to fit so well…

    And with your final heartbeat,
    Kiss the world goodbye,
    Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side.
    Fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus,
    Fly to Jesus and live!

    Know that you’re surrounded by literally hundreds and even thousands of people and families and Bible studies praying for you all. We love you guys!!!

    The Rock Family

    P.S. Allie, didn’t your mom always say something about “another jewel in your crown”? Even as we’re mourning with you, we’re rejoicing that Jules has her own little crown FULL of jewels now!!!

  7. Ali Pulley says:

    Thinking of you and your sweet baby.

  8. Dad says:

    Allie & Ryan,

    First I must say how proud we are of you for embracing LIFE and dealing with the challenges that came your way. Our faith is the only important thing in Life and without it these challenges would we very hard to face. Our God is so BIG that we can turn all the things of this world over to Him and let Him walk us through it. Becasue you chose LIFE for Jules you have gotten to probably minister to over 100,000 people and they have in turn ministered to you. What an awesome thing to know that – that many people were holding you up in prayer. They were like the Holy Spirit interceding for you when it was hard to pray. The love you have shown Jules was huge as I know she was in your arms over 70% of her time on earth and then to think that God loves her (and us) even more!! What a blessed hope we have and to look forward too!!

    Again, you have made us proud,
    and as we say ” I love you so so much”

    Dad

  9. Kris says:

    Thank you for being brave enough to share your story with the world. It was a message so many, including me, needed to be reminded of. You are your family are a shining example of faith and love. Even though I never meet your sweet Juliet, I will miss her messages.

  10. Diane says:

    Just wanted to let you know that your family has been in my thoughts and prayers often. I am Lisa Erickson’s sister and have been following your story since before little Juliet was born. I believe you have been an inspiration to many as you shared your faith journey through this. God never promised us that life would be easy and that we would not face trials, but He did promise never to leave us or forsake us and in doing so He walks right beside us through it all! Praise Him for that! I am grateful (as I am sure others are) for the godly example you have shown in loving Jules for however long she was meant to be here and that God had a plan and purpose for her. Through her, & your love for her, many lives have been touched! You have given courage to others to live in such a way that honors God, no matter what the trial is. Blessings to you and your family as you grieve her loss but celebrate her going home to be perfected in the arms of Jesus!

  11. Jodi says:

    Sorry to hear the news…will be praying for God’s peace and protection for your family. Jules was definitely a gift from God.

  12. Jill says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you feel how everyone is lifting you up included Jesus. I am in awe of your little angel. She accomplished alot while she was in this kingdom! And now she can do so much more!! Thoughts and prayers still being sent your way!

  13. Beks says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Juliet’s passing. I hope that all families who hear that their child is “incompatible with life” hear about your story, and gain comfort from it. God always has a plan, and despite not getting to see your little one grow up, you know that you got to know her and will get to see her again one day.

    God bless.

    Becky Martin

  14. cyndie winkelman says:

    Dear Allie
    I am so sorry for your loss! Thank you so much for sharing your little angel with us. Your family has truley showed us the love of God! And we have all been truely blessed, and touched by your little angel! May God bless you , and hold you in his loving arms!

  15. Holly says:

    I am awe struck by the faith and grace of your family. While others would have crumbled under the stress and pain, you have stayed strong and stayed true. Jules was a beautiful little girl and only proved that God’s love comes in packages of all shapes and sizes. Amazing what an impact someone so small and so young could make on so many people. Thank you for sharing your story and your incredible little girl with us. We are all grieving the loss of your earth angel, but celebrating the new angel you have up above. My heart goes out to you and your family. God bless!!!

  16. Meliza Ayuso says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your news, but so grateful that you were able to love Juliet and get to know her on Earth for 6 weeks! It must still be so hard to let her go. I pray that God, your family and friends, and your online community give you some sort of solace and strength. Blessings on you family!

  17. Patty Fawley says:

    I re-read your November blogs this morning. My cereal became water logged with all those salty tears falling in. Thank-you for being so transparent and allowing so many of us to share this incredible experience with you. I look forward to dancing with Jules some day! What I have learned throughout my long life is that God is God, and I am not. His ways and his understanding is always far above mine. Stay there, stay in the shelter of his arms. And know that there are so many of us sharing your family’s grief and holding you all up in prayer

  18. Leah says:

    I’m lifting your family up in prayer and am sad for your loss of Juliet. We lost our baby, Paul, to Trisomy 18 8 years ago and the feelings are still raw when I read about Juliet’s death. It’s going to be hard but God promises that He won’t give us more than we can handle. We have found that He has used Paul’s death as a blessing to be a support to others who are going through a similar situation. I admire your openness throughout Juliet’s life and the faith that you’ve upheld in His promises and His love. It has touched so many already and will continue to touch others as you share your story. Only He can get you through such a difficult situation so stay close to HIm. One benefit of having a baby in Heaven for us is that it has decreased our fear of death even more. We know of the promise of eternity with Jesus but knowing that we will also be able to see our little one again makes it even less fearful. Our kids also feel this way and know that death is not something to fear. Please feel free to reach out, if you’d like to talk. I heard about your situation from Lindsay Bessingpas and you can get ahold of me through my email or her. You are a beautiful family and will be forever blessed by having Juliet in your life. Blessings to you and your family.

  19. Cindy says:

    May God continue to bring you all comfort at this difficult time!!! What a blessing to see your great love for Jules, your family and Jesus!!!

  20. Lori T says:

    Allie & Ryan & family –
    The tears are just streaming down my cheeks. My sister introduced me to your story tonight. I started reading October 2012 and just finished with today’s post. God is good, always, always good. You are so extremely blessed and are an amazing witness to God’s words. Your precious angel is now in His arms and is shining in His glory. My husband and I had a unique conversation this evening, and I feel Him speaking to me through your story. I would love to meet you someday. I can not believe you live in Dassel! You are so close by! We have been on a similar journey as yours. Different circumstances . . . yet very similar attitude, miracles, and life changing experience. Our little angel, Megan Ruth, is dancing with your Jules as I write this. You will continue to feel her presence forever, and you’ll continue to rejoice as the opportunity to have been her earthly parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And I just know God has a very special reason for having brought me to your site tonight. Huge prayers to you as you continue this journey.
    Lori T.

  21. Melannie says:

    Allie, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know it’s not something you will ever get over but He will get you all thru. Thank you for sharing sweet baby Jules with all of us & teaching us pure faith & unconditional love. May God wrap his arms around you all & give you all the strength you need at this difficult time. Rest in peace angel!!!

  22. Jen says:

    Praying for your whole sweet family, and praising God for the blessing of Jules. Look what a huge impact she made in her short time here on earth. I know you are looking forward to spending eternity with her in heaven!

  23. Amy Case says:

    Praying for all of you, Lundeen family. Much, much love.

    Amy

  24. Rick Jass says:

    I’m so sad for your loss and yet I know that you grieve with hope. The hope of being with her again one day and that she is in good hands until that day comes. May God comfort you during this time.

  25. Jill-ohio says:

    I pray that you feel God’s love and presence to comfort you in the loss of your sweet Juliet!
    Your beautiful family has become a part of my everyday living, as I check for a new update every day and pray for and think of Juliet and your family many times throughout the day. Thank you for sharing your life with me, as it has strengthened my faith in God and helped me to step back and be thankful for my blessings-big and small:)

  26. Dwight and Pam says:

    “And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.”
    Mark 10:16

    Ryan and Allie,
    May you and your children know God’s amazing peace and strength.
    We continue to pray for you and thank you for allowing God to use you, and all three of your children, to teach us about living a life of love and faith.
    Dwight and Pam

  27. Tracey says:

    SO Sorry for your families loss!! The beautiful little Jules touch so many people and especially touch you guys. And with you guys being so strong in what you believe in, that no wonder Jules was such a fighter. Thanks so much for touching my life more ways than one. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!!!

  28. Shari Barberg says:

    Praying for you. May His love hold you ever so close.

  29. Tess Waller says:

    Out of the mouths of babes…tonight Timmy, our 4 year old, prayed: “Please help baby Jules have a good time in heaven, but please help her family be okay without her.” That is what we are all praying for!

  30. Kristi West says:

    I am soo sorry..there are no words to ease that pain you are feeling right now..Hang on to the day you will be reunited with your sweet girl…I will be praying for God to comfort and provide healing to you and your family..

  31. Emily Allen says:

    So much love to all of you…

  32. Gretchen Lundeen says:

    I had so hoped that we would be able to meet sweet Juliet at Christmas time. We are grieving with you and praying to lift you up. God has truly used your family and that precious baby for HIS glory. Miss you all and love you very much.

  33. Leigh says:

    Praying for your family – extra prayers today because of the loss of your precious Juliet! Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are an inspiration and I admire your faith in God and knowing that He is sovereign and in control of all. I’m so grateful for the time you had here with Jules – so many prayers said by so many just that you would meet her on this earth (let alone spend a month with her sweetness). Thank you, Jesus, for your goodness and for taking Jules now to become perfect while she waits for her mommy, daddy, brother and sister. Many hugs and prayers sent your way, Allie!

  34. Jessica Fogarty says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Lord was blessed with a perfect little angel today. Bless your family through this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

  35. Crystal Berg says:

    I’ve been following your story and praying for your family. I’ll say extra prayers for you in the next few days and take comfort in the fact that she is in a special place.

  36. Becky says:

    My heart aches for your whole family. May you find peace knowing she’s dancing in the heavens above. God Bless.

  37. Wendy says:

    Praise the Lord for Jules. And for complete healing. May the sweet Spirit of our Lord comfort you in this time. I am praying for you. I am crying for you. Love, Wendy

  38. Gail Nelson says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, Sweet Baby Jules is now in the arms of her uncle Eric and Jesus.
    She is dancing and she needs no medical support anymore. Blessed be her Memory Always. Thanks for sharing your little blessing with all of us. We know your hearts are heavy and feel the pain. I sure hope my husband in heaven gets to meet sweet baby Jules.
    Gail Nelson and Family

  39. stephanie says:

    Praying for you and your sweet family. I cannot imagine your pain but rejoicing that Jesus is holding your baby in his arms!

  40. Trisha Caron says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and your precious daughter will all of us. Jules has had such an impact on so many lives in her short life. May God continue to comfort you and guide you through the days ahead.

  41. Katie says:

    Allie, so happy for jules, so terribly sorry for the rest of us. Know that we are sharing your heart ache and that we are with you in spirit always. All our prayers are with you tonight,
    Katie and Leonard Miller

  42. Christina K, says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you find comfort knowing your little precious little angel is with God, safe and without pain. Thank you for sharing precious Juliet with the world. She really has touched many lives, including my own. May you find peace during this difficult time. Always remember that if God brings you to it, He WILL bring you through it. Much love. -Christina

  43. Praising God for the sweet time that you were able to spend with Jules! I pray that those memories would stay in your hearts! What a true blessing Jules has been to so many. We will continue to pray for you all!

  44. Holly L says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Jules has touched so many of us. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  45. Julie Cordes says:

    After our son died, aswee couple took us under their wings…Abe & Laura Yoder. I remember Abe saying, “Life will never be the same again, but it will be good again.” Our prayers go up for God’s comfort.

  46. alex walker says:

    Praying for your beautiful family during this time. Your daughter has touched so many lives! and now Jesus is holding her. IN PERSON. :) y’all are very, very loved!

  47. Christi says:

    We are praying for you & your family, and rejoicing with Juliet meeting her Jesus.

  48. Laurayne Velasco says:

    Praying for you all and for your family tonight and for the days to come. May the memories of Juliet’s love and beauty surround and comfort you during this difficult time. Love and prayers.

  49. Alisson says:

    My heart aches for you and your family. What can I say to a mother who has lost her baby? I’m sure that there can’t be any worse pain in the world. But at the same time, there won’t be anything more glorious than when you are reunited in heaven with your precious Juliet and her perfect body and soul. I can’t wait to meet her someday and we can dance in heaven together. I’ve never met you, but I look forward to spending eternity with such beautiful people. Thank you for sharing her story and your story. I am praying for you, that you find comfort and peace during this time until you meet again.

  50. A says:

    I never got to meet your Sweet Angel, but I know someday I will! I look forward to the day where we will all dance and sing praises to our Jesus. Jules is blessed to have gotten a head start on that rejoicing!
    Allie, that precious baby has touched everyone in more ways than you could possibly ever imagine.

    Your family is being held up in prayer by so many right now, and I pray that you feel the Father’s forever love & peace. When words fail we cry out to God and praise Him for Juliet Faith and her life that will be remembered forever, until we dance with her someday soon!

  51. Rie Spott says:

    Allie and Ryan,
    So sorry for your loss. Baby Jules brought so much to so many in her short life. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  52. Heather Griesbach says:

    Praying for you and your family!

  53. karen trice says:

    Many prayers for you all tonight.

  54. Marko and Betty says:

    We will keep you in our prayers! We are deeply saddened with Jules leaving us, but know that she has reached that golden promised place just alittle faster than us! We will rejoice with her some day when we meet again! We send our LOVE to you now! God Bless!

  55. Tara Groth says:

    So very sorry for your loss and heartache. So happy that Jules got loved on so much for a few weeks and now she is at peace. Thank you for sharing your journey. My heart goes out to you.

  56. Jennifer Bachman says:

    I’ve been following your story since it was posted on Nora’s page. I am so sorry to hear of Little Juliet’s passing. She was truley a blessing to everyone. Especially giving faith to people who questioned their own at times. What i’m trying to say is, Thank You. Thank you for sharing your story, and between Jules and Nora.I can still believe.

    Much love to your family during this hard time.

  57. Lisa says:

    Hi Allie,
    I have been following your story for a while now after a friend told me about your sweet little Jules. I, too, have lost a daughter, Norah, to T-18. It was in 2008 and while the pain never goes away, it does get easier. I wish you and your family all that you need in the coming days, weeks, months and years. Please feel free to contact me at any time to talk if you feel the need… thinking of you and your beautiful family. xoxo
    Lisa M, Prior Lake, MN

  58. amanda mcmillan says:

    you are such a strong family. may God wrap his loving arms around you and help you continue to see the beauty your daughter brought to the world. praying for you!

  59. Lori Chvojicek says:

    Jules led a strong and powerful life surrounded by an eternity of love. She’s a girl I’m gonna look forward to meeting “in person” some day. Dear Lundeen family, I can’t imagine how you could’ve walked that path in a way which would have demonstrated deeper commitment or stronger love for Jules or for God. You’ve all touched me and so many others and inspired me though your faith. I have so much love and respect for your family and will continue to lift you in prayer as you grieve the loss of you beautiful peanut Jules with the crazy Einstein hair! Those pics were among my faves! Love to all of you, Lori.

  60. Erin Remme says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE sent your way from the Remme Family and I know from thousands more. You opened all of our hearts and I know everyone who followed your story feel the same way. You are one strong mommy and daddy and I truly send all of my prayers to your family during this time. What a beautiful little angel.

  61. Kelli Edwards says:

    Much love from my family to yours. So sorry for your loss, but so happy for Jules, she truly is dancing with Jesus! We continue to pray for you and your family…I started following you for decorating tips from a Christian mom and now I pray with you from states away for peace and comfort during this time. So thankful for Jules and everyone she touched, she has left her footprints on many hearts!

  62. Lori H says:

    So happy to have been introduced to that sweet little lady through your blog. Praying for your family and friends as you miss her. She couldn’t have had better parents.

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