In Memory of Parker and Haley ::: 6-29-09

I’m sure most of you have heard the tragedy that Crystal and I are going through. I’ve been by Crystal’s side every minute trying to take good care of her. My mind has been going in a million different directions…emotions are all over the place…and there has been a lot of crying and grieving over our two precious babies. Parker and Haley were our hearts! They meant the world to us! We loved them so much!! Things are never gonna be the same for our family but we trust in our mighty savior that he will not give us more than we can handle. We are in constant prayer every minute of the day. God is our strength! He is our refuge! He is our rock!

Psalms 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”.

Here is a tribute to our kiddos – Parker aka “Buddy-Ro” Hewitt and Haley aka “Haley Bug” Hewitt! Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog…I’m sure Parker and Haley would love to hear from you!

And last but not least…we thank everyone for their support, love and prayers. We LOVE y’all so much.

 

UPDATED :::::::: Please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/crystalhewitt for updates on the Hewitt family.

  • Emily Greco - July 2, 2009 - 10:07 PM

    Crystal and Craig,
    wow, this video is so precious..your kids are so precious. i never go a second withouth thinking of your family and what you are going thru. I pray constantly for you as well as so many others. i couldnt hold back the tears when i watched this, but they were not all sad tears. yes, we are all greiving the loss of Haley and Parker but we are thankful that you and Crystal are still hear to touch every life that God brings you into. haley and parker are looking down at us from heaven, having a party with jesus! Everyone is still praying for y’all and always will because you guys never failed to be there for us so now, its our turn to be here for you.
    Much Love,
    emily greco.

  • Nicole Huyck - July 2, 2009 - 11:22 PM

    Absolutely the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen. AMAZING! You are an amazing family and we are praying for you constantly.

  • Lindsay Harris - July 2, 2009 - 11:59 PM

    I am 11 years old and this has made me cherish every moment of my life since. I am so sorry for your loss and will always be. I know your lives had just begun with these two little angels that God put on earth for you, but God put earth in motion for a reason and things happen for reasons that we are just not sure of. Haley and Parker were very loving children from our small meetings here and there. I know that Haley and Parker will always be in your hearts and in everybodys that layed eyes on these two children.

  • Sarah K. Smith - July 3, 2009 - 3:39 AM

    So beautiful!! We have been and will continue to pray for you.
    Love,
    The Smiths

  • Tara Bolton - July 3, 2009 - 4:59 AM

    Craig,

    What an awesome tribute! I could barely see all the pictures through my tears. My heart aches for you both. I am confident that you both will get through this because of your faith in God our Father, although there is a long road ahead. We are here when you need us. Parker and Haley, you are loved and missed by so many!! Watch over mommy and daddy and keep them safe, okay?!

    Praying for you,
    Tara Bolton

  • Nancy Smith - July 3, 2009 - 5:13 AM

    We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jenn and Chris McGee - July 3, 2009 - 5:29 AM

    BEAUTIFUL ANGELS!

  • Vicki Amick - July 3, 2009 - 5:33 AM

    Craig, thank you for sharing your beautiful moving tribute to Parker and Hailey. God’s loving arms are wrapped around them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. For healing and strength during your grief as well as Crystals recovery.
    Vicki

  • Mary Hanna - July 3, 2009 - 5:43 AM

    My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. – Mary Hanna

  • Kerry Koon - July 3, 2009 - 6:04 AM

    Craig and Crystal,
    What a beautiful tribute to your babies. Your babies are truly blessed. They have experienced more love in their short life times than most people experience in their life. Know that there is a reason for all of this and that God loves you and your family and he has your children in his arms now until you both can be with them again. You and your families are in our constant prayers. We love you.
    Kerry, Matthew, and Krissy

  • Amanda Padgett - July 3, 2009 - 6:28 AM

    Craig,
    That was such a beautiful tribute to Haley and Parker. I know you put your whole heart into it. They were so beautiful and full of life!

    My heart aches for Crystal and you! Please know you are both in our prayers.

    In Him,
    Amanda

  • ally breazeale - July 3, 2009 - 6:32 AM

    beautiful, beautiful tribute. we are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your sweet family ~

  • Natasha Dinkins - July 3, 2009 - 6:40 AM

    Craig this is a beautiful tribute! You and Crystal are very loved and being prayed for every minute of every day! Parker and Haley are true gifts from god and it’s evident the love your family shared!! They were certainly angels here on earth and will ALWAYS be in all of our hearts! Thank you for sharing these beautiful and sweet babies with us! I know the pain is unbearable! Please let Crystal know we are constantly saying prayers in her name! Love to you all!

  • Shelly Shealy - July 3, 2009 - 6:50 AM

    Thanks Craig for posting all the pictures. They are beautiful!!No words can express how very sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Shelly Shealy

  • Cindy Murdaugh - July 3, 2009 - 6:51 AM

    Beautiful, Craig. Looking at Parker and Haley’s pictures brought a smile to my face. Love and hugs to you and Crystal.

  • Laurie Day - July 3, 2009 - 7:05 AM

    Craig and Crystal – I am praying fot you. With Much Love, Laurie

  • Kim Mitchell - July 3, 2009 - 7:21 AM

    With tears streaming down my face, I watched this beautiful tribute to your precious children. Thos two brought a smile to my face everytime I saw them and they will be greatly missed. What we lost here on earth in Haley and Parker was Heaven’s gain and I know without a doubt that they are looking down on you two with much love. Hold tight to the memoires you have of them. What a comfort to know that you will be reunited with them in God’s kingdom oneday.
    I am praying for Crystals speedy recovery and that God all have his grace and peace reign over the two of you with each passing day.
    I love you both and you are such an inspiration to me (even though you are Gamecock fans…..I know Parker would love to hear that…..he is after all and always will be my favorite Gamecock!!!!) Keep your strong faith and God will see you through this. You two are already such a testimony to others! With so much love,
    Kim Mitchell

  • Delana Wood - July 3, 2009 - 7:33 AM

    This is a precious tribute to Parker and Haley! May God Bless you and Crystal as you go through this hard time. My prayers are with you both and I wish Crystal a very speedy recovery. My family and my church are covering you with prayers!

    With Love,
    Delana Wood

  • Callie Goodwin - July 3, 2009 - 7:37 AM

    Hey Craig and Crystal,
    I’m so sorry. It leaves me speachless.
    Craig, this video is beautiful.
    Crystal, we are still praying.

    Love you guys,

    Callie Goodwin

  • Scott & Nova Leslie - July 3, 2009 - 7:44 AM

    Crystal and Craig,
    I do not know you but since I heard about the accident, God has kept you on my heart and mind to pray for you. God makes our burdens and incredible sorrows possible to bear because He burdens the hearts of other believers even those we do not really know. You’re children are so beautiful. God will comfort you in a way only He can. In Christ our Lord and Savior, Nova

  • Michael Cathey - July 3, 2009 - 7:44 AM

    Your kids were so precious. They will be missed by us all. We love you both!

  • Murray - July 3, 2009 - 7:46 AM

    What two beautiful little angels! After seeing pictures of them taking care of each other, it seems only fitting that Parker walked Haley to meet Jesus. What a wonderful tribute!

  • Heather - July 3, 2009 - 7:49 AM

    We think of you and pray for you and your family often. I pray that you will know the presence of our Lord all the days of your life.

  • Hope Williams - July 3, 2009 - 7:54 AM

    Haley and Parker,
    I miss you so much. I know you are in a better place. I just want to let you know that you both will never be forgotten. I love you. For now we are going to pray for mommy’s full recovery. We will be reunited someday so for now see ya later.

  • Sharon Burnett Owen - July 3, 2009 - 7:56 AM

    My prayers are with you and yours. Please let me know if I can do anything for y’all. Your family is beautiful. I wish Crystal the best on her recovery.

    Sharon

  • Denise Dobbe - July 3, 2009 - 7:59 AM

    Craig, this slideshow is beautiful! I never met your children but I can see by the pictures that Parker was very protective of his little sister…and now they are together in Heaven smiling down on you and Crystal. I continue to pray for your and your family for strength and peace. -Denise

  • Kristin Lehmann - July 3, 2009 - 8:11 AM

    Craig, this is beautiful! You and Crystal are continually on our hearts and in our prayers.

  • Amanda Laney - July 3, 2009 - 8:28 AM

    We are amazed at your faith! We hope to be the wonderful parents you are one day…the Lord trusted those two precious children in your care. He missed them so much that he needed them with him. You will be united when it fits God’s perfect plan. The Lord has never left your side. He loves you so much! And we do too… You two will make it ~ you are soul mates. The Lord has blessed you with each other.
    Love you, The Laneys (Bryan, Amanda, Emalee & Graydon)

  • Danielle - July 3, 2009 - 8:28 AM

    Your family has been on my heart and in our prayers since we heard. May God give you peace and healing…

  • Stacey - July 3, 2009 - 8:28 AM

    Two beautiful little lives…we are constantly keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kelly Hoppmann - July 3, 2009 - 8:30 AM

    God bless you both! I cannot imagine your pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly!

  • Lindsay - July 3, 2009 - 8:31 AM

    My heart goes out to you and Crystal! Parker and Haley are two precious, beautiful kids! Not much longer and we’ll all be up there in Heaven with them!! Love you guys!

  • Rosemary Rentz - July 3, 2009 - 8:38 AM

    WOW – no words can express what a wonderful Tribute you have done for Parker and Haley – just wonderful! God Bless!

  • Rosie - July 3, 2009 - 8:48 AM

    I don’t know you but you and your loved ones are in my prayers since yesterday… feeling terrible about your lost. These pictures say it all! Thx for sharing. Rosie

  • Jennifer Hughes - July 3, 2009 - 8:49 AM

    Craig and Crystal,
    The montage is so precious. You can tell from the pictures that in the short time Parker and Haley were on this earth, they had great parents that loved them so much. You filled their lives with fun and memories. My heart is broken for the two of you. We pray for you everyday that Crystal heal physically and that God gives both of you peace. God Bless you both!

    Love, Jennifer, Ethan and Jaden Hughes

  • Missy S - July 3, 2009 - 8:58 AM

    i am so sorry for your loss. words can’t express it. i will be praying for God to continue to give you strength and guidance each minute of the day.

  • Mary Anna Phillips - July 3, 2009 - 9:02 AM

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful tribute to your children with me. You are right, they are precious babies. All my love to you and Crystal.

  • Tim & Janice Porter - July 3, 2009 - 9:02 AM

    We have been praying for you and Crystal all week. Please know that we love you all and will look forward to the day when we will once again see Parker and Haley. Until then, I know that they are safe and happy in the arms of God.

  • Lisa Adams - July 3, 2009 - 9:10 AM

    Many smiles and tears watching this sweet tribute. How blessed you are to have so many pictures to document their
    sweet and much too short lives. Craig your gift shines. Parker’s brown eyes melt your heart and Haley’s dimples make you smile. There is much comfort in knowing they are together.

  • Maria McSwain - July 3, 2009 - 9:16 AM

    My name is Maria. I worked with Craig at the State Credit Union. I just wanted Craig and Crystal to know how much their story has touched my life, and rejuvinated my faith in God. Your earlthy angels are now in heaven with the Lord. And know they will always be smiling down on you and all the others they have touched through your story. My prayers continue to stay with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Maria McSwain

  • Angie Gootee - July 3, 2009 - 9:19 AM

    You don’t know me. After hearing your story, I was devastated and haven’t been able to stop thinking about your family. My kids (4.5 and 3) and I have included you in ours prayers every night.

    Having never met you guys, it’s odd to say that your children have given me a gift. Realizing how precious life is, I started a “mom blog” yesterday to capture the memories that I’m scared I’ll forget. You’ve done that with pictures here, and it’s an absolutely beautiful tribute.

    We are praying for you all.

  • Jean Gallagher - July 3, 2009 - 9:22 AM

    Dear Crystal and Craig,
    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures of Parker and Haley.
    Parker and Haley truly are precious gifts from God.
    My heart shares in your grief that they have been taken so soon.
    I am truly thankful that they are present with the Lord Jesus Christ and will be together forever and one day you will each be with them there forever. I and our family are praying for you every day. In Christ, Jean and Gene Gallagher & John and Andrew
    (Christine’s mom)

  • Kim Hamrick - July 3, 2009 - 9:37 AM

    I have been praying for your family since Monday…I’ve shared your story with friends all over the world and they are all praying too. My church had special prayer for you Wednesday night. My heart goes to you and your family. Sending much love and prayers,

    Kim

  • Joyce Hendricks - July 3, 2009 - 9:42 AM

    God loaned you both two precious, precious children and from everything I’ve heard and seen, He knew just what he was doing entrusting them to you. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through but I am so touched that you are allowing our Lord to comfort you through this and guide your steps.
    I did not know your family but am a friend of Nancy Wilkes here in Greenwood whose sister-in-law Kay is the grandparent’s neighbor.
    Please know that we have been and will continue to be in prayer for all of you during these hard days ahead.
    Though we may never meet here on earth, you are our brothers and sisters in Christ and we grieve with you.
    What a blessed comfort it is to know that those two precious children will be waiting on you one day when Christ calls you home.
    God bless all of you.
    Joyce Hendricks
    Greenwood, SC

  • amy mcteague - July 3, 2009 - 9:44 AM

    What a terrible tragedy. Two precious angels. I hope the family is able to stay strong and know they now have two guardian angels watching over them. My heart, prayers, and thoughts go out to them!

  • Tracy Ott - July 3, 2009 - 9:55 AM

    Keep your faith! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the midst of your pain and sorrow. God Bless you!

    Tracy Ott Branchville, SC

  • Tammie Dennis - July 3, 2009 - 10:15 AM

    Craig and Crystal,
    I was so saddened to hear the news about your two precious children. I have been praying for you both as well as your whole family since the accident. This is such a tragedy and I pray that with the strength and faith of the Lord you will eventually heal from this. I know you will never heal completely but I pray it gets much easier for you to deal with. I enjoyed watching their photo video and know that you two could not have had any more precious and beautiful children. They both were VERY BEAUTIFUL children. You can tell from the photos what two incredible parents you were. I know they will be truly missed by a lot of people. Craig we miss you coming around the Florence Branch of SCU but I hope you are happy with your new job. If you two are ever coming through Florence headed to the beach sometime stop by the branch to say hi. Let us know if we can do anything for you. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May God Bless you both.

    With Many Thoughts and Prayers,
    Tammie
    SC State Credit Union-Florence Branch Employee

  • Beverly - July 3, 2009 - 10:15 AM

    I could not imagine this. God comfort this family. And go let your children know how much you love them!

  • Lindsay Valek - July 3, 2009 - 10:27 AM

    Parker & Haley,

    What beautiful, precious innocent children you are. In these past days, I’ve wondered and questioned over and over again to myself why God chose to take you so young. You no doubt had a bright and wonderful future ahead of you – exploring and learning about life and love. It’s easy for me to forget that you are experiencing so much more than that right now in Heaven. I have all the faith in the world that what Heaven has to offer is so much more than you would have ever found here on earth. Still, it’s painful to know how much you will be missed by those who loved you most, namely, your Mom, Crystal and your Dad, Craig. I never actually got to meet either of you but it is more than apparent how deeply your Mom and Dad loved and continue to love you. You will never be forgotten by them or by anyone whose lives you touched – even though you may not know it. You have already taught me an invaluable lesson and for that, my life is changed and it is because of you.

    You both would be so proud of your Mom, as I’m sure you already know. She has been fighting every day to get better and I understand that her surgery went well and every day she is making progress. Your dad, also, has remained strong and stood beside her, unyielding in his faith and love for her and for you both. You would be so proud of them.

    Please stay close to your Mom and Dad – for they will need you in these coming weeks, months and years. There will not be a day when you are not thought of by them and by countless others and everyone will eagerly await the day that they get to see you both again.

    Until then, do not regret. Do not fear. Be happy and find joy in Heaven looking down upon those who will miss you every single day until you meet again. Beautiful Parker and Haley – continue to teach all of us how precious this life is and how important faith is to all who accept it.

    Until then… Lindsay Valek

  • Leslie Bryon Barrett - July 3, 2009 - 10:31 AM

    We a deeply sorry for the loss. But, we know God knew what he was doing. You & all are in our prayers.

  • Diane W. Bryant - July 3, 2009 - 10:31 AM

    Beautiful. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. My heart breaks for you.~Diane Wessinger Bryant CBC

  • Felicia Wright - July 3, 2009 - 11:02 AM

    You and Crystal are in my prayers! That was beautiful. Im am so sorry for your loss. Im praying that God along with your family and friends, will help you through this great loss. In Christ Felicia Wright ( Junie and Chloe’s mom )

  • Jill Wellman - July 3, 2009 - 11:16 AM

    I am so sorry about your family… You are right we are only given as much as we can handle. My thoughts and prayers are you with you and your family.

    I got this link from Nicole Cottom’s facebook.
    Thank you for sharing….

  • jennifer craft - July 3, 2009 - 11:18 AM

    I don’t know if I know two siblings that loved each other more than Haley and Parker. Although I wish they were here together I’m also glad they’re together playing with Jesus. I see your strength in the Lord and am amazed. This will be a long journey that will have it’s ups and downs. Craig and Crystal we love you dearly and are so glad to be a part of your life. I look forward to seeing you and giving you a big hug(ok maybe an air hug for crystal). Parker and Haley hope you have an awesome time with Jesus. Cali will miss growing up with you, and says ” iksnhhnnnnnnnmmmm,,.//ccvvvbbnmmjiom vggb6788oo;; caaalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiii”she typed this
    -jenn

  • Lorell - July 3, 2009 - 11:29 AM

    My condolences on the loss of your babies. Jesus will carry you through this awful time.

  • Paula - July 3, 2009 - 11:32 AM

    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Your family will be kept in our prayers!

  • Leonard & Betty - July 3, 2009 - 11:41 AM

    We lift you up in our prayers and try to understand your hurt and
    grief. We do not know how,except with the strength of God you
    can get through this.
    We love you with the love of God.
    Leonard & Betty Proctor

  • Ginny Mattson - July 3, 2009 - 11:43 AM

    I watched the video slide show of your precious children they are beautiful! I am so sorry that you are going through this.

    Most people will tell you that can’t imagine what you a feeling, I’m afraid I can as I was going through this 22 years ago and every day since. I too lost a beautiful son Ryan 6 and his siter Kelly 3 in an accident back in 1987. It still seems like yesterday. I know they are all with Jesus.

    Hold onto your Faith and each other. If you ever need to talk to another mother who’s been through this send me an email.

    May the Holy Spirit send you the peace he promises, a peace that surpasses all understanding. (It’s what got me through, and still does)

    Your sister in Christ,
    Ginny

  • Vicki Thompson - July 3, 2009 - 11:55 AM

    Craig & Crystal, This is precious & beautiful tribute to Parker & Haley. Thank you for sharing these PRECIOUS MEMORIES. If I could I would take your pain from you. Know that I am praying for both of you, your family & friends.

    Hugs,

    Vicki (The Thompson Boys mom – Jason, Theress, Josh & Alice)

  • Dene Johnston - July 3, 2009 - 12:00 PM

    I do not know you, but you are my brother and sister in christ, and I mourn your loss because we are part of the same body of Christ. My prayers are will you daily, and will continue to be in the days to come. You faith in God’s plan, even when it does not meet our life’s desire, is a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit within all of us. May God grant you peace during this time.

  • Andrea S Jenkins - July 3, 2009 - 12:05 PM

    Craig, you and Crystal are in my thoughts and prayers. You all attended high school with my sister Alicia and I always remember how much fun of a guy you were. Remember how your children lived not how they were taken from you. No matter how diffcult, please know that God makes no mistakes and everything is done for the glory of God. May He continue to watch over and keep you as you continue to heal your body and your hearts.

  • Ashley Cody - July 3, 2009 - 12:07 PM

    This is absolutely beautiful! They are beautiful children. I am here for you in anyway possible. I pray for you and your family everyday!
    Love,
    Ashley Cody

  • Soo - July 3, 2009 - 12:27 PM

    There are so many days in our lives we take our children for granted and we find our patience levels running on fumes…yet we never stop and think that so quickly our lives can be altered and our hearts taken and broken.

    Words can never express how much we feel for you as parents. We can never understand the depth of pain you feel but only pray for your healing both physically and emotionally.

    The hurt never goes away from the loss of those we love. We just slowly learn to live with the pain day by day. We pray for you both and find strength in your solid relationship with God.

  • frannie kozlowski - July 3, 2009 - 12:43 PM

    craig and crystal,the words to say i am so sorry is nothing compared to what you guys are going through,i am praying for you and the children,we all,frannie known they are little angels looking down and saying not to worry we are taking care of each other,god bless,i know you don’t know me by name,i am tara bolton’s mother,frannie

  • Deb Rogo - July 3, 2009 - 12:51 PM

    ….there are no words, so so sorry for your loss : ( truly absolutely beautiful children….my eyes are swelled and my heart aches for you and your family….you are in my prayers. God Bless.

  • Kelli Nixon - July 3, 2009 - 12:54 PM

    Craig and Crystal,

    While I am grieving with you, I admire your strength and faith. I know this is only the beginning of many emotions and questions, but turning your eyes to the Father from the beginning is the best foundation you can set for yourselves, and you are clearly doing that. Bill and I continue to support you in our prayers, and will be keeping up with you through Caring Bridge to know how to pray.

    Parker and Haley are so beautiful and I know they are dancing with their Mighty King in Heaven.

    Craig, from one photographer to another, I have seen you grow tremendously over the last year and your work is beautiful and full of heart. Keep on glorifying your Loving Father.

  • Andrea Aguilar - July 3, 2009 - 12:56 PM

    Such a beautiful tribute to your kids. I didn’t know you but am friends with Hope Jeffcoat who shared this with me. I am so sorry for your lose. They were so beautiful and thank GOD they have each other and HIM.

  • Steve & Maryann Ray - July 3, 2009 - 1:08 PM

    Our thoughts are prayers to you and Crystal. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy.
    Steve and MaryAnn

  • hayley - July 3, 2009 - 1:11 PM

    im soooo sorry about your loss….i wish you the best and your family is in my familys prayers

  • Melody Aylestock - July 3, 2009 - 2:22 PM

    What beautiful children…it was difficult for me to watch the entire slideshow. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Your family is constantly in our prayers. Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories with us. Looking forward to seeing Parker and Haley in heaven one day…

  • jodi - July 3, 2009 - 3:18 PM

    so sorry to hear of your loss – we’re in the Upstate – praying for you guys today

  • Johanna Chapman - July 3, 2009 - 3:55 PM

    We are praying for Crystal’s recovery and for your our GREAT GOD to give you peace as you travel this rough road. Beautiful tribute!

    Praying DAILY!

    Johanna Chapman

  • Jenny Karpook - July 3, 2009 - 4:40 PM

    When you look at your children’s faces, you can tell they were angels sent from God. They are absolutely precious and beautiful. The love you feel for them is pouring out of these pictures. You and your wife are in my prayers.

  • susan nussler - July 3, 2009 - 5:25 PM

    Craig, Crystal, Parker and Haley
    We love all of you so much……Firer fall down on us we pray….show us all the way. Thank You God for Cross…..because In Christ there is Life. By His Stripes we are Healed. Isaiah 53:5 Thank You for the promise that the Little Children can come unto to me for the Kingdom now belongs to Haley and Parker. We love you. We pray without ceasing. And my friends that will not end. Thank You God for Haley and Parker’s christian family. Thank You that they Loved you.
    LOVE YOU
    Peace, Joy and Grace
    Randy, Susan, Haley and Hannah Grace Nussler

  • Becky - July 3, 2009 - 5:44 PM

    You and your family will be in my prayers. You lost your two loves, Heaven gained two beautiful angels. I know you don’t even know me, I found out about this by someone posting the story on Flickr…but my heart aches for you. What a beautiful tribute to your sweet children, I know they love it and they love you and are watching over you in Heaven.
    In Christ’s love,
    Becky Breedlove
    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Denise Lawson - July 3, 2009 - 5:55 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful children. Please know that we remain in continuous prayer for you guys.

    Parker and Haley – We love you and we miss you and we look forward to seeing you again!

    Love, Matt,Denise,Hannah,and Abby Lawson

  • Richard Hall - July 3, 2009 - 5:55 PM

    A beautiful tribute to two beautiful babies. We have never met. I heard of your recent tragedy through your friend Tim P. and it touched my heart. I pray that your love for God and each other will be strong enough to see you through the difficult times ahead and will bring you closer together.

    It breaks my heart that your precious babies were taken from you, but I trust in God and know that one day you will all be together once again. Until that day, may He hold you both in the palm of His hand, comfort you and ease your pain..

    With Deep and Sincere Condolences;

    Richard A. Hall
    Chairman, F.L.A.G.

  • Carol Rochester - July 3, 2009 - 6:06 PM

    Your children were just beautiful. My heart aches for your pain. My husband and I lost our wonderful son to brain cancer in February. He was 18. There are no right words – other than perhaps that I know the pain of your loss. I pray God’s love and protection surrounds you and your wife at this time of trial.

  • Carol Melton - July 3, 2009 - 6:18 PM

    Craig and Crystal – my heart is reaching out to you in prayer. Carol Melton – Virginia photographer.

  • Heart Hurts for You - July 3, 2009 - 6:22 PM

    My heart hurts for you and your wife. I cannot imagine what you both are going through. Your photostory is a beautiful tribute to your children and a strong testament of your faith in Jesus and your love for God, the Father. Peace be with your tender, beautiful hearts. I will pray for you and your dear wife.

  • Chris - July 3, 2009 - 6:41 PM

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are not alone…there are many, many people praying for you. May God give you peace and hope in tomorrow.

  • Tammy March - July 3, 2009 - 7:35 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your fammily in your time of need. Always remember that the good Lord will be watching over them until you can join them. They are now your guardian Angels.

  • Jill Ingram - July 3, 2009 - 7:38 PM

    Wow Craig… This is beautiful! I don’t know how anyone can watch this and keep a dry eye. You can tell how much you and Crystal love them and how much they loved each other! We have your family in my every thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories and always keep them in your heart! Be strong and keep your head up! God bless you every day!!
    Love~ Jill and Charlie

  • Stacy W. - July 3, 2009 - 8:21 PM

    My prayers are with you both. I am so so very sorry – it breaks my heart to hear of such a tragedy. May God wrap his loving arms around you in comfort.

  • Meredith Clark - July 3, 2009 - 8:37 PM

    The pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. I know God is taking good care of these precious children and keeping them safe until you can all be together again. Lots of love for all of you…

  • Kristen Lamkin - July 3, 2009 - 8:39 PM

    When I heard the news, one of the first things I did was log onto the photography website, because I knew I could see Parker and Haley’s smiling faces there. Crystal and Craig you are both so strong and an inspiration. The slide show is a beautiful tribute. You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Kristen Lamkin

  • Joey Wells - July 3, 2009 - 9:02 PM

    Craig and Crystal,
    I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I can not, would not want to know what you are going through. I know this is the hardest thing you have, and hopefully will ever have to go through. I only hope that after everything you will grow closer to one another and know that there trully is a reason for everything. I know it can’t be clear now but, hopefully one day it will be. If there is anything you two need please do not hesitate to ask. You guys take care of each other and please, don’t hesitate to ask for anything. You can reach me at 803.351.6983 or email. Really, I would be glad to do anything for you guys!!

  • Lynne Oblachinski - July 3, 2009 - 9:02 PM

    I have grieved for you this week and cannot imagine the loss you must feel. I know Crystal’s parents from the bank that I work at and my grandchildren played soccer on a team that played Parker’s team. Thank you for showing the world that there is a hope beyond this flawed world we live in. As I write this tears are streaming down my face at these beautiful children. It is clear that they adored each other and were well loved. God gave them wonderful parents who made their short time on this a earth a life time of something special. I pray for Crystal’s physical healing and for both of you as you heal emotionally. I know the love I see in all of these wonderful photos does not compare with the love they are now experiencing in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God continue to wrap His arms around you both. Lynne Oblachinski

  • Brandie - July 3, 2009 - 9:02 PM

    What beautiful angels. May God give you the strength to pick up the pieces and know what HE has in store. You do not know me, but many of my friends know you, and b-4 I even knew that, when I saw the story on the news I cried. And I began to pray. I will continue to do so, you are prayed for.

  • Melissa Camden - July 3, 2009 - 9:26 PM

    Craig, you and Crystal are in my thoughts and prayer always. Take hold of Jesus and let Him lead you through all of your days to come and lean on Him for understanding. He has a reason for everything that He does. Your babies are at the right hand of the Lord. He is holding them for you until you meet again. All my thoughts and prayers!

    Melissa Camden

  • Andrew McCormick - July 3, 2009 - 10:08 PM

    Praise God for his faithful servants. The Hewitt Family has been such an overpowering witness and testimony for the strength that is within us through Jesus Christ. It’s only by his strength and grace that anyone could survive this emotionally and physically. I pray that through the overwhelming response to the Hewitt Family many will come to Christ and believe as they see the evidence laid before them. All to HIS glory and honor.

  • Debra B. Nichols - July 3, 2009 - 10:15 PM

    My hearts go out to you…I have been praying for you all since I heard of this tragic event! Words escape me but know my thoughts and prayers go out to you! Thank God you are from a christian upbringing because God will surely get you through this. You will always have the memories, don’t dwell on what could have been but how you can pay tribute to your two beautiful gifts from GOD!!!

    Love and prayers,
    Debra B. Nichols

  • Angela - July 4, 2009 - 1:05 AM

    I am so very sad to hear about this. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Melissa - July 4, 2009 - 5:07 AM

    I am praying for your family.

  • Marmalade - July 4, 2009 - 5:49 AM

    Craig, my heart weeps for you & your family. I feel like I can’t express my sadness for you without sounding trite. Your children are angels, so beautiful, so vibrant. I am deeply moved and my heart breaks for you. Many wishes for recovery for your beautiful wife and many wishes for healing and for grappling with this seemingly senseless tragedy. Marianne Drenthe, Illinois

  • Lisa Hartig - July 4, 2009 - 6:49 AM

    Words can not express my sadness for you and your family. I only hope and pray that your hearts will heel in time.
    With our deepest sympathy,

    The Hartig Family of Chapin

  • Marianne Smith - July 4, 2009 - 6:55 AM

    Craig and Crystal, your family is in our constant thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. It was great seeing the love of your family for each other and god through all these photos. We will continue to pray that God give you strength and comfort during this time. It has really taught us to make sure we enjoy every moment we have with our precious gifts from God also. Thanks for sharing and we will continue to pray for your family. Danny, Marianne, Drew, and McKenzie Smith

  • Pam Stafford - July 4, 2009 - 8:41 AM

    The glory of God is revealed in the love, beauty, tenderness and joy that is displayed in your children. I do not know how to pray for you…I only trust that the Holy Spirit intercedes in a way that is effective and meaningful. In Christ, Pam Stafford

  • Nancy Pilat-Renner - July 4, 2009 - 9:02 AM

    I am a fellow photographer in West Columbia. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God will be with you. Trust in His word. Take comfort in knowing that your little angels are now in the arms of Jesus. It is not for us to understand His will. But is it His will. God be with you both.

    In Christ,
    Nancy Pilat-Renner

  • Valerie Davis - July 4, 2009 - 9:03 AM

    I did not realize until Tiffany told me that Crystal was her sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Looking at your pictures of your children’s lives makes me appreciate my ten month old daughter even more! You think things like this never really happen to people that you know and when they do they make you realize that we need to make the most out of every moment. I can see that you both did that with your children. Although they may not be here on earth with you anymore, I know that they are your angles watching over you both. Children are gifts from God. We may not always understand God’s plan, but I do believe that God needed Parker and Haley for something bigger and better in Heaven. I can see that Parker and Haley were best friends and I don’t think that God wanted to separate them from each other. Although that leaves everyone else here to grieve over two wonderful children, I honestly don’t think that God wanted Parker or Haley to grieve over losing their best friend. Please comfort each other and love each other. That is what your children would do and would tell you to do if they were still here. You gave them a life time of love find comfort in that they are with you and will always love you both!

    Much prayers and love,
    ~Valerie Davis
    Ware Shoals, SC

  • Rachel - July 4, 2009 - 9:26 AM

    My heart goes out to your family. There are no words…. I’m just so so so very sorry for your loss. They are beautiful children. You will all be in my prayers.

  • Lauren - July 4, 2009 - 1:35 PM

    I don’t know your family, but I just wanted to say that what you are going through is absolutely unimaginable and I hope that you can somehow find some peace and comfort on your long journey ahead. Parker and Haley were beautiful children and their memory will not be lost. They will live forever in you and one day you will be reunited! God bless your family.

  • Greg&Shawnacriminger - July 4, 2009 - 4:48 PM

    Well didn’t know your names, until I found this websight, but I can tell you I have had you on my mind, since my husband called to check on me after hearing about your tragic loss. I have often thought of you (crystal) of how your healing physically, but most of all Emotionally. We were so blessed to find out you were BELIEVERS. I know its strange, but it brought such peace to us.After viewing your AMAZING gifts from God, I know they were truely blessed to have you both as parents. I hope and pray you will continue to reach out to him for healing. Know we are thinking and praying for you both. It is an awesome feeling knowing you have a christian family praying for you.
    Love,
    Greg and Shawna Criminger
    Elgin, South Carolina

  • Louise Meetze - July 4, 2009 - 5:03 PM

    God Bless you, Craig.
    I am praying for you,Crystal & families.
    I am a cousin of your mother’s, ROOKIE.
    Parker & Haley are eternally house in Jesus care.

    God Bless all of you……

    Louise Meetze

  • Hyman Family - July 4, 2009 - 6:18 PM

    Craig and Crystal,
    What a beautiful tribute to your angels! Ashlyn has watched the slideshow multiple times, referring to it as “Parker and Haley’s Movie.” We know that the emotions we experienced watching it cannot compare to the emotions that you experienced creating it. The two of you have an extraordinary will to push forward which is an motivation to so many people, including us. Thank you.
    Love, Loren, Ashley, and Ashlyn

  • Crystal - July 4, 2009 - 9:12 PM

    Your children are beautiful. What an incredible tribute to your darling babies, who so obviously enjoyed a happy, loving life with amazing parents. Thank you for sharing your precious memories. There are no words to comfort the tremendous pain you and your wife must be enduring. I pray for your strength and for a time of peace for you both as you deal with your tremendous grief and loss.

    Blessings,
    Crystal

  • Fredna Wessinger - July 4, 2009 - 10:55 PM

    He is God, he is our protector, provider, full of Mercy and Grace! Peace be unto you……may he guide you and protect, his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you….thank you heavenly Father for Craig and Crystal’s love and witness for you.~~~~~Fredna Wessinger

  • ashley hutchinson - July 5, 2009 - 12:00 AM

    Hi I am so sorry for what your family is going through right now. Just know that God had bigger and better plans for Haley and Parker and they are with god and are looking down at you and your family and smiling. My Prayers and thoughts are with your Family…

  • Gary Brooks - July 5, 2009 - 1:54 AM

    Craig and Crystal My heart Goes out to you. And i am truley sorry about your lost. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you!

  • Angela Dutton Rorie - July 5, 2009 - 8:19 AM

    Craig, I just wanted to say Thank You for sharing such wonderful pictures of your babies. They are so adorable. We can see the love and devotion that yall had for the children. I can tell this is truly a happy, loving Christian family.

  • anita bage - July 5, 2009 - 8:23 AM

    This is a beautiful memorial. My thoughts and PRAYERS are with you and your wife. I can’t even wrap my mind around what you are going through. Hold onto eachother…just as HE is holding onto your beautiful babies!

  • Jenny Strawhorne - July 5, 2009 - 9:58 AM

    My heart breaks for your unimaginable loss. Wishing you strength to face the difficult times ahead.

  • Kristi - July 5, 2009 - 10:07 AM

    Bless you both….such perfectly beautiful little ones. I cannot imagine the pain you are dealing with. Our prayers are with you for a speedy physical recovery for Crystal, and continued strength in your faith to guide you both through the difficult times ahead.

  • Laina Shoemake - July 5, 2009 - 10:54 AM

    What a terrible tragedy. My heart is broken for your family. I have sent an email to everyone I know asking for prayers for your wife’s recovery, for your beautiful babies, and for your strength through this difficult time.

  • mjay - July 5, 2009 - 11:28 AM

    so so so very sorry. words cannot express what you must be going through. please know photographers, designs and moms and dads on flickr, hundres of people are parying for you and your family.

  • mandi - July 5, 2009 - 12:00 PM

    Those are two of the most beautiful angels I have ever seen. What electrifying eyes. Just gorgeous. My heart aches for you and crystal.

  • Anna Grimes - July 5, 2009 - 1:14 PM

    we’ll miss you parker and haley bug!!
    love you both!! :]

  • Regina Myers - July 5, 2009 - 1:26 PM

    Craig and Crystal, My family and I offer you our deepest condolences. I have just viewed the pictures of your precious children and it is a wonderful tribute to your angels. God opened the doors to heaven and Parker & Haley holding hands walked right in. It is in times like this that we must look to God and keep in our faith and continous prayer. Love, Regina Myers & family.

  • Kimberly - July 5, 2009 - 2:09 PM

    As others have said, my heart aches for your family. I am praying daily for you all. Although I have never met either of you, I grieve along side. Your children are gorgeous…definite gifts from God. May He comfort you and heal you.

  • Susan Miller - July 5, 2009 - 2:31 PM

    Crystal and Craig What a precious memory of your little angels. Praying for God’s strength as you go through this most difficult time. Love and Prayers Steve and Susan Miller

  • Kelli Stoddard - July 5, 2009 - 3:00 PM

    Dear Hewitt Family, I have not have had the pleasure to meet your precious family but I wanted to say thank you so much for sharing the tribute of your beautiful angels. Their spirit lives on and will continue to live in in your memories as well as your beautiful pictures. Your family is in my daily prayers.

    Kelli Stoddard
    Chapin, SC

  • Kelli Stoddard - July 5, 2009 - 3:06 PM

    I also wanted to let Crystal and the family know that Crystal’s recovery is also in my daily prayers. My the presence of God fill the room, the doctors, Craig and all other family members and friends there with her.

  • Wendy Bell - July 5, 2009 - 3:39 PM

    Craig and Crystal, every day my husband and I would see you walking these two precious children into Chapin Baptist. What a wonderful loving family you have and what an incredibly beautiful memorial to them. We know that your angels are protected in the loving arms of the Savior and we pray for healing for you and Crystal. Our hearts ache for you both. Wendy, Mike, Jared and Reece Bell

  • Wendy & Randy Anders - July 5, 2009 - 4:56 PM

    I knew Crystal a long time ago and your parents Phil and Millie. We open our arms to you and hug and love you. We are thankful for the time you had with your treasures. Randy and I hold our hands open to the Lord and do it visually and literally holding our children and each other in them. I need to see it. Our 2 sons Joshua and Jonathan are in Iraq now with the Army national guard and our 2 girls are here. We hold them loosely. May the Lord continue to comfort you and give you wisdom as you make decisions and arrangements. The pictures were an awesome tribute to the Lord for His blessings to you. Psalm 139 has comforted and encouraged us as we have opened our hands and trusted the Lord with loved ones. Hugs to you.

  • Ed and BarbThomas - July 5, 2009 - 4:57 PM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute. Our tears, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mandy Felder - July 5, 2009 - 5:57 PM

    What beautiful angels! You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sally Kutyla - July 5, 2009 - 6:06 PM

    Beautiful precious little gifts from God. Praying God will hold you in the palm of his hand through a more painful loss than anyone should ever have to endure.

  • Katie - July 5, 2009 - 6:32 PM

    Simply an amazing tribute to your two precious angels. “Memories are the gifts of the heart…” God is with ya’ll all the time, He never leaves us. I was so sad to learn this happend to two very kind people.My family grieves for your lose. It’s a great thing to know Parker and Haley are in Heaven! Get well Crystal! Craig and you continue to stay strong in faith.
    Katie Meetze Vyskocil

  • Peace to C & C - July 5, 2009 - 6:41 PM

    I don’t know your family, but this story has touched my heart. This is such a wonderful tribute to your beautiful children. Your families story is told in these beautiful pictures. There is so much love in your family. I KNOW that your children lived a very rich, fulfilled and blessed life on this earth. God chose such wonderful people to take care of his children for their “time” here on earth. God doesn’t promise us our children, but for a “time.” I know that no words that anyone says at this time can take away your pain and sorrow. I don’t know what to say or what to pray. I do know that the will of God never takes you where the grace of God will not protect you. Precious ones, Crystal and Craig, please know that you are thought of every minute of every day by those in your community and many states away. Love and peace to both of you!

  • Anne Aldridge - July 5, 2009 - 6:41 PM

    Craig, thank you for allowing us to share the lives of your two beautiful angels! I can’t imagine your thoughts as you prepared this blog. We can’t understand the why but there is a purpose. In reading messages from here and CaringBridge, your actions and life have already made a huge impact on others. It is and will be life-changing for others who know you and for those who don’t know you but read these messages and see God’s face in your life. Know that you and Crystal are covered in prayer.

  • Sheri Kendrick - July 5, 2009 - 6:51 PM

    Crystal and Craig, I don’t know you but I felt compelled to send you a note to let you know you are on my heart and in my thoughts. I heard about you through friends Karen and Eric. I am the mother of two small children and haven’t been able to think of much else other than your loss. I am lifting you in love and light and hope that you find strength in your faith. Your children are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing these photographs with the world. I will never forget you or your precious children.

  • James and Jamie - July 5, 2009 - 7:00 PM

    We are praying for Crystal’s recovery and praying for you and your family and your incredible loss. They are precious precious. Our hearts are deeply saddened, but we know your faith will get you through somehow. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Words cannot express our sorrow. They are indeed angels.

  • Lisa Frederick - July 5, 2009 - 8:13 PM

    Please know that many people are praying for Our Savior to give you both the strength to get through this time. I am up here in Michigan and an hour does not go by that I do not think of you all. Parker and Haley are being held by Jesus and smiling down on you. God Bless.

  • Tammy Bauknight - July 5, 2009 - 8:13 PM

    Crystal and Craig,

    Our family sends out the most love for you both. This is a beautiful tribute to Parker and Haley. All of you have touch the hearts of each member of our family. You have taught all of us to cherish what time we have together. You have taught the love of God in so many ways and I am touch by your ability to get through each day. Crystal you are a role model for each one of us. We are praying for you both every minute of the day. I check to see how you are doing and love to see the smiling faces of all of you in the pictures. You both were so blessed with most precious kids. We love you both.
    Tammy, Joey, Maddie and Chris Bauknight

  • Maddie Bauknight - July 5, 2009 - 8:19 PM

    dear crystal & craig,

    you have touched my heart deeply, throughout this tragic time. im very sorry for your loss and i know that you will miss them as well as everyone else. i think that you and crystal are great role models for everyone. i think that the kids are wathching after you and crystal every single moment and second of the day waiting for you in heaven. i’m sure they miss you as much and as you miss them but im glad that they are not in any pain and their not suffereing. i will always remeber them as playing and laughing like they always would do. they were beautiful little children. no one else in the whole universe would ever be able to have the great personality as they did. will all my love.
    love:
    -maddie bauknight-

  • Celeste - July 5, 2009 - 8:19 PM

    What a beautiful tribute! We are praying for you.

  • Reese Stone - July 5, 2009 - 9:09 PM

    Craig and Crystal, I do not know you or your family but my heart hurts just the same. Your children are beautiful angels!!!!May Gods love keep you and comfort you both during this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers will continually go out to you both and we pray for healing and health to Crystal.

    Reese Stone
    New York

  • Christine Oates - July 5, 2009 - 9:22 PM

    Wow! What an amazing video! Craig, you did an incredible job of putting that together & to such a powerful song. Parker & Haley are absolutely beautiful & I am so blessed to have known them. Praise God for that promise you quoted where Jesus welcomes the little children into the Kingdom of Heaven. It is so comforting to know that sweet Parker & Haley are now with Jesus. We are broken though for you & Crystal & your families as you grieve the loss of your most precious children. We have been praying & will continue to lift you up to our loving heavenly Father who sees every tear you cry and cares so incredibly much for you guys. HE IS your faithful, eternal Rock & Sustainer & will be with you every moment of every day. Please let us know if we can do anything at all!
    Your brother & sister in Christ,
    Patrick & Christine Oates

  • Holly Patterson - July 5, 2009 - 9:33 PM

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious children. Like many others have said, this video brought tears to my eyes. I can’t imagine what you are going through. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Shelley Malinski - July 5, 2009 - 9:42 PM

    What a beautiful tribute to two of God’s angels. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering you are going through right now, but I know it must be tremendous. How blessed you were to have such two beautiful and precious children in your life – I just hope that healing can begin. I will be praying for you and your family and for all the lives this tribute is going to touch! It certainly touched mine and I will always think of Parker and Haley when I’m cheering on our Gamecocks – what true fans you were raising them to be! God bless you and may Crystal heal – body, mind, and spirit…I know she will struggle dearly when this physical pain is over. May love bind you together…Love, Shelley

  • Angie - July 5, 2009 - 10:31 PM

    “…And in Your book were all written
    The days that were ordained for me,
    When as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:16
    My heart is broken for you all. Their little lives were complete, and I know God will continue their purpose in your lives. I am so sorry for the hurt you are enduring. I’m praying for your family.

  • Kevin - July 6, 2009 - 12:47 AM

    Thank you for sharing your precious and gorgeous kids with all of us. We are praying for you and Crystal. I cannot imagine your grief but am wowed and encouraged by your faith in our mighty God.

  • Leslie Fields - July 6, 2009 - 6:17 AM

    Craig/Crystal – I am so sorry for your loss. I am Crystal’s cousin (my mom and Crystal’s mom are first cousins). I have you guys in my thoughts and prayers. As a parent myself, I cannot imagine what you guys are going through, but please know that the entire Cotton side of the family is with you. God doesn’t always make it known to us what HIS plans are, but it is comforting to know that Haley and Parker are beside Jesus looking after you two.

  • Jamie & Craig Riffle - July 6, 2009 - 6:35 AM

    YOu can see that beauty and spirit in both parker and haley, although I did not have the privledge to meet them, they have forever changed me. I now snuggle just a little tighter and look at each moment as a memory made with my own children. May God bring both of you peace and overwhelming faith in him that he is caring for your precious children in heaven. God Bless You We are all praying for crystal to recover quickly. With heartfelt prayers, Jamie, Craig, Zach, Rhyse, and william Riffle

  • Sherry Stamback - July 6, 2009 - 6:47 AM

    May your hearts be comforted in your Faith.
    May your love illuminate the resonating beauty in life
    (and yes, in death).
    May your memories carry you through your hardships,
    and your pained tears make way for healing smiles.

    In less than six years, these photos illustrate,
    you all experienced phenomenal joys.
    Keep those blessings alive by celebrating your future too.

    You are in my prayers.

  • Kellie Duckworth - July 6, 2009 - 6:49 AM

    Craig, There are no words to say to you.. I have wanted to pick up the phone so many times but did not know what to say, I love you and I am so sorry for your loss…. You amaze me with your strength and you are so true, God is the all mighty and he will take care of you and Crystal.. When you are up to it Give me a call, I would love to hear your voice…you and Crystal are in my thoughts and prayers….

  • Joshua Duskin - July 6, 2009 - 7:00 AM

    I can not begin to imagine the pain you both are going through right now. I am not yet a father but from the short time I have gotten to know you Craig, I think I have an understanding of what it means to love your kids with all you have. This video is a testament to that love and I must say its one of the most heart felt things I have ever seen. As sad as the times may be, we are all only here for a short time in the grand scheme of things. Luckily for those who follow in Him, death is not the end but a joyous reunification with our Father in heaven. I strongly believe in this and I also believe that you two will one day find your kids waiting for you at the gates with the same smiles on their faces. May God continue to give you both strength until this joyous day and if there is anything you need I am only a phone call away.

  • Kiki - July 6, 2009 - 7:03 AM

    Hi,
    I’m Meg Vandett’s mom. I am so touched by your story and these pictures. They have a tremendous impact on the viewer. As I was looking at this I was wondering what I could possibly say that would make any difference, but I want to try.
    While viewing the photos I kept thinking how God knew that these two beautiful children would only be on this earth for a short time so he wanted to give them to two people who would give them the maximum about of love possible. It is evident to me that they were loved truly and fully.
    I pray God blesses you and comforts you.
    Kiki

  • Lindley Hamilton - July 6, 2009 - 7:04 AM

    Craig and Crystal, What a beautiful tribute! Those are two beautiful kids! I am praying for your family!

  • Terry Hunt - July 6, 2009 - 7:08 AM

    May God continue to surround you with love. What an awesome tribute to your children. So much love is shown in their expressions and eyes. Prayers are continuing for you and your family. God bless and keep you in his arms always and forever!!

  • Kim McElroy - July 6, 2009 - 7:31 AM

    Thanks for sharing…they are precious angels! Please know, that you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! May your faith help heal your heart and strengthen you.

  • Gidget Vickers - July 6, 2009 - 7:41 AM

    Craig and Crystal….Although we do not know you personally our hearts have ached for both you and your family since the news of your loss. We continue to keep you in our prayers daily as I can not imagine your pain. I pray you find strength in one another in the days ahead.
    The Vickers Family-Branchville SC

  • Lee & Lindsay A. - July 6, 2009 - 7:52 AM

    Craig & Crystal,
    What a beautiful tribute story in pictures. GOD is truly a wonderful GOD and only he knows the reasons why. But, when we live our lives truly and completely for him he will bring about a totally fulfilling happiness only he can provide.
    If we can be of anything to ya’ll don’t hesitate to let us know.
    In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Shannon - July 6, 2009 - 8:14 AM

    Your family is in my prayers. I find my self thinking and praying for you frequently each day. I only know your family through pictures, and it is clear that your children were loved and so happy. They are in heaven now helping to heal Crystal. I know that this is going to be a hard time for your family, just give it to God and know that he will help you heal. You have the most precious memories to look at. May God bring you peace. Love the Gilbert Family.

  • Samantha & Steve - July 6, 2009 - 8:30 AM

    Absolutely Beautiful! What great pictures and even better memories! We are thinking of you guys!!!

    Much Love,
    Samantha, Steve, & Bronson

  • Jolie Shakkori - July 6, 2009 - 8:43 AM

    What do I say about the hole and ache in your heart? I questioned God and asked him how are you going to use this for your Glory?
    The boldness of your faith and the strength you have received is supernatural!! God has lifted you and will continue to do so… Your witness to others is more than powerful! It will become transforming to so many! Many would crumble at this tragedy! You have rose up with God’s strength and cried out He is alive! Your two precious angels are alive with him! Praise the Lord! We never understand the why’s but God’s Plan is always perfect and He will be glorified through the darkest of times! Your children were well loved in this life and are being cared for more than we can ever know, Now! Blessed be the name of the Lord! Many prayers to you!

  • Brent - July 6, 2009 - 8:55 AM

    May God bless you both! As a father of three beautiful angels, my heart completely aches for you. Life is so fragile. I applaud your strong faith and pray desperately that God continues to heal Crystal and provides comfort to you both. One look at these responses confirms that you are surrounded by people who love and care for you. Allow them to take care of you at this time. There is no doubt that Parker and Haley are with Jesus and will live on here as well through you both. Again, God bless you.

  • Valerie Flynn Co - July 6, 2009 - 9:03 AM

    “Perhaps they are not the stars,but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”
    Thanks for taking the time to put the slideshow together and sharing.Parker and Haley truly are beautiful children,angel faces.Your family is in our hearts,thoughts and prayers!

  • Jamie Stoner - July 6, 2009 - 9:08 AM

    Crystal and Craig- what beautiful pictures of your babies. My heart breaks for your family. I will continue to think of you both and keep you in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you two hold on to eachother and that in time your hearts will heal. I am so very sorry.

  • Tracy - July 6, 2009 - 9:20 AM

    Parker and Haley, you are beautiful angels! Look over your Mom and Dad.

  • Tammie Jones - July 6, 2009 - 9:33 AM

    My heart aches for you and your family! I heard about your story from a facebook link. Please take comfort in knowing that your story will be used by God to touch so many lives as it has mine! God is good and He will provide the strength and comfort to you that will be needed to heal your heavy hearts! His power and strength is the only way you can get through this horrible nightmare. Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us…as you watch your video tribute to them you can tell that they loved each other very much and were loved by you! I will be praying for you and your family as will everyone that hears your story. Tammie Jones Graniteville, SC

  • Melanie&Craig Hines - July 6, 2009 - 9:56 AM

    God Bless your little angels….and we know that HE is!!!

  • Carol - July 6, 2009 - 9:58 AM

    Parker – Sweet and kind; ever the perfect little Southern Gentleman. Haley: Witty and Courageous; the Princess of Adventure. Just the thought of them brings warmth and love to all their lives had touched. May God’s love provide comfort to Craig and Crystal during these hard times.

  • Donna Bouknight-Lutt - July 6, 2009 - 10:02 AM

    As I sat and watch I am not imagine what you and Crystal are going through. My heart breaks to watch the video. I am so sorry for your lose and I pray that Crystal continues to recover. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. With all my love…

  • Judy Barry - July 6, 2009 - 10:15 AM

    Craig and Crystal, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you both and will continue to pray. My prayers and thoughts go out to both of you. Please let me know if there is anything you need or anything I can do. GOD will get you through this. Keep your faith and trust and believe in him.

    Love you both, Judy Barry @ State Credit Union

  • Lindley Hamilton - July 6, 2009 - 10:50 AM

    Craig and Crystal, I pray and think about your family everyday. I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Your children are so beautiful! My prayers are with you!

  • carrissa - July 6, 2009 - 11:24 AM

    I do not know you and never had the wonderful opportunity to meet your children, but they have blessed my life. There is not a day that has went by that I haven’t cried out to God for your family, I pray that God will provide comfort thru these dark times. I pray that you and your wife will draw closer during this time and find strength within each other as you call out to God together. Your FAITH is AMAZING!!!! I pray that your faith continues to grow and God will guide you every day of your lives.

    In Christ your comfort will come!!!

  • Christina Duval - July 6, 2009 - 11:34 AM

    This was an awesome tribute… I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I used to work with Craig and First Citizens then at SCSCU…. I know how much you loved your children…. I have been and will contiune to pray for your family! Keep your eyes on the Lord! He will put nothing past you that you cant handle!

  • Miranda - July 6, 2009 - 11:36 AM

    you don’t know me, but i have been praying for you and your loved ones to have strength through this horrific tragedy. your story has touched my soul profoundly, maybe because i don’t know how you’re doing it, being strong, except with God’s love and grace and care. you are ALREADY stronger than i could ever be in the same situation, and i don’t know what else i can do for you except to pray. and so i will continue to do that. God bless.

  • Ashley Goodwin - July 6, 2009 - 11:42 AM

    Craig, what a beautiful tribute to your precious children. I could not take my eyes off the screen as I watched all of the pictures. It is clear that Parker and Haley were amazing kids. You all continue to be in our daily prayers.

  • Michelle & Jeff - July 6, 2009 - 11:43 AM

    This is the most beautiful thing we have ever seen! we cried, laughed, then watched in awe :) God be with you during this time, and thank you for posting this tribute. We are always praying for you guys

  • Lola - July 6, 2009 - 11:49 AM

    Craig and Crystal, don’t know u guys but with this tribute to Parker and Haley, I feel I’ve come across a very special set of people. May the good Lord grant you the strength and courage to bear your loss, and be rest assured your kids are happy in the bosom of the Lord. Take care of ourselves and stay blessed. Continue to trust in the Lord and remember, he won’t give you more than what he knows u can handle.

  • Tracey - July 6, 2009 - 11:53 AM

    This is the most beautiful tribute I have ever seen. The Lord just received to beautiful Angels, and remember they will be beside you to get both of you thru this. I will be praying for you and Crystal during this tragic time. God Bless you and your family…

  • Kristie Vest - July 6, 2009 - 12:50 PM

    This is the best slide show the pictures are great and the children are so precious. Thank you so much for sharing it with me, I enjoyed watching it. I continue to pray for you and Crystal. God bless you both during this hard time and always. Love you guys,

    Kristie

  • Jayne Cowsert - July 6, 2009 - 1:22 PM

    Craig Thanks for sharing the beautiful video of your precious children-Parker and Haley. Ever since I heard of your tragedy, my thoughts and prayers for you and Crystal have been constant. I live in Cedar Cove and whenever I pass by your neighborhood my heart aches for you. I pray for your family often asking God to wrap His loving arms around you both and for Him to comfort you and to give you strength during this difficult time.

  • Krisslynn Duval - July 6, 2009 - 1:41 PM

    I will keep all of you in my prayers. May God bless your family. Your kids are beautiful

  • D & T Zimmerly - July 6, 2009 - 1:44 PM

    You do not know us, we are friends of Kim Forney. Words cannot express how we felt when we watched this tribute to your two small angels. We wanted to let you know that you are in the prayers of many Missouri STCC families. We pray that God wraps his arms around you and continues to give you strength and endurance. Continue your walk with Jesus until the day that you see your children again in heaven. Prayers are also there for a quick and complete recovery for Crystal. God Bless you all! Dave, Tammy and Molly Zimmerly

  • Vickie Lown - July 6, 2009 - 1:46 PM

    I did not know you personaly, Donnie Haigler shared this with us at work, I am so sorry for your loss, Heaven has two more precious angels now. I pray for you and your wife and the grief that you will always carry, I just lost my husband at a early age in March, and I can not imagine the pain of losing a child, but I know they are with God and you will one day see them again, they will be waiting for you with open arms. Those beautiful children will always be with you in your heart which is something that no one can ever take from you.
    God be with you.

  • Chip Lominick - July 6, 2009 - 1:47 PM

    Thanks Craig. Were there ever any doubts that Parker and Haley weren’t Angels!?! Of course not.

  • Koon Family - July 6, 2009 - 2:18 PM

    Dearest Crystal and Craig,

    Wow! What a beautiful family. Words cannot express my sadness for you and your family. I know that within him you will find peace. Haley and Parker went to the same daycare as my step kids and truly were saddened by the loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With much love.

    The Koon Family!
    (Michelle, Woody, Jessika, Joshua, Alex , Peyton, Ali and Jakob)

  • Lauren Schmoltze - July 6, 2009 - 2:20 PM

    Craig- This is beautiful! What great pictures of such a loving brother and sister… My mom keeps saying how Parker always took care of Haley. It is so great to see that come through in these pictures.

  • Missy Wooten - July 6, 2009 - 2:41 PM

    Praying for you both daily…We have never met, yet I have wept for you and your children. My heart just breaks for you. Cast your sorrow upon the Lord and let Him comfort you.

  • Kyle/Sandy Garbart - July 6, 2009 - 4:09 PM

    Crystal and Craig

    Our prayers go out to you and your wife. Your children are precious and we enjoyed the photos. I know that GOD has a bigger plan than any of us can ever imagine. You know that Parker and Haley are playing in Heaven and enjoying praising GOD. He loves those children and He loves the both of you. Do not ever forget that. He will not ever give you anything you and Crystal cannot handle. If we can ever do anything for you, please do not hesitate to ask. We will be praying for strength and comfort for your family. We love you!

    Kyle and Sandy Garbart

  • Tolugbanjo - July 6, 2009 - 4:24 PM

    Your kids are so precious. I have never met you but i thank God that you are believers. I was sent this link by a friend and this is a lovely and touching tribute.You will be in my prayers always and the good Lord will heal Crystal physically, and both of you emotionally. God bless you guys. Rest in the bossom of the Lord,Parker and Haley,you will surely be missed but God knows best.

  • Kalani - July 6, 2009 - 5:18 PM

    I heard about your story on The Nest, an online community for newlyweds. Just wanted to let you know that another believing family is praying for you here in Hawaii. Your tribute to your children and family really touched me and it will be unforgettable. The trial that you both have faced has helped me to realize again how precious life is and how trivial my recent challenges are. Please know that you are prayed for and thought of. Aloha Ke Akua- God Bless You.

  • bethann - July 6, 2009 - 5:27 PM

    My heart goes out to you. This is the most beautiful tribute to 2 beautiful and happy children. Peace to you.

  • Sharon Carlson - July 6, 2009 - 6:31 PM

    Craig, & Crystal~

    I have a life long friend who lives in S.C. who herd about your tragedy from a friend of hers who knows you both. I do not know you but now that she has sent me an email with this link I will indeed be in prayer for you. I will also fwd her email to all those in my address book so that more and more people will be praying for you. Their is no greater pain in this life than to out live your children, I know this because my husband and I watched our 6 year old daughter go into the presence of our Lord after a life long battle with a chromosone disorder. We will be praying for our savior to comfort your hearts, as you greive over the passing of your sweet babies. Crystal we will also be praying for healing and strength for your body. Your husbands tribute to your children was absolutly beautiful, and I’m sure it was in a way it is helping him cope. Their will be hard days ahead, but their is hope and peace of mind in our savior Jesus Christ. Craig, thank you for sharing this video of your family, what a labor of love. It is very apparent from the photos that you and your wife love each other, and your children very much. I don’t know why God allows things like this to happen, but we must trust that he knows what he is doing and what is best for those of us who are left behind. God Bless you both…

    Love in Christ,
    Sharon

  • mahalie - July 6, 2009 - 6:59 PM

    Dear Crystal and Craig,
    I love these pictures.these are the best pictures ever.i love you guys.i’ve been praying for y’all.crystal im so proud of you!!!:)dont forget i love you

  • Pam Hamilton - July 6, 2009 - 7:18 PM

    Craig, What an amazing display of love. Throughout the sldeshow there was a continuous thread of love , of two children who loved one another and two parents who adored them. thank you for sharing this with us. May God bring you comfort and joy as you remember them.

  • Gwendolyn Longino - July 6, 2009 - 8:19 PM

    Words can not begin to say what God has truly placed in my heart for your family. I am so sorry for your loss and I know that this can not be an easy thing for you to go through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as well as with your beautiful Angels that will watch over you all the days of your life and will reunite with you in God’s Eternal Kingdom. God Bless and remain strong!

    Friends- Life is a precious gift, and should not be taken for granted. Remember that the words and babbles from your children are gifts and should not be taken for granted. Remember this the next time you are quick to get angry or frustrated. Take time to breathe.

    Thank you for the reminder!

  • kim boyd - July 6, 2009 - 8:36 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal:

    Thank you for sharing your precious treasures from the Lord with me! I enjoyed them very much and am heartbroken that they were not with us on earth very long, but know they will be with us in our hearts forever. I know that they are dancing with Jesus now, and I pray that you both will let Jesus dance with you through this journey, for it is obvious you both have a love affair going with Him and each other. I pray you will let Him lead even when it hurts so bad, for then joy will come in the morning… God Keep you, and yes, Haley and Parker- I know you are playing up in Heaven enjoy, see you later!

    Miss Kim

  • Patricia Armfield - July 6, 2009 - 8:38 PM

    Craig and Crystal, I do not know you and never met your children, but you have been in my thoughts and prayers every since the accident. I pray that your physical and emotional needs will be met and that you continue to hold on to your faith in God and your love for one another. Thank you for sharing your very special photographs of your beautiful children. I hope that your precious memories will sustain you in the days and years to come. May God hold you in the palm of His hand…ALWAYS!

  • Jessica McCormick - July 6, 2009 - 8:44 PM

    “So this is what it means to be held and how it feels when the sacred is torn from your life and you survive. This is what it is to be loved and to know that when everything fell we’d be held. ” These lyrics are all i hear when I think of your family. Your conviction to the lord in this time of tragedy is so awesome! Just hold steady and know that he is in control. He says he will never give you more than you can handle. I believe this to be true. Our family will continue to keep you in our prayers! May gods peace be with you.

  • Kathryn McCown - July 6, 2009 - 8:56 PM

    WOW – What an amazing tribute to your precious beautiful gifts from God. Keep your strength in the Lord! I will keep you and Crystal in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Jan Sheely - July 6, 2009 - 8:57 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t even imagine what you are going through, but God, family and friends will help you every step of the way. Your beautiful babies have their wings now and will be watching over you. God Bless you and keep you in his ever loving care. I will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days ahead.

  • Jennifer R. - July 6, 2009 - 9:06 PM

    May God hold you in the palm of His hand~

  • Rhonda Arnold - July 6, 2009 - 10:13 PM

    I have never met you before nor do I know what happened to your precious babies, but I want to tell you how sorry I am of their loss. I looked at these pictures thru a link from a friend and have cried my eyes out. My heart goes out to you, your wife, and your whole family. I have a little boy and a little girl named Hayley too, and this just broke my heart. Please know that ya’ll r n my thoughts and prayers and thank u for sharing your pictures w/ all of us so that the ones who do not know you now know what a beautiful family you had and will continue to pray for you. God bless…..

  • Laurie Lewis - July 6, 2009 - 11:41 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss;Just remember those precious baby are in the presant of our Father now,safe from all harm. You now have a great investment in Heaven.

  • Bisi - July 7, 2009 - 3:09 AM

    Dear Craig and Crystal, i didnt know your family but i am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your lovely family pictures and memories, your children are lovely angels and from watching this i make a decision to always show love to my family every day and not take things and family for granted any more. Thank you and i know that Parker and Haley are happy in the arms of Jesus. God our father won’t give you more than what he knows u can handle. Know today that you have saved a family by sharing your heart. May the Lord grant you the strength and courage to bear your loss.

  • Wade/Sharon Knowles - July 7, 2009 - 5:49 AM

    To the Hewitt Family: Wade and I want to extend our greatest sympathies to you all during this time. I cannot imagine your pain and sorrow. You both have been an inspiration to both of us. We will continue to pray for all of you.

  • Josh Covey - July 7, 2009 - 6:23 AM

    We are sooo sorry. They are absolutely beautiful. We are thinking of you guys.

  • Joyce Rogers - July 7, 2009 - 6:26 AM

    This is such a beautiful tribute to your precious, precious children. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was something we could do to take away your pain, but I know there is nothing that will do that. Please keep your faith in the Lord, and He will help you through this. Again, this is a beautiful tribute. God bless both of you.

  • Gina Peterson - July 7, 2009 - 7:40 AM

    Craig, I just met you at work and was lucky enough to spend a day in class with you. In such a short time, your love for your wife and children and your faith in God were made very obvious. I found you to be an inspiration. My heart aches for you and your family and I pray that you can continue to find some comfort in God’s promises. Those beautiful children just made Heaven’s smile even bigger!!!

  • Belinda Parker - July 7, 2009 - 8:10 AM

    I’ve only known you since this tragedy. I say that because in Jesus we are brothers and sisters in Christ and I want ya’ll to know that my heart is totally broken for your family. Parker and Haley were absolutely precious and Jesus definitely must have needed those 2 angels with Him now. In the video they seemed so close…almost like one would be lost without the other. They’re together forever! May your faith be your strength. Love in Christ, Belinda Parker

  • The McCaw Family - July 7, 2009 - 8:11 AM

    Craig and Crystal…you are in our prayers daily. Your beautiful children will be missed in the neighborhood. They were always together and now in the Heavenly Father’s arms, they will watch over all of us. We hope you both return home soon. We as neighbors will help you in any way possible. Lean on us and we can help brighten your days.

  • Jenny - July 7, 2009 - 8:27 AM

    No words are adequate….I have been so moved by what I have just watched and will go and hold my kids a little closer tonight. I am so very sorry for your loss, may your beautiful little angels be dancing in heaven. God bless you and your beautiful wife in these very difficult times. Jenny Goddard, Australia. xxx

  • Megan - July 7, 2009 - 11:28 AM

    My thoughts go out to you and your family.

  • Janet J. - July 7, 2009 - 12:28 PM

    This tribute is beautiful. I pray for God to give you what you need each day.

  • Peggy Yongue - July 7, 2009 - 12:39 PM

    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. YOU DID SUCH A BEAUTIFUL JOB ON ALL OF THOSE PICTURES,AND KNOW YOU ARE GLAD YOU HAVE EVERYONE AND THANK GOD FOR THEM. SUCH BEAUTIFUL CHILDEN,AND FAMILY. I KNOW NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH, WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  • Jenny Green - July 7, 2009 - 1:00 PM

    Crystal & Craig,
    My heart breaks for you and I cannot imagine the loss you must feel. Haley and Parker are truly beautiful, and I pray that you can lean on each other during this difficult time. You can see so much love in these pictures; for their short time on earth they had a lot of love. God bless you both!

  • Janet TInajero - July 7, 2009 - 1:15 PM

    Craig and Crystal – much love and many prayers. Words are just not enough to share the love and the grace that God is and will continue to pour down on you guys. Much love for your families as well. May God cover you in HIS arms – in the cleft of the rock – as He promised.

  • Cheryl Huffstetler - July 7, 2009 - 2:16 PM

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t even imagine what you are going through, but with the good Lord, family and friends at your side, they will help you every step of the way. This was such an amazing photo story, thanks for sharing. May God bless you and may your little angels above always sing for you.

  • Rita Wilson - July 7, 2009 - 2:20 PM

    Craig and Crystal, the Lord we serve never sleeps nor slumbers…your beautiful angels are in perfect peace. I am so thankful to God that you were able to share with the world the warmth and love you have for Parker and Haley. I am praying for total physical healing for Crystal and that you and your family will always be used in a mighthy way that will help others that have gone through such a tremendous loss. I know that through God, you will have peace that surpasses all understanding and will be comforted by His grace and mercy.
    Rita Wilson (Love)/FCBSC

  • Amy McWatty - July 7, 2009 - 3:12 PM

    Craig – I am so sorry for your loss of these beautiful children. We will continue to pray for you and your wife as you grieve this enormous loss. Words cannot express to you how much love this community has felt for you during this tragedy. May God Bless you in ways that are unimaginable.

  • Lisa - July 7, 2009 - 3:42 PM

    May God lift the pain in your hearts, may he wipe the tears in your eyes, may he be your shoulder to cry on, may he fill your hearts and minds with the precious memories that you made with your beautiful children during their lives. May you realize in time that the impact these children had on the world, though short, was way beyond what some accomplish in a 100 years. May you realize that the work they will be doing together in heaven way surpasses anything they could accomplish here on earth. May the thoughts of a wonderful God with his arms encircling your children be the peace you need to get you through. Hold strong to him and eachother during this trialing time in your lives. My prayers are with you, God Bless.

  • Doris - July 7, 2009 - 5:27 PM

    When looking at your video of those precious babies, it tore my heart up. May God be with both of you to get through this very painful time. There aren’t enough words to express how sorry I am for your loss of those beautiful babies. Lean hard on our Lord Jesus Christ to get you through this, We know God don’t put on us no more than we can bare, and at this moment you probably don’t think you are going to get through this, not sure if I would or could without the strength of our lord and saviour, both of you are so loved, and we are all praying for strength for you both. God Bless you both.

  • Gwen - July 7, 2009 - 5:54 PM

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Beautiful children, beautiful photos. My heart, and thoughts, and prayers are with you.

  • Deb Taylor & girls - July 7, 2009 - 6:18 PM

    Our hearts are breaking for you. May God hold you close. We all are praying for comfort and healing for you and your families. Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories with us.

  • Chynna Rowe - July 7, 2009 - 6:41 PM

    Hay, i had um helped with Haley but not much with Parker, but they were very beauitful kids, and im sorry for the accident that happened..i hope you and Mrs. Crystal will be alright and still keep faith.

  • Mary Grace Loveless - July 7, 2009 - 7:26 PM

    I am a chapin cheerleader and I was blessed to have Haley in my group for the Little Girls Clinic. I enjoyed being with Haley for the week of the clinic. I am praying for you all and I know everything will turn out okay. Haley and Parker are together in a better place. These pictures are wonderful!

  • Ruth Crumpton - July 7, 2009 - 8:24 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,
    Thank you for sharing the tribute of your beautiful chidren! I have been lifting up prayers for you two and your families ever since I heard of your tragedy.I am a sister-in-law to one of your cousins, Craig, and I have met your sweet Grandmother, Ms. Virginia. May God continue to give you His unyielding strength as you walk with Him. Crystal, I am praying for your complete recovery. I can tell you are both strong in your faith and I pray you will continue to grow in God’s wonderful grace. Parker and Haley were so fortunate to have such strong Christian parents and it shows how much all of you love each other in the video. Your little Angels are together with Jesus and will be waiting for one sweet day to be reuinted with both of you. What a joy it is to be assured of that! May God bless you and keep His arms firmly around you. Love in Christ, Ruth Crumpton

  • Mandy Smith - July 7, 2009 - 8:43 PM

    Although I do not know you personally, I feel like I have grown to know your family over the last week. The tribute to your children is amazing and I am thankful you have so much of their lives captured in these beautiful images. Your experience has given me a new outlook on time spent with my own children. I wish your family peace in the future. May your friends, family, and this community continue to support you.

    The Smith Family

  • Jimmie and Jennifer - July 7, 2009 - 11:05 PM

    Our prayers are with you. I know your faith in God will help you make it through this. As parents, we understand the blessing of a child and we sympathize deeply with your loss. Just know that God has a plan for you and though this time is difficult, He will use it for His glory. The story of your children will reach millions of people. God will use their lives to touch the hearts of more people than you can imagine. Your children will always know you as they knew you on earth. They will be waiting for you at the gates of heaven, as will our daughter. Grieve because it is necessary, but rejoice in the plan that God has for your children. They will forever be examples of his innocence and glory. God Bless You.

  • Cynthia Johnson - July 8, 2009 - 5:11 AM

    Craig and Crystal, Our granddaughter, Sydney, was on your soccer team last fall with Parker. The two of you are proof of the power of God in the lives of His children as you allow Him to uphold you with His strength and comfort you with His love and presence. Thank you! We will continue to pray for you and remember the precious lives of Parker and Haley. There will come a day when “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Cynthia and Larry Johnson

  • erika mounts - July 8, 2009 - 5:57 AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I heard about your story through another photographer and instantly got tears in my eyes as soon as I heard about it. Something like this is one of my worst fears. You, your wife, family & friends are all in my prayers and thoughts. I can’t imagine how life can go on after such a loss, but I know God will lead you through and hold you up when you feel you can’t go further. God Bless.

  • Mindy Ailes - July 8, 2009 - 6:57 AM

    What a blessing those children are! This is a beautiful tribute to their life on this side. May God bless you both! You & your family will forever be in my prayers!

  • Kim Mizell - July 8, 2009 - 7:00 AM

    I don’t know your family but I want you all to know you are in my prayers. Your faith is amazing! We don’t know what this life holds but we know where our eternity lies…and you will be with your precious children again one day. Just keep looking toward the Almighty God and he will give you strength.
    Kim Mizell

  • Vickey Weiss - July 8, 2009 - 8:23 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss – my heart aches for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Erin Taylor Berglind - July 8, 2009 - 8:38 AM

    Craig and Crystal, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful way to honor your angelic children in this slideshow. Tears streamed down my face! Thank you for sharing your story. Please know that your family is in my prayers and I wish Crystal a speedy recovery. Your beautiful angels are watching over you! I can only hope that the grief that you now bear is somewhat lessened by knowing it is shared by all who know and love you guys. With deepest sympathy,
    Erin Taylor Berglind
    (DFHS)

  • TAMMY DEAN - July 8, 2009 - 8:44 AM

    I DID NOT KNOW YOUR FAMILY, HOWEVER, I AM DEEPLY TOUCHED & SADDENED. MY PRAYERS ARE GOING UP FOR YOU & THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY. WHAT BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES YOU HAVE. MAY GOD PLACE HIS ARMS OF COMFORT & HEALING AROUND YOU!!!

  • Ranti - July 8, 2009 - 9:47 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss,may you both draw from each other strength and comfort, oh what lovely children a close and happy family, i am soo sorry for your loss craig and i pray for ur family..

  • TRACY BROWN - July 8, 2009 - 11:42 AM

    BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL TO SUCH SWEET BABIES. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME.

    WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.

    TRACY BROWN
    IRMO, SC

  • Nikki Dunbar - July 8, 2009 - 12:19 PM

    Craig & Crystal, I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to the both of you! I know this is going to be a hard recovery for you both but God’s love will help you through!! You have two beautiful children who are now sitting in heaven as your guardian angels and they will never be forgotten! You both are in our prayers, as well as our hearts.

  • Tyler - July 8, 2009 - 12:25 PM

    God Bless Parker and Haley.. they are adorable…. Rest In Peace.
    You’re family is in my prayers and I hope for the best… God Bless…

  • Leslie Jones - July 8, 2009 - 1:01 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,
    Just as your precious children were… in a moment… in the twinkling of an eye… carried by Jesus to their eternal home, our 5 month old son was taken in his sleep to be with our Savior just six short years ago. What a privilege we had to parent these little ones, even for such a brief time. My life verse is now, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26

    Though your hearts ache and the void is undeniable, we know that God is faithful beyond all comprehension and that “peace that passes all understanding” will be a daily reality in your lives. You are now on a journey to walk through your pain and loss and find all that Jesus intended for you during your short time on earth. We hear of your trust in Him, of your faith in His goodness. There are already lives being changed forever as a result of your faith! And one day soon… in a moment… in the twinkling of an eye… you also will be carried to heaven and be reunited with Parker and Haley. Your tears will be a distant memory and your loss will be forgotten. There is an especially poignant moment in the movie The Passion of the Christ, as Jesus is carrying His cross to Calvary. He stops and sees his mother, Mary. The anguish and desperation at the thought of losing her son is almost unbearable to witness. Jesus spoke these simple words, “Behold, I make all things new.” The cross and resurrection are our only hope in this sad, sorrowful, broken world. All will be made right. All will be as it should.

    Our son is buried at Chapin Baptist Church cemetery. Perhaps you have walked by his grave. The verse we chose for his headstone reads, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Thanks be to God, who gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15

    This separation is just for a moment…
    Please know you are in countless prayers. We will be in contact to support you in any way we can.
    In Christ alone,
    Leslie (and Chad) Jones

  • Sean D. Fuller, M.D. - July 8, 2009 - 2:49 PM

    WOW! What a lesson your video just taught me about appreciation for all one has. I’m leaving the office now and going home to hug my wife and beautiful twins. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful little babies. we are praying for your wife to heal and you to be able to move past this event and have peace in your home.

  • Nan Ocheltree - July 8, 2009 - 2:59 PM

    Our family and friends are in constant prayer for you. Just know your children’s light have already shinned so bright on this earth that the light of Jesus will shine in others because of them. We will continue to lift you up and find comfort in the fact that Parker and Haley are together with Jesus who loves them more than we could ever imagine. Our love and support are with you always.

  • Laura Fowler - July 8, 2009 - 3:22 PM

    This is an absolutely beautiful tribute. You and Crystal will continue to be in my heart and prayers. Your faith in God and the good of life is such an amazing testament that will surely get you through this. I consider myself to be truly blessed to have known Parker and Haley.

  • Christina Vong - July 8, 2009 - 3:33 PM

    There are no words to console your grief. I am so sorry and wish you peace in knowing your children are with God. My heart goes out to your family.

  • mickey preston - July 8, 2009 - 4:13 PM

    crystal and craig—–always know those babies were the light of many lives and the brightest in your,you are amazing parent and always will be,who raised two amazing children,Haley and Parker will always be apart of my life just as you are.i love you all and i will forever be greatful to god for bringing such amazing people in my life!

  • lauri - July 8, 2009 - 4:26 PM

    I haven’t been able to comment until now. What you must be going through…I can’t imagine. Your children are beautiful and it looks like you all lived life big while they were here with you. You’re in my prayers.

  • Karrie Melton - July 8, 2009 - 5:56 PM

    I cant tell you how many times I have played this slideshow and everytime I cry so hard until I cant breathe. I focus on your strength and your unbelievable faith you have in God. You have shown the most courage any parent could have and you have been such an inspiration. I feel as though I look to you and Crytstal for guidence and strength when you probably are looking for it from the outside world. I pray that God would will keep you strong and I pray that he will bring you and Crystal closer than you have ever been. I’m a parent and I cant begin to imagine what this horrible tragedy has brought to your life but I can tell you your children were very blessed to have you has parents and I know you were even more blessed that they were your own and you did have and forever hold wonderful precious moments. I now am wearing the Parker & Haley braclet with honor and they will always have a place in my heart. I pray for you and Crystal and I hope God will give you the guidence you will need to survive. I have comfort that they are together and smiling in the face of God.

    With Love,

    Tony and Karrie Melton (Blythe’s parents)

  • Anderson Family - July 8, 2009 - 6:28 PM

    The slide show was wonderful.I am so sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you. You know that I know from experience that GOD will not put no more on you than you can bare. Keep praying for understanding and strength. I will pray for the same as I do for myself.

    Your ex co-worker from SCU.
    Cornelia Anderson

  • Chrystie - July 8, 2009 - 6:42 PM

    Our hearts goes out to you and your wife. May God see you through this difficult journey as He will never forsake you.

  • Kristina Kinard - July 8, 2009 - 7:16 PM

    I am soory for you loss. I pray that God will give you peace and understanding. We can not ask WHY, just know we will see them again real soon. I will continue to pray for the both of you. The slide show was great. A true talent. You both have been truely blessed, and God will continue to Bless you though out your time on this earth. If you need anything don’t be shy, there are so many of us waiting to give you a hand. In Chirsts Love, Kristina, Little Mountain

  • Rick & Angie Coffey - July 8, 2009 - 7:17 PM

    Our thought’s and prayers are with you. The video is amazing, Your children are so beautiful. They were so happy and full of life. I know you are in pain now, and you will never forget them. But our time here on this earth is so short, and someday you will look into those beautiful eye’s again for all eternity. Our prayer is for God to wrap his loving arms around you and let you feel the loving spirit in the thought’s and prayers of your family and friends.
    Rick and Angie Coffey
    Tammy Loy’s brother and sister in law.

  • Amy and Eric - July 8, 2009 - 7:38 PM

    Your family photos are amazing! And your children certainly are the most beautiful angels! Our loving prayers and support are with you!

  • Karen Browder - July 8, 2009 - 9:14 PM

    Although I had been praying for you and Crystal already, seeing this tribute makes is real and has touched my heart tremendously. I cannot imagine losing my children, but I do know that God is a big God and he is true to His word. He WILL keep you and comfort you. Thank you so much for sharing your precious memories of Parker and Haley with us, it’s obvious that they experienced much love and devotion in their short time here. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cheryl Shofner - July 8, 2009 - 10:29 PM

    My dear Father in heaven…I ask that you place your loving, caring and comforting hands around this family. We have been graced by this wonderful tribute of these special gifts of Parker and Haley to their parents,family and those who did and did not know them personally. Thank you for the blessings you have brought through their lives. May Crystal and Craig have your comfort and peace…In Jesus name…Amen

  • Brian and Kim Specht - July 9, 2009 - 7:14 AM

    Craig and Crystal,

    This was a beautiful tribute. Kim and I have been praying for your family every day. We have always thought sooooo much of your family, from Trish helping Brian thru work related issues and you and Crystal helping us during our home search. You and your family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your children were gorgeous angels that have been called away for reasons that we do not know. Please stay very strong and strengthen your relationship(if that’s possible). You have been as strong as you can during this difficult time and we know this will continue. Heaven has two new angels. These two angels will never be forgotten.

  • Rosharon Ashford - July 9, 2009 - 9:44 AM

    May GOD BLESS you both & your entire Family. Your children were gifts from above that you will always cherish because they will always be with you. Beautiful children & I cherish mine more & more each day.

  • Vicki Beckham - July 9, 2009 - 10:50 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss and I can’t even begin to put into words how heartbreaking this must be for you and your family. Your strength and faith are amazing and you will continue to be in my thoughts.

  • Talia Goodwin - July 9, 2009 - 11:34 AM

    I am currently a student nurse attending clinicals at MCG. I didn’t have the priviledge of meeting Crystal, but I was told about the horrible tradegy.-It truely touched my heart. Your family will be in my prayers! God Bless.

  • dianne - July 9, 2009 - 1:42 PM

    We are so sorry for this huge loss in your lives. this post moved me to tears and made me realize how special and sacred life is. This is a beautiful tribute to your children and God. May they remain forever in your hearts. Peace be with you.

  • Michael&Sonya Turner - July 9, 2009 - 3:26 PM

    Craig and Crystal, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We can’t imagine what you two are going through – so heartbreaking but your faith is strong. God will give you two the strength to overcome this and grow, even more in your faith in Him. How glorious was this tribute Craig, you are an unbelievable talent. We pray that you are comforted and you find the peace that you need daily. Crystal, we pray for your speedy recovery and we ask God to keep you in His hands, holding you close. Your fellow Chapinites, Michael and Sonya Turner

  • Emily Craft - July 9, 2009 - 3:55 PM

    Loved the slide show Craig It was beautiful, they were both very cute kids and they will be missed. I’m going to miss my lil cousins so much. But I know they are with Jesus now.

  • megan - July 9, 2009 - 6:21 PM

    I am so sorry about your loss of your two precious Gamecock babies. From all the pictures, I can tell that they knew they were loved. Praying that y’all would rest in the God of comfort. Lamentations 3:22-23-his mercies never come to an end. they are new every morning.

  • Glenda - July 9, 2009 - 6:25 PM

    Treasure the memories! Your angels will always be with YOU!

  • Chris Davies - July 9, 2009 - 7:42 PM

    As one who has lost a child I know the pain you are going through and can only say how sorry I am for your loss. May God be with you and your family now and forever.

  • Cherryl Daring - July 9, 2009 - 7:46 PM

    Crystal and Craig,
    They are beautiful children. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you now and the days ahead.

  • Michayla Kleynenberg - July 9, 2009 - 9:35 PM

    Craig & Crystal,
    I LOOOOVE YOU GUYS! Craig that tribute was very touching to me and many others. I’m gonna miss Haley & Parker sooo much but i have faith that GOD is walking right beside you every step of the way. I am praying for you every minute of the day everytime your names come to my mind. You are both a HUGE BLESSING to the church your big bright welcoming smiles could light up a room and brighten anyones day! I thank GOD for all the times i had with Parker and Haley. You guys are soo strong and everyone is praying for you we all love you both!!

  • Linda - July 9, 2009 - 11:40 PM

    Craig and Crystal,
    I have never met you or your two precious angels, but my heart is aching for your family. I could never imagine going through what your family is dealing with. But,I pray everyday for God to wrap his arms around the two of you and hold you steadfast. Haley and Parker will always being looking down from heaven watching over there Mommy and Daddy. May God Bless Your Family and don’t lose your faith. The video is an awesome tribute to your children. Love in Christ, always~

  • Ann Cotham - July 10, 2009 - 12:15 AM

    Parker and Haley, You are precious in His sight and you know that Jesus loves you!! I understand both of you shared your love of Jesus with others as well!! You are both absolutely beautiful children!! Love and happiness just shines in these
    photos!! This is an awesome tribute to you and your Mom and Dad!!

  • Lori - July 10, 2009 - 4:59 AM

    As a mother I can not even begin to imagine what the two of you are going through with the loss of these two beautiful angels. I hope you are able to find peace with the help of prayers from your family, friends, and even strangers like myself. God bless you and your family and your prescious angels who are now watching you from above. This tribute is amazing and it shows in the pictures how truelly special this family is and how great your love is.

  • shannon o wildman - July 10, 2009 - 7:33 AM

    my heart goes out to this couple. God is faithful! hold onto him and each other. love and prayers, shannon wildman

  • Avary M - July 10, 2009 - 8:42 AM

    The slideshow is absolutely great. I have been praying that God will give you the strength that is needed to get through this difficult time. Just remember God will not put more on you than you can bear and he doesn’t make mistakes. My heart is aching just from the few stories I remember about the kids. They are now angels in heaven and for that I can rejoice.

  • Jeanna Torrence Hall - July 10, 2009 - 11:19 AM

    Craig & Crystal, I am friends with vicki Amick & she shared this link with me. This was a beautiful tribute to your family. I am a mother of 2 little boys ages 5 & 1 & I cannot even begin to imagine what you two must be going thru. I could barely see the pictures thru all my tears. I have been praying for you & Crystal that you will lean on the Lord during this time & He will give you the strength you will need to get thru this. I pray for Crystal’s strength to continue to recover. And I pray for everyone that knew your sweet little angels. My heart is truly breaking for you two. Try to be strong for one another. You will need eachother now more than you ever have before. PEACE BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!!! Jeanna (Torrence), Bryan, Hayden & Hunter Hall from Little Mountain

  • Beverly Lingle - July 10, 2009 - 11:58 AM

    Crystal and Craig, Our family doesn’t know yours. We were asked to pray for you during this trying time, and we will gladly do so. It is so comforting to know we can reach out to other Christians and have our burdens shared. My human heart breaks for your loss, but my christian heart rejoices that Parker and Haley are in heaven together. Rely on on God to help you, and know that he will carry you thru! Your slide show was beautiful and I enjoyed getting to know your family by watching. I will continue to pray for you both and trust in God to provide your strength.
    Beverly Lingle

  • ashley - July 10, 2009 - 12:37 PM

    Craig you and Crystal have faith that puts most people’s to shame. I pray God’s deepest and richest blessings on you two right now and that you feel the peace that passes any of our understanding. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask…I am a photog right down the road. You are inspiration to people you don’t even know…thank you!

  • Wanda Boland - July 10, 2009 - 1:43 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,

    My heart aches for you and your family. Your children have impacted my life as well as my granddaughter, Madison (Madi). Madi knows you and the children from Sunday School. We pray for you each night and are drawn to watch the tribute of such beautiful angels.

    I have cried every day for your loss. I lost Madi’s mom 4 years ago and I only wished I had the strength and courage that both of you have. You have been truly an inspiration to me.

    I could not find the strength to be there at the service today but you are in my heart. I have prayed to God to guide Pastor Kelly has he leads the service today to celebrate the life of two beautiful angels. We are truly blessed with such a wonderful pastor.

    Crystal, seeing your smile and reading your progress reports daily warms my heart. Craig, I hope you will continue sending reports through Caring Bridge.

    Just know your family has touched so many lives. We love you, guys.

    Wanda, Lauren, and Madi Boland
    Chapin, SC

  • Hope Arroyo - July 10, 2009 - 3:45 PM

    I do not know you, but watching the tribute has shown me the love that you and your wife have for Parker and Haley. We will pray for you and your family. God Bless You and thank you for sharing your beautiful angels with us!

  • Pam Brewer - July 10, 2009 - 4:40 PM

    My heart truly aches for you both and your whole family. I just finished watching the beautiful tribute for Parker and Haley. God will give you the strength to go on .I know this so very well because 11 years ago this Aug.15 we lost our beautiful, precious daughter who was 15 yrs. old in a car accident. I would not have made it through this tragedy if it had not been for my faith and the wonderful prayers from family and friends. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of our precious, Vicki. I pray that you both will have the strength for each other.You will be forever in our prayers.

  • Liz and Derek Horton - July 10, 2009 - 6:00 PM

    Our hearts are so full of sadness for you and your family. What beautiful children! We pray God will bring you comfort through all your sweet memories.

  • Laney Shealy - July 10, 2009 - 8:08 PM

    May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this trying time, Crystal & Craig. Our family prays that God gives you the strength to carry on and the comfort of knowing your precious, precious children are eternally in His care. With deepest sympathy and great faith that God will carry you through this most tragic time. Laney, Bryan & Ethan Shealy

  • Jeff and Alma Tuttle - July 10, 2009 - 8:59 PM

    Craig and Crystal. Even we have never met, we are your brother and sister in Christ. My daughter Karla Fischabach worked with your mother Trish Stevens. I know that she has been very supportive to my daughter in times of stress and has been praying for her. I want to thank you Ms. Stevens for being there for my daughter and I send you my deepest sympathy for your loss. I pray that both of you, Ms. Stevens and the rest of your family will be able to have the peace that surpasses all understanding and which only comes from our Lord Jesus Christ. Being a mother myself, I was so saddened by your loss and seeing your beautiful children and family brought tears to my eyes. Our heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that our Lord Jesus carries you through these very difficult times. May God confort you always, Love in Christ. Jeff and Alma

  • Steve Hartwig - July 10, 2009 - 9:36 PM

    Cyrstal & Craig, we are praying that your faith in God will ease your pain and that you both are comforted with His love in these very difficult times. We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do please let us know. God Bless you and keep you always. Steve & Jo Lynn Hartwig

  • Maureen Christensen - July 10, 2009 - 9:58 PM

    Craig & Crystal – It’s so hard to even grasp the tragedy that you are going through and our hearts have ached tremendously for you and your families since the day we heard the devastating news. The service today was honestly so moving and it truly was a celebration of your precious children. They lit up a room with their smiles and are doing the same up in Heaven. You are both tremendous spiritual inspirations. We continue to pray for Crystals recovery and healing for all. May your memories of Parker and Haley and God’s love comfort you through these unbearable times! Maureen, Jeff & Calleigh Christensen

  • Kathy Himes - July 11, 2009 - 11:36 AM

    I have never met you or your beautiful children. I am so touched by your story and strenth you have in our Savior Jesus Christ. I have been praying for you and your families healing over these last couple of weeks and want you to know that I am so glad that you shared this tribute for us all. I pray that you and your wife come out the other side with as much strength and courage as you have today and forever remmber the Grace of God.

  • margo mizell - July 11, 2009 - 6:10 PM

    Parker and Haley are two of the most beautiful children I’ve ever seen. What an amazing tribute. My heart goes out to you, and my prayers are with you both. May the Lord continue to be your refuge and your rock. Margo Mizell

  • Dylan Hewitt - July 11, 2009 - 8:10 PM

    God knows exactly how you feel. He watched his only son die in the hands of man. Many may not be able to directly relate to the emotional depth of your loss, however God is in this, he is sovereign, his grace is sufficient, and he understands. You guys ARE the salt and the light, and Gods children move mountains in peoples lives. Isaiah 43:1-2 I Love You.
    In Christ
    Dylan

  • wrenn lucas - July 11, 2009 - 8:56 PM

    beautiful-you are both amazing and such inspirations to me-what a strong faith in the lord!!!GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!!!!

  • Lenora Alexander - July 12, 2009 - 7:06 PM

    Crag and Crystal,
    We attended the Celebration Service, but the tribute here is so much more and what a message you bring! Those memories are very special to you and for you to share them with everyone – is just “AMAZING”! Love starts in the home and and Parker and Haley showed love in every single photo. Thank you both for sharing them with us. We hold you in our prayers and know God is very near. Love you both,
    Jim, Lenora and Brandon

  • Tori Anderson - July 12, 2009 - 7:23 PM

    I do not know you well – I have only met Craig once through business; however, I have thought about your family every day since I heard of the tragic loss of your beautiful children. Our family is praying for you and each night we will say a prayer for Parker and Haley. We are in awe of you for the strength and courage that you have demonstrated. Thank you for sharing this breathtaking tribute to Parker and Haley with us. I watched the entire show through three times and appreciated it more each time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  • Betty Willyerd - July 12, 2009 - 10:28 PM

    What precious Angels & what a lovely tribute not only to their lives, but to your love and faith. May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you move forward. We pray for your continued strength, faith, and Crystal’s full recovery. Thank you for sharing your story so that so many lives may be positively toughed! You remain in our prayers!

  • Robin Quattlebaum - July 12, 2009 - 10:36 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. The tribute to parker and haley was so beautiful.

  • Christian Mathis - July 13, 2009 - 8:14 PM

    I dont personally know you, but I heard about what happened to your family. My heart aches for ya’ll and I will keep your family in my prayers! The pictures were amazing….what a beautiful way to remember your babies.

  • Mitchell Graham - July 13, 2009 - 10:10 PM

    What a awesome tribute to you children. They will be missed. Our family is praying for you and each night we say a prayer for Parker, Haley, Mrs. Crystal, and Mr. Craig. Our little boy Tyler always says he will see Mrs. Crystal at school and that he wants to give her a hug. Your faith in God and your love for each other is so strong that nothing will bring either of them down. Your children will never be forgotten, not only for the lives they touched but the incredible smiles they brought to any room.

  • Alecia Klauk - July 14, 2009 - 5:31 AM

    I am so grateful that you know Who to run to in the midst of indescribable pain and loss. Thank you for sharing the visual story of your beauties. I watched it with mine, and we have laughed and cried together. Thank you for reminding me of the precious gift they are–I am encouraged to not take one moment for granted. Please know that the Body of Christ joins you in heart and grief … and rejoicing and gratitude for all His bounty in the gift of our children, for however long we have them. Because of your courage, more than ever, I will treasure the 5 I get to raise, and joyfully anticipate the 2 I will one day hold. Our family extends our deepest love to you.

  • Sierra Klauk - July 14, 2009 - 5:33 AM

    I’m sorry for you. And I will be praying for you everyday. I know God is with you.

  • Brenda Finneran - July 14, 2009 - 7:00 AM

    Cried the whole way through for your loss as well as the beauty of Jesus I see in both of their eyes every photo.

  • Stephanie - July 14, 2009 - 7:02 AM

    That was so beautiful, you can tell they were everything to you and crystal and I dont think I have ever seen a more photogenic family. I haven’t seen you or Crystal since highschool, but I wanted to let you know you are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. I am sure that your faith in the Lord will keep you strong. Much Love to you and Crystal….

  • Amy Simmons - July 14, 2009 - 8:05 AM

    I looked at the pictures of the children and just cried. My heart goes out to you and your families. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Crystal, I sure hope your recovery goes well. It sounds like you and Craig are very special to each other, take care of each other.

  • Benita Cohen - July 14, 2009 - 8:20 AM

    Craig,
    I hope all is well. I just wanted you to know that this memorial is absolutely beautiful. I am praying for you and Crystal daily. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. I get joy in knowing that your beautiful children are in Heaven with Jesus. We all look forward to seeing them again one day. Please contact me if you need anything. The last time we talked, i told you that i was leaving First Citizens Bank. Well, i am staying with the company. I will be working at the Polo Rd. Branch. Thanks so much for all your prayers for me. My number is 803-466-9683.

  • Brandy Hiller - July 14, 2009 - 8:57 AM

    Your family is truely amazing…now and before the accident. I have a 7 and 5 year old and can not imagine the pain that your family is feeling right now. You have two beautiful angels with you now. Thank you for sharing your story and making me cherish my babies so much more. I will continue to pray and think of you everyday. God Bless!

  • Beth Blanchard - July 14, 2009 - 10:27 AM

    You don’t know me, but I saw the tribute and just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your lose. I have a 6 month old of my own and know that my world would be shattered if something like this happened to me. I pray for you and know that God will help you through this terrible time.

  • Marjorie - July 14, 2009 - 2:20 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Truly beautiful children! I do not know either one of you but even in such grief you are amazing witnesses for what our God can do! God bless you both!!! You and your family are in my prayers.

    Love in Christ,
    Marjorie

  • Susan and Family - July 14, 2009 - 6:09 PM

    I could barely make it thru this video!!It is so beautiful!! I cant imagine the hurt and pain…i pass the accident scene daily and my eyes fill with tears!I send my wishes and sympathy from myself and my two daughters!

  • Corey Lombardo - July 14, 2009 - 6:25 PM

    Craig & Crystal,
    What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful children. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your terrible loss. Thinking of you both and praying for Crystal’s recovery.
    The Lombardos

  • Bonnie Miller - July 14, 2009 - 6:40 PM

    God gave you his ANGELS for loving and you obviously did it wonderfully well ~ you can see so much in the beautiful pictures. We Christian Friends in Michigan are all praying and holding you in our hearts!!

  • Linda Storrs - July 15, 2009 - 12:15 AM

    Thank You for sharing your beautiful family with us. It’s a joy unspeakable to see the love you share. Your lives and your faith inspire us so much. We love you even though we know you only through friends. God’s precious peace to you both.
    Linda and Burr

  • Michea Robinson - July 15, 2009 - 11:10 PM

    It is weird that I saw this today because something happened to me that I could not understand until God prompted my Spirit to reveal to me a way of how HE ALONE works…

    I am a waitress as Mi Tierra Cafe here in San Antonio, Texas. I am orginally from Columbia, South Carolina and graduated from Lower Richland High School. I am a single mom of a 2 year old. I have lived here in San Antonio for 12 years already…

    Today, July 15, 2009..A family sat in my section whom were very sullen and yet they were trying to keep their spirits up by talking and laughing. You could see in there eyes that they were trying to make the best of a bad situation.

    I waited on them and started to talk to them. This was about 3:30 in the afternoon. Come to find out that there was a newborn baby that was born the night before (born full term) Half brain dead, no kidneys and a whole in the heart not expected to live in the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital across the street. (Which is one of the leading facilities in Children’s Pediatrics in the Nation…)

    Halfway through the meal the grandmother of the baby gets a phone call saying that the heartbeat was slowing. She gets up to leave…I am starting to cry as I am writing this letter to you, but it is on my heart to share and obediant to the Spirit I must be…

    The family is anxious to get back to the hospital, but finishes their meal in a hurry. I feel prompted to go pray for the family in the NICU at the hospital. I get there after work (5:15 pm) and the family is waiting in the lobby of the NICU…The nurse allows me to go back.

    I share with them the story of my son: whom, knowing I was going to be a single mom at the time of pregnancy, did not want at that time. I was praying for God to take my son from me…OH HOW GLORIOUS AND GOOD GOD IS…You see…My pastor’s lost their son in ’06 during Thanksgiving Weekend. He and I were the same age and good friends. After not talking to his mother for many years…that was the year the reconciled through after years of prayer. I was 3 months pregnant when I JUST found out about his death…(Please bare with me….) I was 28 at the time…Now I am 31…My Pastor’s son was 28 when he died. He was a truck driver and he was driving through Colorado and the road had black ice on it…He was not wereing his seatbelt. The truck slipped and jackknifed…He died on impact that Thanksgiving weekend…

    A few months later…I am in the hospital giving birth to my son when my Pastor’s Wife called to help me pick a name for him…I thought to myself…I already had Jeremiah picked out, which means “To Be Heard By God.” My Pastor’s sons’ name was Matthew and in memory of his I called my son Matthew Jeremiah…Now mind you…In the beginning I did not want my son out of fear of becoming a single mom with no support..>Espically since my family is still in South Carolina..(I am not writing this for pity parties BUT ONLY to bring GLORY AND HONOR to GOD’S HOLY NAME!!)

    You see: God has a funny way of turning the bad around for the good…Well…a few months later a friend looked up the name Matthew on the Internet for the meaning. Matthew: A Gift from God…Jeremiah…To be heard by God…GOD HEARD MY PRAYER AND GAVE ME A GIFT…You see God used Matthew to change my life to bring me closer to HIM…My son just turned 2 on June 13 and I could not see my life without him…

    So you see…I used this testimony to minister to the family in the lobby today before I prayed for them…These people were complete and total strangers…I did not know them and they did not know me…Yes…I felt weird..but I also felt the Lord with me..prompting me…You see…This was the message: GOD TURNS THE BAD AROUND FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSES…ROMANS 8:28…

    After we prayed…The 22 year old mother was wheeled in with her young husband..>They had in hand their first child..already passed from this world to God’s loving care…in order for the fmaily to say their first and last goodbyes…You see..this baby was not even 24 hours old yet…and she was born full term…Her name: Brianna Faith…

    I prayed for the mother…Luckily the family was saved..The grandmother pulled me aside and told me she relied upon the promises of God and KNEW that she would see her granddaughter in heaven again…OH HOW WONDERFUL GOD REALLY IS!!!TO HIS NAME BE THE GLORY>>>>

    As I walked out of the NICU to enter the elevator to go home to my son…The Lord revealed to me WHY HE had me pray for that family…You see as Christians…we know that God is with us during the hardest part of our lives…During this time…God told me: I used you to remind my children that even during their hardest moments of pain and suffering I AM STILL WITH THEM!!! I Will comfort them…You see…Right now as you are going through all of this…Be comforted in knowing that GOD IS STILL WITH YOU>>>I think you see that in all the comments and everything going on…

    YOu see for that fmaily…God showed HIMSELF through a complete stranger willing to be obediant to go pray them in one of their greatest time of need…And so it is with you..God Will Turn the Bad Around for the good of those who love him and have been called according to HIS PURPOSES!!!

    Be encouraged..>HAng on to HIS PROMISES AND NEVER LET GO!!!

    It is okay to yell at God and ask HIM why…Trust me…I have done it PLENTY OF TIMES>…AND you know what…I feel closer to HIM during those times…Does not the bible say that he knows what we are going to ask before we even ask and that we are formed in HIS imagine…Okay…If he created us and knows that we are NOT perfect…so how much more is it okay to be human with him..IT’s OKAY!!! Go for it…Scream at Him!!Yell at Him!!!Trust me…He’s a BIG GOD!!He can take it…Doesn’t mean He will love us any less…No He see’s your pain…The bible says He loves a broken and contrite heart..>That is one HE does not despise..That weeping may come at night but joy cometh in the morning…I am praying for you…I hope to hear from you soon enough…God bless…Michea Robinson…San Antonio, Texas

  • Lori Blum - July 15, 2009 - 11:28 PM

    Such beautiful children, thank you for sharing your precious memories! My heart & prayers are with you & Crystal…

  • brandy sightler - July 16, 2009 - 10:53 AM

    i first heard your story on the local news, and i thought, this is tragic; two small children, so young, and so innocent. and today i was on the internet and a link came up that read, “in memory of parker and haley” and a picture of the two them came up with it. my heart melted as i put these precious faces to that story that i had heard earlier. i clicked on “tribute to parker and haley” created by their father. once it began and i put faces to these names and i see the family in this story. it was very hard to watch as a mother of two (a boy and a girl).as my heart ached for the both of you, i could not help but to put my self in your shoes and i thought i am not that strong, i would not survive if this happened to me. as i continued to think about it after watching it, i began to think of how great God’s love is and the promises He makes to us. although, we are not always promised another day here on this earth, we are however, promised eternity more perfect than we could even imagine. with this said, always remember God’s love for you and what he promises, and though sometimes you may feel as if you will not survive this or that you can’t go on here with out them; remember you have to precious angels that are in heaven watching over their mommy and daddy. so from one parent to another parent thank you so much for sharing this tribute to your beautiful children with me. it helped to remember that we are not always promised tomorrow and that you should make the most of each moment you get here. i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sharon Blackwell - July 16, 2009 - 1:15 PM

    Crystal and Craig…ya’ll have been on our hearts and in our prayers. This is a beautiful tribute to your children! I still think of you and your sister and brother so tiny when Steve and I got married!!! Know that we love you and will be constantly praying!! Love Steve and Sharon

  • Beverly Bouknight - July 16, 2009 - 2:30 PM

    My heart goes out to you both and all of your families.

    As a mother who also lost one of her children, I especially can relate to your grieving and devastation. Things I know that helped me are:

    #1. Depend heavily on God to help you. Sometimes, I just got so tired from crying and greiving, I would just pray to God to please give me a temporary repreave and he did. On my sons tombstone, I put the poem

    “And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touch,
    For nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.”

    #2. At Richland Memorial Hospital, there is a Berievement group called “Bridging the Bereavement Gap” head by Sue Heiney(sp)… It is free and worth MILLIONS.
    #3. There is a book named “Good Grieving” I want to say the author is Bob Dietz but I am not positive. It was a long time ago. It explained to me what was happening with me throughout the process. The book gave me sound advice about options I would have in a variety of situations.

    I really needed people to talk with who knew how I felt. Thank God someone wrote me and told me I could call them anytime. I offer to you the same…. I would love to talk with you and help you out in anyway I can…

    May God keep you in his arms and love….

    Beverly and Tommy Bouknight.
    Irmo, SC

  • Haley Parler - July 16, 2009 - 4:49 PM

    I remember hearing about your story on the news and it broke my heart. I can’t fathom what y’all have been going through but God is awesome and never puts anything someones way that they cannot handle. I feel like Parker and Haley. The funny thing is I have a brother whose 18 months older than me and obviously I’m the younger one. Looking at their pictures reminded me of me and my brother when we were younger. You had gorgeous children. Anyways I will keep y’all in my prayers.

  • Melissa Shupe - July 16, 2009 - 7:00 PM

    Craig & Crystal~

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers every moment of every day. This is the most beautiful tribute I have ever seen to your precious angels! God our Lord will carry you through and Parker & Haley will embrace you throughout this journey.

    God Bless,
    Melissa

  • Amy Lewis - July 16, 2009 - 7:31 PM

    Craig and Crystal-I am so sorry for what you are going through. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  • Mary Rankin Keenan - July 16, 2009 - 7:59 PM

    What a beautiful tribute to your precious children. Your family has and will continue to be in my prayers. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time in your life. Hold on to your faith in God. He will always be there to help you. Know that your precious little ones are in his arms. There are so many people praying for you, just know there are so many people who love you and care for you. When the wind blows, just know that Parker and Haley are blowing you kisses.

  • Carol Herlong - July 16, 2009 - 9:45 PM

    Beautiful beyond words. Praying for comfort for both of you.

  • Benson - July 17, 2009 - 7:48 AM

    Hey I don’t kow you Craig and Crystal, but I am praying for you and your family during this time of bereavement that our Lord and savior will continue to comfort you as you draw nearer unto him. May the love and peace of God be with you always!

  • Terry Moorer - July 17, 2009 - 8:08 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. A very beautiful family. I will pray that GOD will hold you, guide you and make you strong thru these difficult times. Know that hundreds of people around the world are on the internet reading your story and you are being loved.

  • Josie Fragoso - July 17, 2009 - 8:53 AM

    There are no words really. I don’t know what I could say to comfort you in this horrible time of pain. I don’t even know you but since I heard of your tragedy you and your family have been in my prayers. I pray that God will help heal your pain and comfort you. This has to be the hardest thing a person can go through and your faith is definitely pulling you through. God is good.

  • ellen evans - July 17, 2009 - 12:39 PM

    at the first time in my life, i am at a loss for words> your family is in my prayers

  • Karen Culpepper - July 17, 2009 - 1:55 PM

    Your children are beautiful. It sounds like I can refer to y’all as my brother and sister in Christ, and I pray that the God of all comfort will give you much peace during this heart-wrenching journey. I lost my Dad to cancer two years ago, but He has been with our Heavenly Father since then. There is NOthing that can be said by others [including myself] that will fill the void, but I pray that you will seek Him moment-by-moment…clutching to Him to lead you through.

  • Tiffany Latimer - July 17, 2009 - 2:12 PM

    Craig and Crystal-Watching the tribute to your beautiful angels brought tears to my eyes. God blessed you with two precious gifts. Know they will always be with you and you will all be together again in God’s holy home. God makes no mistakes. May you find comfort knowing they are together with the Lord. This makes me want to treasure my daughter’s life even more. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord always be with you.

  • Kim - July 17, 2009 - 9:06 PM

    My heart went out the day I heard of this and you continue to be in my thoughts. God has two beautiful angels in heaven with him. After losing a son at birth, I can say this. We may never understand why, but we can pray for God to grant us peace and acceptance. I also know that our time on this earth is but a blink of an eye compared to the time we will spend with our God in heaven. May God be with you as you continue to heal.

  • Samara Hutcheson - July 18, 2009 - 7:11 AM

    Craig & Crystal – Your tribute is beautiful as is your faith in God and how he will carry you both through this. I will be in constant prayer for your family. May you treasure each of these images always until you are all together again one day.

  • cameron wannamaker - July 18, 2009 - 6:03 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. After watching your slide show I feel like I know you and your beautiful children. I have had a tough day today w/ my 5 yr old twins….you have made me hug them tighter today I thank you for that. You are in my prayers.

  • Yvonne Steiner - July 18, 2009 - 10:32 PM

    Dear Crystal and Craig
    I am deeply saddened at the news Sadie and Robert brought to me about the tragic accident and your loss. May the Holy Spirit, the great comforter, come to you in your tears and help you find a way to love and support each other. The hardest thing to do may be to have faith that God is aware of all that happens, and that there is a reason for what he lets and what he does not. I cannot speak for Him, but I do know this . . . Parker and Haley are in complete happiness and safety being with the Lord, and when God has determined to take you home many years from now, you will be together again with them. They will always love and want the best for both of you. If you so desire, I can share something with you that will bring you great comfort. Feel free to email me at SAHGOLTCHELET@aol.com.
    Yvonne

  • Emily - July 19, 2009 - 8:11 PM

    I feel so sorry for your family. I can’t imagine how sad it is without them. My best friend told me what happened. You might know her because she goes to Chapin Baptist Church for day care her name is Sydney Jones. She said she saw your children every day.

  • Janet Lindler - July 20, 2009 - 2:22 PM

    I have been thinking about you every day and praying that the Lord gives you peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time. Haley and Parking are happy and rejoicing with the LORD and the good news is that this is not the end, one day you will all be together again rejoicing with the LORD!!! For now always keep that in your heart! In the meantime, you are in my prayers!!! Haley and Parker are absolutely beautiful!!!

  • Mary Coltrane - July 21, 2009 - 3:09 PM

    My thoughts and prays are with you and your family’s. God may have taken them home to be with him but you will alway have the memorys of your beautiful baby’s Parker and Haley’s.

    God Bless All of You,
    Mary Coltrane

  • Michelle Giovannone - July 22, 2009 - 8:44 PM

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so special and the two of them look like best friends. Their expressions and gestures in the pictures show such a loving, close relationship that one seldom sees in adults. Too bad we loose this child-like capability as we get older. So very sorry for your lose and my heart hurts for you both. God has his arms around you and your family.

  • amy mac - July 22, 2009 - 9:56 PM

    my heart aches for you guys as you bear this tremendous grief. i’m a photo junkie and came across your site quite by accident, but tonight i am lifting up you, your wife and your precious babies in prayer. may God wrap his arms around you all, bless you with the strength and grace you need, and may He keep you there until you meet your Parker and Haley again in heaven.

  • Darcy - July 23, 2009 - 7:35 PM

    I was getting my oil changed today and saw your children’s obituaries in the local paper. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Sally & Ray Jackson - July 26, 2009 - 8:35 AM

    Dear Crystal & Craig,I can not express how very sorry I am for the loss of your precious babies, Parker & Haley.I am so deeply touched by your beautiful tribute. Craig, our daughter Ashley works with your mother Trish & loves her so very much. She has kept us up on Crystal’s physical recovery. We have your entire family in our thoughts & prayers. My God bless & keep you all in his loving arms.

  • Kim Davies - July 27, 2009 - 2:00 PM

    My name is Kim Davies and I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter Megan Preston 2 1/2 yrs ago in the train accident in Irmo Halloween 2006 she died 9 days later on Nov 9th. I think of you every day and hope you will soon be able to function in this world with a new normal and please know you have so many friends and family memebers that love and support you and you have a friend who understands how you are feeling in all of this. I will continue to miss my preciuos Megan everyday til I see her again and that will be the same for you daily but there will be a new normal one day. Cry when you need to cry, Laugh when you need to laugh and “ALWAYS REMEMBER”

    Your friend,
    Kim Davies

  • Jami Strickland - July 28, 2009 - 10:51 AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your precious angels. I am so lucky to have met you both and to be surrounded by such strong individuals. My heart goes out to you both. It is true that He may never give us anything we can’t handle, and for this gift that you have taught me, I will be forever thankful. May God bless you both!!!

  • Eddie Bailey - July 29, 2009 - 6:52 AM

    My Heart has been ripped to shreds and the grief and pain I feel for you in immensely painful…but know that your Faith in Jesus Christ is such a testimony to me and has allowed me to see the blessings of God in a whole different way. Your life is touching so many others is powerful ways….more than you will ever know..May You rest in the Mastery of His Peace..God Bless you !!

  • GENE SMITH - July 29, 2009 - 12:32 PM

    May God bless both Craig and Crystal with the strength to carry on after this incredible tradegy. I can see from your slide show that both of your children have the soul’s of angels that radiates from their eyes. I’m blessed with two of my own children who have that same look in their eyes and I know the Great Lord has blessed us with angels. God must have a higher mission for both of your angels and I pray for the emotional, physical and spiritual healing for Craig and Crystal.

  • lori - July 30, 2009 - 10:24 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss… I watched your slideshow and was thinking you have so many shots of them loving each other… that is so sweet.. you have lot’s of advice here and will get so much from everyone. The only thing I can say is let the prayers of all who love you guys carry you through this painful time.. and remember to just breathe. My prayer is with you. Lori

  • Jim Larkin - July 31, 2009 - 12:58 AM

    I was told about your family by a friend of mine who lives in your area. I came here and watched this tribute to Parker and Haley and I cried. I have three daughters and they are the reason I get up in the morning. I can not imagine what you are going through and I wish, with all of my being, that I could fix this for you. Just know that there are people all around the world that have you in their thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy Harris - August 1, 2009 - 12:45 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,
    Words cannot express the heartache that I am feeling for the two of you. Hold tight to one another and to God, and he will bring you through this. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your precious children. Each picture captures the love that each one of you shared with one another, and you will have wonderful memories to last a lifetime. What beautiful gifts God sent you. You both can be comforted by the quality and quantity of time you spent with both of them. That can never be taken away! Craig, I am the mother of Kathryn, another precious and beautiful angel that you spent time with, capturing some awesome pictures of her. I want to thank you that you took time with her, despite your grieving heart. May the Lord Jesus Christ hold you and Crystal in his loving arms and comfort you both.
    Love in Jesus Christ Our Saviour,
    Judy

  • Christy Case - August 2, 2009 - 9:14 AM

    WOW! WOW… I don’t know what to say. What a beautiful celebration of Parker and Haley! My heart goes out to you both. Let their memories warm your heart.

    Prayers and Love Always,
    Christy Case

  • Marianna Vigário - August 2, 2009 - 1:24 PM

    I’m praying! I’m brazilian and I found your site, it was the best thing that happened in my day! Now I know that my problems are too short and I know you are my examples! I will always remember these cute faces, Haley and Parker, now they are OUR babies because everybody is praying and bringing your hope!
    I thank God for having me show you!

  • anonymous - August 2, 2009 - 11:22 PM

    I have recently been going through hard times in my life that have been trying my faith but your story and your strong relationship with christ has inspired me to seek a more personal relationship with Christ. I will pray for you and your wife each day. Your children truly are blessings for even now they are touching hearts and saving lives.

  • Rachel Taylor - August 3, 2009 - 7:32 AM

    Hey guys…I just want to thank the 2 of you for being such an inspiration…Crystal, as I’ve watched you in Physical Therapy, you have shown me such a strong and amazing woman… one I can only hope to aspire to model and I’m forever blessed to have met you. You are a beautiful example of what God has designed a wife and mother to be and I thank you for your positive and uplifting example….Rachel..Progressive Therapy

  • Claire - August 12, 2009 - 10:13 PM

    I am praying for y’all. I just read your story after seeing it posted on another photographer’s blog. I cannot imagine the pain y’all must be going through. Your faith in the Lord in the midst of this tragedy is so encouraging…I cannot even begin to tell you. Thank you for sharing your story and these beautiful images of your sweet angels.

  • Aubry Canales - August 17, 2009 - 12:42 AM

    Craig, you and your wife are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, but know that your two angels are watching us all! Happy Birthday Haley!

  • Amy McDonald - August 21, 2009 - 8:32 PM

    You can plainly see that these children were truely loved and cherished just by looking at these pictures! As a parent my heart goes out to the family of these precious angels. I will think of you often and pray for you always!

  • Kelsey Helock - August 22, 2009 - 12:06 PM

    I am so sorry about what happened to ya’ll. I don’t really know what ya’ll are going through because nothing like this has really happened to me, but God works in different ways and maybe it was meant to be. But they are beautiful kids. I’m praying for ya’lls family.

  • Marsha Drews - August 22, 2009 - 8:12 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,

    While I do not know you, please know that there is a family in TX praying for you.

    This next week marks the one year passing of my youngest son Christian. He died in a drowning accident just shy of his 4th birthday. I just want to encourage you both to cling to one another and to the Lord! The death of a child is not something you get over, but you can and will get through it. And I promise that it does get a little less hard with each day.

    We cry much but God knows each tear and shares our sorrow with us. If anyone knows what it’s like to be separated from his son, it’s God. I am so thankful that we can grieve with hope– the hope that comes only through Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to that glad reunion day!!! Where we will never be separated again– this time to be together for all eternity. If we thought our lives were perfect before, just think how much more awesome Heaven is going to be!

    Your photo tribute to Parker and Haley is absolutely beautiful. What a tremendous blessing to have so many precious photos and family moments captured. They look like they were great buddies and that y’all truly enjoyed each other as a family.

    I weep for you both. And I pray for you both. May God comfort you, give you strength and hold you close through this dark trial.

    Love in Christ,
    Marsha

    I Thessalonians 4:13-18

  • Juliet Bowling - August 25, 2009 - 7:08 PM

    God loves you and I’m praying for you guys

  • Amy - August 27, 2009 - 3:03 AM

    May God Bless you and your family. Continuing to pray daily….

  • Jimmy Sellers - August 27, 2009 - 8:28 AM

    The wedding photos of Charlie and Jill are fantastic man!

  • Holly - August 27, 2009 - 9:28 AM

    Seeing your tribute brought me to tears, actually I am sobbing. Your pictures are identical to the ones I have of my 2 kids – from the hospital, to the crib, feedings, playing, sleeping. In trying to put myself in your shoes, I am amazed by the grace of God.

  • Valorie Palmer Warth - August 29, 2009 - 7:48 AM

    Wow, the smiles are beautiful. I am sorry for your loss but know they are in the most perfect place right now and you will get to see them again for eternity! Hang in there and make sure you never forget that you both have each other with God and you two will be the only ones that share that. I pray this will strengthen your marriage and your future. God bless and remember this is not the end, it’s just the beginning. Thank God this is the “temporary world” and He has the “perfect world” waiting.

  • Bevan Byrd - September 8, 2009 - 1:36 PM

    Craig and Crystal ~

    You both are such an inspiration to me. I can’t even begin to tell you how much. April of this year when Brad left us, I thought my whole life would end as I knew it. I tried everything, to win his heart back: God, Fireproof Book, you name it, I did it. The day I got the call about Parker and Haley, I realized then that my troubles where so small compared to both of yours and to Phillips. I prayed so hard that night that God could explain to me why BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. The answer I got was “My child, this is not a bad thing” I was so angry with God, my seperation, the loss of your children and it seemed like one thing happened after another. To the point that I have strayed from God. I watched this video again today for some reason. I just wanted you both to know, that I promise to find my way back to God and forgive him for this struggle that I have had with loosing Brad. I just realized that even though he is gone from our house, he is still alive. Thank God for that. Parker and Haley are not. I’m so sorry for your loss, but It sure has reopened my eyes. I rededicated my life today. 6 months ago you could not have made me believe that I would blame God for the devils work. I did. But I have rededicated my life, thanks to you and Crystal. I love you both so much. An Crystals parents, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love them and the whole family. I rejoice in the day that I get to see your two beautiful children again. Praise God for that! An I praise God for the strength that You and Crystal have shown me which inspired me to find my way back to our father in Heaven. Much Love, Bevan

  • Elisha Valdez - September 12, 2009 - 1:25 PM

    I am sooo sorry for your loss. My family and I will be sure to keep you in our prayers that GOD will heal your wounds. Your video is absolutely AMAZING. I, too, am a photographer and i ran across a page telling about you on Facebook. You remind me how important it is to always take pictures. Photos are amazing and they help us to be able to look back and cherish these precious moments. Your children were so beautiful. I will keep your family in prayer. May God bless you both.

  • Donnie Bouknight - September 15, 2009 - 6:35 PM

    It make me so sad for you both…I can just feel the emptiness you all must feel. I am so glad I got to see them at Crystals families house at Christmas. I remember talking to Crystal after the shock of hearing about the accident. I remember going and getting a drink for Haley…not knowing it would be the last time until we meet in heaven. I saw Parker running around. We are Tiffneys friends she tells how much loves those children and how much she misses them. Sorry we did not get to go to the Celebration. I had been sick for a while and I had to go to the hospital on that day I was having a hard time breathing, but my thought and prayers were with you all.

    I just ran in to this did not stop to think about searching would not have know where to look but, in looking this popped up the children are so beautiful they seem to just love each other I so glad that since they had to go that went together it would have been so hard to have parted. So now they are playmates in heaven. Crystal’s Mother gave me the little blue card with their picture on it…looks like they are looking down from heaven. My girls Krystal, Sarah, and Sabrina is still talking about their hurt over the Children and being able to have seen them makes them have good memories of them…our prayers or for Crystals recovery and Craigs strengh to be there for her. Love in Christ Donnie

  • Brooks Sloan - September 16, 2009 - 10:24 PM

    Dearest Crystal & Craig…

    This video is amazing, touching, beautiful! Your family is precious to me. Though we’ve never met, I think about you most days. I find hope in your faith, I draw strength from your courage, I see beauty in the world when I look into your children’s bright eyes. Thank you for sharing your love with all of us, you may never truly know the prayers you’ve answered, even in your pain.

    You remain on my mind, in my heart, and always in my prayers

    Love,
    Brooks Sloan

  • Lewis Zeigler - October 1, 2009 - 5:39 PM

    “Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.” ~ Ansel Adams

    The courage you have shared with us is our gift. To allow us too see within your pain and sorrow the beauty and spirit of life that is, and alway will be there is our blessing. You have beautiful children. I can see heaven in their eyes.

  • Angie Roof - October 6, 2009 - 9:50 AM

    What an inspiration the two of you are of Faith and Trust in a God bigger than ourselves. We can all trust that Jesus is taking special care of your precious babies in heaven. Watching the video has truely moved something in my spirit, i cant quite put my finger on it. God bless the two of you and i will remember you in my thoughts and prayers. Remember Jeremiah 29;11

  • Tammy Clontz - October 6, 2009 - 6:14 PM

    My heart breaks for you and your wife. My husband and I have lost a daughter at the age of 7. She was born with heart problems and we were told she would never live a day more less a week. By the glory of God she was here with us for 7 years. Her birthday is Oct.13th and it has been 13 years from her passing.
    My husband and I was gave this web site from a friend Brad Henry we sat and just cryed like babies as we looked at your photos of your wonderful children. We have had diffrent things happen to us but with the same outcome…the lost of a child…I will never say I know how you feel, I will say that we are here to talk to if you need it. we did put in our e-mail for you.I/we will pray for you both every day and hope you can some day find the peace that a parent looks for after the lost of a child.

  • Valerie Herrington - October 7, 2009 - 1:22 PM

    Dear Craig,
    When I first heard of this tragedy, I did not know you at the time. The tragedy itself brought me to immediate sorrow. I have since had the pleasure to meet you, Craig, at my daughter’s photography shoot, Ayles. I very much enjoyed your talent of taking such beautiful pictues. I have watched the video and read all the beautiful and inspiring email folks have sent to you. I’ve been very touched by your strong faith. I have three wonderful children and I can’t imagine life without them. Parker and Haley are the most beautiful angels I have ever see! Thank you, Craig, for being such an inspiration to us all. My prayers go out to you and Crystal. Valerie Herrington

  • Shannon Berley - October 8, 2009 - 5:53 PM

    Craig, I had no idea until recently about your tragedy. I cannot imagine the loss you must feel. Your children shine with love, and you can tell how much joy ya’ll brought to them and they to you! Your situation has saddened me in a way I cannot put into words and I pray for you and Crystal with my children and husband every night. Please know that we are here for you always! With love, Shannon Beckham Berley & family

  • Rebecca - October 18, 2009 - 2:23 PM

    I have no word after seeing these presious children and all the memories you have.I am sorry for your loss. I will offer my prayers for you and your wife. God Bless you both.

  • connie eubanks - October 27, 2009 - 3:54 PM

    I was on Facebook and saw where Shawna Criminger said to go to see her children’s pictures. I had no idea what was to come. I saw the pictures, then saw the pictures of Haley and Parker. I wondered what happened to these children. I have been crying now for 2 hours reading all the comments and then I went to Caring Bridge and found the story. What a mighty God we serve! So glad Crystal is doing better….those children…so beautiful and sweet…I guess the only way you can go on is with God’s help…
    You can tell you loved and still love you children very much…somtimes we ask why? only God knows why…and when…
    I just know they are happier than we are…for they are Sheltered In The Arms of God…God Bless you both and give you the strength you need to face each day…my prayers and thoughts are with you both…..Connie

  • Courtney - November 13, 2009 - 11:41 PM

    What beautiful children. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that God works in mysterious ways, and the lord will take care of these precious angels. They are probably having so much fun in heaven right now. God has taken them into his arms and they are eternally protected. I send all my love to your family and all my love up to Parker and Hayley up in heaven. God bless and have faith.

  • Cheryl - November 24, 2009 - 2:47 PM

    What beautiful children, and what precious memories you have. I lost my adult daughter, April on October 14, 2009. The two of you have been an inspiration to me. I am humbled by your faith, and have followed your story since last summer. I know that my daughter, like your precious little ones, is in the presence of God. I feel blessed to have been her mother and look forward to the day that I will see her again in Heaven. May God bless you. Thank you for sharing your story and the moving tribute to Haley and Parker.

  • Kathie Newell - November 26, 2009 - 9:41 AM

    It is on this special day, as every day, that I give thanks to GOD for blessing us with HIS love and loving our special Parker, Haley, and John in Heaven. As I do each day, I think about you today, on this beautiful THANKSGIVING DAY and ask our SWEET JESUS to wrap HIS loving arms around you, to give you strength and love. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, my dear Hewitt Family!

  • Stephanie Braithwaite - November 29, 2009 - 12:08 AM

    Very Beautiful and Loving video! Your love for the children showed in all of the pictures. I think of you often. You two are truely an inspiration to God’s love. May you be blessed.

  • Athena - December 15, 2009 - 1:06 PM

    My name is Athena, and I am the PCT in the Trauma unit at MCG. I just wanted to see how you both are doing and check on Mrs.Hewitt’s progress. I have thought about you and prayed for you and you family often, and my prayers will continue to be with you.
    Hope all is well,
    Athena

  • Rick Hewitt - December 17, 2009 - 2:59 PM

    Parker and Haley, you are beautiful children and are missed dearly. You have touched the hearts and lives of so many people, including ones you never met. Although deeply saddened and heartbroken by this unfair tragedy, both of you are helping so many appreciate and be graciously thankful each day for what is really important and what really matters in our lives. Both of you and your mom and dad will forever be in our daily thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other together and help your mom and dad until they can see you again.

  • Rhonda Lowther - December 24, 2009 - 10:16 AM

    Thank-you for sharing this with us.

  • Danielle Wenger - December 27, 2009 - 4:15 PM

    We have never met, however I think of your family often and my prayers are with you. I thank you for sharing your children with us. You have shown incredible faith during this time of anguish. You are amazing people and I wish you the Happiest Holidays possible.

  • Susan - December 28, 2009 - 10:39 PM

    Our son was visiting us over the holidays and he watched the tribute with me! He just said “Wow, they are beautiful. ” I told him yes they are. What a beautiful tribute to Parker and Haley! My family remembers you all in our prayers! Love you!

  • Tina Trotter, SCU - December 29, 2009 - 6:38 PM

    What a wonderful tribute to your precious children. I’ve seen it several times and never tire of looking at it. It’s just too wonderful for words. I see your love in every picture and know Haley and Parker felt every bit of it. If all children could be so blessed to have parents like yourselves. What great memories you have made that will last you a lifetime here on earth till you are with Haley & Parker again one day. I thank God for you both and the living testimony of God’s grace you are to so many. May God continue to uphold you in the days ahead and give you all that you need to press on. Love and many prayers.

  • karen - December 31, 2009 - 12:14 AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful children. God has a plan for each of us. We don’t always understand it but some how we get the strength to continue on. I do know its not easy though. My thoughts and prayers are with. God will give you the strength to survive this, learn from it and become even a stronger person. Those precious memories are yours and will carry in your hearts till you meet those two precious children again.

  • sydney jones - January 6, 2010 - 6:43 PM

    craig that is so beautiful!i love parker and haley so much and i just want you to know that i am in constant prayer.i love the fact that you and crystal have so much faith in god which is what is getting you through this.parker and haley are in better place now and jesus loves them and i know there laughing and playing up in heaven.love always sydney jones.

  • Lauren Fussell - January 29, 2010 - 4:12 PM

    Wow Craig, I’ll never know what you guys are going through! I pray daily for your family for hopes that you and your wife will come to peace with this tragedy! I can’t imagine the pain this caused you two and your families. this is an adorable video! I wish you guys the best. With love and prayer, Lauren Fussell.

  • Jarrad Lister - February 4, 2010 - 10:16 PM

    Hi Craig! Stopped by to check out your work before the upcoming class! Beautiful portfolio! So sorry to hear about your loss but glad to hear that you look above for strength. I can’t begin to imagine what you and your wife may be going through but as you can see from the many comments above, you both are loved and in the prayers of so many. Stay strong and I look forward to meeting you!

  • Jodi Anderson Dodds - February 16, 2010 - 7:11 PM

    Dear Craig –

    I randomly stumbled across this story in the media and remembered you from years ago; I attended Irmo Elementary for third and fourth grade and was in your classes; plus, when we lived briefly in New Friarsgate I remember riding my bike in the neighborhood with you and several other kids our age. Long time ago now! I am so terribly sorry about your loss. What can I say? Nothing to make it better – only to let you know that I am another person amongst thousands who care. Parker was apparently your clone – he looked so much like you did as a kid! :) I know you will always love them both, and am glad you’re in the Chapin community. It’s a very nurturing place with terrific people.

    Best,
    Jodi

  • Kelli Cunningham - March 10, 2010 - 10:20 PM

    Craig and Crystal, this is Kelli from First Citizens. I worked with Craig several years ago there. I just heard this news today when I bumped into Ms. CiCi. I am so sorry for what you guys are going through. My heart goes out to you both. Your children are beautiful, and it is easy to see that you have a loving family, and that they loved each other so much. I cannot imagine what you have had to go through, but stay strong, you will make it.

  • Krystal Lindler - March 14, 2010 - 11:14 PM

    Absolutely AMAZING!!! You captured every moment beautifully!! They were, and I know they still are inseperable. I wept and smiled. I Pray that God continues to grant you and Mrs. Crystal and family with Comfort, Strengh, and Peace, as only He can. Thank you so much for sharing and God Bless:0)

  • Tim Porter - April 17, 2010 - 2:37 PM

    Craig and Crystal,

    You two have been my inspiration. The way you have glorified God even in this storm of life, is truly amazing. I love you both and look forward to reuniting with Parker and Haley in Heaven.

    I considered it an honor to coordinate the fundraiser and motorcycle ride at Chapin Baptist Church along with Jim Schafer. I was amazed at how God opened the hearts of so many who contributed, even Sysco Foods who provided the food free of charge. We had motorcyclists from all over South Carolina and contributions online from so many parts of the United States.

    When I first heard of the terrible tragedy, I looked for a way to help you out and I came up with the idea of cutting your lawn. I was crying as I cut the back yard, but I too know that God’s will is perfect and He wanted Parker and Haley to be with him in Heaven.

    Love you both. God bless you as you look forward to Round 3 in September. If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know.

    Keep praising God in this storm for He will never leave you nor forsake you.

    Tim Porter

  • Elise - April 24, 2010 - 7:10 AM

    I am beyond sorry for your loss. They are just so precious and beautiful. There is comfort in knowing they are with God now. Your work is beautiful and your children as well! Again, I am so sorry and you and your wife are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marian Hutchison - June 2, 2010 - 3:31 PM

    Colin, you are so photogenic! The pictures are great! They really capture you – and that gorgeous smile too! Can’t pick a favorite!

  • Ebony Garrick - June 14, 2010 - 7:10 PM

    OH MY GOSH Craig & Crystal, you’re children are gorgeous! I’m at a loss for words on how sorry I am for your loss. No one deserves such a tragedy happen to them – this slideshow is the perfect celebration of ya’ll’s lives w/ them, i LOVE it! PLease keep being strong. I hope everything is going well w/ Crystal and the back injury and I pray for ya’lls wellness.

    “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for you are w/ me. Your rod & your staff, they comfort me”

    (I Corinthians 16:14) LET ALL THAT YOU DO BE DONE IN LOVE <3

  • Jessica Heath Wray - June 17, 2010 - 8:18 PM

    Recently my Uncle Dave and Stephen told me about what had happened. I just stumbled upon your facebook page tonight and started reading your blog. I tried to watch your wonderfully created tribute to those precious little ones and was moved to a hard cry. I started praying blessings over you and your wife and that God would meet you right where you need Him to meet you both.

    My heart weeps for you.

    In His love,
    Jessica Heath Wray

  • Callie Goodwin - July 2, 2010 - 5:26 PM

    I tried to watch this tuesday without crying…but that was a fail by the 6th picture. Love you guys and still praying for yall. we miss your sweet babies, but we know that they are with Jesus. Worshiping him.
    love yall!

  • Dianne Geddings - August 15, 2010 - 11:11 AM

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your sweet little blessings.
    It is obvious that they loved each other and that they were and are loved by you. My heart goes out to you. Thank you again for sharing.

  • Ashley Grant - August 15, 2010 - 8:14 PM

    I watched your video all the way through, and it was very touching.
    Your babies were absolutely beautiful. They looked very happy, and I’m sure they knew how much they were loved.
    My love and prayers to both of you, and your family.
    These precious angels are with you both everyday.

  • Wendy Engel - September 8, 2010 - 3:33 PM

    With tears streaming down my face I can’t imagine how hard this past year has been for you. I watched your blog and am amazed at what a full life your precious children had. They were lucky to have such great parents and what a treasure for you to have known them. They were best buddies and had such great life experiences because of great parents…it shows in all the priceless pictures you took! Enjoy your new baby!!!!!

  • Kristen Lamkin - October 5, 2010 - 3:37 PM

    Ellington and her/Haley’s room are beautiful!

  • Steve Duzan - October 15, 2010 - 8:14 PM

    Good stuff…..but where is the soccer ball

  • Gabrielle - October 24, 2010 - 3:41 PM

    Parker & Haley must be really special for God to want them with Him so soon..stay strong in your faith !

  • Janet S. Barrineau - October 27, 2010 - 3:42 PM

    God must have needed to beautiful angels! They are beautiful children and you can see the happiness and love in your family. Being a parent and a grandparent makes it even harder to watch this beautiful slide show. May God give you the strength you need to face each day and may he give you a peace that only he can give. I will keep both of you in my prayers.

    Madeline Welsh’s grandmother, Janet Barrineau

  • Fran Spector - November 17, 2010 - 12:49 PM

    I opened this website to look at Travis & Jordan’s photos and saw this beautiful tribute. My heart breaks for you and I pray that angels lift your spirits and that God’s love sustains you in this terrible time. You are most certainly in my prayers.

  • Kim Gallagher - January 27, 2011 - 8:02 AM

    I only just happened upon your tragic loss, 1-1/2 years ago. The love of our Lord is shown through the incredible support and prayers of the amazing community in which we live. I know it played an important role in our surviving the loss of our 16 year old son, Grant, 4 years ago in Irmo. I hope you are finding a footing in a re-defined world and that the grace of God will continue to show itself through the love of neighbors and friends.

  • Tim Porter - March 16, 2011 - 1:07 PM

    As a police officer who made more than 150 death notifications as a result of deadly car crashes, I can tell you that there is nothing more emotional than hearing that the news that family members will never again come home.

    However, the good news is that we know that Parker and Haley are now in the presence of their creator and one day we will all be reunited and live for eternity with our Savior, Jesus Christ in heaven.

    For more information, please visit and join http://messiahsmessengers.ning.com/

    Tim Porter

  • Anamalia Garcia - May 29, 2011 - 1:00 AM

    I am truly sorry for your loss. But there is no doubt in my mind that God had two lovley angels watching over your family. I might not know you but this story has really blessed me in so many ways. They are so preciuos! <3 I came to your website because i know Ms. Fore she used to help my high school coach Mark Bedenbaugh coach cross country. I hope your family has continued to keep your faith in God and keep your heads up. God bless yall all! <3

  • Kathie Newell - July 2, 2011 - 10:36 PM

    I sat tonight and watched this beautiful video again! I do know…it is better to have love and lost, than to never have loved at all! I’m so grateful for the Precious Memories, especially through pictures, that you are able to hold so close! Always know my heart and my love are with you!

  • Virginia Wallace - July 11, 2011 - 1:24 AM

    She%20is%20a%20baby%20doll!%20Such%20a%20great%20job%20Craig!!!!!

  • Natalie Browder - July 20, 2011 - 11:12 AM

    This is a beautiful video, this has captured some precious moments that you can hold on forever. They are both with the Lord now and one day you will be able to hold them in your arms again.

  • Matt Kettley - July 21, 2011 - 10:01 PM

    Beautiful video… I stumbled accross it completely randomly and have no idea what dragged me to it.. I lost my 17 Month old Daughter Tayla 2 years ago yesterday… Love your video your sooo lucky to have so many beautiful memories and pictures of your beautiful children.

    Watching your video has made me realise that i am not alone and that i am not the only person that has had to go through this nor will i be the last unfortunately. Though i do not know you and i live on the other side of the world i feel for you both sooo much!! Stay Strong and Thank you you have made something sooo painful somewhat more understood

    Thankyou

    Matt

  • David Zwick - August 21, 2011 - 4:43 AM

    Just happened upon this site. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Angela Soules - September 29, 2011 - 9:57 PM

    They are beautiful Craig! Love the slideshow! God Bless!

  • Savannah - January 8, 2012 - 10:38 PM

    I am sixteen years old and this touched me so much I had chills in my body. Yall are very strong I don’t see how you and your wife can make it. I am sure it is very tough but I beleive that everything happens for a reason and that everything is meant to be be. But this is very sad. you did a great job on this presentation. may god be with yall.

  • MaryKathryn McArthur - January 23, 2012 - 10:41 PM

    Oh Craig and Crystal, ya’ll are such a stunningly beautiful family!! Your children are wonderfully happy and inspiring. They are such incredibly photogenic little angels. The Columbia community is so blessed to have a family like ya’ll to set such an outstanding example as people and a family as a whole. Little Ellington is quite the lucky little girl. I love you guys so much!!

  • Amanda Hilgert - April 10, 2012 - 11:52 PM

    This video has really touched my heart!! They both had such big beautiful eyes(: You can really see the love in your family!! It’s a blessing for Ellington and the baby on the way to have the chance to grow up in such an awesome family.

  • Sydney - April 22, 2012 - 12:48 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers forever and ever!

  • Mary Ann - May 17, 2012 - 12:37 PM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,
    These are incredible photos of your little angels. I was blessed to meet you both and Ellington at the hospital during the past two surgeries. You all are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Carolyn Crolley - June 3, 2012 - 4:51 PM

    Crystal and Craig,
    Thank you so much for sharing this website with me. Parker and Haley are beautiful. I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult this has been for you. I feel so blessed to have met you and to have shared in your post partum care. I hope you are recovering well. Again thank you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • stella K. eargle - June 29, 2012 - 4:21 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing these precious memories.

  • The Boswells - June 30, 2012 - 1:59 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing the photos of your beautiful children! What a testament you are to God’s grace and mercy! Also, thank you for reminding me that my children are not my own, they are on loan from God and He can give and take away whenever He sees fit. My mom moved in with Jesus in October of 2002 while I was pregnant with my first child. She never met any of my three but I can guarantee you she met your two at the gate and is loving on them while they all worship the Living God. Thank you again for sharing your story, your pain, and most of all your faith.

  • Heather Johnson - June 30, 2012 - 7:04 AM

    Dear Craig and Crystal,
    Your strength and courage is amazing. I have never met you but I am honored to be part on your online community. You were in my thoughts and prayers yesterday. I cannot image how difficult this has been for you. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Eleanor Milling - February 11, 2014 - 8:17 PM

    Hi Crystal, Craig and little Ellington-I had the pleasure of meeting you all today during a doctor’s visit at Palmetto Health for Ellington, who is such a sweet, smart bundle of joy. It is days like today when I am certain that the Lord put such a Godly family in front of me. I am sorry for the loss of Parker and Haley, who are beautiful, beautiful gifts, but also know they are in the hands of the Lord now and what could be better than that? Thank you for sharing your website with me and allowing me to help Ellington. I pray for you all and will ask the good Lord to continue to place his hand over y’all as you continue to walk strongly with Him.

  • Selma Jones - May 11, 2014 - 8:19 AM

    Happy Mother’s Day, Crystal! You are such a beautiful spirit.. in and out. That is visible in the photos. Thank you Craig for creating this piece of art. Your photos made me laugh and cry. I love the one of you and Parker washing the car. And the one of Crystal and Haley laughing so hard that I joined them and laughed… as tears streamed down my face. Please kiss Ellington and Emerson and have a glorious Sunday. Congrats to Crystal on her job. And Craig you are handsome too. Such a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing your faith.. your belief.. your love… for God. “Be Still and know that I am God” “Delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desire” “For God so loved the world that He gave his only son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption.” … love, and more love, Selma

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