Sunday, March 04, 2007

Doss Donovan Barron

There is a gaping Doss-shaped hole in our hearts.

After a difficult 11-day fight, Doss Donovan Barron shuffled off this mortal coil on March 3, 2007 at 6:55pm.

I would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of support and good thoughts for Doss and my family.

We will be announcing arrangements later this week.



110 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so, so, so deeply sorry.

Jessica

3/04/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Rob, I wish there was something I could say or do to help ease the pain that you and P.Pie are going through. Please know that I am so very sorry.

You are in my thoughts. This all sounds so cliched, I'm sure, but really...words fail me (and this from a former editor).

I just can't figure this universe out...why good things don't always happen to good people.

Wishing you peace.

3/04/2007 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I can't even imagine.. I'm so, so sorry this has happened.

3/04/2007 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Oh Rob, I'm so sorry to hear this news about Doss. I feel for you and P.Pie and Jorja. My heart breaks for you. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

3/04/2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger ETownDZ said...

I can't even begin to say how sorry I am. I don't know you or your family, but I have so enjoyed reading all about you. I only wish there were something I could do or say to take away even a small amount of your pain. Know that you are all in the thoughts of many many people, even those of us who have never really met you.

3/04/2007 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie Farmer said...

To Rob,Jenn,grandparents, aunts and uncles, all those who love and grieve with you,
You remain in our prayers that you may find your way safely through the grief of losing young Doss and into the joy of your precious Jorja. Perhaps you will come to know something of who Doss would have been as you come to now who Jorja will be. Peace little angel. Rest well with your God.

Bonnie and Tom

3/04/2007 8:25 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I am so sorry for you loss. I truly, truly believed that he would pull through. Our prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.

3/04/2007 8:30 PM  
Blogger pokettiger said...

I have been reading your blog and sending prayers for your little guy. I am so extremely sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.

3/04/2007 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet you miss him already....

3/04/2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger moe "simon metz" berg said...

words cannot describe how sorry i am for your loss.

3/04/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger The Lockhart Family said...

Dear P.Pie, Rob, and Jorja Rail, we can't even begin to imagine - all we have are words, but words don't begin to convey how sorry we are for your loss.

- W&D

3/04/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger Archana said...

oh gosh. I am very sorry for your loss.

My heart aches for all of you.

3/04/2007 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike Coady said...

Rob,
My wife and I offer our condolences. It's heartbreaking.

Mike

3/05/2007 5:42 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

I'm so very sorry.

3/05/2007 6:10 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss! You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I know I don't know you for real, but I am sitting here crying because I am so sad. I can only imagine how you must feel.

3/05/2007 6:30 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I am so sorry. I wish I could say something to help.

3/05/2007 6:51 AM  
Blogger Eaustinpowell said...

I'm so sorry Rob...

Eric

3/05/2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger G said...

i am so terribly sorry for your loss, i can not even imagine your pain right now....

3/05/2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Gala said...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

3/05/2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger dadinprogress said...

rob, i'm gutted. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

3/05/2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger Kerry Crochets said...

I know you don't know me, but I wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts. I am so very sorry for your loss.

3/05/2007 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mother's first child passed away soon after her birth. Four more children were born and the family was completed.

Although none of us knew our big sister, she is a huge part of our family. We remember her and feel her often with us.

Doss is a huge part of your life and will be a constant companion to his sister also. You will be surprised at how often his sweet spirit will attend your family in the years to come.

Families are forever. Doss is not gone, just away from your sight.

So much love and all my prayers for all of you.

3/05/2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger Denver Dad said...

Rob, I'm so truly sorry for your loss. My best hopes and wishes are with you and your family as you deal with this difficult time.

My offer still stands, so if your family needs anything, please let me know.

Take care.

3/05/2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

I am at a loss for words. I hope the 11 days of memories and love you all shared/share stay with you forever. I am so sorry.

3/05/2007 11:44 AM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Rob....I'm so terribly sorry and saddened by this news. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

3/05/2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger egan said...

I found your blog via Tori. I haven't a clue what to say. Just know that you have great support out here in the blogosphere and in real life.

3/05/2007 11:48 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

I'm so very sorry.

3/05/2007 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

Oh Rob,

I am so deeply, deeply sorry for your loss.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hang in there.

3/05/2007 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I just wanted to know that I am thinking about you and your family. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

3/05/2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger agpie's mom said...

i called my husband crying to tell him of your loss - i asked him why was I so sad? he reminded me that i felt like i knew you, i was pulling for you and for doss and for your family.
it's amazing what a blog can do. but for your beautiful writing and strength in tales, i wouldn't know you. i wouldn't know of your loss. and i wouldn't be crying.
then again, i wouldn't be reminded of the blessings children and life bring.
thank you for letting me in and letting me hurt for you.
i will keep your family and your angel in my prayers.

3/05/2007 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life takes us through roads that sometimes seem unbearable, but we strive to make each road passable. Doss was in your lives for a short moment of his live but will remain in our hearts and minds for our every venturing road of life. Miss him, love him and give thanks for your time with him. He'll always be with you.

3/05/2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger Luther said...

Our hearts are with you and your family, Rob.

3/05/2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Rosepetal said...

I am so sorry that you know this pain. So very very sorry. Little Doss, wherever you have gone, I hope you're happy and that you won't forget your parents and your sister Jorja - because they will never ever forget you for the rest of their lives and beyond.

3/05/2007 2:30 PM  
Blogger BethGo said...

I have been following your blog for months. I have had your family in my thoughts these past weeks.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Love to you all.

3/05/2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

I'm so sorry, Rob. Please know that you have lots of people thinking of you and your family right now.

3/05/2007 3:18 PM  
Blogger Gidge said...

Oh Rob.
I wish there were words.......

I am so, so sorry.

3/05/2007 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter put me on to this blog as she gave birth to preemie twin boys before Christmas 2006. As a family we know the anxiety of NICU. We do not know of the feelings you are going through now as a family. Our prayers are with you.

3/05/2007 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. There are no other words to say...

3/05/2007 3:56 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I am in total shock and sadness as I read this. I have never met you and have been following your blog faithfully. I found myself totally involved in your Doss challenges, and prayed in his behalf. I cannot begin to offer enough sympathy. I am sorry to sound so trite, I don't even know you. Please know that Doss influenced many people through your words, he will not be forgotten. May peace and comfort attend you and your family as you endure this challenge.

Laura

3/05/2007 4:57 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you as well.

3/05/2007 6:03 PM  
Blogger heather said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

3/05/2007 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know there are no words to comfort you, no words to make anything better. I am so sorry to hear of your son's death.

But then again, I am happy to hear that your daughter is strong and healthy, and that your wife is recovering well.

Make it through every day. Your daughter will sparkle all the more for it.

3/05/2007 6:45 PM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Along with everyone, we're so very deeply sorry for your incredible loss.

One great thing that we know is that little Doss was and will continue to be loved probably more than a lot children in this world. For his brief few moments, I'm sure he was aware of that love.

Big cyber-hug from us.

3/05/2007 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Paige said...

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine what this must be like for you. Please know that you're in my thoughts.

3/06/2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah O. said...

I am so sorry.

Doss was so blessed to have such love.

My best to you, P.Pie and Jorja.

3/06/2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

Rob, I am so very sorry. I have only commented once or twice but have been following your family's story for months. I wish all of you peace.

3/06/2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words that can bring any sort of comfort to you at this time, (I would know, having lost my son a year ago) but please know that a little blonde Canadian is feeling you and your wife's pain.

Doss is in good hands now. He's with my Bug.

Best wishes and big hugs.

3/06/2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

Our prayers are with you, brother! So sorry.

3/06/2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger MomSmoo said...

I wish there were something more comforting that I could say other than I am truly and deeply sorry. I have followed your story for months now and have been touched by your words.

Again, I am sorry.

3/06/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Know, for whatever it is worth, that you are in our thoughts. And, most importantly, that Doss is in our thoughts. Heartfelt thoughts.

Warmest hugs to you.

3/06/2007 2:08 PM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...

Rob,

I'm am so very sorry for your loss. There isn't anything else I can say that would help-

Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts

3/06/2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

So very, very sorry for your loss. Beautiful Doss and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

3/06/2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Here from HBM's. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss...there aren't words. (((o)))

3/06/2007 6:25 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

My heart is in my throat. Peace be with you and your little angel.

3/06/2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I've been following along for the last couple of weeks. This is not the news I expected to see posted today. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

3/06/2007 6:49 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Strangers like me are sending vibes of empathy and healing to you and your family. As a member of the human race, when something like this happens it moves us all.

Like everyone, I am sorry that this had to happen.

I hope the Doss shaped hole in your hearts mends to whatever place it can, while still honouring the blessed life of your baby.

3/06/2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger Danielle Meehan said...

Rob,
I cannot say how sorry I am for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story and your experiences.
I wish there was some way to comfort you, but know that there is a whole community here caring about you and your family.

3/06/2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Irie said...

I'm very sorry about your loss.

3/06/2007 7:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts.

3/06/2007 7:41 PM  
Blogger MOM-NOS said...

Rob, I found your blog through Her Bad Mother. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet baby boy, and send warm congratulations for the safe arrival of your baby girl. I also lost a twin so I know a bit of the mixed emotion you may be feeling - the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, all at the same time, and in rapid succession. I have a couple of posts that might someday be helpful, at least to let you know that someone else out there understands. They are here and here. Please feel free to contact me if there is any way I can be helpful and lend support. Your family will be in my thoughts.

3/06/2007 7:52 PM  
Blogger chelseac said...

There aren't words, only prayers to offer.

God Bless you and your family.

3/06/2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

A hug from afar.

3/06/2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger MotherBumper said...

I am so sorry and your family is in my prayers.

3/06/2007 8:43 PM  
Anonymous cry it out! said...

Dana and I were talking about Doss the other day, talking about him like he was a close friend, a family member -- just from the gorgeous words you wrote about him. We were walking down the street and sending him our best wishes and best hopes. 11 days. I can't think of another person who touched so many hearts in just 11 days on this earth. Our thoughts are with you, our thoughts are with Doss, and, almost impossibly, our lives are a little richer for having shared in his short, beautiful life.

3/06/2007 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

I've tried to write this several times, but come up with nothing but tears. I don't know your family, but your family could have been mine or my best friend's or someone else I love dearly. For that reason I grieve with you today as if you ARE family. Nobody should have to lose a child.

Thinking of you, P. Pie and Jorja during this unbelievably difficult time.

3/06/2007 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your Doss. I can only imagine your pain. May you find peace and healing while cherishing your new little girl.

3/06/2007 10:27 PM  
Blogger metro mama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Julie

3/07/2007 5:24 AM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

I too am here via HBM.

I am so sorry for your loss.

3/07/2007 5:35 AM  
Blogger Woman with kids said...

I'm so sorry. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

3/07/2007 5:57 AM  
Blogger eastcoastelle said...

You don't know me, but I can't express enough how I feel for you and your family during this time.

My condolences to all of you, and I hope you may all find the strength to heal. Doss will be remembered by many, through the beautiful testament to his life that you have written.

3/07/2007 5:58 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am deeply sorry for your unimaginable loss.

3/07/2007 5:59 AM  
Blogger Mr Big Dubya said...

Rob -- This is certainly not the way I would have wanted to be introduced to your blog. Please know that you and your family have my most heartfelt condolences. I can't even begin to imagine what you're all going through.

3/07/2007 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even know you but my heart breaks for you and your family.

3/07/2007 7:21 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

3/07/2007 7:30 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

God bless you all. So incredibly sorry for the loss of your son.

3/07/2007 7:37 AM  
Anonymous karrie said...

I'm so very sorry to read about the loss of your son.

Doss and Jorja are both beautiful.

3/07/2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss through Her Bad Mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

3/07/2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I am so, so sorry.

3/07/2007 8:42 AM  
Blogger Jenifer G. said...

So sorry for your loss. HBM directed me here and I glad she did. It was lovely to meet your family.

Doss is in my prayers.

3/07/2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger Bon said...

i found your blog through plainejanemom when the twins were born. i found you again today.

she'd linked to a post i'd written about my ongoing sadness for my own lost son...almost two years ago now. to find the news about Doss below shocked me out of my own quieter sorrow...and made me eyes fill with tears for yours.

he was a beautiful boy. you were, clearly, from the beginning, in love with him. and i'm sure he felt that.

i am so sorry.

sorry for the grief of today, and for the long path ahead of all three of you still here.

i've made a little corner in my memory just for Doss.

take good care.

3/07/2007 9:59 AM  
Blogger megachick said...

linked over from her bad mother. i'm very sorry for your loss. hopefully something of doss' soul will remain to keep jorja company.

3/07/2007 10:05 AM  
Anonymous tpon said...

Words cannot express how our hearts ache for your loss...

Godspeed, Doss.

3/07/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger terry said...

My heart suck when I read about Doss, I am so sorry for the loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

3/07/2007 1:34 PM  
Anonymous AdventureDad said...

Here via Her Bad Mother. I'm so sorry. If there is anything i can do, please let me know.

God Bless

AD

3/07/2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

my god. i am so so so sorry...

3/07/2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I am so sorry for your family loss.

3/07/2007 2:37 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I am so, so sorry.

3/07/2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger Kemp said...

I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers...

3/07/2007 4:49 PM  
Blogger Bringing Up Ben said...

Found your site through HerBadMother - I am so sorry for your lose. Your family is in my prayers.
Liz

3/07/2007 4:55 PM  
Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

I too found you through her bad mother. I'm sorry for your loss.

3/08/2007 3:44 AM  
Blogger selzach said...

I'm so sorry.

3/08/2007 8:26 AM  
Anonymous ella said...

I'm also here from her bad mother. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

3/08/2007 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I would like to tell you that i'm very sorry for your loss. Stay strong.

3/08/2007 12:40 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

3/08/2007 10:57 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I am so sorry.

3/09/2007 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Linda (handsfull) said...

I have no words, but tears are falling for your beautiful son as I write this. Much love to you all.

3/09/2007 2:14 PM  
Anonymous KG said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your son.

I found you through MetroDad today, and I've never been here before.

I've said some prayers for your family and for Doss, and I'll keep you in my thoughts.

3/09/2007 6:47 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

Rest in peace beautiful baby boy. I am so very sorry for your loss.

3/09/2007 7:24 PM  
Blogger halfmama said...

I am incredibly sad for you. I'm so so sorry for your loss.

3/09/2007 8:04 PM  
Blogger Meena said...

I am so, so very sorry for your loss.

3/09/2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Just found out. I'm staring at the keyboard at a complete loss. You're all in my heart today.

Dave

3/10/2007 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

I'm very sorry. Wishing you peace.

3/12/2007 5:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I am so sorry.

3/14/2007 12:22 AM  
Blogger seattlegal said...

I am so sorry.

3/14/2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger sparklykatt said...

I'm so very, very sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts. No one deserves the pain you must be going through.

3/14/2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Kassandra said...

You don't know me but over the past 12 hours I have spent reading your blog from start to almost finished(thats right i found it at 5 am and here it is 5 pm and i have only taken a few short breaks) that your story has touched me deeply and I will keep you, p. pie, little jorja, and your angel doss in my thoughts.

3/23/2007 6:02 PM  
Blogger Lady Liberal said...

My heart goes out to you and your bride. As someone who has lost a child, I know all too awfully well the incredibly bottomless hole you've fallen into.
I will be praying for your little family. Please know you are being hugged from South Carolina. Your beautiful angel of a boy will have good company- I'm sure my Cecilia would love to play.
Much love and comfort,
L.

3/26/2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

I just found you blog today, and even though there are no words I wanted to comment and tell you I am sorry. Wishing you peace.

4/23/2007 7:55 PM  
Blogger Mavis said...

I, too, just found your blog today and have been reading it (almost) from start to finish. I'm so sorry you lost little Doss, and here I am tearing up over a family I've never met. But your writing and obvious love for said family has just drawn me in.

Thanks so much for sharing this journey. Keep up the good work, and hugs to little Jorja.

10/20/2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger jen@momentsphotography.com said...

what a beautiful boy you have....simply perfect.

3/05/2010 2:13 PM  

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