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This memorial website has been sponsored forever by Aodin's amazing Banana and Grandpa.

Aodin R. Hurd was born at 4:02 am on Sunday, October 7th, 2007. His strong, tiny heart had ceased to beat hours beforehand, just one and a half days before his nineteenth week of gestation. He weighed 9.6 oz and had beautiful, big hands and perfect tiny feet. He was beautiful.

His father and I, as well as my parents, were given the precious opportunity to say our goodbyes to him while I held his tiny, perfect body in my arms for the first and the last time.

Our hearts are broken, but Aodin’s life will be celebrated forever. He is our son. I am his mother.

Thank you all for your sweet thoughts and fervent prayers. I firmly believe that he awaits us in heaven, wrapped securely in the arms of the loved ones we have lost over the years. No child will be better kept, and in his short time here he knew only love. Not a moment of pain or fear or sadness ever crossed his sweet, perfect heart.

Healing is a process that we are only just beginning. The hospital sent us home with a beautiful memory box including a butterfly bracelet, symbolizing new life flying away, and some beautiful pictures of our son.

For now, every time we see a butterfly, we will consider it a tiny hug from our tiny, perfect son.
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Tributes and Condolences
Thinking of you today   / Banana Horst (Grandmother)
Aodin: Today I think of you and honor the memory of you! You are a part of who we all are now and your sweet spirit watches over us as we continue. Your mom and dad and sweet little sister just moved to FL and we are so happy to have them close by. W...  Continue >>
Missing You Still   / Banana Horst (Grandmother)
Sweet Aodin: Today is 3 years since our hearts were broken from losing you here with us! We will never forget you and will carry your spirit with us always. I honestly cannot wait to meet you because I know you watch us and miss us too! BUT...our hea...  Continue >>
May 4, 2010   / Banana Horst (Grandmother)
Precious Aodin. I've been thinking of you a lot lately; you are never far from my mind and heart. While I miss you so desperately I do know that you are where you should be and having a jolly good time with all our loved ones. Still I miss you and ca...  Continue >>
Loving You!   / Banana Horst (Grandmother)
Aodin: We still think of you always! Evi just brings home how much we love you too. Thank you for selecting such a beautiful spirit to be your sister...we know you watch over her and us and it is so good to feel you with us! Have fun with all your r...  Continue >>
Always In My Heart   / Aodin's Mommy (Mother)
We've been seeing butterflies all over the place lately and every one of them makes me smile.  They make me think of you my precious and perfect son and how very blessed we were to have you in our lives for so brief a moment. 

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We miss you still  / BaNana Horst (Grandmother)    Read >>
Always In Our Hearts  / Heather Hurd (Mother)    Read >>
MISSING OUR BIG-HAND BOY!  / Banana Horst (Grandmother)    Read >>
My precious little man...  / Heather Hurd (mother)    Read >>
Dearest Aodin  / Patty Horst (Grandmother)    Read >>
Lessons / Heather And Aaron Hurd (parents)    Read >>
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His legacy
My son...  
Some days are harder than others even two years out.  You are forever on my mind but sometimes I miss you so fiercely that it's like it happened yesterday.  I still remember what it felt like to hold you to look at your tiny perfect body and marvel at the simple beauty of your fingernails and your eyebrows.  I don't know why you had to leave us but I know that being your mom has forever changed me for the better.  It has made me a better mom to your sister a better wife to your Daddy.  You've given me a huge capacity for love and gratefulness that I never knew was possible.  You taught me what it is to be a mother in the hardest of times and that together our family can survive anything.  I wish I didn't have to miss you but I am so proud to be your mommy.
I am missing you a little extra today.  I think of you every day, and sometimes my heart hurts a little more when I think of how very much I wanted you to come home to stay with us.  I know how much you must have been needed elsewhere, because you could not have been wanted more than you were here.

Your Daddy and I like to talk about you now.  We like thinking of the role you played in helping to pick out your sister, who we very much hope we will be born safe and healthy in the spring. 

Thank you for watching over her and all of us.  I am so proud of my little angel.
December 3, 2007 - Checking In  
I sure miss you, my precious little man. 

Your daddy and I are doing pretty good, which I am sure is helped along by your endless harassment of the general heavenly sphere!

Thanksgiving was a little bit rough, especially for me, but we made it through with lots of love and only a little bit of tears.  Being with family is a wonderful way for us to feel the love you have brought to our lives, but it also makes me think about all the things I will miss with you.

I have been wondering lately if, when I see you again, you will still be a little boy.  Will you be a baby still, that I will raise and parent like I would have here, or will you be a man all grown?

I would sure love the chance to raise my sweet boy, but I don't want you missing out on all sorts of growing up (and in heaven no less!) just for me!  I want to think of you up there living a life and causing trouble!

I think Christmas will be a little hard for me too, so send me extra blessings our way.

All my love,
Your Mommy
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Aodin's Photo Album
April 2, 2007 - We decide we're ready to have a baby!
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