I'm not quite sure what to update at this point. Things have declined dramatically in the past 36 hours. The nurses say his heart is strong despite all the other complications, which is why he is hanging on with all he has. Not only is his heart strong physically, but also emotionally. He is so dedicated to this life God has given him here.
his breathing became strained last night I tried to calm his spirit,
telling him that it's ok to let go. His brow furrowed and he said with
such heartache, 'I don't want to.' My heart shattered to pieces. I
tried again this afternoon to reassure him that Aria and I are being
bathed in love and support and we will be ok. He weakly begged me not
to make him talk about it. So I won't.
I want so badly to calm
his mind, talk to him of the beauty that Heaven will be, and not to be
afraid because there will be no pain, only Glory. I want to remind him
of his own words to me a month ago, that the best that we experience
here is only a glimpse of the greatness that God has for us in eternity.
he briefly opens his eyes he searches for me. I scoot my bed up next
to his at night so it feels as if we are in the same bed again. Last
night he woke many times only to say, 'Sweetie...I love you so much',
and go back to sleep.
Please pray for his continued comfort and
for God to bring him home gracefully and peacefully. I have not given
up my prayer for a miracle, but I am coming to terms that I don't think
it is in God's plan. Pray for our strength as well, these next days
will be the hardest yet.
Quite a few of you have asked about all
the different fund raisers that many have put together on our behalf, so
I thought to share them and links to them all in one place:
Giveforward organized by Abbey & Justin Pikul, and Jess and Steve Cordova:
Lifting the Hayslips Beef & Beer in Quakertown by many High School friends:
Younique Makeup Fundraiser (4 days left) organized by Kelly Prince:
Thirty-One Accessories Fundraiser by Michelle Stoneback:
ThomasTypographix Artwork by Erika Thomas:
Digital download: https://www.etsy.com/listing/204097994/brandon-hayslip-special-edition-my-grace?ref=shop_home_active...
Faith Art Canvas: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203417933/brandon-hayslip-special-edition-david?ref=shop_home_active_4
Grace Art Canvas: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203417933/brandon-hayslip-special-edition-david?ref=shop_home_active_4
Geissele Special Edition Trigger: (Picture is in photos on caringbridge)
Super Select Fire Trigger that has a picture of Brandon and Christina
laser engraved on it. There are 51 triggers and all are serialized. 00
and 01 are going to Brandon. The rest Geissele will donate to those
Arfcommers who will send in to Geissele a check or money order made out
to Christina. Geissele will then forward all the checks and MO onto
The donation amount is $250 (retail on the
SSF is $320 so its a deal!). Geissele will pay for shipping and include
cool Geissele swag. I ask that when you get your trigger you take a
picture of it and share on FB, Instagram, Arfcom, etc with a link to the
Hayslip Family's donation site. This will help get even more donations
for the Hayslip's.
Just call into the shop (610) 272-2060 and ask for Kelsey. She will be taking your name and address and reserving a serial number for you.
There was also a raffle on ar15.com, but it has been completed and was tremendously successful!
when I look at all of this I am truly humbled and so incredibly
grateful. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of these
fundraisers, organizing and donating! God Bless you all!