I so sorry you guys are going through such a tough time. I am sending prayers up. I decided to peek at a video or two and then it was addicting. I couldnt stop. They are so cute and you can totally hear the love in your voice for your sweet little guy. Oh and by far my favorite video was "Dont you roll your eyes at Me" That totally cracked me up.
Courtney, you don't know me, but I just wanted to let you know that you are so inspiring. Tripp is so inspiring and so incredibly smart. Thank you for sharing him - I love seeing his personality in the videos and I love the signing! Your family is in my prayers :)Amy FlynnWTE May 2010 Mommy
When I watched the videos my first thoughts were, Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Tripp certainly does that and my second thoughts were; The greatest love is the love a mother has for her child. What a wonderful Mommy you are and I can tell that you have a wonderful family. Love to you all. Lisa P
I know you hear it over and over again but you have an amazing little boy! You are amazing! I feel like anything I say will fall short of how I feel. I can not stop thinking about both of you all day. I think about Tripp's face all day. He is beautiful. I watch his videos and he is an inspiration!. I know he has EB but EB doesn't have him. You can see he has a big personality!!! I am amazed how he is with the drums and music in general ( his rhythm). You, your son and your story have touched my life and my heart. Thank you and I will continue to follow your story.
Courtney, my family and I really enjoyed watching the videos of Tripp. Thank you for sharing. Our baby Max danced to "row row row your boat" as Tripp played on the drums. What a little talented boy and blessing he is to all of us, and the time you have taken with him shows what a loving and wonderful mother you are to this sweet little boy. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Num 6:24-26
He is so talented. I wish you more days of playing drums and singing together then anything else! He is so adorable and so lovable. Now I can say I truly know a supermom. Well actually two, your mom also!
It's obvious that you have a little musical genius on your hands! WOW!!!! :D And he is SO good at communicating! What a blessing this little guy is!
I know you have heard it from the many thousands of people that read your blog but I wanted to add to the list and tell you myself that I think you are incredible, amazing and so strong! I just found your blog today and have been consumed with reading your journey with sweet Tripp. I couldn't help but both cry and laugh watching these videos, what a treasure these are! He is so smart and the cutest little drummer I have ever seen!;) What a blessing it is to have your mom right by your side through it all, how amazing she must be as well. As a mom myself I can't imagine watching my baby go through what you have had to watch Tripp endure, what a perfect little boy he is and so blessed to have a mom like you caring and loving him so much. I loved your tribute video to him. I will pray for his comfort and peace as well as yours. One day it will all make sense;)
I can't get over how smart he is!! Every video is more amazing than the other! Thank you for sharing Tripp with the world.
I came across your blog just now and was captured by you and your son....what a beautiful boy and was amazed at your love and strength...I could feel your love for him thru your writing and videos. God Bless You.
I'm so proud of Tripp and his beautiful smile, his incredible heart and for the joy that filled his days. Cannot wait to meet this precious, perfect child of God when I'm on the other side. Wondering what he's enjoying and how consumed by love he is right now, in the arms of his Abba Father.....oh, baby Tripp....thank you, Jesus for revealing yourself to us through such an amazing baby, and for sharing him with this world for 21/2 years....
I was told about Tripp from a friend who lost her own baby from EB. I have to say his ability to play those drums is amazing. He knew every beat and what a way to express himself. I loved watching every video and him dancing is so cute. You are one wonderful mom and you sound so proud in these videos. I know that Tripp has gotten his wings now, but know that he will not be forgotten. He was an amazing wonderful gift from God and he has blessed my life in more ways than you will ever know. I am thankful that you had the courage to allow us into your lives and the life of Tripp. God will take care of Tripp and he will be waiting patiently for you. God bless and I pray for you and the family.
Courtney, I wanted to simply say, I envy your strength and admire the unity in your family. Life present challenges to us that to many may seem unbearable and simply give up. The love that you gave your child is ever-so-present in every video as he grows up know knowing that he was born a little different but the complete opposite. He enjoyed the love and the life of two wonderful parents in a circle of love that is next to none. I am a parent as well and our children are the greatest gift God can give anyone. He is in a better world now watching over you and will always remember the life and not the pain. Our prayers are with you from Germany.
Courtney you are a great human being, the BEST mom Tripp could have, your mother is lovable. And Tripp was a incredible angel, very smart, adorable, sweet and loving baby. My prayers are with your family. I can say that the story of Tripp made me want to be a better person. Since I read his story I think in him every night and I try to focus in the smart, sweet and loving baby he was. I think you change the life of many people in a good way. God bless you.
Today is the first time I've heard of your sweet baby. I read of his passing on the news. I'm thankful that your little one has found peace. I know that he, like my little grand baby who passed away too early, is smiling at Jesus now. My heart is agonizing for you now. God bless you and take care.
Courtney, I am sorry for your loss. Tripp is amazing. So many pictures of him smiling despite the pain he was in.I am honored to read his and your story. Thank you and God Bless. Troy
Wow!!! When you said he likes playing the drums I thought of a baby just hitting a drum with a drum stick...HE REALLY played it WELL!!!! Wow!!!!!Amazing!!! He is the best drummer boy I've ever seen! I wonder if you ever read to him the book by Ezra Jack Keets, The Little Drummer Boy...it is one of my son's favorites..He is 33 months. Hugs! And once again! I am proud of you for being such a GREAT mother for him and God bless your little drummer boy..RIP...and know he will ALWAYS be with you..(tears..) I am happy that he had a chance to live as much as he did and we should celebrate him always..Cheers!
Courtney, Like Gammie, this is the first I was made aware of Tripp. My prayers and thoughts are with you and God bless you and Tripp. He was blessed to have you for a mommie as you were blessed with him for the short time God had him here on earth. Just know he is smiling down on you and waiting for the time you two will be together again. God bless.
I know that with as much love as I have in my heart for Tripp, you have so much more. And the tears that I have cried since his passing are nothing compared to the tears that you have cried. I can honestly say that I Love You and Your sweet Little Tripp more then you will ever know and I will never forget him. I pray that one day God will Bless You with a Healthy baby .....Not to REPLACE Tripp because he will never be replaced but simply because you deserve to watch a baby grow up in this world. You have so much love in your heart and you have every quality in a mother that a child deserves. I know you are not even thinking about this right now but I am praying that each day gets easier for you. I am sure you feel lost and have absoluetly no idea what to do with your time anymore but I know each day will get easier and I can only hope that I am in heaven too when your reunion with Tripp happens! It will be the most amazing event EVER!!! God Bless Courtney and Rest In Peace sweet little Tripp....how wonderful that you never have to endure any more pain!!!
My heart is breaking for you. What a beautiful boy! And what a strong courageous woman you are! I know there are are no words possible to heal your pain but I hope you find peace in knowing you gave him the best life possible. That is clear in these videos! He seemed so happy despite his illness. Sending big hugs your way!
Ms. Roth,I literally just learned about your son via Meghan Linsey's facebook page. I remember Meghan before she hit it big with country music and try to keep in touch with her when time permits. Anyway, I went to her page this evening and on her page was a link to your story and I haven't bawled like this in so long. My own son was born May 27, 2009 and because of what you have shared in your blogs, and all the sweet, loving videos of Tripp, I will hold my baby a little closer. My son Brody and I will send prayers your way when we talk to Jesus every night. God bless you Courtney. I know it wasn't easy and now our Lord is saying to you, "Good job faithful servant. Your love for Tripp was and is amazing, and I will take care of him now". You rest and watch as yours and Tripps story spreads like wildfire for the sake of MY NAME. Amen Ms. Roth, Amen.In Him,Jessica "JR" Ottow of Nashville, TN
You don't know me, but I just came across your blog and I have been forever changed by what I saw and read. You were given this little boy because God knew that he could intrust his life with you and that you would be strong enough to care for him. I can not imagine what you are going through right now, but I pray that some day you will fund comfort in knowing that your beautiful boy has touched more lives in his few years here than most will in a long lifetime. And feel blessed that you were able to hold your little boy as he took his hast breath.
I just came across your blog last week, the day Tripp earned his wings. What a beautiful boy. I love the video of "LSU" and "Shoo Fly" and my heart melts when you ask him how much he loves you and he spreads his arms as wide as he can. What a blessing that you are his mommy. Your story has touched my heart and I pray that you find comfort in knowing Tripp is running in Heaven pain & EB free. Much love to you and yours.Heather BoivinBurlington, Vermont
I don't know if I can say this any better than Heather B above. I too came across your blog recently, only a day or two before Tripp earned his wings. I spent last weekend taking the time to read through your entire blog (with tissues close at hand.) My heart has also been touched by you, Tripp, and your story, told with such honesty and openness. I wish there was something that I could do or say to take away your pain. But I can only hope that the love you shared with Tripp and the knowledge that he is pain free in heaven will sustain you over time. I know that I am forever changed by the story of you and your precious boy and my heart breaks for you. Hang in there! Prayers and love.
I just read your blog tonight...and I am deeply touched by Tripp and your story. With love.
Sorry for my bad English, I am French. I want to give you my full support. A little angel gone too soon: (I can not help thinking of the child and to you parents, you had to suffer mentally. Rest in peace Angel
Courtney, you are so very generous to share your story ... Tripp's story ... with all of us. I feel so blessed to have found it. It has truly touched my heart. unfortunately, I can't seem to get through one post without crying! But, I love the videos of Tripp smiling and laughing and having the best time ever. Thank you for sharing his life with us.
Courtney, I just watched the video of Tripp playing the drums and boy was I amazed! He must surely be entertaining all of Heaven with his incredible talent! Your love for him and nurturing of his spirit is beyond words. Thank you for allowing us to share in such a precious moment of his life.
He is so beautiful. I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was such a good drummer. I can picture him playing for baby Jesus. God bless you during this hard time and always. I could hear the love in your voice in every video and it showed how happy and lucky he was to have you as his Mommy.
You are an amazing woman, Courtney. Your strength is inspiring. It only makes sense that you would have the most amazing child too. I pray for God to comfort you in your loss, and to comfort you always.
You two are still the most beautiful people I know and I watch you constantly for inspiration. People can live to be 1oo years old and not affect people like you and Tripp. I will tell my children about your magnificent journey.
Courtney i just want to say that u are an amazing mother and Tripp is the most perfect angel i have ever seen. He had such an adorable persoanlity, the most beautiful smile ive ever seen and he was so smart! u should be so proud of your baby, i am so in love with him. My heart breaks that he is not physically here anymore, but i am comforted knowing that he is in a better place watching over u, the cutest guardian angel ever! I hope one day on the other side i can meet Tripp and give him the biggest hug and kiss <3 God bless u Courtney you a true inspiriation.