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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Royce Family - A Circle of an Eternal Bond

 Maze was born and returned to heaven on September 13, 2015

My sweet niece Robyn into her pregnancy with this sweet little boy. However, he will not survive a life here on earth.
On August 14, 2015 Robyn posted this on facebook:

Jason and I are expecting baby #6. On June 17th we had our ultrasound and found out 2 things:

Our baby is a BOY but he also has a long list of complications.

8 weeks ago today we met with a specialist and they confirmed our biggest fear - our little guy will not be able to survive on his own. 

We were told that because of his condition he could pass away anytime. 

Right now I'm over 29 weeks and our little guy is still hanging on. We are completely heartbroken by htis tragic situation. It is often times more than I can handle but, we draw strength from our faith and from the many prayers being offered on our behalf. We appreciate all of your love and prayers.

Vikki Marie Wiessner did a photo shoot of the family - A Circle of an Eternal Bond

Robyn's mom Cindy said: These pictures are absolutely beautiful. How blessed you are to have someone so in tune with heaven to capture such a sacred bond. I love you and pray for you every day. 
  "Heaven will never leave you unattended during a time when your own power isn't enough.
 Angels will attend you, surround you, uplift and carry you.
You won't be the same when you look back ... you weren't meant to."
Vikki Marie
 "There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief.... 
..... and unspeakable love."
Washington Irving
 "The bonds of families are not only for this life,
for we are made of the stuff of eternity.
He will be your guiding star,
your focus to make all choices by.
You and your family are in our prayers."
 Family ... truly beautiful and captured so eloquently in this shot. Prayers for that unborn baby .. no matter what lies ahead, that baby has so much support even before it comes into this world as evidence in this picture. 
Robyn and Jason, Halle, Jayden, Colt, Bristol and Kaylor .. words can't say the dept of my sorrow for your family on having to return your sweet angel, Maze back home to Heavenly Father until you can be reunited again. I understand that Maze lived for 10 minutes while Jason blessed him and gave him his name. What a blessing to have that time with him. I love all the pictures Vikki Marie Wiessner captured of this moment of your eternity and a way to always remember him. 4 lbs 2 oz. I'm also terribly sorry for the difficult labor and c-section you had to endure to bring him into the world. May your family be comforted and know that you are loved. Aunt Sondra
This picture of Jason holding Maze moved me like nothing else.
 Colt and Maze. He is the big brother.
 Our lives are the only
meaningful expression 
of what we believe
and in Whom we believe.
And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.
...Gordon B Hinckley 
 He belongs with them.
Even though he will be working and living across the veil while they sojourn here on earth, we have the belief that families can be together forever.
The reunion will be nothing short of remarkable.
Love binds us forever....
...and a day.
Baby Maze Jason Royce
Sept. 13, 2015 - Sept. 13, 2015
Baby Maze Jason Royce was born on Sunday, September 13th.  He passed away peacefully in the arms of his mom and dad soon after.  Maze is survived by his parents, Jason and Robyn Royce; his 5 older siblings: Hallee (11), Jadyn (9), Colt (7),  Bristol (4), and Kaylor (2); his grandparents: Kelly and Cindy Jensen (Pocatello), Randall and Dawn Robertson, and Virgil Royce; aunts and uncles: Shane and Kim Royce, Travis and Mindy Royce, Chad Royce, Dan and Chandi Wilde (St. George), Sylvan and Shannon Spence, Brent and Natalie Leavitt, Marc and Kelsey Bybee, Devin and Cortney Limb, Jordan and Allyson Robertson (Provo), Brandon and Zoey Jolley (Pocatello), Brian and Tracy Atkinson (Pocatello),  Jason and Laura Peterson (Provo); and many, many cousins who love him.  

Maze will be remembered at a service for family and friends on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 pm at the LDS chapel located at 18463 Northside Blvd in Nampa.  He will be buried at Hillcrest Cemetery immediately following.  We love you Maze and find comfort in knowing that Families are Forever.

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