A Journey’s End

8 years ago I was elated to share this news with our friends and family:

Please join my family in welcoming Faith Teresa Moor to the world. She was born on November 2, 2003 at 11:14am and weighed 8lb 4oz and is 20 inches long.

God has once again entrusted us with another special angel. Shortly after her birth we learned that Faith has Downs Syndrome and may have an associated cardiac/pulmonary defect. We will have a better understanding after our cardiologist does his workup, She will spend her time in the NICU where she can get the special attention she needs. Our experiences with Jonathan and life have prepared us to give her a loving, supporting home and family so she will thrive and have a wonderful life.

It is with unbearable sorrow that I must let you know that today God has called our angel back home. We have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to have, love & teach her. She has brought joy and happiness to our family and to everyone she met. While her journey on earth has come to an end her journey to eternity has begun. No longer will she be limited by her mortal limits, instead she is now at peace and joy with our Lord.

Heaven’s Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from earth.
“It’s time again for another birth,”
Said the Angels to the Lord above,
“This special child will need much love.
His progress may seem very slow,
And he’ll require extra care
From the folks he meets way down there.
He may not run or laugh or play
His thoughts may seem quite far away,
In many ways he won’t adapt,
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent
We want his life to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play,
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from Heaven,
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven’s very special child!”
– Author Unknown


Thank you all for your support and prayers.

Joe, Sue, Jonathan, Abigail, Jessica & Faith Moor

61 thoughts on “A Journey’s End

  1. My heart is broken. I truly loved your little girl. I am here for your family to support you in any way that I can.
    All my love,

  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss she is in the hands of the Lord now and she is no longer suffering May God bless you and the entire family at this very difficult time Wiuld like to attend the service if that would be okay Love Stacy and the Bagel Tree Staff

  3. How its possible that your heart can break over a child or family you have never met? I am soooo sorry for your loss. There are no words. God bless you all and sweet Faith. love and prayers, michelle

  4. my heart aches for your family today. may god bless you. god will give you the strength. she is free from pain and can run freely. remember she will always be with you. God bless all ! so sorry

  5. “God, bring comfort and peace. Peace is your essence. Peace is your name. Bring peace to this family who has lost their precious child in death.
    We come to you, God because we know that you sorrow, and are acquainted with grief. You too have endured the loss of a child. You empathize.
    We can’t help but ask, “Why?” Forgive our insistence, our confusion, even our anger. We believe that you are just, and we ache to understand how this tragic death is an expression of that justice, how it expresses your love. We also know – in our minds at least – that you seldom answer the “why?” question. We press you, but on these matters you are mostly silent.
    What we ask instead is “how?” How can we move forward? How can this bring us together and not tear us apart? How can we now live under the shadow of this untimely death? Answer this prayer with your comfort and guidance.
    There is no way to remove the pain. The grief is real. The only sanity is to know, to believe, in a life beyond with you, when all the scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. We trust you and your promise that while this child’s life on earth is done, his life beyond has just begun. With that release we lose him and let him go into your arms, then by faith receive in return the boundless comfort of your presence. That is all, that is enough. In Jesus.”

  6. I!m so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that saying that she is in a better place now does not ease your sorrow but Faith was a remarkable child of God. He can ease your pain and knowing that Faith is on a new journey free of pain and discomfort will help with the healing process. I bet the angels are telling her what to do and she is doing her own thing. You will see her again one day. May God.s grace comfort you all in this time of sorrow and may you be strengthened by His healing hand. God give you strength and courage in these next weeks. God bless you all Love Julia Dean

  7. I am so sorry Joe and Sue for your lose. She is a special girl and will always be in my heart I remember when I was with her in Mrs. Punch’s room trying to brush her hair and she would fight me but I would not give up. My heart is broken but I have the good memories she has give my for the 5yrs I know her. Good Bless Faith and god bless all of you.

  8. Joe and Sue, Abigail, Jessica and Jonathan,
    my heart aches for you. May there be some small measure of comfort in knowing that your darling Faith is now watching over you!
    love and prayers.
    Marinanci ,Kevin, Melynda, Abigail and Bridghid

  9. I am so very sorry and heartbroken to hear this sad news. Faith fought hard and I was so hoping she’d win…we all were. God’s plan is one we will never understand the ‘why’…but it is also the reason he put her in your care. He chose you to take care of His Angel while she walked on this earth. I pray that He will now see you through this unimaginable sadness & loss. And when you see the most beautiful butterfly come to visit you, it will be Faith to tell you she is okay and at peace. My sincere condolances to Joe, Sue, Jonathan, Abigail & Jessica. May God bless this family and Faith as she makes her journey home. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  10. I am very saddened and heartbroken over this terrible news. I never had the honor to meet Faith or the family but my heart goes out to all of you. God has a plan for all of us but we still wonder…why did this happen? But God entrusted you with Faith, to care for his Angel here on earth. So when you see the most beautiful butterfly visit you, it will be Faith to let you know that she is okay and free from all pain and suffering. And she is happy. My deepest condolances to the entire family and I pray that God will help you find peace in this time of sorrow. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  11. Dear Joe and Sue,
    We are praying for all of you that you will feel the arms of our Lord giving you His peace and reassurance that you did all humanly possible for Faith. Our Lord now holds her in his loving arms until you are all rejoined once again for eternity…
    We are praying for you.
    Bruce & Sharon Birkeland

  12. Dear Joe, Sue, and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Heaven has earned a very special angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace, The Aroune family

  13. Mr , Mrs Moore and Family~
    I asm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter Faith. I was blessed w/working with Faith and she was truly a sweet girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..God Bless<3
    Sharon Gratale

  14. To Joe &Sue, words can not express the sadness in hearing of Faiths passing. keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. So very sorry – I will be praying for your family and for Faith –

    there is nothing that anyone can say to ease your pain – but we know that FAith is in heaven

  16. The Moor Family… I cannot find the words to say …I am so sorry. ..Love and prayers to your family..

  17. My heart aches for your family. I am deeply saddened , I too had the privilege of working with your sweet girl. She was definetly one of a kind cherish your happy memories and know how many people are truly here for your family…..

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss–it is unimaginable. Your WMCHS family is praying for you!

  19. I am so sorry for your loss of your baby girl, Faith. I have never met you, but have been following Faith’s journey and have realized what an incredible family you are. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.

  20. Again my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have faith knowing that Faith is now at peace.

  21. Joe, Sue, Jonathan, Abigail, Jessica
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Ken and Christie Smith

  22. no words at this time can mend your hearts. Please take comfort in knowing Faith has touched so many of us. Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  23. So sorry to hear of your loss–it is unfathomable. We are all thinking of you all here at WMC. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Faith rest in peace.

  24. My litte niece has been in her class from the start of school.. Kristina and Faith connected and Kristina was / is happy to be her friend..
    Now she will be Kristina’s angel looking down…

    Your whole family is in my thoughts.. I never met you but I have a nephew who has DS and lots of medical problems that Faith had..

    God Bless that little girl with a big smile….

  25. I just posted on another day before reading on. Kristina Leonard student at Clifton E Lawrence school helped and guided that beautiful angel with her huge smile. I am so very deeply sorry of your loss and everytime I saw that little angel always had a huge smile from ear to ear. She will be terribly missed by her friend Kristina.. Rest in Peace Faith your pain and suffering are over and now in the hands of the angels..

  26. Dear Sue, Joe and kids,

    Words cannot adequately express the sadness I feel for all of you. Faith taught us all about fighting for life. Your family is a resilient amazing family steeped in so much love and care for each other. May Faith’s lesson of living life with a passion be an inspiration to all of you during this most difficult time.
    I am so sorry for your loss.


  27. Our sincerest condolences to your family, it is truly heart wrenching. She surely will be missed by all. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. Dear Joe, Sue and Family,

    My daughter started the preschool program at Faith’s school in mid-April. I received a letter today from the school about Faith’s passing. I just read most of her story and my heart just breaks for you. Sending comfort and prayers to you and all who knew Faith.

    I’d be happy to sponsor a fundraiser for you and your family. It would be a small fundraiser, but I’m happy to help. I can explain in detail when you’re ready.


  29. My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. I did not know Faith but I followed her journey. Faith and your entire family have become a part of my everyday thoughts and prayers. When I read the news my heart immediately broke and I asked my Grandparents to please watch over the new little angel entering heaven.

  30. To Mr and Mrs Moor and family,

    Words can not express how sorry I am for all of your loss. I had the privelage of working with Faith at CEL during lunch and recess for the last two years. She was a special girl loved by all. She will be missed by all who knew her. I will always carry a special place in my heart for her.

  31. Joe and Sue,

    We are all so sorry for your loss. Faith was such a special little girl. Our thoughts and prayers go to you all at this time.
    The McGregor Family

  32. Dear Sue and family,
    My heart breaks for you today and you are in my prayers. I was so very sorry to hear about your precious Faith; may she rest in peace.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Patti, Rich, Kevin, Paige & Allie

  33. To the Moore Family

    The earth has lost the angle with the biggest scense of humor, the big smiles and love of life and family.
    She well be missed.
    My deepest condolenece.
    Now the angle Faith well get her wings and soar.

  34. Dear Sue and Joe, Jonathan, Abby and Jessie,

    Words cannot express how heartbreaking the news of Faith’s passing is. I had heard about a child passing on facebook, but had no idea it was Faith. Please know you are all in out thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can do anything to help.

    Love and sympathy,
    Cathy, Joe, Myles, Colleen and Jeff

  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God gave Faith,Jonathan,Abigail and Jessica the greatest parents a children could ever have. Faith is now an Angel soaring happily,without any pain and absolutely no limitations.

  36. Words seem so inadequate at this time…..know that you are all being covered with our prayers. Deepest condolences. Kathie Gomez &family

  37. I just wanted to let you know all of our thoughts & prayers are with your entire family at this time. We all know Faith is smiling down on us. Gianna will greatly miss Faith, as I am sure all her classmates will.
    Marangi Family

  38. Sue , joe and family,
    Just heard about the loss of your little angel faith. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy and love, Isela ,Ed and family

  39. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Faith never failed to bring a smile to my face. I am sure she is in heaven bringing smiles to all she meets.

  40. Our family is truly saddened by the news of Faith. Our daughter, Kenna, is in her class. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, always.
    God bless.
    Alison, Andrew, and Kenna

  41. I was so saddened to hear of Faith’s passing. I had the opportunity to work with Faith in Julia Deans class. She was so proud to teach me sign language and put a smile on my face. I’ll never forget the day’s she was so stubborn she didnt want to get out of daddys car or even have her hair brushed. May the Lord give you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time. God Bless!

  42. Deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    From my family to your’s

  43. Our deepest condolences to your entire family.

    Eternal rest, grant unto Faith O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May she rest in peace.

    Holding you in prayer,
    The Radics Family

  44. I am so sorry to learn of Faiths passing. Know she is in everyone’s thoughts and her kind hearted friendly demeanor will never be forgotten. She is no longer suffering. God bless you and your family.

  45. Sue and Joe, your dedication and love for your children has always been an inspiration as you have faced every challenge head on with dignity and grace. Faith was truly blessed to be placed in your loving care. Her bright smile radiated her true spirit and joy. May your courage and strength sustain you. With love and prayers, Kathy, Kyle, Colleen, Corey

  46. Faith was a special little girl and had the smile of an angel. She will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  47. Joe & Sue & Family, So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Wally and i meet Faith once and she was a beautiful little girl.Thinking of you both.

  48. God Bless your Baby Faith. You are both so strong & courageous and I have nothing but Respect for you. You are definately a special pair to have received such a special, beautiful child from God. God Bless you both & your family and we pray for peace, love, & comfort for all of you at this most difficult time.

  49. im so sorry for your loss. i too was very privledled to have had faith in the cel school and she always smiled and laughed and is you weren’t she made sure you did. it was a great pleasure to know faith through these years. god bless you and your family

  50. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Moor,
    I have not had the chance to meet you or your sweet Faith (as I’ve heard so many describle her as), but I just wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I did, however, have the privilege of getting to know your Jonathan when he was in fifth grade at the Wantage School. I was his P.E. teacher at the time and what a joy he brought to the days I saw him in class!! Always smiling and so happy!!! He truly left an impression on me. I’m imagining Faith to be a lot like this.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Delacey Thiele (Jonathan knew me as “Ms. Williams”)

  51. Dear Moor Family,

    My deepest sympathy from our family to yours. Having lost a daughter ourselves, I understand the pain and absolute heartache you are experiencing. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of our Taylor, miss her, love her and talk to her. Faith is in Heaven where no pain touches her now. She’s dancing with beautiful angels and will forever be your guardian angel. God knew that Faith would teach this world soo many things, kindness, compasion, absolute pure love. She touched the lives of all the people around her. We pray for peace and comfort for your family at this time. God Bless.

  52. Losing Faith has left me feeling very lost and empty. She will always have a very special place in my heart so I know that there are no words to express the loss and grief your family must be feeling now. I too lost my Aunt Betty Lou who had Down’s Syndrome many years ago, but I will always remember her and love when she visits me in my dreams, as I know Faith will do for you. My aunt was only three years older than me and was like a sister because we were always together when I grew up. She too like Faith brought so much joy and laughter and love to our family and friends. I have and will always miss her as I have and will always miss Faith, because now she has joined her in heaven. She is truly an angel now. As Faith would say to me from the bus window everyday, ” Bye Daudio, ” and I said to her, “Bye bye sweetheart…” You have brought countless smiles to our days here at the Lawrence School and I am so proud of you! You were a brave little girl and we all miss you so much already. My condolenses and prayers are with your family in this painful time, With all my love, Deb G-Gaudio

  53. May God bless you all with peace in the knowledge that Faith is with Him and His Angels, smiling down on her loving family and friends.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  54. Just wanted to express my deepest sympathy and let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort. Faith has touched so many lives in her time spent with us, she will certainly be missed . God Bless!!

  55. Joe and Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have met Faith but I know how devoted you both were and how much time and effort you have given your family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Faith’s passing, but I know that your own personal faith is strong and we all know and believe that this is the next step in God’s plan for her and for your family. I will pray for Faith and for your family and I know that her time with you will continue to be a treasured blessing.

  56. When I read this my heart literally broke. I love all of you and you are all in my prayers. Faith was an amazing little girl and she will be waiting up in Heaven until the day you and your family joins her. I’m always praying.

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