The world may never notice If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom, Or even pause to wonder If the petals fall too soon. But every life that ever forms, or ever comes to be, Touches the world in some small way for all eternity. The little one we long for was swiftly here and gone. But the love that was then planted Is a light that still shines on. And though our arms are empty, our hearts know what to do. Every beating of our hearts says that we love you.
Dancing among the clouds with his big sister Mikayla Grace
Aiden Boyd Hall came to us on April 4th 2011 at 6:14 pm and flew into the arms of Jesus on April 4th 2011 at exactly 6:55 pm. Aiden,Your memory is our keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping. I have you in my heart.
We love you beyond words and we will carry you all our lives
River Lyric Drew was 2lbs 9.7oz and 15.5 inches long and was at 28 weeks gestation.
River you missed and loved very much by your big brothers Dylan (age 7) and Jack (age 5) and your mommy and daddy. Fly high little one with your big sister Josephine Kay who was born and died on Sept. 2 2008. We love and miss you both!
"A butterfly came floating by and I thought I knew its face. It landed on my shoulder and spread its wings of lace. I looked and saw it smiling and as it winked and flew away, I'm sure I heard it whisper we WILL meet again one day." --Author Unknown
In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.
I still love you, although you did not grow in my belly, you grew in my heart.
"These are my footprints, so perfect and so small. These tiny footprints never touched the ground at all. Not one tiny footprint, for now I have wings. These tiny footprints were meant for other things. You will hear my tiny footprints, in the patter of the rain. Gentle drops like angel's tears, of joy and not from pain. You will see my tiny footprints, in each butterflies' lazy dance. I'll let you know I'm with you, if you just give me the chance. You will see my tiny footprints, in the rustle of the leaves. I will whisper names into the wind, and call each one that grieves. Most of all, these tiny footprints, are found on Mommy and Daddy's hearts. 'Cause even though I'm gone now, We'll never truly part."
Lucas Ryan September 22, 1999~ March 19, 2000 We miss & love you Angel baby... xoxo, Your Family
When night time comes and the sun goes down, the memories of you come out to play. It quite now and everyone's asleep, but I keep thinking about that day. The day you left this world behind, to be Cancer free and fly so high. The memories of me holding you, and watching until the finale goodbye. Seeing you take your very last breath, and praying for your little chest to rise. Finally knowing this is the end, there's no more shinning of your beautiful eyes. You live above the stars & moon, in Heaven's kingdom in the sky. Our angel boy you fought so brave, fly sweet baby fly so high. Your battle has ended; the Cancer is gone. Your Cancer free & fully healed. We wish your stay was so much longer, but God needed you & your fate was sealed. We miss you Lucas; its been almost 11 years, The pain doesn't get easy and time doesn't heal. The tear's still shed and our hearts still break, Sometimes this life just feels so unreal. ~Madissen L. October 2, 2010~
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All the Monarch caterpillars are gathered from milkweed in our yard. The wild, female Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this milkweed. Once I see a catepillar, I move it into my butterfly cage to protect it from birds, wasps and tachnid flies. I continually add fresh milkweed into the cage to provide plenty of food for all the caterpillars. Once they finish growing and completing 5 instar stages, they crawl to the top of the cage and make their chrysalis. When they emerge (about 10 days later), I release them. This isn't a quick thing to tend to. There are plenty of hours dedicated to restocking their food, cleaning up the frass (caterpillar poop - A LOT of caterpillar poop) and moving caterpillars one by one to new plants. However, as tedious as it is...it is so worth it. To all the little angels...you will never be forgotten...and always be missed.
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the day before that too. I think of you in silence. I often say your name. But all I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping. I have you in my heart. I shed tears for what might have been. A million times I've cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly. In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home. -Author unknown
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A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment, it's glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again. And though we wished it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it.