Happy Valentine's Day / Mommy (Mommy)
I just wanted to send you a big huge hug and lots of kisses today. I miss you everyday, but especially on days like today. I wish I was running around looking for little valentines for you to take to day care today for the other boys and girls instead of watching others shop for their babies. Your daddy gave me a sweet card from you, and I'll cherish it always. I love you, baby.
Madison/ Leigh Ann LaBorde (Family Friend )
You are truly a blessing, I've known your dad and aunt Theresa for a very long time. You are so blessed with special parents like Robert and Ashley and aunts like Ori and Theresa.
You are in my prayers and I know you are watching over everybody. Take care of cousin Brianna for us all.
I'm not even sure when I found this on some website I was passing through. But today I found it again saved in a file I keep with poems and verses that remind me of you.
A Place Where Children Are
What kind of place would heaven be with all its streets of gold, if all the souls, that dwell up there like yours and mine, were old? How strange would heaven's music sound when harps begin to ring, if children were not gathered 'round to help the angels sing. The children that God sends to us are only just a loan, He knows we need their sunshine to make the house a home. We need the inspiration of a baby's blessed smile. He doesn't say they've come to stay, just lends them for a while. Sometimes it takes them years to do the work for which they come. Sometimes in minute or hours our Father calls them home. I like to think some souls up there bear not one sinful scar. I love to think of heaven as a place where children are.
I miss you / Mama (Mommy)
Maddie, you've been on my mind so much this week. I went to see a specialist about my blood pressure this week so all the problems that arose last year were brought to the front of my mind again. I try not to think of stuff like that because I'd rather focus on the beautiful memories of you and our time together on earth. I miss everything about you. I still yearn to hold you just once more. I still look forward to the day that I will see your smiling face in front of me and get to hug you for as long as I want. Everytime I see a butterfly I smile. I think of you flying free of any hurt or pain. I think of you being in heaven smiling down on me. I love you so much Maddie Boo. Close
Mama started a blog a couple of weeks ago as a form of therapy and healing. I have several friends that are doing the same thing so I decided to give it a try. It's all about my life after losing you. Your daddy came up the name, Trapped Under Ice, based on a Metallica song. You and I know how much daddy loves Metallica. He was looking forward to putting you in a Metallica onesie . You know I had to put your name in the website address because you're my little princess and always will be. Love u
Thinking of you... / Theresa Douglas (Aunt)Read >>
Thinking of you... / Theresa Douglas (Aunt)
Me and Matt think of you constantly, and we miss you bunches.. We are glad that you are in a happy place and that you will be in our hearts for ever.. Thinking of you brngs happiness to your days.. Even now knowing that you were her you give us a warmth that just flows around us.. I know that you are looking down on us and I pray that you are watching out for your dad and mom.. I wish I was there for them more but I cant not now.. I will intrust you as their eyes and ears.. With all our love, Aunt Theresa and Uncle Matt Close
Your 1st Birthday Celebration / Ashley (Mommy)Read >>
My Race / Mommy
Mommy finished her half marathon this past weekend. 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 48 minutes. There were so many times when I wanted to give up. My body ached and muscles hurt that I didn't even know I had. But I kept pushing. I wanted to make you proud of me. I wanted to accomplish this in your honor. I felt your presence with me the whole time. I kept telling myself that I would be happy if I could make it to 10 miles: 1 mile for every hour of your life outside of my body. At mile 10 the song "Mountain or God" came on my mp3 player and I just cried. I knew I had to keep pushing myself until I made it to the end. We're both fighters!
This is the hat that my friend, Leah, designed for me to wear during the race.
Thank you for helping mommy make it to the finish line. I love you!!!Close
As I looked at our church today full of beautiful lillies and candles my mind immediatly went to you. You would be standing or crawling around now. I would get you dressed in your beautiful Easter dress and bonnet and take you to church today. As the days pass and the time gets closer to your birthday, the tears come so much faster and easier. I miss you so much, sweetheart. I can't even imagine how beautiful Easter in heaven must be. Enjoy, baby. These lillies are for you, my darling. I'm sending you all my love today and everyday.Close
So Sorry for your loss / Lisa Tylers Mommy Read >>
So Sorry for your loss / Lisa Tylers Mommy
I just wanted to say we are so very sorry for your loss. We lost our little boy in november 20,2006 and it's been very hard, we know exactly what your going through. We dont understand why this has happened but we have to always keep in mind that God does have his reasons. our little boy only lived for 11 hrs, i am so thankful to God everyday that we got to hear his little cry when i first delievered him, Please know your in my thoughts and prayers and May God bless you and your family,if you ever need anyone to talk to or just cry to, you can email me anytime you want. Take care of yourselves and God Bless You both. Love, Lisa Close
Flowers/ Mama The flowers in your garden have exploded. I was so hoping they would be pretty since this is my fisrt time trying to grow bulbs. The pink tulips, white and pink hydrangeas are beautiful. There's a new flower coming up almost everyday. I can't wait until I have enough to bring to you.Close
Your portrait / Mama (Mommy) I've finally gotten your potrait done. I'm so happy to have found a wonderful artist that specializes in memorial portraits. Her name is Dana Klein. She was able to take the 2 bad hopsital pictures we have of you and our descriptions of things like your hair and create a beautiful picture of you. Your daddy and I love it and can't wait to get it framed to put on our wall. We put it on our Christmas cards this year to share with friends and family our gorgeous baby girl. I hope you like it. Mama, loves you with all her heart.
Life of someone taken so young is a terrible thing. God has a way of doing things that we mere mortals could never understand, but I like to think he has a glorious plan. I will take something from my wife, to be, we will all meet up somewhere and have the biggest family reunion and most joyous celebration of family this universe has and will ever see. I love all of you so much, and I know I have a weird way of showing it, but the love that I have you three will always have and that is something that will always be there. I think that Maddie's love will also be with you two for the rest of your lives.
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew there strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
That was givin to me in a cross-stitch by my best friends mom on the day of my Eagle scout award. It has helped me through all my tough times especially when my best friend died four months later.
You have all the love in our hearts and will both all ways be in our prayers.
Hello little angel. When your daddy first told us that you were coming, it was the best day... I have looked so long to be an aunt.. Matt's brother and his wife were pregnant at the same time as you mommy and dad. We were and still are doubly blessed. Everytime I look at Clara,Matt's niece, I think of you.. With me being up in Illinois I need you to watch out for your mommy and dad.. I will come and see you soon. I am going to give your cross-stich picture to mommy, so she can keep it close for you.. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your parents. Till We meet up there I will think of you constantly.. With all my love.. Your Aunt T..
Dear Madison, It's so hard to think of Christmas without you. We were with you the night you were born. We prayed for you and held your hand. We thank God that we had you with us for a while. Don't worry Madison, we're trying to take good care of your mom and dad, although it's been hard for them this year. I bet things are wonderful up in heaven, aren't they. I can't imagine how you celebrate Christmas in heaven but I know it must be glorious.
One day I know we'll be in heaven with you. Until then you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Have a very Merry Christmas! Love, Ray & Betty, Raymond & Amanda Swanson
Miss Maddie, / Aunt Carol
As this Christmas season approaches, I know that it is going to be so hard for those who miss you so very much. I can only imagine what Christmas is really like where you are. Amazing? Wonderful? Unbelievable? Even though we wish you were here, we know you are where love reigns supreme!! Enjoy your first Christmas in Heaven and say hello to my Daddy and my Sister, tell them I miss so much....
The longest and fastest 6 months / Mama
I still can't believe that you are 6 months old. It seems like yesterday when we were watching your little arms and legs on the ultrasound machine trying to see if you were going to be our son or our precious baby daughter. I remember the joy that ran through me when I read pregnant on the test. I was going to be a mother. I was going to bring our child into this world. But all too soon you were gone. All my hopes and dreams for you were taken away in the blink of an eye. I miss you so much. I wanted you so much. We planned for you, we prayed for you, we waited for you. Now all I do is think of you, cry for you, and long to see you again. Happy 6 month angel birthday, my princess. Mama and Daddy send all their love up to you.
5 Months Old / Mama
My princess is 5 months old today. I woke up this morning to an alarm. I wish it was you calling for me that woke me up. My arms actually ache to hold you again. I'm happy for all the new mommies I know, but it just breaks my heart all over again. I know you're having a wonderful time in heaven, but it doesn't stop me from wanting you here with me. I my little spunky munky. Close