Monday, November 17, 2008

Heaven Has Received a Beautiful Angel

Early Sunday afternoon Marie Therese Rose was received into Heaven. Although she was only with her family for 45 short days, she was loved every minute of those 45 days. Her parents, Mary and Brian, lovingly took care of her around the clock. Knowing their time with her could be cut short, they made sure their sweet daughter knew how much she was loved. They fit so much love into such a short time. Marie's big eyes would look into those of her parents' and she knew how much they loved her. Their devotion to her is a beautiful testament to parenthood. Marie's big sister, Julia, and brother, Matthew are very proud of their sister. They showered her with kisses and hugs and time spent together. Mary and Brian's families have been so supportive and loving to Mary and Brian and their three children. Marie was in the thoughts and prayers of many, some reaching across the globe. For Marie's entire life, here with her family, she was wrapped in a cocoon of love and warmth, begun by her parents and extended by their families and friends. Marie was a blessing, a gift from God.

As Long As I Live, You Will Live
As Long As I Live, You Will Be Remembered
As Long As I Live, You Will Be Loved...
Author unknown

3 comments:

Shane's Mama said...

I am truly very sorry for your loss. You don't know me but I am a friend of Laura's. Marie was so very beautiful. I wish I knew the words to say to you but I know nothing anyone will say or do will help you feel better. With time it does get better. I hope you are able to find peace and always remember that Marie is watching over you and she is happily in heaven now with no pain. I wanted to share this poem with you as it has helped me realize that I am not alone with what I am going through. I hope it helps you as well.

SHOES

I am wearing a pair of shoes
They are ugly shoes
uncomfortable shoes
I hate my shoes
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.

Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I
do not think I can take another step.

Yet, I continue to wear them
I get funny looks wearing these shoes
They are looks of sympathy
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad
they are my shoes and not theirs
They never talk about my shoes
To learn how awful my shoes are might
make them uncomfortable
To truly understand these shoes you must walk
in them
But once you put them on, you can never take them off
I realize that I am not the only one
who wears these shoes
There are many pairs in the world
Some woman are like me and ache
daily as they walk in them
Some have learned how to walk in them
so that they don't hurt quite so much
Some have worn the shoes so long
that days will go before they think
about how much they hurt.

No woman deserves to wear these shoes
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman
These shoes have given me strength
to face anything
They have made me who I am
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child

Author Unknown.

Jessica Bedard said...

Brian & Mary,
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Marie was a beautiful little girl and you can tell was loved by your whole family. We will be thinking of you and your family will be kept in our prayers.

Scott, Jessica, Alexah and Trevor Bedard

dianne said...

Brian, Mary and Family,
You are all in my heart felt thoughts and prayers, Baby Marie was a beautiful baby girl. You fulfilled her days with love and the warmth of family and friends. She is an angel in heaven smiling down on her family. No words can take away your pain and sorrow but time will heal and memories will live on forever.
Dianne O'Keefe
May God bless you today, tomorrow and always.