Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Made for Marie by her Aunt Lolo


The Film Family said...

Mary, Brian, Jules, Matt and Marie,
We love all of you and are blessed to be part of your lives. A friendship that began 13 years was meant to be--for this year--for our girls. We feel very fortunate to have been able to be part of Marie's life. So beautiful, so perfect. My heart is so full yet I can't find the words to say--but you know. You may be physically separated from Marie for now but she's not far and you'll all be together again someday. My favorite poem reminds me of that.

And if I go, while you're still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
By Colleen Corah Hitchcock

All our love,
Kristen, Corey, Kara, Emiy and Amanda

Laura VanValkenburg said...

Aunt Laura said....
The email I sent last Sunday night to all those who prayed for Baby Marie’s miracle cure read as follows: “The angels of God came down to earth at around noon today to carry Baby Marie up to heaven where she was greeted with open arms by Jesus and His Mother, Mary. She is no longer suffering and finally at peace.”

Baby Marie was such a beautiful baby, an angel on earth. She had soft pink skin with a perfect little round head with lots of dark hair on it. I loved her little pug nose, long fingers, rosebud lips, and tiny little ears. When I kissed her head, it felt like satin on my lips – with a wonderful “baby” scent.

Baby Marie had to be the luckiest baby on earth to be born to such loving, caring parents and grandparents. Mary Theresa and Brian were relentless in showing Baby Marie how much they loved and cherished her, keeping her comfortable and cozy, while still protecting her big sister and brother, Julia and Matthew, from the inevitable loss they were destined to experience.

Friends, family, colleagues, and strangers throughout the United States and all the way to Italy prayed tirelessly to Jesus for a miracle cure for Baby Marie. Unfortunately, His response was “no,” and I truly believe the reason was that Jesus could see just how precious Baby Marie is and wanted her closer -- so that He and His mother could love and hold her in their arms in Heaven.

We all must be patient and good so that we can be with Baby Marie again someday.

Stephanie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. You have great pictures of Marie, she is so cute. Marie will be in your heart forever.

Stephanie DeSorbo

Michelle Martin said...

Mary and Brian,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I can only imagine the sorrow you must feel now, and pray that God keeps you and strenghtens you in your time of grief.

upstate new york girl said...

Mary, Brian, Jules and Matt
Our thoughts are with you all. Marie was so blessed to have been loved by a wonderful family such as yours. She will always have a special place in your heart. You are surrounded by a very caring family and friends. They are your support and their strength as well as your own will get you through this difficult time.
sending lots and lots of hugs
Pya, David and Alexa

Don, Michelle, Zachary, and Alexander said...

Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for the loss of your precious angel. We love you all and you and your family are in our prayers.

With love, Michelle, Don, Zachary, and Alexander

InKdMami said...

Mary & Family...words can't even explain my feelings right now. I am so sorry to hear about the lose of this beautiful little angel that I didn't get to meet.When Laura told me I dropped to my knees & cried. I couldn't imagine losing my child & give you all my prayers in the world to give you the strength to go through each day.Please just remember if she is in GOD's hands now she can never be hurt again. If there is ANYTHING I can do for you let me know. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! xoxox Paula & Lucas

Anonymous said...

With love...Paola Marisa e Vincenzo(Father Paul italian family)

Nowaks in Denver said...

Dear Mary and Brian,

The news came to us from Carole and Ed, and saddened us to no end. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We miss you and hope to be able to see you sometime in summer '09.

Neil, Jane, Tyler (10), and Kyle (5)

Barb and Ken said...

Today is Valentine's Day and I think of you playing in Heaven with our sweet Angel Amanda. You are both on my mind and in my heart forever.
Kristen's Mom