Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{samantha marie}

samantha marie
january 15 - march 13

my sweet baby niece passed away on sunday.  she was two months old.  we miss her so much & my heart is breaking for her mom & dad.  her funeral is on friday & i am anticipating that there won't be a dry eye in the whole chapel.  things like this aren't supposed to happen, & when they do it leaves a whole lot of people asking "why".  i have been sick to my stomach since i heard the news sunday morning & i suspect it will continue to ache a while longer.  a long while longer.  shock & disbelief has definitely been felt as well.  it's very surreal.

thank you everyone for your kind words, thoughts, & prayers.  i will do my best to pass them on to sam's brother & his wife.  they have a lot of family to fall back on & can hopefully get by on some borrowed strength for a while.

i am grateful for a strong belief that kasey & laura will get to be with their daughter again some day.  that she will be reunited with her parents & three sisters again & they will live together as a family.  and that this time away from her is temporary.  i believe Heavenly Father has a plan for her, & that somehow in her two short months of life she fulfilled His plan for her.

however, it will be a while until we know the answers to the "why."  and our hearts will most definitely continue to ache a long while more.  until we get to see her again & until kasey & laura get to hold her in their arms again, she will be missed every single day & never forgotten.

52 comments:

  1. I know I've said this so much, but I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart just breaks for your in-law's, and the whole family! But you're right, they can at least take comfort in knowing that they are an eternal family, and they will all be together again. Best thoughts, and prayers to you all!
    xoxo

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  2. making me cry! what a blessed little girl. praying for her mom and dad, they have a rough road ahead, but God knows what we can bear. xxoo

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  3. I am so so so sorry it is never easy to lose someone even when we have the knowledge of the eternities that we do. It makes me wonder what great plans Heavenly Father has for her that she was summoned home so quickly. She is certainly a remarkable young lady. Hugs to you and the rest of her family.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

    So unfair, all of it.

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  5. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Sweet Samantha is resting in peace now but I am sure that fact barely lessens the immense pain and heartache.

    xoxo

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  6. I don't even have the words, but my heart sends every ounce of prayer to your family. She is such a little angel that will forever make us think twice about taking a second of this time on earth for granted. She will always have a place in my heart. xoxo

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  7. Thank you for writing this Amy. I miss my Sammy so much! And I will appreciate forever the love and support and prayers we are receiving right now.

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  8. this is absolutely heartbreaking. i can't even imagine. there's nothing good to say, so just sending hugs your way.

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  9. This is just heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and with the mother and father of this beautiful little girl. May they find comfort in knowing that one day they will be with her again.

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  10. As a loss Mama myself, I know all too well the heartbreak she is feeling. I can give you a list of resources for her & have advice should you need any.

    Deepest, deepest condolences.

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  11. Oh, Amy... I don't even know what to say, other than I am so sorry. Praying for you and your entire family.

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  12. This is my first time commenting on your blog after I have followed you for a while. I'm deeply sorry for her parents, for you, everybody concerned, and especially for herself who got far too short chance to live in this good life. I'm sorry for your loss, really I do...

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  13. I am so so sorry for your family's loss. I can not even imagine how hard that must be. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers for your family.

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  14. I'm so so sorry for your loss. She's a beautiful baby.
    It's so awesome that you have the faith, it sure is a powerful thing that helps us get through hard times.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. There are no words. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

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  16. Many, many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart just aches for your whole family. No one should ever have to go through that especially with a child. xoxo

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  18. Praying once again, what a horrible tragedy.

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  19. I'm so, so sorry for your family's loss. There are no words.

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  20. This is just so, so very sad. I'm sorry for your family's loss. One day they will be back together again. I will absolutely say a prayer...no family should have to go through this.

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  21. I am so terribly sorry for your family's loss! I will be praying for your family! She is such a beautiful angel!

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  22. Ever since you posted about your niece on Facebook I have been praying...everyday. I just can't even begin to understand the depth of pain her parents (and your entire family are going through). I am SO SO SO sorry!

    I'll continue to pray...

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  23. i'm just so sorry amy :( hugs and prayers to all of you.

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  24. There are no words that could express the sadness that I felt when reading this. I am terribly sorry for your loss and wish you and your family strength to overcome this time in your life. I, too believe that God has to have something better planned for her {and her family}.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. What a beautiful little thing. It's hard to understand why these things happen... We will be praying for them.

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  26. This is so, so sad. My heart just breaks for your family. So much sadness lately. Sending hugs, prayers and lots of love to all of you!

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  27. So so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

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  28. She is such a beautiful little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Such a sad thing to happen. I can't even imagine it:(

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  29. So sorry for your family's loss. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers and I'll give my little girl and extra hug and kiss tonight in Samatha's memory.

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  30. I am so very sorry for your family and the loss of this beautiful little girl. There aren't even words to describe what her parents and those who loved her must be going through. I'm so sorry :o(

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  31. Amy, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I just don't have words. xoxoxo

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  32. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  33. Oh no Amy, this is the worst news. I'm so so sorry for your family's loss, I can't imagine how her parents are feeling. I'll be praying for them. XO

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  34. OOOh...This made me cry.. I am so sorry girl! Praying for her parents and you guys. =( She is beautiful...She is an angel in heaven now. God Bless you all!

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  35. There's nothing to say that hasn't already been said, but I still wanted to say something.

    She was such a beautiful little girl, and I can't imagine the devastion that her parents are facing. I will be praying for your family.

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  36. PRAYING for all of you. Praying, praying for comfort and peace.

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  37. i am so incredibly sorry for your loss. i could not even imagine what they are going through and the whole family.

    you and your family are definitely in my prayers.

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  38. this is so so so sad. I'm am so sorry for your loss! and to your family please extend my deepest condolences. really makes you remember how precious life really is and makes the small stuff just not worth sweating. I'm so sorry, Amy.

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  39. My heart breaks for your in-laws - prayers of comfort to your family. It's beyond me to know what Heavenly Father's plan for each of us is but what a blessing our faith is to know that families are forever and that there is a plan and a purpose for every thing. xoxo

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  40. This is so so sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm grateful for the Plan too, but it's still hard to have to go through something like this. What a sweet, sweet girl.
    I love you guys.

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  41. I'm so so sorry for their loss. I'm heartbroken for them and will say a little prayer for them.

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  42. My heart goes out to her parents. Families are forever!

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  43. what a doll...words can not express the pain you all must be feeling right now. sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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  44. I am so sorry to hear about this. She looks like such a precious little girl, but God works for the good for those who love Him and while it may not seem like it now, He has a plan for you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers!

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  45. So, so, so sad. I cannot even imagine what your family is going through during this difficult time. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!

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  46. This is just so so sad. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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  47. Oh Amy, this just breaks my heart. It's impossible to understand why these things happen, but I know little Samantha touched so many lives in her short time here. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  48. I can't even fathom what your family is going through right now. Such a beautiful little girl taken far too early.

    My heart hurts for you guys. Keep your head up!

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  49. So so heartbreaking. I am still praying for you guys.

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