Friday, March 27, 2009

A Message to My Abby

My heart has been growing heavier as that fateful day draws closer, so today I am going to speak to my Abby...

It has been 2 years since your brown eyes danced with life, but there are some things I want you to know~
You will always be my middle child, the filling in our family sandwich
You will always be Mady's little sister, her playmate and her shadow
You will always be Elly's big sister, even though you never got to hold her
You will always be my bravest, strongest, most adventurous girl
You will always be my Mommy's Girl
You will always be a Granddaughter, a Niece, a Cousin, and a Friend
You will always live so strong in our hearts that it will seem like it was just yesterday that you left
You will always hold a special place in my soul that can never be filled
You will always be the one to help me keep my faith, because without it, I won't see you again
You will always bring tears to my eyes at the very thought of you. I will not let those tears dry because it is in that pain and grief that you live the strongest
You will always be our Abrielle, no matter what. Just because time passes, nothing can take that away. You are not gone, of that I am sure. You have just gotten a head start to that beautiful gathering place we will all join you at.
I love you Abbers and miss you every day~
Hugs and Kisses ~


  1. As I sit here with tears rolling down my face while reading your beautiful words, I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and know this weekend will be especially hard for your family.

  2. Couldnt of been said better.

  3. I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family this weekend. I must also agree with Shannon.
    -Love The Daniels
    PS. Abby Cole sends his love:)

  4. Lots of prayers for all of you...
    Amber & Jesse

  5. What a special posting! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Brenda,

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers as I sit here typing this, can't see too well as tears are running down my cheeks.

    Belinda called me last night. Said, "Mom let's all wear pink to church in memory of Abrielle. So that is what we are going to do.

    Love you all, Aunt Laura

  7. If nobody minds, I would be honored to wear my pink shirt to church also. Amber

  8. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers~~ that was beautiful, Brenda~
    big hugs, Darla Rauch

  9. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you all this weekend. Your message to Abby is really beautiful, and Lauren and I will be wearing pink on Sunday too.


  10. Brenda, Marc, and Madison,
    your message to Abby is beautiful. I've been praying for your family, knowing this weekend and today will be especially hard for all of you. None of us can take away the pain, but you have a huge support system in all of your family and friends. we all love you and will do anything we can to help ease your pain. Teresa McKee

  11. Woke up with you in my thoughts this morning!! I love you!!! Meme

  12. I am sending so many prayers your way. I am trying to figure out what to pray for. Since I know to some extent your deep loss, I simply have prayed for you to have peace.

  13. May God give you strength and peace.

  14. Marc, Brenda, and Family,
    Our family does not know you personally, but we continue to be in awe of your willingness to be strong in the face of such devastation. We cannot, for one moment, imagine being in your shoes. However, we wanted you to know what a difference your foundation made, recently, in our lives. Our daughter has now had to visit the ER for two different mishaps. Hands down, her visits were markedly calmer and significantly less scary when she received her stuffed animals from your foundation. It was amazing to watch her pulse and blood pressure drop on the monitors when the animals were handed to her. She smiled, even when they were starting to stich her lip or decide whether or not she needed a CT for a bonk on her head. Your courage IS making a difference in the lives of little people in our community. I pray for you to find peace in the face of such enormous loss. May the smiles of so many fill your heart and help you heal.
    With gratitude and deep respect,
    Avery (the recipient), Jill, and Matt Baker