CS Lewis once said that "grief is like the sky, it covers everything." In recent weeks, our family has found that this is so very true. It seems that there is no right or wrong way to travel this path of grief. I have created this blog in hopes that some day we will be able to look back on our journey and see written proof that our great God never leaves us. God is good all the time.

Celebrating Laynee

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Laynee Clouds

This morning I got a very heart warming text on my cell phone.  It was from a young lady who is a freshman in college and works with me at the doctor's office.  The text read..........

"Laynee clouds" (what I call pink clouds)  are filling the sky this morning.

I really have no words to explain the way that this made me feel.  There was a surge of excitement at unexpectedly seeing her name written by a hand other than my own.  I felt a sense of awe at the reality of how great an impact a 2 year child managed to leave on the people that knew her.    I smiled, knowing exactly the type of clouds she was referring to, the same pink clouds that always make me think of Laynee dancing around heaven with a pink paint brush in her hand. I felt honored that a busy, life loving teen would think of my little girl and I when she probably has so much on her mind. Above all, my heart filled with joy at the knowledge that Laynee has not been forgotten, her memory lives on in the hearts of many.

Awhile back I posted about what to do and not to do when someone you care about is grieving.  Kristin has set a perfect example this morning of something that you definitely should do. 


  1. :o) It's heartwarming when other's remember our dear children in heaven! HUGS!!!

  2. I love having that image of "Laynee Clouds" and how you think of your princess painting the sky in her favorite pink hues! A friend spoke of a brilliant blue sky with sunrays and billowing white clouds as a "Jesus Sky." He's coming back and...

    "‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev. 21:4

  3. I have a dear friend who has named clouds, "Carly's clouds" It's really kind of eerie, in a cool way. Carly's favorite colors were purple and red. Well, "Carly's clouds" are purple clouds and they are AmAzInG! My friend has sent me text messages with pic's of these clouds and they are beautiful.