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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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Saints Rejoice, the People Mourn

Dear Laynee,

Yesterday a new friend came to heaven to live there with you.  I wonder if you have met her yet.  I suspect that maybe you have.  I am pretty sure that when these angels, who are just like you on earth, get to heaven you are right there to show them all around.  I know that you and all of the other saints and angels in heaven are rejoicing to have Maddie there with you.  But down here, for those of us who are left, it hurts so much to say good bye not knowing when we will ever see you again.   So while you and Maddie are dancing around heaven, please watch over Maddie's family for they are going to hurt for a very long time.  Stay especially close to Maddie's mommy and brother, whom I know will feel like Maddie's accident was all their fault.  Those of us here are just people and we make mistakes, sometimes really big ones, but when the price for you mistakes is so high.........well, it just never stops hurting.  So help Maddie watch over them sweet Laynee Grace.  Help them get through this new path of sorrow that they are on.  

I love you and miss you so much.  I want so badly to hold you close to me today. 

Laynee and Maddie
Friends Forever and Ever


  1. I'm imagining them running and playing and laughing today. Maybe with Carly leading the way... and still praying frequently all day for the family.

  2. Aching hearts everywhere.

    Everywhere except for Heaven, I guess. How much longer until we see them all, Lord?

    So sad that another family is hurting so badly,

    Cathy in Missouri

  3. Love and prayers to all of you mommies, missing your precious, precious children.