Monday, December 21, 2009


As life whirled around us, our hearts fluttering erratically, her tiny eyes bored into mine. "Don't cry, Daddy," they said. "This is how angels are made."

Twenty-six words. Twenty-six days. Neither were sufficient, but life's that way sometimes. Six months have passed since the day we lost our daughter. It seems a strange thing to commemorate, yet as painful as it is, it was the only moment we were given. Life moves on, Princess, but we won't forget. Print this post


  1. St. Aloysius Gonzaga died on June 21,1858. He wrote to his mother on that day and said, " Do not mourn me as dead, for my face will behold the face of God every day and my prayers can bring you in your troubles more powerful aid than they ever could on earth."
    Chloe is interceding for all of you everyday and I think she is doing a great job.
    Our sympathy,
    Grandma and Grandpa

  2. Sorry, Aloysius died on June 21, 1591 at the age of 23. Some say at the age of 28. The letter to his Mom is correct and located in the Liturgy of the hours for June 21.He is a Patron Saint for youth.
    Have a blessed and Merry Christmas and give Logan and the Babe hugs from us

  3. Jason:

    What beautiful sentiments. Betsy and I wish you a joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year. We are eager to see Bryce next Christmas. You are in our thoughts and prayers this day. God Bless You!


    Terry and Betsy Newton

  4. There isn't a minute of my day that goes by that I don't think about my angel daughter, too. It's been more than two years, and my grief has not rescinded in the least. I am much better at dealing with it however, and blogs like yours help. You have a lovely family.

  5. Such a beautiful daughter you have. No, 26 days is not nearly enough.