Saturday, June 23, 2007

In Loving Memory

This past week has been a really hard one for our family. As some of you may already know my Cousin Lana’s little girl, Alexandria Mae, pasted away last weekend. She was only 19 months old. This was a post that her Mom and Dad and Big Brother Chance had on her (Alex’s) Caring Bridge website.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007

For those who have not already heard. God has taken our beautiful ^Alexandria^ to be with him early Saturday morning.

This was quite a surprise for all of us, since we thought she was doing so well. We feel Alexandria's little body just wouldn't let her do all the things that her big heart wanted to do. It is our hope that she went peacefully and that she will always remember all of those that love her. She will be so greatly missed.

Through all of our grief, there are so many questions. Why? Why now? We know in our hearts that she had a greater purpose than we will ever know, and we are better to have known her. We are better for the time that we had with her, even as brief as it was. We have to believe that she is running, laughing, and doing all of the things that she just couldn't do here on earth. We have to believe that she is happy.

Thank you to all of you who have put Alexandria in your hearts and prayers.

Lana, Swanny, and Chance

I also wanted to say thank you to so many of you that I know have kept Alex and her Mom and Dad in your prayers over the last year and a half and also now during this time. Your prayers are very deeply appreciated!!

On Sunday my aunt Becky called to see if I could do something for them. I had no idea what it was going to be, but I was willing to do anything I could to try and help out. She asked me if I could paint something for Lana and Swanny. One of the times when Alex was in the hospital the nurses had made a three dimensional heart shaped mold and in the center was a mold of Alex’s little hand. My heart just sank. I felt very honored but so heartbroken at the same time. All that she asked is if it could be something pretty and in pink. The first night I just couldn’t bring myself to do it, I just looked at her precious little hand and cried. By Monday night I was able to focus a little better and sketched something out. I wanted it to be prefect! I painted into the late night and early the next morning I was able to finish it up. It turned out so beautiful and was placed on a table with several pictures of Alexandria. I painted four rosebuds to symbolize their family - Alexandria, Lana, Swanny & Chance.

Once again thank you all so much for your continued prayers…

In Loving Memory~ Alexandria Mae

Alex with Nana and Papa


  1. My condolence to your family.

  2. That is absolutely beautiful. My condolensces to the family. Let them know if they ever need to talk that I am here! HUGS!!!

  3. Hello Kelli
    I have really been wanting to call you!! Just so much going on-but I sure have been thinking about you!! You must be reading my mind I was going to ask you if they could call you if they needed. This has been so hard and I know you understand. Thanks so much and I'll be calling you soon!!

  4. That is so sad! My condolensences! I have had four children. 2 boys, 2 girls. I have lost one of each. One girl at 2 months, 1 boy at 27 yrs. old. Its so hard when you lose your children.


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