Monday, September 3, 2012


Jillian has a new friend in Heaven. Today, Kysa Renee went to be with Jesus. Our friends, Mark and Amy said goodbye today after spending the last couple weeks by Kysa's bedside. She was quite a little fighter, and I am sure they are grateful for the time with her on earth.

Please keep Mark and Amy in your prayers as they face the next few days and weeks. 

Knowing what they are going through today, brings back so many emotions of the time we had with Jillian, and the day we said goodbye and to all those that have had to say goodbye to their children. It is not something you can EVER prepare for, but all I can do is put all my trust in God, and look forward to the day I can see Jillian again, and the same for Mark and Amy.

Daddy, please don't look so sad,
Mama please don't cry.
'Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
And He sings me lullabies.
Please, try not to question God,
Don't think He is unkind.
Don't think He sent me to you,
And then He changed his mind.
You see, I am a special child,
And I'm needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him,
The product of your love.
I'll always be there with you,
And watch the sky at night:
Find the brightest star that's gleaming,
That's my halo's brilliant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost,
That mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers,
I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a little breeze,
From a gentle wind that blows,That's me,
I'll be there, Planting a kiss on your nose.
When you see a child playing,
And your heart feels a little tug,
That's me, I'll be there,Giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy, please don't look so sad,
Mama don't you cry.
I'm in the arms of Jesus,
And He sings me lullabies.

Monday, July 16, 2012

3 Years in Heaven

Today marks 3 years since Jillian went to Heaven. Yesterday we celebrated her birthday like we always do, dessert and a balloon release. Jillian is very much a part of our family, we talk about her everyday and love and miss her very much! Thanks to everyone that was able to help us celebrate her!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

2nd Annual Jillian Grace Duck Race

This weekend we hosted the 2nd Annual JILLIAN GRACE DUCK RACE in our town. We started selling ducks and collecting prizes about 6 weeks ago, all leading up to the big race! This year we had some awesome prizes, our top prize was an
iPad, and we had a 32 inch tv, a stainless steel grill, a 24 inch tv and SEVERAL other AWESOME prizes!!!! We are soooooo excited to say that we raised 
for our local hospital in honor of our sweet baby girl!! Here are some pics of our day! Everyone in PINK and GREEN shirts, we were in the local parade, and my sister even dressed up as a DUCK!!! 
We couldn't do this without the help of our friends and family! WE ARE TRULY BLESSED!!!!!

We really feel like we were called to do this to honor Jillian. I think it helps with the grieving process, and know we are doing something that helps us remember and honor her. She still lives on through us! :)