Oct 10, 2012

Obituary for my Baby Girl





Mia Marie McDonald - 2008-2012 Mia Marie McDonald, beloved daughter of John and Marie “Mimi” Jensen McDonald returned home to her Heavenly Parents on October 8, 2012. Mia was born on July 8, 2008, in Seattle, Washington. Mia came into this world with challenges, but our baby girl came prepared to live life fully. Her family knew from the time of her birth that she would need a heart transplant. After many prayers on her behalf, Mia received the much awaited heart transplant when she was just four months old, from her angel heart donor Jacob. She is our little miracle and we feel blessed for every day we had with her. She had a special way of endearing others to her and connected with people everywhere she went. Her sunny and infectious personality would fill any room. She loved music and would dance instinctively. She loved singing primary songs, playing with her “babies,” coloring, eating “chocits” going to preschool, calling her “Aunt Nats,” giving “essimo kisses” and giggling. We will miss her affectionate, sweet, spunky and fun personality. This darling girl had a mischievous side and she would relish teasing her brothers and sisters, and loved when people would laugh when she said something funny. Mia exuded joy. Her tiny body radiated light every day of her life. Last week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Mia’s special wish to meet Minnie Mouse in Disney World. Upon arrival, she became ill and after being hospitalized her heart stopped beating. Although her heart recovered, the trauma to her tiny brain could not recover from injuries incurred while they were trying to resuscitate her. Darling Mia never made it to Disney World, but she will be giving someone else the gift of life by now being on the giving end of organ donation. Although few, we will cherish the sweet years we shared with our golden curled beauty, Mia. She will be dearly missed by her parents, her brothers Jensen and Sam, and her adoring second mother, her sister Ellie. She is also survived by her grandparents Sid and Cindy Jensen of Midway, UT, Dean and Laura Conway of Spanaway, WA, and Vern and Carol McDonald of Lakewood, WA, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and 60 cousins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Murray Giles, Fred and Aliene Jensen, Howard and Shirley Hallmeyer, and Floyd Vernon McDonald. We love you Miss Meena, our arms and hearts ache to be with you and hold you. We anxiously await the time when we will be reunited. “I missed you in na night!” Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 13 at the Midway Stake Center. A gathering will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday Oct 12th, and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Mia will be interred in the Midway Cemetery. Please join us in the celebration of her courageous, joyful, life.

93 comments:

BarbaraJo said...

You are such a beautiful person inside and out and you created such a beautiful little girl. My heart bleeds for you and our prayers are with you at this time. Much love...

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences on your loss. I will be praying for your family.

Deb said...

I'm so stunned to read this this morning. My heart breaks for your family. I don't know what to say. I've followed Mia's story from the bottom of the globe and often prayed for her. I pray that God's love will surround you and your family at this time. Mia was a such a special girl who lived her life with courage and guts. And she inspired me from afar and many others i'm sure.

All my love
deb xxxx

Beth said...

Oh Mimi, I love you! I love mia. I love what you said about Mia!

Erin said...

What a beautiful tribute to your darling girl. I love you, Meems and continue to pray for you and your family during this impossible time. Mia was such an amazing little spirit, and you have shown us all what pure unconditional love is all about. Thank you for documenting her life, and sharing it with me. I am changed, in so many ways, because of your beautiful little Girl. I hope you, John and the kids can find moments of comfort and peace. Love you.

Anonymous said...

Mimi and family: With heartfelt condolances at the loss of your beautiful Mia. As her Wish Granter, she stole my heart from the moment I met her. Mia was a happy and magical little girl and I was honored to meet her. I will visit you and your family on Friday evening and will bring my love and a warm and gentle hug to you all during this very sad time. With love, Deb Hartley

Anonymous said...

Mimi and family: With heartfelt condolances at the loss of your beautiful Mia. As her Wish Granter, she stole my heart from the moment I met her. Mia was a happy and magical little girl and I was honored to meet her. I will visit you and your family on Friday evening and will bring my love and a warm and gentle hug to you all during this very sad time. With love, Deb Hartley

The Hands said...

I had grown so accustom to the thrill of seeing Mia's smiling and mischievous face on this blog. Thank you for sharing her with us. We grieve with you in your loss. Many prayers are being sent up for you.

Anonymous said...

Again I am so so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending prayers.

Tonya said...

What a beautiful tribute to your little girl. I have been following your blog for a while now and I loved seeing her grow into an amazing girl.She has taught many of us to never give up! What an inspiration. Just remember she will always be with you. What a amazing little angel. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hilary and Eric said...

We will hold you up when you cannot stand. Cause that's what Heart Mamas do. Love you big. <3 Hilly

jenn said...

Mimi, I ache for your pain daily. I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family. You are so amazing and I wish I could be there for you at this time. If there is ever anything I can do for you I would be happy to, anything. I am definitely praying everyday for your comfort. I love you. What you wrote for her obituary is beautiful.
Jenn

Heidi Manwell said...

Mimi and family: I don't know you personally, but I am touched by your beauty and the beauty of your family. May God hold you and your family in the hollow of His hands at this time. Mia's countenance is shown in that sweet smile. What an addition to Heaven she is!

caroline said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I heard your story through a comment on the Taylor's blog (www.aniandmatttaylor.blogspot.com) and I want to send my thoughts and prayers your way. What a beautiful little girl!! She has touched so many lives, and will continue to touch many more.

Anonymous said...

I am sending prayers and strengths to your family during this difficult time. Mia is an inspiration to so many, including my daughter who continues to fight CHD and Pulmonary Hypertension, I hope that your famly takes solace knowing that Mia's positive attitude, spirit and tenacity lives on in so many.

firefly said...

My heart still breaks that Mia passed. I know she will always be looking down on her family. Sending so many hugs your way!!!! Sarah C.O.L.E'S Prayer Team www.colesfoundation.org

Charity said...

I am more sorry than I can say for your separation from your beautiful little girl. She and the rest of you McDonald's have changed my life for the better. Thank you for sharing your family, and reminding me that eternal families are a beautiful and wondrous gift. I hope you know you are truly loved. My best wishes for the future.

Dan.Beth.Miranda.Hayley said...

OMGOODNESS I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful little spit fire Mia! I am sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time. <3

Shelley Eggett said...

Meems - What a beautiful tribute to the most beautiful little girl. I love her so much and I love you and your family. I wish I could take away your pain. You have been in my thoughts and prayers non-stop for that past week. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am here for you as a shoulder to cry on at any time of the day or night. Thank you for sharing your darling Mia with us! She will be missed so much. I know she will be your own personal Angel to lift you up and watch over you.

jayna said...

I cannot get over how wrong it is to have these last two posts next to each other....

Our thoughts, prayers, and tears are with you guys.

Anonymous said...

The Hannah family is so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mia was a beautiful little girl and love by many.

SuSu said...

Although I have just recently learned of your story; please know that I too grieve for your loss. I believe each life touches ours for good and I have been deeply touched by the goodness of this bright and shining daughter of yours. May the Lord surround you and your family with love and peace during the days and weeks ahead.

Ali said...

I am still in shock. I love and am going to miss sweet Mia's infectious smile and laugh. Her soul was too beautiful for this world and I am sure that Heavenly Father has big plans for her.
I love you so much and am humbled and proud to call you my friend. I pray that you can feel comfort, peace and love.

Anonymous said...

That's absolutely beautiful.

Amy Elzy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my sweet Lily to hypoplastic left heart syndrome almost six weeks ago. I am just so sorry for the pain you are all feeling. Your daughter is such a beautiful little girl. Prayers!

Anonymous said...

I saw your story on the news and cried. I have a 4 year old and I can't imagine going through this. My sincere condolences to your entire family at this incredibly devastating time. You have and will continue to be in my prayers, even though we don't know each other. Lots and lots of love.

MRS.J.B.

Melissa said...

Mimi -
I am so sorry that you have had to write this. Life is not fair. It is hard. Mia is loved and will always be a part of your family, and our IHH family as well. Love to you all -
Melissa Andrew

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

So beautifully written!

Allison said...

Mimi, My heart has just been ACHING for you and your family. I wish we lived close enough to make it to the funeral so I could hug you in person. Please know that we have continued and will continue to pray for you all in the weeks and months to come. I continue to pray that her spirit will be close to you all.

Alli

charity said...

my heart broke when i heard of mia's death. praying for comfort for your family during this time

Felt Family said...

So beautiful!

Our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

angela said...

Love your family, your courage, and your strength. Thank you for sharing Mia's life on earth with so many.

stadia said...

Even though I didnt know Mia personally her story has a great impact on me. I was introduced to her through my niece Jayna.

She has inspired me to use the big mouth God gave me and social media to spread the news about the need for organ and tissue donation.

Know at the worst time in your lives she continues to inspire and teach others.

Love to you and your family

Brimaca said...

Mimi, For some reason blogger does not want me to comment but I am going to try again.

Oh, I want so badly to be there for her funeral. I am so sad I can't make it. I know it will be so beautiful. I am so sad. I love you guys and my heart aches for you and my prayers are filled with pleas for your family.

Brimaca said...

Thank you for letting her be a part of my life.

Donna and Bevan said...

That post was beautiful and your family is amazing! We love you and pray for you always!

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. While it may not be on Earth, your sweet Mia is now in the "Magic Kingdom" of Heaven.

Rebecca said...

Dear precious friend...I wish there were words that would truly comfort you right now but I know all too well that there aren't. I hate that you have to walk this road, too.
What a complete gift your beautiful angel was, is and will always be. My heart aches with you and I pray you find rest and hope and peace in Him alone.

Wishing she were somehow here again...

Anonymous said...

I also have never met you, but have been following your blog since Mia's transplant. I know the words of a stranger will provide you no comfort, but I want you to know that Mia and your family have touched the lives of so many. I have always supported organ donation, and will continue to do so with Mia in mind. My thoughts are with you during this incredible loss; Mia has always been an angel.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to you and your family for the loss of Mia. I can't imagine anything harder than to say goodbye to your child. Thank you for sharing her with us and thank you for sharing your family. I have admired you for many years always hoping that I will grow to be the type of mother you are. You are a great example to everyone.

Chell said...

I was totally not prepared for that. WOW! I am so sorry for your loss! I have been following Mia's precious journey for a couple years now and please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not imagine what you all are going through. Just remember she will always be with you. What a amazing little angel.

Ashley and Cody said...

I do not know your family directly but please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mia is beautiful, and her spirit radiates from her pictures. You are very lucky she is part of your eternal family, and she must be one of the very best. As a mother I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling, as my heart breaks for you. You will always have a special guardian angel watching over you

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, sweet baby girl. I can't even imagine the grief you all must be going through.....One minute you're off on a dream vacation, the next you are having to say goodbye to your sweet angel. My prayers are with you. Rest in peace sweet princess.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I found your blog from a friends Facebook. She is a heart mom too. my heart aches for you and your family!! my little girl spent the first month of her life at primarys. even though she was only there a short time before we brought her home my heart just aches when I hear about anyone that has to go through something with a child! Your little girl was beautiful and has touched my life! My family is praying for yours and I hope that you will be able to feel of our saviors love for you and your family and that you might find peace and comfort some how! you are an amazing person!

Caryn said...

Our family has followed your story for a while, we are so sorry for your loss. There are countless heart families praying for you, and we are one of them.

CCB said...

I am so sorry McDonald family! I have watched sweet Mia grow since the transplant and was absolutely devastated when I heard the news. I will pray hard for your family and think about y'all often. This just breaks my heart.

Katrina said...

Oh Mimi. I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Mia. I have been following your blog for 2+ years and have been so touched by your family. Mia has touched a lot of lives and hearts.

Lots of love,
Katrina

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your daughter . I watched the video on KSL and recognized your husband John from Primary Childrens. You have inspired me alot through meeting your husband. He told us that rejection was ok and kind of explained Mia's story to us. It was really neat to get to know you. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Monica C. said...

My heart is pouring from my chest for you and your family. Little Mia is an inspiration to us all. Such a beautiful young spirit.

Hold on to your strength... your love.

Sending prayers up for you all.

-Monica

Shari said...

I am a child of God and He has called me home.
My earthly journey's through but still, I do not walk alone.
He leads me, guides me, walks beside me, helps me find the way.
He welcomed me with open arms. I live with Him today.

I am a child of God and I have gone ahead.
My earthly life was brief but oh, such peace and love you gave.
You loved me, held me, stood beside me and though I cannot stay.
You gave me much to help me and I live with Him today.

I am a child of God and I will wait for you.
Celestial glory shall be ours, if you can but endure.
I'll lead you, guide you, walk beside you.
Help you find the way.
I'll welcome you with open arms
One bright Celestial day.

(found on another blog)

Abbie said...

Dear Mimi,

My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. I don't know if you remember me but I did a run back four years ago to help raise money for Mia's hospital expenses. I have been checking in every now and then and was heartbroken to hear the news.

I lost someone in July, completely unexpected, someone I loved so dearly and deeply. I remember thinking how unfair it was that life continued on because I wanted everything to stop, even for one brief moment, to acknowledge that someone wonderful had just left the earth. My pain was deep. But even in that pain, I can not imagine how deep the pain of losing a child must be.

I will continue to hold a prayer in my heart for you and will send your way the happiest and most peaceful thoughts I can.

-Abbie

Anonymous said...

I go to Mimi's site a couple of times each week to read about Miss Mia and have for some time. I was so excited to read about her Disney Vacation and when the current blog came up, stunned just doesn't seem to cover my reaction. There is something about that little girl that just "pulls you in" and I feel blessed to have known her through Mimi’s blog. Thank you for allowing us a “peek” into this wonderful little girl’s life. It is comforting to know that your faith is such a huge part of your life, and I pray it will bring you through the days ahead.
RuthTB

Anonymous said...

Now she has wings. Now she can fly. It's what was missing. Her wings. But today, I know that she'll see Disney, flying. And She'll smile. She isn't sad. That sweet smile remain in her face, always. As remained all these years. She had a beautiful journey. Since she was born. Now I know, God had a purpose when he gave her a little heart. The strong Jacob's heart. Yes, this Jacob who she found when her heart stoped. And now, this heart will give life to other person. Keeping Mia and Jacob eternally alive. God, please, give force and wisdom to Mia's family, soothe that hearts. BE STRONG!!!

Jaine Vitorino

Michelle said...

Not sure if you would remember me, we went to HS together (Michelle Jacobson). You're family has been in my thoughts and prayers all week. Mia's smile is so contagious, just like yours. I didn't know you very well, but the thing I remember most about you is your smile. Sweet Mia has your big bright smile. We are so sorry to hear about Mia. Our hearts break for you. We lost a baby almost 5 years ago. I know that no one really knows how you feel except the Savior. I hope you feel comforted and lifted up by the prayers that friends and strangers are giving in your behalf.
-Michelle Pixton

holenfamily said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. Mia touched my life and I will always treasure the few times I got to share with her. Her story has made a huge impact on me and I will share it with everyone I meet. I wish I could take away your pain. I know I can't, but I am always here if you need anything. I love you Mimi!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. I am a long time blog reader. Brandie in Ky

Ashley and Cody said...

I Still would have chosen you - By Terri Banish

If before you were born, I could have gone to heaven and saw all the beautiful souls, I still would have chosen you... ... ... If God had told me, "This soul would one day need extra care and needs", I still would have chosen you

If He had told me, "This soul may make your heart bleed", I still would have chosen you

If He had told me, "This soul would make you question the depth of your faith", I still would have chosen you

If He had told me, "This soul would make tears flow from your eyes that could fill a river", I still would have chosen you

If He had told me, "This soul may one day make you witness overbearing suffering", I still would have chosen you

If He had told me, "All that you know to be normal would drastically change", I still would have chosen you

Of course, even though I would have chosen you, I know it was God who chose me for you.

❤Nielson Family

Anonymous said...

Tell the end of her story soon? :( What happened.... :(

Anonymous said...

thinking of you and your family today. Sending prayers.

Anonymous said...

"Tell the end of her story soon? :( What happened.... :("

She went to Heaven that is ALL you need to know. This isn't a STORY, it is this family's life and their hearts are broken.

Anonymous said...

Their life is a story on this blog... hence the blog... just looking for answers. :(

Anonymous said...

Oh you Dear Wonderful Parent's to sweet Mia,

There are just no words to say that would comfort you. My heart is breaking for your hearts. I pray that somehow, someday, her sweet spirit is allowed to comfort you to help you just get through every second of everyday.

I have followed your journey the last 4 years. She shined so bright! Her smile radiates JOY, HAPPINESS, and LOVE.

My prayers will be with you forever and ever.

Danielle said...

I love Mia. I love you. I wish I could hold you forever.

Boo

Anonymous said...

"Their life is a story on this blog... hence the blog... just looking for answers. :( "

There ARE no answers, that is why Mimi asked God WHY...Let it go and allow them to grieve in their own way...your curiosity can wait. They owe US nothing.

audjackson said...

Dear mcDonald family,
I do not know your family, but saw the story on ksl. I have lost much sleep this week thinking about you and your family. I have never been affected by a news story before like I have Mia's. Mia has made me want to become an organ donor. Because of Mia, I hold my children a little tighter and my husband too. She has truly changed my life. I'm sure there are no words I can say that will take away your pain. My heart truly hurts for you. Our family of six is praying for you. I believe you must be incredible people to be put through this and the worry of the past four years. She is with our Saviior. May He help ease your hurt at this unimaginable time. I pray for you.

Audrey Jackson

Stefenie said...

My thoughts often went to your family this weekend as you laid sweet Mia to rest. Loving thoughts and prayers being sent your way Mimi! {{{HUG}}}

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet mommy of Mia,

I just read your new post. My heart is breaking. I am just praying so hard for you. You scream, kick, yell, be mad, any emotion you want! I just don't know what to say, but that I can't get you out of my mind. I just hope all the prayers coming your way can somehow help you get to the next minute, hour and day, somehow.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sad and extend deepest sympathy. Nothing anybody says will make your heartache go away but I want you to know that people care and you are not alone.

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for you. I just want to reach through the computer & hug you, although I know that would do nothing to take away the unimaginable pain you are feeling now.

Love & Hugs from a total "stranger" who has been following your story since Mia's transplant & couldn't help but fall in love with your sweet little girl & her infectious smile.

I hope you can feel all the love, thoughts & prayers sent to you.

Anonymous said...

My same thoughts

Anonymous said...

I wish so badly I could bring her back for you. I don't know either of you, but I think about you constantly. I know this doesn't bring much comfort, but please know there are so many people just like me praying for you continually.

Rachel said...

Sweet Mia and your family came to our little Hope Kids carnival just a few weeks ago. We are all devastated to hear the sad news! There are 30 young women in American Fork who have all cried big tears of grief and sadness for your whole family. She touched our lives in one night!

Leslie Smith said...

Your Precious little Mia has captured my heart, the depth of sadness is felt by so many, she is truly a piece of Heaven that God allowed to walk the earth and when she returned she took so many pieces of peoples hearts with her, including mine. She will forever have a place in my heart, and I can only hope to meet her in Heaven one fine day..a smile like hers spans this earth to Heaven..Fly High Little Princess, Fly High...

Amy said...

My heart breaks for your family. I am praying for every one of you during this difficult time. Much love from Washington State, Amy Finley Bruce

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Mia's story has touched my heart unlike any other. No one should be taken away like that, at what was to be the trip of her dreams. It does seem very cruel.
Just know her/your story has inspired me-clear on the other side of the US. Inspired me to think of donating if something should ever happen, inspired me to get crafty and try projects I would not have dared before and most of all inspired me to love my kids and husband even more and make sure they know how special there are. Life is too short.

♥ Michele ♥ said...

I am just sick and heartbroken for your sweet family. I can't imagine a more difficult time for her to pass away......than on her trip to DisneyWorld!!!!!! I am just so, so, sorry and sad. She was such a darling girl. I will keep praying for you and have a few things I am going to send you. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

I wish somehow you could rewind or fast forward too. I can't stop thinking about you and I don't even know you. I want something to somehow take this horrible pain from you, yet nothing can. You worked so hard to protect her, and to have her ripped from your arms is just not fair. Not fair at all! I know nothing anyone says on here will help you, we are not you. We did not live with your sweet girl day in day. I pray for you, but even then I don't really know what to pray for. I found myself praying for a do over, even though I know it's not possible. The other day I prayed that the 2nd Coming was soon so your pain could end. I just wish the pain you feel could end. Her eyes were beautiful! Just beautiful. I guess just know there is someone out there who prays for you. I pray there really is a merciful God. I question him when things like this happen. Why do the great ones have to go? I don't understand. Why do their shining lights get dimmed early on? The gospel has answers, but they seem so hard to accept in this mortality. So hard. So so hard.

shelbsf said...

My heart is breaking for your family - it's always the sweet, great, wonderful ones that go too soon.....

I WILL MAKE YOUR HEART WHOLE AGAIN
It's a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels, to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels says to Jesus "I don't want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss you". He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay, and that she is just going for a visit. She is still not swayed on this idea. So Jesus kneels down, and says, "How about if you leave half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will that be okay?" The angel smiles and says, "I guess that will work". But the little angel is still a little scared. She asks, “Will I beokay with only half of my heart?" Jesus replies,” Of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine." Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan. He says "When you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart". "Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday." "And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again. Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves." Author unknown

Anonymous said...

I'm reading all your blogs. I can't seem to comment on them except on this one. I'm from disboards and heard about Mia through there. I know some of your pain but cannot imagine losing a child and certainly not in the extremely unfair way you lost Mia when she was so excited about seeing Minnie Mouse. When I was 13 I lost my big brother although there was such an age gap I felt that he was taken away just as I was getting to an age where I could get to know him better and now I would never get that chance. Less than a year later I lost my dad. The pain is unbearable and while it never goes away it does become bearable as such. You will never stop missing Mia everyday you will think about her but you will eventually be able to handle the pain if you know what I'm trying to say. Please don't worry about what anyone thinks of your blogs. If it helps you cope then keep them up. I'm just wishing that I could give your whole family hugs.

Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart everytime I read your new posts. I even thought yesterday, maybe I shouldn't read anymore. It's just too hard. But then I thought, WOW, how selfish. This is so horribly HARD for you, this blog is your only outlet. You can say things on here that would probably be impossible to tell someone in person. I will keep reading because we blog readers need to keep praying for you. You need a place to write your feelings down. You can't and shouldn't keep them in. Your little girl is the cutest, sweetest thing. Us, your readers, will be here as long as you allow. I am sure we all feel the same, wishing there was just something we could do. We will just keep praying and praying, that your JOY will cometh in the morning.

Kristina said...

Mimi-
I noticed your comments are 'turned off' on your recent posts. As they should be. No words, no scripture, no 'she's in a better place' will EVER make anything ok. EVER.
Feel defeated. Feel betrayed. Feel doubtful. Feel sad. Feel mad. Feel your broken heart. She was yours. Still is. And what happened is not ok. Not at all. It's not fair. Not fair that such sweet eyes will never see the princesses and characters she so longed to meet.
But while you take the time to feel, know that we are here. Ready to pick you up and carry you and your family. While Mia is not here, she left an army ready to fight. And boy can we fight!
She will never be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

I see you don't want comments but I just wanted to quickly let you know, some hospice programs have grief counseling that is available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether your loved one died in hospice. Our local hospice has a really amazing group for kids and teens that are experiencing grief. i hope that all of you will find some help in dealing with this huge and terrible loss.

Anonymous said...

Agree 100%

Anonymous said...

Your last post you end it with "Mia, I need you" She is around you every second of every day and will always be. I understand the pain of loss but maybe it might help to think would Mia want me to stay like this or what would Mia want.

AE in VA said...

I just came upon the story about Mia's heartbreaking passing, and it linked to your blog. I want to send my heartfelt condolences and prayers for your loss. You have a beautiful family, the pictures of them and your little Mia have touched me so much. I was reading your beautiful and recently, heartbreaking blog posts, and I am crying just imagining an iota of the pain you are feeling having lost your beautiful angel. I can't imagine there is comfort in words, but I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. I hope your faith buoys you in your moments, hours and days of sadness.

Liv said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you every minute of every day. I am so sorry......I don't understand why she had to leave so soon. I pray that will find peace and understanding. You are an amazing mother who was blessed with one of the best little angels (and three others who need their mama). Peace be with you......God bless.

The Kings said...

Hello - a couple of strangers sent me to your blog because your beautiful daughter Mia went to Heaven on the same day that my son Noah did - just 12 months later.
We are also LDS and live in Tasmania, Australia.
My husband passed away 3 1/2 months after Noah, leaving me with our other three boys.
Lots of love and prayers for you. I wish I could take your pain away. I wish someone could take mine away.

Anonymous said...

Sending love and hugs to you, your husband and your darling children that are in need of so much love at this time. I pray you will be given the strength to be there for Jenson, Ellie, and Sam.

Anonymous said...

I think about you often and my heart breaks every time I read your posts. It's beyond my comprehension why your sweet little girl was taken from you. I pray that you will dig deeper then you think you can and find it in you to be there for your sweet children you still have on this earth. I pray that they can be the reason you get out of bed everyday and be present in their lives. I.m so sorry you feel such physical pain and mental anguish. I have prayed daily that the loved ones you still have here will give you the desire you are lacking to be here. They need you xoxox you are their Mom. They want to make you light up the way Mia did. I believe they will and that will help you not be so very sad.... One day at a time

Sandra said...

Words fail me. Just want to send love and hugs from SE Utah.

Joy said...

I was just sent to your blog from somewhere else and I am so so sorry that Mia is not on this earh with you right now. I have not lost a child.. I did lose my mom in 2008 and it was a shock and so much pain I really thought I would die.. there are many days that I cry thinking I wish I could call her. Please please... grieve how you need to... no one can tell you how and how long... I never thought I would come out of mine. do you ever? Just keep one foot in front of the other. HOPE = I have a ring that says HOPE little tiny ring.. it is how I feel.... I saw where it meant HOPE = Hang On Pain Ends.. I think it means ... Hang On Pain Eases. Just hang on.

Rachael Albrecht said...

From all the pictures i saw and all the things i read I can tell mia is so bright,beautiful,strong , and a shining star. I too have lost someone sometime last year I lost my grandma Clancy. Grandma Clancy always had a good heart. then on the tenth anniversary I lost my very first dog. that dog was named Winston . Winston and my dad had a special connection together. Winston was 13 when he died . now all we have left is winstons ashes so I feel the same pain you do. I bet your daughter mia. would love for you to do her wish. so I suggest you and your family and close people to mia make t-shirts saying mia and a picture and a saying on it and wear them at Disney world for miss wish of going to Disney world could be done by you guys I bet she would look down at you from heaven and say thanks for my wish.