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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Five Long Years

Here are some pictures (in no particular order)of our girl. I'm not up to posting right now. We're just sad and miss her. Church was hard.
Eating watermelon in G-pa's 5th wheel




Swingin' on the 4th with the Andrew cousins

Violet's first day of church. Eskimo kisses from sister!



Sharing a sucker with her BFF Handen



I LOVE DOGS!

Hugs

Sick at the hospital waiting for a new heart

I love baths



Easter Sunday 2004


Easter 2003


13 comments:

Jenny said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures of Elaine. Many of those I'd never seen before. She has a special place in my heart. My thoughts are with you today.

Janice said...

Melissa, Been thinking of you, Darin and your sweet Elaine the past few days. My fondest memory of Elaine is her sitting on Darin's lap singing the Homestar Runner theme. She was such a sweet angel sent directly from Heaven. May the your faith keep you strong as you go through these trying times. You do so much good in her memory. I'm sure she is smiling down on you today. Love you, Janice.

Michelle said...

Oh Melissa she is such a beautiful girl! I can only imagine how beautiful she is today, and perfect and whole! I can't imagine how hard it must be to not have her around...I know she is not far away and that as you stop and take a moment, you can feel her near, especially in places like the temple. You are such a great family and I pray peace is with you each day you are apart from her. The greatest gift we have is eternal life and eternal families! Love to you!!!

Chris and Emily said...

You are such an example of courage and faith... I feel so blessed to know you all. My thoughts have been with you this week and I wish you happiness in all your memories of your sweet girl.

Noni Andrew said...

Isn't wonderful that we have those wonderful pictures. Some of my favorite pictures were the ones with Darin sitting with her in the grass with her little hat on. She really liked Sport as grumpy as he was. I remember the picture of them nose to nose. You were so blessed to be given the opportunity to have such a special little angel. God bless you and give you the strength and comfort that you need. Love you

Brynn said...

I love the picture of Elaine on the swing! I miss her too! I love you Aunt Melissa!

Teea Lamb said...

She is so adorable! I love all the pictures. Thanks for posting them.

Palmer family said...

I love the picture of giving an eskimo kisses. SOOO Cute! Do you have all these in a scrapbook of some sort...I hope! I bet it was a hard Sunday. Hang in there and smile!

Andrea said...

Love all the pictures of your sweet Elaine. Thanks for sharing! Thinking of you and praying for you yesterday and today.
Love,
Andrea

Christina said...

Elaine is so pretty. Thinking of you guys...

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina

Shelby and Melissa Drake Family said...

I can not get over how much Myra looks like Elaine! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. You are such a strong woman and I am happy that you are my friend!

Michele said...

Melissa,

Sorry for my late post but I wanted you to know that my heart just aches for you! What an adorable little girl...I can see why you miss her so much.

Hugs and prayers,
Michele

Mike and Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for sharing Elaine's photos, they are adorable! I know that it must be tough at times and that you miss her dearly. I just wanted to let you know how much I admire you and your family, and the great work you do in Elaine's memory...I hope you had a great time at the zoo!

Hug,
Mike