Friday, August 20, 2010

Moving forward with Faith

I wanted to set up this blog as a place for me to write to my angel baby girl who passed away last week. It helps for me to write down thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc. I also want to be able to help anyone who is or will be going through this same devastating trial..... hopefully my words will be of some comfort to you. And maybe get encouraging, uplifting, comforting thoughts from others all along this journey.

I knew there was some reason why we named our first daughter Faith. Now I know why... she's a constant reminder to me that I need to keep my faith and move forward. Going forward, not getting over it. I will never get over this; I want to and will always remember my baby girl.


Raven said...

What a lovely tribute and idea, Laura. I'm sure it will not only be a blessing to you and your family, but to many others as well.

Alison said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Alison said...


I don't know you, but have been following your story about your sweet Mikayla. I have a daughter about the same age and my heart is aching for you and your family.

Please know that in addition to your family and friends, there are also many "strangers" who are thinking of you and praying for you.

Lehi, UT

Sharon said...

I don't know you either, but wanted to take a moment to comment.

I have been struggling since I read about your story. It has stayed in the back of my mind throughout each day and I have a heavy heart. I think about you, your family, and your beautiful little girl often. I wonder how you are coping. I cry for you and pray for you often, especially when I am with my own little girls.

No one should have to go through what you are experiencing. I know that nothing can say or do anything right now. But I only hope and pray that Heavenly Father will ease your suffering as much as possible.

Lehi, UT

The Jessee Journal said...

Laura I think that's a fabulous idea. I look forward to reading your posts. I know that right after I found out about Mikkie I found comfort (and hope!) in reading the blog of a mother who had a similar experience. I do not know the sorrow of a bereaved mother, but I do know the heartache and grief that comes from watching people you love dearly suffer through sorrow ... and in my own (very small) way I've learned how my life can be forever changed and touched by a sweet little angel returning to Heaven.

Jackie said...

I don't know you either, I started reading and loving your freebies!

Praying of you and your sweet family. And crying.

Katie Webb said...

Beautiful idea Laura. You've probably already heard of it, but is the blog of a woman who had this same experience 2 years ago. You may find comfort and support from her blog.

Lisa R.D. said...

As I have stood by your side in this trial I have been amazed at you and the faith that you have. I am grateful that you will be sharing your thoughts and feelings. I hope you know (always) that we are praying for you and Tim and Faith. We love you!

Traci said...

Laura-- You, Tim, Faith, and Mikkie have been in my mind every time I have more than a second to think. I'm here for you if you need to talk or vent or need someone to uplift you and tell you that you're wonderful. I am leaving tomorrow to go back to WA, but if you change your mind and want someone to stay with you for a week... You ARE wonderful and you have amazing faith. I wish I could do more for you, but just know I'm a phone call away. I love you guys.

Michelle Nielson said...

I love this idea laura. I have always admired you, you are such a strong person full of life,love, and faith. You always have been and always will be :) I think and pray for you and your family nearly every second of the day. Love you guys dearly. I to am only a phone call away.e

Anonymous said...


I don't know you, but I went to college with Traci and heard about what happened through her on Facebook. I have two little boys and my heart just breaks for what you and your family are going through with the loss of a little one. You have all been in my prayers every day and we said a special prayer for all of you and for Mikkie in church today. I think that this blog is a wonderful idea and I hope that it helps give you the strength and support that you need to make it through each day.

Pewaukee, WI

lArZ said...

Thank you everyone for your thoughtful comments. Your love and support is giving me courage to keep going. Thank you.

Lyle said...

Laura, as your father I am so proud of you and Tim for the magnificent way you have handled this gut-wrenching event. There is a lot of rocky terrain ahead as we all deal with little Mikkie's passing.

I believe that life will have new meaning if we stick together as family, friends and neighbors. We need to trust in the Lord no matter how hard the way. We all need to stay busy, being anxiously engaged in good causes.

As we channel our sorrows into meaningful activities, I believe other will be blessed. Our own lives will be enriched as we reach out with compassion to those will yet grieve over the loss of their little ones.

We're with you all the way!

Love, Dad

Brooke said...


I think this blog is a great way to help you move forward. What a great way to document what you feel and preserve the memories you have of Mikkie. She was greatly honored at the funeral, I am so glad I was able to come.

Your dad mentioned the "haters" and negative comments on the message boards and I had noticed it as well. I just wish people would realize that, we (parents) are only human. We error, we aren't perfect. So I hope you realize that whatever is said, is said by other imperfect people. They are just as vulnerable to a situation like this as anyone else.

Laura, you should not feel guilty. Mikkie is not blaming you, I'm sure! Keep up the blog and I hope over time, things will get easier. Just love that little Faith with everything you've got!!


Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful mother to your sweet angel!