Friday, March 28, 2008

To know her is to love her!

She hated this picture. However, I don't believe that she ever took a bad picture. We buried our beautiful Laura Leigh today. This will be the second baby sibling that I have buried in my life time.

I believe with all my heart that my brother has been with me this entire time. I have faith that he excepted the gospel into his life when Chris and I went to the temple and done his work for him. I think that he will be among the people in heaven that were waiting for her to arrive. I know she will love my brother as I have loved them both. I find great comfort in that.

We had planned a trip to Disney with our families earlier this month. We were to leave today. There was alot of talk as to 'should we still go or stay'. We have decided to still go. We really think that Laura would have said please take the children and go and don't worry about what anyone has to say.

We will be gone for a few days. I will post more on my return. I leave with you part of a poem that my sister put on her blog for me.

Autumn Rain

Do not stand by my grave and weep.
I am not there,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints upon the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain and
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am that swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. I’m Free


Elizabeth said...

I love this poem and I think to get away is just what you need. Don't sit around and cry all day long. Live life and know that Laura is okay. She is happy with ones that love her. You can't stop keeps going and so will you. We love you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoy Disney!

gigi said...

Echo, love you so much.

christianne said...

I love you Echo and am so sorry. Thank you again for posting the Easter video. It was so comforting.

christon said...

She will be missed, never forgotten, until we all see her again someday! We love u guys!

Jeepman said...

Just got the message today..things have been nuts here too give the family our love and you are all always in our prayers...

Oh and Tell Chris I love the new do...
We miss you guys and will think of you in this hard time.