"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."
BJKarrer

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ashleigh's letter to Carly

This letter was written by Ashleigh and given to our Pastor, just before Carly's funeral to be read aloud. None of us had read what Ashleigh had written before the service. I don't think that there was a dry eye in the entire funeral home.




Hopefully, you all can click on the letter to make it bigger and make it easier for you to read.

I will share more about the beautiful service another day. And beautiful it was.

27 comments:

Adrienne said...

That was so sweet, made me cry. I know your precious Carly is missed dearly. Continued prayers for your family.

Heather said...

So not fair that any sister should have to write that letter.Love to you all Joany as we continue to pray you through all of these days.

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

Nor a dry eye here. That was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

stephanie said...

Yes, crying here too. Sweet Ashley. It was beautiful of her to share her memories of Carly.
Thank you for sharing them with us. Thinking and praying for you all daily.

Nicki McFadden said...

What a beautiful letter Ashleigh! Thinking of you all.

Rochelle said...

Crying here too! That was beautiful thanks for sharing. We pray for you all daily.

Savina Pernisco said...

Thank you for sharing the letter. I am crying and my daughter Lily is looking at me saying "don't be sad mommy", which makes me cry harder. I look at Lily and imagine her being taken from me. i imagine what your minutes must feel like since that awful day. It is just too sad! Too unexpected. I pray for your family everyday.

my family said...

Thank you for sharing this precious moment with all of us. Ashley is wonderful person and puts so much into perspective for us all, so beautifuly written.

You all reamain in our prayers every day

Cathy said...

Tears are streaming down my cheeks. What a beautiful tribute. Carly was blessed to have a family who loved her so much. Often throughout the day, I think of your family and utter a little prayer for your strength. May God bless you all.

stephanie said...

I spelled Ashleigh's name wrong, sorry. I hate that.

Jasmine said...

Crying here too. I have thought of you and your family everyday. Our warmest regards.

Ashleigh - what a beautiful letter to your little sister. :)))

Lacia said...

I've been thinking of Ashleigh and wondering how she's been doing. I know her and Carly were so close. Her letter was beautiful. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Cory said...

That was beautiful!

Kristin said...

Oh, if that doesn't pull on your heart strings. Still praying for your family.

Amy L said...

That was absolutely beautiful! I'm in tears too. I am praying for you and your family.
Amy

Lacey said...

What a lucky sister! Beautiful! Still praying for your family!!

rylie's mom said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful letter from big sis.
Praying and thinking of you everyday.

Carol N. said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life!

Emily said...

Precious... made me cry. You are always in my prayers...

Lisa said...

So amazing...

Tina said...

That letter had me with tears down my face. I can't imagine what it must be like for Ashleigh and Brad to lose their precious little sister. My heart goes out to them.

Joany I am thinking of you and Carly everyday and I pray that one day the pain gets a little more bearable. Carly remains close to you always and she is always alive in your heart.

The Lehnick Family said...

Such sweet letter from big sis! I think about you and your family everyday...I can't imagine what you have endured these past couple of weeks...still praying for you all.

Terry Family said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Mary said...

It is beautiful.

Michelle said...

Tears again reading this letter; I don't doubt there were any dry eyes...

Becca said...

No dry eyes here, either. Beautiful letter. Carly was truly loved and has made her lasting impression in the world.

Kari said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't imagine and I don't know what to say. I'm guessing there really isn't anything that I can say to make you feel better. I so wish I could! Just know I am thinking about you and praying you can find some peace and comfort.
I love this letter. Honestly I was crying as soon as your blog loaded and I saw Carly's sweet face. This letter is so heart warming. What a wonderful big Sister she has :)