Sunday, July 5, 2009

Celebrating The Life Of Little Hope

So today I've spent most of the day doing stuff for my baby girl. Scott, my sister and I all went to the store and had all 150 pictures of Hope printed out, and I also got a beautiful scrapbook and photo album for her. I find myself dealing with this loss the same as I did Chloe's. The only thing that keeps me going is doing stuff for her. I have had so much fun working on her scrapbook. It's so amazing to me how we grieve sometimes. I would think that I would just be depressed and crying, but out of nowhere I find so much strength and I'm able to deal with this better than I thought. For now, anyway. I find myself celebrating her life more than I do mourning her death. We have a service set up for her Tuesday at 10 a.m. We have decided to let everyone that wants to be there come. We have had so much support through all of this and we feel like the least we can do is let everyone come celebrate her life with us. It's going to be held at Memory Park under the gazebo. There is going to be a fund set up for us, so anyone that wants to help out with the funeral and gravestone costs can. I'll have more information about this on Monday. I want to thank everyone that's sent us food. It's been a great help. Everyone has been so great to us and we want you to know that it does not go unnoticed. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Ruth,

    I've been thinking about you and your family everyday. I'm so happy that you were able to spend all the time you could with Hope. She is absolutley beautiful! I know your faith is what's enabled you to be so strong and given you the comfort you need in knowing that your precious girls are safe in heaven. My son, Ryan, told me after church today, "Jesus is up in heaven taking care of Hailey". And that's the truth.

    We're still here and praying for you all!

    Love and Prayers,

    Rachelle Glavin
    Hailey's Mommy

  2. Thank you, sweet Rachelle, for your message of "Hope", and for still being there for Ruth and Scott. As you know, right at first everybody is "there" for you, but you especially appreciate those who continue to be there for you as you struggle through all the phases of grief. Thank God that He will ALWAYS be there for us! Ruth mentions you often, and we mention you to God often. Your son's comment was precious.

    Continued love and prayers,

    Ruth's Mom


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