We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ellie, remembered...

16 Comments:

At 1:23 AM, Blogger BreezieGirl said...

Simply beautiful. Tears stream. My throat swells.

I prepared for tomorrow, today...

www.flickr.com/photos/bleach226/2194748106/

The new site layout is beautiful too. Thank you for letting us walk this journey with you in Christ and in love.

My prayers for you always,
Bree

 
At 2:04 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Thank-you so much for sharing this Sarah. Thank-you for sharing all of it. I am praying for you all today on the 15th and always. If you would ever like a holiday in Australia, we would love to have you stay with us.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Mollie said...

Wow. A beautiful legacy. Loved the hand photos, and now her hand is held firmly in Jesus' hand. Thank you for sharing.

 
At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellie had such a beautiful life and you have such beautiful memories. I am praying for you as you remember them today with all the others who have come to love Ellie, although only a fraction of what you did. It's so sweet to think of her smiling face and know that, even with the pain and sorrow, she was a loved little girl. You guys truly used your time with her to the fullest and I'm sure that the Lord will say "Well done" when you hold her again in eternity. Blessings to you all!
The Skeltons

 
At 7:56 AM, Anonymous c.g. said...

"One of these days I'm gonna fly
Over the mountain
One of these days I'm gonna ride
On the silver lining
One of these days I'm gonna see
All I've been missing
One of these days

One of these days I'm gonna do
All the things that I've never done
I'm gonna finish all the races
That I've run but I've never won
And I'm gonna see a million faces
And recognize everyone
One of these days

And one of these days I'm gonna talk
With all the saints that have gone before
And in their sandals I will walk
And we will sit along the shore
And I will learn all the things
That I never knew before
All this and more

One of these days I'll finally be
In a place where there's no more need
No more pain and no more grief
No more foolish disbelief
And all the joy there will be
When at last we finally see
One of these days


One of these days
Gonna see the hand that took the nails for me
One of these days
Gonna hold the key to the mansion built for me
One of these days
Gonna walk the streets of gold that were paved for me
One of these days
I'm gonna see my Savior face to face
One of these days

I'm gonna see my Jesus face to face
One of these days" -FFH

"And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you."
- John 16:22

our love and prayers to your family today.

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger AJS said...

Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves as you walked this journey. Thank you for sharing Ellie. I never met her, but I have learned a lot about love, life and faith because of her story. God bless you on this day day of remembering sweet little Ellie.

-Angie

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Deann said...

I have discovered, Sarah, having never met your family, that Ellie simply was a smaller version of you! I am continually moved by your posts, your openness, your honesty, your strength, your love for others...in the midst of your own sorrow. You are beyond amazing. After watching and reading today I honestly feel like I have known you and your family for years! I am praying for you today. I am crying with you today. And I am thanking God today that Ellie is with Him! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for this moving journey you have allowed me, a complete stranger, to partake of. Be blessed!

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful Slide Show! Ellie's exuberance & joy in living was definitely captured in those pictures - even when she was a little baby! :) God bless you & hope the memorial service today was beautiful. Tabitha

 
At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you guys all morning and I just thought i'd check the blog and low and behold you had posted for us. I am wearing a turqoise blue shirt today...I sat in my chair and the tears came as I was watching the video. Thank you so much for opening your life up to complete stangers. Love- Allison

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing that on here, Sarah. There is literally a puddle of tears on my desk now. I have a bunch of pictures John had asked about that I want to try to send to you later.

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

The last few days I've found myself thinking about Ellie a lot, yet I never met her. What a special girl and family to be able to touch so many lives. I only hope that I can live through adversity with the strength and beauty that Ellie did.

God bless you all.

 
At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Gerry said...

I should never read the blog while I'm in work! I sit hear with tears falling - but smiling at the same time. It was so nice to see Ellie as a baby and her journey through life. I looked at the pictures and thought: dainty, sweet, funny. I wish I could have been there today to hear all the lovely things I know were said about Ellie; and all of you. You are a family who lives life to the fullest; and helped your little Ellie on her final journey in such an incredible way. Blessings on you all. Gerry

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this blog. I know it takes a lot of time. I loved the pictures of Ellie in her various stages of life.
I trust the memorial went well today....full of many memories,joy and celebration of Ellie's life. You all are probably exhausted. Hope you get some time to rest. What a long journey you have been on. Thank you for your wonderful example of walking with God as you faced the trials of the past year.

Love & prayers,
Deb & Scott Ross

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Debi and family said...

Blessed assurance
Jesus is mine
Oh, what a fortaste
of glory divine!

...Ellie is tasting that glory now. I can only imagine!

Our prayers for you will continue well beyond today. Be assured of that.

This website is truly a gift to your sweet girl.

Love from the Halls

 
At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Laura :)

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Elijah's Mommy said...

Beautiful.
We were thinking of you all yesterday and praying for you.
Thank you for sharing these pictures and songs with us.

 

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