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, March 03, 2008

And the dance lives on...

Ethan has been missing Ellie a lot over the past couple of days. Yesterday he and La were talking about what they do when they miss Ellie. Ethan said "I cry a little and look at the stars. I also get angry and want to hurt people sometimes when I miss Ellie." I hope he never loses that ability to be completely honest! Ethan got so excited last night because he got ready for bed all by himself and while he was jumping for joy he asked "can Ellie see me right now?" Then we went out to the garage to tell Loretta (who was working out there sorting boxes) that he had gotten himself dressed. She was listening to music and Ethan broke into a spontaneous dance! Tell me if you recognise any moves (despite the decidedly higher energy level)...

14 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHH, awesome Ethan...how cool is that?! Love you all, Sheri :)

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Jennifer Wiser said...

May Ellie's memory always live vibrantly like that in Ethan's mind and heart. What a blessing to have him be able to continue to light your world with vivid memories of your precious angel.
Still praying that God's peace and strength will continue to uphold you and carry you each day!

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh my goodness-took my breath for a second or two - you could almost see her dancing right there in him. Sarah - thank you for sharing with us - ya gotta admire the little guy, he is learning how to live with all this in his way, and his timing. Sweet little munchkin! Hey dressing yo big self Ethan my man! WTG

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

I miss all of you! That video made me laugh out loud & shed a tear.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger tricia said...

He's getting so big, give him a hug for me and tell him I'm so happy for him, getting ready for bed by himself.

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger oneofhisfriends said...

Hi Sarah and all,

A turn, twirls, spins, range, balance, good transitions, a unique type of forward step; there's a lot of Ellie in that dance.

Thanks Ethan; you show us how it's done.

Agapé, Phileo

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooohhh..that made me cry!!! what a sweet little guy... praying for you and checking in daily...Les

 
At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Very moving. It seemed that Ellie was dancing right there with Ethan. What a joyful moment for Ethan to share a new accomplishment with his sister and to dance with her too.
Love, The Garcias in Paradise

 
At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is soooo precious!! God Bless him and all of you. love Simons family

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So precious and so moving Ethan. You are such a big boy. And your dance was wonderful. I was reminded of a video you shared of Ellie. She will live on in otheres and in the hearts that you shared her with.
A friend of mine that has cancer (she is in her early 50s) wrote this:
"Hope is hearing the melody of the future and faith is dancing to it now!" She is actually the leader of a women's dance praise team. I thought you would enjoy what she said. I continually to pray for you and your family.
Mema Tyler in SC

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give Ethan a hug from Ryan and I. We miss him so much. Love and miss you all.
Tonya

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger pk said...

Ethan you are such a big boy ! Good job ! And Great Dance ! More please ! Thank you so much for continueing to share with us. hugs, love and prayers for all, pk

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Kathy Tobin said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Ethan at Jenn Fowler's house while you guys were in Florida. Ethan sure did put more than one smile on my face that afternoon. He is an amazing little guy!! Thanks for even more smiles after watching that video.

Congratulations Ethan!! You sure are a big boy getting dressed all by yourself!!

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger AJS said...

That was great. I didn't know Ellie personally, but even I could see her in his movement. What a blessing he is!

 

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