Saturday, August 6, 2011


It's always sad to stumble across something like this, when you are looking for something entirely different. These always have a way of stopping me in my tracks. This group of pictures was taken a couple weeks before our dooms day.

It was always her very favorite thing to have Dave smash her behind him. She would giggle hysterically. I sure miss that smile. That laugh. And, that fully able body.


  1. Oh my, what a smile on that face! :) She couldn't be any cuter! Have you tried the smashing game lately? I am sure that she would still get a kick out of it and be laughing and smiling inside. That game is ALWAYS fun for kids. :)

    It has got to be extremely hard finding pictures like these. I know that there is nothing that can help that kind of sadness. I am giving you cyber HUGS.

  2. As I watch her from afar, what I miss the most are her smiles. I can't really imagine what it's like to be you even though I've worked with families similar to yours for many years. All the pictures always bring tears to my eyes, especially these and the ones yesterday of Avi and Sgt. Merenda. I wish it was different.

  3. Have Dave play the smashing game with her again. Has he ever? since the accident? You never know what just *might bring out her smile, her giggles, again. Or when it might happen.

    She's so beautiful in those photos. Her smile was wonderful. I can see how you'd miss that smiling face.

    I'm praying that Avi gets her smile back! That's my new prayer for her. I always pray for her "recovery" but today and from now on, I'm going to be very specific.

    Her smile. Her giggles. Her laughter. If everyone reading your blog will just pray for those 3 things - or even just for her smile - I bet God will hear us. I'm going to give it a try.

  4. I'm so sorry. Broken record again but I don't know what else to say. It is gone and it sucks, BIG TIME. Love you.

  5. You have a beautiful daughter!

    I am joining Katrina in prayer today for Avi to be able to smile and giggle and laugh again.

    That is something that it seems like all little girls should be able to do.

    I am so sorry for all that his been taken from you.

  6. i'm with tracy & katrina.....have dave SMASH her!!!! :)

    you can see it in her eyes - she is STILL that same little girl.....and i am betting too that she will laugh (at least she will feel she is laughing - if only inside) and you will see her laugh in her eyes

    she IS STILL in there .....just waiting to find the key to unlock the door that sets her free!

    <3 ~j

  7. I hurt for your and with you. When I find old pictures of Christian on accident I feel like all the air has been taken from me but I want to stay there, right there in that moment and relive it...and go back. It's exactly like a death.

    Peace. <3