Tuesday, December 22, 2009

She's Home with Jesus for Christmas

Our dear baby granddaughter left us on Sunday morning, December 20, 2009. She died peacefully in her mother's arms with her Nana by her side. I baptized Chloe about five hours before her death with the blessing of my dear priest Father Noe who was two hours away.

Little Chloe was sent to us for a reason, of that I am very sure. We will say our last goodbyes on Thursday morning. This child who was born on her Nana's birthday and died on her great-grandparent's 62nd wedding anniversary will be buried on Christmas Eve.

Say hello to Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Board, dear Chloe. Give your brother Xavier a kiss for me, and Great-Grandpa Leone. And tell your Great-Uncle David that his mommy (your Great-Grandma Leone) still misses him every single day.

As we will all miss you.



Jeffrey Pinyan said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but I am comforted by your confidence in our Almighty God Who has certainly taken Chloe to Himself. Truly, "in [her] there is found something pleasing to the Lord." (1 Kgs 14:13)

Her name means "a young green shoot"; she is indeed a lively branch abiding in our Lord and Savior, the true vine. I am sure that the Lord has destined her to be a great intercessor for you and your family.

NanaR said...

Thank you Jeff. I didn't know the meaning of Chloe's name; her father chose it.

Xavier's brief life (maybe 2 hours?) brought me to Christ. May Chloe's life do the same for other souls.

onpatmos said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May God continue to strengthen you through these times.

Gretchen said...

Prayers for you and yours.

NanaR said...

Thank you Onpatmos and thank you Gretchen.

Nicholas said...

I'm sorry I haven't read here in a while. Watching someone die is traumatic, even more so when they are your offspring.

My family will include you in our prayers tonight.

AKA GKChesterton

NanaR said...

Thank you Nicholas. I very much appreciate your prayers.

Lil Eskimo said...

i am so sorry. i pray that God will continue to heal your sorrow as you trust His plan. what a beautiful little baby! she is evidence that HE is! i also pray that your daughter's health has improved and that she will know God's peace in the loss of her precious child. i cannot imagine.

NanaR said...

Thank you lil Eskimo. My daughter is doing pretty well physically. The emotional pain is just very fresh right now.