Thank You, Jeralyn!


This is a very special post to me and something I’ve been planning and wanting to do right for a long time.

Jeralyn S. used to take care of me when I was a baby. She attended church at Airport Freeway where my family attended when I was young. And when she found out about Brielle she took it on herself to dote on Brielle just as she had doted on me. She has been sending David, Brielle, and I handmade cards throughout Brielle’s life and recently sent us a sweet Little Mermaid dress for her American Girl Doll, Grace (which also fits Brielle’s urn bear!). 


And even more recently, she sent Brielle an adorable Star Wars dress. David and I are in love with it.


These cards mean more than she’ll ever know to David and I. She would write special messages to Brielle and I would read them to her. David would come home and get a big smile on his face as he read them. Each card was unique and different and we had so much fun seeing what Jeralyn had sent us! David especially loved the Star Wars themed card she sent for him. 


Her cards always arrived when we needed them most and brought us joy when we were often deep in despair. I am so thankful to Jeralyn and her incredible kindness to my family. She has been such a blessing to us and especially to sweet Brielle. Thank you, Jeralyn, for everything you’ve done for my family.


Thank You, Kara!


We bought Brielle a charm bracelet, of course she only had one charm, but I thought it’d be fitting for us to have mother daughter bracelets. David bought me a matching charm bracelet and I wore it for the first time at her funeral. We’ve begun to fill it with charms that remind us of her and our own history.

Kara R. sent me a beautiful necklace with Brielle’s name and date of birth. And I think it’s a perfect addition to my bracelet.

The charm reads, "The love between a mother and daughter is forever."

I have been wanting something like this, but I wasn’t sure where to buy it. I think these charms are a beautiful addition to my bracelet.

Brielle's name and birthday.

Kara has been incredibly kind and giving to us through this journey. She always has been a very good friend and I’m very thankful for her kindness, mentorship, encouragement, and presence in my life.

Playing Catch Up

David has worked from home a couple of days the past few weeks. This has been huge for me. Getting a few hours a day to myself has been wonderful. And I’ve been trying to play catch up on Loving Brielle stuff.

I’ve been working on putting posts together and scheduled as well as responding to comments and messages. I’m really behind and I’m so sorry. I don’t want to write quick thank you notes or give rushed replies to your messages, you guys deserve my full attention, and I’m sorry it’s taking a while to get back to you all.

Many of you have shared very personal stories and have taken the time to encourage me, pray for my family, and have been incredibly generous with your time and gifts. I really appreciate all of this and I want to give you all an appropriate response. I could not get through this time without all of your love and support. You have all touched my heart and made a difference in my life, please be patient with me. I will get back to you and send thank you notes.

Thank Yous

I’m so behind on this, but I wanted to say thank you to Craig and Susan for the beautiful flowers and sweet note they sent! I was not expecting them at all and it was a wonderful surprise.

I also want to thank Susan W. for the sweet picture she sent. She told me that she always thought of Brielle when she saw it and decided we needed to have it. I love it! And it matches my house.

And thank you so much Pam D. for the beautiful angel ornament! I was so moved by this sweet gift and it was such a surprise. I actually thought it was my month’s razors. 

It means so much to David and I when we receive these sweet gifts and gestures of kindness. Thank you for thinking of our family, loving on us, encouraging us, and bringing some sunshine into our lives.


Thank You


Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us cards during this time. It means so much to us and I treasure every one. It warms my heart to know we are loved by so many people. Whenever I receive a note of encouragement, a card, a hug, or any type of love and support for Brielle and us, I always think of this verse in Luke.