Happy 12th Birthday, Laney Grace! / Darlene Farabee (Friend)
Beautiful little Laney Grace
Growing sweeter every day
Loving every new person
You meet along Heaven’s way!
Your kindness and compassion
Flows from you above
To each of us here on Earth
And we each send you our love! Close
Happy 11th Birthday, Laney Grace! / Darlene (Friend)
Happy 11th Birthday, Laney Grace!
Beautiful, Laney Grace
Young, Excited, Shining Bright
Your love abounds all over the place
Both Heaven and Earth can see your light!
Friends with Jesus
Loving everyone in all you do
Happy 11th Birthday Laney Grace
We send our love to you! Close
Happy birthday, Laney! / Lori Bailey (friend of Shannon's and Jay's )Read >>
Happy birthday, Laney! / Lori Bailey (friend of Shannon's and Jay's )
You've probably found my two friends in Heaven by now. I hope that you welcomed them in, when they arrived. Deborah St. John and her 5-year-old daughter, Mary Kathryn, are there now. Deborah was a fantastic mama on earth, so maybe God is letting her play with you some. Mary Kathryn and my JJ were buddies, and she has been there in Heaven for 7 years. I know that you are terribly missed here, but I hope I get to see the reunion with your mom and dad someday. That will be worth seeing, for sure! God bless you, little sweet girl.
Happy 10th Birthday, Laney Grace! / Darlene Farabee (Friend)
Happy 10th Birthday, Laney Grace!
Beautiful little Laney Grace
Singing, playing, happy every day
Friends all over the place
Praising God in every way!
Your joy flows from Heaven
To all of us here
Happy 10th Birthday Laney Grace
In our hearts you are always near! Close
Happy 9th Birthday, Laney Grace! / Darlene Farabee (Friend)
Happy 9th Birthday, Laney Grace!
Beautiful little Laney Grace
Dancing happily all around
Smiles, giggles, and a shining face
In Heaven there are no frowns!
Best friends with Jesus
and all the angels, too
Happy 9th Birthday Laney Grace
Hugs and kisses we send to you! Close
Today is such a good day for all the kids. I wish you were here to open presents with all of them but you are in the best place anyone could ask for. We are celebrating Jesus' birthday here by giving to our kids and you are up there celebrating with Him! There is no better gift than that!
What can I give? / Marilyn Wagner (aunt)
Thank you, Shannon, for your challenge today. A line from one of the songs in our Christmas play is "If I give everything as if it were to Him, in my heart I believe Jesus will receive my gift." Whether its money, time, toys, friendship, comfort........or doughnuts, we can all give of ourselves. I had my letter from Huntsville Hospital in my desk so I will get that out and take care of it today. What better day than today? LANEY'S DAY !! Love to all. Marilyn Close
Happy Birthday / Nana
Laney Grace, Another year is upon us. Where has the time gone? Tomorrow you would be 3 years old. That doesn't seem possible. I had hoped it would be easier by now but it is not. Time is supposed to heal and in some ways it does. I know the sadness will always be there but with that comes a sense of pride. You were such a brave little girl and touched so many lives in such a short time. Your short life had so much meaning. You will forever be in our hearts. Thank you Laney for being a part of our lives. Happy Birthday sweet angel. Close
We put up your tree / Mommy
We put up your tree last night. It is really beautiful. The tree is huge, and your ornaments cover it. It really shows how much you've helped other babies. Cody and Lily had fun decorating it. Lily even put a few ornaments on (and off!). Cody remembers you like you never even left. He's excited that it's your birthday tomorrow. He always is even though you are not here to celebrate with us. I believe it was last year that he wanted to have a party for you at Dairy Queen! It was a special time last night, with all of us decorating your tree and remembering you. We always will, Laney. Every minute of every day. I love you so very much. >i< Close
Thinking about you all / Stephanie Hollis (friend)Read >>
Thinking about you all / Stephanie Hollis (friend)
I had been thinking about you lately, I knew it was getting time for Laney's birthday. Can't believe how the years fly by. I think it's okay to be mad sometimes. I know I still am at times, but it waxes and wanes. Right now I'm okay, but sometimes I just have to have a good cry and then I am okay for awhile. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Steph Close
Missing you more everyday / Aunt Ashley
Hello Little Girl! You have really been on my mind here lately. I think about you all the time but the closer it gets to your birthday the sadder I get. I find peace in coming to your site and writing to you. I could talk to others about you but they feel the same way I do....it still hurts like crap. I think we all still struggle with the why's at some point or other. I don't think I ever really thought it would still hurt the same today as it did the day you passed; its just a different type of hurt now but its still there. I dont' think it will ever subside....we've just learned to cope with it. I'll never forget the day your mommy said she was pregnant, the day I heard your heartbeat, or the day you went home and I will NEVER forget the hurt I felt that day. But, I do hope that someday I will get to see you again and all of that pain will be taken away...it will be a very joyous occassion when you have your whole family with you again. Close
It's so hard to believe that it has nearly been 3 years since you've been gone. I look at Abby-Grace everyday and see such a huge reminder of you. I wonder if ya'll would've been best friends, if ya'll would be close to the same mile markers in age, and even if ya'll would've looked anything alike (though I doubt it because Abby looks as though she was picked from her daddy's butt).
I made a promise to you the day you passed away that I would make some changes in my life and I was going to accomplish things I thought I would never do. The biggest thing of all was to finish college and do everything I could to keep you alive spiritually. I don't think I have ever had the motivation to finish school that I have had since that day. I never wanted to be a teacher and yet I have found that being a teacher is exactly what I should have tried to do a long time ago. I thought I would try elementary but soon realized that wasn't me, but I didn't stop. I have always loved business ands so that is when I went into Business Ed. Since I have gone into that, I have had several teachers who have lost loved ones and I have been able to direct them to your website. I have come across people who have needed help and I've been able to direct them here too. That just gives me confirmation that I am where I need to be. I never thought this would be something I was good at because I never thought I had the patience or the will power to deal with teenagers but somehow I have found a way. I have even been told I am way ahead of the game in education and that I am an impressive student that will be an amazing teacher. Do you know how good that feels?....I have you to thank for that!!! You were my motivation in the beginning and you still are. I said when I wrote you before you touched more lives in the 58 hours you were alive than I will my whole life...what's even more impressive is that you are still touching lives....you are absolutely one of the most amazing Angel's. I love you Laney-Grace. I love you so much and I thank God he loaned you to us before he decided to take you home. Oh, yeah....Jen has a boyfriend and he is really great to her. She's in Disney now so please watch over her.