June 15, 2008

An Angel Among Us

My family and I were blessed to have my sweet niece Camille, among us for a short time here on Earth. I may not have noticed before but I notice now that she was an angel sent to bless us with her infectious smile and spirit and now the Lord has called her elsewhere. How blessed we have been! God has a plan for each of us and Camille can now bless the lives of others where she is now full of peace and love from her family. The picture above is her baby announcement and shows how beautiful her features are. We miss you already Camille and look forward to see you again when we reunite as an eternal family.

Camille and Aubrey loved to play with each other. I thought it surprising for babies around 1 year of age to play together but they did. It was so fun to see them interact with each other at our family reunion. I'm hoping that Camille will have the time while looking over and checking in on her sisters to also make visits to Aubrey to check in on her cousin.

We love you Camille.


Tommy & Amy said...

How blessed you all are to have had her in your lives. What a sweet little baby and it's so comforting to know where she is and that our Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. Let me know if you need me to watch the girls this week. My prayers are with your family.

100 Percent Cottam said...

marleen, i am so very sorry for the loss of camille in your family. i am so impressed with the faith and peace you've all exhibited - it amazes me. i'll be praying for your family.

Sleepless In St. George said...

We are so sad to hear of Camille's passing. We know that your family will make it through this terrible ordeal the way the Waite's always do....with great faith. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

Don and Kelley said...

Don and I are so sorry. I was so impressed with your comments during R.S. yesterday. We know that prayer and faith will pull your family through this.

Jas & Cam Fam said...

What a beautiful little girl. She is an angel and I'm sure she will visit you more often than you know!

Lisa said...

What a precious child.

My heart goes out to her mother.

I know the spirit will be helping them through this hard time.

Tara said...

We are so sorry for your family's loss. What a beautiful girl. The Lord must have some great plan for her. We will keep your family in our prayers.

The Gunnerson Family said...

Marleen, I am so sorry about your beautiful little niece. I will keep your family in my prayers and I know that our Heavenly Father's wonderful plan will provide some comfort for you all at this time.

Aranne and Dan said...

YOu don't know me.. but I sneak in and look at your blog from time to time.

I want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family because of your loss. How blessed we are to have the Gospel in our lives and know that Family is FOREVER! May that be of some comfort to you during this time.

briggsbunch said...

I'm so sorry Marlene. What a loss to you and her parents and siblings. I know the lord will bless your family even though right now it probably doesn't feel like it. We love you and you are all in our prayers.

The DeMarcos said...

Marleen I want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prays. If you need anything and I mean anything, call me. I'm totally willing to babysit if needed!

Mandy said...

your family will be in our prayers. im so thankful we have the gospel and know we will see our angels again someday but in the meantime they are being well taken care of.

familyofthewaves said...

We love you and are in our prayers. I love the pictures of Camille. What a sweet baby. Death is not easy, but Heavenly Father's plan for us helps us to understand it better. Your family has such strength- it is an example to us all.

Stephanie said...

I love this poem- My thoughts are with you.

Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same.

Some people come into our lives
and quickly go... Some stay for awhile
and embrace our silent dreams.

They help us become aware
of the delicate winds of hope...
and we discover within every human spirit
there are wings yearning to fly.

They help our hearts to see that
the only stairway to the stars
is woven with dreams...
and we find ourselves
unafraid to reach high.

They celebrate the true essence
of who we are...
and have faith in all
that we may become.

Some people awaken us
to new and deeper realizations...
for we gain insight
from the passing whisper of their wisdom

Throughout our lives we are sent
precious souls...
meant to share our journey
however brief or lasting their stay
they remind us why we are here.

To learn... to teach... to nurture... to love

Some people come into our lives
to cast a steady light
upon our path and guide our every step
their shining belief in us
helps us to believe in ourselves.

Some people come into our
lives to teach us about love...
The love that rests within ourselves.

Let us reach out to others
and feel the bliss of giving
for love is far richer in action
that it ever is in words.

Some people come into our lives
and they move our souls to sing
and make our spirits dance.

They help us to see that everything on earth
is part of the incredibility of life...
and that it is always there
for us to take of its joy.

Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same.
~~by Flavia Weedn~~

Elizabeth said...

I was really surprised to see such bad news on your blog...my heart goes out to you and your family. I'm really sorry about the loss in your family. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Nate and Janie said...

Marleen, I'm so sorry about your loss, what a beautiful, sweet little girl. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers. My little sister was just one year old when she died and we try to take comfort knowing where she is and that she is watching over us. Again sorry.

Julie said...

I have been thinking about you all week. Most especially yesterday. I hope that all went well. Please know that you can call me anytime. Love Ya!