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In honor of Danielle Hall

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 1:15 PM

I am friends with the families that lost the little baby girl, Danielle Lorraine.  The gut wrenching feeling that immediately hits is unexplainable, and immediate.  I relate with parents and grand parents that lose the precious perfection that is a baby/child. Years ago, I lost a daughter of my own, and I know that you never really get over a life changing loss such as that.  Now as a Grandparent of so many children, I feel it even more.  Those of you that know me personally, know that I don't choke up about much, but I lose the ability to speak over little things with the kids.  I'm beyond excited the first time they walk, talk, smile, burp..... their first ride on a pony..... the first time they trot or lope...and see their little faces light up at how big they feel.  The first time they take a rope into their eensy little hands and throw a loop and catch a dummy head, or a bush...or even trip me, cuz they caught my ankle.  I've been roped so many times by ropes handled by those little hands.... and had those same ropes hit me in the head.  You just can't get mad, (even though it hurts sometimes) cuz they're sooo darn excited!  "I caught you Grandma!"  and then the laughter..... that only a kid can do..... or the squeals of delite for other reasons.... maybe I'm gonna rope them back.... and they run fast, but keep looking back.

These are the things that little Danni grew up doing.... and her wonderful little giggle will never be forgotten. Those memories will be so painful, among others.  I never want to forget the most painful memories.... because I don't want to weaken the strength of the good memories either.  They all go together.  I still miss my daughter, and cry for myself.  I don't cry for her..... She's an Angel that watches over my family..... And she's in the arms of my Sister who is now also watching over family.  She has a large family to watch over her, and hold her forever safe.  I just cry for me.  I cry now for Danni, from the day that I heard,....during the funeral service, and now as I write this letter. 

Please everyone, take a moment and send a Heart Felt Prayer to her loving family.  They are tormented.... and they are pulling together for one another.  They cry for themselves..... Danielle is watching over them, trying her best to make them feel better.  And they will....in time.

I would love and appreciate if any of you could come to this Benefit Roping to help the  family thru this time. 

For those of you that don't rope, there is still a way to participate by bidding on the Wonderful Auction Items and buying tickets for the raffle. 

I hope to see you there, it'll be a great day to Honor the Memory of a beautiful little baby girl.  She'd love to see you there!


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So well said, Jessie. I will be there.

-- Posted by SharonKilburn on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 1:24 PM

Thank you Sharon.... Love ya


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 1:32 PM

Words can not express of how sorry I am at the loss that this family is going through. I also know first hand what it is like to lose a child....My heart goes out to them....I am just thankful to see so much support from friends....I would not have made it through the first year of my childs passing without mine. God's Peace Be On Your Hearts.

-- Posted by gfhorses on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 4:11 PM

Thanks so much Jessie for being so candid and for loving them enough to share with everyone. I hope people will come out and support because that is what "cowboys and cowgirls" do they stand with their own through the good and the bad. Tragedies like this remind us of the best and worst parts of the lifestyle we live.

-- Posted by bruneaucowgirl on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 4:45 PM

My heart breaks for this family and all their friends. It is not easy to see a baby leave so suddenly without a notice. I have never lost a child, however I lost my 3 year old sister many many many years ago when I was only 12 years old and it had a lasting affect on me.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 8:14 PM

gfhorses...I know you have those moments of despair still... you are doing great!


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 8:53 PM

Bruneaucowgirl, At times like this, it can help others to know that others have felt the hopelessness, and the "I can't go on" feeling that they are surely dealing with. Then to realize that they CAN go on....

It's worth sharing something that pain, to possibly help them see the tiniest fleck of hope and know they can make it. To know that they have other belowed children to help thru this, will help them carry on.... at night though, they will suffer in the dark while they have so many thoughts whirling in their heads.....

Thanks for your love too


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 8:58 PM

Thank you MsM for sharing your story also....


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 8:59 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with this family who have lost such a precious child.

-- Posted by Snoshu2000 on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 11:01 AM

Thanks Linda, I appreciate your comment too! From afar!


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Dec 15, 2010, at 11:03 AM

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