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Thinking of you and knowing this week is hard. Sending ((((Hugs)))). Hoping you feel Irene around you.

Janet Robertson <>
Clinton Township, MI USA - Friday, February 1, 2013 3:30 PM CST
I was thinking about you today and just wanted you to know I still think of you and Irene and Cassie.

Christy Fitzpatrick (Jordyn's Mom) <>
Bamberg, Germany - Thursday, January 28, 2010 4:03 PM CST
Happy Valentines Day sweetheart! I love you, miss you, and long for you. Some days are easier than others and some days it is unbearable. I guess this is one of those days.
mama <>
Highlands Ranch, CO usa - Friday, February 13, 2009 9:30 PM CST
Nine years ago I pleaded with God to save you. Today honey I am grateful He took you away from any additional pain and suffering. I miss you more than anything everyday. I wish you were here to hold and kiss all of the time. I have had many dreams of you sweet baby Irene. I long for our days together honey. Until then I will see you in my dreams and feel your love in my heart. Love Mama
Mama <>
Highlands Ranch, CO - Sunday, February 1, 2009 10:25 PM CST
Gosh 11!! How is it that you could have gotten so so big honey? I just can't imagine you anything other than 2 still. I surely think you had a grand party in heaven. I am certain Scott, GG, Aunt Florence and you were together today as you are everyday. I miss you so MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Give each other hugs and kisses just as if I were there to do it for you. Run, sing, dance, be a kid honey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mama <>
Highlands Ranch, CO - Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:13 PM CST
You have been through so much. Please update us and know that you are thought of and Irene is remembered.
Thinking of you....
- Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:46 AM CDT
Well sweet Irene it is your 10th birthday! Happy birthday my beautiful angel. I wish I knew what you looked like now. It still seems impossible that Friday will mark 8 years without you. I love you more than anything babygirl.

I know you have been looking down at who would have been your step father and seeing him struggle with his end of life now. You know Scott and I fought as hard as we could for him to live but God has decided he wants him home with you my love. Please come down and take Scott home to live with you and take good care of him until I can be there with you both. I love him so much and can't bear to lose him as I couldn't bear to lose you but know that you will be taking phenomenal care of him in Heaven.

I love you more than anything in this world Irene. I miss you every day and my heart still continues to ache that I can not hold you in my arms. I take comfort in looking at your pictures but that is nothing compared to what I feel in my heart about you. I trust God and his decisions for my life and know He is making the correct ones for me. I also know that He has taken such good loving care of you that you haven't missed me at all. You have gotten to run and laugh like you never could on earth. I am grateful for those thoughts.

I will one day see you again honey and can't wait for the party when it happens! I send all of my love to you and pretend I am hugging you right now.

Your sister has gotten so big! She will be a teenager in June. Can you believe it? Have you seen how well she plays basketball? I know Cassie misses you too honey. Please continue to watch over her and make sure she stays safe and happy. I know you will do just that as you have done since you left us.

I pray for sweet dreams of you Irene.



Mommy <>
Highlands Ranch, CO USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:49 PM CST
Just thought that this time I would actually sign in.
I stop here quite a bit, to remember my sweet little girl.
I still pull out her hospital PJs and pictures periodically.
I thank you Torrie for the daily logs of her fight.

Ed. Murphy <>
Littleton, CO USA - Sunday, July 8, 2007 7:35 AM CDT
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viks <>
- Sunday, March 18, 2007 6:28 PM CDT
Holding you tightly in my heart and prayers on Irene's birthday and has her Homegoing anniversary approaches. Praise God that He knows our pain. Praise God that we know His Hope.

Yolanda, Mom to Anna <>
Alt Spgs, FL USA - Monday, January 29, 2007 7:38 PM CST
Hello! I just read my "Month By Month" calendar and saw that today is your little Irene's birthday. I'm new to "Month By Month", but I am not new to grief. I have lost my child, too. So, I know how hard today, and other days, really are. My hope is that it helps you, if even just a little bit, knowing that someone is thinking of you, your family and your little angel Irene, today.
With heartfelt hugs...Beth Anne Rekowski <>
Merrill, WI U.S.A. - Monday, January 29, 2007 8:51 AM CST
Dear Mr. Hallmark,

I am writing to you from heaven, and though it must appear,
A rather strange idea, I see everything from here,
I just popped in to visit, your stores to find a card,
A card of love for my parents, as this day for them is hard,
There must be some mistake I thought, every card you can imagine,
except I could not find a card, from a child that lives in heaven,
they are still a parent too, no matter where I reside,
I had to leave, they understand, but oh the tears they cried,
I thought that if I wrote to you, that you would come to know,
that though I live in heaven now, I still love my parents so,
they talk with me, and dreams with me, we still share laughter too,
memories are our way of speaking now, would you see what you can do?
my parents carry me in their heart, their tears they hide from sight,
they plants flowers in my garden, there my living memory dwells,
they writes to other grieving parents, trying to ease there pain as well,
so you see Mr. Hallmark, though I no longer live on earth,
I must find a way, to remind her of her wondrous worth,
they need to be honored, and be remembered too,
just as the children of the earth will do,
thank you Mr. Hallmark, I know you will do your best,
find a way to tell them, how much they mean to me,
until I can do it for myself, when she joins me in eternity.

I know Christmas must be so hard for you although I can't comprehend how difficult it must be.

All my love,


viks <>
- Friday, December 22, 2006 10:25 AM CST

I was posting this picture on Cassie's site, and thought I would swing by your page to say "hello". Cassie's recolections of time with irene sound lovely, nothing like seeing or hearing things through the eys of a child

Lots of love


viks <>
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:00 PM CDT
I had a lovely visit to your home on the internet I have lost a child and have an idea of what you are going through and would like to invite you to visit "Wings of Love and Light", an online friendship group where you can meet people from all over the world and get to make lasting friendships. Our purpose is to bring people together in a safe and fun atmosphere, so I hope you will visit with us very soon!

Canada - Sunday, February 19, 2006 2:50 AM CST
Hugs and prayers to you, this is something you never get over, and its so unfair what these kids go through
Chris Gooch's mom <>
- Saturday, February 4, 2006 8:29 AM CST
Thank you for sharing your precious daughter. I am reminded of this prayer: "I make pleasant songs, and weave verses, because my soul longs for You. Even as I speak of Your glorious power,it is Your love my heart desires. So may all my thoughts be sweet before You, because my soul longs for You." Yes, we long and yearn for Heaven. And God Who listens to our prayers and hears our needs has made it even sweeter by placing our daughters there.

In His Love,
Yolanda Rogers

Mom to Anna <>
Alt Spgs, FL USA - Saturday, January 28, 2006 11:16 AM CST
What a precious and sweet baby girl! I just happened by your site, and I seen your little one's name.(Irene) That is my mom's name, and I think Irene is a very pretty name. There isn't anything I could say to make you feel better, but just know that I will pray for your family to be comforted with your wonderful memories, and I pray that the Lord will continue to bring you comfort as well. And I know Jesus is taking very good care of your little angel until you are reunited again! Your other little girl is sweet too!! A very caring friend, Jan
Jan Blanc <>
Somerset, Ohio USA - Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:48 PM CST
I just came across your site today--what a beautiful daughter she is! I am so sorry for your loss 5 years ago! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and just know that now you have a beautiful angel watching over you! Take care! Sincerely, Micki, Clay, Kaitlyn and Shaylee Messersmith
mic messersmith <>
Alliance, NE - Friday, September 16, 2005 11:52 AM CDT
Thinking of you all today,

Sue <>
Colchester, Essex, England - Saturday, September 3, 2005 5:06 AM CDT
What a beautiful picture you have on the front!!! May you have peace this year, Laura

ca - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:59 PM CDT
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Post Pals <>
- Thursday, March 24, 2005 4:07 AM CST
Praying that tomorrow is gentle for you.

You're all in my prayers on Irene's birthday and on her anniversary.

(((((((((((God Bless)))))))))))))

Christy Angel Jordyn's Mommy <>
Ft.Riley, KS USA - Monday, January 31, 2005 11:24 PM CST
Happy Birthday in Heaven Irene. Wishing your family peace and happy memories of you
Chris - Gooch's mom Share the Love
- Sunday, January 30, 2005 11:47 AM CST
you know we are there for you
duncan falls, oh usa - Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:01 AM CST
We know your ever-present sorrow and sense of loss and know we will never be the same. While we carry within us the blessed hope of holding them again, we also carry our grief and on these days, their days, the pain will always be deeper, keener, lonelier. May you know the comforting presence of our Lord in a special way today, on Irene's birthday and as her Homegoing anniversary approaches.

In His Love,
Yolanda Rogers

Mom to Anna <>
Altamonte Springs, FL USA - Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:32 PM CST
Happy Birthday in Heaven, ^Irene^..

We'll keep your family in our prayers today!

God Bless...

Love, hugs, and forever moving FORWARD...

Eva and Rodney <>, - Saturday, January 29, 2005 5:36 AM CST
Hi Torrie and Cassie,
Just dropping in to let you know I am thinking of you and I care!

Kathy Haws
Thousand Oaks, CA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 9:39 PM CST

God Give Us eyes this Christmas
To see the Christmas Star.
And give us ears to hear the song
of angels from afar

And, with our eyes and ears attuned
for a message from above,
Let "Christmas Angels" speak to us
of hope and faith and love

Hope to light our pathway
When the way ahead is dark,
Hope to sing through stormy days,
with the sweetness of the lark

Faith to trust in things unseen
and know beyond all seeing
That it is in our Fathers love
We live and have our being

And love to break down barriers
of color, race and creed,
Love to see and understand
and help all those in need.

Lord, bless those we love this Christmas Day,be they near or far away Bless those good friends who mean so much and those with whom we're out of touch. We bring them all to You in prayer, and ask You to keep them in Your care.

Please know that you are thought of, in a very special way, not just this beautiful season but every day.

Chris Ullrich - Bella's Grammy <,>
- Friday, December 24, 2004 11:38 PM CST
hi my name is kelly i lost my daughter to brain cancer portions brainsteam gliamon
kelly <>
detroit, mi - Friday, December 3, 2004 7:26 AM CST
Cassie thinking of you as you hit that anniversary that so few think about or even remember, although it's these dates that are forever in our memories.

I'm just an email away if you ever need to...

God Bless

Christy..Angel Jordyn's Mommy <>
Ft.Riley, KS USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 3:01 AM CST
i am so sorry for your loss god bless.
crystal <>
jacksonville, fl usa - Saturday, July 24, 2004 6:33 PM CDT

Im sending all my love to you all,



viks <>
- Saturday, July 17, 2004 12:30 AM CDT
Hello, just dropping by to send a hug to you

Love Viks on behalf of everyone at Post Pals

viks <>
- Sunday, May 30, 2004 5:03 PM CDT
Thinking about you today.
Jackson's mom, Michelle
Clear Lake, WI - Sunday, May 9, 2004 12:22 AM CDT
Mothers Day Prayer

I Pray for you that on this special Mothers day,
God fills your heart in a truley beautiful way.
And may, He in His reach from heaven above,
Flow the wonderful family spirit, of His love.
I pray He grant, truley sweet and Angelic care,
That you may know, He is, always there.
I pray within God's great vast Love for you
In life, daily onward, In all that you may do,
You feel His love, His strength, His peace,
This Mothers Day blesses a spiritual release.

Have a Blessed Mothers Day

Chris Ullrich - Bella's Grammy <,>
- Thursday, May 6, 2004 4:09 PM CDT
- Friday, April 30, 2004 10:17 PM CDT

Thinking of you this Easter, Love everyone at Post Pals

viks <>
- Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:33 PM CDT
im sure you must get bored of hearing it, and i wish i could find something more orginal to say, but i AM thinking of you,

Love viks from BWC and Post Pals

viks <>
- Tuesday, March 9, 2004 0:47 AM CST
Hi im from Australia and I was soooooo upset 2 hear bout ure daughter. But I am certain that our beautiful saviour and Lord Jesus Christ is taking very good care of her. I will pray for ure family. If u eva need sum1 2 talk 2 send me an email I would be more than happy to talk with you. I may not know what it feels like 2 loose a child but i do know what it feels like to loose a friend, relative e.t.c This site is soooooo beautiful Thankyou may Jesus bless u and ure family always
maresha <>
Australia - Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:54 AM CST
Dear Torrie~
Thank you for sending me your story by email....
Your girls are gorgeous....
You have a special welcome of your very own waiting for you in heaven....
Much love, and many prayers and hugs
Katelynn Ts mom

m <>
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 10:20 AM CST
Thinking of you, as I know this must have been a hard week for you, no matter how much time passes...
Chris ~ Gooch's Site ~
- Thursday, February 5, 2004 9:12 AM CST
A beautiful tribute to Torrie! I am visiting her site on her birthday. Chelsea loved parties...I am sure she is helping your daughter to celebrate. Thank you for sharing your journal.

Lots of Hugs and Prayers,


Vicki <>
Bloomington, IN USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 9:29 AM CST
Dropping by with knowning hugs to say you are in our prayers as you celebrate the remembrance of Irene's birth and precious life with you this side of Heaven. May our Lord hold you extra close today.
Yolanda Rogers, Mom to Anna, <>
Altamonte Springs, FL USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 6:45 AM CST
Just drop by to say hello. We haven't forgotten you. Things are going well with us. Christina is close to 9 months after-transplant. We are just hoping she can be a normal child again.
Best wish to you and your family!

Jun, Mingyan and Christina < >
Durham, NC USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:21 PM CST
Dear Irene's Family, I'm needing to talk to you about Irene's candle (Irene's Invigorating Herbal) and can't seem to locate your email address. I am a friend of Annie's (my name is Cathy) and am taking over Annie's Candle business as it's gotten to be to much for Annie with Erin back in treatment now. Please email me when you have a chance.
Thank You,

Cathy (mom to ^i^Sabrina^i^ ) <>
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004 8:16 AM CST
Irene and Cassie are beautiful! May the precious memories of Irene lend you strength during the difficult times ahead!
Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!

Kathy Haws
Thousand Oaks, CA - Saturday, January 10, 2004 7:00 PM CST
We've kind of lost touch after keeping up by email for a while. I wanted you to know that you are definitely not forgotten and that I will continue to lift you up in prayer in this new year. I know the holidays are difficult for you. I'm sure I have no idea how difficult. I pray that it helps at least a little to know that I care and am lifting you up in prayer. Blessings in 2004!
Khalita My Caringbridge Site Duke Peds BMT Aplastic Anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Friday, January 9, 2004 10:47 AM CST
Dearest Family

I gently wrap warm thoughts of you
in my christmas prayers
For Heaven to smile on you
For Angels to watch over you
and the love of Jesus to fill your heart
Have A Merry Christmas
God Bless You And Your Family This Holiday

Chris Ullrich - Grand daughter dx with AML M5 <,>
Hemingford, Ne USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:01 AM CST
Irene's family,
You have such aprecious little girl.what a cute little smile.I know she was so brave in her fightbut know she is doing better.Even though I still belive the best place for a child is in it's mothers arms. We to lost our little princess Kayla due to some very rare dieases and one of them was a very rare type of brain tumor they they woulnt treat and in the end she also had a brain hemorage. I do know your pain and all the questions why. Our little Kayla just passedin Aug.I miss her so much and it sems to get worse instead of better b/c I miss her more and more eveyday that she not in my arms she was only 2. You can see her at her site at I know she has a beautiful angel buddie. We will keep you and your family in our prayers if you ever need to talk just mail me
God Bless

April Harris <>
charlotte, TN, TN USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:51 PM CST
Irene's momma:

Hi Torrie! THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful website...Irene is so adorable. What a precious gift her short life was/is to me and I haven't even met her. Please know you are in my prayers. I'm having trouble w/my email, but am trying to write you back! God bless you and strengthen you.

Cathy and St. Theresa <WeLoveTeesa@Mailstation.Com;>
St. Paul, MN USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:08 PM CST
I continue to think of you and pray for you. I wanted to sign in and let you know you are not forgotten. Blessings to you in Christ.
Khalita My Caringbridge Site Duke Peds BMT Aplastic Anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Sunday, November 9, 2003 7:56 PM CST
You don't know me but I saw this page on, i think that was there. And i had to come check it out, i hope you dont mind. My name is Lauren and i have high risk ALL also. i am 14. But i wanted you to no that you are in my prayers, God Bless

Lauren <>
- Wednesday, November 5, 2003 3:57 PM CST
You are truely touching our heart. What a wonderful gift you had!
We are sharing your feelings.

Mingyan, Jun and Christina
Durham, NC USA - Thursday, October 9, 2003 12:20 AM CDT
My name is Tanja Theriault, I run a web site called "Loyal Lamb Foundation" I was wondering if I could use Katie's picture for the slide show "Entered The Light" My prayers are with you and your family!
Tanja Theriault <>
Brantford, Ont Canada - Sunday, October 5, 2003 11:58 AM CDT
Hi Torri,
I just met you Last weekend in Columbus.
I belive God has a reason for people meeting in life.
I Pray we will meet again you are a very sweet and caring person. If not for this weekend I would never have met you,
Kathy, Kenny or Lin and their spouses. When Teresa ask me to bring her to columbus. I never thought I would meet such
good people.
Teresa sent me Little angel Irene's Web Site.
I am very touch and sadden for what you have been through.
You are a very special Person to be able to deal with so much and still be there for Cassandra I don't know if i could be that strong.
I just want to say my paryes are with you and cassandra. I am sure you both will be with Little Irene again one day.
Meanwhile you and Cassandra have a very long and loving life.

Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas <>
Erlanger, ky - Tuesday, September 9, 2003 11:27 PM CDT
I am sorry that it has been so long since I have been here. I had misplaced this link. It was nice to come back. I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you...and your sweet little girl.
Michelle, Momma to Jackson Ben Espeseth, ^forever 3^ <>
- Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:06 PM CDT
It's been a VERY long time since we've been in touch but I wanted you to know that I do still think of you and pray for you. Blessings to you and let me know how you are when you get a chance.
Khalita My Caringbridge Site Duke Peds BMT Aplastic Anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 2:34 PM CDT

Good Morning precious Angel Irene. I can't help but look at the beautiful picture of you and your sister every time I visit your web page. Smiling, laughing, playing in Heaven, with no pain. You are such a dear. Always thinking of you and your family, With Love,

Brenda <>
Burns, TN - Thursday, April 24, 2003 11:14 AM CDT
I was visiting onevoiceusa website today (Angel page)and thought I would drop you a note.I hope you had a blessed Easter as I know how hard it is getting throught he holidays without our babies, even as the years pass it still hurts and we seem to miss them more each passing day.


Bonnie <>
Columbus, Ohio - Monday, April 21, 2003 2:55 PM CDT
I am not sure what to say to you all, as I dont want to pretend to even begin to imagine what you are going through. But I wanted to drop by and extend our condolences and wishes that Irene is pain free and at peace, looking over you all.
Chris ~ Gooch's Site

- Saturday, April 19, 2003 12:08 AM CDT
I came back to sign your guestbook since I want to have you know that my eyes are full of tears when reading your story. We too would have your precious daughter in our memory.

Jun, Mingyan and Christina

Jun < >
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 11:41 PM CDT
Dearest Angel Irene,
I come to you for a special request. My best friend, Laura, earned her wings today. You were brought into my life to let me know there was someone there to take care of and be with her. She left behind 2 beautiful girls like you, and a new baby boy. Take good care of her for me, Angel Irene.

TN - Friday, April 11, 2003 10:17 PM CDT
your in my thoughts and prayers
God bless you little darling

Mary <>
Flourtown, Pa USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 10:09 PM CST

Hello Precious Angel Irene,
We miss you're beautiful smile so much. Blessed to have you on Earth as long as we did, the joy you brought to those around you will remain in our hearts forever. I pray for your family to have the joy of your memories overcome the sorrow from your leaving so early to be in Heaven. May God Bless all of you.

Brenda Lane <>
Burns, TN - Friday, March 21, 2003 4:59 PM CST
How ironic that our sunshinegirl was dx on your Irenes birthday. I trully believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe, just maybe your angel is watching over our angel, helping her through this.
Thank you for visiting Sydney's site and getting in touch with me.
Much love from a family member you never want to have =)

Sarah Costley <>
Midlothian, VA USA - Tuesday, March 4, 2003 1:50 PM CST
Precious Angel Irene,
You are such a beautiful child who brightens the Heavens with your smile and laughter, playing with other children. I know that you are smiling down at your wonderful family that misses you so much. One sweet day, we will all get to see you, as you meet each one of us at the gates of Heaven. Thank you for the time you shared with everyone you met on this earth, and everyone’s heart that you continue to touch.

Brenda <>
Burns, TN - Monday, February 24, 2003 10:17 AM CST
Just to let you know, Irene's site was adopted tonite.
Chris - Gooch's mom
Gooch's Site
Adopt A Kid's site - just click on Caringbridge on the left
- Saturday, February 22, 2003 8:24 PM CST
BRASILIA, DF BRAZIL - Friday, February 21, 2003 11:22 AM CST
Torrie, I hate to put this here but didnt see your email address. Please email me if you would like her site to be listed on our Adopt A Kids Site.. there is info on my son Gooch's page about it.
Chris ~ Gooch's Site

- Sunday, February 16, 2003 1:55 PM CST
Hi Torrie-
This is Anne from Annie's Flowers & Scents - we make candles in honor of children who are battling or have battled cancer. You requested one back in October and we have her scent ready. The email address you sent isn't working anymore. Please contact me so I can give you all of the info! :)

Anne <>
- Monday, February 10, 2003 1:09 PM CST
I am so sorry for your loss.
Three years since she has been gone, wow. Thats a long time, time the rest of us take for granted. I know my world changed forever when my son was diagnosed, I cant even imagine trying to get thru the day if anything happened to him. I wish I had some rhyme or reason for all of this, but I cant understand myself why all these kids have to go through all of this. Just doesnt make any sense and its very unfair.

If You Could See Me Now

I know that you are heartbroken
and sad that I am gone.
But I am in Heaven now, Momma,
and I've never once been left alone.

Oh I wish you could see me now.
Heaven is a beautiful place to be.
Jesus is the light that shines here.
And He walks daily with me.

Oh, the skies are never gray here.
And it never ever rains.
And, although I know you still feel it...
Up here, there is no pain.

Angels are always singing for me.
Their voices are beautiful and clear.
I am in the presence of loved ones.
And Momma, I haven't seen one tear!

I know that you are hurting for me.
And I can't make your pain disappear.
But if you could see me now, you'd know
I am happy in Heaven
and I still love you from here!

Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Copyright 2000

Chris ~ Gooch's Site

- Wednesday, February 5, 2003 8:16 AM CST
I was checking thru Ashleigh's guestbook and came across your entry, thank you so much for dropping by to say hello. I didn't realize it, but today is your angel's birthday. How ironic that I found your entry on this day. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and Cassie and especially little Irene. It was nice hearing from you. Let me know how you are.

Judy <>
Mentone, IN US - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 04:41 PM (CST)
You are in our prayers. May our Lord bless you with His comfort and peace as you remember Irene's birth and her home going. May we rest in His precious promise of a glorious reunion in Heaven.
Yolanda Rogers, Mommy to Anna, <>
Altamonte Springs, FL USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 06:29 PM (CST)
Hi, this is Laura from Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial..can you please contact me....the email address I have is not working. Thanks
God bless
Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial

Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial <>
apple valley, - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 02:40 PM (CST)
Just wanted to send you a hug and let you know I am praying for you during this especially difficult time.
Tracy <>
- Monday, January 27, 2003 at 02:05 PM (CST)
Happy Birthday precious Irene, you're probably having a blast in heaven and maybe you've met my Ariel Jean Marie. It's hard for us mama's though, not having you guys around to hold and talk to. The pain never seems to get easier, we just learn to live with it better. Wishing you and your family peace.


WA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 05:54 PM (CST)
Torrie and Cassie,
Wishing you both such peace on Irene's birthday..wishing both of our girls could be here this year to turn 5. I just wonder what Jordyn would look like, just as I imagine you wonder what Torrie would look like.
Torrie if you ever need to talk...I'm here.
God Bless with MANY prayers and Hugs

Christy..Angel Jordyn's Mommy <>
Ft.Riley, KS USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 10:26 PM (CST)
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as your angels special day approaches. I am here if you need anything! May your angel send you peace from Heaven!
Heidi <>
Grand Haven , MI usa - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 09:02 AM (CST)
Torrie, you have become one of my very best friends. There are no words I can speak at this moment that will ease the pain. Yes, I thank God you had Irene as long as you did, and she is an Angel right by God's side. Torrie, you are never alone hun, remember that...NEVER ALONE. God Bless sweetie....Lin I love you
Silky ~aka ~Lin
OH USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 09:09 PM (CST)

What beautiful girls you have.I am so sorry for your loss.
I lost my grandson Jamie to t-cell ALL 12/19/00 16 months later I was dx with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (incurable) but can be treated.I don't know if you remember me but I use to be on one of the greif groups with you...the one Judy started.
I hope everyone is fine and I send my blessings,

Bonnie, grandma to ^i^ James <>
Columbus, Ohio - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 03:36 PM (CST)
Torrie and Cassie,
Wanting you both to know you're in my heart and prayers.

(Torrie please send me your current email addy)

Christy Fitzpatrick..Angel Jordyn's Mommy <>
Ft. Riley, KS USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 02:20 PM (CST)
- Friday, November 29, 2002 at 12:39 PM (CST)
Touching site, Thinking about you....
Marshall, your yahoo buddy
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 02:12 PM (CST)
She is in gods hands now, and she is a beutiful little Angle. Be at peace she is well taken care of.
Bob Chappell <>
Firestone , Co. USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 10:36 AM (CST)
Such a wonderful dream...and how sweet you are in your angel wings, all fluffy white...gentle cuddling around mommy...
Judy Stallings <>
Hoilday Island, AR usa - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 09:46 PM (CST)
just stopping by to say hello and to let you know I'm thinking about you.
Khalita Duke Peds BMT aplastic anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 09:20 AM (CST)
Thank you for sharing Torrie. You are truely bless to be able to express your dreams. Irene is truely coming to you in your dreams, and allowing you to be able to spend that valuable time with her.
cio < >
Or USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 06:59 PM (CDT)
thanks for sharing those dreams with us. i know the bad ones are hard to share and i know the good ones are definitely cherished. i'll keep checking up on you here. and, i'll also keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Khalita Duke Peds BMT aplastic anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 04:25 PM (CDT)
I came to visit your little angel, so I could get to know her a little. I am making her quilt in Spreading Smiles. Thank you for sharing your little angel with us. My prayers are with you.
Jeannie <>
L:ebanon, Ohio USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 06:48 PM (CDT)
Hi, I wanted to welcome you to ALNF.I am so sorry about your loss.I will pray for you.God Bless You!!!
Janet Field <>
N.J. USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 05:22 PM (CDT)
Thank you for sharing your beautiful little Daughter Irene.
you see the name caught my eye because that it my name also.
she is a beautiful child and thank you for sharing her. I have lost a child also. In 1995 in a boating accident. If you would like to visit his site please do so and vote for him on both banners. This is the only way i have of keeping his memory alive . Again thank you For sharing Irene with me. Irene Dustin's Mom

Irene Fitzer <>
Randlett,, Oklahoma U.S.A. - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 02:28 PM (CDT)
Beautiful Memorial Site, Im sorry for your loss

Doris (ALNF) <>
- Monday, September 30, 2002 at 05:57 PM (CDT)
Hey! You didn't leave an email address, but I wanted to thank you for signing in on my guestmap. I really appreciate it. And things are going great for me. No complaints. I'm glad to have the best medical care there is. It's very much a blessing. Thanks again. And again, know that you're thought of and prayed for. I know you're longing for the day when you can see Irene again. I'm praying God will keep you strong and get you through the days until then. Blessings!
Khalita Duke Peds BMT aplastic anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 12:51 PM (CDT)
Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I did stop by to check and see how you were. I'm glad you still update. Know that you're thought of and prayed for.
Khalita Duke Peds BMT aplastic anemia <>
Lexington, NC - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 05:03 PM (CDT)
Hello and Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels
Angel Evanatha

Angel Evanatha <>
- Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 08:04 PM (CDT)

Our friends are like angels,
who brighten our days.
In all kinds of wonderful,
Magical ways.
Their thoughtfulness comes,
As a gift from above.
And we feel we're surrounded,
By warm, caring love.
Like upside-down rainbows,
Their smiles bring the sun.
And they fill ho-hum moments,
With laughter and fun.
Friends are like angels,
Without any wings.
Blessing our lives,
With the most precious things.
~~Author Unknown.~~

Happy 1st Anniversary!
Love and Hugs~

Mythical Angel <>
Gainesville, GA USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 07:57 PM (CDT)
Hi An Angels Mommy I wanted to flutter in and wish you a very happy 1st Anniversary. SEA is a wonderful group that I for one am proud to be a member of.

A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift,

A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.

A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace

And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.

- Jean Kyler McManus -

I am so sorry for your loss (((((HUGS))))))

Angel Georgina's Mummy <>
United Kindom - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 08:25 PM (CDT)
Just flying by to wish you a happy SEA anniversary. I hope you enjoy your stay with us. And I look forward to getting to know you better.
Angel Bkay
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 11:28 PM (CDT)
Hello and welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels!! I know you will love it here as I do and I hope to get to know you better :)

Angel Kim <>
- Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 09:10 PM (CDT)

Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels. It's nice to meet you and I hope that you meet many other new friends in the group.
Angel Kari <>
- Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 04:21 AM (CDT)
Hiya, Welcome To Simply Enchanting Angels.Glad to have you here with us. :)

Angel Elin <>
Singapore - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 10:50 AM (CDT)
so sorry you lost your sweet irene. welcome to simply enchanting angels, i hope you enjoy your time with the heart and prayers are with you and yours. hugs and be safe. angel wizard
angel wizard <>
- Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 07:43 PM (CDT)

welcome to simply enchanting angels.... glad you are with us.. i know you would love it here.


Angel Aster

Angel Aster <>
Cebu City, cc Philippines - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 07:09 PM (CDT)
Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels! We are so glad you joined us.

Angel Elinora <>
Phx, AZ USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 05:00 PM (CDT)
Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels! We are so glad you joined us.

Angel Lynette <>
Silverdale, wa USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 04:45 PM (CDT)
Hello! Just stopping by to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels. Hope you will enjoy our group. Glad to have you with us.

Angel Lysari <>
- Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 11:20 AM (CDT)
Welcome to the Simply Enchanting Angels. I know you will find this the most amazing group of women. I look forward to getting to know you!

Angel Twinklz <>
MN USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 07:39 AM (CDT)
Stopping by to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels. I do hope you enjoy the group.

Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels


Angel Maiden Fair
Illinois, USA, - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 12:04 AM (CDT)
Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels! We are so glad you joined us and hope your stay with us is a happy one! Hugs!!!

Angel Stevie
FL - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 10:15 PM (CDT)
Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angel's!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angel Cally <>
Toronto, Canada - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 08:22 PM (CDT)
welcome to simply enchanting angels we hope you like it here.
angel elizabeth <>
Taunton, ma USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 06:19 PM (CDT)
Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels! Hope you enjoy your time with us.

Angel Andrea
Welcoming Committee
Simply Enchanting Angels

Andrea <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 02:26 PM (CDT)
Just a note to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels... Youre simply enchanting.
Gypsy o:)

Bienvenida means Welcome

gypsy angel <>
San Juan, PR Puerto Rico - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 10:48 AM (CDT)

Hello! I've stopped by to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels! We're so happy to have you
join us and are anxious to get to know you. Spread your wings and join the fun!
Hugs, Angel Daystar

Angel Daystar
CANADA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 09:28 AM (CDT)

I enjoyed visiting your website

And I wanted to take a minute

To welcome you to Simply

Enchanting Angels

I hope that you enjoy this group

As much as I do.

Please accept this gift

In the spirit of friendship

Angel Sand

Angel Sand <>
Wilmington, oh USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 06:56 AM (CDT)
Hello and Welcome to SEAngels I hope that you will enjoy your stay here..
MysticViews <>
Kent, OH USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 06:28 AM (CDT)
Wanted to stop in and give you a great big welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels! You have joined a group of wonderful caring ladies. Hope you grow to love it here as much as we do!
FAIRLAND, IN USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 05:53 AM (CDT)
I am here to welcome you to SEA, I do hope that your time here with us is a joyous one and that you can meet the wonderful angels we have here.. Welcome aboard..
Dream Angel <>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 05:26 AM (CDT)
Wecome Dear Angel to Simply Enchanting Angels.
Torrie has a Special Mom.
Hugs to you and i am here at any tme Angel Tiaria
Mom Of Angel Samantha Ann,

Angel Tiaria <>
S E A England - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 05:21 AM (CDT)
just want to say welcome to SEA
Marita <>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 05:01 AM (CDT)
Hi An Angels Mommy. It's just wonderful that you have decided to join us here at Simply Enchanting Angels. I know that you will have a wonderful time as there is so much fun to be had, and so many new friends to make.
I look forward to getting to know you.

P.S. I enjoyed my time travelling through your home. It is beautiful.

Angel SweetPea <>
Australia - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 04:14 AM (CDT)
Hi I came to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels.
This is a wonderful group and I am sure you will like it here.
Looking forward to getting to know you.
I really enjoyed my visit to your wonderful website!

Angel Hair
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 04:14 AM (CDT)
I would like to take the time to welcome you to SEA. I am Angel Lisa and I look forward to
getting to know you better. I hope your stay with us is an enjoyable one. I have enjoyed my visit
at your little spot on the net. What a beautiful site you have!

Angel Lisa <>
CT USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:13 AM (CDT)

as a member of the simply enchanting angels welcoming committee, i would like to take this opportunity to say hello and welcome you to our group. i know that you'll enjoy it here as much as i do.

angel chesca

angel chesca <>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:07 AM (CDT)
Just flew in to welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels. This is a great group and I am sure you will like it here with us. Looking forward to getting to know you

Angel Nanny
Metairie, LA USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 12:31 AM (CDT)
I came by to welcome you to Simply Encanting Angels! It's a wonderful group of friends and we are delighted that you are joining us.
Angel Jean

Angel Jean <>
Tucson, AZ - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 10:40 PM (CDT)
Hello and Welcome to Simply Enchanting Angels.
So glad you have joined our group of friendly caring
Angels. I know you will enjoy it here as much as we
will enjoy having you. I am looking foward to getting to know you.
Angel Mimi

Mimi <>
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:34 PM (CDT)
Hello, Dear Angel Your site is Very lovely.
I would like to Welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels,
With open arms, ((HUGS)), and a Smile :)
I am so happy you have chosen to join our family, The Simply Enchanting Angels, don't forget to join our chit-chat group so we can chat away. From: Angel Breeze

Angel Breeze <>
Mansfield, Louisiana USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:17 PM (CDT)
Just flew in to welcome you to SEA and wish you a Happy 1st SEA Anniversary!! Hope you enjoy this group of wonderful Angels!!

Angel Greeneyes <>
Courtland, MS USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:17 PM (CDT)
I just wanted to fly in and welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels. I'm sure you will enjoy this wonderful group.
Hugs Angel Peggy

Angel Peggy <>
GA USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 08:55 PM (CDT)
Just fluttering in to warmly welcome you to Simply Enchanting Angels...I am sure you are going to enjoy being in this family of special Angels...I look forward to getting to know you...Wherever you go,Whatever you do...May the Angels watch over you...Angel Hugs Wolf Angel...Welcome to our Angel Family
Wolf Angel <>
Australia - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 07:31 PM (CDT)
Hi, I just visited your site and I think you did a beautiful job and a wonderful tribute! I would like to invite you to join an angelic internet group called Simply Enchanting Angels. We hope to make new and lasting friendships as well as support each other in times of need. We have many fun activities and great times together. I hope to see you there! (((Angel Hugs))) Angel MaryBeth
Our website addy is

Angel MaryBeth
Mi USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 06:01 PM (CDT)
Hi, I just visited your site and I think you did a beautiful job and a wonderful tribute! I would like to invite you to join an angelic internet group called Simply Enchanting Angels. We hope to make new and lasting friendships as well as support each other in times of need. We have many fun activities and great times together. I hope to see you there! (((Angel Hugs))) Angel MaryBeth

Angel MaryBeth
Mi USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 06:00 PM (CDT)
Just stopping by to say hello, and that you remain in my thoughts. :)
Jackson's mom, Michelle <>
Clear Lake, Wi - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 12:56 PM (CDT)
As I was visiting websites that contained tributes and memorials for parents whom have lost a child or children,I came across your site.
I would like to share with you a new ministry and support site that has been started by me.
It is a ministry and site, that offers support,hope,and love,for parents that have experienced the loss of their angel or angels.A place that is specifically for help and to place tribute to your child whom you have lost regardless of the cause.
I also would like to offer you a place to place a tribute or memorial for your angel or angels.You can send me the materials you would like and i will make that tribute for you.No charge but a honor to this ministry to place tribute to your wonderful angel.
If you know of those whom do not have a site but would like to have one I will do up to 5 pages free of charge and will place the materials they want and all the pics they would like also.I will also update and take care of the site also if needed free of charge.I take this a great honor to do so feel free to pass this on to them.
Thanks for your time and I do want to let you know i am praying for you and yours as we travel the road of loss of a loved one or child.

stephen thurman <>
texas USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 01:44 PM (CDT)

Doris From Smile Quilts <>
- Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 06:55 PM (CDT)
I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and will NEVER forget Irene.

Christy <>
KS - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 12:17 AM (CDT)
Dear Torrie,

My name is Claire and I also had a daughter that died from ALL on February 1, 2001. It has been just over a year and I can relate from your story all that you are going through. My daughter was diagnosed at 3 1/2 months old, relapsed at 15 months old and died shortly after.

God bless you, Cassie and Irene.

Claire O'Shaughnessy

Claire O'Shaughnessy <>
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Friday February 15, 2002 5:13 PM CST
Torrie and Cassie,
I am thinking of both of you this week as you go through Irene's birthday and anniversary of her entrance to heaven.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending out hugs and love to the three of you (that is including sweet Irene)

God Bless you

Christy...angel Jordyn's mommy <>
Ft. Riley, KS USA - Saturday February 2, 2002 0:40 AM CST
I just wanted to stop out this week and let you know that I am thinking of Irene and your whole family this week. I know this week will be sooo hard on your family...and my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Praying that God's love will be a source of comfort and strength to you - now and in the days ahead…
God bless
Laura/ Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial

Laura <>
mn USA - Thursday January 31, 2002 0:27 AM CST
Thinking of you and your sweet Irene today. She will never be forgotten.
Lynn, mom to my precious Hannah 5/24/89-5/12/01 <>
Maple Glen, PA - Tuesday January 29, 2002 5:14 PM CST
I am so,so sorry to read about your loss. Irene was/ is a beautiful little angel!! My daughter, Sara was also diagnosed with infant ALL, at age 10 months. She is in remission and have about a year left of her treatment. Everyday we fight this disease and my fears will never go away. She struggles with alot of simple things,like eating, but I count everyday as a blessing. Thanks for sharing Irenes story. God bless you and your family
Dorthe Hartmann (Saras mom) <>
- Sunday January 27, 2002 5:22 PM CST
Thinking of you...and your special little angel.
The family of Jackson Espeseth <>
- Saturday January 26, 2002 2:23 PM CST
I think your daughter was very beautiful! It hurts me to see more kids (babies) dying from Leukemia. God be with you as you celebrate her birthday.

Jeanne <>
Moscow Mills, Mo USA - Saturday January 26, 2002 11:29 AM CST
Wishing you as good a holiday as possible.
I came upon your page in the ACOR listing; and I am very sorry for your loss.

Chris <
Bethel, Ct - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 12:34 AM (CST)
My two year old neice is fighting a very rare form of leukemia right now. I hope you and your daughter are blessed every day. God Bless!
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 01:20 AM (CST)
Thinking of you today...and wishing you many blessings.
The family of Jackson Espeseth
Clear Lake, WI - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 09:39 AM (CST)
Hello, I read alot of your situation that you have been through and started to stumble with reading. I too have lost someone very special to me from cancer. She was to be my wife on April 7th of this year 2001. So I know how all the feelings are and I will say a prayer for you.
jim <jamms_70>
Wa - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 08:00 PM (CDT)

- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 05:20 PM (CDT)
Torrie I just want to knock on your door, grab ahold of you and hug you forever. My heart weeps for you and your family. My prayers for you will stand steadfast and I am here for you always. You are an amazing woman!
Your Friend

Niagara Falls, Canada - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 11:28 PM (CDT)
thanks for the good cry, and love the poem. sorry to hear about your loss.
rancho cordova, ca usa - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 06:23 PM (CDT)
What a beautiful baby girl!! I could not read the diary, I can't do things that will make me cry. I know you understand. Thanks for your great listening ears and advice. It is good to be in the company of someone who truly knows. Glad I met you!!

Jamie, Mom to angel Kristi, forever11, Kait 9, JT 7, Cameron 2 <>
Beaver Dam, WI USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 11:12 PM (CDT)
I was thinking of you and wanted to say hello.
Jackson's mom, Michelle
- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 03:56 PM (CDT)
My heart is with you and yours. I have a grandson, Chance, with ALL..who is now three. He had his bmt last February, but relapsed last June. They just returned from Florida thru Make-A-Wish and just before they left he had all ports removed and is undergoing erradiation, after more. God bless your Angel as she flies high and know that you will one day be reunited!
Tamara <>
OH - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 10:32 AM (CDT)
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family tomorrow, as you are upon the 1 year anniversary without your grandma. It hardly seems like it has been that long.

Hugs to you all,

Dallas, TX - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 05:33 PM (CDT)
Happy Wednesday!! I am glad that we got to talk the other night. Maybe one day we can meet, I think that we would help eachother so much. Keep the faith. I know these next weeks are going to be hard for you too, with your grandma's one year anniversary coming up here real soon. Just know that our whole family is thinking of you and is sending love your way.
Cecilia and the gang
Phoenix, AZ United States - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 05:11 PM (CDT)
Hi Torrie, I also had a child that was taken from me right before he turned 2 years old. He was 11 days shy of turning2 when he went to heaven. I read your story and cried through it. Thank you for sharing. Your story meant alot to me. I would like to hear more about your beautiful daughter. If that is OK
Sherry Eaton <>
Holton, KS - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 09:56 PM (CDT)
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July !

God bless you.

- Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 10:44 AM (CDT)
I also lost a child his name is Austin Junk. You can view it on the sweet blessings web page. It is truly hard to deal with the loss of a child. Austin just recently passed away on March 25, 2001.
Beth Junk <>
Ames, IA USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 09:45 AM (CDT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We just lost our little boy Jackson Ben one month ago. He also had ALL w/ Philadelphia Chromosome. I am thankful to have found your page. It is beautiful. I can feel the love that you have in your heart for your precious little girl. God bless you.
Jackson Espeseth family <>
Clear Lake, WI - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 02:15 PM (CDT)

I know the pain that you are in. I lost my daughter to ALL as well. Not a day goes by that she is not on my mind. You are an inspiration to me. Irene must be so proud of you!! What a beautiful name you chose. My daughters name is Hannah. I noticed that you are in Colorado, where were you treated at?

Denver, CO USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 04:54 PM (CDT)
Torrie, thank you for sharing your precious Angel's web site with me. I have my own Cassie (Cassidy) who is in kindergarten this year as well. Welcome to Chemo Angels and I look forward to chatting with you.

Angel Jenn Borjeson ( <>
Holden, MA USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 06:19 AM (CDT)
Torrie, I don't even know where to begin. Our stories of loss are so similar. Benjamin and Irene were only 7 weeks apart in their births, and three months apart in their deaths. John told me about your website yesterday. My heart goes out to you.

I lost my grandmother just four months before Ben died, too. Also, this was Connor's first year in kindergarten, just like Cassie's. I have kept a journal since before Ben was born, too. I don't share too much on the internet anymore (on my grief journey), but I still write in my journal.

It's amazing to me all the loss that's occurred within PCS. Such a small company, but with so many babies lost.

Your page for Irene is beautiful. I would be honored to add her to the Balloons for Heaven memorial site if you would like. You can view it at and then email me her information. It would be my honor to share her with the world.

May God bless you on your continued road to recovery.

Melissa Cusick ( <>
Big Lake, MN USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 07:13 AM (CDT)
I'm so sorry for your loss, Torrie. Losing our babies is one of the hardest things we will ever endure. You and your family are in my prayers. My son's memorial site is at:

Lee Ann <>
Olympia, WA USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 07:11 PM (CDT)
Your words truly touch my heart. It's amazing how much we all sound alike. Appreciating every single moment, having to go on for our other children, even on days when it seems impossible. Thank you for sharing your beautiful little angel with us. Godspeed.

Shawnee Pelton (mom to angel^Cole^) <>
Atascadero, CA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 12:29 AM (CDT)

Just thinking of you and wanted to stop and say and hi and "visit" Irene and you!. I hear the love pouring out of you everytime we talk and just want to reach out and hug, even if we are thousands of miles apart. I am here for you just call anytime.

- Monday, May 07, 2001 at 02:08 PM (CDT)
sorry to hear about your loss but all these butiful children that have left us are all together now and very happy and pain free
from ethan maxx evan jones's nainey on ethan page

joyce evans
united kindom, uk wales - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 03:19 PM (CDT)
It was nice to meet you even if it's via e-mail.Anytime you need to talk feel free to e-mail me.
God bless,
Bonnie,grandma to ^i^ Jamie

Bonnie Stephens
Columbus, Ohio - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 11:53 AM (CDT)
you will never forget your loves ones because they will always be in your heart
sherry graham <>
bonnyville,, alberta canada - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 02:34 PM (CDT)
I just got done reading angel Irene's story and your journal. It's amazing how I have felt or still feel the same feelings that you have written down. The words that you have written decsribe my feelings so much. I so understand how you never want her to be forgotten! If people could only understand how much we need to hear our angels names and our need to talk about them. Thankyou for sharing your feelings.

Queen Creek, Az USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 01:35 PM (CDT)
I am a pre-med student. I would like to study pediatric oncolgy. Your story made my decision final. I am going to try to help children. I would like you to pray for me as I will for you. God bless!
Lindsay Acord <>
- Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 09:28 PM (CST)
your angel is in heaven now with mine. Angela Robbins
angela robbins <>
princeton, wv - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 04:46 PM (CST)
you read my entry about my loving niece that passed away because she was denied a linver transplant,,,god bless you,,feel free to email and talk anytime.
linda blevins <>
avondale, wv us - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 10:31 AM (CST)
I just wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you. The song and the poem and your thoughts brought tears to my eyes and memories flowing back. I also lost my little angel Danna to ALL. She was 6 1/2 months old.
Lori Swanson <>
Pensacola, FL - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 04:53 PM (CST)
Well, bless ya! I have enjoyed this visit! Was Reminded of Dale Evans book: "Angel Unawares." Appreciate your sharing here. I have found it to be sooo encouraging to be meeting so many wonderful friends around the world...just wonderful! God bless you, yours and your sharing! So many questions we don't have the answers for...huh? [ He Is Able ] [ Poems 4 The Journey ] [ Still Waters Ministry ]

Jerry Boyer [ Heart to Heart ] <>
Cleveland, OH USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 02:33 PM (CST)
My beautiful and courageous daughter, Caitlin Marie Hetzel, died on January 27,2001, after an almost 3 year battle against high risk Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.She was 8 years old and six weeks shy of her 9th birthday. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am just beginning to walk this painful journey. Irene sounds like a ray of sunshine and an inspiration. God bless.
Catherine Hetzel <>
Crowley, LA USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 10:11 AM (CST)
My son passed away 11/13/2000 of cancer brain tumor in the brain stem he was 13yrs old. My heart and thoughts are with you.
Linda Metz <>
Parma, OH Cuyahoga - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 04:14 PM (CST)
Dear Torrie,
I found this site through ChildLossforParents group. I know that having faith helps immensely with the pain, but I also know how deep the desire is to hold your child again. I have that same desire reguarding my child. I lost my little angel too.

Many Hugs to you, may you find some peace.

Stephanie <>
- Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 07:41 AM (CST)
I am so very sorry about the loss of your daughter, Irene. I don't know the pain of losing a child, but I understand all too well how it feels to lose a sibling. I lost my 12 year old younger sister, Ashleigh, in Oct. 1996. There is an empty spot in my heart and soul where her memory lives on.
I believe that when we connect with someone on Earth, our loved ones in Heaven connect also. (or the other way around.) So I'm positive that Ashleigh and Irene are watching over both our families and playing together.
If you would like to see my web page for my sister, the address is:
Take Care and Hugs,
Sarah/Ashleigh's Big Sis

Sarah Bruner <>
IN U.S. - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 01:47 PM (CST)
Just wanted you to know that you, Irene, and Cassie are all in my thoughts tonight. It's hard to believe that you are nearing that 1 year mark and her 3rd b-day. You are constantly on my mind, even though I don't e-mail or sign the page as often as I should, I am always here for you.

Christy "Angel" Jordyn's mommy <>
Ogden, KS USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 12:34 AM (CST)
You have created a beautiful tribute for your daughter! May God be with you!

Random Acts of Kindness

Cherity <>
Somewhere over the Rainbow, WV USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 02:41 PM (CST)
I have added a link to this page on my site for my 4 year old son who died of medulloblastoma in November. Please
let me know if you want me to remove it

Shaz Denver

WA USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 09:50 AM (CST)
I hate cancer so much! Why does it have to take our babies from us? I was looking back through my son's guestbook ( and I see that you signed it on the day he died. Your grandmother had died the day before, and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write. I'm not sure if I ever got back to you...sorry. Benjamin died from ALL too. I miss him more than anything. I don't know how I've come this far managed to come this far. I know you miss your daughter just as much. I'll be thinking of you.

Love Saoirse

Saoirse <>
Ireland - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 09:37 AM (CST)
Just thinking about you and wishing things could be different for us. Hope you were able to find some happy moments with Miss Cassie. Love and hugs,
Suzy and ^j^ Justin

- Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 03:01 PM (CST)
Well, Christmas is finally here, and my heart is with you during this difficult day. I wish for you to have a gentle and peaceful Christmas, and one filled with warm precious memories of Irene.

May the warmth of Irene's love continue to bless you on this blessed Christmas day.

Your in my thoughts and prayers today and always.

Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial

Laura <>
MN USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 07:47 PM (CST)
Hi Torrie,
Just wanted to say Hi and to say that we are keeping you in our prayers. One day you will be reunited with Irene. She is watching and loving you daily. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. God Bless. Lots of love, Jasmine and Patty

- Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 09:57 PM (CST)
Well, Thanksgiving day is finally here, and as I sit at the table in my kitchen and ponder...what do I write in the guestbooks of the families on my memorial site..that have lost a child. How do I say Happy Thanksgiving...knowing that this holiday will be hard on your family. I look outside and see so many things that I can be thankful for in my life...but I have not lost a child to disease. I am afraid to say the wrong thing and hurt someone...but still want to let your family know that you are in our thoughts and prayers today. I guess I will just say thank you to your family...for sharing your childs story with Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial...and for touching my life in a way that no one can imagine. I have learned so much from all the families..about life...and death...and disease...and the need for better cures. I have come to the conclusion that their is nothing I can say to make your Thanksgiving day any brighter...but I do wish you the best Thanksgiving possible under the circumstances. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayer today and everyday. Thank you for touching my life!

Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial

Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial <>
MN USA - Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 10:21 AM (CST)
PERRY, MI - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 10:42 PM (CST)
I cried when I read all about what you went through with Irene. I HATE this monster disease that steals our children. i can't stand the pain and longing we feel for just one more hug, one more smell of their sweet neck. Lord help us all get through this!
Holly mom to Ariel now in heaven <>
WA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 04:42 PM (CDT)
Hi Torrie--I'm a daybyday support group member who finally stopped in to check out some of the precious children we have loved and lost listed here on Heavenly Lights. Irene was a real sweetheart. My heart weeps for you and with you.--Beth
Beth K.
Kentwood, MI USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 03:57 PM (CDT)
Just me again. I try to check in on all the childrens websites from Heavenly Lights every week and watch for updates, and sign the guestbook just to let you know that you are still in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless!
Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial
mn usa - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 11:55 PM (CDT)
thinking of you.....

- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 09:28 PM (CDT)
i to lost my son 2 weeks befor his 2nd birthday and it has been a battle for me every day since then knowing that he is in heaven with all these babies to play with makes a difference i know your pain and i share mine with you god will take care of our babies untill we can be there with them so i will pray for you and your family god bless if you have time dillion has a star and a web page go see my angel god bless michele dillions mom
michele dillions mom
riverview, fl - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 08:45 PM (CDT)
I wanted to come out and sign Irene's guestbook to let you know that I am very honored to have a star in her memory on my website. My heart goes out to your whole family. I will keep you all in my prayers. Thanks so much for sharing Irene's story with others. God bless!
Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial

MN USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 12:36 AM (CDT)
Hi Torrie, Haven't heard from you in awhile and just wanted you to know that you have been in my thoughts. Hope to hear how you are doing soon, I am remembering you in my prayers.
Suzy and ^j^ Justin
Virginia Beach, VA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 07:41 PM (CDT)
Hello Torrie
Thank for your prayers it is not easy to go on after your childs passes away. I MISS MICHAEL SO MUCH ! I hate starting each day with out him .Some People do not understand the depth of the ache and longing that we have for our children.We have suffered the greatest loss of our lives and we have endured watching our innocent child suffer with cancer.

Cindy Bowden
Fairhope , Al U.S.A. - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 08:59 AM (CDT)
I just want you to know that I am thinking about you. I haven't heard from you for a few weeks, when and if you are ready or need to talk I am here for you.
Thinking of you often,

Christy Fitzpatrick Jordyn's mommy
Holton/FtBelvoir, KS/Va - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 11:06 PM (CDT)
Thank you for checking up on us too. We struggle but are getting through our days. Emilee's memories are cherrished every moment of the day. Her memories live on in the hearts of two beautiful babies I take care of during the day. They bring me smiles and tears of joy. God must be telling me if I can't have babies of my own at least I can take care of other babies. I just signed up a new family this fall taking care of another baby. Kaylee is enjoying her summer the best way she can. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Dan, Sue & Kaylee

- Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 10:53 AM (CDT)
Thank you so much for always checking up on Jasmine. Sorry to hear about your Grandma. You have really been threw alot this year. We keep remembering you in our prayers too. God gives us strength when we need it. My heart goes out to you too. Thank you for writing in the guestbook. God Bless and have a wonderful day. Jasmine and Family

- Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 07:53 AM (CDT)
Torrie Cassie and Angel Irene,

My child, I will walk with you.
Hold your hand through the painful years.
I will never leave your side.
I will wipe away all of your tears.

I feel the pain you are feeling.
Know the torment you go through.
For I, have lost my son to death.
My heart was saddened, just like you.

But my son rose to eternal life.
Your child has done the same.
She was given a new body.
She even has a new name.

She sees the rainbow everyday.
Feels the sunshine on her face.
She only knows a smile now.
In My glorious, peaceful place.

She has a mansion built for her.
She runs and has such fun!
I know you will be joining her.
When your work on earth is done.

She is now at peace forever more.
I will keep her safe from any harms.
She awaits you walking through the gates.
For you to hold her in your arms.

I know how much you all believe this to be true. Torrie, I hope it is for one day you WILL be reunited again. God is watching over you now and Irene too. I am honored to know such a truly courageous family. And such a wonderful little Angel. I know she is looking out for all of us. I feel a gentle breeze, a drop of rain or especially a ray of sunshine and KNOW that it is Irene saying she is there.

I love you all.

Littleton, Co - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 11:34 PM (CDT)
Just thinking of you Irene. I miss you very very much. I can not take my eyes off your picture. Come visit me in my dreams little one. Come back to me Irene. Mommy misses you so very much.
Right in My Heart. As close as I can get you to me. And never out of my thoughts. You are always on my mind. Instead of the song Georgia On My Mind it is Irene On My Mind. , You know where honey girl I am Heaven bound because of YOU. Irene you have made it possible for all of us to come to you. I just long for the day!!!! - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 12:41 AM (CDT)
Lil Irene,

Hey little sweetie. I love and miss you honey. I check in on you everyday and talk to you all the time. It is just not fair that you aren't here. I love you.

Littleton Your Home Town, CO Usa - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 07:21 PM (CDT)
Nothing can ever take away the loss we feel during these empty days without our babies. I will add your family to my increasing long list of names that I lift up in prayer.
Kelly McMonagle
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Mon Jul 10 3:51:59 CST 2000
Hello, I know you do not know me but i'm a cousin of Jasmine Halstead I read up and go visit jasmine up at the hospital. Her and patty talk about the different children and their families they have come across. I just visited your page today and wanted to tell you I'm praying for you and your whole family. I hpoe your other daugter enjoys school when she starts in the fall. I'm currently a student who is going to be a special education teacher. My prayers and thought are with you.Anna Riffle
Greensboro, NC - Sun Jul 9 7:19:01 CST 2000
Thinking of you.....

- Fri Jul 7 13:15:50 CST 2000
Thanks for coming and signing Jordyn's page, I didn't have Irene's page! I think of you often and you are one of the few who knows what I a going through. You are right, it is not getting easier. On Sat. July 8, it will be 2 months since Jordyn went to heaven. I am angry and sad. I have a lot of questions for God and KNOW that they won't be getting answered anytime soon.
I see my friend Patty signed the page right before me! Her daughter, Torrie, is amazing and keeps defying the odds! She is a miracle!
God Bless you!

Christy Fitzpatrick Mommy to "Angel" Jordyn ^j^
Ft. Belvoir, Va Us - Thu Jul 6 20:10:05 CST 2000
Hi I just wanted you to know that I looked at your page. I am in the waiting room of the NIH clinic. I started reading your entry to Irene and felt that oh too familiar lump in my throat coming so I decided to stop and wait to visit again when I get home...thanks for stopping by my site...I will visit again patty
Patty Maghanoy
Ft. Meade, md. us - Thu Jul 6 19:08:21 CST 2000
An angel watching overhead,
A special gift above,
Given from the Father,
His precious gift of love.

Always gently looking
Smiling down on you
Making sure each step you take
Will carry safely through.

A very special angel
With so much love inside
Given to us daily.
Watching us with pride.

Feel a gentle breeze above
Know her special touch
It's your guardian angel
Loving you so much.

Remember as you walk in life
You never are alone
An angel there beside you
Your heart is now her home.

Irene we miss you very much. I pray for your mommy and sister all the time. Watch over us now. I love you.

A very lucky person to have gotten to love you!!
Littleton Your Home Town, CO Usa - Thu Jul 6 5:51:02 CST 2000
Torrie, Thanks for sharing Justin's poem! It's beautiful isn't it? Here is another of my favorites, we used it at Justin's funeral. It also applies to your angel! And when it comes time for your Grandma to join your angel Irene in heaven, please keep this in mind.


Our thoughts and prayers are still with you, and you're right, the days get harder to bear...

Suzy and ^j^ Justin
Virginia Beach, VA - Wed Jul 5 13:18:44 CST 2000
Thanks for yor encouraging words and for praying for michael
I know God has the final word on our situation your right !
I have michael now and i got to Live each day to fullest and make every minute count!I can not let the report of doctors get me down ! I have to trust god !You are special and a blessing to others !

cindybowden <>
Fairhope , Al USA - Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 05:08 AM (CDT)
Thanks for keeping up with us. I understand your feelings about days getting harder. That empty feeling and the ache never goes away. I'm sure Justin and Irene have played together, he has always loved little ones! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Suzy and (\0/) JUSTIN < (>
Virginia Beach, VA - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 04:15 PM (CDT)
God bless you and your family.
Brenda Mortensen <>
Vancouver, Wa - Friday, June 16, 2000 at 05:44 PM (CDT)
Hi Torrie, just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear about your precious Irene. My Jonathan was DX w/ALL May 25, 1999. He is in remission and doing great, Thank God. Of course your story really hurt me and I couldn't even imagine and don't want to. My prayers are with you and your family.
Diana <>
HighlandMills, NY United States - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 05:05 PM (CDT)
Hi Torri,
I am glad to hear that thing went well on Mother's Day. My Mother's day was alright I was home with Alex and Cristy, but I still miss my little boys. I am sure that that have grown so much since I have seen them. We are going to see them when Cristy getting out of school which is the 8th of June.
About Alex's lines he had them taken out because he was not using them anymore. He is very happy that they are now out. He stayed awake while Dr. Martin took them out. It may have taken five minutes. Alex is getting better everyday. I am glad to see him getting stronger everyday. It make me love every moment that I have with him and Cristy after seing all the children that I knew go on to heaven to become wonderful angles that I know that they all are. I think of you often. I miss you please write again and let me know what is up with you and Cassey. Love and Happiness

Cindy Shaffer <>
Somewhere just short of crazy, NC - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 08:19 PM (CDT)
Hi Torrie, this is Michelle from Duke. I read your entry in my guestbook and quickly went to your page. I'm sorry so sorry to hear about your precious Irene. I will pray for you and your family. Take care
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 08:50 PM (CDT)
You have wrote me a couple of times and this is the first time I have responded to you and I am doing it through Irene's page. What felt like our "worse" day at the time, was yours. Jordyn relasped with AML on Feb 1, maybe the Lord has put us together and made this date a date neither of us will EVER forget, for a reason. I am sorry I have not responded sooner, I guess I just needed a little more time.
As they say, One day at a Time, sweet Jesus... that is ALL I can do, and sometimes not even that.
Jordyn reached heaven May 8,2000. She out lasted all the drs. predictions, they never thought she would make it to March, much less her 2 b-day, which was March 30!
I TREASURE the time we had with our sweet Jordyn, and I know that she is healty and leukemia free! I miss her so much, and i don't think that will ever change, I pray it doesn't. I do want to ALWAYS miss her, we should I think. I am going to read the back journals after this and find out more about Irene's journey.
I pray that we can get in contact and help each other through each day.
God Bless you

Christy Fitzpatrick "Angel" Jordyn's mommy < or>
- Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 01:09 AM (CDT)
I noticed your entry in the guestbook on Jody's page and followed the link. I enjoyed viewing your web page and reading about Irene. I personally think that messages are given to us through our dreams. If you have a special feeling about this dream than it was meant to be, and I think it is wonderful that you can take some comfort from it. Irene sounds like a wonderful little girl. I can relate to some of your experiences as my niece was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) last year. She is currently going thru a BMT. Just wanted to let you know that there are people out here that can relate and care! God Bless.

Deanne <>
MI - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 06:20 PM (CDT)
What a sweet message to your little one. The holidays are so difficult. Thanks for sharing your heart.
Paul Greenleaf
Matthews, nc - Monday, April 24, 2000 at 06:59 AM (CDT)
Hello Torrie and Cassie!
We finally made it back to Virginia. I'm glad to read that things are getting a little better since your angel went to glory. I continue to pray for comfoort for you and your family. We've been here 3 weeks and Keri is back in the hospital. Take care of yourself. God loves you and so do I. KELLY

Kelly Richmond < (or)>
Hampton, VA USA - Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 01:30 AM (CDT)
Torrie & Cassie,
Yes, our Angels are playing together in heaven. My days are hard but I get through them. Thank you for remembering Emilee's 1st birthday. Torrie, you are a wonderful mother who loves her children very much. You too are a gift from God who is touching many hearts just as Irene did and still is. God will give us strength and our little babies will keep the love in us going.
Warm hugs from Minnesota...

Sue Schmidt <>
Savage, MN - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 08:32 PM (CDT)
May God bless you and continue to hang in there. Can you help me??I have lost Jasmine's website. I used to check on her daily but it has been erased. I know you said you kept up with all the children at Duke, so I thought you might have it. Thanks from Tennessee!!!!!
Mildred Hawkins
Midway, TN USA - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 07:56 PM (CDT)

Michelle Sanford <>
sptbg, sc usa - Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 11:28 AM (CDT)
Dear Torrie and family,

I'm so sorry to hear of all your precious little Irene had to go through--I'm sure she is greatly missed. May the Lord grant you comfort as he surely, is comforting Irene.

Linda Hagar, daughter Sarah 25, dx pre-B cell ALL, 1/19/99 <>
Midland, Mi - Thursday, April 06, 2000 at 11:42 AM (CDT)
Thank you for visiting Justin's web site and leaving a note. I believe I remember meeting you in the fish tank room in the clinic when Justin was pre-transplant and you had your sweet angels with you, I remember thinking you had your hands full! We were in the clinic during the big snow, from jan 19 till feb 3. I am so sorry about your loss, but I'm sure you are comforted knowing that Irene in in God's loving arms and feeling wonderful! We will remember you, Irene, and Cassie in our prayers, and I hope that you are able to find the strength you need from God. He is so good at carrying us through the difficult times! God Bless you...

Suzy and Justin < >
Durham, - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 09:36 PM (CST)
Hi, my name is Alex and I learned about your page through Justin Thatcher. I was looking at his Guestbook entries since he goes to my school. I came across yours and decided to visit your webpage. I am very sorry for everything that happened to you I can't say I know what it's like, but I have spent a lot of time in the hospital. Everyday I check Justin's journal and I am so happy to hear that he has donor cells. I visited him when I was in CHKD and he was, too. Justin is an angel, and it sounds like you have your own angel also. From now on I will pray for Justin and Irene. God Bless.

- Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 05:22 PM (CST)
Dear Torrie and Cassie,
Not a day goes by that I don't think and pray for you both, and send many kisses to your angel in heaven Irene. I can't even begin to understand how you must feel, but do understand the heartache of having a very sick baby. I just thank God everyday for one more day with Becky. He is indeed our strength and our salvation and without Him we would be lost. My prayers are always with you, and will add your grandmother too. I pray Cassie will be feeling better soon. God loves you and so do I.

Lisa and Becky from Duke BMT <>
- Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 08:44 PM (CST)
Dear Torrie and Cassie,
There have been many prayers going up for you and your family. I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me. Please allow Him to give you strength. You are a remarkable person. God has given you a gift of love. Thank you for sharing that love with us. The day that Irene went to see our Father in heaven I wanted so bad to give you a hug. Please forgive for not giving it to you then. Please consider yourself hugged today from us. It seems like hugs say alot. You are loved and thought of often. God Bless you and thank you for keeping up with us here. Friends in Christ, Patty and Jasmine

Jasmine and Patty <>
- Friday, March 17, 2000 at 10:46 AM (CST)
Dear Torrie and Cassie,
I`m so sorry to hear of the loss of our angel Irene. To think I could know the pain you feel would be crazy. What I do want you to know is the comfort I felt when I read that you and Irene were praying for my children. Sometimes when we see our children that way our world stops. If you ask me how many days we were in PICU I can only remember two. The day we went in and the day we came out. During that time I can remember reading Angel Irene was watching. Thank You so very much for caring and remember we will get to see our children anytime we want. All we have to do is close our eyes and remember there smile.
Michael H Wagstaff
- Monday, March 06, 2000 at 10:16 PM (CST)
I'm so sorry about your daugther,but your other childern, will help you get through this, your not alone.
Regina Allen <>
Springprt , Mi Jackson - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 04:01 PM (CST)
Hi Torrie and Cassie. I know you are having it rough, but I imagine it gets easier as time goes by. I can only imagine your pain, but I know that if you let Him, God will lead you through. Irene is your angel now. She will be watching over you until the day you are joined with her again. And that day you will see her in a way you've never seen her before. Imagine the joy you'll feel, seeing your precious little Irene walking, and talking, and running and playing. I know your time is rough but you will make it thru. Tell Cassie I said hello.
April <http:/>
durham, nc usa - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 12:03 PM (CST)
I have just read everything on your website, and cried tears for that sweet girl of yours. I can not imagine losing a child, but I do know that God will give you strength and courage to continue. Your family will be in my prayers. Last, but not least thank you for this web page, for opening my eyes.
Stephanie Johnson <>
Roan Mountain, TN USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 04:19 PM (CST)
Again I want to lift you up in our prayers. Know that losing a precious child hurts so deeply. I share with you something I wrote several months after our James lost the battle with life at Duke on August 24.

'Have you ever walked away from the graveside service and are acquainted with the feelings of abandonment and emptiness? How could we leave our precious child? He needs us to be by his side! But no, the cemetary is for us. We need to be by his side to honor the brave little soldier who was not asked to fight a battle for life, but was required to fight because of a disease called cancer. The tears we cry, we cry with pride. The hurt we feel we welcome because we knew a boy who hurt so. The mourning we do is from God. There is comfort in our sorrow knowing it is in memory of such a beautiful life. 'James, O' James, how we love and miss you so!'

This was just a small portion of a writing I did. Know that the pain you feel is justified. It has been almost six months and we still ache for our child. It's not just the loss, it is also watching a child suffer also. Be patient with those around you that do not understand the loss of a child.

James' dad Paul Greenleaf <>
matthews, nc - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 08:12 AM (CST)
Hi Torrie & Cassie,
We are very saddened for Irene's death. Life without our little babies is the hardest but knowing they are in heaven with God and free of physical pain is comforting to know. Evenually you will receive comfort from God knowing Irene is in a better place. God and Emilee is giving me strength to get through my days. The pain I feel in my heart is lessened but will never go away. Irene is always with you in your heart and will give you strength as well. Cassie is a special little girl too. Torrie, you and I have been blessed with beautiful girls to enrich our lives whether they be Angels now or still with us on earth. We have become stronger from our experiences and God is allowing us to become a better person because of it. Keep your faith and he will guide you.
Love to you and Cassie
Dan, Sue Kaylee & Angel Emilee

Sue Schmidt <>
15007 Oakcrest Court, Savage, MN 55378 - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 09:44 AM (CST)
I cannot imagine the grief you are suffering but do take comfort in the Lord he is our creator and will never leave us alone. I will pray for you and your family. God bless you in your hour of trial.
Mildred Hawkins
Midway, TN USA - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 03:41 PM (CST)
We are so sorry to hear of your little one. We left Duke August 24,1999 when our son James lost the battle in the war with cancer. Our prayers are with you. We had hoped for better. We had prayed for life. God wanted our James more with Him. We hope for healing in your loss. We pray for comfort in your hurt.
Jame's dad.....Paul Greenleaf <>
Matthews, nc - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 09:54 PM (CST)

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