Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dear Pink and Squishy,

Today is your birthday that mommy and daddy don't enjoy celebrating. It is the day that you received your wings and flew into God's arms. We know that it is extremely selfish of us wanting you here with us instead of in heaven with God. Well....we are your parents and it's our right to be selfish when it comes to you! haha The memories that we have of our short time with you are so amazing. However, the memories that are so vivid on this day are not one's we thought we would ever have to endure. The battle we constantly have is one of wanting you in our arms and of wanting you to be healthy and happy. In God's plan those two could not go hand in hand. To be healthy and happy you need to be with him. That is probably the hardest thing for us to accept as your parents is not feeling like you would be safer, healthier and happier in our arms. We know in our minds that you are where you are supposed to be and we are going to be with you again soon. It's our hearts that continue to ache for you and want nothing more than to take care of you.

You have taught not only us but thousands of others to appreciate life, love, and all the children for every moment we're given before we begin our real lives in our eternity in heaven. We will always miss you and be torn apart by the fact that you are not with us. We also value the time and the lessons that you gave us and promise to carry them on to others as long as we are hear on earth to share it. You brought us so close to so many amazing people that are so much a part of our life now, we don't know what we would do without them.

Now on a different note. Gracie misses you something fierce too so I hope you can find a way to give her the strength to grow from her time with you. I know you are playing with your new baby sister Pink and Squeaky cause she has the hardest time focusing on us when you are flying around daddy's shoulders! I'm sure you're wearing your pigtails and having a great time with all your new friends in heaven. We think about you always precious and long for the day that we are all together again as a family.

Love, Love...Love, Love

Daddy, Mommy, Big Sis Gracie, and Baby Sis Kaddy


Pam said...

Okay, that just broke my heart. I miss Gabi and I never even got the chance to meet her in person.

We just cut Rhett's hair, so we couldn't put it in pigs.....BUT as soon as I get my scanner fixed I have a picture for you. I am telling you Rhett and Gabi are two peas in a pod.

I will email it to you soon.


We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

We are pryaing for strength and peace for your family!
Love The Giffin's

Bryleigh will be sportin piggies today :)

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

What a beautiful tribute, Micah! I posted a Gabi tribute today:

I will pray for you guys!

All 4 My Gals said...

Gabi, you are missed by so many! We love you honey.

I want to thank you for coming to this world for the time you did. You see you changed the lives of everyone who has Down syndrome. You gave us your Mommy and Daddy to understand, and to advocate for all of us, because they loved you so much! That love for you carries over to love for all of us and we are so blessed to have them in our community!

We love you Gabi!

Kitty, Nathanael's Mom said...

Love and prayers being sent on your behalf in honor of dear sweet Gabi. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her, her strength and perseverence and the grace, guidance and love she gives you from beyond. I believe the different realms aren't that far apart and she continues to bless you.

Last night we had the pinkest sunset and I teared up for a second..instantly thinking of Gabi.

Much love to you all, Kitty, Nathanael and family.

Jan Steck Huffman said...

Remembering Gabi, always. Hugs on this day, from a member of your Tri21 family.

Rachel Dominguez said...

Thinking of you all today!!!

Micah, that is a beautiful letter you wrote to Gabi. You are a wonderful mother and I know that Gabi felt that.

She is safe and free, but we all miss her dearly (even though I only knew her thru the blog).

Prayers coming your way from my heart always,


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

That is beautiful. We will never forget Gabi or what she taught us. Today is going to be a hard day, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you lots!


Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Happy National Piggy Tail Day! Our tribute is up and running over at Izzy N' Emmy!

mommy to Kaden, Brody and angel Ava said...

We are thinking about you guys today (as we do every day). I am dreading all the first's for angel Ava. I feel so blessed to know your family and to have you guys as part of our support team. It is amazing how much two families could have in common. Thank you guys for sharing Gabi and your lives with us.


Angel Gabi,
Your mommy and daddy are very lucky parents to have someone so small play such a big role in their lives. You have taught so many people the meaning to happiness and love. I want to thank you for watching over Ava while she was in the hospital. I know you guys are great friends in Heaven. I am sure you are watching over your family and your two sisters, as Ava does with Kaden and now this new baby. I also feel like you were part of bringing Kinsley into your mommy and daddy's lives and helped Ava come up with the same plan. Thank you. Although you are in Heaven, you still manage to bring happiness to your mommy and daddy. I know I don't have to say this, but please continue to be there for them, they will always need you.


Love you bunches,
The Boeckman Family

Tammy and Parker said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful blessing with us.

Micah, I believe with all of my heart that families are eternal. You will be with this sweet princess again as a family.

Sending love and hugs and healing wishes.

Anonymous said...

Dear sweet Gabi, how I miss you!! This is a tough day for all who love you sooooo much...not a day goes by that I don't see something that lets me know you are still here. I know you are in every sunshine & butterfly I see...I also truly believe that one year ago tonight you left your beautiful tiny body and you now shine in your little sister Kinsley. She reminds me so much of you. How lucky Kinsley is to always have her guardian angel with her. I love you angel and miss you so much. I can't wait till the day I can hold you again. Until that day comes I hold you in my heart!
Love, Mimi (Micahs mommy)

Anonymous said...

Love you guys!! Mikey and Sof send their love and piggies!! Love, Scott Laurie Sofia and Mikey

Unknown said...

God bless you and your family. You have such a beautiful family and those pictures are so full of love!

I'm truly sorry for you loss. I have no other words.

Here via Shannon at Gabbi's mom.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through another blog.... and have never been brave enought to comment....anyway my daughter is sporting her piggies today. She too loves her piggies. Saying a prayer for your family.

Anonymous said...

Gabi is very much in my thoughts today and always. My daughter and I will say a special prayer tonight for Gabi and the rest of your amazing family. And Bella will get piggies the second we get home in honor of sweet Gabi. May God give you strength on this difficult day.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with all of you today. I know how this day brings mixed emotions. A special day to think of your little Gabi. I know that she is in heaven with our little Jamie and they are watching over us now. These little ones had a big job to do in such a short time here on earth. They touch so many hearts and truely change lives.
I hope you had lots of roses on
gabi's bush.
I enjoyed your pictures.
Much Love,

Michael said...

I was blessed to know such an amazing little fighter. Miss ya Gabbers!

Valerie said...

I know that today was hard for you and Jason. We have not forgotten about you and miss you. If you get a chance, go to my blog...I posted pics of Allison sporting her piggies! Thinking about you today and praying for strength.

FBF Rothkopf said...

Sofia had her piggies in today, too. Your family is in our thoughts.



Megan said...

Looking at that sweet little face, my eyes just flood with tears. Gabi will always hold a very special place in our hearts. I am so thankful for having the chance to meet such a precious person. I knew from the first moment I saw Gabi that she was something beyond ordinary. I knew God had something extraordinary planned for her life. She just had that presence about her. I couldn't help but walk by her room and feel love and joy. She did and continues to just draw people in, even from heaven.
Missing you always sweet angel Gabi.
Matt, Megan, Abby, Maddy and Bella

RK said...

Braska's with her Grammy for a few days, so I couldn't take a picture today. BUT I did post in honor of Gabi on Braska's blog and put up some piggies pics from this summer.

God bless you all, and what an amazing legacy little Gabi maintains!

My Three Sons said...

I came here from Amy, Kaden, and Angel Ava and I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that your family will be in my prayers. I'm so glad to see that you were trully blessed with Baby Kinsley. I'm sure that Angel Gabi must have had a lot to do with that.

God Bless,


mommy to Kaden, Brody and angel Ava said...

Just wanted to let you know that although I did not put piggies in Kaden's hair, I put them in mine and wore them all day!!! I even got compliments on my hair today, maybe I should do it more often : )!!! I didn't get a chance to take a picture, but just wanted to let you know that I thought about you guys all day long.


Anonymous said...

I saw Gabi's picture today. I pray your angels surround you and make you smile when you think of her. She is probably with them next to you. Smile again.