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In April 2010, our precious daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Disease (Type A), a rare, fatal genetic disease with no cure. We decided to create this website for our family, friends and other families confronted with Niemann-Pick. It is our hope that we can help others by sharing Kaitlyn's journey. Our sweet girl lived a full life from July 1st, 2009 - March 22nd, 2012.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

An Angel for My Angel

"Angel of Grief" (Rome, Italy)
Wow. I was searching online for information on loss and grief when I stumbled upon this magnificent memorial/gravestone that was sculpted in 1894 in Rome by a husband after his wife passed away. I'm not sure that I have ever felt so moved toward a piece of art. It's as if the beauty and sadness are at the same intensity. It feels so real to me. Just thought I would share this beautiful angel for my angel.

15 comments:

  1. Deanna--You have the most beautiful angel of all!

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  2. Truly beautiful art and sentiment for beautiful Kaitlyn!
    Pat

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  3. Deanna- I have never posted on here, but your angel has truely touch my heart. I have a little girl very close to Kaitlyn's age. I think you are amazing. I think of your family daily and pray for comfort.
    Kim (college classmate of Chip)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, Definetely an angel for your angel. I still keep you and your family in my prayers

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  5. Breathtaking, just like Kaitlyn!!

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  6. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Kaitlyn some time during the day. I can't start to imagine how the healing process has been for you, but since I started following Kaitlyn's Korner last October, God has given me signs every day to remind me how precious it is to be here. I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old. I appreciate every second I have with them, even though it is crazy sometimes. Your family is in my prayers daily.

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  7. God sends us so many reminders of His love. How amazing that you would find a picture sculpted so many years ago that brings you comfort today. I was reminded that the Bible says God collects our tears. I think of Kaitln and your family so often.

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  8. What a breathtaking and beautiful expression of grief. Deanna, please know that one of your wishes has been granted. Those of us who were touched by Kaitlyn will never ever forget her or the other beautiful babies your blog has led us to. The voices of these children will be with us for the rest of our lives, gently reminding us of how precious each life is, of what is REALLY important and of how our thoughts and prayers can bring comfort to even those we will never meet. Thank you again for sharing and continuing to share.

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  9. God Bless you, Deanna! I pray for peace and continued healing for you, Chip, and Cole. You are all in my thoughts.

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  10. So beautiful I still pray for you and your family! God bless
    Andrea bristol tn

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  11. I continue to visit this site. My heart aches for you and your family over the loss of Kaitlyn. But, when I revisit the page where Kaitlyn is experiencing the heavy breathing in her last days, I am relieved that she is now not suffering. God, the angels, and all God's children are watching over her. Give Cole a kiss from me. May your tomorrow be better than today. Love to you and your family.

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  12. Deanna I'm sure this headstone is on the cover of an album by the band Nightwish.
    I used to have that CD

    Emily M

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  13. Just wanted you all to know that I continue to think of your Kaitlyn and pray for your family each day. Thank you again for sharing your journey! I pray for healing for you all. Shannon in Spartanburg

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  14. Deanna, thank you for continuing to share your family's story. I think of you all every day, and pray for peace and healing for you. It makes my heart swell every time I think of sweet Kaitlyn. I remember how wonderful it was when you were on the news, because it was almost like we got to meet her. Please know that, although no one else can share your journey, you are being flanked on all sides by thoughts and prayers. God's blessings on your family...Starr in Concord

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