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Gdad
10-16-2007, 11:23 PM
This picture just crushed me tonight. We lost our oldest daughter to meningitis 2 1/2 years ago. Today would have been her 10th birthday. Not posed- in fact my wife had to kick me and point to get me to take the shot.

EDIT - 10/17/07 - Thank you all and God Bless everyone who left a message or wished us well. I'm sorry but I had to take this down because reading all these messages is making me a mental case. :sad1: I know that was not anyones intent but I am a basket case anyway- and I obsessed on this all day today. I left a link up for the picture in case you want to see it but I'm trying not to look at this thread again. Hope everyone understands- Thanks.

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/209177857-O.jpg

Master Mason
10-16-2007, 11:33 PM
Jeff,

That is a great picture of the sadest thing I can think of. Happy birthday to your Angel

ukcatfan
10-16-2007, 11:45 PM
Thank you for sharing. It is a very touching capture. I know this must be a very difficult day for you all. :hug: I did not know before now that our middle daughter is only four days younger than your oldest. We will keep your family in our thoughts.

Kevin

scottishduffy
10-16-2007, 11:47 PM
:grouphug: Beautiful Picture.

Happy Birthday to Sydney :angel: :grouphug:

lonegirl
10-17-2007, 12:22 AM
God bless them both

Disneynut322
10-17-2007, 07:04 AM
What a precious picture! I'm praying for you and your family through this difficult time.

Pixeldust Fairy
10-17-2007, 07:21 AM
Im so sorry for your loss. I pray that you have peace.

SharonLowe
10-17-2007, 07:24 AM
Very sweet - sorry for your loss.:grouphug:

NostalgicDad
10-17-2007, 07:39 AM
Thank you for sharing that beautiful capture. My thoughts are with you and your family. I pray for your strength.

mikamah
10-17-2007, 07:52 AM
Such a beautiful picture. I'm so sorry for your loss.:hug:

pixie dust 112
10-17-2007, 07:55 AM
:sad1: I'll be thinking of you and your family today. :hug:

Sha
10-17-2007, 07:59 AM
Continued prayers for your family as you pass this milestone. The picture is beautiful.

DVC Jen
10-17-2007, 08:31 AM
The strength of your family amazes me. That is a very powerful and emotional photo.

Happy Birthday Sydney.

fan1080
10-17-2007, 08:45 AM
Words can not describe the emotion of this photo.

It is a moving moment.

Very sorry for your loss.

Miss Kelly
10-17-2007, 08:55 AM
:hug:

jann1033
10-17-2007, 08:56 AM
very emotional photo, nice job and:hug: to you and your family

Jeanne B
10-17-2007, 09:08 AM
I'm speechless, this is an incredible photo which brought a tear to my eye. Thank you SO much for sharing this with all of us here and I'm so sorry for your loss.:grouphug:

Happy birthday to your precious daughter.

Suburbanmom
10-17-2007, 09:18 AM
Again, thank you for sharing this photo and your story with us. It is a beautiful and loving portrait. My prayers are with you.

klmall
10-17-2007, 09:21 AM
There is something sad but also very sweet and hopeful about this picture. Thanks for sharing your difficult time with us Jeff.

AndrewWG
10-17-2007, 11:06 AM
Jeff,

That photo leaves me speechless. I cannot imagine your emotions right now. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Hang in there. I can't imagine how hard times like this must be on you and your family. You are in my family's thoughts and prayers.

Andy

Disneyfreak92
10-17-2007, 12:22 PM
Wow! This is a very moving photo. Thank you SO much for sharing it with us. It is beautiful! I'll be thinking of you and your family today. :hug:

handicap18
10-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Wow. That is a very powerful and very emotional image. Even more so knowing the background information.

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Towncrier
10-17-2007, 04:05 PM
That photo took my breath away and brought a tear to my eye. I cannot imagine your loss. God bless you all. Prayers for continued emotional healing.

geetey
10-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Another :hug: for you, Gdad, as I am sure the pain lasts longer than just the milestones. Thank you for sharing such a touching moment with us.

Tuffcookie
10-17-2007, 05:13 PM
Jeff,

:grouphug:

TC:cool1:

boBQuincy
10-17-2007, 07:45 PM
It is a very powerful and moving photograph, thank you for sharing it. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Amy
10-17-2007, 08:20 PM
Oh Jeff.....what a moving picture; I got all teary-eyed. :hug: to you and your family, and happy birthday to your little angel. Treasure your memories of here.

LMarge
10-17-2007, 08:48 PM
:sad1: Jeff, my heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for sharing such a tender moment with us. My prayers are with you over the next few days, prayers for strength and grace.
May He bless and keep you,:hug:
Marge

Pea-n-Me
10-17-2007, 08:54 PM
Jeff, while I don't want to add to your sadness, I want to offer a :hug: as well.

TwingleMum
10-20-2007, 11:23 AM
:hug: :sad1: You and yours are in my prayers.