Mom to Peyton Elizabeth Armstrong
Born Still January 7th, 2011
New Philadelphia, Ohio
If a Snowdrop doesn’t bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.
Was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
Our hearts know what to do.
For every beating of our hearts
Says that we love you.
In the first month or two after Peyton’s death, we were in so much shock and we felt completely numb. We kept hoping that we would wake up one day and find that it was all a nightmare. But that day never came, and slowly we left the shock and numbness stage, and began to feel the intense sadness and pain. We began and continue to find ways to express and cope with our grief. Grief over the loss of our beloved baby girl is not an easy journey, but through all of it, from Peyton’s diagnosis, her short life, and her death, we felt Peyton had an important message and legacy. We saw how she affected people from our friends & family to strangers we had never met, once they heard her story. Through her life and death, she reminded us all of the importance of love, faith, hope, and compassion. We hope to continue to spread this legacy of hers. She truly is a special and most precious baby. She is loved and missed greatly. For us right now, we are working on accepting the reality that Peyton is no longer with us on this earth, learning to live with our “new normal”, and coping with the loss of one of our daughters. We pray for comfort and strength each and every day.
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Marcia can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org