It is Friday, but alas there will be no Miscellany.

Instead, I’m going to share a little something personal that is occupying my every thought right now.

Yesterday, we lost a Princess.
My four-year-old god-daughter Marielle Haley Scott battled SMA {Spinal Muscular Atrophy}.
I mentioned this earlier in the week in another post.

Sadly, she lost the battle yesterday morning and passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

I’m at a loss for words to explain how much she touched my life.
And the lives of all of those who knew her.
Especially her adoring parents and family.

Her infectious smile.
Sweet laughs.
And downright hilarious commentary on life.
How do you even begin to wrap your head around such a loss?

All I know is that I will miss her.
Every single day.
Rest in peace sweet girl.

“Today a little butterfly flew by me.
I thought to myself where have you been little butterfly.
You come into this world as a cocoon all by yourself and blossom into
this beautiful butterfly and fly off to see the world.
What you don’t realize little butterfly as you flutter through your days
is how you touch those around you in your soft gentle way.
You don’t even realize the wonder and awe you create around you.
She fluttered her wings toward me as if she was waving good-bye as she
headed towards the horizon.
She looked very happy and content as she went on her way, as if to say
to me “Don’t worry I’ll be okay”.
I was sad to see her go for she had touched my heart in such a way that
I knew my life would never be the same.
She had left an imprint of all the beauty life has to offer.
I knew each time I looked at another butterfly or horizon I would
remember our moment in time when it was only her and I.
I knew I would be a better person all because this little butterfly flew by
me one bright sunny day.”

~Barbara Ann Rogers, My Little Butterfly

Don’t forget to hug your loved ones a little closer today {and everday}.

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  1. Not sure what brought me here today, but now I know why. She lights up the screen.

    So sorry for the loss you all are experiencing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Stephanie–Thank you so much for loving Mari so completely, and for this beautiful tribute. Quite a journey. Feel so lucky that we were chosen to be the ones that got to love her.

  3. When I was small, my grandmother would plant something with a piece of something form the person in the soil and something new will grow with a piece of them. Sorry for the loss, I love and miss you Steph!

  4. Meant to comment earlier, but just wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear such heartbreaking news. Much love and thoughts to you and the family.

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