Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Loving Memory...



Preslie Quinn Martin was born October 22nd 2008 at 4:45am.
She weighed 7lbs 14ounces and was 22 inches long. She had brown curly hair, and very long legs. She was a perfect little princess. She was absolutely beautiful.
Preslie was a perfect baby, and had to come to this earth only to get a little body. Although we are devastated by our loss we know that we will see her again someday, and will be able to raise our little princess. No one has ever loved a little angel like we have loved Preslie. We know that Preslie will be with us always, and she knows the love that our parents, family and friends all share for her.

66 comments:

Bobby and M!kell Dubbeld said...

Rylie and Chris you have been in our constant thoughts and prayers for the last few days since we heard. She was an absolute angel. We will continue to keep you in our hearts at this time. I know there are no words to ease the pain/frustration/hurt etc you are feeling at this time. We are here for anything you need.
With much love,
M!kell, Bobby and Family ♥

Jennalee :) said...

She is beautiful just like her mother. God bless you both!
Love and Prayers,

Preston and Keri Robertson Fam said...

You have been on my mind ever since my mom called to tell me the news last night.
I am so sorry for your loss. She is such a beautiful and special little angel.
Please know that we love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sami and Mark said...

Preslie is beautiful. We are so sorry for your loss. You are such a strong person. We are praying for you and your family. God bless you.
Sami and Mark Bennett

Julia and Jeff said...

Rylie and Chris,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your little girl is beautiful! We will have you in our thoughts and prayers. You guys are strong! Please let me know if there is ANYTHING we can do. We love you guys!

~ SuMmEr NiCoLe ~ said...

Rylie and Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family. She is the most beautiful little Princess I have ever seen. She has blessed all of our lives forever, and we will always remember. I love you, and if you need anything please let me know.

McGinnis Family said...

Rylie & Chris,

Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult and painful time. Please know that WE LOVE YOU!!! We are praying for you and I won't stop! My heart aches for you and we cry for you. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and hug you forever!

Preslie is BEAUTIFUL and absolutely perfect! She really is an angel from above! You'll have an angel to watch over you forever. She was loved so much and know that she loves you both so much!

I'm here, anytime you need or want to talk. Don't forget we love you, ok?

Mike & Laura McGinnis

Jenny and Kelsey said...

We love you Chris, Rylie and Preslie! Love Forever, Auntie Kelsey, Jenny, Mikelle, Kipley and Uncle Merrick.

Marni said...

Rylie, she is beautiful. We are so sad for your loss and hope you know our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Brandon and Mandy said...

I love you guys and am so sorry you have to go through this. You are in our prayers. Preslie is absolutely beautiful, I knew she would be.

Love- Mandy

Ben & Britt said...

Rylie and Chris,

We are so sorry for your loss. We truly admire your strength and the strength of your family during such a difficult time. She is beautiful, and she is a very lucky little girl to have such wonderful eternal parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,

Britt and Ben

Aubreydoll said...

Chris and Rylie,

I can't even imagine what you guys are going through and I'm so sorry. Preslie is absolutely beautiful and completely perfect. We love you both and are here for you if you need anything at all. You'll be in our prayers.

Love,
Matt and Aubrey

Alexis said...

She is truly an angel. I am so sorry for you devastating loss of such a sweet little girl. My heart is aching for you both and your family is in my prayers.

Scott, Anj, & Molly said...

What a beautiful baby girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Scott & Anjela Shields

Janee said...

I can't even comprehend what you guys are going through. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you if you need anything.

Love,
The Poussons

Deb and Stan said...

What a beautiful forever daughter! We are so saddened by your loss and want you to know that we love you and you are in our prayers constantly.

Nathan said...

Rylie and Chris - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know the pain and sorrow of losing an infant you love. I pray that the Comforter be poured out on both you and Chris during this difficult time.

With heavy heart, I'm truly sorry for your loss.

KYLE and NATALIE KOESTER said...

We love you guys and just know we are constantly thinking of you and I am always here for you.

christine! said...

Rylie and Chris,

My heart started aching when I heard what happened. I don't know what to say, just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She's a beautiful little girl!

Johanna said...

I am so sorry for your loss and so impressed by your strength. The way you described Preslie is beautiful. I pray that you can continue to have that strength and comfort with you.

Kendra King said...

Rylie this is kendra king and I just wanted to let you know that you are so loved by everyone but mostly by our Heavenly Father. Little Presiley is beautiful and such a great example to us to have been so righteous in Heaven to just need a body that your provided so well for her. Thank you for being that worthy to have her come to earth. I love you and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Stay strong and faithful.

Ann said...

She is beautiful! What an angel. We are so sorry, our hearts are broken and we are constantly thinking about you and your family. We love you guys so much and are here for you in your time of need.

Love, the Oversons

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

Rylie & Chris,

I know there is nothing that can be said to make things better for you right now but just know that the world loves you and the Lord will reward you for your strength. She is beautiful and you are so brave. Our prayers are constantly with you.

Love,
Rachel & J

DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS said...

Rylie & Chris-
She is absolutely beautiful! You are in our thoughts & prayers. We love you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!!

Alyson said...

She is a beautiful baby! My heart is aching for you guys. Just know that we are praying for you to be able to have the strength to make it through this. WE LOVE YOU!!

the Misseldines

Schrievers in a Nutshell said...

Rylie and Chris,

About a month ago one of my ward friends lost her baby boy before he was delivered and I thought this quote from her blog was amazing

"The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again. …

“… The only difference between the old and young dying is, one lives longer in heaven and eternal light and glory than the other, and is freed a little sooner from this miserable, wicked world. Notwithstanding all this glory, we for a moment lose sight of it, and mourn the loss, but we do not mourn as those without hope.” Joseph Smith
Preslie was too pure too lovely! She is a beautiful princess and I know she knew how much you both loved her. We love you guys so much, and our hearts ache for you both!

Amanda, Tom, Bree, & Sophie

Schrievers in a Nutshell said...

Rylie and Chris,

About a month ago one of my ward friends lost her baby boy before he was delivered and I thought this quote from her blog was amazing

"The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again. …

“… The only difference between the old and young dying is, one lives longer in heaven and eternal light and glory than the other, and is freed a little sooner from this miserable, wicked world. Notwithstanding all this glory, we for a moment lose sight of it, and mourn the loss, but we do not mourn as those without hope.” Joseph Smith
Preslie was too pure too lovely! She is a beautiful princess and I know she knew how much you both loved her. We love you guys so much, and our hearts ache for you both!

Amanda, Tom, Bree, & Sophie

J&E said...

Rylie & Chris,
She is so beautiful. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful and valiant daughter. I know I have already said this, but my heart has absolutely ached for you and your family. I have asked for a blessing from my husband, done a lot of praying and scripture study. These things have brought me momentary peace, but nothing like hearing you bear your simple testimony of forever families. She came to such good and loving parents and as I said before was able to receive her crown without the conflict of this world. She is your princess forever. Keep being strong in your faith and I know you will weather this storm. Thank you for your incredible example.
All my love, heart and prayers,
Erin McBride Darrington

Morgan and Rachel Parrish said...

We are so sorry for your loss and offer our condolences to your little family.

With much love,

Morgan and Rachel Parrish

Bateman said...

Rylie and Chris,
We are so sorry for your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always! She is a beautiful little angel and she has wonderful parents who will be able to see her again. We admire your strength and example. What a beautiful tribute to your special daughter. We love you and we are grateful to have you in our family.
Much love and prayers,
Jana and Isaac Bateman

Andy & Ashlee said...

Chris & Rylie,

We are so sorry for your loss, Preslie looks absolutely perfect. We cannot comprehend all that you are going through right now. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She is just so beautiful.

mamaesplin said...

Rylie and Chris,

We didn't know your family very well--but still wanted to write and say that we are sorry for your loss. She is beautiful. We are certain that she knows how much her mom and dad love and miss her.

Marlene and Emron Esplin

Bob, Emily, and Ellie said...

Chris and Rylie,

We are so sorry about all that you have been through. What a perfect little princess. We are so impressed by your strength, and loved how you described sweet Preslie. We love you guys and are always here if you need us.

Love,
The Beckers

Whitney and Greg said...

Rylie and Chris,
I am so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. Our prayers are also with you and your family.
The Jensens

marissa martin said...

my dearest brother and sister in law, words can't express how sad and terrible i feel for the both of you. I know how much you loved preslie and you guys are amazing people and parents. She is more beautiful and precious than i ever could have imagined and looking at her pictures makes me cry every time. But she looks so peaceful and is honestly an angel that will watch over you guys forever. I hope to see you soon and give you a hug! i love you guys and know that our family will only get closer through this trial.

Anonymous said...

Dear Chris and Rylie
I just want to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. She is a pretty little angel who finished her mission on earth and went back to her father in heaven. No words can make your pain any less. I know how much my brother Tory loves his family and is feeling his own pain , but I know with his faith in the church he knows he will see his little angel granddaughter again. Our prayers are with you all at this time. We love you all and send you the best of wishes
Aunt Kari Lund and family

Mark and Tania Kohut said...

Dear Chris and Rylie,

We are very saddened by your devastating loss. Preslie is indeed a most beautiful and peaceful little angel who is so lucky to have such wonderful and loving parents. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we send you much love during this difficult time.

Mark and Tania Kohut

Gordon and Alana said...

My heart absolutely broke when I pulled up your blog just now. I have been watching the blog everyday for baby reports...Preslie is so very perfect. My heart goes out to both of you as parents. You are not crying alone. Love, Alana

Anonymous said...

What an adorable little angel. I am so thankful that families can be together forever. Rylie what a great mom to give Preslie such a beautiful body and how lucky for her that she is already perfect and does not need to experience the trials of this world. You two are amazing, I am sure the Lord will bless you for he knows all. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers... Love,Uncle Wes and Aunt Michelle

Knox Clan said...

Chris and Rylie,
Peace be with you both. You have many friends in Lansing who care very deeply about you.

Dave and Amanda Knox

Anonymous said...

Preslie is such a beautiful baby and I can see so much of both of you in her. You are both in my constant thoughts and prayers. Preslie will be your guardian angel forever. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Love,
Aubrey Lund

Anonymous said...

Chris and Rylie,
I cannot even imagine what you are going through, but I know that your Heavenly Father loves you both and there is master plan. Preslie is beautiful what an honor for you and her to belong to each other. You are in my prayers. Love, Gay Lynn

The Lindsays said...

Hi Rylie and Chris,

Preslie is so beautiful. She truly is an angel sent from heaven. I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been on my mind ever since I found out. You are in our thoughts and prayers. By the way, you are beautiful Rylie!

Love, Melyssa and family

Anonymous said...

Love you soo much!!!

~Auntie Karen~

daniell miner said...

Rylie and Chris-
I am soo broken inside for you loss of you sweet beautiful daughter....i have never experienced the loss of a child, but of a father. one and a half years ago, he was taken from us in a plane accident....the following quote was one that somewhat brought me peace......i know that he loves me, can see me, and watched over me, as your sweet Preslie does you...i know not much can bring comfort to your hearts at this time, but i hope this may help to maybe comfort you spirit...words cannot express enough how sorry i am and how much i ache inside for you....please know we are all with you, we love u, and are here for you for anything you may need..


"Surely those who have passed beyond, can see more clearly through the veil back here to us than it is possible for us to see to them from our sphere of action. I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separated from them. We are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors, to our friends and associates and co-laborers who have preceded us into the spirit world. They can see us better than we can see them--that they know us better than we know them. I claim that we live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; they can comprehend better than ever before, the weaknesses that are liable to mislead us into dark and forbidden paths. They see the temptations and the evils that beset us in life, and the proneness of mortal beings to yield to temptation and to wrong doing; hence their solicitude for us and their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves. --Joseph F. Smith


we love you,
daniell and garret miner

Jeff and Chelsy said...

Preslie is such a beautiful little baby, and completely perfect. I am so sorry for your loss. You have amazing strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff and Chelsy Riddle

Anonymous said...

Preslie Quinn Martin is one lucky angel to have parents and extended family love her so much. How courageous, strong and loving of you to share her with us.

Our hearts ache for you. May God bless you both with the ability to endure these difficult times.

Tons of love,
Lynne and Mike McDougal

Nathan said...

Rylie and Chris -

My mom wrote this poem years ago for a family in our ward who lost their child at birth as well. May it bring you some peace and comfort.

***********

Morning Star


Morning star, thou who sangest
Songs of joy to come to earth -
Joy to know a body waited
Which extends beyond your birth,

Who are you, your call foretold
Before your Father's throne you left,
Given to us as a witness
Though your earthly home's bereft?

Full of lights and perfections,
You will need no mortal test
For you stand within your spirit
Glorified beyond the rest

Be assured we will be faithful
To again behold your face
When we stand supreme eternal
In a more exalted place

Morning star, you sang for joy
When you walked through Heaven's door
Though in tears we briefly hold you,
We will sing that song once more.

- Deborah Coffey

Bob Mitton said...

Chris and Rylie,
Words cannot express the deepest sympathy that I have for you during this difficult time. I wish you comfort, strength and peace in this sudden loss of your darling little girl. You are all in my prayers. Bob

Nate, Des, Sydney, Jack said...

I was thinking about you so much the other day and thought by now you had had your baby. I was so sad to read this blog. So sad. We are praying for you! We wish we could do something, please let us know if we can. I know this is so redundant- but we really hope you find comfort, and the Lord helps you. It is so devastating, and I'm so sorry!
our deepest sympathy.
Nate and Des

Janey Johnson said...

Dear Rylie & Chris,

I'm so sorry for your loss. We truly hope you feel the strength of the many prayers offered in your behalf during this difficult time. Love you!

Jane (Price) Johnson

Stephanie Portwood said...

Rylie and Chris-
We are so sorry for your loss what a beautiful baby girl. You will be in our prayers.

CJ said...

Chris & Rylie:

For the first time in my life I am at a loss for words. Our hearts weep for you and your family; but know you will all endure and survive. Preslie will never be forgotten, she won't be replaced, but will remain a part of your hearts forever; until such time as you meet again. Know this Chris and Rylie, you deserve your tears and greif and in time you will learn to smile again. Keep your heads your hearts and your spirits up as you will prevail. We wish we could shoulder your ache and burden. And in our absense we pray for all of you.

All our love, Bev and CJ

Jade said...

Just want to add our words of condolences. We love you guys so much and you are in our prayers. She is beautiful, and she is so lucky to have parents who love her so much. Thanks so much for sharing.

Justin and Shannon Sotelo said...

We want you to know how sorry we are. She was so beautiful. I am sure this is the hardest time of your lives, and I want you to know that our prayers are with you. Heavenly Father needed your little girl with him. She was perfect. We love you both and will be thinking of you.

Brittany Ann said...

She is a gorgeous baby. We will pray for you. You are amazing!

megan said...

Rylie and Chris,
You don't know me, I'm Julie Hughes daughter-in-law and I'm in craft group with your lovely mother Mary. I absolutely love your mom! I have been hearing updates on your pregnancy at craft night and I was so devastated to hear of your loss. You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. She is such a beautiful angel.
Love,
Megan and Brett Hughes

Erica said...

Rylie and Chris,

What a beautiful precious girl. I know that you are such a strong person, Rylie. Chris you are such a lucky guy to have an amazing wife. I'm devistated by your loss. When my mom called it took my breath away. But I'm am here for you even though we are far apart. I love you. And I'm so glad that I've known you since we both were born. And that through everything we've kept friends. God bless your family.
Deepest Sympathy and Love,
Erica

sue Martin said...

Ilove you three , you dont even how much and life is not always fair and i guess in time we'll understand. love each other talk and if you want to be alone on thanksgiving with friends let us know, we would understand. I love you and wish i could tale away your pain. love Sue

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss i have had this happen in my family before and i just wanted to tell you to keep your head up dont worry life goes on and you will be able to c her a gain

Cory and Jamie said...

Oh Rylie. I'm so sorry for your loss. She is beautiful. I can't even imagine... your little Preslie just broke my heart. She must be a very special spirit. My dad's oldest brother was one of those spirits too :) Our prayers are with you.

Wood Family said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. You don't know me, I'm Kara Wood, Brandon and Mandy's Sister in-law. Preslie is beautiful and a very special spirit.
I have a friend that went through the same thing and wanted to give you her blog if you ever need to talk. http://calls6.blogspot.com

Hugs and Love.
Kara W.

Bobby and M!kell Dubbeld said...

Rylie, I hope you received our card. you are still in my thoughts.

M!kell

Anonymous said...

Chris and Riley-
What a precious little Preslie and what amazing and strong parents you are! We love you guys and think about you daily. We pray for continued peace and happiness for you both. Love, Mart, Stacey, Dylan, Olivia, and Elana

Brittanie said...

She was so absolutely beautiful. Absolutely perfect.

(hugs)

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