Thursday, November 6, 2008

Till We Meet Again


This past Saturday we had a beautiful service in celebration of baby Preslie. We were so fortunate that our parents and all of our siblings were able to be there with us, as well as Grandma Janice, Grandma Penny, Aunt Gaylynne, and Uncle Randy. It was such a beautiful day, and although it was really hard we felt a lot of peace. After the service we released 50 pink balloons, and they danced so fast towards the sun that you couldn't even see them. We are so grateful for the love Preslie has given us and how she has touched us all.

We want to thank everyone for showing their support at the open house. We really feel we were meant to stay in Lansing for a reason. I don't know how we would get through this without you. Your prayers and love has helped us out more than you'll ever know.

14 comments:

J&E said...

Know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers each day. I'm glad you have been able to find more peace through this difficult time.
Lots of Love,
Erin (McBride) Darrington

DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS said...

You continue to be in my thoughts & prayers as well. We love you & are here for you if you need anything!

Jenny and Kelsey said...

We love you guys!

Stephanie said...

Hi Martin's,
I don't know if we've met (maybe at the 4th of July bbq) but my husband is also a 2L at MSU and we are in the Holt ward and heard your story from Des Fowler. We just wanted to express our sympathy for what you are going through right now. What an incredible family you are to get through this. Our prayers are with you!
Ryan and Stephanie West

Bobby and M!kell Dubbeld said...

You are both so strong to survive something like this. You both seem to have a very positive outlook and I commend you on that. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I am so glad family was able to be there with you.

Ann said...

Hey! What an awesome picture! I wanted to tell you that you and Chris both have great families! They were super sweet and nice and I could feel the love they all had for you and your little family, what a blessing! We need to figure out something fun to do, just let me know when you are free ok!? Lauren has gotten a little sick right now but she should get better soon (hopefully).

Nathan said...

"Thy friends stand by thee, and they shall hail thee with warm hearts and friendly hands." D&C 121:9

"There is no smooth surface from shore to shore, from season to season, for anyone. But the trials of life are more bearable, the burdens less heavy, the joys more rich, with friends and loved ones by your side." (Robert L. Millet and Lloyd D. Newell)

You are blessed with loving friends and family who are more than willing to help you through this dark time. We all love you guys and are praying for you daily.

Aubreydoll said...

The service sounds like it was absolutely beautiful and I love the idea of releasing the balloons. I'm sure Preslie loved it.

kari lund said...

Chris and Rylie
I wish my family could have been with you all. I am so glad my brother Randy could come and support you and our brother Tory. Please call or e-mail any time. We send our love and have you both in our thoughts. We love you
Love Aunt Kari and family

Cory and Jamie said...

I wish I could have been there to support you both. Know that I was there in spirit :) Your strength through this has been an inspiration to me. My love & prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ry and Chris,
I wish I could have been there to show my support,however I am so glad my dad and Penny were able to be. My prayers and thoughts are with you both. You are so strong and a total inspiration to me. I love you and I hope I see you soon!
Summer

Schrievers in a Nutshell said...

We love you guys! My mom told us the service was amazing and that all the balloons went to the light even with the wind:)

Janee said...

I'm so sorry we weren't able to make it to the open house. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. The balloons look beautiful.

Don Lindberg - San Antonio said...

Chris and Rylie, I played golf today with Grandpa Chad in San Antonio. He told me of your grief and pain. He also told me of your strength and grace. Your daughter, Preslie, is breathtakingly gorgeous. How blessed you are and how blessed you will be when together you are forever reunited in the Kingdom of Our Father. May the fullness of Our Savior's Atonement be wrought in your life and bring you unfailing comfort, peace and hope. With love and faith, your friend and brother in the Gospel, Don Lindberg.