Saturday, May 29, 2010

Birthday Photo Montage

Playing with her Dora sprinkler

Playing in the hospital playroom--the kitchen and dollhouse were her favorites.  She didn't let little things like IV poles stop her.

3rd Birthday with Goofy cake.  

She loved our day at the ranch.  They let her name one of the foals.  It is now registered as "Anna's Brightest Star."

A true "girlie-girl"

Leading the 4th of July boat parade.

Making a wish on a "Wish flower"

Nov. 2006 Anna sang a solo in church.  She insisted on wearing black boots with her formal dress.

She wanted hair so her sister gave her some--complete with bangs and a bow.

5th and last birthday

This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end,
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place where we'll see your face again 

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, 

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

(Steven Curtis Chapman, With Hope)


Anonymous said...

Thinking of the Salamy family today. Not a day goes by that I don't think of precious Anna. A little girl I never met made a huge impact on my life, for the better.

Thank you for sharing Anna's story. I will be going to Sam's today and will eat the samples in her honor.

Bless you all.


Holly said...

Thnking of you guys today. Always remembering Precious Anna.

I remember when you posted the "blue hair" picture. It always brings a smile to my face. What an indomitable spirit! She taught us all how to live - really live! She was a gift and a blessing to so many.

Love Angel Holly

Reba said...

I love all of the pictures...they show so much of whe she was! I know today must be such a bittersweet day as you remember a very special little girl. Happy birthday, dear Anna!

polly's path said...

I have seen butterflies ALL DAY LONG today.
Happy birthday Anna!