Haley came into this world greeted by an
anxiously awaiting family. After mom had had 4 miscarriages the whole
family was ecstatic at the birth of baby Haley. As she grew she
sprinkled her charm and joy like fairy dust everywhere she went. She
kept us entertained and laughing all the time. You couldn’t help but
feel happy when you were around her.
She loved everyone and everything except
snails, she was afraid of them. She would go all the way around them,
point and say “Mommy please move it”, so I would pick it up and move
it. Every other critter was her friend.
Haley was a friendly little girl, she
would go right up to kids she didn’t know on a playground and hold their
hand and start playing. They always looked surprised.
She always ended a phone conversation
with “I love me” instead of “I love you”. She was just saying what she
heard, as she understood it, but in her own words.
We used to rub noses and do Eskimo kisses
all the time. I can still picture her yelling "noses!'' in a panic as
Grandma drove away because she forgot to rub noses with her - of course
backed up and got her "kiss good-bye".
She had string cheese every night and it
will forever remind me of her.
We would go outside and look at the moon
and stars every night before bedtime and she would yell up to the sky
“nite moon, nite stars!”
She would ride in the grocery cart while
I reached out to kiss her and we would laugh down the isles. She loved
bathtub games and hiding under the covers, then I would call Daddy to
help me find her and when he would pull back the covers she would burst
So many memories, so much laughter...
Our precious Haley died of complications
7 days after heart surgery. She was 3 ½ and is our only child. We miss
her much more than words can express. We do feel her spirit still around
us and know that we will see her again, and we do know that she was
definitely an earth angel.