Another Angel / Paula Gonzales
I was shocked and heart broken when I happened upon this site to hear that our daughters had so much in common. My daughter passed July 2005 at the age of 12 from the same type of brain tumor. My heart goes out to you and your family! Know that my prayers are with you as you deal with this loss. She was a beautiful girl and I know Miranda is very much missed. Close
A GRIEF SHARED / JUDY KINSLEYS GRANDMA (VISITOR)Read >>
A GRIEF SHARED / JUDY KINSLEYS GRANDMA (VISITOR)
MIRANDA IS A BEATIFUL YOUNG LADY I CAN SEE AND READ THE LOVE IN HER STORY. THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR HER AND THE LOVE SHE HAD FOR HER FAMILY. OUR KINSLEY WAS ALMOST 12 WHEN SHE LEFT US & WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ALOT HER LAST YEAR I KNOW WE DONT GRIEVE THE SAME WAY BUT I UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN AND LONGING TO SEE HER AGAIN. CHILDREN ARE THE BRAVEST IN THE THINGS THEY HAVE TO ENDURE AND WE KNOW THEY ARE IN A BETTER & BEATIFUL PLACE BUT THAT STILL DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE PAIN WE FEEL IN OUR HEARTS EVERYDAY. WE CAN JUST PRAY THAT GOD WILL SEE US THRU TILL WE CAN HOLD THEM AGAIN. GOD BLESS JUDY Close
My prayers are with you / Diana S. (Nancy's friend )Read >>
My prayers are with you / Diana S. (Nancy's friend )
Nancy, you are such a wonderful friend and such a super strong woman. I admire you and I appreciate you. Nothing I can say could ever help ease the pain of not having Miranda here with us, but my heart is with you and your terrific men (Adam, Guy & Rick). I think about you and pray for you all often.
It's so hard to believe / Kathy Jackson (Friend of Nancy's )Read >>
It's so hard to believe / Kathy Jackson (Friend of Nancy's )
that its been a year since all of this started. SO many times when things seem tough I think about Miranda and how she taught us all so much. And I think about how strong each of you have been through this. My heart aches for you. Miranda was a beautiful, smart, funny young lady. I am proud to have been able to have watched her grow through the pictures Nancy shared over the past few years. Miranda ~ you are sorely missed by so many people!
When I read about your precious Miranda, I was brought to tears. She was such a gallant, courageous child. I am sure she brought so much joy to your lives and each day with her was precious. I too lost my daughter to cancer, and there is no pain like that of losing a child. My heart goes out to you.
Shock and Awe / Darlene Dooling (Cheerleading Coach )
Nancy, Guy, Rick, & Adam I just discovered your personal tragedy through Caitlyns attendance at Blalack where there a memorial. It is things like this, things we don't get, don't understand that make us realzie how important it is to say what me mean the instant we have the chance. I loved Miranda. Her spunk with the other girls, her willingness to work to be the best, her cheer attitude...all made me very proud to lead her in any way I could. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You 3 as parents and you as a brother have her legacy to carry on..don't forget that. She loved you very much and she loved her life very much.
Miranda, Keep blessing us with your gifts, watch over us as we sleep and hold our hands when we walk. We all need a guardian angel like you.
Lets always remember those crazy lunches we had post game at Tony Romas...ALL THOSE RIBS...And I think you even got Adam to talk even being surrounded by all those girls. Very supportive cheerleading brother!
Love - Coach Darlene Close
When You Feel You Can't Go On / Sher I'm sorry that you're hurting so desperately right now. I know how painful the seconds, and minutes, and days can be, how long the nights are. I understand how very hard hanging on is, and how much courage it takes. I ask though that you hold onto one day at a time. Just one day, and slowly this despair will pass. The feelings you fear you're trapped in will serve their purpose, and then fade away. Difficult to imagine isn't it? Almost impossible to believe when every cell in your body it seems cries out in agony, desperately in need of comfort. When it feels like the only thing in the whole world that can touch your pain and banish it is beyond your grasp. And after all this time, the assurance that you will heal has become an empty, broken promise. Just let one tiny cell in your body continue to believe in the promise of healing. Just one. You can surrender every other cell to your despair. Just that one little cell of faith that you can heal and be whole again is enough to keep you going, is enough to lead you through the darkness. Although it can't banish your suffering, it can sustain you until the time comes for you to let your pain go. And the letting go can only occur in it's own time, as much as we would like to push the pain away forever. Hold on. Hold on to appreciate the beauty of the earth, to feel the songs of the birds in your heart, to learn and to teach, to laugh a genuine laugh, to dance on the beach, to rest peacefully, to experience contentment, to want to be no other place but in the here and now, to trust in yourself, and to trust your life. Hold on because it's worth the terrible waiting. Hold on because you are worthy. Hold on because the wisdom that will follow you out of this darkness will be a tremendous gift. Hold on because you have so much love and joy waiting to be experienced. Hold on because life is precious, even though it can bring terrible losses. Hold on because there is so much that you can't now imagine waiting ahead on your journey ...a destiny that only you can fulfill. Hold on although your exhausted and your grasp is shaky, and you want more than anything to let go sometimes, hold on even though. Please hold on. So much in life can be difficult, even impossible to understand. I know, I know...So many of us have cried in despair, why? why? Why? and still the answers and the comfort failed to show. Survival can be a long and lonely road, in spite of all those who've stumbled down the path before you. And it can be a treacherous, torturous journey... so easy to get lost, and yet impossible to avoid even one painful step. And the light, the light at the end of the dark tunnel for so long cannot be seen, although eventually you'll begin to feel its' warmth as you move forward. And forward you must move in order to get through the hell of remembering, of despair, of rage, of grief. Keep looking forward please. Rest if you must, doubt your ability to survive the journey if you have to, but never let go of the guide ropes, although when you close your fingers around them, your hands feel empty, they are there. Please trust me, they are there. When you're exhausted, when all you have to count on is a weakened, weary faith, hold on. When you think you want to die, hold on until you recognize that it's not death you seek, but for the pain to go away. Hold on, because this darkness will surely fade away. Hold on. Please hold on.
If you could see / Guy (Step dad )
When you look at the pictures of Miranda you can see a typical little girl. An attention hog, an athlete, a diva. What you cannot know from the pictures is her attitude, or her personality. I wish there were some way we could post these things so that everyone could see what it is we miss. Miranda was fully involved in her families lives, every day. I miss her comments and her smiles, her attitudes and her jokes, her softball games and taking her to dinner. She had a profound impact on everyone she met, we just didn't realize it until she was gone.
My one and only Daughter. / Rick Barnes (Dad)Read >>
My one and only Daughter. / Rick Barnes (Dad)
Miranda, If tears could build a stairway, and Memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and Bring you home again.
I will always miss you and love you...just like many-many others that you touched and smiled at. The Lord, took you to serve him early and hopefully, I am worthy enough to be you in Heaven..when my time comes to go. To hold your hand, hug you and see that great gleaming smile of yours. There, is not a day..that I don't think about you...and the great memories and the comfort, you brought to me.
I am sure my aunts Ruth and Bonnie. Henry your Opapa, and my grandmother "Mom". Have greeted, you in Heaven. You are in Heaven and smiling down on all of us.
I miss, you. My eyes still get watery and my heart aches..not having you here. Love, Dad Close
Peace I pray! / Valerie Haslett Wife Of Ian (( I care ) )Read >>
Peace I pray! / Valerie Haslett Wife Of Ian (( I care ) )
God has Miranda in his keeping now, but she will always be in your heart, I pray that you will find peace for your broken hearts. Close
A lasting impression / Chani Kaibetoney (Step-sister)Read >>
A lasting impression / Chani Kaibetoney (Step-sister)
Miranda, You were truly and inspiration, and missed by us all. From the few times we had the pleasure of being around you when we came to visit, one thing sticks out in my mind the most; you were always so much fun, so cheerful, and would do just about anything to make everyone laugh. Your courage and strength was incredible and you made a positive and lasting impression on everyone you met. You are truly missed.
You give me strength / Guy Carusone (step dad )
I find myself coming to this site two or three tims a day to look at pictures or read what people write. Most often, when I start getting stressed, I like to come and be reminded of the courage that Miranda had, and how she passed it on to us. When things start to get really bad, I remember how Miranda would smile, or lay her head on my shoulder, or make a comment that would cheer everyone up around her. If we all could face life the way Miranda did, this world would be a much better place to be.
For your smiles, I thank you sweety. You made a difference for me, and are still making one. That is something to be proud of. Close
Sorry/ Andrea (Maurices Mom)
I am so sorry for your loss.She was such a beautyful Girl.I know to well the pain you going through.We just lost our 12 year old son 2 month ago.I still don't want to believe he is gone forever.I have faith in God and this is what keeps me going.He is watching over us like Miranda.We will see our Agels again when God calls us home.May God bless you and your Family.If you like to email please do so.Love and prayers,Andrea email@example.com Close
Sorry about your loss.... / Alexis Smith
Im so sorry to hear about your loss i know how it feels to lose a little girl that you love so much. God Bless all of you. Miranda was a very beautiful little girl shes is up in heaven smileing down on all of you. Close
Little Angels (Poem) / Rick (Dad) "Little Angels" When God calls little children to dwell with him above, We mortals sometimes question The wisdom of His Love.
For No heartache compares with the death of one small child Who does so much to make our world Seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold So He picks a rosebud Before it can grow old..............
God knows how much we need them so He takes but a few, To make the land of Heaven More beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult, still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows Will always be "Goodbye".
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind Must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matthew: 5: 6 "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Miranda, your heart was pure and your smile was always great to see. And I miss that smile/but I see you in my thoughts smiling. Dad. Close
BELIEVE/ Donna/memory-of Christinaannvalle (passerby)
May the Lord be with you and yours,this holiday season.Miranda's memories will alway's remind you that she is an angel. Close
Bless you all / Tina Gerhart (another angel sister )Read >>
Bless you all / Tina Gerhart (another angel sister )
Heaven must be a beautiful peaceful place with all the beautiful children that are there. My brother too passed of cancer (non hodkins). Thinking of you at this time, there is never a "perfect" holiday again.