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Friends of Esther,

Thank you so much for continuing to honor Esther's memory through your meaningful Guestbook entries here. Sadly, this wonderful meeting place must now come to a end. If you'd like to add another comment or two, you have a few days left to do so as we will be closing this site before Christmas. However, after that, there are several ways that you can continue to keep up with all things Esther. We've just begun a site dedicated to our new foundation created in her memory. This organization will provide resources to cancer patients and their families as well as fund projects Esther would have loved. Go to facebook and check out: This Star Won't Go Out 

Of course, Esther has youtube and facebook pages which are still available to view and comment on (see the links section on this site). We also have a youtube channel (go to youtube and search: wayneandloriearl) where we have been posting new videos of her. We have hours of our beloved on tape and hope to edit and share more of her creative spirit long into the future.

O friends, you cannot imagine how we miss our Star! She is constantly in our thoughts and dreams. We wake each day and wonder how anyone could endure such insanity. Our kids are so young and their lives will be less breezy without her. Abraham will never really remember her. On Friday, we ordered the tombstone that she, herself picked out. Yes, she'd be okay with what we said but what kid should ever choose such a memorial? We carry a perpetual sadness. Was it worth it? I can't believe you'd ask such a question! One minute with Esther was worth all that any pain can throw at us. 16 years beside such a soul was a privilege, the greatest of honors. Watching her unroll a daily patchwork of grace left us inspired and humbled and very, very proud. She was regal but also completely in the moment, "wickedly awesome". Estee walked on earth gently and deeply. She loved well and without exception. Her life is her true memorial, a living monument that will outlive us all.

"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above...like the stars forever and ever." -Daniel 12:3


With Deepest Appreciation for Your Support of our Esther Grace,


Wayne & Lori