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denise berger
Mom/Grandma Denny
This is a Thanksgiving reflection from a Mom and a Grandmother.  This is a time for being thankful and being grateful and I truly am.


Karen was my first born baby and from babyhood through her teens, into college and even into early adulthood, she was a person hard to disappoint!  No matter what, she accepted.  It was a gift from Above-especially in those early teen years.  As her mother, I was spoiled and quite unprepared for the babies who followed.
And now, so many years later, I understand.  God was preparing her; preparing her to accept.  Accept things that were hard; things that were unfair, and ultimately, to accept the deepest kind of hurt and sadness-the loss of a child.  Not once, but twice!

Karen and Anna have both touched many lives.  Anna too, had the gift of acceptance.  Acceptance of people-no matter how important, how old, how special, how un-special, or how connected.  Anna made everyone feel special, including me.  She wasn't bold the way she did it and I'm not sure we even recognized all the ways she went about it and for whom.  It was apparent when talking to her friends how much she cared about people.   She didn't have time to be negative and she never used words in a hurtful way!  Amazing trait for an 18 year old female.

I am enriched because I have a daughter named Karen; I am enriched because I have a granddaughter named Anna Noelle.  And I am humbled by their goodness and their strength.  I am humbled by the way Karen manages to withstand her daily pain and still praise You, Lord; humbled by the way she accepts and replaces all the common feelings of anger, unfairness, etc. with thoughts on a higher heavenly plane.
So I am humbled and also grateful.    Thank you Lord for these blessings and continue to watch over our family.
                                     
Patti Rusczyk
Patti Rusczyk
Karen, when I read your words at first I think "how can she be so strong in the midst of so much pain." It is then that I remember Paul's words "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Please know that you and your family, though you are grieving, are Christ's light for many of us.You are in the hearts and prayers of many.Christ's peace be with you and your family.
Lindsay Stanley
Lindsay Stanley
Although I know that no words could possibly temper the sadness of losing such a beautiful, talented young woman, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and always. May Anna find peace and contentment while finally back alongside her brother, Mikey.
Lots of love and prayers! 
<3 Lindsay 
Karen Penfold
Karen Penfold
Dear Karen...I shall always give thanks for you and your strength and love and faith...thank you for continuing to inspire me and bring me closer to Our Lord.  You and your family will be in my prayers forever.  God bless you...may all our love bring you comfort and may the gift of time bring you peace.  Love, Karen Penfold
Kelly Wiegand
Kelly Wiegand
Today's mass was a beautiful tribute to Anna and your whole family.  All of the people who attended, I think were blessed by your strength and faith.  I know that the sense of peace today in church was a comfort and I hope it was for all of your family in some way.  Our prayers for Anna and your family will be continual and I hope as Father said today, Anna will hear them and help all of us, as we pray for Anna.  With Love and Sympathy


The Wiegand Family
karin jennings
karin jennings
I was a follower when Mikey was ill, and I must say I don;t know how I was brought to your site even back then.  But I praise and pray for your family a lot.  Your faith amazes me beyond words.........it has not wavered in good and in bad.  It will continue to carry you through this very tough time.  Look up at the stars at night, the brightest star you see are Anna and Mikey looking down on you and family to let you know they are PERFECT.  With tears, I have to believe that our bodies are mere  " holders of our spirit, faith and fun" but our unseen souls tell the real story of love and family and faith and all.  Mikey and Anna hold the key to eternal happiness and that cannot be seen. But we can find that through memories and dreams and visions..........Praying that you can feel and see that every day .     karin Jennings
Michele Antonacci
Michele Antonacci
Karen, Bill and Family,


Words cannot express my feelings for all of you!! I have been praying every day for each of you and the strength to get through this. Karen, you always amaze me, you are such an inspiration to everyone you touch. I picture Anna with a big smile on her face next to her beautiful brother Mikey. God Bless you all.


 
Anne Marie Piraino
Anne Marie Piraino
Dear Karen, Bill, and Family,


My family was devastated to hear of Anna's passing. My daughter, Maria, and she were at St. Margaret's together. What a beautiful girl with a heart filled with love of life and family. May God Bless all of you. I am sure there is great comfort knowing that Anna is holding Mikey in her arms and at peace with our Lord. As always, you are an amazing family and inspire us all with your unending faith even through tragedy. Love and prayers from our family to yours.


Sincerely,


Anne Marie Piraino
denise berger
Mom/Grandma Denny
This is a Thanksgiving reflection from a Mom and a Grandmother.  This is a time for being thankful and being grateful and I truly am.


Karen was my first born baby and from babyhood through her teens, into college and even into early adulthood, she was a person hard to disappoint!  No matter what, she accepted.  It was a gift from Above-especially in those early teen years.  As her mother, I was spoiled and quite unprepared for the babies who followed.
And now, so many years later, I understand.  God was preparing her; preparing her to accept.  Accept things that were hard; things that were unfair, and ultimately, to accept the deepest kind of hurt and sadness-the loss of a child.  Not once, but twice!

Karen and Anna have both touched many lives.  Anna too, had the gift of acceptance.  Acceptance of people-no matter how important, how old, how special, how un-special, or how connected.  Anna made everyone feel special, including me.  She wasn't bold the way she did it and I'm not sure we even recognized all the ways she went about it and for whom.  It was apparent when talking to her friends how much she cared about people.   She didn't have time to be negative and she never used words in a hurtful way!  Amazing trait for an 18 year old female.

I am enriched because I have a daughter named Karen; I am enriched because I have a granddaughter named Anna Noelle.  And I am humbled by their goodness and their strength.  I am humbled by the way Karen manages to withstand her daily pain and still praise You, Lord; humbled by the way she accepts and replaces all the common feelings of anger, unfairness, etc. with thoughts on a higher heavenly plane.
So I am humbled and also grateful.    Thank you Lord for these blessings and continue to watch over our family.
                                     
Karen Penfold
Karen Penfold
Dear Karen...I shall always give thanks for you and your strength and love and faith...thank you for continuing to inspire me and bring me closer to Our Lord.  You and your family will be in my prayers forever.  God bless you...may all our love bring you comfort and may the gift of time bring you peace.  Love, Karen Penfold
karin jennings
karin jennings
I was a follower when Mikey was ill, and I must say I don;t know how I was brought to your site even back then.  But I praise and pray for your family a lot.  Your faith amazes me beyond words.........it has not wavered in good and in bad.  It will continue to carry you through this very tough time.  Look up at the stars at night, the brightest star you see are Anna and Mikey looking down on you and family to let you know they are PERFECT.  With tears, I have to believe that our bodies are mere  " holders of our spirit, faith and fun" but our unseen souls tell the real story of love and family and faith and all.  Mikey and Anna hold the key to eternal happiness and that cannot be seen. But we can find that through memories and dreams and visions..........Praying that you can feel and see that every day .     karin Jennings
Michele Antonacci
Michele Antonacci
Karen, Bill and Family,


Words cannot express my feelings for all of you!! I have been praying every day for each of you and the strength to get through this. Karen, you always amaze me, you are such an inspiration to everyone you touch. I picture Anna with a big smile on her face next to her beautiful brother Mikey. God Bless you all.


 
Anne Marie Piraino
Anne Marie Piraino
Dear Karen, Bill, and Family,


My family was devastated to hear of Anna's passing. My daughter, Maria, and she were at St. Margaret's together. What a beautiful girl with a heart filled with love of life and family. May God Bless all of you. I am sure there is great comfort knowing that Anna is holding Mikey in her arms and at peace with our Lord. As always, you are an amazing family and inspire us all with your unending faith even through tragedy. Love and prayers from our family to yours.


Sincerely,


Anne Marie Piraino
Patti Rusczyk
Patti Rusczyk
Karen, when I read your words at first I think "how can she be so strong in the midst of so much pain." It is then that I remember Paul's words "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Please know that you and your family, though you are grieving, are Christ's light for many of us.You are in the hearts and prayers of many.Christ's peace be with you and your family.
Lindsay Stanley
Lindsay Stanley
Although I know that no words could possibly temper the sadness of losing such a beautiful, talented young woman, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and always. May Anna find peace and contentment while finally back alongside her brother, Mikey.
Lots of love and prayers! 
<3 Lindsay 
Kelly Wiegand
Kelly Wiegand
Today's mass was a beautiful tribute to Anna and your whole family.  All of the people who attended, I think were blessed by your strength and faith.  I know that the sense of peace today in church was a comfort and I hope it was for all of your family in some way.  Our prayers for Anna and your family will be continual and I hope as Father said today, Anna will hear them and help all of us, as we pray for Anna.  With Love and Sympathy


The Wiegand Family
denise berger
Mom/Grandma Denny
This is a Thanksgiving reflection from a Mom and a Grandmother.  This is a time for being thankful and being grateful and I truly am.


Karen was my first born baby and from babyhood through her teens, into college and even into early adulthood, she was a person hard to disappoint!  No matter what, she accepted.  It was a gift from Above-especially in those early teen years.  As her mother, I was spoiled and quite unprepared for the babies who followed.
And now, so many years later, I understand.  God was preparing her; preparing her to accept.  Accept things that were hard; things that were unfair, and ultimately, to accept the deepest kind of hurt and sadness-the loss of a child.  Not once, but twice!

Karen and Anna have both touched many lives.  Anna too, had the gift of acceptance.  Acceptance of people-no matter how important, how old, how special, how un-special, or how connected.  Anna made everyone feel special, including me.  She wasn't bold the way she did it and I'm not sure we even recognized all the ways she went about it and for whom.  It was apparent when talking to her friends how much she cared about people.   She didn't have time to be negative and she never used words in a hurtful way!  Amazing trait for an 18 year old female.

I am enriched because I have a daughter named Karen; I am enriched because I have a granddaughter named Anna Noelle.  And I am humbled by their goodness and their strength.  I am humbled by the way Karen manages to withstand her daily pain and still praise You, Lord; humbled by the way she accepts and replaces all the common feelings of anger, unfairness, etc. with thoughts on a higher heavenly plane.
So I am humbled and also grateful.    Thank you Lord for these blessings and continue to watch over our family.
                                     
Lindsay Stanley
Lindsay Stanley
Although I know that no words could possibly temper the sadness of losing such a beautiful, talented young woman, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and always. May Anna find peace and contentment while finally back alongside her brother, Mikey.
Lots of love and prayers! 
<3 Lindsay 
Patti Rusczyk
Patti Rusczyk
Karen, when I read your words at first I think "how can she be so strong in the midst of so much pain." It is then that I remember Paul's words "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Please know that you and your family, though you are grieving, are Christ's light for many of us.You are in the hearts and prayers of many.Christ's peace be with you and your family.
Karen Penfold
Karen Penfold
Dear Karen...I shall always give thanks for you and your strength and love and faith...thank you for continuing to inspire me and bring me closer to Our Lord.  You and your family will be in my prayers forever.  God bless you...may all our love bring you comfort and may the gift of time bring you peace.  Love, Karen Penfold
Kelly Wiegand
Kelly Wiegand
Today's mass was a beautiful tribute to Anna and your whole family.  All of the people who attended, I think were blessed by your strength and faith.  I know that the sense of peace today in church was a comfort and I hope it was for all of your family in some way.  Our prayers for Anna and your family will be continual and I hope as Father said today, Anna will hear them and help all of us, as we pray for Anna.  With Love and Sympathy


The Wiegand Family
Michele Antonacci
Michele Antonacci
Karen, Bill and Family,


Words cannot express my feelings for all of you!! I have been praying every day for each of you and the strength to get through this. Karen, you always amaze me, you are such an inspiration to everyone you touch. I picture Anna with a big smile on her face next to her beautiful brother Mikey. God Bless you all.


 
karin jennings
karin jennings
I was a follower when Mikey was ill, and I must say I don;t know how I was brought to your site even back then.  But I praise and pray for your family a lot.  Your faith amazes me beyond words.........it has not wavered in good and in bad.  It will continue to carry you through this very tough time.  Look up at the stars at night, the brightest star you see are Anna and Mikey looking down on you and family to let you know they are PERFECT.  With tears, I have to believe that our bodies are mere  " holders of our spirit, faith and fun" but our unseen souls tell the real story of love and family and faith and all.  Mikey and Anna hold the key to eternal happiness and that cannot be seen. But we can find that through memories and dreams and visions..........Praying that you can feel and see that every day .     karin Jennings
Anne Marie Piraino
Anne Marie Piraino
Dear Karen, Bill, and Family,


My family was devastated to hear of Anna's passing. My daughter, Maria, and she were at St. Margaret's together. What a beautiful girl with a heart filled with love of life and family. May God Bless all of you. I am sure there is great comfort knowing that Anna is holding Mikey in her arms and at peace with our Lord. As always, you are an amazing family and inspire us all with your unending faith even through tragedy. Love and prayers from our family to yours.


Sincerely,


Anne Marie Piraino