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Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
When I woke up this morning I thought about Natalie and her journey on Earth. I thought of the two of you and of Jack and Em and Meg. Of how you were willing to share the highs and lows of the past 19 months with all of us and let us be a part of your lives. That sharing is a gift to me and many others. A gift that has made a difference in many lives. When I see the kids at St Thomas who are Nat's age and I watch them running and playing I think of how brave she was and how little she complained when she could no longer do those things. I think about the funny things she would say, how excited she was to get Meg, how much she loved you all, her grandparents, aunts,uncles, cousins and friends. I still laugh about her honesty (especially when she had to be on steroids) and the way she would just tell it the way she saw it :)

I think about her when I eat ice cream and when I see Perry, when I watch soccer games and see works of art. I smile about the Parish Hall being filled to the max with children celebrating her life and how hundreds and hundreds of people came to say goodbye. Natalie will live forever in the hearts of those of us who were touched by her smile and genuine kindness. AND, it won't end there because we will in turn treat others with more kindness....and her goodness will be passed on forever.

Thank you friends for sharing your child, her life and your lives with me.

Peace today and every day.
Sharon Barnett
Sharon Barnett
Steve, Ashley Jack, Emily, It was so good to see you writting again Steve we have missed you,and the updates in your lives, I know it has been a long journey and continues to be so, I'm so proud of all of you for the A.R.T foundation for Natalie, she would be so happy, and I know with all your hard work you will benifit so many children's lives,  Keep up all the good work and treasure every memory of Natalie, as you said we are all connected to her in some way.  Keep up the journal we love to hear from you.    Sharon B @BankBV
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
I have saved the date (hope there's no ice storm) 😉.

I think parts of your journal entry should be printed and handed out at all mortuaries, grief counseling centers, churches etc. You describe grief so vividly and help the rest of us realize these feelings are just part of "the ride"

Thanks to you for continuing to share and allowing us to be part of a short life that made a big difference!

Prayers for peace and love as you continue your journey.

Much love
Steve Meyerhardt
Steve Meyerhardt
Stephen, yes you are a passionate, and gifted, writer who touches hearts as you share this journey.  Your words are a wonderful tribute to Natalie.  Writing of tributes, how does one donate to Natalie's A.R.T.  I found a Quest Credit Union in Topeka.  Is that what you were referring to in your post?
Selina Quandahl
Selina Quandahl
Steve, Ashley & family, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Natalie. I read the first paragraph of the journal entry, boy did you hit the nail on the head. It makes me feel better knowing it happens to others as well. Even being in the same boat as you all, I don't even know what to say other than, I pray for you and your family. Take care... Selina
Sydney Sauer
Sydney Sauer
Very well said Steve..........You and your family have been on my mind all of break and just been recalling this time last year for us at Heartland.  Natalie was a remarkable girl and her earthly presence is missed every day.  Her picture hangs above my desk and I feel blessed to have known and work with her and your family.  She also reminds me to be thankful for all my blessings and to not sweat the small and petty parts of life.  Congratulations on the ART foundation and I will definitely mark the date.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you these next days of Spring.  God bless you brave family.
Hazel Longmore
Hazel Longmore
I can't imagine how tough every day is for you, or where you've found the strength not only to carry on but to live. I can only summise that it comes from Natalie. Hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared, in your two wee kiddos and in each other. Blessings to you for 2014.x
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
When I woke up this morning I thought about Natalie and her journey on Earth. I thought of the two of you and of Jack and Em and Meg. Of how you were willing to share the highs and lows of the past 19 months with all of us and let us be a part of your lives. That sharing is a gift to me and many others. A gift that has made a difference in many lives. When I see the kids at St Thomas who are Nat's age and I watch them running and playing I think of how brave she was and how little she complained when she could no longer do those things. I think about the funny things she would say, how excited she was to get Meg, how much she loved you all, her grandparents, aunts,uncles, cousins and friends. I still laugh about her honesty (especially when she had to be on steroids) and the way she would just tell it the way she saw it :)

I think about her when I eat ice cream and when I see Perry, when I watch soccer games and see works of art. I smile about the Parish Hall being filled to the max with children celebrating her life and how hundreds and hundreds of people came to say goodbye. Natalie will live forever in the hearts of those of us who were touched by her smile and genuine kindness. AND, it won't end there because we will in turn treat others with more kindness....and her goodness will be passed on forever.

Thank you friends for sharing your child, her life and your lives with me.

Peace today and every day.
Sharon Barnett
Sharon Barnett
Steve, Ashley Jack, Emily, It was so good to see you writting again Steve we have missed you,and the updates in your lives, I know it has been a long journey and continues to be so, I'm so proud of all of you for the A.R.T foundation for Natalie, she would be so happy, and I know with all your hard work you will benifit so many children's lives,  Keep up all the good work and treasure every memory of Natalie, as you said we are all connected to her in some way.  Keep up the journal we love to hear from you.    Sharon B @BankBV
Steve Meyerhardt
Steve Meyerhardt
Stephen, yes you are a passionate, and gifted, writer who touches hearts as you share this journey.  Your words are a wonderful tribute to Natalie.  Writing of tributes, how does one donate to Natalie's A.R.T.  I found a Quest Credit Union in Topeka.  Is that what you were referring to in your post?
Sydney Sauer
Sydney Sauer
Very well said Steve..........You and your family have been on my mind all of break and just been recalling this time last year for us at Heartland.  Natalie was a remarkable girl and her earthly presence is missed every day.  Her picture hangs above my desk and I feel blessed to have known and work with her and your family.  She also reminds me to be thankful for all my blessings and to not sweat the small and petty parts of life.  Congratulations on the ART foundation and I will definitely mark the date.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you these next days of Spring.  God bless you brave family.
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
I have saved the date (hope there's no ice storm) 😉.

I think parts of your journal entry should be printed and handed out at all mortuaries, grief counseling centers, churches etc. You describe grief so vividly and help the rest of us realize these feelings are just part of "the ride"

Thanks to you for continuing to share and allowing us to be part of a short life that made a big difference!

Prayers for peace and love as you continue your journey.

Much love
Selina Quandahl
Selina Quandahl
Steve, Ashley & family, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Natalie. I read the first paragraph of the journal entry, boy did you hit the nail on the head. It makes me feel better knowing it happens to others as well. Even being in the same boat as you all, I don't even know what to say other than, I pray for you and your family. Take care... Selina
Hazel Longmore
Hazel Longmore
I can't imagine how tough every day is for you, or where you've found the strength not only to carry on but to live. I can only summise that it comes from Natalie. Hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared, in your two wee kiddos and in each other. Blessings to you for 2014.x
Selina Quandahl
Selina Quandahl
Steve, Ashley & family, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Natalie. I read the first paragraph of the journal entry, boy did you hit the nail on the head. It makes me feel better knowing it happens to others as well. Even being in the same boat as you all, I don't even know what to say other than, I pray for you and your family. Take care... Selina
Sharon Barnett
Sharon Barnett
Steve, Ashley Jack, Emily, It was so good to see you writting again Steve we have missed you,and the updates in your lives, I know it has been a long journey and continues to be so, I'm so proud of all of you for the A.R.T foundation for Natalie, she would be so happy, and I know with all your hard work you will benifit so many children's lives,  Keep up all the good work and treasure every memory of Natalie, as you said we are all connected to her in some way.  Keep up the journal we love to hear from you.    Sharon B @BankBV
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
I have saved the date (hope there's no ice storm) 😉.

I think parts of your journal entry should be printed and handed out at all mortuaries, grief counseling centers, churches etc. You describe grief so vividly and help the rest of us realize these feelings are just part of "the ride"

Thanks to you for continuing to share and allowing us to be part of a short life that made a big difference!

Prayers for peace and love as you continue your journey.

Much love
Sydney Sauer
Sydney Sauer
Very well said Steve..........You and your family have been on my mind all of break and just been recalling this time last year for us at Heartland.  Natalie was a remarkable girl and her earthly presence is missed every day.  Her picture hangs above my desk and I feel blessed to have known and work with her and your family.  She also reminds me to be thankful for all my blessings and to not sweat the small and petty parts of life.  Congratulations on the ART foundation and I will definitely mark the date.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you these next days of Spring.  God bless you brave family.
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott
When I woke up this morning I thought about Natalie and her journey on Earth. I thought of the two of you and of Jack and Em and Meg. Of how you were willing to share the highs and lows of the past 19 months with all of us and let us be a part of your lives. That sharing is a gift to me and many others. A gift that has made a difference in many lives. When I see the kids at St Thomas who are Nat's age and I watch them running and playing I think of how brave she was and how little she complained when she could no longer do those things. I think about the funny things she would say, how excited she was to get Meg, how much she loved you all, her grandparents, aunts,uncles, cousins and friends. I still laugh about her honesty (especially when she had to be on steroids) and the way she would just tell it the way she saw it :)

I think about her when I eat ice cream and when I see Perry, when I watch soccer games and see works of art. I smile about the Parish Hall being filled to the max with children celebrating her life and how hundreds and hundreds of people came to say goodbye. Natalie will live forever in the hearts of those of us who were touched by her smile and genuine kindness. AND, it won't end there because we will in turn treat others with more kindness....and her goodness will be passed on forever.

Thank you friends for sharing your child, her life and your lives with me.

Peace today and every day.
Steve Meyerhardt
Steve Meyerhardt
Stephen, yes you are a passionate, and gifted, writer who touches hearts as you share this journey.  Your words are a wonderful tribute to Natalie.  Writing of tributes, how does one donate to Natalie's A.R.T.  I found a Quest Credit Union in Topeka.  Is that what you were referring to in your post?
Hazel Longmore
Hazel Longmore
I can't imagine how tough every day is for you, or where you've found the strength not only to carry on but to live. I can only summise that it comes from Natalie. Hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared, in your two wee kiddos and in each other. Blessings to you for 2014.x