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Nichole’s Story

Welcome to Nichole's CaringBridge site. We have so much joy in our lives with Nichole that we can't help but want to share our lives with our Purple Princess. We hope you will be blessed as we are.

Please be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.

The world may see what Nichole cannot do, but we rejoice in the incredible young lady she has become. A fierce prayer warrior in her sister's image, a loyal and loving friend.

Nichole does not mind her litany of diagnoses and she is not the sum of things she cannot do. The world ay see her as a child who does not walk or talk and mistakenly assume she does not understand, but they could not be more wrong. She has a passion for reading and school and loves to encourage others. Nichole has made a powerful impact on many, many lives and we are very grateful.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. We try to update monthly, so check back when you have time.

Doug, Valerie & Nichole

Latest Journal Update

Tuesday 10/21/2014 – Nichole is now in heaven.

Valerie and I watched Nichole as she took her last breath at 5:37 AM. I am so glad that she was right here between us as she left her earthly body and stepped into the glory of heaven to be with Jesus for eternity. And we have both cried tears of joy and sorrow. Joy that she is now with her Maker, and sorrow that she is no longer with us.

Thank you all for your many prayers. God is good!

– Doug


 At 5:37 AM Nichole joined her sister Cindy in heaven. Please know that we are ever grateful for the continued prayers and support everyone has shown. After Cindy died, a good friend, Penny Coonce, shared a song by Chris Rice, that talks about dancing with Jesus and we know that that is what Nichole is doing now!

– Valerie

We have not made any arrangements yet. When we do, we will post it on here. It will be a memorial service probably in a couple of weeks. We have to contact a number of people who live a long way from here. We want to make sure they can come if they wish. It may take time for travel arrangements.

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Joyce Nosker
By Joyce Nosker
Praying for your family as you mourn the loss of Nichole. Rejoicing that Nichole is God's child and is now with Him, without pain or disability.

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Marilyn U
By Marilyn U
Prayers for your family, may God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
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Elaine Tillman-Scherer
By Elaine and Neal Scherer
Where all is peaceful, calm, and still..Nichole rests beneath His care..Our Heavenly Father knows our tears and pain..but yet he wants us all to know how Nichole and my little Brittany are sharing in His glory..we think of you both as you journey forward..prayers always
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Carlene Speight
By Carlene Speight
I am so sorry for your loss. But we have this hope of heaven!
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Jana Jackson
By Jana Jackson
Precious friends... I'm holding you in my heart, and our God is holding you in His hands! We all rejoice because your sweet girl is now completely healed, walking hand in hand with Jesus... But our hearts grieve that she left this earth at such a young age! Jesus promised to send us a Comforter, and He kept that promise... May the Holy Spirit wrap strong, gentle arms around you, comforting as only He can! You are loved!!!
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Judy and Ken Hammett
By Judy, Ken, Shawnee, Kimberly and Blake — last edited
We know the pain and the joy you are feeling at this time. You are right in knowing she is dancing in Heaven as I type this. She went straight from your arms to Jesus. He reached down and lifted her up where He must have said: "Come in precious Nichole, here are your wings". It can't get any better than that. We will all miss the sunshine she brought to each of our lives but we live knowing we will all be together again one day. God be with each of you as you move forward without your precious daughter. We love you.
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sandy kolar
By sandy kolar
Our prayers are with you both at this sad time. However, we do know how strong you are and how much faith you share in knowing that she is so happy to be out of her earthly pain. Feel our love and support.
Bill, Sandy & family
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Donna Franklin
By Donna Franklin
Doug & Valerie,
Although we know that Nichole is in a better place with those she loved that passed before her, it is still hard as we will all miss her smile & the special young lady she was to all of us. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. God Bless you both.
Love, Donna & Bruce
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Eda Wilson
By Eda Wilson
You are so strong! Your faith is so strong! God takes good care of us! He gave us His Son! I know His Love with comfort you and give you strength.
Nicole, love your meeting with your Creator!
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pat bryan
Valerie and Doug,

Our prayers are with you both. May you find comfort in knowing Nicole now walks and talks with God

God Bless with love
Laura, Jack and Pat
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