Elizabeth Cady

Elizabeth Cady
Our Darling Girl

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sweet Baby Elle's Service

Elle was honored beautifully by many on November 20. The morning was a quiet, close family gathering at our house, then we had a graveside service at Odd Fellows Lawn, followed by a lovely memorial service and Celebration of Life at our church with a reception that followed.


Pastors Frank (reading) and Scot (praying over the urn vault)

Stefan singing his song to Elle, You Are My Sunshine

My brother-in-law, Adrian created this gorgeous tribute to his niece


Elle and Chloe's cousins form their dad's side

Beautiful pictorial created by Elle's Godparents
The services were beautiful and we felt that Elle was honored well.  Many were present and there was clearly a lot of love for this little girl, sadness at the loss of her presence, and gratitude that she is no longer in pain and with God. My mother made up this song and used to sing it to Elle and I love it:

God sent us an angel
Her name is Baby Elle
Only look upon her
And you can tell

Baby Elle is special
She comes from up above
Gaze into her baby eyes and
You'll fall in LOVE  

Megan from WV, drew this in the sand while on vacation, for Elle to see from Heaven
We are still settling in.  Our car arrived from MN FULL of stuff that I don't know what to do with.  Every day, I organize a little but it seems like a drop of water in the ocean!  Of course it doesn't help that Chloe unpacks my charity boxes as fast as I can fill them...
Chloe remembers everyone and is having a good time with family again, as are we.  Stefan is feeling a little better and starting back to work slowly.  We are trying to feel normal, but we know it is going to take a long process and time. 


  1. I just finished watching the video. It was simply beautiful. I loved both songs and the wonderful wonderful pictures of Elle. Such a sweet girl and those eyes. Oh those eyes. I loved, loved, loved the pictures of Chloe with Elle. So sweet.

    You, Stefan, Chloe and Elle are always in my heart and never far from my thoughts.

    Denise WI

  2. What a beautiful tribute. The pictures, the songs. I loved it so much. She is such a special little angel who visited us for just a short time. As always, sending you my love,
    Heike Ringgold, AZ.

  3. Dear Pop Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The tribute is beautiful. Your daughter was so precious. I am committed to donating part of our charity budget to find a cure for EB in memory or Elle and Bella and in honor or Jonah and Tripp.
    My prayers are with you.
    Kim from CA

  4. What a beautiful video, I pray the lord helps you and your family get through each and everyday without her. As she smiles down from heaven and with Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with you also.

  5. What an amazing video, it brought tears to my eyes. She is truly a beautiful little girl, I love those eyes and that smile.

    Thank you for the update and the pictures from her service.

    Your sweet baby will never be far from my thoughts, and both Elle and your family will remain in my prayers as you find your new normal.

    God Bless.

    Amy in MN

  6. Beautiful video...o my gosh...so special to have that...

    You are in my prayers,

    Donna in NJ

  7. It sounds like a beautiful ceremony. I wish we could have been there. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful video. I love it. We miss you guys. Everytime I open the front door, I expect to see you in the hall. :) We're looking forward to meeting up with you guys in California. Glad to hear Steve is feeling better. Love, Jennifer

  8. Steve, Becky and Chloe,
    Thank you for being so sweet and wonderful not only now, but always. I feel so lucky to be a part of your lives and that Mikayla has such an amazing aunt, uncle and cousin. You are an inspiration and we feel so blessed to call you our family. The photos and video are beautiful and thank you for sharing them with us all. We love you.

  9. Becky, Thank you so much for sharing your video of Elle with us. I had to watch it twice. I love it. I couldn't help but cry to see her beautiful face...the smile is contagious. My thoughts are with you are begin life again. Lots of Love from Utah

  10. Sick at home and you still made the effort to share the St. John's memorial service with everyone. I'm so glad you're home, Beck. Even though an important family member is missing from this year's holiday celebrations, I can't help but feel her spirit living through you, and Stefan, and especially Chloe. A delicate white butterly ornament has a special place at the top of my Christmas tree, right next to the angel. We love and miss you Sweet Baby Elle.

  11. A gorgeous tribute for a gorgeous little girl. Truly an angel. WOW. So inspiring and beautiful.

    Thinking of your beautiful girl.

    Love from NY.

  12. Dear Pop Family: What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl. You guys are always in my prayers. Hope you are doing okay. Remember that so many people miss your daughter too. Miss those amazing eyes!!!
    Missing Elle!!! Love and Peace Leah's Nana

  13. Checking in...to let you know that I am thinking of you as Elle's birthday fast approaches. Sending huge hugs...wishing I could do more. Actually it hit me I can do more...a donation to PUCK or one of the other places. Please let us know if you have a preference.

    Denise, WI

  14. Thinking of you and your family this past week as it was Elle's birthday.


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