Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Little Layla in Heaven


This is a little angel...
who God missed, and wanted back in Heaven today...

Layla Grace is a precious soul..that God loaned to the world for 2 years...
Her incredible parents said that she has touched more lives in her 2 years, with her strength!
She was brave and went a through a lot...click here to read more about her story


I will be praying for her family and her two sisters...for their hearts....and that they may rejoice in the knowing that their little angel is feeling wonderful in Heaven right now...and that she will be dancing and smiling in Heaven until they get there and see her again!

Even though our lives may feel like we have huge problems and that things are sad...maybe little Layla Grace can effect the world and teach people that they should think about things that are good.
life is short....
what are you spending your time and energy on?

Little Layla's parents wrote this scripture on their website, and I have loved this one for years...it even spoke to my heart today....I hope it touches yours too...


2 Corninthians 4:7-12, 16-18
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

To Layla's family....we are sending love your way, may it strengthen you, and be a wings of love to carry you along, right now! May God comfort your hearts, with Heavenly love....
huge love and hugs, kandee

60 comments:

Forget Me Not said...

i had been praying for her and her family. i am glad she is no longer suffering but it is so sad that she had to go through all of that. such a sweet innocent little girl!

cookie71294 said...

i heard about her story not too long ago but watching that video made me cry the scripture was beautiful and i think its important fro the family to know she has onloy gone to a better place a place where she will be safe and stay happy. My heart goes out to this family and i will forever pray from them. Layla grace is and always be a beautiful girl who has given so many people strength.

Jenny said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. Its a sad but amazing story at the same time. Kandee you always write about such amazing and uplifting things, god truley has given you a great gift and you use it well :-). Thank You again :-).
With Love,
Jenny

MelakneeRows said...

thank you Kandee. all of us here in Houston know her story and we're keeping her family in our hearts and prayers.

Rissa said...

Amen.

Prayers going out for the family for healing, peace and understanding that God is in control. =)

ilham said...

We are in the god hands and to the hand's god we go back!
My prier goes to Layla's soul and to the parents pain!
She is definitely in heaven...just like an angel!
Sometime, it to hard to carry such a sorrow but we have to continue laughing, crying, loving, creating, making life easier... useful...beautiful. For the memory of people we love...we lost!

Whit all my love!

Ilham

Brighteyz said...

Sending Love and Prayers... it is so sad to see Angels taken home so young... but a blessing they are in Heaven and have to know nothing more of our earthly troubles.. I will keep this family in my prayers..

Nao said...

I cried and prayed for this family watching this video. May they be stregthened and comforted with the presence of God. Our hope is in a mighty and wonderful God. He is good, even if we cannot explain why things happen sometimes. This precious girl is admiring the face of Jesus right now...she is where we all want to be.
Blessings on this family!
"The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." Isaiah 51:11

Jennifer said...

How lucky they were to know such a beautiful little angel.

biggreenparrot said...

Oh my, Kandee - thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of scripture.

Celie said...

I really don't think I've read anything that's hit me SO hard. What a beautiful little angel! My family has just recently went through this. But our Hannah was a miracle. After a few months of treatment she was free from her chains of cancer. It makes me so thankful for the blessings Heavenly Father has given us. Layla..though it's sometimes hard to remember...is in such a beautiful place with an amazing king. And he wanted his princess to come home. I will remember Layla's family in my prayers tonight.

Sarah Bella said...

Ive been following Laylas's for a few weeks and she as touched my heart is so many ways. Now she is flying with the angels and our God is holding her in His arms. She was such a precious baby and she really touched my heart. My prayers go out to the Marsh family tonight. I am broken for them.
RIP Precious Layla Grace!!

Taylor's Fashionista Blog said...

Thanks kandee for this story it inspired me so much tell her family that i send lot of love and hugs
Taylor :)

<3 Gina <3 said...

This brought me to tears. I will pray for her safe arrival in heaven and for her family.

Andrea said...

What a precious baby girl. Kandee you are so awesome for posting this. My prayers are with this family. God bless.

Johnele said...

only one word .....BEAUTIFUL!

Angel Ramirez said...

For the Marsh Family:

I'm sorry for your loss.
Is amazing how a small body can have such a big heart and soul. Is amazing how a small, beautiful child can make such a big change in people's hearts and mind.

Layla's story and strength had touched my heart and I really thank her for that.
I didn’t had the enormous honor and pleasure to meet her, but as I read, she was a star on Earth, now she will shine for her parents, sisters, family, and us above in the sky, reminding us how strong, beautiful, and inspiring she is, reminding us that we have to be like her, she is watching us and supporting us.

I guess every time we feel sad or think a problem is too big, we can look up in the sky and remember Layla, so our hearts feel full of love, and we can remind her beautiful and lovely smile and eyes. She is up there reminding us that we have to be better every day, to be strong, to share love, to create a positive change in the world, not just to be alive but to live.

As I said, Thank you, thank you Layla and Marsh Family for touching my heart and making me stronger and for making me realize how important is life and how a lovely, awesome little heart can remind us of making each day better.

“Change this world only love can set it right”

“Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again

Ascend may you find no resistance
Know that you made such a difference
And all you leave behind will live to the end
The cycle of suffering goes on
But memories of you stay strong
Someday I too will fly and find you again”

My sincere condolences
With love, strength, and support.

Angel Ramirez

Mommy Trisha said...

Oh God, I just cried and cried. This just hit me so hard reading this and their blog. This has my heart so heavy that if my son wasn't sleeping right now I would want to go in my babys room and hold him and hug him and kiss him and tell him mommy is going to love him forever and really really cherish that I have him here with me. Once you have kids, you're never alone... even if they pass and return to the Lord, they're looking over youre turning the favor and taking care of you now.

Kathy said...

We have a psychiatrist that I work with who often tells patients of the story of when he was going through medical school and his experience with palliative patients. He speaks about spending time with these patients and getting to know them in their final days of life. He was struck by his experience as he discovered that everyone he spoke to had the same thing in common. None of them wished that they had more money, a bigger house, a nicer car or a better job. ALL of them spoke about wishing they had been a better mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter. Relationships.....this is what life is about when it comes down to it. That is what is important. Take the time to tell your loved how much you care about them, spend time with your friends and family and live life to the fullest. Life is so precious.....

Thanks for sharing this family's loss and their cherished little angel who is lighting up heaven....

Kathy

gobstopper402 said...

This breaks my heart. But at least the poor little baby isn't hurting anymore. She was so beautiful, and she makes me so much more grateful for my little babies. I will pray for her and her family forever. I can't imagine losing one of my kids.

rocky said...

My prayers are with layla's family, I see and know what her family is going through, I have been touched by cancer and know what this loss feels like. I work at Childrens San Diego Oncology and know how the loss of a child affects a family and my heart and prayers go out to layla's parents and siblings.......

I'm Always Just Me said...

What a beautiful gift from God that this world was blessed with for such a short time. May we all not take for granted what we have been given and cherish each and every day.

Bahria said...

:'( this is so sad may God bless her Family with strength and courage!!

Desiree said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. What a sweet little Angel.

earth said...

That is absolutely heart breaking! This entry made me cry. We need to appreciate every day we spend on this beautiful earth because we never know when it will be our last!

I am truly sorry, from the bottom of my heart, for this beautiful little girl's family. They will be in my thoughts and prayers. But like you said, she is in a much better place now! May their hearts be at peace knowing she is free from pain.

Kim said...

Oh sweet angel baby! My heart was touched today. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family.

ting RN said...

i follow their twitter and i was going to cry when i read it this am... she's so beautiful ... with a beautiful fam... rip baby girl. <3 ting :)

ting RN said...

i follow their twitter and i was going to cry when i read it this am... she's so beautiful ... with a beautiful fam... rip baby girl. <3 ting :)

erika said...

I am not very religious anymore..but I can relate to loosing loved ones.
I am so sorry for their loss, she is beautiful, and I will keep possitive and loving thoughts for her family in my mind and heart.

monavampire said...

Sometimes the simplicity of children is more powerful than the adult's one.

Yaya Papaya said...

wow. this is just so sad.wish them all the best.

Yaya Papaya said...

wow. this is just so sad.wish them all the best.

Diane said...

O my God, Kandee, thisi is so sad, she was such a beautiful little girl! Thanks for the encouragment words and the quote. It does make us grateful for what we have...

Have a wonderful day!

kiss

Sonja said...

i can only imagine what her parents are feeling right now :(

Beansieleigh said...

My gosh, could there possibly be a dry eye in the house? I don't imagine so... What a beautiful baby girl! I'm sure there is a beautiful place in Heaven that God has made extra special just for her! ~tina

Louise Norling Schill said...

I can´t stop crying.. I have read her story and I´m so sad.. no one should have to go trough something like this.. I´m a mother of 2 (boy 3,5 years and a girl 8 months)
and I cant understand things like this... Sooo Angry Soooo Sad
she was just a little girl..
Love to you all and make everyday count!!!!!!!

Louise Norling Schill said...

I can´t stop crying.. I have read her story and I´m so sad.. no one should have to go trough something like this.. I´m a mother of 2 (boy 3,5 years and a girl 8 months)
and I cant understand things like this... Sooo Angry Soooo Sad
she was just a little girl..
Love to you all and make everyday count!!!!!!!

A "cheery" disposition said...

What beautiful yet sad story. God bless her and her family. I am without a doubt positive she is in a better place now.

Janet said...

I could not help myself but to cry when I read this one.. I still have this vivid memoir to my lost 1st baby.. Baby Jacob since then a part of me is missing and seems that no one could give me anything better to fill that emptiness..but I am happy whenever I think that I am a mother of an angel now.. hope that Little Lyla and my Baby Jacob meet in heaven..

Janet said...

I could not help but to shed a teary eye for this one.. i still have this vivid memoir for the lost of my first baby.. Jacob.. a year ago.. since then a part of me is missing and I feel like no one could fill up that emptiness... but, I am happy to think that I am a mother of an angel now.. I hope that Lyla Grace and my baby meet in heaven..

Danyel said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Layla Grace. May your beautiful daughter be a peace now.

Danyel said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Layla Grace. My your beautiful daughter be at peace now.

Danyel said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Layla Grace. May your beautiful daughter be at peace now.

Casey Mae said...

Hi Kandee!

First off..God bless the family right now that is hurting for the loss of their little angel. May Gods peace and joy be with them in this hard time but they rememeber and live like like Layla.

Life is to short and we do focus on the "short term" things. When what we focus on is usually not eternal.

Second...Thank You for this post and helping me start my day in a different frame of mind. My day started pretty crappy and it was one that was going to be focused on my problems but I realize its not about the small stuff its the long term eternal stuff i could be working on and worried about that matters.

And last but definitely not least I am SOOO glad your back Kandee and I hope you had a great time in NY. I missed your daily words.

hope all is well sunshine. Keep on keeping on =)

Bama girl
KC

LoveLifeFashionMakeup said...

God Bless Laylas family. One can't be in a better place then with their maker at his right hand rejoicing. This is beautiful and Laylas family is in my prayers.

Holly Sanders said...

Shes such a beautiful baby!! & I love her name! She is surely in her father's arms right now! That scripture was great to start my day with!

CanaDuhGirl said...

Kandee you are just an all around amazing person and you bring so much happiness to any gloomy day. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and embracing her absence with such honour. You are just amazing.

nymentality04 said...

This is super sad...I cried, that little girl is so beautiful and this story broke my heart...

Ginny-Boo said...

It's so sad that someone so small can endure so much pain, and that God had to put her through pain to get his little angle back again.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this very dark time of their life.

It is truly amazing how many peoples lives were touched by this one tiny soul.

Bonne said...

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Allen's said...

kandee- i was surprised when i checked your blog today and saw LaylaGrace! i have been following her story and am SO touched by her and her family! i have three children myself and my youngest is a girl age 2, like Layla and i cant fathom watching my child go through what that poor babe had to go through.. thank you kandee for pointing people to God's word...and for sharing your life and being transparent! what a witness you are kandee! lots of love- your sista in Christ - lauren

Mommy Reporter said...

My heart aches for this family... God please be with them during this time of loss. I am praying for Layla's family...

Caroline Stanton said...

Its so sad that such a beautiful girl had to go. I couldnt stop crying reading this. At least shes in a much happier place now, free from pain. My heart, prayers and wishes go out to the family of Layla.

J* said...

Kandee,
like you, Layla Grace changed so many people's lives for the better, even in her short time here on Earth. I want to thank you for introducing her story to me. This beautiful angel changed my life for the better, just like you help to do every day.
In her honor I just signed up for a walk for the Children's Hospital in my area coming up in June. I want to be able to help other children who have to go through the kinds of things Layla did. I can only hope that I will make some kind of difference, no matter how small. I want to give back, for the way she changed my outlook for the better. If anyone wants to be a sponsor, you can visit my blog for more info. I think we can all make a difference in the lives of these precious children who have to fight to live. Thanks again Kandee, you and Layla are wonderful people.

sierra.kendra.photo said...

what a deeply beautiful life <3

bryseana said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Layla Grace's family. God bless them.

Mancy Jane said...

Hi Kandee. I was going to leave a silly comment on your blog, because I remembered you saying that's the easiest place for you to read and catch all your comments, when I saw this. I am not the most religious person in the world, but I have a 14 month old son (Asa Paul - he is totally my purpose in life and everything that is good in the world wrapped up in one tiny, funny, amazingly smart little package) and I don't know what I would ever do without him. He's only been in my life such a short while... but suddenly he is really all that matters to me. I will definitely be keeping Layla Grace's family in my thoughts and prayers.

Just to let you know... I keep you and your little ones in my thoughts and prayers all the time. You make me want to be a happier person - you are just so talented, giving, inspiring, beautiful inside and out, and I find myself thinking of something you said or wrote as I'm doing my makeup every day. You are like a best friend, is that weird? Anyway, I know bad things happen to good people all the time, but what I like about your vids/blog posts/etc is that you point out constantly that good things happen to good people too. You just have to be positive enough to see it.

Sorry about the huge novel comment! I can't write a short comment to save my life. I usually just lurk and never comment, then I just bluhgh, leave this huge comment on someone's page that doesn't even know me, hahaha.

And the silly comment I was going to leave you, well... I was watching your Snow White makeup video and you know the part in the movie where she starts singing and all the animals flock to her? Well while you were singing on the video, the neighbor's dog came up on the porch where I was sitting and just sort of listened. Ha ha ha. That cracked me up.

Lots of love from Louisiana!! Keep making your videos, it is a real bright spot in my day when I get another Kandee vid!

Melanie

Valentina said...

She is absolutely adorable!!
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Reby said...

They are in my prayers as well.Little Layla...she must be happy to be out of pain and in her Daddy's house now.:)

shively4jesus said...

love that scripture! we are all here for such a short time and eternity is forever. so thankful Jesus made a way for me to be with Him forever...and precious Layla and her sweet family. i will be praying!

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