Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017

I just did what I hope to be the most difficult thing I will ever do in my life.  I said goodbye to my Cicily's amazing body that has housed her powerful, courageous spirit for over 10 years.

A few hours before that, Cicily took her final mortal breath.  In impressively Cicily style, she waited patiently and gracefully until Mom, Dad, Maya and Sophie were all gathered around her before she finally let go.

20 comments:

Islay, Braxton and Charly Goldsmith said...

From my heart to yours xxx

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Sending my prayers.
Such a beautifully written post. I hope that it was a comfort to all of you to be together especially at the very end.

LaNae said...

Sending hugs and prayers to your sweet family. Thank you for sharing your love and stories of Cicily with the rest of us. So grateful for the knowledge we have of forever families.

Shelby Lindholm said...

When I saw the notification of a new post my heart dropped. Sending so many prayers and hugs to you and your family. Thank you for turning to this page to write and update everyone. I'm just so grateful for Heavenly Fathers blessings and promises of a forever family. Love you guys

Anonymous said...

Your family's faith and testimony are inspiring.! ��

Faith Kargoll said...

Thank you for sharing Cicily's life with all of us for the last 10 years. Cicily has had so many amazing adventures with her family and now she is on to her next great adventure. We love you. Robin, Faith and family

Jana said...

I had been reading your sweet blog, but got busy with life for the last little bit. Then this morning I saw Grandpa Norm's sweet Facebook post. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort to all of you. Cicily is one lucky girl, having such a loving, sweet family. Grateful that we will all be able to be together again as families. You are a special mama. Love to you all. May you have peace knowing she will always be with you, and watching over you. Families are forever.

Jana Alexander

Mom said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this hard time! So special that everyone was gathered around to tell Cicily good-bye. She was so blessed to have such loving, caring parents and sisters. Thank you for sharing her story. What a special girl who shared love with those around her. Families are forever! Prayers for comfort in the days to come! Love, Nancy

Diane Pell said...

I was so sorry to hear of Cicily's passing. I'll always remember Cicily playing the part of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in our Christmas lesson in Primary. I wish I could be there to help support you at Cicily's funeral. Please know that I'll be praying for all of you all the way in Michigan.

Lisa Taylor said...

There are no words, Im so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Megan Marohn said...

Thank you for sharing your precious daughter's amazing mortal journey with us. My faith has been strengthened as I have read of the love and faith which fills your lives. I continue to pray for your beautiful family during this heartache while you are seperated from Cicily for a short period of time. But oh what a reunion it will be! What joy fills my heart at the thought of your family's reunion.

Theresa Martinez said...

I know that it is a difficult time for you all right now. Cicily was a wonderful, loving young lady who gave and received so much love. She will always be a part of my heart. My prayers, thoughts, and love are with you and your family. What a special blessing she was and I am happy that she was surrounded by her family until the end. I will always remember her beautiful smile and the way she lit up the room when she entered. I hope it is a comfort to you knowing how many lives Cicily has touched, and how much she was loved. I will continue to pray to Jehovah for comfort, strength, and peace for your family during this difficult time. I send my love to all of you.

Andy White said...

From our family to yours. We love you Watkins and wish so very much our grieving with you could be in person. The strength, faith, courage, humility, & love your family radiates will always be an example to us.

emily ruth said...

All my love and prayers for your beautiful family. I am so sorry for your loss. Really, there are no other words.❤️

AmBeR said...
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Amber Osborn said...

I have been fasting for Cicily and your family this week. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. You do not know me, but I have been following Cicily's story since 2008 when you connected with me on a blended diet for my girl, who is now 10. Cicily was blessed to have such an amazing loving family surrounding her. Sending healing to your family.

Judy said...

I want to say so many things at once and yet nothing seems right. All my love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I so wish I lived closer to you so I could attend the funeral for sweet Cicily. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sarah said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We have been thinking and praying for your family. We will send lots more love and prayers your way.
-The Heap family.