This showed up on Cede’s page tonight for some reason. I haven’t read it since I wrote this terrible update three years ago. I was right…we have missed her every minute of every day since then and that will never stop. Tonight I reread every comment and I am in tears. Her impact on people still amazes me. And God let her be mine, even if just for a little while…

Mercede went to heaven last night. She is now with Jesus and reunited with her little friend Claire. She is not in pain anymore. She fought to the very end withstrength and courage. Our hearts will hurt every minute of everyday on this earth and we look forward to the day when we are with her again in heaven. In honor of her life (instead of posting words to try to console our family) please post a message simply telling us what she meant to you, how her story affected you. We will have a celebration of her life this coming Sunday, time and place to be announced, for those who want to celebrate her with us. Thank you for loving her.