Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tiffany doesn't have to hurt anymore

This is sweet little Tiffany Searle (our little cousin).... years ago when she was healthy and able to run... she became ill 5 years ago with something the Dr's and specialist couldn't ever figure out.  No matter her circumstances, she always had a smile on her face.  She was a happy little girl and you couldn't be around her without smiling yourself.  She brought joy to so many and touched many hearts. Including my girls.  Everyone LOVED Tiff!

She is the youngest of 6 kids... born to my cousins Scott and Valerie Searle.  I have always felt a special bond with Scott.  He is one of the greatest examples of strength.  So is his wife, Valerie.  She devoted her life to taking care of the needs of this precious little girl.
A few months back Make a Wish foundation made it possible for Tiff to fulfill her dream of running a mile.... She ran in a special stroller.  But she finished her mile and now after fighting the battle for years she has FINISHED HER RACE HERE ON EARTH!  She left this life to return to Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  I know she was greeted by all those who loved her who have gone before.  She now gets to run and play as NOT HURT ANYMORE, according to my sweet little 6 year old, Kelsee.  The hardest thing for me was telling my girls.  They loved Tiff.  Although I had prepared them for this time it was still a shock at first.  The tears ran down their face and each one then said
She doesn't have to hurt anymore
But now she gets to be with Heavenly Father and Jesus  and
Now Great Gramma and Papa Christensen get to take care of her in Heaven.
We love you TIFF and sure will miss your smile :)

1 comment:

  1. I loved the first pic of her. Where did you find it? Have a good trip up to Utah. Give everyone hugs and kisses for me.