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For those of you who have not been following Kierra’s story and may wonder about ‘the wildflower child’ connected with her name, here is a tiny run down.

Kierra entered our world in the wee hours of a July morning, in Missoula Montana. She was perfection in the tiniest form.

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 I was wheeled into the recovery room, glowing with the satisfaction and elation and exhaustion of a brand new mommy. Outside the big hospital window, a brand new day was breaking. Bright against the brick wall, all by it’s lonely self, a wild flower lifted it’s delicate, brave, beautiful face to the sun. A little thrill struck my heart when I saw it and I thanked God for putting it there. For letting it grow out of bounds and be so uniquely beautiful. That wildflower never left my mind.

We brought Kierra home to the tiny town of Gold Creek, totally naive to everything she would face in her three and half short years.

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It wasn’t until three months later, that we discovered she was having seizures. This began her long journey of health complications and multiple moves. we are currently living in Pennsylvania.

Through it all, the wildflower stayed in my heart. Our daughter was our wildflower. Out of the estimated 7 billion people in the world today, she was diagnosed with a disorder found in only around 30 individuals that are currently living. She was Rare. And beautiful against all odds. This song expresses it so well.

(thanks to David and Sherri Phelps and apologies for changing a pronoun)

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She was like wildflowers in the springtime

She never cared too much about where she grew

Her time was brief, but filled with vibrant passion

Then she rode a breeze away

as wildflowers often do.

She was like a daisy in the meadow

A welcome smile that’s shared between two friends

kisses, hugs, and laughters were her petals

and she gave them all away

until her season’s end.

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 My family made tiny little sachets of wild flower seeds to pass out at the funeral. I hope they get planted in unlikely places…for another soul that needs a bright splash of beauty in their lives. Maybe, just maybe our little Wildflower Girl up in heaven can look down this summer, and see splashes of beauty across the country side.

{{My computer is throwing me an ugly fit, so the rest of the funeral pictures, etc. will come after my ‘more techy then me’ wonderful man that sits and chuckles good naturedly at my mutterings and rantings fixes this beast. 🙂  }}

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One thought on “The Story Behind Our Wildflower Girl

  1. Anita,
    I believe God intended for us to meet…

    Our girls together in Heaven running and playing freely with Jesus and the other angels, it does bring me joy.

    The pain on the other hand is overwhelming, as you know. The longing to hold our girl and breath in her sent is overpowering for me at times and I just crumble to the floor in pain. We miss her so so much!

    Thank you for your very heartfelt comments, they have meant so much. We are walking the same road together, and though I wish our circumstances were very very different, I am so thankful to God for putting amazing people like you in our lives.

    Lucy’s Celebration of Life Service is next Saturday the 22nd. You mentioned coming tomorrow, I would hate for you to come on the wrong day.

    I wish I had your direct email so that we could communicate more privately, I will leave mine and you can reach out to me this way, if you so desire. ndmarlett@aol.com

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I would love to get together with you and share our lives.

    Yours truly,
    Nicole

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