Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

May 31, 1925 to November 20, 2008

Earlier this evening my Dad passed away. Although Daddy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease quite a few years ago, we were very lucky that he knew us all until early this year. Daddy smiled more than anyone else I know, could laugh at himself and was a truly kind and decent man, who never thought of himself first. His was a life well lived.

Daddy was devoted to Eliza and I am grateful that they got to spend so much time together. Eliza will always know who her Papa is. Daddy will be missed more than I can say.


MamáChanga said...


I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, many hugs & prayers for you, Eliza & your mom. How fortunate that he was able to spend time with & be such a part of Eliza's life.

Hugs & Blessings!

Sarah said...


Cora said...

Anne & Eliza,

I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.


Proud preemie mom said...

Oh Anne. I'm so sorry for your loss. Luke and I will continue to pray for you, your mom, and Eliza. He was so lucky to have you all. Love from Atlanta -


Aidan's mom said...

So sorry Anne. Hugs.

Sara, Dan, & Maggie Daley said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. The picture of him with Eliza is precious. He has such a sweet, sweet face. I'm sure he was a wonderful and kind man, and will be more than missed forever!
Our thoughts are with you during this impossibly difficult time.
~Sara (from PMB)

The Truames said...

thinking of you all everyday during this tough time. i am so glad eliza got to know her papa--so special. xx oo Anneliese

abby said...

Hi Anne,

I've been out of circulation all weekend and was saddened when I finally checked in just now and saw this. I am so sorry for your loss and am holding you guys in my thoughts and am hoping that you find peace and solace during this hard time.



Shannon said...

Hi there.
I'm the mom to a preemie also.
Came across your blog and this is the first post I see.
I sure can't express how sorry I am about your loss. My dad also has been a super guy in my little mans life. Your dad will watch over Eliza everyday and moment.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry Anne. I'm out of the loop and just read this today. I can only imagine what this time has been like for you and your Mom. What a beautiful picture Eliza and her Papa.

Trisha said...

Just read your post on PBM's. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Charlotte in London said...

Anne, I "know" you from the SMC board and just popped onto your blog for the first time. I wanted to say how lovely your daughter is and how well you manage with all the ridiculous things people say to you. But I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your father. Wishing you peace.

Sarah Furlough said...

I too have been out of the loop. I now you must miss your Dad terribly. He sounds like an amazing man. I am so glad he was able to spend so much time with Eliza. Thinking of you all!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. Daddy is sorely missed but I know he is watching over us.