Wednesday, July 28, 2021

CELEBRATING ANNA BELLA'S HEAVENLY 16TH BIRTHDAY

 Today our sweet 

ANNA BELLA
would be
16 years old.

WHERE have the years gone?
We held her for moments
in our arms but she is
forever in our heart.

Would she get her driver's license today
and take her friends for rides
one by one?
Would she have a special "boy" 
in her life that would make her
shyly smile and say
"No, Nana!  He is NOT my boyfriend"....

Would she be bucking 
Mom and Dad
about curfew and screen time?
Sadly, we will never know.

We do believe that she is
in Heaven with other
angel babies sharing
sweet, happy moments.

That is what keeps us going. 

On earth
she would be nestled in between
three special girls
The would champion her causes
and fight over who used the
last bit of shampoo.
You are loved and missed,
ANNA BELLA!

Hold every child/grandchild
tightly because you never
know how long they will
be yours -they are just
in the world
on loan.
~Blessings~
your photo name

45 comments:

Dawn P. said...

Happy birthday, angel girl.

Chy said...

Thinking of you and your family as you remember sweet Anna Bella. We are the parents of 4 amazing adult children and 8 sweet Angel babies: Bretton, Ciara, Birkley, Cabriola, Cambria, Beau, Cree and Bentley. We hold them in our hearts every day. Hugs to you today

X Chy

Beside a babbling brook... said...

And we had a daughter, who lived only a day and a half.

Gentle hugs to you...
✨💛✨💛✨💛✨💛✨

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

That was a lovely tribute, Diana. Judging by her sisters, I'm sure she would have been an incredible young woman by now. -Jenn

jack69 said...

Some things in life bring back the most precious of memories and wonderings.....
Thanks....... just thinking of you and yours.....
Sherry & jack, in the sun

Susie said...

Sending you and yours big hugs my friend. Diana, I loved seeing the pictures of your once small princesses. What beauties . Your Anna would have just as sweet. Blessings to all. xoxo,love you, Susie

Doris said...

I have 2 angel grandbabies....both children from one daughter. The pain is so real and we still mourn their loss. BUT we know where they are and look forward to being with them someday. Sending hugs your way, my friend!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love this picture you chose to remember Anna Bella today, Diana. Your other three grandgirls are getting prettier every day. Could hardly believe that was SweetCheeks. Yes, I will hold my grandchildren tight, dear friend. Thinking of you today and sending comforting hugs and love.

~Sheri

Lorrie said...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes. Those angel babies are so precious. Hugs to you today, Diana.

MadSnapper said...

Happy Birthday to your angel. I love her name. and your other granddaughters are so beautiful. Sorry for you loss

Sally said...

God bless you all, Diana.

xoxo

Wanda said...

Precious moments and memories. Heaven will be such a wonderful reunion with all those dear to our hearts...especially the little ones we have lost too early! Sending loving thoughts and prayers and hugs.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm so very sorry. What a heartbreaking loss.

Chatty Crone said...

So heart breaking, but knowing she is with the Lord - I hope it helps some.

bobbie said...

Hugs ~

Ron said...

Hugs, Diana!!!
xoxo

Kim said...

Blessings on you today, my friend. No doubt, she misses you, too. 💖

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Angel Anna Bella. Sending special thoughts on this sad day.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, Happy Heavenly "Sweet Sixteen", Anna Bella. I know you are singing with the angels and having a huge celebration. I hope you will blow some sweet kisses down to earth for your family to feel caress their cheeks. (((Hugs))) to you, dear friend. What a grand reunion you will have one day!

HIBISCUS HOUSE said...

Thinking of you all prayers as well. Happy Sweet sixteen in Heaven and what a day it must be. I can't imagine how happy you must be. I hope she can see her wonderful loving and beautiful family.
Dolly

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy Heavenly Birthday to angel Anna Bella. May God wrap his blessings around you and your family. Your post touched my heart, Diana, and I will hug my grandchildren and remember.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...
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Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy Birthday in heaven to sweet Anna Bella. May her memory be a blessing.

Brenda Pruitt said...

If she was anything like my girls, now in their forties, she would probably be anxious to get that driver's license. Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Your Nana obviously loves you very much.
Brenda

Cecilia said...

Hugs to you and yours. I think it's the not knowing and missing all those special milestones that hurts. She would definitely be a beautiful and special young lady, I'm sure. My heart goes out to all who lost their child. Someday I'll meet my oldest sister - she was stillborn and Mom never got to see her. I find that so very sad. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Theresa said...

Sending BIG HUGS and PRAYERS your way as you remember your Anna Bella on her Heavenly Birthday!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh goodness, Diana. Sending you a special hug on this day. My youngest daughter is 34 weeks pregnant today with my first grandbaby - a girl. ♥ All of your granddaughters are stunning. Happy heavenly birthday to your Anna Bella.♥

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Heavenly birthday to your sweet Anna Bella. This would have been a milestone birthday and I could see her going to the DMV with the three sisters cheering her on for her first DL. Sending a big hug to you my sweet friend. xoxo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hugs today, Nana Diana.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I can't imagine the heartache of this loss, but I am so thankful that heaven's promised reunion is a hope to hold onto!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Happy Heavenly Birthday to Annnabelle. Big hugs on this day. Losing a loved one is so difficult. xoxo

Bless said...

That was beautiful, Diana. (((HUGS)))

This N That said...

❤️❤️❤️

Polly said...

Poignant and beautiful. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ANNA BELLA. Gone but not forgotten.
Joan,Marion and Marilyn

Henny Penny said...

How very special. Happy Birthday Anna Bella.

Terri D said...

A very sweet tribute to your dear Anna Bella. Love & hugs!

Janie Junebug said...

Much love to you and yours. Such a birthday remembrance is bittersweet.

Janie

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Birthday to your angel.

May her memory be a blessing.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy heavenly birthday to your granddaughter. I hae a grandson in heaven too, so I know exactly what you mean. They are only on loan to us so we must appreciate and love them while they are here. Hugs to you from another grandmother. !

L said...

I keep you in my thoughts and heart always❤️

Buttercup said...

Love and hugs, my sweet friend!

cloches and lavender said...

I'm sure it's still a tough day. To think what could and would have been for her I'm sure is a bit tough.

Happy Birthday sweet one

Rain said...

A very touching post Diana. ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

A most touching post.

All the best Jan