Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Celebrate Quinncidence Year 4

This coming Saturday, March 12th, Quinn would have been 4. I cannot wrap my mind around what our house would look like now with Cale having a 4 year old big sister running around. It really breaks my heart for what he is missing out on without her here.  Life is different now with a new life filling this home, more different than with past blog posts and God is continuing to heal our hearts. Every time I looked at Cale for the first 6 months, I saw Quinn. They have the same wise eyes. Cale will never replace Quinn, we will never forget her. She will always be talked about and celebrated. I don't know what March 12th will look like 10 years from now, but I know we will always celebrate her life on this date by blessing others. I truly believe that when the weight of grief becomes more than you can bear, pouring into others is the means by which God restores. This year will you join us in celebrating her life? Every year I have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love. You will never know what it does to this Mama's heart to know that people's lives are blessed because Quinn lived, that she continues to have an impact and that she is not forgotten. I know it will look different this year as it is on a Saturday because most of you won't be at work and the world you can impact might look different, but it also brings about new opportunities to bless. I want to leave you with this short Mother Teresa quote as an inspiration for your acts:
"I'm not sure exactly what heaven will be be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will NOT ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' Rather, he will ask, 'How much LOVE did you put into what you did?"
I don't know what you will decide to do on Saturday. But I do ask that it is filled with Love. Thank you.


  1. So beautiful Ali - tears of sadness and joy shed for you in reading it. Will remember Quinn on Saturday and spread love in her name and in the Name of the One who gives us hope in the midst of sorrow!

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  3. Ali i know you dont know me well, Keri Eberlines Mom, but I think of you both and your little baby Quinn So often!I know how that little one touched the lives of Keri, Ken and Avalee, who still talks to this Gramma about Baby Quinn. Your life testimony is amazing, as we see God carry your family, I have had a near death experience and I have seen a glimpse of what awaits us as believers. Heaven is as real as the place we are at right now. And little Quinn basks in the loving light, warmth and Glory of Jesus with a heart overflowing with joy. When you feel the joy of the Lord little Quinn is in that joy, she has no tears to share. I cannot imagine the sorrow and loss that youve known. But what a way to celebrate her life through the blessing of others. Prayers for you all,

  4. I wanted to thank you for sharing your story. My family and I were visiting the Omaha Zoo for spring break when this adorable little child handed my youngest a pack of fruit snacks and said this was in honor of Quinn's birthday. This brightened my daughter's day since it was quite rainy that day. I thank you for that. I pray that God continues to give you strength and to bless and protect your family. ---The Ross Family from Kansas City