Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fly high, baby girl...

Fly high.


  1. Not sure what is happening, but sending thoughts and prayers for your family for whatever is needed!

  2. Rest in peace sweet girl :( Praying for you and your family

    -Michelle Knebel

  3. Kristen & Matty,
    We are lost for words.........our hearts are hurting so badly for you!!! We love you and will pray that God will carry you both through this very difficult time!
    With all our Love,
    Cal & Katie

  4. My heart absolutely aches for you. Praying for you guys.

    Rylee just asked me why I was sad, so I told her that Charlotte went to be with Jesus today. She got this sad little face then said "but mommy, she will be ok, she will be better now" The wisdom of a 3 year old. Let me know if you need anything at all.

    Erin Grieme

  5. Our heart aches for you. Charlotte was a strong heart warriorette. She's up in heaven now with a good strong heart. Let us know if you need anything!

    Heart Hugs.
    Jill, Brent & Miss Talia

  6. Anne Dee WeisdorferMay 31, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    love to you, kristin and matt. praying for you now and always. we miss you already little charlotte.

    Anne Dee & Avery Weisdorfer

  7. Amanda told me the news and we're both very sad for you guys. Amanda was keeping me up to date on all the battles and she can't stop crying for you. See you in a few days and stay strong.

  8. Parying for you guys so much. My Heart aches knowing what you are going through right now and still, I have no words to comfort you. Hold tight to you family and friends and most importantly you faith in God. Sometimes it's hard to remember but He does have bigger plans for our babies.

    Rest in peace sweet little angel...fly high <3

    Abbie Soneson

  9. Jeff and Amanda RockowMay 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Love from the Rockows in Texas. Our hearts hurt for you. Thank you for sharing Charlotte's sweet, precious life with us. This blog has enabled so many to share in the gift that was Charlotte Delene. Love, Jeff, Amanda and Sage Rockow

  10. I am so very sorry and heartbroken to hear this sad news. Even though I only knew Charlotte through your blog, I will miss seeing those beautiful bright eyes and big smiles. Praying for you and your family.

  11. You guys are heavy on my heart, praying for peace for you. Rest in peace sweet baby girl.

    Melissa Goff

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Charlotte through your blog but she was absolutely breathtaking. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort through God and your family and friends. You all will be in my prayers.
    Michelle Ray

  13. There are no words....we are praying for you. You guys are loved by so many.
    Laurie(wright) smith

  14. All afternoon I've been coming here to write. . . something. I get here, look at your beautiful, smiling, sweet girl--and I cry. So I'm here. Crying for you. Praying for you. <3

    Jessica (Fitzpatrick) Anderson

  15. So sorry to hear about Miss Charley Bear! Our thoughts and prayers got out to you and Matt and those pups that will be missing their lil girl too. Always loved watching and seeing all those post on Facebook she was such a ray of sunshine! Fly High little Charley!

    Love & Prayers
    Caleb & Jess Link

  16. I don't even know where to begin...my heart is completely broken for you. Please know that you, Matt, and sweet, sweet Charley are in our prayers. I am just sure that Grandpa Paul is giving her lots of cuddles and making sure that she is well taken care of. Rest in peace Little Miss Ritchie...you are loved by more people than you could ever know.
    Love, Tara Gallinger

  17. Michelle (Thomsen) LeinenMay 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She is safe with her Grandpa and I'm sure he's holding her tight. Hold on to your faith...no matter how hard it is. You have my sympathy

  18. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Kristen and Matt. My heart is aching for you and hope that God will give you the strength you need in the coming days....Charlie is an angel keeping your Dad company. She was a special little girl who's story touched many hearts. Love you!
    Sally and Al

  19. So sorry to hear about Charley. I have only known her through your beautiful blog, but she is an amazing heart warrier.
    Melissa Lapic

  20. Kristen and Matt- My heart is broken for you today. Although I have only shared in your joy, fears, and struggles through Lindsey you have always been in my prayers. I know there is nothing that anyone can do to take away your pain, but know that there are many people who love you and are praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey, and know that your journey has and will continue to touch others. With love- Tiffany

  21. I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

    Sarah and Baby Jet Hansen

  22. Such sad news...know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Grandpa Paul has taken her hand and will show her the way.

    Love Mary Jane & Daryl

  23. Your loss has been very heavy on my heart today. I never met her, but was blessed to share "moments" through your photos. My husband and I would flip through her pictures and laugh at those adorable cheeks. I remember my husband looking at a picture recently and saying "wow, Charlie has gotten so big!"...just like we knew her. I have faith and believe she is with God, but I know that doesn't help those she left behind. We are truely sorry and praying for you.

  24. Matt and Kristen, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart just breaks for you guys. You gave that sweet little baby so much love this past year and I know she will be watching over you both from heaven. My heart goes out to you all - you guys have been in my prayers this past year, and will continue to be in the future. Much love!

    Maggie Ryan

  25. Bridget KrumbachMay 31, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    My heart is broken. Sending love and prayers for your family. I hope you find some peace in knowing what a special little girl Charlotte was and how she touched more lives than you will ever know. Fly high Charlotte! We will see you grinning at us when we look at the stars.

  26. Kristen and Matt-I may not know you or your sweet baby Charley, but wanted to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. A few friends had sent prayers and thoughts through facebook and directed me to your blog. As a health care provider, but more importantly a mommy, I was deeply moved by your blog about one of the toughest little sweetpeas I've (never)known. Thank you for sharing your story, but more importantly the life of Little Miss Ritchey. May God bless you all...and yes, fly high baby girl!
    julie graeve

  27. Matt and Kristen, your family is in my prayers. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Rest asured she is with Jesus now safe and healthy. The day will come when you will all be toghther again as a family. She is watching down on both of you. My deepest sympathy to both of you.
    john kretschmer and family

  28. “From Heaven” Written by Stephanie Husted

    I watch you now from heaven,
    as the angels gather near,
    asking, "Who's that you are watching?
    I say, "Hush now I can't hear".
    So, they arch their heads a little,
    wondering...what it is I see,
    Then I smile for just a moment,
    And say, "that's my family".
    I know they think about me,
    Sometimes struggling through the day,
    They want to wrap their arms around me,
    See me run and smile and play.
    "Do they know that here in heaven,
    All the Father has in store?
    That I do all of these things,
    Yes, these things, and so much more.
    God said I made a difference,
    And my life there had a goal,
    Then He wrapped his arms around me,
    And He said, "Your heart is whole".
    And my parents love me so much,
    I'm so blessed to call them mine.
    How I wish that I could tell them,
    That I watch them all the time.
    Jesus said "It won't be long child,
    Just you wait and see,
    In the twinkling of an eye,
    you'll all be here with me.
    No more surgeries or doctors,
    No more tears, and no more pain.
    Just a family hand in hand,
    Walking through the summer rain.
    So when you think about me,
    as I know you often do,
    Please remember I'm not gone,
    I am waiting here for you.

    Sending out thought and prayers.
    The Grunewaldts

  29. Although we have never met you are part of our family. Our hearts ache for you, but we know that God wanted his angel back. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Love, Aunt Jane and family

  30. Kristen and Matt, our hearts go out to you, and we are praying for you.
    Love, Mike and Kelly Arkfeld

  31. So very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  32. Papa Paul. . . take good care of that precious little girl. Kristen and Matt . . .my love and prayers to you. Take care of each other. Love, Randi (Miller) Daniels

  33. So sorry for your loss!! Words cannot express the sympathy!! She's your little angel in heaven now. Thoughts are with you.


  34. We cannot imagine the pain and loss you must feel; we can't get the tragedy of it out of our head. Your strength amazes us that you could even post here...as impossible as it seems to go on, God will help you through. You and your family are in our prayers. She blessed and touched the lives of so many and will never be forgotten. If there is ANYTHING we can do to help...please let us know.
    Tom and Sarah Schuster

  35. I was honored to be at the Celebration of Charlotte's life today. The funeral home was packed with love and respect for Charlotte and your wonderful family. The strength it took for you to share your thoughts of Charlotte with us, were both touching and amazing, Kristin. Mother Teresa said the following: I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. And, I know that you both can attest to this. Know that we are praying for strength for you. Alicia Elson (Mary Wagner-Ritchie's cousin)