Tahlia and her new giraffe - 23/10/09
Tahlia Paul
  • 2 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 25, 2007
  • Place of birth:
    Westmead Private Hospital, 07:47am, Australia
  • Date of passing: Dec 17, 2009
  • Place of passing:
    Westmead Children's Hospital, 09:55am, Australia
. . . all my hopes and dreams now carried on butterfly wings.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious daughter, Tahlia, who was born on June 25, 2007 and passed away on December 17, 2009.   She touched the lives of all those who knew her and is missed more than words can say.  She was the happiest, most beautiful and bravest little girl in the world.  We will always love her and will remember her forever.


My Butterfly

I long to feel the soft weight of you to welcome you home,

with kisses on silky round cheeks.

Instead, my arms ache with the weight of your absence,

the empty places that were meant for you to grow into.



My love for you will last an eternity.

My hopes and dreams now carried

on the fragile wings of each butterfly passing

compelling me to pause, to savour each moment,

each flutter in my heart -

your wings.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jo .. on 25th June 2016

"Happy 9th birthday my beautiful darling girl. The day you came into the world was the most incredible and wonderful day of my life and will always be cause for celebrating - and even though my heart is breaking that you aren't here for me to shower you in gifts and parties and lots and lots of kisses and cuddles, my love for you and the memories of the time we were lucky enough to have had together haven't diminished in any way over time and only grow.  Gosh I wish I could see what you looked like now .. I bet you are so incredibly beautiful - both in body and in soul.  You were, and always will be, an inspiration to me.  Your strength and beautiful happy caring personality is a reminder to keep moving forward, even in the darkest of days.  Daddy and I were so blessed to have been your parents and, as he has said before, we will see you again one day.  Feel my kisses ... feel my cuddles ... and feel my love darling.  I am sending them to you a billion trillion times over and will do forever.  I hope you like the special charm I bought for your bracelet. Happy Birthday my precious angel. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 25th June 2016

"Beautiful Bubbygirl.. today we celebrate your 9th Birthday.... It is so hard to believe that the years have passed this quickly but they have and we cannot control that. It brings comfort knowing that with each year the time we will be together again is lessening and in that there is comfort. As you walk with Mummy and I, you see that our lives are now so different and we have changed as people.. but the one thing that will always remain, never changed and never erased... is our love for our daughter. Our pride in her courage and the strength that we draw from her memory in our moments of deepest darkness..... Yes, it hurts... but pain changes in time and the agony is replaced by a ripple across a heart's stream of memories that are far better than any sadness.  It is only time now that separates us and time is going where we want it... so beautiful Butter-Y girl.. up there with Nan and Grandma Muriel.. may you be running amuck and causing havoc amongst the other Angles with your infectious laugh and glowing smile. May Heaven's fields continue to be your green hills to run, chase clouds and feel the warmth of no pain or fear... God gave you to us and one day God will lead us back to you... There is NO doubt as to that. In my heart I love you as much now as that first day you came in to this world. You are my soul.. you are my focus and you continue to be my destiny... from Woof Woof and Darro - have a very happy 9th Birthday ... love now and for eternity and I will see you soon... xxxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Lisa Salisbury on 11th January 2016

"I just stumbled upon this site and I was reading what you wrote. I wish I would have had the pleasure to have known your precious little angel. She looks like a happy little girl and absolutely beautiful. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!"

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 17th December 2015

"Hello my darling ... another year gone .. its still so surreal. Even though you are never far from my mind, its this time of year that brings back the strongest memories and pain and my heart aches so much that you aren't here. Its been a strange year, as you probably know .. but the best thing is that mummy and daddy are better and talking again.  Did you have something to do with that?  I'm sure you did and I thank you. Hopefully 2016 will finally be the year where we can both find some peace and happiness in our lives.  I wish you were here so much . to watch you grow up and see you turn into the beautiful person I know you would have been.  I look at all your cousins and it hurts that they wont know you ... but maybe they do.  Lauren, Elena and Lochie  talk about you from time to time .. Anyway my angel, know that you were and always will be loved so much by mummy and daddy and that one day we will see each other again.  I love you so much baby girl. Whenever the song "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" comes on I think of you and our life when we were all a happy family.  I just wish I could have held you for so much longer xxx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8FsIdVi9Y"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 16th December 2015

"Bubbygirl,

another year...and another day passes where I can only hold you close in my memory... but you never leave my heart. You always come with me during my day and in those few moments of sadness when i reflect in on a dark night, I reach out and cling to you.

Today is a good day.. no more pain.. no more sadness... your memory and the spirit presence you give in just being with me, is strong enough to carry me through.. .. I know you are there. I know you have always been there.... I will hold you soon.... I love you now and for always and Woof says he does too - but - as you talk to him when I am asleep - I guess you already know.... love you for eternity and beyond - your Darro.... xxxxxx

Also, please look after mummy.. she needs some extra hugs every now and again.. help her find peace .. help her to ease the pain and turn it in to a warm memory knowing she will also hold you again once more.. she is a good mummy and she loves you very much - as you know...  x"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 8th November 2015

"Hey little girl... you have been in my thoughts a lot lately... with everything that has happened these past few weeks, I know you have been with me when I have needed you the most.. always I love you and I will see you again one day... love always Honey & Darro.. xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 25th June 2015

"Hey beautiful little girl.... I can only imagine what today would have been like as you would have been a bundle of laughter and smiles turning eight.. of course, not to mention a very smart young girl on her way to be all grown up.

Although the years are stretching, nothing inside has blurred my memories of my beautiful little bubby girl and how happy she makes me to this day., I am more proud than ever to be her Darro....

Yes, time is moving so fast but nothing replaces my love for you as I know that I will absolutely see you again....   I hope those angel wings are celebrating in a place where there is no pain and now Nan is with you then I am at peace FINALLY knowing this... love always.... your Darro & Honey..  We'll see you again soon... xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 25th June 2015

"Hey beautiful little girl.... I can only imagine what today would have been like as you would have been a bundle of laughter and smiles turning eight.. of course, not to mention a very smart young girl on her way to be all grown up.

Although the years are stretching, nothing inside has blurred my memories of my beautiful little bubby girl and how happy she makes me to this day., I am more proud than ever to be her Darro....

Yes, time is moving so fast but nothing replaces my love for you as I know that I will absolutely see you again....   I hope those angel wings are celebrating in a place where there is no pain and now Nan is with you then I am at peace FINALLY knowing this... love always.... your Darro & Honey..  We'll see you again soon... xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 25th June 2015

"Another birthday I couldn't share with you but my love for you remains as strong as when I first laid eyes on you .. and even before that.  You were and always will be everything to me my darling girl ... I love you Tahlia and miss you so very very much. Happy birthday sweetheart ... the day you came into this world was the very best day of my life ... so it is a day to be celebrated .. but it is just so hard and bittersweet to do that when you're not here.  Lots of people are thinking of you and sending their love to you today ... i hope you can feel mummy's arms around you, wrapping you up with love today and always."

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 17th December 2014

"Mummy misses you just as much today as I did 5 years ago and I love you just as much today as I did the moment I knew you were growing inside me.  The last 5 years still seem like yesterday and I wish so so much that you didn't have to go."

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 17th December 2014

"Bubbygirl, it is so hard to accept the time that has passed in these past five years but not a single day goes by when you are not in my thoughts and I always now and forever carry you in my heart. As life now starts to be bright again with a promise of things to come... I know that you and Nan are together watching down on your Darro.... I think that I am starting to finally find peace and with you always with me, I know that I am one step closer to. I will never stop loving you my beautiful Bubbygirl.. Love always your Darro and your woof woof ... xxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 25th June 2014

"My love for you will never diminish my beautiful darling girl.  You gave me so much love and happiness and I will treasure those precious moments and memories forever.  It hurts so much that I cant see you grow, plan your birthday parties and watch your excitement as you open your presents.  But you know that my love surrounds you today and always. Happy birthday my angel .. I wrap my arms around you and hold you tight and pass on heartfelt birthday wishes from everyone who loves and misses you. I miss you precious girl so very very much. xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 25th June 2014

"Bubbygirl... 7 years... I close my eyes and I can remember your first 7 minutes... you have been and you continue to be - the most precious, wonderful and happiest reason for what has been my existence - nothing else compares. Yes, I know you have come to visit... the little signs, the little messages, the Tahlia birdie that comes to call on 'down' days, the special butterfly that drops in to say hello from time to time and the passing moments when I hear you whisper to me in the middle of the night... I do not feel the intense pain of loss as I know more than ever that you are here.... you comfort me in my moments of darkness .. You are my strength.. You keep my focus forward.. I love you more than anyone or anything else in my life.. My reach out to you on this very special day... always have the knowledge that you are loved, missed and cherished by many - especially and always by your Darro... have a wonderful moment in peace little girl as tonight I celebrate your birthday .. my love always my Bubbygirl.. love you big much and see you very soon - your Darro. xxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 17th December 2013

"Hey Bubbygirl.. another year has gone too quickly...but...I know it is a year closer to me seeing you again - so that is in itself is a great hope and carries me.. I love you so very much.. You give me the strength in tough times to keep fighting when some things seem hopeless. It is you who nourishes me when I am lonely with memories of a beautiful little girl chasing her woof woof. It is your smile first thing in the morning as we choose a book and never will I forget that little girl putting herself in the pantry... many times I can hear Darro 'share..' ....

So many, many things have changed... I do not even know that person I was but I know that I will always be your Darro.. Tonight as we do every night, we will talk again and yes butterfly's on the ceiling with lots of kisses...I love you my little girl and nothing will ever change that.... see you soon... Darro..xxx"

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 25th June 2013

"Happy birthday my darling girl.  I cant believe that it is now 6 years since I first held you my arms.  I was so incredibly excited to meet you and I wanted you so much.  My heart still aches to hold and kiss you.  But today is a day that I will always treasure - the day you came into my life.  I love you so much my angel xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 25th June 2013

"Bubbygirl -when I close my eyes I can see you tearing the paper from your presents and I can hear you say 'no way Darro..' A big birthday this year..another one that I cannot hold on to you... I know that it is not long now but it doesn't make it any easier not having you here... Just know now and for the rest of time that your Darro loves you more than anything else... Happy birthday xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 9th June 2013

"Hey bubbly girl... Just lying here thinking just how much I love and miss you... Bubby...  Honey says woof woof.. He knows when you are here.. I promise not long now and I will see you soon... Love you .. Darro"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 17th December 2012

"Bubbygirl... not a day.. not an hour goes by... you know you have never left.. I am not sad any more... yes, it still hurts not being able to feel your hand in mine but I close my eyes and there you are... The butterflys are still with us and you will always be the most beautiful butterfly of all .. love for this life and beyond... your Daddy - your Darro... xxxx   see you soon...."

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 17th December 2012

"I can't believe 3 years have gone already since you were with me.  I still ache for you every day and wish you were here.  You were the best part of me my beautiful girl and I am so grateful that I got to have you in my life, even if it was much too short a time.  I love you my Angel with all my heart. You will always be with me.  Tons of love.  Mummy xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 24th June 2012

"Bubbygirl.... you are not a toddler any more.. an incredible 5.... Darro is not as sad anymore and you have helped me with things you have said... Today I just want you to know how very proud I am of you and how I love you more than anything else.... Nothing will ever take that away from me ... Today is a very special day.. Happy Birthday Princess - Love Darro and Honey (woof woof) xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 7th April 2012

"Happy Easter Bubbygirl..

I miss you so very much .... My love always.. soon...

Love

Darro. xxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 24th December 2011

"Merry Christmas Bubbygirl..... Mummy and Darro both miss you terribly and today is a day we will never forget that although you have gone somewhere better you are a part of every breath we both take. We miss you terribly and love you so very much.... love always Mummy and Darro... xxx"

This tribute was added by Jo .. on 18th December 2011

"I love you my darling girl and miss you every day.  You know you are always in mummy's thoughts and in heart.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 17th December 2011

"Our beautiful bubby girl... We sent your butterflies and I sat with you as it hurt so much in my heart... No matter what they say - you are always here...  I cannot let you go... I love you too much to ever do that. My love always my bubby girl.. Your Darro...   xxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Scott Paul on 13th November 2011

"I miss you so much Bubbygirl... I love you so much... it hurts not being able to hold you... You are my little girl .. love your Darro .. xxxx

See you again soon.............."

This tribute was added by anna thompson on 10th March 2011

"rest in peace little one"

This tribute was added by Tara Stover on 22nd October 2010

"God bless you sweet girl....Play with angels."


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