Share a special moment from Bria's life.

Shared by Lisa Dykema on June 26, 2012

Got an email today from a special person that lives in Walker. It is her 15 year old sons birthday today. I wanted to share how Bria has touched this young mans heart. I am going to copy her email on here because the way she says it is just beautiful:
 Hello beautiful - just wanted to share a quick story about my teenager who I honestly believe doesnt listen or care about anything. I call him this morning to sing & harass him and ask what he was doing today- he said his usual, so i asked what usual was. He said remember that baby that died on my birthday- i always catch a butterfly, give it a kiss & set it free to fly to heaven. He melted my heart. Always say a prayer for you- take care today!!
This email is what got me through my day today. I thought about it the entire day. I will carry this with me for the rest of my life. What a beautiful heart this young man has....

When I first met you

Shared by Katie Benjamin on November 29, 2011

The first time I met you...I was in basketball with your big sister Amarah and your Mother brought you and Ella to watch and when we were done Amarah Introuduced me to you, I remember tuching your little fingers and Saying how cute you are, I know you are still watching over us just in a different place, We all miss your cute smiles that could make everyone feel better when they were feeling down.

We All miss you Bria

Katie Benjamin


Shared by Lisa Dykema on September 26, 2010

Hidden in the clouds,

Above the wavy sea,

There is a place called Heaven,

And its calling out to me

I really hate to leave you,

All alone and so upset,

But I know you really love me,

And that you wont forget.

My time with you's been short,

But I don't want you to be sad,

celebrate the memories,

And all the good times we had.

Butterflies surround me,

Coloured pink with streaks of gold,

And all the other kids here,

Say that we'll never get old.

So when you're feeling down,

And you miss me more than ever,

Remember that I'm happy,

And that I'll be with you forever.

-Maya Hayden Evans

"Fly" -Celine Dion

Shared by Lisa Dykema on October 26, 2009

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light


Shared by Lynda VanDenEinde on October 6, 2009

I have been trying to think of what to say, and this is what I came up with.

Why God Why? Why did Bria have to die?

Why did you take her to your home in the sky?

They say it's all part of you plan,

But it's one we really don't understand

Bria, you weren't on this earth very long.

We never got to know you, you never got to sing your song.

Your memory is one we will never forget,

Even if your life on earth was way to quick.

Up in the north woods with Fort Benedict so near 

Is a butterfly garden that says Bria your memory will always be here

Your new home is in heaven above,

Where there is only peace, happiness and love

The question we will continue to ask is "Why God Why"

Why did you take Bria? Why didn't anyone get to say goodbye?

Jerry VanDenEinde

The first time I met you.

Shared by Amber Damhof on August 18, 2009


I will always remember the first day I met you. It was your baptism and you looked so very beautiful. Like an angel. You had just woken up from a nap when I first held you, but you didn't cry. You weren't fussy. You just looked up at me and smiled. Those huge dimples. You could have fit pumpkin seeds in them! You started to really wake up and all you did was smile and talk and smile and talk. The stories you told me that day were the best stories that I have ever heard. I didn't want to let you go. So beautiful. Everyday I think about your smile and how blessed we all are for seeing it. You are forever in my heart and not a day will pass that I won't think of you. I love you and miss you so very much beautiful baby Bria.

Love you,


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