ForeverMissed

On May 6, 2019, we had to say goodbye to our little miracle - Layla Marie Walker. Even though we never got the chance to hold her, we already know she was the most beautiful and perfect baby we could have ever imagined.

To our beautiful Layla Marie, we love you and miss you so much. You are forever part of our family, our little miracle, our beautiful daughter we will never get to hold. Rest in Paradise, Layla Marie. We love you.

Love, Mom & Dad

Posted by Tracy Leanne on May 19, 2019
These are my footprints,
So perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints,
Never touched the ground at all.
Not one tiny footprint,
For now I have my wings.
These tiny footprints were meant
For other things.
You will hear my tiny footprints,
In the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angel's tears,
Of joy and not from pain.
You will see my tiny footprints,
In each butterfly's lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you,
If you just give me a chance.
You will see my tiny footprints,
In the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind,
And call each one that grieves.
Most of all, these tiny footprints,
Are found on mommy's heart.
'Cause even though I'm gone now,
We'll NEVER truly part.
Posted by Mat Walker on May 18, 2019
It’s hard to put in to words how I feel most days. It’s a rough blow to lose you this soon. I will keep you in my heart each and every day as will your Mom. I wish so much that I could get the chance to hold you and give you a kiss. I love you Layla Marie and will think about you every day.
Love always,
Dad
Posted by Erin Walker on May 12, 2019
As each day passes since we had to say goodbye to you, I imagine what you would have grown up to be, if you had not been called home to the angels so soon...
Smart, talented, beautiful, kind, funny, caring, thoughtful, generous... you could have been anything and everything. I am so sorry that you didn’t get the chance, Layla. I know you had to leave us far too soon, but I hope you know how loved and wanted you were; how much we planned for you; how much we loved you already; how much we wish we could have told you all this and held you before we had to say goodbye.
“I carry your heart with me; I carry it in my heart.”
We miss you so much, our little angel; our little miracle; our beautiful daughter, Layla Marie xoxo

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Posted by Tracy Leanne on May 19, 2019
These are my footprints,
So perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints,
Never touched the ground at all.
Not one tiny footprint,
For now I have my wings.
These tiny footprints were meant
For other things.
You will hear my tiny footprints,
In the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angel's tears,
Of joy and not from pain.
You will see my tiny footprints,
In each butterfly's lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you,
If you just give me a chance.
You will see my tiny footprints,
In the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind,
And call each one that grieves.
Most of all, these tiny footprints,
Are found on mommy's heart.
'Cause even though I'm gone now,
We'll NEVER truly part.
Posted by Mat Walker on May 18, 2019
It’s hard to put in to words how I feel most days. It’s a rough blow to lose you this soon. I will keep you in my heart each and every day as will your Mom. I wish so much that I could get the chance to hold you and give you a kiss. I love you Layla Marie and will think about you every day.
Love always,
Dad
Posted by Erin Walker on May 12, 2019
As each day passes since we had to say goodbye to you, I imagine what you would have grown up to be, if you had not been called home to the angels so soon...
Smart, talented, beautiful, kind, funny, caring, thoughtful, generous... you could have been anything and everything. I am so sorry that you didn’t get the chance, Layla. I know you had to leave us far too soon, but I hope you know how loved and wanted you were; how much we planned for you; how much we loved you already; how much we wish we could have told you all this and held you before we had to say goodbye.
“I carry your heart with me; I carry it in my heart.”
We miss you so much, our little angel; our little miracle; our beautiful daughter, Layla Marie xoxo
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Layla Marie Walker - Our Little Miracle

On May 6, 2019, wehad to say goodbye to our little miracle - Layla Marie Walker. Even though we never got the chance to hold her, we already know she was the most beautiful and perfect baby we could have ever imagined.

Most of you would not have known we were expecting, and sadly, we found out that Layla would not be full-term just before we planned to announce our news. Given we were considered a “high-risk” pregnancy due to age, we chose to wait a bit longer before announcing until we received the results of our Pre-Natal testing. Unfortunately, at a routine scan just after sending the testing to be analyzed, the sonographer told us that our beautiful Layla’s heart had stopped beating. We had lost her.

After having seen her little heart beating just weeks prior, this news devastated us. We had no signs or warnings that anything was wrong, and to hear those words felt like our hearts had been ripped in two. We knew right then we would never be the same.

People tend not to talk about losing a baby pre-term, because there is a sense of shame that comes along with not being able to bring life into the world. But not to acknowledge the short, but meaningful life of our miracle, our little Layla Marie, would not be fair to her, to us, or to the friends and family who were excited for her arrival.

As you can imagine, this has been traumatizing and devastating, and there is no way to adequately express our grief at this point. Layla Marie was so loved and so wanted by so many already, and we are thankful for the love and support of our friends and family as we navigated through the terrible events of the last few weeks. From finding out the horrific news, to waiting for answers, to seeing doctors and going to clinics, and finally to having to say goodbye at the hospital on the 6th - it’s been the worst few weeks of our lives, and we are forever grateful to our families who were there to listen to us or to let us grieve in silence.

If you’re not sure what to say, that’s ok. We aren’t sure what to say most days either. And hopefully just sharing our story will help answer some questions and help bring some healing to not only us, but to our friends and family as well.

We love you all and thank you for your support.

And to our beautiful Layla Marie, we love you and miss you so much. You are forever part of our family, our little miracle, our beautiful daughter we will never get to hold. Rest in Paradise, Layla Marie. We love you. XOXO

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Gone too soon

Shared by Mat Walker on May 10, 2019

To our angel Layla Marie. 

You were too pure and special for this world, but how I would loved to have had the chance to hold you and tell you how much I loved you.

Our little peanut.

You’ll always be with me, I’ll always be with you.

Fly high little one x

Remembering Layla Marie

Shared by Erin Walker on May 8, 2019

Thank you for visiting our Memorial page for our beautiful daughter, Layla Marie Walker.

Please feel free to share messages of grief, love, support, or anything you’d like to share at this time.

We thank you in advance for your love and support during this very difficult time.

Love,

Erin & Mat Walker, Layla’s Loving Parents