July 1st, 2013 – its been 5 years, Kaitlin. That’s 1,825 days since God called you home and you ran into the arms of Jesus. How has it already been 5 years? At times, it is still so hard to grasp you are no longer here on Earth, so much pain floods throughout my body and my heart breaks. I don’t like to think of the day we received the news, yet, I remember every second of that day. Our whole lives changed July 1st, 2013.
I can still feel you near in my heart, I can still hear the whisper of your giggly voice, and I can see you in pictures; which feels like you are stuck in time. Oh Kaitlin, the joy you brought to this world and to my heart will last forever. I can only imagine the great things you are doing in Heaven now. Jesus handcrafted you into the beautiful girl you were and he called you home when he needed you.
Heaven needed you more.
Though, a piece of my heart will always be broken and long for you, my friend, I find hope in the comfort you are with Jesus. I find hope when I hangout with your family – oh how they inspire me. And when Jesus calls me home, I hope you’ll be standing by his side, welcoming me with open arms. Until then, I will live life carrying you with me in my heart.
I miss you. I love you. You are never forgotten, Kaitlin.
Kaitlin Victoria Miller
February 20th, 1996 – July 1st, 2013