Tuesday, December 29, 2009


If you came here today looking for a laugh, I'm sorry but I've got none. And I'm telling you if you keep reading this you'd better have Kleenex ready.

Yesterday I got the phone call I had hoped I'd never get, but in the back of my mind knew was a possibility. The one from my youngest sister Hilary telling me that my niece Kaydence was at the end of her road here on earth. If you'll remember Kaydence was born back in February with a lot of issues, most of which have never been given an official name, and given no more than 6 months to live. She beat all odds and is now ALMOST 11 months old and has been living at home under the wonderful care of her parents and a night nurse since May. Lives have been changed, perspectives altered, and the power of prayer realized by this little angel. You can read about the journey here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kaydenceholmes. My brother in law (aka Michael Buble) became quite the blogger through all of this.

This was taken the first time I got to hold this precious girl when I hijacked her from the nurse back in March. This is also when I fell in love. Hard to explain how she has that effect on people but she does. I'm not ready to say goodbye.

As the oldest sister I want nothing more than to just "fix it" for my baby sister. But this time there's no one I can beat up (Heidi), no bandaid I can put on her owie, and nothing I can say to make her laugh to ease her pain, and that is really hard for me to swallow.

So if you would, please keep our family, especially Hilary, Bryan, Micah, and Kaydence in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

I'll update as I see fit but it's not my story to tell. I'm just trying to survive it.


  1. That is so sad Holly, I am sorry.
    I have read her Caring Bridge site on occasion.

  2. Heather (Spike) StewardDecember 29, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Love and prayers going out to all of you!

  3. Thinking of you Holly.
    I know how it feels to be the Aunt of an angel, and want to fix things and be the big sister.
    My prayers are with you.
    Sarah Hart