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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Sea of Purple

So many people have honored Anellah's short life through contributing memories and pictures tagged #AnellahSmiles on Facebook, through contributing to her memorial fund here, and in countless other ways. I received the below email from her teacher yesterday and was struck by the gesture which had been made in her memory.

You may already have heard this, it's likely that you have, but then I had the thought that perhaps it didn't get passed along.  And I knew you would want to know. Today at Fall City Elementary, there was a sea of beautiful sparkly purple in honor of your little girl! 

The principal had bought tons of ribbon made out of the fabric that Anellah's tutus are made from.  It was PURPLE and it was SPARKLY!!!  The ribbons were for all the staff,  the children in all the Kindergarten classes, and the Reading buddy class, and then I believe others made their way to the office to pick up their piece to pin on.   Anellah touched so many. It was such a lovely, simple thing but it meant so much.  I just wanted to make sure that you and your husband knew.

Thank you to everyone for your support during this time. Your messages, meals, offers to help with "anything", phone calls, texts, and visits have not gone unnoticed!


  1. How sweet! Thinking of you all.

  2. What a sweet, sweet idea! Praying for her class and her friends. Glad they celebrated Anellah with purple & sparkly!