"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne Ciara's 5th Grade Promotion quote

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  1. Our sincere condolences go out to the Smith family and friends. May you find comfort with all the wonderful memories of your beautiful Ciara. The Albin Family Redondo Beach

  2. Barry… I just wanted to let you know I am carrying you and your beautiful family in my head and heart. Live each day through her wonderfulness, her love and her bright shining light.

  3. Mom, Dad, Chloe, Carly – Please try not to grieve for me, I’m happy … As I sit in Heaven and watch you everyday, I try to let you know with subtle signs, I never went away. I watch you as you sleep … I even place my arms around you to calm you down as you weep. I see you wish the days go fast by begging to be with me again. So I try to send you signs so you know you are not alone. Please do not feel guilty, Heaven is truly beautiful … just you wait and see. So live your lives, please laugh again, try to enjoy yourselves soon again … Then I know with every breath you take you’ll be taking one for me …

  4. Ciara’s beautiful journey has just begun. Please try not to think of her as gone away. Life holds many faces. This earth is only one of them. Please think of Ciara as resting in a place of warmth and comfort, think of how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And please think of our Angel Ciara as living in the hearts of those she touched … for nothing loved is ever lost – and she was and is loved so very much!!!

  5. So very sorry to read of the tragic loss of your precious Ciara, The pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming ,especially the sudden loss of a child. Our heavenly Father promises us that very soon he will ‘swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces’ (Isaiah 25:8.) He also promises a resurrection for those who have fallen asleep in death.: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” [John 5:28,29] They will be resurrected onto an earth free of pain, suffering and death. : “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.” [Revelation 21:3,4] What a wonderful future hope that is. You can find much Bible based comfort on

  6. Barry and Rose, Ed and Becky – and the entire family It seems only minutes ago when we met, Ed and Becky, and you shared your warm, loving and giving family with me… It seems only minutes ago when we met, Barry, and it was so easy to see that the fire that was lighting your soul and giving your life purpose was in the pictures of your beautiful wife Rose and all your children… It seems only minutes ago when this terrible tragedy tore holes in the hearts and souls of your family … and yet though it may seems like an eternity until you are again whole, as you have been here, in that place that knows no tares, no tears and no heartbreak-of-loss, know that you can rest your heads easy this night, and every night, and know, at that time, that it will feel like it was just minutes when… healing blessings to you all,

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