Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heavy Heart

I babysat for a family that fosters kids to adopt them. I really bonded with the kids and they always ask when I'm going to come babysit them again. This sweet little girl and I share a special bond. Her beautiful smile, her shining eyes, her infectious laugh and the big hugs I received whenever she saw me will be greatly missed. I can still hear her voice and I would give anything to be able play with her at the park just one more time.

Janae Kencia Byford (2004 - 2010) received her angelic wings on December 11, 2010. Janae suffered a stroke due to complications of sickle cell anemia. Janae attended Carlisle Elementary School, First grade. She enjoyed school, especially her friends. Janae had an infectious laugh. She shared her smile with everyone around her. Janae loved to read, color, put puzzles together, dance, sing and snuggle. Janae shared a life of love with her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Christian Life Assembly on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established at Christian Life Assembly. Janae enjoyed spending her time reading and sharing her life with others. Janae's first thought was always of others and never hesitated to give of herself unselfishly. Funds will be donated to the Carlisle Elementary School Library, Teen Challenge and Christian Life Assembly."


  1. I'm so sorry to read this, you truly were blessed to know such an amazing sounding child.

  2. She truly was an amazing little girl.