Day 131 …. July 21, 2012 ….. McKenzie Morgan Whipple earned her angel wings.
McKenzie was born September 27, 2011 to Destiny Burke and Adam Whipple. She was born with one heart ventricle smaller than the other. And for months she endured surgeries, prayers, miracles and set backs. And so many people stood by their side in prayer. She touched thousands of lives ….. many to people who had never met the family. But through Caring Bridge and Facebook, a network of prayer partners and friends grew every day.
In her 9 short months here on Earth, she touched more lives than most people do in a lifetime. Mine included. I read of her story on a facebook page and quickly became “friends” with her mom. Until yesterday, I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet her. But I know that God brought us together and I am thankful she reached out to me to babysit her sons when she had nowhere else to turn.
McKenzie Morgan Whipple, you have touched so many lives and your families dedication and devotion and faith have inspired so many of us. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you ….. and by so many who didn’t. Please watch over your Mommy and Daddy and your brothers Joe and Kyler. And the many members of your family who remain here with a hole in their heart now.