Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gone


Baby Allegra passed away at 6 this morning.

She struggled with severe congestion all night making it impossible for her to eat or sleep. I spent the night holding and comforting her.  After sitting outside to watch the sky lighten and hear the birds chirp, we walked inside and she died in my arms.

Her tiny, sweet spirit changed us as we worked to make her quick life a happy one.  She is already missed.

We will post funeral arrangements here at the beginning of the week.

49 comments:

  1. We knew it was coming, but still not ready to let her go. Grateful for Allegra and the way she touched all of us. Loving you guys from afar.

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  2. Oh Ali I am so sorry for your loss. There is a special angel looking over the Pulley clan now. Your family exemplifies grace and I love you all. We are here for you, and as always you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, The Bakers

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  3. You'll be missed, sweet baby. But, ALWAYS remembered and loved. Thanks for all you taught me. Hugs and kisses from your aunt Haley.

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  4. Words just really aren't sufficient. I wish I could be there with you guys to give you a big hug. I'm so sad that sweet little Allegra is gone. She will always be an integral part of your family and I'll never forget how much you guys loved here while she was here and cherished every minute with her. You guys are amazing...Love you! You're in my prayers.

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  5. Sweet Allegra...such a beautiful girl...sent to such an amazing family. We are so grateful you shared her daily with us...wishing we could be there now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...XOXO Roger, Lisa, Taylor, Abby and Ian

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  6. What a sweet baby to teach us all the power of love. Our hearts are full of sadness today as we feel your grief from afar. We love and pray for your family. Love- Matt, Collette, Paige, Cade, Whitney, Wyatt, & Ethan

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  7. We have all been blessed by her brief time on earth. Thank you for sharing every day with us. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Forever changed. Forever grateful to have witnessed something sacred. Forever grateful for forever.

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  9. dear ali, mitch, cairo, levi, cameron and klein--
    we love you and think of you at this very sad time. thank you for teaching us and allowing us to learn from a perfect little spirit.
    much love, bryn, claire, savannah, madison and sophie x

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  10. There are no words to express our sorrow. We are so grateful to know baby Allegra, thank you for sharing her with us. She will be missed every day. We love you guys. Love the Robinson's

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  11. Such profound sadness and gratitude at this moment. I am forever grateful for the chance I had to hold her Wednesday. After seeing with my own eyes how hard she was working for each breath and how absolutely tiny her physical body was, it gave me even more appreciation for the miracle that she held on as long as she did. Busted, love you forever, sweet Allegra!

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  12. Words really can't express our sorrow in her passing, but also our joy in knowing that you will be able to spend eternity with her. Thank you so much for sharing her with us through your words and pictures. I will always remember the feelings I had as I held her.



    Jan and Donald

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  13. Dear Pulley Family,

    We love you and are grateful forever, for our chance to have met your angel Allegra. Thank you Allegra for making us feel a part of heaven and your strong spirit of strength. May you continue to be the angel and strength your family needs as you've passed.

    Love always,
    Bryan and Rachel

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  14. You all have our most sincere condolences. Thank you for sharing Allegra and your family's story with the rest of us. The ripple effect from her too short life has changed many of us forever, and in ways that we are still unaware of. Brian B.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your precious daughter with us thru pictures and words. Our hearts have been touched and strengthened by her tender and sweet spirit. Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with your family. Sincerely, Jean and Jeff Coombs

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  16. We love you all! Brian, Jamie, Chloe, Jadon

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  17. Thank you for sharing Allegra with us. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you with you and your family.
    Aunt Mary Lynda and family

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  18. Thank you for allowing me to meet such a sweet angel! She has truly touched my life and changed me for the better! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Much love! Michelle Muster

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  19. Thank you so much for helping Allegra fulfill her mission and touch so many people's lives. She and your whole family have increased my faith and love, and I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet one. My prayers are most certainly with all of you!
    Jessica Blaser (Williams)

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  20. Mitch, Ali and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Allegra! Thanks for sharing her with us for the short time that she was here on earth. Our prayers are with your family. We love you!

    The Neubert Family

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  21. Your journey with Allegra has touched us deeply. Our love and thoughts are with you and your family. Little angel Allegra... you are a miracle and you will always be remembered! We love you all.

    Linda & Ryan

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  22. Texas/Washington friends of the Sprouses:
    Ali, Mitch and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Allegra was such a sweet angel. Our prayers are with your family and your extended family. It is so hard to learn from things that are so difficult to handle. This is true for young and old. Thanks for sharing so much during her short but love filled life.

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  23. We are all grieving with you at the difficult loss of angel Allegra. Thank you for allowing all of us to have a daily spiritual reminder of how fragile and precious life really is.
    Mitch, Ali, Cairo, Levi, Cameron, Klein and Allegra... we hold you in our prayers and hope you know how much God must love you all to have entrusted you with a soul as precious as Allegra. Ali my heart aches for you as a fellow mother, may you all know how much we love you even though we are very far away.
    Jen, Ron, Chase, Cade, Lexi, Trey, Kort, Bridger and Faith

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  24. Nothing can prepare you for this. Hard to hear. I can't imagine the emotions YOU must feel at this time.
    Thank you so much for sharing her with us. She has left a big impression on me and I want to be like her--strong, angelic and perfect.
    The way you guys have handled each phase with such grace and strength has been incredible. I love you so much and wish I were there.
    xox,
    amber

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  25. Pulleys, We are so, so sorry for your loss. We will never forget the journey you all shared with us through this blog. Nothing is more painful than this; I ache with you. I know she lives on and that your reunion will be sweet someday. This trial we have witnessed is truly what the Gospel is about. Families; Heavenly Father entrusting his spirits to the right families; the purpose of life; trials so hard we think we cannot endure yet somehow we do through our Savior's atonement; and eternity with our families. We love you. Julie & Patrick Stevenson

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  26. Thank you for sharing Allegra's short but meaningful life with us. What a blessed angel she was while here in mortality. Heaven surely sang when she returned. I know how sad your family has to be at her passing. Your writings were beautiful and kept me feeling as if I knew her. Jan Hurst (Annie's Mom)

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  27. Aww Ali... Your blog has touched my heart and spirit so much. Your words were precious. Your attitude was beautiful. Your family is adorable and so strong. Thank you for sharing your sweet Allegra with us. She helped me see the power of our Heavenly Father and how amazing you are as her mother. May you all be blessed beyond measure. Love & prayers, Amanda H.

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  28. What an amazing story we have been able to read. Baby Allegra has shown us how special life is and will forever be a reminder of the love our Savior has for all of us. She is one cutie who was blessed to come to such an amazing family...an eternal family. You all have truly taught us how to love. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your journey. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.
    The Tenney Family

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  29. Ali and Family - our hearts have been touched and our spirits fed as we've read your daily messages and viewed the pictures. This special angel has touched and blessed many lives. Thank you for sharing her with us. You will be in our prayers in the days ahead. You are an amazing family.
    We love you.
    The Plummers

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  30. Oh, I'm so sad right now. That little girl is pure love and I felt it every time I read your words and saw her. And what love she surely felt from such amazing parents and the sweetest of siblings. Thank you for your example. I'm sending big hugs your way. I'm so grateful for the daily reminders your blog has been to love and cherish every minute we have with our dear ones. Love to you all, The Kenitzers

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  31. Dear Sweet Allegra, Your time on earth was so short and yet so very meaningful. Thank you for all the love, joy and hope that you brought to everyone who had the honor to know you. You will forever live on in the hearts and memories of your family and loved ones. Love, Kelly

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  32. Ali, Mitch, and Family - We love you and are thinking of you. Thank you for sharing Allegra with us! You can't know all the smiles, tears, and prayers we have had for you and your family! thank you - truly.

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  33. Dear Alison, Mitch and family,
    we feel with you in this very sad moment, but we know baby Allegra had the best time on earth with you, although so short. We will go to our church tomorrow to light a candle for her!
    Thank you so much for sharing this meaningful time with us all!
    Birgit and family

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  34. I'm so very sorry.

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  35. We are love that we were able to know Allegra through this blog and experience her sweet spirit through your words. We love you and hope that you will be comforted during this difficult time.

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  36. Dearest Ali, Mitch and family,
    Thinking of all of you today and always.
    With love,
    The Lorenzana family

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  37. We are thinking of you! We love you all and are so grateful to you all for sharing your special time with Allegra, with us. Your family has been inspiring. What a blessed little girl Allegra is to have been born to your family.
    We love you!
    -The Bartletts

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  38. I can't think of a better way for her to leave her earthly home and join the angels than watching the sun come up in your arms. I pray for you all in the coming days, weeks, and months that you will feel God's loving arms around you and holding you up and you grieve the loss of this beautiful little girl. Thank you for sharing your life with us.. Renee Phillips Lexington, KY

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  39. A precious angel on earth, now in heaven...she will be in your hearts forever...may u find continued amazing strength sweet family....Ali and Mitch-I knew u were amazing parents knowing Levi and Cairo and watching them grow at school, sweet precious kids that I adore...following Allegra I was able to see first hand how your Awesome strength and heart guide them and how your love has made them such amazing genuine and kind kids..praying for your continued incredible strength...your willingness to share your sweet precious miracle Allegra touched us all! So So Sorry that Allegra was only here with us a short time..u all will miss her and love her always..bless each one of you....
    HUGS Lauri McCoy

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  40. Lynette WilliamsJune 20, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    Ali, Mitch, and family - We are in Hawaii right now, but Jessica called to share this sad news with us. I'm not sure why my heart hurts so much for the loss of a little girl I never even got to meet, but I definitely feel such sadness and loss for all of you right now. Through it all, though I am so grateful that God allowed you to have her for 4 wonderful weeks. I love a thought someone shared with Katie after she lost her baby - "The best way to feel Heaven in your home is to have someone from your home in Heaven". I know that Allegra will be aware of all of you as you go forward and she will be anxiously awaiting that promised glorious reunion. Meanwhile - my prayers and love are with all of you. Thank you for sharing your precious daughter's remarkable journey. She (and your entire family) has touched and inspired so many of us.

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  41. We are so sorry for your loss. What an incredible baby who touched so many lives. One day, in Heaven, we will be able to thank her. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate your sharing this beautiful, yet painful time with us. Our love to all of you, Marsha and Cecil

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  42. Dear Ali and Mitch,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with us through your blog. The love you have for her came through your words and were felt in my heart. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Love, Lisa

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  43. Kreistin DespainJune 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Ali, Mitch, and family,

    We love you and we thank you for sharing so much. Sweet Allegra, so precious. She is a forever blessing. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be for you.

    All our love, The Garth Despain Family

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  44. Ali and Mitch... we saw the announcement of her passing on Saturday, and are so sorry for the loss of such a sweet girl. Your blog was inspiring, and we feel humbled to have read something so personal. Thank you for sharing your experience. Allegra truly has touched us and our family. May God bless you and your family. Love, the Schnegelbergers

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  45. Just as the caterpillar thought the world had ended,
    it became a butterfly.

    With sadness, love, awe, admiration, and gratitude,

    Loretta

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  46. I have heard it said that hearts speak when words cannot; please hear our hearts when we say how sorry we are that sweet Allegra has returned to her Father in Heaven. We love you guys so much and you will continue to be a constant in our prayers and we will all work hard so that we have the opportunity to meet her in Heaven. We wish that miles did not separate us so we could hug you all.

    Love, Mark, Becky, McCall, Parker, Carson, Gracie and Bayden

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  47. Although you do not know me, I am a dear friend of your mother. I live in San Antonio and have been honored to follow your journey through this blog. My deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of such a beautiful spirit, Allegra. She has touched my life from far away and my heart will remember her life with your wonderful family forever.
    Jo McCollum

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  48. What a wonderful blessing her life has been and will continue to be in your lives. Thank God for His wonderful promise and gift to us to be with Him and Allegra in heaven.

    I too lost a sweet baby girl to Trisomy 18. She passed away during delivery. Not a day goes by I don't think about how much I love her and how blessed I am to know Christ and be able to spend eternity with her. We spend a lot more time dead than we do alive, however I know that desire to be with her again immediately. Pray for patience and peace. We will not truly understand the reasonings, but as time goes on you will start to see answers from God if you stay close to Him.

    Praise God for the wonderful gifts He has blessed us with.

    Blessings to you and your family.

    -Craig

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