|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1992|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 2006|
Ryleigh was a healthy active 14 yr old girl. She was an artist, musician, and athlete. She was also an A student. Her family came home and found her unresponsive on the hallway floor. It took a year to find and still not confirmed that she died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, believed to be caused by an undetected Heart Arrythmia. Her heart is in Ottawa Canada still being tested.
Ryleigh loved to make Snow Angels.
Ryleigh was on the ~
"Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest Winners List" ~ June, 2005
There are memorial video's of Ryleigh on "You Tube".
And she is on the:
"Parent Heart Watch"
Action & Advocacy
Telling our Story
Mother's Day Poem:
I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother and I know I heard Him Say...
I just had a baby, this I know is true, but God can you be a mother when
your baby is not with you?
Yes, you can He replied, with confidence in His voice.
I give many women babies when they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime, and others for a day.
And some I send to fill your womb, but there's no need to stay.
I just don't understand this God, I want my baby here.
He took a deep breath, cleared His throat and then I saw His tears...
I wish I could show you what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile with other children and hear him say...
"I went to earth to learn a lesson of love and life and fear.
My mommy loved me oh so much I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a mommy who has so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly, my mommy set me free.
I miss my mommy so very much, and I visit her every day.
When she goes to sleep at night, on her pillow is where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and I whisper in her ear,
"Mommy don't be sad, I'm your baby and I am here."
So, you see my dear sweet one, your baby is not sad nor blue.
Your baby is here in My Home, and at Heaven's Gate he will wait for you.
So now you see what makes a mother, it's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of right from the start.
Though some on earth may not realize
you are a mother until their time is done,
they'll be up here with Me one day
and know you were the best one!
Ryleigh was not a baby as the poem states but to her momma she will always be her baby.
Victoria Memorial Gardens
Plot: Block S-202-6
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65752717