My Sweet Natalie, / Beth Adamo (mother) Mommy wants you to know how much I love you, sweetie. SO MUCH! I love you SO MUCH! I miss you, sweet girl. I miss hearing you call for me, “Mommy!” when you wake up. I miss opening the door and seeing you standing there, ready for me to scoop you up and give you a big hug and kiss. I miss hearing the beautiful satisfying hum you made as you happily ate your food. I miss hearing you say “Oh, maaaan!” when you would see a picture of Swiper the fox. I miss reading your favorite books and watching your face light up as you delighted in each and every page. I miss hearing you giggle with your big sister. I miss changing your poopy diaper and that proud look on your face after you threw it in the garbage like a big girl. I miss nursing you and the special feeling only a mother knows. I miss your beautiful smile and the complete and utter joy you brought to my life. I miss everything about you. I just miss you. You are forever my Natalie, my sweet baby girl.
I am so sorry this happened to you. I was so looking forward to watching you grow up. Every new day with you brought new joys and delights. We were completely happy. I love you, Natalie. There is so much more to say, and yet there is nothing more that needs to be said. You will be with me always. There is never a moment that you are not with me. I will forever be your mommy and you will forever be my beautiful Natalie Joy. Nothing will ever change that. Nothing, not even death.
You were an amazing person, Natalie. I don’t understand why you died. I am just doing my best to keep going, but I miss you. You brought such joy to my life, to our lives. You completed our family.
I am so filled with love, Natalie. I am so filled with sorrow, too. I feel like I am going to burst, there are just too many things filling me up. Every night before I go to sleep, I hope I dream of you, because in the vividness of my dreams I can be with you if only for a short time. For now, I will say “Nite-nite, sweet girl, Mommy loves you,” just like I always did.
Lots of Love and big hugs and kisses,
A Secret Picnic / Sharon &. Hope I was strolling my 13-month old daughter through Swan Point yesterday, a beautiful and unusually fresh August day. Hope began to fuss. Up ahead, I spotted a whimsical wooden gazebo overlooking the bay. The rules for visiting the cemetary said "no picnics", but Hope really needed to nurse. We went into the gazebo and I discreetly held her to me. She was greatly relieved. I sent out some thoughts of appreciation to the folks who rest in this lovely corner of the cemetary. As we made our way back to the road, I spotted Natalie Joy's resting place. What a beautiful name, and such a young girl. I could not imagine a reason for her to be there, or what her family had gone through. I was still thinking about her this morning and found your memorial site. What can be said to assuage the pain of such a tragedy? I read in your story that you were also nursing Natalie as a toddler (something all nursing moms hope will prevent or lessen medical problems). Your story reminded me to really treasure each joyful day of new experiences and explorations. I would like to think that maybe Natalie, comforted and nourished throughout her life by her mother's gift of nursing, invited us to her place for our secret picnic.
I am so sorry for your loss / Wendy Lincoln (aquaintance)Read >>
I am so sorry for your loss / Wendy Lincoln (aquaintance)
Hi Beth and Christopher I just visited the website and discovered your tragic news. I met your family at a training that Chris did in South County for staff working with teen mothers. Natalie and yourself were there and I remember what a delighful little girl she was so curious and adorable. She kept peeking at the piano that was covered with a drop cloth. I have 2 girls myself and cannot even imagine what you have been through. I am so sorry that your family had to endure this and that you little girl's life ended so abruptly. Please know that my thoughts are with you Wendy. Close
Thinking of you with love / Stacey Mihaly (friend)Read >>
Thinking of you with love / Stacey Mihaly (friend)
Natalie my love,
You have been on my mind nearly constantly. You are loved and dearly missed. Your beautiful face, emblazoned in the brain is as vivid today as it was over two years ago.
I came across your heartbreaking story in choices magazine and just had to search for more. Your photos of your beautiful girls have brought me to tears. We just recently had our second daughter who was born Juli 28th and have a 5 year old...so many of your pictures look like ours of our daughters together. I am so sorry that you lost Natalie. There are no words that can make the heart ever feel the same....God Bless your little angels...and I thank you and your husband for sharing your story. Joan
On this day / Marie Malchodi (family friend )Read >>
On this day / Marie Malchodi (family friend )
On this day of equal light and equal dark I am thinking of your family and hoping that after the darkness, the light will grow--no matter how incrementally--for you, Christopher and Roslyn.
Remember Joy / Beth Adamo (mommy)
Each time you see a butterfly dance in flight,
Each time you hear a child giggle with delight,
Each time you feel the sun kiss your cheek,
Each time you taste a blueberry sweet,
Each time you smell the fresh autumn air,
Remember me, and I'll be there.
Each time you hang an angel on your Christmas tree,
And remember me.
Love, Natalie Close
God bless you Natalie Joy / Leslie (Someone who cares )Read >>
God bless you Natalie Joy / Leslie (Someone who cares )
God bless you sweet Natalie Joy. May you shine on. God bless you all in your time of sorrow. She was and still very much is a beautiful, beautiful little girl. Keep the memories close to your heart and think of the good times with her. You will see her again one day. This site at the bottom is my grandpa's site. Please feel free to visit.
Natalie My Joy / Robert J. Fouser (Uncle)
Natalie Joy, little Miss energy, ready to go, demolition crew full on. One night, the moon dropped down, gave you a kiss and took you away. That cold cruel moon, I will never forgive, but you, Natalie my Joy, I will always remember. Squeeze my nose, and I'll give you a kiss! Reach for my glasses, and I'll kiss you again! We know how to have fun, opening books, piling up blocks, playing with threads. What? Is that the cruel moon I see? No, I see the light of Natalie Joy, big brown eyes and all, smiling down on me, showing me the way and warming my heart--tonight and forever. Close
I'm so very sorry... / Ileana IgnacioRattaro's Mom (passer by )Read >>
I'm so very sorry... / Ileana IgnacioRattaro's Mom (passer by )
I'm so very sorry for the lost of your beautiful daughter. She is so cute and her smile is amazing. I understand your pain and my heart is broken for you and your family, I lost my son Ignacio (8 years old) the same day that you lost your Natalie (March 18th, 2007),so I will remembered her forever .
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos and wonderful memories of Natalie. The site is a lovely celebration of her life. I don't think I have ever seen a family more filled with love and joy than yours. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers always. My heartfelt birthday wishes to precious Natalie.
Happy Birthday A Bit Late Natalie / Holly Dumaine-Picard (Friend of Beth )Read >>
Happy Birthday A Bit Late Natalie / Holly Dumaine-Picard (Friend of Beth )
I wanted to wish Natalie a Happy Birthday, I know I am late doing so, but this is the first moment I have had to write a wish for Natalie and her family. A birthday wish of joyful memories for Beth and family knowing that Natalie is watching over with that wonderful smile. I wish you hear her laughter now and then in the distance and see her smile in the magic of the day and her little voice in sweet dreams of the night. I think of you all a lot and always send thoughts of peace and comfort.
birthday/ Wendy Nilsson (friend)
Dear Beth, Chris and Rosalyn, We are thinking about you on Natalie's birthday..knowing that your strength and your love are surrounding her like a soft blanket and snuggles. love, wendy Close
A Song of Joys / Joy Kathleen King (friend)Read >>
A Song of Joys / Joy Kathleen King (friend) O to make the most jubilant song! O the Joy of my spirit - it is uncaged - it darts like lightning!
It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time,
I will have thousands of globes and all the time
O while I live to be the ruler of life, not a slave, To meet life as a powerful conqueror, No fumes, no enui, no more complaints or scornful criticisms
To these proud laws of the air, the water and the ground, proving my interior soul impregnable, And nothing exterior shall ever take command of me
O to sail to sea in a ship! To leave this steady undendurable land, To leave the tiresome sameness of the streets, the sidewalks and the houses, To leave you O you solid motionless land, and entering a ship, To sail and sail and sail!
O to have life henceforth a poem of new joys! To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on! To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports, A ship itself A swift and swelling ship full of rich words, full of joys!Close
Thinking of you... / Mary Lou Proia (friend of Mom )Read >>
Thinking of you... / Mary Lou Proia (friend of Mom )
...Natalie, I wish I had the chance to meet you. You are always in my prayers. Close
Thinking of you / Karen Welser (family friend )Read >>
Thinking of you / Karen Welser (family friend )
Beth, Christopher, Roslyn, and Natalie, We're thinking of you always, and especially at this time of Natalie's birthday. With love, Karen & family Close