Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sweet Little Andi has returned home to our Heavenly Father

These our some of our favorite photos of our dear "Precious" Andi!

Andi Mae Orton

October 10, 2002 – June 16, 2009

Andi Mae Orton returned home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday June 16, 2009. After a six and a half year struggle with I-cell disease, Andi slipped into cardiac arrest and died peacefully at Boston Children’s Hospital surrounded by her loving parents, Russell and Erin Orton. Andi is survived by her brother Logan and her sister Emma.

Despite the hardships of her earthly body, Andi maintained a gentle, angelic sweetness that encircled everyone around her. Whether she was playing peek-a-boo with her eyes, or rolling playfully to from side to side, it was hard not to fall in love with Andi. As her eyes softly gazed about the room, we often wondered about the angels smiling down on her as they safeguarded one of the Lord’s precious children.

Her parents, Russell and Erin Orton, felt privileged to have had the blessing of Andi’s celestial presence in their lives and look forward to the day they can greet their daughter in our Father’s kingdom. Andi’s departure into our Father’s care will surely be greeted by angels and we will miss her.

"The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of men, and the sorrows and evil of the present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth."

–The Prophet Joseph Smith