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

10 comments:

Ileah said...

I just can't stop looking at these pictures. She was and still is such an angel!!

Tammy said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet angel with the world. I am grateful that I was able to meet her and feel her spirit. Your family is in our prayers as your earthly family works towards reuniting with Andi.

Love, Tammy and family

Brooke said...

I love your quote from Joseph Smith. I can't think of any better words to describe Andi's time here on earth. I also love teh pigtails. I may have to steal a copy of that one for my wall! You can't NOT smile when you see her little face! Sure miss her.

Kylee said...

My heart goes out to you! Andi trully was an angel here on this earth! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

She was too pure and too lovely!

Marli said...

What a beautiful quote and so true of Andi. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joseph and Kamber said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you,
Kamber (Jackie's friend)

Drew said...

She's beautiful! I wish I had had the opportunity to meet her. I hope we can get together sometime in the near future.

Dev&Jess said...

We miss you and are thinking about you.

Krystal said...

Hi Erin,
I found you from Mark and Ashlee's blog. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your child. What adorable pictures and a beautiful quote too that perfectly describes Andi. Hope you are all doing okay.

Hollie Wood said...

Erin,

I am so happy I have found you. I feel so awful that I allowed myself to lose contact with you and your sweet family...especially sweet little Andi. I have been staying up late to read and catch up with your blog. I was so saddened to read about cute little Andi. I have thought of you and Andi often over the last several years. What a sweet little spirit she was. I hope you are doing well. I also read the post about your newest Leah. I hope all goes well with the doctors and that you are able to find out everything that is going on with her. I hope we can meet again someday as I understand you are in Boston now. My thoughts are with you. I have tried to find you on Facebook but was only able to find Russ. I hope to hear from you. Please email me holliewood1@gmail.com **HUGS**