In Loving Memory of
Danyelle Lynn Anderson
August 5, 1991 - January 15, 2015

Twenty-six years ago I gave birth to the most beautiful little girl. I looked into your eyes for the first time and knew instantly I was in love and would be for the rest of my life. Just 22 years later I would never have known
I would have to say goodbye to you. It has just been 3 years since you left this world and it still hurts so very much. I go on each day, but not a minute goes by that I don't miss hearing your voice
or seeing you cross your eyes at me from the other side of the table. I miss our late night talks when I would come pick you up from work, or when I would come to your room and sit on your bed.
The way you could make me laugh and smile, the way you always made me feel better
even when I was having a bad day is something nobody else has been able to do. I miss you so very much.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter. I love and miss you so very much.

This beautiful gift for Danyelle's birthday is from my friend Janet.

We Do Not Need A Special Day

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

Our thoughts are always with you
Your place no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still

There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here

If tears could build a staircase
And heartaches make a lane
We'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again

We hold you close, within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

Our family chain is broken now
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Written by Connie Dyer

The Cord

We are connected,
My child and I,
By an invisible cord,
Not seen by the eye.
It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't be seen
By any on earth.
This cord does its work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.
I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.
The strength of this cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.
And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.
It pulls at my heart
I am bruised.. I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.
I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take away!
~~ Author unknown

When links of life are broken
And a child has to part
There is nothing that will ever heal
A parents broken heart......
~ Author unknown

Here are some pictures of Danyelle with her brother, Dereck. She was 1 year and 17 days older than her brother and they were very close.

Gone Are the Days

Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts you are always there;
The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows;
With tender love and deep regret,
We who love you will never forget.

"Let it not be said my life was in vain;
I've just moved on to a higher plane,
So I can keep better watch over you,
As you move on the way you need to do.
Though my short life has reached an end,
I'm waiting for you around the bend.
I beg you-- please don't weep for me!
It's not so bad, for soon you'll see
That I will linger long past this sunset
In the hearts of you who love me yet."
~Author Unknown

Danyelle loved to tease me and her brother and always tried to make everyone happy.

Iíll Always Love You

Iíll always love you
Though youíre no longer here
I keep you alive within my heart
Iíll always keep you there

Through the memories I see you
So youíre always near
Close to my heart
Forever near

Iíll always love you
Death cannot take that away
I may feel pain and sorrow
I cling to your memories each day

What a reunion it shall be
When once more we are together again
Oh what a day of rejoicing
To be together for all eternity
© 10 January 2007 Doyle Alldredge

As long as I can, I will look at the world for both of us.
As long as I can, I will laugh with the birds,
I will sing with flowers, I will play to the stars, for both of us.
As long as I can, I will remember how many things on this earth were your joy.
And I will live as well as you would want me to live, as long as I can
~by Sascha

You never said I'm leaving
You never said good bye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For a part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
~ Author Unknown

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be,
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is a memory,
they live on in our heart.
~ Anonymous

A Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above
Here there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight
Remember I am with you - every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you",
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan
There is so ,much that we can do to help our mortal man".
God gave me a list of things he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you, in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
Because you are only human there are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned
If I were to tell, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er,
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too:
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain,
Then you can say to God at night.... "My day was not in vain"
And now I am contented... that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low
Just lend a hand to pick them up as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.. From that body to be free
Remember you're not going...... you are coming here to me.
~ Written and copyrighted by Ruth Ann Mahaffey ~


And I will light a candle for you
to shadow all the darkness and bless the times we knew
Like a beacon in the night the flame will burn bright
and guide us on our way
Oh today I light a candle for you.

Seasons come and go and I'm weary from the change
Keep on moving on -- you know it's not the same
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

And I will light a candle for you...

You filled my life with wonder -- touched me with surprise
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes
And through the good times and the bad
We carried on with pride
I hold on to the love and life we knew

And I will light a candle for you...
Oh today I light a candle for you.

Dolphins would be great to have on Danyelle's web page! She loved them and had statues all over her room, she even had a comforter on her bed with dolphins.


The song Danyelle loved as a little girl and asked me to sing all the time was Amazing Grace. So that is why we have that song playing on her web page here.


A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Danyelle Lynn Anderson

on December 28, 2015
Last updated: February 10, 2018
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