In Loving Memory of
Destinee LaLandra Elizabeth Ann Patterson
December 6, 1996 - February 20, 1997

This is the prayer that I read at her funeral... The prayer holds a lot of meaning ...

Her full name is: Destinee LaLandra Elizabeth Ann Patterson
Birth: December.6.1996
Heaven: February.20.1997
Birth Weight: 6lbs 4 oz
Birth Height: 21 1/2 inches
Nickname: Rosebud

Her Favourite Toys: Singing Elmo & Her Pooh Bear Stuffie
We wanted her web page done in little pink rosebuds and angels...
Song for her page: Missing You By Puff Daddy... This song came out around
the same week Destinee went to heaven...

These three special gifts for Angel Destinee are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.

These are two beautiful and loving gifts for Angel Destinee from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.


I will sing you a lullaby,
'though you are beyond the night;
I will sing you a lullaby,
'though your little eyes no longer cry;
I will sing you a lullaby,
'though I can't rock you in my loving arms;
Yes, I will sing you a lullaby, my sweet baby,
And in so doing,
Hold you always in those deepest places
Of my heart.

I will sing you a lullaby,
'though angels' songs now fill your tiny ears;
I will sing you a lullaby,
'though I'll only imagine you growing in the passing of the years;
I will sing you a lullaby,
To celebrate your soul's being today, tomorrow, ever more;
Yes, I will sing you a lullaby, my sweet baby,
Until I hold you close on that last day,
On heaven's distant shore.
By Peggy Skantar

I really don't know where to start ... I guess at the beginning...Destinee was due on November 24th 1996 but we had to wait a little longer for her ...
She was born on December 6th 1996...

Destinee I guess was just not ready to come out and face the world so I was booked for a c-section ... Destinee was born a couple weeks over due.. Destinee was
a very long thin baby .. When she was born she was known at the hospital
as the "Toes Up The Nose Baby" She was folded in half when she was born
and her big toes were stuck up her nose literally...

The nurses just loved her because she was the quietest baby in there... They bugged me to be able to take her and bathe her or whatever excuse they could use to get her
for a little while ... The nurses had her pretty spoiled by the time she came home...

And her big sister Kayla just adored her ... That is who the little girl is
in the previous photos ... Kayla acted as a little mother hen to her...
They were so cute together "My Girls"...

Destinee was a very easy baby to please she never really cried and was always content ... It didn't matter who it was that came into contact with her
she brought a smile to their face...

Then the fateful day came... February 20th 1997 I woke to the alarm at 8 am, Destinee always woke to the alarm with me ... On this morning she did not ... That is when I lost a daughter and gained an angel... The reports came back and it had been Sudden infant death Syndrome that took my little girl away from me... It is still hard each and everyday to go on with life without someone so special ...

Sweet Dreams My Angel

Go to sleep my angel,
and dream of heavenly places and heavenly faces.
You shall be missed my angel, but rest in peace.
In this world you could easily hurt.
Don't fret my angel you are safe in God's arms.
He will take care of you.
Mortal dreams of riches,
but you my angel you are rich for eternal life.
So sleep now my angel,
You are full of love and beauty.
We will all be with you soon enough.
Sweet dreams my angel,
When you wake up you'll know that,
Your dreams have come true....

Mommy, When I Went To Heaven

Mommy, when I went to heaven,
I took part of your heart.
Just so you will always remember me,
And know we will never be apart.

Mommy, when I went to heaven,
I was not alone.
They were waiting there for me,
The day the Lord took me home.

Mommy, when I went to heaven,
I seen you crying down below.
I tried to touch you,
And let you know I love you so.

Mommy, when I went to heaven,
I know you didn't want me to go.
So the Lord let's me come back once & awhile,
I kiss you just to let you know.

Mommy, when I went to heaven,
They promised you would feel my touch.
I am here for you, mommy,
I miss & love you so much....
~ Author Unknown

I have included a couple of pics of Destinee's Older sister Kayla and her younger brother Steven,
as they are missing her so much too...

The mention of my child's name
may bring tears to my eyes,
But it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend,
let me hear the music of his name!
It soothes my broken heart and sings to my soul!
~ Author Unknown ~

Child of Mine

A child of God's I think they call...
That little girl of mine.
The one I held so close to me
For all that countless times.

For all the Moms and Dads out there
That have a special one...
You know that child of God's you have
You call your little daughter.

I call her mine as I see now
I held her when she cried...
And it was me that held her oh so close
On the night I watched her die.

Dear Lord I know you set with us
And held her little hand
I know you loved that Daughter of mine
And loved us all you can.

But Lord I gave her life you see...
It was me that held her first,
It was you that watched us both so close
And helped us through the worst...

The child of mine I lend you now...
Take care of her for me...
And help the other Moms and Dads
As I know its hard to see...
That little child we call our daughter
Was really meant to be.

We will loan her to you for a while,
So love her while you may...
Cause when you call us home again
That will be the day...
I will hold that child of mine again
In my arms is where She will stay.
~Unknown Author

This poem and the two images above it are loving gifts to Angel Destinee for her birthday from my dear friend Pammi.
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Dear Paula
My Heart for sure goes out to you
Yes your ANGEL sure was a Rose Bud

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

A small gift for Angel Baby Destinee's family. May God bless and comfort you.

A big THANK YOU goes to my dear friend Sheri for all of her help with getting this web page put together for Destinee's family. This page would never have gotten done without Sheri's help!

Thinking of you at this sad time in your life. There is always that empty hole that never
seems able to be filled. May God bless you always and be ever at your side.
With Love
Ann, Laurasmom

A friend can hear a tear drop.

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In Loving Memory of Destinee LaLandra Elizabeth Ann Patterson
on September 30, 2005
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