Saturday, October 27, 2012

Madelyn Jane Pykles

Madelyn Jane Pykles

October 22, 2012 - October 24, 2012

The meaning of the name Madelyn is woman of Magdala.  Magdala is Aramaic in origin (מגדלא) and means “elegant,” “great,” or “tower.”

The meaning of the name Jane is “God is Gracious.”

As her name suggests, Madelyn Jane Pykles was indeed an elegant and great soul. She was also as strong as a defensive tower, fighting for life from the second she was born. Although small and frail, the mighty gifts she gave us in the short time she was here manifest God’s grace in full force. God is truly gracious to have blessed us with this special child.



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14 comments:

Amy Beth said...

Chelise, Ben, & family,

Sending you love & prayers. Take care of each other. She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing some of Madelyn's precious time with your family with all of us.

Terra said...

She is a blessed girl to be born into a wonderful family. We will be praying for you.

justbecky said...
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justbecky said...

She is beautiful. You are your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your time with Madelyn.

(A friend from BYU, Heidi Vawdrey, did your photography. She is an amazing woman who has an angel of her own.)

All my love,
Becky Larson

Michelle Burk said...

Our whole family gathered around the computer to watch Madelyn's beautiful video. We're so thankful you were given two days to love and hold her. What tender, touching photos. We love you very much. Thank you for sharing this emotional memoir.

Christine said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, and thanks to Ben for sharing it today. You remain in our prayers.

Cameron and Cindy said...

Chelise~ What a beautiful family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. xoxo

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful video of your angel with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxo - Trevino's

Tyler and Jeena said...

Such a beautiful video. Thanks for sharing. I so wish I could have been there Saturday. We love your family and are still sending prayers of peace and comfort your way.

M2QC said...

What a beautiful little soul. Thank you for sharing this with us. We love you! ~Hoffmanns

Meeker home said...

I love you guys! Madelyn Jane is beautiful. I am so grateful for the hours that you had with her. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. It strengthens us all. I pray that His peace and comfort will carry you through this time. xoxo

Emily and Austin Gray said...

This just breaks my heart.

Andrea said...

Wow--I'm bawling my eyes out. That video is absolutely precious. Prayers of peace and comfort coming your way. Lots of love!

Nurse Heidi said...

Carolyn passed your blog link on to me - I am so grateful for the opportunity to come and record such a tender time for your family. She's a beautiful little girl, and one that I will never forget :).