Happy 18th Birthday / Donnetta Reese (Mommie)
Clarke today you would be 18. I think about who you would be today. I wonder where you would be going to college and what you would be studying. I know that it would be something in the performing arts. I wonder what you would look like at 18. Would you still have your baby face? What would your voice sound like? Would you still call me mommie or would it be mom or mother by now. I will never know the answers to these questions because you were taken from me all too soon. It feels like just yesterday you came into my life bringing so much joy and meaning to it. I loved you the moment I knew you existed. I continue to love you now that your soul has ascended to Heaven. I greatly miss your presence her on earth. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. I miss you so very very much. It feels like forever since I said goodbye to you. It’s been hard just getting by on regular days but especially difficult on your Heaven date and birthday. I imagine this would be the first birthday we would spend apart because you would be in school. This birthday like your 16th is really tough because it is one of those milestone birthdays. Today you are officially a young woman. I wish more than anything I could be celebrating with you. Until we meet again HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love Mommie Close
The picture of Me you & Liya back in kindergarten right on my bulletin board in my room so I can always look over at your beautiful smile :) Heaven has quite a pretty angel up there with them :) You're very missed & you're always in my thoughts. I'll see you again one day & I'll be looking for that beautiful smile to greet me in Heaven when that day comes :) Love you Danni <3 Close
Reflection/ Adijat Agbo-Ola (Mothers Co Worker )Read >>
Reflection/ Adijat Agbo-Ola (Mothers Co Worker )
Although we have never met I feel as if know you. Ive looked at all of your pictures and heard so much about you. It saddens me that you are not still here to be with your family. But I know you are in Heaven with Jesus and that causes me to smile through the all tears.
Happy Heaven Day.
This website is truly wonderful. I have truly felt your love for Clarke through this computer screen. Ive been on an off this site since I arrived at work today. I have reflected on my own 22 year life. I cant explain how confused I am that God chose to take Clarke away. I think back to my High school graduation Prom College Graduation and other important moments in my life. What made me stay here with my mom and Clarke is not here with you? I feel overwhelmed with emotion and Ive never even physically met Clarke so I can only imagine how you feel as her mother. This makes me think of my own mother. It makes me want to cherish each and every moment with her to make time to go home to see her to call her more to make plans for Mother Daughter days. I wish I could take some of the pain you feel away. The burden seems so heavy. I ADMIRE your STRENGTH Mrs. Donnetta. I am AMAZED by your COURAGE but after all you are Clarke's mommy so it should be expected right? Mrs. Donetta keep on keeping on because you are inspiring all those around you. Trust me!
Adijat Jassmia Agbo-Ola
I know you may not understand why Clarke is not here with you but trust that you will be with her again one day. Walking down streets of gold Singing songs of praise Wanting for nothing Feeling no More PAIN and SORROW. ... just -- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your OWN UNDERSTANDING in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path! Close
Heaven Date / Donetta Reese (Mommie)
Today marks the 4th yhear of your death. It hurts as much today as it did then. The world is such an empty place without you. Your smile made my world. 2011 was supposed to be your graduating year. I remember how we laughed at the thought of "the class of 11". I would do anything to hear your laughter now. I would do anything to see you walk across the stage to receive your high school diploma. Clarke you had so much potential. You would have become anything you wanted.
On this 4th anniversary of your Heaven Date you are missed more than ever. Much more than you can ever know. I feel like an empty shell. Just walking through life on autopilot most days. It hurts so much. I often wonder how much pain my heart can take. I only wish I could bring you back from Heaven to be with you again. I will hold you in my heart until we are together. Close
I am missing you so very much. Another tear is beginning with no you in it. This would be your graduation year. I hurt so much. Your Heaven date is fast approaching. It feels like I just lost you. Life is so unfair I can't began to describe the pain that I am feeling. I would give anything to have you back. I just want you to know that I love you so very very much.
Happy Birthday / Cecilia Spellman (Auntie)
Happy Birthday Dani! Regine and I miss you very much.
Love you. Close
Happy 17th Birthday / Chris Redding (Uncle/Godfather)Read >>
Happy 17th Birthday / Chris Redding (Uncle/Godfather)
I still remember the overjoyed call that I got announcing your arrival. I jumped into the car after work a couple days later to meet you in person. You grabbed my heart that day and never let go.
I wish that we were talking about school driving or even boys but alas that can't be. I know that I'm not supposed to understand everything. And this is something that I will never understand.
But you are still here with me and many other people. I love you I miss you but hopefully one day we will meet again. Close
Happy 17th Birthday / Clarke's Mommie (mother)
Seventeen years ago on a Tuesday just like today you came into my life. That was the most joyous moment of my life. It is hard going through another birthday without you. I can’t believe this is your 4th birthday in Heaven. I know that you celebrating up there with all your friends. I know that you have many friends because you had so many on Earth.
You are missed so much. I literally ache missing you so much. There is a hole in my heart. It will never mend until we are together again. I have to pacify myself with memories. Luckily I have plenty of those to keep you close to my broken heart. I remember that day 17 years ago today. You were so tiny and your skin so soft. I fondly remember all of your firsts. The first day of school your first dance recital your first report card and yes your first birthday. I would never have thought that you would not see your 14th birthday. Life dealt us a blow with your death.
I feel very grateful to have had your for 13 wonderful years. You give me great joy. Happy 17th birthday. Mommie Close
Happy Birthday / Shawn Burwell (Friend)
Happy Birthday Clarke. I miss you and that contagious smile. You and Sierra are two weeks apart and it's still hard to imagine that you're not here. You are so loved and will always be in our hearts. Close
your birthday / Mike Reese (Daddy)
Ah little one here it is another birthday. It feels like forever since I've held you and heard your laugh. From the moment you arrived you were the best of me and your mom. I try to imagine the many triumphs you would have had over the past several years. After three years it is still impossible for me to describe the level of pain I have due to losing you. You remain my heart and I love you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLARKE. Close
We'll never forget you. / Keyona Bartley (An Old Friend )Read >>
We'll never forget you. / Keyona Bartley (An Old Friend )
I was looking through old pictures and I came across a picture of you me and Liya back in Kindergarten when I only knew you as Dani. We only said a few words to each other when we met up again in middle school but I could still remember being such good friends with you almost 7 years before then. Even though we didn't remain close throughout the years I'm blessed that someone like you touched my life even if it was just for a short time back in Kindergarten. We didn't know each other much once we were in middle school but I would have had to of been blind to not still notice that you had one of the brightest smiles and one of the biggest hearts of anyone I knew there in Providence. You were always involved in everything that went on in that school and I truly envied the confidence that radiated from you every single day I saw you. I have a picture of our kindergarten class right beside me that I was looking at about an hour ago and seeing you made me want to come let you know that I was thinking of you. I read what your Mom wrote on here and she said she fears that the world will forget you. She doesn't have to worry about that because you left an amazing mark in this world that could never be erased and you'll never be forgotten. We all love & miss you. Close
Missing you as always / Mike Reese (Father)Read >>
Missing you as always / Mike Reese (Father)
That it's been three years is unbelieveable. I miss you as much now as I did when I was forced to say goodbye. You are still my heart. Life without you most of the time seems meaningless but as I used to teach you Reese's never quit. It's very difficult going on without you. You always gave me incentive and I frequently look to you for inspiration. I love you little one. By now I guess you'd call me Dad or Pop but I'm still and always your
Thank you .... / Patty Solis (Your Mom's Friend )Read >>
Thank you .... / Patty Solis (Your Mom's Friend )
Hi Clarke ..
I just wanted to say thank you again for all the toys you passed on to my little girl Bella. She wouldnt have fallen in love with Jessie the Cowgirl if it werent for the one you gave her. I am glad that she is playing with toys you once touched. You have been a real blessing to her!
Missing you still on your Heaven Date / Clarke's mommie (Mother)Read >>
Missing you still on your Heaven Date / Clarke's mommie (Mother)
It is the third anniversary of your death and I am heartbroken. I still can't believe that you are gone. It just doesn't seem real in my mind; yet my heart tells a different story. I would not believe that this much pain could exist in a body that was still alive. I miss everything about you; your voice your touch your laugh your being. What I wouldn't give to change places with you. You were my world. I am still lost in this new world without you. Just the other night I awoke from a dream whee you were still alive. It felt so real and then reality sank in that you were gone.
I can't belive that it has been three years since I last talked to you or held you. It feels like a hundred years. My days and nights are far too long. I wish time would speed up and we could be together again. I hate seeing life go on without you. I feel as though everything should have ended when you died. I know that my life ended that day. Everyone tells me to be happy that you are in heaven but I am very selfish and I want YOU here with me. I try to do things to honor your memory. My greatest fear is that this world will forget you. And how can that be? How can a light like yours be forgotten? As long as breath is in my body I will always remember you.
I think about all the things you would be doing now. How you would have already applied to colleges even though you would only be a junior in hihg school. I picture you working at a theater of some sorts during the Summer in between camps. Meibe even working at Kings Dominion every child's right of passage. I imagine that you would be driving yourself to school now. I imagine you getting ready for prom and for your friend's graduations. I imagine how excited you would be to go on the nwe Disney cruis ship. And much to your daddy's chagrin talking about boys.
Clarke I miss you more today than when you first left. I know that you are at peace. That is the only thing that keeps me going. 'Til we meet again. I love you.
What a Blessing / Kathy Ashbrook (friend of mom's )Read >>
What a Blessing / Kathy Ashbrook (friend of mom's )
You were a special gift given to your mom and dad by God. They were blessed by having you in their lives and you were so very fortunate to have them as your parents. They miss you every day. Mei they find comfort in knowing that you are in heaven with our Heavenly Father.
Missin Dani / Dinah Thomas (Her mommie's friend )Read >>
Missin Dani / Dinah Thomas (Her mommie's friend )
Dani I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I do know that you are dearly missed by your mom. She comes to our class on Thursday's and helps out during our worktime. The kids just love having her here and she enjoys coming. she is always so sweet to us. I pray for her and your dad. I know they both have a hard time with you being taken away from them so young. They do great get-a-ways and celebrate you. With the sorrow and pain of your loss they have had to push through and show great faith and hope to others. Happy Birthday Sweetie You are dearly missed by many! Close
You are in my prayers / Crystal Holliday (mommie's co-worker )Read >>
You are in my prayers / Crystal Holliday (mommie's co-worker )
Donetta please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray that God gives you strength not only on Februari 25th but everyday. I admired your strength as a parent. I know you love your little girl with all your heart it shows in your everyday living. If ever there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to let me know. Mei God bless and keep you always. Close
Your Sweet 16th Birthday / Donnetta Quarles-Reese (Mommie)Read >>
Your Sweet 16th Birthday / Donnetta Quarles-Reese (Mommie)
Today you would be sweet 16. You are not here to celebrate your rights of passage. No driver's license no sweet 16 party. I hate that you will never have these things. I feel like we have all been robbed and cheated by your death. I ache for your presence here with your family who love you so very very much.
I know if you were here you would have planned a huge celebration for this birthday. I would have suprised you with your musical 16th Birthday Girl. It is the one that you wanted. She twirls just like you do my ballerina baby. What I wouldn't give to see your face today. While this is only your third birthday in Heaven it feels like an eternity since you left.
Dani I miss you so much. My life is so empty without you. There is nothing that can fill the void that your death left in my world. It is so unfair that you don't get to do things that teenagers do. But I can't dwell on that. It's your birthday and I need to celebrate the life you lived; and live you did.
I placed 16 calalillies on your grave. One for every year you brought joy into my life. And I count the last three years because the joy your memories bring me are the only thing that has kept me going. So as I throw these petal into the falls and watch them spin twirl and dance in the water; I picture you in all your glory dancing in Heaven.
Happy Sweet 16!