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Calandra Lundy Balas 2005 - 2012

Calandra Lundy Balas

This Guest Book has been kept online by Donna Ferguson.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Calandra, my heavenly messenger,

It has been six years ago today, since God took your great-grandad, my dad, to be with Him. I am sending the following poem to him today, in sweet remembrance of him. Would you please deliver it to your great-granddad, along with a big hug and kiss from me? Thank you, precious!

Missing You
Oct 24,1927 ~ Jan 23,2009

You were a Dad who was so special
And who was loved so very much,
And brought so much happiness
To the many hearts you touched.

You were always kind and caring
And so understanding too,
And, if help was ever needed Dad
It so freely came from you.

You were a gift to all the world
And brought joy to everyone,
And life has never been the same
Ever since you have been gone.

~Author Unknown~

Dad, it is true! There has been a great void in my life since your loss!
I love you and miss you with all my heart!

Your loving daughter,
Friday, January 23, 2015
Calandra, my precious Granddaughter,

Today would have been your tenth, earthly birthday. It is difficult for me to face the sad reality that this will be your third, earthly birthday which I, again, will not be able to celebrate with you! The following poem expresses my sincere, exact sentiments about today!

Jan 23,2005 ~ Aug 01,2012

I wish you were here today
even for just a little while
so I could say Happy Birthday
and see your beautiful smile.

The only gifts today will be
the gifts you left behind,
the laughter, joy and happiness...
precious memories...the best kind.

Today I'll do my very best
to try and find a happy place...
struggling to hide my heavy heart
and the tears on my face.

I'll sit quietly and look at your picture
thinking of you with love,
hoping you're doing okay
in Heaven up above.

May the angels hold you close and
sing you a happy song...
and I'll be sending wishes to you
today and all year long.

Kim Kidaca (c)2011

Wishing you a most glorious, Happy Birthday, my darling!

I love and miss you!
Birthday hugs and kisses!
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Calandra, my darling,

I enter this new year with not anticipation, but great apprehension. I do not foresee this year to be any better or different than the past two years. I, in fact, expect this year to be another year filled with much regret, saddness and tears. My darling, in truth, all future new years will never be happy ones without you!

It is said that time heals all things. However, my darling, time has not healed or lessened my ongoing pain and ever-increasing loneliness since your tragic, senseless death! I try to find comfort in knowing that you are now one of God's little angels free, forevermore, from all of the terrible events in your most precious, short, innocent, earthly life!

Calandra, my darling, I love and miss you so very much! I am so lonely here without you!

Please give my love to all our heavenly family!

Hugs and Kisses!

The following prayer I send to you, my darling!

New Years Prayer

Tell me that you love me,
Keep your spirit near,
Let me feel your presence,
Every day of this new year.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014
Calandra, my Christmas Angel,

It is so very hard for me to believe that today will be the third Christmas without your sweet, earthly presence! Since your great loss, time has continued, but my world seems to be at a stand-still. I keep reliving everything before and after your senseless, tragic death! Nothing will ever be the same without you, my precious Angel!

I no longer look forward to the holidays, including Christmas. I just go through the motions of getting through them. I made out and mailed my usual, annual Christmas cards. It, in truth, was my greatest achievement. I have intentionally avoided seeing the neighbors' Christmas lights, hearing Christmas carols and watching anything Christmas-related on the television. I did not have any desire to set up and decorate the tall, large Christmas tree or display all of the many other Christmas items, as I have done in Christmases past. I, then, however, thought of your big brother, Kegan, and because of him, I did set up the small, three foot, Christmas tree that I always displayed in your great-grandmother's room at the care home. I also added some Christmas decorations on the fireplace mantel and hearth. And, my Christmas Angel, I most proudly displayed all of your beautiful, framed, Christmas pictures for everyone to see! Calandra, my Angel, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten by me, your grandmother, who loved you dearly!

My Christmas Angel, please tell all of our loved ones in Heaven that I greatly love and miss them. I wish them a very Merry Christmas in Heaven! What a heavenly joy for all of you to share in the blessed celebration of our precious Savior's birth!! Praise be to Him!!

Calandra, my Angel, I love and miss you, also!! I am so lonely here without you!! A heavenly Merry Christmas to you, my precious, Christmas Angel!!

Christmas Hugs and Kisses!!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Calandra, precious,

I cannot let this Christmas Day pass without mentioning to you the three, earthly angels who helped me get through this most difficult day without you!

I received a beautiful Christmas card from Linda Gist who transported you from school in Payson to Southwest Behavioral Health. Inside the Christmas card was enclosed a letter with lovely and comforting words. They and her sweet, endearing reference to you greatly ministered to my heart and soul! She is a wonderful, special, caring person, and she was a great friend to you! I thank God for this earthly angel!!

Last night, on Christmas Eve, I received a telephone call from your great-grandma Ferguson in Tennessee. Naturally, we talked in great length about you, my precious. It will always be of much regret to me that she never was blessed with knowing your earthly presence!! Her most kind sentiments helped to bring me some inner-peace! I thank God for this earthly angel!!

This Christmas morning I received a beautiful, Christmas message on the telephone from my dear friend, Dorothy. I happily and eargerly returned her call. Calandra, precious, even though she never had the privilege of knowing you, she knows you through me, your grandma. We talk about you, and she has given me beautiful gifts and angels in sweet tribute to your memory. She has blessed me greatly! I thank God for this earthly angel!!

Calandra, precious, these are the three, beautiful, earthly angels who, through their generous, caring, and loving actions, have helped me trememdously to get through this Christmas Day, as I relive your great loss and precious memories!! God bless these three, separate individuals!! God bless my three, earthly angels!!

Heavenly Christmas blessings, my precious darling!! I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!
Angel Hugs and Kisses!!
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