For Anna

One of my husband’s clients lost his daughter, Anna, on Monday night. Although she had epilepsy, she was doing very well with treatment. She died unexpectedly in her sleep at their home. The family had just taken a trip to Disney World and although I did not know Anna, I hear she was your typical 6-year-old little girl who loved princesses and playing dress up and spending time with her brothers and mom and dad.


I can’t imagine the heartbreak they are experiencing.

I don’t know the story behind this beautiful photo of Anna, but her dad has a copy of it hanging in his office. Miss C saw it and asked if Anna was an angel. I definitely think so.

My husband helped set up a website for an organization founded by her parents and named in her honor, which raises money for research and awareness about epilepsy. Here is the link.


  1. Pattie says:

    Oh My God. How tragic and sad. It is so unfair. I honestly don’t know what I would do if that happened to me. I am sorry for your friend’s loss.

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  2. Blonde Mom says:

    I have to give my husband full credit on helping them set up the website…he’s Mr. Technical at our house!

    And thank you for all of your kind words. I know the Starr family truly appreciates them.

  3. Janet says:

    I just found your site via MomBlogNetwork.

    What a truly touching story. So sad! I can’t even imagine the heartbreak. It really puts the preciousness of life and parenthood into perspective.

    God bless the family, and give them strength to get through this difficult time. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Erica says:

    Speaking as an epileptic, it is indeed a scary and unpredictable illness. Well done on the foundation.

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