This year we were blessed with our 3rd beautiful daughter, Colette. Our angel touched down on Earth for 9 miraculous days. Her life was full of love and happiness. Colette had golden hair, sparkling deep blue eye and an amazingly joyful spirit. Her pure innocent soul was then called back to the Lord’s Kingdom.
Our little rosebud now blooms in Heaven above. Colette Anna Belle Deley was born March 6, which we now know is the Feast Day of Saint Colette. St. Colette is the patron saint of expectant women and sick children.
Despite Coco’s short time on Earth, she forever changed the lives of those around her. Colette’s Love Lives On!
In the spirit of LOVE, MERCY and GIVING, Coco raised donations to create a legacy of learning at St. Vincent de Paul School. Colette’s Library is an exceptional new space - featuring technology integration, presentation spaces, teamwork tables, and reading nooks. Coco’s Cove – a special sky lit space features a statue of St. Colette, holding baby Colette - is a gathering area, with flexible seating. THANK YOU to everyone for your love, support and generosity in making Colette’s Library possible.
Both of her big sisters are able to enjoy their sister’s library everyday of their school career.
Coco’s love lives on in many ways, including a memorial garden honoring her at our home – a peaceful place to reflect and embrace her spirit. A family of peace doves shelters in it, adding to its charm.
We live each day with a hole in our hearts, but we love harder because of her. Our faith, plus the love and support of our dear family and friends, has given us the strength to still stand today.
This Christmas we made a special donation to Toys for Tots in Colette's memory, focusing on children her age. Hundreds of toys for 9 month olds were collected. Merry Christmas to mommy's little Coco bean up in Heaven.