My sweet, sweet girl. My love. My heart. An ocean of grief that I will cry, tear by tear, for the rest of my life. Or however long it takes to cry an ocean.

Our fierce, brilliant muse. A ballad composed of joyous melody and sorrowful harmony. No sound will ever lay so sweet on our ear; no lyrics will ever dance so gracefully from our tongue. Hers was a song we know by heart. Hers was a life all her own.

Our very best memory. Silly games and passionate arguments. Tears and laughter; mistakes and honor. She will not fade away, for her brother, mother, two fathers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and dear friends will continue singing her song to each dawning day.


Goodnight, dear child. Sleep well.

~ Lindsey Rodni-Nieman


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  1. I am sorry you lost your daughter, I do pray everyday all of you a healed heart. I know what it is to lose a babe. It does not matter how she was taken, she is not here for her Ma. There is no perfect way to act or look. It is a Mom who lost her child. I know the circumstances are just abnormal and strange. I also know a couple of witches. They say this is just stupid. No one would raise a child sixteen years to intentionally send her out to die. I wish folks would rest with that for you. I am mad for you about this. I just want you to know I pray your days can have joy and life. and that I have a feeling until real answers, the public won’t rest. I think it’s o.k. to live normal as you can. And just ignore them. I am sorry, I love all of you from my heart