Sunday, February 9, 2014

Surrounded in Love...

Our brave girl, our little fighter, our hero, an inspiration…

Lucy Grace Marlett 
March 12, 2008 to February 8, 2014


Surrounded in love by family and friends
while wrapped in her Mother's loving arms
 Lucy Grace Marlett died peacefully and went to Heaven at 7:34 pm
on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Our hearts are broken, but we rejoice in knowing that our girl is finally healed!
Please continue to pray for us as we learn to live life without her.

50 comments:

Tam said...

Our prayers are with your family. May your beautiful daughter rest in peace.

EDS Warrior said...

Fly high, beautiful girl! You'll never be forgotten. Love to all of the Marlett family. My heart is breaking for you. xx

Franci said...

Oh Drew & Nicole, my heart too aches for you. Love and peace to all of you....

Heidi said...

You will be missed, you can now rest sweet baby girl. So many prayers said for you tonight, I can't imagine the pain you are all experiencing. My heart is breaking for Jack, Megan and Sophie, they have also been through so much. Praying for comfort and healing in the days ahead.
Much Love, Heidi

Erica B said...

I have followed your blog for quite a while and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love from one Mito family to another.

The Healey's said...

We are so heartbroken. We are continuing to pray for all the family a Lucy finds eternal peace.
She will be missed.
The Healey's

charity said...

our prayers are with your family. rip sweet lucy

Lynn S said...

Dear Drew,Nichol,Jack,Megan & Soohie,
Our hearts and prayers are with your family during this very heartbreaking time in your lives. You all fought for Lucy for a long time, may she and all that loved her be in peace now.

Love,
The Stallones
Steve,lynn,mark

Anne Kerr Thomas said...

To the Marletts, im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Lucy may god give you peace and heal all of your pain. Its good bye for now but not forever. Xoxo

Lynn S said...

Dear Drew,Nichole,Jack,Megan & Sophie,
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult road in your lives. You created many happy memories along the way with Lucy that as time begins to heal your broken hearts you will be able to look at to help carry you on.
We pray that Lucy may rest in peace.......

Love the Stallones
Steve ,Lynn & Mark

~plaid said...

Sending our love. Lucy is so loved! May love be the balm that soothes your hearts through the grief and sorrow. ♥

Lynn S said...

Our hearts are breaking for you all. May the Love you all share continue to heal you during this rough time in your lives. You created many memories along the way in Lucy's short life that will carry you all through a lifetime. You all wrapped her in LOVE everyday of her life. She was so loved that only time can heal your broken hearts. Hold the memories close to hearts and you will never forget your wonderful daughter and sister .

Love the Stallones
Steve, Lynn, Mark

fabricsandfun said...

I just found your blog and please know of all of my family's prayers. We have a 1 year old Mito warrior and he prays for his sick buddies every day. May you be given much peace and grace!

shannonandcarol said...

We know you through the Puffenbergers and wanted to let you know that there are lots of people in Hong Kong praying for your family right now. What incredible love you shared with an amazing little girl. We rejoice that Lucy is no longer in any pain but pray for you all as you miss and mourn the loss of a beautiful daughter, sister, and friend.

Love,
The Whites

kneatfreak said...

I am so very sorry, Marletts. May Lucy be welcomed home with her Lord and forever watch over your loving Family.
Please reach out if I can help in any way, big or small.

Stacer said...

You have been amazing, strong and wonderful parents to precious Lucy. She will look down from heaven on your family and protect you all. Your personal guardian angel. Love,
The Walters (Alicia's Sister)

jenndornisch said...

Dear Marlette family,
I was one of Megan's preschool teachers at PSW when Lucy was born. Even before Lucy was born, I remember a wonderful family. Jack came in often as a Mystery Reader! Megan was such a nice and caring young lady and loved by all her peers and teachers. I remember when Lucy was born because her name was on of my favorite girl names! Lucy was lucky to be born into such a wonderful family! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time! I am most certain that Lucy had an amazing short life surrounded by a wonderful family! May Lucy rest in peace.

Colbert Family said...

I am so very sorry. Your beautiful family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Jesus is holding her now and she is perfect, whole and in the most amazing, beautiful place. Someday you will all be together again, but until then I pray for God's peace and comfort that passes all understanding. She will not be forgotten and I know your families journey has changed and encouraged so many lives. May God bring you comfort in all of your memories with Lucy and hold you all close during this time and in the days ahead as you learn to live life without her. Our love to you all.

Monica said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your entire family will be in our thoughts. My heart is breaking for you all.

Sharon H. said...

May God bless your family and blanket you with his love and grace. Your beautiful daughter is in His hands now. I will pray for your family as you face the days ahead. Be at peace knowing that you gave Lucy so much love and support.

Joy said...

( hugs ) and prayers always!

Kristina said...

My heart is heavy and tears are running down my face. I'm so glad Lucy is at peace and free, but so sad for those she left behind. You are, as always, in our prayers.

Donna said...

Dear Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan and Sophie,
My heart is breaking. I can't imagine your pain. I too know that she is healed, running, having fun and watching over Helen. She is sitting with the Ultimate Healer. Please know that you are an amazing family- I am here for anything, anytime, always.
Thanks for letting me share in Lucy's life. Love, Donna and Room 124.

Amy Gregory said...

Been praying for you all, and especially this morning I church. We were singing "Oeans" by hillsong united, and God is amazing.Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Adventures in Puppyland said...

I have been reading your sweet blog for quite a while and have rejoiced in Lucy's triumphs and been saddened by her hurts. Even though I don't know you personally you all hold a special place in my prayers, especially now.

Laurel Smith said...

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan and Sophie:

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you during this difficult time. Lucy will always be in your hearts as well as all of us whose hearts she touched.

Be comforted by your family and all those extended family and friends who have come to know and love you all. My the love of God cover you all with peace and healing of your broken hearts.

Heaven has gained a beautiful red headed Angel. I hope those other angels are ready for Little Miss Lucy as I am sure she is soaring high with those new wings of hers.

Surrounding you with love and prayers.

Laurel, Dave and Jamieson

Kimberly Hoffman said...

Another beautiful Angel in Heaven to watch over your family. May you find peace in the love you share as a family. My heart is heavy for you. Love and hugs to you all!

Juliet's Mom said...

When someone so great once was, someone so great will always be. Lucy will always remain an inspiration to others. May the peace of her never ending love serve to bring you some comfort. With love, mike, Janice and Juliet

Dawn Osness said...

Rest in peace, sweet angel...our thoughts and prayers are with your family during these difficult days.

Sandra DiCesare said...

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan and Sophie,

We are thinking and praying for you. We are heartbroken hearing about Lucy...

Nicole, I always admired your strength, as we spent so much time on 3F with you..We hope and pray you find some comfort in eachother. We are sending hugs and so much love to you all! Lucy is a sweet angel looking down on all of us!
Love, Sandra, Tony, Anthony and Aiden DiCesare

Kim Anderson said...

Praying hard. My heart aches for you.

Lela Pohlmann said...

Fly high sweet little angel Lucy!

My art class and I have been following your family's blog. We sent an envelope of love a few weeks ago to sweet Lucy and we are sending hugs and prayers your way now!

Praying God wraps you all in his arms and cradles you!

Lela

Bridget said...

All my love and prayers to such a beautiful family. Lucy was such a special girl and was truly blessed with your amazing love, may she rest in peace.

Nicole Suomi said...

My heart aches for you! I've read your updates for quite awhile and cannot imagine the pain you must feel of losing Lucy. Such a tremendous journey, a roller coaster on your emotions and I cannot imagine how hard it was to Lucy. Yet she's no longer in pain which is so good to know but must not make it any easier. My prayers to you and your family! You provided the normalcy to Lucy and her siblings which couldn't have been easy. You are a wonderful mom!

Kristina said...

My heart is breaking for all of you! And at the same time praising God for Lucy's ultimate healing. I'm so glad Lucy got to celebrate her birthday! She and I share a birthday and I will never let March 12 go by without loving thoughts if your precious girl! May you be surrounded in love and support. I wish we lived closer so our family could cover you with love.
Fly high Lucy! Love, the Sorenson's

Lindsi said...

I've never commented on your blog before, but I have been a faithful reader for quite some time. I sit here in tears, for the first time in my life crying over the loss of someone I've never met. I stumbled across your blog over three years ago, when I was a first year medical student, and I want to tell you that Lucy's story has changed the course of my life. I read her blog with heartache as she faced insurmountable challenges, yet still continued to fight. It was after reading Lucy's story that I said to myself, "I want to be the kind of doctor that takes care of patients like Lucy." I didn't know what that was when I first made that declaration, but have since been determined to pursue a career in pediatric neurology, with an emphasis in mitochondrial disorders and I will begin my child neurology residency in June. Lucy has been an inspiration to me over the years, and your family has shown me a perspective of terminal illness that I cannot get in the classroom. I love Lucy, and am so saddened with her loss, yet so encouraged by her fight. And even more encouraged by your fight and dedication to your beautiful family. My heart is breaking for you.

brwynn said...

I am at a loss for words. Despite knowing your beautiful Lucy's eternal life was imminent didn't make it any less shocking. I am completely heart broken... but I am holding space for all the Marletts, as I know no other way to send my support. Your family's unfailing love in the face of all of the challenges life has given you the Lucy's extraordinary odds crushing life has been inspiring... thank-you for sharing your life, your deepest personal moments. I don't know often Lucy will cross my mind but I will never forget February 8th, the day she was finally healed... and my birthday, you all will hold a special place in my heart. Nicole I can think of no more of a perfect place for Lucy to be as she took her final breath but wrapped in your arms. Many many prayers.

patricia said...

May you rest in Gods embrace, sweet Lucy. You have touched so many lives, in so many ways. Such a sweet, beautiful, strong and brave little girl. Since the time I met you at music class several years ago, you have been in my heart and in my prayers. I am praying for your family, for strength, comfort, and peace.

anita said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We were at Dupont on Saturday to pick up a few of Kierra's things. On our way out, i saw Drew and the kids coming in and i saw an urgency in them that struck that cord of "Oh No!" in my heart. I have been praying for you! Your sweet Lucy made a huge difference in this world! And although it probably hurts so much that even the thought of her happy and free may not be truly comforting...just know without a doubt that she is truly OK. So much more then OK. She is well cared for beyond your imaginations. And so supremely happy. Hugs and love to you and your family! You .Will. get. through. this. God be close and give you strength and peace in the days ahead!

Carrie said...

So many of us in the mito community are mourning this loss with you... Lucy is such a special girl and our family has loved her since the first time we met you all at duPont. We are heartbroken. She will be missed.

We are continuing to lift you all in prayer during this difficult time. Sending our love, prayers and hugs.

The Mullin Family
Carrie, Eric, AJ & Patrick

Juliet's Mom said...

Nicole, will you be posting information about the arrangements? I have been trying to find it online and have been unsuccessful. I would completely understand if it was private of course as well.
Janice

britsidmom said...

Drew, Nicole & kids,

I am so very sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. She was a sweet angel and her memory will forever live on in my heart & the hearts of many.

<3, Nicole (UMDF)

britsidmom said...

Drew, Nicole & Kids,

I am so very sorry to hear about Lucy's passing. She was such a sweet little angel. Her memory will forever live on in my heart, and the hearts of many.

<3, Nicole (UMDF)

Laura Myers said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. I don't know you personally, but we have been praying for sweet Lucy throughout her brave journey. May it provide you with comfort to know Lucy is no longer in pain with God by her side. We will continue to pray for your family for strength and healing.

The Myers Family

Jewlz99 said...

May God wrap you in His loving embrace. My heart will be in constant prayer for your beautiful family.

Lissa said...

Have a well deserved rest in your home, Heaven. You brave girl. You will always be remembered by so many

Love and thoughts sent to the rest of the Marletts

Clarissa said...

She is at rest with Jesus!
Praying for your family!!! Yesterday (Feb. 9) was the 3 year anniversary of our son's death... it's hard. :( God be with you!

James Jernigan said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marlett Family. You are such a wonderful family.

The Jernigans

Amanda said...

Heaven has gained such a strong warrier in your sweet daughter. I have prayed for her throughout her journey as we tried to cope and understand this disease. We are praying for your family that God may fill your hearts with peace. God bless you,

Negron Family

sara newton said...

Lucy has left her mark on me by just reading a few pieces of your blog. Thoughts are with you all during this hard time.