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Strawbella: Love Messages to Miya

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S: StrawBella: Love Messages for Miya

BC: Love you x infinity.

FC: Written By All Those Who Love Her | StrawBella: Love Messages for Miya

1: To our dearest Miya A few sayings from the Cragans to make you happy when you are feeling blue: "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” ~Choci “The best way out is always through.” ~Uncle Rob & Robert Frost “Best friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little bit louder, smile a little brighter and live a little better.” ~Kaleigh “It is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters" ~Justin aka Epictetus "Happy Frigging Birthday" ~Patrick You are part of our family and we love you Ms. Miya! Happy Birthday XOXOXO P.S. June’s full moon is called the Strawberry Moon. | Mom and Miya

2: The Fab Five

3: Happy Birthday Miya from Debbie and the boys! For as long as we've known you, you have been brave. Whether it was wrestling with the boys when they were puppies, to catching frogs in my spring, to making bouquets for your Mom from my weeds, you have always had a sense of adventure and fearlessness. We are so glad to know you and that you are our neighbor! Love, Deb, Bailey, and Connor | Dear Miya, You have been a sweetheart since the day you were born. John and I will never forget how you danced all night long at our wedding. You are a beautiful young lady and we know your life today and in the years ahead will be blessed. On your birthday, may happiness fill your day and all of your tomorrows. We love you, John, Theresa, Julia & Krista

4: Dear Miya, We want you to know that you mean the world to us! Your smile, your creativity, your laugher brightens our days and makes our family gatherings extra special. You have so many gifts and are always are willing to share them with others; like teaching Grace how to collect chicken eggs, or driving the ATV filled with family and friends. You are so social, friendly and outgoing; the life of the party as they say . . .

5: We are glad that you are a part of our lives because you have already taught us a lot about strength and perseverance. | As you grow up and become a young woman, you have proven that you are smart, beautiful, independent and brave. All us Weldon’s are inspired by you and admire all of these wonderful traits. | Happy Birthday dear Miya! Love, Aunt Kelly, Uncle Chris, Chelsea, Ryan and Grace

6: Miya Though we are friends from afar, you and your family hold very special places in our hearts. When we think of you we think of strength, fun, adventure (we saw this on the ski hill), and inspiration. You always have a place to visit in Colorado. Happy Birthday, The Bruno Bassi Family

8: Happy Birthday Miya!

9: Love, Lia and Grady

10: Love, Grandma

11: Love and Kisses, Aunt Rita and Uncle Wayne

12: Miya A word has many meanings, but a name is given such, to tell the world about a person, who is loved so very much. Let us tell you all we know, about who you are and what you do, to make this world a better place, because of MIYA - that's you!! "M" is for the MANY ways you help so much at home, from cooking for your Dad, or helping Mom again with her phone. You're always ready to help when your brother and sister have needs, from schoolwork to a Minecraft account, or when someone's cut bleeds. "I" is for the INSPIRATION you instill in our hearts and soul, when faced with any adversity, you manage to not let it take its toll. You make time for your friends and family, whether they are near or far, and find time for yourself, with a book, a trampoline bounce, or even the guitar. "Y" is for the YEARNING for life and all it has to offer and bring, you see something you want to try, and the thrill-seeker begins to sing. Your love of spicy food (thanks to Frank's Red Hot), and your desire to color your hair, help to make you such a special and unique young woman, one with your own flare. "A" is for the ADVENTURER in you, by finding new experiences to try, from joining a skiing club in town, to swimming laps in a pool - bet if you could, you'd even try to fly! Your love of fishing and camping makes you so easy to be around, there's one thing for certain, no one else like you can be found. Miya, what we are trying to say, is that you are so important to us, you are a beautiful, kind person, someone you can always trust. You are a well-rounded young woman, who will continue to achieve, all of your life's goals with limitless bounds - in this we truly believe! With Love, The Mazako Family - Renee, Henry, Nolan & Evan

14: Miya You have bloomed into a beautiful young woman both inside and out. Keep smiling and sharing the love with your family. Your amazing strength and strong will is a true testament to your true character and internal beauty. You are a role model to your young cousins and your old aunt’s and uncle’s. We Love You! Aunt Jenny, Uncle Mitch, Caitlyn and Riley | Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is here on earth. | The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. C.C. Scott

15: Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin

16: Miya, You are the heart of your parents. As you walk, live and breath in the world, everything you feel they feel.

17: All Things Grow Better With Love

18: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | Dear Miya Although you don't know Chuck and I very well, we know you are one of the most courageous young ladies we have ever met. There is a Guardian Angel Prayer that I truly love and have said many times. Lately, when I read this prayer I think of you because I just know you have a Guardian Angel at your side. "Angel of God, my guardian dear To whom God's love commits me here, Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, to rule and guide." Happy Birthday. Love, Chuck and Carol Geffert

20: Rainbow Days. Love, Baba

21: Ti Amo, Nonno

22: Dear Miya, I can't even begin to imagine all that you have been through, I can only pray that it is all behind you now and that the future will bring you all the joy and happiness that you so dearly deserve, so how does one come up with words that would inspire someone like you when you were an inspiration for all of us who know and love you so much, You were so courageous in fighting this disease that at times robbed you of living a normal childhood and yet you never gave up the hope of leading a life free from the pain and suffering of the disease, Although we are separated by hundreds of miles you are always in our thoughts and prayers and will remain there always, You are one amazing girl who is not only beautiful on the outside but beautiful from within. Love Aunt Judy & Uncle Bill

23: Dear Miya, Surprise! Uncle Bob and I are thinking about you and wanted you to know how much we miss and love you. It's been a long time since we last saw you, but you are always in our thoughts and prayers. In the car, driving to my exercise class, I say a special prayer for you each morning. May God Bless and keep you in his loving care. Love & Kisses, Aunt Nettie & Uncle Bob

24: Miyatooch, Mika, Mia Thermopolus, Miya Even though we are cousins, I’m pretty sure we are actually sisters. Everyone thinks we are anyways, or maybe that’s because we pretend to be sisters every time we go out in public Either way, were more than cousins. I can’t believe how old you are now, you big official teenager!! Although I really feel like you are years older because of how old you act. When I was your age, I wore my hair in a frizzy bun on top of my head and accessorized with sweatbands. I’m also pretty convinced that I shopped in the Boys Youth section at stores. You actually show the world that you have a lovely head of hair and you dress so cute and mature! You’re so pretty Miya, and you are only going to get more gorgeous. Don’t ever think you aren’t. I mean, look at those long sexy legs!! They’re almost longer than mine! I always look at you and see such a Mini Me of myself good news or bad news?? ;) LOL. Don’t worry about anything though except being a kid. I’m not even that old (or am I?!) and I miss being your age. Enjoy it all while it lasts – whether it be the 20 minute homework worksheets, the life without a job and work schedule, or not having to pay to fill up your gas tank! But hey, if you feel any strong urges, feel free to fill mine . Everything is going to change in the next few years, but one thing that will never change will be having me as your cousinUH OH!!!! Whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me! (Hopefully you like it.) I love you Miya! Stay strong, stay beautiful Xox, Haili

25: Dear Miya There are so many things to say. First off I love you so soo much and I always will. You have grown into such a young, intelligent and kind little lady. It’s been a joy watching you grow older after all these years. I remember like it was yesterday playing Mika and Gika with you guys. You still have so much to look forward to in your life, it only gets better from here.. trust me. I know this disease has been a huge part of your life and I know it really stinks but you are such a fighter and are so strong. You are the strongest person I know in my life and I’m being completely honest and serious. I can’t even count how many surgeries you have been through and you’re not even 15 yet. I thought I was pretty tough with what I’ve gone through with my ankles and what not but you are so tough Miya. The disease will get better soon I just know it. I think about you every day and I know I haven’t been over there a lot to see you guys but I will be over soon don’t worry. I love looking at your cute little Instagram pics you put up. I laughed while I was at work today when you put the picture up of the bees you caught in the jar.. too cute. I can’t wait to go on the cruise with you and everyone in August, we're gonna have the time of our lives! I can’t wait to have you up at the lake soon; the water is getting warmer and warmer. Cape cod in July with you will be another great experience too.. many more insanity workouts and bike rides to seagull beach will soon be here. Just because you have this disease Miya, I don’t want you thinking you can’t do certain things. You can do anything you want Miya, anything. You’re just like everyone else so don’t think you’re any different. I hope you have the best birthday ever and I can’t wait to come over and celebrate with you! It’s gonna be a great day Words can’t explain how much I care about you and love you and if anything ever happened to you I don’t know what I would do. Happy Birthday Miya [= love nicki xoxooxox

26: Miya You are a beautiful young lady and your potential is unlimited. You are resilient, happy with a smile and a trooper with what you go through. I love having you as my niece. I Love You, Zio Guido | Miya I wish I could say I see you all the time and enjoy your company frequently. But I don't. But I do see you in the summer at Babba's and Nonno's house on Cape Cod. You are there looking lovely in your swimsuit going to the beach splashing in the water, enjoying the sand and the warm air. And of course there is always food there to keep your appetite sharp. But, Miya, you will always challenge me to a game of scrabble. I love it. You are so smart-- you are hard to keep up with. I always love playing with you. It is so much fun. Please ask me to play for many years. Zio Ed and I love you. Wishing you success and happiness in the future. Love, Zia Lulu and Zio Ed

27: Miya Thirteen years already! We can't believe it! We love you so much! We want to let you know you are such a sweetie. You have become such a warm and compassionate person. You have matured so quickly into a responsible and courageous girl and you are so wise beyond your years. When you spend time with Nicole and Haili - you bring a calmness and contentment to them. You will always be their "precious and cute cousin!" You were like a live doll to them when you were born. Truly!!! They were always so thrilled to be with you and of course now they really enjoy spending time with you and love to laugh with you. You 3 girls are like 3 peas in a pod! We look forward to seeing you blossom into a beautiful young lady!!! "If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."(Fred Rogers) Bacioni Zia Belinda & Uncle Jim

28: Prayer for Miya I said a prayer for you today, I know God must have heard I felt the answer in my heart, Although He spoke no word. I didn't ask for wealth or fame; I knew you wouldn't mind. I asked Him to send treasures Of a far more lasting kind. I asked that He'd be near you At the start of each new day To grant you health and blessings And friends to share the way. I asked for happiness for you In all things great and small. But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all Love and Prayers Always, Donna and Ron

29: Miya Sending a little sunshine To sprinkle in your day, Reminding you that you're thought of In a warm and special way! With special wishes This just comes to say, That we hope you're feeling better with each and every day. All our love and prayers – Mike, Kelley, Tyler & Tanner | Amazing Strength Just wanted to know how you're feeling, As I sit here and think of your progress, It takes a lot of time, the process of healing, I hope this poem helps with some of your stress. I am amazed at your internal strength, Through it all, your positivity remains, You're not deterred by magnitude or length, Nor all your obstacles and physical pains. You have taught me about the meaning of hope, I never hear you fuss or complain, One step at a time, you focus and cope, When you get better, we'll dance in the rain.

30: Miya You are continually loved. You are never alone. We are together, interconnected in our Heart-Home.

31: We love you times infinity.

32: More pages to come from more people who love you . . .

33: . . . . And more still.

34: Love loves to love you, support you and nourish you, Miya. You are always surrounded and held in an embrace of profound, gorgeous, yummy, unconditional and deep Love.

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  • Title: Strawbella: Love Messages to Miya
  • Hi Folks, The first draft of the book is done. I'll print it and give it to Miya on behalf of all of us. There are some folks who've been on vacation and haven't contributed so I will be adding additional pages. If you wish to contribute more, just send me an email.
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