by Pat Carson
(Knoxville, TN)

I just lost my daughter to breast cancer, her name was Hope. Hope was such a wonderful person, even as a child. She always respected me, trusted me and most of all we were friends. I felt hopeless and helpless during the times she was ill. I wanted to do more, it was so hard to watch her suffer.

I felt she didn't deserve it because she was a Christian and believed God for her healing. I was angry at God for a while, but it didn't last long, because ultimately he does what's best for us. He knew she had suffered long enough so he let her rest.

But I still miss her so much. She died two weeks before Christmas and that was the hardest, so I believe that Christmas for me will never be the same again. Hope lived her life to the fullest. Never missing an opportunity to do her own thing. I know she had no regrets. I shouldn't have any either, it's just that I never expected to outlive my child.

I know that life should never be taken for granted, and how precious it is. I'm going to help my grandson to remember his mother for the wonderful person she was. I thank God for her life, even if she was only 36 years old. Hope, I will never forget you sweetie, and look forward to the day I will see you again. God has promised me that I will.

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Aug 18, 2010
I too lost my daughter. Hope.
by: Mary Beth

When I saw the name Hope my heart jumped. I lost my baby on November 4th, 2009. She was only 26 and died of a ruptured aorta in her abdomen. She was fine when she went to bed but woke up a few hours later saying that she couldn't breathe. She was gone a short time afterward.

Hope is my life. She is my best friend and confidant. I never did anything without her and I don't know how to function now. I only go on because I have her 3 yr old son to remind me of her. She was always there for me, watching out for me, taking care of things for me. I miss her so much. It is getting harder everyday. The tears are always there, waiting to fall. Every night I pray I won't wake up and am thankful that I have another day gone and one day closer to being with her again.

I'm so sorry you lost your Hope. It is the most beautiful name in the world.

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