Thursday, February 24, 2011

A letter from one of Arianna's nurses

Dear Travis and Haley
I don't know how I can express my feeling to your family especially in English, but I really wanted to write a note to thank you for a great example you showed me.
You showed me how to fight or to do the best you can for all the possible way without giving up. And Arianna showed me to do the same, and to do it for not for herself but for whom she loved the most. She taught me that you can do more than your ability when you do it for others. You two also showed me that illness cannot destroy family or love! Even though you have went through so much, you showed your smiles for me all the time. Thank you for sharing her stories about "not running away from the hospital" and "even she said no more that she said she she will do it for Mommy ... I was so touch with her love to you and your love to her! Last Thursday when I came in to arianna's room to help with syringe pumps, I saw her trying to hold on. I wanted to come to her bedside to kneel down to hold her and cheer her up, but also I was so afraid that i may cry. So instead I told haley about putting Arianna's name in the bountiful temple... I wish I held her that time... I didn't know that it would be the last time for me to see her... Now I really need to try to live better if I want to see her again. That Thursday night I went home and just prayed for Arianna and your family's comfort. I know that angels are with her and you all the way through. Thank you again for letting me be a part of your special life. Arianna and you have taught me through your actions more than anything else. Hope you can understand my Japanese English. May the Lord's special blessings are with you family. Sincerely Tomoko


  1. Tomoko was a special nurse to our little Erin too. It is an absolutely beautiful letter. I loved how much Tomoko really cared about her patients and how she was so motherly to them all. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Lane Family, we want you to know how much we love you. We are so grateful that we had the chance to get to know you while at Primary Childrens. You were a blessing to our family. Your strength was a great strength to us! And your beautiful children were such great examples to our children! Our children often talk about getting together with your family. Thank you for your strong examples of faith through trial. It truly is a blessing to know that you will see Arianna again! We love you and hope you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Love the Schmitt Family (St. George)