Ellie Louise

I’ll Fly Away

on December 27, 2012

So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the Lord and worshiped. 2 Samuel 12:20 a

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Our sweet Ellie passed away from this life into the arms of the Lord Jesus Wednesday afternoon.

The pneumonia she had developed proved to be too much for her weakened immune system.  We are grateful to have been able to enjoy her on this earth and spend our Christmas together. We look forward to “flying away” to meet her one day ~ as she is whole and healed in heaven.

We will be meeting with the funeral home tomorrow to discuss arrangements and will announce them here as soon as they are finalized.

We are thankful for the support and love that each of you has shown to our family as we have walked through this over the past three months. Our grief is real, but so is our joy in having such a blessing in Ellie.

I will be sure to post more details as soon as I can.

Love to each of you~

The Cushman Family


61 responses to “I’ll Fly Away

  1. Renee Armstrong says:

    My heart breaks for you and your family! Yet I rejoice in your faith and love for the Lord!! I will continue to pray for your family as well as being proud that Baby Ellie fought a Great Fight! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Every morning I look for your post first thing and I am so sorry to hear this. I prayed yesterday for a miracle again as I have been doing but God always knows what best. Sometimes we as humans can’t can’t quite understand His way of doing things but your faith has been so real. We pray for your family daily and we will continue to do so. We love you all. Paul

  3. Jen A says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart has been touched by your Ellie!

  4. Sonya Thomas says:

    Praying for your comfort from the Holy Spirit, as you greive. Praising God that you will join her again one day.

  5. Tammie Cook says:

    I am a friend of Howies and have been following your posts through him, I am so sorry for your loss, as a mom my heart breaks for you. I hope you find comfort in the memories of the short time she spent with you and she showed you courage that you probably didn’t know you had. She will always be with you, just different and her spirit is whole on the other side… my sympathies to your family. Tammie Cook, Berkley Ma

    • sensiblemom says:

      Thank you so much Tammie – Howie is here with us now and we are thankful to have him close. I appreciate your kind words… much love to you and your family…. char

  6. linda smith says:

    How we all loved Ellie…………and what joy she brought to us all. Much love and prayers to all the Cushmans.

  7. Michelle Woodcock says:

    Praying for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding…praying the Comforter comforts you all at this time.

  8. Monica says:

    Oh Charlotte, thinking of you and praying for God to meet you right where you need it in these days ahead.

  9. Rene Gilman says:

    We are praying and grieve with you. God truly gave you a blessing, when he gave you Ellie. We are so sorry. Love and prayers

  10. Terry Beach says:

    Please know that you are loved and we grieve with you. The Beach Family

  11. Vince & Cindy says:

    We love The Cushman Family! Prayerfully, The Smith’s

  12. Vince & Cindy says:

    We love The Cushman Family! Prayerfully, The Smith’s

  13. Amanda Hollingsworth says:

    Our hearts break over your loss. Please know that we are praying for your family.

  14. Hazel says:

    I am praying for God to comfort and give you the peace only He can give. God bless you and your family.

  15. Dana Nolf says:

    We are praying for your whole family as you mourn the loss of your precious daughter. We rejoice that you will be with her again one day when we are all called HOME. Bless you all!!

  16. Carolyn Gaydon says:

    So sorry to hear that your sweet Ellie has left this earth. Praying for the entire family during this time. She didn’t get to stay here long but taught many great lessons on love and compassion. I’m thankful she was with you for Christmas and pray that God sends understanding and peace to the other children.

  17. ashlee shotwell says:

    We are praying over your family’s hearts. I am deeply saddened by this, but praising Jesus for allowing Ellie to have Christmas with her earthly family. I’m sure there is a celebration going on for her in Heaven.

    With love,
    The Shotwell Family

  18. Jennifer Bales says:

    We will continue to pray as a family each and every day as the Lord helps you grieve and heal from your great loss. Ellie Louise’s short little life on this earth has been such a blessing for so many people! She made a lasting impact on doctors, nurses, friends, and friends of friends…we never got the privilege of meeting her here on earth, but feel like we know her just from reading your amazing blogs and seeing her beautiful pictures with each post! Your family’s faith and trust in our Lord and Saviour throughout this entire process has been amazing to watch! May God bless you on this earth until you “fly away” to be reunited with your precious, sweet Ellie Louise!
    We love you! Love and prayers, The Bales Family

  19. melissa miller says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. May He bring peace.

  20. Jan says:

    We will continue to pray for your family as you walk through this season of life! May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you grieve for your precious Ellie!

  21. Paige says:

    I love you Charlotte.

  22. Our family is praying for yours. Love you guys!

  23. Cheryl Smith says:

    I realize that nothing I can say will ever be able to ease your pain. I can only trust our great God to wrap His arms of love around you and hold you very close during these difficult days. You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy. If you ever want to visit my devotional blog, I’d love to have you stop by: http://www.cherylsmithministries.blogspot.com. God be with you and give you His peace.

  24. Kristi says:

    Our family is praying for you all…May the Lord comfort you all in this time of need…

  25. Oh Charlotte my heart breaks for you! I know you rejoice in the fact she is with our Lord and no longer having any health issues, but I know that it still is painful. We will all be praying for you and all the Cushman’s. We love y’all and PLEASE let us know if we can do ANYTHING for y’all!

  26. Connie Whitehead says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  27. Grieving with you and thanking The Lord for giving sweet Ellie a family who welcomed and loved her just as our Savior loves us and welcomes us as H
    Love, the Castleberrys

  28. Jonelle says:

    My heart is breaking…I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Ellie. You and your precious family will continue to be in our prayers. Much love and hugs! J

    • sensiblemom says:

      Jonelle – you know how much your sweet words mean to me…. remembering another dark haired beautiful daughter as well….

  29. Brandi says:

    Charlotte, I have followed your Journey with Ellie and I am sad that her precious life was so short. Your family’s love and care for her have been such a blessing to see…I feel the loss myself though I know yours is so great. Your sweet family is in my prayers. God bless all of you. Love, Brandi

    • sensiblemom says:

      Brandi – Thankful that you have been keeping up with us. I always think of you when I hear Nancy Leigh DeMoss or the word treadmill! (not sure if you run on a treadmill or not… but you know where I am going with that:) Our loss has been made easier by so many others sharing our burden. Love to you and your family… char

      • Brandi says:

        I think of you often as well, Char. I am so thankful to see the work God has done and is doing in your family…especially through little Ellie’s life. You are an amazing example to all of us moms.

  30. carrie says:

    I have followed and prayed with you and others along this journey. I have learned much from you, Charlotte. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear family now and in the weeks to come. Bless you, my sister!
    Johnathan, Carrie, Emily, and Victoria Miner

  31. My heart breaks for you, yet I know God will not waste one ounce of your pain and grief. Somehow, He will use your pain and suffering to bring comfort to others. It’s humbling but true. Blessings.

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