Day 271, Monday December 17, 2018 4:55 PM EST

Today, Monday December 17, 2018 at 4:55 PM EST, Amber left this world and entered Heaven. Amber died peacefully, nestled in the arms of her Mom, with her Dad at her side and her siblings nearby. She has no more earthly worries, no more cancer, no more weakness. Her only concerns now are eating marshmallows and rehearsing with the Choir of Angels.

We’ll write more over the next few days, but for now, this is just about all the energy I can put into writing.

122 thoughts on “Day 271, Monday December 17, 2018 4:55 PM EST

  1. Matt, Caron and family. I’m so sorry about the loss of Amber. Please let me know if there is anything our family can do to help. Picking people up at airports that have to fly in, providing meals. Babysitting Whatever. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  2. We are sorry for your loss. We share your sorrow and will always hold Amber in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you for strength, comfort, and peace. Remember – anything, anytime.

  3. Amber’s Family, may you find God’s comfort and peace in this difficult time. You are always in our prayers🙏💜

  4. May your memories with this sweet beautiful girl bring you some comfort in the days ahead. My deepest condolences.

  5. Matt, Caron and your family –
    My deepest condolences to you. Amber sounds like such a special little girl. My heart and thoughts are with you.

  6. The Strouses send our thoughts, prayers, and love to an outstanding family. Know that Amber’s passing has inspired so many to live a better life. She is hanging with Her Uncle Ned who met her at the gates of Heaven with open arms. The Angels inherited another one today.

  7. My deepest condolences. May memories of your sweet, brave Amber bring you and your family comfort. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Matt & Caron,
    Amber touched so many lives in her life here on earth, we are truly sorry for your loss and hope that you find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is free of any pain. When Ben saw the snow coming down tonight he said “Mom I bet it is Amber making it snow from Heaven” God Bless you and your family 💜

  9. Thank you Amber for calling me friend. I will cherish that for all of my days. ~I love you. Shelly

  10. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have met Amber, but her bravery and spirit has moved and inspired me for these past many months. It’s also broken my heart and reminded me to be grateful for every moment I have with my own child. I know she’s touched many hearts. Amber is incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful family. I wish you peace.

  11. My heart breaks for your entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May your happiest memories together bring you peace and comfort.

  12. God received an angel today, heaven is more blessed.

    My eyes fill with tears of joy and sadness. Joy for the fact that Amber is no longer suffering. She is with our heavenly Father, she is with Jesus, she is (in her own words) eating marshmallows. She is reunited with her uncle, and her cat. She is seeing the beatific vision. She was such a fighter, such an incredible young lady. Her smile could light up a room, her perseverance was so inspiring. You just felt stronger in her presence. She will be sorely missed.

    Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord and Let Perpetual light shine upon her. Amber Smith pray for us and enjoy those marshmallows!

  13. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Prayers of strength to you all to help carry you through. May Amber Rest In Peace.

  14. Godspeed sweet Amber. May your beautiful soul light the way home. Caron and Matt-Amber will always be a part of you and will live on through your memories. She will shine in heaven as she did on earth.
    💜Rest in peace sweet angel💜

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace through these times, and knowing that Amber is in the happiest of places. My prayers to all of you.

  16. Oh, Caron, Matt, girls, I am so sorry for your loss! I cry with you! I find comfort with you that Amber is no longer suffering -and so much more than that – that she’s dancing in the presence of her Jesus! Marshmallows and singing with that beautiful smile lighting up her face! 🙂 our prayers and arms wrapped around you all! ❤

  17. I am so sorry. I am grateful that Amber passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. You are all in my thoughts. Heaven has a sparkling, beautiful new angel.

  18. I am so very sorry. But I do thank God for bringing Amber peace. Please reach out if there is anything you need. Anything at all.

  19. Caron, Matt and family, our hearts hurt for ypu all, but with the power of the lord, she is no longer suffering from this awful disease. My prayers go out to you all the comfort heals your hirt ypu are feeling for your loss of a childen. I cannot even imagine what that feels like. God bless!

  20. My love and prayers are with you all. I will always think of Amber as one of God’s “Littlest Angels”. She will keep things sassy in heaven. Our family will now always remember and say a prayer for Amber on the 17th. She passed on Anthony’s birthday.

  21. We are truly sorry. We pray your hearts are able to heal someday. Amber and your family have touched us all. Please know that you are never alone.

  22. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our family lost my 5 year old great nephew last month, unexpectedly. And while we take comfort knowing that he is with God and safe and happy, the pain of having to wait to see him again is overwhelming. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle to find your new normal without Amber. May God surround you with His arms and give you some peace in the days ahead.

  23. Matt & Caron,
    Our deepest sympathies are with all of you. Amber was so special and touched us all. We are forever touched by her light. Your faith has been incredible and your strength immeasurable. Peace and love to your family who are always in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Deepest condolences to you and your family. The strength Amber showed up until the very end is truly inspiring. She really was a super hero.

  25. There are no words that can ease a family’s heart. Sending prayers of faith, love and comfort to you all. If there is anything we could offer assistance with say the word – it will be done. Love you.

  26. So sorry to hear this sad news. This must have been devastating for the entire family. Our prayers are with you all and Amber.

  27. Our deepest condolences to all who loved this precious little girl, Amber. May she find peace in the arms of our Lord. Our hearts are broken. Prayers, love and peace!

  28. Matt, I cannot put into words the sorrow I feel for your family. You shared your beautiful daughter with us all through your posts. We got a chance to know how loving and wonderful she is. I pray daily for your family to find peace at this time, and know that Amber is in God’s loving arms. We cannot understand your grief and pain, but know that she has touched us all. Heaven has welcomed home a sweet angel.

  29. Matt, words cannot express how sorry I am to read this. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. Matt & Caron, We were so sorry to learn of Amber’s passing. If you need any errands done, if anyone needs a extra bedroom to stay at for any services please let us know. We can not even begin to imagine the loss , the pains that all of your family will be going through but we do remember the days when you were our neighbors and seeing all of the Young ones outside playing. WE will always hold a special place for all of your family and what great neighbors, friends you are and will always remember Amber and her smile. We are all here if anyone needs anything at all done.

  31. There are no words… Heaven gained the most brilliantly bright angel 💜 All the way home from school today I saw sun bursts, everywhere. She truly is sunshine. Thank you for sharing her journey with us all, even in it’s hardest times. The strength, courage, grace, love & faith has moved me so deeply. I feel so blessed to have known her and your family. You are the strongest people I know. Prayers and love to you all 💜

  32. With prayers that your grief will be softened in some way because the love between you and Amber will live on. She will be cherished in sweet memories until you are reunited with God in eternity.

  33. I am very sorry for your loss, Matt. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May beautiful Amber rest in peace.

  34. The only words I can come up with are PEACE BE WITH YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!
    Love,
    The Bombria family

  35. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful family. Thank you for having the courage to share with us your deepest thoughts and feelings. Amber is now and will always be a part of all of us. God bless you all.

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