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. Eternal rest grant unto her o lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.
    May she rest in peace…amen.

  2. Matt, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your dear Amber. There are no words to say. Praying constantly for you and your family.

  3. Sending much love your way. I wish I could do more to help ease the pain. If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  4. Sending love. We’re praying for all of you.
    Amber is at her party now, with loved ones and marshmallows 💜.

  5. May Amber live forever in your hearts the way she was 272 days ago.

    May the Lord and His blessed Mother keep you close to them while they lead you out of this dark place that your broken hearts are and into the Light.

    Our hearts are with you.

  6. We’re so incredibly sorry to hear this.
    Those marshmallows had better be the best. She deserves them. May she enjoy them in eternal peace.
    Praying for you all, especially for the next few days. 💜💜💜

  7. Dave and I are sorry for your loss. Sending love and comfort to you and your family ❤️

  8. Matt, I am so very sorry for your loss. Amber is now at peace. Prayers for strength for you and your family for the upcoming days.

  9. *hugs* and even more *super hugs*

    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of your loss.

  10. Deepest sympathy to all the Smith Family. So very sorry for your loss.
    Rest In Peace sweet Amber.

  11. Caron and Matt,
    May you find comfort in knowing she is now in heaven…I am so sorry..

  12. May she Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon her. Prayers and lots of love being sent to Ambers family.

  13. We love you and sending you all the love, hugs, and prayers for y’all ❤️

  14. Sending you all prayers of my deepest sympathy on the passing of your sweet Amber Grace! Sending you prayers of peace, strength and love at this time of sorrow 🙏🏻

  15. I’m so sorry. God bless this family. Amber is in heaven enjoying all the marshmallows ❤️

  16. I’m so sorry for the heartbreak you are going through. May the Lord comfort you now and in the months to come.

  17. So very sorry for your loss of your beautiful Amber… I am praying for you your strength gave Amber her strength. She can rest now… You are an amazing loving family.

  18. Dear Matt, Caron and family,
    My deepest condolences. Your love and faith has been a powerful testimony during this difficult time caring for Amber and knowing she was losing the battle. Lean on Jesus for comfort. Allow your family and friends to help when you are ready.
    You are in prayers and thoughts.
    Amber, enjoy those marshmallows with your choir as you sing pain free
    Ruth Lussier

  19. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  20. Matt, Caron and your extended families,
    I am so sorry to hear that Amber passed today. The fact that you were able to have a special day with her is amazing. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. May God’s love carry you all through this most difficult time. My deepest sympathy. Be assured of my continued prayers and love. She is such a special gift from God and will live on in the hearts of many.

  22. A beautiful star has left this earth and is now resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. May you rest in peace Amber.

  23. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending strength and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  24. May God comfort and strengthen you and Caron. What a testimony you both have given with this test. Your mess became a message to us all. We love you and bless you with peace. Thankyou for sharing your lovely hearts with us. Your family is simply amazing!

  25. My prayers are with you and your family. Rest In Peace sweet Amber and enjoy all the endless amounts of marshmallows in heaven! ❤️

  26. May. God grant you the strength to get through this heart wrenching loss. Will continue to pray for all of you, take care of each other. God bless

  27. Matt, Caron, and family. I’m so sorry for your loss and I can’t imagine what you’ve gone through and what you are dealing with. You are such strong, wonderful parents and should be proud of the grace, patience, and courage you’ve shown during such a difficult time. We love you and you are in our hearts and thoughts.

  28. Matt, Caron and family,
    We are praying for strength for your family. Thank you for sharing your joys and pains with us. Amber has a very special place in Heaven now. Peace and comfort to you all!

  29. Our hearts, like yours, are broken with Amber’s loss. Yet, being in the arms of her mother and father must have been so comforting. She knew she was safe as she slipped away to Heaven. She is now your angel. Prayers for all to endure the ordeal of the next few days. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

  30. Our hearts brakes for your loss. Amber and all of you are in our prayers. God Bless

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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 💜

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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!

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

  44. 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💜

  45. 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.

  46. 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! ❤

  47. 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.

  48. Fly on Supergirl. Fly into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Amber’s an Angel today.

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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!

  59. 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.

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

  61. 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.

  62. 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 💜

  63. 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.

  64. I don’t know what to say. I just wish I could hug all of you. I am so very sorry.

  65. Matt you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts. Rest easy sweet Amber.

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

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

  68. 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.

  69. I pray that you will feel the same loving arms of God that are now holding precious little Amber— and that you will eat many marshmallows in her honor knowing that’s what she’s munching on in heaven

  70. Matt

    My deepest condolences on Amber’s passing.

    A beautiful and sweet child

    She is now in God’s loving arms at peace.

    My prayers for your entire Family

  71. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Sweet Amber will stay in our hearts. My most sincere condolences.

  72. I have been reading your blog, observing your journey and have never left a comment.

    You are an amazing family.

    Amber has touched the hearts of people she had never met.

  73. So sorry for your loss. Amber sounds like a beautiful girl — inside and out. May your family continue to have strength and peace.

  74. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for Amber answer all of you ever since I found out about her diagnosis. When I first started to pray, I was praying for cure with everybody else. Once I realized how sick she was getting oh, I started to pray that you, (the entire family) will have comfort from God. We all know she is in a better place, and probably enjoying unlimited marshmallows. Although I have never met any of you, you have all taught me very valuable blessings of strength and courage that I will carry forward. My deepest sympathy to all… children included.

  75. Matt and Caron my heart breaks for you and your family. My daughter was Amber’s dance teacher and I dont know either of you, but i have followed this blog since the first day and write with tears streaming down. You have been through so much and your unwavering love for your daughter was very clear. Amber touched more lives in her past year than one could realize and I will continue to pray for the little angel now walking hand in hand with Jesus this season in a pain free place. Shelley thought the world of that little angel of yours. May she watch over you on eagles wings. – Jennifer Erickson

  76. I am so sorry. We lost our 7-year-old son today from bone cancer. We are here if you ever want to talk. Not too many understand this painful journey.

  77. Matt, Caron, et al

    I am praying for peace, calm, serenity and God’s healing arms to embrace you and your entire family.

  78. We have been following your story and there are no words to express how broken our hearts are for you. We can only take comfort that Amber is in a better place in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing this journey and your strength, we continue to lift your family up in prayer.

  79. Thank you for letting us know, Matt. Your incredible love for your friends and family in keeping us update to date on this has been beyond amazing. I pray for your family through this time. We LOVE YOU!! Peaceful journey to Amber. So glad she was with you.

  80. Praying for the family as you adjust to the loss of an amazing little girl. Knowing that beautiful memories of Amber will always be in your hearts.

  81. I’m so sorry Matt! There are no words.. just sending a warm embrace and a special kiss to your angel!

  82. May you all find peace, and comfort knowing Amber is in God’s arms now. My love with you all.

  83. My heart cries for Amber and her family tonight. What an angelic face and now a very sorrowful loss. She looks a lot like my niece who passed away some time ago. Maybe they will be friends in Heaven and can watch over all of us and laugh… and eat marshmallows. My sympathies.

  84. Matt, Caron and all of your family, I am truly heartbroken for all of you. I have been following your journey and you both have incredible faith and strength. I prayed for Amber every day and was hoping she could get through the holidays. This was not meant to be. I will continue to pray for Amber God’s little angel and all of you. You should consider publishing this blog someday as I think it would help other family’s who also should never have to go through this. I am so happy that you can see the blessings in all of this and hope and pray that it will bring you peace. Amber is now home with our heavenly father and will sing, eat marshmallows and be waiting for all of you in paradise.

  85. Condolences to you and your entire family during this sad time.
    I appreciated the opportunity to feel like i almost knew her from following your blog. You raised your daughter to be a wonderful person. She will be dearly missed

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