Amy and I have been together for a long time. Ever since the beginning, we have been husband and wife. Even though the love we have for one another was and is very strong, something has always been missing. Our circle was not complete. On March 25th, Amy told me I was going to be a dad and on that day, the circle began to close. As each day went on, the circle got closer and closer to being complete. A few weeks later, I went to one of Amy's doctors appointments. It was the day I would hear her heartbeat for the first time. As I sat in the exam room listening to the doctor putting the Doppler on her belly I didn't hear what I was expecting and I started to get worried. Then I remembered something that Jill told me; it would sound like a choo choo train. As I sat and listened, there it was. My little choo choo was chugging away. The circle got closer to being complete. During the next few weeks things changed, choo choo grew and developed, and we found out choo choo was going to be a girl. Her name would be Raianne Hope Permaul. People have said everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for everyone on this planet. Well, I think part of her plan was to bring two separate families together to make one. I guess her and God were in a hurry to get to work. She decided to come early. She was born on July 25th, four months early. I became a dad, Amy became a mom , our moms and dads became grandparents, and our brothers and sisters became aunts and uncles. For that short time that she was with us, our circle was completed. After she was gone from our world, I wondered why. Why give her to us just to take her back. I think Amy put it best when she told me that we had created something so perfect and pure that God needed her back. So I thank God for letting Amy and I create a perfect angel. Now our little angel of hope is up there watching over all of us. To all of our family and friends, never give up hope and don't let hope slip away because without hope, the circle would never have been completed.
August 8, 2009 ~ 11:00 AM
Oviedo Presbyterian Church ~ 2405 Lockwood Boulevard
Oviedo, FL 32765
Pastor Paul Ogne, Officiating