Kiara enjoys visiting a farm with Brian and Daddy.

This is Kiara's last photo. She did face painting at a church's Easter egg hunt, we later had a family dinner at El Bracero, and she and I watched a movie at home. We said the Lord's Prayer and kissed goodnight, never thinking of an ending of her life here with us.

Kiara enjoyed ice cream parlors with her younger sister, Lorraine.

Friendly Gatlinburg, TN parrots!

Kiara's studious side, last summer at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Kiara is sister Carolyn's flower girl.

"Princess Kiara" with Uncle Al, Daddy, and brother Brian

Everyone's Sweetheart


Kiara and classmates confirmed as members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Mommy, Kiara, Daddy, and Lorraine, 2015, on Grand Bahama Island

Kiara's  beautiful piano playing always added to our pleasure. These were indeed happy times.


Kiara gets plenty of loving from Brian, Daddy, and Sean.

Kiara and Lorraine in Chicago

These older photos are among my favorites.

Kiara, on left, loves animals, and always treats them kindly.