Very, very sad news.

I would note that an obituary appeared in the Argus Leader yesterday for the infant Daughter of former State Representative Matt McCaulley:
Samantha Grace McCaulley (born February 13, 2007) passed away early on
February 16, 2007 at Sanford Children's Hospital, resting peacefully between her
mother and father. Samantha died as a result of complications caused by a rare
chromosomal anomaly.

Her parents, Matthew and Heather, were deeply blessed to have shared 67
hours with Samantha. While we mourn her passing, we rejoice with the assurance
that Samantha now lives with her heavenly Father free of her physical and
genetic limitations.

Read it here.

For those of you who would like to leave your condolences, you can do so at

Also from the notice, "the family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, February 19, with a memorial service on Tuesday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. There will be a private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls prior to the memorial service."

My family's thoughts and prayers are with the McCaulley's in this sad time of loss. I'd encourage everyone to offer their own for the family.


Anonymous said…
Sad indeed. Life is fragile. My condolences to the McCaulleys and family.
Anonymous said…
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” -- Crowfoot, Blackfoot Indian.
Anonymous said…
I am shocked and deeply saddened. This little girl is truly blessed to have such wonderful parents as Matt and Heather.
a_big_liberal said…
What a tragic thing to happen to this family. My condolences to them as they try to deal with this loss.

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