Sunday, May 24, 2009


We've made the arrangements for Olivia's services. We will be having the visitation on Wednesday, May 27 from 5-8 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen in Macomb. The funeral service will be at 11:00 on Thursday, May 28. Private graveside services will be on Friday morning.
We are doing well. There is definitely a piece missing. Zac and I came back to Macomb to make arrangements and the kids will come back tomorrow. Tonight will be the real test, when it's just Zac and I. We are completely amazed by all the comments and prayers out there. I will be honest...I haven't been able to read them, yet, but I plan to when I'm ready. People have been filling me in here and there and it's truly amazing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Chatss's,
Im Kirstyn niece of Sharon and Arnie. Don't know if you remember me. I would just like to say that im so sorry for your loss of little Olivia. She was a tough little girl. She is very adorable and seems like she smiled a lot. She did touch my life. She has a special place in my heart. And so do you all.

Nancy Sandall said...

Dear Julie, Zac, Jackson, and Brooklyn
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Trinity family is keeping you close in prayer as well. Julie you and Zac and your whole fmily have been a wonderful inspiration to all everyone. Your strong faith and constant devotion is beyond words. As you reflect on Olivia's short life and share memories with friends and family we pray you will find some comfort, inner strength, and above all peace. I am sure the angels are singing with Olivia as she enters the Lord's home. She will always be with you in your heart and all around you. You will see Olivia's love in each and every Chatterton's eyes when they sparkle, in their face as they smile, and especially in their giggles when they laugh. God bless you all. Peace be with you...
With love and friendship,
Nancy and Layton Sandall

Heather said...


Sarah Joy said...

thinking of you tonight and prayin gfor you as you will be alone and have time to process some of your grief tonight. I pray God's presence fills your home and hearts as only he can in these hours. I know you know Olivia is with him but that will never ease your pain... today in church I thought odf her dancing on the streets of gold with Kayleigh and my cousin who died so long ago... free from the sickness that bound them here on earth. Praise be to God that he sent his son to conquer the sting of death! And we will all join Olivia one day and dance with her triumphantly on those golden streets. We send you and Zach and the kids our love and hugs and prayers tonight.

The Malcolm Family said...

Thinking and praying for you all. WIth Love,

Thistle Creek Photography said...

Julie please know you, Zac and the kids will especially be in my prayers and thoughts tonight. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you close.


Judy said...

Can't wait to ((hug)) you in real life! We continue to whisper your names to our Heavenly Father as we go through our day!

Anonymous said...

I dont know what to say.. Im so very sorry for your loss.. I cannot imagine what you are feeling and what you are going through.. I look at anthony, and I am at a loss for words.. I just want to tell you that we loved Olivia, and a piece of her will always be with anthony because I feel like she encouraged him to pull through when all the odds were against us.. We love you and we pray for you...

Melissa and Anthony Turke

Anonymous said...

Julie, Zac, Jack and Brooklyn,
I am so very sorry for loss!! Words can not express what I have learned from Olivia and from your family!! Thank you for letting me have the honor of getting to know your special little girl and your family. I am truly a better person for having known all of you!! May the love of God and the peace that only he can provide give you comfort now and in the days ahead.
Olivia you will be greatly missed by all of us and never forgotten!!
PICU Social Work

Katie Spinks said...

been following Olivia's story for a few months now - my heart is broken for your loss for her sweet little life that was so short but am happy to know she is pain free dancing in heaven - will continue to pray for you family!

Anonymous said...

Zac, Julie and kids,
We have kept up about Olivia on your blog and from Chad and Ellen. We have had Olivia on the prayer list at our church as well as praying ourselves for all of you. We will continue to pray for you through this difficult time. May you have peace and rest now. God chose the perfect parents for Olivia. Zac, we have known you since you and Chad started school as little guys. We are so proud of you. You and Julie have been such a fine example to us all.
Thank You,
Bob and Brenda Davis

Anonymous said...

The markley family

im sorry for ur loss and my prayers are with you all


Lindsay said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort and peace wrap you in His arms.

Jeremy and Lindsay Carrier

Pressing over me like a big blue sky
I know someone has me on their heart tonight
That's why I know it's gonna be alright
'Cause somebody's praying me through
Somebody's praying me through

It may be my Mother, it might be my Dad
Or a special friend I forgot I had
But whoever it is I'm so glad that
Somebody's praying me through
Somebody's praying me through

Through the tears, through the rain
Through the hurt, through the pain
You keep bringing me through
Over and over again
Somebody's praying me through

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry for your family's loss. Olivia was an amazing little girl. I also think that all of you are great it takes a very special person to do all that you have done for Olivia's needs. I will really miss seeing her. Although I know that she is much more comfortable now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jessica at the lab.