This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sofia Buxton-Anderson who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 27, 1992 and passed away on December 17, 2005 at the age of 13. We will remember and love her forever.
She was so happy and healthy, loved living in Stillwater, was doing great in school. I think she knew how good life was, we talked often about the new friends she was making and how great things were for her.
On the morning of her passing we were told by a Dr. that her condition was grave and we would only have a small amount of time before she would be gone. I could not believe it, just 12 hours after we had rushed her to the hospital and we were about to lose her. I went to the window crying and thinking NO this is a bad dream this is not happening. As I stood there I saw two Eagles soaring above. I remembered how I heard about Eagles being guides to take the souls back to the Creator, as I stood and watched the beauty of these big birds as they perched high on a tree. I suddenly realized that this was the time. I ran in to the ICU and they were doing chest compressions, she had gone into cardiac arrest. I ran back to the waiting room and told her Dad, Step-Mom and the friends that were there come quick this is it. We all got to her as they told us they had brought her back but it was only for a short time so we had time to say goodbye. We prayed and told her how much we love her, I held her feet as she passed away. I told her that the eagles were here for her and to be free and fly. That night I had been praying and hoping for her to make it, but what ever it was that she was fighting was to unknown and strong for even the best doctors to be able to beat. It was a bacterial infection in her abdomen that spread so fast. Still six weeks later they don't have any answers for us as to how she may have gotten it. She had only been sick for a few days and it just seemed like stomach flu, until she fainted that Friday night, by Saturday morning at 8:10 she was gone. Now she is an Angel and we miss her more than anything.
FLY WITH THE ANGELS DARLING!
THE THINGS SOFIA LOVES:
Her Dog Rosco
And Cats too
The color blue
Kurt Jorgensen and Band
Stillwater Junior High
The pizza that Jason made with cheese in the crust
Learning new things
Shopping at the Mall of America
Sofia wrote this in 2005 for creative writing
I love it.
50 Good Things About ME
I’m a good friend
I’m very likeable
I like school
I’m usually happy(but not overly happy., which can be freaky)
I can keep a beat
I’m argumentative (so I usually get my way)
I’m a good artist
I’m a good winner
I can play the piano
And the violin
I’m spoiled (but still manage not to be greedy)
I’m a good listener
I’m very fast
I can already drive
I know what I want to be when I grow up ( A lawyer)
I have nice clothing
I am concederite
I love everything I get (usually)
I am a good sport
I’m a good cheerleader (And I mean Leader)
I’m a good person (overall)
I’m an American (not that being anything else is bad, I am just proud of it)
I’m very organized
I’m an animal lover
I’m careful (but not a caution freak)
I can sing
I can dance
How Do I Love Thee
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being an ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
PENNYS FROM HEAVEN
I FOUND A PENNY TODAY
JUST LAYING ON THE GROUND
BUT ITS NOT JUST A PENNY
THIS LITTLE COIN I HAVE FOUND..
FOUND PENNYS COME FROM HEAVEN
THATS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD..
WHEN A ANGEL MISSES YOU
THEY TOSS A PENNY DOWN
SOMETIMES JUST TO CHEER YOU UP
MAKE A SMILE OUT OF A FROWN..
SO DON'T PASS BY THAT PENNY
WHEN YOUR FEELING BLUE
IT MAY BE A PENNY FROM HEAVEN
THAT YOUR ANGEL TOSSED TO YOU..
Don’t think of her as gone away,
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrow and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.