ANNIE GRACE SABIN - March 30, 2010 - August 1, 2010

ANNIE GRACE SABIN - March 30, 2010 - August 1, 2010


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Annie's Obituary

March 30, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Our sweet Annie Grace passed away peacefully on August 1, 2010 at Primary Children’s Medical Center from complications associated with congenital heart defects. Her bright eyes, patient spirit and seemingly endless will carried her and us through many dark days. Annie fought courageously and relentlessly to overcome her physical challenges, which at times seemed insurmountable. Though her life here was short, she touched many. We know she continues to live on elsewhere and to carry on that work there. We are heartbroken by our loss, but trust in a loving Heavenly Father to care for Annie until we can be with her again.

Annie is survived by her parents, Amy and Cameron; her brothers and sisters, Austin (13), Ashleigh (10), Hayden (7), Ellie (3), and Hadley (1); and her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We give special thanks to family, friends, and loving ward members who walked this road with us and, at times, carried us. We could never have made it through without you! We also express love and appreciation to the wonderful doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others at Primary Children’s Medical Center who loved and cared for Annie and our family. We are much better people for having known and loved you. We hope that Annie’s life will be seen for the miracle that it was – that we were allowed four precious months to know and love her, and to witness her impact on so many.

Funeral services for Annie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 9, 2010 at the Lehi North Stake Center, 3200 N. 600 E., Lehi, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Lehi Cemetery. Funeral services will be provided by Warenski Funeral Home.


  1. Amy and Cameron,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We think about you and Annie all of the time. We have only known Annie through your posts, but we have loved her and been touched by her strength and spirit. Thank you for sharing her beautiful life and spirit with us.
    Steve and Kelli Gordon

  2. What a beautiful tribute to such an amazing little girl. You are in my constant thoughts and prayers.

    Nikki Sjoblom

  3. Dear Amy and Cameron,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. My heart has been so touched from your blog. I feel like I have known your little angel. May the Lord's choicest blessing be with you. May you find peace and comfort that heals the heart from our Savior. You will always have the sweet memories that will help sustain all of you. I love you all. Jan Hansen

  4. What sweet words about beautiful little Annie. She truly has touched our lives and has left an impact for such good. Your family is in our prayers each night.

    Love, Annie

  5. Amy & Cameron:

    You don't know us well as we are acquaintances through Becca & Neal, but we have been touched by your family and by your story. You are amazing parents. We can't even imagine what you have endured but what a blessing to have beautiful Annie in your life for even a few short months. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Love, Brad and Lori Tenney

  6. Amy and Cameron,

    I just discovered your blog today and have read the whole thing in one sitting. Your story has touched me so much and it was nice to see pictures of Annie and to hear about her journey. Our family has been praying for you every day. I pray that you will feel the love that so many have for you. Thank you for sharing your story. Your faith and love for your daughter is truly inspiring.
    Love, Jaimee, Jeff, Allayna, and Payton Chidester (Sheila's daughter)

  7. Thanks for sharing Annie with us. When Jess' brother passed away at age 30, it was so comforting to see all the people at his funeral, even though I would rather have seen them under different circumstances. I will pass this information on to our old friends. And see you there. Let me know if you need music from some of us...

  8. Oh the joy and sorrow only a parent can feel. You along with Annie have inspired me beyond measure. All of my love to you as you celebrate your beautiful little girls life.

  9. Dear Amy and Cameron,

    What a journey your family has been through. Deep down in my heart I can't help hoping that somehow Annie is still with us. Maybe that's because (in a very real way) she is and will forever be with us in our hearts. What a valiant fighter that little Annie was! You are so right Amy- never has a baby girl been SO loved by SO many. What a profound and lasting impact Annie has made on the lives of so many, many people. I have no doubt that Annie's memory will always remain very much alive for all those who came to know and love Annie as we have. It is truly amazing how one special baby girl can have such a significant influence on so many people. Surely she has touched more people in her short 4 month existence than I have touched in my whole entire life! Equally touching has been the courage, strength and faith you both have demonstrated during this heartbreaking trial. To say that you have been an example to me would be an understatement. God bless you both for your perseverance and infinite love. We love all so very much and feel honored to call you family.

    Rebecca Curtis

  10. Dear Amy and Cameron, Austin, Ashleigh, Hayden, Ellie, and Hadley,

    I wanted to share my tribute to Annie Grace with you here on your blog, begun in my own journal on April 6th 2010, and written over the days of her life, in the hope that it might end up as part of the book you make in her memory. These words come from the deepest, most honest place of love in my heart. Your sweet little girl has reached out and touched my life in more ways than you will ever know. I want you to know that I believe her mission was indeed fulfilled in just the very short time she was with us.

    Wings of Grace

    On winds of March our Annie came,
    a tiny girl, a family name.
    A long awaited anxious birth,
    and Annie Grace was born to Earth.

    That she will grow, we pray each day,
    and then we watch and wait and pray
    again, that she will always be
    a part of us, her family.

    She gave us warning that she'd take
    a path unknown, and that we'd ache
    at times, for calm amidst the storm,
    to hear three words, "She's coming home!"

    How quickly we all loved her so,
    can't bear to think of letting go.
    Late at night, my tears, they fall
    and I'm afraid, yet through it all
    I feel a peace that stills my heart,
    amazing grace, the wondrous part.

    I watch my daughter's eyes and it is clear,
    She chooses faith in God above her fear.

    If God wants Annie here to stay,
    we'll care for her in every way.
    And should He ever call her home,
    we'll know a grief before unknown.

    Our lives will never be the same,
    yet Annie's memory will remain
    and give us strength for all the days
    she leaves behind for us to face
    without her lovely presence in our lives,
    until the day we meet again arrives.

    Her life has touched me deeper than you know,
    for only from a broken heart we grow.
    And the sweetness of her memory lingers still,
    As still she lies beneath God's earth until .........

    With ever so much love, mom/gramma Teri

  11. You have a gift that you have shared with us, and our lives have been touched with sadness--yet a great joy also. Not only do you have the gift of a beautiful family--including one angel, but you have the gift of expression. Your beautiful words, though difficult to share, have touched so many people. We have had a glimpse of eternity through you. Sadly, we will not be able to attend Annie's funeral as we serve in the Bishop's Storehouse on Mondays, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. With love, Veneese & Mike Nelson

  12. Amy, Cameron, and family,
    We were so sad to hear of beautiful Annie Grace's passing. We continue to pray for you and your family in the days and months ahead. Your Annie has truly touched our lives and somehow just the thought of her produces a calm and sense of Christlike love. Although Annie is free from her mortal body and broken heart, I know your hearts are all broken from missing her. We love you so much and want you to know that we will send our love and prayers for healing and comfort heavenward in your behalf.

  13. Amy,
    I was just reading through some of the previous posts. Rebecca's post is so true. You and Annie affected so many people's lives. I cannot thank you enough for your strength through this. I will never forget the day I met you at the parent lunch. Daily, I would look for posts. You..have given me more strength than I think you will ever know. A complete stranger but yet I feel like I have known you forever. I am so sorry for the pain and struggles that you and yours have gone through. Annie will always be a special heart angel for us. I pray that you will be blessed with strength and peace through this time.
    Thank you. God Bless you at this time.
    ~Tiffany, Isaac's mom

  14. Amy and Cameron and Sabin Family,
    I just want to thank you for allowing me to take care of beautiful Miss Annie. We spent many a long night together and I love that bright eyed baby girl. I cannot be at her funeral today but I wanted to let you know that my heart is with you. You are a wonderful family and really great parents. It was a pleasure to meet you and to be a part of Annie's journey. Thank you for letting me be a part of her journey.

  15. Cameron, Amy & Kids,
    You can't imagine how many times I've sat down to express my gratitude for your blog and for your amazing grace/faith/endurance/dignity/strength/example in the face of such a heartwrending situation. And each time words fail me. It is impossible to express the comfort I would give to you if I could. True to form, it was the two of you that comforted all of us at the funeral today. It is obvious that Annie is an extraordinary spirit with equally valiant parents.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with us. I never realized that grief could be so beautiful, but then, I suppose that grief is simply another facet of love.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Julie & Terrell Sparks

  16. Dear Sabin Family, My prayers now turn to heal another heart, that of your beautiful family. My life has been made better, by your example of Faith. Love,and Strength. May you find times of peace and comfort in the arms of a Loving Heavenly Father who is now taking good care of Annie until you are together again. Thanks for sharing this journey.... Kerry

  17. Amy and Cameron,
    Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for letting us follow your family and annie on this special journey. Annie was very loved. I could see just through your posts that she was a very special child.

  18. Amy,
    I am so sorry that I wasn't able to attend the services for Annie yesterday. I had some last minute car problems, and my car ended up in the shop. You and your family were in my thoughts and prayers as you went through your day. Please know that you will continue to be in my prayers as you now attempt to find your "new normal". I'm sure that you will have rocky days in the future, and I only hope that you're able to feel Annie with you during those difficult times. Your family has truly been blessed with Annie, what a wonderful gift our Heavenly Father has given you, to have the promise of a Forever Family and to have Annie there to inspire and encourage you all. Thank you for so willingly sharing Annie's journey, and for sharing your beautiful testimony. You have blessed so many lives and will continue to do so. I hope and pray that you will continue to feel comfort and can find some peace in the coming days and weeks.
    Hollie, Ben and Elaina

  19. It was a beautiful service. I'm happy my husband and I were able to met you in the ICU. Maybe we'll meet again under better circumstances someday.