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Every now and then a very distinct memory enters my mind....One afternoon at Dickerson the two of us were in the girls bathroom making a pit stop on our way to Chorus. All I can remember is this amazing smile. Alaina, you lit up the world. You are missed every single day by so many.
Loving Friend, Fri, 13 Apr 2012 9:10PM
I miss you... Will never stop thinking about you. Rest in paradise sweet girl.
Erin, Sun, 4 Dec 2011 7:33AM
you are forever with us.
love you.
always with us, Thu, 1 Dec 2011 2:48AM
hey sweetie. i was thinking about you as i was fixing my hair tonight. you used to go crazy about how frizzy it was. constantly fixing it and trying to get it to lie flat and crazily pulling the chicken hairs out. i wish you here to fix my hair,and to fix my sons hair. he would have loved you and how animated you were. i hope you watch all of us and know how much we all still love you after all of these years. i love you boo. god bless and please dont stop watching over us
i miss you boo, Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:09PM
Hey cuz. how have you been. I cant believe how long its been. I just got done looking at all of your pictures and it reminded me just how vibrant and full of life you were. I also realized that you're even more beautiful than ever. There's no way to describe how much we all miss you. Every time the family is together i can't help but think about you and jimbo and how much different it would be with you two around. I can't imagine how many more memories we could have had together. I just wanted to let you know we all love and miss you. you are in are minds and prayers and always will be. I'll see you later but until then you and jimbo keep an eye on us all. Love you. RIP.
chris , Thu, 21 Jan 2010 5:54PM
miss you so much.
thinking of you today.
missing you, Wed, 16 Dec 2009 3:54AM
we miss you.
thinking of you, Tue, 1 Dec 2009 4:57AM
I feel like it was just yesterday when you were just a phone call away.  I miss you so much Alaina, wish you were with us..
Leah, Thu, 22 Oct 2009 9:25PM
thinking of you this special day.
in my prayers, Tue, 16 Dec 2008 5:15AM
hey g-hop! its been a long 6 years without you and when i think about all the times we could have had together it makes me miss you so much. Every year i can't help but remember all the ridiculous things we used to do! From playing pranks on your poor sisters to watching silly movies and torturing your brothers, we had some amazing times. I know you are my angel now, and you are up in heaven having a blast with K&K. I miss you every day and will NEVER forget your amazing smile and hugs that made all my problems go away. I miss u grasshopper, love always, prof
linz, Mon, 1 Dec 2008 8:37PM
i never knew you, but after coming to know and love all of your family i feel like i did.  i've even found myself missing you.  isnt that crazy?  im sorry for this crazy world; i wish it were better fit for our fight for survival.  

even crazier than the fact that i've found myself missing you is the fact that ive found myself loving you...  

i wish we could be friends.  

i love you.

and i miss you.
000000000, Sun, 23 Nov 2008 9:22PM
Alaina, I only knew you three weeks. Three short, seemingly insignificant weeks. And yet, you've defined every major decision of my life. Maybe I just think of an image of you, a childhood memory that I've warped over the years, but still. It's always been you to both send me into depression and pull me out of it. The thought of you, and the little that I truly knew about you, has always been there with me. I wish things had ended differently, but they didn't. I'll never be glad that it happened, but you made me who I am today. If you hadn't affected my life in such a huge way, I would've been a completely different person. That I can promise. Thank you for changing my life, for making me who I am today. I may not always love myself, but now I have the strength to accept that. Thank you for giving me the courage to continue living. Thank you.
Alex, your confused soldier, Thu, 15 May 2008 10:53PM
Still thinking about you, still missing you, still loving you.

i wanted to say more, but now that i think about it, i guess you already know
..., Fri, 25 May 2007 11:51PM
happy birthday, hope you are having a great party up there
luv, Sat, 16 Dec 2006 8:12PM
love you and miss you
., Fri, 1 Dec 2006 3:30AM
Alaina~I pulled out my old photo Album i made for you. i couldn't look at it without crying. We have so many good memories and thats what getting me by each and every day. I wish you were here. I Love you and I miss you so much. Give Cameran a hug and kiss for me.
Kaila, Sun, 5 Nov 2006 5:20PM
It has taken me this long to get the nerve to look up this website. I still can't find the strength to look at your pictures. We miss you terribly.  Know that not a day goes by that we don't think of you.Take care of Jimbo and give him a hug for me. Love Dino
dino, Mon, 8 May 2006 5:18PM
hi alaina , its boston. i miss you. i just wanted to say im still thinking about you.  Its been almost 5 years sence i last saw you and your still in my heart and always will be.  a couple summers ago at camp we were all in the water and we just stoped and we knew you were around us. i just remeber that now. thanks for all the memories, and for the friendship. love always, boston
boston, Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:29PM

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kate from boston, Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:29PM
miss you lots on this special day.
happy b-day, Fri, 16 Dec 2005 2:07PM
Hey love, i just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I know you're going to be shaking the clouds tonight.
Alexiaa, Fri, 16 Dec 2005 4:45AM
miss you so much...
still love you, Sun, 4 Dec 2005 9:02AM
Miss you. Love you.
always in my thoughts, Thu, 1 Dec 2005 3:55PM
Hey Darling. It's been three years today. I can't believe that you're not here. The time has flown by, but there's never a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I look at all those pictures of you, thinking that there are going to be more recent ones put up, and as familiar as these pictures are, your beauty amazes me every time. Alaina, I know you're not here physically with us, but you're here in spirit, and I know that you're watching over us. I remember the sixth grade, our literacy class and homeroom; I remember how we drifted apart as the middle school years passed, but I had deep respect and admiration for you that will never stop growing. I learn from you, even though you're not here, and I thank you for being mine (and everyone else's) personal guardian angel. I saw your little sister, Stephanie the other day at church. I was so happy to see her, and amazed at how she's grown! Anyway, JJ, I miss you and love you always. Talk to you soon...Nicole Foo.
To my Jiggly Jello!, Thu, 1 Dec 2005 3:03PM
Lanier... Thanksgiving break is here... All I can think about it what happened years ago from this vacation time. It's weird, thinking that you have been gone for so long, yet the memories just keep getting more vivid. I had a dream about you last night, and when I woke up and realized it was just a dream, and you really aren't here, all I could do was cry. I am still in shock about the reality of what happened to you. The thought of you also brings me to some funny memories of ours. The Hills are Alive if you Need Them! How mature were we? hahaa, I'll never forget that. And I remember that time that you, Alexia, and I did MTV Music awards. And there was that song that you dressed like a idiot and we were expecting it to be so funny, and all you did was sit and stare!! You were too funny! Alaina, I miss you more and more everyday. I hope you are happy where ever you are. I love you and miss you babe!
Danielle (aka Froggy), Tue, 22 Nov 2005 1:05PM
Hey Alaina this week a friend of mine died on Monday in a car wreck and his funeral was today and when i was there all that i could think about was how he was going to be joining you and how you two can take care of each other. I can't believe that its been this long sense you've passed....I Miss you sooo much. Its so hard losing two of your closet friends but you will always be with us in our hearts. I love you babe. Take care of Cameran for me.
Kaila, Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:06PM
Hey Alaina. Talked to Sara today about you and how long it's been since you've been gone. We're amazed at how much you affected us, and we know that you're resting in peace watching over all of us. We start to forget your laugh, or how your hair felt, or what you smelled like, but Alaina, your spirit is ALWAYS with us. We all miss you more every day and know that we will meet again in the future. Love you always.
Nicole, Sun, 10 Jul 2005 5:25PM
Don't ask me why I am writing in the middle of the summer. Its not your birthday or the anniversary of you leaving, but its just one of those days where you come to my mind.  A couple of days ago I was passing Winward parkway going shopping and right there in the car i started crying. My mom remembered the day you, me, rachel and allison went over to your dads old house to make up our fifth grade talent show dance. And all those hilrearous pictures we took bu the pool, We got manicures  ha and you were the first one who taught me how to shave my legs. You were possibly the friend to me ever. A couple of month ago Nicole  Foo called me in shock that she found a email from you to both of us when we were in sixth grade. I remember looking in the office to you and your dad crying in the counselors office at dickerson from something that had happened. But who would of known two years later I would be sitting in that same office bawling. I cant be mad at you because this is what you wanted, but I can say that I miss you. And when we gather for a pep rally I think about how much fun you would be, and football games that we used to go watch our brothers play. Its the little things in high school that sadly you will never experience. you'll never get to go to a prom or gala, a powder puff game, and its so weird that you dont even know what an i pod is. but I think your spirit is still in all the students that will go to all these events that you cant, and when they are listening to their i pod they have that one song that reminds them of you. You were the most incredible friend to me as well as so many othe great people. I will never forget you, and thanks for all the great memories that you have given me to remember. miss you.
Elizabeth C, Sat, 25 Jun 2005 9:55AM
i have noticed a pattern in all of thease entrys. "alaina was always smiling " "alaina was an amazing person." "i wish i could have gotten to know her better" and it continues. i miss you more and more and i see this site and i just remeber how fun you were. wow, i really just miss you.
i miss you, Sat, 1 Jan 2005 6:38PM
Alaina--two years! wow! i cant believe it! its so different not seeing you at school walking down the halls! i miss u so much..and will never forget you! thanks for everything... ilove u and miss you! RIP alaina!
Sarah Beth, Wed, 1 Dec 2004 7:29PM
To Alaina's family and friends... This loss is terrible! Two years later and still not even a bit forgotten! Alaina was an amazing person! She always had a smile on her face! She was the happiest person I had even known. To think someone who seems so happy can hide so much pain haunts us! Alaina I love you, and to her friends and family, she is always in your heart! She can always hear you and see you if you want her there, so don't forget she is still on the inside of you. You all are in my prayers! Rest in Pease ~djs
miss you, Wed, 1 Dec 2004 6:59PM
To think two years has already passed blows my mind. It seems like just yesterday we were the best of friends. Lanier, no Maggie, no just Alaina! Every memory I have of you is an amazing one. In fifth and sixth grade, my biggest worry was us not being best friends. It never even crossed my mind that I would ever have to live without you. Although we grew apart in seventh and eigth grade, it still haunts me to think that I would walk in the hall and not see your smiling face. I have so many fond memories of you that will never fade. In fact, these memories only become more vivid at every thought. Thank you for teaching me all you did. All though we can't physically be together, I know you are in my heart and watching down on us always. I love and miss you Alaina! Rest in Peace!
Danielle Silver, Wed, 1 Dec 2004 6:41PM
Its been two years today and i still cant believe that your gone. I remeber all the awesome times we had together and how much fun you were. I have and will always will remeber you girl! I love you...
Teresa Asalone, Wed, 1 Dec 2004 12:07PM
Alaina--two years! Man...it's flown by, and not a day passes that I don't wish you were here with us. I know I haven't been on this website in a while, although occassionally I check back on, and though I don't usual say anything, know that you're always in my heart. Your beautiful smile and amazing personality will forever charm us all. I miss you with everything that I am and only wish for you to continue watching over us as you have been for the past couple of years. We miss you, baby, and we love you. Nicole.
Nicole Foo, Tue, 30 Nov 2004 6:10PM
Alaina- wow, it has already been two years.. when i came to this web site I realized that some people will remember december first and it will blow over some peoples heads. I will never forget you and our great times we had together in fifth to about seventh grade. I cant say they were all happy times, but i look back and see that you were the happiest, funniest girl i had as a friend aand I wish you could bring me that on this sad day. You are in a far better place than here on earth. I just wanted to let you know that I miss you, and I will never forget you. Lvoe you,
Elizabeth Chandler
Elizabeth Chandler, Tue, 30 Nov 2004 5:45PM
Damn Laney.. two years already.. actually two years in another day... i still miss you soo much.. i must admit i havnt come to this website in a while.. i cant make up my mind on weather or not its easier to see your beautiful smiling face and remember all the good times.. or if its better to just try no tot think bout it at all and all the good times we could still be having--either way i came to the site today and just sat an stared at your picutres... i always told you how gorgeous you looked in your 13th birthday picture the one where your wearin the purple shirt...its so weird cuz even tho i feel like it was just yesterday that we lost you.. and only a short time since ive seen your face.. the harder i look at your picture the less i feel like i recognize you.. and that scares me--i dont want to forget your smile or the way you wre able to make anyone laugh--i kno in a way i never will.. people like you are unforgettable, i just wish memories didnt fade.. i wish we were able to make more memories every day.. i kno we werent the greatest of friends.. me being best friends with brittany for while threw us for some ups and downs..but haha ill never forget us bein in the halls.. i was mad at brittany so we started hangin out more.. and we linked arms ran down the hall and belted "CHING A RING A RING CHING CHA OH THE HO DOWN MONKEY!!!!" we even made it harmonized and made up a dance and everything.. ahha everyone looked at us like we were crazy!! your name is still on everyones lips.. your face is still in everyones memory.. and your love is still in everyones heart.. and iwll be forever and always.. i love you laney and i miss you soo much.. i hope heavens all its cracked up to be cause you deserve nothing less.. love forever and always..your Schnoozer #2
Schnoozer #2, Mon, 29 Nov 2004 6:11PM
It's almost been two years.. and looking at these pictures take me back to memory lane.. how she would come over and we'd walk and eat at chilis and see JIMI! get our nails done and have her get picked up.. our little sleepovers and such.. all i wonder is what it would be like if she were here.. honestly, ive heard many rumors since day 1 but it's not my place to start  accusing people and thinking reasons.. she's in a much better place now and she now knows that people miss her like crazy.. i love you alaina
Leah Yi, Mon, 29 Nov 2004 4:19PM
I still think about you everyday, I miss everything about you love.
missin' you..., Sun, 28 Nov 2004 4:45PM
Alaina, its November 28th, the sunday after Thanksgiving, almost a year after you left us. I was thinking back to 8th grade. I remember when we would stand in the bathroom before chorus and completly make fun of eachother's butts...So great. I miss you Alaina. We were never very close, but you were definitely one i loved to see everyday because you always had a big smile on your face. You brought nothing but happiness into this world. Although you have passed, and you have had your time here on earth, i know you are looking over all of us from above. And i know i will see you again when it's my time to join you in heaven. Just remember one thing: YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Don't forget it. I love you alaina. R.I.P.
A small but true friend, Sun, 28 Nov 2004 7:04AM
6024 look at that #. You are still loved.
just a person..., Tue, 26 Oct 2004 5:57PM
I read this page every once and awhile. Usually i read the same ones, but everytime they seem so new and sad. Its weird to me to think I am the age you were when this happened to you.It makes me feel so young. You always had this older Essence i guess.Maybe its because I was so young. I always saw you and your friends and i wanted to be like you guys, exspecially you. You guys seemed perfect, and happy always. I always seem to go back to thinking about a month maybe before you passing away. I was coming over to see Lexie, and your parents wernt home. I heard this really weird, depressing music playing really loudly frpm your room.I questioned it, but i never thought it could be anything like it was.I thought maybe you were having a bad day or something. Or sometimes i think about the time your parents wernt home aging. I was trying to go see Alexia again, and you were like holding me back and not letting me inside. We were laughing so hard.But i did end up getting in.haha. Its weird. I miss you do much.Its also odd how randomly you were gone.you basicly disappered or something. Or remeber when you gave me, lexie and Squid makeovers?! That was really fun. Or when i was at your house (Mom's) and you and your pretty friend were tanning.That was when me and Lexie were just becoming BESTfriends! I knew you really loved me. Even if i was some little 5th/6th grader.You and me always had some little connection. It always makes me happy to think about it.No one else really knew what our little connection was, but we did. i cant explain it.and i dont think i ever will be able to.I love you. And i really miss you.I want to talk to you more.Take Care of your family and friends. Again, i love and miss you.
*your other Little Sister*, Thu, 30 Sep 2004 2:55PM
Its been almost 2 years since i last looked/posted here.It brings back all of the same feelings i had before.I wish i could see my role model once more.
Katy H, Tue, 21 Sep 2004 7:49PM
we miss u
everyone, Thu, 1 Jul 2004 1:02PM
i miss you
chase, Sun, 2 May 2004 8:37AM
Happy 15th Birthday Alaina! I wish you were still here so I could say it to your face. XoXo... still miss you... RIP baby
Love Me!, Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:22AM
I cant believe it has been a year since we lost you.  I still remember everything about you like I saw you jsut today.  Your beautiful smile gorgeous eyes and loving personality. You really were a beautiful person inside and out.  I miss you so much baby.  I jsut wish I could see you again and hear your voice.  I wish you could come back.  There are so many wishes I have that I know won't coem true.  The one thing I do know is that you are our angel, watching over us evreday, and I stay strong knowing I will see you in heaven when my day comes.  I hope you remember me.  There are so many questions I have for you.  So many that won't be answered until I see you again.  I wasn't the best of friends with you, I wish we would have had the chance to beocme closer.  I never told you this but I admired you a lot and still do.  I think that we woud hvae been closer if you would have been here longer.  I have taken what happened to you as a lesson, and I have learned so much.  You have taught me such a good lesson, and I thank you so much.  Thank you for all that you did.  I hope you know how loved you are.  I miss you, and so do so many people.  I hope you are doing alright. I love you Alaina.  RIP
To Alaina's family- All my prayers go out to you. Im so sorry, and I jsut want you to know you had a wonderful daughter.  Thank you for allowing me to have the chance to know her.  I hope all of you are doing alright.
I miss you, Mon, 1 Dec 2003 7:23PM
hey Laney remember me?!?!i know i never forgot bout you and i know i never will..its been a year since you passed away and i think about you every night..i framed a picute of us and i put it on my bedstand and every night before bed the last thing i see is your gorrgeous smile and in the morning the first thing i see are your loving eyes...you were soo special to me every time i wud talk to dani id always ask for you and how you were doing and id tell her to tell you i missed you soo much and to never forget me...but now i know u wont. i know ur watching over me from heaven and there is soo much dramam here and people saying they wanna kill themselves it pisses me off so much i tell them never to do it and i think about you and i get teary eyed and they think im crying for them...i let them believe that but they were all for you!you would have soo much in high school there are tons of hot guys !!lol im sure though all the hot guys in heaen are all over you you were soo beautiful inside and out everyone envied you and looked up to you...i wanted to get back in touch soo bad but its too late for that now. i miss you so much i cant even begin to put it in words. i cant believe its beena whole year,, i dunno how weve made it..i was going thru the exactsame ideas you were and stuff,, i nevber knew you were thinking thaat..but i wish we wouldve been there for eachtoher..i found my gleam of hope from something else i will never forget it. Laney i will never forget our moments together..like when we wwerein your room way back in fourth grade when we were the best of friends and we would listen to Offspring and we would know all the lyircs to all the songs and then we would swim in your pool and remember we even went to te same elemenary skool..ester jackson then we both went to mount bethel?omg that weas so crazy!we were meant to know eachother..God gave you to me so I could grow and become stronger..and he got what he wanted....uve made everyone so much stronger and i cant begin to say how much you are still loved. i wil never forget you..or spending the nite in ur basement at ur dad's and playing bloody mary lol ill never forget the good tiems with you babe!
xoxoxo rest in peace babe!!!im praying for you and your family tonight
kitty, Mon, 1 Dec 2003 6:29PM
Alaina, it has been a year since you have passed on.. but your spirit and smile is still with us. We have gone to Highschool now having the hardest but funnest years of our lives here and we wish you could have had them with us. It is hard everyday thinking about you. Seeing your prety smile when i sleep, eat, walk,study everything. I cant believe that god can take such beauty from us. I hope that you will always be and angel in heaven just like you were here! I cant believe your gone though it has been a year. I will always remeber you for everything you did. Your life will never be forgotten becuase a peice of you is in every single one of us. I remeber the times we spent to gether having fun laughing and just being ourselves and i miss those times.!
I hope to see you some day soon. But for now i remeber you for who you are and how much of a caring person u were..
You are my one true angel.. KEEP US SAFE and tell us when trouble is coming.

To the family of alaina
I pray for you everynight and hope the trouble and grief is gone for now you have given up your beautiful daughter..what more can god do!
Someone Caring, Mon, 1 Dec 2003 3:46PM
it's been a whole year today since you've been gone and i can't tell you how many times i've thought about you everyday. now our class is in highschool, soon to be finishing our first semester. it doesn't feel right without you. i miss you so much. we all do. today, a lot of us wore yellow ribbons in honor of you, including myself. it was the most touching thing i'd ever seen. you're not forgotten, love. you never will be. i miss your beautiful smile and your laugh that could make anyone's day. but it helps to think that i'll see you again someday. you were such a beautiful person and i'm sure that the only way you've changed is that now you're an even more beautiful angel. i think about you all the time. i love and miss you very much. keep us safe.
"Little Angel close your pretty eyes.
Go to sleep and rest in peace."
a loving friend., Mon, 1 Dec 2003 2:21PM
Alaina its coming up on a year since you have been gone. I never you how much you meant to me until there was no more you. You were one of the people i looked up to and to this day in a way you still are. Many things have happend since you have been gone and everytime they do i think of you and what you would have said to me... I still think about you everyday and have tons of pictures of you up in my room to remind me of what a beautiful person you were! i miss you and hope your doing alright
Love you more everyday, Sun, 23 Nov 2003 6:33PM
thank you guys i will always watch you guys thank you
Alaina, Wed, 12 Nov 2003 5:42PM
Alaina... It has been eleven months since everything happened and I still think about you everyday. I miss you so much. Nothing is the same. I remember you once told me that highschool was going to be the best years of our lives, and your right I have had so much fun, but things would be even better with you here. I wish you were here to give me advise and just have a good time with me. Nothing will ever be the same. I went back 2 Dickerson the other day, and saw Ms. Lamm. That day I thought about you a lot, and how much fun we used to have in that class. So many people cared about you and still think about you every day. I just wish I could see you. I miss you more each and every day. You taught me a lot, and even though your gone you are still teaching me somehting new eveyerday.  You have taught me that you should be nice to everyone and live each day as if it were your last just like you always did. I will never forget you Alaina. I have been thinking about you a lot lately and I really miss you and hope your okay. I love you Alaina. I miss you so much.
someone who was thinking about you, Sat, 8 Nov 2003 4:58PM
11 months have pased and i still cant think about anything but u. i miss you more and more everyday and i love u so much. but guess what dude!! i did it!! hah you always told me i would ahhh and i did! i just wish u had been there that night to see me. it was so much fun and i wish ud been there to share it all with me. yeh i told u how me and tripp got back together, he means so much to me but i cnat ahve a relationship with him cuz i dont trust him after what happen this summer ya know. but like u always told me, everything will work out. so it'll be alright. yeh ive jsut been thinking about u alto lately and hope u doin alrgiht. and all the hot guys up there hahha i know you too well cuz i know girl that ur heaven is full of tehm! hahah k well i gotta go but ill talk to u later i love u so much!!
magic.., Thu, 6 Nov 2003 3:36PM
I never knew Alaina but she seemed like SUCH an amazing person! My friend knew her and I only wish I could've met her- she was clearly gorgeous and loved by many. I still don't understand what would cause such an amazing girl to kill herself- How? Why? It just doesn't make sence. We had an assembly at school- the guy said that everyone has a mask- Alaina had one, too. I look at this site at least once a week and im amazed- she was so preety and everyone loved her. People are SO mean in this world- get over yourself whoever caused Alaina to do this. I mean it really sucks how people have to die to show how rude and awful it is to be mean. You guys wasted a BEAUTIFUL LIFE! To Alaina: I wish I had known you and I consider you as a friend because I pray for you- I cried for you- and I talk to you about my problems. RIP! I hope your looking down on all of us and smiling like you always did. I love you!!
A Girl, Fri, 31 Oct 2003 6:58PM
Sophie, Fri, 31 Oct 2003 6:52PM
I am sorry to say that i never had the pleasure of knowing Alaina or any of her family, but i did know her through her sisters friend and as i sit here reading these guest book entries i can feel the hurt of her friends and family.  I can tell that she was a truly special person and i can only hope that others thing as highly of me.  I know that one of Alaina's sister's friends loved Alaina so much and because of this, i too love her and i know that she was loved by so many.
someone you never knew cared about you, Thu, 21 Aug 2003 9:22AM
Alaina... i cannot tell u enough how much we all miss you! There is not one day of my life where i don't think about you... you're beautiful smile and ur loving personality... I just wish you knew what you were doing! Recently my aunt attempted to commit suicide and failed and now she realized how big of a mistake she made! I wish you would have known how much people care about you alaina! You had a major impact on everyone's life and the only thing i can ask is why would such a wonderful girl end up in that position? Whenever I think of you the first thing i remember is your amazing smile... in chorus you were always laughing and having fun... you also made everyone else in the class smile along! We miss you so much alaina and i cry for you often! I pray that you are watching down on all of us right now and that we'll some day join you again! I love you so much Alaina and i wish with all my heart that you could come back to us! XOXO *RIP ALAINA*
thinking of you..., Mon, 4 Aug 2003 12:12AM
*the love lingers on, the hurt people are still hurt, the amazing smile still lays in our minds and souls, the laugh and joy will always be in our hearts, every day that comes and goes, you are thought about , not just by me, by everyone, you are loved, you are missed, you are still a part of everybodys life, it still hasnt sunk in, that you are really gone, the name brings tears to my eyes. as i sit here, writing this, crying my eyes out, i remember what  Alaina was like, a fun loving person, a truly beautiful girl, who would grow up to be a truly beautiful woman, even if that chance is no longer able, you will always be amazing, wonderful, a part of everybodys world, in your own way, you are remembered differently by every person,  but yet, remembered in the same happy way. i remember Alaina, many ways, at the back of the bus, smiling and laughing, at the bus stop, talking on with her sweet voice, walking down the halls of dickerson, crowded by people, who all just wanted to be like her. Alaina, you were and still are a wonderful girl, and you will never be forgotten. In Loving Memory of Alaina Mary Arani.
hurt person, Sat, 2 Aug 2003 7:01AM
i dream about you Alaina, they depress me, and i realize once again, how hurt everyone was. i cant stop myself from crying, whenever i think about you, everything is so different without you, for example, the bus wasnt nearly as cool without you, and when i walked up to yalls bus stop, you wouldnt be there to talk to you. i wish you could just come back Alaina, we all love you and miss you so much.  I love you and miss you also! you will always be in my heart Alaina, ALWAYS
rachel from the neighborhood, Sat, 2 Aug 2003 6:49AM
i think about you every day and everyday i start to cry and i cant hold the tears back its hard going on without you being around every day and noting will ever be the same without you or better at all i miss you and i wish you could come back for just a second I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
jenny, Sat, 26 Jul 2003 9:30PM
alaina... i miss u soo much girl. i wishi u could come back. n i told leah this last nite. u no i no ucant come back, but i'm just gonna that much happier to see u in heaven. i'm waitin girl. i'm goin to camp w/ laura bean this summer. she's gonna miss u too. i was talkin to alexia and was saying that i wishes she could go to camp w/ me. yeah i wish u were too. i have soo many wishes, but i know most aren't going to come true. thanks for being a blessing in my life. i love u girl. <3, chelsea
camper, Fri, 6 Jun 2003 8:24AM
It has been almost six months, the longest, hard six months of my life. Every day I pray for you. The Eighth Grade dance was a couple of weeks ago, and unlike the other ones, it was actually pretty fun. I started to cry when our song came on, and all I could think about is how much fun you would have had and how you would have been dancing and enjoying yourself. And when we finally finished this horrible school year, all I could think about was you. I wish I could just let it go, but it is always there and it will never just be over. I love you so much. I am sorry for all the pain you suffere. You were such a beautiful, smart girl and I miss having someone to talk to when I am sad.I loved you for who you were. Did you know that 3494 people have visited a website created for you. Tour legacy will live on forever and it will never be forgotten. I know that you are looking down from heaven on me, but its not easy trying to live life without your beautiful smile every day. I will never forget all of the wonderful times we spent talking, laughing, and crying. You were the most happiest person I have ever met, and I am still trying to grasp the fact that you are gone. You hid your tears behind your smile, but now it is all over. You can't feel the pain anymore, but it is bleeding through our hearts. There was a hole in your heart that could not be mended and now it is a part of mine. I just wish you could be here for me when I cry and tell me that everything is going to be okay. You are a sweet angel now, and I know you hear me when I speak to you. Although you cant answer me I know that you are there. I just wish you could have a second chance, but it is too late for you now. Rest In Peace Alaina your spirit lives on through my soul. I Love You
I miss u Alaina, Fri, 30 May 2003 2:19PM
I never knew u alaina but I saw u...felt u. u walked down thehalls and smiled..always smiling...i never talked to u yet for some reason u wer soeone i alwyas waved to. u waved back as if we were friends yet we had never spoken. we never talked no we didnt but i do and will alwyas know u..the smiling girl who took her life and most people would give their life for her. RIP
someone who never knew her but felt as though she did, Wed, 30 Apr 2003 3:34PM
alaina... it hasent been long since you've gone... but time feels like its just gettin dragged and it seems like i just dont wanna pick myself up and move on... you know?? i have so much crap going on with me and i wanna talk to you about it.. i want you to rub my back saying "leah, you can make it through, you can..." i want you to just come back and just tell me that everything's going to be alright.. but i can't.. i dont know how ive been so strong for the past 5 months but alaina, i need you so much.. when i speak to you do u hear me?? do you listen to my words?? do you still care about me?? do you watch over me?? i have so many questions.. i have so many complaints to complain to you about.. but it's okay.. i can still talk to you within spirit and i know that you're listening.. i know that you aren't going to walk away and leave me behind.. i may not have a response back, but i know you're still listening.. that's what a true friend does.. a true friend listens.. and that's what you were and still are.. i miss you so much alaina and i love you so much... ur smile still shines within my mind, your laughter still remains in my hearing, your intelligence still remains on earth, your love still remains within my heart.. i love you and i hope you still listen to my words..
do you still listen to my words?, Tue, 29 Apr 2003 5:26PM
Alaina... i really miss u. It's really weird. I was fine for a while there, but the past few days i just wish you came back. It's absolutely insane,  I am STILL waiting for you. i wish you never did this. i know we were not best friends... but i was actually thinking like a couple weeks before that i wanted to become friends with you. and you know we started talking and everything and i just remember looking at you and laughing. and then also you cracking up saying micheal abbott was the funniest kid alive. u n him would laugh during all the announcments! haha! and you can't forget the gum every mornin! i know i will see you once i die and go to heaven, i just wish you came back and were still alive. it's so weird... it has been 5 months since u went away... god bless u. RIP sweety! to the arani and foster families: god be with you. the one thing you must remember is that you were blessed to have her in your life for the first place. she was a wonderful girl that had so much more potential than anybody else i knew! May god be with you... she will always be your guardian angel. XOXO i luv you alaina.
still sad, Thu, 24 Apr 2003 6:50PM
I didn't really know alaina that well but alexia is one of my good friends. from what i heard from alexia and many others was that she was great, she was always there for alexia. I just wanted to say that i am always here for u alexia!! i may not have always been the best friend to you but i want you to know that i love ya and im always here for you! you and your family can be sure of one thing, that Alaina will live forever not only in your minds and hearts but in everyone who Alaina has ever met. The first time i met Alaina when i was at Alexia's house i dont know what it was but i knew i would never forget her. Now that its been almost 5 months i hope Alexia and her family are getting through their tough time. I bet that Alexia's family and everyone else who knows Alexia will agree that a part of Alaina is still with us, in Alexia! So thats all i wanted to say. I love you Alexia. I will always be there, and so will Alaina. I love you!
aka Jamebob (lol Lexie I love ya!)
Jamie Roy, Mon, 14 Apr 2003 5:32PM
Alaina, I really didn't know u, but i am really sorry for wat happened and EVERYBODY misses u here....I feel very sorry for what happened and everyone wishes u were here to stay with us...It's hard to lose one of many friends,but that friend who leaves u takes a piece of everyone and that pice of u is lonely, but NEVER EVER FORGOTTEn...I am SORRY that i never got to know u but it feels more like i know u now from before : (  ... RestInPeace ...I didn't know u well, but i won't forget this...
We all luv and MISS u Badly
uNknown Friend
Some1 sorry, Fri, 11 Apr 2003 5:08PM
Alaina, thanks for listening when I talked to you during church today. It really made me feel alot better. XOXO i love you girl! RIP
Thank you, Wed, 5 Mar 2003 12:24PM
im sorry if i ever did anything to hurt you..ill always remember you and so will everyone else..why would u do such a thing??  you should of seen the halls the day everyone found out.  you would know how many people loved you.
sorry, Mon, 3 Mar 2003 6:52PM
hey laney... i miss you. cant help but to think bout u ALL the time. i remember the last time i talked to you n our exact conversation... that saturday night.. u helped me out of many problems that night... no1 knew ... NO1!!! i never realized tat u were goin thro the same shit as me i could have helped u jus like u saved my life... if u would still be here today i dont think i would. u made me realize that life is worth living. but all i can do is think bout the bad things... i actually think it helps me live longer... knowing that i can survive thro problems. anyways! remember that wed?! where we went to waffle house... that was one great time... i jus gotta remember never make fun of short buses or retarded people laney shame on u! lol everytime i go there now i play that song that kristen played... raisins in my toast.. n think of cheese in my brians!!! ahahaha ur one hilarious chick!!! im gunna miss you soo much. today its the 2 of march... its been lke what 4 months since u been gone? n i still think u may come back... im so childish tho thinkin u will i kno ur lovin where u are right now ur prly havin a great time!!! remember our pig pens ?!?!? agh!!! i still have mine.. sumwhere..!! haha n our neopets shirts n charm bracelets... red has the shirt now.. everyone misses you, everythings been hard with u not around u really were my glue that held all those tiny pieces together for me!! n all those secrets that u told me... guess what!! i still havent told ANYONE!!!! n i never will ur jus one person i can jus keep my secrets with ... i trusted u sooo much! haha i jus read kristens entry that she put in ehre!!! remember KILLING ME SOFLTLY???!!! agh i jus remembered!! when we were in the convertable all singing at the top of our lungs (off tune i might add) haha anyways i also looked at ur profile the other day looked at the top 5 reasons y u were cool damn i almost pissed my pants u hilariously funny chick!! i came in early on fri... ive tried not to recently... i went into the bathroom n ate chik fil a jus like u did every mornin... everything that happened in that morning flashed before me... like that day when i got in that HUGE ASS fight with amanda n it was rainin n her letter was soo funny i pressed it up against my face... n i got lead everywhere?!?!? ugh! n i had not makeup either!! so ofcourse u put my make up on for me since im so uncoordinated! hah n that one time u had that humungo zit on ur chin n u jus had to pop it hahaha n then it started bleedin... ahh good times... but theres been some bad times here too... everyone misses you sooo much!!! even brittany!! she loved u soo much!!! ugh its horrible here so much shit is goin on... but still it upsets me... that after you people STILL are mean to eachother havent anyone learned a lesson that u shouldnt be mean?! i have, i been much nicer...n i dont hate anyone anymore... i used to be so mean i kno u hated how i was mean to people... omg! i almost forgot... tommy bettin doesnt go to our school anymore... remember when u used to make fun of my shirt cuz it looked like nsync n how bettin looked like sum1 from Nsync?! ahhh o ya.. im not goin to be goin to dickerson anymore either is red... he got into sum seirous shit.. hes goin to east cobb. but i have to say one thing before i go!!! "tell me that we belong together dress it up with the trappings of love, ill be capitivated ill hang from your lips, instead of the gallows that hang from above.. and rain falls angry from the tin roof, as we lie awake in my bed.. ill be ur cryin shoulder ill be love your suicide ill be better when im older ... ill be the greatest fan of ur life" -- ILL BE!! o ya brit hopkins is doin good now..she moved into gregorys room!!! n we painted it pink! i kno u miss us theres no doubt bout that! but more poeple than imagined miss yoU! also.. leah told me yesterday that u broke into her house once with klaw n melanie!! where was i when this party went down?! sorry we never got to smoke it up together... loved ur bowl that u brought to school! i felt so honored that i was the ONLY girl who knew u had it! i wish i got those emails u tried to send me... err i never got them!!!lol MWAH!!!! xoxo RIP laney! PS i live on for you
some1 special, Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:52AM

i just thought this would be something nice to let you know.  i admire you so much. you have been so strong during these past months. i dont know if i could have done it.  your sister was my role model, but now when i see you, i relize you have become mine even though you are only in 6th grade.  you are probably the coolest 6th grader i know and seriously would like to know you better. stay the strong and lovin girl that you are! xoxo
an admirer, Sat, 1 Mar 2003 11:40AM
If you didn't know her i am sorry. To give you a brief summary of her she was the sweetest most caring person. She could be mean at times but you had to look past that and find her if you sat down for 10 seconds with her you would probably think ya she has a life why do ya'll care so much? but if you get to know her and understand listen to that amazing person you would wan to be with her all the time trust me... i know. I wish everyone could of met this beautiful and amazing woman but her life ended a while ago and some people would say so it's not possible. but if you listen, look, and talk to her freinds and family you will feel like you almost knew her. You won'y have a physical relationship with her but i will tell you this she had the strongest presence listen carefully and you'll feel her.
lil sis, Thu, 20 Feb 2003 1:26PM
alaina, its amazing how everythings changed w.o u,every1s moved on in a way,but no ones the same,theres always a sadnes n the air,no1 nos how 2 deal w. ther problems nemore,its almost like u wer the only thing that kept every1 hangin on cuz every1 looked up 2 u ya no?I dont want 2 get u upset, but every1s here still so crazy even tho its been almost 3 months,but I gues this is 1 of those things time cant heal,n I no u wul want us all 2 move on but its really hard.Ppl have been doin sum really crazy stuff,n alot of ppl still cry @ times for no reason.God alaina cant u just cum bak n make everything normal again?Cant u b that 1 person that made every1 smile n happy?I guess im jus bein selfish tho cuz I no ur n such a beter place,n I guess im jealous..I cant wait till I get 2 c u again,so much has hapened n these last 3 months,n so much more is goin 2 happen!I went 2 Waffle House the other day n played Raisins n my toast!I even sat n our booth,n then I came home n jamed out 2 Killin me Softly!Haha u looked so cute n the back of our car w. ur hair blowin every which way singin @ the top of ur lungs..haha I always envied ur hair!ven when u had ur bowl cut!sorry I no I promised I wouldnt bring that up again!Alaina I miss u,I miss how u effected the ppl u wer round,I miss how u made me feel haha I miss shnoozing round 4 guys the most tho!lol! I wonder if u knew all the ppl that loved u,youd b realy surprised bout sum of the ppl that showed up @ ur funeral!U brought us all alot closer but theres a distance n us now that wasent ther b4, I guess wer just scared 2 get 2 close 2 ones we luv,2 luv them 2 much!I no if u wer here right now ud b laughin bout my sappy comments!But my mom told me that when u bcum n angle ur not mean or judgin ur just a big ball of luv n happiness,so I dont no how much different youd b,ur n my dreams alot lately I had a dream last night bout the night u helped me get up enuff courage 2 go stand w. my bf!Lol!I hope ur watchin over me,I no u hav alot of ppl 2 look over n alot 2 do up ther n heaven.Thanku 4 listenin 2 me Laney,its almost like im just writin u n email n ull write me bak soon w. sum GREAT advice!But I no u wont.I have 2 go now,but thanku again 4 helpin me jus llike u always did It took me a while,but I realized that I can talk 2 w.e I want 2, but u jus wont answer me bak,that part hurts but it helps 2 no that mayb u can really here me,I pray 4 u @ night n 4 ur family n I hope ur up ther partyin w. all the hot guy angles!!haha!!Save sum 4 me aight n well go shnoozing!I luv u laney always have always will!
Can You Hear Me?, Sun, 16 Feb 2003 3:08PM
You full of life, always smiling and carefree, life loved you being a part of it, and I loved you being a part of me.  You could make anyone laugh if they were having a bad day, no matter how sad they were, you could take the hurt away.  Nothing could ever stop you, or even make you fall, you were ready to take on the world, ready to do it all, but God decided he needed you.  So from this world you left, but you took a piece of all of us.  Our hearts are what you kept.  Your seed is now empty, and it's hard not to see your face, but please always know this, no one will take your place.  You left without a warning, not even saying goodbye.  And I can't seem to stop, asking the question why.  Nothing will ever be the same.  The halls are empty without your laughter, but I know you're up in heaven, watching over us, and looking after.  Your smile could brighten anyone's day, no matter what they were going through, and I know every day for the rest of my life, I will be missing you.  I love you alot.  R. I. P.
Brooke Hudgins, Thu, 13 Feb 2003 4:48PM
bh, Wed, 12 Feb 2003 4:25PM
Alaina girl i love you and I will always miss you. You made me laugh when i was sad and we always enjoyed great times. Watch over me as i move through life and i will never forget you. I love you.
chase, Thu, 6 Feb 2003 2:28PM
to any1 that loves alaina!, Thu, 30 Jan 2003 6:51PM
It's kinda hard with you not around
Know you in heaven smilin down
Watchin us while we pray for you
Every day we pray for you
Til the day we meet again
In my heart is where I'll keep you friend Memories give me the strength I need to proceed
Strength I need to believe
My thoughts  I just can't define
Wish I could turn back the hands of time Us in the 6, shop for new clothes and kicks You and me taking flicks
Makin hits, stages they receive you on I still can't believe you're gone
Give anything to hear half your breath I know you still living you're life, after death

On that morning
When this life is over
I know
I'll see your face

Every step I take, every move I make
Every single day, every time I pray
I'll be missing you
Thinkin of the day, when you went away
What a life to take, what a bond to break
I'll be missing you

Alaina's family:I am still praying for you.  I really believe these words when it comes to alaina, i hope you do too.  

From the song: "I'll be missin you" by: P. Diddy (Puff Daddy) featuring Faith Evans
A friend, Sun, 12 Jan 2003 6:30PM
the phone slips from a loose grip the words were missed then some apology i didnt want to tell you this no its just some guy shes been hanging out with  i dont know the past couple weeks i guess well thank you and hang up the phone let the funeral start hear the casket close lets pin split black ribbon to your overcoat well laughter pour from under doors in this house i dont understand that sound no more it seems artificial like a TV set well haligh haligh haligh haliah the weight it must be satisfied you offer only one reply you know not what you do but you tear and you tear your hair from roots from that same head you have twice removied now a lock of hair you said would prove our love will never die well ha ha ha i remember everything the words we spoke on freezing south street and all those mornings watching you get ready for school you comped your hair inside that mirror the one you painted blue wiht glued jewelry tears something about those bright colors would always make you feel better but now we speak with ruined tongues and the words we say arent meant for anyone its just mumbles sentence to a passing acquaintance but there was once you you said you hate my suffering and you understood and youd take care of me youd always be there well where are you now? haligh haligh haligh haligh the plans were never finialized but left to  hang like yarn and twine dangling before my eyes as you tear and you tear your hair from roots from that same head you have twice removed now a lock of hair you said would prove our love would never die and i sing and sing of awful things the pleasure that my sadness brings as my fingers press onto the strings in yet another clumsy chord haligh haligh an awful lie this weight it must be satisfied im gonna give you only one reply i know not who i am but i talk in the mirror to the stranger that appears out conversations are circles always one sided nothing is clear except we keep coming back  to this meaning that i lack he says the choices were given now you must live them or just not live but do you want that

Bright eyes haligh halish a lie
In memory of Alaina
Bright eyes, Thu, 9 Jan 2003 5:48PM
Christmas wasn't the same this year.  We miss you so much and will always love you Alaina.
Miss you, Wed, 25 Dec 2002 4:45PM
Alaina has been on the same soccer team for 2 or 3 years.  She was always the one cracking all the jokes and making everyone smile.  everyone on the team loved her and cared for her.  her nick name was sunshine and it realy fit her. everyone on our team would have done anything to prevent this from happening.  I love you and i miss u sooo much.  I know you are in a much better place now.  You are always going to be in my heart and God bless you.
Sarah, Tue, 24 Dec 2002 12:27PM
I love you Alaina! Rest in peace sweetie! May God bless you and your family forever!
Christy R, Mon, 23 Dec 2002 6:14PM
I once was Alaina's best friend(4th and 5th grade) then we driftedapart but i always knew that she would be there for me if i needed her. i will never forge her. Alaina i love you and miss you baby!
Once was, Mon, 23 Dec 2002 12:13PM
I never knew alaina like everyone else did, I saw her a few times at footballs games or the movies, I remember looking over and seeing her smile, It was incredible, so pretty and happy. She was truly Beautiful.
I didnt even know her but it hurts that i wont be able to see her smile again or even get to know her. I know all her friends and family are in alot of pain right now, I cant even imagine, but shes there with yall, watching you Im very sorry that i didnt know her but i wish i did. RIP alaina
Catey, Mon, 23 Dec 2002 11:42AM
My First Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below with tiny light,
like Heavens, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas Choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy the voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear,
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessings or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

** This poem was written by a 13 year old Ben to his mother before he died of a brain tumor.  He died in 1997, and that year his spent his first Christmas with Jesus.

2 Timothy 13
I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. How unceasing is my memory of you in my petitions, night and day
Her Spirit, Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:16AM
alaina was incredible she was so strong and caring for other people.  i will love her forever.  these are hard times for all of us and we all have to remember that we have friends to depend on.  I remember how when we were having lunch I would be sad because i knew i was going to get yelled at and then Alaina would do domething totally random and it would make me smile.  She was special.  Happy Birthday.  I love you.
Brandon Quinn, Sun, 22 Dec 2002 8:13PM
Why were u so beautiful why were you so strong why wereyou so very smart but in the end so very wrong What you do to make every one love you?What you do to make them care? What you do to make you so unique?But in the end learn not to careWho was it that made fun of you?Who was it that called you names? Who was it that might have said sorry?But in the end made your self to blame Where were you when you made up your mind?Where were you when you decided it had t
Kristen C., Sun, 22 Dec 2002 4:52PM
Alaina, all my prayers are to you and your family. I never had the chance to meet you, and i totally regret it, everyone I hear says YOU WERE THE GREATEST FREIEND, I wish I could have shared the love with you....I know you had so much going for you and I wish you were here to live your life and find out how it turned out...I promise no one could have guessed you wouldn't be there the next day to smile your beautiful smile, DAMN you were so gorgeous! I couldn't imagine you dissappering on everyone and I wish it was just an act and you would be back tomrrow or right now, As I finished the last page of your pictures and the screen turns white, I think thats how fast you were her and gone and your here but I cant see you or touch you or hug you ever! and I miss you dearly! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL! rest in peace
CV a friend you never knew cared, Sat, 21 Dec 2002 4:47PM
alaina was so much to me....
     ** My Angel **
she was the shoulder that i leaned on.
when i needed to cry
wen i wanted to give up
she encouraged me to try,
she was all my hope
all she showed was love
now shes my light from above
shs my angel
my guiding ligh
and when was down she would hold me tight
i know that shes gone
but her spirit lives n
and i know that she'll always be
*my angel* i love her todeaths he was awesome!!!

*in loving memory of alaina*
i dreamed last night of heaven
as i followed u there
i felt your presene
heard your heart
i almost touched your hair,
i remember crying
just ecause i missed you so
though i was right behing you
i didnt want you to go
i begged for a rminder
tohelp mesee your fwce
a thing to hold and touch
but it left an empty place,
i looked for you in everything
o asked for you by name
iknow that you were with me there
ill never be the same
i dreame last night of heaven
i ache for one more glimpse
of the one i love
i felt, while near you, the beautiful heart i missed!

alaina was everythign to alot of people she was one in a millon and i know ALOT of people will miss her...everytime i hear her name  or i see a picture i start to cry bc it makes me sad thinkin she was there yesterday and now shes not happy  birthday alaina...12/16/88-12/01/02 she never be forgotten...:'(

*life goes on and its only gonna make me stronger i love u alaina*
erica n julie, Sat, 21 Dec 2002 12:48PM
alainau were and will always be such a beautiful person.  u always lit up the room when u walked in. u helped me get out of killing myself in 6th grade.  u were the sweetest person ever.  without u i wouldnt be here.  i miss seeing ur face everyday and i now know that u r an angel up in heaven and god is lucky to have u.  i will always miss u.  luv u! me
a lucky person, Fri, 20 Dec 2002 8:29PM
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
-Marcus Aurelius
Alaina-  You will never know it but I really looked up to you.  You had all the friends you could ever dream of,  You went really smart, and most of all you were truely a good person.  You had so much to live for, and I am sure if you could do it again you would have never chosen this way out.  I really wish you were here to tell me some jokes on the bus but it will never happen ever again.  My prayers are with you and your family through this devastating time in their lives.  I will always be thinking of you.
Ansley Mendenhall, Fri, 20 Dec 2002 2:25PM
I never knew alaina but many of my friends knew her and it sounds to me like she was a great peson, and is know in heaven with no fear or no pain, which she deserves, alaina, everyone loves you and i keep you and family and friends in my prayers always! i love you!
Katie, Fri, 20 Dec 2002 2:05PM
Mary & Family:
I am so very sorry to hear about Alania.  I her all about her on what a great kids she was.  Debbie loved her so much.  Our prays are with you and your Family!  God Bless you All!!

Debbie's Sister
Donna Hagaman, Fri, 20 Dec 2002 9:47AM
i never knew Alaina,but i can only imagine what you might have gone through,the stories i have heard about her and all the people who care,i lost a friend to this before and i know y'all must be grieving,but she is in a better place and i now she is very happy,i can tell that she was truly loved,may y'alls family be blessed and know that you're truly blessed with having such an amazing daughter,it tears my heart up when i hear of stories like this,but i promise some day you will understand,everything happens for a reason and i know that sounds so cliche but i can tell she was an amazing person who has touched many peoples lives and i can tell by that smile that she was a beautiful person, i wish y'all all the love in the world and know that i am praying for y'all God Bless
anonymous, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 9:13PM
just like sarah i never knew you but when i found out it still hurt me like it would if we were friends.... i know god is with you now and thats a comfort to us all but we will all miss you forever alaina god bless
alexa, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 7:20PM
I never knew you, but have heard of your story.  Time and time again, unfortunate events like yours occur, leaving families and communities in tears and shock. May we learn from this and may God be with her family and friends at this time.
Sarah, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 6:37PM
Alaina, i didnt know u at all, we talked maybe once last year and online here and there. I always heard how great u were and when im just sittin around alone, all i can think about is how sad it is and how awful it is that u r gone. we all know that u r safe and in no pain and all ur worries gone, but ur friends and family still miss u and even tho i didnt meet u... now i wish i did but i never thought that i was running out of time. im sry alaina arani, but we love u and all my prayers to u!!!! godbless ur friends and family!
Valerie, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 5:47PM
alaina i cant help it but whenever i just think about u, see a picture of u, or someone does something to remind me of u- i get tears in my eyes. I dont understand this! i swear you were the happiest person in the world! the last person i would think to do this... and u did it with no warning.. no one had a single clue. i hope your happy and i know ur life is better where you are but our lives have been changed and will never be the same ever again. you were so unique. u can never ever be replaced. we will never see you physically agin but we will see u in our hearts. a part of u is in everysingle one of us so thank you for that! i will miss you forver! and i will never forget .. you have changed the lives of everyone !!! everywhere!!! so this is to the funniest, prettiest, nicest, sweetest, smartest and coolest person i ever knew! alaina! RIP!!! LOVE YOU FOREVER!
Jaime Devin Kroll, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 4:54PM
alaina was really special to everyone even tho we werent great friend, nothing is the same anymore, everyone loved her soo much, our prayers are with alaina and her whole family!! RIP baby!
Allison & Jaime, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 4:43PM
alainayea we werent the best of friends but now that ur gone it will effect me forever and ever! i will never forget u and i love forever! i miss u!
Jaime Kroll, Thu, 19 Dec 2002 4:34PM
you meant so much to all of us
you were special and that's no lie
you brightned up the darkest day
and the cloudiest sky

your smile alone warmed our hearts
your laugh was like music to hear
I would give anything
to have u well and near

not a second passes
when you're not on our minds
your love we will never foget
the hurt will ease in time

many tears i have seen and cried
they've all poured out like rain
i know that you are happy now
and no longer in any pain
anonymous, Wed, 18 Dec 2002 5:43PM
Alaina will ALWAYS be in our thoughts in prayers! Alaina, you will never be forgotten and always remembered.  Lexia- we love you so much and will always be there for you!  Alaina is gone, but her spirit and smile is still with us.  We pray for you Araini's!  We love you soooooooooooo much! Alaina you will always be in our hearts!  Happy birthday to the sweetest person on Earth!
Ally, Ilyssa,Kate,Kelly, Tue, 17 Dec 2002 5:36PM
hey baby, we wil never forget you! we love you always happy b-day!!!haha i remeber what u got me my last birthday wow good times i miss u sweet heart
Lindsey D., Mon, 16 Dec 2002 8:04PM
Happy Birthday baby!! we miss you so much at church!! we love you!!!
Taylor, Mon, 16 Dec 2002 5:55PM
Happy Birthday Alaina!  I hope you are safe up in heaven!  I love you as well as everyone else does, you will always be missed!
Callie C., Mon, 16 Dec 2002 5:37PM
CHRISTIE H, Mon, 16 Dec 2002 5:25PM
Happy Birthday Alaina!!! I LOVE YOU
teresa, Mon, 16 Dec 2002 4:11PM
being alania's counselor at camp four winds she was always the one to put a smile on my face.  she always made me laugh, and was there time and again for the others in the cabin.
ana aponovich, Mon, 16 Dec 2002 2:02PM
I sit here drowning in misery,
I say why, i ask why
I get no answer, no reply
And I'm still asking why, oh why?
How could this lively person die?
Why oh why...
How could she leave us here to cry?
And why oh why?
Why wont my questions get some answers?
Why oh why,
why oh why?
12/16/02 (alaina's birthday)
Lexie, Mon, 16 Dec 2002 11:29AM
I will never forget you. Everytime I look at Pookie I will try to smile instead of feel forever sad. Always, Susan
Susan B., Mon, 16 Dec 2002 5:28AM
Dear Ardy and Family,

Wanted to simply say that we are thinking of you daily and that there are many from a few years back that pass along loving thoughts to you.  Michael McNally, Tom Dretler, James Outland, Joe Belcher amongst them.  Stay strong for one another and know that many are with you.  Ardy you passed on much care that you may never have realized but I appreciate it frequently and have lived it accordingly. Peace be with you.
Dan West, Sun, 15 Dec 2002 10:45AM
my birthday was on the 12 of december and out of all of britts friends alaina was the only one I wanted to be their when I blew out those candles. I miss her so much. I just keep seeing her face in my mind , she was at my house or my sis was at hers and I just cant bleve shses gone. she will never sleep over again i will never see her face again. But at least I have memories and all I can do is hold on tight to every single memorie that I have of alaina arani.
friend of a friend, Sun, 15 Dec 2002 9:21AM
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alania   000was my 000 light in the dark, my warth in  000the cold, 000 and I will never forget her. I love000 000you alaina!
, Sun, 15 Dec 2002 9:16AM
every night i look up at the stars and try to see which one is Alaina.
anonymous, Sat, 14 Dec 2002 7:46PM
arrnavaz, Sat, 14 Dec 2002 4:04AM
Out of everything I have heard about Alaina, it has all been consumed as positive.  She was obviously a very intellegent girl, who had both mental and physical capabilities, that arose above others.  In a way this is a small piece of the puzzle of life, that shows us; how we have to be strong.  Life is an obstacle course, and when you break a limb on the jungle gym, you have to keep on swingin'.  Be with people who are there for you, obviously like Alaina, and make sure they won't run from you.  To get respect from people, its out of character and intuition, not humiliation or fear....Blaize Out
Blaize, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 8:36PM
Alaina was such a special person. I can't even imagine how any of this ever got started. I didn't know Alaina too well outside of school. We would see eachother at the movies or someplace like that, but we weren't really that close. Inside school was a different story. Every day I would walk into 2nd period, expecting to laugh. Alaina was my cheer on a bad day. She was the smartest person i knew. Her belief in me was amazing. Even though in Spanish class we would joke about how i didn't know much but really i knew that she was the only one who really knew i was smart and i could do it. Alaina helped me out so much, I don't know how I could ever thank her for everything she has ever done for me. Last year, Alaina and I were in the same lunch class so she began to tell me everything. We would talk and laught the whole lunch time, never a boring moment. I remember every single thing that happend that last Friday that I saw and talked to Alaina. I will never let that day fade to me, for it was an incredible day, I just didn't realize it at the time. I know Alaina will always be with me, forever and ever. I know that she is still there, sitting next to me everyday in Spanish, helping me translate, making me laugh, and most of all being my friend. My prayers are with you and your family always Alaina. Rest in Peace, I LOVE YOU!!!!
Kaitlyn, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 7:26PM
I am so sorry that it had to be this way.  i was friends with Alexia and i knew Alaina was very nice.  in the halls of mt. bethel and dickerson i saw her walking with a smile on her face.  it seemed like she was a very happy person.  although she is not here on earth, her spirit remains.  every one remembers her in a different way , her smile , her laugh, her cry, and more .    although i didnt know her all that well, i knew she was a great person and a great friend. if we could just have one more minute with her, to tell her how much every one loved her, that would mean so much.  some of us took her for granted , and most share wonderful memories with her.  we will never forget her, in her heart, soul and spirit.  rest in peace Alaina we miss u.  <<>>  *{We havent lost a friend, but gained an angel}*
Lauren Miller, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 7:02PM
i am but a friend and in the end i i suffer. I may not show my feelings through tears; i may not show my anger in hatred. but i show my love in memories. we were friends and in the end we stay that way. I charish the moments we had and the times we didn't. I wish we did. RIP Alaina Peace
Cody King, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 5:50PM
i know i didnt know her as much as some people, but alaina was still a sweet and caring friend to me. i had only known her for two years, but her great personality and contagious laugh were what made everyone want to be around her. It is really sad that someone as wonderful as her took her life, and i really miss her. i never cried like i did for alaina. im so sorry
kaela, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 5:49PM
i am so sorry! You are in my prayers. God bless! RIP
Colleen, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 3:05PM
I am a friend and neighbor of Alaina's Uncle Jimmy - my sincere condolences and prayers are with your family.  This is such a sad loss.
PATTI, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 2:12PM
I didn't really know Alaina, but it makes me feel really sad to know that someone's friends died. I know she meant a lot to everyone, and I know everyone will miss her. But there's no turning back, and we have to get on with our lives. Bye Alaina I didn't know you, but I'll still miss you =)
Andrew Choi, Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:10AM
Alania- I wish you could come back for just a day and seen everyone at school and everyone at you're funeral.  I wish you could have seen how much everyone loves you Alania.  I will never forget the last time I talked to you.  You were a beautiful person inside and out.  I love you and I miss you everyday.  You are with God now- a beautiful angel in heaven.  Watch over us all.
Leigh, Thu, 12 Dec 2002 3:16PM
Dear Ardy and Sharon. A few days ago we got an very sad mail from Grethe, and I don know have to react. We in the family Neergaard in Skanderborg Denmark have been talking so much about you and your familie and about yours and ours big lost. We feel for you. We know sad things in the live are comming to all of us - but  I have always said - it must be the most difficult in the world to say goodby - even it is just for a time - to one of our children. Andy and Sharon - it is easy to say as Mark Twain: It is the future you have to look for - it is there you have to spend the rest of your life.
I know you will always have Alaina in your mind and heart, but also take care and look for the whole family.
We pray for the whole Arani family, and even - Andy - you are a sensitivity man, I also know you are a strong personality. This you need to be know.
Inge and Bent Neergaard, Thu, 12 Dec 2002 12:32PM
I met Alaina at a camp in Maine. At first we werent the best of friends. We didnt really think much of each other. Then we became better friends. I wish that she will think of me always as a friend. Alaina was a great person. She had a BEAUTIFUl smile, she was very out going, i thought she was very pretty. She was a great friend. She was the kind of person who would bring a smile to your face, during the times you needed it most. She could make you smile at anytime. She was funny. My memories of her were at Camp Four Winds. The boat ride to Robinhood in the middle of the night. All the noises we made. Also when she would sing and dance. She always tried to make youi happy. She was the best. I hate to lose her. She is Forever in our hearts! (12/11/02)
Ashley Nolan, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 5:33PM
Ardy and Sharon I just don't know where to start from. The whole Ahmad family feel so deeply sorrow about this big loss we had in this  family. My kids had just met Alaina once and they can recollect every wonderful moments they had with Alaina and the whole Arani family.We will all miss her and my heart goes out to Sharon, I pray Ardy that God give you all the strength you need, and Ardy just remember that it's not just your family loss it's the whole arani and ahmads family loss. may God bless her paradise and one day we will all be together in heaven with her.AMEEN.
AHMADS, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 1:26PM
Chase and Tommy, please know that friends of your families are praying for you and the family of Alaina right now and will continue to hold you up in prayer to our Father who knows our needs even before we ask.  Just know that God loves you and wants only the very best for you.
Carol, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 9:59AM
Chase and Tommy, please hold your head up and walk on through this life.  I lost my niece in a similar situation and I know that she is with the Lord. I look forward to seeing her again one day and I try to live everyday to honor her life here on earth.  I'm praying for you both as I'm sitting here at work.  Know that you are loved and that you are surrounded by God's love.  Know that your friend is in a very happy place and know that your families love you very much.  My favorite Bible verse that has carried me through multiple hard times Phillipians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Mary Arrants, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 9:23AM
Alaina Jesus loved you then and He is with you now.  What hopelessness you must have felt.  Why couldn't you know how much you were loved? What can we do differently? What can we learn from this?  Can your friends grasp how much you were loved by Jesus?  John 3:16 says that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life".  I know you would want your friends and family to know this. " I pray we all know how deeply you love us Lord.  Be with the parents, families and friends in comfort and hope. Amen"
Deborah, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 9:21AM
Chase and Tommy, please live on for Alaina! She shared her life, love, hopes and dreams with you. Please live on so that she will live on in the earth through you! Rest assured that she is with the Lord. You will see your best friend again! Please look up and live on!
Marquette, Wed, 11 Dec 2002 9:01AM
i only knew about alaina through some friends, i never met her but i cant help but feel a deep hurt... she seemed like such a beautiful person and she seemed very loved by many. i'm not sure what the causes for her saddness were but all i can say is that this has showed us that life really can be taken away in a second... i'm going through something very similar with a close friend so i feel for you and i'm so sorry for alaina's family and friends but i know she is in heaven with God and is finally at peace. she is in my prayers and thoughts... may she rest in peace
carly, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 6:26PM
Alaina was my bestfriend Trough grade school....but then i moved...i finally came back to only find out that she had moved as well...we got together once or twice during that time but i ahvent seen her for atleast 3 years. i was in her neighborhood the other month for a swim team thing...i thought about going to se her but...i odnt know i guess i thought i would next time. It's times like this that makes me regret those little things! When i found out about this tragedy...i was stunned...she was sucha pretty girl with so much going for her i didnt want to belive it!! i knew her parents and i am so sorry they have to go through this and i just want them to know i send my thought and preyer...i will prey for her every night and think about her and her family ever moment! i dont know why she did something like this....but obvously she had more going through her mind that any of us knew and i am sorry such a wonderful life had to be wasted! I LOVE YOU ALAINA AND I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU! 12/10/02
Emily Dobbs, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 6:15PM
we have wonderful memories of our darling Alaina. She has added much to our life. I remember her quick wit, her creative talents and how happy she was to call us Family. We love her and know our Mom and Dad have their arms wrapped around her. Hugs and Kisses to a new "Angel" in heaven.
Aunt Mag /Uncle Pete, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 6:09PM
alaina is a wonderful person that is now shareing her light with the angels..i love u lady!
alaina: the angel, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 5:49PM
Alaina was my best friends friend from camp, and when she told me what happened....she just broke down in tears and so did i. it was so sad even tho i never new her, but my friend got so close to her in only 2 weeks, thats how great Alaina was to her. Im so sorry!!!
Som-1, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 5:31PM
i didnt know Alaina that well but i am best friends with her lil sis Alexia and everytime i saw Alaina when i went to Alexias house she was always smiling and being nice to me and all of Alexias friends she was a great person and will be missed by everyone.
Anna Sue, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 5:25PM
i met alaina this summer at camp, the first time i talked to her she made me laugh.  i new from that moment that she was one of those people that were so funny and warm. I knew her for 2 weeks, you could not belevie how close us twister girls got. Her beautiful smile just brought you in a better mood.  my greatest memory or alaina is when he were on the boat to robin hood, hay alaina honk honk rutti rutti cruch beep beep! i love you.  for reading all this notes to that beautiful girl, i just want to tell all the people that were cruel to her to look at your selves...alaina will always be in my heart and in my mind.  My deepest condolences to her family.  i love you alaina, camp 4 winds 4 life xoxo may her loving smile forever remain in our lives
Boston, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 5:07PM
Alaina was a great friend and there was nothing that i would have changed about her. she always had a positive attitude never said anything bad about anyone. she gave us convedence in what stephanie and i do now. she will be greatly missed. love ya alaina. our hearts will always be there for you.
Kaila and Stephanie, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 3:35PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Alaina's loss is truly a tragedy. My heart breaks for you.
James C. De Biasi, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 3:17PM
im sorry Alaina i never ment to hurt you... rest in peace. much love to her family
anonymous, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 2:54PM
i just wanted to take a minute and say how much we all miss and love alania. i never had gotten to be good friends with her but i still feel that a piece of my heart was taken with her that day. when i look back at  her pictuers and see how happy she was.........or wasn't  i always see her beautiful smile. the times i did hang out with her she was always smiling and lauhging. she was such a beautiful person who will never be forgotten. to tbe family i have a quote to tell you, i helped me through this hard time, "in the end it will all be ok, and if it's not ok then its not the end" i know it will not effect you right now but later when this/ or if this hurtful time is over look back on this saying and remember her loving smile and how many people loved her with all there hearts. i hope you are in a better place and i just wanted you to know that you will alwys be in my thoughts and prayers. rest in peace nad remember how many people love you nad miss you:(
anonymous, Tue, 10 Dec 2002 6:29AM
It's sad to say that someone has to die for people to realize just how quickly you can lose someone. It's sad to know that girls and boys act rude and mean to each other because of a little jelousy or just for fun. I for one feel horrible about what happened and I wish I could know along with everyone else just what was going through Alaina's  mind and the feelings and thoughts she must have had. Different people can blame different reasons why Alaina did this to herself, some might think due to family, friends, school, or even those girls that said those horrible things to her. But I for one can't blame anyone and neither should you. It was Alainas choice and decision(Im not saying it was a good one but hers to make) Maybe God wanted her now then later. No one knows why she is gone. But it is not going to bring her back if people start blaming different people for different reasons. I'm not saying what those girls did was right but I am saying that we should learn to forgive those girls and not be so mean or blame them for what happened. It is a horrible thing to say but thats what girls do is talk bad to other girls because for some reason girls always think there bettr then each other because of age or appearance or social status and just about anything. Its gay I know and now I think a lot of girls and boys have learned a lot from Alaina. I just cant believe something like this has to happen for people to start realizing things and shapping up there attitude. Her family and friends are going a lot right now and the best thing we can do is just keep them in our prayers and be sincere to them. I never offically met Alaina or had a real conversation with her and I never got the chance to get to know the girl that she was, all I ever did was judge her for the rumors and gossip I heard. That was wrong of me I know because  I pretended to know who she was before I got the chance. I feel like such a bad person and I hope that she can forgive me. This experience has taught so many people different things. I learned to no judge someone or be mean to someone and never take my friendships for granted and the most important thing I learned is you can never say I love you to much. I love you Alaina even though I didn't know you I love you and a lot of others do too. If only you could see how muched you were loved!! RIP and may you be happy now and content right next to GOD!!
Clara, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 6:10PM
Alaina was the one of the funniest girls that i had the honor to know. she always wore that beautiful smile. I think i will remember her as the bright star that lit up our skies. I  miss her so very much, but it makes me smile when i remember all the funny moments we shared. God Bless alaina, our shining star.
TeaTime, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 6:04PM
To the Arani Family;  we were shocked at the tragic news of Alaina's passing.  We remember her so very well as the little girl in her neighborhood who was so full of spunk.  She certainly grew into a beautiful young lady.  Our hearts go out to all of you as we pray you find the strength to get you through these very tough times ahead.  I met and spoke with Iris Bolton of The Link Center at a conference and she is a wonderfully compassionate person.  I hope you all will benefit from the help they offer.  With sincere love and friendship...The Trentacosta's
Gary and Cathy Trentacosta, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 4:51PM
my deepest sympathy goes to alainas family and everyone who was close to her. i didnt get the chance to meet her but from what i hear she was truely an awesome person and that makes it even worse.  what happened was a tragedy and no one should have to live through that, so what i  want to let yall know is that please be careful with what you say to people. who knows exactly what caused her to think she had no one to turn to but whatever it was im sure it could have been prevented if only more people cared. R.I.P. alaina and u are loved by many even though you thought u werent.
LaUReN BaKeR, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 4:02PM
Alaina was my best freind and i never thoguht that she'd be taken away from me. She was the funniest girl i have ever met and always had a smile on her face. Alaina was loved by many people and she touch so many with her death. Alaina was the kind of girl that always helped her freinds out before herself, she was also one of the most loving girls on the face of this earth. No one will ever be able to replace my best friend but i know that she will always be with me. I know know that you should spend every waking moment with the ones you love most becasue u never know when they"ll be taken away from you. Alaina my prayers are with you and your family and you will be in my heart forever and always. Alaina I love you.
Teresa, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 2:54PM
AlainaI didn't get a chance to know you, but from what your friends have told me you were a shining star. I'm so sorry that you were hurting inside. I know how it feels to be made fun of and depressed. I wish that I could of known you to of reached out to you and helped you to the best of my ability. Each day I face my life stronger than before because I know that one day I'll be in heaven where everything is peaceful and where you shine with your wings today. My prayers are with your family and friends. You will hold a special place in my heart.
Britney, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 1:46PM
Dear Alaina's Family, I did not know Alaina but I have heard such wonderful things about her. I am a mother of a teenager but I can only imagine the pain that you all must be going through. My prayers are with you. I pray that God will give you all the strength to get through this hard time. God bless you and Alaina.
Kathy, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 12:07PM
I knew Alaina when she was in elementary school and my son William and Alaina liked each other.  My husband and I would often take them places together.  She was a beautiful and bright child and always acted so grown up.  I had an occasion to see her at church not long ago and I barely recognized her, she had grown up so much.  We lost William's dad to cancer 2 years ago, so we know the loss of a loved one.  I wish William had stayed in touch with her.  I don't know the circumstances of her life now or what would have caused her to do such a thing, but my prayers are with her family.  I pray that God will help you through your grief and give you some peace.  For everyone out there that new Alaina, please be good to one another.  A smile and a kind word to someone is contagious and we can all use kindness.  Alaina, I will always think of you as that bright little grown up girl friend of William's.  Peace be with you.
Beverly Valle, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 7:41AM
I'm not sure if you remember me, but I am truly sorry about Alaina's passing.  When I found out about it at church tonight, I was devastated.  When I told my Mom about it, she got really upset.  The pamphlet of Alaina was a really good idea.  I am sure that you have touch alot of people.  I am truly, truly sorry from the bottom of my heart.   Alaina, I miss you sooo much and i wish you had never done this.
William Valle, Mon, 9 Dec 2002 7:29AM
my prayers are with you
ryan james, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 7:50PM
I didnt knwo alaina at all, but alot of people i know were verrry good friends with her. they were so hurt when they found out about what she did to herself, and i felt horrible about it even though i never knew her. everyone was talking about how beautiful and popular and sweet and wonder ful she was, and i believe it totally. i wish i could have known her.  all i know is that alaina is in a place where she wants to be, and that she is happy now. rest in peace.
sad, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 7:03PM
I never knew Alaina but I know from all the pictures and comments from people. She sounded like a very nice girl and she was very beautiful. I would have liked to have known her and been her friend. Alaina, I love you and rest in peace.
Much Love, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 6:43PM
I never knew Alaina but I know from all of the websites and comments about her that she was very loved, and from the pictures, she was very beautiful. It is a shame to think that now she knows how many people love her and cared about her, yet she can't live another day knowing that she made such an impact on people's lives...It's not fair
Resentful, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 6:27PM
HELLO!!, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 5:55PM
i didn't knwo Alaina-but i just heard about the terrible news at my church tonight!  I wish i knew her and the people who did were so heart broken and really died right with her!!!  I bless her family and friends!!!  She seemed like a amazinng person!!  She was beautiful and had sparkles in her eyes just by looking at pictures of her!  God bless her!
Chelsea Palermo, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 5:54PM
I loved alaina so much. I just wish we could have known that she was so trubled inside; if we could have known maybe we could have helped. She was a great person and her legacy will always remain in our hearts.
Becky Levine, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 5:25PM
I've known Alaina and Alexia sence second grade and Alaina was always so kind to me and she always had a smile n her face.She was so happy and i never would have guesed that she would ever do something like this.She was a great sister and a wonderful friend.At first i deniied that she did what she did.But then the teachers said that it was true and at that moment  had a big hole in my heart.I didnt cry i wanted to,but i didnt.I cried when i got hoe,i couldnt help it.And then at the visitation thing i couldnt stop crying.The tears just kept flowing down my cheks.And then at the funeral I tried to remember all the wonderful things that about her.And how she would always be in my heart and many of yours.May Alaina always live in our minds and in our hearts.I just have one question...WHY?????Why did she do it?
Tricia P., Sun, 8 Dec 2002 5:01PM
alaina u will be missed by many iam so sry that people were mean to u  even though people were mean to u    you should hav  talked to someone and i hope that all the people who were mean to u that they feel horrible about what they did and if they dont then they hav somthign total wrong with them and this is to all the people who pick on and make fun oh other people" when u make fun of some people they might not show that it hurt but it adds up till u burst and some people might take it out by killing their self or other or even you so think about what u say before you say it becasue it could be the last thing they hear from u or anyone and u will feel so bad i hope u all learn a leason from Alaina and well miss u  luv ya a bothered soul
bothered soul, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 4:18PM
I didn't know Alaina. But I heard of her through a friend that daughter goes to the school she went to. My heart is so saddened by this. I feel for all you kids nowadays. She is and always will be beautiful as I see her here on this page. God watch over all of you and her family. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Mother of two grandmother of one.
Kathy, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 3:19PM
Alaina was the kind of gurl that was always loved by everyone,you could always talk to her bout boys,makeup, or anything you wanted to, she is like a sister to everyone, i no alaina now iz resting with god n heaven n she wanted to be there, so now she iz, n i no she is still the beatiful n sweet gurl up there, and she will never be 4gotten, much love to you and ur family,!yall r in ma prays  for eva, all i can rember is the times i was in the bathroom wiht alaina ,puttin on make up n just talking, gurl u really hurt me and everyone else that knew you, RIP! baby gurl LOV YA!
dear alaina:, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 3:10PM
My deepest sympathy to my cousin Ardy, Sharon and Alexia and Stephanie. I never had the chance to meet Alaina, but, after reading, I now have the previlage to know her as a very special angel who touched everyone's heart. We should all try to cherish her and always remember how she touched everyone's life as a friend, as a mentor, as a loving daughter, as a sister, as a cousin. Alaina, now that you went HOME, LOOK UPON ALL YOUR DEAR ONES AND HELP THEM AND GIVE THEM STRENGTH AND LOVE. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.  (12-08-02)
Kashmira, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 11:00AM
Alaina is/was my beloved sister. She could make you laugh when there seemed nothing to laugh about. she could make you smile on the worst of days and make your problems seem invisible. She would just give off that magic laugh charm and smile. She could be mean but in a funny way. She was a girl that no one could NEVER EVER forget.
squid, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 9:38AM
I did not Alaina, but some of my friends do and they told me that she was a great person and that she smiled everytime you saw her, and that she will be missed very badly.  I know that know she is in a much better place watching down on everyone who knew her watching out for them.  God bless.
a touch girl, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 9:31AM
I remember, maybe about a month ago, I met her, and we talked for maybe 10-15 min. During that time, I could tell that she was a great person, and from what I have read on this site, I can see that I was right. Even though I only knew her for a short period of time, I will miss her. We will all miss you Alaina.
We Miss You, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 9:23AM
Aliana was my step cousin, she read the most books in one summer that i ever saw. why...........???????why did she do this? It hurt so meany people.I miss you.?
Fletch, Sun, 8 Dec 2002 7:35AM
Aliana  I wish that you could come back for at least a second just to c how many people love andcare about you.  the whole school is in tears.  i eat my goldfish all alone now and it hurts whenever i do something that reminds me of u.  I'll neveer understand y it had to end this way, u had such a great life ahead of u, u wanted to be a lawyer and every1 nos u wouldve been great cauz u always argued ur way. I'm glad that i got the chance to really no u and i cane belive its gone forever now.  It was supposed t be u and me in high school u no WP all the way baby.  I still got ur letter and I wish I had called while I had the chance, we never got together over  the summer either. Damn i dont no whats goin on here its all so crasy, u used to be the girl who was nice and played soccer but u didnt want every1 to no, but i knew cauz u told me.  u told me bout ur weekends and what ur plans were for later.  u new bout my life and my sis and u helped me through the ruff spots alaina if i could have another second w/ u i would hug u and tell u how much i loved u.  im so sry that i never did that be fore it was to late.  u were the only person i could talk to and the person i bonded with so easily. whe nthey split us up in spanish u yelled across the room how much u loved and wouldd misss me i got to come back the next day and we talked. now yu cant come back and u can hear me yelling across the room.  i dont no  it had to come to this shit u were my rock but iguess u didnt think that i was there for u but i was i guess i have to tell people now u put me through all this stuff and a huige reality check u showed me that life's a bitch adn that one second things can just dsappear.  u did. i dont no y u were the beastly male linebacker that could always beat up tom and every1 thought yall were like a couple but i new u werent cauz u told me. we talked about evrything and u were always there  ud tell me what to do when people were mad at me like ud say fuck them or thats a gay reason, or get over it u dont need them or something that only u could say  didnt sugarcoat aything and that made so much better.  any1 could cometo u with anything and ud never tell asole i guess the stress was just to much.  iwish i couldve pushe back whatever sent u over.  mayb u were screaming out for help and i jsut never saw now that ur gone i feel like i nevr new u mayb it was just an act idont no because evry1 new u differently at least every1 remebers u the same. u had so much goin for u a nice smart girl who wanted to ba lawyer and who love my goldfish.  u loved gum to and chewing on pencaps and we new everything that was goin on qith each other cauz we never listened in spanish and just sat there talkin remember? i sure as hell do.  i still got the sharpie marks on my bookbbag from when i wouldnt tell u what the symbol i drew on ur hand was from (it was from Buffy) u thought it was gay then but ud like it b4.  i read my yearbook the other day u even signed it the special way WP aka Alaina no1 reeally got it but we did and i still got ur note and a calendar page to remember u by. in my yearbook u worte ofa kickass summer i  new u got and of how we shouldve done stuff over the summer iits got ur # and evrythin.  damn i wish icalled b4 it wa too late we couldve done stuff and i wold have had more time with u.  ubti didnt think this would ever happen not w/ u not like this.  nowi realize how much i take for granted and how much i just expect to b there.  well now ur not.  i no that when i lost a friend i gained an angel but heaven could do w/o 1 angel but i can barely deal w/o that friend.  Alaina what went wrong that day i may never no but u need to no that i will always love u with all my heart i miss u forever and ill never let u down.  ill live my lie to the fullest just like u always did.  u lived it like one big paryt and told e all about it. i creid the other day when i got my haircut and my eyebrows done because i new that ud of been oe of the first to notcie just like u always were.  when i goot em dont the first time ur couldnt talk to me over the la classroom so u signed it to me, i still remember how.  u were the sweetest person that i could always bond with but notw my life is so fucked up everything is different now and my rock is quickly fading.  i cant believe u never said nething bout this too me u told me all the rest bout who was a bitch and who u hated and  even y almost no1 new y.  u told me bout the crasy parties andthe new junior u were with i helped u to right ur old bf name in stickers across ur agenda cauz u could never get it right then i helpe u sccratch it off when yall broke up.  U were and "a" student for must of middle school cept that ont tme in 7th when u had all that othe stuff.  we "helped " each other on the Spanish quizes which were gay anyway cauz no1 ever studied.  i dont no how u crumbled, i dont no how u fell the only thing i no is that i wasnt  there to catch u and now i never will.  its to late for me to help u but i rememebr u all the same i can only catch my memories of u in writing as they fill my brain i catch ur heart now and all the stuff we did but we really were just talk last year as the summer started everythin.  i heard stuff bout u that i new could nevr b true i tried to stick up for cauz i new u. And in the back of Spanish ith the whiteout u no mine was always the best. hehehe.  But we got way past whiteout now didnt we. u no what i mean. hehehe. i love u so much but i no that u would've wanted me to live my life like u did, as one big party!!! but now i haveto find some1 else to share with some1 else to laugh with and some1 else to cry with.  Rest in Peace Alaina i will c u someday adnd well betogether again.  I hope ur happier where u r i will always remember u for the awesome person u were.
WP, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 8:33PM
Even though i only knew alexia when I went over to her house Alaina was always there just smiling. Alexia I know you miss her a lot but I no you have a lot of faith.
Lauren Summers, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 7:17PM
Dear Family and friends,  I will miss Alaina.  I was her 5th grade teacher.  She was a beautiful and smart student.  She had a lot of special friends who I know will miss her a lot.  She has a wonderful family, and I was blessed to teach her sweet spirted sister, Alexia, too.  I pray for all the students that knew Alaina that they will know that God is always there for us, and with Him, all things are possible.  I do wish that I could have the opportunity to express that to Alaina!  She was a special person, and I know that she will be remembered by all that knew her.  May the Lord give the family a peace that only He can give. (John 14:27)
Mrs. Ferguson, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 6:34PM
Alaina was a beautiful person!She always had that bright smile! She never judged anyone and was friends with everyone! i have great memories of Alaina! So many people loved! i miss her so much! she was te prettiest sweetiest person i kno and she taught me alot! and thats what we all love her for! rest in peace baby gurl! i will always remember u! u will always have a place in my heart! may alaina always know how much we all love and miss her! Rest in peace sweetie i love u soo much! mwah!
Jen, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 6:20PM
alaina and i were really very close and i still have baby pictures of when me and her were sitting on the floor playing together. but now as i look back on them, i know now that all i have iz memories and pictures. I was looking foward to seeing her again and waiting 4 her 2 come down to st. pete and visit us. I just wish that there wuz some way that we could have seen eachother more.....but all i can do is look back on these wonderful times we had together. I still have a picture sitting on my desk of me and alaina  @ my dad'z dinner table waiting 4 him to cook 4 us and i used to think...."WOW i cant wait to take sum more pictures that r really special that way i can put it on my desk" but i have to say now that all my pictures of her r ALL special!!! and i miss u alaina......i wont 4get u!!!!
lauren rahal, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 5:48PM
Although me and Alaina were never very close, I remember her smile and laughter in 6th grade. We sat togther in Ms. Gass' 1st period science class. We would always laugh at Max, and make faces at each other. She would always make you feel better if you were down. She was a very amicable, intelligent, and beautiful girl. Alaina, rest in peace.
Michael Chung, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 5:48PM
Alaina- I did not know you and had not really heard of you because you were in 8th and i am in 7th, though when I heard about the terrible tragedy somthing inside of me felt as though i had known you for years. I do know one thing... that you are missed very much because you were a wonderful person. There isn't a day that i think about you and pray for your family and all of your loved ones. I think that what you have done has made every one realize just how precious life really is. Rest in Peace and God Bless.
Rest in peace <3, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 4:46PM
Alaina and I never really got close, but the main things I will always remeber about her when I am feeling down was her beautiful smile, her silly songs, her very disticnt laugh, and most importantly her caring heart!  I wish I could have gotten to know her better!  She always had a smile and wanted everyone else to smile with her.  Rest In Peace, Alaina!  You will always be in my heart
Emma, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 4:22PM
Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, i get insecure
From all the fame, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

-> there r sooooooooooooooo many pple in this world hoo have been thinkin for the past week, "if only i would have told her i was sorry, if only i cud c her again, if only i cud get her bak"

-> i wish she would have kept believing that she was beautiful, because it was o soooooooo bery tru!

-> i wish the pple hoo hurt her would have told her they were sorry, and maybe this woudn have happened

-> but unfortunately, its too late. it happened

-> now thats shes goneand she taught us a wonderful lesson
:hold on to what u have

->alaina was alwayz meant to be an angel, i never doubted that she was one beacause she was just that BEAUTIFUL

->we love alaina and we miss her tremendously, but we have to remember

evry1 loved u, atleast now u no as u look down on us and c those tear-filled faces on both teachers and students. u had evrything going for u-u were smart, funny, beautiful, and one of the most popular girls in school. what ever caused u to end ur life, i hope its all better for u now and that ur in a better place. i pray for u and ur family, and now i no that i must cherish my friendships because they are sooooo important. u taught me and evry1 else a beautiful lesson-alwayz live life like it was ur last day, just as u alwayz did. i never really talked to u much, but i do remember clearly those few conversations that we had. keep smiling down on us, and protect us from heaven. we love u alaina, and u will never be forgotten.
anonymous friend, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 3:42PM
Alaina always had a smile on her face, and she was always so nice and caring. She always made me smile! I will always remember her.
JessicaS, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 3:23PM
I can share no fond memories of Alain for alas I knew her for only a short time. However she did leave a mark on me for she had an undaunted spirit that left a mark on all that encountered her. Life is full of pain and sometimes we feel we can not escape it. Life is like a dark tunnel with a speck of light at the end of it. We must always focus on the light else we despair and loose ourselves in the darkness. The occurences of joy in life may be few in far between but it is up to us to not despair and keep on living. Alaina's passing brings to mind the words of a sond that goes as such, "Things have never been so swell, I have never felt so well, PAIN!!!" Alaina's life seemed so full and she seemed so full of life. However there was some great pain that washed away all these seeming joys and left her only with despair. My condolences Ararni family. May Alain find comfort and escape from the pain she could not shake in life. May she rest in peace.
Smoky, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 3:16PM
You are our family.  There are no words to express the feeling that we have for all of you.

There is a deep hole in my heart for this loss.  I can only honor Alaina by living my life by taking a stand against what is happening among the young teens today.  I promise you all that I will take action to deliver this message to other parents of children this age.

Alaina, We will miss you and will NEVER, EVER forget you.
The Rahal Family, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 1:26PM
Ardy and Sharon, I only met Alaina once but I can now say that after reading all the beautiful words from Alaina's friends and family, I now feel like I knew her.  It is obvious that she effected so many people in a positive way and will ALWAYS be remembered fondly by all.  As a parent, it pains me so much to see your pain because this could happen to any of us.  We all need to be sure to hug our children even when we don't think we've got the time.  There can be no greater pain than losing a child but you should feel peace of mind knowing that she was, and will be, a positive influence on so many people for the rest of their lives.  Linda and I pray for you and your family.  Remember you also have a family at CG that cares for you also.
Roy & Linda, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 1:01PM
we didnt know alaina but just from reading these imputs from close friends and family and looking at the pictures makes my heart cry out in destress to those truly hurt by this incident.  Knowing now how precious life is should make everyone who looks at this website take advantage of life.
with love, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 12:32PM
I have known Alaina for a while, Alaina was the person who would be there at our early morning soccer games and have that smile that lit up the entire world around her. She came behind me and would slap me one the head and say "Wake up, we are going to win this thing,"and i soon developed a feeling that she would become one of those forever friends, one you will remember your entire life.  And as I looked around the service on thursday, i know that she could see everyone aroud, who felt the same way I did, she could see that so many people cared about her and will continue to care. She has changed my life, made me see that life is a special thing that you can't take for granted. I will continue to love her, and thank her for everything that she has done for me and others, I hope she is happy where she has now gone, for it is a better place.and she will always be there for me, in my heart, and in everyones.
Erika, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 12:04PM
the most amazing person i ever met, alaina made the whole world light up wen she smiled.  i didn't become close to her till this yr but she's always made me laugh.  i had 3 classes w/ her this yr and i sat by her in every one.  in p.e. we were in the same group for the project and she would make everyone crak up and we'd get in trouble but she never would! then in chorus wen we'd sing this certain song we both used to look @ eachother and roll our eyes cuz we hated it so much...soc. st. was another class. it will never be the same...it's 2 quiet now no happiness that she used to bring.  i'm so upset i wanna scream but i know that she wants us 2 live and be happy.  everyone will always ask y but most will never no. all we do no is that we loved and still love her she was r angel on earth and now she is the newest angel in heaven...
Gillian c., Sat, 7 Dec 2002 11:51AM
Alaina, I wish you could of seen all thoes people in that curch on Thursday. it was incrediable how many people came. it shows how much you were loved and how many people you've hurt. you were beautiful. your smile, your heart everything aobut you. you touched me in so many ways alaina. you taught me so much about life and how to be happy with what I have. you were amanzing adn could of been so much. 7th grade was our year, we had so much fun together. we've shared some wonderful memories that I'll never forget. i never thought something like this could happen, but i was wrong. I know you did somethings in your life that i probably never will, but you taught us all a lesson and I thank you for that. this has brought us all closer together and now that your gone we live each day of our lives like its the last, as you did. i believe in magic, do you? thats waht you asked me everyday. that was our song, "do you believe in magic, in a young girls heart.." and our magic braclets that I'll wear with pride knowing that your okay now, and in no pain. you were my angle and now your watching over me everyday, guiding me in life. when my time comes, i know you'll be there, welcomming me into heaven. R.I.P sweetheart, I love you.
Heather Brock, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 11:09AM
I misssssssssss youuuuuu!!!!!!!
Lauren Kenendy, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 10:57AM
I didn't know Alaina, but I did know of her.....I never really got to know her but she seemed like a very pretty, sweet girl and I wish I did take the time to get to know her.
Taryn, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 10:05AM
I never knew Alaina, but now from hearing her story it is always a reminder of how much I should care about people, and to never leave with a fight.  always leave on a good note and talk as much as you can to the ones you love. RIP Alaina
Honey, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 9:41AM
To Ardy and Sharon: Where and when do you start to move forward? God be with you in the coming days and as the future unfolds. Coach Craig and I had the privilege of coaching her for 8 to 10 seasons. Almost every picture I have of my daughter on a soccer team includes her. I want to thank both of you for the sacrafices you made to continue to bring her to the soccer practices and games, even after you had moved. She touched my heart so much that I nicknamed her "Sunshine". The games and our practices were diminished when she was absent. The practices were probably better organized, because she had the unique ability to disrupt everything. The girls hung around her because she raised everyone's spirit, and she was always the cutup. I will regret with fondness every time I scolded her to quiet down, or asked her if her gas tank was full or half empty. As we know, she could be very good and dominating on the field when she wanted to be.  I worried that when she was asked to be the goalie that she would be upset and lose interest. I will never forget how good she was during one of the first games and then she wanted to play goalie. I will cherish all the times she would come up and hug me, and say "You know you love me." And we told her that we loved her. Coach Craig and I picked on her and loved her like she was our daughter. We were only around her for three hours a week during spring and fall, but they were great times. I recall Ardy remarking to Coach Craig, I did not know I would enjoy Saturday Soccer games so much. Neither did we. My memories of my daughter and Alaina/Maggie/Sunshine playing soccer while they were growing up will be there forever. We will never forget her and we WILL keep her memory alive through the soccer team and in our everyday thoughts.  To Sunshine: You were a joy. You made all of lives better by your presence. We miss you. We love you. God bless you.
Michael Jordan (Alaina's Soccer Coach), Sat, 7 Dec 2002 6:57AM
To my dear friend Ardy and Alaina's family and friends who loved her:  Words to convey heartfelt sympathy for Alaina's tragic end do not flow easily, although her loss is felt deeply.  Perhaps knowing that so many people share your grief will somehow lesson the weight of your own suffering.  May you feel God's love surround you.  May we all remember that our words and actions affect others and we need to reach out with kindness and compassion.  It is difficult to wrap my mind around what happened.  Reading what others have written here and looking at the pictures from her life, I cannot grasp how this beautiful and intelligent girl, loved by so many is lost; but, beauty and intelligence are not immune to pain--as we all are not.  We need to ask for help when we do not see a way out and know that we do not walk alone.  May this difficult lesson teach each of us to give more, love more and take less.  You will remain in my daily thoughts and prayers.
darcia mattson, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 2:22AM
i didnt know alaina, but she seemed like such a great girl from what i have read and heard from people that know her. as i read through what others have written, i have noticed that she was such a great perosn and everyone loved her and she had so many friends that cared for her. i feel deep sorrow for all who was left behind and will pray for you all and the family too! i also read about someone saying that they knew what she felt..i kinda do also, i was going to take my life because i thought i had the worst life of all..i was wrong and i am happy to know that i didnt, i realised that i would have been making a great mistake of taking my life, all the people that would have been devistated that i was gone. but i think it was after reading theses messages from her friends that a person could have such a great impact on everyone and that i would have broken alot of hearts, she was so loved and it breaks my heart to know that such a great girl could go through so much pain  once again i feel soo much simpathy to all who knew and loved alaina, god blessR.I.P
lindsey, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 8:32PM
I didnt know Alaina really well, but she was in some of my classes in 7th grade. Alaina was one of my smartest and prettiest girls I knew. She always had a smile on her face and she could brighten anyone's day. It is so sad that this tragedy has happened. I have been praying for her and her family everyday. It has only been a week but it seems like forever since the last time I talked to her. I will never forget you! You are in a better place now and I can't wait to see you again! We havent lost a friend, we've gained an angel. Alaina, rest in peace.
Anna Worthington, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 7:50PM
I didnt know alaina but i live next door to one of her good friends. This friend was staying at my house when all this happened and it was really hard on her. It was hard on my mom 2 cuz she was helpin her through all of it. It has really touched me. I wish i could have known her i hear she was a really good person. my deepest sympathies 2 anyone who knew her and her parents. I cant even imagine your pain since i have never lost anyone very close to me. I will pray for her and her family and friends. I know god will be with her and take good care of her. Im so very sorry. God bless her. Ashley
Ashley, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 7:37PM
I never knew Alaina. I am friends with Emma. The only thing I heard from Emma was good things about Alaina. Your daughter was beutiful. I wish I could have known her. She would have been a great friend to have. From the pictures down below, it looked like she was one of the happiest people. I am sorry for your loss. She is in a good place now.
Thompson, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 6:14PM
Ardy, you are in a pain that I can't even imagine, so I know there is nothing I can say to make that better.  But, please, please know that you have many friends who deeply love you.  Me, for one.  I'm praying for you every day.  God bless.
Sheila Weidman, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 5:18PM
I didn't know alaina very well but she was a very sweet girl, everyone that i knew liked her very much and said nothing but good things about her. I hope her family goes through this troublesome time with their heads held high even though they have been through a world of pain. I know what it's like to lose someone very close to you, but i didn't get to say goodbye and neither did alaina's family, I'm very sorry that this tragedy happened, but hopefully the wounds will heal at least a little bit. I pray for her and her family to get better even though it is very hard to forget a death. Lauren Anderson
Lauren Anderson, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 4:01PM
i never knew alaina, but i can tell that every one who did must have truly loved and cared for her. On that monday and tuesday, i saw so many people crying for her. It was a tragic death, and i pray god will take care of her.
Anna, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 3:31PM
I never really became friends with Alaina, however, whenever I saw her in the halls, she always had a gorgeous smile on her face! I know that she had a lot of wonderful friends, and from what I heard about her, she was always sweet, caring, and fun to be around! When this all happened on Sunday, although I wasn't friends with her, it touched me as I know it did everyone else who knew her. I just kept asking myself why? That's a question we'll never know the answer too, but we can know that Alaina is in a better place now. She is with God in Heaven, and I believe she is looking down on us all, and seeing how many people truly loved her! Monday at school may have been the hardest and most heartbreaking day I will ever experience. I will always remember the vivid memories of that day that are held in my memory. Seeing all the people who loved her crying put an ache in my heart that may never fully heal. I think on Monday I hugged more people than I ever have in one day. I told so many people how much they meant to me that day, because I realized that you cannot take your friendships for granted. You should treat each day as if it were your last!Each night I have prayed for the Arani family and all of Alaina's friends. I prayed that God help us get through this, and to focus on the good times we had with her! "When someone you love passes, the memory of them becomes a treasure." I will always remember Alaina. It will be hard for many (including me) to get through these next few weeks, or even months. But remember, the Lord will help get us through this tragedy. Alaina, although she's not here physically, is here in spirit. She is an angel. She will always have a place in my heart. Alaina, we will truly miss you! Rest in peace sweetie!
Tori, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 2:43PM
Alaina was one of my good friends. She was a great person and everyone loved her. She had a wonderful personallity and a beautiful smile that made everyone love her. I am a year older than her and I go to Walton, that tragic monday was one of the worst days ever! people that didnt even know her were crying about the horrible thing. When they would see pictures on the sheet brought from the funeral they would just take one look at her and cry so hard.  She was so great she cared about everyone so much...im just so sorry that she didnt care about herself as much as she cared about others. Everyday almost she would call me and have long conversations about her day and that one sunday she didnt call so i thought she was just busy or something then i heard about it on monday and i just burst into tears. Now i dont have anyone to have 2 am talks with..there will always be that empty spot in my heart that hurts so much...i wont get to see her beautiful smile anymore when i see her in the halls as she would run up to me and give me a big hug. I still remember every secret that she has ever told me. I love you alaina! and i miss you so much! i wish i could have just said one last thing to you and made you not do that awful thing! Ur still my lil sis and i will never forget you!!!!!
i miss you, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 2:40PM
I have known Alaina since 3rd grade and I have loved her ever since. She was the most beautiful girl, she always came up to me at school and just gave me that beautiful smile. I will miss her forever and ever. I will love her forever and ever. Im so sorry to the family, Alaina will be missed a lot!!! We didnt lose a friend, we gained an angel!!
Sara, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 2:02PM
I didnt know Aliana..infact I never met her, but as I hear the news it was like I saw my life flash before my eyes, it was like I was soon thankful for my life, and that no matter if I had problems in life that nothing mattered anymore. I can't say how close me and Alaina were because we never met, but judging from how much love she brougt to these people its obvious to say how much of a wonderful person she was. When you think bout suicide you dont think its real, and that it cant happen to somebody you love,but now you know it really can. To Alaina's family I give you my blessing forever, you have to be strong and ony remember al the good times you shared with your daughter. Alaina's family; hold on tight to what you have..because you have just lost an angel, but she will always be watching down on you. I know you must have loved her a lot,her love is like the wind, you cant see it, but you'll be able to feel it..Rest asurred in God's arms.
Dee, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 1:55PM
I didnt know Alaina. I didnt know her family either. But I did know a few of her friends that she went to school with. To Alainas friends and familyI'm so sorry what happened and it was a sad and terrible thing that happened...Rest in Peace
Mallory, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 1:53PM
All of my sympathy to Alina's family.  I cannot say I know how you must feel, but please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

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demetris anderson, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:53PM
When Mother started Four Winds back in 1946,  she never realized the number of "daughters" she would have the pleasure of knowing over the years.  Mother is now 92  and while she may not have known Alaina,  Alaina was one of her daughters, nevertheless. Our hearts ache to learn of your loss.  When my older sister (Mother's first daughter) passed away a few years, a friend sent us a card that was enormously comforting to us and we hope it will be for you as well.  Based on an Indian saying, it read, "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather small openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines upon us to let us know they are happy."  To Alaina's family and friends, we wish for you whatever brings peace to your heart.  Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Mrs. Mac and Cathy Larson, Camp Four Winds
Catherine McNeal Larson and Grace Hooper McNeal, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:36PM
My heart breaks for your family. I am so sad and sorry that this was the solution for your problems-you were an amazing girl.  May your soul be at peace.
Cheryl, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:20PM
All our love and prayers to Alaina's family.
The Millers, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:01PM
To my godchild: I will miss your smile and your independent spirit. I will miss the warmth and humor you brought to our holidays and vacations. I will miss the little girl who wanted to grow up. I will miss most the opportunity to see you grow up and become a young lady, to enjoy your college years, to enjoy the rest of your life. May peace be with you. You will always be missed.
David Spearman, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 9:31AM
To the Arani family:
As a parent who has lost a child, though  not by such tragic circumstances, please know that God will see you through this.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth Lindsay, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 5:14AM
Like so many we wish we could have helped you see that there's always a better solution.  Now our thoughts are with your family.  You were a dear friend of Phillip's and I know he misses you very much.  You'll always live in the hearts and souls of those you loved and loved you back.
The Silverman Family, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 4:56AM
I did not know Alaina, nor do you know me.  I live in Littleton, Colorado and am a father to a precious little girl who is only 2 months younger than your Alaina.  We found out of your tragedy through a friend of our's, whose daughter is in Alaina's school.  
I cannot even imagine the amount of pain that you are experiencing right now, but I just wanted to let you know that you are not walking alone.  As I browse through the photo gallery, the tears pour down my face. I must tell you that even though I didn't know Alaina, her outer and inner beauty is captured in every picture that I observe.  Her smile could brighten a dreary winter day.  Her eyes radiate her loving, gentle spirit within.  She and my daughter could have been sisters, as far as resemblance goes.  The bible tells us to "grieve with those that grieve", and for whatever it's worth, please know that I am grieving with you.   But grieving brings healing, and healing brings hope, and hope restores your soul.  
My prayer for you is that during this trial of your life, (just as in the poem "Footprints"),that the Spirit of our Lord Jesus will gently carry you until the day when you are able to walk again on your own.  My sincerest regrets for your loss.
A Girl's Daddy, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:25PM
Alaina was a beautiful girl with an incredible personality, yet I was too caught up in the rumors and lies instead of getting to know her.  I regret it so much, and I would do anything to change that now.  But all I can say now is that she is missed greatly.  God Bless.  Alaina. . .you were loved and cherished by many.
Anonymous, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 9:19PM
I did not know Alaina very well, but I had classes with her in 6th and 7th grade. She was such a wonderful person who was pretty, smart, friendly, and was always positive to others. She seemed like such a sweet person and I hope she rests in peace
Tiffany, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:45PM
remember her for the great not the good keep her sprit alive live for her and follow how she acted! never forget how much people love you and always remember her smile do dont worry be happy we miss u alaina RIP
some advise, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:33PM
Alaina was always fun to be around. I remeber some awsome times with her over the summer and earlier this year. I will always remeber the funny jokes she told me on aol and that big brite smile. She will never be forgotten in my heart. I will pray for her and her Family. Peace and Love
Forrest Rose, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:54PM
I didn't know Alaina very well but she was a beautiful girl who was kind to everyone she met. Her smile always brightened up faces.  My prayers are with her family.  Rest in peace Alaina.  I know that you are happy in heaven
a friend, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:46PM




Alaina will be remebered always for the lifes she has touched she was a very beautiful girl you didnt disurve this,  i will always remember her
for she is now an angel following you so dont think you have lost her cause she will always be in your heart and in your soul
Anonymous, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:31PM
Alaina and I were good friends in 6th grade.  But then, sadly, we drifted apart.  I knew the 6th grade Alaina but I didn't know the 7th and 8th grade Alaina and I wish I could have.  This has taught me a valuable lesson, though.  For every single friendship you make, make the most out of it, don't ever take it for granted, and most of all don't you ever, EVER drift apart.  I wish we had never drifted apart because now it's too late to renew our frienship.  I always looked up to her for having such a high self-esteem, her positive attitude towards life, and her being able to laugh things off so well.  She was very outgoing and nice towards everyone.  She always made people feel better with a joke.   
 I love you Alaina and I pray for your family.   I will always remeber ur bright smile and the way u could light a room with ur laugh.
Lucy Dorris, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:20PM
I didn't know Alaina at all but i had seen pictures of her and she was a beautiful girl and my brother was really good friends with her.  I know he loved her alot and truely misses her.  She will always be in his heart and my family's.  I know he will always be thinking about her and how amazing she was to everyone and to him.  To see him so devestated made me know he really loved her and will never forget her.  Ya'll are in our prayers.....(12/05/02)
Crissy Trotter, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:12PM
I never really got the chance to get to know Alaina and I'm very sad about that.  I wish I did because from what I heard, she was an incredible friend to everyone.  Whenever I saw her, whether it was in the halls or in chorus, she was always smiling that beautiful smile of hers.  She was always surrounded by friends who adored her.  Last year, I was in Alaina's social studies, Spanish, and chorus classes, and she was always gleaming her kindess.  She always seemed to put a smile on everybody's faces.  I will really miss that.  We all love Alaina may she rest in peace.
Emma, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:07PM
What a beautiful smile!!!!  It is obvious she will be missed by everyone her life has touched and we will remember.....
The Wilson's, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:07PM
Alaina was a one-of-a-kind girl. Although we weren't as good of friends in seventh and eighth grade, Alaina had a place in my heart, and always will. Her encourgement and smiles could get anyone through the day and that charm she had could get anyone to love her as much as I did. Alaina, I will never forget your gorgeous face and your charisma and character that touched everyone so deeply. Rest in peace, princess...you will live in my heart forever!
Nicole Foo, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 7:04PM
Alaina was alwasy one of the funniest and beautiful people i was ever met she was always so happy and was always smiling we will always miss alaina and never forget what a beautiful girl she was r.i.p.
lauren, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:58PM
I loved Alaina more than anyone could ever imagine, wherever she went a smile would follow! She was such a gifted and beautiful person with such a beautiful heart. I know that nothing I say or do will ever take away the pain that everyone is going through right now because of this, but to Alaina's parents and siblings I love you all and you will always be within my prayers. I know that now since Alaina has seen how this has affected everyone that she wouldn't have done this to herself if she knew how hurt everyone would be by this. But, she'll always live within our hearts and she's watching over us every second of every day!! I love you Alaina RIP baby girl!!!
Alex Palmer, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:50PM
In Memoriam of Alaina

A million times we needed you.
A million times we cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else will ever fill.
It broke our hearts to see you go,
But you didn�t go alone.
Part of us went with you
The day God took you home.

For and from all the friends and family that loved and will miss you.

Our Prayers are with you all.....
The Dickinsons, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:38PM
We were friends in elementary school but not that great of friends.  I wish we were better friends and i wish that we stayed in touch through the years.Over the years, i heard so many stories about her, and she sounded like an angel. She was also very beautiful  Although i don't know her THAT well, i know her and i always will. I miss her and i love herand i will love her until the day i die and longer. she is in my heart, and my prayers,along with her family. Can't wait to see you!RIP
JB, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:37PM
I knew Alaina but not as well as some people. She was always nice to me. I just wish that i could have spent more time with her and gotten to know her a little better. She was still a good person and good friend. And to Alaina: I love you and so does everyone else and i wish u were here but i guess ur in a better place.
Geoff Boyer, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:32PM
Alaina was always nice to me . Last year she was in my pod and we had lots of classes together. Everytime i saw her she was smiling and laughing always so full of life!i'll always miss her.
jenna, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:30PM
Alaina was always such a great friend to everyone. She had this thing about her that made everyone want to become her best friend. I dont know whether it was her big, beautiful smile or her unique but funny humor but i miss it so much. Me and Alaina didnt get to be best friends or anything but i am so glad i started to become friends with her this year. i will always miss the times she would make me smile on my worst day or tell me i need to get better grades in school. She touched so many people in ways that are unexplainable. I miss her and i will always remember her. **RIP Alaina** I luv ya girl!  (Alaina- As beautiful as you were, i know you must be even MORE gorgeous with your halo and wings!!)
Lauren Brumley, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:29PM
Alaina and I were not the best of friends but, we were close in sixth grade.  She was one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. She always seemed so happy. I will never forget her beautiful smile and warm heart. She will now be all of our angels in heaven. We love you Alaina! Love, Callie Ann
Callie Connaughton, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:28PM
Alaina was a beautiful girl who could always make you smile and laugh!!! When i was new to Dickerson she would always talk to me in math and spainsh. and our friendship grew from there. In spanish we got away with not paying attention and we would sit back there and talk and stuff. i missed that alot this year and now i will never be able to do that with her again! you got the felling from her the moment you met her that you would become friends. even though i was friends with her i was never really her good friend but she still made an effort to say hello in PE and talk to you. just after 5 minutes of talking to her you felt like you knew her forever and would always be friends even if you havent talked in ages. she had a wonderful presence and for people who never got to meet or talk to her have missed out on a truely awsome person! we miss you girl and i hope your in a better place i am praying for you and your family. for her friends stay stong and remeber the great times RIP i know your watching and keeping us with you we love you kalie
kalie, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:15PM
i didn't know alaina at all but my whole family did. They were in tears we they found out. Its soo sad to see someone that young go. If only we could go back and done things differently. But its to late now..... I jst see how it has been affecting everyone and it makes me sooo sad... almost to the point of crying. Crying beause of Some girl i didnt even know... Its just so sad. I wish her family well and and all her friens... You never know how mch you miss need a person unil they aregone. God Bless
a "friend", Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:06PM
I knew alaina through some of my best friends.  We soon became to know eachother and were kind of friends.  she was a very sweet person and i cannot believe she is actually gone.She was so nice that whenever we saw eachother she would always say hey! it is so sad that she thought the only way to get out of her problems was killing herself. If she knew how much pain we would all be in she wouldn't have done it. She is an angel in the sky watching down on us each and every day. we will all miss her terrible.  It is so sad that her life had to come to a tragic end so soon. When i think of her family's loss, i think how much pain they are feeling inside and my prayers go out to them.  Alaina- we miss you and we love you Rest in Peace as an Angel.* Brooke Diamond
Brooke D., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 6:05PM
I didn't know Alaina at all, but I had seen her in the halls. She was always smiling and looking happy. Sometimes I wondered what could make a person smile that much, and I still haven't figured it out. She was beautiful and happy, and thats more than a lot can say about themselves. Lookin at the comments and her pictures brought me to tears to think of the great loss that all of Dickerson suffered. It's so sad her beautiful life had to come to such a tragic end, but she will always be our hearts, those who knew her, and those who didn't. I wish she was at school on Monday just to see the horrible impact her death had on the school, it was a day no one will forget. When I think of her family's loss, I get so scared to think of what it would feel like for me to lose someone so wonderful. My prayers go out to her family, friends, and herself. I know she will have a wonderful life in Heaven. Alaina- We miss you and we love you. Rest in Peace. <3 T.G.
<3 <3 <3, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:30PM
I only met Alaina a couple of times and from what i have heard and what i saw of alaina she was so nice and caring and always smiling. I would like to tell the Arani family that they have my many prayers*Ashley H
Ashley Harris, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:27PM
I was just beginning to get to know Alaina. Every single day alaina and i would talk in chorous about out most recent crushes. Its only been a week and i miss that horribly. she always had a smile on her face and  a nice thing to say to everyone.She was beautiful on the outside and the inside, which is a hard traight to find in people.We all, including myself, have been through some of the things she was going through...She just didnt realize how much we all loved her. i miss her so much and i send out my prayers and love to her family. we didnt loose alaina... we just gained a angel in heaven---Kelli Duym
Kelli D, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:20PM
For the short time that I have known about this, I have not been able to get it off of my mind.  Alaina and I were best friends in 2nd and 3rd garde.  I have so many memories with her from that time: climbing in through the window when we got locked out of her Mom's house, signing the wall she had at her Dad's house, playing on the playset and trampoline in her yard, playing kidnapped in her closet... the list could go on and on.  When she moved away later, we saw each other only once in a while.  Soon after, we lost touch completely and I will always regret letting her go that easily.  I will never forget her loving smile and personality that she shared with everyone.  I know she made a difference my life as well as many others.  Alaina Arani... Rest in Peace.
Amy Regan, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:17PM
Alaina was funny, nice, smart, and pretty.  She was in my fifth grade class and I regret not getting to know her better.  Alaina rode my bus and lived in my neighborhood.  I wish I had known she was in pain.  She made everyone feel better about themselves.  We miss you, Alaina.  My prayers and thoughts are with the Arani family
Marla Weis, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:07PM
Although i didnt know Alaina for that long, we did get to know each other a bit in social studies this year.  i always admired her for her cheerful personality. she was soo funny and sweet, and was a bright student too. i will greatly miss spending the little time in social studies with her.  my prays go out to Alaina and all of her friends and family.  take care of yourself, Alaina and keep on smiling!! We luv ya!!!!!!!
Laura H., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:01PM
alaina, i miss you so much. it really meant a lot to me that we got so close recently. i feel really bad for your family, and my heart goes out to them. you were the coolest girl i knew; even my friends from other schools when they talked to you under my screename said that you were cool and funny. im gonna miss not being able to talk about football with you this sunday, but i know you always like the dolphins, and you can bet that im going to cheer for them to win now on sunday. we all miss you but i hope you are happy now
david, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:01PM
Alaina helped alot in her short life and this tragic event will touch all who met her. I will always love her and she will remain in my heart forever. She was truly a wonderful sister and a great friend and person that i wish all could have met and talked to.
Stephanie, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:55PM
I'm sorry for the loss, I know what she felt, i went through te same, unfortunatly...she wasnt strong enough to get out of it, im sorry.
Kayvon, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:49PM
Alaina's beautiful face and warming smile was just a threat to older girls. she really did seem like a sweetie although my peers didn't not understand they were just jelious. people are so mean and we will never completely know why. i never talked or did meet alaina although the guys in my grade talk highly of her. i wish i did get to know her and all the things that were bothering her because i have been in some situations also and would have loved to help. Alaina im praying for you along with all of these people here who loved you and will keep on loving you. God bless
one touched, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:48PM
Aliana we were not friends for a very long time...You are gone for almost a week now and i miss you so much..... When i think Back of when you had said hey babe to me or when u gave me that one last hug when u left...... Our Whole school is left with tears and its just terrible...I cant think that you are just gone..you were very a very smart and outgoing person..... its kinda hard with you not around knowin you in heavan smilin down watchin us while we pray for you everyday we pray for you and in my heart is where i keep you friend.. cherish your soul and your familys!!
jason, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:45PM
Alaina and I werent BEST FRIENDS but we were friends. She would always say i made her laugh and that i always cheered her up. But i never told her that she did the same. She was always nice to people and was always there to help you out. Alaina will never be forgotten. I wish i could see her again. My prayers go ouy to her family. Alaina rest in peace gurl. We all miss you so much. Love you.
Rachel Burnstein, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:44PM
Alaina, or Maggie is what she wanted us to call her, was an amazing person I know everyone will really miss. I played soccer with her for about 4 years and she was always so happy and ready to go play a game. She came to practice always smiling and joking around. She was so sweet and made everyone on the team happy. Even if she was having a bad day she would come and want to go out and win a game. She always played her hardest and could kick with so much might!!! Everyone on the team loved her soo much and was upset when she couldnt come to a game. At the parent kid game we had, Maggie and I just sat in the feild then toke off our shoes and ran around yelling. She was so much fun to be around and made my life so much better! It is awful that she is gone and cant make our days better but she will always be with us! Our nickname for her was sunshine, and that name fite her perfectly! shinning as bright as she could even in the darkest days!  We will all miss the angel that has left us but will NEVER forget her! Much love to the family!! We are all here for you!
Nicole D., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:37PM
To Alaina's family. We cannot begin to imagine the hurt at losing a love one whose life was just beginning. Our prayers go out to  her family and friends who have lost a precious daughter, sister, relative, or friend. There is so much hope and promise in the lives of young people that our deepest feelings are oftentimes expressed with their passing than in their growing. However, now is a time of reflection of how we treat each other in life and of how very precious life is. We pray that God watches over each of Alaina's family members and friends in this time of grief and that each of your thoughts are led to the joy that was experienced with her time with you. Like each of Alaina's family and friends, our son was blessed to be touched by her warmth and kindness. We, too, are touched by the beauty of her smile and the spirit radiating from her pictures. May God bless and strengthen you in your time of need and may He extend a special place for Alaina amongst His angels as her light continues to shine upon all who knew her.
The Wynn Family, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:37PM
i was never really good friends with alaina so i cant leave a memory of a good time we had together. But i no that she always had and smile on her face! She was a smart and beautiful girl. She holds a special place in my heart and many others and she always will. I know that she is a better place and she will be missed forever. We miss you alaina!
margaret, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:35PM
Alaina took stoll so many hearts with her smile and her cheerful spirit! I never saw her frowning or not laughing with her friends. She had a way of touching people and making such an impact on everyone, but now she is in heaven were she belongs and is with God. Alexia carries so much of Alaina in everything she does. Even though Alaina has past away she is still very much with us in Alexia. Alaina was a wonderful sister, an amazing friend, and a great person. We miss u Alaina and pray for ur family! R.I.P-Aliana- 12/1/02
Kelly May, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:32PM
Alaina was an awesome kid and a really beautiful girl* I miss her a lot, and Im really sorry.
Devin H., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:29PM
i never really knew her all that well. im a year older than her and she road my bus last year. she was such a pretty girl. she always had a smile on her face. im very sorry i never really met her. my family and i's prayers are with the arani family and friends. may god be with you and bless you all.
amanda s, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:28PM
Alaina and i were so close. my life was complete with her. she was one of the best things that happened to me. but now it's time for God to have her. as each day goes by, it will get easier and easier.. but my heart will still be filled with sorrowness of a great loss. she was such a sweet person. and i loved her so much. R.I.P hunnie..
Leah Yi, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:24PM
well i was new this year and alaina was verysweet to me. she was in two of my classes and had me laughing every minute! i am very sad what happenend to her and will miss her ALOT.she was an angel sent from god on a mission and she completed it now she is an angel and helping other people love ya and rest in peace
valencia marvray, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:20PM
I never got to know Alaina. And i regret that i never got a chance to talk to her. Alaina was gorgeous and was blessed with so many friends. She was in my homeroom and every time i saw her she was always laughing and smiling with her amazing smile. In all of the pictures listed below, there is not one where she is not happy. She looked so fun to hang out with. She looked like she had the perfect life. Like the minister said"People wear masks and people pretend." i wish that we could have saved her, but at least now she knows how many people care about her, and how many people love her. People like Alaina are rare, and those that got to be close friends with her are lucky, i just wish that i could have. But now she is in God's hands, and right now I can just see her up in heaven with her wings looking down at us. Alaina we love you, and you will never be forgotten
Mary Smither, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 4:05PM
Alaina was the person I could alwayz talk to we became friends at the beginning of the year. I remember the first time I met her when it was in the girls bathroom and we would check ourselves in the mirror and would always laugh about it. Even though she is gone she will alwayz be in my heart forever. Alaina had a great personality and would always make someone smile if they felt down or needed someone to talk to. I would always tell her my secrets and she would try to fix them for me if something was wrong. Alaina was sooo sweet and would never be mad at anything that's what I loved about her. I would treasure those memories forever. We all miss you Alaina!! and We love you! Rest in Peace..
Trinh N., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:57PM
I didnt know Alaina that much but what I hear from her friends and family she was a nice and funny girl. To the Aranis Im terribly sorry about what happened. But now she is in Gods hands. To her friends Im so sorry Im sure she will always remember you and in your hearts you will always remember her laughing and smiling down the halls of school and at home. Alexia, I'm sorry that this had to happen but now she is watching over you and and watching all of her friends and family crying and weeping over her death and wishing she could come back. R.I.P. ALAINA!!
6-A Kid, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:53PM
Alaina was my guardian angel and she didn't leave me to do anything but to go get her wings. I'm happy she went to go get her wings because she deserves them for all the great things she did and could've done. I'm happy Alaina and  I were close friends, she was like a sister to me. She was the one that made sure I hd all my school work togather and she was the one that made sure I was taking care of myself by going to the doctor. I miss her and I'm positive many other people miss her and loved her. Alaina I love you and I'm praying for your family. R.I.P BABY GIRL!! Take care of yourself baby girl! Don't let anyone hurt you anymore...
Chaniece, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:36PM
Alaina was one of the most amazing people i have ever met. We have not known eachother for all that long but in our short time together we shared so many great memories. She had an extraordinary personality, she was one of the funniest people i have ever met. Even when I was feeling down, she would turn my day around. Losing Alaina is much like losing a family member, and already i miss her very much... Alaina, you will remain in our hearts forever, I love you, We all love you. Rest in Peace.
John, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:35PM
Alaina was a wonderful person who touched my life in so many ways! She always put a smile on my face and made me laugh! You will always have a special place in my heart! I love you Alaina! You will never be forgotten! Ever!
Katherine Abrams, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:28PM
I didn't know Alaina very well but what i do know is that she always tried to make everybody else's day a little happier by a quick hug in the hall, talking to them, making them laugh, or by just simply smiling. i honestly think that if Alaina could of just seen how dickerson was on monday she would of thought twice about what happened. i have to say that monday was the saddest day of school ever. everyone was crying her friends, people she'd met briefly, or even people who didn't know her. if she could of only seen the love everyone had for her i don't think this would of ever happened.  I'll never forget that scene on mon. it'll stick in my mind forever. Alaina will be missed so much. but we do know she's in a better place and will never be in pain again. my best wishes and love to Alaina and her famlily in this difficult time. Alaina was loved and will never be forgotten.
Anonymous, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:26PM
Alaina was probably one of my very good friends.  We spent alot of time together, mainly in school.  i got to know her very well through reading her pieces of writing in lanueage arts.  Alaina is a very special person and will always be.  She is in my prayers and just knowing she is in a better place makes every thing seem alot better. Rest in Peace.  We all Love you
Andrew Joseph, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:14PM
also i pray for you and your family and i know you are in gods hands and in a better place. if i knew you were hurting i would have tried to help you.  i will miss you.  12/5/02
blaire minter, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:12PM
i did not know her very well but i wished i took the time to get to know her, i only saw her at the bus stop and talked with her a little bit.
blaire minter, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:09PM
Even though Alaina and I didnt get to know eachother very well, she was one of the funniest and nicest people i knew of. In chorus, she would always make everyone laugh and smile....she would make random comments about the songs we were singing in chorus. whenever i saw her in the bathrooms, we would laugh about how we always ran into eachother in there. you would never think that anything was hurting that girl inside. at least we know that shes in a better place and nothing can hurt her now. my prayers go out to her and her family.....god bless alaina, u will always be in our hearts. **RIP**
Shabnam, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 3:08PM
I wasn't the best of friends with Alaina, but even though we weren't good friends she was still as sweet as she could be when we talked. Alaina is in everyones heart and life will never be the same.  Even so, we will go on and alaina will be remembered forever.  Just remember, we didn't lose anyone,but we gained another angel.  Alaina, your in mine and everyone elses heart and always will be. We love you Girl!!! Rest in peace sweetie!!!
Lauren Burk, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:56PM
Alaina was a special person, who touched my life in many ways. She was an all around great friend. I wish she would have told me that she was in pain, so i could have been there for her, just like she was always there for me. Now Alaina is happy and in a better place. She may not be here in person, but I know she is here in spirit. She will always be looking over us each and every day. My prayers go to you and your family Alaina. I love and miss youalways have and always will. You will never be forgotton.
Alexandra, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:56PM
Alaina was one of the greatest people I ever met. At school everyone knew who she was even if they weren't friends with her. Everywhere she went, she carried a smile on her face that would enlighten anybodies day. At camp, over the summer, I really got to know her and I'm glad I did. She will be remembered forever in the hearts of everyone.We love you sweetie. God bless you and rest in peace.
Laura B., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:48PM
Alaina was one of my best friends in fifth grade, but we slowly drifted apart over the years.Now,I wish I had stayed good friends with her.ALaina- I always looked up to you... Rest In Peace. I will love you forever- Rachel
Rachel Gross, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:47PM
I wasnt really good friends with Alaina but every time i saw her she always had a smile on her face and she made it seem like everything was fine. She didnt let anyone know what was going on with herself. I just wish she could have let people know. R.I.P ALAINA!!!! we all love you and we will always cherish your beautiful smile!
Danielle Chapman, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:46PM
Alaina and i only really got to know each other for a short period of time and we werent exactly best friends but if we saw each other we said hey.  i could always see her with the biggest smile in the hall at school.  Alaina, Dickerson is empty without you!  we ALL miss you and love you!  RIP
Samantha Stallard, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:40PM
I just looked @ all the pictures of Alaina and it makes me so sad.  She looks so happy in all of them, how could she decide such an awful death.  Alaina and I had only a couple of classes together, and she always seemed to have a smile on her face, and a wonderful personality.  It makes you think that maybe we shouldn't take people for granted b/c you never know... Lots of love to all her family.  We will miss all your smiles and your laugh, and we will never forget you.  Love, olivia
Olivia Girardot, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:38PM
alaina was a very great person. she was always smiling and it made everyone smile back. she is so missed by everyone and will never be forgotten. she will always be in our hearts and our memories. my blessing are with her and her family. god bless you. alaina we will always love you!!
Megan R., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:32PM
I didnt know alaina as well as everyone else.. but i wish i did and took the time.. we will miss alaina soo much!! my prayers got out to her and her family!! we love u so much!*rest in peace*
Kelsey K., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:22PM
Alaina was not a very good friend of mine but she was in one of my classes. She made an impact on anyone who met her. My blessings to her entire family and close firends through this difficult time. We love you Alaina!
Chelsea Hagan, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:18PM
She left and imprint in the hallways here that no one will soon forget. Her happiness brought Dikerson above and beyond. Everyone will walk in the halls she walked and let this be a lesson to everyone how much everyone is loved
Dickerson, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:14PM
i didn't know alaina as well but all i can say is, even i've been affected. Bless Alaina's family. We love you and we miss you.
Julie N, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:09PM
Ive never known Alaina but I have heard great things. I wish her family and all her friends good luck through all these tough times. Everyone is there for You guys. Stay Strong
                    Chris Hart
Chris Hart, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:09PM
Alaina is such an amazing person!!I met her in 3rd grade when she was in my class and ever since then i have loved her and our friendship had grown so much!!She was always there to brighten someones day if it just meant that they needed a smile!!I just want to let the Arani's family know that she touched so many people and was loved by many.I love you Alaina and will always remember and miss you!!Rest in peace sweetie!!
kelly Haselschwert, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:08PM
Alaina was the best big sister to alexia. I know i didnt know her that well but from what i saw and heard from alexia i know that she was a great person. When ever i saw alaina she was always smiling or laughing with friends. That was one of the things i liked best about her. I have realized during the past few days that i see a lot of alaina in alexia and i know that is a very good thing! :) I will always remember and miss u alaina! jamie
Jamie R., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 2:06PM
Alaina and I were best freinds last year. We stopped being freinds this summer fior stupid reasons. We acted likewe hated each other this year. We didn't talk at all. But that wasn't the truth. I still loved her with ALL of my heart. I regret everyday we didn't talk because I never got to tell her how much I still love her. I will never forget her. I love you Alaina
Brittany Schiavone, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:53PM
To the Arani Family,
Your daughter will be truley missed.  Alaina was a wonderful, beautiful, loving girl.  She had so much going for her , but atleast now she is in a better place.  My love and prayers are with you every day.
Chloe, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:53PM
I didn't know Alaina that well, but she did live in my neighborhood. The thing I love'd about her is that she was always smiling. We love you Alaina and we'll miss you!
Liz Johnson, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:50PM
Dear Arani family,
I extend my condolences. Alaina was a beautiful person she was always there when I needed someone to talk to, she was always very nice to me, she helped me through some real hard times, she was one of the most beautiful people I knew. Your daughter and sister will NEVER be forgotten.
Mychal-David Wynn
Mychal-David Wynn, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:48PM
Alaina was an amazing person. She impacted so many people sooo many ways. I knew her in second and third grade and I took CCD with her for one year. In the short time I spent with her, I could see how beautiful and outgoing she was. I will never forget the memories I have of her. Even though we can no longer see her, her smiling face can be seen through her family and friends. She is now in heaven with God, watching over and protecting all of us. My prayers go to the Arani's, and to all who know what an amazing gal Alaina was. May she Rest in peace. I love you Alaina and just want you to know that you are greatly missed. I'll never look into the sky again without thinking of your smiling face.
christie hall, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:44PM
i've known alaina for like a year. she was an awesome friend. she would listen to any of my problems. she was always there for me. im just sorry i couldn't return the favor in time. i loved her and i'll miss her.
Carson Howell, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:29PM
Alaina was the funniest girl I had ever met! She was always cheerful. She would do anything to make someone laugh or smile. She was in my PSR class in 5th grade and I will never forget that class. We have so many funny inside jokes and plenty of memeories together. Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. I love you Alaina and Rest in Peace.
Chelsea H., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:26PM
To Alaina's family- I am saddened by your loss and from what my sister-in-law and nephew say, it's a great & tragic loss to all that knew her & to those that did not  yet get the opportunity to meet her.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family & all the many touched by Alaina.  May she now rest in God's arms, and find peace there.
susan lesesne, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 1:13PM
I've known Alaina since 3rd grade and she was a great person. She always managed to make people smile when they were down. She was a great friend. I'm a luck guy for getting to know her and I feel that I'm a better person for it. I'll miss her dearly. Rest in Peace Alaina. May God be with her on her journey to heaven.
Brian McClintock, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:59PM
Alaina was such a wonderful girl. She always brought a smile to everyones faces. She was not scared to be who she wanted or to tell somebody what she thought about them.. I was never great friends with her, but she has touched my life in more ways than are visible.
Chelsea C., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:39PM
Aalaina was the coolest girl ever. She was gorgeous!1 Now she's in a wonderful place. She's in heavan with GOd. God Bles sher family and good friends. Rest In Peace Alaina!
Ashley, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:22PM
I never met Alaina either, yet my heart is grieving with you.  She went to school with a friend's daughter.  These pictures are beautiful!  I wish there was something I could do.  It is at times like this where I feel so helpless.  I can pray, and know that I am!
Kim, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:14PM
To Alaina's family - I'm sorry I never met Alaina - she looks like such a beautiful, wonderful child.  And after reading these memories, I know she was all that and more.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  Trust that God will help your pain heal.
Naomi Anderson, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 12:08PM
I loved alaina so much! she was the coolest person I have ever knew. She even cleaned my room a few times. I will never forget the saddnes of the day I found out. I give my prayers to the hole Arani family and god bless you all!      ooo      ooo
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Greg hopkins (birtts bro), Thu, 5 Dec 2002 11:48AM
Alaina was a wonderful person who touched my life! She means so much to me and I dont know I am going to do with out that sweet litlle girl making my day better."we have lost a person but we have gained an angel"
Elizabeth Chandler, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:35AM
I am so sorry that your family has to go through such a difficult time in your life. Alania was a bright and wonderful girl with a sparkling personality. My prayers are with you all. She will never be forgotten.
Amanda Bauer, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:21AM
I am so sorry that you have to go through such a difficult time. I can remember so clearly Alaina's bright smile that just mad everyone else smile back. She had a great sense of humor and was very caring. Alaina will never be forgotten.
Carly C., Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:08AM
I never really knew Alaina but i did know her sister, Alexia. I went to the ceramoney ,sorry i spelled it wrong, and i looked at Aliana's face. She is very beautiful and has such a wonderful smile. I'm sad that i never got to meet such a beautiful person. Just remember she's waiting for y'all. she's never to be frgotten. Aliana's in the next place that we all go! GOD BLESS THE ARANI FAMILY!!! you are in my heart : ) ! (12/05/02)
Maggie Venable, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 9:24AM
Dear Alaina's family, im am so very sorry that you are goin through such an awful experience! Keep praying that God will help you to get through, and never forget that Alaina has now become your guardian angel. (12/05/02)
Adri, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:53AM
Through the years, through the tears, we will always remember you! We remember the day we first talked to Alaina. We didn't even know each other but the way she talked and smiled at us made us realize Alaina would be a true friend forever. From then on, we knew she would always be there for us. She had a great personallity and always could cheer anyone up. Alaina became one of Danielle's best friends and one of Sarah Beth's good friends. We are now in such shock that we can't even believe it. One of our freinds has killed herself. I hope everyone will use this as a lesson. Every problem has a solution and if only Alaina had thought of that, she would still be here today. Let your friends know that you love them because if one day they aren't here, you'll wish you would have said it. We love you Alaina, rest in peace.

Danielle Silver and Sarah Beth Allen
Danielle Silver, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:47AM
My Angel:
She was the shoulder that I leaned on
when I needed to cry
when I wanted to give up
she encouraged me to try
She was my hope
all she showed was love
now shes my light from up above
Shes my angel
my guiding light
and when I was down she would hold me tight
I know that shes gone
but her spirit lives on
and i know that shell always be
my angel
Madison Laughridge, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:42AM
Aliana we were not friends for a very long time...You are gone for almost a week now and i miss you so much.....
When i think Back of when you had said hey babe to me or when u gave me that one last hug when u left......
Our Whole school is left with tears and its just terrible...I cant think that you are just gone..you were very a very smart and outgoing person.....
its kinda hard with you not around knowin you in heavan smilin down watchin us while we pray for you everyday we pray for you and in my heart is where i keep you friend..
cherish your soul and your familys!!
jason seo, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:18AM
she was a very good person
matthew lilley, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 8:07AM
Ardy: I want to share the words of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who lost a child and grandchild; "This horror will will fade, I can promise you. The sadness remains.  That part of you dies with her.  And then, amazingly, you are reborn."  I remember seeing Alaina for the first time when she was only 4 hours old.  A beautiful child. I can only tell you that my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and your family.
Lyn St. James, Thu, 5 Dec 2002 5:51AM
I have not known Alaina very long, but she was a wonderful person, with a wonderful heart! I don't know why she would ever put all of us in this much pain, but she still loves us all, and will ALWAYS be in our hearts! My prayers will be with the Arani family forever, we all love you Alaina, I will miss you forever!! RIP
Alex, Wed, 4 Dec 2002 7:08PM
I did not know Alaina very well, but I knew her enough to say she was a beautiful person with a dazzling personality and she was sweet, caring, nice, funny, and much much more. God Bless the Arani family.
Alaina Arani- Gone but not forgotten
Rachel, Wed, 4 Dec 2002 3:14PM
Dear Arani family, What a shock to hear of the sad news of the death of your beautiful daughter Alaina. I thank you for sharing her with us for several weeks this summer. Her inner strength and beauty is only excelled by her love for family and friends, and her spectacular smile. We have wonderful memories of your daughter, and sister and I hope that you all do too.
Love from the Four Winds family
Amey Dodge, Wed, 4 Dec 2002 12:05PM
It was a joy to have known Alaina the short time we did at Camp Four Winds.  You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Donna, Dave, Nathan and Care McBeth
donna mcbeth, Wed, 4 Dec 2002 8:50AM
I always looked up to Alaina. She was like the big sister I never had. Alaina will always be missed and loved.
Katy, Wed, 4 Dec 2002 5:12AM
Dear Arani family.what does one say at a time like this but thank you for letting us know Alaina for a little while this summer. i will always remember her smile lighting the world.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.  
fomdly, nurse Gay, Chelsea and Darby
Gay Jones, Tue, 3 Dec 2002 9:21PM
I miss you sooo much Alaina...I miss your loving, caring, humorous, and beautiful self...I hope that you can look down on all of us and realize how much you really do mean to us all...I am glad to know that I have you as my new guardian angel...Please look upon us with grace for all time...I love and miss you always...You will never be forgotten.
Melissa Klaw, Tue, 3 Dec 2002 7:46PM
I will never forget my beautiful girl and all the wonderful times we had together. She was the heartbeat of our family with her vibrant personality.
Sharon, Tue, 3 Dec 2002 6:19PM
I will always cherish every second of every minute of every memory of all the wonderful times we shared with Alaina, and of how very blessed our lives are because of her.
Her Pop, Tue, 3 Dec 2002 11:05AM
Alaina was always a happy, loving, older sister that was there for me. I always could talk to her about everything and could lean on her. I know now that she will be my new guardian angel.
Alexia, Tue, 3 Dec 2002 10:04AM
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Alaina Arani
we miss you
and we love you

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30 November 2002
Alaina said " I can't wait
until I can drive a car!"

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Alaina catching her first fish.
Lake Lanier, Georgia

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Camp Four Winds, Maine
Summer of 2002

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Alaina and her brothers
Michael and David Foster

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on the way to summer camp
on the coast of maine
July 2002

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Riding a camel in Florida!
July 4th 2002

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with sisters Stephanie and Alexia in Maryland to see the Terps play
October 2001

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Dickerson Middle School Chorus
November 2002

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Alaina with brothers
Michael and David

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Celebrating her Grandma Fosters birthday

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June 2001 ... Fathers Day photo

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Alaina loved kayaking
in N. Hampshire

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Lake Lanier
Christmas 2001

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Maryland shore 10/2001

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biker chicks
30 November 2002
Dawsonville, Georgia

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ooops... wrong soap in dishwasher!

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Alaina's 13th Birthday
at Andretti Speed Lab

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turning 13 !
December 2001

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Alaina turns 13 !

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Alaina and David
November 2002

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Braves Opening Day
March 2002

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Spring Break 2002

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chillin at florida zoo

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summer of 2002

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enjoying st.pete beach
with alexia and her father
July 2002

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Goofy hats
from Grandma Marie

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Thanksgiving 2002

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spring break in florida
with alexia and stephanie

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Grandma Rosemary's birthday

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christmastime fun
at lake lanier
December 2001

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all smiles
Christmas morning 2001

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Halloween 2002

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Alaina at Supreme Court

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Alaina and her Uncle Jimmy

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always wearing the
latest fashion ...

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August 2002
Lake Winnipesaukee
New Hampshire

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Good looks, brains
and she can cook too!

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Spring Break 2002

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First trip to N.Hampshire
Alaina is eight in this photo.

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This was Alaina's idea of
Heaven on Earth

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Alaina, Stephanie, Alexia
Maine 2002

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'on top of the world'
at summer camp
July 2002

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Alaina shared her father's
love of sunsets.
She took this photo herself, at camp in Maine, July 2002.