Kacie was born October 17, 1989 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock Arkansas. She was born to Ricky and Kristie Woody of Conway Arkansas and had brothers Austin and Timothy. Kacie came into this world with a lot of attention. She was born with maconium aspiration syndrome and spent several weeks in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Baptist Medical Center. With the help from above, a team of doctors and nurses worked around the clock in saving Kacie. She returned to the hospital a couple of times in the first 3 months and then never had any lung trouble again.
As a baby, Kacie was always the center of attention in the family. She always had a smile and was bringing smiles to our faces constantly. As she grew older, she learned how to use those puppy dog brown eyes to get anything she wanted from her daddy and big brothers. "But I Love You Daddy" is all it took to melt ole dad.
Kacie had a special relationship with all family members. Kacie and her mom had a very special relationship before her mother passed away when Kacie was 7 years old. Kacie was always by her mothers side. If mom got up and left the room, Kacie went with her. Although Kacie was torn up inside when she lost her mom, she was very strong for the rest of the family. Kacie had such a strong faith in God that she knew everything would be all right and it was Kacie’s strength and love that got me through the tough times.
Kacie was special in that way. She never thought of herself. She was always thinking of others and what she could do to help them. Big hearted and full of love. If Kacie spent a few minutes talking to you, she loved you. If Kacie could find someone who needed a friend, she was that friend. She was totally dedicated to anyone who came into her life.
Kacie loved music and loved to sing. If she could have lived out her dreams, she would have probably been a singer. She also loved playing the saxophone and was dedicated to being as good as she could. Then there was her poetry. She loved writing poetry and it was always from her heart. Her heart was so full of love that writing about it was easy. I remember one birthday several years ago when she gave me a birthday card she had made and had written herself. I ask her where she had copied it from and she told me from her heart. At 9 years old she could have been writing for Hallmark.
"I am an Angel sent from above" Kacie wrote these words and if there was ever an angel sent from above it was Kacie. Maybe this world was too cruel for Kacie and the lord above picked one of his roses.
Kacie was taken from this world December 4th 2002. She was my daughter, my reason to smile, my angel, my companion and my friend. Kacie was so much to so many people. We all know that Kacie is now with her mother. That is my only Peace.
There was this one time at school and Kacie was lonely because we went to sit down and she wanted to stand up, so she started to dance with an imaginary person she called George! That was funny. And there was one time that Kacie told Jessica to go get her some mustard and when Jessica came back Kacie had took her roll and shoved it in her mouth!! And one time Kacie was in choir and Mr.Huskey called Casey Tucker's name and Kacie said "Here" and then she started to laugh and then she started to snort! And there was this one time that she was going to the band room and she fell down the stairs but she didn't get hurt but it was probably kind-of embarrassing... but Kacie didn't care. And at my birthday party this summer Kacie whistled at this REALLY cute guy and the REALLY ugly one beside him heard her and followed us to the next ride. And on the toilet ride ( I know u r like eew but it was a fun ride) she kept squeezing the water out of her bikini top!!! And in the lazy river she thought this one life guard was cute so we had to keep floating around the thing... i think we did it like 10 times. And she did the same thing on the river rapids ride. That still makes me laugh... and she told Jessica... "One time at band camp i followed this guy because i thought he was hot!!!" And she loved band camp...
~~Sam and Jessica~~
My First Christmas in Heaven"
I see the countless Christmas tress, around the world below, with tiny lights, like Heavens stars reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear. For I am spending Christmas with Jesus 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 their 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; 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 this year. I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above, 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 Heavenly Father said to do, for I can't count the blessing or the love he has for each of you. So have a Merry Christmas, and wipe away the tear. Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year!
"She was an Angel"
She was an angel, she told us
But we didn't listen—
A message of love
She wanted to fly with another angel
Who was waiting in Heaven above.
Then with a plan on a evil-evil man
She fell right into god’s hands.
We didn't know the angel had to go,
As only an angel can.
While evil had hold of her body
God placed his arms around her,
And now she's soaring a singing
With the angels in heaven,
Cause she's been through hell on earth.
Almost every day in the lunch line she would talk about her imaginary friend her name was Shanana NaNA. She would talk about how she was so big and how her and Tim would play games like he would sit on her and say you are under arrest for making fun of Shanana NaNa. Every time we would have chicken spaghetti at school she would make me eat mine and I thought it was gross. But I ate it anyways because she liked it. Last time I stayed at your house we had a burping contest and I won.