I always have a tough time writing these. My thoughts are all over the place. 1st off, thank you to Sean and Lindsay's family for putting together this Celebration of Life for our beautiful friend, daughter, sister, etc. Lindsay was a special kind of woman. She had so much love in her heart and it showed in her smile every day. I was heartbroken the day I found out she left the Fire Dept. I treasured the few times we saw each other after that, and I miss and think about her everyday. She will continue to live in our hearts forever.
Tomorrow evening is your dear Lindsay's Celebration of Life Event. We will attend, along with many dedicated family, friends, co-workers & caregivers, to honor her remarkable & special story. It will provide time to gather together to reminisce, discover & appreciate Lindsay's truly loving, fun, generous & brave personality. With her warmth & grace, she will continue to bring beauty & light to us all!
Dearest Linds💕, You're gone from our hugs but not from our hearts. You'll stay there, forever, Wrapped in our memories and gratitude for the life lessons you gave us. You taught us how to fight an unacceptable surprise with grace and dignity. Every day, with every word and action, you showed your little boy how strong a mother's love could be. Your spirit and strength live on in Landen. He's a bright light in all our lives as you were, Linds💕. He's thoughtful and playful, serious and goofy, and kind just like his beautiful mother. His words are those of an old soul; and can stop you in your tracks with their maturity. He's a bright light in our lives as you were, honey💕, and always will be. As time passes we'll continue to hold him close and do our best to help him grow in ways which make you proud. All of us, who love both of you, are exited to see where his gifts and talents will take him. No matter what those are or where he goes, he'll have you in his heart and always watching over him. You'll find a way to guide him through all of us. We promise to never let you down. We love you darlin'💕, now and forever. Pete and Nancy
Landen Paul, LP, Landino, Little Man As I lay beside you tonight at Nina and Beepas, I can't help but think about Mommy. What a beautiful soul. So bright, so loving, so sweet, so funny, so real. If anyone was going to shoot you straight it's mommy. Mommy and Tiffany, and jakey helped redfine the terms "family". Family is love. Titles and stuff doesn't matter. What matters is being surrounded by love, by everyone that's a part of our circle of trust...however you choose to define it. Nothing we do or say will ever take away the pain we feel when we let ourselves miss mommy. But the good news is, she feels that love. We will forever carry her laughter in our hearts, we will forever remember her words, we will forever feel her embrace until someday we are reunited. And you are the in who will feel it the most. And all of us will see her in you. Those bright beautiful eyes, the kind wonderful heart you have...that's mommy in you. Landen my love, I probably should but in a weird way I don't worry about you because I know you are surrounded by sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much love. Do you know how much we all love you? So just remember when it gets hard...and there's going to be times when it's hard and confusing...look around you...you are surrounded by so many people that love you and love mommy and we every one of us has your back little man...especially auntie katy. We will forever find ways of thinking of mommy, like the be happy mug in the store today or looking up at the sky. And I promise to always have your back little man. I love mommy for many reasons but especially for the gift of you....got your back love! 😘
Such a wonderful tribute to a beautiful woman. I am grateful to have met Lindsay and to have seen the amazing team of family, friends and caregivers that she drew to her with that sparking energy she had. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Everyday I try and be do what you asked, to be happy. I think about your smile and your laugh and how just being next to you made everything ok. No matter what was going on, when we were together, we would get through it it be stronger on the other side. I see people walking around together and think, we were that happy. We could make a good time out of anything. Without you by my side, it's hard. You touched my life in ways I never thought possible. The love I felt with you, nothing could ever compare. I miss you so much. I miss the way you would just hold my hand when we would drive, I miss that so much. Just miss you. I love you.
Lindsay will truly be missed. An angel who received her wings too early. She was a fighter from day 1 never lost hope and always fought. She is a true inspiration, and working by her side along with her whole family was truly a blessing. I am honored that I was able to be one of the nurses that took care of her, but most importantly to have met Lindsay. Love you all so much!!
We will never forget Lindsay and what she went thru. She showed so much courage and love. It can only originate from the family that she loved so much. She will be missed by all that came in contact with her. God bless her and her whole family.
WOW! Beautiful words. Thank you for sharing such a amazing story of an amazing young woman and family. Your words are the reason we do what we do at Smilow. Much peace, love, happy memories and God's blessings to all of you
I am so overcome with such an array of emotions after reading this touching tribute about your beautiful Lindsay. Love, strength and loyalty are not powerful enough words to describe what all of you have shown. Carla, I am in complete awe of your strength, love, perseverance, integrity, and grace. You are a very special woman. Lindsay will be dearly missed but she left behind the most amazing gift to all of you, her son Landen. She lives within him and every single time you look at him she is right there.
Lindsay Lou, there are no words to describe how deeply shattered our hearts are that you have left our world. We will forever miss your shining smile, infectious laugh, bright beautiful eyes and your incredible heart of gold. Your outer beauty was only surpassed by the inner beauty of your soul. Not a day will go by that you will leave our hearts and thoughts, you have made such a lasting impression on all who knew you. Uncle John and I couldn't be more proud to have you as our Godchild and be so close with you and Stephanie. You both are such a huge part of our lives. Your devoted love of family, protective nature and fun spirit will stay with us until we see you again. Your strength, positive attitude and request for everyone to "Be Happy" is the inspiration we'll all need to get through. You have left us a remarkable gift, Landen Paul. What a fun, loving and incredible little guy he is and what an awesome mom you were. He is so much like you and you will continue to live on through him. The countless memories of road trips, camping (which I NEVER would have done if it wasn't for you and Steph), Celtics and Red Sox games, concerts and so many more will be forever engraved in our hearts. Our love for you is endless and we'll miss you more than you could ever imagine.... Love, Mini Me & Uncle John XOXO
Our Lindsay left us with such incredible love and the most precious Landen. We learned so much from this amazing human being from her strength, courage and compassionate, loving heart. We are so sad that we will not be able to hug and love her here on earth but thank her so much for her gift of Landen and knowing she will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts. We miss you so very much, Lindsay Lou, and will love you and Landen forever. Lindsay wanted us all to “Be Happy.” As difficult as that seems right now, we will think of her wish and honor her legacy every day…
I met Linds when she was a teenager working as a hostess at TK and I immediately fell in love with her spirit. I recall when she graduated from high school I gave her a card and a pair of sunglasses and told her "your future is so bright you have to wear shades". Now in retrospect it is her amazing spirit that is shining down brightly for all who had the pleasure of knowing her. "Be happy" is such an amazing legacy for all the survivors. I am madly in love with Steph and am in awe of the entire Lindsay tribe. What an incredible group of people in the Lindsay family . Team Lindsay rocks always!!!! They have all been there for me with my cancer diagnosis and rallying when Lindsay was sick to raise 1300 dollars at my annual cookie party to light up the 11th floor at Smilow so others afflicted with cancer could have a happier Christmas, so amazing!!!! Lindsay on top of being an amazing Mom was also an amazing dog trainer and for anyone who knows my sweet well behaved Deja you know that she excelled at her job!!!! I often times remind Deja when she is comforting me that it is also Lindsay"s legacy that she has excellent behavior. Lindsay will be oh so missed but her light will shine brightly!!!!
Through this heartbreak journey it has been our pleasure to get to know Landen and to watch his friendship grow with Jayliana, they are so cute together and they will always watch out for each other! Hopefully always Be Happy 🙂
Ive known Lindsay sinse our days a ESS, although communication was less and less through high school and our adult years... I'm friends with Lindsay on fb and have followed her story... I'm greatful to have known Lindsay and shared good times with her. Her diagnosis and loss has opened my eyes and showed me to slow down, live and love life everyday, to cherish those around me no matter what. To her little boy , you have a wonderful mother who will always be with you 💜.
What an extraordinary tribute. I am beyond words. Lindsay will always be a beautiful, dear soul – one that I am proud to call family. My heart is aching for Landen and all of you. I will honor L’s wish and be happy – just having the fortune of knowing her makes my heart sing. I love all of you and will see you soon. xoxox
I miss you everyday, and I love you so very much. I try my very hardest to abide by your wishes and be happy, I hope you would agree. Love you always