“这些 19 weeks with her opened our hearts & souls more than we ever imagined possible & I’m forever grateful we had some time, earth-side, with the little girl who made us mom and dad.
“She was tiny, perfect and incredibly loved from everyone who knew she existed. I don’t think we’ll ever understand why God decided to call her home when he did but our faith is unshaken. He knows better than we & she was needed back home, in Heaven.”
Ryan Kelly expressed his feelings on Twitter.
“Nothing made me happier than being your Dad,” 他写了. “You gave your Mom and I that gift. You were simply a miracle and always will be.
“I’m sorry you never got to open those sweet eyes and see us or take your first steps but you have angel wings now. You left this world too soon but we know God had a bigger purpose for you. Your mom and I find comfort knowing you’re being loved on by your great grandparents.
“Thank you for watching over us and your future siblings. I’ll forever wonder who you’d be today. Until we meet again my sweet girl, I love you.”
In support, the Colts tweeted an emoji of a blue heart and butterfly.
Kelly missed the Colts
’ 27-17 win against the 新英格兰爱国者 on Saturday night after his daughter’s death
赛后, Colts head coach, Frank Reich, said the team was honoring the family and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick extended his sympathy.
“We can all just show him the love and care that he has for this game,” Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II said.
“We can show that same love and care for him off the field … It just shows that life hits everybody hard at some point along the road. We’re here thinking about Ryan and his family as they go through this tough time.”