To our wonderful community, thank you for all the
outpouring of prayers, so many
“strangers,” so many open arms.
Liesel and Lauren, you are truly angels sent from
heaven. Thank you for being with us Friday night, and all the
memories you pulled from your pockets.
Snoqualmie New Life Christian Center, thank you for the
most awesome service we’ve ever been to and ever will. The people,
the doves, the music, the food. No wonder Abby didn’t have time
to clean her room and do her chores. We were always telling her to
get her priorities straight; little did we know she did. She was
everything anyone would want in a daughter, and a whole lot more.
Camp Gilead, you meant the world to Abby. Continue to do
the wonderful things you do.
Hanine and all the friends, thank you for being in our
lives. We’ll miss the noise, the late phone calls, Silly String.
“The group,” you who camped with us. The messes left behind.
The laughter, oh, the laughter. Remember Abby and just be true to
yourselves, and stop by!
The emergency crews, thank you for your compassion,
retaining the dignity and the efficiency of your jobs. You are all heroes.
Mary and Jake, we are bonded together forever. Thank you.
Toby and Richelle, Janae and Amy, we know our angels are
smiling down on us.
Elaine, our arms and door will always be opened to you.
Again, we want to thank everyone for the flowers,
food, prayers and much, much more.
There are so many people to mention. Pastor Jake and
Marilee, Joe and Amy, Mike and Sue. We would like to thank our
families and friends for being here to help us through this devastating
time. We love you all so much.
For one of Abby’s classes, she was required to write in a
journal. Each day they were given a different subject, and this is her
last journal entry, dated Jan. 31 2001. The subject was, “If you were
to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?”
“If I am ever famous I want it to be for my … faith.
“I would want people to know I’m a Christian and know that
I lived my life as a Christian. I’d want to be a good example to
everyone. I wouldn’t want to be famous for my looks or
anything like that, I would want it to be for who I am, and not a lie. I
would want people to look at me, or see me, and think, “Wow, I wish I
had what she did,” and not because of me on the outside but me on
the inside, and who I am and why I’m here. It’s hard to explain, I
guess you would just have to feel what I feel to know.”
Abby Jocile Cunningham
July 12, 1984 to Jan. 31, 2001
Ralston, Cheryl, Allie and Kyle Cunningham