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This memorial website was created for our angel, Hannah Elizabeth Ehlert who was born in The Woodlands, Texas on March 03, 1995.
She was both beautiful on the outside and, more importantly, on the inside. She displayed maturity and insight far beyond her years. As our first child her birth was awaited with great anticipation. Just moments from her mothers womb she cried for only seconds, then stopped, and opened her eyes wide, eager to embrace this vast new world. As an infant Hannah would not allow us to carry her in typical fashion, with her face pressed against our body. She would twist and squirm until we were forced to turn her around, where she could see the path ahead. This tenacious lust for knowledge would lead her to walk by six months, and speak her first words by just eight months of age. Hannah had a great appreciation for life. She became a big sister at sixteen months, and immediately assumed the role of mentor and protector of her younger brother Austin. Always considerate of his needs, she would allow him privilege and provide him care. Hannah was willing to sacrifice for the benefit of others to a degree that few adults have achieved, and far beyond the scope of most children.

Touted as “the smartest kid in class” by her schoolmates, Hannah’s greatest attribute was her kind heart. Though she was bright, athletic, beautiful, funny, and popular, Hannah chose as her best friend a girl that shared few of her talents. After Hannah’s funeral we received dozens of notes from the children at her school. The most touching of these came from the girl Hannah called her best friend. She wrote that when the other children would ridicule her, calling her “fat”, “ugly”, or “stupid”, Hannah would be the only one to come to her defense.

She loved butterflies, cool clothes, crab legs, reading, swimming, gymnastics, soccer, jokes and acting older than her young age – because, as she said, “You know, I am almost a teenager!”

We will always remember her smile, bear hugs, love of life, positive attitude and her way of making everyone around her feel special.  She will live on in our hearts and minds forever. 

We miss her daily and can't wait until the day we can all once again be happy, together...forever...

She was taken from us by the callous and stupid act of a drunken driver on March 23, 2002. She had turned seven only two weeks before. 
PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.  Remember, you may ruin your life or someone else's forever.

We love you, Hannah, our little punkin.  You will live on in our hearts and memories forever. We vow to never forget you...

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
i miss you hannah   / Amy Danheim (best friend from first grade )
i miss you, and i am smiling for you and giving out the bear hugs for you. we have a special symbol that we keep on our brownie vests for you, and i still have the heart necklace that reminds me of you every day. i hate drunk drivers. i wish you were...  Continue >>
A poem for you, Hannah   / Mommy
No words capture her No quote suffices No image is complete Yet she was Yet she is Yet she will be Forever -By Steve Marsh
A poem to Hannah   / Gramma (Grandmother)
Grampa and I found this poem for you on the Kaedin Wayne Newberry Memorial Site:"A life so young released to Heaven...Left on earth, we wonder 'Why'... But some are sent among us briefly... Some have spirits meant to fly." We love you, H...  Continue >>
We walked for you, Hannah   / Mommy
Hannah,We walked for you at MADD's Strides for Change walk on September 23rd.  I could feel your presence when we released the butterflies in your honor.  You always made me proud, my precious little girl.  I hope that w...  Continue >>
Birthday Wishes   / Susan Smith (Aunt)
Happy 15th Birthday Hannah!We love and miss you so much. Hugs and kissesAunt Susan
Happy Birthday  / Paula Sandell (Friend)    Read >>
Toni Marteena Grace  / Toni Grace     Read >>
I'm a mommy too  / Teresa Norton (None)    Read >>
HANNA / Sally Pearson (none)    Read >>
hannah / Linda Mahon (none)    Read >>
From one mum who's lost to another  / Lorraine Williams (visitor)    Read >>
im sorry  / Laura Klein     Read >>
Sympathy / Natasha Walters (visitor)    Read >>
i'm so sorry  / Shima Das (visitor)    Read >>
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Her legacy
Heaven and Hell  
I’ve been to Heaven, and I’ve been through hell
On this winding road
Where I end up only time will tell
Just relieve me of this load

A turn of fate can alter
Our foothold on the path
To send us sliding ever deeper
Toward the dark abyss of wrath

Still we must remember
To focus on the light
Hope and faith must guide us
Through this dark and dreary night

When the flower wilts and dies
The seeds of life are sown
To brighten the earth a hundred fold
Wherever the wind has blown

Life springs eternal
From the holes and cracks
To renew our hope and bind our faith
When the human spirit lacks

We are but a speck of paint
In the masterpiece of life
A never ending work of art
Strokes of joy and strife

Finding new direction
Our spirits will prevail
To be reborn in new form
To the Promised Land we’ll sail

-- written by Devin Ehlert  
   (Hannah's daddy)

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me…as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly thing I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled & at me from
His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you..
Today your life on earth is past but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow but today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me? “
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.

I had this poem recited for you at your funeral.  I knew that you would like it.
I love you, Hannah.
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Our Beautiful Hannah, March 2002
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