Wednesday, August 11, 2010


September 20, 2006 - August 10, 2010

Emma & Taylor Bailey have returned to our Father in Heaven yesterday, August 10th, 2010. They passed after complications encountered during surgery. The Bailey family has always appreciated the thoughts and prayers offered on behalf of their beautiful twin girls and we ask that they may continue for their family through these challenging times.

We have all been blessed to know Emma and Taylor. While their years were short on earth, their impact will last generations. We are humbled and honored to have felt the tender mercies of our Lord through the lives of these precious children. We invite you to reflect upon Elder Bednar's quote below and hope that it may provide some measure of comfort to you as it does for the Bailey family.

"We should not underestimate or overlook the power of the Lord’s tender mercies. The simpleness, the sweetness, and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will do much to fortify and protect us in the troubled times in which we do now and will yet live. When words cannot provide the solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable, when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding about the injustices and inequities of life, when mortal experience and evaluation are insufficient to produce a desired outcome, and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and made mighty even unto the power of deliverance (see 1 Ne. 1:20)."

Elder David A. Bednar
The Tender Mercies of the Lord

61 comments:

jadesymb said...

My heart and prayers are with the family.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Paula71 said...

I am praying for your family.

grandkrumps said...

Our hearts are heavy along with you. Your faith has been incredible, and your example stellar. We'll put you on our Prayer Roll as well as into our personal prayers. Love you all!

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of these two angels into their eternal home. May God Bless and Keep them.

Anonymous said...

My sincere and most heartfelt condolences.
matthew (sara's brother)

Rebecca said...

My prayers are with you and your family

The Ahlquists said...

We love you Bailey's. Your family is in our prayers. We feel so blessed to have known the girls and seen their sweet spirits. The Ahlquists.

Charlotte said...

I am so very sorry Tor, Mandy & kids! Taylor and Emma are so precious. I remember what a strength you were to me, Mandy, after Faith's death. I wish I could be there to support you, my friend. May you feel God's arms encircling you and hear Him speak peace to your mother's heart. I love you guys!

Heather said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and bless your family.

IM AN RN said...

I pray the precious gift of The Comforter will be there for your family as you mourn the loss of your precious daughters. There is so much beauty in their lives. I will keep their sweet memories close to my heart.

Taylor family said...

Our prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow. May your hearts be filled with peace while knowing that you will be together again.

David said...

I loved watching them in church! They always seemed so happy! And their mom and dad both lit up at them! They are angels that will be missed by those of us still in this mortal life

Leah said...

Mandy and Tor,
My heart is breaking for you....I will be praying for you and your sweet family. I know many angels are supporting you at this time...

Mom4ever said...

I'm so sorry for the (temporary) loss of your sweet twins! They are beautiful girls! <3 Your family will be remembered in my prayers as well...

Melissa said...

I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news of your sweet twins' passing yesterday. Know that you are in our family's thoughts and prayers. May Heavenly Father fill you with the warmth and peace and comfort you need as you miss your beautiful Emma and Taylor.

Mary Nolan said...

Dear Mandy and Tor, I am sending you all my love, prayers and strength at the loss of your precious Emma and Taylor. I truly do understand how your hearts must be breaking right now. They were amazing, incredible, beautiful strong little girls and I know my Bethany Rose will be waiting with open arms to greet them in heaven. All our love, Mary, Alyssa and her angel conjoined twin Bethany Nolan.

Kelly said...

I'm so sad for your family...
please tell your kids that my family is praying for them. It's a terrible thing to let your siblings go... I wish you didn't have this trial, and yet I know that the Lord sees it as a good and necesary thing. I've learned through my own losses that no death is an accident. Your girls are so happy right now...But the hole you must feel is tragic. I'm so sorry for your loss. Queen Creek will not be the same without them here.

manders said...

Emma and Taylor will be missed but knowing that you will see them again is such a wonderful blessing. We will continue to pray for your family at this time.
luv
Hadleys

Michael said...

We were so lucky to have that little bit of time to have your family stay with us and play. It was so amazing to see all of you interacting and the love that you each have for the girls. May you be comforted at this time. We constantly think of you all. Love - Carrie, Mike, Paige, and Mia

Heather said...

Love - Love - Love to all of you and your amazing family. You were blessed with a miracle and we are blessed to know you and to be a small part of your lives. I am so sorry and can't tell you how many times I have images of them with beautiful blue and purple wings popping up in my head.

Lindag said...

I never had an opportunity to meet your beautiful girls, but I'd like you to know that they have changed my life. I have followed your journey for the last couple of years thru a friend of the family, and have truly been blessed by the spirit, grace and incredible faith displayed by your family throughout this time. Your family was chosen by God as a means to bring glory to Him thru your faith and perserverance. Your beautiful angels were a gift from God to us all. Thank you all for sharing them with us. You are all in my prayers...

Michelle said...

I am also a mother of twins. My heart goes out to you and your family. These children where a beautiful gift to us all. I will offer 9 days of prayer for them and all of your family.

Anonymous said...

We love you and are happy that Taylor and Emma are able to run and play and that you can all be together again. What a blessing the gospel is in our lives. May we always be able to accept our Heavenly Father's will and know there is purpose in all things. Memories of the girls will remain with us forever.
Grandma Sherry and Grandpa Ken

David Richards said...

My heart goes out to your wonderful family. May you be blessed through all your experiences. Your faith and love is an inspiration to me and our family.

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences.

Paula Smith said...

Very sorry for your loss. We have been following the story of the girls for the last couple of years. Meeting them in Feb 09 and seeing them again this Feb was a bright spot for all of us who attended the festival. If there is anything we can do to help you during this time, please let us know.

Paula & the Ports America Family

Shawna said...

Mandy and Tor,

We love you and your family and feel blessed that we were able to meet Emma and Taylor on your visits to Seattle. Our love and prayers are with you all. Love, Shawna and Lee

Kimberly Figueroa. said...

I had the pleasure of meeting the girls and there wonderful family two years in a row.I work for Jamba Juice and had a blast both times at the Two Sisters One Heart events. I pray the family can make peace with the passing of those two little Angels. R.I.P. Emma and Taylor. May your memory and strength help families with your amazing obstacles.

Cammi said...

We were sorry to hear this news. We think of your family often and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love, The Hawkers

Holli said...

We have never met but wanted you to know that I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine, you will be in my prayers.

Jen West said...

I hope you feel all the blessings you need for your family during this hard time. I am a friend of Erika Crandall. I am so sorry for your loss.

Courtney said...

My family has had nothing but well wishes directed to your family since we first heard about the girls. I've tried to stay up to date with the girls since your tv special. My heart pours out to your family at this time. Love, prayers, good thoughts and eternal perspective headed your way.
Lots of love from the Stevenson family, as well as the Edmonds ward family.
-Courtney (Stevenson) Clements

Anonymous said...

I am just a random person residing in Phoenix that happened across your story. My heart goes out to you folks and I hope you have peace and love surrounding you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

Anonymous said...

Dear Paige...I am so sorry...we think of you often at our house...we miss you so much...and we miss Taylor and Emma, too....Emily's Dad

dwilloughby said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Emma and Taylor were truly angels. They brought great joy to everyone around them and they will truly be missed.

jack+alli said...

i was very saddened to hear the news that these sweet girls have gone on. they were and will continue to be amazing examples of our heavenly fathers love for his children.
i pray your family will be blessed and comforted now and always.

*Katie May* said...

I am so sorry for your loss. They were special little girls that touched so many people. I pray you with feel our Heavenly Father's love at this hard time in your lives.

Gloria said...

Rest assured, that your beautiful daughters are in heaven with Jesus Christ.

Steph said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girls. I have also lost a daughter at age 3 to a heart defect, and I pray that you will be strengthened and comforted as I have been.

H.M. Angel said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your story for a while, throught the ups and downs. I'm praying for you. May Emma and Taylor rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you and send our sincere condolences. Blessings of peace and comfort during this difficult time. Much love to you and family!

love,
sam, heidi and caleb s.

Anonymous said...

This is moving reminder of how short our time on earth can be. Live every moment you have, because you never know when it will be your last. Emma and Taylor's blog really has pulled at my heart strings. My condolences to your entire family. May you cherish the almost 4 years of memories you have forever!

debrajo said...

What beautiful and sweet children you have. They will be yours forever. One day the Lord will come again, and he will wipe away tears from off all faces, and you will see and hold your darling girls again. I'm sad to hear that it was their time to go back to Heaven. Thank you for your example you shared with the world of what it means to love and to live no matter what life brings your way. We will be praying for you.

Brandon and Melani said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of your sweet angels. My prayers are with you all!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Your little angels were a precious gift!
I will pray for you pain to vanish and be replaced by wonderful memories of their lives and the love they shared!

god bless

Anonymous said...

Our hearts go out your wonderful family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kelly Family said...

Tears and prayers here for your family..what a heartbreaking loss.

Jennifer and Enoch Jones said...

Not sure if you guys remember be, but I'm Lynn Thurgood's daughter from Alderwood 2nd ward in Lynnwood. I am deeply touched by the words of Elder Bednar you posted, and have reflected on them in relation to your recent loss of your daughters. What a blessing it is to know that you will indeed see them again and in their perfect bodies. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in dealing with this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I felt like I almost knew the girls from your updates. Thank you for sharing them with us. God's grace be with you in a special way as long as you need it.Special children have a special place in our hearts.Rhoda

azlabrat said...

You don't know me or my family, but we were on your flight last Sunday from Phoenix to Seattle. My two year old son smiled and flirted, as much as a two year old can, with your girls as we waited in the boarding area, he loves little girls and always makes notice of the cutest ones, Emma and Taylor certainly had his attention. When I saw on the news here in the Seattle area that your girls had passed I couldn't contain my tears for your family. Our family is LDS too, we know that Emma and Taylor will be waiting for you in Paradise. Please know that our prayers have been with you this week, we pray for peace for your family.

Anonymous said...

so sorry for your loss rejoice that you will see them again that love never ends and that they were two beautiful little girls.

Anonymous said...

My daughter was so distraught over the twins' passing, she cried at the thought of Paige losing her sisters, and was quite inconsolable for while. Even with the reminders that they are with our Father in Heaven, and can run and play and have TWO hearts now, she was still so concerned, until she remembered that we have a family member there, our dog, that passed a few years ago. Now she comforts herself by reminding herself that Emma and Taylor are fine, because Judy (our dog) is there to protect them. I know this story may sound silly, but to a 6 year old who doesn't remember life without Emma and Taylor around, it helps her cope. Maybe it will bring a smile to someone's face and help them to cope, as well. So to Mandy, Tor, Paige, Drew, Cole, Emma, Taylor, and Blake: all our love to all of you.

Anonymous said...

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I read about it in the newspaper, and I just wanted you to know we're praying for you. I was relieved to see you are LDS, so I know that you know you will see your little ladies again, though it will be very difficult in the interim. I have no doubt your family is being watched over, and I pray you continue to feel the comforts of the Spirit as you go through this difficult time. Your little ladies are just precious. I am so sorry.

--Monica

Anonymous said...

..i cant believe it...those sweet precious little petals. i cant even imagine how this must feel. They will never how know how much they gave to everyone, and how they enriched the lives of those they touched.Im deeply saddened by their passing, as too your family and extended family must be. Your families love, patience, and perseverance showed no boundaries for their short stay on this earth. May god hold them in his arms and love them as you all did. So so sad. Kia Kaha (Be strong) with love from New Zealand. rikkidunn@gmail.com (Registered Nurse)

Hannah said...

Will be praying for you at this difficult time in the name Jesus Christ amen.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emma and Taylor! You are loved by many!
Bailey Family- God Be With You Til We Meet Again!

victoria jacobsson said...

i just saw a the TV-show about Emma and Taylor. i live in a sweden and i have a twins brothet.
love to u and your family
/victoria 16 years old

Debbie said...

it was the first time i heard about emma and taylor today. watched it on the tv today. i am so sorry for your loss and wish your family the best.
/ Girl from sweden

Nana said...

It is 10-24-2010. I just watched a show about Taylor and Emma. I wanted to know what had happened to them since the show. I was hoping to find out good things. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. God blessed you and now me by having put them in our lives. There are two special angels in heaven. I can't begin to imagine your pain! I hope you are all doing well.

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Annette Bulovic and I am from Wellington, New Zealand. This morning through The Documetary Channel on Sky, I got to know about your family and your wonderful twin girls Emma & Taylor. Your story was so endearing that I told my husband about it when he got home from work. We looked up your story and discovered your very sad news. Our hearts go out to you, we are so sorry! We are so glad you have your faith and each other at this hard time. I am sure your story will go on and touch many hearts for years to come. All God's blessings on your family, may He be a comfort at this time. Highest regards - The Bulovic's

√ČliseBeauchemin said...

Hi, I'm from Quebec, Canada (so sorry if my english is not perfect) have 5 kids and I just watched a documentary about your beautiful family. I'm very sad to know that your two little angels was past away. I lost a kid 9 years ago and nothing can't replace it, it's a piece of us that goes away but all the good memories are in your mind forever. Take care of each other! God bless your family! √Člise Beauchemin