One year ago today Baby Silas Lane Kirkpatrick was born at West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange. Silas was perhaps the most well-known little baby in the history of Heard County.
His mom was Anna Kirkpatrick, a senior at Heard High School. Anna was basically the “poster girl” for our local facebook page known as The FrAnK LynN MuSe BrAKe.
Anna was very popular among local facebookers as a very outspoken and intelligent teenager. She was a straight-A student and well-liked by most everyone.
As a result of these things, we as a social networking community took a major interest in her pregnancy and were very excited about the new baby.
We “interviewed” Anna on a regular basis via facebook for updates on the progress of her pregnancy as well as the progress of little Baby Silas.
It was such an amazing thing to see so many different kinds of people supporting her throughout such a profound experience in her life. It was also simply wonderful the way Anna shared this experience with so many of us.
Anna’s mom was even kind enough to invite everyone to her baby shower at First Georgia Bank which featured a “MuSe BrAKe” theme.
I was so proud to meet many new friends at this event and get to know many of Anna’s other family and friends. It was truly a wonderful experience for everyone.
In the fun-loving spirit of the MuSe BrAKe, we even had a contest to guess how much Baby Silas would weigh at birth. Well over 100 people made guesses and Silas came barreling into this world to a chorus of virtual cheers and weighing in at 7 pounds-11 ounces.
For the next couple of months Silas was able to see a lot of things. He was right there when his mom graduated high school with honors, he spent time at the ocean, and he made just tons of friends everywhere he went. He was like Heard County’s own little baby celebrity.
Unfortunately, his precious little life was taken from this Earth on June 14, 2011. Since that day, Anna Kirkpatrick has showed astonishing strength. Despite all she has been through she is going to college and continues to strive to be the best she can be.
Anna, from all your MuSe BrAKe/facebook family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers today. We love you very much.
The following video was made by Lisa Orantes with Loving Memories. My utmost appreciation goes out to Lisa for creating this wonderful tribute to Baby Silas.