Devastated Mom’s Car Seat Photo Will Hit Home With Every Parent—and Her Message Can’t Be Ignored

Buckling your child into his or her car seat is second nature to a parent; after awhile it’s one of those mechanical, routine tasks you perform without really thinking about it. But for mom Sarah Walton, whose daughter Ellie, recently passed away after a several-year battle with brain cancer, the task became overwhelmingly filled with grief the last time she buckled her daughter in.

Photo: Facebook/Prayers for Ellie Walton

You see, Walton could not buckle Ellie in as she normally would. Her daughter was no longer here on earth. The last time she buckled Ellie in, she lovingly placed the box of Ellie’s cremated remains in her daughter’s car seat, then shared a heart-wrenching photo and statement on Facebook.

Photo: Facebook/Prayers for Ellie Walton

Addressing the Facebook post to her daughter, Walton writes:

You should be here.

We made you a custom urn, you would love it baby girl. Unfortunately temporary urns are just boxes, that wasn’t good enough for you, so I decorated it, until your perfect urn comes in.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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