I never knew I wanted you
till you were here.
Now life without you seems incomplete.
From the moment I knew you were coming I had a sense of pride
Now you are gone.
My heart breaks missing you
more each day.
I long for you to be in my arms
has you in His.
He may have chosen you
to be His angel
But remember my child
I will hold you in my heart forever.
Dedicated to my sweet Christina Lynn
Mommy loves you
For Ethan William, who was born and died on Janury 27,2003 at 9:43 pm
He was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, and a major heart condition
Jesus, there's a baby at your gate
so tiny and small
'neath the wings of an angel you sent to his call.
Please tell him of us,
his family on earth.
How we love him and miss him,
our hearts full of hurt.
Play in your sunshine
of heaven above,
Fill his life with happiness,
health and Your love.
Play football and tag,
all the things young boys do,
With angels and loved ones,
but mostly with you.
And on summer days
take him down to the sea,
Where he can swim with dolphins,
And ride waves on the sea.
When his birthday rolls 'round
Put a kiss on his cake,
(Be sure that it's chocolate,
that's the kind that I'd make).
Can I ask one more thing, Lord?
Each night as I lay down my head,
Will you hug him and kiss
his sweet tiny head?
Tell him we love him
And wanted him so,
We know that he loves us,
And why he had to go.
Written for Ethan by Nanny Carlson, dedicated from Mommy and Daddy.
Written January 28, 2003-We love you angel boy XXOO
A teardrop may be the first line of a poem.
If shed it can begin to cleanse the soul.
Not shed, it remains
To be added to the pool of pain
And unspoken sorrow
Which will bid the heart to break.
Without words, it adds to grief and despair.
When you hold me and I speak with you
Then I know you really care.
Jack M. Stack, M.D.
Anna of Allenhurst
Anna danced in the wind.
Spinning and twirling with yellow rose petals.
Then fluttered in to the Atlantic.
Dark and choppy; churning white around the rocks.
Gone in an instant that seemed to linger forever.
But still in our hearts.
Now she is at the beach.
On the rocks, in the sea.
Sliding down the dunes,
running on the boardwalk.
Eating an ice cream cone that melts too fast in the summer sun.
Building sand castles that get washed away.
Holding our hands and walking out into the waves.
Floating away, but never really gone.
Because she was never really here.
Written by Anna's Dad
To Our Son
A boy they said, to complete our family
But unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be
All of our hopes and all of our dreams
Were taken from us, how unfair this seems
You had a serious defect
We couldn't believe it was true
How could this happen to us
Now what are we to do
We cried a lot, we were scared
But how lucky we were to have friends and family who cared
We had so many dreams for our little boy,
We only expected that we would feel joy
We will get through it, I can't imagine how
All I know is I want you here with me right now
We miss you and love you - we think of you often
You are in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten
I long to hold you each and every minute
I just cannot imagine my life without you in it
We had you for such a short while My baby, My son
We are your parents and our job is not done
Your memory lives with us in our hearts
As long as this is so, we will never be apart.
We will meet again, I know this is true
But until then, please know we love and miss you.
For now we will cherish all our memories
Thank you for the privilege to be your Mommy and Daddy
In our lives for but a minute, in our hearts forever.
By Tara for Riley John, December 12, 2002