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    So I've collected all sorts of Poems these past couple months. And since I can't sleep I decided that I'd share. If you have any please add them.

    I did not write any of them except for the last and some I am not sure who did. Whoever wrote them I am thankful.


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    Please, don't ask...

    Please, don't ask us if we're over "it" yet.
    We'll never be over it.
    Please, don't tell us they're in a better place.
    They aren't with us.
    Please, don't say, "At least they aren't suffering".
    We haven't come to terms with why they had to suffer at all.
    Please, don't tell us you know how we feel
    unless you have lost a child.
    Please, don't ask us if we feel better.
    Bereavement isn't a condition that clears up.
    Please, don't tell us, "At least you had them for a time".
    What year would you choose for your child to die?
    Please, don't tell us, "God never gives you more than you can bear".
    Please, just tell us you are sorry.
    Please, just say you remember our children, if you do.
    Please, just let us talk about our children.
    Please, mention our children's names.
    Please, just let us cry.

    Author: Rita Moran

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    We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
    You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

    Confidont

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    You are a Precious Child
    Created out of love,
    a blessing from above.
    I've adored you from the start,
    when your little footprints touched my heart.
    A single teardrop represents the millions I have cried
    My life never the same since you died.
    I wish you could have stayed longer with me,
    I'd watch you grow into all you could be.
    Although we are no longer together,
    Your beautiful spirit will endeavor.
    I dream of a joyful time when
    we will be reunited once again.
    Thoughts of you make me smile.
    You will always be My Forever Child™
    ~© S. Mosquera~

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    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.
    Amen.

    --Reinhold Niebuhr

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    An angel in the book of life wrote down my babies birth
    and whispered as he closed it, "Too Beautiful for Earth."

    I saw this Blinkie on someone elses page and thought it was so cute. I do not know who made it.



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    "For All Parents"

    I'll lend to you for a little time
    A child of mine, he said,
    For you to love while he lives
    And mourn when he is dead.

    It may be six or seven years,
    Or twenty-two or three,
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take care of him for me?

    He'll bring his charms to gladden you
    And shall his stay be brief,
    You'll have his lovely memories
    As solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise he will stay
    Since all from earth returns,
    But there are lessons taught down there
    I want this child to learn.

    I've looked the wide world over
    In my search for teachers true,
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
    I have selected you.

    Now will you give him all your love
    Nor think your labor vain,
    Nor hate me when I come to call
    To take him back again?

    I fancy that I heard them say,
    Dear Lord, thy will be done
    For all the joy thy child shall bring,
    The risk of grief we'll run.

    We'll shelter him with tenderness,
    We'll love him while we may.
    And for the happiness we've known
    We'll ever grateful stay.

    But shall the angels call for him
    Much sooner than we planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
    And try to understand.

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    If Tears Could Build A Stairway
    If tears could build a stairway
    And memories were a lane
    We would walk right up to Heaven
    And bring you back again
    No farewell words were spoken
    No time to say goodbye
    You were gone before we knew it
    And only God knows why
    Our hearts still ache in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No on will ever know
    But know we know you want us
    To mourn for you no more
    To remember all the happy times
    Life still has much in store
    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    We pledge to you today
    A hallowed place within our hearts
    Is where you’ll always stay

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    Not Like You
    I am a mother, though not like you.
    You cradle your sweet baby in your arms,
    Mine are empty, but I hold him in my heart.
    You brush her soft curly hair, and tie pretty pink bows just right.
    A lock of his hair is tucked neatly in a book
    You pick daisies and tie them in a chain to wear around her neck
    I cut lilacs and arrange them in a vase to set them at his grave.
    You look forward to dreams and plans. I hold on to memories.
    I am a mother, though not like you.
    Sheri Hess

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    In Memory of Dakota Rain Hess
    Just Those Few Weeks

    For those few weeks-
    I had you to myself.
    And that seems too short of time
    To be changed so profoundly.
    In those few weeks-
    I came to know you...
    And to love you.
    You came to trust me with your life.
    Oh, what a life I had planned for you!
    Just those few weeks-
    When I lost you,
    I lost a lifetime of hopes,plans, dreams, and aspirations...
    A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.
    Just those few weeks-
    It wasn't enough time to convince others
    How special and important you were.
    How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
    And no one is mourning the passing.
    Just a mere few weeks-
    And no "normal" person would cry all night
    Over a tiny, unfinished baby,
    Or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
    No one would, so why am I?
    You were just those few weeks my little one
    You darted in and out of my life too quickly.
    But it seems that's all the time you needed
    To make my life so much richer-
    And give me a small glimpse of eternity.
    Susan Erlin

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    Forgive Me, My Son
    author unknown


    Forgive me if I do not cry
    the day you die
    The simplest reason that I know is
    Fathers are not supposed to cry
    I figured you would expect me
    To be strong
    To act the way I would have taught you
    Forgive me, my son, if I do not cry
    The day you die...Forgive me if I do....

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    Bereaved Parents Wish List

    1. I wish my baby hadn't died. I wish I had him back.

    2. I wish you wouldn't be afraid to speak my baby's name. My baby lived and was very important to me. I need to hear that he was important to you also.

    3. If I cry and get emotional when you talk about my baby, I wish you knew it isn't because you have hurt me. My baby's death is the cause of my tears. You have talked about my baby, and you have allowed me to share my grief. I thank you for both.

    4. Being a bereaved parent is not contagious, so I wish you wouldn't shy away from me. I need you now more than ever.

    5. I need diversions, so I do want to hear about you; but I also want you to hear about me. I might be sad and I might cry, but I wish you would let me talk about my baby, my favorite topic of the day.

    6. I know you think of and pray for me often. I also know that my baby's death pains you too. I wish you would let me know those things through a phone call, a card or note, or a real big hug.

    7. I wish you wouldn't expect my grief to be over in six months. These first months are traumatic for me, but I wish you could understand that my grief will never be over. I will suffer the death of my baby until the day I die
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    8. I am working very hard on my recovery, but I wish you could understand that I will never fully recover. I will always miss my baby, and I will always grieve that he is dead.

    9. I wish you wouldn't expect me "not to think about it" or to "be happy." Neither will happen for a very long time, so don't frustrate yourself.

    10. I don't want to have a "pity party," but I do wish you would let me grieve. I must hurt before I can heal.

    11. I wish you understood how my life has shattered. I know it is miserable for you to be around me when I am feeling miserable. Please be as patient with me as I am with you.

    12. When I say, "I'm doing okay, " I wish you could understand that I don't "feel" okay and that I struggle daily.

    13. I wish you knew that all of the grief reactions I'm having are very normal. Depression, anger, frustration, hopelessness, and overwhelming sadness are all to be expected. So, please excuse me when I'm quiet and withdrawn or irritable and cranky.

    14. Your advise to "take one day at a time" is excellent advice. However, a day is too much and too fast for me right now. I wish you could understand that I'm doing good to handle an hour at a time.

    15. Please excuse me if I seem rude, certainly it is not my intent. Sometimes the world around me goes too fast and I need to get off. When I walk away, I wish you would let me find a quiet place to spend time alone.

    16. I wish you understood that grief changes people. When my baby died, a big part of me died with him. I am not the same person I was before my baby died, and will never be that person again.

    17. I wish very much that you could understand-understand my loss and my grief, my silence and my tears, my void and my pain. BUT, I pray that you will never understand.

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    LITTLE ANGELS
    When God calls little children
    to dwell with Him above,
    We mortals sometime question
    the wisdom of His love.
    For no heartache compares with
    the death of one small child
    Who does so much to make our world
    seem wonderful and mild.
    Perhaps God tires of calling
    the aged to His fold,
    So He picks a rosebud
    before it can grow old.
    God knows how much we need them,
    and so He takes but few
    To make the land of Heaven
    more beautiful to view.
    Believing this is difficult
    still somehow we must try,
    The saddest word mankind knows
    will always be "Goodbye."
    So when a little child departs,
    we who are left behind
    Must realize God loves children,
    Angels are hard to find.

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    Psalm 139:13-16 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in secret. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

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    FATHER'S DAY ~author unknown

    A gift for you on Fathers Day,
    What on earth could it be?
    I know the gift you really want,
    Is to once again have me.

    Or perhaps the gift of understanding,
    To make sense of a senseless loss.
    I'm sorry, my dearest Daddy,
    But for those gifts, you must talk to the boss.

    The gifts that I can give today,
    Are memories, both sad and sweet.
    From the touch of your hand on Mummy's tummy,
    To my tiny little feet.

    Remember the joy you felt inside,
    When you found out you would be my Daddy?
    The great big smiles upon your face,
    You were over the moon, you were so happy.

    Remember when you felt me move,
    The wonder and love you'd feel?
    Remember it today Daddy,
    It just might help you heal.

    Remember the little cuddles we had,
    And the moments that we shared.
    Remember my little nose,
    And the color of my hair,.

    I love you dearest Daddy,
    you know that this is true.
    Just keep your memories of me alive,
    And I will always live in you.

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    My Dad is a Survivor ~author unknown

    My Dad is a survivor too...
    which is no surprise to me.
    He's always been like a lighthouse
    that helps you cross a stormy sea.

    But, I walk with my dad each and every day
    to lift him when he's down.
    I wipe the tears he hides from others.
    He cries when no one's around.

    I watch him sit up late at night,
    with my picture in his hand.
    He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
    and wishes he could understand.

    My Dad is like a tower of strength.
    He's the greatest of them all!
    But there's times when he needs to cry...
    Please be there when he falls.

    Hold his hand or pat his shoulder...
    and tell him it's okay.
    Be his strength when he's sad,
    Help him mourn in his own way.

    Now, as I watch over my precious Dad
    from the Heavens up above...
    I'm so proud that he's a survivor...
    And, I can still feel his love!

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    What Makes A Mother
    Though this was written by someone else in memory of her son

    I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today,
    I asked him, what makes a Mother
    And I know I heard him say...
    A mother has a baby this we know is true
    But God, can you be a Mother when your baby is not with you?
    Yes you can, he replied, with confidence in his voice.
    I give many wonem babies, when they leave is not their choice.
    Some I send for a lifetime, others for a day,
    And some I send to fill your womb but htere is no need to stay.
    I just don't understand this God, I want my baby here.
    He took a breath, cleared his throat and then I saw a tear,
    I wish I could show you what your child is doing today.

    If you could see your child smile with other children and say...
    We go to earth to learn our lessons of love, life and fear
    My mommy loved me so much I got to come straight here.
    I feel so lucky to have a Mom, who had so much love for me,
    I learnt my lessons very quick my Mommy set me free,
    I miss my Mommy so very much, but I visit her each and everyday,
    When she goes to sleep, on her pillow there I lay,
    I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and whisper in her ear,
    Mommy don't be sad, I'm your baby and I am here.

    So, my dear sweet, your children are OK,
    Your babies are in my home and here is where they will stay.
    They will wait with me until your lessons are through,
    And on the day that you come, they will be at the gates,
    Waiting for you.
    So now you know what makes a Mother, YOU.

    It's the feeling in your heart.
    It's the love you had so much of right from the start.
    Though some may not realize until their time is done,
    Remember all the love you had
    And know you are a special MOM.

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    DON'T CRY DADDY

    Don't cry for me daddy
    I'm right here
    Although you cannot see me
    I see your tears
    I visit you often
    I go to work with you each day
    And when it's time to close your eyes
    On your pillow is where I lay
    I hold your hand and stroke your hair
    And whisper in your ear
    If you're sad today daddy
    Remember I am still here
    God took me home
    This I know is true
    But you'll always be my daddy
    Even though I am not with you
    I am daddy's little girl / boy
    We will never be apart
    For every time you think of me
    Please know I'm in your heart

    ~~UNKNOWN~~

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    To Mommy From Heaven
    by Sandra L. Garman

    Mommy, don't cry, 'cause God is holding my hand
    and telling me everything is OK.

    Mommy, God said that I will never want for anything
    and I will still feel your love all the way up here.

    Mommy, you should see me,
    I am running and playing with God's other children.

    Mommy, guess who helps watch over us while we play?
    They are God's Helping Angels!

    Mommy, I'm not afraid, my grandpa and grandma are here.
    They came to me when it was dark and held my hands;
    then we went to God's bright light,
    where Angels were singing.

    Mommy, God said, If you feel sad, to remember this;
    I'll be the gentle breeze that brushes your face,
    the sun is my smile and the rain is me washing away your pain.

    Mommy, I have to go now.
    I send you all my love on the wings of an Angel.

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    Love from your son, to you Mommy.
    Letter to Mom
    by Joy Curnutt

    Mom, please don’t feel guilty
    It was just my time to go.
    I see you are still feeling sad,
    And the tears just seem to flow.
    We all come to earth for our lifetime,
    And for some it’s not many years
    I don’t want you to keep crying
    You are shedding so many tears.
    I haven’t really left you
    Even though it may seem so.
    I have just gone to my heavenly home,
    And I’m closer to you than you know.
    Just believe that when you say my name
    I’m standing next to you,
    I know you long to see me,
    But there’s nothing I can do.
    But I’ll still send you messages
    And hope you understand,
    That when your time comes to “cross over,”
    I’ll be there to take your hand.
    Daddy please don't look so sad,
    Mommy please don't cry.

    Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
    and he sings me lullabies.

    Please try not to question God,
    Don't think he is unkind.

    Don't think he sent me to you,
    and then he changed his mind.

    You see, I am a special child,
    and I am needed up above.

    I am the special gift you gave him,
    the product of your love.

    I'll always be there with you,
    so watch the sky at night.

    Find the brightest star that gleaming,
    that's my halos brilliant light.

    You'll see me in the morning frost,
    that mists your window pane.

    That's me in the summer showers,
    I'll be dancing in the rain.

    When you feel a gentle breeze from the wind that blows That's me,
    I’ll be there, a kiss on your nose.

    When you see a child playing and your heart feels a little tug.
    That's when I'll be there, giving your heart a hug.

    So, Daddy Please don't look so sad, Mommy don't you cry.
    I am in the arms of Jesus, and he sing me lullabies.

    ~Unknown~

    I'm pretty sure these are 2 poems but not sure where one stops and the other ends.
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    Poem Without a Name
    To those who look away when I grow teary-eyed in the baby department, look a little deeper. Surely you have some compassion in your heart.

    To those who change the subject when I speak my sons' names, change your way of thinking. It just might change your whole life.

    To those who roll their eyes and say that we barely had them at all, how could we miss them so much, in our hearts we have seen them live a thousand times. We have seen their first steps, first day of school,their weddings, and their children. We have had them forever in our minds.

    To those who say we can have another, we did. I thank God for her everyday, but even if I have twenty more babies, I will forever have two in the grave, and that is two too many.

    To those who say to get on with my life, I have. It is a different life, the life of a grieving mother. One with a tremendous amount to be thankful for, but also one with a lot to mourn the loss of!

    Do not judge the bereaved mother. She comes in many forms.

    She is breathing, but she is dying.

    She may look young, but inside she has become ancient.

    She smiles, but her heart sobs.

    She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works, she IS, but she IS NOT, all at once.

    She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity.

    Do not dismiss us: we have shaped more than just the future generation.

    We have released all the tiny angels who are watching over you.

    Open your eyes to US, and you just might see THEM.


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    Lessons on grief
    Author Unknown


    You asked, "How are you doing?" As I told you, tears came to my eyes...and you looked away and quickly began to talk again. All the attention you had given me had drained away.

    "How am I doing?" I do better when people listen, though I may shed a tear or two. This pain is indescribable. If you've never known it, you cannot fully understand. Yet I need you. When you look away, I am again alone with it. Your attention means more than you can ever know.

    Really, tears are not a bad sign, you know! They're nature's way of helping me to heal. They relieve some of the stress of sadness, . . . but you are wrong. The memory of my loved one's death will always be with me, it's only a thought away. My tears make my pain more visible to you, but you did not give me the pain, it was already there.

    When I cry, could it be that you feel helpless, not knowing what to do? You are not helpless, and you don't need to do a thing but be there. When I feel your permission to allow my tears to flow, you've helped me. You need not speak. Your silence as I cry is all I need.

    Be patient - do not fear. Listening with your heart to "how I am doing" relieves the pain for when the tears can freely come and go, I feel lighter. Talking to you releases what I've wanted to say aloud, clearing space for a touch of joy in my life. I'll cry for a minute or two... and then I'll wipe my eyes and sometimes you'll even find I'm laughing later.

    When I hold back the tears, my throat grows tight, my chest aches, my stomach knots - because I'm trying to protect YOU from my tears. Then we both hurt ME, because my pain is held inside, a shield against our closeness and YOU, because suddenly we are distant.

    So please, take my hand and see me through my tears.

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    Mourning can go on for years and years.
    It doesn't end after a year, that's a false fantasy.
    It usually ends when people realize that they can live again,
    that they can concentrate their energies on their lives as a whole,
    and not on their hurt, and guilt and pain.


    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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    Letter From Heaven
    To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
    But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
    I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.
    Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
    Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.
    It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
    I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
    There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
    When you think of my life on earth, and all those could have been loving years.
    Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
    I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
    But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
    That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
    If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
    Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
    And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile.
    Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
    So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
    Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
    When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind;
    I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
    And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be free.
    Remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
    And I will always love you from that land way up above,
    Will be in touch again soon
    P.S. God sends his love

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    This is what I wrote about a month after Jeremiah died. I'm no poet though just my rambling thoughts.

    I’ll never see you smile
    Hear you laugh, talk or giggle
    Never will watch you crawl, walk, jump or play
    I remember your cry
    I remember your skin
    The softness of your skin
    Touch of your hair
    The first time I changed your diaper
    The last time I held you to my chest
    I watch the commercials on tv
    Seeing toys you’ll never play with
    I look at all the books Grandma bought you
    We’ll never get to read
    I keep waiting to wake up from this horrible dream
    Wishing you were still inside me
    Wish I could once again give you life
    I remember the kicks inside me
    The first time I felt you move
    How scared I was when you were born
    The relief when I heard your first cry
    I watch your daddy sleep at night
    You looked just like him you know
    The way you slept with your arm above your head
    No matter how tightly the nurses tucked you in
    You never fussed or yelled
    Unless awoken from your sleep
    You look just like an angel.
    The day God took you back
    I cried so much inside
    Know I want you here with me
    But I loved you enough to let you go
    We’ll meet again one day
    Until then please watch over us
    I promise your life taught me more
    Then I ever could have learned
    18 days of joy
    and for the rest of my life I’ll mourn.

    When Jeremiah was in surgery Miles mom was reading from the bible to us. Jeremiah was named that because Miles Maternal Grandmother used to call him that instead of "J" he was a Junior she would froget his name. His family always said she had visions so that is why Miles wanted to name his son Jeremiah. This always makes me think. Maybe it sounds crazy but to me it means something.

    Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."


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    You are felt in the raindrops that fall from the skies
    You are felt in the tears that fall from my eyes
    You are felt in the sun that shines from above
    You are my everlasting love

    I'll never hear you laugh or cry
    Or see you run and play
    But in my dreams at night, my child
    I still can hear you say,
    "Mommy, I'm an angel now
    And though I'm not in your arms
    I am all around you
    I will keep you safe from harm
    When you feel a gentle breeze
    Blow upon your skin
    That's my gentle touch you're feeling
    To show you where I've been
    Although you cannot hold my hands
    Or kiss my cheeks, you'll see,
    If you look up high into the sky
    The brightest star is me."
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    When I Must Leave You

    When I must leave you
    For a little while

    Please do not grieve
    And shed tears
    And hug your sorrow to you
    Through the years

    But start out bravely
    With a gallant smile

    And for my sake
    And in my name
    Live on and do
    All things the same

    Feed not your loneliness
    On empty days
    But fill each waking hour
    In useful ways

    Reach out your hand
    In comfort and in cheer
    And I in turn will comfort you
    And hold you near

    And never, never
    Be afraid to die
    For I am waiting for you in the sky!





    "One heartbeat at a time...its living, not forgetting"
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nataleygrayceyoung

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    Awesome!

    I'm going to have to find mine and include them.

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    "With the loss of my baby, I learned how sorrow feels firsthand - and I gained the ability to step into someone else's shoes and feel it on his/her behalf"



    by Danielle Claro

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    Acceptance


    There's a war going on inside me
    A victory will be won
    The losses are enormous
    The price I paid: my son.

    The battle zone is in my head,
    A constant clash of thoughts.
    There's little peace or harmony
    With this conflict to be fought.

    Most times I see the long range plan,
    It's tempting to resist.
    Our humanness defies death's call.
    You seek, you search, persist.

    Most times it seems I'm losing
    This battle in my mind.
    An endless bout of ups and downs
    Are there answers I will find?

    Acceptance is the final goal.
    That is the victory
    That life and death go hand in hand.
    It's the plan of what's to be



    ~Author Unknown~

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    Conversation With God

    When I asked, "Why did you make her have abnormalities?
    He answered, "Not abnormalities, uniqueness."

    When I said, "Why are you doing this to us?"
    He answered, "Not doing, but allowing."

    When I screamed, "I can't live if you take her."
    He answered, "I am what sustains you."

    When I prayed, "Let this cup pass from my lips."
    He said, "All works for my will to be done."

    When I cried, "She needs her mother."
    He whispered, "Only I love her more than you."

    When I held her still body and sobbed, "It is over."
    He said, "It has only begun."

    When I shook my fist at Heaven and yelled, "I am angry at you."
    He said, "I know."

    When I said, "You don't understand this pain, this loss."
    He reminded me, "I, too, lost my child, my only child."

    When I asked, "How? How can I help anyone when I'm in this pit?
    He said, "Slowly, you will heal, and comfort others."



    ~Author Unknown~

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    We Remember Them

    In the rising of the sun
    and in its going down,
    We remember them;

    In the blowing of the wind
    and in the chill of winter,
    We remember them;

    In the opening of buds
    and in the warmth of summer,
    We remember them;

    In the rustling of leaves
    and the beauty of autumn,
    We remember them;

    In the beginning of the year
    and when it ends,
    We remember them;

    When we are weary
    and in need of strength,
    We remember them;

    When we are lost
    and sick at heart,
    We remember them;

    When we have joys
    we yearn to share,
    We remember them;

    So long as we live, they too shall live,
    for they are now a part of us as
    We remember them.


    ~Author Unknown~

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    You are not Gone

    Although your body is no longer
    In it's Earthly abode,
    Your soul lingers on
    In my heart and thoughts.

    Your spirit is with me.
    I see your face.
    I talk with you.
    I feel your protective touch.

    The clock keeps ticking.
    The world keeps turning.
    Life goes on.
    For me, time stand still.
    You are with me always.


    ~Author Unknown~

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    I watched you brush aside a tear
    You looked so sad, but then you smiled
    The Lion King was on the TV
    And as I listened, you talked to me

    I had settled in your lap by then…
    You know, I never could resist
    Snuggled safely in your loving arms
    I reached up to give you a kiss

    And I wished away the tears you cried
    You looked so sad, but then you danced
    As Timon and Pumbaa sang my favorite song
    To "The Jungle Song", we moved along

    Suddenly you fell silent
    Once again your eyes welled red
    And as if by chance you spoke out loud:
    "I still love you, Jason" is what you said

    I can feel the pain that haunts you
    And I know you try to understand
    But your questions have no answers
    At least none that you could comprehend

    What keeps hurting you the most, I know:
    You need to realize I am still O.K.
    Please be strong and keep the Faith
    We will all be together again someday

    Keep me close at heart and pray for me
    Throughout the years to follow
    And turn those frowns upside down
    I want to bring you happiness, not sorrow

    Learn to listen with your heart
    And rely less upon your ears
    Only then will you recognize my voice
    Behind those special feelings we still share...

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    "Little Footprints"

    "How very softly
    you tiptoed into my world.
    Almost silently,
    only a moment you stayed.
    But what an imprint
    your footsteps have left
    upon my heart."

    by Dorothy Ferguson

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