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A Memorial To
Joseph "Tyler" Rhea
Apr. 12, 2002 - Nov. 21, 2003


 

Obituary

November 21, 2013
Ten years have past sense you went to be with Jesus. It still hurts not having you here with us. Some say time heals all wounds. I don't think they know what their talking about. What happened with us is that we just keep on going daily with a hole in our hearts and sadness that your gone. It all ways gets tougher this time of the year and it makes it hard to enjoy the Holidays a head. We know you are watching over us and smiling down from Heaven where you are safe in Jesus' arms. We all are looking forward to being with you again but until The Lord calls us we only have the memories of you running around laughing and playing.
We love you and miss you the same today as we did ten years ago....

Daddy, Nana and Papaw
 
 
November 21, 2006
Hey everyone,
I just wanted to write and try to raise awareness for those of you that are parents, aunts, uncles, and even grandparents.
 
Three years ago today I lost my son Tyler, he was 19 months old. He was a very happy child, well taken care of and didn't seem to be too any more sickly than any 1 year old, but he was carrying a virus that the doctors didn't diagnose. He was sent home after 4 days in the hospital and assurances that he was getting better. 15 hours later, my family had the worst tragedy that we could think of happen, Tyler quit breathing. I watched in horror as the ER staff tried to save my only son, but to no avail. He died and we had no clue what had happened to our little angel, all we knew is that he was gone and we were totally lost.  A few months later his autopsy report diagnosed him with Acute Bronchiolitis. This is a swelling of the bronchial tubes and his just swelled shut. This disease is a lot like asthma, in the way it works on your body and the way it is treated. One little breathing treatment a day for about 6 months and my child would have grown out of his sickness! I just ask you that if you have a child, don't make the same mistake that I did and think that the doctor will diagnose your child properly, they can't always get it right.
 
I hope that everyone that reads this takes a few minutes and thinks about what it would be like to lose the most precious person in their life, a child, sibling, or parent and reach out to that person today and tell them that you love them. You just never know if you will see them again. Please don't be sad for me and my family just remember that we wish we still had our little angel and know that he is in heaven with God.
 
For those of you that don't know about his website go to www.tylerrhea.com and remember my beautiful heavenly angel.
 
Terry Rhea
"Tyler's Dad"
 


Sweet Memories

In quiet times I often sit
And find my mind adrift
To another place, another time
And oh! My spirits lift!

I see your happy, smiling face,
And that twinkle in your eye.
I hear you sing your favorite song
And I laugh...and then I cry.

Inside my heart Sweet Memories
Stay with me each day
I cherish, and I cling to them
For I miss you in every way.

Each thing I see...
 Each thing I do, brings you close to me
For everything upon this earth
Brings Sweet Memories of you.

I imagine our reunion
Some day at heaven's gate
It fills my heart with happiness...
But for now, I'll have to wait.

Until my life upon this earth
And my work here is complete
Sweet Memories will keep me
Until at last again we meet.

“Our Little Cowboy”

Love, Nana and Papaw

 
 
 
Tyler touched a lot of peoples hearts in the short time that he was allowed to be with us. This web site is a project of his loving Grandparents.

 

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