One Year Ago Today

One Year Ago Today,
God heard my frantic plea.
"Please don't take this sweet Baby",
"Instead please God, take me."

I watched with crushing sorrow,
As I pleaded for you to live.
To God I made an oath,
That my own life, I would give.

As I watched your mothers heart break,
And watched your father fall apart.
I could hear the collective breaking,
of your whole families heart.

One Year Ago Today,
Our lives forever changed.
Instead of the joy you brought into our lives,
Only the sweet memories remained.

People say that time heals all,
But this wound is just too deep.
Time has only made me feel,
one whole year more bleak.

I Love and Miss you so much Tyler,
But I can still Hope and I can pray,
That soon I will hold you and kiss you again,
 Instead of dwelling on~ One Year Ago Today.

Poem written by Debra (Tyler's Grandmother), Nov.21, 2004



"Death of a Child"


Sorry I didn't get to stay.

To laugh and run and play.

To be there by your side.

I'm sorry that I had to die.


God sent me down to be with you,

to make your loving heart anew.

To help you look up and see

Both God and little me.


 I wish I could stay.

Just like I heard you pray.

But, all the angels did cry

when they told little me goodbye.


God didn't take me cause He's mad.

He didn't send me to make you sad.

But to give us both a chance to be

a love so precious .. don't you see?


Up here no trouble do I see

and the pretty angels sing to me.

The streets of gold is where I play

you'll come here too, someday.


Until the day you join me here,

I'll love you, dear.

Each breeze you feel and see,

brings love and a kiss from me.


By Sandy Eakle



A 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'm 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 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.

But 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 has been 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.

~~Ruth Ann Mahaffey~~
© Copyrighted Used with permission

Sent by Beverly “Big Momma”



If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.




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