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A Tribute  / Jen   Read >>
A Tribute  / Jen
I think of you in silence,
My feelings seldom show, 
But how it hurts to lose you
No one will ever know.

I hope there is eternal life,
So we can meet again.
I not only lost my brother,
I lost my very best friend.

The reason you left so early
I'll never understand why.
I just wish I had known you were never coming back,
Because I would have said good-bye.

Written by Martha, TCF-Concord, NH Close
Happy 19th Birthday  / Jennifer   Read >>
Happy 19th Birthday  / Jennifer
On Thursday July 20, 2006 Blake will be celebrating his 19th birthday in Heaven. I hope everyone will sign his webpage to let us know you are thinking of  him.

We love you Close
Thinking of you  / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Thinking of you  / Melissa Smith (none)

Here on earth we are put together in families. Our loved ones become inexpressibly precious to us. We live in intimate associations. One gets so close to mother and father, wife or husband, sons and daughters, that they literally become a part of one's very life. Then comes a day when a strange change comes over one that we love. He is transformed before our very eyes. The light of life goes out for him. He cannot speak to us nor we to him. He is gone and we are left stunned and heartbroken. An emptiness and loneliness comes into our hearts. We brokenheartedly say "That the one whom I loved is dead." It is such a cold, hopeless thing to realize. Then, out of the very depths of our despair, comes that marvelous declaration of our Lord: I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11: 25,26

Then we know! We know we have not lost our loved ones who have died. We have just been separated, and as long as we live there will be an empty place left in our hearts. To some extent, the loneliness will always be there. But when we really know that one is not forever lost, it does seem to take away, a little bit, of the sorrow. There is a vast difference between precious memories, loneliness, the pain of separation, on the one hand, and a sorrow that ruins and blights our lives, on the other hand.

Hope these words are of comfort to you my friends. Please, please know that you are always on my mind and in my heart and prayers. My hands are not better yet, in fact the left one is very numb right now, so it is hard to type. But even though I can't write every day as I did before, I think of you every day. In Christian Love, Melissa

Not now, but in the coming years, it may be in the better land: we'll read the meaning of our tears, and there, some time, we'll understand.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY 2006  / Melissa Smith   Read >>
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY 2006  / Melissa Smith



Love is always bestowed as a gift --
freely, willingly, and without expectation....
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.

~ Leo Buscaglia

Dear Friends...  / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Dear Friends...  / Melissa Smith (none)

The spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

Because the Lord has anointed me to

Preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the broken-

hearted,… to comfort all who mourn,…

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

Instead of ashes, the oil of gladness

instead of mourning, and a garment of

Praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61: 1-3

God will heal our pain. He will heal you.

He will guide you as you reaffirm yourself

without your loved one in the new life

he has given you in Christ Jesus.

Dear friends, I am sorry for not visiting

Daily, as I have in the past. Please know

that I have not forgotten you or your loved

Ones. I am still having a lot of pain in my hands,

arms, and neck. I am to have surgery on my

Wrist March 13th. Maybe then I can type

again without my hands going numb.(wish it

was my heart that was numb) Again, please

know that you are always in my thoughts,

heart, and prayers. In Christian Love, Melissa.

Thinking of You  / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Thinking of You  / Melissa Smith (none)

"Life is eternal," the good Lord said,
So do not think of your loved one as dead-
For death is only a stepping stone
To a beautiful life we have never known,
A place where God promised man he would be
Eternally happy, safe and free,
A wonderful land where we live anew
When our journey on earth is over and through-
So trust in God and doubt Him never
For all who love Him live forever,
And while we cannot understand
Just let the Savior take your hand,
For when death's angel comes to call
"God is so great and we're so small"…
And there is nothing you need fear
For faith in God makes all things clear.

"Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" Luke 23:43

This has been the most hopeful and helpful words about life after death for me, the words Christ spoke to the penitent man who was dying that day by His side.

The Comfort Prayer  / Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny   Read >>
The Comfort Prayer  / Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny

The Comfort Prayer


When loss and grief have torn apart the world we thought we knew

Words never seem to be enough for things we can’t undo,

So I’ll just say a silent prayer for what may comfort you;

The solace of warm memories that last a lifetime through,

The sympathy that others feel who share your sorrow, too,

The knowledge that the one you love is with the angels who

In kind and tender mercy will be watching over you.

God Bless and Keep You,
Jen Ramsey Sis Angel Colt Forrest Penny

Always with you  / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Always with you  / Melissa Smith (none)

Heaven knows what you've been through
So much pain
Even though you can't see
I'm not far away
Since you went away
I light candles and say prayers
Know that love still remains

Close your eyes, go to sleep
Know my love is all around you
Dream in peace, when you wake
You will know I'm still with you

Live your life from this day on
And love again
I know you'd do the same for me
That's the way that loves is supposed to be

When you feel those lonely teardrops
Rolling down your face
Just know my love watches over you

Close your eyes, go to sleep
Know my love is all around you
Dream in peace, when you wake
You will know I'm still with you
I'm still with you

You are in my daily prayers, Melissa

2006 / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom)   Read >>
2006 / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom)


We've seen the passing of another year.
For many it's been filled with pain and tears.
We've seen our loved ones in their decline.
We've had to accept that they won't be fine.
Some of us had to say good bye,
To a CHILD, and we've all cried.
But there have been times in this past year,
That certain events have brought us cheer.

(even if it was a thought of our child)
There are so many friends that are on the list,
And I know there's names I will have missed.
But better friends I could not have bought.

(than those at memory-of)
And here is just a New Year's thought.
If it were possible that a wish could come true,
Then this is my New Year's wish for you.
May the coming year be full of hope,
And may we be given the strength to cope.
Let courage, faith and patience abound.
And let us pray that a cure will be found.

( for our broken hearts)
And now at the close of another year,
My friends, I wish you a Happy New Year.

Christmas Is Over  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom)   Read >>
Christmas Is Over  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom)

Christmas is over...

The New Year's almost here.

The tree lights are darkened...

I sure do miss you, dear.

The stockings are empty,

And so is my aching heart;

Yet, I need to tell you

Before the New Year's start.

I'll always love you.

You're always in my prayers.

If ever you need me,

My thoughts will be right there.

Although there is distance

Between us, I can smile;

Because I can hold you

In my heart, for just awhile.

I realize God gave me

This gift... I know it's true.

The gift that He gave me

Is all my love for you.

I don't know the reason

God gives and takes away.

I just know, this season

I turn to Him and pray.

"Bless all my loved ones...

The ones for whom I care.

Keep them in safety,

Until I can be there."

I know that God loves me,

And, so, He loves you too.

And, so, in His season,

I send my faith to you.

"Many of us, between the start of this holy season,

and the end, find ourselves filled with sadness,

missing the ones who cannot be with us.

We all have our list of bittersweet memories,

and the hardest day is the day after all the festivities,

when we realize how much we missed the missing.

To them, I dedicate this poem."

Whispers Form Heaven  / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Whispers Form Heaven  / Melissa Smith (none)
They say that life is fleeting
I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.

I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night. 

I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you’s, left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.

The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.

For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.

An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.

As I look down from heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more grief than it can bear.

I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.
The joy I’ve found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that’s so elusive
Can be found here everywhere. 

The light is softly shining
There’s no storm clouds here or rain
There’s no teardrops found in heaven
There’s no suffering, there’s no pain.

You needn’t be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we’ll be together
One bright and glorious day.

So my love, you shouldn’t question
My dear you need not cry
I’ve gone to be with Jesus
I really didn’t die.

               Author/Written By:
               Marilyn Ferguson
Grief / Melissa Smith (none)  Read >>
Grief / Melissa Smith (none)

 Bible 1      Prayer      Dove 2  

Grief feels like a cave, and aimless groping

into the black, deepening void.

Into your hand I press the only candle I have,

a message to flicker in the darkness of your soul;

Grief feels like a cave, but I don't believe it is.

Grief is a tunnel, a journey.

The blackness is the same.

The only difference is HOPE.

Hope that one day we will see some light at the

end of the tunnel.

Praying for you, Melissa

Remembering You...  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)  Read >>
Remembering You...  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)

Holidays are fast approaching
where tinsel and lights shine bright,
It’s the time for family and friends
to sing out carols like 'Silent Night'.
Perhaps a joyous time for many
celebrating the birthday of our Lord,
Which is the true meaning of Christmas
so why do many go out, and buy presents they can't afford?
Christmas parties at work and home
enjoying the food and being merry,
As decorations are hung
with mistletoe, holly and berry.
For some of us it's a blue time
when tears cascade so often,
No matter how hard we try
nothing seems to soften.
Whether you are alone
or surrounded by loved ones,
Loneliness is apparent
especially missing a child.
No matter what religion you are
and celebrate your way,
Just remember this one thing
for many of us it's just another day.

Remembering each of you in my prayers & in my heart. May God guide you through this holiday season. Love Melissa

I Know  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)  Read >>
I Know  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

Though some day we all have to part with those we love, they are not lost. We are always better for having loved. In this way, love transcends even death.. May God be your guide through this holiday season and into the new year, Love, Melissa

It's the time of year when we're reminded to give thanks. Instead of waiting until next year to be reminded, Let's make every day one of thanksgiving; After all, each day is a unique gift. So, give a hug for no reason; Say I love you, just because; Share a smile with a stranger; Take the time to count your blessings; Don't take anything or anyone for granted; And end each day with no regrets. Thank you, my friends and family, For sharing, caring, laughing and crying with me. I'm truly blessed to have each and every one of you in my life And I am thankful you have allowed me To be a part of yours. May you and yours have a safe and memorable Thanksgiving. Close
thinking of you  / Debbie Bucknell (visitor)  Read >>
thinking of you  / Debbie Bucknell (visitor)
I came across your sons beautiful website while visiting my sons jamie,s site,and i am so sorry for the loss of your lovely son. My son jamie was also born in 1987 and we also lost him in 2001 at the age of fourteen.
the pain of loosing our beautiful children never goes away, just something that we have to try and learn to live with. My thoughts are with you all. Close
I'm Everywhere  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)  Read >>
I'm Everywhere  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)

I'm Everywhere

Please don't mourn for me I'm still here,
though you don't see I'm right by your
side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay
My body is gone but I'm always near
I'm everything you feel, see or hear
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart
I'll never wander out of your sight
I'm the brightest star on a summer night
I'll never be beyond your reach
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond
The clear cool water in a quiet pond
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in spring
The first warm raindrop that April will bring
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine
When you start thinking there's no one to love you
You can talk to me through the Lord above you
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face
Just look for me, I'm everyplace...

May God Bless You!!

A message for my friend Jennifer  / Amanda Hill   Read >>
A message for my friend Jennifer  / Amanda Hill
I think that Blake was the most happy, energetic kid I ever met! He so looked up to both of his big sisters and his parents as well! He loved you so much. Remember that :-) Love you, Amanda Close
Thoughts & Prayers To ^Blakes^ Family  / Cathy ^Kennys^ Mom   Read >>
Thoughts & Prayers To ^Blakes^ Family  / Cathy ^Kennys^ Mom
You are in my heart & prayers...
I know how very hard these dates are...
My son ^Kenny^ has been in heaven for 6 years,
He was my only son, My daughters only Brother.
Our heart aches for you all... Close
Let Us Help Others...  / Amy Patton   Read >>
Let Us Help Others...  / Amy Patton
I feel your pain. I too have lost my brother. I am writing this tribute to commend you on your efforts to reach out to others. Sometimes it is the only thing we have to hold on to. They would be so proud of us. I would love for you to come to the candlelighting ceremony on December 3. I am speaking on behalf of the sibilings. My brother, Justin, was my only brother and sibiling. I am well aware of how families change after the death of a loved one. Especially a child and sibiling. I am in the process of writing a book called, "What Now?" This book will provide useful information to our parents on how hard the communication process is after we lose a brother/sister. It will also let our parents know how deeply we hurt, and how much we miss the way things once were. When we see our parents give up on life, it causes us to give up. We feel so much guilt simply because we did not die! The one thing we want for our parents is the impossible. All we want to do is to bring our brothers back and stop their pain, but we can't. You are not alone. I feel your pain, and unfortunately there are others who feel your pain as well. Blake would be so proud of what you are doing. Remember this, they are not gone, they are here with us every day. I know my brother watches over my children. The one gift I am blessed to have are my dreams. He comes to me in my dreams, and he is doing just fine. He has told me in my dreams that whenever I see a rainbow or a yellow butterfly that means he is thinking of us. He thinks of us quite often. Please visit my brothers website. I don't know the exact address, but it is the same site as your brothers. In Memory-Of .com His name is Justin Cornelison. If you click on the info for the candlelighting service for The Compassionate Friends for December 3, there will be a link below his photo. Please pay a tribute.
God Bless you & your Family,
Amy Patton
Sharpsburg,Ga Close
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