Happy 19th Birthday To Our Beautiful Michelle "Belle"!

August 24, 1984 - November 5, 1993

Dear Michelle, My 'Belle', Happy 19th Birthday in Heaven and Paradise sweet baby of mine, last to leave my womb...In just a few minutes it will mark your birth 19 years ago...you came in like an Angel and surely left as one too............into the arms of Jesus, paving the way for your mama, papa and all your loved ones......you lit up our lives and paved our roads to eternity with your sweet smile, natural artistic abilities and your constant gifts of affection and unconditional Love..............surely you shine brighter than the brightest star in the Heavens and are more precious than the most brilliant gem.............My Love for you is true and eternal........I long to embrace you and look into your twinkling, sparkling energetic eyes of green, one sweet day......would you, could you, can you, will you, won't you................be mine eternally??!! YES!! I LOVE YOU SWEET SHELBY AND MABES!! OH HOW WE MISS YOU!!! Your Mama Hen and Paparoo and Family!!

You're Still Here
Performed by Faith Hill

Thought I saw you today
You were standing in the sun then you turned away
And I knew I couldn't be but my heart believed
Oh it seems like something everyday
How could you be so far away
When you're still here

When I need you you're not hard to find
You're still here
I can see you in my baby's eyes
And I laugh and cry
You're still here

At the dream last night
That you came to me on silver wings of light
I flew away with you in the painted sky
And I woke up wondering what was real
Is it what you see and touch or what you feel
Cause you're still here

Oh you're everywhere we've ever been
You're still here
I heard you in a stranger's laugh
And I hunger on to hear your laugh again
Just once again
Thought I saw you today
You were standing in the sun then you turned away

The Gift

You came into my world all quiet peace and wonder.
Until that time, I only thought I had felt love.
A tiny precious infant whose sweetness drew me under
then sent my spirit soaring high above.
First I gave you your life, then you gave me mine.
An unexpected gift of motherhood.
We two are gently wrapped in the sacred tie that binds,
for you opened up my heart when no one could.
(c) Janis Chrissikos All Rights Reserved

There Were Many Moments With You ...
(Just Not Enough Years)

A child is a gift from the Heavenly Father
that comes with many moments of love.
But what you think you'll hold for a lifetime,
may one day soar to the Heavens above.

Oh, now, I think back at the moments;
Precious moments I shared with you.
I think of the times that I heard you laugh ...
There's nothing to compare it to.

I think of the times you sat with me;
Sharing the dreams you treasure.
And sharing the failures that you feared most ...
Even these were moments of pleasure.

Every moment I shared with you was a joy!
So much more than you could know.
Just to hear each time your heart would beat ...
Meant one more beat to help you grow!

Tonight, I sit & hold onto the photo albums;
Holding onto every single minute.
I look back & long for more time in life with you.
For more life while you were in it.

I see others around me & know that they
understand exactly how I feel.
For every moment I live without you
is a moment too painfully real.

So, I sit tonight longing to hold you.
I just can't hold back my tears.
There were many moments with you ...
Oh ... Just not enough years.

~Author~ Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Copyright 2001 Kaye Des'Ormeaux


And I will light a candle for you
to shadow all the darkness and bless the times we knew
Like a beacon in the night the flame will burn bright
and guide us on our way
Oh today I light a candle for you.

Seasons come and go and I'm weary from the change
Keep on moving on -- you know it's not the same
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

And I will light a candle for you...

You filled my life with wonder -- touched me with surprise
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes
And through the good times and the bad
We carried on with pride
I hold on to the love and life we knew

And I will light a candle for you...
Oh today I light a candle for you.
~ Author Unknown

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 stands still.
You are with me always.
By Iris Morganstern