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I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.
I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.
I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.
I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died…but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.
As long as the sun shines…
the wind blows…
the rain falls…
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

Grandparents Grieve Too

Some people may forget
Grandparents grieve too
They watch their children grieve
And don’t know what to do
They try to make things better
But sometimes it makes it worse
Their grandchild should be driven home
Not driven in a hearse
They have not just lost a grandchild
They watch their child in pain
They hold it all together
But their grief isn’t the same
To see your child hurting
For the baby they have lost
They want to take the pain away
From those they love the most
They speak words of encouragement
From their wise words of wisdom
In time you will get stronger
And your child not forgotten
Sometimes they might not show us
The pain we want them too
But I assure you they are hurting
Just as much as you
But themselves as a parent
Feel they must stay strong
Their own child is grieving
And the process is long
It’s not a case of taking months
It’s a case of taking years
But every step along the way
They’ll be there to wipe your tears

A Special Birthday

Please God, make them remember that
Today is a special, birthday.
Make them understand that
The memories don’t go away.
Bless them, with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know that my child’s life was not in vain.
Help them to remember, Lord that I wish
That my child was here
So we could still celebrate.
To understand that I still
Feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile and the
Words. “I’m okay.”
Please God, just let one remember today
Is a special birthday!

I Did Not Die

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain,
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

I Thought of You Today

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.

A Million Times

You never said I’m leaving
You never said good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knew why
A million times we’ve needed you,
A million times we’ve cried.
If love alone could’ve saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else will ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home

I’m going to tell you something

I’m going to tell you something,
I hope you’ll never have to know.
Ill tell you how a heart can break
and tears can constant flow.
I lost my baby girl you see
an angel in my eyes
The lord reached right down, took her hand
and led her to the skies.
Please don’t ever tell me,
that time will heal my pain
because not even time,
will bring her back again.
Please do not forget my child,
she was a person too,
forever she will live,
inside of me and you.
Just tell me that’s she’s happy,
in that land way up above,
she’s snuggled in an angels wings
wrapped in mummy & daddy’s love.

An Angel never dies

Don’t let them say I wasn’t born, that something stopped my heart,
I felt each tender squeeze you gave, I loved you from the start.
Although my body you can’t hold, it doesn’t mean I’m gone,
This world was worthy not of me, God chose that I move on,
I know the pain that drowns your soul, what you are forced to face,
You have my word, I’ll fill your arms, someday we will embrace.
You’ll hear that it was “meant to be, God doesn’t make mistakes”
But that won’t soften your worst blow or make your heart not ache.
I’m watching over all you do, another child you’ll bear,
Believe me when I say to you, that I am always there.
There will come a time, I promise you, when you will hold my hand,
Stroke my face and kiss my lips and then you’ll understand.
Although I never breathed your air, or gazed into your eyes,
That doesn’t mean I never was
An Angel Never Dies.


Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were all together.