Some of these poems I wrote myself. I donít claim to be a poet(as you will soon find out),
but writing sometimes helps me get through the rough spots.
TaylorTaylor, my beautiful baby girl, so sweet I so look for the day when again we shall meet. You came and went so quickly, you stole my heart away Then Jesus said "Itís time for you to come home to stay." I wish I had had more time to kiss you and hold you so, so near The time we had was much too short, but oh, it was so dear. The day Jesus came to take you, his angels gathered round You went to him so peaceful, not making one single sound. I know the angels were singing, for they now had a treasure so great I know you must have been smiling as you entered Heavenís gate. You left me that day with a hole in my chest that used to be my heart To keep with you til that joyful day when we no longer have to be apart. Your sweet sweet life here on earth was simply not to be But you gave something so precious to your daddy and to me. A chance to place our faith in Christ, like we never had before A chance to know Him better, to trust forevermore. We had to lean on Him to get us through the pain He promised Heíd take care of you til we see you again. It was so very hard to have to say goodbye But Jesus made you perfect when he met you in the sky. I know weíll be together again, to be a family once more Weíll run to you and hold you when we get to Heavenís door. Iíll never let your big sister forget you, she knows your up there now Your little brother will know about you as I try to explain somehow. For now Taylor, my beautiful baby girl, so sweet Weíll cherish all the wonderful memories til again we shall meet.
"I'll lend you for a little while a child of mine", God said.
"For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she's gone.
It may be one or seven years- or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call her back, take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you and should her stay be brief.
You'll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
and from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give her all your love and not think the labor vain.
Nor hate me as I come to call to take her back again?
I fancied that I heard you say, "Dear God, Thy will be done.
For all the joy this child shall bring. The risk of grief I'll run".
I'll shelter her with tenderness. I'll love her while I may.
And for the happiness I've known. Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for her much sooner than I'd planned.
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometime question the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with the death of one small child
Who does so much to make our world, seem wonderful and mild
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold,
So He picks a rosebud, before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye."
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find.
Hi Daddy, itís me,
Your baby girl in the sky.
Wonít you tell me Daddy,
why does my Mommy cry?
Doesnít she know Iím happy here,
Heavenís a beautiful place
Oh, how it hurts me, Daddy
To see tears streaming down Mommyís face.
Daddy, tell her Iím much better here,
Jesus fixed my heart.
But when I see Mommy crying,
It just about tears it apart.
I know it hurt you both, Daddy,
When Jesus took me away.
But you and mommy remember,
Weíll be together again someday.
I canít wait to hug you,
I never got the chance before.
When itís time for you to come,
Iíll be waiting at Heavenís door.
Then youíll both understand,
Jesus knew where I needed to be.
What a marvelous place to live,
Just wait and you both shall see.
Please let my Mommy know, Daddy,
That I heard every word she said.
And I remember her softly touching me
As I lay in that hospital bed.
Just one more thing, Daddy,
Before I have to go,
I love you both very much
And just wanted you to know.
Our Special Angel
There's a special angel in Heaven
that is a part of me.
It is not where I wanted her
but where God wanted her to be.
She was here but just a moment
like a nighttime shooting star.
And although she is in Heaven
she isn't very far.
She touched the hearts of many
like only an angel can do.
I would've held her every minute
if the end I only knew.
So I send this special message
to the Heaven up above.
Please take care of my angel
and send her all my love.
Tell TaylorIf you should be called away before me And enter into Godís great land There my sweet baby youíll see Made perfect by Godís own hand.
Tell her how much I miss her and of the great sorrow I feel. Tell her how I miss the memories that never were But treasure the ones I have greater still.
Tell her how I greatly rejoiced In feeling her grow within me. Tell her of the gratitude I never voiced For bringing more joy than I thought there could be.
Tell her how she meant the world to me And still does to this very day. Tell her I canít wait til her face Iíll see when God brings me home to stay.
Tell her of the great pain in my heart As I held her while she slipped away. Tell her it nearly tore me apart To leave her behind that day.
Tell her how very hard it was The funeral plans to make. Tell her how many tears I cried Wishing it was her place I could take.
Tell her of that cold bleak day When we laid her precious body to rest. Tell her how hard it was to walk away Knowing with her presence we had been blessed.
Tell her that though she was only here For a time so short and so sweet, That Iíll hold her in my heart so near Until at last we again shall meet.
Tell her when you stand and face her That Iíll never place no one above her. Then take her in your arms and embrace her And tell my sweet Taylor I love her.
"The mention of my child's name
may bring tears to my eyes,
but it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend, let me hear the
beautiful music of her name. It soothes
my broken heart and sings
to my soul." [Author unknown]
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