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"Letters or Poems 'From' a Special Baby..."

I am alive
Within this space
I am in every fibre of your love
The love you feel is ME
I am your mother love!!!

Charlotte Gledson
Portsmouth, UK

Poems and Thoughts....

"To My Mommy" by a close friend (5/98)

"Letter From an Angel" shared by Elizabeth (6/98)

"A Letter to Mommy" by Lori and Jennifer (10/4/98)

"Mother's Love" by Charlotte (10/11/98)

"Oh, Mommy" by Jennifer (11/27/98)

"Ruger" by Grandpa, Jodi's father (5/12/99)

No matter what you do, I am watching over you. by Jenn and Gregg (9/29/99)

"Dearest Mommy and Daddy," by Mommy (1/31/00)

"For Mommy" by Alijah Keshaun Kingcannon' Dad, Antoine (2/16/00)

"From Gage" by Stephanie (10/25/00)

"Matthew ~ Mommy, I'm Okay." by Jennifer (1/12/01)

"Baby Hope" by Steve (10/19/02)

To My Mommy

You kept me safe for nine whole months
You did a very good job
But now it's time for me to go
I know you feel that you've been robbed

You may not understand this
But I felt your tender touch
And even though I could not respond
It meant so very much

You did your best to comfort me
To make me feel safe inside
But now it's time to say good-bye
And let god be my guide.

I'll always love you Mommy
And I'll love my Daddy too
But now instead of you watching over me,
I'll be watching over you.

Written by a close friend -MKP

Raymond Bennett Ketelsen-Grube
Seattle, WA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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This poem was written by a friend and given to me after Alexandria's funeral, and as I read it on the drive out to the cemetery, I had an answer to my prayers and questions about my baby.

Letter From an Angel

Jesus, please deliver this message
To the one that I call Mother.
I felt her heart beat through my soul
In a world where I knew no other.

Please tell her I'm safe and happy, Lord
In your warm and loving light.
Please stop her heart from breaking
Hold her through this darkest night.

Don't let her spirit feel torment
Let her know I'm in your care.
Make her heart stay strong and full of love
For I'll be dwelling there.

Tell her I know how she adored me
I heard the song that her soul sings.
Just tell her this tiny, precious angel
Wasn't quite ready to shed her wings.

Mommy loves you Alex. You will always be my angel baby.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A Letter to Mommy

~i~ ~i~ ~i~ Dear Mommy,

Before we said our first hello,
the time had already passed.
For when you held me in your arms,
I had gone to heaven to rest.

I felt angelic tears down my cheeks,
and I watched you as you weeped.
I wish I could of changed it all,
Your tears touched my soul so deep.

But mommy when you are sad,
Please be assured I know.
For death cannot take away your love,
it will only contine to grow.

Time and distance cannot erase,
a love and a bond so deep.
There is no bond that can compare,
and in your heart I'll keep.

When you are feeling far away,
and missing me so much.
Close your eyes and feel my wings,
their soft and gentle touch.

Or at night as you sleep,
I will join you in a dream.
You will see me standing close to you,
and we'll be lost within my wings.
So my dear Mommy,
as you go from day to day.
Find comfort in the knowledge,
I am never that far away.

Written on 3/19/98 by Erin and Quinn's mommy ...Lori

with a special verse added by Zachery's mommy... Jennifer

I was about 4 months along with Quinn when I went to my Doctors appointment for my monthly checkup and there was no heartbeat. I carried him for about 2 more weeks because I just couldn't give up, and because I was scared with the fact that they would throw him away. Now I find out that I could have asked for my baby and buried him. I am very involved with the Stillbirth Bulletin Board at parents place and we also have a born still chat on Monday nights. I am also on a few mailing lists. I think I have come to a time in my healing process that i am able to help people, it feels good to be able to do that. Well thanks again for visiting and here are the poems Lori

Visit Lori's Site in memory of her angels..."Angel Whisper's Resource Page for Child Loss" by Lori...Mother of 9 - 7 living, 2 in heaven.

For more of Lori's thoughts: "I never knew" by Lori (2/9/99)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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We had him blessed, which helped, and a week later we buried him. I was lucky, I held him, kissed him, told him I loved him, and that he should not be afraid, as he was going to heaven to be with my daddy, his granpa. Then they took him away.

I miss him, his smell, his tiny body...... My body still thinks its pregnant!!! I wake in the night believing he is within me, but my womb is barren, empty. My heart is full of love. So I dont feel so empty. He is within me, reborn inside me.

Heres a poem I wrote.

Mother Love

My mother of love
I have not left you
I am here within
Helping you through

Though my crib lies empty
Please dont cry anymore
You are stronger now, I'm deep inside you
Within your core

You'll never hear my voice
But I hear your lamenting cries
All the questions that you ask
All the unanswered WHYS?

You kneel at my graveside
Flowers so fresh, so sweet
I feel your aching longing
As you wish it was ME you greet

I see your yearning vacant womb
Where I should this day be living
I know you throb with bitter sadness
As a life you should be giving

I am alive
Within this space
I am in every fibre of your love
The love you feel is ME
I am your mother love!!!

Charlotte Gledson

For Charlotte's story..."Shared Experience and Poems: by Charlotte (10/11/98)

Daniel Adam Gledson
15 8 1998
Stillborn/Midterm Loss
Portsmouth, UK

Marcia's Thoughts: We used Charlotte's beautiful poem for our November Women's Candlelighting! Everyone loved it! We had one of the mother's read it as our opening poem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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I wrote a sort of poem "from" Cameron some time ago and thought I would share it with you.

Oh, Mommy

Oh, mommy, don't you see?
Jesus smiling down on us

Oh mommy, isn't it wonderful?
All the angel smiling and singing.

Oh mommy, do you feel it?
The strong, warm and loving arms of Jesus

Oh mommy, he is holding me now and mommy!
My pain is going away.

Look, mommy, there are other babies like me and,
Look at memaw reaching for me and great grandma smiling.

Oh, but mommy, why are you crying
Why are you so sad... It's wonderful, don't you see?
I don't hurt anymore. Memaw is kissing and rocking me.
Why can't you see how wonderul everything is?

Oh, mommy, why do you hold your belly,
Where once I lay, and bend over and cry with pain.

Why, mommy, do you cry when you sing
That I am your little sunshine.
Don't you know, mommy,
That memaw is singing it to me, too?

Oh mommy, I wish you could see me in heaven,
Then you would not cry so, and feel so sad.

Oh mommy, thank you for letting me come to this beautiful home
In heaven with Jesus.
Memaw said you will come soon too, and then we will be together again.

Oh, my dear mommy, Don't cry for your sunshine... for
I am shining so bright... don't you see?

Jennifer Smith
for Cameron Michael Smith
February 7, 1998

For more of Jennifer's story.."Cameron" and "I want to say...LET ME HURT IF I WANT AND LET ME TELL YOU I LOVE HIM."

Cameron Michael Smith
February 7, 1998
Louisville, Ky

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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We lost our baby boy on April 27th, 1999. I am numb all over, and at times wonder if I will ever feel anything again.

My dad wrote the following for me, and I would like to share it.

My mommy and daddy were happy to announce, the coming of another child, more joy to fill the house. They told their mommies and their daddies, and they were happy too. They shared in their happiness, cause that's what mommies and daddies do.

My mommy and daddy didn't care what I would be. All they cared was that I was one, and with Cheyenne and Beretta made three.

When the time came, it didn't go as planned, and my mommy and daddy, they did not understand. They asked their mommies and their daddies to give them a guiding hand. Their mommies and daddies said, this must be part of God's plan.

So mommy and daddy don't worry I'm up here with God each day. I'm watching Great Grandpa Chet whittle, and Great Grandma lay crochet, and Uncle Brad will keep me company till you come to be with me.

So mommy and daddy please listen, I assure you I'm in no pain. You will always be my mommy and daddy, and I'll always be your Ruger Zane.

Ruger baby, mommy and daddy love you with all our hearts, and miss you so much.

Ruger Zane Phelps
Findlay, IL

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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No matter what you do,
I am watching over you.
Watching from a star.
A world where angels are.

So look up to the sky,
When you're barely getting by,
And I will carry you,
And all your problems too.

The world will be a better place,
So put a smile on your face.
For I will always watch over you.
In every way and everywhere,
I will always be there

We love you BABY KOENIG

Jenn & Greg
Baby Koenig

Arlington, VA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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The poem below is:(C) 1998, 2000 by Joanne Cacciatore, All Rights Reserved Do not reprint without written permission

Dearest Mommy and Daddy,

When you wonder the meaning of life and love
Know that I am with you
Close your eyes and feel me kissing you
In the gentle breeze across your cheek

When you begin to doubt that you shall ever see me again
Quiet your mind and hear me
I am in the whispers of the Heavens
Speaking of your love

When you lose your identity
When you question who you are, and where you are going
Open your heart and see me
I am the twinkle in the stars, smiling down upon you
Lighting the path for your journey

When you awaken each morning
Not remembering your dreams
But feeling content and serene
Know that I was with you

Filling your nights with thoughts of me
When you linger in the remnant pain
Wholeness seeming so unfamiliar, Think of me:
Know that I am with you

Touching you through shared tears of a gentle friend
Easing the pain as the sunrise illuminates the desert sky
In that breathtaking brilliance... Awaken your spirit
Think of our time together, all too brief, but ever brilliant

When you were certain of us together
When you were certain of our destiny
Know that God created that moment in time just for us...
I am with you Always......

I Love you Mommy and Daddy,


The poem above is:(C) 1998, 2000 by Joanne Cacciatore, All Rights Reserved Do not reprint without written permission

Zachary Andrew Sargent

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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For Mommy

I only have 25 hours to live but I'm not complaining a bit, because during this short little life of mine I have a lifetime of love to give.

I know it hurts a lot, and Mom you're probably sad, but if you look back at my whole entire life, you will see that I gave you all the time I had.

Do remember the first time you held me? The first time you picked me up? I remember, because I opened my eyes so I could see, as soon as I felt your touch.I remember being held, up against your chest so tight. Your tender touch, and loving arms holding me with all your might. I knew you were hurting and you were being strong for me. You knew my fate and God knew my destiny.

That's why God made it a point to put us all together before I passed. Me, my beautiful sister, my mom, and my dad. Now before I take my last breath and fall asleep, let me look one last time, such a beautiful family.

Please don't cry. I am in a better place now. Tell dad not to worry about me because I'm in the arms of Jesus now.

Love, Alijah Keshaun Kingcannon
Written by Alijah's dad, Antoine for Mommy

APRIL and Antoine
Alijah Keshaun Kingcannon
Died soon after birth

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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From Gage

I began with great love
And grew from great care,
Mom and Dad lived with hope
That I soon would be there.

Grand plans were envisioned
Of my life yet to be,
True love was unmistakable
And meant just for me.

I looked forward to meeting
My mom and my dad,
But God needed me more
For the plans that He had.

He took me before
I opened my eyes,
To watch over you
From the bluest of skies.

I watch you grieve
And I see you cry,
But know that I love you
And guide you from high.

God's plan may be vague
And cause you great pain,
But know I am safe
In His arms once again.

For my mom and my dad
And my grandparents too,
I am watching you from Heaven
And I'll always love you.

Love, Gage
"To Gage" by Stephanie (10/25/00)

Stephanie & Brian
Gage Anthony Tobin
Stillborn 10/25/00

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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I just needed something to dedicate to my son. Matthew would have been born on January 16 2000. I love him and will always love him. He will always be my guardian angel. A miracle from up above.

Mommy I'm Ok
Mommy please don't cry
I promise I'm ok
The Lord is here
To show me the way.

He holds my hand
and makes me smile
And he is always here
and tells me that he love me

I know I would have heard that
from you every hour everyday
Mommy please dont cry
I promise I'm ok

And mommy please remember
he loves you too
He needed an angel
So he gave me to you.

Whenever you need me
Just call my name
no matter the time
you will know I came.

So keep in mind
When you see the rain
there tears of joy
Because we will meet again.

My dearest Matthew,

Always know mommy and daddy will always love you. In our hearts you will always remain.

Matthew Eugene McGarey
El Paso, Tx

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Baby Hope

My wife and I experienced our loss the day after her 26th birthday on 9/21/02. It was our first pregnancy and we've struggled to cope and accept the tragedy. I wrote the following poem for a memorial service held amongst family and friends. I hope it helps others deal with their miscarriages. Steve


I love you mommy, I love you daddy
To hear this is a start
Hold close to one another and keep me in your heart

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
Are the words I wish to speak
Remember that I cry with you whenever you are weak

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
You did everything you could
If I could stop your pain right now, you both know that I would

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I know the news was tough
In leaving such loving parents behind, I couldn't be sad enough

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
Though you will never lay me down to sleep
The lord has now accepted my precious soul to keep

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
There are some things you need to know
I remember all the special ways you tried to help me grow

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I knew about your dreams for me
I know how very proud you were of your precious baby-to-be

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I tried so hard to make it, I truly wanted to live
But in the end my little heart stopped, it had given all it could give

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I did not mean to leave you feeling so very empty inside
And when I felt dad's arms around mom, I too began to cry

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I'm sorry for such a short stay
It was not my choice to ever leave you this way

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I'm sorry you never saw my face
But fear not because we'll meet again thanks to God's undying grace

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I know your spirits seem broken
Just to look to your hearts, they hold the love that I have left unspoken

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
I know you will never give up hope
Please be strong, look to family and friends, for they will help you cope

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
That's something I didn't get to say
Even left unsaid, I knew deep down, you'd know that anyway

I love you mommy, I love you daddy
Please don't think of me and sigh
The love of you and me and God, that love will never die

Steven W. Farris Jr.

Baby Hope


Marcia's thoughts: I am always touched by the beauty of our thoughts with our special babies. They are so dear to us. I wish that more dads would feel free to share with us here on the site. It means a lot to have the entries from our dads. We just had our Memorial Service and we had numerous dads join us and participate - which is very special. There will be pictures up soon.

Please consider reading through some of the material I have written (see drop down box) under "The First 24 Hours and Later" and "Allowing Grief to Happen to Heal." I wrote both of these with the confusion and pain of grief tied with the overwhelming desire to heal - in mind. They are based on my own experience with quotes from entries made on the site to validate this process called grief.

You may want to light a virtual candle in memory of your baby or include a verse or thought in our Memorial Garden. Doing special things for our baby often helps to ease our pain.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forever in Our Hearts~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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