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Remember

Remember the children, we ask tonight,
As we continue this wave of light.
Remember the babies, never given a chance,
To grow, to play, to love, or dance.
Remember the toddlers, just starting to live,
Teddy Bears and blankies and big hugs to give.
Remember the children, who grew strong and true,
Maybe struck by an illness that devastated you.
Remember the teen-agers and the promise in each,
Taken suddenly or slowly, beyond our reach.
Don’t forget the adult child, fully grown,
Whether 18 or 80, we still called them our own.
Our grandchildren, sisters and brothers have died,
For nieces and nephews and cousins, we’ve cried.
Some of us say, “I’ve lost my dreams,”
While others say, “my memories.”
So tonight we remember with this candlelight,
So like our love that shines so bright.

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Comments (13)

  • There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child no matter the age. Unless you have experienced it you will never understand. It is different than any other loss. Yes there is pain with every loss, but the loss of a child is somehow different especially when they are very young. I lost my beautiful granddaughter at age 11 three years ago from a AVM Brain Aneurysm. She was gone suddenly and unexpectedly. A healthy child with no symptoms. A child who loved her dance, practiced 14 hours a week, competed in competitions with no effects at all. At first I was very angry with God that he could take this happy, active child loved by all she touched and raised in a happy, loving family. My pain is still very deep, but my Daughter’s pain is so much deeper. And that hurts as a Mother because I can do nothing to make that loss go away, its like a double whammy when you cannot make your child’s pain go away as all Mothers always want to do. It is very difficult at Birthday and Holiday time when that empty space is there. The only thing I know is that someday we will meet again in Heaven and They say you do not age in Heaven, so I am hoping to see her as my 11 year old happy grandchild who is dancing in Heaven.. By the way the pain never goes away. I think of her every day.

  • My husband, Ciso and I miss our son, Nick every second of every day of our lives.
    He is, and always will be, our Hero.
    Nick was 19 when he left us in 2004 after a year long battle with leukemia.
    No, the deep pain and sadness never leaves you as a parent.
    We feel Nick with us always.
    Love you Nick, more than you could know.

  • I loss my only child, my son April 22, 2015. He was 54 years old. He was the best son any Mother could ask for,and suddenly he was gone. I grieve everyday for him and know someday I will see him again. My heart is broken, Rich’s Mom

  • On Sunday we will be honoring our little angel aryanna nichole born :October 19,2002 heaven date : March 4 2004. Her brother Blake Austin Bratcher Heaven date; November 13,2000. We love and miss you both dearly fly high Angel’s fly high

  • This will be my 6th Candle lighting for my son, Christopher, age 34. I think of you and miss you every day.
    You lite up the world, my sweet son.
    Love,
    Mom

  • Dec 6th was the 29th Birthday of my son Nicholas. He passed away on Dec 16th 2017 of a massive heart attack. We were all together at Disney world on a family vacation that he planned and paid for💔My heart is forever broken and I will never be the same person I was that day. It’s been a really hard year year of firsts without him. Thanks to Compasionate Friends and the love and support of my family and friends I am doing my best. My candle on Sunday will be in is honor

  • I light a Candle, In memory of my son Eric Ottinger, Forever 22!
    11/13/77–12/22/99 19 years…
    Always on my mind forever in my heart, Eric

  • I will be lighting a candle tonight dor my Daughter, Lauren J. Chabot. She was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2012 at the age of 25. I miss her more today than ever before. I wish I had more time with her. That’s what hurts the most. She was coming into her own, and would have had a beautiful life. I’ll love you forever.

    Mommy

  • My son Chad was more of a man than I will ever be I lit a candle for him and another man at 9 years old name Cameron. I lit a 3rd candle for the moms that had a abortion or a miscarriage, be strong you will see your child again there is no judgement only you have walked in them shoes, I love you and your child loves you. Robbie Stevens

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