From the depths of sorrow, to finding peace and hope, our members have so much they want to share about this unexpected journey we are on...
I remember the excitement of that day, April 14th, 2020.
I remember getting the date of when we would finally meet.
I remember November 30th like it was yesterday.
I remember checking in at 6am.
I remember the nerves when the nurses went to go get the doctor.
I remember the room being quiet.
I remember the emptiness when he told us the news.
I remember the feeling of holding you there.
I remember leaving with just a box as now you are my angel.
I remember it all like it was yesterday.
I remember Alister Enzo, for that is your name
Kayla, forever Alister’s mom
To Savannah Mackenzie,
You were a beloved and precious one to all,
god knew what he was doing so he gave you a call.
In my stomach you loved to kick and play,
I wish you would have seen one bright sunny day.
It’s just not fair that you didn’t get to live,
To show everyone all the love you had to give.
You would have been an angel sent from above,
I would have treasured you and gave you all my love.
I didn’t get to see you off on your first day of school,
Or let you cry on my shoulder when a guy acted a fool.
I didn’t get to see you graduate and go on to bigger better things
I bet you would have soared as if you had imaginary wings.
You could have become president and known what to do,
You would have done a great job and god knows this - it’s true.
But on November 3rd god said “you come with me…”
And “Don’t worry about them, you leave them up to me.”
I know you’re looking down,
With beautiful eyes of brown.
I wish I could see your smiling face,
But I know you’re in a better place.
Love Always and Forever,
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