Brent Growing Up....
What we keep in memory is ours-unchanged-forever
A Million Times
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.
Brent holding Brandee for the first time (April 1984)
Brent, Brandee and Brandon (1984)
Brandon, Brandee and Brent (1984)
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Linda Jo Jackson
Eric (cousin) and Brent (1985)
Brent (Kindergarten 1986)
Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of all His saints.
Brandee & Brent (1986)
Brent and Brandee
LETTER FROM HEAVEN
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while
you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for
And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember, there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to
But together we can do it by taking one day at a
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not
And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and you've got Me on
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step
And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be
Remember you're not going.....you're coming here to
Brent and Daddy
Midi Selection: It Was Almost Like A Song
Gold verses from Patch of Heaven