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The background of this page is made up of Gunnar's footprints (on top) and River's footprints below them. Please do not copy them as they are unique.

We lost Gunnar and River due to a placental infarction in April 1998, we don't know the actual date that they past away by the time we found out that they were gone it had already been a couple of day's.

This was our 3rd pregnancy, we have our two older children Timmy and Jessa. We didn't find out we were having twins until I was 5 months pregnant, we had a feeling that it was a boy when we first found out I was preganant, but to our delight we found out we were having twins. We were so happy and scared at the same time.

The worst day of our live's came on April 26, 1998 when the nurse at the hospital told my Mother and I that our son's were gone.

The whole time I was in labor we were hopeing and praying that they were all wrong and that when our son's were born they would scream and cry, but our heart's were shattered when they were born the next morning and there was no noise, no screaming, no crying, no nothing, you could have heard a pin drop in that room but then I realized there was noise a crying and screaming I will never forget, I was trying to figure out where it was comeing from, and then I realized it was comeing from me, I opened my eye's long enough to see each baby and then I looked up and saw my husband and he was silent, his face was set and all you could see was the silent tears rolling down his face as he looked at each of his son's as they were born, and I knew from the look on his face, that the doctor and nurses had told the truth.

Gunnar Hosia and River Esparza were born asleep on April 27, 1998. They were the most beautiful babies we had ever seen. They look like they were just sleeping, the most peacefull sleep.

I heard a quote the other day that I had heard before but had forgotten about. " I would rather have had 30 seconds of wonderfull, then a lifetime of nothing special". We wouldn't trade the short time we had with them for anything in the world. It was wonderfull.

We know that they left an imprint on everyone's life that they touched, we know that they will never be forgotten.

We would give anything in the world to be able to hold them just one more time and kiss them again, but we know that we will not be able to until our time's come and we will be able to hold them again in heaven. We will forever love and miss them.

We will forever miss holding them and the thing's we will never be able to do with them. We will never forget the impact they left on our lives.

They truly are our Angel's In Heaven.

The song you hear playing in the background is called "The Dance"

as sung by Garth Brooks.

The Dance

Written by Tony Arata

Looking back on the memory of

The dance we shared 'neath the stars above

For a moment all the world was right

How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye


And now I'm glad I didn't know

The way it all would end the way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain

But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything

For a moment wasn't I the king

But if I'd only known how the king would fall

Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all


It's my life is better left to chance

I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance


Quote By Nicole.

NOTHING from these pages that we have written to our Son's can be taken from

these pages. Some people have asked for us to contribute our Story to their

books, we appreciate the fact that they want us to be in their books, but we are

not comfortable having someone else handleing our story in any manner. Thank

you for your cooperation.

And NONE of the pictures of us or our sons may be copied either.

Gunnar and River Dougherty's Family.