Gunnar and River the sweetest names we could ever hear..

People seem to think that by mentioning your names that they will hurt our

feelings, but they need not worry because we could never be hurt worse then we

already are, but how could they know when the depth of our pain doesnt show.

They worry about making us cry, and in a way they already know that we are

always crying inside.

Some try to help by letting us release the tears that we hide inside.

We hurt more when they keep silent and act like you never existed.

We would rather they mention your names because then We know that they miss

you too, but We know they can never miss you as much as we do.

When they ask us how we are doing we say we are doing fine and we know that

our healing is going to take a lifetime.

This lifetime is going to be tough to get through but we know in the end we

will get to spend ETERNITY with you.

We love you our Angels

Forever Your Mommy and Daddy

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day he

asked God:

They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow but how am I going

to live there being so small and helpless?

Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for

you and will take care of you.

But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and

smile, that's enough for me to be happy.

Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day.

And you will feel your angel's love and be happy.

And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me,

if I don't know the language that men talk?

Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will

ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach

you how to speak.

And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?

Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to


I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?

Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.

But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.

Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the

way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to


At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth

could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly:

Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name

Your angel's name is of no importance, you will call your angel...Mommy

I don't know who wrote this but I loved it..


Twinkle Twinkle little star,

How I wonder which you are,

Are you Spencer looking down

Or are you Gunnar or River playing around.

Up above the world so high

Like three diamonds in the sky,

Yours and mine shining bright

Sending love and kisses through the night

Twinkle Twinkle little stars,

Now I know which you are,

Spencer beaming love through the heavens and stars

Gunnar and River feeling comfort in where they are.

Through heaven and the skies

While Gunnar and River have mischief twinkling in their eyes.

Written By Kim Respess ~~Spencer's Mommy~~

Only The Best

A heart of gold stopped beating,

two shining eyes at rest,

God broke our hearts to prove,

He only takes the best.

God knows you had to leave us,

but you did not go alone,

for part of us went with you,

the day He took you home.

To some you are forgotten,

to others just part of the past,

but to us who loved and lost you,

the memory will always last.


If we could have a lifetime wish

A dream that would come true,

We'd pray to God with all our hearts

For yesterday and You.

A thousand words can't bring you back

We know because we've tried...

Neither will a thousand tears

We know because we've cried...

You left behind our broken hearts

And happy memories too...

But we never wanted memories

We only wanted You.


To Be With You Again

We think of you in silence

And often speak your name,

But all that's left to answer

Is your picture in a frame.

If we could have one lifetime


One dream that would come


We would pray to God with

all our hearts

For yesterday and you!

If tears could build a stairway

And heartaches make a lane,

We would walk our way to


To Be With You Again!

Author Unknown

To Nicole and Tim,

When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel, and flies up to tell God to

put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world,

and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People disappear, but they

never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up grass,

and spin the earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a

cloud during the day-time, when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint

the rain- bows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide.

They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing wind- songs,

they whisper to us, don't miss me too much. The view is nice and I'm doing

just fine. Written by - Ashley

The poem above was sent to us from Stephanie at Mommies Comfort

(Mommies on the Web)

A Prayer for You

Keep your children strong Lord,

please hold their hearts together.

The anguish that overtakes their lives,

is so hard to bare.

Memories of a precious one,

not on this earth but in your

arms in heaven.

Lord endure their painful emptyness

and let your love soothe their minds

to release their hearts of sadness.

I say this little prayer to you knowing

peace can be found in your

mercy and grace.

Help them to find the rainbow rays

of warmth upon their face.

Lord unite this family with compassion,

nurture and heal their wounds

and help them to overcome this childless mothers wounds.

Send Angels to lift their spirits,

with a blessing from above.

This prayer I ask that binds

Just add a little memory of baby

in their minds.

Author Mary Besse

The song you hear playing is called "Angels Among Us" and it is sung by


Angels Among Us

I was walkin' home from school on a cold winter day,

Took a short cut through the woods and I lost my way

It was gettin' late, and I was scared and alone

Then a kind old man took my hand, and led me home

Mama couldn't see him, but he was standing there

And I knew in my heart he was the answer to my prayer

Oh, I believe there are Angels among us

Sent down to us from somewhere up above

They come to you and me in our darkest hours

To show us how to live

To teach us how to give

To guide us with a light of love

When Life had Troubled times, and had me down on my knees

There's always been someone to come along and comfort me

A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand

A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand

Now ain't it kind of funny, at the dark end of the road

Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope

Oh, I believe there are Angels among us

Sent down to us from somewhere up above

They come to you and me in our darkest hours

To show us how to live

To teach us how to give

To guide us with a light of love

They wear so many faces

They show up in the strangest places

They grace us with their mercies in our time of need

Oh, I believe there are Angels among us

Sent down to us from somewhere up above

They come to you and me in our darkest hours

To show us how to live

To teach us how to give

To guide us with a light of love

To guide us with a light of love



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.

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