Life Rolls Like a River

Life rolls like a river,
Our daily routines change,
But always you are missing,
Making me feel strange.

The years have come and gone, son,
And now they number four.
My poor heart just keeps on beating,
The way it did before.

But oh! the joy is missing
From each and every day,
For nothing is the same, my son,
Since you went away.

I ask that you stay with me
Wherever I may go,
And let me feel your angel kiss,
You know I love you so.

Written for Linda and Ryan
March 16, 2009
Saralyn McAfee Smith

Ryan’s 4th Angelversary
Thinking of You

I am thinking of you today
But to think most days still hurts.

I am thinking "Why?"
I am thinking of what could have been.
I am thinking of my son
And of how much I miss him.

You had so many plans
And they will never be fulfilled.
You will never get that GED,
Or go to culinary arts school.
You will never get to be engaged
And marry that perfect girl,
The one you didn‘t
Have the chance to meet.
You will never hold your first child.

I am thinking of you today.
But to think most days still hurts.

You are in a very special place now.
You live in my heart
And shine from heaven.
You listen to me and watch over me. You will always be my son, my baby, my love.

As today starts, you will be remembered.
I will send you bundles of love and
Blow to you a trillion kisses.
I will say your name with pride and love.
I will release balloons to heaven
For you to catch.
I miss you more each passing day
And love you endlessly.

Rest in peace, dear son of mine.

Love, Now, Always and Forever
Blowing Kisses to Heaven

Thank you, Saralyn, Robbie's Mom!

Thank you, Beth, Hayes' Mama!

Thank you, Linda, Tina's Mom!

Thank you, Carol, Michael's Mom!

Thank you, Susie, Jason's Mom!

Thank you, Elena, Dennis's Mom!

Thank you, DJ, Shane's Mom!

Thank you again, DJ!

Thank you, Shirley, Laurie's Mom!

Thank you, Karen, Geoff's Mom!

Thank you, Saralyn, Robbie's Mom!

Thank you, Ann, Jason's Mom!

Thank you, Donna, Corey's Mom!

Thank you, Judi, Andrew's Mom!

Thank you, Sue-Anne, Lee's Mom!

Thank you, Patti, Dustin's Mom!

Thank you, Donna, Zachery's Grandma!

Thank you again, Donna!

Thank you, Christine, Deborah's Mum!

Thank you, Debbie, Jakob's Grandma!







Music playing is "Missing You" by Bruce DeBoer, and is used with permission.

Page set up and animation of top graphic by Robbie's Mom