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~HEARTFELT WORDS~
BY
~JODY~
 


~MY TREASURE BOX~

When life is overwhelming, my blessings hard to see,
I blow the dust from my treasure box, and open carefully.
For held inside this special box, are gems beyond compare,
Things I have treasured, stored away with loving care.

Photos of my angel, a lock of baby hair,
His first pair of shoes, and baptismal wear.
Favorite blanket as a child, books read and worn,
Notes of well wishes for the day he was born.

Toys and stuffed animals, cars of every kind,
Some well worn from the hands of time
All are now priceless, treasures of my heart,
Never with any could I ever part.

Scrapbooks filled with Motherís Day cards,
All of them he made, he worked so hard.
Stories he had written, medals that he won,
I hold his whole life story, the story of my son.

My hand reaches for the letters, written when confused,
Life as a teen-ager, which life path should he choose?
Mom Iíve met a girl, as pretty as can be,
Think Iím going to ask her, if she will marry me.

Gazing through the album, his wedding filled with joy,
Then two years later, expecting a baby boy.
His dreams were my dreams; I still miss him so,
Itís been two long years now that we had to let him go.

The memories in my treasure box leave me with no doubt,
I was very blessed for a time, in what love is all about.
When life is overwhelming, my blessings hard to see,
I lift the lid to my treasure box; heís waiting there for me.

Memories are all we have; they continue to sustain us, while we work towards adjustment of losing our children. So many use the word recovery, or time heals, and in the death of a child, neither of these things occurs. Recovery would mean for us to be able to get back what we have lost, or, to be able to return to our former state prior to our loss, and neither of these things happens for a bereaved parent. Time does not heal, but time does allow for us to be able to learn adjusting to life without our children in it. We adjust to that empty seat at our holiday table; we adjust to singing happy birthday to a picture. We adjust and learn to live with a hole in our hearts.

As we grieve and mourn their physical existence, the memories of our love for that child grow deeper and deeper with time, and it is their memory that gives us the strength to carry on. Their lives held meaning, they were treasures on earth, and the world we live in is a better place thanks to their lives and the lives that they touched while here with us. As long as we keep their memories alive, they continue to live also, not only in our hearts but also in hearts of all that were privileged to know them.

So when the days get to hard to bear, take a few minutes and reflect upon the love that they brought not only into our lives but the lives of others, and take peace in that memory. God Bless each and every parent that has a child in Heaven, for to be able to survive and still carry on after such a devastating loss, you are not only a survivor, you are a role model of courage, strength, and perseverance. May your childís memory live on everyday of your lives, in everything you do. 

 

 


 
 


 

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