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Memorial created 01-26-2005 by
Terrie Whiteman
Joey Marshall Whiteman
September 8 1980 - September 3 2002

                                                Another Christmas Without You

How did this happen, so many changes, who would have thought our lives would be like this now? This is the eighth Christmas that you are not with us and celebrating.

It feels like yesterday, but yet it feels like a hundred years ago since I've seen your beautiful face.

I miss you so my sweet son, Now we embark on a new Christmas, for we are moving to a new house, where it will be easier for me. One floor, no more stairglide. What hurts the most is no more Joey's room, where I felt comfort and you still here. So many memories, I still feel you in this room. Both you and Jon-Michael grew up here. We have been here for 22 years. I have the movies of all the Christmas's. Opening the presents when you were younger and feeling the love you both gave to Daddy and me.

I think I will miss Christmas more than any other holiday. We had some wonderful moments and laughs at Christmas. I know your two little animals miss you so much.

They go in to your room and look for you still.

I hope in heaven there will be peace and happiness for you with all your Angel Friends.

I love you my sweet Joey, and will forever and ever.

Love, Mom            2009


Pepper 1

This is Joey's eighth Xmas away from us, but I think and hope he is happy and at peace.

Below you will find different cards from some of the angels he is celebrating xmas with.


I Love you my sweet boy, just remember you are never alone.

We got our first snowfall today, I know how much you loved that, so I'm throwing a snowball to you, send me back one, ok?????????????

Love, Mom


Thank you Donna (Corey's Mom)

All I have under my Christmas tree
are my wonderful memories of you.
But oh what special gifts they are
when the days are feeling blue.

The Christmas tree is finally up
decorations have been placed
but it just doesn't quite look right
just a little out of place.

A little sparse on gifts this year
the lights just aren't as bright.
And the little angle topper.
she just will not sit right.

There is this play dough ornament
you made when you were three.
A lumpy form of a snowman
sits proudly on the tree.

And look a paper snowflake
I think it was grade two.
A little torn and tattered
a precious gift from you

I have some wire candy canes
you made when you were eight.
Now they're bent and out of shape
but still they're looking great.

Here's a little cut out wreath
with a picture of you in the round.
A bright and happy smiling face
only now there is no sound.

Grade six brought me a Christmas tree
gently crafted from some clay.
With little painted ornaments
but it still hangs here today.

They sit amongst the shiny tinsel
on the branches of the tree.
so when Christmas morning comes
you'll still be here with me.

Donna Mae Scuncio
December, 2004

Thank you Donna (Corey's Mom)
Skylee 2

Thank you Karen and Geoff

Christmas Without You

I wonder where you are right now
as Christmas eve draws near.
Do you see me with my broken heart,
tried to catch my silent tear?

I wonder where you are right now
as Christmas morn dawns new.
Did you hear me call your name just now
as I sat and thought of you?

I wonder where you are right now
as the presents are undone.
Did I hear you in the chilling wind
and feel you with the winter's sun

I wonder where you are right now
as we gather for our meal
Did I just feel a gentle breeze
or is that you I feel?

I know where you are right now
and I knew it from the start.
I needn't look to far for you
because your always in my heart

Right here, now at Christmas time
and every day through out the year.
All I need is to close my eyes
and know that you are near.

Dec 2002

Donna Mae, Rick's Mom

Thank you Linda Rice & Tina
Unknown Sender


I stood beside your bed last night

I stood beside your bed last night,
I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying,
quietly in your sleep.

I touched you softly
as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour coffee,
You were thinking of how much you
LOVE me.

I was with you at the store today,
Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,
You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you,
that I'm not really there.

I walked with you to the house,
as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my hand on you,
I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired,
and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know,
that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be
so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty,
"I never went away."

You sat there very quietly,
then smiled, I think you knew ...
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you.

The day is over...
I smile and watch you yawning
and say "goodnight, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you
to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and
we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you,
there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out
then come home to be with me.

eTami f

I Miss You So Much My Sweet Joey

This year I want no tinsel,
no Christmas tree with lights.
I want no cups of eggnog
no singing Silent Night.

No hassled holiday shopping
no presents with pretty bows.
I want no Christmas carols
or Santa's Ho Ho Ho's.

No snowy horse drawn sleigh rides
or busy city streets.
No wishful window shopping
or chocolate candy treats

I don't want Christmas cookies,
no candy canes or cake.
Not even being good
just for goodness sake.

No brightly colored paper
no bargains,deals or sales.
I don't want roasted chestnuts
or that Grinch that steals.

I want no Christmas plays
with stories that they tell.
No TV commercials
and all the junk they sell.

I don't want reindeer prancing
or a jingling Christmas bell.
I need no Christmas cards
that wishes all is well.

This year I wish for peace
for those that I hold dear,
in the spirit of the season
and throughout the year.

The warmth of friends and family,
fond memories for all to share.
Spending time together
That's what I want this year.

This year I wish for you,
that with me you could be.
My dear sweet child of mine
that's what I want for me.

Donna Mae Scuncio


Puss 3

Dear Santa can you see me
With tears upon my face
A heart so badly broken
Missing his embrace

As I write this letter...
to express my only wish
Dear Santa, please remember
One gift that's on my list

His smile and his laughter
His hugs and kisses too
Dear Santa I am pleading
To make my wish come true

I haven't been quite perfect
I've tried the best I can
But seeing you are Santa
You might just change this plan

Each day I wake to sorrow
Pain that I can't flee
Dear Santa I am asking
Could you bring him back to me?

Dear Santa could you find it
within your warm kind heart
To bring him home for Christmas
So we won't be apart?

Christmas is the season
Where wishes do come true
If anyone can do it...
I know it will be you

In loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies
© 2007 revised 2009



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