Celebrating life stories...



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

Love Mom Forever and Ever


Twas' the month before Christmas and I dreaded the days,
That I knew I was facing-the holiday craze.
The stores were all filled with holiday lights,
In hopes of drawing customers by day and by night.

As others were making the holiday plans,
My heart was breaking-I couldn't understand.
I had lost my dear child a few years before,
And I knew what my holidays had in store.

When out of nowhere, there arose such a sound,
I sprang to my feet and was looking around.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The sight that I saw took my breath away,
And my tears turned to smiles in the light of the day.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a cluster of butterflies fluttering near.

With beauty and grace they performed a dance,
I knew in a moment, this wasn't by chance.
The hope that they gave me was a sign from above.
That my child was still near me and that I was loved.

The message they brought was my holiday gift.
And I cried when I saw them in spite of myself.
As I knelt closer to get a better view,
One allowed me to pet it-as if it knew-
that I needed the touch of its fragile wing,

To help me get through the holiday scene.
In the days that followed, I carried the thought,
Of the message the butterflies left in my heart-
That no matter what happens or what days lie ahead,
Our children are with us-they're not really dead.

Yes, the message of the butterflies still rings in my ears.
A message of hope-a message so dear.
And I imagined they sang as they flew out of sight.
"To all bereaved parents ~ We love you tonight."

Author Unknown



Thank you LInda

The angel waits in silence
As the tears fall from your eyes
Your beloved child has left you...
No one hears your anguished cries

She embraces your emotions
Stands strong with arms outstretched
She knows your heart is broken...
On your face it's deeply etched

You sit beside her beauty
Asking why so many times
While the world will now be waiting
For the moment you are fine

It's a moment that won't happen
Your loss so hard to bear
As the angel waits in silence...
While the world is unaware

So sit with me in silence...
You hear the angel say
Sit with me in silence
As we simply wish and pray

Although your child has left you
I am here to hold you tight
One day again you'll join him(her)
Within the heavens light

In Loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies
© Copyright December 2010



Thank you Donna

The lights upon the Christmas tree glisten in the night
Like stars up in the heavens so beautiful and bright
Each ornament that's placed just so, reminds me of a time
When life was truly different when everything was fine

The gifts were wrapped and ready placed around the Christmas tree
You were up so early filled with smiles and such glee
Christmas morning had arrived and Santa had been there
The moment you had waited for each day throughout the year

You gazed upon the packages wrapped and laced with bows
Outside the ground was covered with a blanket of fresh snow
The day was filled with magic that shined within your eyes
As you wondered what was in each box, the moment of surprise

We would gather round the tree as gifts were opened one by one
You sparkled with delight and said " wow, this is so much fun!"
Now all I have are memories of Christmas's before...
They are not so special without you anymore

Now I look upon the Christmas tree that glistens in the night
Like stars up in the heavens so beautiful and bright
Remembering past Christmas's and how they used to be
The times we shared together... when you were here with me


Bless You Tina Marie

Love, Puss and Skylee

A Mother's Christmas Wish

I guess if I could make just one Christmas wish, 
I would wish I could see you. 
To hold, to snuggle, to just kiss, 
This is something I'd really like to do. 

My arms ache for my baby boy, 
Who will always remain just that. 
To never grow and experience joy,
I wish I knew where you were at. 

Why is it God thought he needed you more than I,
And why is it wishes can't come true? 
I am just an aching heart who can only ask why, 
And a mother who can't let go of you. 

Please God grant me this one Christmas wish, 
If just for a minute, an hour or a day.
He is someone I really need & miss, 
What more must I say? 

Written By: Beckie/HeavensAngel


Love, Jon-Michael Forever You & me

Holidays in Heaven

The Holiday Season is just not the same,
A smile is missing when saying one name.

For parents who’ve lost a daughter or son,
Nothing can bring back the delightful fun,
Of watching them talk, laugh, or just run.

The memories are all that we do have now,
We do go on…..only God knows how.

A New Year comes as midnight arrives,
Our Angels still a big part of our lives.

If only we could trade the presents we receive,
For one more day with those whom we grieve!

But nothing can bring back our beloved child,
The one that laughed, cried, and often smiled.

They are together in a much better place,
Watching us cry…..touching our face!

Although we miss them on Holidays to share,
Be assured their loving presence fills the air,
At home, in church, at New York’s Times Square!

So celebrating the Holidays are now hard to do,
But always remember they are thinking of you too,

Wishing you happiness and showing their love,
Not on this Earth, but from Heaven above!

-Dan Bryl, Lawrenceville, GA TCF
In Memory of his daughter, Jessica

My Little Angel in Heaven

From Tom Cullen & Manny

Thank you Tom for the beautiful picture of Joey, for Joey on this Christmas Day.


Thank you Donna

Dearest Joey, Your candle's shining brightly on the grieving parents site, Your room is filled with Christmas Strings,of brightly colored lights, Our tree is filled with angels, your name on everyone, From birth to death I see you, newborn to twenty-one. This Christmas Day will be the same, as the three that have all passed, You're not here, not in the flesh, but in my heart you'll last. I miss you so much, my sweet boy, I can't imagine why, how I keep on going year to year, without your sweet goodbye, Be happy with the angels, you've met along the way, They'll be your friends forever, Forever and a Day. Sweet Dreams My Angel, Merry Christmas, Love, Mom


Please sign the guestbook for Joey by clicking here

This page has been visited 4008 times


Honor, cherish and share your loved one's story.


About VM    ::    FAQ    ::    Create    ::    Terms of Use    ::    Privacy Policy    ::    Resources    ::    Contact
Copyright (1996-2015) Virtual Memorials Inc. All rights reserved.