Joey Marshall Whiteman
September 8 1980 - September 3 2002
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 Lyndie © 2007 revised 2009
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care But one special stocking was no longer there All that was left, were the memories bittersweet Of a life that had ended so incomplete
The family had pictures all gathered around That sometimes made all of them tear up and frown For the sorrow and sadness, without their sweet child Made it so very difficult, for the family to smile
Although there were times when they felt him(her) so close As if they were feeling some kind of a ghost The signs that were sent, were so special and clear...
They felt that he(she) truly was so very near
They often would talk to him(her) as if he(she)was there Sometimes they would smile but also shed tears For each Christmas that came, brought with it such pain They felt in their hearts, would always remain
Then one special moment on one special day
He(She) came to them, simply took them away To fly through the heavens and up to the stars A beautiful place that was not very far
He(She)showed them where they would all join once again A place full of beauty, no sorrow or pain A place where he's(she's) happy with heavenly friends A place where we to will also ascend
They had a big feast that was fit for a king there was music and stories, and many did sing It glistened with color... a prism of light Heaven was such a magnificent sight
After the families visit was through
They no longer felt, so terribly blue
For they finally realized... one day not to far They would all be together on that heavenly star
In loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies Lyndie
Halloween night, and the moon is a glow
The wind is howling it's saying hello
Kids are all running, around through the streets Halloween in heaven... boy what a treat
Although it is dark there are stars in the sky The spirits are happy, they soar as they fly Halloween night in heaven is grand A beautiful time for all in this land
Treats are available to those that passed old A warm special blanket so they won't catch cold Little small candies for sweet girls and boys...
And all kinds of special beautiful toys
The wind is singing it's own special song Knowing for certain that it won't be long Where everyone leaving earth will be here Although it seems distant... it really is near
Such a special wonderful night
When heaven decides to put out the lights So sit back and listen and look up above...
You might catch a glimpse of the one that you love
In loving memory of Joey and his Halloween buddies Lyndie ©copyright October 07 revised 09
Golf Course Resort Hot Tub
Blue skies are forever
Sprinkle in a bit of rain
Colors of the rainbow
In this Heavenly terrain
Happiness abounds here
True peace, tranquility
A place to find our loved ones
Free from disability
A magical place
Where snowflakes drift like stars
Ascending from this Earthly plane
To leave our Earthly scars
Free to soar the universe
To be one within the light
Every question has an answer
As our soul now takes full flight
Our journey has now ended
sweet serenity, peace of mind
Home from where we started
Leaving sorrow all behind
South of the Border SC
I believe in a place...
A place where we are free from pain and sorrow A place where there is truthfully no tomorrows A place to find our children that have left before A place where our spirit will gently soar A place of beauty and tranquility A place where we will have humility A place that we will call Heaven Above A place where we will cherish and love A place where sadness will all cease A place to finally rest in peace A place where rainbows fill the sky A place where there are no good bye's A place where light will fill our soul A place to finally be consoled A place where we will be set free...
A place someday that we will be
In loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies Lyndy Revised ©copyright June 2008
WHEN DON'T I THINK OF YOU?
When raindrops fall, I feel you
When morning comes, I see you,
When evening comes I miss you,
When snowflakes come, I wait for you.
When winter comes I'm lonely,
When summer comes I need you,
When spring is here and all seems right,
Rebirth of all that's you.
Wishes and rainbows and chocolate cake
Visions of hero's, a strawberry shake
Playing with cushions or a big cardboard box Favorite of all... your colored small blocks
A smile, a laugh, the twinkle in your eye Trips to McDonalds for burgers and fries Building a snowman on a wintry day No one can take my memories away
The first time your rode your bicycle alone...
I thought to myself wow look how you've grown Roller blades, skateboard... or out for a run You always found some way to have so much fun
Special cologne mousse for you hair
Favorite Nike's you were so proud to wear Basketball, football, and soccer too The years went by fast... oh how I miss you
Your first car your first date... I remember them well Asking me, "Mom, may I have a cell?"
Primping in front of the mirror every day No one can take my memories away
The last call and visit will stay in my heart Remembering your voice...I still fall apart Tears are a part of most everyday For loving you deeply...It's the price I do pay
In loving memory of Joey
Rocky Point, RI
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,
Arlington National Cemetary, Washington. DC
Dear Joey Easter 2006
Keep my memory with you,
For memories never die,
I will be there with you,
When you look across the sky.
I will be there in the clouds,
In the birds that fill the air.
In the beauty of a fragrant rose,
You will find my memory there.
You will find me in the tenderness
of a tiny baby's touch,
You will hear me if you listen,
In the twilights gentle hush,
When your heart is heavy,
And you feel that you're alone,
Just reach down deep inside of you
For your heart is now my home
I always will be with you,
I'll never go away,
For I will live on in your heart.
Forever and a Day.
Tug McGraw's Baseball Camp
It's hard to live without you
My life is not the same
My heart has kept on beating
Although it's filled with pain
My eyes no longer sparkle
I'm worn right to the bone
A world that's all around me...
but I am still alone
No one cares to listen
I keep it hid within
Sorrow that is endless
It lives deep in my skin
Silently I'm grieving
In this world that has no clue
I never will be over...
The love I have for you
I wish someone would notice
Or ask how I have been
As days have turned to years now
I keep it hid within
Never ending questions...
That plague my mind each day
Why must I live without you?
Why have you gone away?
I cry when no ones looking
This sorrow is my own
While missing you forever...
I am missing you alone
In loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies Lyndie © August 2010
Far off in the distance
I hear the thunder roar
It echo's deep inside me
I feel it in my core
The wind begins to pick up
Lightning fills the sky
A whirlwind of emotions
I've tried to just deny
the rain begins to drizzle
My tears begin to pour
Somehow the storm has hit me
Grieving starts once more
All at once it's storming
can't see beyond the clouds
The sorrow has engulfed me
It's like a heavy shroud
The storm begins to lessen
the sun breaks through the haze
A rainbow and its beauty
Has brightened up the day
The storm at last has passed me
Sunshine fills the dark
I'll sit in total silence
The storm has left its mark
In loving memory of Joey and his heavenly buddies Lyndie © copyright 2008
THIS IS DEDICATED TO MY TWO WONDERFUL SONS
THEY WILL MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY
AT THE CROSSROADS