Mummy has found some very beautiful poems, lyrics, quotes, scriptures, and stories online - These words very much describe the tremolo and emotions surrounding the loss of a baby. Many of these have been adapted for Thomas.

We will share these here in remembrance of you and of all the other 'Little ones' who pass on before their time.

(Many of the poems I found online have no signature - many are signed 'Author Unknown'. If there are any words or poems here that belong to you and you are offended by my use of them here, firstly I apologise and secondly - please let me know so that I can credit your work to you.)

Hugs From Heaven

When you feel a gentle breeze
caress you when you sigh,
It's a hug sent from Heaven
from a loved one way up high.

If a soft and tender raindrop
lands upon your nose,
It's just a little angel's kiss
as fragile as a rose.

When you hear a song
that fills you with a feeling of sweet love,
It's a hug sent down from Heaven
from someone special up above.

If you wake up in the morning
to a bluebird's chirping song,
It's music sent from Heaven
to cheer you all day long.

If tiny little snowflakes
land upon your face,
It's a whisper sent from Heaven
all trimmed with angel lace.

So let your heart be joyful
if you're lonely, my dear friend,
Hugs that are sent from Heaven
a broken heart will mend.

- Unknown Author -

WE LIVE IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
WHERE BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE...

An Angel's kiss

We go through life so often
Not stopping to enjoy the day,
And we take each one for granted
As we travel on our way.

We never stop to measure
Anything we just might miss,
But if the wind should blow by softly
You'll feel an Angel's Kiss

A kiss that is sent from Heaven
A kiss from up above,
A kiss that is very special
From someone that you love.

For in your pain and sorrow
An Angel's kiss will help you through,
This kiss is very private
For it is meant for only you.

So when your hearts are heavy
and filled with tears and pain,
and no one can console you
Remember once again...

About the ones you grieve for
Because you sadly miss
And the gentle breeze You took for granted
Was just..."An Angel's Kiss"

- Author unknown -

Pennies from Heaven

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground,
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven
That's what my Grandpa told me,
He said Angels toss them down
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.

So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue,
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.

- Author Unknown -
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
and for a brief moment It's beauty and glory belong to our world
But then it flies on again.
And though we wish it could have stayed
we feel so lucky to have seen it....
MY IMMORTAL

"These wounds wont seem to heal,
this pain is just too real,
there's just too much that time can not erase"

Evanescence
' See you when we get there '

A million times we've needed you
A million times we have cried,
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.

In Life we loved you dearly
in death we love you still,
For in our hearts you hold
A place no one could ever fill.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you did not go alone,
For a part of us went with you
the day God took you home.

- Author Unknown -
My Heart Will Go On

By

Celine Dion


Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on
Far across the distance and spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, where ever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more, you opened the door
And you're here in my heart and
My heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go 'til we're gone
Love was when I loved you
One true time, I hold to
In my life will always go on

Near, far, where ever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more, you opened the door
And you're here in my heart and
My heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart and
My heart will go on and on
Nobody Knows

By the

Tony Rich Project
Another version sung by Kevin Sharp


I pretended I'm glad you went away
These four walls closin' more every day
And I'm dying inside
And nobody knows it but me
Like a clown I put on a show
The pain is real even if nobody knows
And I'm cryin' inside
And nobody knows it but me

Why didn't I say
The things I needed to say
How could I let my angel get away
Now my world is just a tumblin' down
I can say it so clearly
But you're nowhere around
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin' about
The love that we had

And I'm missin' you
And nobody knows it but me
I carry a smile when I'm broken in two
And I'm nobody without someone like you
I'm tremblin' inside and nobody knows it but me
I lie awake it's a quarter past three
I'm screamin' at night as if I thought
You'd hear me
Yeah my heart is calling you
And nobody knows it but me

How blue can I get
You could ask my heart
But like a jigsaw puzzle it's been torn all apart
A million words couldn't say just how I feel
A million years from now you know I'll be lovin' you still
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin' about
The love that we had

And I'm missin' you
And nobody knows it but me
Tomorrow mornin' I'm hittin' the dusty road
Gonna find you wherever, ever you might go
I'm gonna unload my heart and hope you come back to me
Said when the nights are lonely...
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin' about
The love that we had
And I'm missin' you
And nobody knows it but me
Oh Very Young

By

Cat Stevens

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
Denim Blue fading up to the sky
And though you want him to last forever
You know he never will
( You know he never will )
And the patches make the good-bye harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There'll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
( You know you never will )
And the good-bye makes the journey harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
Rainbows, Stars, and Butterflies

Anonymous

Perhaps it was the sunshine or it may have been the rain,
that let me find a place I'd lost when hate I had gained.
I searched among forgotten dreams then paused with a sigh,
for on a nearby cloud I found "Rainbows happen when angels cry".

Questions I began to find, and answers for each one.
What is the source of butterflies, the rising of the sun?
"The sun comes up when angels laugh" was written on the moon,
and "Butterflies are angel smiles" was on a flower's bloom.

Snowflakes I found with a teddy bear, a friend of many years.
"Snowflakes", he said with shining eyes, "are happy angel tears".
"Break an angel's heart, a star goes out" hung from a cruel thorn.
By first love's light, in letters bright "when it mends, a star is born".

As I left that place a kindly voice whispered from above,
"There is a thing you can do which exceeds these wonders grand".
Then two words sweet, in letters neat appeared in the sand........

"People Love".
BRING ON THE RAIN

JoDee Messina


Another day has almost come and gone
Can't imagine what else could go wrong
Sometimes I like to hide away somewhere and lock the door
A single battle lost but not the war

cause Tomorrow's another day and I'm thirsty anyway
so bring on the rain.

It's almost like the hard times circle round
A couple drops and they all start coming down
Yeah I might feel defeated, I might hang my head
I might be barely breathing, but I'm not dead

So Tomorrow's another day and I'm thirsty anyway
so bring on the rain

I'm not gonna let you get me down
I'm not gonna cry and I'm not gonna lose any sleep tonight
cause

Tomorrow's another day and
I'm thirsty any way so
bring on the rain.
I Hope You Dance

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit out or dance

I hope you dance'
I hope you dance


I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin'

Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit out or dance

I hope you dance'
I hope you dance

(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance'
I hope you dance

(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder,
where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit out or dance

I hope you dance'
I hope you dance

(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance'
I hope you dance

(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder,
where those years have gone)

Mark D. Sanders / Tia Sillers
Remembering

Go ahead and mention my child,
The one that died you know.
Don't worry about hurting me further.
The depth of my pain doesn't show.

Don't worry about making me cry
I'm already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide.

I'm hurt when you just keep silent,
Pretending he didn't exist.
I'd rather you mention my child,
Knowing that he has been missed.

You ask me how I am doing.
I say "pretty good" or "fine".
But healing is something ongoing
I feel it will take a lifetime.

By

Elizabeth Dent
- IX -

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead.
Put crÍpe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W.H. Auden
You left and forgot to tell our hearts how to live without you.

When you lose a parent, you lose your past.
When you lose a spouse, you lose your present...
But when you lose a child, you lose your future.

A wife who loses her husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses his wife is called a widower.
A child who loses their parents is called an orphan.
But in Yiddish they say there is no word for a parent who loses a child...
That's how awful the loss is.
Tears In Heaven

Eric Clapton


Would you know my name
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
if I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong
here in heaven...

Would you hold my hand
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
if I saw you in heaven?

I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay
here in heaven...

Time can bring you down,
time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart,
have you begging please...
begging please....

Would you hold my hand
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
if I saw you in heaven?

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more
tears in heaven...

Would you know my name
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
if I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong

here in heaven...

If I could have a lifetime wish,
A dream that would come true,
I'd pray to God with all my heart
for yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you back;
I know because I've tried.
And neither will a million tears,
I know because I've cried.
You left behind a broken heart
And happy memories too.

I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

- Author Unknown -

Somewhere I have never traveled

Somewhere I have never traveled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which I cannot touch because they are too near

Your slightest look easily will unclose me
though I have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, I and my life
will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(I do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

e.e. cummings
"Grief over the loss of a child lasts longer than any other kind. It heals more slowly and causes the most monumental disruption for those who survive. This is because a child is part of what psychologists call our internal psychological structure-- meaning that in a way part of the parent dies, too."

' After the Darkest Hour,
the Sun will Shine Again'

A parent's guide to coping with the loss of a child

by

Elizabeth Mehren

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
Can't believe the hopes he's granted
Means a chapter in your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone '
cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

Michael w. smith

WE DO NOT NEED A SPECIAL DAY

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds.
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find.

Each morning when we awake,
We know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heart ache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
Your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly;
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
And often a silent tear.
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts;
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Written
by
Connie Dyer,

BP/USA, Springfield, IL

Stay Within

Don't venture out. Not yet,
This is to be our only time
to love and be together.
We are still one.
If only I had known this was our time,
our only time.

Julie Fritsch
Gloomy Sunday

Bjork

Sunday is gloomy, the hours are slumberous
Dearest of shadows I live with are numberless
little white flowers will never awaken you
not where the dark coach of sorrow has taken you

angels have no thought of ever returning you
would they be angry if I thought of joining you?
Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be prayers and candles will be lit, I know
Let them not weep, let them know, that I'm glad to go
Death is a dream, for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul, I'll be blessing you
Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming I was only dreaming
I awake and I find you asleep and deep in my arms
Dear...

Darling, I hope that my dream hasn't haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday
its absolutely gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday
Sunday

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labours and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful.
Strive to be happy.


Max Ehrmann

1872-1945

My Darling Child

By

Sinead O' Connor

My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
You gave life to me

My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
You came and saved me

My darling child
My darling baby
My darling child
God gave you to me

Me little ninja
My little dancer
Me little streetfighter
Me little chancer

Me lovely boy
Me lovely babby
My pride and joy
Me little puppy

Me little wolf
Me little lamby
My favourite boy
My angel babby

Me little ninja
Me little dancer
Me little streetfighter
Me little chancer

Me love me boy
Me love me babby
My pride and joy
Me little puppy

Purple haze was in my brain,
Lately things don't seem the same,
Actin funny, but I don't know why,
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi Hendrix

If I could take a minute
out of each and every day.
To hold my child close to my heart
and kiss his fears away.

If I could take a minute
out of each and every week,
To play with blocks and peek-a-boo,
tag or hide and seek.

If I could take a minute
of any span of time.
I'd never waste a second of
the pleasures that were mine.

If he could crawl upon my knee
and lay his sleepy head,
upon my shoulder tenderly
and dream of gingerbread.

I'd spend my time in total bliss
and watch my small son grow,
from babyhood to childhood,
knowing all there is to know.

If I could stop my aching heart
and put my mind asleep,
If I could stop the flow of tears
that are always on my cheek.

I only need a minute, Lord,
I know he's safe with you.
But there's something real important
that I had no time to do.

If you could do it for me, Lord
here's a message he should know,
tell him that I Love Him,
then I'll let him go.

- Unknown Author -

" When one door closes, another one opens,
but we so often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us "

Alexander Graham Bell
"RECOVERY FROM GRIEF
IS NOT A STATION YOU ARRIVE AT,
BUT A MANNER OF TRAVELING"


Dr Ivan G. Matten.
" Courage is the foundation of integrity "

Keshavan Nair
You're A Special Little Spirit

Unknown Author

"You're a Special Little Spirit," the all great Master said,
As he gently caressed the hair upon the Little Spirit's Head.
"You need to go to Earth to spend some time, you know,
A place I send most Spirits to be tested, to learn, to grow."


The Little Spirit, in sadness, slowly bowed his head,
And from his eye a tear did steal and down his cheek it shed.
"Don't you fret now little one, I won't let you stay too long,
I'll bring you back to help me here, You'll hardly know you've been gone."


"You're my choicest Little Spirit, you're the apple of my eye."
And he wiped the tear and gently kissed His Little Spirit good-bye.
"I'm back," the Little Spirit whispered, as he climbed onto his Master's knee,
And the Master said, "I told you, you would not be long away from me."

And then, the Lord, He noticed still another tear welled in his eye.
"Why are you so sad, Little Spirit, whatever should make you cry?"
"I'm glad I'm back," the Spirit said, "but Master you must surely know,
When your angel came to get me, I didn't want to go."


"I know you said you needed me and that I'd be gone the shortest while,
But Lord, couldn't I have had a little longer earthly trial?"

The Master let the Little Spirit slip down from His knee,
He firmly took the little hand and said,"Come walk with me."

The Little Spirit and his Lord walked slowly hand in hand,
As the Master explained His special part in the great and marvelous plan.
"Now Lord, I don't mean to argue I understand you need me home.
But I left in such a hurry, I left everyone hurting and so alone."


"I didn't let my earthly parents know how much I loved them so.
I was much too small to tell them, Lord, how will they ever know?
They feel they've been cheated, and in a way so do I.
Not getting to share any more than we did, how can I ever tell them why?"


"Little Spirit, I know your heart is heavy with the message you need to share.
But you need not worry anymore, I'll watch over your loved ones there.
I'll send them loving comfort as a strong and helping hand.
I'll content and give peace to their aching hearts, so they will understand."


The Little Spirit looked up at his master and said
"Thank you for explaining it to me.
And could you please tell them I'm safe and happy
and that someday they'll be here with me."


"Yes," said the Lord with a smile and a nod, "I'll tell them all that I can."
Then the others came to see the Little Spirit, as the Lord let go of his hand.
He said, "I'll tell them you're pure, as pure as Heaven's Gold,
That I needed the warmth of your perfect soul to keep Heaven from getting cold."
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea,
But all these things I'm finding
are impossible to me!

I cannot build a mountain
or catch a rainbow fair,
But let me be what I know best
a friend that's always there!

Unknown
" If we want a love message to be heard,
it has to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it "

Mother Theresa
" To the world you may be one person
but to one person... you may be the world "

Anonymous

All Babies

By

Sinead O' Connor

All babies are born saying God's name
Over and over,
All born singing God's name
All babies are flown from the Universe
From there they're lifted by the hands of angels
God gives them the stars to use as ladders
She hears their calls
She is mother and father

All babies are born out of great pain
Over and over
All born into great pain
All babies are crying

For no-one remembers God's name
All babies are born saying God's name
Over and over,
All born singing God's name

All babies are flown from the Universe
From there they're lifted by the hands of angels
God gives them the stars to use as ladders
She hears their calls
She is mother and father

All babies are born out of great pain
Over and over
All born into great pain
All babies are crying
For no-one remembers God's name
There's only love
There's only love

There's only love in this world
There's only love
There's only love

There's only love in this world

" I love thee to the depth and breadth and height...
my soul can reach "

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You were precious to me
After all I called you into being
I wanted you to know that
Yes, you were precious to me

My Special Child ( Excerpt )

Sinead O' Connor

For a moment

I saw for just a moment, your little arms and legs.
The little blur they said was you, but now you've gone away.

I heard for just a moment, the beating of your heart.
The sound that held such promise, but soon it would depart.

I dreamt for just a moment, of the day I'd hold you tight.
I'd listen for your little breath, and rock you through the night.

I cried for just a moment, when they said that you had gone.
I laid alone in silence, that seemed so very long.

I prayed for just a moment, that you would be reborn.
Into my arms you would come and forever would be warm.

I was for just a moment, the mother of a child.
Who laughed and cried and meant so much, if only for a while.

In that single moment, when I finally said farewell.
I knew that we would meet again little baby, for time will only tell.

Author: Michelle Burch

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will.
When the road you are trudging seems all-uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest, if you must-but don't you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow...

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you can never tell how close you are;
it may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit
It's when things get worse that you mustn't quit!

Author Unknown

So now you see What makes a Mother
It's the feeling in your heart
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start
Though some on earth May not realize
Until their time is done
Remember all the love you have
And know that you are A Special Mum

- Author Unknown -

The Cord

We are connected, my child and I,
By an invisible cord not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord that connects us at birth
This cord can't be seen by any on earth.

This cord does it's work right from the start
It binds us together attached to my heart

I know that it's there though no one can see
The invisible cord from my child to me.

The strength of this cord it's hard to describe
It can't be destroyed it can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord man could create
It withstands the test can hold any weight

And though you are gone though you're not here with me
The cord is still there but no one can see

It pulls at my heart I am bruised...I am sore
But this cord is my lifeline as never before.

I am thankful that God connects us this way
A mother and child death can't take it away!

- Author Unknown -


' Colour of Roses '

by

Beth Neilsen Chapman.

I held you close to me
Once in a distant dream
Far from the shores of my fear
I sailed on this ocean

Where all I imagined could happen
And now you are here
It's so hard to touch what is out of our hands
To know and to trust what the heart understands

Only the ones who believe
Ever see what they dream
Ever dream what comes true

Life gives us magic
And life brings us tragedy
Everyone suffers some loss
Still we have faith in it
Childlike hope
There's a reason that outweighs the cost
And gravity throws all these rules in our way
And sometimes the spirit refuses to play

Oh Love
Turn me around in your arms
And in this dream we share
Let us not miss one kiss
And add my regrets to the tears in the rain
That's what the colour of roses contain

' Fallen Embers'

By

Enya


Once, as my heart remember,
All the starts were fallen embers.
Once, when night seemed forever
I was with you.

Once, in the care of morning
In the air was all belonging.
Once, when that day was dawning.
I was with you.

How far we are from morning.
How far are we
And the stars shining through the darkness,
Falling in the air.

Once, as the night was leaving
Into us our dreams were worth keeping.
Once, all dreams were worth keeping.
I was with you.

Once, when our hearts were singing,
I was with you.

' Let It Be Me '

The Everly Brothers

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever, let it be me

Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
let it be me

Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
let--it--be--me

' HERE WITHOUT YOU '

by

Three Doors Down

A hundred days had made me older
since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand nights had made me colder
and I don't think I can look at this the same

But all the miles that separate
They disappear now when I'm dreaming of your face

I'm here without you baby
but you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
and I dream about you all the time

I'm here without you baby
but you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight it's only you and me

The miles just keep rolling
as the people either way say hello
I hear this life is overrated
but I hope that it gets better as we go

I'm here without you baby
but you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
and I dream about you all the time

I'm here without you baby
but you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight it's only you and me

Everything I know, and anywhere I go
it gets hard but it won't take away my love
And when the last one falls, when it's all said and done it gets hard
but it won't take away my love

I'm here without you baby
but you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
and I dream about you all the time

I'm here without you baby
but you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight it's only you and me

A Dream

A dream is a wish your heart makes,
When you are fast a sleep.
In dreams you will lose your heartaches,
Whatever you wish for, you keep!
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through!
No matter how your heart is breaking
If you keep on believing
The dreams that you wish for,
will come true!

Walt Disney's Jimminy Cricket
Mommy I am in Heaven so please don't shed your tears
I can see you and I love you even after all these years
I know you are my mother and none other would I have chose
For even up here in Heaven true love continues to grow.

Daddy I see that sometimes when you are all alone
your eyes get kind of misty and your thoughts they kind of roam
You are thinking of how things would be if I was there with you
all the things you would have taught me and watched me as I grew.

But I still love you my dear parents as if I was there on earth
I remember how you longed for me and looked forward to my birth.
There was nothing you did wrong so please put your minds at rest,
God just wanted to keep me and you know He picks the best.

And one day we will all be together in our castle in the sky
true peace and love and happiness, things money cannot buy
And you can hold your angel and sing me a lullaby
for a parent's love for their children is a love that will never die.

Copyright © 1999 Island Princess

' Angel Rays '

Written by Stephen Endelman and Gemma Hayes
From the ‘Evelyn’ Soundtrack


The time we lost, you’ve held your cross
No tears did your eyes tell
The time you lost, no matter what the cost
Your strength it saw you through

But time will heal what your heart conceals
And this I know too well
The road you’ve known that takes you home
Is waiting strong and true
For this child of mine
She’ll forever shine
Angel Rays watch over you

But time will heal what your heart conceals
And this I know too well
The road you’ve known that takes you home
Is waiting strong and true
For this child of mine
She’ll forever shine
Angel Rays watch over you

For this child of mine
She’ll forever shine
Angel Rays watch over you

Angel Rays
Angel Rays
Angels Rays

Angels Rays…watch over you
Angel Rays


Never Had A Dream Come True


S Club 7

Everybody's got somethin'
They had to leave behind
One regret from yesterday
That just seems to grow with time

There's no use lookin' back or wonderin'
How it could be now or might have been
Oh this I know but still I can't find ways
To let you go

I never had a dream come true
Till the day that I found you
Even though I pretend that I've moved on
You'll always be my baby
I never found the words to say
You're the one I think about each day
And I know no matter
Where life takes me to
A part of me will always be with you,
ooooh yea

Somewhere in my memory
I've lost all sense of time
And tomorrow can never be
'Cuz yesterday is all that fills my mind
There's no use lookin' back or wonderin'
How it should be now or might have been
Oh this I know but still I can't find ways
to let you go

Repeat Chorus

You'll always be the dream
That fills my head, Yes you will, say you will, you know you will
Oh baby
You'll always be the one I know
I'll never forget
There's no use lookin' back or wonderin'
B'cuz love is a strange and funny thing
No matter how I try and try
I just can't say goodbye

No no no no!!

Repeat Chorus

Whisper To Me

Sometimes I think I see you
in a shooting star
or on the wings of the wind
or a dragonfly's arc

Are you really gone, are you?
Are you really gone, are you?

Sometimes I think I hear you
But then I know I must be turned around
I live on the border of sane
And a world where spirits make sound

Are you really gone, are you?
Are you really gone, are you?

Whisper to me, come to us in a dream
Promise there's more than we see

Could I actually commence the healing
There is joy in a newborn's smile
We encircle to grieve and console
But there are four where
There should always be five

Are you really gone, are you?
Are you really gone, are you?

Whisper to me, come to us in a dream
Promise there's more than we see

On the grass midst names and stone
A wonder, a murder of crows
Circling round and round and round
And round and round
and round and round oh

Whisper to me, come to us in a dream
Promise there's more than we see
Whisper to me
Whisper to me

Folded Wings, Music and Lyrics by Emily Richards
In memory of her sister, Annie Richards

Circle Of Life

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

(Chorus)
In the Circle of Life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps the great and small on the endless round

On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Life

The Lion King: Original Motion Picture
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice

Shining Light

by Carrie-Fisher Pascual

Your life within
So enriched my life without

You introduced me to new love
I felt as I touched your tiny hand
I saw it in the eyes all around you
But I didn't understand

Your quiet stillness
Said you were gone
But the perfection of you
Said God was there all along

There was no time that day
To share the dreams
The moments lost, the life
But you were there

My tears spoke longing
Such sorrow
Knowing you'd be absent
From every tomorrow

But even in your still silence
Your miracle of life,
Like a radiant light, shone
Reaching far to others left....Alone.

Days pass, time travels fast
But what remains
Is the missing you

Yet I can enjoy
For you were with me then
And now.... In all I do

Your life within
So enriched my life without

Can you see the change in me?

It may not be obvious to you.
I participate in family activities.
I attend family reunions.
I help plan holiday meals.
You tell me you're glad to see that I don't cry anymore.
But I do cry.
When everyone has gone - when it is safe - the tears fall.
I cry in privacy so my family won't worry.
I cry until I am exhausted and can finally sleep.
You tell me you admire my strength and my positive attitude.
But I'm not strong.
I feel that I have lost control, and I panic when I think about tomorrow
... next week
... next month
... next year.
I go about the routine of my job.
I complete my assigned tasks.
I drink coffee and smile.
You tell me that you're glad to see I'm "over " the death of my loved one.
But I'm not "over " it.
If I get over it, I will be the same as before my loved one died.
I will never be the same.
At times I think I am beginning to heal, but the pain of losing someone I loved so much has left a permanent scar on my heart.
I visit my neighbours.
You tell me you're so glad to see I'm holding up so well.
But I'm not holding up well.
Sometimes I want to lock my door and hide from the world.
I spend time with friends.
I appear calm and collected.
I smile when appropriate.
You tell me it's good to see me back to my "old self ".
But I will never be back to my "old self ".
Death and grief have touched my life, and I am forever changed.

Author Unknown

My world is like a river
As dark as it is deep
Night after night the past slips in
And gathers all my sleep.
My days are just an endless string
Of emptiness to me.
Filled only by the fleeting moments
Of her memory
Sweet memories . . .
Sweet memories . . .
She slipped into the darkness
Of my dreams last night
Wandering from room to room
She's turning on each light.
Her laughter spills like water
From the river to the sea.
Lord, I'm swept away from sadness
Clinging to her memory.
Sweet memories . . .
Sweet memories . . .

~ Unknown ~

"I'll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine,"
He said,
"For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief."

"I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I've looked this wide world over,
In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love,
Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call
And take him back again?"

I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand."

~ Author Unknown ~

Words will go unspoken,
But theres still many words to say,
I don't want people thinking I'd forgotten,
so here's something I want to say,
It's just, Happy Birthday sweetheart,
to a special little star,
I didn't want you thinking I'd forgotten,
no matter where you are,
I'll light a little candle, and think of you on your special day,
so here is a happy birthday sweetheart,
to a star a year old today.

Author Unknown
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February 23rd 2003 'Baby D' - Miscarraige 10 weeks pregnant

Thomas - January 1st 2004 8:31am - Born Still (31 1/4 wks)

"Fly, fly little wing - Fly beyond imagining"

Pregnant Again: Due - 4th November 2004....
'Please let us take this one home with us'

Miscarriage - Lost twin - 31st March 2004 at 9 weeks

~ Milly Ingrid Dixon ~

Born on the 16th November 2004, 3:43am - 8lbs 12ozs

A beautiful baby sister for Thomas!

~ Robert George Dixon ~

Born on the 18th March 2008 - 7lbs 15ozs

FLOWERS FOR THOMAS
Many people sent us flowers when they had heard the news of our loss, Mummy wanted to remember how beautiful they were so took some photos of some of them. I have put some of their meanings alongside.
White Roses - Pure
Carnations - First Love