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  1. Patsfanin Philly

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    20 years on.....
    In memory of Max
    1/18/91- 2/7/93
    Time doesn't heal a broken heart, it just teaches you how to live with it.
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    Garden of Stone

    He wiped away the snow
    and laid down a single rose.
    Thinking of what might have been,
    and pain only the bereaved knows.

    Another tear falls in a garden of stone.....

    He could have been President,
    a ballplayer or won a Nobel prize.
    But it'll never come to be,
    and we'll never look into his eyes.

    They said it was routine,
    Don't worry, we do it every day.
    But something went oh so wrong,
    now they don't know what to say.

    Another tear falls in a garden of stone.....

    We watched the tubes and wires,
    and they said that he was gone.
    A life snuffed out too early,
    never to see another dawn.

    Another tear falls
    in the garden of stone.
    Another day passes
    and they're all alone.

    The world gets older
    but he's still two.
    And we dream of things,
    he'll never do.

    He'll never ride a two wheeler,
    Or take a bus to school.
    All we have are our memories,
    we've lost our precious jewel.

    Never play in little league
    never steal a first kiss,
    We think of all those things
    he's going to miss.

    Never go to college,
    never walk down the aisle,
    Never know the joys of parenthood.
    we miss him all the while.

    Another tear falls in the garden of stone.



    -MKK
  2. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    I cannot imagine any pain that would be worse than the pain of losing a child.

    I am in awe of those who live through it.

    They are, in my mind, the bravest of the brave.

    My sympathies, PFinP.
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    My sympathies as well. I was also very touched by the poem, and I echo Mrs.PatsFanInVa's sentiments :(
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    I lost my daughter nearly 3 years ago and she was just slightly older than Max. Your words could not be more true. The lead up to the birthday and day of passing are particularly hard and yours are very close together. Peace to you and your family.

    Scott father of Emerson 11/3/07 -- 3/1/10
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    My deepest respect to you guys and my heartsong goes out to the eternal souls of Max and Emerson.
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    Don't come here often, I have a couple of kids and a grandson who is a little older than Max.

    Losing a child is tragic and something that never goes away. He is in heaven waiting for the rest of the family, he will always be 2, and perfect.
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    God bless the soul of your little lost one. As others have mentioned, I cannot imagine the intense pain of something so terrible.

    I honestly could not bear to read the poem in its entirety, due to the fresh feelings that I still have from my younger brother, who was much like a son to me due to our personal situation with our parents. I basically raised him throughout his formative years, and had to recently go through the pain of watching him struggle on life support for what seemed like forever. I know that the world can be very difficult for those who must endure such tragedies, and I hope that you can find peace from time to time.

    One thing is for sure...you are very strong for continuing to push on, and I admire you for that trait.
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    And another year passes.........This year was very different with the crazy storms and losing power (at home and work) for 3 days. People were freaking out and I was almost nonchalant about it..When you've seen the worst that like can dole out, it takes more than a little storm to bother you...



    The world gets older
    but he's still two.
    And we dream of things,
    he'll never do.
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    Bless you PFiF. Have a son that was born several weeks before Max. Cannot imagine losing him…. let alone at such a you age…… Peace to you an your family.
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    Thoughts and prayers for you and yours, PFinP.
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    Days come and go but the memories and the love never fade. Peace to you and your family.

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