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In Memory Of Jade Lenora Roberts 3-8-88 to 3-9-04
by Linda M Hill

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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On the day after her 16th birthday Jade Roberts was riding with her friend, Kevin Heiderman . They hit a school bus killing Jade instantly. Kevin is fighting for his life in ICU. Jade was a very popular student, involved in cheerleading , always a kind word to everyone, She was always making her friends laugh and just a joy to be around. She lived in Branford , Florida and went to Branford High School. She is survived by her parents, Donald and Shelia Roberts, a sister Kelly, and a brother Kevin, and a former boyfriend Matt Bius who dated Jade four years, and her many, many friends. She will be missed by everyone. A gentle heart just went to heaven.

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Mom and Dad don't cry for me
Some things are just meant to be
I haven't gone , I'm still with you
In the gentle wind and the morning dew
You'll see me in the rose you hold
You'll remember me in stories told

Kelly and Kevin, dry your tears
We had each other for sixteen years
When you feel the breeze in your hair
Think of me and I'll be there
Look up at the stars and you'll see
The one twinkling the brightest is me

Don't despair for I am not sad
I thank God for the life I've had
Family and friends I've cherished so
I love you all more than you know
Remember me as I lived each day
The gentle moments of yesterday

© Linda Hill 2004


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/6/2004
Powerful and painful write, my condolosences to the family who lost this beautiful girl...
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/18/2004
Such a lovely poem and great dedication Linda. You are surely a blessed poetess in word. love and peace. G
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/12/2004
Tragedies always happen to those who seem least deserving of such a fate. A flower cut down in her prime. Lovely tribute Linda
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/12/2004
this is a choker, Linda, as my own daughter has just celebrated her 18th birthday and has known dark days herself...how brave of you to articulate the hope that we share, that we "see through the mirror darkly" and that life is a great gift that is to be appreciated on a daily basis with an "attitude of gratitude": to be celebrated as such always and to be grieved and yet cherished when it has past. However, as you say, a belief in the greater continuum is everything and sometimes we just have to believe that we look down the wrong end of the telescope at life, which is, in spiritual terms, so much more enduring. My thoughts and prayers are with you, family and friends, in the assurance that "blessed are those who NEED to mourn for they SHALL be comforted"...let life's journey continue, for Jade's sake. With Love KB
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/11/2004

Linda this was very difficult to read...it tore at my heart..
you did a wonderful job writing it...so so sad...so young...
floria
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/11/2004
Tear's____

TRASK
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/11/2004
A very touching tribute to a life so short. Ofcourse she now lays in the arms of God..without pain and strife.
You have a glowing heart Linda. Lisa
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/11/2004
Linda, you truly have the talent to touch the heart and soul with your words. This was expressed with such tenderness and emotion, excellent in every way.
Allen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/11/2004
Aheartwrenching tribute Linda!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/10/2004
My heart filledd with tears reading this one. What a beautiful job you have done.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/10/2004
Gut-tugging and misty eyed, I applaud you this special poem.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/10/2004
(((linda)))

powerful, hearttouching memorial to a beautiful young woman.

my prayers and sympathies to her family and for her husband.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/10/2004
heartwrenching tribute! so sad; my prayers are with her family! such a damn shame! >tears <

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(



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