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Thirty-three
by Kathy Armijo

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Thirty-three

© By Kathy Armijo

 

 

Thirty-three

That’s how old William would be

If he were still with me

 

He’s been gone since he was eleven,

The youngest of my three

My b a b y

 

Some days the loss is insurmountable

Then I remember his illness

And am glad that he’s found wholeness

 

I cry and laugh when I think of his escapades

Thank God for memories

But, what I wouldn’t give for one of his squeezes

 

William’s nickname was Sunshine

His wonderful love of life

Softens my sadness and strife

 

Still, I long for his laughter and

His bright, shining eyes

They brought a beauty more resplendent than the morning skies

 

I know he’s here with me

In my heart and in my thoughts

For without him, I would be naught

 

 

Author’s Note:  In memory of William Joseph – 04/21/75 to 09/05/86

 

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Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/25/2008
I just passed the 12th birthday/death anniversary of my son. My heart feels peace, but those days in April are always a little tough...the might have beens, could have beens, and questions of what would have been...
May your heart know peace...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/22/2008
Bless, yet you only look 30..

Life can sting, just let that pain out...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/21/2008
Oh Kathy ther just are no words to ease the pain and suffering you have endured over the years. Having faith and trusting in God's ways will aid in seeing you through, but you carry a heartache akin to no other. I love and admire your strength and wish I could just wrap my arms around you in a hug of love. May God always bless you....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Morning Star 4/21/2008
Beautiful heartbreaking write
I know there is no way to describe the pain and
Sadness a mother feels over the loss of
Their child but I know first hand that pain
Mine would have been 30 years old last Sept!
My heart and prayers go out to you!!
Remember his not gone his always in your heart
from heaven his watching over you!!
Peace Love and Hugessss...Morning Star
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 4/21/2008
One day I know you will be reunited with William...a most sensitive and hearbreaking write, blessings, holly
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/21/2008
God takes care of His children,, William is right with you smiling no doubt.
Love and Blessings, Christine
Reviewed by stan nassano 4/21/2008
well that tugs at the heart mightly, thanks for sharing,
stan
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/21/2008
The little angels of Kathy always will be remembered by their mother, because despite the world saying that live must go on, or a mother it never does without them...

Georg
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/20/2008
Kathy, I know first hand of what you've written about. Faith, as you know, is what keeps us going.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/20/2008
This touched me so, I can not even imagine the loss and to feel..that one little squeeze again, oh, my heart is with yours..

love
B
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/20/2008
A beautiful tribute to your William, Kathy. Thank God we know that God has granted us the option of seeing our loved ones again. God bless you.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/20/2008
You will see him again. God lift you up.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/20/2008
My heart as a parent and grandparent goes out to you Kathy for such a loss as this must have been but...you honoured well his love and memory by living life to the fullest of your ability and sharing with others the love you shared with him...

hugs
Fee
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/20/2008
Kathy,

I could never imagine such a loss. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/20/2008
William is in your smile and eyes. He is more than a memory as he also fills your heart and watches over you.
Blessings and love,
Susan
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/20/2008
Kindred Spirit what a heartfelt tribute you write for your dear child william. My Jordan would have been 8 this year. Blessings to you, Deborah
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/20/2008
I'm sorry. What else to say?
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/20/2008
It's so hard when a parent loses a child! Tragic; I can't even begin to imagine the pain you've experienced! I am so sorry; very powerfully and painfully penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/20/2008
"Thank God for memories" This sentences is truly meaningful for many of us who have lost loved ones. The memories are the most precious things we have left--and how wonderful it is to call them up in an instant so we feel close to the one/s we love and lost.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/20/2008
a beautiful tribute in your son's honor--such insurmountable loss--youo are amazing
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/20/2008
I cnnot imagine the pain of your loss. I know too, that it is always on your mind. May peace be always with you. Jon Michael Willey
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/20/2008
My heart hurts from reading this. My mother too lost a child and kept her in her heart until she joined her lovely little girl. You will see him again my friend. Rack up many beautiful memories to tell him when you reunite in Heaven. Love and prayers, Bonnie
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/20/2008
Such a touching write my friend, sadness like no other is how my mamaw described loosing her son, her baby. You've expressed it with great emotion that can be felt within each word!
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/20/2008
(((Kathy)))

Words cannot convey the sadness you must feel - know I'm sorry, you're in my prayers.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(



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