For Robbie on His 21st Birthday,
September 8, 2004

So many years now that youíve been gone,
Yet always youíre in my heart.
I wish that I could understand
Why it was you had to depart.

I often wonder how youíd be now--
This year youíd turn twenty-one--
And I wonder if youíve continued to age
In heaven, my precious son.

I miss the sweetness of your smile,
And I wish that I could touch
The softness of your hair and cheek.
Oh, my son, I miss you so much!

How I miss the talks we used to have
And the games we used to play!
Lifeís not been the same, my precious son,
Since you left that terrible day.

I went out to your grave today
And left flowers, balloons and such,
I sat on your bench and prayed a whileó
It doesnít seem like much.

But itís all that I can give you now,
When youíre in heaven so far away,
I donít even know if you can hear
The words Iíve tried to say.

Iíll never know the special joy
Of seeing you full-grown,
But Iím thankful for the years we had
And all the joy weíve known.

And I look forward to the day
Iíll see you at heavenís dooró
The day Iíll get to hug you again
And be with you evermore!

So, happy birthday, my precious son,
Whom I love eternally.
Though today youíre turning twenty-one,
My baby youíll always be.

Love always and forever,

Thank You Linda

Thank You Joyce

Thank You Beth

Thank You Reeny

Thank You Diane

Thank You Susan

Thank You Shirley

Thank You Judy

Thank You Ann

Thank You Susie

Thank You Jeanine

Thank You Peggy

Thanks to all my wonderful online friends, Robbie's site
was able to win First Place in Blooming Friendships for
September, 2004, his 21st birthday month!! I can never
thank you all enough for making this one-time honor possible.

Music playing is "Eclipses of the Heart," copyright 2004 by Bruce DeBoer,
and is used with the permission of the composer.

Page created with love for the family of Robbie Smith by
Beth Hall and Joyce Allman
September 8,2004