Happy 26th Birthday, Robbie


This year you will turn 26.
It has been 10 years since your last birthday,
When you turned sweet 16.

Almost ten long years without seeing your face
Or hearing your voice,
Or feeling your hug.

I find that I am slowly losing the sound of your voice,
And that saddens me
And makes me cry.

I long to see that wonderful smile you always wore,
And to be enveloped in your great big bear hug
And to see you playing and having a good time.

Oh, I know you are happy in heaven
And probably wouldn’t want to come back
To this world of care and grief and problems.

I wouldn’t want you to have to keep on having seizures
Or facing a troubled world
Or trying to cope with your handicaps.

I just wish you had never had any health problems
And that you had lived the life we imagined for you
When you were born.

You were so bright and happy then,
With a future of such promise and hope
That we were dazzled by it…and by you.

The brain cyst came---God only knows how---
And changed that hope and promise
To daily coping with seizures and losses.

But still you smiled,
And never complained,
For you were always filled with such love and hope.

It was we who suffered the losses
And grieved for your struggles,
And cried for your changed life.

I can only imagine what heaven holds,
My precious son,
But I do know one thing it holds,
And that is YOU.

So, I look forward to seeing you again some day,
And holding your precious face in my hands,
And gazing at those amazing eyes and bright smile.

And I lift my hands and my heart to the skies today,
Wishing you a very happy birthday in heaven,
And sending all my love.

Forever loving and missing you,
Mom
September 8, 2009










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