The autumn leaves drift by my window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your face, your childhood kisses,
Remember hands I used to hold.
Since you went away, the days grow long,
And soon I'll hear Old Winter's song;
But I miss you most of all, my Robbie,
When autumn leaves start to fall.
For autumn leaves denote your birthday,
That special day when you were born;
Each birthday brought its special treasures,
A sunny smile your face adorned.
But birthdays now bring only memories
Of days long gone that come no more;
And I miss the little boy who hugged me tightly,
The special son September bore.
If you were here, we'd have a party,
A cake, and presents wrapped for you;
A special day, you're turning thirty,
And we'd all sing, we love you true.
But you're not here now and we can't see you
Nor see the smile you used to wear.
But we know, my boy, you're safe in heaven,
And someday, Rob, we'll all be there!
First Two Stanzas of Song Slightly Altered and Rest of Song by Saralyn McAfee Smith, Robbie's Mom
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY, ROBBIE!
September 8, 2013
This year you would turn thirty
And who would you be by now?
A working man? A father?
Content to take a bow?
In memory you haven't aged;
You're still the sweet young boy
Running through the flowered fields,
So young and filled with joy.
I can't imagine how you'd look,
If children age up there;
I wonder if I'd recognize
Or would I only stare?
So many years you have been gone---
Our lives are not the same;
We all march to a different beat
And play a different game.
Do you keep an eye on us
And keep us safe from harm?
Do you help to open doors
And shield us with your charm?
Your birthday is still special,
For I'll always cherish you---
The babe you were, the child I held,
The near-adult I knew.
So, Happy Birthday, Robbie!
I love you even more
And cherish every memory
From happy days of yore.
Love always and forever,
You may click on each gift to visit the donor's memorial website.
For my precious Robbie with all my love, Mom
Happy Birthday, my sweet Robbie! Love always and forever, Mom
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