How melancholy now this day when you were born--
A day we used to greet with balloons and streamers and song.
How I loved to see the smile on your face and in your eyes
As you saw the surprises we had hidden away.
You jumped with excitement at the thought of the party to come
With all your special friends
And games and music and prizes and fun--
And, of course, best of all, the cake made just for you,
Embellished with your name and age and all ablaze with candles.
Oh, the magic of closing your eyes and making the perfect wish
That was sure to come true!
Now, the only wish that I would ever make
Can never come to pass--
For you cannot return.
A great longing to see you and hold you and kiss you
Comes over me and brings me down.
Still, even in my grief, come flashes
Of memories that can never fade--
The sweetness of your smile and voice,
The goodness of your soul.
And deep within me rises again
The hope that we will meet once more,
In God's own time and place.
Happy birthday, my precious son!

Saralyn McAfee Smith
Robbie's mom

Happy 20th Birthday Robbie
With Love ~ Beth

Happy Heavenly Birthday Robbie
Love Always~Joyce

Happy Birthday Robbie
Love ~ Dixie

Happy Birthday Robbie
Love ~ Peggy

Happy Birthday Robbie
Love ~ Elaine

Happy Birthday Robbie
Love ~ Susan Balcer

Our prayers and thoughts are with Robbie and his family and friends on his special 20th Angel Birthday coming soon. This is such a wonderful tribute to Robbie and his memory will live on forever and ever. Saralyn, Just from reading in Robbie's lovely site you can feel the extreme love and in your heart you have for your Son. Perhaps our Laura will drop by in Heaven to give Robbie a bouquet of Roses on his birthday. You have done so much in helping us cope with Laura's death just over a year ago. You are so special! An Angelic reflection: I know in my heart that love continues to grow across the barriers of time and space. Here is a Prayer from St. Francis of Assisi that we want to share with you: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where this is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled
as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Take care and God Bless...

Rob and Rose
Laura’s Parents

Music playing is "With Love," 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 8,2003