Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Honor of Sweet Mikey......

This is a tribute to sweet little Mikey who passed away on February 22, 2007. He was only 13 months old, and though his time on earth was short, he touched many lives. Connie posted this on her blog, and when asked if we could copy it to make our own tribute, she was very happy to share.

I think of his mommy and daddy (Danielle, and Chris), and his brothers, (Dominic, and Joey), every day. I pray for them every night that they have peace in knowing that they will get to be with sweet Mikey again someday.

I had the pleasure of knowing Danielle and Mikey from the T21 online message board that I belong to. I thank Danielle for sharing Mikey with us, and we miss him too. I have heard from many people who have lost a child, that the heart never heals, and there is always an empty aching feeling left. Although I do not know how it feels, I can only imagine the pain that they are still going through.

Mikey was not my child, but my heart aches for his family. There is an empty place in my heart. Mikey's passing came just after Rhett was released from the hospital from his overdose. I think it hit me hard, knowing that we too had almost lost our child. I was angry for a long time, asking God why I still could hold and love my baby, while Danielle could not.

I know that it was just Mikey's time to go, but that still does not help me to understand why. Mikey was so loved by his family, Danielle is a wonderful woman, and I wish I could be there to hug her and tell her how sorry I am. I truly felt like I have lost a family member. Mikey, you sweet little angel, we love you. May you stand forever in the light of our Heavenly Father.

Dancing with the Angels by Monk & Neagle

Memories surround me
But sadness has found me
I’d do anything for more time
Never before has someone meant more
And I can’t get you out of my mind
There is so much that I don’t understand
But I know
You’re dancing with the angels
Walking in new life
You’re dancing with the angels
Heaven fills your eyes
Now that you’re dancing with the angels
You had love for your family
Love for all people
Love for the Father, and Son
Your heart will be heard
In your unspoken words
Through generations to come
There is so much that I don’t understand
But I know you’re dancing with the angels…
We’re only here for such a short time
So I’m gonna stand up
Shout out And sing Hallelujah
One day I’ll see you again


Chris (Nana's mom) said...

Pam- that's a beautiful tribute and your words brought me to tears.

Christina said...

Beautiful post!