Michael Butka
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Whiapers From Heaven  / Melissa Smith Blakemoore.memory-of-.com (none)  Read >>
Whiapers From Heaven  / Melissa Smith Blakemoore.memory-of-.com (none)
They say that life is fleeting
I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.

I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night. 

I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you’s, left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.

The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.

For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.

An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.

As I look down from heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more grief than it can bear.

I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.
The joy I’ve found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that’s so elusive
Can be found here everywhere. 

The light is softly shining
There’s no storm clouds here or rain
There’s no teardrops found in heaven
There’s no suffering, there’s no pain.

You needn’t be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we’ll be together
One bright and glorious day.

So my love, you shouldn’t question
My dear you need not cry
I’ve gone to be with Jesus
I really didn’t die.

               Author/Written By:
               Marilyn Ferguson
miss you buddy  / Kyle Ballard (Cousin)  Read >>
miss you buddy  / Kyle Ballard (Cousin)

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Grief / Melissa Moore (none)  Read >>
Grief / Melissa Moore (none)

Grief feels like a cave, and aimless groping

into the black, deepening void.

Into your hand I press the only candle I have,

a message to flicker in the darkness of your soul;

Grief feels like a cave, but I don't believe it is.

Grief is a tunnel, a journey.

The blackness is the same.

The only difference is HOPE.

Hope that one day we will see some light at the

end of the tunnel.

Praying for you, Melissa


Chain of comfort~  / Diane Cassidy- Angel Mom-Katie   Read >>
Chain of comfort~  / Diane Cassidy- Angel Mom-Katie

May God bring you and your family comfort to help ease the pain of the holidays!!
Remembering You...  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)  Read >>
Remembering You...  / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)

Holidays are fast approaching
where tinsel and lights shine bright,
It’s the time for family and friends
to sing out carols like 'Silent Night'.
Perhaps a joyous time for many
celebrating the birthday of our Lord,
Which is the true meaning of Christmas
so why do many go out, and buy presents they can't afford?
Christmas parties at work and home
enjoying the food and being merry,
As decorations are hung
with mistletoe, holly and berry.
For some of us it's a blue time
when tears cascade so often,
No matter how hard we try
nothing seems to soften.
Whether you are alone
or surrounded by loved ones,
Loneliness is apparent
especially missing a child.
No matter what religion you are
and celebrate your way,
Just remember this one thing
for many of us it's just another day.

Remembering each of you in my prayers & in my heart. May God guide you through this holiday season. Love Melissa


Grief Is Tricky  / Melissa Smith Blakemoore.memory-of-.com (none)  Read >>
Grief Is Tricky  / Melissa Smith Blakemoore.memory-of-.com (none)

Grief is a tricky thing. It can wreak havoc on your
emotions, especially in the first year following the death of a child. A parent can think that progress in healing is finally being made, and then something as unexpected as a song comes on the radio, and the words trigger feelings of grief as strong as if the loss took place yesterday.
After all of the 'firsts' are in the past, the path to healing seems a bit more even for a while. Setbacks don't come nearly as often as in the first year, and rarely are the grief feelings as raw and intense as
during the first months following the death of a child. Most parents work their way through the sad emotions of loss to a place where they can finally recall fond memories of times spent with their child. They can talk about their child without crying, and there is an overall feeling of peace rather than the gnawing feeling of never being at
rest. Grief can be quite deceitful, though, and show up
many years after a loss leaving one feeling like healing never took place.
Rather than be alarmed if grief returns, remind yourself often that grief's visit is only a momentary appearance. Just as we go through seasons in our lives, grief will visit each of those seasons to let us know that the loss of a child has left its mark on the heart. An especially sensitive time is when a parent enters what we so often call the 'empty nest.' Grief can return as a bold reminder of what was so cruelly and unfairly taken away. A parent's emotions can become very disturbed during this sad reminder of loss once again.
When grief returns, remind yourself often that this is a normal part of the overall healing process. The pain associated with child loss never totally goes away, so it is quite normal for certain times in our life to bring grief emotions to the forefront once again. Remember that this return of grief will not last forever. Take good care of yourself physically. Eat well-balanced meals. Rest. Keep yourself well hydrated. Talk to your doctor or a friend if you feel like you might be entering a phase of depression. Depression is something that can be treated early, and is nothing to try to hide. Lastly, find some support for this difficult time in your life. Even though your loss might have occurred 20 years ago, if you feel overwhelmed with sadness and grief, it is most important that you find someone who will listen and lend you support.
Remind yourself often that grief is something that
cannot be ignored. Grief can be masked for a while, but eventually it makes its presence known. It is something that requires hard work and attention. A parent's grief is a natural reaction to an abnormal event. Grief is not an illness, but rather is a time of readjustment to a reality of living with loss. Parents who lose a child do not stop grieving. The pain will vary in intensity at different times in a parent's life, but the process is life long. When grief returns, remember to be kind to yourself and allow yourself the time you need to once again work through your feelings.

I love each of you dearly, and pray for you daily, Melissa

"MY child On the day God took you I thought that I would die I wondered where the time went? I asked alot of whys?? With people all around me I felt alone inside From all their words of comfort, I couldn't seem to hide, I thought I might be dreaming That I'd wake and find you here, I thought "This can't be happening." As I wiped another tear. On the day that you were laid to rest My heart broke yet again, I wondered if the pain would end, But mostly, I wondered when?? It's hard to be without you, At times the days seem long, Sometimes I just sit crying, When there's really nothing wrong. I wish we'd had more time, Before your life was done. I hope your resting peacefully, My precious child, Close
To all who stop by  / Jenn   Read >>
To all who stop by  / Jenn
Please pay your respects and light a candle! Thankyou. Close
My heart goes out  / Jennifer Clenney (Cousin)  Read >>
My heart goes out  / Jennifer Clenney (Cousin)

My heart and soul goes out to Micheal's parents I want to tell them it will be ok. It is so hard and time will heal. Michael was a wonderful kid and excelled at everything he did. One of a kind and he will never ever be forgotten and is family should know they will always have a shoulder to cry on if need be.. I love you Butka family and you are always in my heart.
                                                Love Jenny

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