Monday, November 17, 2008

Precious Little One

In memory of my nephew, Hunter Smitherman.
I'm just a precious little one
who didn`t make it there.
I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I`m waiting for you here.
Many dwelling here where I live,
waited years to enter in,
Struggled through a world of sorow,
a world marred with pain and sin.
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was brief but don`t complain.
I have all Heaven's Glory,
suffered none of earth's great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me.
I`d have loved to bring it fame.
But if I'd lingered in earth's shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet family, don`t you sorrow.
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus' arms
from my loving Mother's womb.

Pictured above: Hunter's big sister, Reagen.
Reagen, I love you so much baby girl. I miss your brother every day. Some day I will get to give him kisses like I give you kisses. For now, I'll let Grandma take care of him. You take care of your momma and daddy. Give 'em extra kisses today. It's a special day for them, for today is the day Hunter met Jesus!

11 comments, add yours here:

Callie Ann said...

The tears are flowing over here now... I love babies, so sweet, so innocent, so loved. I need a big tissue now..

Lois Grebowski said...

Big hugs and gentle caring thoughts, hon.

It's a sad week for me, too.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Three years and still so painful. What a shame. Big hug honey. Lots of lovies too. :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

Prayers for you and your family. ((hugs)) Anniversaries are hard.

Kristy said...

That was heartbreaking...I wish you all the best...that must have been tough!

Akelamalu said...

Oh honey, having lost two grandchildren I know how you feel. x

Mimi Lenox said...

Sending prayers. So sad.

storyteller said...

A poignant and heart-breaking poem! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hugs and blessings,

Stine said...

Warm thoughts to you and your family. So sad, and such lovely words.

Sandra Carvalho said...

Oh my God....That is so sad...I can't even imagine the pain of loosing a child...
Blessings and hugs...
xo

Desert Songbird said...

I have an older brother who went the same way to heaven.