Crisis, Grief, and Healing => Child Loss => Topic started by: Aussie_dad on May 25, 2009, 02:17:52 PM

Title: 17 Today
Post by: Aussie_dad on May 25, 2009, 02:17:52 PM
17 today, what a young man you are,
No doubt that you are begging me,
To let you borrow the car.

17 today, and you stand there , over 6 feet.
Raiding the fridge and the cupboards too,
Searching for something to eat.

17 today, as out the back door I see you dart,
After taking some time to talk with me,
All about the affairs of the heart.

There is so much i wanted to show to you,
Of the world, and what makes it tick.
Help get your first job, watch you graduate from school,
Just thinking about it makes the tears prick.

My eyes are closed, and i imagine what might have been,
Of all the times that we have lost,
Minds' eye so crystal clear in the dream.

1239 days without you Zac.
we love you and we miss you.
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: LaVonne on May 25, 2009, 05:03:30 PM
Thinking of you and happy birthday to Zac.  Another party in heaven.  LaVonne
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: jillsmom on May 25, 2009, 05:51:24 PM
Thank you for the beautiful poem. It really touches me that you have remained so close to Zac. I feel I can see in his face the future you have described for him. What a charmer!
with love, Kay (Jill's mom)

ps My husband worked half a year in Parkes at the observatory, and we have many happy memories of being able to take our daughter, then 7 years old, to experience a new world - including Dubbo, where she got to feed the wallabies at the zoo.
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: nancy/Patricks mom on May 25, 2009, 06:44:48 PM
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Dena on May 26, 2009, 02:09:28 AM
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Zac!

I am thinking of you and knowing just how hard Birthdays and Angel Days are.

Dena, Josh's Mom
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Karen Paul on May 26, 2009, 05:32:12 AM
Your poem touches me so.. it could have been written by my brother. My nephew Christopher died just three weeks before his 17th birthday. Thank you for sharing Zac's special day with us.. and your poem which is so heartfelt and lovely.

hugs, Karen
Chris' aunt

Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Dottie (Tammie's Mom) on May 26, 2009, 05:36:38 AM
Thinking of you and your Zac.

Dottie Tammie's Mom
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Paula (Adam's Brokenhearted Mama) on May 26, 2009, 09:48:41 AM
Oh, a heartfilled list of all the dreams we wished to share with our angels. I feel and share your pain and dashed hopes.
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: MelissaCharliesMom on May 26, 2009, 09:59:20 AM
Thinking of you and Zac on yet another sad day....sending strength and peace!
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Rebecca on May 27, 2009, 04:11:42 PM
So good to see Zach's picture again.  It's been a while since you have posted.  Hope all is well with you, as well as can be.
Rebecca Jason's Mom
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: tsoley on May 27, 2009, 06:12:32 PM
What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Terry on May 27, 2009, 07:20:26 PM
"Happy Heavenly Birthday Zac"

Thank You for sharing this beautiful expression of your love for Zac. These dates are so difficult, missing them so very much with every breath we take. They are always with us, though not the way we yearn for them to be.

I'm so sorry, Dad.

It 'is' good to hear from you. I have been thinking of you and your beautiful family.


(Would love to hear more about Zac sometime)
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Brenda Taylors Mom on May 28, 2009, 08:00:14 AM
Happy heavenly birthday ZAC.
Title: Re: 17 Today
Post by: Debh on May 28, 2009, 05:32:20 PM
Happy Birthday Zac!

Thinking of you,  these days can be hard.

Love Deb