This memorial is dedicated to those children who have lost their battle for life. Their battle was hard and long. They suffered much pain and discomfort but yet found it within themselves to gave us a smile, a hug and their love. Although we mourn their passing, we must remember the good things, the fun times and the blessing of having them around us even if the time was much too short. There is much more work to be done to save other children. Give blood and blood products. Register to be a bone marrow donor and donate money, toys and time to Pediatric Oncology organizations. Our fight will be hard and long but we must find a cure. God willing, we will.
Prayer For a Very New Angel
God, God, be lenient her first night there.
The crib she slept in was so near my bed:
Her blue-and-white wool blanket was so soft,
Her pillow hollowed so to fit her head.
Teach me that she'll not want small rooms or me
When she has you and Heaven's immensity!
I always left a light on in the hall;
I hoped to make her fearless in the dark;
and yet, she was so small-one little light,
Not in the room, it scarcely mattered, Hark!
No, No; she seldom cried! God, not too far
For her to see, this first night, light a star!
And in the morning, when she first woke up,
I always kissed her on her left cheek where
The dimple was. And oh, I wet the brush,
To make it easier to curl her hair.
Just, just tomorrow morning, God, I pray,
When she wakes up, do things for her my way!
--Violet Alleyn Storey
When God calls little children
For no heartache compares with
Perhaps God tires of calling
God knows how much we need them,
Believing this is difficult still
So when a little child departs,
--Author Unknown !