Dear Children,   

We promise to remember your eyes so blue

The joy in your faces that remained so true.

Your hair so blond, it seemed almost white

The way you hid behind your parents, acting so shy.  

We promise to remember your bashful grins and quiet chatter

The way you spoke to each other, as if no one else mattered.

The way you loved each member of your family

With lots of hugs and kisses; the way it should be.  

We promise to remember that you’re with Jesus now.

Two perfect angels, with wings and with crowns.

The three of you walking, hand in hand in hand

On Heaven’s road, leading to your promised land.  

If this is all we can give, if this is all we can do,

We promise to remember. We promise to remember.


Dear Parents,   

We promise to remember the ones you adore

Their smiles, so contagious, angelic, restored.

They so touched our lives, your two precious jewels

Shooting stars across heaven, pointing straight to you.  

We promise to remember that life is sweet;

That being a family is what makes it complete.

We won’t waste a day on things that don’t matter.

We won’t forget to fill each one with laughter.  

We promise to remember this kind of pain,

We can’t handle such tragedy we cannot explain.

But we know God’s still working, as He promised us.

On our knees we can ask Him; in His answers we trust.

We promise to remember in the days and years to come

That your hearts belong in Heaven; that’s where your strength comes from.

Eternity is reserved for heroes, like you,

The first to reunite with the angels, plus two.  

If this is all we can give; if this is all we can do.

We promise to remember. We promise to remember.


Janet Morris Grimes 2011


Janet Grimes

Janet is the author of The Parent's Guide to Uncluttering Your Home, scheduled to be released early in 2011 through Atlantic Publishing. She launched Abbandoned Ministries late in 2010, which leads others through her writing and speaking to seek God, as Abba, during times of abandonment. She currently writes monthly for Christian Woman Today, The Christian Pulse, the grief website Open to Hope, and Mamapedia. For additional information on Janet, visit her website at or

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