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The Compassionate Friends
The Camden County Chapter, New Jersey   


In Memory
Kiersten Leigh Robertson
03/21/91 -- 02/17/01

Don't Cry For Me.

We gather here today our hearts full of sadness
to say goodbye to you our loved one. We shed our tears
and our hearts ache so, when we think our time with you
is done.

We know you loved us so, but the time has come
when we must say goodbye. We hear you say don't cry 
for me. I'm not gone I'm still here in your hearts and
mind. You would remind us from day to day how much 
you loved us in every way.

We hear your voice everywhere we go, we know your 
watching over all, its hard to say goodbye-to you its 
hard to leave you as you are. We here you say don't 
cry-for me I'm still here in your heart and mind.

We hear you say r ember all our tears & cheers, r ember 
all those times we shared. R ember me as though I'm here,
Don't cry for me I'm not gone 
I live within you heart and mind.
I'm still here.

Submitted by
Kiersten Mom Kristen
Wrote by Kiersten and Kristen


In Memory
Dakota Scott Heuer
08/24/97 -- 2/14/01

Memories of Dakota

As you look down from Heaven above.
We hope that you can still feel our love.

We miss you more each passing day.
But your memory on earth with us will stay.

We remember your voice, your smile, your touch.
We remember the love that you gave to us.

Your very presence just brightened our day.
And taught us to see things in a whole new way.

We hear a train and think of you.
How you would get so excited as one passed through.

We remember your stories of your big ball games.
Well now you can play on the Angels team.

We remember the things you liked to do so much.
A ride on the tractor, your jeep or Paw Paw's truck.

A cup of hot chocolate and some macaroni and cheese.
Give these to you and you were pleased.

You taught us to play in the rain again.
Take a walk in the woods or play in the sand.

You were so afraid of a lot of things.
Like going too high or a fish on a string.

Bugs and spiders made you run with fright.
And the howl of a coyote was scary at night.

You talked so big and tried to confront those fears.
And you were getting braver year after year.

Our love for you will never die, at least a million tears we've cried.
We pray that your memory will always shine bright to help us though those long, lonely nights.

And so for now we say goodbye.
Until we meet again at our home on high.

Submitted by
Edith C. Sullivan


In Memory 
Matthew Kimble


The pain, it always stays, some days it even gains.
We move through every day, with out a thing to say.
We miss when we wake, we miss when we sleep.
It's been two long years, two years too long.
When will it ever end. This spin that we are in.
Life without you is so different and yet remains the same.
The world goes on we must go with it, but with you there is no sense in it.
We stay and wait for our time to be with you. 
For you are waiting too and then we'll be together, none too soon.
We love and miss you Matt.
Mom, Dad, Drew, Felicia and Christine

Submitted by
Terry Kimble
Matthew's Mother 

In Memory
David "Dino" Lawrence Carroll
06/14/74 -- 11/21/02

My First Christmas in Heaven.
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away your tears
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas hymns that people hold so dear,
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
but I am not so far away, we really are not apart.
So be happy for me, loved ones, you know I hold you dear
And be glad I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
 I sent you each a special gift from my heavenly home above.
 I sent you each a memory of my undying love.

Author Unknown

Submitted by
Fran Carroll
Dino's Mom

In Memory
John Francis Mineau Jr
10/19/83 -- 06/30/84

TO MY DEAREST BABY JOHN, oh so many years have passed since I was last able to hold you in my arms, embracing you, playing with you and your little toys on the floor, my heart and mind will never forget the day of your birth. You were so tiny at 5lbs.5 ounces I worried you wouldn't make it, but as I looked into your beautiful blue eyes I saw my strength in you and knew you would be just fine in time. I remember watching you take your first steps as you hung on to the furniture so you wouldn't fall and you had such determination to walk on your own some day soon. Your baby smile just lit up the room as well as my heart. I remember when you would be sleeping, I would sneak in to your bedroom and just stand there and watch you sleep. As you would smile and even coo, time would stand still for me.  As I watched my baby John growing and changing every day I never thought I could love so much and so deep. You taught me not only how to love myself but that there was enough love in my heart to love a gift from God, (which was you). I look back on the years and the time and memories we shared with each other. The things we taught each other in the short eight months of your life. I carry the guilt in my heart thinking there must have been something I could have done to save your life; but someone else thought differently and made their decision to take you away from me. Because he saw how much I loved you and even God couldn't intervene and stop this person (my heart breaks, after all this time) . There are just so many things we have missed sharing with each other; grade school, high school, proms, your first love, your marriage, your children, my grandchildren, your career of choice. And there are so many other things as well. I know you would have made me proud if you had the chance to experience those things. I want you to know you made me proud from the day you were born. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS BABY JOHN! You were and still are my little angel from God. I know youíre at peace and that's all I ask God for you. You are the true love of my life! You loved me unconditionally as I did you. I thank you for being my child and teaching me the true meaning of love. I want you to know a motherís love never ends!!!!!!!!!!!


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