Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Memorial for Eden


It's been 2 months...1 week...and 6 days...

If you have read my previous posts you know by now that we lost our 10th grandchild,
a precious little girl, Eden Rain to stillbirth in May. It was such a shock to all of us and
 we are still coming to terms with how this could happen to a perfect and beautiful child.

Her parents {my son and daughter-in-law) had a brick engraved with her name and two hearts
and had it added to a beautiful park as a memorial to our little baby Eden.





It is such a beautiful little park. I'm glad they chose this one.

(I added little pink butterflies on each picture so you can see where her brick is)


Her brick is laid in the middle of two other bricks that have her aunts names on them.


Their family calls it...

Butterfly Park

...because they always see lots of butterflies there.





This gorgeous fountain stands at one end of the park.

 It is so nice to come here and sit on one of the benches on a nice,cool day or a day when
 rain is coming down ever so gentle...

...after all...

her name IS

EDEN RAIN.

We love her and miss her so...

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This is the latest poem that I have written :

I think of you daily 
And I'm wondering again 
Who you would look like 

Who you would have been
Are you smiling a lot?
What color are your eyes?
What are you doing now 
Since we said our goodbyes?

Is heaven full of beauty? 
Are you loving it there? 
Do the angels tell you 
When I whisper a prayer?

Do they sing to you Eden 
Their sweet lullabies? 
Do they hold you and kiss you 
Up there in the sky?

I know in my heart you're 
the most beautiful one there 
With your daddy's little nose 
And your mommy's dark hair

I wish heaven could send 
down photos of you 
So that we could see 
All the things that you do.

Your wings must be tiny 
And glistening white 
And to see Jesus hold you 
Must be quite a sight.

I wonder if the angels 
Take turns holding you too 
Because I'm sure they love babies 
Just as much as we do

"This baby is special" 
I can just hear one say 
"Because she came to us 
On her birth day..".

"She'll never know pain 
Or heartache or woe 
But her family on earth 
Still misses her so"

"So Eden, flutter your wings 
A little extra today 
And maybe they'll feel it 
And look up and say"

"Did you feel that soft breeze 
And that light gentle rain? 
I just know it's our Eden 
Saying hello once again".


Written by Grandma Sandi Boothman ...July 19, 2016

4 comments:

Sarita Boyette said...

Such a beautiful poem and a beautiful memorial stone for a beautiful angel. Love & prayers to all.

Diane L said...

Such a beautiful park. Your poem is such a sweet verse of love to such a precious one. I am so sorry for your loss

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful poem and a precious memorial to that baby. We lost a grandson at 4 years old to cancer and we had take him to Disneyland with a stay at Give Kids the World. There is a brick there with his name on it. So hard to understand, isn't it?

Love and prayers,
Judy

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I wish we had something like that here. It is such a beautiful park and a loving idea with the bricks.