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In Loving Memory of Mathias Jacob

Blooming Rose


Mathias after his surgery & CDH repair.


Daddy, Mama, Mahalia & Mathias
on New Years Eve...
Just before our 1st hold.

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Mama & Mathias Our first hold!!
SEVENTEEN days old, a VERY
special moment!! (New Years Eve).


Just a couple days before our transfer.

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Mathias (one month & one day old)
Mathias on Jan.15/99
Exactly one month and one day
old. The day of our transfer.

Mathias was gone in this picture
Mama and Daddy saying Good-Bye to our
precious baby boy. Mathias is already in
Heaven in this picture, Jan 27, 1999

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Family
The day we dedicated Mathias' headstone
Saturday, October 9, 1999


Decorating our Christmas tree and putting
on Mathias' ornament. Christmas 1999

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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 the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up 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 aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm 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.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor
that he had battled four years. He died on December 14, 1997. He
gave this to his mom before he died. His name was Ben.

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