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.


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

Just a couple days before our transfer.


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


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

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


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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