Saturday, April 4, 2009

remembering....

In memory of our beloved granddaughter...Hannah Shiloh...who spent a few short hours with us one year ago today...I would like to reprint the words to the poem 'Visitor From Heaven'.


A Visitor From Heaven~Twila Paris

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a while
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile

A visitor from Heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place

With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it's time to say
We trust you to the Father’s love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we’re so glad you’re there
We’re so glad you’re there

With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

Hannah...on this day and always...you are remembered!

23 comments:

  1. Such a very sweet post - I went back and read the original. Grieving with you - but also rejoicing over that little life in heaven.

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  2. A year in heaven...

    I remember with you, but can not know all that it has meant to your family. If one begins to ponder, it becomes painful. May God comfort every twinge of sorrow now and forever.

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  3. I am so saddened for you,a terrible loss....a year isn't a very long time, I'm sure in many ways, it is still a raw pain. But as islandsparrow said we can rejoice in the knowledge of where your precious grandaughter is.
    Keeping your family in prayer today.
    Blessings,
    Niki

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  4. In 1960 I had a baby brother who lived only two days. All these years I've thought of him as my own sweet angel - it was a comfort to all of us to know for sure that he was in heaven.
    Thinking of you and your family and your Hannah in heaven.

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  5. I will remember Hannah Shiloh in my prayers today, Judy. Peace and comfort to all on this one year anniversary.

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  6. Do we remember that day.
    How quickly the time goes...but not for those who mourn her loss.
    Thanks for taking me on a walk to her graveside.
    Looking forward to your return.

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  7. she is engraved in the hearts that love her...forever. prayers of peace and comfort sent your way.

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  8. Those words brought tears to my eyes, and I'm sure they illustrate only in part your feelings. I have not experienced this kind of loss, but my heart goes out to you and those who can relate with their own stories. May God continue to bring comfort with the sure hope of our reunion.

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  9. Mu name is also Judi, but spelled with an "i" (removing the "th" from Judith), and I am also known as "Grammy" by 3 little precious ones. Our daughter lost two early in pregnancy (and never did have a viable baby)so I can feel the hurt of your heart, but having never held one in my arms, I'm sure it's not intense as yours. Thinking of you on this day......Judi :-)

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  10. What a suiting and wonderful poem. It is so wonderful to be able to read something so touching and reasuring for such a sad loss here on earth, but a great addition in heaven.

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  11. I can't image how the pain of losing a precious little one can be carried... except for the fact that they are now carried in the arms of Jesus.

    Welcome home, Judy.

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  12. Tears came as I read your tribute to little Hannah...real, heartfelt tears. I had to say goodbye to a tiny granddaughter too. I am so sorry!! I am sure little Hannah and little Hope are playing together in Heaven today. Thank you for that beautiful poem. Welcome back my friend...you were missed!!

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  13. Through tears I type, what a beautiful poem. It's apparent the loss is still painfully fresh...to you I send a prayer of continued strength and healing.

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  14. This remembrance is lovely Judy. Bless your heart.

    Good to see your home and back on line.

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  15. What a beautiful tribute to your g'daughter Hannah! Sad for your loss.
    Welcome Home Judy!

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  16. Oh Judy...what a beautiful tribute. How sad for little Hannah's parents too...this day...etched in memory. To lose one so very 'fresh' into this world...so difficult. What a blessing that Jesus loved children so much...just imagine His care of them right now.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing that poem.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this. I am praying for you and your family, that you will know God's peace and comfort and that He will pour His blessings upon you all.

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  19. Just found you via Just a Little Something for You. What a beautiful, heartfelt post. The words to that song are so tender and no doubt comforting. So very sorry for your loss.

    Blessings to you...
    Tracy

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  20. Judy, Your post on this day is a beautiful tribute to Hannah and her short life here on earth. I am so sorry for you family's loss.

    Debbie

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  21. This is such a sweet post. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  22. I just happened upon your site and loved reading about your trip to Texas and when I came to this post my heart was touched as our first granddaughter lived only 10 hours and this song was sung at her funeral seven years ago. Blessings to you!

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