IN MEMORY OF
DEREK MICHAEL NELSON
born December 19, 2002 and
died December 30, 2002.
by Mom, Dad, Brother Ryan, Grandma's, Grandpa's, Aunties, Uncles and Cousins:
A poem In Rememberance of Derek
He was born with no chance of survival.
We all knew the day was coming,
but still people said it could be a miracle.
I prayed for God to keep him safe and loved,
but please do not take him away from us.
I held him the night before,
knowing that the time was coming.
It hit like the pain of a thousand stabbing knives,
for a second he was calm, looking perfect as ever,
but it was the most horrible cry
that sent shivers down my spine.
Why must this happen I thought,
Two gasps of air and he was gone,
Why couldn't he be a miracle?
What did we do to have him taken away?
I've never felt a pain like this before,
my heart broke into pieces.
So I look down at the hole, and back to the blue box.
He can't really be in there, can he?
Forever he will be in this space, marked by a stone.
We love you Derek and miss you very much. A day won't go by that we don't think of you.