Class of 2004
Graduation...a time for joy...and for some...a time for sorrow.
To Graduate...means going from one stage in our lives to another.
For many that means to graduate from high school or college...
But for some children...it means to graduate to Heaven instead.
Graduation they say...is a time for change...whether we are ready for
it or not.
Some now wear a halo...where as others wear a graduation cap.
Some will walk across the stage and get their diploma...others now have wings to
But...both are very proud of their accomplishments in life....and their family
and friends are too.
They are still a part of this graduating class....and I hope and pray they will
And to those of us left behind....We are the ones who have become truly
We have learned so much about life....family...what's important...and what's
We have been taught that every day is a blessing...and we need to make every
And as another year goes by....it marks the end of a stage in our journey of
We hold tight to a past full of rich precious memories....
Memories that will
carry us into the future.
The past is a time for reflection and cherished memories...these will
all help carry us forward...
The future is a time for our hopes, our dreams and our inspirations.
We do not need to let go...even though they have graduated to Heaven..
For they are still with us....and will follow us into the future....
And will ALWAYS be a part of our hopes, our dreams, and our inspirations.
We take with us what we have learned....and what we hold close to our
We need to thank those who have been by our sides....held our hands...and helped
Those who have listened without telling us to get over it....those who have
tried to understand.
For without all of you and God......who knows where we would be.
So to those who have been there for me...you know who you are...I thank you with
all my heart.
As our children, our heroes, graduate to a higher level...and get
their "Final Diploma"...
The importance of life...and what we have learned...will never be forgotten.
For their names are engraved forever in our hearts...and forever in our
They are the breath within us that give us courage to follow our hearts...
Whether here on Earth or in Heaven above...their voices will always live on...
Copyright © June 2001 Written by :
Laura/Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial
Library of Congress TX5-627-966
Unauthorized reprinting of this poem in any form
is prohibited without the prior consent of the author.
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all my classmates!
I'm now in heaven,
you're all still dear.
heart's still with my classmates
And I watch
you all with love.
maybe your eyes won't see me
march across that floor,
I'm marching proudly
Class of 2004!
By Saralyn McAfee Smith
Parents' all around me, talking about the big day and all
I can not tell if they are bragging or complaining,
But the glow shows on their faces.
waiting for the class of 2004 to walk across the stage.
The Graduates will line up
and walk down the isle,
Some will have serious faces,
some a little smile. will they think of him
My son's face will not be coming down the isle
This is his class,
It was to be his Graduation.
He will not walk across the stage,
he will not wear a cap and gown,
or toss his cap into the air to watch it fall to the grown
I cannot go to this 2004 graduation
A tug in my heart tells me,
HE will not be there, His death will be real.
He resides with Jesus now, I wonder if he will celebrate
the class of 2004
will they feel his presence there.
Oh please let them think of him, just for a moment,
I hope that they have one moment of silence for him
since he will not join them June 24, 2004
Memory's and what should have been, will cloud my mind
This is a happy day for all, So I cannot go, feeling so blue.
I'll be sick, This I know is true.
How could I smile and give hugs to his friends?
My heart will fill with resentment and confusion.
My heart will break again, How many more times will my heart be ripped from
How much more can I bare?
In Memory of Dustin James Ellis
Forever sixteen with angel
No breaths to take, no songs to
You watch us closely from
We write to you with all our
Some knew you well, some not at
Still everyone dreaded that
People who never prayed did
As you were guided by heaven's
Peacefully you sleep, in
Memories of you pang in our
A young life taken too soon we
But God works mysteriously; it
was your time to go.
We will miss you always, and
your memory remains,
You're in a better place now,
without suffering or pain.
We remember fondly the smiles
your presence used to bring,
You are forever sixteen, with
a Pearl River High School
"The Wall" painted by the Class of 2004
"Angel in the Outfield"
On Graduation morning the Senior Class of 2004 dedicated a bridge they built, along with help from many, in honor of Billy. The bridge links the baseball field that Billy loved to the community he lived in.
Memorial Bridge joins Pearl River
The Song you are listening to is 'Please
Remember' by LeeAnn Rhimes