Three Years


Pay It Forward We celebrated Callie's 3rd birthday in heaven yesterday.  I always wonder what she would be like if she were here with us today.  What would her little personality be like?  What would she look like now?  For now, we will have to wait and wonder.


Today marks three years since our little angel went to heaven.  I wanted to share a poem that a sweet friend wrote and shared with me.  We have never met, but she we share a positive outlook, little angels named Callie, and the sweet rainbow gifts that our angels have given us.  It's beautiful.

Livin' in the Light You Left Behind...

It's so hard to explain it Almost impossible to describe Just how warm it really feels Livin in the light you left behind

To some you were a baby lost A tragedy they might say But to us you're our sweet Callie A beautiful daughter that couldn't stay

It's no doubt we've cried an ocean Because we had to say goodbye But it doesn't mean your life doesn't bring us joy Livin in the light you left behind

You were a precious dream to hold Now our hearts hold you safe and sound We can only see you in photos or sweet memories But there's no doubt that you're around

We feel you every single day You never leave our minds You left us a lifetime of grateful hearts Livin in the light you left behind

You sent us your precious little sister She reminds us so much of you In her face, her smile, her sweet spirit She's a miracle just like you

You're our sunshine angel She's our rainbow, in her we find That hope is always possible Livin in the light you left behind

You are our sweetest gifts Our babies, our precious little girls The pride and love you bring us Compares to nothing in this world

She'll always know her sister And how you changed our lives How you made us parents, helped us find peace Livin in the light you left behind

Because now we live so truly The glorious ordinary fills our days Your time here on this precious earth Has changed the world in so many ways

Oh what we wouldn't give for one more kiss One more snuggle, just one more time But your love will last a lifetime, while we're Livin in the light you left behind

We whisper out your precious name And we know that you're right here Your sweet and happy little soul Reminds us not to fear

We know you're safe in heaven's arms So until the good Lord says it's our time, We'll be swaddled in your sweet angel love Livin in the light you left behind...

~for our sweet Callies~ dawn helen jansen 11/11/14


Thanks for all the message, yellow, and acts of kindness.  It really brightens our day.