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Baby Jeremy ღ Chester
Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 1, 1980
Flat Rock
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

His brief story:

Jeremy first made his presence known when our home pregnancy test turned positive. At first we were unsure of how we were going to handle added expenses and limited bedroom space in our small cape cod. But as the idea grew in our hearts, we contemplated the possibilities, and began to get excited about making room for a baby in our family. Visits to the doctor confirmed our joy, and in October of 1979, we settled into the roles of expectant parents, anticipating the arrival of our little guy near the end of the following June. In November, at about five or six weeks of Jeremy's gestation, we experienced a freak thunderstorm. I was upstairs when the crackle of lightening struck near our home. As I ran to unplug the TV downstairs, I slipped on the top step and fell hard down the bare wooden stairs on my tailbone, scratching and clawing all the way down. My breath was knocked out, and I was in terrible pain, unable to move. As I lay at the bottom of the stairs, gasping for breath and crying, I prayed that everything was okay with Jeremy. It was a full half hour before I could move and breathe normally, and much longer before I could sit. A few days later, I began spotting. The doctor had me get off my feet. As I lay on the couch day after day, I wrote a poem to Jeremy (I just knew in my heart that he was a boy) telling him about his daddy and sisters, and about how much he was wanted and loved. The spotting slowed, but never really stopped. Then, on New Years Day, it became very heavy. My doctor conducted another pregnancy test, and it came back negative. He told me that the baby had died, and that to prevent infection, I would need a D & C. Through tears of grief, I asked him if it could have been because of the fall, and he said that it was not likely. But I know in my heart that my baby was pretty much ripped from my womb on that awful day. When I went to the hospital and had the D&C, an acquaintence I barely knew happened to work in the lab there, and made a point of calling me to say that she had recognized my name, and had examined my "tissue." I'm sure she meant well and did not realize what she was doing to my heart. But I felt like my baby had been violated all over again. No one seemed to understand how I felt. I desperately searched for the poem that I wrote to Jeremy, but I could not find it. However, it is somewhere there in my heart with Jeremy, himself. Everyone thought I should just get over it and go on. Well, after many months of grieving, I did go on. But I will never get over it. Jeremy existed! And he is loved as much as all of my living children. To honor his short but precious life, I later became active in counseling women. Jeremy's legacy helped to save the lives of three babies that I got to hold and rejoice over with their mothers. He is my hero, and I will rejoice one day when I can hold him in my arms in heaven. Other than in my heart, this is the only place of remembrance for Jeremy.


Dearest Find A Grave Friends,
Jeremy's legacy continues in the love and hope that your kind flower notes give, not only to me but to others who come here struggling with loss. They mean more to me than there are words to describe. If you have lost a child and have written a poem, please allow me to share it below in lieu of the poem I lost, and therefore comfort one another. God bless you all.

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AND CAN IT BE THAT, IN A WORLD SO FULL AND BUSY, THE LOSS OF ONE SMALL CREATURE CAN MAKE A VOID IN ANY HEART SO WIDE AND DEEP THAT NOTHING BUT THE WIDTH AND DEPTH OF VAST ETERNITY CAN FILL IT UP.


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'Return to Sender, With Love'

God sent a little tiny Soul
To live beneath your heart;
The time came far too soon
That you would have to part.

We know he's extra special
To have stayed so short awhile;
Returned to heaven's gardens,
Beckoned back, as Angels smile.

Choice Children are immortal;
They need not prove their worth.
They come for just their body,
And not endure this earth.

Although we feel love stolen,
God sighs with great relief,
Welcomes back His precious child
Knowing he will not bear grief.

God grant us all serenity
To deal with broken hearts;
His life did not come here to end,
Now's when it really starts.


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There's a special angel in Heaven..
that is a part of me..
It is not where I wanted my angel to be..
but where God wanted our angel to be..
And although our angel is in Heaven,..
that isn't very far..
So I send this special message..
to the Heaven up above..
Please take care of my angel..
and send my angel all my love



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'Song For a Baby Who Never Saw Earth'

Oh, precious life that grew within me,
Product of our dearest love,
How I yearn to hold you closely,
Though you've flown to God above.

I know that you are safe and well now,
Cuddled close in angels' wings,
But I yearned to get to know you
And to share our earthly things.

I know the splendor of God's heaven
Must make human life seem mild,
But, oh! the joy we would have shown you,
Had you lived with us, dear child.

You cannot come back to us, darling,
But some day, we will come to you,
And in heaven we'll finally meet you;
Until then, we'll love you true.

For you are part of us forever,
Though we never saw you here,
And we love you without measure,
Always you're our baby, dear.


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ROCK A BYE BABY
IN HEAVEN ABOVE
ONE DAY WE'LL SEE YOU,
OUR SWEET ANGEL LOVE
WE DID NOT WANT TO
SEE YOU DEPART
BUT KNOW THAT YOU'RE
ALWAYS IN OUR HEART
SO ROCK SOFTLY IN THE
ARMS OF OUR LORD
FOR SEEING YOU ONE DAY
IS WHAT WE LOOK TOWARD.



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Always a silent hurt,
and many a silent tear,
But always a beautiful memory
of one we loved so dear.

God gave us strength to bear it,
and courage to take the blow,
But what it meant to lose you...
no one will ever know.

Author Unknown

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Little Snowdrop

"The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or even comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.

The little one we longed for
Was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
Every beating of our hearts
Says that we love you."

Author Unknown
 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Riverside Hospital - Trenton, Michigan
 
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Jul 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7680651


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