Amanda Warnock

11/13/87 - 5/6/01

Did You Know?

The joy of my life
A miracle from above
My precious little baby girl
You filled my heart with hope and love.

Putting ribbons in your hair
Fluffing ruffles on your dress
You'd run from me and giggle
Coming back it all a mess.

Hugging on your pooh bear
As I lay you down to sleep
Sparkly eyes of wonder look up
Tears of joy I then weep.

You said Mommy, Why you crying?
As I kissed your little head
I just love you so much sweetie
Now it's time to go to bed.

Playing soccer, softball and the flute
Into a tomboy, yes you grew
No more kisses in public
It's not cool in middle school.

Our mother daughter disagreements
Over boys and clothes and rules
Never kept me from beside your bed
As I gazed at the miracle of you.

At times you said you hated me
For being so ever strict
But I love you so much my darling,
Letting you hate me is part of the trick.

For one day I knew you'd understand
It was from love the whole time through
I was giving you the tools you'd need
To survive in a world so cruel.

But time ran out for you and I
And so much was left unsaid
If I could only have one moment back
To say "I love you" once again.

 

Forever Thirteen

How can you be "forever Thirteen"
We had so much more to share
Your sweet sixteen, Your first broken heart
Picking the prom dress you would wear.

No boxes tied with pretty bows
No cake or balloons to buy
Just flowers to pick and lay at your grave
And a million tears to cry.

How can you be "forever Thirteen"
We had so much more to share
Your driver's test, Your wedding dress
Pinning your veil and fixing your hair

No candles glow atop a cake
No smiles and giggles of friends
Just flowers to pick and lay at your grave
And a heart that will never mend

How can you be "forever Thirteen"
We had so much more to share
Your first new home, a baby of your own
Being a grandma in a rocking chair

No card or gifts to get in the mail
No Happy Birthday to be sung
Just flowers to pick and lay at your grave
And sorrow forever begun.

Written by Mommy

 

   

If I could have a lifetime wish, A dream that would come true,I'd pray to God with all my heart for yesterday and you.A thousand words can't bring you back:I know because I've tried.And neither will a million tears,I know because I've tried.You left behind my broken heart,and happy memories too.I never wanted memories,I only wanted you.