Sweet 18, Sammy

A birthday wish for my Sammy – With love from Mom –

We wish you were here, 6/26,
even if, just a little while;
we’d tell you “Sweet 18th, Sam!”
and experience firsthand your contagious smile.

Our gifts today, though, will be,
the ones that you left behind;
your laughter... love of life... young happiness...
in memories and experiences of the truest kind.

We celebrate now, all year too,
your innumerable, permanent imprints of love;
while we know you are forevermore,
a Child of God, in Heaven above.