A Christmas Poem

Arthur

Kicking, squirming, and hiccupping;
Marinating in the deep.
Full of life, hope, and purpose,
Wooing the hearts who weep.

Your little life here on earth,
It’s purpose is so clear.
It points us to eternity,
To our God who is very near.

Champion of a better place,
A reminder of Whose we are.
You now see Jesus face to face,
Worshipping the Morning Star.

We miss you little Arthur,
Your precious gazing eye.
We’ll meet together soon someday,
To worship The Most High.

Love,
DaddyJack & MommyK

This was a Christmas gift to us, a poem in honor of Arthur, from his grandparents, who had the privilege of meeting him before he departed us.

We are thankful for the gift of being with family during this time and for getting to experience this Christmas through the eyes of our children. Through Adele’s eyes as she experienced Christmas traditions, and through Arthur’s eyes as we look and long for heaven, being face to face with Jesus.

10 thoughts on “A Christmas Poem

  1. Nora Avery says:

    Every time I read one of your posts a flood of bittersweet memories come flooding back to me as I recall the birth and passing of our son, Samuel. My heart aches for you. But know that each day the pain and grief will ease a bit. It will never fully go away, because as mothers (and fathers) we can never forget our children, but as you have already shown there are moments when you can smile as you remember Arthur. My prayers are for your continued healing and for fruit from your witness to others through this special mission God chose for you.

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  2. Wendy says:

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be to balance the grief, love and faith, but you’re doing a fantastic job of it. Still praying for y’all. Love to all!

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  3. Tracy Jones says:

    Kittery,
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful
    Christmas treasures with us! Your message is so true, full, and powerful.
    Thank you for being a blessing to all who have the precious privilege of knowing you. We continue to pray for you.

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  4. Maggie Marchesi says:

    We can’t find the words to thank you for sharing your lives and heartfelt experiences with Adele, your angel, and now Arthur, your angel with God. His life here on earth was longer than expected because of the love given to him from his family awaiting his arrival. Now to know he is holding hands with the other Arthurs (his grandfather and great grandfather) must hold great comfort. I know it’s a vision I can’t lose.
    You all are a gift to the rest of us in every way!
    God Bless you. ~the Marchesi’s

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  5. Dorinda Beglin says:

    We are profoundly amazed by the strength you have and have learned so much from you all as you have shared your joy and loss of your boy Arthur. Saying prayers for you all and we too imagine the three Arthurs together in Heaven. Together. Much love to you from me, Charly, Kelsey and Cara.

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  6. Jeri Muhich says:

    You have some amazing people in your life giving you so much love and support. I know you will get through this pain and grief in time. You will always cherish Arthur long after everyone else has moved on with their lives. Your love always lives on, but the pain and the intense grief does get better, I promise.

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