Happy Birthday Angel
© By Sharon Kivisto, 1999 
In loving memory of my son Taylor Ryan Kivisto who died in 1997 
As we wake up in the morning
and your not here to see,
we grasp for some reality...
that our dreams can never be.
We'll bake a cake & buy balloons,
we'll burn a candle too.
We'll play your music, look at pictures
and shed some tears for you.
We'll imagine what the day would bring,
if only you weren't gone.
You'd run and laugh, and jump about,
we'd sing the birthday song.
You should be here today,
excited as can be...
Sifting through the toys and wrap,
bursting forth with glee...
But God had other plans for you,
these plans, we'll never know.
Today, the candle burns,
...with no tiny lips to blow.
We'll do our best to make it through,
this day we meet with dread.
We'll do this all for you, my love...
on this road of grief we tread.
So on this day... my precious son,
You're birthday number two...
your in our hearts and in our thoughts
....as we send our love to you.

© 4/2/1999 by Sharon Kivisto

This wonderful poem was written in loving memory of Taylor Ryan Kivisto, son of Sharon Kivisto and read on the radio station as a memorial for his Second Birthday 4/2/1999.
IRIS has used this poem with permission from Sharon Kivisto 5/5/2009