Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on January 7, 2017

To Mom From Your Son In Heaven
Submitted by flgibso | August 5, 2015 - 1:19pm

Mom Even though I am in Heaven

My new chapter in life has begun

And nothing could ever come between

The love of a Mother and Son

You carried me as a baby

The bond we have will never bend

You will always be my sweet Mother

You are my Guiding Light, My Best Friend

We created sweet memories in life

The love that you gave saw me through

And now I will love you from Heaven

It is my turn to watch over you

So don’t think that you’re living without me

For my Spirit is just at your side

I see that you cry tears in your sleep

Your sadness for me you can’t hide

Perhaps I’ll send frogs when you miss me

To remind you of your silly boy

Or maybe just one little critter

So I can see those tears turned into Joy

Oh, Please Mom know that I am right here

I am perfect in Heaven’s sweet light

And some day when you come to Heaven

I will hug you with all of my Might

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on May 19, 2013

This is my (Mom/Martha/Marty) balloon release May 19, 2012. 

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on October 23, 2011

I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he's dead.

It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.

I've looked the wide world over,
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take him home again?

I fancied that I heard them say,
'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner than we've planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand.

Edgar Guest

You did not go alone!

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on July 19, 2011
It broke my heart to lose you but you did not go alone,
part of me went with you that day, I wish you could come home.
A million times I've thought of you a million times I've cried,
if loving you could have saved you, you never would have died.
forgive me I always weep for the child I lost but could not keep.
Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on May 20, 2011

We released nine balloons and one got stuck in the tree.

Shared by Kendra Peterson on May 19, 2011

If Kevin were here today, Loren and him would be wearing bowls on thier heads! Since he isn't, you can just remember and give your heart a smile. That is one thing I have to say is that he knew how to play with Loren and it didn't matter how silly they looked because they were both having fun :) Loren is a lot like Kevin in that way. He gets people laughing and smiling and he brings sunshine into thier lives.  I am grateful everyday that God allowed Kevin and I to have a child together. When you hear "Somewhere over the Rainbow" the Hawaiian version ( the song should be playing) think of Kevin and Loren listening together..........We listen to it almost daily. Also Kevin was a fighter......he NEVER gave up.  Happy Birthday and you will go on in us forever.  I miss you.  We all miss you.

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on May 7, 2011

I thought of you with love today,

But this is nothing new,

I thought of yesterday and the days before that too.

I think of you in silence and often speak your name.

All I have now is your memories, and your picture in a frame.

It broke my heart to lose you, 

But you did not go alone.

A part of me went with you...The day God took you home..............

With all my love, Mom

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on April 30, 2011

We thought of you today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday
...And will tomorrow, too.
We think of you in silence
And make no outward show,
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know.
Remembering you is easy
We do it everyday.
It's the heartache of losing you
That will never go away.

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on February 20, 2011

I miss seeing Kevin doting and cuddling over and with Loren! I know his spirit is always close and I cherish that.***Kevin's Mom

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on February 20, 2011

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, then pick a bunch for me. Place them in Kevin's arms and tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love and miss him, and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for awhile!!!-Mom

North Carolina

Shared by Kendra Peterson on February 11, 2011

That was a beautiful trip with Kevin. He got to share his love of the road with me and took me to a part of the US I had never been to. That is also the trip we conceived Loren.  The picture that is on here with Kevin in his sunglasses is from the North Carolina trip. He took me to Cape Hatteras, thats where we had to take a park model. We got to go to the beach and see the ocean. I remember where we were at it was so scary but so peaceful all at once. I will never forget that. I think for me, Kevin will be waiting for me at the ocean. I hope to take Loren on a trip to North Carolina when he gets a little older.  I would love to be able to share that with all my kids.

The funny thing is that we didn't think we could have a child together. Then we got Loren. Kevin got sick. Loren was reason for Kevin to to hang on to life. God hasn't allowed Kevin to be erased from Loren. How powerful is that!  Talk about going through a life changing series of events and God just grabbing your heart like you have never felt! It definately makes you look at life diferently and in a much more positive way..........

Shared by Kendra Peterson on February 11, 2011

I remember like it was yesterday, we were getting ready for Kevin's surgery, and the biggest scare for him was that Loren would be afraid of him and not know who he was without a voice. Loren knew exactly who he  was and wasn't afraid of him.  When I am able to get my favorite picture from the hospital on here, I will put it on. There are so many things to share but Kevin really loved Loren and was a great dad and friend.

I also remember the day that it was getting to be too much and I had to let Kevin know  it was ok to go home to heaven. I think that has been the hardest day in my life.  He was worried about Loren and me and I just told him I will make sure Loren is well taken care of. I think Im doing a great job of carrying through with my promise. We don't forget Kevin in our house and he is always here in spirit helping me with Loren. Some days, I feel his presence stronger than others. There are days that I get upset that Kevin should be here with us to watch Loren grow up but then he is. 

A Note from Heaven

Shared by Marty VanDenBerg on February 2, 2011

If I could write from Heaven,

this is what I'd say,

Please don't miss me too much,

I'm with you throughout your day.

You may not see or hear me,

but if you're quiet and still,

You may just feel my presence;

because, in Heaven, there is free will.

Don't worry for the day,

it will come and go as planned,

Enjoy each moment you are given,

keep worry from your hand.

Keep sorrow to a minimum;

For if Heaven you could see,

You'd know I'm safe and happy,

I did not cease to be.

Moments in time are brief,

until we'll be together again,

as Eternity lasts forever,

our lives, they have no end.

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