For My SPECIAL Daughter
A Whole New World
by Alan Menken & Tim Rice

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways, and under
On a magic carpet ride

A Whole New World
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A Whole New World
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in
A Whole New World with you
(Now I'm in a Whole New World with you)

Unbelieveable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A Whole New World
(Don't you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath, it gets better)
I'm like a shooting star
I've comes so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A Whole New World
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to persue
(Every moment gets better)
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share
This Whole New World with you

A Whole New World
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
for you and me


(This is a Dreamsicle that sits in my Dreamsicle Curio...In Memory of Louise.)

When I Think of Her
By Purnel L. Collicutt, Jacksonville FL

When I think of her, the memories return...
Those images of time and place
That the years cannot erase.

Tho' she's no longer an active part
Of my routine, my daily life,
Through the visions that live on,
I still hold her in my heart.

I still think of her each day
And the memories are dear to me.
Time cannot erase or take away
The precious memories that I hold.

I remember so many magic days...
The love we shared, how much we cared,
The joy and happy times together
Before she was called away.

No, time can never erase
Those images of time and place
And the joy and love I feel
When I think of her.

I Am A Bereaved Parent

I am so empty
Yet so full of memories of my child.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am so sad
Yet so happy my child existed.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am so down today
Yet looking for hope for tomorrow.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am so scared
Yet brave enough to want to live.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am in darkness
Yet the light of my child's life comforts me.
I am a bereaved parent.

I feel the coldness of grief
Yet I can see the warmth of my child's smile.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am full of tears
Yet laughter will return someday.
I am a bereaved parent.

I am so lost I have only yesterday's memories.
I am a bereaved parent.

You see, today and always,
I will be a bereaved parent.

~ Author unknown ~


I Know I Will Be Okay
(If I Can Just Get Through this Day)

Everyone looks at me as the strong one.
The one to hold our walls in place.
To see me crying in sorrow & heartache
just cannot be shown on my face.

But so many just don't understand.
How my heart literally aches.
And I do try to hide this from others ...
I do it for my loved ones sakes.

I've heard people say 'she's gonna be okay';
But, oh, if only they could realize.
I do my best to pass the test of survival ...
But my heart just won't compromise.

I, like now, find myself in a deep abyss.
Others may say that I'll be okay.
But if they haven't lost a child they constantly miss ...
They cannot hear what I try to say.

I often wonder just where I'm to turn.
Or what tomorrow has in store.
Then, I remember a friend who has been;
Been down this same pathway before.

And oh, I know I can go to her & cry.
Our tears are a million and one.
Helping each other survive the loss
of my daughter or her son.

I know the Lord is with me daily too.
Yes, He holds me when I pray.
And with Him I know that I shall be okay ...
If only I can make it through this day ...
Oh, He'll help me make it through today.

~ Author ~ Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Copyright 2003 All Rights Reserved






My SPECIAL Daughter
Louise loved life! -- She excelled at school (was a straight "A" - Principal Honor Roll Student) and loved hanging out with her friends. She loved jet skiing and being in the water, never afraid to try anything, at least once. She loved reading and writing stories (about herself, I believe that was her therapy for what she was feeling at the time) or doing anything spontaneous that came to mind. She loved being a BIG SISTER to her 'four younger sisters' and helping her mom around the house.

Louise had been chosen as a participant in the People-to-People Student Ambassador Program for the Summer of 1993; in this role she was able to visit most of Western Europe (she went to France, England, Switzerland, Annecy, etc). She had told everyone that had "helped" make this dream come true for her that she'd had The Time of her Life! She brought back so many wonderful memories; the stories she shared will always be treasured close to our hearts. She came back such a grown up young lady. We were so proud of her, as we always were at what she always was able to achieve in life despite her 'medical condition'.

Louise died in her sleep of a Congenital Heart Defect, Thanksgiving morning 1993, at the hospital she was born at; Queen of the Valley in West Covina, CA.

Our precious Louise is sorely missed by her Mother, Father and sisters... Louise was so special -- she was OUR JOY, OUR HAPPINESS AND THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE! The dictionary will always hold that SPECIAL definition with Louise's name right beside it! She was truly a gift to us all.
I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS ANGEL....Always, Dad, Mom and Sisters

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I am.
Family, Courage, Friends.
I like Jet Skiing with my Dad and talking to my Best Friends.
Honesty, Kindness and Strength are important to me.
I am a Strong Person.
I am not a Person who can take it when someone tells me what to do,
but I can learn to accept the fact that some are only trying to help.
I like the feeling of having Friends.
I like the feeling of cold water at the river splashing toward the jet ski and I.
I dislike having to go to the Doctor's office to see if my health is alright,
because it's almost always not.
"This is ME, I am!"

Written by: Louise Antoinette Torres
*August 1993*



* June 18, 1980 ~ November 25, 1993 *


You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
or you can be full of the love you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Author Unknown

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Changes last made on: May 19,2015
Copyrightę 1997 - 2015 Rosemary L. Torres

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