Bereaved Birthdays
Birthdays are a time for celebration
Not a time for tears.
But what happens when the birthdays
No longer mark the years?

A birthday marks the moment
A spirit enters earthly life
To share it's special love and joy
And learn from earthly strife.

Before a spirit comes to us,
It knows when and how it must depart.
It chooses its path carefully,
We are honored from the start.

The sadness we now feel on such a joyous day,
Is longing for our loved one's touch
It's natural to feel this way.
For even though the birthdays
No longer mark a spirit's stay,
Love continues on forever
To touch us everyday.

I hug my precious memories
Close to my heart
And honor my beloved spirit child
Who chose me from the start.