A Letter to Grandma and Grandpa
Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

Please accept this photo album as a gift from me
to you. It’s my life story. Though brief, I know
that I touched many lives. Please don’t tuck it
away and try to forget, but keep it close and
remember always. I was truly a beautiful baby!

My mom and dad are very sad, and I know you
are too. I have heard your cries, and I wish that
I could comfort you.

Oh, Grandpa, How I will miss the rides
in your pick-up truck and rides upon your knee.
Grandma, I look at you and I know how special
my smile to you would be.

I have one small request I hope you will do for
me. It’s a gift for mom and dad, given in love
from you and me. Listen to them as they talk
about the person I would have become. Please,
kiss my mom and hug my dad. Wrap them in
your arms, and keep on holding tight. Having
your support and love will help them make it
through the silent nights.

I am smiling at you through my own tears, so I’ll
sadly say good-bye, from my place in heaven

Hugs and kisses.


Tyler Jay

Grandson of Betty Behnken

Tyler was born on December 31, 1991 and died on January 1, 1992.