Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An Angel for my Angel

I crocheted an angel ornament/tree topper in remembrance of our angel.  Right now, the angel is serving as our tree topper, and after the tree is taken down, I will hang the angel in our bedroom.

Along with crocheting the angel, I wrote a poem to be put in Baby Ortiz's stocking.
Here is the poem:

My Baby, My Angel

It was the day before Thanksgiving,
When I got the news,
I had lost my baby,
He was gone way too soon.

Daddy was there to help Mommy,
But there was nothing he could do.
We tried our very best,
To do everything for you.

The doctors said you were gone,
I couldn’t believe my ears,
But I remember all of the pain,
I remember all of the tears.

I don’t know why you left so soon,
But I miss you oh so much,
I think about you all the time,
I want to feel your touch.

I want to hold your hand,
And hug away your pain,
I want to kiss your face so gently,
As I say your name

I want to tell you that I love you,
All throughout the day,
To tell you how much I need you,
I needed you to stay.

But, God had other plans,
When He gave me you,
He knew what I needed more,
An Angel to guide me through.

So, now when I think of you,
I know you are in Heaven,
Watching over Mommy & Daddy,
Giving us direction.

A beautiful angel,
With wings so pearly white,
A halo made of gold,
Shining very bright.

Mommy and Daddy love you,
we miss you every day,
we can’t wait to meet you,
when we come home to stay.

So until we get there,
Please keep guiding us through,
Helping us live our lives,
Until the day we meet you.


  1. Lovely poem, and beautiful ornament.

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Your poem and angel are beautiful. I am so very, very sorry for your loss! Sending you a hug today.

    1. Thank you, Anna! Hugs to you as well! They are much appreciated and needed!

  3. What a gorgeous poem and ornament. So sorry for your loss and wishing you lots of love this Christmas.

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. The angel and the poem are beautiful. I wish you all the best during the holidays.

  5. The tree topper will be a treasure to your family for years to come. I'm very sorry for your loss.

    1. Thank you, Mrs4444! I know it will. I got the idea because a paper angel tree topper was made and given to my family when my brother died 16 years ago. It has been used ever since. Thanks again!