In Loving Memory of
Carlene Anne Porter
27th April 1987 - 13th June 1998


We Do Not Need A Special Day

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
Our thoughts are always with you
Your place no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still

There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here

If tears could build a staircase
And heartaches make a lane
We'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again

We hold you close, within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

Our family chain is broken now
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Written by Connie Dyer

These are three beautiful and loving gifts to Angel Carlene from my dear friend, Carol,
mom to Angel Michael.

These four special gifts for Angel Carlene are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~
Rob Northrop's Site.

Some of Carlene's Story

Carlene also has 3 brothers in heaven who died at birth ~ Christopher, Nicholas and Robert.
I never got pictures of them though...

I have sent you a picture taken 6 days before her death on her way to church. She sang
with 2 friends a special "Jesus Loves me" that day, I had no idea the next Sunday
I would sit alone in church.


I haven't written her story but maybe this will make me...

Carlene's hobbies were Many... she LOVED music, barbies, dancing, swimming, Church,
people, and clothes.. she just loved to wear dresses too.


Carlene was a beacon everywhere she went...

Also Carlene's favourite video was The Wizard of Oz. She had shiny red shoes,
she used to pretend to be Dorothy and would dance
up my hallway singing "I'm off to see the wizard to get new lungs and heart..."
I had promised to bring her to Kansas the year she died...

An amazing thing happened, I joined GROWW and met Howard who had lost his wife.
We became good friends. Later he came to Australia to meet me and we ended up marrying...
the year I was coming to Kansas with Carlene I came to Kansas to marry Howard,
is that weird or what?????

We buried Carlene in her shiny red shoes :(

Carlene loved gardening and growing things, she especially loved daisies.
She really did love life.


The two images and the song lyrics below are a gift to Carlene from my dear friend Pammi

Perhaps Love
Performed by John Denver

Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It's there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

Perhaps love is like a window
Perhaps an open door
It invites you to come closer
It wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself
And don't know what to do
The memory of love will see you through

Oh ! Love to some is like a cloud
To some as strong as steel
For some a way of living
For some a way to feel
And some say love is holding on
And some say let it go
And some say love is everything
Perhaps love is like the ocean
Full of conflicts , full of pain
Like a fire when it's cold outside
Thunder when it rains
If I should live forever
And all my dreams come true
My memory of love will be of you

A couple of gifts for Carlene Anne Porter's family from one grieving mother to another.

Dear Jenny
My ANGEL Lee wrote many poems, this one I would love
to share with you and your ANGEL.


Softness of the skin
Sweetness in the smell
Nectar of the fruit
Tender in the heart
Dancing in the eyes
Uplifting in the smile
Tickle of the touch
Joining in the love

Truth in the speech
Love in the laughter
Primal in the scream
Soft in the whisper
Quick in the mind
Fair in the sentence
Brave in the confrontation
Joining in the love

Graceful in the sleep
Careful in the search
Deep in the sorrow
Strength in the sickness
Giving of thy self
Rich in the health
Kind in the giving
Joining in the love

Written By Lee Henry Aguilera~~~Sue-Anne's ANGEL

Dear Jenny And Carlene

Day by Day keep going by
But you are always still here with me
In my Thoughts my Heart always
Where else would you be

I have not left you Mom
I am just away for a while
Until we are together again
It is then I will see your smile

If you look up Mom
And see a shining star
That is my window to HEAVEN
You see I am not very far

Written By Sue-Anne Aguilera~~~Lee'sMom

'I know Carlene you must have plenty of these shoes,
and pictures, but you can never have enough'
For You With My Love

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

For Carlene
Jenny I'm thinking of you as the years pass all too quickly,
but for us, not quickly enough. I'd like to honor
and remember your precious girl Carlene on her 22nd birthday
You beautiful little girl was gone way too soon
With Love
Ann, Laurasmom

This is in loving memory of your sweet little angel Carlene
Who left her heartprints and
will be forever loved and remembered

Dear Jenny
I'm thinking of you and know how much you miss your beautiful Angel Carlene
My prayers are always with you as you remember your precious child
Ann, Laurasmom

My Angel Laurie

Walk In His Light

Our Christmas Angels

A friend can hear a tear drop.

Please visit Maria's Tribute to Christopher
Angel Christopher
Two Very Special Angels

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Carlene Anne Porter
on April 13, 2004
Last updated: June 11, 2017
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