~ IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER FALLER~

May 7, 1990 - March 24, 1998



Frank's Article, written in May 1999
This year's Pittsburgh Marathon, on May 7th, gave a great reminder to me about how precious life can really be. It would have been my nephew, Christopher's 10th birthday.

He had restrictive cardiomyopathy from birth & had his heart transplant on Oct 8, 1997 (he was the boy with the piggyback transplant & had 2 hearts). After being admitted to Children's Hospital on Jan 19, 1998, we were told that he had PTLD as a result of the donor heart being positive for the Epstein-Barr Virus, which he previously had tested negative for. He fought a long, hard, horrible battle, but in the end his poor little body
just wore out.

His whole life was one big battle. His only dream was to race his little sister, Rachel. To run real fast only once. He was able to do that, beating her in a race up the driveway.

When his two hearts beat out their last distinctive rhythm for the last time, our whole family felt a great loss. But, we also knew that he was in a better place, no longer suffering. His last stay in the hospital showed me that life means more than just getting up and going to work. He has inspired a great many people, by showing and sharing a strength that that one can only hope to someday reach.

We all have our hero's, people that we admire, people that we want to emulate. This little boy, who fought so hard his whole life, is who I want to be like when I grow up.

To recognize his 10th birthday, we all went to watch my sister & brother-in-law run in the Pittsburgh Marathon as a relay team called "Christopher's Courage". Next year, my brother & I plan on doing the same.

So, when my day is going bad & I'm about to give up, I think of this little boy, knowing it could be so much worse. Inspiration comes from so many different places. I guess mine has little angel wings and is playing with Legos.




My brother Frank wrote the article above in 1999 for his newsletter at work.
Thank you so much for sharing this, you don't know what this means to me!


This is a picture from the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon, where we again ran the relay as Christopher's Courage team.
From left to right, Christopher's Mom, Dad, brother, Aunt Jean, Uncle Billy.


The beautiful image and letter below are loving gifts from my dear friend Cuppy.


Happy Birthday to Heaven's Beloved LegoKid... Christopher Faller... May 7, 2017


My Dearest Maria,

I know this is a hard week for you. Please know that you, your husband, and children are in my thoughts and prayers as you recall your wonderful memories of Christopher.

As much as we dearly wish them back in our arms, it isn't possible. One day God will explain to us why they had to leave at such an early age... when memories were not yet complete...when dreams were not yet realized... for them and for us... and why we must walk this painful journey.

Only with FAITH and TRUST in HIM... can we heal.

Know that my heart aches for you.... my prayers are with you... and I am hugging you close.

With love,
Cuppy



Please visit Cuppy's web site in memory of her granddaughter Melissa by clicking on the banner below...




Sending a gift for Christopher and wishing you a day of peace and sweet memories of your beloved son. Some precious day, we will see our boys again!
Love and hugs always,
Saralyn

Robbie Smith Memorial


This lovely birthday poem is a gift from Isabelle.






These five beautiful gifts above are from my dear friend, Sheila.
My Angel Carliser.



Happy Birthday to Christopher

IT'S STILL BITTER/SWEET.
Your time on earth, oh what a treat
to get to be your mommy, how sweet
To only have you for a little while
was long enough to make us smile

But as the years have gone by cut short at age 7,
I sure didn't know, you would fly away to heaven,
your growing older has now been depleted

So today on your sunrise 27th birthday
I still have all of the love I gave to you
while you were here, but one day,
when I get to come home,
it will be as if our love really does live on

Sending all of my love from Texas to Pennsylvania
CHERYL, SANDI'S MOMA NOW AND FOREVER
In Loving Memory of Sandi Lorraine Cobb




   

Maria,
Thinking of you and holding you very close to my heart as we remember your Precious Angel Christopher's heavenly birthday. I am praying for you and your family.
Praying the day goes peacefully for you and you receive many signs from your angel. A candle will burn in memory of your angel.



Love you and know I am here for you.
Love And Hugs
Carol

My Angel Son Michael


Happy Birthday Lego Kid


7 May 1990 - 24 March 1998


HAPPY IN HEAVEN

I saw you crying for me today
It’s hard for me to understand
I am so much happier here
I’d want it no other way
I know you get sad and miss me
I miss all of you too
Think only of the good memories
The happy times you shared with me
If only you could really know
How wonderful it is up here
The Bible tells about heaven
But it’s so much more you know
I’m glad that you miss me
And that is quite alright
I’ll always love and miss you
But Heaven is where I want to be

Written by Doyle Alldredge
27 Oct 2004





HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY


Christopher Ronald Faller
7 May 1990 - 24 Mar 1998
" The Lego Kid"


Happy Birthday

It's your birthday
I am without you
How I want to wish you a happy birthday
But I feel so lonely and blue
I should feel happy
At the celebration of your birth
Christopher were a gift from God
My most precious gift of all the earth
Yes I will wish you a happy birthday
Wish I could celebrate it with you
I know God's angels will celebrate with you
Happy birthday Christopher, Happy Birthday
By Doyle Alldredge, 23 April 2007



HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christopher

Happy Birthday our precious son
How we wish that you were here
I know you’re with us in a special way
On this your special day

Our time together passed so fast
We thought your life would forever last
So young for a child to die
We still ask the question of why

Sometimes I hear a song during the day
And thoughts of you come my way
We will forever cherish the memories of you
Treasured moments through and through

If I could visit heaven, I'd come see you
To make this birthday special for you
Christopher we wish you a happy birthday
Sending our love up heaven’s way
By Doyle Alldredge, © 2006 (Revised 2007)


Happy Birthday Lego Kid!


I have made a small gift for sweet Christopher's 27th Birthday. Love you!
Cindy Jo and Angel Michelle


Remembering Christopher on his heaven birthday.
The Life of Michael Thomas Strenko


This special birthday gift is from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~Rob Northrop's Site.


Here is a small gift for Christopher's 27th birthday. I feel so much like I know Chris. Love you honey.
Jesus Wept



"HEAVENLY PLACE"

My Son Chris, shall we go outside to play?
We will build a tree house on this day.
Each time we visit it I will see in your face
This is quite a heavenly place.

My Son Chris, shall we go to the park and play
We will swing and slide on this day.
Each time we visit it I will see in your face
This is such a heavenly place.

My Son Chris, shall we buy Lego's today?
We'll race cars and even build a castle on this day.
Each time we play I can see in your face
This is such a heavenly place.

My son Chris, where have you gone now to play?
We'll find something fun to do on this day.
I am searching far and wide to see your face
Wherever you are, it's a heavenly place.

You can guide me home on that day,
No more pain in my heart when I see your face,
For we will all be in that Heavenly Place.
Written for Chris by Paul D. McCutcheon
Dad's Angels


"I want you to know that we are also missing Christopher at this time, because his mom "you" have done such a wonderful job at keeping his memory alive
and letting all of us other moms know him through you. Many thoughts and prayers." Hugs Sheri




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
~ Author Unknown



The gift above the poem, the poem itself and the two gifts below the poem are all from my dear friend, Pammi.



She also sent me this page: "One Day More"
This poem makes me think of you and our boys
i know that they are celebrating and are with us
on these days that hurt so much with out them.
"If We Could Have One Day More"




Christopher I Know You Feel Our Pain, and I Know You are with us,
But So Many Days and Years have Passed us by Without your love, without your smile,
And The Treasure Of Memories That We Have, in our hearts and minds Are All That We Have.
Sending You So Much Love For Your Birthday!
I Know This Poem Has been Seen Many Times But It Fits So well
Right now i had to add it to my prayer
That you know you are so loved and missed so greatly each day for a very different reason,
We Find Our Days Of What if, And Maybe we could have
Just one more moment, one more hour one more day!
Just Know That Love is sent your way!


To My Dearest Family!!

Some things I'd like to say
but first of all to let you know
I know that you are missing me on my birthday

I'm writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above
where there's no more tears or sadness
There is just eternal love
I am here with all My Angel friends
celebrating and knowing you will feel our love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight
remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night
That day I had to leave you
when my life on Earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said "I welcome you
It's good to have you back again
you were missed while you were gone
as for your dearest family
they'll be here later on
I need you here so badly as part of My big plan
there's so much that we have to do to help our mortal man."

Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do
and foremost on that list of mine
is to watch and care for you
And I will be beside you everyday and week and year
and when you're sad I'm standing there
to wipe away your tears
And when you lie in bed at night
the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night

When you think of my life on Earth
and all those loving years
because you're only human
they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry
it does relieve the pain
remember there would be no flowers
unless there was some rain

I wish that I could tell you
of all that God has planned
but if I were to tell you you wouldn't understand
But one thing is for certain
though my life on Earth is o're
I am closer to you now than I ever was before
And to my very many friends
trust God knows what is best

I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
but together we can do it
taking one day at a time
It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too
that as you give unto the world
So the World will give to you
If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain
then you can say to God at night
my day was not in vain
And now I am contented
that my life it was worthwhile
knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile
So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low
just lend a hand to pick him up
as on your way you go

When you are walking down the street
and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind
And when you feel the gentle breeze or the wind upon your face
that's me giving you a great big hug
or just a soft embrace
And when its time for you to go
from that body to be free
remember you're not going
you are coming here to me
And I will always love you
from that land way up above
I will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love!


The poem above and the two gifts above and below it are also all from my dear friend, Pammi.



Happy Birthday Christopher from In Loving Memory of Chris Parker





These four special gifts are from Martha.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN CHRISTOPHER. I KNOW THE ANGELS ARE SINGING FOR YOU TODAY, FOR IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY.
In Loving Memory of Nicole Clarice Adcock




Happy Birthday precious Christopher! (((Maria))) I know how heavy your heart is, and I hope the special memories you have of Christopher will make the day a little gentler on your heart. I'm sending you lots of love and prayers. Kate is 27 also. God Bless you...
In Loving Memory of Katelyn Nicole Martibello


❤️Sweet Angel Christopher, you are so loved
Happy Birthday Angel Brittany!






Grief Closet




My Angel Carliser.




These three beautiful Mother's Day gifts are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~Rob Northrop's Site.



Adam's Heavenly Band










Audrey's Angel Graphics







Special Angels Kept So Near in Memory








Heaven's Precious Angels Watch Over Us


From Christopher, to his Mom, Maria.
Heather's Story







Always on Our Minds Graphics


My Angel Daughter Bronda Simpkins




Loving memory of my Dad x Alfie x Cody x Jordan x and baby angel x



These two beautiful gifts are from my dear friend Lisa.


This lovely gift is from my friend Mary.


Thank you to my dear friend Sue-Anne for this Mother's Day gift for my Angel Christopher!
In Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera


Thank you also to my friend Patricia for this Mother's Day gift for my Angel Christopher!
Treasured Thoughts


Mother's Day Gifts


My Mother's Day gift for you!
Love, CindyJo

Michelle Marie Greever


Tina Marie's Memorial Site





Christopher - In Heaven now 16
(for Maria -as though spoken from her)
on Chris's 16th birthday


How could so many years go by?
Lord have you caught every tear that I cry?

Lord have you seen the empty place inside?
Though the world around me would like it to hide.

Lord do You have him safe in your loving arms?
Let me know he is protected from all earthly harms.

And Lord while you're listening to this mother's plea,
I pray your blessing of peace upon my family.

For the hole that is left in what is our home
Leaves me often feeling so sad and alone.

Remind me dear Lord of the blessings living there
Ron, Rachel and Mark - your answers to prayer.

And Heavenly Father let the healing begin
So that all will feel peace as they enter in.

Never forgetting our hero, our blessing, our Chris
16 years he would be, hard to ever imagine this.

That I am still standing here, wondering why
Wondering why my sweet baby boy had to die.

Though I know I won't get that answer in this earthly place.
I know you will reveal your glory when I see your Holy Face.

When the years will melt away and time will matter not.
For this life on earth is not all that we have got.

We have a place in heaven, right next to your throne.
And there waits our Christopher, when at last we come home.

Knowing this time on earth is just a grain of sand on a beach.
In comparison to the glory that awaits us, as heaven we reach.

I pray to you dear Lord make my life filled with peace.
Until one day at last, the sadness all will cease.

And may the memory of my baby boy
my pride, my life, bring me moments of sweet joy.

I ask you Lord at last, now make my life serene.
As I remember my darling Christopher - in heaven now 16.

Written 3/24/2006 by Tammy Tobac
Tanner Jason Tobac's mommy
Tanner Jason Tobac


The Willow Tree

In the garden of trees stands a willow,
A willow that weeps through the years,
Named aptly for heartache and sorrow,
Each leaf represents one more tear.
With grace those leaves blow on soft winds,
To remind of our child gone away;

Yet it reaches its branches toward Heaven,
With the promise we'll see them someday.
It stands in the midst of the storm tossed winds,
A tree with quiet beauty and grace,
Like our hearts it survives through the worst of it all,
And will 'til we see our child's face.

In the garden of trees stands a willow tree,
A willow that weeps through the years;
Just like our child, it's in God's hands,
And like us, sheds countless tears.


The poem above is a gift to Christopher from Angel Eric's Mom.She also wrote this note below about it ~

Thought of you when I read this, I dont know the author, it wasnt posted,
but it made me think of a 7 yr old little boy with that sweet missing tooth kind of smile.


My dear friend, Lynn, sent this beautiful gift above for Christopher's birthday!


This loving gift is from Suzette.


The image above is a gift from Angel Cathy's Mom.





This two loving gifts are from Cat's Graphics By Request.



These two very special gifts are from Kim of Special Angels Kept So Near in Memory.


Happy Birthday Christopher from Sandra and her Angel Danny.


This is a loving birthday gift for Christopher from Blanca.



Blessed Birthday
Christopher Faller!!!

~*~ 27 ~*~

He is growing into a fine young man and the Lord is pleased with him and the kind heart he has is surely being used in heaven to touch others there..
My Marjorie has taken good care to see that he has learned many good things to share with you one day.. He has grown to be a very handsome man
after God's own heart.. He is full of joy and is walking in the gardens of heaven tending them beautifully.. His smile is more full of compassion
and delight in His heavenly home..
The river of Life is filled with flowing, gentle waters that comfort the soul. He sits with Jesus by the river and basks in the glimmer
of the sparkle of the light on the water reflecting Jesus' love for him..


He has total peace surrounding him.. He is so content and full of life and his heart is new.
He is so happy to be with the Master and with all the others angels waiting for their parents..
We will have a grand party with them soon..


Maria, My heart is with you on this special day for your Christopher.. I wish that we did not have to celebrate without them..
The Lord has given me so much of heaven in my yard with all the trees and plants put out for Marjorie's memory..I hope you enjoy the day with much remembrance..
You gave him life and God is so proud of how much you loved him and cared for him. He would want you to do something fun for him..
He would want you to dance and sing a song out loud to him.. He is dancing now and his laugh fills heaven with joy..
You are so precious and you are so loved..
Norma Jean mom to Marjorie Mae




Maria, May your remembering and celebrating Christopher
be more joyful than sad. He is waiting for you
and has you in his heart forever and wants you to know that he is not far away..
BLESSED BIRTHDAY, DEAR CHRISTOPHER.!!
My Marjorie no doubt was celebrating with you
and teasing you to no end about your Lego building in heaven.
I bet he has made some incredible ones for you someday to see with him..
Lord, keep you and your family as you celebrate your brave young man.
A soldier in heaven as well as a gentleman in high standing..
You can be proud of him and who he is...
Love to you and God keep you today and give you strength.
Blessings to you as a really awesome MOM..
Hugs, prayers and many loving thoughts are sent..
Love, Norma Jean ~*~ mom to Marjorie Mae
In Loving Memory of Marjorie Mae Bowen


Mommy I know

Mommy I know your hurting, and I know the reasons why.
But I am in a loving place.....so Mommy please don't cry.
God came and took me home way up in the sky.
I really didn't understand so I had to ask him why.
He said you are my angel and it's time for your goodbyes.
Then he gave me little angel wings so I could learn to fly.

Mommy I am always with you. I am always by your side.
So when you feel that little breeze you know I'm flying by.
Mommy I know your hurting and I know the reasons why.
I hope you forgive yourself for things you didn't do.
No one could have stopped it. Not even you.
God knows what really happened and there is always a reason why.
So please don't blame yourself .....it will only make you cry.

Mommy I know your hurting and I know the reasons why.
I'm waiting for that moment we will all be together way up in the sky.
So when you are missing me and really feeling blue.
Look up in the Heavens ......
there you will see me Smiling down on you.
~ Author unknown


Dear Maria,
I just want you to know that you are in my thought's and prayers today on Christopher's Birthday.
May your day be filled with peace and love and beautiful memories of your precious son Christopher.
Hugs to you.
My dear friend Joyce sent me this poem above in honor of Christopher's birthday.
You can visit her page for her Joey at
Joey's Page




Maria, What a lovely birthday page for Christopher's 27th birthday... I am so sorry that you have to live with the pain of losing your precious child.
No mother should ever have to know this heartache.
Thinking of you and remembering Christopher as the days approach to his 27th birthday in Heaven.
Hugs, Donna-Corey's Mom

In Loving Memory of Corey & Michelle James


This beautiful image above is a birthday gift for Christopher from Barry.


"HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

I took pen and paper into hand to tell you how I feel,
How much I love and miss you…and how I’ll never heal…
From the awful pain and grief that is always in my heart…
Because you left too early and it tore my life apart.

But how does a mother put words upon a page,
that reflects her true emotions…her anguish and her rage…
The only way that she can live the remainder of her time,
Is to try to capture the memories that float across her mind.

So as I sit and ponder things that happened in our past,
I try to ease my aching heart with good memories that last.
But I find my mind goes wandering along the span of years,
And the grief comes back to haunt me in a waterfall of tears.

Because this is your birthday month, I wanted to say things right.
I wanted to say, “Happy Birthday” even though you’re out of sight.
I hope you know how much I wish that you were here with me,
so we could hold each other close, the way it used to be.

But I know and I trust that you’re in more loving arms than mine,
And that everyday in heaven is like a birthday celebration divine.
So until we meet again where joys will never cease,
I’ll try to remember our good times and that will give me peace.

By Faye McCord, TCF Jackson, MS,
in loving memory of my son, Lane McCord (1/26/65 - 9/13/98)
Faye sent me the poem above as a birthday gift for my Angel Christopher!

   



Many thanks to Marlene for creating this wonderful tribute to Christopher, using a picture of Mark and me.
This truly touched my heart.


Marlene also created this wonderful image above for us ~
me and my family are all around Christopher's statue,
and Marlene even included my bestest buddy Rosemary and her Angel Louise.






With love for this sweet child of yours,
gone too soon from earth, who is forever loved and in our hearts remembered.
The Little Angel of all of our Hearts.
With Love, Ann Laura's Mom


Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,
That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.
~ Author Unknown

 

Christopher
We Celebrate The 27th Year of Your Birth
There's a Party in Heaven



For Our Angel Christopher

You would have turned 27 but It was not meant to be
You heard an angel's voice and had to make a choice
The lure and brilliance of the light that drew you near
Your heart just knew that this was something not to fear
You worried for your mom and dad, how could you leave them there
But the angel said "fear not" for they would be in God's sweet care
You reached out for the angel's hand and knew the time had come
For now you'd earned your golden crown and the journey here was done


God Bless "Angel Christopher" on Your 27th Birthday
With So Much Love For You Sweet Little Darling


Christopher
Our Little Beaver
We remember you on your special day
The day you were born to earth


Now you celebrate in God's kingdom
With Jesus and all of the heavenly angels
and we celebrate the life you lived
We thank you Sweet Christopher
For being born to this earth
And bringing your angel smile and teaching us to love


Share your birthday cake with all of our angels
and wait for the day that mommy and daddy come to be with you

Let me in too little Beaver,
make sure Laura is with you when I get there.
I love you because I see your sweet little face
with those rosy cheeks and that big beautiful smile of yours.
One day we shall meet
God hold you and keep you little angel so sweet
Hugs coming from earth all the way to Heaven
Precious Boy Angel


With my love
Lauras mommy


Remembering your sweet angel who is forever in God's Kingdom
until you meet again,
Love
Ann, Laurasmom
In Loving Memory of Laura Ann Kimble

NOTE: Some of the images and words above my dear friend Ann actually sent me as gifts for Christopher's 15th & 16th birthdays.
I liked it all so much that I just revised it somewhat for Christopher's 27th birthday and added her newest gifts as well....




These next gifts are from my dear sweet friend Gennie. Thank you so much for all you do!






This special birthday gift is from Robyn.


These birthday balloons are from Rochelle.


This card above is a birthday gift to Christopher from Shaun's mom.
A Tribute Of My Undying Love For My Son, Shaun


These next 4 images plus the wonderful poem below are all gifts from my dear friend Pammi ~



If Roses Grow In Heaven

If Roses grow in Heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Son's arms
and tell him they're from me.

Tell him I love him and miss him,
and when he turns to smile,
place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for awhile.

Because remembering him is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.
~ Author Unknown.








This next image below is a gift from a wonderful lady who calls herself Twiggs.
She also made a very special quilt page for Christopher,
please click on the link below her gift to visit Christopher's Quilt Page ~


Christopher's Quilt Page






These are three loving gifts from my dear friend Marie. You can visit her web page for her son Rob here - My Son Rob's Site




Thank you to Beth for these wonderful gifts for Christopher's birthday!





My good friend, Theresa, wrote this poem in honor of Christopher's 13th birthday.
Thank you so much for your words from the heart!


" To My Mother"

To my mother the one person I can always count on.
Who gave me all she could in my life to make it wonderful.
Who held me when I was scared, cried with me when I was in pain
Never giving up hope that we would beat the odds. She made my life full.
Always right beside me, her love never ending.

Then I was called to God
She cried in her own pain, yet she never let me go.
I am in her thoughts & prayers everyday of her life.
But through the years I have watched how she has turned
That pain into love for other angel mom's.
She works hard making special gifts for others
So they can remember their angels.
Always working never asking for anything in return.

Today is a day I know that will be hard for her.
It is my birthday, my 26th birthday, a day
I would go from a teen to an adult.
Another milestone we would have shared.

I need her to know I am proud of her for all she does.
I am okay and free from pain and suffering.
I am always with her just at her side.
She can not see me or hear me
But she knows I'm there.

My mom is the best.
I am so blessed to have her.
Remember mom we will be together one day.
It will be a day for rejoicing
As one special angel enters those golden gates.
That angel will be you, my mom.
The mom I love and cherish.

Always and forever
I love you mom
Christopher
©2003 Theresa McLeid, All Rights Reserved

Theresa's page for her Angel Shawn is at You'll Never Walk Alone




Maria,
Just stopping by to let you know I am thinking of you and Christopher.
Here’s a little gift for his page….hope your day is peaceful…
hugs Susie
Stop by and see what's new at Jason's Website ~

Jason Christopher Dunn





Sending Happy Birthday wishes for Chris today - celebrating with all his Angel friends
Love and huge hugs to you Maria

Meshael's Story




HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHRISTOPHER
YOU ARE SADLY MISSED, LOVINGLY REMEMBERED.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
WITH LOVE DONNA

In Loving Memory of Rade Ciric


Creative Designs By Grieving Mothers




My good friend, Kaye, wrote this poem in honor of Christopher.
Your words say so much of what is in my heart!


When I Am Missing Christopher
(I Close My Eyes)

When I am missing Christopher,
All I need is to close my eyes..
It's then his heart connects to mine
Heaven sends me a loving surprise.

I miss holding him near me each day.
Cause that just isn't within my power.
Oh but I know when I close my eyes,
he'll tell me he's near me every hour.

It matters not the time of day or night,
I close my eyes to feel him near.
Our lives weren't to be this way ...
But it is now what I hold so dear.

I tell you this tonight with tearful eyes.
Cause again much to my surprise;
I can feel his presence near me.
And his love filling the Heavenly skies

For my precious son lives in Heaven.
He watches with the Father's Son.
And when I am missing Christopher,
I close my eyes and we're again one.

Author Kaye Des'Ormeaux, Copyright 2003
Dedicated to Maria, In Loving Memory of Christopher





This very special gift is from Debbie and her Angel Jeremy.


This loving gift is from Kirby's Mom.


These two beautiful images above were given to me by Monika,
Angel Josh's mom. Thank you, sweetie, you know
I just love these gifts!

Click on the angel below to see Josh's page ~







My dear friend Sheri sent me these special images above. Christopher always had a great relationship with his Pap-pap,
who I am sure was waiting to welcome him to his new home...
My friend Pammi made the special birthday images of Christopher and his Pap-pap below ~





Thank you to Joyce for this tag above, as well as some of the other tags, and the birthday background for this page.
To visit Joyce's web site, please click on the banner below ~



This gift is from Adam's Heavenly Band.


This gift is from My Angel Daughter Bronda Simpkins




Thank you, Tammy, for making this beautiful LegoBeaver picture for me!
Tammy also wrote this poem below for Christopher's 10th birthday. It is so special
that I still want to include it here.


Christopher's 10th Birthday

Happy Birthday Sweet Christopher.
This the day you were born,
will be bittersweet
for us here who mourn.

Hugs from sister Rachel
and baby brother Mark too.
Siblings here wishing
Happy Birthday to you!

Build Lego block castles
and run cords through the clouds,
as you wait for your family.
Your Mom and Dad so proud.

Fear not our LegoBeaver,
We will never forget you.
Your spirit lives on vividly
through the things Mom and Dad do.

Like doors at our preschool,
the beaver lodge at the zoo,
a glorious angel statue,
all tributes to you.

We know that you are safe
in our Father's arms above.
So upward to heaven
we send you our love.

So blow out those 10 candles
on your fluffy cake of white.
We send you hugs and kisses
Till we greet you in His Light.

Written by Tammy Tobac, Angel Tanner's Mom,
With love for Maria, Ron, Rachel and Mark
as you miss your Christopher on his 10th birthday.


Click on the elephant below to read about
Tammy's special angel Tanner


This wonderful gift above was also given to me
for Christopher's birthday by my friend, Barb.
Thank you for the lovely surprise!


The card above is a gift from Angel Robbie's Mom.


Window in Heaven



God called a special angel to sit upon His knee;
He hugged the boy and gently asked, “My son, what do you see?”
The child turned, his smile grew wide, as spread before his eyes
An endless throng of angels, in unison, yelled “Surprise!”

“Happy Birthday, child”, God whispered, “from me and all of Heaven;
You’ve blessed us with your presence here since you were only seven.”
The boy was overcome with all the love his friends were voicing;
It wasn’t just a party; it was more like a rejoicing.

He held God’s hand and mingled through the ever-growing crowd,
And the Happy Birthday chorus had ne’er been sung so loud.
But later, when the celebrations started to subdue
God took the child aside and said, “I have a gift for you”.

They wandered through a garden to a room that shone like gold;
A window with a chair was all the child could there behold.
God sat upon the chair and placed the boy upon his knee;
He hugged the boy and gently asked, “My son, what do you see?”

Peering through the window, to a distance light with haze,
The smile grew wide; familiar faces fell upon his gaze.
“God, you won’t believe it !”, his eyes were bulged in stare,
“I see my mom and dad and all my family over there!”

A tear embraced God’s cheek and a twinkle crossed his eye;
“What are they doing, my child, and can you tell me why?”
Shaped much like a Lego, the cake looked oh so fine,
“I think they’re having a birthday, and I think it’s mine !!”

For minutes the boy sat staring at the love before his eyes.
His little heart was aching as he hoped they’d realize
That in every moment passed since his journey from that place
He has felt their arms of love through the beauty of God’s grace.

God then did a wondrous thing, He opened the window wide;
The child touched His arm, as He reached it far outside.
As God embraced each shoulder, the child gave a squeeze
And said, “Make it an extra long birthday one, God ….. please ”

As they walked back through the garden t’ward closing of the day
His hand in God’s, his heart at peace, the child began to say,
“When next you see my family”, but he paused to quell a tear,
“Please say how much I love them, and I’m really safe up here”

God knelt and hugged the boy real tight, “You bet I will, my son,
And now I must complete a promise that is yet undone.
I promised your parents this morning, who asked that I be sure
To hug you close and say from them, ‘Happy Birthday, Christopher’”


This poem was written by Dave Stanley,
aka DIG, a friend of Barb's. Completely shocked me,
as I had never before even spoken with this man.
You totally amaze me, Dave! Thank you
so much for this beautiful gift for me and for Christopher.



This sweet angel above is another wonderful gift from Pammi.
Angel Benjiman's Pages


Dearest Maria: A small gift for your precious Angel Christopher's birthday. Happy Birthday Angel Boy.


Geoffrey Edwards ~ In Loving Memory


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Please also continue to this page ~
More Special Gifts From Friends


A friend can hear a tear drop.



LIGHT A CANDLE



And I will light a candle for you
to shadow all the darkness and bless the times we knew
Like a beacon in the night the flame will burn bright
and guide us on our way
Oh today I light a candle for you.

Seasons come and go and I'm weary from the change
Keep on moving on -- you know it's not the same
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do you hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

And I will light a candle for you...

You filled my life with wonder -- touched me with surprise
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes
And through the good times and the bad
We carried on with pride
I hold on to the love and life we knew

And I will light a candle for you...
Oh today I light a candle for you.
Dedicated from me to my little angel Christopher.
I love you, little buddy!



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Angel Christopher
Two Very Special Angels

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Christopher Ronald Faller
on May 8, 2000
Last updated: May 5, 2017
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