Dear Doug's Mom
I honor and celebrate the life of Douglas
I'm thinking of you at this special time of memories.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning
With Love,
Ann, Laurasmom

Son I give you this rose as a symbol of my undying love
and lit the candle in remembrance of you -
but I know my precious child that you are here with me everyday.
How can it be 14 years today that you left us when it seems like only yesterday?
Yet, it seems like a lifetime ago
of tears I have shed for all the words unsaid.
I so miss your contagious smile and laughter.
I miss you warm bear hugs,
I miss everything about you my baby.
I love you so much my child.

"Our friend died on his own battlefield. He was killed in action fighting a civil war.
He fought against adversaries that were as real to him as his casket is real to us.
They were powerful adversaries.
They took toll of his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges
of his courage and his strength. At last these adversaries overwhelmed him.
And it appeared that he had lost the war. But did he?
I see a host of victories that he has won!

"For one thing - he has won our admiration - because even if he lost the war,
we give him credit for his bravery on the battlefield.
And we give him credit for the courage and pride and hope that he used
as his weapons as long as he could. We shall remember not his death,
but his daily victories gained through his kindnesses and thoughtfulness,
through his love for his family and friends ...
for all things beautiful, lovely, and honorable.
We shall remember not his last day of defeat, but we shall remember the many days
that he was victorious over overwhelming odds. We shall remember not the years we thought he had left,
but the intensity with which he lived the years that he had.

Only God knows what this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in his soul.
But our consolation is that God does know, and understands."

The above writing was taken from an excerpt from Norman Vincent Peale
where he was talking about suicide.
This was a sermon that a friend of his gave.


When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see
if the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say

I know how much you love me
as much as I love you.
and each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me;
please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready, in Heaven far above,
and that I would have to leave behind
all those I dearly love
~ Author unknown

This is a beautiful and loving gift for Angel Douglas from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

Fourteen Years

Fourteen years ago today
God's angels came and carried you away
So sad we all became
Our lives would be forever changed

So greatly missed you would always be
By your friends, relatives,family and me
Each day of each passing year
Did not go by without a tear

Fourteen years ago today I lost not only a son but my friend
I thought my world had come to an end
I sometimes feel you close to me
Just once I'd love having you to see

I love you son as a parent should
I'd trade places with you if I could
In time I know well be together
Take care my son, love from your mother
Written by Doyle Alldredge, 14 April 2010, Revised April 2017


A candle has been lit
In honor of you
It's light reflects
Our love for you
It burns as our love
Burns for you

This candle was lit especially for you

As we burn this candle for you tonight,
Though not within our sight
Your presence, is felt by all
Your love, is felt by all

This candle is lit especially for you

This photo surfaced the other day and it is Doug of course ~ my sister (the one hugging him), me,
John's mom and John and John's Dad. The only ones left are me and John, my husband, for now.
Everyone else has crossed. I would like to honor them all.
John's mom passed two Novembers ago, his father just 2 years ago October.
This photo seems like a lifetime ago...

I want to explain to you the reason I wanted "In the Garden" -
my Dad passed when I was 12 and that is the only thing I can remember of his service -
that song. So it has meant a lot to me.

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

This image above is a loving gift to Angel Douglas and his Mom from my dear friend Linda.

A small gift for Angel Doug Maris and his family.
May God bless us all and give us some peace of mind and heart.


Dear Trish
Your wonderful son Douglas hasn't left you, we have to believe that,
yes it is hard, believe me I know.
He is with you always in whatever you do.
Please Believe That

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Douglas Warren Peterson/Maris

on April 2, 2006
Last updated: April 13, 2017
� 2000 - 2017

Please sign Douglas' guest book by clicking on the "Sign" button below ~

Maria's Tribute to Christopher

This wonderful background set was created exclusively
for Douglas' web page by my dear friend Sheri.
You can visit Sheri's web pages by clicking on the image below ~

The graphic near the top of the page with Douglas and his Mom
is a gift from my dear friend Ann.
You can visit Ann's web pages for her Angel Laura by clicking on the banner below ~

The "Forever Loved and Missed" banner for Douglas
is a gift from my dear friend Saralyn.
You can visit Saralyn's web pages for her Angel Robbie by clicking on his banner below ~