In Loving Memory of
Hope Kristen Van Raalte
Born to Heaven July 3, 2002

Our hearts go out to Hope's Mommy in her loss, so we have created this page of gifts for her little angel daughter, Hope Kristen.
I hope you find some comfort in this page.
From your friends at Always Loved Never Forgotten.

This precious image above is a loving gift from Jeanine.

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

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

Someone new has entered our eternal home above
the heavenly gate has opened wide to welcome one we love.
We cannot help the tears that fall
our hearts need time to grieve,
When earthly life has ended and a loved one has to leave.
Yet even in the saddest time,
we know our Savior lives,
and we can trust completely in the promise that He gives.
That in a glad reunion with the Lord our loved ones wait
to welcome us in joy
with no more tears beyond the gate.
~ Author unknown

This globe above is a wonderful gift from my dear friend Ann.

These wonderful images above are a loving gift from Pammi.

Our Little Precious Angel

Our little precious angel,
She could not too stay long.
Enough to steal your heart away,
Then force you to be strong.
Enough to show you in a glimpse
How wonderful life can be.
And how no wealth or wordly good
Could take the place of thee.
Little Angel in a cloud
Looking down upon her family
And feeling forever proud.
That for a time, however short or long,
She had the chance to be
Our little precious angel,
so beautiful to see.
~ Author Unknown

These beautiful images above are a loving gift from Saralyn.

An Angel in the book of life
wrote down my baby's birth,
and whispered as she closed the book,
"too beautiful for earth"

This precious image above is a loving gift from Dixie.


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 heart ache
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 make 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, BP/USA, Springfield, IL

How very softly you tiptoed into my world;
Almost silently, only a moment you stayed
But what an imprint your footprints left upon my heart~
-Author Unknown-

These incredible images above are a loving gift from Terri.

Child of My Heart

Clothes that will not be worn
Toys that will not be loved
Diapers that will not be wet
Rooms that will not be shared
A face that will never be seen
A memory that will always be kept

Child of My Heart
I'll not hear your laughter
Nor dry your tears
I'll not help you to walk
Nor stop you from falling
I'll not hold your hand
Nor let it go
I'll not share your joys
Nor chase your fears away
I have only the memories…
Of a life that never lived
~Unknown Author~

This sweet image above is a loving gift from Doris.

Friends In Grief

Friends in grief is what we are,
We are so many, we stretch near and far,
But all here have a common thread...
"Your child must come home," God said.

We all know the anger and the pain,
The loneliness and grief we must sustain.
We live daily with this shattered heart,
Broken, bleeding and torn apart.

We send each other words of love,
Encouraging quotes from God above.
What we need is some measure of relief,
What we are is "Friends in Grief."

We help each other, we cry, we share,
We let each other know we care.
We try to offer a bit of relief,
For what we are is "Friends in Grief.
~ Copyright 1998 Jo Ann Boykin

This precious image is a loving gift from Doris and Maria.


In Gods care you rest above,
in our hearts you rest with love,
Memories of you are ours to keep,
Our words are few but our love is deep.

This is a beautiful gift from Sunnie Hall.

Your site bought tears to my eyes
For the loss of your Sweet Darling ANGEL

In Loving Memory Of Lee Henry Aguilera

My Angel Son Michael

"A Life so Brief, A child so small,
you had the power to touch us all"

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Hope Kristen Van Raalte
on October 13, 2002
Last updated: July 2, 2017
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Maria's Tribute to Christopher