In Loving Memory of
Jenessa Danae Rodriguez
Born to Heaven on September 20, 2005

It was a bright and beautiful day in heaven,
the streets were strewn with beautiful flowers of every kind imaginable
Angels were talking in excited tones and laughter rang from all around!
Halos were polished to a gleam, Wings were wide and full,
Each angel carried a candle that was lit!
They lined up in rows two by two, it was going to be a wonderful celebration.

Every one was ready the parade was about to begin!
An Angel who was in line and ready to go, glanced over to the park,
And saw a the tinniest angel sitting alone,
his halo was not polished and wings were not unfurled!
And his candle was by his side unlit.
Tears were coursing down his tiny face!

The Angel walked to this tiny little angel and spoke to him:
Why are you not joining in the parade,
the little one looked up at the other Angel, and spoke:
I would dearly love to join in the celebration,
but each time I get my halo just right and my wings spread out
and my candle lit!
My mommy and daddy's tears put out the flame,
because they miss me so very much.

The other angel understood the tiny one all to well,
he gathered the tiny one in his arms and picked up his halo and candle
put each of them in their proper place!
and he told the tiny angel it will be OK

For today is going to be a celebration of love and welcome,
and I want you to say a prayer for your mommy and daddy.
And because today is a special day
I know they will hear your prayer
and find comfort in knowing that you are gone from their arms,
but never their hearts.

The tiny angel began to pray
Dear Mommy and Daddy, I am thinking of you today,
and I miss you very much,
we are having a wonderful celebration today!
And I would like very much to join in.
But every time I lite my candle your tears put out the flame
and I cannot join in with all the others today,
knowing how sad you are without me,
but weep no more mommy and daddy
I am no longer in pain,
and I am here with so many who will look after me
until you are here to do it

I miss you so very much!
And even though you cannot see me or touch me or feel me,
I am with you forever in your hearts!
so weep no more and know we will be together again
and what a celebration that will be
~ Author unknown

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

Dear Jenessa
This is your Aunty Candi, We never met but I believe you are with my little Austyn up there in heaven..
I do not know why you are there instead of here with us on earth..
but it seems God had other plans for you..
I know your mommy will love this site I had made just for you....
Love your Aunty Candi..
p.s. if you seen him tell
Austyn I love him so very much!


There is a child somewhere
Lost in earth or time.
She was mine
There is no other feeling
Like the movement of an unborn child.
It's closer
Than someone touching you
From the outside,
It's purely and cleanly and clearly
Your own movement.
For those few weeks
We were together,
Alone against the world.
But nature, that grand cheat,
Took her away
When we needed each other the most.
I cannot say why I could not save her.
Could there be a reason why?
Did my body reject her in its humiliation?
Did I, in my mind push her away?
Because she wouldn't let me give up
When I wanted to go?
I carried her
And she carried me
Through a time when we could not go alone.
It doesn't matter now to anyone
No one ever knew.
But now and then,
Along the way,
I look at first graders
With their barbie lunch boxes
And tender paintings of trees and frogs,
And I think about those first feelings
Of movement and growth...
For Jenessa you'll always be in my thoughts
And to me you'll always grow
On and on in the heavens,
And again you and me will become one again ...


Listen...can you hear it?
A heavenly choir sings.
Another little angel
Just got her set of wings.
There's joy and there is shouting
As she steps through heaven's gate.
They all lined up to greet her.
All the angels celebrate.
Her eyes are shining brightly
And a smile lights her face,
As she receives her halo
And takes her special place.
She's the smallest little angel
With the biggest kind of love.
She's wiser than an owl
And more peaceful than a dove.
And though there's joy in heaven,
There is sorrow down below.
broken hearts are crying
Since they had to let her go.
So she watches them from heaven
But she knows the time will come,
They will join their precious daughter
When their work on earth is done
~ Author Unknown


I'm looking down from Heaven Mommy
I don't like to see you cry
I remember how you loved me
I did not want to say good-bye.

I don't ever get very lonely
At night Jesus rocks me to sleep
I play with the other little angels
From cloud to cloud we leap.

There's a new little angel here
His mommy is very sad
Her heart is surely broken
And like you, she hurts so bad.

Could you do something for me Mommy?
If it's not to much to ask?
You were always so gentle and kind to me
So I know you are up to the task.

You see, I'm trying to help this angel
He misses his Mommy so
And as we look down together from Heaven
There's something you should know.

We will soon be all together
But there is time to pass till then
Could you hold her a little while
And try to be her friend?

We don't like to see you crying
Up here in Angel Land
So instead of pointing fingers
Could you please just take her hand?

It will make us both feel better
As we look down from up above
If you all are holding up each other
And remembering us with love.
~ Author unknown

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

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been
Trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep
Inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful
Your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on
They never die
That's how you And I Will be
"Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)" Billy Joel

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This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Jenessa Danae Rodriguez
on January 5, 2006
Last updated: September 20, 2017
2006 - 2017

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