In Loving Memory of
Joanna Jean Bruner
November 5, 1996 - November 6, 1996

Joanna's Story

I was 20 weeks pregnant. It took me and hubby 7 years to get pregnant with Joanna. We were so happy. All was going well when I woke up one morning at 20 weeks bleeding. I went to hospital to find out that my placenta was pulling away from afterbirth. The doctor said he would have to take her emergency c section as she would not make it if he didnt. Said that was her only chance. So on Nov 5 1996 my angel was born. She only weighed 1 lb and 4 oz. She fought and lived 1 day. She was so premmie. She wasnt due until Feb. She would bruise even if someone touched her. All the machines. It broke my heart. I now know what it is to have a angel. I miss her to this day.

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

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 beautiful gift for Angel Joanna is from my friend Janet.

I have had 1 son a year ago and currently pregnant with another baby due on halloween. having a small one brings joy
to my life but they will never take the place of my Joanna Jean. It will be 18 years this year since I lost her
and sometimes it seems like 1 others it seems like 50.


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

The three tags and the poem below are gifts to Angel Joanna from my dear friend Pammi.

For a brief and fleeting moment,
An angel touched the ground;
With tiny wings and halo,
And sweet, soft angel sounds.

Blessing the lives of others,
In beauty and in grace;
Those who saw her knew that God
Had kissed her tiny face.

The angel came for reasons,
We may not understand;
Her journey brief, with gifts so great,
And guided by God's hand.

For the angel left so much behind,
Left nothing here undone;
She gave herself so others live,
Just like her Father's Son.

So, rest now tiny angel,
Your work on earth is through;
In the beauty of God's perfect love,
We saw His gift in you.
Allison Chambers Coxsey, c2001
Used with her permission

May your Special ANGEL Rest in Enverlasting PEACE

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

My Angel Son Michael

If anyone else who has lost a child ever needs me please feel free to email or IM me anytime at
I belong to a group of online moms who have all lost a child
and they have really been my backbone for so many years.

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

I would also like to thank maria for making this page for me.
Please take the time to go to her website as she too has lost a child.

Thank you also to my dear friends Joyce and Rosemary,
for all their help with Joanna's tags for this page.

This is yet another gift from my dear friend Pammi.
Benjiman's Site Map

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Joanna Jean Bruner
on July 21, 2003
Last updated: November 6, 2016
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Maria's Tribute to Christopher

please accept this award for your angel from my angel..
if possible please include his link with the award thank you
and may the lord bless you this holiday season.
Amy, Tyler's Mom

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