In Loving Memory of
Katelyn Nicole Martibello
January 4, 1990 - February 14, 2009

This very special Christmas gift is from Shari.

My Sweet Katelyn
Another year without you
With Christmas memories of all the years gone by
Sitting in my solitude to remember what it feels like not to cry
My Heart left with you as you quietly closed your eyes
To be welcomed home by all that left before you
Waiting on the other side
Do you see my bare and empty house
No tree, no lights or any bright display
To decorate my house on Christmas day
I guess this is my lot until my eyes close too
And then when Jesus comes for me
My first prayer to our Sweet Lord will be
To bring me straight to you

Written by Ann Laurasmom,
Christmas 2006 (c)
Revised for Angel Katelyn 2014

Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?

I'll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell him of your love
so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in heaven and I'm walking with the King.
Wanda Bencke, "copyright 1998"
published by permission

Author's Note: "Lysandra Kay Bencke was my thirteen year old handicapped daughter. On Christmas day 1997, Lysandra had a seizure and was in a coma for five days before she passed away. During those five days I wrote the poem "Christmas in Heaven". I sent it out in belated Christmas cards to over 100 friends and relatives that year. They have also sent it on to other friends and relatives,
thus how the poem has been changed and the story behind it."

Someone Special At Christmas

Looking back to Christmas past,
and Happy times gone by,
Remembering your Laughter,
and as always asking why?
For there are just so many things
that no one can't explain,
Why one of us is taken,
While the rest of us remain,
And why a Special time like this,
should be a time to grieve,
to wish you were still here,
Because you're missed at Christmas,
and on each and every day,
for you were Someone Special,
who meant more than words can say
~ Author Unknown

This beautiful gift is from Betty

"Someone is Missing at Christmas"

Let this be a loving reminder,
That someone is missing today,
Someone our hearts still hold onto,
As we travel along life's way,
Someone who made life so special,
for all those who gather here,
Someone who won't be forgotten,
But cherished from year to year,
And now as we pause to remember,
Let us all fondly recall,
How dearly each of us loved her,
And she loved us all.
~ Author Unknown

This special gift for Angel Katelyn is from Kathy

Light A Candle

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter 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.

The seasons come and go, and I'm weary from the change.
I 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.
To shatter 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.

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 onto the love and life we knew.

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter 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.

These are two loving Christmas gifts to Angel Katelyn from Gina.
She also made the gift near the top of this web page.

This is a special Christmas gift for Angel Katelyn from Melody

Holidays In Heaven

The Holiday Season is just not the same,
A smile is missing when saying one name.
For parents who’ve lost a daughter or son,
Nothing can bring back the delightful fun,
Of watching them talk, laugh, or just run.
The memories are all that we do have now,
We do go on…..only God knows how.
A New Year comes as midnight arrives,
Our Angels still a big part of our lives.
If only we could trade the presents we receive,
For one more day with those whom we grieve!
But nothing can bring back our beloved child,
The one that laughed, cried, and often smiled.
They are together in a much better place,
Watching us cry…..touching our face!
Although we miss them on Holidays to share,
Be assured their loving presence fills the air,
At home, in church, at New York’s Times Square!
So celebrating the Holidays are now hard to do,
But always remember they are thinking of you too,
Wishing you happiness and showing their love,
Not on this Earth, but from Heaven above!

Written by Dan Bryl, Lawrenceville, GA TCF
In Memory of his daughter, Jessica

These are two special gifts to Angel Katelyn for Christmas from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.

Rob's Mom, Marie, made this Christmas gift for Rob, Katelyn
and some of their angel friends.

Kate is here with some of the other Angels, made by a sweet friend, Sharon.
Her Kimmy is the first lovely girl with the Santa hat...

This is a loving Christmas gift to Angel Katelyn from my friend Linda,
mom to Angel Tina.

This beautiful Christmas ornament is a gift from Journey of the Survivor Group

A Christmas Sign From Katelyn?

When I was searching for some Christmas poems for this web page, I happened to visit the TCF Atlanta web page. The image below is what I found on their main page.
I still have chills looking at this.
My incredibly talented daughter put Katelyn's picture in the frame for me.

Christmas With the King
Written by Kaye Des'Ormeaux

To my dearest family that I left behind,
I need to touch your heart tonight.
For it's Christmas and you're missing me,
And the season doesn't seem so bright.

While others are celebrating the holiday,
you find it hard to do the same.
You watch other families gather in splendor,
while you tearfully mention my name.

I know it was painful for you this year,
to decorate your Christmas tree.
For you cried as you hung each ornament.
Your thoughts were focused on me.

You shopped for presents for others.
Although you felt out of place.
When each day was over,
I could see loneliness written on your face.

You can't seem to get into the spirit.
To enjoy any festivities this year.
But think of the Christmases in the past,
and you'll feel my presence near.

Yes, and I come tonight to let you know
I'm happier than I could ever be.
I'm spending my Christmas in Heaven;
With the one who died for me.

So go out and feel that Christmas cheer.
Listen to the choirs as they sing.
And know that I'm happier than I've ever been...
Spending Christmas with the King.


Please also visit Gifts for Our Angel Katelyn

I wrote your name on the sand, but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name on the sky, but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it'll stay.

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Katelyn Nicole Martibello
on November 17, 2014
Last updated: December 22, 2017
© 2014 - 2017

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