In Loving Memory of
Laura Ann Kimble
November 5, 1968 ~ October 19, 2002
This mother's heart
Has known much pain and sorrow
Just in knowing you will not be with me tomorrow
God's Word tells me that on one sweet day all this will end
And in the brilliance of His Face
My heart will mend
But for now my sweet and precious child
Just wait for me around the bend
Where troubles are no more
And there I'll have you back again
When I reach that distant shore
Laurasmom © 2006
Happy Birthday to My Angel Laura
The Lily of Heaven
Born 49 Years Ago Today
Sunrise.....November 5, 1968
Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free;
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
If my parting has left a void;
Then fill it with remembered joy.
My lifeís been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times,
a loved oneís touch.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Sunset....October 19, 2002
Parable of Immortality ....A ship leaves ...
by Henry Van Dyke - 1852 - 1933
I am standing by the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch
until at last she hangs like a peck of white cloud
just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the places of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
'There she goes! '
there are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout :
'Here she comes!'
You Are Remembered on This Special Birthday
Forever Loved, Missed and Kept Alive Within My Heart
Until We Meet Again
Page Created By Ann
In Loving Memory of My Angel Laura
November 5, 2008, Revised 2014
Sending Memories of Mickey For You
My Sweet Angel
My Laura's Birthday
This is a beautiful and loving gift for Angel Laura's 46th Birthday from my dear friend, Linda, mom to Angel Tina.
My dear friend, Donna, Rade's mom, had this beautiful image made for me for Laura's birthday.
Please visit her son's page here In Loving Memory of Rade Ciric
And these two beautiful gifts were made for Laura by our friend Marie. Please visit her son's web page here Rob Northrop's Site.
Happy Birthday Laura
Today is your special day
Today an angel came our way
We will celebrate this day for you
Sharing memories and maybe a laugh or two
Opening our hearts then shed some tears for you
We'll have a cake to honor you
As we blow out the candles, I'll make a wish
A birthday wish that can never be
I wish this wish could only come true
I wish it because we all miss you
Happy Birthday Laura, We all love you
Written by Doyle Alldredge
05 November 2013
Happy Birthday Laura
Never a day goes by that I do not think of you
Your beauty is forever hidden in my soul
I still feel your death was unjustly due
Laura, my memories of you I'll forever hold
Laura, I wish you a Happy Birthday
Even though my heart is still broken for you
I shall remember the happy memories of you today
This is my special gift for you
Happy Birthday my beautiful and precious darling
I would love so much to be celebrating today with you
In spirit and in love I know we are together
From all of us to you, Happy Birthday Laura darling
~ Written by Doyle Alldredge,
24 September 2008 (Revised)
Itís your birthday again, another year gone by
It is sad to know you will not be here
It seems all I want is to cry.
We shared 34 birthdays together
Candles multiplying by the years
We thought forever.
While we celebrate your birth, Laura
We cry at your passing
We cherish the memories about you, Laura
Your birthday will always be
Never to be forgotten
It is a promise from me.
I just like to say
Though we be apart
Itís still a special day
By: Doyle Alldredge,
16 Sep 2004
A SPECIAL LIFE
IN MEMORY OF LAURA ANN KIMBLE
BORN 46 YEARS AGO TODAY ~
NOVEMBER 5, 1968
I REMEMBER YOU MY SWEET LILY
She loved Mickey Mouse and Disney Characters
She loved friends so much. This was so important to her. Color, race or creed was never an issue in her whole life
She loved being married and having a home that she took such wonderful care of. She loved to decorate and cook wonderful dinners for her family.
Most of all her favorite things of all were her children. She took desperate measures to have them and would not give up until she succeeded.
She was born to be a mother
Laura loved Yankee Candles and then made me love them too
She loved just being plain, not much makeup, plain casual clothes and she was a very simple and casual soul
This was her delight
It wasn't important to her
She could have been much more glamorous but chose not to be
She was just a plain pretty girl
She loved to make me laugh and I did very often, every day actually, because her humor was so wonderful
She was just a delightful person
She loved to take care of other people's children. She loved all children. They were special to her
She was modest and clean of mind and heart
Picked up a book. Hated reading except for magazines
She never cursed or used foul language
She never had one bigoted bone in her whole body. People were people and that was that
She never hated anyone
She never was part of the in-crowd but always seemed to gravitate to those who weren't so popular that didn't fit in anywhere.
She was a real nurturer. She seemed to always take care of the 'poor souls'
and it didn't matter whether she fit in or not with the in crowd
She never dishonored her mom and dad or her nanas and papas. They were so very important to her
She could never turn her back on someone in need
She never really enjoyed going out much but was such a homebody and that was a big thing she and her husband had in common. they got along great
All that life could offer for her children
She wanted so very little for herself
She wanted everyone to be put before herself
Was she a saint? Absolutely not!
She wanted her nanas and papas to have comfort and for life to be easy for them. She was always there helping them as they grew older
, even being with her one papa the moment he died, there she was with him, his favorite grandchild.
She wanted peace and equality for all
She wanted justice for all
She wanted so much happiness for her friends
LAURA NEVER WAS
A jealous person, not one bit and not in one bone in her body was there a hint of jealousy
She was never envious of anyone, ever. She was so happy when her friends had good things.
She shared their joy with them
She was never mean-spirited to anyone
She was never ill mannered and practiced correct etiquette in everything she did
This is the best one now ~~
Laura was a guardian angel of two little girls when they were growing up. They lived with their dad, a real nice guy, but he was clueless about young pre-teen little girls. Laura met them through her neighbors. She took those little darlings who were 10 and 12 at the time, and became a special friend to them. Until they were about 16 or 17, they were with her almost everyday, sleeping at her house for a week at a time, back and forth and in and out, going on vacation with her, and she was truly like a mother to them. Then their daddy met someone special, and the girls seemed to adjust to their new life; but still they never stopped visiting Laura frequently, several times a week and still staying overnight many times and babysitting. When Laura died, both girls took it so badly. The older sister then went to college in another state, and I was told that in Laura's memory, she got a tattoo with Laura's name on it. Finally after awhile, I lost touch with the girls. I've always thought of them through the years, and recently I found them again. What a great blessing to me.
Laura met these two young sisters when they were just 10 and 12 years old. Theresa is on the left, and Jackie on the right. Jackie is the older sister. The girls had lived in our area in 1997 or so just around the time when Julianne was born, and Laura befriended these young girls when they came to visit their aunt, who lived next door to her. At that time they lived with their daddy and Laura formed an instant bond with these beautiful little girls. She took them under her wing and nurtured them and loved them. They formed a very close bond between them up until they started to grow up, and even though they had school and teenage things going on in their lives, still they kept in close touch with Laura. The girls spent so many days and nights with Laura and her family. They especially loved the babies, Julianne and Michael, and started to baby-sit as they got older. They became part of our family. I loved them too. We all did. When Laura died the girls came to the funeral home and I could see how devastated they were. It was a shock to everyone and they being so very young, took it very badly. After a time I kind of lost touch with the girls and I tried hard to find them but no one knew what became of them. I prayed for them all the time that they had fared well in life. Just recently I finally found them on Facebook. What a joyous reunion it was. Now I look at these two beauties before me and all my eyes can see are those two little girls, sweet as sugar both of them. Aren't they beautiful! I feel as though I have found a part of my family that was lost to me and even more so, my Julianne is so excited to finally get to see them soon when they come to visit. I know they will have many memories to share with her. She loved them so much as a little girl and still remembers. It will be a joy when we finally see them again and I believe just maybe, Laura might have had a hand in helping me find them. Thank you Laura, my sweet lily of heaven.
We all love you so much and one day we will all be together again.
When Laura was just fourteen years old, she met a boy who was sixteen, and he had lost his mother a few years before. She became so close to him, her heart filled with compassion for him, and they became great friends. He was kind of at that gawky stage that kids go through in their early teens, and not as handsome as he would become later on, which is so typical of teenage boys. Laura was such a nice little girl, innocent and with such a compassionate heart. He was not her boyfriend but she loved him very dearly. They remained friends for many years throughout their teens. Then as they got older they kind of drifted apart. Maybe he fell in love with her, I'm not really sure, but I thought she mentioned something like that, but she did not feel this way about him, but loved him as a brother or a very close friend. Many years went by. When Laura died, I hadn't seen this awkward little teenage boy, who I remembered so well, since he was about sixteen years old, and there he stood on line waiting to say goodbye to her, twenty years later, and they had not seen each other in all that time. I couldn't believe it was the same boy I remembered. He was so very handsome now and he told me he was getting married and was very happy and he said he would never ever forget her. I'm sure her memory will always linger on for so many people that she showed her loving kindness to.
My daughter was not perfect and who is, was still an angel with a compassionate heart to so many.
Then there was the big problem with my two older grandchildren. My son's children. When my son got divorced it was not a pleasant experience. Some divorces can go smoothly and amicably but this one did not. A very sad state of affairs. Since my oldest granddaughter was just a baby, Laura used to drive down to the state of Virginia to spend time with her niece and nephew, my son's children. They bonded very closely, much more so then I did. She was their everything. Then the trouble started and hence the divorce. Laura pleaded with my son telling him she wanted the children and wanted to raise them. By now the kids were older and my oldest granddaughter was extremely bonded and attached to Laura. Like mother and daughter actually. My son refused to part with his children and of course, who could blame him. He wanted them. But the visits continued as the years passed and they just got closer and closer. Laura then became ill, but Stephanie wasn't old enough to understand the nature of the illness. Laura became worse and finally ended up in a coma. We took Stephanie and Joseph to the ICU when Laura went into the coma and this child at that moment I believe was forever scarred and forever changed. I think her heart died within her. Never again was she able to talk about her Teetee. Not to this day, four years later. Now Steph is 14. Laura was the mother Stephanie wanted. I could not replace her for Stephanie. Joseph is 12 and his memories have begun to fade and they are now very dim. Stephanie will not talk so I do not know what her feelings are. A quiet and gentle little girl whose heart broke
She was her brother's best friend and confidante. Lord only knows what secrets she took with her because she never told them to me.
I'm sure he had lots of private talks with her because she was trustworthy.
He was very lost without her.
When her cousin was ready to give birth, who was the coach? Of course, who else could it be but Laura. This cousin and she were very close. She was a troubled young girl and Laura once again nurtured and ministered. She was there to help her first cousin give birth. This cousin loved her so. She never did marry but raised her boy who turned out to be an absolute angel. He's now 14. This cousin cries every day even till today. She misses her beyond words.
Then the time an old friend of hers had moved to Virginia Beach. A very sophisticated girl and very elegant but her and Laura had become close friends. This girl who was very well bred married a real nice guy but unfortunately he had no education at all, not even sure if he finished high school, and they ended up living in a small trailer with her having one baby a year. It was so shocking. Her family gave her up and wouldn't see her anymore and that was so unfair because truly her husband was a beautiful guy, just not bright or educated, but a hard worker. Laura called me one day and said mom get ready we have to take a ride to Virginia Beach and so we did. Along with going to Virginia Beach Laura brought boxes and boxes of children's and baby's clothing. Some used and gently worn and some brand new. She spent a fortune for clothing for all those children which I believe at that time was three and one on the way. Then in time they too, lost touch. We had heard that Terry had cancer but couldn't find where she was because she had moved.
So don't know if she's alive or not and don't know her where abouts.
She made a beautiful home for her family. She nurtured and loved. She cooked and cleaned and shopped. She made her husband his lunch every day to take to work and on special occasions she baked cakes for him to take to the office. Laura succeeded in being one of the most strong and courageous human beings I've ever known, my own child.
Before she had her surgery, she had absolutely no fear, or none that she was willing to share, not even with me.
She was very flippant and casual and one of her most famous statements was "Please do not worry about anything. What's the worse that could happen?. I won't make it and I'll go meet my Maker." These words I will never forget. I heard them with my own ears and so did others. I do not have such courage as that. She was that way since she was a little girl.
Laura told me once that she never once went to bed without saying her prayers. She said she couldn't sleep if she didn't.
How precious and innocent that is.
She graduated from a two year college and got an Associates Degree. How proud I am of that. A smart girl that could have made a career and continued her education but didn't want that. She wanted babies. That was her biggest goal in life. The old fashioned values of being a mommy and staying home. She fulfilled her dream but it didn't last very long. God had other plans.
Was my Laura perfect? Of course not. But she sure was special
So this is the story of one life
One special life
A girl that lived, loved, laughed and fought the battle of a lifetime
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best
Rest Well My Sweet Angel in Heaven
The Fragrant Lily of My Life
Who came here on November 5, 1968
And Went home on October 19, 2002
You have left a mother with tears that will never end
Happy Birthday Laura
When I close my eyes, I can clearly see
My lovely child next to me
Laura, you're now an angel above
Happy Birthday sweetheart, we send you our love
Our little princess from the day of your birth
Until the day God called you from earth
Oh how we miss you and wish you were here
But we know youíre in Godís loving care
As we celebrate your birthday
Thereís so much weíd like to say
We just donít know where to start
Laura, youíve touched so many hearts
Happy birthday from your family and friends
May the angels in heaven celebrate with you
We send our love to you on this special day
Happy Birthday Laura, my daughter my friend
Written By Doyle Alldredge 2006
Happy Birthday Laura
How grand it is for you today
As you celebrate in heaven your birthday
Iíd love to hear the angels sing for you
Laura I wish we could be there for you
Another year has come and gone
How we miss by your not being home
At times I feel youíre never far
I feel your love from where ever you are
Happy birthday from everyone here
To you our daughter we love so dear
As we sing happy birthday to you
We cut this cake in memory of you
Written By Doyle Alldredge
Holding you close in thoughts and prayers
as we remember your Precious Angel Laura
On her heavenly birthday.
Praying the day goes peacefully for you and you receive many signs from your angel.
A candle will burn in memory of your angel.
I Remember Laura
November 5, 1968 - October 19, 2002
"...with your final heartbeat, kiss the world goodbye
and go in peace and laugh on glory's side
and fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus,
fly to Jesus and live"----
Chris Rice 'Untitled Hymn'
My Heart, My Soul and all that was and is no more
She waits for me upon a distant shore
I remember this sweet creature that graced my life upon this earth
From the very moment of her birth
This mother's heart will grieve until my time on earth is through
I pray that my last years will be so few
I hold this gracious child within my heart
And there she'll live until from life I will depart
I miss you my beautiful little girl
To Those I Love
If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved,
please do not let the thought of me be sad . . .
For I am loving you just as I always have . . .
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do - so many things to say to you . . .
Remember that I did not fear . . .
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face . . .
We cannot see Beyond . . .
But this I know:
I loved you so -
'twas heaven here with you!
by Isla Paschal Richardson
Are there birthdays in Heaven?
Does the angel blow his horn?
Announcing to everybody
That this is the day you were born?
Can the stars be your balloons
And angel food your cake?
Presents wrapped in moonbeams
All the angels helped to make.
Birthdays meant so much to you
They were always a big deal
Birthday presents, lots of friends
And perhaps a special meal.
So I'll whisper a little prayer today
Asking everyone up above
To sing you a Happy Birthday song
And give you all my love.
~ Author unknown
This is Laura with Julianne and baby Michael.
This was taken 10 months before she died.
Laura at her high school graduation.
A Special Birthday
Please God, make them remember that today is a special birthday.
Make them understand that the memories don't go away.
Bless them with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know that my child's life was not in vain.
Help them to remember, Lord,
that I wish my child was here so we
could still celebrate.
To understand that I still feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile and the words "I'm OK"
Please God, let just one remember that
TODAY IS A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY.
~ Author unknown
The Sky Has A Hole In It
If you look toward the Heavens,
you'll see proof forevermore.
That God created us a way to see
Heaven has a hole in it's floor.
We can take a peek just anyday
and the proof is always there.
God wants us to know He loves us.
To remind us how much He cares.
I was looking toward Heaven
and just in a split minute.
I snapped this picture of proof ...
The sky has a hole in it.
When you long to see your loved ones,
Oh, keep your eyes toward the sky.
Just remember the sky has a hole in it.
God created for you and I.
July 24, 2003
Dedicated to YOU & me.
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
An nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Written by Connie Dyer
This is a beautiful and loving gift to Laura from my dear friend Pammi.
Benjiman's Site Map
A small gift for the Kimble family for Angel Laura.
Geoffrey P. Edwards
Laura, her husband Mike and their daughter Julianne.
Happy Birthday Laura My Darling
You Would have been 46 years old today, November 5th
How will I go on for the rest of my life
without you in it
But I will see you again where the sun shines
and there will be no more tears
and no more sorrow and eternal joy
Take care of those babies up there,
especially the Little Beaver
Look at what his mommy has done for me
Please come and see me in my dreams
and talk to me and tell me you're fine
My love to you my baby, until we meet again
Your Mommy into eternity
Dear Ann and ANGEL Laura
I saw a butterfly today
It reminded me of you
Was it you, was it a sign
Were my dreams coming true
My ANGEL My Laura
Were you coming home to me
Was it in my imagination
Or would I have to set you free
I was sitting on my porch
You had landed on a leaf
I Prayed that you would stay
Would I have really found PEACE
You were there for a while
Before you had to fly away
Ever since then I look for you
Hoping you will come one day
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL LAURA
MY LOVE TO YOU ANN
Softness of the skin
Sweetness in the smell
Nectar of the fruit
Tender in the heart
Dancing in the eyes
Uplifting in the smile
Tickle of the touch
Joining in the love
Truth in the speech
Love in the laughter
Primal in the scream
Soft in the whisper
Quick in the mind
Fair in the sentence
Brave in the confrontation
Joining in the love
Graceful in the sleep
Careful in the search
Deep in the sorrow
Strength in the sickness
Giving of thy self
Rich in the health
Kind in the giving
Joining in the love
Lee Henry Aguilera
In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera
"Be not afraid, I go before you always, come follow Me and I will give you rest."
This is a lovely and wonderful gift for Angel Laura's birthday from my friend Ann, mom to Angel Jason.
A small gift for the Kimble family on your Angel Laura's
birthday. Nothing is more sad then having to celebrate
a beloved child's
birthday without them. God bless and comfort you always.
GEOFFREY P. EDWARDS
A friend can hear a tear drop.
This webpage is created In Loving Memory of Laura Ann Kimbleon November 1, 2003
Last updated: October 24, 2014
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