In Loving Memory of
Laura Ann Kimble
November 5, 1968 - October 19, 2002

Angel Rade's mom, Donna, made these three beautiful Christmas gifts for Laura.
Remembering Rade at Christmas

My Sweet Lily
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

Ann Laurasmom,
Christmas 2006 (c)

Matthew 2

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, �Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.� When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah* was to be born. They told him, �In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
�And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd* my people Israel.�

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men* and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, �Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.� When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,* until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped,* they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

May you have peace and the joy of the season
to honor the birth of the Lord Jesus




It's my birthday once again and another year gone by
I've prepared a banquet just for you; the grandest of all time
Each year I hope my children will stop by to show they care
But now I see how many don't even know I'm there

I'm always knocking at your door in the hope you'll let me in
I'll do anything to have you, your heart I want to win
Won't you come and celebrate, on this, my special day
My gift to you is eternal life, and I'm the only way

You have your trees all trimmed and lit, with still so much to do
Running here and there to shop for things of little use
If you just sit in the silence, you'll hear me call your name
My heart is filled with mercies and I've saved you from your shame

I'm sending invitations to come spend some time with me
Bring all your friends and loved ones, for the gifts I give are free
My children are all waiting for this wondrous day to come
And on my birthday It is I who gives the gifts
Because I am the Son

Written by Laurasmom �
In Memory of My Lily in Heaven
Christmas 2006, Revised Christmas 2014

We Wish You A Blessed Christmas

Spend Christmas In Heaven

We�re wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like as we grieve alone and pray,
Longing for one who has gone before to spend Christmas in Heaven today.

And so in our dreams we wander far from the scenes and sounds of earth
�Til we hear the sounds of the Heavenly choir singing of the Christ Child�s birth.

The Angels we envision there as they join in their merry way
and there amid the throng is our Loved One spending Christmas in Heaven today.

There�s joy in the faith that teaches when our life�s work is done
Of a place in Heaven awaiting and the crown we worked for is won.

In our grief may we learn well the lesson as to work and suffer and pray
As to merit the joys of our loved one and to spend Christmas together some day.
~Author unknown

I'm thinking of your angel this Christmas Season and I know how much you long to see her face and her precious smile.
So I hope this little gift will bring you a smile as we remember
our sweet precious angels with Jesus this holiday season. I Love you!!!
Linda, Mom to Angel Tina.

Christmas in Heaven

We�re wondering what Christmas in Heaven is like
As we grieve alone and pray.
Longing for our child who has gone before
To spend Christmas in Heaven today.

And so in our dreams we wander far
From the scenes and sounds of earth
�Til we catch the strains of the Heavenly choir
As they sing of the Christ Child�s birth.

The Angels we envision there
As they join in their peaceful way
And there amid the gathering is our Loved One
Spending Christmas in Heaven today.

In our grief may we learn well the lesson
So to work and suffer and pray
As to merit the joys of our loved one
And to spend Christmas together some day.

I'm so glad we hold many memories,
For with them we hold part of our child
So for now let's wipe away the tears
And join with loved ones dear
To celebrate this Christmas time,
For I know that, in our hearts, they're all here.
Revised and Written by Linda Rice, Dec 1,2015

Remembering Tina This Christmas

Merry christmas from heaven. Thank you so much for these two truly beautiful gifts, Bruce.

My Dear Friends and Family,

Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace and God's love,
as we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus.
Born into this world to save us and to give us the promise of eternal life.
Let us give Him all glory and honor and praise.
A Very Merry And Blessed Christmas To All My Friends And Family

With Love From
Laura and Stephen's Mom

Angel Stephen on Earth

Angel Laura Who Celebrates With Us From Heaven, Who is Forever Loved

Stephanie and Joey, My Two Precious Grandchildren

Julianne and Michael, My Two Precious Grandchildren
A Special Gift that Laura left to Comfort Me
Gone out of My Life, But Never Forgotten

Here are some updated pictures of my grandchildren. The first is Julianne with Joey, then just Julianne looking so much like her Mommy,
then Stephanie, Julianne and Michael.

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

These two beautiful gifts of Laura with her children, Julianne and Michael, are also Christmas gifts from Marie.

Marie also made this beautiful Christmas tree for her Angel Rob, and Laura, and some of their Angel friends.



Marie also made these animated versions of the Angel Christmas tree.

These are two other Angel Christmas trees made by Marie.

Rob's Christmas

These two photos above are of the memorial that Laura's mom put together
as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago to all of our angels.

Angel Rade's mom, Donna, also made this Christmas gift for Rade and some of his angel friends,
including our Laura.

Remembering Rade at Christmas

A Child Is Born

Rock-A-Bye, Baby Jesus

She was sitting by the window,
Underneath the Christmas tree
(Hair all shiny, voice so tiny);
Little rocker from age three.

She was singing to her dolly
She held, oh, so tenderly;
Little mother, like one other,
Rocking Jesus, I could see:

"Rock-a-bye, now, baby Jesus.
Rock-a-bye and have sweet dreams.
Rock-a-bye my sweet and precious,
Sleeping in the moonlight beams."

What a tender, profound moment!
(She was unaware of me.)
When I saw her kiss her dolly,
I bent down upon my knees.

"Rock-a-bye, now, baby Jesus.
Rock-a-bye. You�re safe and warm.
Rock-a-bye, now, don�t You worry.
I will keep You safe from harm."

So, my prayer was silent, humble,
"Lord, in my life, let it be.
In the deepest part of my heart
Let me keep that place for Thee!"

Rock-a-bye, my precious Jesus.
Even now, the world is blind.
No more Baby, but a Savior
Living in this heart of mine!

"Rock-a-bye, now, baby Jesus.
Rock-a-bye. You�re safe and warm.
Rock-a-bye, now. Don�t You worry.
I will keep You safe from harm!"

� 2003 by Joan Clifton Costner

This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits intact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.

Laura with her mom.

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

Laura with her dad.

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."

The top picture is Laura with Julianne, from Christmas 1999.
The bottom picture is Mom, Nana, Laura and Julianne, again from Christmas 1999.

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.

My dear friend. Wanted to send you a lil gift for Christmas. Have went to you page and it is beautiful. I want to share Michael's with you. Take care and know I am here if you need me,
love you, Carol.

Michael's Christmas Page 2014

The beautiful wreath above is a gift from my dear friend, Linda.

Ann, here are a couple of little gifts for Christmas. Hope you like them.
Love, Ann, Jason's Mom Forever

Jason, Our Gift From God

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.

Laura with her husband Mike.

To All My Friends,
Thank you all so much for the beautiful graphics you've given me as special gifts for this Christmas. They are each so very lovely and such precious treasures to me. I also would like to wish everyone blessings for Christmas and although most of us will never really celebrate a Merry Christmas again, my wish is for all of my friends to have peace of heart as we honor our Lord Jesus on His day.
Thank you Maria for all that you have done for me and for everyone with your marvelous creative web designs
which has been inspired by angels.
God bless all of you.
Love, Ann

A small gift for the Kimble family for Angel Laura's Christmas page. May God bless you.

Hi Ann, I just signed Laura�s guest book. Here are a couple of gifts for you from me and Rob.
Rob's Christmas

Thank you also to my dear friend Ann for these two beautiful gifts for Laura's Christmas Page!

Jason, Our Gift From God

Dear Ann
Just a little note to wish you a Safe and Happy Christmas...
Please accept the gifts attached...

Merry Christmas From Angel Lee

Christopher's Christmas Page

Remembering Chad

My Michelle's Christmas Web Page

Ken's Page

Michael's Christmas Page

  Please also visit Come Celebrate With Me  

Missing Jason

Dearest Ann
May your Holidays be PEACEFUL

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

Christmas In Heaven

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Laura Ann Kimble
on December 18, 2004
Last updated: December 27, 2018
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