In Loving Memory of
Marjorie Mae Bowen
April 13, 1966 - August 19, 2001
My Marjorie Mae
~*~ Blessed Happy Birthday ~*~
My Sweet Marjorie Mae, this is the poem I wrote for her birthday coming on April 13!!
Love to all who mourn!
My sweet Marjorie Mae, you were born 51 years ago this day
My heart remembers your tiny face full of grace
You were the most beautiful gift heaven could give
If I could bring you back and make you live
I would do it and bring brand new joy
Into your lovely life and I guess you would find a toy
That you never had ever enjoyed
For you were always on some adventure to find something different than perceived
You never could seem to find what you needed
For it was not on earth to receive
The life you now have in heaven's realm
Fills all the gasp this life could not
For earth's temporal challenges ceased
You found true life and are released
From the burdens of earthly trials
That took you through many miles of earthly walks
It brought you to the place where real life talks
The place that we all so much hunger for
The place where we never lack for more
Of what real peace is all about
You have no fears and have no doubts
For the life you live now shouts
Out the joy of heavens bliss and you kiss
The Son of God every day
He holds you and caresses all your cares away
No more trouble, no more inner pain
You are changed, but still the same
Marjorie Mae that my heart pines for
You dance and sing on heaven's shores
You came past the old prison doors
You kicked down the walls of deceit
And fell at the Savior's feet
Kissing them in passion so sweet
For you found the reason for new life
You became the Saviors forever wife
You're now the bride and He is your groom
You opened the door and entered the room
Of life everlasting so full of peace
You are filled with rapture of sweet release
You are free and forever at peace
You are now enjoying the increase
That only heaven can hold and it never will cease
You are loved so deeply dear child of mine
You are a rare treasure and sure find
No one else, just one of a kind!!
This is a loving gift to our Angel Marjorie from Carol, mom to Angel Michael.
When I think of you with your big brown eyes,
I wonder whether you are in the garden in heaven tending
Those beyond compare scented roses and other many posies
You will be celebrating spring forever as you add to the flare
And with much care dress up the Garden of Eternal Life!
Marjorie, it is ever so hard to believe this one more birthday
Without you ~ Fifteen years have passed away
And missing you is just part of the menu of every day
Life here thinking how much beauty you have gained
As you dance and sing and grow and attain
All that Perfection that heaven can bring
The trumpets sound and angels rejoice and praise fully sing!
Gabriel is 14 and is such a handsome nephew
You would just love him and enjoy him with eyes of blue
He would play with you and say you are a Auntie so grand
He is full of energy and reminds me of your artistic hands
As the sun shines and the moon grows bright
May you send us gifts of much delight
So we can hold on here just one more day
So we can pray that with you we will forever stay
In the land of wholeness and full of childlike play!!!
Forever your loving family who misses you beyond,
words that can not fill the empty space in our hearts
of remembrance on this your special 51st year you were
on a cool April morn and this year we celebrate
Palm Sunday when the Halleluiahs rose to heaven.
Send us some beautiful songs from heaven
choir singing and worship!!
Love and deep rich blessings to you in
the place we all are waiting for!!
Mom, Gerald, Eric, Karen, Gabriel and Uncle Tom
and your dad, Jerry and Veloris
Your children, Michael Jeremy, Stephanie Renee
and Christopher Aaron
all praise their mom bless you!!
IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY SWING!!
Itís your birthday swing
And up to the sky you go
I see you smiling down at me
I see you humming confidently
I see the brown in your eyes as they sparkle
Bright like the stars that outline the galaxies
There you are Marjorie Mae
And so much a part of me.
Itís your birthday swing
Its rope outlined in white and pink flowers
And you are in your summer dress
It swings back and forth in the wind
Again and again
You keep sailing like a kite up high
Your spirit soaring never-endingly
Iím amazed at your beauty
Awed that youíre a part of me
Awed at how the time as passed
But youíve stayed forever young
There in Heaven where life never ages
You have flown off the pages of my heart
From the start
Keep swinging high
And flows your hair brown
Youíre smiling at me
I love Marjorie Mae
My step daughter, Laurie wrote this today for Marjorie.. What talent she has and my heart is so full of gratitude for all of your love you all have shown me and her..
I was going to just go past this day, but knew that I had to face it. Love to all and hugs and care to your achy hearts..
These two very special gifts for Angel Marjorie's birthday are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.
This beautiful birthday gift is from our friend Martha. To paraphrase what Marjorie's mom wrote: Marjorie is top billing for us today..
She is a star in our hearts and in our minds.
Happy Birthday to our *Marjorie Mae*
on your 51st year!
Marjorie Mae today is your 51st birthday
The sun shown brightly and the birds sang all day
The peach trees are blossoming and new life is unfolding
The joy of the birth of nature awakening is holding
For us to embrace the beauty of your face
Once again, but for now the earthly lace
Drapes the plants and trees
With your beauty from afar in the coolness of the breeze
That tantalize and tease, my heart to be with you and please
Me with the delights of the birth of spring!!
In the weeping cherry blossoms and red wing blackbirds that did sing
A tune, a sweet melody from heaven help take away the sting
Of missing you on your birthday, the day you were born and my heart torn
From the presence of seeing you here and feeling you ever near
The Serenity Bridge stained is a hue of blue
Is now gracing the little water falls that surrounds
Your memorial resting place, with little dancing waters that resound
On this place, this place of Holy ground!!
The tulips are just emerging in their spring dance
The daffodils are still showing off and enhance
The beauty of all nature in one glance
As the purple Lilac decided to show blooms
To take away the sadness of a harsh winters gloom
The Pink and White Dogwoods are growing their flowers
To bring to us much joy and many hours
Of delightful beauty in joyful duty!!
To help the sad heart to feel lifted up
As the bluebirds fly around and fill the empty cup
Of the achy heart needing comfort and peace
And watching the blossoms swell and release
Their delicate perfume making my heart to consume
All the treasures yet discovered and fill my hearts room
With heavenly pleasures in these God given treasures!!
Written by your mother, Norma Jean
April 13, 2013, revised April 2017
Blessed Birthday to our
Sweet Marjorie Mae
~*~ 51st ~*~
April 13th, 1966
On a sunny April morn you were born
with eyes so bright and to a mom's delight
You gave me joy and what a gift to bring
me a lift in life that can be full of strife
The birds sang a tune and crooned
words of "she is here" and love met me
in a bundle of tiny little softness and grace
Seeing your face and feeling the warmth
of God's grace
as I gazed at this amazing
God had created in this precious
new, tiny life ~
Goodness, gentleness, innocence,
to the world it makes no sense,
but with the understanding all life
is created by the One
who only designs
the very best
with lots of energetic
personality and with zest!
We remember your birthday, our Marjorie
For twas on this day you brought so much
Amazement in your treasured tiny, little self
For this we have gained much wealth
We celebrate your uniqueness and especially
Your gift of your self to family and to me
Your mother who had the privilege of
Holding your life next to my heart
A priceless treasure from your earthly start
Once you came we will never depart
Only a breath away for in my heart you stay
Today, forever and always!
We love you so very much
From your family!
Remembering your funny ways,
Your cute little nose turned up to say,
" I am going to have fun today ".
Remembering how much you
loved to play out doors
in the fresh Winds and bright sunshine all day!
You had a way with roses,
your favorite flower,
You could spend time touching them for hours.
You could cut them and root them and make them grow
Watching them blossom, making them show
How beautiful God created
the lovely rose
Your grandma Marge's middle name is Rose
I am sure you and her now
The words so sweetly to describe
with heavenly prose..
The beauty of the petals and smells so divine
It makes us want heaven
with you both sublime
Knowing in a short time
We will all share the garden of heaven and be all together again
Making us know that
As we are on earth's plane
God is preparing us for eternal togetherness
No more, no less
Hugging each other with excitement
With many warm caresses
Clothed in shining,
White heavenly dresses.
Gabriel, your nephew is so full of life and fun filled joy
You know he is one sweet and funny little boy..
We are sure you look down from heaven and see his angelic face
Pouring out gentle innocence
and new life grace!
We hold you dear in mind and heart
Our love for you will never depart
Our hearts miss you on this your
We want to say on this
your special day
Send us your kisses in the breezes
in the sky
Tell us you love us as we sense your spirit fly by
On the wings of a song bird
let us say we heard
Your gentle laughing, sweet voice,
Bringing us a word
That you are happy in heaven above
Send us some blessings on the wings of a dove
Knowing that our love
for each other will never fade
As we sit under a crabapple tree's shade
Sipping a cool, soothing glass of
You are a treasure come to earth
On your sacred day of birth
I will never forget that day
On that cool spring day
When you appeared
With a twinkling in your little eyes
Tiny and innocent oh, how time flies
I can only imagine your beauty in Heaven's realm way up in the sky
Wishing I was there
And wondering why
But know that one day we will be
No missing you, never ever!!
So on this your birthday I say
I love you and hope you have the very best birthday
I bless you my first child,
My Marjorie Mae
From your mom,
I love you and miss you!!!!
Marjorie's 18th birthday!
Blessed Birthday to my
Marjorie Mae on her 51st
My grown up Marjorie now fifty-one, oh my
Seems like yesterday when your life just came alive..
Dainty little gal all dressed up in pink chiffon for Easter Day
Always looking for fun, adventure and finding someone to play..
Tender hearted and giddy her eyes all agleam
When she found a new treasure along a river, the ocean or stream,
I wondered if she was thinking, wishing and dreaming that some day
she would climb that last mountain to heights not attained
on earth in her human frame..
One day I will find out how much she has gained
In heaven where the angels reign
and the chorus she sang
as she was passing through to heaven on that fateful day..
Her new birth in heaven
all shiny and new
She sings with the angels a new birthday tune..
So on your earthly birthday
I hold your life so dear
And remember you are ever so close and also so near
As the memories are held onto to so tightly and sweet
For one day you will stand and greet
on the golden heavenly streets
we will again meet, what a glorious treat!!!
I'll love you forever and I miss you so
My first born child!!!
Your mom who will never forget you..
My Beloved Marjorie Mae (51)
Blessed birthday to you my dear,
My heart ever yearns for you to be near.
With eyes ever bright
You brought my heart such delight;
Your zest for all life brings
Such joy like the freedom of angel's on wing.
You taught me to laugh when things went wrong
Helping me to see that you were strong
In your belief that life is just as long
As we make our hearts here dance with song.
I miss your sweet gentle voice singing
Over life's strife and cares,
Knowing this life here is but a vapor
So how can we compare
The new life that is coming with delightful flare.
So I wish you joy today and heavenly peace,
Where love is forever and will never cease.
Feeling your love as close as the wind;
Your kisses so sweetly and gently intertwined
In the gusts of the air drifting afar,
Floating and touching my soul that seems so marred
With the ache of missing you each and every new day
Hoping that you miss me the same this way.
Blessed birthday, today you're fifty-one, oh my
Thanking the Lord that He gave me some time
With you here on earth for a while
And eternity we will be together while watching you smile,
Dancing and singing and being so free
We will see Jesus, our loved ones,
And you will be with me.....
I just love you ever so much my sweet first child, MARJORIE
Dear Norma Jean
I hope you like these two Birthday Gifts that I've done for you my sweet friend.
Wishing you & Gerald a very nice quite weekend back there,
All my love & prayers Norma Jean.
Always take care.
From your ever friend Joan
This is a beautiful and loving gift for Angel Marjorie from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.
April 13, 1966 * August 19, 2001
This my Marjorie's 51st birthday... May you celebrate her beauty and know the joy she is having in heaven.. I know that it is so hard to not be with our kids and when it is their birthdays, it is even the harder for us moms for we bore them this day.. I am so grateful for the pain of her birth for I would not have had her for all those 35 years, but so wish that I could have known her even more..Because of her addiction struggles it kept us from a more intimate time together.. I know this will all be made up in heaven and we have for all eternity to share our love for each other with no obstacles in the way..
Her birthday being just a few days after Easter is so special to me for He died for me and us all..Marjorie is free to be with our Savior for always and celebrate with Him
the gift He gave us so we can be together one day..
Blessed Birthday to my sweet Marjorie!!!!
I will love you forever and always and you remain my first born and my heart misses you and wants you happy so I will wait until we meet again and I can feel your lovely face
and kiss your cheeks and hug you forever, sweet child..!!
Beautiful Marjorie Mae
You were born this very day,
51 years ago seems like forever,
I will be with you in spirit
Our love will never ever sever
For our hearts entwined the day you were born
The mystery of you are in life's pages worn
Upon my heart you were imprinted by God's love
From a source only from above,
And can never be erased
Or replaced, only graced
By your presence sent on the winds of a dove
Born to be with me for all eternity
My arms reach out to you with a mother's glee
Knowing that you are now truly free,
To be all you can be
In paradise and with all our family!
I miss you so much and pray for our meeting one day..
I love you so much my first child, forever!!
Revised April 13, 2017
Dear all who need something from their child,
I was cleaning out my closet and found some old letters that my daughter wrote probably 28 years ago when she went to a rehab for her addiction problem.. I never knew that they would mean so much to me, her dad and her brother, Eric, sister,Karen and myself..Marjorie has been gone now for almost 15 years in August and her birthday is coming in April so my heart just needed some warmth ( such a frigid winter ) from my daughter and a reminder that she still is here with us each new day.. These letters say so much to us even today for she had so much trouble talking out her feelings and they said so much.. I did not remember that she individually wrote us in some of the letters so that makes it more personal and healing.. The timing was around Valentine's day and I choice to give my other kids their letters..They were so amazed at what she said to them that it was like heaven came down in an old card board box and became a gold box filled with lovely memories of her sweetness and her tender heart..She was fragile to life's pains and felt others pains and was right there to help out.. I remember her coming to the nursing home I work in and visiting us here way up on Western New York State all the way from Brunswick, Ga..She just loved the elderly and they caught right on that she loved them and cared about them..Marjorie knew no strangers and would talk with folk I would hesitate to talk to.. Her heart poured out on those pages and we have a little piece of her heart and her touch on us through her hand written word.
I can not thank God enough for this golden gift from heaven.. We sure need it with jobs so insecure and this world needing real change in values...My step daughter wrote this poem as I poured out my thoughts about this to her. .I hope it reaches a lot of Mother's hearts for this speaks to us moms in a very special.. I pray that each one reading this will have a special sign or insight into their own child's departure for a season.. We need each other to comfort us and we need to continue to watch for those signs and those gifts from heaven only meant for you individually. They are there.. I was looking out the front window in our really cold area of the state and I seen 6 blue birds getting holly berries just a few weeks ago..They never show up in our yard, let alone close to the house.. It has been in the single digits here so well I know that they were sent from heaven to comfort me.. The blue bird of happiness!!! Just think I saved them not knowing that I would find them to help me feel her presence here again.. God hears our prayers and knows what we need..May each one of you gain a new level of peace as your journey continues until we meet them again..
They are just over the horizon's enjoying peace so sublime and calling our names..
Thanks so much and bless you for all you do..
Yours in the love of our Lord,
Norma Jean Kimbel mom to Marjorie Mae Bowen
Finding My Heart Again
Seems just yesterday I saw your face
Heard your voice
Now I dig out letters
You wrote me in your yesterdays
And I have to look forward
With hope that your yesterdays' offerings of love
Will help Momma's heart yet continue to wait
Until we see each other again upon Heaven's golden shores.
You wrote many in the family
Each lily I picked from your heart
So freshly laid, you searched for hope, for love
Your eyes soft brown round
Your heart a pearl
Your life a price
You have touched me today
Even here on the floor in the box where I found you
Your words heal and hold me
You embrace me from your heart in heaven
You look down upon me and say I love you Mamma
Whoís to say words can't heal or stitch up needed wounds
Or like a root in the heart can't stretch toward a love-starved sky
Marjorie, you reach out your heart yet still
Iím often amazed at your kindness
You, a part of me, were packed away
Yet through the pain I see I have found healing
In what of you I had packed away
Your letters resurfacing skin of my eyes
I find your smile wide peeking out of cardboard into my soul.
Your life did play a role
The Lord knows your Mamma's heart
Her heartís vision for family restoration
Her heartís longing to see her family fully recover safe
Under Godís unity umbrella
Thank you Marjorie Mae
Youíve touched me in many graceful ways
You have watered my heart's garden
And I'm sheltered by a Father
Who knows what Iím feeling
He rains down showers of your love upon me
I taste the honeydew of my Father's love
As I am kissed by a friend, my daughter up above
I am a friend of God; He knows my name
Created me and all that I am
Made me to realize Ė made me to know
Significantly in a box.
His love kiss did blow
Here upon my Momma's Heart.
By Laurie Price 3/5/09, Revised April 13, 2010
I found this picture of Marjorie as a bridesmaid behind a picture in a frame of her dad and I when I was at a class reunion. I never had seen it before.. It is not too clear. I tried to brighten it up, but it still is too yellow.. Her hair was not as pretty as usual, but it is still my Margie all dressed up pretty... It is amazing how when you find something that it just makes your day. She may be 25 here.
This is the pink weeping cherry tree I planted in Marjorie's memory..
I just know it will have more blooms this year on it.
There across my driveway
Stands true a pink weeping cherry
Ready to blossom to its fullest awakening
I readily rise in the early morn
To just raise up the blind
Take a peek outside to view it
See its blooming dress divine
It's there I think of Marjorie
Where just 50 years today
She was endowed into my arms
A prize in perfect array
Her energetic smile
Her radiance a sight
As she dances around the roses
Watching hummingbirds take flight
A wondrous cloud of adventure
Her energy so profound
Her smile so full of life
Always fun to be around
So my sweet pink weeping cherry
Where lies beneath your feet
Peddles of soft hue
A scent so pure and sweet
Just to embrace your beauty
Your color like a rose
Your softness like her tiny feet
A blanket for her toes
You stand upright and glorious
And in your sentimental way
I heard you whisper Marjorie's name
On this, Her special day.
By Laurie Perdue
(in loving memory)
Laurie is Marjorie's friend.
Today is My Birthday
Today is my birthday
Celebrate my life with you
And remember the good times
Not the bad and do not be sad;
Look up towards the sun
And catch every ray of light
upon your cheek
For I am there with you.
Today is my birthday
Be happy for me
I lived a short but full, happy life
I had the pleasure of love
And the joy of my family
Do not be sad
Look up towards the stars
And catch each twinkle
in your heart.
For I am there with you.
Today is my birthday
My legacy is not wealth or mighty belongings,
My legacy is you and your life.
Spend it wisely and carefully
Guard it always
Do not be sad
Feel the wind on your face and in your hair
And know that I loved you
For I am there with you, in your laughter
And in your hearts.
Today is my birthday
Learn to live again without me
Take my strength with you
For you are not alone.
Do not be sad
Feel the rain on your face
Feel all life's treasures and
Know that you are alive!
At each step of the way
I will help you
For I am with you always
Until we meet again.
Today is my birthday....
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
My Daughter Walks with Jesus
Marilyn Ferguson ~ 2004
The doctor's voice was heavy
His words chilled to the bone
Your little girl won't last the day
Tonight, you'll be alone.
I hurried to her bedside
Her body pale and weak
She told me that she loved me
I kissed her tiny cheek.
My child was quickly fading
I held her trembling hand
She said, "you mustn't cry for me
Someday you'll understand.
Today, I dreamt of angels
Who carried me away
To the holy land of Jesus
God talked to me today."
I held her, oh, so gently
She slowly passed away
My tears continued falling
On her gown that dreadful day.
For years, I nursed my anger
Consumed by endless grief
I even hoped that I might die
To bring about relief.
In a lonely cemetery
By her grave, one wintry day
I was sadly placing flowers
And felt the urge to pray.
As I knelt beside her gravesite
I felt a breath of spring
The sky lit up with angels
What comfort it did bring.
A voice broke through the silence
It brought about release
My little daughter spoke to me
My soul was filled with peace.
Her words were sweet as honey
She said, "I didn't die
For now, I live with Jesus
So, Mommy please don't cry."
My daughter dwells in heaven
Of that, I can be sure
For today she walks with Jesus
He's taking care of her.
Thank you to Marjorie's Mom's friend Betty for sending this heart felt poem
and the song from this beautiful page called
"Angel From Above."
The mention of my child's name
may bring tears to my eyes,
But it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend,
let me hear the music of her name!
It soothes my broken heart and sings to my soul!
~ Author Unknown ~
Thank you to My Bestest Buddy for working so hard to create the beautiful background for this page and also for all the wonderful frames that you made for many of Angel Marjorie's photos.
I have you in my heart today
Sending my love and angels to surround you
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."
A small gift for Angel Marjorie Mae Bowen's family.
May God bless and comfort you.
GEOFFREY P. EDWARDS
Dear Norma Jean
I would love to share this poem with you. One of many that my ANGEL Lee wrote.
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~~~Sue-Anne'sANGEL
In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera
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In Loving Memory of Marjorie Mae Bowen
on April 2, 2004
Last updated: April 13, 2017
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