In Loving Memory of
Rafael "Rafy" Diaz
December 7, 2003 - December 8, 2003



Our Little Precious Angel

Our little precious angel,
He could not too stay long.
Enough to steal your heart away,
Then force you to be strong.
Enough to show you in a glimpse
How wonderful life can be.
And how no wealth or wordly good
Could take the place of thee.
Little Angel in a cloud
Looking down upon his family
And feeling forever proud.
That for a time, however short or long,
He had the chance to be
Our little precious angel,
so beautiful to see.
~ Author Unknown





Rafael "Rafy" Diaz was born on December 7, 2003 at 7:55pm. He was taken to heaven
on December 8, 2003 at 7:15am. He weighed 4lb 5oz and was 15 3/4 inches long.


I miss him so much and although he was only with us 11 hours.....
I want to keep his memory alive! I'm constantly thinking of him!




At 20 weeks pregnant our world was turned upside down. We were going to find out the sex of our baby but instead we were told some bad news. Our doctor told us that the baby had little amniotic fluid and this could be because his kidneys weren't functioning or that he didn't have them...a condition called Potter's Syndrome. The following morning we were to have a level two ultrasound to check the baby's organs. Our fears were confirmed...our unborn baby had no kidneys. We were given the option to terminate the pregnancy or to continue. We were told that the baby would not be able to survive outside the womb.
We decided to continue with the pregnancy and pray for a miracle.





God gave us the strength to continue. I was able to enjoy every moment of my pregnancy and we had faith God was going to do a miracle. On Dec. 7th (at 35 weeks pregnant) I went into labor. I had Rafy via c-section that evening. He was so precious! He looked so much like our first born son Alex. We were able to spend 11 beautiful hours with him....which that's a miracle in itself. We were told that he would only live minutes.
At 7:15am of Dec. 8th we said our good-byes and Rafy peacefully went to heaven.



This beautiful gift for Angel Rafael is from my friend Janet.



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 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





JOY IN HEAVEN

Listen...can you hear it?
A heavenly choir sings.
Another little angel
Just got his set of wings.
There's joy and there is shouting
As he steps through heaven's gate.
They all lined up to greet him.
All the angels celebrate.
His eyes are shining brightly
And a smile lights his face,
As he receives her halo
And takes his special place.
He's the smallest little angel
With the biggest kind of love.
He's wiser than an owl
And more peaceful than a dove.
And though there's joy in heaven,
There is sorrow down below.
broken hearts are crying
Since they had to let her go.
So he watches them from heaven
But he knows the time will come,
They will join their precious son
When their work on earth is done
~ Author Unknown





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



How very softly you tiptoed into my world;
Almost silently, only a moment you stayed
But what an imprint your footprints left upon my heart~
-Author Unknown-




Angel Rafael


Forever Held in Mommy's Heart



The memory of your little face has pierced
this broken heart of mine
I will never let you go,
you will be forever loved until the end of time
With Love and Prayers for God's peace
Ann, Laurasmom


In Loving Memory of Laura Ann Kimble


My Birthday is the same day as Rafael's
and i feel the need to share Benjimans Song with this family
for i think that i was touched
and this song may help in some small way
Hugs, Pammi


Lyrics to You Were There (Benjiman's Song)
Words and music by Michael Peace
Copyright Michael Peace 2002 9/21/02

Verse 1
You were there when I was born
In the early hours of the morn
I saw the sun beams on your hair
You were my mother sweet and fair

Verse 2
You kept me warm in your arms
I felt secure no fear of harm
In that moment I knew that I loved you
Your eyes told me you loved me too

Verse 3
Life would be just the blink of an eye
Just saying hello then saying goodbye
It was a moment I will cherish forever
Until the day when we come back together

Chorus
I will be with you once again
And I will be with you until then
I am an angel by your side
I will be here to love and guide
You all of your days

Verse 4
Have no sorrow I feel no pain
I am in sunlight I am in rain
I am your son in your memory I live
And all of my love to you I give










A friend can hear a tear drop.



This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Rafael "Rafy" Diaz
on February 27, 2005
Last updated: December 7, 2016
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