In Loving Memory of
Michele Denise Shaffer
August 19, 1967 - August 17, 1985


Go ahead and mention my child
The one that died,
You know
Don't worry about hurting me further
The depth of my pain doesn't show.

Don't worry about making me cry
I'm already crying inside
Help me to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide.

I'm hurt when you just keep silent
Pretending it doesn't exist
I'd rather you'd mention my child
Knowing that he has been missed.

You asked me how I'm doing.
I say "Pretty good" or "fine"
But healing is something on-going
I feel it will take a lifetime.
~ By Elizabeth Dent

Michele at 10 years old.

This is a picture of Debbie on the left, Jenny my daughter that is still with me,
and Michele my youngest daughter that I lost when she was 18.


You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
~ Author unknown

This is Michele when she was 13 years old! She loved cats!

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

Michele with her older brother David, who has joined her in heaven.


Never a day passes by that I don't think of you
Never a day passes that I don't say "I Love You"
I cannot truthfully say I'm doing fine
Not now, but maybe later with time

Missing you aches my heart
so terribly bad
Not having you makes me oh so sad
Many times I search the rooms for you
Many times I catch myself calling for you

There's this guilt, like a cancer inside of me
Ever gnawing ever tormenting me
The what if's, if I had only or If I had done this
We all have that "what if" list

I know within my heart it had to be
It's just so hard for a parent to see
We want our children to outlive us
Not for them to die before us

My life must and will go on
Only my hurt and sorrow will also come along
My darling child I shall forever miss you
And forever and ever will I Love You...
~ Author unknown

Michele at her 18th birthday, with her Dad.

In Memory of Michele
Once again I am sending you much love
and asking the dear Lord to bring your heart peace.
You have many compassionate sisters that walk with you
With Love
Ann, Laurasmom

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14.27)

Our Christmas Angels

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Michele Denise Shaffer

on September 29, 2005
Last updated: August 8, 2016
2005 - 2016

Maria's Tribute to Christopher

Jesus Wept


My Angel Son Michael

Dearest Wilma and ANGEL Michele

Your daughter, now your ANGEL
The love of your life
You think has gone
She hasn't gone at all
Please put your trust In OUR LORD
HE will guide you through It All
Don't think of Michele as gone
She is just beyond the Crest
We have to believe in our Hearts
GOD only takes the best

Written By Sue-Anne Aguilera~~~Lee'sMom

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

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