Due to circumstances in Jonathan's life and because he was who he was, he left with us in this world a daughter that we've not seen in eight years. It was his wish to be back in her life. She is ten years old and she'd not been a part of our lives since she was around two.
When Jonathan died, Matthew notified this little girl's mother almost as soon as he found out and she called me and before you knew it, I was reunited with my first grandchild named Kameran and whom we call "Kammy". And now she and I are email buddies. I am taking it slow with her,she is shy and this has been so much for her to have to experience, but my heart is over joyed to have her in my life again but at the same time I am so sad that she never got to meet her daddy.
There was never a day that went by that I didn't think about this little girl and her birthday is March 17th and for the two years I've kept this blog, I've mentioned her in 2007 and 2008 on that date and sent her my love each time without explaining who I was talking about.
Her Mom wrote a beautiful poem and we asked her to read it at the memorial service and Kammy went up and stood right by her side when she read it.
Here's the poem:
When you came into my life You were alive,
How quckly you stole my heart
Came as a surprise to me
Though our time together was short
It was in every way well-lived
And when it was over you left me
With the best gift that you could give
I hear your laugh and I see your smile
In the most precious kind of way
Even though its not your face I see you everyday
There wasn't a day that passed me by
That I didn't think of you
And I know deep down there wasn't a day
You didn't think of us too
So every morning I'll feel your warmth
Beaming down from the skies
And every night I'll see your light
Shining through our daughter's eyes.