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You Left Dancing

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You Left Dancing

As soon as I could feel you move
I knew that you could dance
We labored for a name for you
The distinction wasn't by chance

We bought you toys to fill your days
We bought you clothes and planned your room
We read you books and sang you songs
While you were still within my womb

Then cursed fates were meant to be
Your fluid home was washed away
And even though we wept and prayed
You were born to us that day

Heavens angels awaited you
You came into our world
Dancing to a tune only you could hear
My love for you unfurled

We named you Aiden Carter 
Spitfire was your name
You fought a battle brave and true
But you lost it just the same.

You await us on the other side
A shoreline too far for us to see
Departed family holds you safe
Until our souls are also free



Dedicated to my son and daughter-in-law

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  1. Date: 10/4/2009 6:25:00 PM
    so sad, congrats on your win!!

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 5:35:00 PM
    So many soul searching verse..again brave memory..horrid lose good write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 1:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your second place win. This is a great tribute to your grandson and your son and daughter-in-law are truly blessed to have you in their lives.

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 6:30:00 AM
    Dearest lena, Congratulations on your 2nd place win! What a wonderful tribute for your precious grand-child. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 7:26:00 PM
    Moving piece... causing intense anguish and sorrow. So Sad, Lena. Congratulationon your 2nd place in Constance's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 1:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on this moving piece, Lena! So touching, and well deserving! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 1:38:00 PM
    Lena, congrats on your 2nd place win.

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 12:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest Lena. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 11:34:00 AM
    Lena, I want to thank you for sharing this painful memory with me, for my contest, The Dusty Box of Memories. I asked you to make me cry, and you did. Congratulations on your second place win... Constance

  1. Date: 8/10/2009 10:14:00 AM
    so sad..I'm sure the verse will be some comfort as will all your love and caring! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 10:45:00 PM
    beautiful words for this dedication with heartfelt words along with spiritual faith of that which is beyond us now though promised,,blessings..Cecil,,and Thank you for reading and leaving such wonderful words upon mine.

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 4:26:00 AM
    Very expressive lines for the love of a child. She awaits for you. Sara