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This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious son Lucas Daniel Jackson. Lucas was born still on February 3, 2006. We had many hopes and dreams for our little one. We love you and will miss you forever!






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    Lucas was a special one before he ever came into this world. He was going to be the first grandchild on both sides of the family. We chose not to find out if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl. We told everyone our special news on Father's Day 2005. We were all so excited. 
     The pregnancy was normal. Every visit to the doctor was great; strong heartbeat, normal blood pressure, no sugar. Lucas was growing and moving. Our first ultrasound at 18 weeks was so reassuring. He was an active little fellow that was right on schedule. There were two more ultrasounds that showed a very healthy baby. As the pregnancy went along, things looked wonderful. The baby was measuring exactly to the due date and the heartbeat stayed at 150 beats every time.   
     On a Thursday visit, January 26, my blood pressure was a little high; nothing alarming. I was told to take it easy over the weekend and come back in for a re-check on Monday. Everything was back to normal on Monday. My blood pressure was back to normal, swelling in my feet had gone down, and the doctor was pleased. I had dilated to about 1cm and was 75% effaced. We were getting excited because we new our baby was coming soon. 
     On Thursday, February 2, contractions started while teaching my 6th grade class. I was 39 weeks along. They were very light and I was't actually sure if they were contractions. I made it through all three of my classes and then during my planning, I started to bleed. My husband and I rushed to the doctor's office where as soon as I walked in I passed out. I was immediately rushed back and checked. There was no heartbeat. My husband prayed for both of our lives to be saved. 
  
   We rode by ambulance to the hospital where they had an ultrasound machine ready to check out our baby. There was no movement, no sounds, no heartbeat; just a black screen. Our doctor turned to us and said there is nothing that can be done. I was still bleeding and concern was now focused on me. As the night went on, my blood count continued to drop. I was in labor, but not progressing at a quick rate. We were told that my blood count had to level out or we were looking at a transfusion and possibly a c-section. We immediately started praying. Finally about 3:30 am, my blood levels stopped rapidly decreasing and I was dilating more quickly. At my 5:30 check I was 7-8 cm. 
  I quickly felt the urge to push and Lucas Daniel Jackson was born at 6:11 am. He weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. He was the most precious baby; healthy in every way. So what had happened? How could we have lost our son that was so perfect?
 
     The doctors diagnosed me with a complete placental abruption. I started bleeding which formed a large blood clot on top of the uterus. The blood clot pushed the placenta completely away from the uterus; which in effect, cut off all oxygen and blood supply to Lucas. Why did that happen? We may never know. I have NO factors that lead to an abruption. Smoking, cocaine use, over 40, more than 3 children, multiple birth, high blood pressure... nothingWe were devastated; our whole family could not believe we would go home without our baby boy. But we knew and believed, the Lord did have a reason. We would never know here on Earth why, but we knew our God would not make a mistake. We buried Lucas on Monday at a graveside service. 
    We received almost 200 sympathy cards. Lucas taught so many people BIG lessons in his little time he was here. He made us all realize how precious life is and that it's too short to sweat the small things. He touched many lives!! We will never forget our first born child; our precious angel!








Dear Mommy,
Before we said our first hello,
the time had already passed.
For when you held me in your arms,
I had gone to heaven to rest.


I felt angelic tears down my cheeks,
and I watched you as you weeped.
I wish I could have changed it all,
Your tears touched my soul so deep.


But mommy when you are sad,
Please be assured I know.
For death cannot take away your love,
it will only continue to grow.


Time and distance cannot erase,
a love and a bond so deep.
There is no bond that can compare,
and in your heart I'll keep.


When you are feeling far away,
and missing me so much.
Close your eyes and feel my wings,
their soft and gentle touch.


Or at night as you sleep,
I will join you in a dream.
You will see me standing close to you,
and we'll be lost within my wings.


So my dear Mommy,
as you go from day to day.
Find comfort in the knowledge,
I am never that far away.




L = Little one, Lucas, our beloved son.
U = Ultimate bond that will never be broken.
C = Cute as can be from head to toe.
A = A blessing given by God.
S = Special angel always in our hearts.

made by Cindy, Kaydence's mommy
www.kaydeeboo.memory-of.com



I'll Be There
Daddy please don't look so sad,
Momma please don't cry.
Cause I'm in the arms of Jesus
and He sings me lullabies.
Please, try not to question God,
don't think He is unkind.
Don't think He sent me to you,
and then He changed His mind
You see, I am a special child,
and I'm needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him,
the product of your love.
I'll always be there with you,
and watch the sky at night.
Find the brightest star thats gleaming,
that's my halo's brilliant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost,
that mists your window pane.
That's me, in the summer showers,
I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a little breeze,
from a gentle wind that blows,
That's me, I'll be there,
planting a kiss on your nose.
When you see a child playing
and your heart feels a tug,
That's me, I'll be there,
giving your heart a hug.
So daddy, please don't look so sad,
and Momma don't you cry,
I'm in the arms of Jesus,
and He sings me lullabies.





I said, "God, I hurt."
And God said, "I know."


I said, "I cry alot."


And God said, "That's why I gave you tears."


I said, "Life is so hard."


And God said, "That's why I gave you loved ones."


I said, "But my loved one died."


And God said, "So did mine."


I said, "It's such a great unbearable loss."


And God said, "I saw mine nailed to the cross."


I said, "But your Son lives."


And God said, "So does yours."


said, "Where are they now?"


And God said, "My Son is by my side 
And your Angel is in my arms....."


The Broken Chain



We little knew that morning,


That God was going to call your name.


In life we loved you dearly;


In death we do the same.




It broke our hearts to lose you;


You did not go alone,


For part of us went with you,


The day God called you home.




You left us peaceful memories;


Your love is still our guide.


And though we cannot see you,


You are always at our side.





Our family chain is broken,


And nothing seems the same,


But as God calls us one by one,


The chain will link again.




Jesus with Child




"I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new,
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence I often speak your name,
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart."




given by Christine, Hendryx's mommy




Hello mommy, I am here
shining a light on you.
I shine it down every time
when I see your feeling blue.

I hope it makes you smile
to know how much I care.
I hope you know that if I could
I would be with you there.

But I am with God
and he lets me do these things
to let you know I'm with you
whenever your heart stings.

So here I am mommy
shining my bright light.
It may look like the sun or moon
or the stars shining bright.

But it is me mommy
just trying to say hello
giving you a brighter day
and sending kisses below.

Whenever you need me mommy
look up to the sky.
Say "Hello my angel"
And I will be close by.

Shining on your shoulders
blowing in your face
I will make it all better
with the help of God's grace. 
written by: Tally Jackson









I blew you angel kisses 
I hope you caught each one
They flew to you in the breeze
sent high above the sun.
Place one on your forehead
and another on your nose.
Place one on your belly button
and a soft one on your toes.
Save the last one for the spot
just below  your ear.
Mommy calls that your sweet spot
handle it with care.
After you've placed each one
where they are supposed to be,
wrap your arms around yourself
and give a BIG hug from me.
I wish you didn't have to catch them
and I could plant them whenever I please
but until I hold you forever
just catch them in the breeze
.

 written by MOMMY (Tally Jackson)
 


Made by Hendryx's Mommy - Christine
http://hendryxaustynragle.memory-of.com

HELLO, MY ANGEL


How are you doing my angel?
What do you do each day?
Do you fish with Pop Pop?
Do you and your angel friends play?

Do you have a favorite place
where you go to  think of me?
Do you hear my prayers at night
before I fall to sleep?

Have you learned to play ball?
Do you like to fly?
Do you know how much I love you?
Can you hear me cry?

I miss you precious Lucas.
I just want you to know.
You will forever be in my heart. 
Your memory, I'll never let go.
written by Tally Jackson




Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.


Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?
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made by Kaydence's mommy

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Let angels watch me through the night
Until I wake in morning's light

As I sleep on clouds above
Shower my mom with angelic love
Give my daddy a kiss goodnight
Guide them with your Glorious light.

When they lay their heads to sleep
And eyes are wet from where they weep
Let angels wipe away their tears
And You, Lord, ease their concerning fears.

One last prayer before I sleep,
Let them know our love runs deep!
I rest my head and close my eyes
And twinkle in the midnight skies.
written by Tally

made by Kaydence's mommy

My Mom is a Survivor

My Mom is a survivor,
or so I've heard it said.
But I can hear her crying at night 
when all others are in bed.

I watch her lay awake at night
and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her
to help her understand.

But like the sands on the beach
that never wash away . . .
I watch over my surviving mom,
who thinks of me each day.

She wears a smile for others . . .
a smile of disguise!
But through Heaven's door I see
tears flowing from her eyes.

My mom tries to cope with death
to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows
it is her way to survive.

As I watch over my surviving mom
through Heaven's open door . . .
I try to tell her that angels
protect me forevermore.

I know that doesn't help her . . .
or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her . . .
and show her that you care.

For no matter what she says . . .
no matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart
that time won't ever heal
Love,
Lucas



made by Hyndryx's Mommy

I may never hear your voice 
or your hungry midnight cries.
But I know the painful sound 
of saying our last goodbyes.

I may never see you take
your first steps on your toes.
But I know you walk beside me
everywhere I go.

I may never taste the salt 
of kissing your boo-boos away.
But I can taste the rain that falls
from rainbows where you play.

I may never smell sweet powder
on your belly and bottom, too.
But I know the smell of summer's breeze
that carries my kisses to you.

And I may never feel your arms
hug me with "I love you."
But I can feel you always near
and your love is what gets me through.

~ Written by Mommy ~
I LOVE YOU!




made by Hyndryx's Mommy

Hey buddy, how's it going?
It's been quite a while.
I miss the days I touched your face,
and long to see you smile.

So how is Heaven? 
What's it like way up in the sky?
I bet you like playing in clouds
and learning how to fly.

I bet you and Pop Pop play ball
and catch lots of fish all day.
And Hazel reads you bedtime stories
and Aunt Clara made the quilt where you lay.

And if I know Granddaddy like I do
he goes fishin' with you two.
And Pam is there to hold and cuddle
and really just spoil you.

I can only imagine what Jesus is like,
and how wonderful Heaven must be.
You are with the best of friends
and such special company.

Give them all a kiss and hug,
and let 'em know I miss them too.
But you are the one who has the piece
of my heart that went with you.

Well, see ya later lil' buddy.
Come visit me in my dreams.
Shine your love on me daily
through the sun's bright beams.
written by Mommy (Tally Jackson)

Thank you Christine for all the wonderful pictures with Lucas' name. They represent him so well. Each and every one is so special.



Angel star, Angel Star.

Angel star, angel star,
I never wonder where you are.
You’re an angel called to love,
From the heavens up above.
Angel star, angel star,
Lucas, you’re my angel star.

Angel star shining bright,
Making all the darkness light.
Angel star twinkling high,
Sparkling diamond in the sky.
Angel star, angel star,
Lucas, you’re my angel star.

When the warming sun is set,
And my face with tears is wet,
You guide me with your blazing light,
Twinkling in my dreams at night.
Angel star, Angel star,
Amazing angel, angel star.

Angel star, angel star.
Jesus cradles you in his arms.
In the heavens, full of love;
Singing with the choir above.
Lucas, you’re my angel star;
Amazing angel, angel star.

Angel star, angel star,
Mummy loves you, angel star;
Forever held in my heart,
Amazing angel, angel star.
Angel star, angel star,
Lucas, you’re my angel star.

written byAngel Mum To Amore, Cara Teressa 
&. Pieta ZolloSemmler 
Maria Zollo August 2006



No one will ever want my heart
it isn't worth a dime.
I don't even have the whole thing anymore,
but I did once upon a time.

I used to have a heart that beat
with happiness and delight
It used to be so strong and whole
and loved with all its might.

But now you see it is damaged 
with footprints and missing pieces.
It contains a lot of hurt and pain
and with this, the value decreases.

The footprints came from loved ones
that left them here on me.
They left them when they went to Heaven
and so forever on my heart they will be.

The pieces missing were taken
from the same ones mentioned above.
They took a piece of me when they left
along with some happiness and love.

So as you can see it's broken.
My heart is a tattered mess.
On Earth it's not worth a whole lot,
and nobody would want it, I guess.

But when I get to Heaven 
no matter how long it may take
My loved ones will be there waiting
and my heart will be rid of ache.

The pieces that were missing
will be filled with love once more
My heart will be like new again
just as it was before.

Because Heaven bears no heartache
only happiness and bliss.
And I will be with the ones I've loved
and the ones that I have missed.


A special thank you to Julie, Cindy (Kaydence's mom), and Christine (Hendryx's mommy)  for all the personalized graphics.

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Tributes and Condolences
Merry Christmas, Lucas   / Mommy
Merry Christmas, LucasAs little brother celebrates his first Christmas, it's impossible for us not to think what it would be like with both of our boys here together. What a grand time it would be. . . maybe a little crazy. But I know you and Po...  Continue >>
Happy Thanksgiving, Lucas!!!   / Mommy
Good morning, Lucas. What a mess we have outside today. It's cold, windy, and rainy. Not my favorite weather for sure. Mommy is off today, because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And before you know it, Christmas will be here. On Thanksgiving day, we alway...  Continue >>
My lil' fisherman   / Mommy
Good morning precious Lucas. It's time to wake up!! You have lots to do today, I'm sure. I miss you more now than ever! I can't wait until I hold you tightly in my arms again and kiss your little fingers just like I did as soon as I held you before. ...  Continue >>
Be with Pop Pop   / Mommy
Good morning Lucas. It's Father's Day. This day will be twice as tough, for I will miss you and Pop Pop today. It's mine and daddy's first without you both. I love this picture because I know Pop Pop is teaching you so many things in Heaven and the...  Continue >>
My first mother's day   / Mommy
Well Lucas, it's 3:00 am, and here I am talking to you instead of sleeping. You see today is Mother's Day. It's my first as a mommy, but you are not here to make it extra special. I know it doesn't change the fact that I am a mother, but it just does...  Continue >>
Good morning my precious...  / Mommy     Read >>
Thinking of precious Lucas and his loving family  / Teri Drebit (Angel Mom Of Jaime)     Read >>
Just for you Lucas  / Vicki(Benjamin Riley Bernard Ogier's) Mummy     Read >>
Thought of you Today  / Mimi (Grandmother)    Read >>
On your 5th Birthday  / Mimi (Grandmother)    Read >>
Love / Kees Bekker (I have )    Read >>
Happy Birthday  / Mimi     Read >>
Hello lil' angel  / Mommy     Read >>
In Loving Memory of Lucas  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )    Read >>
Happy New Year!  / Mommy And Everett WITH ALL OUR HEARTS (Mom and lil' Brother )    Read >>
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His legacy
Lucas' Memorial  

Soon after Lucas passed away, we started getting cards from our church letting us know donations were being made to the church in memory of Lucas. The money was going into the church memorial fund. We tried to think; "what is a way we can set a memorial in our church where Lucas will always be remembered." We came up with the idea to have a stained-glass added to the baby nursery. My cousin, Barbara, immediately came to mind. She makes beautiful art pieces, stained-glass being one of them. She also attends my church and is on the memorial committee. She was glad to do something so special. She worked on it for about a month and we received it last week. We could just stare at it for hours. It will be added to the nursery soon. Again, Lucas will touch all little children that pass through our church. His future brothers/sisters will see it and know how important Lucas is to our family, church, and community. He is a powerful little angel of God.

You Raise Me Up  


When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.
Lucas Daniel Jackson  
So... what kind of legacy can one leave that never even took a breath, never opened his eyes to see the world, never smiled or said a single word to inspire. Our Lucas left a legacy that no one that ever knew him will forget. He didn't have to say a word to inspire us. He didn't have to look at this world to know he had left his mark. He didn't even have to breath the air, for he touched so many lives without needing to do any of it. 

Lucas carries the 4th generation of the name Daniel. It goes back to his great grandaddy "Pa Pa"  John Daniel Jackson.

Lucas had the brightest red, curly hair you can imagine. It looked just like his Aunt Hootie (Alison) and his Aunt Bookie (Tracy). They will know they were a part of him as well.

He looked just like his daddy; literally from head to toe. He had his eyes, mouth, chin, thin little build,  long slender fingers, and even his little hammer toe (aka crook).

He had his mommy's nose. A sweet little button nose that she got from his Pop Pop.

His birthday will always be shared with his Pop Pop Blackmon.

All that held him knew they were holding an angel. There will never be one like him. He taught all of us adults more in the 9 months we knew him than a million books can in  a lifetime.

His legacy will live on with all of us... we will pass it to his brothers/sisters, his cousins that are so close to his age. 

We are all better people from knowing Lucas.  He was our heaven-sent angel.
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