Happy Valentines Day in Heaven

Today is Valentines Day,

and wether or not you celebrated the holiday before,

it is ever so painful to not have our children around to say those words to.

Here is a poem that helps celebrate the love we all share for our children.

A Dozen Roses

If I had a dozen roses, I know just what I’d do

I’d give each one a name that reminded me of you

The first rose I’d call sunshine, because you brighten everyday

The second would be beauty, the kind that never goes away

The third rose would be priceless, like those hugs you gave to me

I’d name the fourth rose silly, oh how funny you could be

Rose five of course is patience, something you have helped me find

The sixth rose would be memories, the gift you left behind

The seventh and the eighth rose would for sure be faith and grace

Nine would be unique because no one can take your place

The tenth rose well that’s easy, I’d simply name it love

Eleven would be angel, I know you’re watching from above

I’d think about that twelfth rose, and I’d really take my time

After all these roses are for you my Valentine

I’m sending them to heaven in every color that I know

So twelve I’ll name forever, that’s how long I’ll love you so

author unknown….


  1. Dad,
    You left us 12 years ago today. These 12 roses are sent from our heart to you.
    Glen, Sandi, Kenny & Denny

  2. Lovely! Missing my Mom, Dad, and especially daughter Kelly, who would be turning 30 in July.
    This poem provides some comfort today <3
    Kelly's Mom and family, Andrea

  3. Had to post, missing my son Ben who passed away on October 17th, 2014 at age 25 due to medical mistakes. I love and miss him so much. This poem provides some help with the grief today. I love you Ben!

    • Donna Talbert says:

      Pam my son passed away on Oct 9,2014 because of basically the same thing. My heart goes out to you. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to face . No one knows until they have been there.My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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