A light from our houshold is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place made vacant in our home
can never more be filled,
Loving and kind in all ways
Upright and just to the end of her days,
Sincere and true in her heart and mind
A beautiful memory she left behind.
Christen,was a blessing that only God could give.Christen was born seventeen
months before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer.She was truly a blessing
that is missed.We miss her smile,her beautiful sparkling eyes and her
talkative self, and most of all her love of life an people. Christen touch
many lives in many ways she left a lastings impression on everyone.
We lost our thirteen year old daughter on November 8, 1998, to colon cancer.
Christen became ill in April 1998, she complain of stomachache, she was
admitted into Phoebe Putney hospital twice before she was tranferred to
Scottish Rite Children Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Christen was diagnosed with
colon cancer on July17,1998.When the doctor told me my baby had cancer a part
of me died, I had so many unanswered questions. Christen had surgery on July
23, 1998, she came home from the hospital on July 31,1998,she was doing well
, the doctors said she handled the surgery well for a child her age.
Christen started school in August, she had her first chemotheraphy treatment
two days before she went to school. She attented school every day she
could,she would go to Atlanta every monday for treatment, she was truly a
blessing throughout her illness she never complain nor was she angry SHE
On September14,1998,after a chemo treatment she became ill again an was taken
back to the hospital, as I watch the doctors perform a catscan on my daughter
I could see the concerns that the doctor had. Christen had a second suurgery
on September 20,1998. when the doctor entered Christen room's after the
surgery she told us that she had another mass an it's was impossible to
remove all the cancer. My whole world fell apart, Christen stayed in the
hospital a week, the doctors labeled her illness as terminal we brought her
home from the hospital my family an I took care of her. The pain I felt
watching that disease is a pain no mother can describe.
Christen died November 8, 1998 two days after her thirteenth birthday.We
miss her terribly an the emptiness that can never be filled. Our lives will
never be the same without her.I think of her everyday the pain never goes
away occasionally I have goods days. People often say the sun will shine
again- I find that hard to believe, but i'm waiting.We have so many friends
an family who support us an most of all we have faith in God and know that
through him we will find strength.Thank you for allowing me to share my lost
with you I hope that I can help someone as I have to have been inspired by
God saw she was getting tried
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around her
and whispered, "Come with me."
With tear filled eyes we watcher her
suffer and fade away.
Although we loved her deeply,
we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard - working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
-- Pat Thompson mother of Christen Thompson