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For a brief while, a wonderful miracle was ours...

This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Colin McGaffin who was born in Ames, Iowa on June 3, 2009 and became our angel on June 29, 2009. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

From the moment they placed you in my arms,

you snuggled right into my heart


Colin Michael McGaffin, you were the love of my life and I am forever changed for the better for having you, but will forever be heartbroken having lost you. I'll love you 'til the day after forever.         Love , MOMMY



And even though I cry like crazy, even though it hurts so bad

I'm thankful for the time God gave me even though he couldn't make it last

I'm learning how to live without you even though I don't want to

And even with you gone, Love lives on....


I reached for you this morning; woke up with empty arms



~Mallary Hope~
Love Lives On













The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.
The little one we long for
Was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
Every beating of our hearts
Says of our love for you.










There is a special Angel in Heaven
That is a part of me
It is not where I wanted him
But where God wanted him to be
He was here just a moment
Like a night time shooting star
And though he is in Heaven
He isn't very far
He touched the hearts of many
Like only an Angel can do
I would have held him every moment
If the end I only knew
So I send this special message
To heaven up above
Please God take care of my Angel
and send him all my love

Daddy's letter to you..........


You came in sharin'

never made too much fussin'

in fact mostly smilin'

our house musthave been overflowin'

with lovin'

and always full of laughin'

but you must be too small for growin'

with all your siblin'

madison, brendan, meagan, and kaityln

you leave us missin'

and hurtin'

but what heals us most is knowin'

you're in heaven

while we're all left here wishin'

that we were holdin'










To Lose A Child

To lose your child is the hardest loss to bare
No other loss on earth will compare,
Your hearts been broken, your soul ripped in two
This precious child was once a part of you,

You don’t know if you can carry on
Others tell you to be strong,
You struggle with each passing day
The pain in your heart never goes away,

Days and months come and go
The grief you feel begins to grow,
The ache and longing is always there
You sit alone, you sit and stare,

Nobody knows what to say to you
You need their help to see you through,
Friends start to drift away
They can’t listen to what you say,

You remind them of what life could be
If it happened to them instead of you or me,
Nobody understands your pain each day
Some look at you and just walk away,

They can’t bare to see you cry
You can’t stop or live a lie,
This is your life now and it’s for real
Your broken heart will never heal,

So if you know a mum who has lost her child
Please try to understand,
She does not need your sympathy
She needs you to hold her hand,

Special days come along
These are days she can’t be strong,
Birthdays, Christmas and Mothers day
Are the days she dreads in every way?

Then comes the day that hurts the most
The day her life changed for ever,
Please let her know the memory of her child
Will stay with you and leave you never.







Some souls pass through

this lifetime

like a gentle summer rain,

they touch our hearts

and then return

to heaven once again.









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. "






It was breaking dawn outside;

not dark but still not light,

hearts were breaking in two inside;

that morning still a fright,

for someone so small he was loved so much;

never out of sight,

always feeling a loving touch;

that is all he felt in his life,

now it's his touch we've come to miss;

his tiny little hands,

to feel him in our arms would be such bliss;

but he's with the angel bands,

he was carried away by angels;

to heaven up above,

we now carrry him in our hearts;

still giving him all our love.



















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