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Memorial created 02-11-2008 by
Sally Heyer
Joshua Leigh Heyer
September 26 1996 - July 20 2007

 
The day Joshua died so many factors seems to be involved.  I, his mom, let him go down to play at the creek.  We have heard rumors of a dare being involved in Joshua's decision to jump in to the water which was higher then usual.  His friends and brother who were there that day watched in horror unable  to help.  I spent the next few nights unable to sleep as the whirling thoughts filled my head.  I wrote this poem during those first sleepless nights and my sister Terry read it at his funeral. 
 
 
 
Guilty!
 
It's my fault he died
 
I let him go
 
if only I had known
 
I would have said no
 
 
 
Guilty!

I'm the one who mentioned a dare

It's my fault he's gone

It just isn't fair
 

Guilty!
 
I should have saved him
 
jumped right in after
 
I just wasn't brave enough
 
to fight off disaster
 


 

Where oh Lord does the fault lie
 
Why oh why did Joshua die?
 
 
Which of us is guilty
 
Who takes the blame


 

someone must be responsible
 
for the horrible pain

 
"My children, None of you
 
not parent nor friend
 
 
can take the blame
 
for this boy's earthly end

 
Joshua's tasks
 
here on earth were complete
 
I called him home
 
to spend eternity with me

 
 
 
Oh my child don't you see?
 
There is no better place
 
for Joshua to be
 
 
  
I know you will miss him;
 
he was a part of your life
 
But his rewards in Heaven
 
could no longer be denied
 

  
Now Joshua is happy and free
 
He is bouncing and jumping for joy
 
here with Me
 
 
 
Do not cry for Josh-there is no need
 
but look to yourselves and assess your own needs
 
Do you know me child?? I am Jesus the Lord 
 
I am your creator, I am the Word
 
 
 
I am calling for you right now don't you see?
  
-to learn and discover more about me
 
Joshua's life has planted the seed
 
for you to be born again unto me


Admit you can't do it.
 
You can't get Life right
 
mistake after mistake...
 
sin holds you tight
 
 
 
Then look to Me just like Joshua did
 
and believe I am God's son
 
make the choice to put me first as your Lord
 
I promise I am the one

 
Your sins will be forgiven
  
your life will be just right
 
for the tasks that I will give you
 
You will be able to fight the good fight

 
And when your tasks are complete
 
I will call you home to Me
 
And Joshua will be there too
 
to enjoy your company"
 

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