Jaden, we really wish you were still here
Adding to the joy your mom and I always share
Days passed slowly while we awaited your arrival
Enduring the risks associated with your survival
Now we’ll only have lingering thoughts of you son.
Cherishing the idea of seeing your first run.
Hearing the first words being uttered by your lips.
Reading your first book, following your mom’s tips
Ideas swirl about who you’d turn out to be.
Shakepearian fanatic or a math “whiz” like me.
To be or not to be might have become your query.
I‘d just have wished your choice would leave you merry.
Adieu we are here to bid you on this day.
Never forgetting that God sent you our way
Rest assured you’ll always be in our hearts.
Oh son, it’s hard when one you love departs.
Smiles, I think, is what you’ll eventually leave.
Strands of hope you revived and now we believe.