Our beautiful little baby girl, Charlotte Rose was born 14 weeks prematurely on April 25, 2005 and was sadly taken from us on May 26, 2005 due to severe pneumonia. She gave so much, but little angels always do. We love her and miss her more than words can ever say. We long to hold our precious and very loved little girl one day. She's our little angel now, and is in the arms of our Lord and our blessed Mother until we can be with her again. Please scroll down to read about Charlotte's rainbow.
~As night falls, stars appear, and
Lovely angels gather here.~
~Angels reflect the magnificence of heaven, the
Spectacular home that God has prepared for all those who belong to him.~
~My angel in heaven waiting for her family~
~Sweet, sweet angel, pray for us.~
APRIL - Diamond - Eternity, courage and health
~Sleep sleep happy child,
All creation slept and smil'd.
Sleep sleep, happy sleep.
While o'er thee thy mother weep~
~They take your hand in theirs
when you could use a little reassurance.They walk beside you when you could do with a little guidance
and direction in your life.
And they support you in your attempts to do what is right.
Real-life angels multiply your smiles
and add to your integrity.~
~As we cry these tender woes
and say goodbye to them we know
they'll fly wherever spirits go
On petals of a soft white rose.~
Used With Permission From The Author
Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.
So one day the child asked God:
"They tell me you are sending me to earth
tomorrow, but how am I going to live there
being so small and helpless?"
God replied, lovingly,
"Among the many angels, I chose one for you.
She will be waiting for you
and will take care of you"
"But tell me, God, here in Heaven,
I don't do anything else but sing and
smile. That's enough for me to be happy.
Why must I leave?"
"Your angel will sing for you and will also
smile for you every day. And you will feel your
angel's love and be happy."
" And how am I going to be able to understand
when people talk to me, if I don't know the
language that men talk?"
"Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet
words you will ever hear, and with much patience and
care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
"Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray."
"I've heard that on earth there are bad men.
Who will protect me?"
"Your angel will defend you even if it means
risking its life."
"But I will always be sad because I will not see You anymore."
"Your angel will always talk to you about me and
will teach you the way for you to come back to me,
even though I will always be next to you"
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven,
but voices from earth could already be heard,
and the child, in a hurry asked softly: "Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
"Your angel's name is of no importance at all,
you will call your angel - Mother."
There is spiritual life that we share with the angels of Heaven and with the divine
spirits; for like them we have been formed in the image and likeness of God.
Lawrence of Brindisi
~In a moment of quiet, among the sweet flowers,
You can feel that you are in the company of an angel.~
Thank you, Lisa Copeland for this beautiful picture!
~The song of angels is heard
in a baby's laughter.~
~There are no burdens too heavy
when you imagine yourself on angel's wings.~
GOD'S LITTLEST ANGEL
Mommy and Daddy don't cry for me.
To walk the earth was not meant to be.
I'm in God's house you see.
I watch over you every day.
I know that you love me in a very special way.
You wanted me to be healthy and whole,
So you had to let me go.
You will get to see me every day
As you look at the children who past your way.
I may be the little boy with the dimple in his chin
Or the little girl with the golden curl.
You will know what you did is right Because
When you look in the sky on a clear star filled night,
I will be the star that is shining so bright.
I love you Mommy and Daddy good night.
This poem was written by Alfred Lang
THE ANGEL'S PRAYER
O shining Seraphim, of fire and ruby born.
Surround us with the love that burns at early dawn.
O faithful Cherubim, of chariots burning bright,
Dispel the gloom of sorrow that renders dark and night.
O Thrones, the true foundation of Heaven's Mighty Ones
Grant us the gift of living in everlasting calm.
O bright and true Dominions, who bring order to chaos
Guide us in righteous living and from the darkness free us.
O Virtues, hope undying of courage and true grace
Show us the shining pathway that leads to God's embrace.
O Powers of the Almighty, the guards of Heaven's gate
Guard us from all the evils that hurt and desecrate.
O Principalities, who sing with every bell
Bring guidance to our leaders and peace unto the world.
O Archangels, Hosts of Heaven, deep in our souls create
The light of true compassion so love becomes our fate.
O Angels our true guardians, help us redeem our story
So we may share with you the joy of Heavens's glory.
~A company of angels follows us wherever we go.
They share everything with us -
Our happiest hours and deepest sorrow~
~And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words ~
We also want to remember our second baby who we named Christian who passed away on September 21, 2005 at 8 1/2 weeks gestation. He was very loved and wanted. He now rests with his sister, Charlotte both on earth and in heaven. I know our babies are happily playing together with our Lord and His Mother watching over them until we are able to do so one day. God bless all the children.
We also would like to announce Charlotte & Christian's little brother Charles Christopher born on August 1st, 2006 at 35 weeks gestational age weighing in at 4lbs.13 oz. He is a healthy little boy! Ironically, this was the day that his big sister, Charlotte Rose was to be born. Surely our little angel was looking out for her little brother on this day. Thank you, dear angel families for all your thoughts and prayers!
~The angels gazed down and smiled with abundant joy
As God so tenderly gave the world a little baby boy.~
Charlotte watching over her little brother, Charles
Charlotte's little brother, Charles Christopher. She's been an amazing little guardian angel to her little brother.
~Sleep my child and peace attend thee
All through the night.
Guardian angels God will send thee,
All through the night.~
Sir Harold Boulton
Charlotte and Christian together in heaven
~Outside the open window
The morning air
Is all awash with angels.~
Richard Purdy Wilbur
Charlotte Rose Bates April 25 + May 26, 2005
Christian Bates, became an angel September 21, 2005
~The angels light another star
Each time there is a birth
To celebrate each precious child
The good Lord sends to earth.~
~Wherever you go,
Whatever you do,
May the angels watch over you. ~
~To love for the sake of being loved is human,
but to love for the sake of loving is angelic~
~If you've ever felt love, then you most certainly
Have been touched by an angel~
~Wherever there is love an angel is flying by.~
Charlotte & Christian happily playing together in heaven. Have fun bouncing on the clouds, little ones! We love you and miss you so much!
Lots of kisses to you little Charlotte & Christian!
Thank you, Lisa Copeland for this beautiful picture!
God bless all of you for visiting Charlotte & Christian's website, and thank you for lighting candles and leaving tributes. This means so much to us! Much love to all of you!
Charlotte's Rainbow, September 14, 2005
In September of 2005 our new home was completed and ready to move in. We had built our home for Charlotte's arrival into our expanding family.
Driving towards our new home we had noticed a rainbow from the distance.It was NOT a rainy day, which made this rainbow's appearance all the more mysterious to us. The closer we got to our house the more we questioned why was there a rainbow without any rain in the horizon. Upon pulling up to our home our neighbor's daughters came running up to our car exclaiming "There's a rainbow in your backyard!" Sure enough the rainbow's arch began right outside our backyard fence. I grabbed the camera from my purse and immediately took pictures of this spectacular vision. This was just too coincidental for us to overlook the possible meaning of this beautiful rainbow. We knew that Charlotte was welcoming us home, and let us know in the most beautiful way possible. Thank you, sweetheart. You are and always will be home with us.
~The delight of the wisdom of the angels is
To communicate to others what they know.~
~The scent of a rose is sweeter
When touched by an angel.~
~Dear Lord, we take comfort in knowing You are holding our children in heaven until we are able to do so ourselves~
~An angel's kiss is as
gentle as the touch of a butterfly.~
Kisses to you too, sweetheart. We miss you & can't wait to hold you in heaven! Love, Mommy & Daddy