Melissa Russell

Mike, Loreen and Natalie Russell would like to thank our families, friends and co-workers for all the support, cards and donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in this very sad time.

We were overwhelmed with all the kind words and support we received.

Even though Melissa’s time with us was short we have lots of good memories and stories that will help us get through, she was a special angel. I would like to share this poem with everyone.

Please keep her in your thoughts.

MELISSA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS

IN HEAVEN

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below

With tiny lights like Heaven’s stars reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear

For I am spending Christmas up in Heaven this year

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear

But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here

I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring

For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart

But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart

So be happy for me, loved ones, you know I hold you dear

And be glad I am spending Christmas in your heart this year

I sent you each a special gift from my Heavenly home above

I sent you each a memory of my undying love

After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold

It is love that’s most important, in the memories that you hold

Please love and keep each other is what I would ask of you to do

For I cannot count the blessings or love that I have for each of you

So have a Merry Christmas and please wipe away that tear

And remember, I am spending Christmas in your heart this year.