(Note: This poem is in memory of Samuel Shane Kastler, who was stillborn on May 14, 2008; written by his father, Shane Eric Kastler, June 13, 2008)
Joy was felt by mom and dad when you we first discovered;
Surprise and angst, also from father; Contentment from your mother;
Plans were made, rooms rearranged; for you we did prepare;
But the future brought us different news, And left us in despair.
Brightest days were turned to night, And sadness filled our souls.
Your heart had stopped, we knew not why, For only God does know.
Events of life on earth below, You never got to taste.
A short existence in the womb; Your passing was in haste.
Yet God created you we know; He does all things with purpose.
And though His ways are not revealed, We know that he does love us.
For now you worship Him above, and miss this temporal place.
We worship Christ in unseen Spirit, But you behold His face.
We bid farewell to you our son, Today the chasm breaks.
You in Heaven, we on Earth; For now we separate.
Reunion waits, O this we know; For all in Christ shall see.
The glories of the pearly gates, Our joy eternally.
For tears and sin shall be no more, And death shall not prevail.
Christ has paid the sacrifice, And saved our souls from Hell.
We long to see the Son and Spirit, Likewise the Great I AM.
Your Mom and Dad and family, Can’t wait to meet you, Sam.