Monday, April 2, 2018

The Three of Us

In loving memory of Aaron Havenga (April 2, 1975 ~ November 20, 1994)

Aaron: Before you were born,
we held your sister Sarah,
and loved her deeply.

You can see in the photos
how the three of us wanted 
a baby brother for her.

Then you were born,
and our joy was multiplied.
Our family complete.

Mary and I watched
the two of you play together;
always together,
making your own fun.

Sarah loved you deeply.
You loved her too.
You took care of each other.

We took care of you and Sarah.

Somehow, nineteen years sailed by,
and you passed from this life.
Your sister now brotherless;
your parents counting the years,
carrying a suffering love for you. 

The three of us carrying on, 
carrying our memories of you
deep in our hearts.

Because we carry
the Spirit of God,
which dwells within us. 
© 2018 Richard Havenga

Photos 1 - 6 by Mary Havenga, from Sarah Havenga's collection.

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