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If Tomorrow Starts Without Me  / Broken Hearted   Read >>
If Tomorrow Starts Without Me  / Broken Hearted

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me…as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled & at me from
His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you..
Today your life on earth is past but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow but today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me? “
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.
feeling the waves  / Uncle Steve   Read >>
feeling the waves  / Uncle Steve
It's been over a year and I still feel the pain like it was yesterday. I read Jacobs legacy over and over and there is one statement that gets me every time.

"Just as a pebble tossed into a still pond sends ripples out in all directions, Jacob's death has been a huge boulder plunged into the unsettled sea of our family's lives. " 

Truer words were never spoken! I sit and reflect on the past and I feel the waves crashing over me.  All the pain and anger I feel inside comes crashing down on me with uncontrollable emotion.  Words can't explain what Jacob meant to me and how this unforgettable tragedy has affected my life, as well as others.

Jacob, please help me to find a way to make it through this...I miss you so very much!!!
My heartfelt condolances to Jacob's family and friends  / Annalisa (His mom's friend )  Read >>
My heartfelt condolances to Jacob's family and friends  / Annalisa (His mom's friend )

I didn't know Jacob,i only know his mom though i have never met her,she is one of my online friends.
But through everything i read in this Memorial site from friends and family i got to know him a little,enough to see him as a sensitive young man with a heart of gold.
I am a mom myself with a son of now 22 and my heart goes to Karen,her husband and Jacob's sister for what they have and are going through since Jacob's passing.My heart goes out to his extended family and friends and everyone who knew him as well.
I don't know why God takes people who have so much more time on this earth but i don't question Him because i know that He has a reason for what happenes to us all,we just have to have faith and trust in Him.May God give you Karen,your husband, his sister and the rest of his family the strenght you need.One poem always seems to help me when i am at my lowest *Footprints in the sand*,,,yes God does carry us when we think we can't bear the pain anymore and gives us that strenght we sometimes don't think we have.
May God bless you all and may He have Jacob sitting next to Him as the both lay their hands on your hearts to let you know they are still with you and with you will be always.

To the Gosselin Family  / Jessica (Friend....)  Read >>
To the Gosselin Family  / Jessica (Friend....)
I know I have not written a lot but there are just some things it hurts to say... I really miss Jake. And I just wanted to say thank you, thank you for bringing Jake into this world and thank you for believing in him. I think about him all of the time and I visit the site a lot; but i guess it only really recently hit me that I will never see him again. But I come on here and I read the things that you say and the things that others say and I realize that even though it ws a short one Jake had a very powerful life and he was a very powerful presence in mine. So thank you for Jake... Close
Jake the Snake  / Tina Geiger (friend of the family )  Read >>
Jake the Snake  / Tina Geiger (friend of the family )
I cant believe its already been a year Jake it seems just like yesterday you went away! I have lots of memories of me,you and rebecca as we were growing up. Its been a while actually since we last seen eachother in fact its been a good 8 or 10 years since your mom babysat me. I remember we used to drive her up the wall! Me, you and rebecca used to ride our bikes in the trail back my k-mart and when me and rebecca used to play barbies you would always come in and destroy everything!! That was always you though a lil touble maker!!We would make little hide outs in the forest and ill never forget the time me and you were on your bunk bed messing around and you fell off of it.We used to fight over the nintendo 64 even though it was yours, you would never let me play the racing game with donkey kong and the princess. Do you remember my dad always called you Jake the snake cuz you were always getting in to trouble.That was you and you never grew out of it!! It seems like yesterday that me,you and rebecca were always tormenting your mom and I cant belive that this day has come!! Me and My Family will always miss you and keep you in our hearts and prayers forever!! We love you jake the snake see you again soon!!! Close
Pain / I Lost My Son   Read >>
Pain / I Lost My Son

The pain inside builds up everyday,
and every breath is painful,
I look in the mirror
and see a person who never stops crying....

How can I explain how I feel,....
The struggling I suffer.....
every morning I wake up I can hear the voices of pain...

The days are too short,
and the nights are too long,
and every day my heart grows weaker,...
as days pass by

The wind gets colder,
as my days turn older,
the memories from the past haunts my night.....

This pain I can never forget,
it makes me who I am today...

Jacob's Legacy...  / B.J. Nelson (Friend)  Read >>
Jacob's Legacy...  / B.J. Nelson (Friend)

I just read  "His Legacy" Truer words were never spoken.  I know that anyone that had the opportunity to get know such an incredible young man realizes how true these words really are.  Jacob is not gone, he is in our hearts forever.  He is with us everyday of our lives.  I know that his laughter, his smile and his ability to make people smile is with me everyday. 

never forgottern  / Brandi (good friend )  Read >>
never forgottern  / Brandi (good friend )

i am so amazed on how much was put in this site by all of jake's loved ones. 
i will never forget the first time i met jacob.  It was my first time at the gosselin house.  Becca and i just started hanging out and i was at her house.  We were in her room and i heard strange noises coming from the bathroom, through the wall.  Well jake was taking a bath and blowing bubbles in the bath and making loud funny noises.  I remember the look on beccas face.  I will never forget that day, i can remeber it like it was yesturday. 
i can also remeber hanging out in beccas room and out of no where jake would bust in her room with the biggest smile joking around and making jokes.  Singing emeniem songs and blasting his stereo system. I will never forget those days, i can remeber them like it was yesturday.
i can remeber pulling up in the drive way seeing him riding his bike saying hi. i will never forget them days, just like it was yesturday.
these memories and every other memory that i and all of jake loved ones have will never be forgotten.  Jake was a one of a kind,and i am happy to know that we will meet agian. 

The Blue Box (Memory Box)  / Karen Gosselin   Read >>
The Blue Box (Memory Box)  / Karen Gosselin

     On September 10th 2005, as most of you know, we held a candle-light vigil in memory of my son.  Those that attended, were surprised to see a Blue Box, attached to the pole where my son died so violently.  We can all thank Jake's Uncle Mark for this Blue Box.  He created an unbelievable memory we can all share.  The Blue Box, is permanently attached to the pole.  Above the Box, is a small solar panel, which in turn creates solar energy from the sun, to charge the batteries, for the light inside the Blue Box.  In the Box, we find a background photo which is a combination of Jake's smiles.  In the Box, you'll also find a small car which indeed was Jake's dream car.  When it's dark, be sure to pull the little string attached to the bottom of the Blue Box, to illuminate the Box.  I can't thank Jake's Uncle Mark, enough for taking the time and having the creativity to create this Blue Box for all of us.  The Box has a lock, and I have the key.  This gives us the opportunity to add & change small mementos inside the Box.  From time to time I plan on changing little things inside the Box.  Recently the local media has been talking about makeshift memorials.  Indeed we have our own makeshift memorial on this pole for Jake.  It's my hope that our tasteful manner in which we share, and maintain this area of 35 & Rawson, is left for us, for many days to come.  Jake's Uncle Mark, also created the Blue Heart that is attached to the pole, and the red marker at the cemetery.   So far, so good, they  (the city of Franklin, and Woodlawn Cemetery)  have left our memories of Jake alone. Let's hope it stays that way.

     Once again, I thank you Mark, from the bottom of my heart.  Once again, I owe extreme thanks to my family for offering love & support throughout this past year.  As we all know, we experienced more pain this year than we ever could have imagined.  As each day passes, I pray we all heal from this awful loss of our Beloved Jacob, and have the strength to move on.

Thanks Mark  from the bottom of my heart...
Love, Karen

Some words for Jake.  / B.J. Nelson (Friend)  Read >>
Some words for Jake.  / B.J. Nelson (Friend)
Your family and friends are very blessed to have had you in their lives.  Even though it was shorter then we would have liked, we still ponder on all the wonderful memories you gave us.  It is an honor to know that I had a chance to be a part of your life.  Your ability to make everything seem brighter is with me everyday.  We don't understand why God takes the people we love the most, sometimes at a very young age.  I do know that He does things that He thinks is best.  We just don't understand His thoughts.  It's kinda like when a three year old dosen't know that it's dangerous to touch a hot stove, the mother tells him no, and he cries because he wants to touch it so bad.  We would like to have you here with us.  God knows it's better His way, even if  we don't understand it.  I am so glad to know your family.  They are such wonderful people.  Karen, if you ever need someone to talk to, I am more then happy to be there for you.  Keep watching out for your family Jake.  We love you, and think of you all the time. Close
I miss you!  / Jessica Picard (LiL Cousin )  Read >>
I miss you!  / Jessica Picard (LiL Cousin )
i kno i havent written in a long time. so i decided it was about time i did... i miss you jakie.... i really do... i kno that you are watchin over me in everything that i do and i kno you are sittin up there protecting me from any harm that may come my way. i appreciate that hun... the candle light vigil for you turned out beautifully. i kno u saw everyone there. and i hope you got the balloons that we all sent up to heaven for you... :) i love you jacob!!

Auntie Karen... i love you with all my heart!
For Jake and Karen  / Mary Bueno (Close Neighbor and Friend )  Read >>
For Jake and Karen  / Mary Bueno (Close Neighbor and Friend )
           I saw this poem and I thought of you and Jake         

If I could have a lifetime wish,
A dream that would come true,
I'd pray to God with all my heart
for yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you back;
I know because I've tried.
And neither will a million tears,
I know because I've cried.
You left behind a broken heart
And happy memories too.

I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

An angel In The Book of Life
Wrote down my baby's birth
And whispered as She closed The Book
"Too beautiful for Earth"

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