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Our Darling Dears

A silent tear, a lonely smile,
The sounds we hear from time to time.
That reminds us of our loss, and yet
We shall never forget the joys they brought.
And happiness too, having enriched our lives,
Through and through.
We remember them all,
Our darling dears.
As we wipe away those silent tears,
And we smile again

Heavenly Star

When God turns on the lights at night,
He looks down to make sure,
We've enough light 'till the morning,
And if he thinks that we need more.

He adds another star or two,
From his little store,
And when they need replacing,
He reaches down for more.

The stars are all his babies,
He's taken from below,
He doesn't tell us which are ours,
We never ever know.

So if you find you have a chance,
No matter where you are,
Look up at the sky tonight,
It's got a brand new star

Pennies from Heaven
by Charles Mashburn

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground
But it’s not just a penny
This little coin I’ve found

Found pennies come from heaven
That’s what my Grandpa told me
He said angels toss them down
Oh, how I loved that story

He said when an angel misses you
They toss a penny down
Sometimes just to cheer you up
Make a smile out of your frown

So don’t pass by that penny
When you’re feeling blue
It may be a penny from heaven
That an angel’s tossed to you.

The Flowers May Wither

The flowers may wither,
The sun may set,
But as long as we live,
We will never forget,
Your memory is precious,
It will never grow old,
It's engraved in our hearts,
In letters of gold.

When Two Become One

When two become one, sometimes one becomes two,
And the miracle of life emerges through you.
Some like to come early, some like to come late,
For reasons of their own Jake and Thomas couldn't wait.
There's no reason or rhyme or time that is right,
No matter how young, the Tough Guys will fight.
Watch them and see, they want to live,
They already understand they've got so much to give.
Thomas had so much he gave it to Jake,
In the hope that it would keep his little brother awake.
Thomas isn't here now but the loving goes on,
In the knowledge they're together when the two became one.

For Jake & Thomas Born 03/07/00 at 25 Weeks
Thomas sadly taken on 06/07/00 3 days old

Casey's Gift

The spirit of the spring The spirit of the warm summer
The beauty of the spirit of Autumn with its gold's
and reds oranges and greens was the time you
came and touched our souls.
The spirit of Winter
The spirit of Dawn
The spirit of Twilight
The spirit of Slumber
are now protecting your love and joy that was
given for such a short time mummy and daddy
and brother to treasure

I see you now in a beautiful place asleep beneath
the protecting tree A shaft of sunlight streaming
down in this tranquil place. All the spirits above
are there to take you on your journeys of joy and
wonderment.

Through you mummies eyes you will see the
sunsets and beauties of the world.
Through your daddies eyes the beauties of nature.
Through Declan's eyes you will grow and walk
beside him always. You will be the cool whisper of
a wind on a hot summers day you will be the joy
Declan feels at Christmas because all these things
you have given to him.
Mummy, Daddy and Declan
sleep tight our little boy.

I was given an angel,
To cherish and love,
So tiny, so perfect,
A gift from above.
When I looked at his face
It was calmness I found,
And that peace seemed to spread
To all he was around.
His love touched my heart
Like fine threads of spun gold,
And I’d thank God for giving
This angel to hold.
But I did not know then
That time was my foe,
And too soon, with a whisper,
My angel did go.
My heart almost breaking,
A touch soft as lace
Seemed to wipe at the hurt
As it coursed down my face.
I still have my angel
To cherish and love,
Those gold threads now shimmer
From Heaven above.
And though I can’t see him
Or cuddle him tight,
I won’t say goodbye,
Little Angel, goodnight.

For Toby, much missed twin brother of Zac

Two Become One

When two become one, sometimes one becomes two,
And the miracle of life emerges through you.
Some like to come early, some like to come late,
For reasons of their own Jake and Thomas couldn't wait.
There's no reason or rhyme or time that is right,
No matter how young, the Tough Guys will fight.
Watch them and see, they want to live,
They already understand they've got so much to give.
Thomas had so much he gave it to Jake,
In the hope that it would keep his little brother awake.
Thomas isn't here now but the loving goes on,
In the knowledge they're together when the two became one.

For Jake & Thomas Born 03/07/00 at 25 Weeks
Thomas sadly taken on 06/07/00 3 days old

Casey's Gift

The spirit of the spring The spirit of the warm summer
The beauty of the spirit of Autumn with its gold's
and reds oranges and greens was the time you
came and touched our souls.
The spirit of Winter
The spirit of Dawn
The spirit of Twilight
The spirit of Slumber
are now protecting your love and joy that was
given for such a short time mummy and daddy
and brother to treasure

I see you now in a beautiful place asleep beneath
the protecting tree A shaft of sunlight streaming
down in this tranquil place. All the spirits above
are there to take you on your journeys of joy and
wonderment.

Through you mummies eyes you will see the
sunsets and beauties of the world.
Through your daddies eyes the beauties of nature.
Through Declan's eyes you will grow and walk
beside him always. You will be the cool whisper of
a wind on a hot summers day you will be the joy
Declan feels at Christmas because all these things
you have given to him.
Mummy, Daddy and Declan
sleep tight our little boy.

I was given an angel,
To cherish and love,
So tiny, so perfect,
A gift from above.
When I looked at his face
It was calmness I found,
And that peace seemed to spread
To all he was around.
His love touched my heart
Like fine threads of spun gold,
And I’d thank God for giving
This angel to hold.
But I did not know then
That time was my foe,
And too soon, with a whisper,
My angel did go.
My heart almost breaking,
A touch soft as lace
Seemed to wipe at the hurt
As it coursed down my face.
I still have my angel
To cherish and love,
Those gold threads now shimmer
From Heaven above.
And though I can’t see him
Or cuddle him tight,
I won’t say goodbye,
Little Angel, goodnight.

For Toby, much missed twin brother of Zac

Just One Day

I often think how happy I would be,
To have just one day with you.
But this then could never be I know,
For I could never let you go.

What makes a Mother

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother
And I know I heard him say.
A Mother has a baby
This we know is true.'
But God, can you be a Mother
When your baby's not with you?
Yes, you can, He replied
With confidence in His voice
I give many women babies
When they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime
And others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb
But there's no need to stay.
I just don't understand this, God
I want my baby here
He took a breath and cleared His throat
And then I saw a tear.
I wish I could show you
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say:
"We go to earth to learn our lessons
Of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom
Who had so much love for me
I learned my lesson very quickly
My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow's where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear.
"Mommy don't be sad today
I'm your baby and I'm here."
So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are ok
Your babies are here in My home
And this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with Me
Until your lesson is through.
And on the day that you come home
They'll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother
It's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start.
Though some on earth may not realize
You are a Mother until their time is done.
They'll be up here with Me one day
And you know you're the best one!

You Were So Young

I'll never understand it
It was all so brief,
Why someone so little
The pain, the hut, the grief.

At first I felt so bitter
Why ?....I used to say,
God knew how much I loved you
But he still took you away.

I still miss you as much today
But now I understand,
God makes us and it's up to him
When he takes our hand. 

Empty Arms

Empty arms long to hold you,
Silent tears fall for you,
You were are future but now you are no more.
We grieve for you and we miss you,
You touched our lives for the briefest of moments,
Yet you will stay with us forever.

Angel

An Angel in the book of life
wrote down our infants birth
then added, as he closed the book
to beautiful for earth.

Our Precious Daughters

We were blessed with two little Miracles
God reached down and touched us that day
Mummy & Daddy were happier more than words can say

Daddy’s eyes and Mummy’s nose even mummy’s lips and toes
I’ll never forget holding you so tight,
Kissing, smelling and touching you both all through the night

Mummy and Daddy’s little Princesses that’s what you will always be
God is the only one who knows how much you mean to me

So little time we got to spend with you
All mummy and daddy’s dreams have been lost
What are we going to do?

Mummy and Daddy have brought you a star
So we can look up in the sky and see where you are

Our little girls you put up a brave fight
I want to protect you and hold you so tight

Mummy and Daddy were blessed at your birth
With Isabelle and Claudia the most beautiful baby girls on earth.

Annie-Rose

a tiny flower
lent not given,
to bud on earth,
and bloom in heaven

An Angel Never Dies

Don’t let them say I wasn’t born, that something stopped my heart,
I felt each tender squeeze you gave, I loved you from the start.
Although my body you can’t hold, it doesn’t mean I’m gone,
This world was worthy not of me, God chose that I move on,
I know the pain that drowns your soul, what you are forced to face,
You have my word, I’ll fill your arms, someday we will embrace.
You’ll hear that it was “meant to be, God doesn’t make mistakes”
But that won’t soften your worst blow or make your heart not ache.
I’m watching over all you do, another child you’ll bear,
Believe me when I say to you, that I am always there.
There will come a time, I promise you, when you will hold my hand,
Stroke my face and kiss my lips and then you’ll understand.
Although I never breathed your air, or gazed into your eyes,
That doesn’t mean I never “was”…An Angel Never Dies.

Jessica Mae

A star is shining brightly,
It is spelling out your name,you were such a special girl,in our hearts you will remain.
We never got to hear you cry,
or rock you off to sleep,
to watch you playing with your toys,the patter of your feet,
but now you are sleeping tightly,
you are an angel in the sky.
We will cherish you forever until the day we die.
Sleep Tight Angel
Love Mummy,Daddy,Chloe and Lauren xxxx

Angel of love

precious angel we miss you so,so much more than you could , we cry for you both night and day, the pain iside wont go away, we need you philippa dont forget, goodnight sweet angel now you must rest xxxx xxxx xxxx

Our Darling Daughter

Our darling daughter who we love so so much more than youll ever know we cry for you both night and day the pain inside wont go away all we ask is please god keep her safe until we meet at heaveans gate we love you philippa dont forget goodnight sweet angel now you must rest xxxx

The Ambivalent Angel

She turned my dullness into bright
My candle in the dark
But when the dark turned into light
She left without a spark

She took me high into the sky
So high above the rain
But as we both began to fly
She kicked me out the plane

She turned my winter into spring
My heart and soul aglow
But when the warmth was in full swing
She covered me with snow

She took me into outer space
Floating in the stars
But as we drifted in embrace
She abandoned me on Mars

Neaven

Sitting back we wonder why
why our son you had to die
Things were perfect at the start
We loved our babies from the bottom of our heart
Twins, we were told, we were so glad
We didn't realise , soon we we'd be sad
Then our world was torn apart
It felt our joy was ripped from our heart
you wouldn't make it we were told
But to us your short life was a gleaming gold
Your brother was fine, but alas you were not
Now I sit and cry at your empty cot
Your life will live on in the guise of your brother
But my dearest son their will be no other 
You will always be special and we'll never forget
Our darling son, who we once met
So God look after our darling Neaven
Until we all meet again in Heaven. 

Alfie

The news of having twins was always our dream,
Hand in hand, two by two, the perfect team,
No one can begin to imagine the hurt the pain,
When we think about you or hear your name,
For some reason someone has taken our boy,
So many dreams shattered, that should have brought joy,
Yes we do have a twin, but there’s no Alfie,
What was a family of four is reduced to three,
Why? Why? Why? We just don’t know?
All we wanted was a cuddle or to say hello!
You are always in our thoughts twenty four seven,
You should be with us not asleep up in heaven,
We miss you so much Alfie,for now we are apart,
I’d do anything to have you, even give you my heart,
We will meet one day son ill promise you this,
The first thing I’ll do is give you a kiss…

YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
LOVE MUMMY DADDY & ARCHIE
XXXX

God above

I believe that god above
created you for me to love.
He picked you out from all the rest
because he knew Id love you best.

My perfect angels

I never got to see your smiles,
hear your laugh or hear your cries.
because when you are both brought into this world sadly you will be both still, not alive.
your hearts stopped beating at just 16 weeks.
nothing can take away my pain or my grief.
but one day ill meet you both again.
i will seee you both smile hear you laugh and hold you both in my warm embrace once again.
im bringing you into this world today still born and hearts ever still,
but i will always love you both forever more, i always have and always will.
my sweet little angels so tiny and so delicate.
you were perfect to me and you always will be , today god will give you wings.
and i will forget all of the bad and the heartbreaking things , for today i meet you both.
and the thing i will remember most is holding you both so near so warm to my heart and so close.
be safe in heaven my little angels for its only for you two i am beleieving theres such a place.
and remember me although you never saw my face , remember my voice and all the love i feel for you both.
and remember mummy will always love you.

Love

Here in my mind you lay
and in my heart
i miss you to death
when i dont see you it seems like i cant live
i wish you where here with me
all day and night
so i can show you my love for you

Our Freya

Our beautiful daughter who we did not know for long.
in and out of our lives, before we knew it you were gone.
You were part of a team dear sweet Freya you see,
you and Georgia we hoped were meant to be.
For months we planned and wished for a future so complete,
and we found out you were twins, oh boy what a treat. 

But our journey with you all to soon it was ended,
and with that life changed and it no longer felt splendid.
Your sister as well had to fight to survive,
for you both came so early, perfectly formed and alive. 

We were told that we lost you a night before your birth,
we soon realized you were caught here between heaven and earth.

3 hours you gave us and what a gift that was,
to cradle you softly in our arms and whisper words of love.
Our precious memories that we treasure are hidden and made of gold,
for your dad and i proudly carry them in our hearts, so precious to hold.

We will meet you again, very soon i am sure,
until then please Freya just wait beyond that door.
Goodnight sweet Freya, god bless and farewell,
it will be hard to carry on, but we promise not to dwell.

Our love for you sweet angel will shine like the brightest star,
just remember we can close our eyes and see you from wherever we are. 

So go now sweet Freya play with the angels above
for we will keep these precious memories of you,
and surround them with all of our love.

 

The Quiet of the Night

When children die the tears come hard and fast;
We mourn for missed years of a life that did not last.
Life for us goes on and we grow old; 
As their little bodies in the ground grow cold.
We cry for them and hold each other tight; 
To help us through the quiet of each night.
Our love for them goes on throughout each day;
Distraction at this time keeps tears away.
Strong we do remain for others sake;
Sometimes this feels a burden and mistake.
Others grieve in many different ways;
Talking gets us through our darkest days.
We miss them more than words could ever say;
This wound, I know, will never go away.
Though time will dull the sharpness of its bite;
still there is the quiet of the night.

Arrivals/Departures :2010

IVF and harvested eggs are great, but
The results are not always reliable.
The twin pregnancy is taken as fate: cut
To the doctor who says it's not viable.

If success for this venture on love depended,
Then life for the twins is assured.
Mother and father made sure they'd attended
That all things required had occurred.

Clots on the brain and fits do not help, then
Preeclampsia makes things much worse.
The pregnancy's future comes to a head when
"Our concern now is you" said the nurse.

With no choices left, induced, mum gives birth
To Caitlyn and Callum, so perfect.
But so early, so small, so shallow of girth,
So still, so silent; all hope wrecked.

So here we stand in the pleasant green place,
To say our goodbyes to the twins.
Stiff upper lips are belied by the face
That tells you, here, nobody wins.

With nothing they came and with nothing they left,
Without the tedious bit in between.
We are just left behind, feeling bereft,
With the knowledge that life can be mean.

Mother and Father, however, don't mope,
They are, thankfully, much more positive than me.
They view the future as chock full of hope
And look to the good things that could possibly be.

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