In memory of Levi Lozano
Little hands, little feet, little moments,
My mommy raised me in her womb for 9 months
Then, it's time for me to say hello to the world,
When I grasp my mommy's hand,
That's when I learned the value of love
Even though all I could do was stare into her eyes with wonder,
And her eyes into mine
She was perhaps scared but happy,
For I gave her the role of being a mother
And I her son
I gave her sisters and her brothers the title of Aunties and Uncles
With my beautiful blue eyes and my infectious smile
Oh and of I being their nephew
I was the center of their world
When God created me, He did not make a mistake,
He gave me my mommy, my daddy, my aunt, and uncles, and friends who loved me
Then one day, I heard God said,
"It's time to go."
I wrestled with this thought
In my little brain
But my mommy and daddy need me!
But my aunt and uncle loved me!
I don't understand.
"God, will there be toys?"
"Yes", he said.
Then I was tired and I went to nap.
I am only two years old!
God has taken me Home.
Please remember me Mommy.
Please be strong for Mommy, Daddy.
Please be there for Mommy, Aunties
To my uncles, please be there for everyone
My grands, I love you and I will forever be your little grandson
With my blond curls and big smiles,
That's how I want to be remembered.
Mommy, please don't cry,
Look for signs of my presence,
And know that I am still alive in your heart,
I love you Mommy
I know I went to my Heavenly Home much too soon,
But Mommy, you are a gift to me
And one day, I will have siblings or more,
Mommy, I love you, please don't forget me.
I'm up here safe in the Lord's arms.
Note: This poem is written in memory of a family friend who lost a 2 year old boy to SUDC (Sudden Unexplainable Death in Childhood) This condition is similar to SIDS but occurs in children over 1 year old.
For more information on this condition, please visit: https://sudc.org/