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Charron And Tinisha,
A Higher Purpose
Author: Anonymous, 08/98
article is to honor my first two children, Charron Latonya
and Tinisha Marie and their contribution to this world.
Charron, my first born, was a shy, introspective child.
She was a protective big sister who orchestrated a lot
of her sister's mischief. She loved to chew gum and often
asked Grandma for that special treat after dinner, or
any other time she could talk her way into a piece. Charron
had a soft approach and a bright smile that lit up a room. She was always quick with a hug.
Tinisha is hard to describe. She didn't like it
when things didn't go her way, but that wasn't very often.
Tinisha had a way of convincing you to do what she wanted.
She would lead her Uncle by the hand when she wanted him
to get her an apple, even if she already had one in her
hand. She had big, playful eyes rimmed with long lashes
that stole your heart. It was hard not to let her
have her way. She liked being rocked to sleep at night
and I liked to watch her fall asleep in my arms.
On January 6, 1985, as a result of divorce and custody
dispute, my children were shot by their father. They
died one day apart at the ages of three and one-and-a-half
In the thirteen years that have passed since Charron
and Tinisha were called to heaven, I have often wondered
about the life that was taken from them. I think about
all the things they never got to do, like go to kindergarten;
go to the prom; graduate with honors; go to college; have
a career; and raise their own families. But for all the
things that were taken from me, I am grateful for the
time I had to build the memories I now treasure.
Unfortunately, time has a way of erasing memories,
even cherished memories. Over the years I have forgotten
the sound of my children's voices. I've lost the memory
of how they smelled and the warmth of their hugs. But
my children gave me a memory, that because of its magnitude
will never be erased. My children, together, donated organs
that they would not need on their journey to heaven. They
gave so that the twelve people who received them could
lead a higher quality of life. They gave eyesight to
some who couldn't see; and kidney and liver functions
to others whose own organs had betrayed their bodies. Incredibly to this day, their heart continues to beat
for another whose couldn't beat anymore. My girls gave
these and many others organs they would not need in their
We all want our children to make a difference in the
world. My girls have made that difference. Charron and
Tinisha have given me and the twelve people who walk with
new life, a memory that time will never fade.
Please consider donating the organs you will not need
when you begin your own heavenly journey.
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Thank you for this poem. It was very heart felt and I almost started to cry. I know what it feels like to lose someone that you love so dearly.
love you. GOD will always let you remember your little
ones in his own way...
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