Died from complications of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
The day our triplets came into the world was the happiest day of our lives. The day Kelsey died, our lives changed forever.
Every good and perfect gift comes from above,
We were blessed with triplets to cherish and love.
Born together to grow apart,
Two in our hands, One in our hearts.
This is the ONLY picture of the triplets that we have when they were all together. We cherish this picture and TRIPLETS they will always be!
"Are they Twins?"
I am often asked.
Their true identity is cleverly masked.
"No, they're not!" I adamantly say.
This question asked of me every day!
"I now only have 2 of my original 3"
An explanation was now called for thee.
"2 surviving triplets", is my standard reply,
And it's always met with a terrible sigh.
But a "Twin Mom" is all others do see,
But, that's NOT what I am, that's NOT me.
Can't they hear what I've just said?
Do they have to be spoon fed?
They are NOT twins as they may think,
They are TRIPLETS... there was one more to the link!
Forgotten she is, 'cause she's not here,
But, I feel here close, I can feel her near.
I know to some, it may seem like only two they see,
but PLEASE don't forget our little Angel Kelsey.
~Poem revised and given to me by a good friend Jen....In memory of Kelsey and also in memory of her quadruplet, Brianna.
We are richer by far, To have held you a moment, then never to have held you at all!
There was once a procession of children marching in Heaven.
Each held a lighted candle, and as they marched, they sang.
Their faces shone with happiness.
But one little girl stood alone.
"Why don't you join us, little girl?" one happy child asked.
"I can't," she replied, "Every time I light my candle, my Mommy puts it out with her tears."
"A Mother's Prayer"
I wanted to hold my baby close
and tell her all about you,
but I never got the chance.
So, could you hold her close
and tell her about me?
THE MISSING LINK
As I try to say what my heart feels,
I pray that my words are heard.
For you see, people see twins in my two sons.
Not knowing there was once a third.
You're the only girl in a set of triplets.
And the missing link to my heart.
I held you until you were almost one month.
And I still ache as from the start.
You were with us just a short while...
Precious Kelsey is your name.
You will always be the missing link...
Life without you isn't the same.
In a real sense, you're still with us each day.
We see you in the eyes of each other.
Although some consider the boys to be twins...
You're the missing link to your brothers.
Soon you shall have been gone five years.
Lord, has it been that long since then?
I find it so hard to comprehend you're gone...
And long to hold you close to me again.
I feel I take you with me wherever I go.
For your presence surrounds me.
It's as if you've become my Guardian Angel...
The missing link that I cannot see.
We will always miss you and hold you near.
Each day, I think my heart will sink.
Our family will always be a broken chain...
With you, Kelsey, as the missing link.
Copyright 2003 Kaye Des'Ormeaux
Dedicated to Tina & her family...
In Loving Memory of her daughter, Kelsey
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