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TEN YEARS
IN HEAVEN

"LUKE"
LUCAS CHRISTOPHER ROSS

21 years old
October 31, 1979 - April 3, 2001
Acute Bronchopneumonia

"LUKE"

LUCAS CHRISTOPHER ROSS

October 31, 1979 - April 3, 2001
Acute Bronchopneumonia









ALTAIR

March 15, 2002 - March 31, 2011
Bone Cancer

ALTAIR LEFT FOR HEAVEN 3 DAYS BEFORE LUKE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY









LIVE THROUGH ME

I'll learn to play piano
And Iíll play the guitar too.
I'll compose a song and music,
Because that's what he loved to do.

I'll drink a glass of chocolate milk
And eat a plate of spicy food.
I'll have a toast with all my friends
To lighten up the mood.

I'll watch a late night movie
And play some video games.
I'll share my bed with my dog
But I never will complain.

I'll take lessons in karate
And I'll whistle while I work.
I'll say a lot of funny things,
Then I'll laugh until it hurts.

I'll ride a roller coaster
And bounce on a trampoline.
I'll be a real daredevil
Doing almost anything.

I'll drive up to the canyon
And watch the sun set from afar.
I'll build a fire to keep me warm
Camping underneath the stars.

I'll climb up to the mountaintop
And ride my bike down from the peak.
I'll crawl down deep inside a cave,
Even drive right through a creek.

I'll hike up to the tallest cliff
And jump off into a lake.
I'll hear my echo through the night
While the wind takes it away.

I'll go skiing in the winter
And see the leaves turn in the fall.
I'll go swimming in the summer.
In spring rain I'll take a walk.

I'll give a friend a heartfelt hug
And then share my deepest thoughts.
I'll try to help someone in need
So they won't feel so lost.

I'll pray there at the chapel
And be thankful that he lived.
I'll do the things he'd like to do
Plus all these things he did.

I'll look up high to Heaven
And I'll close my eyes to see.
I'll say.... 'You never really died,
Because you live through me.'

© 2011 Christine Ross
~ in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 - 2001
(accepted for publication in a future edition of
Living With Loss magazine)

In honor of Luke's 10 year anniversary in Heaven
April 3, 2011




ALTAIR

There's a star that shines in Heaven
And it lights up the sky everywhere.
It's watching down from up above,
A brilliant star named Altair.

A puppy was born beneath this star
With nowhere to call a home.
He found a place in someone's heart
And no longer was alone.

He brightened the lives of those he touched,
So was given a name of worth.
Now Altair the star and Altair the dog
Illuminate Heaven and Earth.

© 2010 - Christine Ross



read the lyrics for the music playing:

Follow Me

Itís by far the hardest thing Iíve ever done
To be so in love with you and so alone

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
Take my hand and say youíll follow me

Itís long been on my mind
You know itís been a long, long time
Iíve tried to find the way that I can make you understand
The way I feel about you and just how much I need you
To be there where I can talk to you
When thereís no one else around

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me up and down all the way and all around
Take my hand and say youíll follow me

You see Iíd like to share my life with you
And show you things Iíve seen
Places that Iím going to places where Iíve been
To have you there beside me and never be alone
And all the time that youíre with me
We will be at home

Follow me where I go what I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me up and down all the way
Take my hand and I will follow you

Words and music by John Denver




This song is Altair's favorite song.
Whenever it was played he would ALWAYS howl along with it.

SOME DEVIL

... as performed by the Dave Matthews Band (1st stanza & chorus)

One last kiss one only
Then I'll let you go
Hard for you I've fallen
But you can't break my fall
I'm broken don't break me
When I hit the ground

Some devil some angel
Has got me to the bones
You said always and forever
Now I believe you baby
You said always and forever
Is such a long and lonely time






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TO VISIT ALTAIR'S SITE


ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
2011
















"VISIT WITH LUKE"

Last Entry in Luke's Journal:

"When there is love in my heart and a smile on my face,
I need nothing else." ~ Luke Ross


"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU"

Music playing:
FOLLOW ME