Tree of Love- Gabriel Miller- moonbeam and light 2017

December 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm 4 comments

A few weeks after my  son passed, a good friend also  felt that same terrible pain of losing her child. There isn’t much you  can do  or say  after those initial weeks to  those that have not felt what it is like to  be absolutely  “gutted” and whose world is no  longer together.  You  are expected to  get over it  –  move on-  people  can get impatient with  your grief, you  are a dreadful reminder that a loss of a child can happen to  them . You  have no  outlet for your love that continues to  grow.  In the following May after Gabe’s passing from  this world,  Gabe’s father and mother planted a tiny tree ( supposedly a dwarf variety) in the area known as Settlers’ Watch.


Through the seasons the tree was tended with care  and love ; the little tree grew . Every  year Gabe’s mum and dad light the now  the not so  little tree- 2015 found  it a bit of a stretch for his dad.  This year  more than a stretch was needed

and night fell on a snowy Christmas

The little tree, no  longer small – grown tall- fed with  love and watered with  tears  shone through the darkness and cold reminding us of a little boy

a sweet child – the light of his mother and father’s very  being – the love that is his alone  -lights for just a little while the cold  dark nights.

Gabriel Miller August 17th-2009- December 31st 2009

Photos Lisa Miller – Lorain 365


Entry filed under: death, Fathers, grief, Love, Mothers. Tags: , , , , .

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dave  |  December 31, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful tribute.

  • 2. Lisa  |  December 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I love you. Seeing Gabe’s face still takes my breath away. I love and miss him more every day. </3

  • 3. alandhopewell  |  December 31, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Love to you and yours.

  • 4. Doreen  |  January 22, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I think of him often. Loved his smile.

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