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This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Gavin Denton Hotaling who was born in United States Memorial Hospital South Bend , Indiana on September 4, 2006 and passed away on September 4, 2006. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.




Footprints Across our Heart

The door is closed. 
The lights turned off. 
The closet stands bare. 
All the room once waiting... 
For the child that should be there.

Sorrow wells up inside of us.
Our tears, an endless flow.
All because we miss the child...
The child we'll never know

No camping trips, No soccer games,
Nor late evening talks, 
No baseball camps or shopping trips
No shaded mountain walks.

We have not even memories
To help through times like these 
We only have each other 
as we go down on our knees...

To plead with you, our Father, 
To take this pain away...
To help us know your love will guide us
through each day.

We may never know the reasons
For this terrible tragedy; 
But we can know you love us
through all life's mysteries.

Our time was far too brief; 
It was over before its start... 
But our little angel left behind 
Footprints Across Our Heart

Poem by W.Patrick Queen


My Mom Is A Survivor 

My Mom is a survivor, or so I've heard it said. 
But I hear her crying at night when all others are in bed. 
I watch her lay awake at night and go to hold her hand. 
She doesn't know I'm with her to help her understand. 
But like the sands on the beach that never wash away... 
I watch over my surviving mom, who thinks of me each day. 
She wears a smile for others...a smile of disguise. 
But through Heaven's door I see tears flowing from her eyes. 
My mom tries to cope with death to keep my memory alive. 
But anyone who knows her knows it is her way to survive. 
As I watch over my surviving mom...through Heaven's open door. 
I try to tell her that angels protect me forever more. 
But I know that doesn't help her or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her...And show her that you care.
For no matter what she matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart that time won't ever heal~! 

This poem was written by Kaye Des'Ormeaux and dedicated to Clarissa

This is in honor of the Moms who have lost a child. 
Whether it be their only child or they have other surviving children, 
the pain is the still hurts and will hurt forever. 

`submitted by Ann Sechrist, Lithonia, Ga
In Memory of her son Clayton

Latest Memories

 This is from Gavin's memorial service .

Please Don't Tell Them You Never Got To Know Me

It is I whose kicks you will always remember ,

       I who gave you heartburn that a dragon would envy ,

       I who couldn't seem to tell time and got your days and

       nights mixed up.

It is I who acknowledged your craving for peach ice cream

       by knocking the cold bowl off your belly ,

       I who went shopping and helped you pick out the

       "perfect" teddy bear for me ,

       I who liked to be cradled in your belly and rocked off to

       dreamy slumber by the fire,

It is I who never had a doubt about your love,

it is I who was able to put a lifetime of joy into an instant.

Latest Condolences
kellimatthews my dearest nephew September 3, 2011
ur in heaven watching over ur mom sister and baby brother. i so wish heavin had stairs so i could say hello and tell u who i am. i now ur mom is still going through the healing process and i want u to know im here for her always and forever im not leaving her side thats a promise !  we dont know why god took u but i know he must have needed an angel . love u love ur aunt kelli. 
drema mom to amanda wooten happy angelversary September 3, 2009
i just wanted to let you know i am thinking of your precious angel today on his angelversary,having a angel myself i know how hard it is to lose has now been 26 yrs for me but it sure dont feel like it.we have to move forward in life but that don't mean we ever forget them ever does it? i hope that today as been a special day for you as you remember him and honor him.take care,drema pearson mom to amanda faith wooten forrest
May and Eamon Our Heartfelt Condolences September 9, 2006
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.Hoping you find comfort knowing you have a little angel looking down at you  Love to all of you .May and Eamon
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