This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bridget Marlene McGinnis, 41, born on September 16, 1974 and passed away on November 28, 2015. We will remember her forever. She had been saved after accepting Jesus into her life a few years ago. Knowing this we can find comfort that Bridget will be spending her first Christmas in heaven in 2015 and the poem below could not have said it any better.
I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below,
With tiny lights, like heaven’s stars,
Reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear.
For I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs,
That people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can’t compare,
With the Christmas choir up here.
For I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description,
To hear an angel sing.
I can’t tell you of the splendor,
Or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas,
With our Savior, face to face?
I’ll ask Him to light your spirit,
As I tell Him of your love;
So then pray for one another,
As you lift your eyes above.
Please let your heart be joyful,
And let your spirit sing.
For I’m spending Christmas in Heaven,
And I’m walking with the King!
I know how much you miss me;
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I’m not so far away,
We really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear,
And be glad I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift
From my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory
Of my undying love.
After all “love” is the gift,
More precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
In the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other
As my Father said to do,
For I can’t count the blessings
Or the love He has for you.
So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear.
Remember I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year!
by Wanda Bencke
Happy 42nd Birthday!
Thinking of you, on your Birthday
A special smile, a special face
In our hearts, a special place
Memories are a gift to treasure
Ours of you, will last forever !
Happy Birthday! In Heaven, Bridget
We Love You!
One Year Anniversary
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever so near,
Silent thoughts of time together
Hold memories that will last forever.
Time slips by and life goes on,
But from our hearts you're never gone
We think about you always and talk about you too.
We have so many memories but we wish we still had you !
Sadness still comes over us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memories keep you ever near us,
Though you died one year ago.
Always loved, always missed!
Love Leaves a Memory
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
We never need a special day to bring you to our mind, For days without a thought of you, are very hard to find. As we enter this holiday season, day by day we cherish the special place in our hearts that will always be reserved for you. We thank you for the gift your living brought to each of us. We love you, Bridget.
Merry Christmas in Heaven
Happy 43rd Birthday
Another birthday, another year, with precious memories of one so dear,
We cannot send you a birthday card, your hand we cannot touch,
But God will take our greetings, to the one we love so much.
Thinking of you on your birthday, Bridget, we haven't forgotten you, and we never will.
Two Year Anniversary
There is always a face before us,
A voice we would love to hear,
A smile we will always remember,
Of a daughter, sister, we loved so dear,
Deep in our hearts lies a picture,
More precious than silver or gold,
It's a picture of my daughter, sister,
Whose memory will never grow old.
Today is the anniversary of the day you left,
As it dawns another year,
Thoughts of you are always near,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always, forgetting you never.
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Happy 44th Birthday
Three Year Anniversary
Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts you're always there.
Those we love remain with us,
for love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
because a love one is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
they'll live on in our heart.
2018 Christmas Memorial
Happy 45th Birthday
Thinking of You on The Day You Went Away
Today like many other days
brings special thoughts of you
of happy times we shared
and caring things you used to do.
And once more, it's a reminder
that life's road is sometimes rough
because the time we shared
just wasn't long enough.
For you were someone special
who was thought so highly of
who'll always be remembered
with affection, warmth and love.
So sending thoughts to heaven
on day you went away
and hope you know you're missed
more than words could ever say.
2019 Christmas Memorial