Memorial website in the memory of your loved one

This memorial website was created in the memory of our baby boy, Jesse Rees Barnett who was silently born into the arms of Jesus on July 25, 2006. We will remember him forever.

In a heartbeat ~ a life is stilled, a dream dies, and Heaven becomes amazingly real.

As you're passing through, we kindly ask you to please light a memorial Candle for Jesse~it would mean so much to us~Thank You and God bless.

~Please visit the timeline section 
to read more about Jesse~

Psalm 139:16
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Our earthly minds can't comprehend why Jesse went to be with Jesus so soon, we know that Jesse short little life was part of God's plan...a perfect plan.  I hope that one day this plan will make sense to us.

What Jesse has taught me...
I've learned that the people you care most about are taken from you far too soon.
I've learned that love isn't measured by the amount of time you spend with someone.
I've learned that some sorrow is so deep that it has no words...but so is love.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.
I've learned that the community of sorrow is the strongest of all.
I've learned that some people will never, ever, "get it".
I've learned that ignorance isn't an excuse for the lack of compassion.
I've learned that forgiveness takes a lot of practice.
I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't. 

Special Angel In Heaven
There is a special Angel in Heaven
that is a part of me.
It is not where I wanted him
but where God wanted him to be.
he was here but just a moment
like a night time shooting star.
And though he is in Heaven
he isn't very far.
he touched the heart of many
like only an Angel can do.
I would've held him every minute
if the end I only knew.
So I send this special message
to the Heavens up above.
Please take care of my Angel
and send him all my love.

You are my sunshine my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away
The other nite, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skys are grey.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away. 

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.

Two little hands that will never grip
Two little legs that no longer kick
A delicate face that will never cry
And tiny hands that can’t wave goodbye
Two precious feet that will never walk
Soft, blue lips that will never talk
But a beautiful soul that has gone up above
And left me with feelings and memories of love

Some people only dream of Angels...

We held one in our arms.

Psalms 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

If you are a mother or father who has experienced the devastating loss of a child we want to say how sorry we are.  At night when I close my eyes and say my prayers I pray for any person who has experienced a loss such as this.  I pray that God will give you tenderness for the past, strength for the present and hope for the future.  Just know that whatever God has allowed to happen is for a purpose.....
All our Hopes and Dreams, now carried on Butterfly wings...
As a butterfly graces our lives with one moment's fragile beauty, so too has your baby's presence blessed you, and those that surround you with their short life, and unique spirit. May you find peace, and joy with each butterfly that passes, knowing that your baby lives
on in the hearts of all they touched.

When you lose a parent, you lose your past
when you lose a spouse, you lose your present
when you lose a child, you lose your future!
a wife who loses a husband is called a widow
a husband who loses a wife is called a widower
a child who loses its parents is called a orpan
there is no word for a parent who loses a child
thats how awful the loss is 

An Angel In Your Pocket
I am a tiny angel ...
I'm smaller than your thumb;
I live in people pockets,
That's where I have my fun.
don't suppose you've seen me,
I'm too tiny to detect;
Though I'm with you all the time,
I doubt we've ever met.
Before I was an Angel ...
I was a baby in your womb;
God, Himself, hand-picked me,
And gave me Angel power.
Now God has many Angels
That He trains in Angel pools;
We become His eyes, and ears, and hands ...
We become His special tools.
And because God is so busy,
With way too much to do;
He said that my assignment
Was to keep close watch on you.
Then He tucked me in your pocket,
Blessing you with Angel care;
Saying I must never leave you,
And I vowed to stay right there!
~Author Unknown~

Jesse's headstone

We gave Jesse's handprints from the hospital to the manufacture and they engraved his little hands into the headstone - every time we go to visit him we get to hold his precious little hands.

Just once I wish I could have spent a late hour rocking you in my arms. Just once I wish I could have gently lain you in your crib. I wish I could have changed a diaper, chosen an outfit for the day, given you a bath, soothed your skin with lotion... Just once I wish I could have heard you cry out in loneliness for me, spent time alone with you. Just the two of us, strolled you proudly through the shopping mall. Just once I could have heard the words: "What a beautiful, healthy baby boy!!" Just Once....

~An Angel Never Dies~
Don't let them say, I wasn't born
That something stopped my heart
I felt each tender squeeze you gave
I've loved you from the start.
Although my body you can't hold,
It doesn't mean I'm gone.
This world was worthy, not, of me
God chose that I move on.
I know the pain that drowns your soul,
What you are forced to face.
You have my word, I'll fill your arms
Someday we will embrace.
You'll hear that it was "meant to be,
God doesn't make mistakes"
But that won't soften your worst blow..
Or make your heart not ache.
I'm watching over all you do,
another child you'll bear.
Believe me when I say to you,
That I am always there.
There will come a time, I promise you
When you will hold my hand,
Stroke my face and kiss my lips
And then you'll understand.
Although, I've never breathed your air,
Or gazed into your eyes..
That doesn't mean I never "was"
An Angel Never Dies........
Author Unknown 

~Little footprints~
How very sofly
you tiptoed into my world
Almost silently,
only a moment you stayed.
But what an imprint 
your footprints have left
upon my heart.

~A place where children are ~
what kind of place would heaven be
with all its streets of gold
if all the souls that dwell up there
like yours and mine were old
how strange would heavens music sound
when harps begin to ring
if children were not gathered round
to help the angels sing

Our Angel is being cared for 

by Jesus himself!

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he comes back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back,
Or you can do what he would want: Smile, open your eyes,
Love and go on.

God's garden
God looked around His garden
and saw an empty space.
He looked down from Heaven
and saw your smiling face.
He put His arms around you
and whispered come to rest.
His garden must be beautiful,
He picks only the very best.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone,
A part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
Our thoughts are always with you,
a million times we've cried,
And if our love could have saved you,
You never would have died.
Author unknown

We will never know why God decided to take our little baby boy before we ever got to hear his voice, but we will hold on to the promise that we will see him again - Oh what a glorious day that will be.

Precious Moments: Mommy's love goes with you

Jesse - you're my precious little angel

~A Visitor From Heaven~
By Twila Paris

A visitor from heaven
If only for awhile
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile
A visitor from heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place
With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we're so glad you came
We're so glad you came
A visitor from heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it's time to say
We trust you to the Fathers love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we're so glad you're there
We're so glad you're there
With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we're so glad you came
We're so glad you came

If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again 

Jesse, your big sister Olivia wanted to put Elmo on your website - she misses you so much, do you get the balloons she sends you? - everytime she gets a balloon she kisses it and lets it go into the sky for her precious little brother!

We would like to say a special thank you to all our friends and family who have been so supportive throughout this journey - we are forever thankful!
...and a very special thank you to our loving friends whose son was stillborn 6 days after our son - our two precious baby boys  are dancing together in heaven at the feet of Jesus - oh, how we long to dance with you.

What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul,in life and in death—to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my headwithout the will of my Father in heaven:in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him,Christ, by his Holy Spirit,assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Here are some of Jesse's angel friends
Vanessa Barnai
Luca Troncoso
Lisy Vanderstar
Sheyenne Chappell
Jace Means
Alysia Sinclair
Emma Skeen
Dillon Adams
Joshua Woods
Abigail Burden
Madison Douglas
Benjamin Ogier
Clark and Jake Rocka
Madeline Reimer
John Cavote
Paul Miller
Jack Cameron
Landon and Carson Peterson 
Victoria Barnett - Jesse's cousin
AJ Schutt - Jesse's best friend who grew his wings 6 days after Jesse

Click here to see Jesse Barnett's
Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
You made me brave   / Mommy
I wrote this for an audition about motherhood. You made me brave. It all begins when you pee on the stick and the two pink lines show up. It’s the start of a dream…a reality. There’s a baby on the way. Life seems to move in slow motion…some ...  Continue >>
Happy Valentines   / Traci Barnai (mommy 2 vanessa )
Happy Valentines Day   / Traci Barnai (Mommy 2Vanessa )
You're doing great things...   / Dawn Schutt (AJ's mommy )
Shawnie're doing amazing things with Jesse's site.  You are touching people who truly need a friend and someone to share their hurt.  We're part of an amazing that no one longs to be a part of.  Thank you for turning ...  Continue >>
Happy Early Halloween   / Traci Barnai (mommy 2 vanessa )
song / Shawnie Barnett (mother)    Read >>
Just 4 You  / Traci Barnai (mommy 2 vanessa )    Read >>
Happy Birthday (sorry it's late)  / Traci Barnai (mommy 2 vanessa )    Read >>
A Good Day  / Jen Lampen (Friend)    Read >>
What a great birthday...wish you were here to share!  / Mommy     Read >>
Happy Birthday  / Mommy     Read >>
Glory Baby song lyrics by Watermark  / Mommy     Read >>
I am missing you so much!  / Mommy     Read >>
Your kindness has touched my heart  / Angie Means (An Angel Mom Friend )    Read >>
Thinking of You  / Shannon Troncoso (visitor)    Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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Jesse's Photo Album
Our little boy
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