Janesville Wisconsin Van Crash Memorial
The eternal flame of life cannot be smothered by my loss. I have held you in my arms as a child, your tears are my tears, your pain is my pain, my heart is with you now.
This page is dedicated to the seven beautiful children who lost their lives on March 25, 1999 to the tragic van crash in Janesville Wisconsin - May God bless them and watch over them throughout eternity.
"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said,
"For you to love while she lives and mourn for when she's dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call her back, take care of her for Me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and shall her stay be brief
You'll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.
"I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have selected you.
Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to take her back again?"
I fancied that I heard them say: "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for her much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
Edgar A. Guest
Excerpt from "All in a Lifetime", 1938
Please bless and watch over our children who died here 5 years ago.
Give us the strength to continue on as our children would have wanted.
Dear Amber, Marshall, Malinda, Joseph, Peter, Crystal, and Cory you will
always be in our hearts and you will always be remembered.
Dear Monica, Nicole, Shawn, Staci and Craig we pray that you can
overcome the pain and suffering that you have had to endure and that
you can find peace and happiness in your lives.
Help us to live our lives in knowing that our children have not suffered in
vain and that the work that we now do in there memory will one day put
an end to the child exploitation and continued carnage that the door to
door sales industry has inflicted on thousands of innocent lives.
God bless you and keep you for all eternity.
09-15-1980 - 03-26-1999
12-01-1976 - 03-25-1999
Amber Marie Lettman
04-21-1982 - 03-25-1999
Crystal Faith McDaniel
12-15-1973 - 03-25-1999
Marshall Lee Roberts
02-09-1983 - 03-25-1999
Malinda Lillian Turvey
07-06-1980 - 03-25-1999
08-24-1977 - 03-25-1999
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