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Leah Photo Ask My Mom How She Is

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
she never did before.
From now until she dies,
she'll tell a whole lot more.
Ask my Mom how she is
and because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
because she can't describe the pain.
Ask my Mom how is she,
She'll say "I'm alright."
If that's the truth, then tell me,
why does she cry each night?
Ask my Mom how is she,
she seems to cope so well.
She didn't have a choice you see
nor the strength to yell.
Ask my Mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I'm well, I'm coping."
For Gods sake Mom, just tell the truth
just say your heart is broken.
She'll love me all her life,
I loved her all of mine.
But if you ask her how is she
she'll lie and say she's fine.
I am here in Heaven.
I cannot hug from here.
If she lies to you don't listen,
Hug her and hold her near.
On the day we meet again,
we'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, "You're lucky to get in here, Mom
with all the lies you told!"
-unknown
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Leah's Update
January 11th, 2012

Happy 12th birthday Leah. Wow, I can’t believe it has been 6 1/2 years since you flew to heaven. I still miss you so much and a day doesn’t go by where I don’t think of you. I am trying to do positive things in your honor and help other children suffering with life-threatening illnesses to have happy hearts but it doesn’t take away our void. Each day is difficult but I remember you told me things that would encourage me to go on and you were always so worried about Kylie. I love your sister Kylie and we are grateful to have her here with us. I am also grateful that we had 5 1/2 beautiful years with you. Thank you for the memories, laughs, hugs, kisses, and for teaching us to be brave. For teaching us that even though life is tough, and that one day you may be dealt a crappy hand of cards, and that people may stare when you are on steroids or your eyes cross from the tumor, you can still have a happy heart. We had much fun didn’t we? We miss your contagious laugh and chuckles, your beautiful blue eyes and china doll porcelain skin. Most of all we miss you, and your beautiful gentle spirit that will stay with us always.

Moving to Florida doesn’t make it any easier. I want you to know that I love you just as much as ever and I hold you in my heart always. I miss you every minute of every day and I hope you can still feel my love. Kylie and Daddy miss you and love you just as much as ever too. Happy Birthday my precious baby girl and like the book says that I would read to you, “as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be, my baby you’ll be. “ I love you Leah!

Karen

Kylie and your mommy forever

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Thank You
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Leah's Photos
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Ruth Maxwell wrote a beautiful poem about Leah

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In The News
St. Andrew's Church Newsletter September 2005
The News Herald September, 2004
Channel 7 Newscast September 2004: Pending
More Information
Leah's Happy Hearts
http://www.stjude.org/
http://www.childhoodbraintumor.org/brain.htm
http://www.umm.edu/cancer/overview/cbsg.html
http://www.med.umich.edu/mott/
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