We are honored to share a poem that COPE Parent Martha Guarini wrote about her son, Carmine Ambrosino. This past December 5th marked two years since he was taken too soon.



It is still unreal and unfathomable that you are no longer here…
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you,
the day God took you home.
If tears could build a stairway,
and heartaches make a lane,
we’d walk our way to heaven,
and bring you back again.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we love you still,
in our hearts you hold a place
that no one could ever fill.

I miss you everyday, I miss your smile, your beautiful eyes and most of all your KIND heart!!!

Love ya forever!!!
– Martha Guarini


Untitled2Melinda Sims has also shared the following, about her son, Ryan.

Seems just yesterday that Ryan was enjoying Thanksgiving with us, just as he had for 23 Thanksgivings, sometimes at our home or at my sister-in-law’s or the home of another relative. Never dreamed a day would come when we wouldn’t be together at Thanksgiving. Never dreamed a day would come when we wouldn’t be together at all. How I took for granted those times. How I wish I could have them back. Wishing you a holiday that will be as peaceful as it could be. Wishing my child tonight will appear in my dreams.

Melinda Sims