Stephen J. Vlassis

A tribute from: Dave Vlassis, Donor Dad

The River Runs Swiftly

As the river runs swiftly

And winds toward the falls

We wait for our Maker

Whomever He calls

On that tragic night

While winding through the pines

He called out your name

I guess it’s your time

That day when they told us

Our world fell apart

For what you took with you

Was all of our heart

We miss you so badly

Our little baby boy

Now all we have left

Are memories of joy

Now when we go walking

And look to the skies

We can’t help but wonder

Who got your great eyes

There is only one wish

We’ve had from the start

That we were unable

To give someone your heart

So as I stand here

Just hoping and wishing

Someday we’ll be together

Maybe laughing or fishing

For now I’ll say goodbye

With a smile on my face

For I know you’re with God

In a beautiful place

I love you and miss you, Stephen, and always will.



Stephen J. Vlassis

Since Heaven has become your home

I sometimes feel I’m so alone

and though we now are far apart you hold a big piece of my heart.

I never knew how much I’d grieve

when it was time for you to leave,

or just how much my heart would ache

from that one fragment you would take.

God lets this tender hole remain

reminding me we’ll meet again

and one day all the pain will cease

when He restores this missing piece

He’ll turn to joy my every tear

with this picture near

it will become my simple way

to treasure our Reunion Day.

-Author Unknown

Missing you until we are reunited in our eternal home.