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Nicholaus David Rickertsen

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September 22, 1979 -- July 5, 1997. 


He Only Took My Hand (author unknown)

Dedicated to my son, Nick

Last night while I was trying to sleep,
My son's voice I did hear
I opened my eyes and looked around,
But he did not appear.

He said, "Mom, you've got to listen,
You've got to understand
God didn't take me from you, Mom
He only took my hand.

When I called out in pain that night,
The instant that I died,
He reached down and took my hand,
And pulled me to His side.

He pulled me up and saved me
From the misery and pain.
My body was hurt so badly inside,
I could never be the same.

My search is really over now,
I've found happiness within,
All the answers to my empty dreams
And all that might have been.

I love you all and miss you so,
And I'll always be nearby.
My body's gone forever,
But my spirit will never die!

And so, you must all go on now,
Live one day at a time.
Just understand-
God did not take me from you,
He only took my hand.


Scan1.jpg (11806 bytes)For a moment in time
Our little one came,
And touched our hearts,
And we will never be the same.
Now he's gone home
To Heaven above,
But our hearts abound
With his pure sweet love.
And in the rain's gentle mist,
He sends down kisses,
To let use know we are loved.
One day Jesus will come,
To take us all home,
And he will bring us back together again,
To extend forever, our moment in time.


   Nick at age 3

Scan3.jpg (18472 bytes)Nick with brothers J.J. & Josh

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Nick at Josh & Theresa's wedding

Scan5.jpg (19240 bytes)Prom 1997