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This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious angel, Mason Robert Neu who was born on April 06, 2008 and passed away on July 21, 2008 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. We love him and miss him so very much!  He remains in our hearts and will be remembered always!

 

We found out we were pregnant with Mason on August 2, 2007.   He was the first grandchild on his Daddy's side and the second grandson on his Mommy's.  Mommy knew she was having a little boy, not sure how but she knew and on November 21, 2007 we found out she was right.  Mommy had such a wonderful and healthy pregnancy, she couldn't believe how easy everything was.  We loved watching Mommy's belly grow and feeling him move around, which he did A LOT!

At 4:06AM on April 6, 2008, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world!  He weighed in at a healthy 7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long and couldn't be any more perfect!  The first thing Mommy thought when she saw him was wow tiny he was and oh how much he looked like his Daddy.  He was born with a full head of beautiful strawberry blonde hair and was just the most gorgeous baby we had ever seen!

Mommy got to stay home with him every day and we had such a good time together.  We hung out with our puppy, played, took walks, naps and visited friends and family whenever we got the chance. Mommy would joke around and tell Mason "You are my little best friend" When Daddy was home we did everything together. Mason always wanted to be held, he was the happiest in our arms.  He loved taking walks and was so content just checking everything out.  He was very alert for his age. He also loved his baths and just hung out cooing and smiling while Mommy or Daddy washed him.  He had the cutest personality, smiled and laughed often, but knew what he liked and what he didn't and he'd definitely let you know!  We couldn't be any happier and thought of our life was just perfect with this new little guy.

Before Mason was born, we had made the decision to move back to his Daddy's home state, so that we could buy a house and give him a better life closer to family.  On the weekend of July 18, 2008 we packed up our stuff and headed to Minnesota.  Daddy drove the Uhaul with our dog, Maddie and Mommy and Mason flew on an airplane on July 19, 2008.  Mommy was a bit nervous flying with him as she wasn't sure how he would be, but he was so wonderful (with the help of his favorite, Baby Einstein) and was amazed on how well he did on the two different flights!  What a big boy he was becoming!

On Sunday, July 20th, we unpacked the Uhaul and went out to lunch with Daddy's friends.  Mason slept for most of lunch then let us know he was awake, so Mommy got him out of his car seat and sat him on her lap.  First thing he did was grab for the silverware and plates!  Mommy pushed them out of his reach and thought to herself, what a big boy he was becoming!

That night, Daddy put Mason to bed.  When Mommy woke up in the middle of the night to check on him, she knew right when she saw him that he was already gone.  Daddy and Grandpa tried to revive him, but we knew in our hearts it was too late.  We called 911, but there was nothing they could do, our sweet little boy went to heaven on the very early morning of July 21, 2008.  The priest from Mason's grandparent's church came to the house and baptized him.  It felt like we were in a nightmare and sometimes still does... That was the worst day of our lives!  We love our precious Mason so much and miss him terribly!

 

***We have found out that they are classifyiing Mason's death as SIDS!  We are now dedicated in helping spread awareness of SIDS and raising funds for the continued research, to find a cause and cure of this silent killer!***

 

 

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Tributes and Condolences
I miss you   / Mommy
Quietly I'm remembering you
in the silence of my heart.
Each thought of you, a treasure
while we are now apart.
At times I'm filled with longing;
Your face I'd love to see,
To feel your warmth, to hear your
c...  Continue >>
It's been 3 years   / Mommy
Three years ago today was our last day on Earth together.  I wish I would have known that you would be taken from me so soon I wish I would have known that was the last day I had you in my arms.  I would have spent every second with you smo...  Continue >>
Just letting you know...   / Mommy
Angels Wings   / Laurie Struffert (Friend)
Your wings came to soon and we can not understand why.  Your mom and dad are so proud of you and miss you so much.  I know you are not far from them and watch over them and your sister everyday.  Rest peacefully in the arms of the...  Continue >>
Missing you FOREVER   / Mommy
And ever...and loving you for always  
Just wanted you to know...  / Mommy     Read >>
Almost 2 years...  / Mommy     Read >>
Walk to remember 5-23-10  / Keith &. Mercy (friend)    Read >>
Thinking of my sweet boy on Mother's Day  / Mommy     Read >>
with love  / Natasha Lassen (no relation )    Read >>
Remembering Mason  / Lydia &. Mercy Nygaard (friend)    Read >>
You have changed my world  / Mommy     Read >>
Happy Birthday!!  / Jillian Greeno     Read >>
Happy 1st Bday  / Dre &. Grant     Read >>
Happy 1st Birthday to our Beautiful Mason!  / Mommy     Read >>
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His legacy
The chain will link again!  

 


"Our Little Angel"

You were our little angel
we loved to hold so close
the softness of
your baby skin
like petals of a rose.
We loved it when
we cuddled you and
held you in our arms.
You were our little angel
with sweet angelic charms.
We think back to memories
so precious and so few,
for one day God
had chosen you to be
His little angel too.

*********************

We had so little time to share,
Too soon, I had to leave.
I know how much you love me,
I know how much you grieve.

I know how sharp your pain is,
I feel the aching in your hearts.
My life so quickly ended
Before it barely had a start.

I remember how you held me,
And kissed my face and hands,
You cuddled me so gently;
But, God had other plans.

I was your perfect angel,
From God you knew I came,
Suddenly he called me home again,
And now God holds my hand.

I know you’ll always miss me,
I understand your pain is hard to bear.
Just remember that I’m in heaven
And we’ll see each other there.

So smile when you think of me
and wipe away all of your tears
I’m cuddled now in heaven
By our family members here.

I’m waiting here in heaven,
And on the day we meet again.
I’ll be the first to smile and greet you,
When God calls you home to him.


Poems  

~Too beautiful for Earth~

If I could have a lifetime wish,
A dream that would come true,
I'd pray to God with all my heart
for yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you back;
I know because I've tried.
And neither will a million tears,
I know because I've cried.
You left behind a broken heart
And happy memories too.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.



An angel In The Book of Life
Wrote down my baby's birth
And whispered as She closed The Book
"Too beautiful for Earth

***************************

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why

Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know

But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay

~Author Unknown

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
She never did before
But from now until she dies
She'll tell a whole lot more
Ask My mom how she is
And because she cant explain
She will tell a little lie
Because she cant describe the pain
Ask My Mom how she is
She'll say 'I'm Alright'
If that's the truth then tell me
Why does she cry each night?
Ask My Mom how she is
She seems to cope so well
She didnt 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 God's sake Mom, just tell the truth
Just say your heart is broken
She'll love me all her life
I loved her all mine
But if you ask her how she is
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!'

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

Do not stand at my grave and mourn.
I am the dew-flecked grass at dawn.
Where tranquil oceans meet the land
I am the footprints in the sand
To guide you through the weary day.
I am still here; I'll always stay.

When you wake up to morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.

by Lucie Storrs

We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that, too.
We think of you in silence,
and often speak your name.
All we have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
we have you in our hearts.

(Author Unknown)

 

The Cord

We are connected,
My child and I, by
An invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't been seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!
~~~author unknown

 

 


 I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

~Dr. Leo Buscaglia

 

 

 

 
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