This memorial website was created in the memory of our
loved one, Taylor Lewis who was born in Iowa on
Apr 23, 1990 and left this earth on October 07, 2004
at the age of 14, to finish his journey in a different place
with the Lord.
April 23rd 1990- October 7th 2004.... I've heard it
said, it's the dash in between that counts the most ; I
agree. Taylor lived a lifetime in that dash
Life is not measured by the number of breaths
you take but the moments that take your breath
away.... You took my breath away.. my sweet
My son Taylor;had a good attitude about life ;always ideas of things to do endless energy, and always laughing and smiling and joking, full of excitement. He loved to make people laugh, and he did it well. He was perfect in my eyes. My blue eyed son.
Taylor was very inquisitive from an early age, and oh my could that boy talk talk talk!!!!
He lived his whole life in 14 years, and he lived it to the fullest, making the best of every opportunity, I only wish he could have stayed longer. He had been in every state west of the Mississippi, and flew with me and;his aunt to Florida,;drove a semi; and a winnebago with his step dad Don Morrow.. He went on a some trips in the semi;He was going to start motocross racing ;next year& ;and had just got a different dirt bike, bigger one than ;the one he is on in the picture that had more power and was for racing, he only got to ride the bigger one twice. He was going to get his permit soon. He tried things like guitar,;track, tae kwondo, wrestling,but just didn't have time for any one thing, always ready to go on and try something new. I always told him, if it's not what you enjoy, go on to the next until you find what you love. .
Taylor had a few jobs in his short time here. He mowed at the theater, had a paper route, and helped his dad do some siding jobs..... He was excited because Denny Kirby told him he could work there when he was 16...
As the days go by we miss Taylor so much more and more. Everywhere we go , everything we do, reminds us of how sad we are, and yet;how lucky we are to have had him in our lives. There is a piece of my heart in heaven . Life will never be the same w/o him..Taylor;was an excellent skater, and was at spinning wheels a lot. He liked;skateboarding, trampoline ( he did high;back flips on his trampoline), loved to moon people, riding his bicycle with his many friends, video games,;going to the;movies,and;fishing with his grandpa, swimming,and;go carts, 4-wheeling,&;paint ball guns,;and most recently his passion was dirt bike riding. He loved spending all the time he could with his best friend Caleb. Next summer he was going to race motocross. Taylor has a special niece Tristin who adores him and misses him so much,and Taylor adored her too she lets balloons go up to him every chance she gets;He loved to go to stock car races with his dad, camp out, and he loved his music really loud like all teenagers do. Taylor and his best friend, Caleb, went to a new video game store at the edge of town. They left home @ about 5:00, stopped off at a friends house , played some football, went to the gamestore and put some money down on a game they both wanted. The city limits was moved to put in the mall with the game store and a super walmart ;but there was and still is no access to get there, no sidewalks, no bike trails, only highway. As they were heading home they were hit by a crazy out of control drunk while riding their bikes w
ith their lives cut short;they never made it home, but went home to be with God. Someday we will all be together...
As you watch the slideshow at the bottom of the page, the music at the side of the page goes with it.;Thank you for coming here to share a piece of Taylor's life, and please light a candle for my son. Thank you.
Let not your heart be troubled:you believe in God, believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions:if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Please come back often and light candles
or add a tribute
were good boys just
"I loved the boy with the utmost
love of which my soul is capable
and he is taken from me-yet in
the agony of my spirit in
surrendering such a treasure, I
feel a thousand times richer than
if I had never possessed it."
William Wadsworth 1812
THIS CHILD OF MINE
"I'll lend you for a little time,
a child of mine. He said,
For you to love while he lives,
and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back,
take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories
as solace for your grief."
"I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn
I've looked the wide world over
in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lane,
I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love,
nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come
to call him back again?"
I fancied that I heard them say:
"Dear Lord, thy will be done."
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
we'll love him while we may,
And for all the happiness we've known,
forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for him
much sooner than we've planned;
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
and try and understand.
FIRST ANNUAL DIRT BIKE RIDE IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF TAYLOR @ BLUFF CREEK
SATURDAY JULY 8TH @ 1:00