Christian's Beach Is Now Closed

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Christian Dudley


Christian Dudley
 Born into a star filled Summer night sky
Australia Day
26th January 2007

Looking out from underneath,
Fractured moonlight on the sea
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under.

And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cathedral where you cannot breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles onto the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing out of me,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
The arms of the ocean deliver me.

Though the pressure's hard to take,
It's the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
Now I am under.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

And it's over,
And I'm going under,
But I'm not giving up,
I'm just giving in.

Oh, slipping underneath.
Oh, so cold, but so sweet.

In the arms of the ocean, so sweet and so cold,
And all this devotion I never knew at all,
And the crashes are Heaven, for a sinner released,
And the arms of the ocean,
Deliver me.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

Deliver me.

- Florence + The Machine

6 Send Your Love Here:

The Clan said...

This is such a beautiful memorial to my little grandson Christian. I didn't get to hold him, but hold him always in my heart. Out of such a tragedy has blossomed a beautiful idea - that will hopefully help many families cope with the loss of their precious one. Thank you Carly, for what you are doing. I am so proud of you.
With love - your Mum - Annie.

Anonymous said...

Carly, What a wonderful site you have created. I am in tears- not of sadness but of the beautiful thing you are/have done in Christian's and all the other angels memories. You truly are a special person and i am so pleased that i can call you a friend. *hugs* Natalie from mothersgroup.

Anonymous said...

Carly - what a beautiful site and it is fantastic legacy, Christian's legacy has helped so many people in remembering their beautiful angels...
I am glad Harry is up there with Christian and all the other beautiful angels... thank you so much for doing this..it means the world to us.
Louisa

Sofia said...

Dearest Little Christian,

You have inspired your Mummy to help heal hearts by remembering and honouring precious babies.
You are a very special boy.

Almost exactly 4 years after you were born, on the 25th January, 2011, our little boy Laurence was born sleeping at 40.3 weeks.
We chose many special poems for his funeral and I thought you would love this one too.

Swim Free Little Dolphin

You are so very much a part of us,
We will cherish and hold you near
They say everything has a reason
Even if right now it’s not clear

So when we look deep down within
We’ll feel your strength inside.
And when we need to know you’re close
We’ll feel you by our side

So swim free our little dolphin
In Heaven’s ocean above,
Swim free our beautiful dolphin
With all our blessings and love.

Anon

Love Sofia Harris, Laurence’s Mummy. xx

Carly Marie said...

I still miss you.

Adrienne said...

Christian, I was thinking of you and Noah today, playing on the beach with Bella. I still haven't met Bella's mommy, but your mum and dad and sisters continue to bless my heart and the hearts of so many around the world. Noah has a little brother, now. He's almost 3 years old. I imagine you guys are having an amazing time, so that part gives me peace, but I wonder what you would be like as a sweet, tumbling 7 year old? And if you and Noah would have ever met here on earth? And so many other things only mums of sweeties whom have gone before us, wonder. Anyway, you were on my heart today and so I wanted to tell you what a brave, wonderful, love giving boy you are, and how you have impacted the lives of oh so many! Sending love and hugs your way.

Ade, Noah's mommy
xoxox