Olson, Christine Marie

In Loving Memory – 1971


Written by Rita Henry (Christine’s mother)

Christine Marie: our beautiful baby girl. Rosy cheeks and soft blonde hair. Born January 11, 1971, in Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Weighing in at eight pounds and ten ounces, she was a dream come true for any parent. But, the dream would soon be shattered.  Our little Christine Marie would never experience:

Her first word.
Her first step.
Her first fall.
Her first bite of real food.
Visits to see grandpa and grandma.
Her first doll.
Her first wave at the ocean.
Her first trip to the mountain.
Her first airplane ride.
Her first train ride.
Touching snow.
Her first trip to a playground.
Her first toothache.
The loss of her first tooth.
Her first trip to Disneyland.
Her first trip to the state fair.
Her first sin.
Her first lie.
A pony tail.
Her first childhood friend.
A tricycle.
Roller skates.
Her first taste of ice cream.
Sunday School.
Her first day of kindergarten.
Making cookies.
Her first fight.
Fighting with her older sister.
Her first pair of jeans.
Girl scouts.
Summer camp.
Going camping.
Going hiking.
Shopping for clothes.
Her first boyfriend.
Her first date.
Her first hurt feeling.
Her first broken heart.
Going steady.
The senior prom.
Her engagement.
Her marriage.
Her first baby.
Her first grandchild.
Death of a loved one.
Separation from God.

For you see, Christine Marie passed away of possible SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in Tacoma, Washington, on May 24, 1971, at the age of four months and thirteen days. She was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, Washington, on May 27, 1971.

Christine Marie, I miss you, but we will be together in Heaven.
You will always be my little angel.