Thursday, June 3, 2010

In Memory of Mackenzie Robertson

This beautiful baby girl belongs to my friend Natasha, who unfortunately lost Mackenzie to SIDS.  I have to say that this was the by far the hardest painting I have ever done but also the most rewarding.  I never got to meet her in person but through Facebook I was kept up to date on all of Mackenzie's cuteness and this was one of my favorite photos.

"Daddy please don't look so sad, momma please don't cry.
Cause I'm in the arms of Jesus, and he sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God, don't think he is unkind.
Don't think he sent me to you and then changed his mind.
You see I'm a special child, I am needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him, a product of your love.
I'll always be there with you, so watch the sky at night.
Look for the brightest star and know that's my halo's brilliant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost that mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers, I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a gentle breeze from a gentle wind that blows.
Know that it's me planting a kiss upon your nose.
When you see a child playing and your heart feels a tug,
Don't be sad mommy, that's just me giving your heart a hug.
So daddy don't looks so sad and momma please don't cry.
I'm in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies!


  1. WOW Amber, what a beautiful piece! I surely feel for Natasha and her hubby and hope that your work brings some comfort. It's truly a lovely piece and brings out the wonderful softness of babies.

  2. Such a beautiful painting and a beautiful poem as well.

  3. Thanks Vanessa and Sophisticate. The poem was read at Mackenzie's funeral. I thought it was very touching and I wanted to share it.