Memorial created 05-3-2006 by
Clinton Terry Milam
April 7 1993 - August 5 2003
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child...
I Corinthians 13:11
- if a thing divine like thee can die, thy funeral shrine is thy mother's grief and mine.
from "To William Shelley" ~ by Percy Shelley
Clint was a gift. An adored gift of love to his Mom and Dad, and a special gift of love to his two sisters, Amy and Melinda. He changed all of our lives forever. Loved, cherished and protected, Clint was a happy, loving child. Now resting in the arms of the angels, he was taken from us quickly and unexpectedly on August 5th, 2003, when standing beside the road in front of his grandmother's house. He was struck by a city bus who apparently made no attempt to avoid Clint in any way. Clint either fell into or was pulled into the side of the bus, fracturing his tender skull and lacerating his brain. He was airlifted to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida where he was declared dead a little after midnight on August 6th. He was enjoying his last day of summer vacation before starting the 5th Grade. He was so happy to be getting his favorite teacher, Mrs. Taylor, and to have his best friend, Dylan, as a classmate. He had his backpack packed and ready to go. Clint was a good student who was loved by his classmates, teachers, and his afterschool caregiver, Carol Davis and her daughters. Clint loved science and math, and had aspirations of becoming a scientist one day. He was leaning towards entomology because he loved bugs! Clint loved his family, Mom and Dad and sisters, Amy and Melinda. His "little sister and brother" were his niece and nephew, Anna and Logan, his sister Amy's children who were just 2 and 3 yrs. younger than he. They were like the three musketeers. His other nephews, Christian, who turned 2 the day after Clint left us, adored "Ka"; and little Ethan was only a few months old. After Clint's passing we found out that he had touched many, many other lives in a lifetime cut way too short. Clint also loved among other things, drawing, flying, playing with his game boy, playing baseball, swimming, running, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, orange juice, and cherries! He was so handsome with beautiful greenish brown eyes, long curly lashes, curly light brown hair and a beautiful smile. He was the light of our life and we will love him and miss him every moment of every day for the rest of our lives!
APRIL 7, 2003 - CLINT'S 10TH BIRTHDAY!
Clint's double digit birthday was the same day as baseball pictures. He had a really good day and was delighted with the game boy advance he had gotten from Dad. All his friends were duly impressed and the big smile you see here was because he was enjoying himself immensely!
APRIL 7, 2013 - CLINT'S 20th BIRTHDAY!
Happy birthday in Heaven sweetheart!
2013 IS CLINT'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
A DECADE WITHOUT YOU IS A DECADE TOO MANY
MAY THE WINDS OF LOVE BLOW SOFTLY AND WHISPER SO YOU'LL HEAR,
I WILL ALWAYS, ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND WISH THAT YOU WERE HERE....
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father.....
(James 1:17 NIV)
Entered into this life on April 7, 1993, a gift from God,
BELOVED SON of TERRY and SUSAN;
PRECIOUS BROTHER of AMY and MELINDA
Left this world August 5, 2003 to await the eternal reunion with Mom and Dad, Amy and Melinda.
My Precious Child
Talk to me, my precious child
Speak to me in my heart,
Let me hear your kind, sweet voice
Full of love, though we’re apart
Touch my hand, my precious child
Even if just so brief
Let me feel your gentleness
To help me through my grief.
The scent of you, may I enjoy
Just one more time, I plead
To lift my spirit and soothe my soul
Right now, it’s what I need
May I see your smile once more
It brightens up my day
With twinkling eyes and warmest grin
You won’t seem far away
Stay with me, my precious child
In heart and soul and mind
Though you have left this world for now
Please don’t leave me behind
In Memory of Abby’s birthday
June 13, 1978
"Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God"
If I Had Only Known
If I had only known it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would have tucked you in more tightly and prayed to the Lord, that you I could keep.
If I had only known it would be the last time that I would see you walk out the door,
I would have given you an extra hug and kiss and then called you back for one more.
If I had only known it would be the last time I would see you smile and hear what you had to say,
I would have recorded each action and word, so I could play them back day after day after day.
If I had only known it would be the last time I could spare an extra minute or two,
I would have stopped what I was doing and spent every single minute with you.
If I had only known it would be the last time I would have to share your day,
well I just knew we'd have so many more, I would not have let that one slip away.
If I had only known what was in store for us that day I would not have let you out of my sight, instead I would have stood by your side to protect you and held back the hands of time with all my might.
If I had only known what I know now I would have prayed to God and begged for Him to change our fate somehow…..
If I Had Only Known~Author Unknown, but revised for you and I
Thank you Joey's Mom, Terrie Whiteman
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