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Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever...

This memorial website was created to remember our baby boy, Wesley Graham Sayler - born in Northern Virginia on January 23, 2008 and passed away on February 18, 2008. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

Thanks to my bestie Liz Gray for helping to make this memorial website available forever!

In memory of...

Wesley Graham Sayler, infant son of April Dawn Edwards Sayler and Jeffery Barton Sayler of Stafford - born Wednesday, January 23, 2008 and passed away the morning of Monday, February 18, 2008.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents - Richard and Debra Edwards of Woodbridge, VA; paternal grandparents - Wendell and Charlotte Sayler of Hagerstown, MD; maternal great grandmother - Dawn McCoy of Riverdale Park, MD; paternal great grandmother - Jettie Huffman of Lenoir, NC; and many loving aunts and uncles.

Interment and graveside service will be held on Friday, February 22nd at Azen Cemetery in Damascus, VA. A gathering honoring Wesley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service - Stafford Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Sadie Grace 2yrs oldThoughts of you
as you turn SEVEN!

Wesley, your little sister turned two years old this year. She's a big girl, brave and strong, and oh so smart. We're always talking about her big brother Wesley! And while she doesn't understand just yet why you aren't here, she will one day. Always in our hearts my little man.

Sadie Grace 5mos oldThoughts of you
as you turn FIVE!

Wesley, meet your baby sister Sadie Grace. She was born August 14, 2012 and believe it or not - she was BIGGER THAN YOU! 10lbs 6ozs and 22 1/4" long. She is 5mos old now. Growing bigger, stronger & smarter every day! I wish you could have known her. I wish she could have known you. We have our first house now. Huge house on 6 acres. Lotsa lawn that we know you'd be running and playing on if you were still with us.

My heart aches today and every day. Yet now I'm able to look to your sister and be thankful that she's in our lives. Your imprint remains and you continue to touch so many lives. I strive to keep your memory alive by sharing you and your story. I look forward to the day that Sadie can learn all about her big brother in heaven.

Wes' little sister (pictured at 5mos old)

Thoughts of You as You Turn Two

We never got to hear you laugh
or see your first teeth grow in
We never got to hug you tight
see your smile or your silly grin

We never got to teach you to wave bye-bye
or watch as you learned to walk
We never got to see you play with your toys
we never even got to hear you talk

We never got to watch you eat by yourself
or even drink from a cup
We never got to soothe you , when you got hurt
By coming to the rescue and picking you up

We never got to see you loving your doggies
we don't know your favorite cartoon
We never got to tuck you in at night
with a kiss and "Goodnight Moon"

We never even got to say "Good-bye"
we were too heartbroken and upset
We'll always remember the day you were born
a happy day, we will never forget

But we did get to carve out a place in our heart
a special place that only you can fill
Happy Birthday Sweet Wesley
We miss you, We love You and We always will!!!

Written by: Grandma Edwards, my mother




 It was the saddest day that I would ever know
Today on this date, one year ago
All together in the hospital, praying for you
And wishing there was something that we could do
Then the Doctors and Nurses came in with the devastating news
That you were the one that God would choose
Just a few short weeks, after your birth
The Angels swept down and took you from Earth
Oh Why! Oh why, did God take you so soon
Up through the clouds and over the moon
To a beautiful place, we know as Heaven
Why couldn't you stay til you were at least 97
But it just wasn't meant to be
It seems God needed you more than Mommy, Daddy and Me
And now we're left with the memories and a day to look forward to
When God calls our names and we finally get to join you
We'll hug you and kiss you and never let go
Because we missed you and we love you so
You left your little footprints all over our hearts
And to be with you again will be when the real joy starts
We will finally all be together again
Just, "One Great Big Happy Family, Amen!"

Written by: Grandma Edwards, my mother

Birthday Baby

The Busiest Day in Heaven

It's the busiest day in Heaven, I'm planning a big surprise
To let you know I love you and that no one ever dies.

Even though you're down below and I am up above,
I'm sending you these wishes and all my angel love.

It's really quite exciting to plan this big event,
For lots of gifts will come your way and all are heaven sent.

First, I'll take a bubble bath-my splashes might cause some rain,
But knowing all the fun I'm having, will help to ease your pain.

Next, I'll get some pictures in my halo and my gown,
So when you get to Heaven, you can show them all around.

I have color crayons in Heaven, and I will draw some stars so bright
And place them in the sky today for you to see tonight.

Then, Jesus will have story time, and I will sit upon his lap.
He'll tell me all about you just before I nap.

I'll wake up full of energy and play a game or two,
Before I finish sending all of my love to you.

After snack I'll write a song for all the birds to sing,
And know I've made you happy with all the joy it brings.

At nighttime I'll be tired, but I'll still hold you tight.
My arms will wrap around you and keep you through the night.

And when you finally slumber, I will kneel to pray,
Asking God to bless you on this special Mother's Day.

Love, Your Little Angel

- author unknown










Latest Memories
I have just a few memories of you. I remember sitting in the hospital waiting for your arrival. I was impatient! You were taking too long! Now I wonder if you knew you would leave us so soon? By you taking so long to be born, you were still with Mommy. She could feel you but she just couldn't see you yet. And then when you were finally born we were so excited! You were so cute and so perfect! We were BLESSED! All I could do was stare at this beautiful little baby boy, our Grandson Wesley! You know, you looked just like your name ( Wesley Graham ) There could never be another baby boy born with the most perfect name! When Mommy and Daddy were finally allowed to take you home, we couldn't wait! Your Grandpa and I were so happy that Mommy and Daddy were stopping by our house on their way home. It was the perfect time for your big girl cousin Lennon to finally see you and hold you. I just LOVE that moment! I just LOVE those photos! I just loved looking at you and holding you! You were the cutest little thing! You were so soft and cuddly! Your Grandpa and I drove down to your house a few times to see you and your Mommy and Daddy. I would hold you and feed you and LOVE YOU! You and your Mommy and Daddy came to visit us the Sunday before God called you home. Your Grandpa and I and your Aunt Christine and your Uncle Ben and your cousin Lennon took turns holding you and loving you! I can still see your cute little face, sound asleep on your Grandpa's shoulder. I can still see you laying on your Auntie Christine's lap. I don't know if those last moments with you would be so vivid in my mind if you didn't have to leave us. I will hang onto that vision forever! And I am forever thankful that we live in a family of picturetakers. The photos and the memories are all we have left. But I want you to know that we thank you for BLESSING OUR LIVES WITH YOUR PRESENCE!!! And also know that OUR LOVE FOR YOU will continue to grow just like it would if you were still here with us. You made such an impact, you brought us so much joy and you taught us so much! We are forever thankful and we are forever in LOVE with YOU!!!
Your grandma Edwards is a wonderful lady. She was just as happy to meet you as she was to meet her grand-daughter - your cousin Lennon. How perfect it must have been for her to have both a grand-daughter and grand-son. Everyone had to stand in line to hold you. Your grandma never wanted to let you go!


CAPTION: Please read Grandma Edwards' poem to Baby Wesley on this site.
I remember your uncle Ben when your cousin Lennon was born. He was a new man - a new daddy! He loved the whole hospital experience and ran through the halls saying he was ready to do it again. Your aunt Christine begged to differ of course. LOL The day you were born, he was just as happy and just as proud. I of course wish I had more photos of you than I do but I'm so happy that someone took this photo of you with your uncle. Clearly you two were having a moment because in those first days of your birth, you very rarely were awake let alone looking up at someone like this!


Your uncle Ben loved you so much! Of all the people who gave us their words when you passed, it was uncle Ben who touched your Mommy and Daddy the most.


CAPTION: Please read Ben's tribute to Baby Wesley on this site.
The craziest memories I have are of your birth. I always felt that you'd be born sooner than you were and by no means did we expect you to be two weeks late! I go into the hospital to be induced and 33 hours later, you still didn't want to come! What was that all about? I keep telling myself that it was me and not you. If it was you, I guess you were just too comfortable to leave. I know this world is a strange crazy place but your Daddy and I were so excited to meet you. If it was me, it was my body and no matter what the doctors did - my body was just not prepared to make the necessary changes to deliver you naturally.


Finally on the second day, I decided to go under the knife and deliver you by c-section. I don't recall you crying at birth but I remember like it was yesterday what the doctor said after weighing you. "He's 10lbs 4.5ozs." I was looking at your Daddy at that time - I immediately turned my head to the nurse and said "excuse me?!" I was never so thankful to learn how large you were and how confident I finally was with my decision to have a c-section. Maybe you were just TOO BIG to come out. In hindsight, I couldn't be more happier with how you were finally brought to be with us. The surgery was easy, the recovery was easier than expected. I think the hardest thing was the first few days. It's a complicated task trying to hold a baby, let alone breastfeed when your gut is mush and you're on pain killers! But we made it through those hard days and were fortunate enough to spend every waking moment (and sleeping one) together while I completed the rest of my recovery.


The doctors said I wasn't allowed to climb stairs and needed to stay at home taking it easy the first two weeks. It was just you and me baby! The next and sadly last week, we were luckily together again while Mommy was trying to figure out what in the world was wrong with your little belly. Mommy and Daddy even bought you new fancy bottles and formula hoping that it would make things easier on your sensitive digestive system. I'm just so incredibly thankful to have been home with you. That was some quality time and I loved getting to know you. I miss you baby boy!
I just found a photo of your cousin Lennon feeding you. She fed you a lot and said that was the only way she could help. I always tried to get her to help with the diapers but she was so worried you'd pee on her. LOL See how Bonnie is sitting nearby? She was always so concerned...
Latest Condolences
C. Borurguet My deepest condolence February 18, 2017
It is my wish to express my condolences  and convery a conforting thought based on the Scriptures.
       John 5:28 " Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". 
  This passage speaks of open resurrection of our loved ones. It is God's plan to see us suffer an die, so invites us to "come near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8)
      Please go to the following link to obtain mor information rearding the Hope expressed in this passage.
mommy snow angel December 25, 2010
Snow Angel
charity & tim (austin & aaron) happy father's day June 20, 2010
Charity & Tim (Austin Shanks) angelversary February 18, 2010

Thinking of you Wesley on your angelversary
Charity & Tim (Austin Shanks) Happy Valentines day February 5, 2010
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