Dakota Janousek
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                                                                                                In loving memory of Dakota Joseph Janousek who will forever be 4

                     Life without Dakota

Life without Dakota is sad,lonely,and empty.It seems like the hurt will never go away.Some days are better then others.Sometimes I feel like I am all alone and nobody understands me or the hurt ,pain and emptyness I feel. At night when the house is quiet I hear him laughing. When I am sleeping I feel him touching me and I wake up thinking he is here and that this whole thing is just a horrible nightmare  tears come to my eyes when I realize it's true and he realy is in Heaven.Even though I feel his presence around me all the time and everytime I hear or see something he liked it brings a smile to my face and then a emtyness comes in my heart. Sometimes I feel selfish because I want my precious boy back and want him all to myself but then I realize that its normal to feel like that every Parent who has lost a child just wants them back so they feel so empty and lonely!!!!!! 

The Cord
We are connected,
My child and I, by
An invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't been seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!

Author Unknown

Don't Tell Me
Please don't tell me you know how I feel,
Unless you have lost your child too,
Please don't tell me my broken heart will heal,
Because that is just not true,
Please don't tell me my son is in a better place,
Though it is true, I want him here with me,
Don't tell me someday I'll hear his voice, see his face,
Beyond today I cannot see,
Don?t tell me it is time to move on,
Because I cannot,
Don?t tell me to face the fact he is gone,
Because denial is something I can't stop,
Don't tell me to be thankful for the time I had,
Because I wanted more,
Don't tell me when I am my old self you will be glad,
I'll never be as I was before,
What you can tell me is you will be here for me,
That you will listen when I talk of my child,
You can share with me my precious memories,
You can even cry with me for a while,
And please don't hesitate to say his name,
Because it is something I long to hear everyday,
Friend please realize that I can never be the same,
But if you stand by me, you may like the new person I become someday.


Early awakenings
Of quickening
Instead, tears
Fill my eyes
Swelling my womb with
Son, you are missed.
Son, you are loved.
Yearning to hold you,
Anger acquiesces
To acceptance,
You are with
angels now.


Dakota loved to cuddle with his Mommy.About 8 every night he would bring me 2 of his favorite books for me to read to him and with his Blanket he would crawl up on my lap but  he would always fall asleep in the middle of the 2nd book but if I would stop reading before I finished the book he would wake up and he was so cute trying to keep his eyes open till I finished reading him the story!!!!!!

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dakota Janousek who was born in Nebraska on November 07, 2001 and passed away on October 30, 2006 at the age of 4. We will remember him forever.

Tributes and Condolences
My Heartfelt Condolences....   / Cheryl Caddiell
My Heart goes out to you and your family.     There are very few words that can comfort a Mom like yourself....that has suffered such a terrible loss.     I just want you to know I will be here if you ever need...  Continue >>
Precious Dakota   / Brenda Clark (hhh member )
There really are no words that can help heal your heart...I wish there were and I'd give them to you. I've said for years that my heart doesn't sing anymore how can it when I've had to bury my child. I think for each of us Mom's who walk ...  Continue >>
precious angel   / Diana Locke (HHH group )
I am so sorry for your loss. What a precious angel he is. It may seem hard now but in time you will be able to see the love that he brought to you and others and the things he was supposed to teach us while he was here.  My heart breaks for you....  Continue >>
My heartfelt condolences   / Phylicia Robenolt (member of mom of twins message board )
I am so sorry for your loss, You are in my prayers, I know it is very hard for you right now, but if you ever want to talk I am very good at listening my shoulder is here. I do some what understand how you feel I lost my precious daughter ...  Continue >>
In loving memory of Galen Masterson   / Jackie Masterson (angelmoms friend )
Emily I am so sorry for the loss of Your son Dakota, just know that we are here for you always Love to you and dakota always and forever
Love Jackie Mom to Angel Galen
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His legacy
Dakota's Favorite Song  
Return to Pooh Corner
Written and performed by: Kenny Loggins

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered
"Boy welcome home"

Believe me if you can
I've finally come back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh
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