Ty James Hulleman

July 13, 1993 – November 2, 1999

Submitted by Vicki Hulleman, mother

The poem was written by Ty’s cousin after his death. Ty was all that she wrote. He was special, patient, had a huge heart, and generous. He was a great brother, made friends easily and they still remember him. There was something special about the way he was. He could have given so much to so many. Just Ty being himself.


Your love warmed the coldest hearts
Your smile chased frowns away
The sun was always shining on you fair head, even when
skies were gray
Your brown eyes lit up and twinkled with laughter; you always
loved to play
Your laugh was the sound of angels singing in my ears
And joy was all we knew the short while you were here

But joy is hard to find now, as sadness settles in
Your laugh is just a memory like birdsong in winter; no longer
heard by earthly ears
Your eyes no longer light up; they are forever closed in peace
The skies are dark and dreary; the sun no longer shines
And frowns grace the faces of all who held you near
But you love is still among us just as strong

For love is the greatest gift you gave us, even though we’re sad
you’re gone
We have your love to hold onto and warm us
To chase gray skies away
To give us smiles and laughter in our future days
And when our grief fades, as hard as it may seem
His love will always give us joy in our hearts and memories

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