SENT BY GRANDMA DRAKE
When God calls a parents child to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love.
For no death can compare to the death of our own child
who does so much to make the world seem wonderful and mild.
God knows how much we need them, and so, He takes but a few to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult, still, somehow we must try;
the saddest words mankind knows will always be----
SENT BY DENISE WILLIAMS
When tomorrow starts without me, And I am not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, As much as i love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you will miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, it almost seemed impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that this could never be, For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said," This is eternity, and all I have promised you. Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, and since each day's the same way, there's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand and share my life with me
I WAS GIVEN PERMISSION FROM GENESSE GENTRY, THE AUTHOR OF "STARS IN THE DEEPEST NIGHT" TO PUT THIS POEM ON CASSANDRA'S PAGE.
We held them in our parent arms
for days or weeks or years.
Now we hold them in our hearts
and cry the darkest tears.
The cord attached to children,
eternally fine and strong.
We never leave the missing;
it holds us all life long.
Our children now inside us -
our souls tattooed with gold.
Their love, their words, caresses,
are hugs that we still hold.
If we open to the knowledge,
that they aren't completely gone,
we will sometimes feel their touching,
sometimes soft and sometimes strong.
When they show us nature's rainbows,
we can feel their proud delight,
sending signs to show they're living,
only far beyond our sight.