~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~

When tomorrow starts without me

And I’m 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’ll 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 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’ve promised you.

Today for life on earth is past

But here it stars anew.

I promise no tomorrow

For today will always last.

And since each day’s the same way

There’s no longing for the past."

So when tomorrow starts without me

Don’t think we’re far apart.

For every time you think of me

I’m right here in your heart!


~We Thought of You Today~

We thought of you today,
But that is nothing new
We thought of you yesterday
And will tomorrow, too
We think of you in silence
And make no outward show
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know
Remembering you is easy
We do it everyday
It's the heartache of losing you
That will never go away.

Author: Unknown


~When I Must Leave You~

When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Helen Steiner Rice


I Stood By Your Bed Last Night

I stood beside your bed last night,
I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying,
quietly in your sleep.

I touched you softly
as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour coffee,
You were thinking of how much
you loved me.

I was with you at the store today,
Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,
You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you,
that I'm not really there.

I walked with you to the house,
as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my hand on you,
I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired,
and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know,
that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be
so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty,
"I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then
smiled, I think you knew ...
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch
you yawning and say
"goodnight, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you
to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and
we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to
show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out
then come home to be with me.

Author Unknown


I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I've found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now; He set me free.

Helen Steiner Rice


Mothers of Angels Prayer

Lord, give us courage to face the days ahead as we grieve the
loss of one whom we have loved so much.  Grant us peace in
our agony and loss; keep our family always united in your name.
Grant us the serenity to accept without bitterness that which we
cannot change.  Give us hope to see beyond today and the faith
to accept your will.  Into your hands and into your care we entrust
that precious life which you, in your goodness, have given to us to
love and to share.  Amen.

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