If 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 care for me, and how much I care for 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 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 and so much yet to do. It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I’d say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realised that this could never be, For emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things that I’d 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’ve promised you, Today your life on earth is past but here it’s starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last. And since each day’s the same, there’s no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting, and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do. And 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?" So if tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, please know I’m in your heart.
Do not think of him as gone away - his journeys just begun, life holds so many facets - this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today How nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost - and he was loved so much.
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what to be, A resting place along the road, To sweet Eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, But never meant to stay. Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know, For some the journeys quicker, For some, the journeys slow. But when the journey finally ends, We will claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.
When you feel the warmth of the sun embrace you…It’s me When you feel the tickle from the snowflake on your nose….It’s me When you suddenly smile with a private thought….It’s me When you hear the cry of a new born child…Its me When the music of the dawn awakens you…It’s me When the sound of a child’s laughter captivates your heart…It’s me When you feel the gentle kiss of a warm summer breeze on your lips……It’s me When you look around, and everywhere there is beauty and life… You’ll see, I’m still here… I will always be with you…. I will always watch over you…
You never said I am leaving You never said goodbye You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why A million times I needed you, A million times I cried If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died In Life I loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill It broke my heart to lose you, But you did not go alone For part of me went with you, The day God took you home.
He never thought when leaving home, He would never more return, That he in death so soon would sleep, And leave us here alone. A sudden call from God on high, You had no chance to say goodbye, Without farewell you fell asleep, But memories of you we will always keep; And those who loved you dearly, Are the ones who wont forget.
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship and suffering as a pathway to peace. Heal me in my woundedness, comfort me in my pain, touch me in my loneliness, strengthen me in my weakness. May your power working in me do infinitely more than I can ask or image. This, I pray with faith through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. Gods garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids And whispered, Peace be Thine It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.
No farewells were spoken, We did not say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why; But we always will remember, Our whole life through, The last words we had with you. We never fail to pray for you, We never cease to care, We wish we could go home again, And find you waiting there; To the Throne of Christ he will guide us, And with us he will stand, And that golden chain will be linked again, Locked by Christs Own hands.