Memorial Tributes

Memorial Poems for Him

Dad

We’ll always rememberthat special smile,that caring heart,that warm embrace,you always gave us.You being therefor Mom and us,through good and bad times,no matter what.We’ll always rememberyou Dad becausethey’ll never be another oneto replace you in our hearts,and the love we will alwayshave for you.

Your Spirit – A Tribute to My Father

By Tram-Tiara T. Von ReichenbachI know that no matter whatYou will always be with me.When life separates usI’ll know it is only your soulSaying goodbye to your bodyBut your spirit will be with me always.When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branchI will know it is you singing to me.When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freelyI will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain.When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attentionI will know it is you reminding meTo appreciate the simple things in life.When the sun shining through my window awakens meI will feel the warmth of your love.When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sillI will hear your words of wisdomAnd will remember what you taught me so wellThat without rain trees cannot growWithout rain flowers cannot bloomWithout life’s challenges I cannot grow strong.When I look out to the seaI will think of your endless love for your family.When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificenceI will think of your courage for your country.No matter where I amYour spirit will be beside meFor I know that no matter whatYou will always be with me.

A Love Like No Other

By Paula M. NewmanFrom the time I was bornI guess you would knowTen perfect fingersTen little toesWhen you first put your finger in my tiny hand that’s when I first knewYou were my papa no one else would doAs I grow olderand reach for the skyMy Papa is still thereto keep that twinkle in my eyeWhen I need someone to hold meyou never say I’m too bigYou pick me up and squeeze meand whisper you’re my little kidMost other people don’t understand meor maybe just not as wellThat’s why you’re the one I run towhen I have something to tellI love you Papaas you can seeI’m so gladthat you’re a part of me

Fathers are Wonderful People

By Helen Steiner RiceFathers are wonderful peopleToo little understood,And we do not sing their praisesAs often as we should…For, somehow, Father seems to beThe man who pays the bills,While Mother binds up little hurtsAnd nurses all our ills…And Father struggles dailyTo live up to “HIS IMAGE”As protector and providerAnd “hero or the scrimmage” …And perhaps that is the reasonWe sometimes get the notion,That Fathers are not subjectTo the thing we call emotion,But if you look inside Dad’s heart,Where no one else can seeYou’ll find he’s sentimentalAnd as “soft” as he can be…But he’s so busy every dayIn the grueling race of life,He leaves the sentimental stuffTo his partner and his wife…But Fathers are just WONDERFULIn a million different ways,And they merit loving complimentsAnd accolade of praise,For the only reason Dad aspiresTo fortune and successIs to make the family proud of himAnd to bring them happiness…And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,He’s a guardian and a guide,Someone that we can count onTo be ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE.

Dad... We Remember

By an Unknown AuthorWe’ll always rememberthat special smile,that caring heart,that warm embrace,you always gave us.You being therefor Mom and usthrough good and bad times,no matter what.We’ll always rememberyou Dad becausethey’ll never be another oneto replace you in our hearts,and the love we will alwayshave for you.

A Tribute to Dad

We couldn’t begin

To count the times

He tolerated

Our moods,

Consoled our heartbreaks

And disappointments,

Endured our ups and downs,

Listened to words confused by tears

And just simply understood

For no other reason

Than because he loved us.


The years hold precious memories,

But most of all they hold growth.

In a way, we grew up together…


Dad is our definition

Of a special person…

Fantastic…

Exceptional…

Unique…

Enduring!


He filled our lives with happiness

And sweet feelings that we will

Carry in our hearts.

As We Look Back

As we look back over timeWe find ourselves wondering …..Did we remember to thank you enoughFor all you have done for us?For all the times you were by our sidesTo help and support us …..To celebrate our successesTo understand our problemsAnd accept our defeats?Or for teaching us by your example,The value of hard work, good judgment,Courage and integrity?We wonder if we ever thanked youFor the sacrifices you made.To let us have the very best?And for the simple thingsLike laughter, smiles and times we shared?If we have forgotten to show ourGratitude enough for all the things you did,We’re thanking you now.And we are hoping you knew all along,How much you meant to us.

A Successful Man

By Bessie Anderson StanleyThat man is a success –who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love ofchildren;who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;who leaves the world better than he found it;who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it;who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.

His Journey’s Just Begun

By Ellen BrennemanDon’t think of him as gone awayhis journey’s just begun,life holds so many facetsthis earth is only one.Just think of him as restingfrom the sorrows and the tearsin a place of warmth and comfortwhere there are no days and years.Think how he must be wishingthat we could know todayhow nothing but our sadnesscan really pass away.And think of him as livingin the hearts of those he touched…for nothing loved is ever lostand he was loved so much.

Listen to the words I’m trying to say.  

We’re living a life full of change everyday. 

 We learn from our mistakes, I truly must say.

Don’t worry about Michael,

He’s just away.

Don’t worry about him

He’s not alone

He’s serving God at his thrown.

All the hurt and pain I truly must say

Don’t worry about Michael

He’s just away.

This is a small world as you can see

Tomorrow it may be you,

Or it may be me.

All suffering is over I truly must say

Don’t worry about Michael

He’s just away

I’ll miss you Baby,

Michelle

Moments Before

By Kelly HornMoments before our walk that afternoon,I realized the path ended too soon.Not long enough to hold his hand,this amazing person, this loving man.Not long enough to engage his eyesand remember his always brimming with pride.Not long enough to stand by his side,as he was by mine after every rough tide.Not long enough to laugh with him still,after every bad joke,after every tough hill.Not long enough to walk with this man,who has taught me to be the person I am.Not long enough as we walked by his wife,to thank them both for my wonderful life.In all the walks I’ve taken in my life,first as a girl and now as a wife,I’ll remember that walk I took with my fatherand always wish it could have been longer.

General Memorial Poems & Tributes

You Were There

By an Unknown AuthorYou were there when we took our first steps,And went unsteadily across the floor.You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,Until our steps took us out the door…You worry now “Are they ok?”Is there more you could have done?As we walk the paths of our unknownYou wonder “Where have my children gone?”Where we are is where you have led us,With your special love you showed us a way,To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.And where we go you can be sure,In spirit you shall never be alone.For where you are is what matters most to us,Because to us that will always be home…

Weep Not For Me

By an Unknown AuthorWeep not for me though I have goneInto that gentle nightGrieve if you will, but not for longUpon my soul’s sweet flightI am at peace, my soul’s at restThere is no need for tearsFor with your love I was so blessedFor all those many yearsThere is no pain, I suffer notThe fear is now all gonePut now these things out of your thoughtsIn your memory I live onRemember not my fight for breathRemember not the strifePlease do not dwell upon my deathBut celebrate my life

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
 Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

The Dash poem is a popular poem that many people would like to use in the memorial programs for their loved ones.  If you would like to have this poem included with your memorial program, contact heather@inspirekindness.com or visit The Dash Website 

Weep Not In Sorrow

Weep not in tears sorrow because I’ve gone away

But weep with tears of gladness, for the peace I have today.

I know your hearts are heavy with the sorrow that you bare.

But God had called me home, my place is ready there

My stay on earth is completed, my final rest is won,

I’ve received the richest blessings,

To dwell with God’s own son.

Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be,

So He put His arms around you

And whispered, “Come with me.”


With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer

And saw you fade away,

Although we loved you dearly, 

We could not make you stay.


A golden heart stopped beating,

A beautiful smile at rest,

God broke our hearts to prove

He only takes the best.


It’s lonesome here without you

We miss you so each day,

Our lives aren’t the same

Since you went away.


When days are sad and lonely,

And everything goes wrong,

We seem to hear you whisper,

“Cheer up and carry on.”


Each time we see your picture,

You seem to smile and say,

“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,

We’ll meet again someday.”

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 many things we didn’t get to say.  

I knew how much you loved me, as much as I loved you,

And each time 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 loved.  

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 yet to do, 

It almost seemed impossible that I was leaving you.  

I thought of all yesterdays the good ones and bad,

I thought of 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.  

So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,

For everytime you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.  

My Heart


If my heart wants to dance,

Then I want to dance

With my heart.

If my heart wants to sing

Then I want to sing with my heart.

It is the one component of me

That I cannot afford to be alienated from.

My wisdom lies in what I can feel

In my heart every single day

Of my life.

A Little While


Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,

But remember me in every tomorrow…

Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,

I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief

My going has eased my hurt

And given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,

Not as I am now, but as I used to be

Because I will remember you all

And look on with a smile.

Understand in your hearts

I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Farewell Blessing


May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

“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 many things we didn’t get to say.  

I knew how much you loved me, as much as I loved you,

And each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.  

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

Than 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 loved.  

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 yet to do, 

It almost seemed impossible that I was leaving you.  

I thought of all yesterdays the good ones and bad,

I thought of 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.  

So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,

For everytime you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.  

A Little While

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,

But remember me in every tomorrow…

Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,

I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief

My going has eased my hurt

And given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,

Not as I am now, but as I used to be

Because I will remember you all

And look on with a smile.

Understand in your hearts

I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

“Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep”

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die. 

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 throughout 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 up your loneliness on empty days

But fill each waking hour in useful ways,

Reach out your hand in confort 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!

Unforgettable


Unforgettable, that’s what you are,

Unforgettable, tho’ near or far,

Like a song of love that clings to me,

How the thought of you does things to me,

Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable, in every way,

And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay

That’s why, darling, it’s incredible,

That someone so unforgettable 

Thinks that I am unforgettable, too!

You’re Not Alone


Your not alone

For god is here with you

You’re not alone

Even though  your dreams

All don’t come true.

You’re not alone 

You have friends to care for you

You’re not alone 

Because we all miss you

I Slipped Away

I slipped away, the other day, but before I did, I stopped to pray.

I asked the Lord to comfort you, and see you all safely through.

I asked the Lord to take your hand, and fit you lovingly in His plan.

I asked the Lord to wipe all your tears away,

And give you grace for today.

I asked for my child, the only one, that her prayer be,

“Thy Will Be Done”.

I prayed for my grandchildren,

The Sweetness of Peace


After the clouds, the sunshine.

After the winter, the spring.

After the shower, the rainbow

For life is a changeable thing

After the night, the morning

Bidding all darkness cease;

After life’s cares and sorrows,

The comfort and sweetness of Peace

I Do Not Go Alone


If death should beckon me with outstretched hand

And whisper softly of an “Unknown Band” 

I shall not be afraid to go for the path I do not know

I take death’s hand without fear

For He who safely brought me here will also take me safely back

And though in many things I lack

He will not let me go alone into the “Valley that’s Unknown”

So I reach out and take Death’s hand

And journey to the “Promised Land”

Don’t Stand


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that bow

I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn rain


When you awake in the morning’s blush

I am the swift upflinging rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight

I am the soft starshine at night

Do not stand at me grave and cry

I am not there, I did not die

Don’t


Don’t spend too much time in mourning, tears are for the sad

I left to be with Jesus, and this should make you glad

Don’t waist your hours in grieving, n o need to feel distress

I’m tired of lifeless frustrations and had t take some rest

Don’t waste your hours grieving, or try to reason why

Life here for me has ended, it came my time to die

Don’t lose the love I gave you, feed it with care 

Grow it with devotion and spread it everywhere 

Don’t fret because it came in such a solemn way

We will have another meeting in God’s eternal day

Sweet Dreams


We cannot say good-bye to you

Because you are everywhere 

Your smile is all that we see

Your laughter fills the air


The love that you have always shown

Is warming us right now

And the good that you have shared

Brings comfort too, somehow


We will not say farwell to you

For God has promised more

For those who do believe in him

There is no closing door


And so we say

“Sweet Dreams” to you

You are in God’s gentle care

We love you, a love we will always share

The Sweetness of Peace


After the clouds, the sunshine 

After the winter, the spring 

After the shower, the rainbow

For life is a changeable thing

After the night, the morning

Bidding all darkness cease

After life’s cares and sorrows

The comfort and sweetness of Peace

“This, Too, Will Pass Away”


If I can endure for this minute, whatever is happening to me, no matter how heavy my heart is or how dark the moment may be..


If I can remain calm and quiet with all my world crashing about me, secure in the knowledge God loves me when everyone else seems to doubt me..


If I can but keep on believing what I know in my heart to be true, that darkness wil fade with the morning and that this will pass away too..


Then  nothing in life can defeat me, for as long as this knowledge remains, I can suffer whatever is happening, for I know God will break the chains


That are binding me tight in the darkness and trying to fill me with fear..for there is no night with dawning and I know that my morning is near.

The Day God Took You Home


In tears we saw you sinking and watched you fade away

Our hearts were sadly broken, we wanted you to stay

But, when we saw you sleeping so peaceful from the pain

How could we wish you back to suffer that again?

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone

For part of us went with you the day God took you home

What happy hours we once enjoyed.  How sweet the memory still

For death has left a loneliness that words can never fill.

The Everlasting Light


Those we love must someday pass

Beyond our present sight

Must leave us and the world we know

Without their radiant light

But we know that like a candle

Their lovely light will shine 

To brighten up another place

More perfect more divine

And in the realm of Heaven

Where the sun shines so warm and bright

Our loved ones live forevermore

In God’s eternal light

You Didn’t Have To

Thank you for what you did;
You didn’t have to do it.
I’m glad someone like you
Could help me to get through it.

I’ll always think of you
With a glad and grateful heart;
You are very special;
I knew it from the start!

My Inspiration


I have fallen and I have been kicked

When I was down

But something deep within would not let me frown

I have swallowed my pride

And bitten my tongue until it bled

But at night while I sleep

Pleasant drams fill my head

I have been promised a new tomorrow

Although today never ends

But I still always manage to make new friends

I have loved and lost for I’ve lost lots of love

But one day they’ll be blessings

From the heavens above

For one day I can sit with a peace that lies within

Where death, pain and sorrow

Can be brought to an end

There will be no more crying 

There will be no more wishing 

And gambling with fate

Evil is banished away so there is no temptation

Looking forward to this for this is my inspiration

This too should have something 

That makes life worthwhile

When life’s anxieties overwhelm you

A reason to smile

Although life is filled with very little good

And things don’t always 

Go the way you think they should

Remember in the back of your mind

In times of darkness and destruction

If you haven’t any 

I’ll let you borrow my

Sweet inspiration

Miss Me – But Let Me Go


When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no nights in a gloom-filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?


Miss me a little, but not too long

And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me – but let me go


For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

A step on the road to Home


When you are lonely and sick at heart

Go to the friends we know


Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me – but let me go!

My Last Request


Please don’t say that I gave up, just say that I gave in

Don’t say I lost the battle, for it was God’s war to lose or win

Please don’t say how good I was, but that I did my best

Just say I tried to do what’s right, to give the most I could, not do less

Please don’t give me wings or halo’s, that’s for God to do

I want no more than I deserve, no extras, just my do..

Please don’t give flowers, or talk in harsh tones

Don’t be concerned about me now, I’m well with God, I’ve made it home

Don’t talk about what could have been, it’s over and it’s done

Just see to all my family’s needs, the battle has been won

When you draw a picture of me, don’t draw me as a saint,

I’ve done some good, I’ve done some wrong, so use all your paint

Not just the bright and light tones, use some gray and dark

In fact, don’t put me down on canvas…paint me in your heart

Don’t just remember all the good times, but remember all the bad

For life is full of many things, some happy and some sad

But if you must do something, then I have one last request

Forgive me for the wrongs I’ve done and with the love that’s left

Remembrance


I hope that I brought a smile

To someone else’s life,

Because so many times 

There are woes and strife

If I managed to take your hand 

And walk with you a mile

Then my life here was all worthwhile

Try not to shed too many tears

May this thought help you cope

We’ll all see each other again

Because of the resurrection hope

Remember Me


When my Father takes me home just remember me

When I’m gone remember the laughter we use to share

Remember all the love and care

Remember happy tears we cried

But never believe that I have died

For in your heart I can still live a

And through your smile I can still give 

The joy in which we shared together

Through you I can live forever

So when my father takes me home

Remember me and I’ll never be gone.

Heaven’s Grocery Store


I was walking down life's highway a long time ago.
One day I saw a sign that read, “Heaven's Grocery Store”.

As I got a little closer, the door came open wide,
And when I came to myself, I was standing inside.

I saw a host of angels; they were standing everywhere.
And one angel said," My child please shop with care."

Everything a Christian needs was in the grocery store.
And all you couldn't carry you could come back the next day for more.

First I got some patiencelove was in the same row.
Further down was understanding, you need that everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith.
I just couldn't miss the Holy Ghost for He was all over the place.

I stopped to get some strength and courage to help me run the race.
But then my basket was getting full, but I remembered I needed some grace.

I didn't forget salvation for salvation was free.
So, I tried to get enough of that to save you and me.

Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill.
For I thought I had everything to do my Master’s will.

As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer and just had to put that in.
For I knew when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin.

Peace and joy were plentiful, they were on the last shelf.
Song and praises were hanging near so I just helped myself.

I asked, “How much do I owe?”
He just smiled and said, just take them everywhere you go.

Then I said, “How much do I really owe?”
He smiled and said, “My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago.”


God hath not promised 

Skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways

All our lives through;

Sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, 

Peace without pain.

But God hath promised 

Strength for the day

Rest for the labor,

Light for the way,

Grace for the trials,

Help from above,

Unfailing sympathy,

Undying love…

Alone with Jesus


You are not forgotten, loved one

Nor will you ever be,

As long as life and memory last

We will remember thee.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore

As time goes by we’ll miss you more.

Your loving smile, your gentle face, 

No one can fill your vacant place.

Safely Home


I am home in Heaven dear ones;

Oh, so happy and bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty

In this everlasting light.

All pain and grief is over,

Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever.

Safely home in Heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for you,

So you must not idly stand,

Do it now, while life remaineth

You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed, 

He will gently call you Home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting,

Oh the joy to see you come!

God’s Garden Must be Beautiful


God looked around the garden,

And found an empty space.

He looked down upon the earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful

For He only takes the best.

He knew that you would never

Be well on earth again.

He saw the roads were getting rough,

And the hills were hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyelids,

And whispered peace be thine

Togetherness


Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away

Into the next room.

Whatever we were to each other,

That we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,

Speak to me in the way which you always did.

Laugh as we always laughed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be the household word

That it always was.

Let it be spoken without effort.

Life means all that it ever was:

There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of your mind

Because I am out of your sight?

I am waiting for you, for an interval,

Somewhere very near just around the corner.

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be

As it was before – only better,

Infinitely happier and forever

-We will all be one together

With Christ

I’ve Changed My Address


I’ve changed my address to Heaven
I’ve crossed the Great Divide.
I know there’s no sorrow or crying,
Because I’ve reached the other side.
I am so happy to be here,
for the Lord Himself I see.
I’ve changed my address to Heaven,
I bid this world goodbye.
I now live forever with Jesus in
my new home in the sky.
I have no burdens or heartaches
And from tears I am now free.
I’ve changed my address to Heaven,
I’m safe forevermore. 
For the Lord built a mansion
And my name is on the door.
You can find us walking together,
For where He is, I’ll always be.
I’ve changed my address to Heaven,
That’s the place you’ll find me.

 

Jane Smith
12 Gates to the City Avenue
New Jerusalem, Heaven 77777

My Father’s House


Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God,

believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many

mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to

prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a

place for you, I will come again and receive you to

Myself, so that where I am, you may be also.

God's Inalienable Love


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.


Who shall separate us from

the love of Christ? Shall

tribulation, or distress, or

persecution, or famine, or

nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

As it is written, "For Your sake

we are killed all the day long.

We are accounted as sheep for the

slaughter."   Yet in all these

things we are more than conquerors

through Him who loved us.  

For I am persuaded that neither

death, nor life, nor angels, nor

principalities, nor powers, nor

things present, nor things to

come, nor height, nor depth,

nor any other greater thing, shall be

able to separate us from the

love of God which is in

Christ Jesus our Lord.


Romans 8:28, 35-39 NKJV

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 found that peace at the close of the 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 has been full, I’ve savored much.

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief,

Lift up your hearts and share with me,

God wanted me now,

He set me free.

When I Am Gone


When I am gone, release me and let go

I have so many things to see and do

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that we had so many years

I gave you my love, so you can only guess

How much you have to me in happiness

I thank you for the love you each have shown

But it’s time I traveled alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It’s only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart

I won’t be away, for life goes on

So if you need me, cal and I will come

Through you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear 

All my love around you – soft and clear

I’ll greet you with a smile and a 

“Welcome Home”

As I’ve always done, that you would come to know

God’s Dear Son.

And for all my kindred, saints, and friends dear,

I just prayed that you all meet me up here.

I prayed for pastor, wife and family, too,
that God would give them grace and guide them safely through.

So look up, my friends as you bid me, “So Long”.

I finally made it to my brand new home.

I’m not in pain, though I never was you see.

But this time God came and just set my spirit free.

The Angels were kind, as they took my hand.

And I followed closely to this blessed Promise Land.

It’s true, my dear family and kin,

Heaven is so beautiful and free of sin.

Reason For Life


I don’t know how to say it, but 

Sometimes it seems to me

That maybe we are stationed in life

Where God wanted us to be

That the little place I’m filling

Is the reason for by birth 

And just to do the work I do 

He sent me down to earth

If god had wanted otherwise

I reckon He’d have made,

Me just a little different

Of a worse or better grade

And since god knows and understand 

All the things of land and sea

I fancy that He placed me here 

Just where He wanted me

Sometimes I get to thinking

As my labors I review

That I should like a higher place

With greater tasks to do

But I come to the conclusion

When the envying is stilled

That the post to which God sent me

Is the post he wanted filled

So I plod along and struggle

In the hope when day is through 

That I’m really necessary 

To the things God wants to do

And there isn’t ay service

I can give which I should scorn

For it may be just the reason 

God allowed me to be born

God Knows Best


Our Father knows what’s best for us

And so why should we complain

We always want the sunshine 

But He knows there must be rain

We love the sound of laughter

And the merriment of cheer

But our hearts would lose their tenderness 

If we never shed a tear

Our Father tests us often

With suffering and with sorrow

He tests us not to punish us

But to help us meet tomorrow

For growing trees are strengthened

When they withstand the storm

And the sharp cut of the chisel

Gives the marble grace and form

God never hurts us needlessly

And he never wastes our pain

And when we count the blessings

That god has freely sent

We will find no cause for murmuring

And no time lament

For Father loves His children

And to Him all things are plain

So He never sends us pleasure

When the soul’s deep need is pain

So whenever we are troubled

And everything goes wrong

It is God working in us 

To make our spirit

Strong.

Let Him Lead


When you’re troubled and worried 

And sick at heart,

And your plans are upset

And your world falls apart

Remember God’s ready and waiting 

To share the burden you find

Much to heavy to bear


So with faith, let go

And let God lead the way

Into a brighter and 

Less troubled day

For God has a plan for everyone


If we learn to pray 

“Thy will be done”

Release Me


When I am gone, release me, let go

I have so many things to see and do

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that we had so many years

I gave you my love, so you can only guess 

I gave you my love, so you can only guess

How much you gave to me in happiness

I thank you for the love you each have shown

But it’s time I traveled alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It’s only for a while that we must part

So blss the memories within your heart

I won’t be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, cal and I will come 

Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear

All my love around you soft and clear

And then when you must come this way alone

I’ll greet you with a smile and a 

“Welcome Home”

“The Weary Road”

God saw the road was getting rough; the hills were getting hard to climb.  So He gently closed your loving eyes and whispered, “Peace Be Still”.  The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are passed.  The ever present worn our frame has found sweet rest at last.  In God’s eternal home we hope to see your loving face and that peaceful never ending tomorrow.  Sleep and take your rest.

In My Mind


Somewhere in my dreams tonight

I’ll see you standing there

You look at me with a smile

“Life isn’t always fair”


You say you were chosen for his garden

His preciously hand picked bouquet

“God really needed me,

That’s why I couldn’t stay”


It’s said to be that angels

Are sent from above

I’ve always had my angel

My brother – whose heart was filled with love


Wherever the ocean meets the sky

There will be memories of you and I

When I look up at that sky so blue

All I see are visions of you

23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who sleep in Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” 

John 16:33

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that were I am, there ye may be also

St. John 14:1-3

Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh

my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made

heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he

that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor

sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon

thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the

moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:

he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy

going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even

for evermore.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose

under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a

time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a

time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time

to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones,

and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and

a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to

lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend,

and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to

speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a

time of peace.

For Her

A Tribute to MomWe couldn’t beginTo count the timesShe toleratedOur moods,Consoled our heartbreaksAnd disappointments,Endured our ups and downs,Listened to words confused by tearsAnd just simply understoodFor no other reasonThan because she loved us.The years hold precious memories,But most of all they hold growth.In a way, we grew up together…Mom is our definitionOf a special person…Fantastic…Exceptional…Unique…Enduring!She filled our lives with happinessAnd sweet feelings that we will Carry in our hearts.


She always leaned to watch for us

Anxious if we were late

In winter, by the window,

In summer by the gate,

And though we mocked her tenderly,

Who had such foolish care,

The long way home would seem more safe,

Because she waited there.

Here thoughts were all so full of us,

She never could forget,

And so I think that where she is,

She must be waiting yet.

Waiting, til we come to her,

Anxious if we are late,

Watching from Heaven’s Window

Leaning from Heaven’s Gate.

Her Journeys Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away,

Her journey’s just begun.

Life holds so many facets; this earth is only one.


Just think of her as resting from

The sorrows and tears;

In a place of warmth and comfort where

There are no days and years.


Think how she must be wishing

That we could know today, that nothing

But our sadness can really pass away.


And think of her as living in the hearts

Of those she touched…

For nothing love is ever lost…

And she was loved so much.

Children

“Little Angels”


When God calls little children to dwell with Him above.  We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love. 

Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold, so He picks a precious rosebud before it can grow old. 

God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but few 

To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view

Believing this is difficult, still somehow we must try.  The saddest word mankind knows will always be “goodbye”.

So when a little child departs, we who are left behind must 

Realize God loves children because angels are hard to find.