Friday, May 18, 2012

A Perfect Poem

I asked Kelsey how her day was today, and she said it was a wonderful day! I said "that's great, what made it so special?"  "I know this sounds crazy Aunt Jeni, but I felt my moms Spirit with me all day!" is what my sweet niece said to me.  I wasn't expecting this at all. My heart skipped a beat, I was so happy to hear this.  I knew it was true.... Mary's presence is everywhere.  Then she melted my heart by saying, "We are so much alike Aunt Jeni, I could easily pass as your daughter".  Kelsey continued to tell me about a conversation she had with her bus driver who recently lost her son to the war in Iraq. She gave her bus driver comforting words by telling her he was in a better place, they'd be together some day and he is always with her.  They shared their thoughts with each other, both leaving with comfort in their hearts.  At this point I was beyond proud, beaming with so much love for my niece.  Kelsey said she had a poem she had to share with me, said it was the perfect poem..... something the bus driver shared with her.  So she sent it to me by e-mail and now I'm sharing it here.  The words are so beautiful and so very dear.  There are NO coincidences.... our angels from above are always here and when we believe with our hearts, it's times like this that we can see.

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.

She 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 yet to do;
It seemed almost 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 awhile,
I'd say goodbye 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've promised you;
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it all starts anew."
"I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
And since each day's the same day,
There's no longing for the past."
"But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true;
Though at times you did do things,
You knew you shouldn't do."
"But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free;
So won't you take my hand
And share my life with me?"

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.

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