Saturday, December 22, 2007

My special friend

This is for her. I know how sad this time of the year is for her. I know she misses her mum and how she wishes her daughter's would have known her. For just one minute. A love like hers doesn't come along often in life. I hope you my friend know how I admire your strength and how much I love you. You've got a lot of people who think you're pretty special. I'm always here......we're here for you.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

Author Unknown

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see;
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 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
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 yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love shared
and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
I thought, just for a while,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe you would 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
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 for life on Earth is past
but here it 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 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 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.


Salome's Mom said...

Both you and her are pretty special people. It is a joy to even be allowed this window into your lives. It is women like you and her that give us strength to go on.

crazylady said...

I am grateful beyond words to you. You know I don't spend a lot of time on my blog talking about other bloggers and often, at the expense of you. You always send me wishes and care and it always finds me well.
What I have to say to you, is so private and that is why I call you instead. Because the voices of the ones we love help us connect deeper.

I am also saddened because as much as you see me hurting, I know you hurt deeply wishing this scenario was you. The relationship with your mother, that I have/had. And I know you have changed that with your twinkies, but I know that piece will always be missing. It pains me. We always want what we can't have. So when you rise above your own pain to acknowledge mine, it tells me how much more special you are.
I can't believe I have already known you for over two years. That is the most important time of my life. I am so blessed you have shared it with me.
I wish you peace of mind and heart this Christmas. You have shown me what the spirit is all about.
Love you forever,

kerri said...

A true friend is always there to lean on, your a great lady Rony.
This is often a difficult time of year for so many that have experienced loss, that poem will bring some comfort.

cougchick said...

Beautiful Rony. What you and Senja have is a very deep kinship. I'm so happy to know a tiny piece of you both. Maybe someday I'll get to know more.

Merry Christmas Honey. Got your letter and as always you had me in stitches...

Jewels of My Heart said...

Rony, how beautiful you are... how precious and sweet is your spirit. I know this meant a lot to her. The poem is beautiful and made me feel like I could almost touch my cherished loved ones that have gone home. It is so hard for those of us left behind but how comforting to know that they are in the arms of Jesus and that in Heaven there are no more tears.
You and Senja are sisters for certain and oh, so blessed to have eachother. We are all blessed to know you both if only through these little glimpses into our lives that we all share on our blogs.
May your heart be filled with laughter sweet friend.
May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter, joy and Jesus.
God bless your precious family.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Great Poem..
I know that she loves your post to her...
You are an amazing lady...
I am sooo happy to have met you.. and I am sure their are many many women who enjoy having met you and love you to pieces ....
Just like me...
Thanks for always being there..
Merry Christmas my dear friend..

redmaryjanes said...

I truly am glad that you have each other. Everyone needs another soul in this world that understands them to lean on.

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful.....deep friendship are rare....hold on to this one!

Noemi said...

Beautiful poem! Like Steffie says, these type of friendships are extremly rare. It is nice to know that they DO exist out there!

Merry Christmas my friend!

Mom2Boober-Do said...

Incredibly beautiful, she is so lucky to have you in her life...

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope you had an AMAZING Day...
I know you did...
Merry Christmas...
I LOVE the Christmas Card...
Thank you girly..
Hugs to you and your family...
Can't wait to see pictures...