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I am home with God, dear ones,
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light,
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home with God at last.

~ author unknown ~

Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family and friends,
some things I'd like to say...
But first of all, to let you know
that I arrived okay,
I'm writing this from heaven...
Here I dwell with God above.
There's no more worry or sadness;
All is pure eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight ~
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.
Death is nothing at all...
I've merely slipped into the 'next room'
I'm still I, and you're you.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you!
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on.
There's so much that we have to do,
to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things,
that He wished for me to do ~
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.
When you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years...
Because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

There are many rocky roads
ahead of you
and many hills to climb,
But together we can do it;
just take one day at a time.
I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er,
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
What we were to each other,
the same yet we are.

Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me and speak of me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was,
let it be spoken without effort,
without trace of a shadow on it.

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too ~
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night,
"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...
knowing my life was worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.
So, when you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low,
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street
and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.
When it's time for you to leave,
from that body to be free,
Remember you're not
coming here with me.

Know that I am waiting for you,
meanwhile for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well

I'm free at last!

~ author unknown ~

As the sun slowly rises over the horizon,
you can hear the sound
of crickets chirping.
A warm breeze softly blows
as a deer wanders out of the thicket.
Seen dimly through the morning mist...
the radiance of your new day to come.

Do more than exist;


Do more than touch;


Do more than look;


Do more then read;


Do more than hear;


Do more than listen;


Do more than think;


Do more than talk;

~ © John H. Rhoades ~

Do not stand at my grave and weep ~
I'm not there; I do not sleep.

I'm a thousand winds that blow
I'm a diamond glint on snow
I am sunlight on ripened grain
I'm the gentle falling rain.

When you waken in the morning's hush
I'm the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in joyful flight,
and I'm soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry ~
I'm waiting for you; I did not die.

Life is changed, not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"


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