1. Love You Forever
I send you butterfly kisses
You don’t always know that I’m there
But it’s me peeking ‘round the corner
or touching a strand of your hair.
I see you on days you are crying
or wishing we could talk once in a while
Even though I’m now in heaven
I still want to see you smile.
I visit at night when you’re sleeping
I come quietly into your dreams
And whisper words ever so softly
To say death is not what it seems.
I see you sometimes at the table
When you don’t know that I am there
As you gaze over at my picture
I hope you know how much I care.
I’m sending a hug from heaven
I wish you could feel it today
The love that we share is forever
Time and space can’t take it away.
By Cindy Adkins
2. I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call.
I turned around 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’ve found the peace on a sunny day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A family shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things, I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now; He set me free.
3. My mind knows you
are in a better place,
where there is no pain.
You are at peace.
I understand that,
I just wish I could
explain that to my heart.
4. His Journey has just begun
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s 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.
By Ellen Brenneman
5. Loving Memories (Your Gentle Face)
Your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.
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 miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your empty place.