In Loving Memory of Austin Michael Morse January 12, 2000 - September 11, 2000
Christmas In Heaven
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?
I'll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell him of your love
so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in heaven and I'm walking with the King.
published by permission
Author's Note: "Lysandra Kay Bencke was my thirteen year old handicapped daughter. On Christmas day 1997, Lysandra had a seizure and was in a coma for five days before she passed away. During those five days I wrote the poem "Christmas in Heaven". I sent it out in belated Christmas cards to over
100 friends and relatives that year. They have also sent it on to other friends and relatives, thus how the poem has been changed and the story behind it."
The Holiday Season is just not the same,
A smile is missing when saying one name. For parents who’ve lost a daughter or son,
Nothing can bring back the delightful fun,
Of watching them talk, laugh, or just run. The memories are all that we do have now,
We do go on…..only God knows how. A New Year comes as midnight arrives,
Our Angels still a big part of our lives. If only we could trade the presents we receive,
For one more day with those whom we grieve! But nothing can bring back our beloved child,
The one that laughed, cried, and often smiled. They are together in a much better place,
Watching us cry…..touching our face! Although we miss them on Holidays to share,
Be assured their loving presence fills the air,
At home, in church, at New York’s Times Square! So celebrating the Holidays are now hard to do,
But always remember they are thinking of you too, Wishing you happiness and showing their love,
Not on this Earth, but from Heaven above!
Written by Dan Bryl, Lawrenceville, GA TCF
In Memory of his daughter, Jessica
WE DO NOT NEED A SPECIAL DAY
We do not need a special day To bring you to our minds.
The days we do not think of you Are very hard to find.
Each morning when we awake, We know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache As we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you No one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you, Your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly; In death we love you still,
There will always be a heartache, And often a silent tear.
But always a precious memory Of the days when you were here.
If tears could make a staircase, And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven And bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts; And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now, And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.
~ Author unknown
These are three special Christmas gifts for Angel Austin from my friend Marie. You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.