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Marie5656
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:-1 Well, as I mentioned in my other post, my internet friend, Pauline, passed on this past Friday morning. She will be missed by her friends and family. I found this poem online, and thought I would share it in her memory. :-1

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me



If 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 if tomorrow starts without me,

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name,

And took me by the hand.

He 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 left 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 a while,

I'd say good-bye 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 life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,

But today will always last,

And since each day's the same way

There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,

So trusting and so 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 come and take my hand

And share my life with me?"

So if 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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:yh_hugs It is a beautiful memorial to her.
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Very nice, Marie. Very fitting.
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Oh Marie, my heart is with you at this very sad time.

The poem is beautiful.

I'm glad you had each other in your lives.
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Marie, I've got the HUGEST lump in my throat! My eyes are tearing up! Hugs to you Hon. I have to ask if I can email this BEAUTIFUL poem to my sister. Our mom passed away in December, after a lengthy illness. This poem is so appropriate!
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Post by minks »

I like that very much....

I still miss my best friend who passed on over 12 years ago...
�You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�

― Mae West
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observer1 wrote: Marie, I've got the HUGEST lump in my throat! My eyes are tearing up! Hugs to you Hon. I have to ask if I can email this BEAUTIFUL poem to my sister. Our mom passed away in December, after a lengthy illness. This poem is so appropriate!


Go ahead, Observer. They are not my words, I got them off a website, so they are fair game, I guess. Here is another I got off the same site:



If I Knew...



If I knew it would be the last time

that I'd see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly

and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time

that I see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and kiss

call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time

I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would video tape each action and word,

so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,

I could spare an extra minute or two

to stop and say "I love you," instead

of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time

I would be there to share your day,

well I'm sure you'll have so many more,

so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow

to make up for an oversight,

and we always get a second chance

to make everything right.

There will always be another day

to say our "I love yous",

And certainly there's another chance

to say our "Anything I can dos?"

But just in case I might be wrong,

and today is all I get,

I'd like to say how much I love you

and I hope we never forget,

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,

young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance

you get to hold your loved one tight..

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,

why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes,

you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time

for a smile, a hug, or a kiss

and you were too busy to grant someone,

what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,

whisper in their ear,

Tell them how much you love them

and that you'll always hold them dear,

Take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me,"

"thank you" or "it's okay."

And if tomorrow never comes,

you'll have no regrets about today.

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That is so very beautiful, Marie.

*big hug*
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Thank you for letting me share this. I just emailed it to my family. My sister's probably bawling her eyes out, right now.
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Post by daisyrose »

What beautiful words of comfort! Both poem on this thread! My prayers are with you who have lost loved ones. I too have lost several loved ones, but the recent death of our precious daughter - the Forums CheshireCat - has left such a void in my life and in my family's lives. Sharing with others is important and coming here today to share with you means a lot to me. Lela loved this forum and all of you who come here. Today is Lela's 36th birthday.

Love and prayers for you all...and angel kisses for CheshireCat
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Dearest Lela, I only knew you through FG but you touched my heart.

I will never forget you.

God Bless You precious girl and all your family on this special day.

All my love to you all, Melanie. xxx

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Post by teramiabullfrog »

perfect poems for this forum (as i dry my face) - i recommend this web site to all the families with a missing loved one that i'm involved with.

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