Poem 

     


                              


To my dearest family,
some thinks 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.
Here, ther's no more tears or sadness;
here is just eternal Love.

Please do not be unhappy just
because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you
every morning, noon and night
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
I need you here later on.
I need you here badly;
you're part of my plan.
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.
And 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.

               I wish that I could tell you,
all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads
ahead of you,
and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it,
by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy,
and I'd like for you too...
That as you give 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....
that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.

So if 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.

And when it's time for you to go....
from that body to be free,
remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me.

                                                          


Helen Slaghuis....