Saying that final goodbye is never easy. Right now, I am now facing the loss of another close relative. As I watch the family struggling with the reality of these last days together and trying to keep their loved one as comfortable as possible, my heart is breaking into a million pieces.
Going through the process of losing a loved one most always brings to mind what a vital role this person played in our day-to-day lives. That certain word, that life-changing deed, that special moment of laughter, that certain glance, even that precious smile…never to touch your heart again.
Every day, bring to mind those thoughts of someone especially dear to you, and be thankful. Don’t hesitate to tell people just how very much they mean to you. Say, “I love you”, every chance you get. Don’t let a moment pass without they know they added some beauty to your world; for one day, their presence will be sorely missed.
Life is short; it is but a mist…here today; fading tomorrow. Make sweet memories that will cause your heart to smile and will stay with you, even after the tears have been brushed away.
One Day Soon
That day soon approaches for me to depart.
This life here will end, and a new one will start.
My loved ones and I will then speak our goodbyes.
The last breath I take will bring tears to our eyes.
Just one final beating of this restless heart.
One fading, “I love you”, my soul will impart.
I’ll kiss and embrace them to seal our sweet love;
Then start on my journey to heaven, above.
My eyes will soon open to God’s Holy Place.
I’ll gaze with amazement at His gentle face.
My knees will bow humbly as I worship Him—
The One Who died for me—the Lion, the Lamb.
My voice may be speechless; the words may not come,
For I will be awestruck at God’s only Son.
Such splendor, I’ve never envisioned on earth.
His beauty will outshine conceivable worth.
His love will enthrall me; my heart will then weep.
How is it I’m counted as one of His sheep?
Although I’m so humbled, my tears cannot flow.
He dried them, each one, as my grief stopped below.
That time soon approaches; draws closer each day.
Dear loved ones, I’ll miss you, but I cannot stay.
So don’t feel abandoned as we say goodbye;
For Jesus is waiting, and homeward I’ll fly.
© 2011 Doris Hayes Gibson
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