The Angels gathered near your side
So very close to you
For they knew the pain and suffering
That you were going through.
I thought about so many things
as I held tightly to your hand
Oh, how I wished that you were strong
And happy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward
To that place beyond the sky
Where Jesus held His outstretched arms
It was time to say good-bye.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
For I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again
Like we did… just yesterday.
But Jesus knew the answer
And I knew He loved you so
So I gave you life’s greatest gift
The gift of letting go.
Judith Bulock Morse