Our daughter went to heaven officially on the 8th November 2001 though she was gone from the 6th. We will never forget.
I wrote these poems when I was still very much grieving (you never really stop). I am sure in literacy terms they are not very good but it was how we were feeling at the time.
(too beautiful for earth)
Your time here is finished,
I certainly know this is true.
I saw you in my dreams,
I knew it was you.
That night you stood before me,
Your silky long dark hair
as beautiful as can be.
I took you in my arms and held you,
for eternity and a day.
You said you would be
my very own guardian angel
watching all the time over me.
So now on earth your job is done,
I have to let you move on.
I saw your cheeky eyes in my thoughts,
your hair, your skin as pure as dawn.
Goodbye, my dear goodbye,
and God rest your soul.
I feel you moving further away from me,
my sad dreams have come to a close.
My life now is about KNOWING…
because I do,
and knowing that you are at peace.
Already In Heaven
I didn’t hold you in my arms,
I didn’t have your warmth to my breast,
Despite all the things I missed,
I loved you like no other.
I knew you not in life my sweet.
I didn’t hug you or touch your tiny feet,
If I could only stroke your skin
not just feel the warmth from within.
Before I knew it you were gone,
a short whisper of a lifetime.
you were the one I loved
the one I will never forget.
In my thoughts I hugged you
like there was no tomorrow
I wonder if you could see me or feel me,
or were you already in heaven my love?
I was with you for every living minute,
from you conception to your death.
This is the only comfort I have,
knowing – that you weren’t alone.