The leaves have fallen from the trees And summer days are gone. Lingering twilight in the chilling breeze And the end of the robin's song. All of my life I searched for you Not knowing it until that day When you appeared out of the blue After almost a lifetime away. Somehow we knew that time would fly And yet we embraced our love. We had time to laugh and sometimes cry And we thanked our Father above. We now had hope for each new day And each other to comfort at night. You always had something tender to say And made everything seem all right. When sickness came and would not leave With courage I watched you fight. We prayed each day and tried to believe That somehow it would be all right. But time was slipping away... Faster each day, it seemed. With dignity and grace you continued to pray And at night, of Heaven, we dreamed. Heaven is where you are, its true, Above the storm clouds and rain, Where the sky is so eternally blue And there is no more sickness or pain. Time is passing still faster each day And at night I miss holding your hand, But I remember you taught me to pray And to believe in the Promised Land. The trees will be dressed in leaves so new And summer days will re-appear. Twilight will become the eternal blue And the robin will sing so clear. It is a great comfort to know that you Are not really so far away, And you will appear out of the blue, After almost a lifetime away.