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Letter from Heaven

Discussion in 'Grief and Bereavement' started by Sa Palomera, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    when I lost my best friend to suicide 2 years ago this Poem from Ruth Ann Mahaffey kept me going and I'd like to share it with everyone here who's lost someone they care about. I hope it can mean for you as much as it meant for me:

    Letter From Heaven

    To my dearest family, some things 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, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
    Remember that I am 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.
    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.
    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 it for you too;
    That as you give unto 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 was 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.
  2. sudut

    sudut Well-Known Member

    very encouraging poem!
  3. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    Hun thats a beautiful poem, i'm seriously about to cry, thats so damn beautiful!
  4. kath

    kath Well-Known Member

    Thankyou for sharing.i found it so moving.Thankyou.

    Take care
  5. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    That is so wonderful!! thanks so much for sharing it, I think I am a bit teary eyed :cry:

  6. Gi-Jane

    Gi-Jane Active Member

    i love poems i write them myself also....
    but this one is really great.....
    if i feel down about my dad....
    i know were i can go ...
    i can come back here and read it again...goose bumps.....and tears in my eyes...:cry:
  7. Xian

    Xian Well-Known Member

    That's so great!