August 6th, 2003


For Timmy and Renee

My aunt read this at my uncle Rick's funeral and I've always found comfort in it.

Message From A Loved One
I'm sorry I had to leave you
Without so much as a goodbye
It's much better this way, though,
'Cause it's so hard to see you cry.
I didn't want to go away
So unexpectedly.
But, you see, I had no choice
For God was calling me.
Though I'm not with you anymore
I'm with the Lord above
Surrounded by His perfect peace
And filled with perfect love.
There's no more worry, and no more pain,
No more clouds, and no more rain.
I just want to tell you this
And I want you to know
Don't be sad and don't regret
It was just my time to go.
Loved ones lost through all my life
Were there to welcome me home.
And I want you to know that,
Even in death, I never was alone.