The Angels gathered near your bed,
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 goodbye.
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 to you life’s greatest gift,
the gift of letting go.