The 2nd poem from my talk today. A few people asked for copies.
In Charlotte's new room filled with glory and light
a dear little girl rests soundly tonight
and grandmas and grandpas have tucked her in tight.
A brown dog rests her head at the foot of her bed
near a big stack of storybooks just freshly read.
She listens to lullabyes with good little ears
stretches little strong legs which brought her here
and of needles and haircuts she has no fear.
Her only regret is she knows we are sad
she looks down and says "Goodnight Mom and Dad-
I'm safe and I'm happy in this Heavenly place
I'm strong and I'm glad there's no tube on my face.
When I first arrived with a dance and a twirl
Jesus held me and said "Well done little girl-
You did just what you were sent there to do
You brought nothing but joy and perspective too
And all those who met you saw Me in you."
They gave me a big party with suckers galore
and beads and monkeys, but daddy, there's more!
I can do all the things I could not do before.
I'm glad Ella is with you, you'll be alright
Don't want you to miss getting up in the night
and when missing me is too much to bear
I'll send a kiss through my sister, you'll know I am there.
Goodnight mom and dad, I'll see you so soon
I can't wait to show you my new princess room!
Thank you for taking such good care of me
Now I'll watch over you and my whole family.'