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Old 12-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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My first Christmas in Heaven

I am still crying...........TISSUE ALERT!!!
I just thought how beautiful this was and how much more coming from a 13 year old that went through so much and was only worried about him momma!!

I know it doesn't help, but, I thought I would put it here for some that are not in the spirit after losing someone. Katie, you especially. Buck is smiling down on you. We all know it. It makes me think of my momma. How she always loved this time of year. And honestly, I want her HERE, not there!! But, where else would it be so beautiful??

This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor that he had battled for four years. He died on December 14, 1997. He gave this to his mom before he died. His name was Ben.


My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless
Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
was always most important
the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
my Father said to do.
I can't count the blessing or love
has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year

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Old 12-20-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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It is beautiful, I am going to send it to my uncle who lost his wife ( My favorite Aunt) and will send it to my cousins.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Wow. Big lump in my throat.

Thanks Stacy.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, kinda puts things in perspective for me. I have things going on in my life and I think I just couldn't take anymore, then I read this and realize that my problems are so SMALL!!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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Love this. My brother in law was killed in a car accident in 2001, and his funeral was one week before Christmas. This was in his memorial, very special to me, and very meaningful and peaceful.
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