No. 61

To those I have left behind
Some things I'd like to say.
But first of all to let you know
That I've arrived o.k.
I'm writing this from Heaven,
Where I dwell with God above,
Where there's no more
tears and sadness,
There's just eternal love.
The day I had to leave you,
When my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me,
And said "I welcome you".
Please do not be unhappy,
Just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you,
Every morning, noon and night.
And when you feel that gentle breeze,
That's me giving you a great big hug,
Or just a soft embrace,
And when it's time for you to go,
From that body to be free,
Remember you're not going,
You are coming here to me.
P.S. God sends His love.

No. 13A

''Suffer little children to come unto me for
of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.''

Our lady wished a pretty flower,
To lay at Jesus' feet;
Her choice was of the fairest,
A lily pure and sweet.

Not gone from Daddy's memory.
Not gone from Mammy's love,
But gone to shine with Jesus,
In His beautiful home above.

He gazed amid the little ones,
And stopped to pick the best,
Dear NAME was the chosen one,
With Jesus now she rests.

At Heaven's gates she will be waiting,
With that same sweet loving smile;
For she is only gone before us,
Just a little while.

Fold her, O Jesus, in Thy arms,
And let her henceforth be,
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee.

No. 14

There is no night
without a dawning,
No Winter without a
Spring,
And beyond death's
dark horizon
Our hearts once
more will sing -
For those who leave us
for a while
have only Gone
Away
Out of a restless,
careworn world
Into a ''Brighter Day''

Helen Steiner Rice

No. 15

We hold you close within
our hearts,
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us through
out our lives,
Until we meet again.
So rest in peace Dear
loved one
And thanks for all you've
done,
We pray that God has
given you,
The crown you've
truly won.

No. 17

She never failed to do her best,
Her heart was true and tender,
She worked, and toiled for those she loved,
And left them to remember.

We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our duty to the end,
'Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall and never will,
Forget you, mother dear.

O Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in all the masses being offered all over the world or that will be offered for the soul of Thy servant. Amen.

O Jesus in Thy infinite mercy and through the prayers of the Blessed Mother of Sorrows, have compassion on the poor suffering souls in Purgatory: Oh! bring comfort to them in their pains, shorten their exile, and conduct them finally into Thy Heavenly Kingdom, where with Thy Saints and Angels they shall praise and glorify Thee for all eternity. Amen.

No. 18A

What she suffered she told but few,
She did not deserve what she went through,
Tired and weary she made no fuss,
But tried so hard to stay with us.

Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still;
The one who worked so hard for us,
Is resting at God's Will.

Our lips cannot speak how we loved her,
Our hearts cannot tell what to say,
But God only knows how we miss her,
In our home that is lonely today.

Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true;
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.

In a near and silent graveyard,
Where the trees their branches wave,
Sleeps a kind and loving mother,
In her cold and lonely grave.
She bade no one a last farewell,
She raised her hand to none;
Her spirit flew before we knew,
That she from us had gone.

No. 20A

You can only have one mother,
Patient, kind and true,
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus take this message,
To our dear mother up above,
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

Pray for us, O dearest mother,
To Jesus Christ our King;
That He may bless our lonely home
Where thou once dwelt therein.
And pray that God may give us strength,
To bear our heavy cross,
For no one knows but only He,
The treasure we have lost.

Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true;
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.

No. 21

There is a home that lies beyond -
And past it's golden door,
Awaits the one who's now away,
Not lost - just gone before,
And in that home that lies beyond,
The Master will prepare,
A place for you, and when He calls,
You'll meet your loved one there.

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time or reason,
Will change the way we feel.
For no one knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried.
We want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to do without.

There is no night without a dawning,
No Winter without a Spring,
And beyond death's dark horizon
Our hearts once more will sing -
For those who leave us for a while
have only Gone Away.
Out of a restless careworn world
into a ''Brighter day''.