We take so much for granted we think time stands still for us;
Then life takes a painful turn and there’s one less this Christmas.
We think of words left unsaid, there are things we could have done;
The empty ache deep inside, hard to hide from everyone.
‘Round us the pace rushes by, folks too busy to pay heed,
But there are those who can know how great our loss and our need.
They have walked where we now walk, they know the depth of our grief.
Their strength and understanding offers much needed relief.
Their love holds us ‘cause they know, it won’t be the same this year.
No matter how hard we try, the one we miss won’t be here.
One day heaven will be home, the pain of our parting o’er.
We’ll see the one gone ahead, our delight worth waiting for.
Now we must go on living until that great day arrives.
Our dear one safe in God’s hands, hope and faith brightens our lives.