A dear friend of our family went home to heaven last weekend.
Sorrow remains; sorrow fills the gap left by her absence.
Yet, I believe there is joy in Heaven.
For another dearly loved child of God has come home.
As mortals, our lot is a life tainted with sorrow.
Yet, I also believe that sorrow can be softened.
Sorrow can be lessoned, and the load lightened.
By our relationship with the Son of God, dear Jesus.
For Jesus will show our heart the truth,
of our momentary mortality,
and the supreme joy awaiting our eternity.
With Him in heaven.
Our family friend leaves behind mortal sorrow,
And she now has eternal joy in heaven.