(Someone who will always be close to my heart)
Heidi L. Baas
May 1957 – July 1997
As every day passes and the minutes go by,
The pain never ceases and I start to cry.
The memories within me they always appear,
Whether good ones or bad ones, they start with a tear.
He took you away from us, to be with Him there,
Your heavenly mansion was already prepared.
Often I wonder why He had to take you,
Didn’t He know that we needed you?
The first time I saw you, I just stood there in shock,
You didn’t look like Aunt Heidi; this picture I wanted blocked.
I wanted to scream and drop to my knees,
I didn’t want you to be gone – “God help me please!”
There were feelings inside me, and things I wanted to say,
But you’re no longer here and I had to walk away.
When I found out you had died, I cried in my sleep,
That’s when the pain started, it started so deep.
I hated myself for never saying the phrase:
That was “I love you, I’ll love you always.”
You are gone now, away from me, but so near to my heart,
Your memories I’ll cherish, they’ll never depart.
Often I find myself thinking of them,
Wishing to turn back and that the “rules” could bend.
But I know where you are now,
And how happy you must be.
Because you are singing with the angels,
Living with God and His Son for all eternity.