When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It almost seemed impossible
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heavens Gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Copyright (c) David M Romano
December 1993

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath...

In Loving Memory of
Patricia (Patty) Gail (Burke) Haddox
February 21 1944
August 24 2008

Mom you will be forever missed by so many.
A part of me died the day you left.
I will always love you.

In Loving Memory of
Robert (Bobby) Lloyd Haddox Jr.
January 10 1964
April 27 2012

My Big Brother Bobby you will be missed so much.
I miss talking to you on the phone every day.
I miss your jokes always trying to make someone happy.
You never worried about yourself.
Now you & Mom are together.

Love always your little Sister

In Loving Memory of
Our Loving Son, Father, Brother and Friend
Richard Terrence "Terry" Hatten
January 29 1976
April 08 2001

Rememberence is a golden chain Death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love, and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart. The years may wipe out many things But some they wipe out never... Like memories of those happy times When we were all together.
~Author Unknown~


In Loving Memory of
Mom and Dad

Charlie Gerald Thompson
January 31 1927
September 10 2004

Annie Lois Thompson
July 20 1928
March 17 1997

"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there."
~ Isla Paschal Richardson

In Loving Memory of
A Loving Sister, Mother, Wife, and Friend
(A Woman that Loved for the Sake of Loving)

Geraldine (Geri) Thompson Free
September 10 1948
January 12 1997

To love for the sake of being loved is human,
but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine

In Loving Memory of
Our Brother, Father, and Friend

Charles David Thompson
May 09 1960
September 02 2007

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Remember to Enjoy the Little Things in Life, for one day,
you will realize, they really were the Big Things.)

In Loving Memory of
A Spectacular Woman -
A Loving Sister and Mother
A Friend to All

Jan Thompson McKenzie
April 27 1953
April 16 1997

When you are sorrowful look into your heart and you shall see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight

In Loving Memory of
Irene (Pit) Bard (My Dad)

The New Year of 2003 Remembrance
January 1st 2003 ,at the age of 85 and 5 months.

Dad was an extraordinary special man. Our lives have been change forever since our Heavenly Father called him home so suddenly,no time to say goodbye. A piece of us went with him for we loved him so. It hurts so when we think of all the dreams that were shattered by his death. What a joy it was to laugh with him, cry with him, to just be in his presence. He loved his God, his friends, his Children his Grandchildren and most of all his wife the mother of his 14 children he treasured her so. Not only was he a loving Husband and Father but a compassionate and honorable giving man. He was the glue that held us together.

Dad loved and cherished life. He loved the beauty of this world we live in and enjoyed gardening, was a hard working man, it always had to be perfect. He was a carpenter for many years. He loved watching as the beauty of the trees and flowers (specially red Roses) would come alive in the spring or fall as the colors would change. He was honored to be able to serve as a Deacon in his church and was so thankful to be a part of such a family of believers.

Dad will always be remembered for his wit and great sense of humor. He loved playing pranks on his fellow man especially his family, friends and coworkers whom he loved so. We would often get more of a kick out of his laughter and actions during a movie than we would the movie itself. His laughter was contagious he enjoyed life so. Though death has separated us from the physical being he will forever live on in the hearts of his family and those who were so blessed by knowing him. We thank God for allowing us to have him for as long as we did.

He is ONLY A Whisper Away Sleeping In The Arms of Jesus.
(Honorable Dad)

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