Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I was sent this poem - by whom, I cant remember. But found it on the web again today. So thought I would like to share it with you all and particularly those that have lost a dear one this year. I read the words and try to put into perspective the thoughts. Hope you enjoy it and take comfort in the words.

This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor that he had battled for four years. He died on December 14, 1997. He gave this to his mom before he died. His name was Ben.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless
Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
was always most important
the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
my Father said to do.
I can't count the blessing or love
has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.


chrisee said...

How special are those words and to think they come from a young person! a young and very wise boy!

How the time has flown since AMQF!

Enjoy your Christmas x

Helen said...

thanks for sharing. Had to wipe a tear away. A heartfelt message.

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Beautiful poem! Happy holidays to you!