Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Clear View of Forever

It's hard to believe that it has been a year since we held this sweet baby, kissed his soft, chubby cheeks, and had our heart melt when he smiled. 

Grady, we love you and miss you every day. 

Sue Anderson, a talented and gifted writer, wrote this poem for her friend.  When Grady passed away, she sent it to me. It brought comfort to us at the time and it expresses my feelings and beliefs.  Thank you, Sue.

A Clear View of Forever 

Grady, you came into this world
and made the living sweet.
Right from the start, you owned each heart.
Your smile was bliss, complete.

You rushed to earth…greeted us early…
left us far too soon.
In dark of night, you took your light
and slipped beyond the moon.

A loving Father called you home.
We bow to His command;
yet, though we know where you have flown,
it’s hard to understand.

Our empty arms are aching, and
we yearn to see your face.
Draw near us, please, in memories
that time cannot erase.

Remind us with each star that shines
that you shine brightly, too.
As our eyes watch the sunrise,
stir our souls to rise with you.

Watch over us, that we might feel
the brush of angel wings.
Let your laugh float on every note
the song of comfort sings.

You taught us more of heaven
than we ever hoped to learn;
and should our grief spar with belief,
through you, our hearts will turn.

Because of you, we’ll lift our heads
and stand a little higher.
To live God’s plan the best we can
is need now, not desire.

Your sacred gift to us is this:
a clear view of forever. 
The path to you glows straight and true.
One day, we’ll be together.

In that great day, these empty arms
will reach no more in vain.
God’s work fulfilled, our longing stilled,
we’ll hold you once again.


Joanie said...

Oh Connie, thanks for sharing such a touching heartfelt poem with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Grandma Honey said...

I've thought often of your little Grady throughout this past year. I've held my grandbabies tighter and longer because of him. Still, I cannot imagine the heartbreak, the pain of loosing him.

Sue's poem is beautiful.

mCat said...

That is so beautiful. What would we do without the knowledge we have? I can't imagine. Grady was and is beautiful and alive and working his smile amongst his many ancestors - I have no doubt

Ann Marie said...

I was just thinking about him the other day when I was looking through some of your Facebook pictures.

My heart still aches for you with the loss..because there are no words for that. But-- knowing what I know and believe.. I truly believe he continues to be with your family.. and watches over all of you all the time.

My thoughts and prayers are still with all of you. I hope you will feel comfort and strength when you desire it....

Loves and Hugs♥

CB said...

That's a beautiful poem and such a wonderful thing to have as a rememberence of a beautiful baby boy. A year passes so quickly and it is good to help the pain melt away and to remember the blessings and the goodness of our Father in Heaven. I hope your family feels peace and comfort at this time Connie.

the letter e said...

Thank you for sharing your poem. The author was truly inspired to write wonderful words of comfort to you and your family. Thinking of you at this time as you reflect back on a year ago.

Sue said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way, Connie. I know anniversaries are not easy.

Thank heavens for the blessings of Easter and the Atonement that we will be celebrating soon. At least we are given to know that our partings are only temporary.

It makes me happy to know that the poem offered you and your family some comfort.


wendy said...

That little smile melts your heart indeed. What a treasured poem that is.
The faith and knowledge we have of FOREVER is our anchor for sure. It is the only that brought me peace when Matthew died.
Just love you to pieces.

Valerie said...

Connie~ that poem is absolutely beatiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
As always, thoughts & prayers for you and your family.

Yvonne said...

Such a wonderful poem.

Prayers and hugs for you my sweet friend. I love you.

Nancy Face said...

Such a lovely and sweet poem for such a precious baby boy.

Natalie A said...

Oh Yvonne,

I so remember little Grady. Such a lovely, sweet baby. We are so blessed to have the gospel and to know of FOREVER.

What a beautiful poem.

Love you!

Jenny Lynn said...

He had such a wonderful smile. The poem is very touching. It is hard to read with out shedding a few tears.

Bless you!
Jenny @

Betty said...

That is a beautiful poem for a sweet baby boy. May you continue to feel God's love and comfort.