For the precious gift of holding you, I thank my God above,
That you were given into my care to treasure and to love.
You were a light that shown with hope, a smile on a darkened day,
You, my sister and daughter, showed me a better way.
I am forever changed because I held you near,
My heart is new and I am determined to keep my daughter so dear,
As you journey on without me and stand with your Savior above,
May I endure this time without you and always keep your love.
There is but one path that leads to you I know,
May I keep my feet upon it and follow your celestial glow.
Precious daughter sent from God, you’re a part of me so dear,
Our separation cannot take the love I hold right here.
I hope to often make you smile as I follow my Savior so true,
May you look upon your mother and see that I love you.
At last when all my work is done and I hold you once again,
May all the longing and hurt I’ve suffered be replaced with a happy grin!
May my Savior place you in my arms once more I pray,
To treasure and love in a world of peace, on a bright and perfect day!
There we will continue what we began together here,
There we will know perfect love in a world bright and clear!
Poem written for Kadey and Ronda by Michelene Glasson