The time has come for me to leave,
I had to go away,
I feel your strength, to let me go,
I could not last another day.
I want you to remember,
To feel me by your side,
To know that though you can’t see me,
I’ll wander far and wide.
I’ll come and visit often,
Will watch you as you sleep,
Will hold your hand when times are tough,
Brush away the tears you weep.
And when you’re good and ready,
To face what lies beyond,
I’ll leave you to resume your life,
I will not linger on.
You’ll laugh aloud with someone new,
And know it will please me,
To see that you are moving on,
Heaven’s door will open to receive me.