Friday, February 19, 2016

I hope my guardian angel has a broken wing… To Reesa from Dad

I hope my guardian angel has a broken wing…

The best angels started with broken wings.
How else could she know how to ease your suffering?
She personally knows the hurt and she has felt the pain
She knows what is needed to make you whole again.

She knows the comfort longed for in the lonely places of your heart
And knows of the ache you feel, since you’ve been apart.
Wanting a hug, wanting to hear someone say it will be alright
When you’re not even sure you’ll make it through the night.

Your guardian from above once hurt and had struggles like you.
She once prayed and longed for the same things you do.
Who better to help than one who understands
And who overcame all of this life’s demands?

The one who has lived it knows the feelings…
The anguish and pain, and all of the suffering.
When God sends someone to give assistance and aid,
Who do you think he sends, with answers custom made?

The very one you helped along the way.
Holding her through the dark night until the dawn of a new day.
Remember all the times you wiped away her tears?
The times you helped to dissipate her fears?

Well, she hasn’t forgotten, she treasures them in her heart
The memories are so fresh and real for her, like beautiful art.
She remembers them every moment of every day.
And that gives her love to impart along her way.

And then there was that day when you could do no more.
And you would soon experience hurt and grief like never before.
You held her hand, and kissed her head
And never left the side of her hospital bed.

You tell her the love you have for her is real.
The love she already knows and feels.
And then you set her free, you let her go
And that very moment is so sacred and hallowed.

You pray for someone to take her by the hand,
Someone to embrace her and help her to stand.
And then you cried, cried like never before.
Your whole soul seemed to tear and you could bear no more.

And then one day, in His infinite mercy
The Lord opened your eyes to see,
Your beautiful daughter so happy and free
From this earth’s trials, and she was smiling!

She has so much more love to give,
She longs to give you a hug and tell you to live.
And for you to hear her say “I love you” one more time
And to hold your hand and be always by your side.

So until the day that you reunite
She will be close by to help you through your dark nights.
And as life goes on and you still grieve
She will be the first to be there, the last one to leave.