If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…
If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”
Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.
Author: David Romano
Sent by Maria 2 days ago
My thoughts, prayers and love are sent to Paul’s family. I have been privileged to know the Jeffries family since childhood - through Bethany Baptist Church, neighbourhood and school. I knew Paul really through my close friendship with Janet. He always struck me as a calm rock of support for Janet, and all his family. He was a warm, approachable man with a gentle humour. He had the patience of a saint putting up with the LGCM crowd cramming into his lounge (!); he was there in the background making people feel welcome. I didn’t know of his musical talents until Janet told me about him having a drum kit for his (? 60th) birthday...but banished to the loft! I was quite envious as always fancied myself as a Ringo...but Paul had numerous talents. Much of his good work was ‘behind the scenes’ and his kindness touched more lives than he probably realised. I pray is now at peace. God bless him X
Sent by Rachel 2 days ago
I was around the age of 21 or so when I first met Paul, he was so charismatic, intelligent and laughed easily. We hit it off right away as he took the role of big brother quite seriously.
Back in those days, communication was done via snail-mail and we wrote letters back and forth fairly often. He was by far a better letter-writer than I, save for his atrocious handwriting. Which we joked about often. Once we discovered emails, our letter flowed a lot smoother.
My fondest memories over all the years- during the countless visits we had when he came to Canada, have to be all the family and friend gatherings. Paul just slid easily into anything that was taking place; a sing-along at my friends home, a family back-yard BBQ, 4x4'ing in the mountains in my Jeep. Or just taking it easy at the pub for dinner and a few beers. Conversation flowed no matter who was there.
He, his Dad, (my step-dad) and my Mom, spent many fun times in Seattle. They stayed at a friend of my parents home and enjoyed walk around Green Lake, stopping for Mexican food or just hanging out in the yard.
Likewise for their numerous trips to Bowen Island-numerous family members live there and they were equally fond of Paul for his easy-going nature and gift of conversation.
There's far too many people her in Canada to count that will miss him - his many nieces and nephews, sisters, Step-Mom, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
You will forever be in all our hearts. Rest Easy Paul - with so much love and mad respect.
Your little sister - Lynn
I can't express how much I miss him.
Sent by lynn 2 days ago