O Lord, I thank You for allowing me
to have these very special people in my life.
I have been truly blessed by their presence,
their words and actions, and their love.
I grieve not for them, but for myself,
as I truly miss them.
We shared so much, and yet I feel
our times together were fleeting.
Help me, O God, to realize that the distance
between us now is not so great and that one day,
I will be reunited with them in paradise.
Together, we will glorify You,
Almighty Father, Your only Son, Jesus Christ,
and Your Holy Spirit for all eternity.