Saturday, September 13, 2008

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not here to see...

If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you would 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 you think of me, know I miss you 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,

and 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 to walk 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 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 share, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just for awhile,

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.

And 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.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,

When God looked down an smiled at me from His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.

Today your life on earth is past, but here it starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,

and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,

Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,

So won't you take my hand and share my life with me!"

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,

For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hey Daddy,
This is the month I start the Argyle Branch Library mural. This is final draft and I'm pretty excited about it. I had to make some changes to it. Like they didn't want the base of the feet to show. I had them bare and exposed. I had to add computers, because libraries offer more than just books to the public. Other than that, they really allowed me to be a free spirit on this one. The library's theme is "Start Here, Go Anywhere." So that helped me to developed the concept 'Book Park' and my imagine ran from there. Instead of a sidewalk I created a book-walk, bookmobiles for cars that the kids drive while they are reading, book-boards for skateboards, a book-bed instead of a bunk bed, air-book for flying imaginations.
They go into the park ready to read and come out broadened with more to read. Kids go to bed with reading on their minds, just like PJ. Two of her stuffed animals are included. Luv-luv has her back to us, she is the one with the long pink tail. My personal favorite part of all is the bird's metamorphosis into the the book. Where the little boy is flying is area that I enjoy viewing in the mornings when I'm out running from the house. I love this view and the raise of the sun and sky I anticipate creating extraordinary.
Regions Bank are the sponsors of this public art project. I am so thankful I can make a living using my talents. Thank you Daddy, for all the Christmas windows and business's we painted together from the age of 12, out in the cold and all the stories you shared. For teaching me how to handle my business before I really ever had a business.
I love you,
Your Pamela Ann