It was so long ago,
Though it seems like only yesterday.
I knew you were something special,
When I walked by you that day.

You became my foundation,
My strength in the storm-
The one I turned to,
When my spirit was torn.

There was so much fear,
So much pain inside.
Through everything; both good and bad,
You stood by my side.

You had the smile of an angel,
Eyes warm and kind.
A soft word when I was hurting,
A smile that always shined.

You were so very young,
When you were torn from this life.
My heart shattered into pieces;
My soul filled with strife.

Someday I will see you again;
I know for me you will wait.
The love you had for me,
Will keep you waiting at heaven's gates.