WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
Remembering how I'd lay my head
lap that special way.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me.
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
petted me with her hand.
She said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
I dearly love.
But, as I turned to heel away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life I never thought
I would have to die.
I had so much to live for,
So many sits and downs to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was
I thought about our lives together,
I know you must be sad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
all the fun we had.
Remember how I'd nudge your hand,
And poke you with my nose?
The frisbee I would gladly chase,
bad guy, I'd "bark and hold".
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I'd wag my tail and kiss you,
Just so I could
see you smile.
But, then I fully realized,
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
the place of me.
And when I thought of treats and toys,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I
My dog-heart filled with sorrow.
But then I walked through Heaven's gate,
And felt so much at home;
As God looked down and smiled at
From His beautiful golden throne.
He said, "This is eternity,
And now we welcome you,
Today your life on earth is past,
it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
For you see, each days's the same day,
no longing for the past.
Now you have been so faithful,
So trusting, loyal and true;
Though there were times you did things,
knew you shouldn't do.
But good dogs are forgiven,
And now at last you're free;
So won't you sit here by my side,
wait right here with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
right there, in your heart.