Friday, February 8, 2008


To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from the HEAVEN.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy

just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I am with you

every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you

when my life on earth was through,

God called me up and hugged me

and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again,

you were missed while you were gone.

As for your dearest family,

They'll be here later on."

God gave me a list of things,

that he wished for me to do.

And foremost on the list,

was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,

and all those loving years,

because you are only human,

they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry,

it does relieve the pain.

Remember there would be no flowers,

unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you

all that God has planned.

If I were to tell you,

you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain,

though my life on earth is o'er.

I'm closer to you now,

than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you

and many hills to climb;

But together we can do it

by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy

and I'd like it for you too;

That as you give unto the world,

the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody

who's in sorrow and pain;

Then you can say to God at night...

"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...

that my life was worthwhile.

Knowing as I passed along

I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody

who is sad and feeling low;

Just lend a hand to pick him up,

as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street

with me on your mind;

I'm walking in your footsteps

only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go...

from that body to be free.

Remember you're not going...

you're coming here to me.


Anonymous said...

how very true, beautiful, Vern,thank,s for being you!! Jack.

Anonymous said...

Having Vernal as a friend all of these years was such a blessing. Thanks for the tremendous tribute. the ownbys

Anonymous said...

thanxs for the tremendous tribute
It's great to see him so many time on the picktures. It was great to know him. Astrid from holland

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dennis you did a wonderful job with this tribute to Vernal. You captured each verse in photos of him. Thank you for all of these wonderful memories....
We were all so very lucky to have known him.
We love you Martha....Karla

Anonymous said...

I'll Miss my Uncle Vern dearly but your tribute brought me some peace. THank you! It was beautifully done.

Darlene Shreve

Unknown said...

Wonderfully done! we miss him very much!!! Family reunions won't be the same.He was a great uncle,my kids thought of him as a grandpa they never had Lynda Baker & family

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tribute. It was wonderful to see the slide show and read along.WOW! uncle Vernal touched alot of people. Ye Old Car Club people are great. I got to talk with Russ and Helen Duffield and some others at his memorial service.Look after aunt Martha will you, as I am on the west side of the mountains.
Love and peace, Donna:)