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Welcomed Home

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Welcomed Home

Today in Heaven a celebration
One of God's children has been welcomed home
Alex arrived at the gates of Heaven
Thankfully he didn't travel alone

Jesus lifted him from his brokeness
What was temporary has slipped away
A body of Glory gifted to him
With renewed strength he can start his first day

With a smile on his face and youthful strength
Alex knows God's promises are true
His days on the Earth have come to an end
Alex did all he needed to do

Special ones lost, who went before him
Are all gathered to welcome him home
All of his tears have been wiped away
He knows he will never be alone

Although on earth we are sad today
Alex looks down on us with a smile
He does not wish, for us to be sad
We'll be reunited with him in a while


Dedicated to our Brother in Christ
who has been welcomed home.







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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 9:13:00 AM
    How wonderful that you recognize your loss is still cause for celebration. Beautiful and heartfelt words.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and yes our loss is his gain. It is also comforting to know one day we will be reunited with family and loved ones.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Sorry for your loss Rick, I'm sure he's being well taken care of now. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have no doubt. Thanks Richard.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:12:00 PM
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Richard. My condolences This is a very beautiful perspective to it...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He was 82 and lived a good life. Thanks for your condolences.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Gods peace be with you and your friend's loved one Richard. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord...my personal belief...take care....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe the same thing.. Thanks for your kind words.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Thanks so much to you all, an amazing funeral, I feel honored to have shared in those precious hours. Thanks for all your heartfelt comments. I will resond individually when I am not so tired.

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 2:09:00 PM
    heartfelt beautifully penned god rest him

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Sorry or your loss, Richard. It is always difficult to lose someone, even when we know that death will be a sweet release from pain for them. Although we differ in our beliefs on what happens after death, (I believe death is a sleep from which we are awakened at Christ's second coming) I'm glad that you have the comfort you need to see you through this experience. Your poem is a very beautiful testament to your faith. Whether right away or later, we have much to look forward to thanks to Jesus.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/20/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, for how can we be in heaven.....enjoy peace, love, and joy, when we look below and see our loved ones in pain...we see the devastation of war, illness, strife...what kind of a heaven would it be? The Bible says.....there is no though or memory to the grave to which we go...It is a well earned sleep then.......in a twinkling of an eye, we are awakened at the last trump. The dead in Christ rise first, and then we who are remained are caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.......and Heaven...without sorrow, night, death, tears......heaven begins.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The most important part of the question is weather or not we believe that Christ died for our sins. The rest is details. If we remain dormant until the second coming we will have no recollection of the time passing.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Tears laced with a light coating of joy at the end. The process to getting there is challenging, but not impossible. This is a tremendous example of such. My condolences to Alex and the family.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Drake.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:08:00 AM
    This is a beautiful write about your friend! We all will have our day to be reunited with God and our loved ones in heaven! That will be a joyous day, even if we do leave behind people we love here on Earth, they will come and join us later! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this morning my friend! What a fantastic piece, such a grand write, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell! I appreciate your thoughtful comment.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree he will be missed. He passed away Thursday after a long battle with cancer. I was talking with his step daughter who is a close friend, and we talked about what age we would be in heaven, we thought it would be around 32.