God knows you’re someone special
And Earth was not meant to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come with me”
With tearful eyes we watched you,
Watched you pass away.
Although we love you deeply,
We could not make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating;
Hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He always takes the best.
(adapted from the funeral sheet of Beryl Joan Elfick, mother of Rob and Chris who passed away on 27 June 2014 after a brave fight against cancer:
God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. )