December 2, 1933 -
May 30, 2011
When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did that day,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand and said
My place is ready in heaven far above and that I’ll have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turn to walk away a tear fell from my eye.
For all of life I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
I had too much to live for, so much yet to do.
It seems almost impossible that I was leaving you.
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.
Your loving wife,
sons, James E. Hardie Sr. and William Hardie
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