Oh, Josh, I am missing you!
My heart can't seem to mend.
These last four years I've fooled myself,
But no more can I pretend.
You've not just gone to foreign lands,
To come home any day.
You've gone to where I can't yet go,
You've gone away to stay.
I used to feel I could hear your steps
Walking down the hall,
But when I eagerly checked it out,
You were not there at all.
I used to think I heard your voice
Calling, "Mom, it's me!"
But when I went to welcome you,
You were not there to see.
In daydreams I still see your face,
You dance around my heart.
But then reality sets in
And I know that we're apart.
Those memories of days gone by
Are jewels I'll always treasure.
They're safely locked within my heart,
I love you without measure.
And, hope, too, lives within my heart,
For this I know is true:
Someday my call from God will come
And then I'll be with you.
Loving and missing you always,
Poen written by Saralyn McAfee Smith