Ashley’s Return Home To Heaven – Poem & Doodle Art

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Ashley’s Return Home To Heaven

By Gail McNaughton, January 20, 2011

She raised her arms toward heaven.

Her hair in tangles, tossed about,

Got caught in the branches of a flowering apple tree.

She was trying to float on the wind in the direction towards heaven.

A dove wrapped its wings around her,

And lifted her high above the branches,

Helping her find her way.

God peeked through the billowy, white clouds,

And gently lifted Ashley onto his lap.

He rocked her in his arms,

And smiled at her as his loving child.

As he cradled her, she asked many questions,

And was soothed with his answers.

The dove spread out his wings,

And Ashley lay on top,

Feeling cozy on the blanket of feathers.

He flew her to The House Of The Angels,

And they welcomed her.

She met old and new friends and felt quite at home.

They encouraged her,

To have one last look for now, through the glass floor,

And she could see her family, friends and colleagues far below.

She sent them warm wishes,

From her heart to theirs which they all felt with great affection.

The angels tied her hair with forget-me-nots,

And bathed her in rose water filled with pink petals.

She felt fresh from her journey,

And the special day of her soul’s return to heaven.

Warm sunlight shone upon her,

And Ashley closed her eyes,

As the angels knelt beside her in prayer.

“We love you just as your family and friends do”,

Was the whisper through their chanting.

“Your family will always be there for you,

But we will now take our turn in your care.

We will smile upon you as you sleep,

And know that in your dreams,

You can visit home anytime.

Sleep dear Ashley sleep,

And wake to the new dawn and a new transition,

And be at peace evermore”.

Gail will be reading the poem Ashley’s Return Home To Heaven at this event.

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