Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas in Heaven

Today when I was at work, I was searching for Christmas stories to read with the kids. I get sick of the same old stuff. As I was browsing, I came across this poem. Since it is now actually December - the 25 days of Christmas - I figured it was time to really start dealing with Christmas without Adelyn. The story behind the poem is this:

Lysandra Kay Bencke was the author's thirteen year old handicapped daughter. On Christmas day 1997, Lysandra had a seizure and was in a coma for five days before she died. During those five days the author wrote the poem "Christmas in Heaven". She sent it out in belated Christmas cards to friends and relativies that year. They also sent it on to other friends and relatives, thus how the poem and the story behind it has been changed.

Christmas In Heaven
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?

I'll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell you of your love
so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in heaven and I'm walking with the King.

Wanda Bencke
"copyright 1998"


Kelly said...

Tears....nothing but tears. I hope you find peace and a light heart this Christmas. I know we will struggle, but it is things like this poem that we need to remember. Our babies get to celebrate Christmas WITH the birthday boy! How cool is that?

TanaLee Davis said...

Holidays are a very difficult time of year for all BLM's.
I know your heart is breaking and changing into a million pieces due to your grief and loss without Adelyn. I feel your pain, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Zarah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We delived our baby girl at Forbes in Monroville then they transported her to West Penn. How far along were you when you lost Adelyn? My prayers are with you and your family.

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