Angels on Earth
How do I thank you? You were just a phone call away, Offering emotional and physical support, Anytime, night or day.
Ho do I thank you? For the tender sympathy in your eyes, and for the compassion in your heart? You're like an angel in disguise.
How do I thank you? For helping me to stay strong? You helped lift the weight off my shoulders when, It was difficult to carry on.
How do I thank you? You were never patronizing impatient, or cruel, You guided me and you praised my efforts, Even when I wasn't sure what to do.
How do I thank you? There was no more suffering. The pain had ceased. You helped my dad finally let go, With dignity and peace.
How do I thank you? Even after dad had died, You called just to check on me, And I broke down and cried.
How do I thank you? For helping me work through my pain and giref? It was a year-long journey, But because of you I feel amazing relief.
So. I thank you by saying, Hospice Team never forget your worth, You are blessed. You are special, You are angels on Earth.
Josephine Harwood, loving daughter of Robert Earl Jones
Friday, July 31, 2009.