A Heart of Love
A rough exterior can’t always show,
something deep you’d want to know.
Of a heart that yearns to ease the way,
to the make the most of every day.
It might be with a nurses touch
the right care that means so much,
to comfort someone young and sweet,
or a challenging person you happen to meet
A heart that loves every beast and plant,
who ministers care when other can’t,
who never backs down when things get tough,
who believes her love can be enough.
Sweet music can be found there,
a Nightingale voice so pure and fair,
A song to lift a spirit laid low
to higher places all aglow.
Hidden there was an amazing space,
Where each daughter and grandchild held a place.
A spot for Juanita, Marijane and others,
I was there with my sisters and brothers.
I looked and saw that beautiful heart,
that in equal measures held love and hurt.
That wanted so to take care of every need,
to plant a loving kindness seed.
Thank you sweet sister girl, for the heart you gave,
I could see these last days that you forgot to save
Enough for you. You gave the last bit away.
I watched it go, so sad you couldn’t stay.
But I hope to let that kindness seed grow
to reflect your heart in the love I show,
and in my heart you’ll always be
Young, beautiful, and blissfully carefree.
You’ll sing a song in a brighter place
Well and whole with Jesus face to face
And I’m sure you’ll find someone there
Who’s waiting for that loving care.