Tate by Sherry / Mommy


I got to the gate of heaven yesterday
after we said goodbye.
I began to miss you terribly,
because I heard you cry.
Suddenly there was an angel and
she asked me to enter heaven’s gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside
for someone who’d be late.
I wouldn’t make much noise you see,
I wouldn’t bark or howl,
I’ll only wait here patiently
and play with my tennis ball.
The angel said I could stay right here and
wait for you to come
Because heaven just wouldn’t be heaven
if I went in alone.
So I’ll wait here, You take your time,
but keep me in your heart.
Because heaven just wouldn’t
be heaven without you to warm my heart.

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears

but laugh and talk of me as
if I were beside you..

I loved you so—

’twas Heaven here with you.”

Isla Paschal Richardson

Tate, you are so missed everyday! Everybody says the pain will heal with time but it’s been 3 yrs. ago today and my heart is still broken. Till I can see you again,
please take care of Gram & Pap.
I hope you have found Sami and Poohbear so you have playmates.


With all my Love
12, July 2003