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"My First Christmas in Heaven" - to the families of the victims

This Christmas poem entitled "My First Christmas in Heaven" is for the survivors of the victims in Newtown.

This Christmas poem entitled "My First Christmas in Heaven" is for the survivors of the victims in Newtown. My mom and I have known 2 young losses, my sister and my little brother and we understand their deep deep incredible pain.  We are saddened by the terrible tragedy there in Newtown and our hearts are broken for the entire community.  Especially the families of all who have died needlessly. 
Although nothing can erase or take away the pain and agony these families and friends are going through, maybe this will ease their pain if only for five minutes.

We send everyone in Newtown our love, prayers, peace and light,

Jeanan and Juanita Gerber
Ft. Collins, CO


My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights like Heaven’s starts, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the 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, 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,
But I am not far away, we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above,
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do
For I can’t count the blessing or love He has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

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Maureen Benke December 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM
How deep and rich. To be with the LORD will be so amazing. I hope this poem does bring comfort to those who have experienced such a shocking loss. My prayers are with them. Maureen Benke
J.M. December 24, 2012 at 06:37 AM
My daughter read this at my families gathering the Christmas after my 21 yr old son died & again after my dad passed away. He died on Christmas Day which was tough, but nothing can compare to a parent losing a child, no matter what age they are. I truly feel the pain in the hearts of these parent's.
Jeanan Gerber December 24, 2012 at 07:01 AM
I'm so sorry for your losses J.M. I know, it's sad to say we feel the pain in their hearts. No one should have to be able to feel that. But at least they know others understand.
Ruth Hart January 08, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I am so sorry. I understand your pain. I lost my only son December 2, 2012, and I was given this poem. We read it on Christmas Day at our church service. It has given me peace to know he is in heaven, a better place with no tears, pain or sorrow. I lost my Dad in January 2012, and I miss him very much, but the pain in my heart was nothing like my child. I pray for strength to be able to endure the emptiness in my heart. He has a daughter, and she will keep us full of warmth and love. God be with you all.
Jeanan Gerber January 08, 2013 at 10:39 PM
My heart is with you too Ruth. There is just nothing like losing a child. My baby brother was a come lately, my mom almost died and he was "my" baby! They are of course in the most awsome place! Just hard for those of us left behind.

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