When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way, There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true.
Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.
Age 85, former resident of Etna Commons, Etna, PA, formerly of Sharpsburg, PA, died March 12, 2002 at the Divine Providence Motherhouse Annex in Allison Park, PA. She was born August 20, 1916 in Pleasant Valley, PA, daughter of the late Henry Probst and Anna Meindl; beloved mother of James E., Norman J., Madalene R. Krasinski of W. Palm Beach, FL, Judith Ann of Cleveland, OH and the late Sr. Sara Jean, C.D.P. and Michael; preceded in death by her brother, William Probst and sisters, Mary Kimmel and Anna Klinefelter; also survived by 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; beloved friend of the Sisters of Divine Providence in Allison Park and the John Hennessy family of Cleveland, OH. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9pm at GARY R. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 1314 Middle St., Sharpsburg 412-781-0501. Parish vigil service Thursday, 3pm. Sisters of Divine Providence service Thursday, 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 10am at St. Mary Church, Sharpsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.