Sadly missed along life's way,
 Quietly remembered every day,
 No longer in our life to share,
 But in our hearts he's always there.

Memory is a lovely lane,
 Where hearts are ever true,
 A lane I so often travel down,
 Because it leads to you.

Your presence I miss,
 Your memory I treasure,
 Loving you always,
 Forgetting you never.

I sit and wonder every day,
 Why the Lord chose to call you away,
 I think He saw you needed rest,
 He only takes the very best.

Everyday in some small way,
 Memories of you come our way,
 Though absent, you are always near,
 Still missed, loved, always dear.

A sadness still comes over us,
 Tears in silence often flow,
 Memory keeps you ever near us,
 Though you died one year ago.

Resting where no shadows fall,
 In peaceful sleep he awaits us all;
 God will link the broken chain,
 When one by one we meet again.

No farewell words were spoken,
 No time to say goodbye,
 You were gone before we knew it,
 And only God can tell us why.

 It only takes a little space,
 To write how much we miss you,
 But it will take the rest of our lives,
 To forget the way we lost you.

It broke my heart to lose you,
 But you didn't go alone,
 For part of me went with you,
 The day God called you home.

Those we love don't go away,
 They walk beside us every day,
 Unseen, unheard, but always near,
 Still loved, still missed, and very dear.