To Amber on Rachel's Birthday
I Am Still Here
Please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free though I'll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight~
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach~
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
I'm the colorful leaves when Autumn's around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking that there's no one to love you,
You can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
And you'll hear my answer on the soft summer breeze.
I'm the hot salty trees that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face,
Just look for me, I'm everyplace!