a place where my heart yearns for
my touch of heaven in this world.
The smell of the sea air
the cry of the sea gulls,
the feel of the sand between my toes
a place where the hardest decision is what flavor of ice cream to order.
Many summers I have spent there with my girls.
Just simple living.
Roast beef sandwiches at Goldenrod
topped off with 25 cents worth of candy.
For me, it’s root beer barrels and fireballs.
Jenny loves those gummy worms
and Noelle likes those sour gummy worms and nerd gumballs.
Sleeping with the windows opened wide
listening to the sound of the surf.
Yes, a touch of heaven in this world.
I also long for heaven
to see my Mom again and my big brother.
to be with Jesus.
Such joy cannot be expressed by human words.
And although I am not there yet
I still can think
all the wonders of that place.
Like my thoughts of going to York Beach
the very anticipation energizes me on the journey
and renews my hope
that there is more to this life
than what we can see and touch and hear.
Yes, there is so much more.
There is a place like none other
A place that makes my York Beach ,Maine look small in comparison.
A place where we will finally be Home.
Let the thoughts of Heaven cheer your heart today
and give you strength for the journey.
and hope and peace.
It will be worth it all, my friends,
when we see Jesus.