This is a tribute to my little Love Bug. Nolan was my only Nephew, a true Angel among us. The privilege of loving him is the greatest gift the Lord could have given me. Nolan looked at us all through God’s eyes and when Nolan had done the work he was sent to do he left us just as grand as he came.
I love this poem and I think it’s appropriate for all of us who have lost a dear loved one. I do not know the author but who ever wrote it—thank you.
God looked around his garden and
He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering;
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting
rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
and whispered, “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
but you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
Nolan L. Mitchell 8/8/04 – 5/16/05
“Peace be thine”