When Tomorrow Comes
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
The sun will rise and find your eyes are filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
Rememb'ring how I'd lay my head on your lap that special way.
I know how much you loved me, as much as I loved 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 led me with her hand.
She 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 heel away, a tear fell from my eye -
For all my life I never thought that I would have to die.
I had so much to live for, so much visiting to do,
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of our lives together and I know you must be sad,
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
Remember how I'd nudge your hand and poke you with my nose -
The tennis ball I liked to chase, the toy I liked to hold?
If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile,
I'd wag my tail and kiss your hand so I could see you smile.
But, then I fully realized that this could never be;
For emptiness and memories will take the place of me.
And when I thought of treats and pats I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did, my dog-heart filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gate I felt so strong and well
As God looked down and smiled at me, He loved me I could tell.
He said, "This is eternity and now we welcome you.
Today your life on earth is past, but here it starts anew!
I promise no tomorrow because today will always last;
For you see, each day's the same day - there's no longing for the past.
Now you have been a faithful friend, so trusting, good and true
Though there were times you did things you knew you shouldn't do.
You gave so much to others and now at last you're free;
So won't you sit here by My side, and wait right here 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....