My First Christmas in Heaven, by Gary Iaboni

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My First Christmas in Heaven

by Gary Iaboni

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below:
with tiny lights like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away your tears,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
but the sounds of music can’t compare to the choirs we have here.
I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me and the pain inside your heart,
but I am not so far away; we’re really not apart.
So be happy for me, loved ones, you know I hold you dear.
Be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift from Heaven up above:
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold,
it was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
for I can’t count the blessings or love He has for you.
So have a Merry Christmas, and wipe away that tear,
remember I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

About the Poet

Gary Iaboni values living every day to the fullest because nobody will ever know what tomorrow may bring. He was raised in a loving and supportive Italian migrant family who taught him that respect for all others is very important.

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