April Lilly Cain
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In God's Care
"MOTHER, YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EVERYTHING TO ME"

YOU HAVE BEEN MY TEACHER~
HELPING ME TO LEARN ABOUT LIFE,
POINTING ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION,
LETTING ME MAKE MY OWN MISTAKES
AND THEN HELPING ME PICK UP THE
THE PIECES AFTERWARDS.


YOU HAVE BEEN MY FRIEND~
LISTENING TO ME WHEN I NEEDED TO TALK,
AND MAKING ME TALK WHEN I DIDN'T KNOW I NEEDED TO,
SUPPORTING ME WHEN I WAS DOWN,
AND HELPING ME TO SEE  THAT THINGS
WEREN'T ALL THAT BAD.


YOU HAVE BEEN MY ROLE MODEL~
LEADING ME BY YOUR EXAMPLE.


MOST OF ALL, YOU HAVE BEEN MY MOTHER~
LOVING ME UNCONDITIONALLY
NO MATTER WHAT I DID OR SAID,
LETTING ME KNOW THAT I WAS NOT ALONE
AND NEVER WOULD BE, FOR I WOULD
ALWAYS HAVE A HOME.


I CAN NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH
FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME,
GIVEN TO ME, AND DONE FOR ME.
I CAN NEVER REPAY YOU.


ALL I CAN DO IS TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU
WITH ALL MY HEART, THAT I'M GRATEFUL FOR YOU,
AND THAT I CHERISH YOU AND THE CLOSENESS
WE SHARED.


I FEEL INCREDIBLY LUCKY TO HAVE
BEEN GIFTED WITH A MOTHER LIKE YOU.
I LOVE YOU MOM


AND SHE SIGNED IT
THAT PRETTY MUCH SAY'S IT ALL!
I LOVE YOU!
APRIL LILLY 
APRIL
IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you,"
or "It'sokay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


IN APRIL'S MEMORY
 


photos above and poems below received from Donna September 6, 2002, the day before April's birthday, a month after she went to be with the Lord, along with the story of April
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