MEMORIAL
I Woke Up In Heaven
           By Bonnie Elaine Cruver

Today I woke up in Heaven, Number One, Prepared Place Celestial City, God's Eternal Home

I'm free. I'm free.
My lips can speak,
My tongue can sing,
My ears can hear,
My eyes can see,
My feet can dance,
My hands can touch.
Oh, please don't weep for me.
I am safe. I am healed. I am free.
And I will praise my Abba Father
For all eternity.

Today I woke up in Heaven, the place prepared for me.
I gasped and spoke the name of Jesus, the One who died and set me free.
I thanked Him for my dear mommy, for she gave me birth and life.
She cared for me and held me close three years of days and nights.
Her words and tender touch were such a comfort and a joy.
The little kisses on my nose, her gentle voice, "Sweet Boy…"
I love her more than she'll ever know,
And how I longed to tell her so.
Oh mommy, please don't weep for me.
I'm safe with Jesus, healed, and free.
And now I praise my Abba Father
For all eternity.

Today I woke up in Heaven, the place prepared for me.
I hold the hand of Jesus, the One who died and set me free.
I thanked Him for my daddy, the lips that kissed my brow.
The voice that prayed a blessing, as over me he'd bow.
I loved his hand upon my head. I loved to hear him say
How proud he was of me. I loved it when he'd pray.
Tell daddy that I love him, and his hand on me by night.
Tell him that when we walk with Jesus, I'll hold his hand again, and tight.
Oh daddy, please don't weep for me.
I'm safe with Jesus, healed, and free.
And now I praise my Abba Father
For all eternity.

Today I woke up in Heaven, the place prepared for me.
I talk and walk with Jesus, the One who died and set me free.
I thanked Him for my sister, a better one there's never been.
I thanked Him for the many times she wiped the bubbles from my chin.
I loved to hear her laughter; feel her kisses on my face.
Although they call her "Hannah", she was my "AMAZING Hannah Grace."
I thanked him for Isaiah Owen, who brought our home so much joy.
That God would picture Jesus' love through such a little boy!
He showed me that Heaven is filled with every color, tribe and race.
And one day we will play as brothers in this glorious place.
Oh, big sister and little brother, please don't weep for me.
I am safe with Jesus, healed and free.
And now I praise my Abba Father
For all eternity.

Today I woke up in Heaven, the place prepared for me.
I stood in awe of Jesus, the one who died and set me free.
He exchanged my suffering for his joy; my seizures turned to laughter.
My body, with it frozen grip, no longer holds me captive.
One gaze upon the Savior, and all my sufferings ended.
And three years of pain and grief seems but a light affliction.
For the Savior once suffered far worse when nailed upon the cross.
But there's glory in His precious wounds; our Abba, too, has suffered loss.
And someday you will see Him, and his wounds of suffering
And around His throne I'll hold your hands as we dance, praise, rejoice, and sing.
Oh, daddy, mommy, sister, brother, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends,
Please, oh please, don't weep for me.
I am safe. I am healed. I am free.
And I will praise our Abba Father
For all eternity.

Yes, a loving son, his daddy's namesake, Daniel William Cruver II is free….

© 2002 Bonnie Cruver