For I am spending Christmas ...
THE SIGHT IS SO SPECTACULAR,
PLEASE WIPE AWAY THE TEAR, 
FOR I AM SPENDING CHRISTMAS 
WITH JESUS CHRIST THIS YEAR.
I HEAR THE MANY CHRISTMAS SONGS 
THAT PEOPLE HOLD SO DEAR,
BUT SOUNDS OF MUSIC CAN'T COMPARE
WITH THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR UP 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,
I SEE THE PAIN IN YOUR HEART,
BUT I AM NOT SO FAR AWAY, 
WE REALLY AREN'T APART. 
SO BE HAPPY FOR ME, DEAR ONES, 
YOU KNOW I HOLD YOU DEAR.
AND BE GLAD I AM SPENDING CHRISTMAS 
WITH JESUS CHRIST THIS YEAR. 
I SENT YOU EACH A SPECIAL GIFT, 
FROM MY HEAVENLY HOME 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 THE FATHER SAID TO DO, 
FOR I CAN'T COUNT THE BLESSINGS
OR LOVE HE HAS FOR EACH OF YOU. 
SO HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND WIPE AWAY THAT TEAR, 
REMEMBER, I AM SPENDING CHRISTMAS 
WITH JESUS CHRIST THIS YEAR. 
THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN BY A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY, 
WHO BATTLED A BRAIN TUMOR FOR FOUR YEARS. 
HE DIED December 14, 1997, AND GAVE THIS POEM TO HIS MOTHER, 
JUST BEFORE HE DIED ....