Andrew is Gone, Can We Move On?
I tried to create a bond
When there was nothing there,
I tried to hold out my hand,
To show him I care.
I tried to get him to understand,
that Life is just unfair,
I watched him decline, in utter despair.
I wanted to make a miracle,
I wanted to right my wrongs,
In ignoring my brother for oh so long.
But now it’s too late,
Because we fear he is gone,
And though impossible,
We are supposed to move on.
It seems so unfair as his presence
Is no longer in the air.
We cannot let him go,
So suddenly he crept away,
Before we had time
To beg him to stay.
That he is gone is all too real,
But the pain we feel
Is hard to conceal.
As tears fall from our eyes,
We ask ourselves why.
Yet despite our great loss,
We hope and pray
That he is happy and
We miss you Andrew,
Love, your sister,
One day we all go to the Father
To clear our pains and fears
Never to suffer another day
Or long for those so dear.
One day our allotted time will end.
And our Father will call us home,
And wrap his arms around us
Never, ever to feel alone.
But for some the pain is greater
For some the fears are more.
Some just cannot wait, it seems
To knock on Heaven’s door.
Yet still the Father opens
And says, “So soon you’re here?
Come. Let me clear away that pain
And soothe those troubling fears.”
Andrew, I know you’re at peace
Your heart of pain is free.
And when I knock at Heaven’s Door
You’ll open it wide for me.
Composed by Paul Harbridge for Andrew’s 29TH birthday (Sept 4th, 2007) & also in memory of Paul’s daughter…with THANKS from Andrew’s Dad!
Andrew’s VWVORTEX group buddies sadly miss him and his input and help in regard to VW issues. The group posted a little online memorial for him on
Sept. 4th: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3426073 (Copy into your address bar.)
You are welcome to add your comments under the above posted thread .
Wishing Andrew’s family future happiness and a peaceful rest for Andrew. Perjad and the VWVORTEX Group
A message for Andrew on his 30TH. On Sept 4, 2008 we would have celebrated your 30TH year. When Mom was 30 and I was 32 we were blessed to have you. Now that you are on another plane for your birthday I like to dedicate the lyrics from “Forever Young composed by Bob Dylan” *
Always in our hearts, Love Mom, Dad and Annemarie Happy Birthday Andrew!