Never too Late

It's never too late just to say it, to reach across boundaries and care to tell from your heart how you value their gift, their decision to share.

It's never too late just to say it,
To reach across boundaries and care
To tell from your heart how you value
Their gift, their decision to share.

To say it was priceless won't do it
To say it brought life from despair
To try to convey what a difference -
Their gift of new life answered prayer.

I've thought many times how I'd tell them
The words that I'd use to describe
Rebirth and renewal and hope born once more
But I held back and kept them inside.

I thought of their pain and their sorrow
Their loved one, the loss and their tears
Not wanting to intrude on their grieving
I've left it unwritten these years

Perhaps they're still waiting for comfort
That you or I only can share
Perhaps just a thank you will bless them
Giving healing and comfort and care.

It's never too late to say thank you.

A heart transplant recipient's wife