Mommy went to Heaven, but I need her here today,
My tummy hurts and I fell down, I need her right away.
Operator can you tell me how to find her in this book?
Is heaven in the yellow part, I don't know where to look.
I think my daddy needs her too, at night I hear him cry.
I hear him call her name sometimes, but I really don't know why.
Maybe if I call her, she will hurry home to me.
Is Heaven very far away, is it across the sea?
She's been gone a long, long time she needs to come home now!
I really need to reach her, but I simply don't know how.
Help me find the number please, is it listed under "Heaven"?
I can't read these big words, I am only seven.
I'm sorry operator, I didn't mean to make you cry,
Is your tummy hurting too, or is there something in your eye?
If I call my church maybe they will know.
Mommy said when we need help that's where we should go.
I found the number to my church tacked up on the wall.
Thank you operator, I'll give them a call.
I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of
sight. As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one piece
because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away,Mom, but as I pulled out into the road, the
other car didn't see me, Mom, and hit me like a load. As I lay there
on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say, the other guy is drunk,
Mom, and now I'm the one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom. I wish you'd get here soon. How could this
happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon. There is blood
all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine. I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time. I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear
I didn't drink. It was the others, Mom. The others didn't think.
He was probably at the same party as I. The only difference is, he
drank and I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife. The guy who hit
me is walking, Mom, and I don't think it's fair. I'm lying here dying
and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom. I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom. When I needed you, you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye, I didn't drink and drive,
so why am I the one that has to die?