God took her hand and told her, "Joyce,
I have a job for you.
I need you here to paint for me
In colours of brightest hue."

"Your canvas spreads before you
And the paints are fresh and new,
So choose your brush and let us start
And see what we can do."

Her eyes were bright and smiling
As she went about her task.
For she had always loved to please...
There was no need to ask.

But this is something special
To please her Maker's eye.
It isn't  just a picture...
Tonight, she paints the sky !


Dedicated to our beloved Gabby, Joyce.

Passed from our sight 31st January 2006
but still living in our hearts.