Condolence & Sympathy
Poems - A Better Place
Journey of Hearts 
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This poem came to me after a request by a visitor to the site to find a poem that would be appropriate for remembering a birthday (October 27) of a young woman, Kristin Michelle Tomalson, killed by a drunk driver on July 3, 1999.
The story reminded me of another Kristin Francis, killed in the mid 1970's Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor plane crash at the young age of 3, who now has a niece close to the age of 3, named in her memory. To both of them and their families, we hope they have found their better place. 
This beautiful Angel image is appropriately entitled "Entrance to Paradise." 
A Better Place
      Cry for me no more 
        the many tears of sadness 
      My time in this world was over 
        and it came for me to pass. 

      Bring the photos of old time 

        and see them not with tear-filled eyes 
      But with eyes of joy and laughter 
        and smile once more with me. 

      Know that I am in a better place 

        one without disease 
        without hatred and without death 
      This kingdom I now call home 

      I wait here for you 
      When your time comes to pass 

        to ease the transition 
        from the old to the new. 

      Cry for me no more. 
      Remember only the laughter. 
      For I am in another realm 
      And I wait to see you again.

© 1999 Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
From the E-mails 

On July 3, 1999 my little cousin, Kristin Michelle Tomalson, was struck and killed while crossing the road by a drunk driver. She was only 17 years old and would have been a senior in high school this coming year. She had plans to go onto college to become a corporate lawyer. She was so beautiful and was always smiling- everyone still makes comments about her smiling everytime they saw her. I think her greatest love was being around people that loved and cared about her.  She went to church faithfully every Sunday.  To look at her one would see purity, innocence, and a childish spirit within her. She was one of a kind! 

We are all still trying to deal with the pain but her mother is not doing well at all.  I found your poems on the internet and printed a few out and gave them to her to read.  She thought they were beautiful, as well.  She wants me to try and find one appropriate for putting in the paper for Kristi's birthday, which is October 27.  I have not found any yet.  When I saw your email adress I thought maybe you would be able to help me locate one or even write one for us.  
You have eased our pain so much already through your poems. Thank you!  

Sincerely,  Stacy
About the Artist 
This incredible computer-generated artwork was made by Evelyn (Eve) Daigrepont Croft. She is a systems administrator, who started doing angel art in 94.  She states "I am not an artist by trade but angel art is what I can do." To me this is quite an understatement! 
During a six month period of unemployment, she sat at her computer and more than 50 Angel pictures just 'poured out.'  Eve says that "My pictures create themselves.  I see them fully before I start them and I use whatever it takes to copy what I see onto the computer.  People recognize my pictures as being gifts from God and that way whatever they see goes back to Him and not to me." The angels in her gallery are working angels.  Visitors to the gallery find an angel that reaches out to their inward being which is what makes this art so beautiful.  
Many of the Angels have been made by special requests from those who have lost a child, lost a loved one, or were dying of cancer, created from what people described and what she saw in their words. She prefers Angel Art because of the internal peace it brings where there is external turmoil and the soothing of the soul. Her work has brought inspiration for other artists to expand their horizons, working on a much deeper level. She is at times in awe of how beautiful some of her creations are and finds herself at peace sitting in her own gallery. 

Angel Art by Eve is now available for ordering as T-shirts. Eve has become an affliated member with, an online t-shirt design studio. With this affiliation, visitors can  choose one of several inspired Angel Art images to put on a t-shirt. The t-shirts are designed on-line and viewed before ordering. Create one for a child, a friend, loved one, significant other or yourself. You can include your own thoughts on your special angel t-shirt. Visit the Angel Art T-Shirt Gallery. Christmas isn't that far away.  Help support the artwork of this phenomenal artist.  
If you are interested in seeing more of her inspired work, visit her website. We are honored to have permission to display her art on Journey of Hearts.  

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Last updated October 5, 1999
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