Lost Loved Ones and the holiday season

kayjonesDecember 14, 2007

I would like to post this lovely poem to honor those loved ones whom we used to share our holidays with - may they never be forgotten!

In Memory of You

I find an old photograph

and see your smile.

As I feel your presence anew,

I am filled with warmth

and my heart remembers love.

I read an old card

sent many years ago

during a time of turmoil and confusion.

The soothing words written then

still caress my spirit

and bring me peace.

I remember who you used to be

the laughter we shared

and wonder what you have become.

Where are you now,

Where did you go,

When the body is left behind

and the spirit is released to fly?

Perhaps you are the morning bird

singing joyfully at sunrise,

or the butterfly that dances

so carelessly on the breeze

or the rainbow of colors

that brightens a stormy sky

or the fingers of afternoon mist

delicately reaching over the mountains

or the final few rays of the setting sun

lighting up the skies

edging the clouds with a magical glow.

I miss your being

but I feel your presence,

In whatever form you choose to take,

however you now choose to be.

Your spirit has become for me

a guardian angel on high

guiding, advising, and watching over me.

I remember you.

You are with me

and I am not afraid.

© 1996 Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS. All rights reserved.

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gneegirl

K-Y - wonderful thought. I know this is tough for you. Thanks for your courage! As I mentioned before, my ex really has a tough time at Christmas. Cheryl was just 18 when she passed and was truly a daddy's girl! So many people had/stil have trouble, even after 13 years, that I think I get through it by trying to help others with missing her. But, I do know it takes a heck of a lot of courage to stand tall everyday and face it. I figure, if the Good Lord wakes me up everyday, I have no choice but to make the best of it. Hang in there Kid!!

Whew, glad this isn't the Grieving Forum!!

Luv ya for this one!!

gng

    Bookmark   December 14, 2007 at 9:03PM
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kayjones

Gneegirl, Gary has a wonderful family, and except for one sister, I get along with them and am thankful for their emotional support. My family is great emotional support, too.

I have wonderful friends that have been by my side through it all, so I am truely blessed. I am so thankful each day that I am blessed with - I, too. help others as a way of passing my blessings on!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2007 at 9:12PM
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gneegirl

That is wonderful Jo - truly a blessing for sure.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 2:18AM
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