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Lost Loved Ones and the holiday season

Posted by kayjones ( on
Fri, Dec 14, 07 at 19:16

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Lost Loved Ones and the holiday season

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!!


RE: Lost Loved Ones and the holiday season

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!

RE: Lost Loved Ones and the holiday season

That is wonderful Jo - truly a blessing for sure.

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