Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Holiday

We set a place for Graham at our Thanksgiving table and lit his special candle. He is always with us and forever in our hearts. 
Another holiday, another year,
Another holiday without you here,
Our festive table was set with your place,
But we couldn’t see your treasured face.

Special candles were lit for you,
Your light shining in all we do,
Our family joined hands and said a prayer,
Wishing you were in the empty chair.

Your death has been a traumatic shock,
If only I could turn back the clock,
I would rewind to an earlier time,
When you were here alive and fine.

Holidays now have “in loving memory” parts,
Because you live forever in our hearts,
Cherished and loved more than I could ever say,
You are included on every special day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autumn Leaves

The rusty hues of autumn leaves,
Are silently falling from the trees,
Their branches now are stark and bare,
In the cool crisp autumn air.

The summer has come and gone,
Time is inexorably moving on,
Seasons change and life changes too,
Sometimes I don’t know how I make it through.

The end of September my heart shattered and broke,
With the news I learned when I awoke,
My twenty-two year old son died during the night,
Slipping and falling from a great height.

The world keeps on turning,
And I can’t help yearning,
For a future I thought to see,
But was never meant to be.

I watch the leaves scatter and float to the ground,
As my tears fall without any sound,
Praying for strength to live well each day,
As time gradually slips away.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

An Unknown Shore

With your passing I am so bereft,
I feel like I have been set adrift,
On a raft in uncharted seas,
Searching for a place to be.

Several years have now gone by,
But every day I still cry,
When you left a part of me left too,
My heart broke when I lost you.

The taste of life is now bittersweet,
But my heart continues to beat,
Searching for an unknown shore,
Where we can be together once more.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How Far is Heaven

I really like this song.  I have it as the ring tone on my cell phone.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Never Letting Go

This is a very good book.  Mark Anthony writes about healing grief with help from the other side.  I liked it a lot.  It's an easy read with comforting stories and helpful information.  I am so happy a book like this is available. Never Letting Go, by Mark Anthony

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In God's Hands

You are in God’s hands now,
No longer in my own,
The most devastating lesson,
I could ever have known.

I did not want to release you,
A mother never does,
My hands still ache to hold you,
To guide and cherish and love.

Only you can truly know,
How I feel each day,
The depth of loss and longing,
Ever since you passed away.

I miss you every moment,
You are always in my thoughts,
There is nothing that I do,
In which you are not a part.

I cannot understand fully,
Life’s purpose or divine plan,
All I know is that I love you,
And you are in God’s hands.