Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chinese Lantern Launch

A few nights ago our local chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA held a potluck dinner and Chinese lantern launch in honor of our precious children.  I was inspired to write this poem for it.  The lanterns were white hearts!  It was a very special evening.
Chinese Lantern Launch

A special Chinese lantern night,
To reflect our children’s love and light,
Launched into the evening sky,
Glimmering among the stars on high.

Amidst the clouds, up to the moon,
Ascending for our children gone too soon,
Carrying our prayers and all our love,
To our dear ones in the heavens above.

Magical, luminous, sparkling glows,
Like our children’s lives we were blessed to know,
We love you, we miss you, feel our hearts’ wishes,
Sent to you with our love and kisses.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Donna's Photo Graphics

A friend of mine on facebook has a group of 5 ladies including her that make graphics and videos without charge for people who have lost their beloved ones. She just posted this lovely graphic using my Graham's picture.

The name of their group is Donna's Photo Graphics - http://www.facebook.com/groups/691347610891854/ It's a closed group, so you need to ask them to approve a friend/join request before sending them an image for them to work with.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Love's Eternal Flame

Love’s Eternal Flame

The years pass and time ticks on,
The world still turns although you are gone,
The pain of losing you cuts deep,
A sorrow forever that I keep.

Love is the cure and the splendor,
Opening doors of faith and wonder,
It’s love that gives strength to move forward with time,
With trust and messages from the divine.

A mother and child united in love,
Here on earth and in Heaven above,
Our hearts beat one and the same,
Shared in love’s eternal flame.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Father's Day 2013

I posted this special framed picture of my husband and children on my facebook page this past Father's Day week end.  It is from the summer of 2006.  My son passed in 2007.   I gave this to my husband for Father's Day 2008.  As so often happens with grief, a wave of sadness suddenly overcame me as I posted this.  The tears flowed.  A little later my husband and I went out for a little while. We stopped at a Starbucks to buy a latte.   I was thinking about Graham and how a person can feel reasonably fine one minute, and then be very sad the next.  As I got out of the car, I saw this small white feather!  I had my husband take this picture so I could share it with everyone.  I am so grateful for my heavenly message of love and comfort today.  We are never alone.  Love to us all on a bittersweet day for many.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Leave a Trail

This quote is very meaningful to me.  I feel that it describes my son, Graham, and the way he lived his life.   I saw this plaque with this quote on it not long after Graham passed.  I bought it and have it in the bathroom my son used.
A few days ago while I was out I decided to have lunch at Panera Bread.   I was by myself and sat at a small table by one of the windows.  I was almost finished eating when I happened to notice the poster that was in the window where I was sitting.  I was very surprised to see the poster had this quote on it!  When I was leaving I looked at the posters in the other windows and they all had different quotes.  Was it coincidence that I sat at this particular window?   I know it was not.  :)  Thank you, Graham, my dearest son.   I am following your trail. ♥

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wings of Angels

I just discovered this heartbreakingly beautiful song, "Wings of Angels," by Judy Collins.  She wrote this for her son who committed suicide.  With love and tears.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


I keep this framed Remembrance poem on my son's bedside table.  It's a beautiful message that I work on every day.  I am so grateful for every moment that I had with my son.