As I think of Memorial Day naturally I reflect upon all the men and women we have lost in the awful wars that happen, and how many people put their lives on the line for their countries!
But then I can not help but reflect on how many people have lost loved ones to all kinds of things. Death is one of the hardest parts of our lives to have to deal with, we have no choice, we just carry on and try to cope with the holes in our hearts that our loved ones leave.
I try not to be sad about these things or dwell on it to much, but I do need to take the time to honor a few people in my life that I have recently lost.
Someone once told me that when you lose a child it is not just life changing it is person changing...I believe this to be so.
I used to be so terrified of dying and now it just seems to be just a different level of life, not that I plan on going anywhere soon, nor do I want anyone else's presence to be absent either (we are selfish that way, huh?).
I just feel like there must be a party somewhere that we all here are just missing out on!
That being said, to all the Mom's who have lost their children, we know that no words express what we feel, we belong to a club that we don't want new members to join and we all should have an extra hug today and everyday!
I hope everyone is spending time with their families and good friends today and taking time to honor and reflect on the people in their lives that they have lost.
So if you don't mind I would like to take a few moments and remember the those who are on my mind especially today...
Jade Mary Ferguson
My husband Jeff's Grandmother
My dear friend
The son of my dear friend Diane.
The brother of my dear friend Carmelina.
I think of you often
and make no outward show,
But what it means to lose you,
no one will ever know
You wished no one farewell,
not even said good-bye,
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
You are not forgotten
nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memories last,
I will remember thee.
To some you may be forgotten,
to others a part of the past,
But to me who loved you dearly,
your memories will always last.
Nothing can be more beautiful
than the memories I have of you.
To me, you were someone special,
God must have thought so too!
If tears could build a staircase and memories a lane,
I would walk all the way to Heaven,
and bring you back again.