Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Memory of The Best Mother-In-Law Ever

May 29, 2009 will mark the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's death. It happened very suddenly for us. I just feel the need to acknowledge it in some way. Please don't take a day for granted. Hold your loved ones a little tighter, a little longer. Tell them you love them. You never know if it may be the last time you see or talk to them. The last time I saw Pat was about a week before at my niece's graduation party. I briefly spoke to her on the phone later that week when she called to tell me she was bringing me a headboard for my bed. She was always giving things away. She would do anything she could to help someone in need. She was a wonderful Christian woman and a very special mother-in-law.

In memory of Patricia Ann Eason Rowell. We love you, and we miss you, dearly.

They say that life is fleeting
I know that this is true
I left this world so quickly
With no goodbye to you.

I know how much you miss me
Your tears fall ever light
The pillow where you lay your head
Is wet with them at night.

I know your heart is hurting
The words we left, unsaid
I love you’s, left unspoken
Are spinning in your head.

The strength that I have carried
That served to make you whole
Remains to make you stronger
Within your grieving soul.

For you see, while you were weeping
On the day I passed away
At the gravesite near the flowers
Where my loved ones knelt to pray.

An angel came to see me
She took me by the hand
She led me to a kingdom
In a very distant land.

As I look down from heaven
And see you standing there
Your heart so ever burdened
With more grief than it can bear.

I long to bring you comfort
I long to give you peace
I long to hold you closely
Cause all your tears to cease.

The joy I’ve found in heaven
Goes far beyond compare
The love that’s so elusive
Can be found here everywhere.

The light is softly shining
There’s no storm clouds here or rain
There’s no teardrops found in heaven
There’s no suffering, there’s no pain.

You needn’t be so troubled
Stay close to God and pray
That someday we’ll be together
One bright and glorious day.

So my love, you shouldn’t question
My dear you need not cry
I’ve gone to be with Jesus
I really didn’t die.

Author/Written By:
Marilyn Ferguson


Sue said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mother-in-law. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult it was not being able to say Good-bye. When my Mom passed away we at least had a precious week of saying good-bye.

Thinking of you today Sandra!


Sandra said...

Thanks, Sue. It has been a tough year. She had a heart attack at the wheel, veered off the road, hit a culvert, and was thrown from the vehicle. We are believing that she was gone before she knew what happened. I was the first family member to know because it happened just below the school where I work. We were definitely in shock.

Loren Christie said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Sandra. This post has a very important message. Thank you. -Loren