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Thursday, March 19, 2009

When We Think Of You

When I seen that this weeks Spin Cycle at Sprite's Keeper, was on creative writing, I was excited and all prepared to write a story but life has brought many interruptions since my friend passed away. My eldest granddaughter is here from Florida, until Sunday, so I have been spending as much time as possible with her. In helping her to grieve the loss of her other grandma and at the same time, find joy in remembering all the wonderful things about her, I thought I would have her write a poem with me, for this weeks creative writing spin. We dedicate this post to her.

This is for you grandma. I love you and this is good-bye for now.

Grandma, When We Think Of You

When we think of you, we think of the many things…
…that made our hearts sing.

When we think of you, we think of the beauty of your heart…
…and your mind that was so very smart.

When we think of you, we think of your strength and how much you fought…
…and how you were the one that other people sought.

When we think of you, we think of how you never gave in…
…and stopped living your life so this illness could win.

When we think of you, we think of how you never said an unkind word…
…your words of love we always heard.

When we think of you, we think of all the support you gave…
…so that other’s could be brave.

When we think of you, we think of the sound of your voice and the smile on your face…
…the memory of these, time will not erase.

When we think of you, we think of your hug and kiss…
…they are something we will always miss.

When we think of you, we are thankful that the pain has past…
…because you are with Jesus and free at last.

Two of my favorite people
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21 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

What a beautiful tribute!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

How lovely! I only hope that my daughter and her daughters are able to think of me this way when I pass on. Absolutely beautiful. You're linked!

Jeannie said...

I think it's great that you encourage her to express herself this way. Very healing.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is the most wonderful tribute...and what a blessing you are to your Granddaughter. Helping her deal with her loss and expressing herself so well.
Bless you-Suz

Jan said...

Oh, Lori - out of all of my bloggy friends, you bring tears to my eyes more than anyone else.

Just wonderful...wonderful.

SciFi Dad said...

That is a wonderful tribute to a woman I am sure richly deserves it.

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Beth said...

Lovely tribute. So touching.

Brittany said...

ohhh mom! way to make me cry.. AGAIN :) lol

Camille said...

I bet that helped her feel better---writing can be so therapeutic. Thanks for sharing!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

What a lovely tribute.

nothingfancy1 said...

Incredibly sweet...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a lovely heartfelt poem. She's got a way with words. I think I know where she gets that talent. ((hugs))

midlifeslices said...

Beautiful and sincere. Thanks for sharing with us.

Shangrila said...

So beautiful! My husband's beloved Grandma Winnie departed last week. We attended her funeral on Thursday. I will share this with him-my condolences for your loss.:(

LiLu said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Well done... I'm sure she appreciates it so much!

Laura said...

To be loved for all of our dimensions by those who carry those memories. What a blessing. What a wonderful woman she must have been. Sorry for your loss.

Stepping Thru said...

What a heartfelt tribute to an obviously wonderful woman. Lori, you never cease to amaze me with your talent and your huge heart.

MGM said...

How touching! Hugs to you!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I just love this! Did you work on this poem with your grandaughter? I will pray that your sadness goes away quickly. I can tell she was a wonderful person by the poem that you wrote.

thistle said...

That's a lovely spin, and a beautiful gift for your grandaughter and her grandma. And my goodness your granddaughter looks like you. Lovely!