a time to mourn
Weekly Winner Jan16, 2010 TheUltimate Sacrifice
Mom & Dad had a hard road together, and it was maybe the hardest at the end. This is my tribute to them, to their 50 years together, and especially to him.
And so, after 50 years together you sit across from an empty chair. Hard to believe that she is gone. You married, raised your children, went through so much together. And at the end you gave until there was almost nothing left to give. No one could have been more faithful in caring for her daily needs as you were. No one could have been more patient. Even at her most difficult, through your own frustration and aggravation with her, you were tender and loving. I pray that as time goes on, the memory of these last difficult years fades a little and that the good memories of earlier times will be the ones that persist.
It is a bleak winter day. I pray we will all have faith in the spring that will surely follow.
Quote at bottom:
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.