Today is my mother in law Elsie's first birthday since she passed away. I decided to share this poem I wrote about my mom on her first birthday, because I feel the same way about Elsie, as I did my Mom. Thank you for visiting my blog,
Today is your first birthday since you passed away.
I feel sad that together we cannot be, so I decided to speak these words,
because I know you’ll hear me.
On this birthday different gifts you did receive.
Peace and comfort, for long, you were in need.
My gift to you, no longer Material, but spiritual.
In my heart I will carry on your love for family and life.
I will share it with everyone day and night.
Thank you for all the gifts you gave me throughout my life.
Many of those gifts were lessons on how to survive.
Often those lessons did not seem fair.
In the end though they made me strong
and gave me courage to carry on, after the tears.
That courage grew into appreciation, and gratitude.
Most of all that in my life I was blessed with you.
Love you always and forever