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Posts tagged ‘grief’

It Is Well ….


No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C. S. Lewis


We Remember…..



Quotes for those Grieving


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If I Knew


In light of the shootings in Aurora Colorado, we are reminded of the uncertainty and  fragility of life.  As I was going through some grief information, I came across a poem of whom the author is unknown.  It reinforces the need we each should have to remind those near and dear to us how much we love them.

If I knew it would be the last time
That I’d see you fall asleep
I would tuck you in more tightly
And pray the Lord your soul to keep
If I knew it would be the last time
That I would see you walk out the door
I would give you a hug and kiss
And call you back for more
If I knew it would be the last time
I would hear your voice lifted up in praise
I would video tape each action and word
God knows I would play them back day after day
If I knew it would be the last time
I could spare an extra minute
To say “I love you”
Instead of assuming you would know I do.
If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day
While I’m sure you’ll have so many more
So I can let just one slip away
For surely there’s always tomorrow
To make up for an oversight
And we always get a second chance
To make everything up just right
There will always be another day
To say, “I love you”
And certainly there’s another chance
To say “Anything I can do?”
But just in case I might be wrong
And today is all I get
I’d like to say how much I love you
And I hope we never forget
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone
Young or old alike
And today may be the last chance
I get to hold your love so tight
So if you’re waiting for tomorrow
Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes
You’ll surely regret the day
That you didn’t take that extra time
For a smile, a hug or kiss
And you were too busy to grant someone
What turned out to be their one last wish
So hold your loved ones close today
And whisper in their ear
Tell them how much you love them
And that you’ll always hold them dear
Take time to say”I’m sorry”,
“Please forgive me”, “Thank You”, or “It’s Okay
And if tomorrow never comes
You’ll have no regrets about today.
Author unknown

Emotional Paradox

It’s been years…

Yet fresh in my mind

I find the memories of you.

Surprising tears spring to my eyes

Was it that song,

Or a smile…

Or seeing our children?

I haven’t thought about you in a while,

Suddenly I miss you terribly.

Just to talk with you about our children.

Only you would understand the depth

Of my love and concern for them.

Others try, but do not know them like you and I…

Life has brought me another mate.

We share quiet evenings together

Brought together when neither thought love

Would exist for us again and it is very, very good,

But different…

Than you and I…

I miss You…

…but I’m thankful to love again.

Those who have lost a mate and are privileged to love again are grateful .  However moments exist in which they find themselves looking back to that loss and experiencing renewed grief. A paradox!

Lynn Radke June 3, 2012