Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Been Awhile

Wow, it's been so long since I've blogged, hope I still remember how. I lost my dear sweet mother at the end of January and just haven't felt like doing anything. She was my best friend and will be sorely missed.

Daffodils were her favorite flower and I think of her every time I see them. It's going to be a long hard road but I have a great family and together we will somehow get through it.

I wanted to share with you a poem that a dear friend of mine was kind enough to read at my mom's funeral.

To My Dearest Family

To my dearest family,
some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know,
that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from the Bridge.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They'll be here later on."

God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you...
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now,
than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody
who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night...
"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented...
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
I made somebody smile.

God says: "If you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind."

"And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me."


  1. I am so sorry! I will be saying prayers for you all! I was so happy to see your name pop up on my happy that you are back!

    God bless you all!

  2. Ah Shauna I’m so sorry.

    I’ve been thinking about ya.....I was going to send you an e-mail to see how you’re doing and here you are. You must have gotten my vibes. ;o) I thought maybe you decided to stop blogging.

  3. Welcome back. It was great to see your blog show up on my list again...

  4. So very sorry for your loss of your Mother. May God comfort you and touch your heart. You will miss her. May you recall only good memories of your sweet Mom.

    Daffs are truly pretty flowers...I always get excited when they bloom because I know Spring has sprung!

    God bless,
    d from homehaven in kansas


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