Yesterday I attended two memorial services for friends that have made their transitions. At noon yesterday, there was a standing-room only memorial for out dear friend Kelly. She was taken from us too soon, that's for sure, but she fought a valiant fight. She was loved by so many people in our community, had an infectious laugh and smile, and was a heck of a soft-ball player and coach. She will be missed greatly especially by her family.
Her husband read a poem that he found in her wallet and the first and last lines are as follows:
If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.
There wasn't a dry eye in the building. And you will always be with us in our hearts!
At 4 PM I attended another memorial service for a friend that I worked with while I was attending college. Sandy was such a talented person and so intelligent. She had a love for creating and at one point her clothing was picked up by Nordstrom's to be sold in their stores. She made beautiful greeting cards and isn't it funny that we worked at Hallmark together. Sandy's garden was always a showplace too. I think that I loved her talent in the garden with her flowers the best. She had such a lovely view from her backyard of a far-away place. Sandy...you too, will be loved and missed by friends and family. I know that wherever you are the gardens will be well tended.