Thursday, 19 July 2012

Day of Memories


On this day in 1994 we lost our son
Steven was a young man
He was studying art
full of plans for the future


As he drove to his summer job
he was hit by a car whose driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel
Our Steven had no chance


The Broken Chain

Author: Ron Tranmer
We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
God bless






41 comments:

  1. I lost my daughter in 2006. Life will never be the same. I survived by trying to do one positive thing a day. I still do.

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    1. Bless you, Sara....you know...one day at a time.

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  2. Penny...

    strength for you and your love ones....


    (I'll mail you something beautiful)

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    1. Yvette....you know the strength needed.

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  3. I lost my Mum about a year ago, but to lose your child is a lot worse, I think. I feel with you.
    Doris from Germany

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    1. Mothers are hard to lose too, Doris...hold her memory dear.

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  4. Steven lives on in the eagle soaring and in your hearts.

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    1. You and your mother know full well.

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  5. So intense, I have no idea how one picks oneself up and keeps going. Peace to you on this day.

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  6. I do hope the day is filled with wonderful memories.

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    1. Thanks Dolores....memories of every shape and colour.

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  7. God bless, Penny. My heart is with you and yours today. Take care.

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    1. Bless you, Carolynn. Btw love that solomon's seal piece.

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  8. My thoughts and love are with you today, Penny...

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    1. Thanks Suzanna....you are so kind.

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  9. Peace be with you and yours today, Penny. -sus

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    1. And always with you and yours too Sus.

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  10. I'm so sorry about your son. I can't imagine what it's like losing a child. Hugs and warm thoughts to you.

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  11. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Fine watercolour, though!

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    1. Thanks Rachel....a lovely loose piece with drips and blobs on it!

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  12. All l can say is...l am sorry because l cannot know what you and your family are going through or feel. Lyndaxx

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    1. Thank you India all the way around the world or whirreld as you might say.

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  14. 1994, just yesterday it must seem. I hope this day has been filled with fond memories and love and strength...well, and a bit of not so strong if that's what you needed. I can't even imagine.
    Warm hugs to you and yours.

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    1. I feel your hugs...thank you Nancy.

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  15. I remembered your post of last year, I can not imagine how someone can live with a loss so great.
    The poem is beautiful, so moving.
    I can hear the scream of the eagle.

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    1. Oh, Blandina...you touched a soft spot...me too...I hear the scream of the eagle. Thank you.

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  16. In July 2011, one of my sons died as he was waiting for a lever transplantation..He was hopefull in futur..To day I try to smile..and to smile with you...but, both we know that nothing ma be the same as if, still, they were with us !!!

    Thank you for the poem..I kiss you...

    Nicole (Fr.)

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    1. Oh, my goodness, Nicole. The loss of your son must still be so very raw. How difficult it must have been waiting and then no transplant in time. I feel your pain and send a warm hug.

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  17. Penny, I don't know how you keep going on. But you do. You do.
    xxxxoooo

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    1. It's with hugs from friends like you.

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  18. Blessings for you and your family.

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  19. Oh gosh, I had no idea. Sending you and your family blessings and hugs.

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  20. I'm behind on my blog reading, but want to say how sorry I am and can only imagine how hard it must be. You've written a beautiful tribute.

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  21. All our love and sympathy to you and yours.

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