Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Memories Are Made Of This

Our family is very sad today, my husbands older sister passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning. Her name was Delores, she was such a great lady, her husband died a few years back and was cremated, so she wants cremated, have her ashes mixed with his and taken back to Flordia to a designated place.

Memories of our family and childhood are what shape our personality and who we are. Whether we like it or not, our personality is formed by our parents, brothers, sisters, and the environment that we grow up in. We can only grow as people when we choose to confront our past, only then can we move forward in our lives.

Memories
by Judy Burnette

The winds blow gently on my mind
Reminding me of you;
I smile . . . I close my eyes
Knowing dreams do come true.

I see you there in the center of my heart
I stand in your warm embrace;
I see the love in your eyes
I gently caress your face.

Memories are a precious gift
We have shared the old, we will make the new;
I hold you close, though we are miles apart
My best memories were made with you.

We all have memories, both good and bad. Is there someone that you made your best memories with? If so after reading this poem, close your eyes and relive those happy moments.

15 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

So sorry to hear of your berevement. What you have written is so perfectly true about who we are are shaped by our parents etc.I have often wondered if my father had lived beyond my being 3 yrs old would my life have been very much different.
I often relive good memories.Thanks also for the visit.
Take care.
Yvonne.

ancient one said...

Wow Margaret, that poem really touched my heart... thanks for prayers for my family... didn't know you were going through the same thing.. prayers for you too ...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

My heart goes out to you and your husband in your time of deep loss and sadness.....Indeed, our memories are so very precious of loved ones gone--too many gone, I might add....I so agree with what you said Margaret...our parents and grandparents help to shape who we are---the good and the bad.....! Holding on to the good memories is very life sustaining in hard times. May your GOOD memories sustain you in this time of grief, my dear.

So glad you have been enjoying the Halloween Posts....I don't decorate so I get a real kick out of all those that do....This has been just a small sampling of a few homes here...But "choice"....lol!

Linda said...

Dear Margaret,
Bless your heart. Out of all of the blogs that I follow, yours is the one that touches me most often because I can tell that you write from your heart in all that is pure and honest and I so much appreciate that attribute most in people.

My heartfelt prayers go out to you, your husband and the rest of the family during this very sad time. I'm so sorry for your loss. ♥

The poem is beautiful and I fully agree with your sentiment.

Blessings to you dear one.
Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Margaret, We are all so sorry for your loss. And your written piece was so touching. I have the dearest and fondest memories of my Dad. Even thought he left in 1985 there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of him. xo Lynn

us4 gatos said...

this was a good post and is a true one. memories are special. moreso confronting your past and letting go is growing- as you mentioned, it is true.

thanks for sharing. sorry for your loss.

A New Beginning said...

May her soul rest in peace, and May God give your family courage to bear the loss.

Babli said...

I felt extremely bad to hear about the sudden demise of your husband's sister. May her soul rest in peace. Its a very sad moment as it is a very big tragedy and loss for the family. May the God showers His blessings and gives your family lot of courage.

Tea said...

Hi Margaret,
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your sister-in-law. That is so sad, but Thank the Lord for wonderful memories. They are a true comfort. :)

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ Deepest sympathy to you and your
husband. May all the good memories sustain you through the next few days and weeks.
Thanks for your comments about our birthday meal
out together. We all enjoyed it and the rest of the weekend. Glad you liked the jokes esp the one in church. Have a nice weekend and be safe my dear friend. Take care, Love, Merle.

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Patty said...

So sorry to hear of Delores passing. I find the older I get the more memories I have of different friends and family members that have already passed on. Two dear friends, while I was pregnant with the last child, would call me everyday and we would talk. The one lady got leukemia and didn't last but three days after going to the hospital, the other passed just this past year. Both a lot younger than me. I met them when I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) I was very depressed with of fifth pregnancy, after all we all ready had kids 17,16,15 and 11. WE shared a lot of things over that phone each day. I still have a card they sent me at Christmas time with a small bouquet of flowers. Memories, no one can take from us. Happy week-end Margaret.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Margaret,

My heartfelt condolences to your dear husband and you and your family for the sad demise of your beloved sister in law. May God give you the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss. May God grant her eternal peace and rest.

As you rightly said we live on memories both good and bad. While good memories make us happy bad memories continue to haunt us. But the trick is to concentrate on our good memories for our well being and peace of mind. The poem is very beautifully written. Many thanks for sharing.

With prayers and best wishes,
Joseph

Becky and Gary said...

I'm so sorry for your families loss Margaret. The Memories poem I read brought tears to my eyes. Memories can be such wonderful rememberances. They are such a wonderful gift we have. May God be with you at this time Margaret and Charles. He will give you comfort, and the memories will give you peace.
B.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm very sad about your loss. She will live on in your memories and hopefully the pain will lessen with time.

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