Saturday, May 10, 2008

in memory of Verla

i yet again have attended another memorial service. one of the brave that i am so proud to be associated with through the support group, has been called to their final rest. in a world of frenetic indecision, there she was with a smile, a willingness to help and strength beyond measure.
i was lucky enough to have know her this pass year. unknown to me until today,we had a common experience in that were both spent time at rocky point and both had occasion to be associated with dr. thompson at the university. she always had a smile, an encouragement and a hug for you, weather you wanted it or not. a positive fight against cancer, in her mind, was not debatable. it was simply the way it was for verla and those of us around her.
we are all better off for her being in this world. i know i am and i can only prey and trust in god to allow me the ability to do it correctly; like she did. thank you verla for all you have shown me.

god saw i was getting tired,

a cure was not to be.

so he put his arms around me

and whispered, 'come with me.

with tearful eyes,we watched

you fade away.

although we loved you dearly

we could not make you stay.

a golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands to rest.

god broke our hearts

to prove to us,

he only takes the best.

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