"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, August 22, 2011

Goodbye, my dearest friend.......

I was not ready to let you go..............
and I want you back.............
just one more cup of coffee, one more smile, one more recipe shared............................
 I will forever miss you............

Should you go first and I remain
To walk the road alone,
I'll live in memory's garden, dear,
With happy days we've known.
In spring I'll wait for roses red,
When fades the lilac blue,
In early fall, when brown leaves call
I'll catch a glimpse of you.

Should you go first and I remain
For battles to be fought,
Each thing you've touched along the way
Will be a hallowed spot.
I'll hear your voice, I'll see you smile,
Though blindly I may grope,
The memory of your helping hand
Will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain
To finish with the scroll,
No length'ning shadows shall creep in
To make this life seem droll.
We've known so much of happiness,
We've had our cup of joy,
And memory is one gift of God
That death can not destroy.

Should you go first and I remain,
One thing I'd have you to do:
Walk slowly down that long, lone path,
For soon I'll follow you.
I'll want to know each step you take,
That I may walk the same,
For someday down that lonely road
You'll hear me call your name
By A.K. Rowswell


Paula said...

Kathleen, I am so sorry....
There are no words, other than I pray God will put his arms around you right now and comfort you.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry, Kathleen, to hear that you've lost a friend. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Hugs to you.

Debbie said...

Kathleen, you've lost a dear friend. I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in the comfort of His love during a difficult time.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

So sorry for your loss! XO

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Kathleen, the treasure of a having a friend, ls that you never really lose them..they remain in your heart and memories.

Betty Lou said...

I am so sorry for your loss, may your loving memories of your friend be with you forever.

Ladybug said...

With deep sorrow..I'm so sorry
for the lose of "dear" friend
Prayers that the Lord will Comfort
your heart, she will always be forever close in your heart..
My condolences..

lil red hen said...

Kathleen, I'm sorry you have lost your friend, much too young. We're never ready to let them go. The poem is lovely. May you find comfort in God's love.

Nancy M. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kathleen! I have been dealing with one myself and I understand how hard it is to let go. {{HUGS}}

Vickie said...

Oh, Kathleen, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I'm sending up prayers for you and pray that your good memories will flood your heart with comfort. Such a sweet poem about friendship...Hugs

Muddling Through said...

I'm sorry, Kathleen. There's nothing I can say that will make it better, so I'll just pray that the God of all comfort will comfort you. He knows how.
Love you, Elaine

grammy said...

so sorry to hear of your loss.
praying for comfort for you in these hard times.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Kathleen, I'm so sorry for your loss and I celebrate with you the wonderful friendship you must have held for so long! Pick up the needle friend you know there is peace to be found in sewing and pleasant memories.


Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

I am so sorry you have lost your dear friend. I pray God will comfort you right now.

Dawn said...

I'm sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Please know that there are lots of friends here in blogland that are thinking of you. God Bless.

Terry and Linda said...

I am so sorry! It is more than hard to lose our dearest friends. To this day, 13 years later I long for my best friend...I so understand. I really do.