Sunday, July 16, 2006

Babe's Always Write

My friend’s funeral was today. Tony, a beautiful, soft-spoken, kind-hearted man not long married and full of life, at least until cancer cut him down. I feel privileged to have known this man. My kids will miss you, Tony. Your quick laugh, the secret toffees you hid in your pocket and slipped to them in church. The twinkle in your eye. Goodbye, friend, until we meet again.

Death is a reminder to us all that our time here is limited. Make every moment count. Kiss your loved ones and store up memories, for none of us lasts forever.
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You can shed tears that he is gone ...Or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes ...And pray that he will come back,Or you can open your eyes ...And see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty ...Because you can't see him,Or you can be full of the love ...That you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow ...And live in yesterday,Or you can be happy for tomorrow ...Because of yesterday.
You can remember him ...And only that he is gone,Or you can cherish his memory ...And let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind ...Be empty and turn your back,Or you can do what he would want ...Smile, open your eyes, love, and go on!
~ Author Unknown ~

7 comments:

Amanda Brice said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Babe. Life is so precious.

Sela Carsen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Babe. Remember him in joy.

Kristen Painter said...

You have my sympathies. Losing a friend is hard. Take comfort in the happy memories.

Lacy Danes said...

I'm sorry about your loss Babe.

Remember him with love.

Lacy.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Babe. But that poem is beautiful, and a fitting tribute for a friend.

Babe King said...

Thank you all. I'm sure Tony's family would appreciate your prayers if you're of Christian persuasion.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

My sympathies on the loss of your friend :(