Monday, April 23, 2012
I can't believe it's been a year since our Laura lost her battle with cancer. A year. Not so long ago and yet it seems a lifetime ago since I've heard her voice or seen her smile. My son and granddaughter have held up very well, and I'm so proud of them, but they have had a rough time. Lonely does not quite express how we all feel. It's only a word, a word that cannot come close to describing the real feelings of loss we have.
Laura gave more than she ever received, and never expected anything in return. She was such a special person and I loved her so very much.
I miss Laura's laugh. It could reach the mountain top.
I miss her smile. It could melt any problem.
I miss her teaching. It touched every child she ever taught.
I miss her gifts. Each one was chosen especially for the person she made it for.
I miss her attitude. It never failed to be positive.
I miss her voice. It always had a lift to it that made your day bright.
I miss her words. They always made sense in a world that has gone a little crazy.
I miss her fun ways. She was never "down" and always made others feel special.
I miss her eyes. Not only beautiful, but they had that sparkle that just made you feel good.
Most of all, I just miss her being on this earth, making it a better place.
Yes, I miss her, and words cannot express how much, but I will see her again, and then everything will be as it is supposed to be once again.
"Thank you, Jesus, for the strength you've given us to get through this year. Touch my children and give them peace today."