Monday, July 1, 2019

Q . . .

photo:  SM

As we who remain
Walk slowly up the hill
We see the red cardinal
Sitting on a stone

photo:  LM

Our sadness is still
Our quiet tears fall

photo:  LM

As we contemplate
The life we miss
Our hearts do not accept
The missing voice

Our sadness is new
Our sorrow tender

The echo of your voice
The sound of your laugh
The look in your eyes
The delight of new things

Our sadness is tempered
Our hope is renewed

As we see the light afar
We hope for the day ahead
You are in the breeze
You are in the sky

The veil is thin
Time disappears

photo:  LM

The children build their Cairns
Of stones, flat and rounded
The deer move through the trees
The red fox runs by

We are not alone
We are watched over

You are not alone
You are watched over

photo:  SMF

The blue stone is in your pocket
The clover flowers
The softness of sorrow
Is tempered by that surety

All is well
All is well

photo:  LM


  1. Laurie and Bob, I'm so sad to hear of your son's passing. My heart is with you and sending prayers of comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Jensina


    1. Thank you, Jensina. This has been shocking and so extremely hard for all of the family. We appreciate the kind thoughts and prayers very much.

  2. Bob and Laurie,
    My heart goes out to you and your family... Way too young, with way too many years ahead... I hope you can find peace and comfort from the years that you did have together. Love to you all,
    Jon Shields

  3. Laurie and Robert: I am so saddened to hear of your loss. How difficult this must be for you and his family I cannot imagine. My sincerest condolences to all.

    With love,

    Susan W.