Where do I begin to tell you how much I love and miss you? It has been two years now and it hasn't really gotten easier. I still go to call you after dinner each night.
I came across something I found when I was cleaning your condo. You had it close to the phone as if you either wanted me to find it one day OR it was special to you and you read it to yourself every day for the family members and friends you had lost and missed so much.
Don't grieve for me now, I'm free!
I'm following the path God has laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
God wanted me now, He set me free!
Also, you should know that I found the notes you left in your little books for me to find one day when you were gone and I will treasure them always.
You had a very hard life and you pushed through a lot of pain, you were a beautiful loving, unselfish person, you married a beautiful family and you raised a beautiful family. You are loved and missed by many.
I love and miss you. Happy Birthday Dear Mom....April 21 will be here soon.
Your baby always,
|Beverly Elaine Spinelli|
|April 21 1929|
|April 28 2008|
|Port Charlotte FL|