In Loving Memory Of
11-10-40 ~ 9-18-01
A candle blown out to soon in life.
Hence an eternal flame is lit in her memory.
To show all, that her life, her love and her light will forever be remembered.
In honor of a wonderful lady.
We love you, we will always love you!
TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart,
You'll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say, "Welcome Home."
Oh how proud she was of each of you.
She loved you all so very much.
I wish you could have heard her talk of you.
Her eyes would light up, her face would glow with
pride, and one could see the love and respect she
carried for you even before a word was uttered.
Kim spoke of her children and grandchildren often
and with such tenderness that only a mother could
convey. Always know that you were the apple of
her eye. You gave her such joy, laughter and most
of all a love that she will forever carry with her. She
adored and cherished her beloved family. Kim was
the proudest mother and grand mother I have ever
encountered. Know how fortuitous you were that
God blessed you with such a wonderful mother and grandmother.
My heart aches in knowing the pain and sorrow you
and your family are carrying during this time of mourning.
May the angels wrap each of you in their wings and comfort
you during this time of sorrow. Know that my
prayers and thoughts are with you, and that I send
my deepest condolence, along with much love.
You were so much more than just a friend,
you were my second mother. So
how does one explain the love I carry for
you, and the void you left in my heart and
in my life?
More than thirty years ago, God sent me
your way. HE knew even then that I would
need a friend for guidance, for support, a
true friend that I could laugh with, cry with,
one that knew me better than I knew myself.
Your love, your friendship, your laughter
and most of all your trust were all gifts you
gave freely to a simple girl who grew to
love you more than you would ever know.
I look at my home, and it reflects your style.
I look at my life and find so many similarities.
I look in my heart and find your
unconditional love you gave for so many years.
How could I have ever imagined as a
child, as a teenager, even as an adult what
an impression you would have on my life?
The last day you were with us, as I gently
kissed you goodbye and whispered a humble
thank you for all you have done for mother,
Lois, Glenda and I throughout the many years
God blessed us with your friendship.
I hope you heard me Kim, for without you...
one can only ponder of what my life would
be. For I believe with all that I am, the people
in ones life shapes and makes the person they
are. So in saying that, thank you Mama Kim,
thank you so very much for being you. For
all the laughter, for all the trips to the movies,
for the endless days we stayed at your home,
for my first birthday party, and most of all
for taking us under your caring wing and for
loving us as your own.
I love you, and I will never forget you.
Although I will miss your smile, your laughter,
all your funny little sayings that only you could
come up with. I will hold all those precious
memories and your love safely in my heart till
we meet again my friend.
Nicky and I were talking of how you
always loved and adored children. That when
a child was in the room. Your attention was
directed to them, and before to long you would
have them in your lap playing and singing to
them and giving them that unconditional love
that we all have been blessed with.
I don't know why God called you home so
soon in your life. But in my heart, I believe
that a child must have needed someone to
hold them and to sing all those precious
lullabies to that only you could do. So as
you cradle and rock them, sing loud my
sweet friend so we too can hear.
Rest in Peace, and know you indeed
made a difference here on earth.
WE LOVE YOU MAMA KIM ~ WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
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