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Friday, January 3, 2014

Moving On Is Hard To Do

It was six months ago that I lost the love of my Life.  My husband Merrill passed away quietly at home on June 26 2013. Since then, I sold our home of 35 years and moved to a one level two bedroom two bathroom home that is easy for me to care for. It is in a lovely adult community that includes a clubhouse and an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the many activities, 

There still isn't a day that goes by without shedding a tear.  But I am blessed with four children that give me great comfort.    They have been, and still are, with me every step of the way and I know this has been hard on them as well.  All we can do is love and comfort one another.

I have been diligently trying to put one foot in front of the other.  I dipped my toes into the water and hope to start a genealogy group next month within my new community.  The word is out and it appears that there is a genuine interest among many. I am hoping that will help me resume doing something I genuinely enjoyed and help heal the hole in my heart.

What brought me here today was remembering a poem I wrote years ago.  I would like to share it with you.  It is called.

Eternal Love

Yesterday our love was young
I think of all the songs we'd song
learning of each others ways
What happened to all those lovely days?

Today our love is deeper yet
since the first day that we met.
Four children now throughout the years
along with gladness and lots of tears.

Tomorrow our love grows stronger still
and every day still brings a thrill.
Alone again with memories past
and yet new journey's do we cast.

Into eternity my love went
oh how lonely my days are spent.
Wait for me, I'll join you soon there
our greatest love in heaven we'll share.


  1. Hi Kathryn! I actually was just reading up on your blog and had a quick question. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks~


  2. What a lovely poem - I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult losing one's life partner is. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your genealogy group - hope there's lots of interest and things go well!

  3. What a lovely poem - I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you blog about getting your genealogy group off and running. It sounds like an interesting project!

  4. Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I think we have more than one cousin connection!

    I'm sorry for your loss, even though it happened six months ago... I'm sure it still feels like yesterday some days. I've never been married, but I still miss my mother every day, and it's been 15 years. Especially when I find some discovery in genealogy on her side-- find myself thinking, "Wow, wouldn't she get a kick out of this?" But she's still with me, and Merrill is still with you.

    Glad to hear that you're starting to get back ingot he swing of things-- please don't be a stranger to my blog, either. I've added you to my circles and will add your blog to my blogroll (meant to do that when I came across it months ago...)

  5. Sorry, I forgot to mention how lovely your poem is. It brought tears to my eyes!


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