Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rest well Cousin....

04/07/1960- 05-27/2008

The Dash Between The Dates

Grave side services were over now.
Everyone had left and I was alone.
I began to read the names and dates
Chiseled here and there on every stone.

The name showed whether it was Mom or Dad,
Or daughter or baby son.

The dates were different, the amount the same,
There were two dates on every one.

It was then that I noticed something
Just a simple line.
It was the dash between the dates,
And placed there, it stood for time.

All at once it dawned on me,
How important that little line!
The dates placed there belong to God,
But the line in yours and mine.

It's God who gives this precious life,
And it's He who takes away;
But the line between He gives to us
To do with what we may.

We know He's written the first date down
Of each and every one;
And we're sure the hands will write again,
For the last date has to come.

The hands will write the last date down
Quite soon, perhaps, for some;
But upon the line between my dates and yours,
I trust He'd write, "Well done, well done!"

By Linda Ellis

[This poem was read at my Son Bryan's funeral and it made me feel warmth]

My Cousin Sandra Mattox passed away the 27 Th. of May of Cancer. I will miss her and remember all the good times we had as Children. She was 48. She had Children and a Sister and 2 Brothers..... Her Father, My Uncle Jim passed away a few years ago. My Heart goes out to her Mother, my Aunt Beula. I know the pain of a loss of a child no matter what the age.
Go rest high on that mountain Sandra, I love you........


Shinade said...

Oh Judy,
Hun I am so very very sorry to hear about this.

What a very young.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

Oh my what youmust be going through. I can just imagine the painful memories that this has ht you sqaure in the face with.

This is just very sad.

Walter and I both will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

I am so glad that we got into El Paso and I have a signal.

But, geez...the roads are so very very rough here...I can't really get anything done.

Sending all the love and prayers possible your way.

Daszzle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping your family in my prayers today.

Take care hon.

Shinade said...

Just popping over to say good morning while I have a signal.

The Rev. said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family; losing a loved one can be so deeply painful.

May you be consoled knowing death is simply the beginning.

-The Rev.

70steen said...

Sugar, you know my thoughts are with you and your family
by Christina Rossetti ~

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

hugz 70s x