I Am Grateful

I am grateful you lived

for 54 years 6 months and 14 days

I am grateful you held my hand twice

and asked me not to go

I am grateful I stayed

to drive the roads and make the memories

I now have of us

I am grateful  you walked these floors

for four of your 18 years here

with me

I am grateful you sang songs

until almost the end

I am grateful I was allowed to spend

those last months of your life with you

I am grateful I was allowed to spend

time in your lovely home with you

I am grateful the words were not

always harsh and we could say

I love you

I am grateful for the time you gave


your GLXP dreams with me

I am grateful for this computer of yours

I type on now that still has your

fingerprints on the screen

I am grateful I have your paintings

to enjoy even though they bring pain

at times as I look at them and

remember you as a 12 year old

I am grateful  your friends have

supported me in my grief

they come from all over the world

to ask how I am and to express their own

loss of you

I am grateful you touched so many lives

in such a positive manner

I am grateful you lived

and God gave you to me

to rear and then share

you with the world to see

your kind heart


I keep typing all these things

to ebb the flow of tears

Sunday at three zero five

the time you died

on a Sunday.

I am grateful the rain

is falling now to mingle with

my tears and perhaps

one tiny drop of rain will

fall upon your soul

and you can reach out

and touch my hand


Love, Mom

5 thoughts on “I Am Grateful

  1. He and he hear you, Linda. I think of you every Sunday knowing that it is a hard day for you. Glad you could type your thoughts and gratitude plus share it with all of us. I need a kleenex.

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