Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another year has gone by

Another May 12 has come and gone. Life does go on, maybe not as we would like it to be but as it is. We all miss her, our children always come to the cemetery together, I think sometimes they worry about me, but I'm ok. Do I like it NO but I know where she is. Natalie sent me an email Saturday and I think John said it the best. I am thankful for their friendship, for their love they have for Meridith. She loved them lots. When she would come home from California she would tell me and Rick how great they were. Here is what Natalie and John wrote, how comforting their words are: Natalie wrote The time and the years are passing and yet we still so vividly remember Meridith and how awesome she is. She is so greatly missed by so many. What a great impact she had on so many lives including ours. I love Meridith and I just wanted you to know that I an thinking of her and of you my dear friends. John wrote: The years pass away but the memory of the loved one remains. The void that's left in our lives cannot be filled. However there is hope that rises with us every morning. We know separation is temporary. Over there just beyond the horizon, a sweet reunion is planned by a loving Heavenly Father. Then, tears will be dried, sorrow will melt away, and the sweet joy of holding once again the one so cherished and longer for will fill the heart with unspeakable joy that will never wane away. The God of Love will see that we will be one again and full of the thrill of eternal union. We shall not want for anything for our hearts will overflow with continuously renewed light and life. On this special day, our hearts join with you to remember and celebrate together the life a remarkable young maiden, Meridith, who briefly came among us and graces us with the sweetness of her pure spirit. With Love Natalie and John. What comforting words they wrote and how I cherish that knowledge.

4 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

that was lovely they did say it so well-- I have had you and Meridith on my heart and in my mind all week, it has been heavy and at times tearful I cannot fully imagine your sorrow but I feel a sorrow too -- for her bright light that is gone from this earth and for the part of you, her passing took away and ---but I also see your strength grow--I admire your grace and unwavering faith and she has to be looking down so glad to have been raised in such a faithful, strong, loving, family. I am so glad I know you all- I love you dear friend.

txmommy said...

we remembered her too, and talked about her though out the day. She is really a special, sweet girl and our lives were very blessed to have had her in them.
love you.

Kirchner Family said...

I can't beleive another year has gone - Your family is in our prayers!

Cindy Killebrew said...

Your family has been such an inspiration to me of faith. Faith in the gospel and faith that we can be together again.