Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3 Years Already! Sorry for late post...

Wow, it's been over a year since my last blog!!! I have not spent any time blogging in a while. It's funny how time flies. Can't believe it's been 3 years that you were called home. I did remember to at least acknowledge this day on my facebook page and her memorial page....


Today we embark on the 3 year anniversary of the passing of my little sister. I remember the day I received that dreadful visit from the Coroner as if it were yesterday. I had to embrace a moment that was life changing; full of all kinds of excitement and emotion. Disbelief, shock, hurt, pain, sadness, grief, and confusion to name a few. It was the hardest thing ever to relay to my parents. Nothing can be more devastating than to bury your own child! Yet still till this day (and everyday for most of us) we are lifting her name in celebration of her life and the memories we share!

They say laughter is a good medicine, even in the face of death! I found that writing can be too! It heals the soul in a therapeutic way. I started blogging and created a website 3 years ago as my form of expression. Needlesstosay, I have not kept up with my blogging or writing. Hence my post for you today. Sometimes a little testament and encouragement goes a long way. I certainly enjoy empowering those that can not find "the light at the end of the tunnel" per se. Moreso, I definitely appreciate the same in return.

Anyhow, as I sit here reading all the heartfelt thoughts and wishes to my sister today, I am constantly reminded of the impact she had on people. Although it makes me want to break down and cry. I am constantly reminded that the scripture (Psalms 30:5) says, "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!" We may feel that she may have been called home too soon but rest assured that God had a perfect plan and it was His devine will. She truly was a gift from God and now our guardian angel.

Before I go, let me leave you all with this...There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow! 

RIP my sweet angel! - Your oldest sister, Marquesha

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In Remembrance....From the Neices and Nephew

I posted this last year for her 1yr anniversary and for some reason it didn't get posted....

Little did we know that morning (2yrs ago today)
 God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
    you are always by our side.
   Our family chain is broken
           and nothing seems the same.
      But as God calls us one by one,
       the chain will link again.


I read this somewhere and thought that it truly represents growth and healing in this time of sadness.

"A loved one is a treasure of the heart and to lose a loved one is like losing a piece of yourself.
But the love that this person brought you...did not leave, for the essence of the soul lingers.
It cannot escape your heart, for it has been there forever.
Cling to the memories and let them find their way to heal you.
The love and laughter, the joy in the togetherness you shared...will make you strong.
You'll come to realize that your time together, no matter how long, was meant to be,
and that you were blessed to have such a precious gift of love in your life.
Keep your heart beating with the loving memories and trust in your faith to guide
you through.
Know that though life moves on...the beauty of love stays behind to surround
and embrace you.
Your loved one has left you hold in your heart forever."

So to my family, this too shall pass. Rejoice, for she is gone but never forgotten. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Love In My Heart

I have so many things to say,
I don’t know where to start.
So I guess I’ll just begin with
Saying what’s within my heart!

I’ve had my ups and downs,
My good days and my bad.
I’ve had many happy moments
And some that were quite sad.

I’ve had times of true despair
And days of complete distress.
I’ve had my share of trials
Putting me to the test.

But I know the hard times
Never come without the good.
I know the rough spots are for
Teaching me as they should.

I have faith in every second,
That I’m not feeling my best.
Because I know the Lord loves me
As much as all the rest.

He cares for every waking moment
He loves me dear and true.
He loves me as His Child I am
And He knows I’ll make it through!!

He takes my hand to walk with me
And reminds me there is hope.
He guides me through the darkest path
And ensures me I can cope!!

He loves me each and every day.
He promises never to leave.
He celebrates my faith in Him
Of this I do believe.

I share these thoughts with you today,
So you too will surely see.
His love for you is promised
To last for all eternity.

So take your moments of unhappiness,
And lose them in the air.
Know the Lord loves you dearly
And will forever be there.

I wanted to remind you how much
You are loved each and every day…..

Just a Thought.....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.
If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.
If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.
For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.
There will always be another day to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"
But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.
So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day,
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear
Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

To a Beautiful Person

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He listens.

He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose...your heart.

Face it friends and family, He is crazy about you! God didn't promise days without pain, laughter

without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort

for the tears, and light for the way.

Thanking God for my family!!!