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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rest in Peace

 ~ view from my window ~

"Weep not for me though I am gone,
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long,
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest,
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath,
Remember not the strife,
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life."

~ Constance Jenkins ~

Leslie, a dear friend, lost Ron on Saturday. They were mountain hiking, a favorite pastime, when he was felled by a heart attack. Leslie and I have been friends ever since I came to southwest Virginia and my heart grieves for her. Please, remember Leslie and Ron's family in your prayers as they go about these next days, the Friday funeral and life yet to be lived.

Blessings ~ good memories ~ love ~ a life well lived ~ 

Sandra

27 comments:

Mom of 3 Girleighs said...

prayers.. Im sorry.

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear about your friends death. Let her know she is in our prayers.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
We were, and are, much moved by the words of Constance Jenkins which you have included here as a tribute to the death of your friend's partner, Ron. Of course we do not know Leslie but our hearts go out to her, and to you, at this most difficult of times. Do be assured, you are all in our prayers and we are so very, very sorry.

Karen said...

Oh, how very sad. My heart goes out to all of you, Sandra...

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

This is indeed sad. I'm praying.

Judy said...

I am so sorry...My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww. I'm so sorry.

Prayers.
xoxo
~Lisa

Mildred said...

My deepest sympathy. God bless you all.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Sending prayers for all... so sorry to hear this about your friends. Bless you, Sandra. -Tammy

Beadwright said...

This is a beautiful post and honor to your friends.
Blessings
Nicole/Beadwright

LindaSueBuhl said...

Lovely post - I need to keep that poem in my repertoire - for we grieve not as those with no hope.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Sandra:
What a lovely tribute to your friend and her sweetheart. I'll pray that God supports her with his grace, and heals her heart to leave her with only happy memories.
So sorry for her loss.
xoxo
Donna

Deanna said...

My sympathies to you and your sweet friend.

KathyB. said...

Yes.The poem is perfect, and memorable."But celebrate my life". Yes.

Wobegon Cottage said...

It is always difficult when someone we care about passes on. I think it is even harder when it is unexpected. Ours prayers will be with you this week.

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm said...

It's a pain like no other. I will be remembering your friend.

Sally said...

I'm so sorry, Sandra. Hugs to you and all the friends & family. ((hugs))

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Praying the Lord's peace and comfort at this time for both you and Leslie. ♥ Be blessed Sandra.

Eva said...

Thanks you for you lovely comment!.
Greetings, Eva

goatldi said...

May Leslie have peace. Praise be that
Ron left her and this world with the blessing of doing what he loved. God truly rewards us by leaving this earth in a state of peace and appreciation. We should all be so blessed. They are in my prayers.

Whimsey Creations said...

They will be in my prayers as will you. Big hugs!

cathy@home said...

How sad, I send my deepest sympathies to you and your friend's family

Angela said...

I am so sorry. What a blessing you will be to her I am certain. Praying for all of you.

goatldi said...

Forgive the intrusion. Thank you for the visit. Would like to contact you otherwise. Peace and God's blessings.

Leslie Shelor said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words and sympathy. This is a lovely tribute and I really appreciate your thoughtfulness in putting it up and being there for me.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So sorry--seems to be so much loss lately. Prayers going up for you all.

Tonya said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends husband. The poem you have is so pretty Sandra. I will keep them all in my prayers. Blessing to you.

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