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One year ago today.....

Monday, April 23, 2012

I can't believe it's been a year since our Laura lost her battle with cancer. A year. Not so long ago and yet it seems a lifetime ago since I've heard her voice or seen her smile. My son and granddaughter have held up very well, and I'm so proud of them, but they have had a rough time. Lonely does not quite express how we all feel. It's only a word, a word that cannot come close to describing the real feelings of loss we have.

Laura gave more than she ever received, and never expected anything in return. She was such a special person and I loved her so very much.

I miss Laura's laugh. It could reach the mountain top.
I miss her smile. It could melt any problem.
I miss her teaching. It touched every child she ever taught.
I miss her gifts. Each one was chosen especially for the person she made it for.
I miss her attitude. It never failed to be positive.
I miss her voice. It always had a lift to it that made your day bright.
I miss her words. They always made sense in a world that has gone a little crazy.
I miss her fun ways. She was never "down" and always made others feel special.
I miss her eyes. Not only beautiful, but they had that sparkle that just made you feel good.
Most of all, I just miss her being on this earth, making it a better place.

Yes, I miss her, and words cannot express how much, but I will see her again, and then everything will be as it is supposed to be once again.

"Thank you, Jesus, for the strength you've given us to get through this year. Touch my children and give them peace today."
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    What a beautifully written tribute to your loved one. She sounds like one very amazing soul! Know you and your family miss her on this Earth greatly. Hugs and Love as one day you'll all be reunited. Such a glorious day that will be.
    1705 days ago
    Prayers for all of you. She sounded like a wonderful woman and I know that you love her and she is always in your heart and one day you will see her and she will not be in pain.
    3049 days ago
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  • BRENNI71
    I found your page through another spark friend and I loved your intro and found this beautiful tribute. So much love in your words.
    3209 days ago
    April 23,2011 the universe received a brilliant star. And every nite it shines so brightly for the loved ones here on earth. Know this is truth. Hugs my sister.
    3227 days ago
    A Beautiful Tribute! I cant say i know how you feel cause every one feels grief differently but i lost my brother and Hero Oct 1, 2010 and i miss his smile and humor the most! he lived a hard Life with MS for 25 years and he never once complained or felt God wasnt being fair! He was the most amazing person i knew!I was his caregiver for 7 years and his strength was so great! Im trying to go on and to be as strong as he and i dont have near of what he had toodeal with! Also remember in Spirit they are always with us! I can just feel it mostly when im out in the garden or out in nature!When i have that hawk hovering above me numerous times this year or that eagle that flew over the other day.. Was that actually Him,I dont know for sure but to me it feels like it is just checking up on me! Watch for signs! Blessings friend my Heart goes out to you and your loss, BONNIE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BONIE
    3241 days ago
    Praying for you. emoticon
    3254 days ago
  • JENNY712
    so sorry! HUGS and prayers jenny emoticon
    3254 days ago
    The most best way to honor Laura is by copying her attitude and pass it around.
    I loved the tribute you wrote to her.
    aka TEE
    aka TABBY
    3276 days ago
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    3279 days ago
    I have heard that the good die young...heard this all my life. Why would that happen? If you believe that death is the end..then the good dying young would not make any sense but if you believe that this world is not the end...... that there is a better place where there is perfection....then the special people leaving this world first would make sense, and if you believe that those special people are more alive now that they have ever been, that their smile is brighter and eyes are more sparkling than ever...that should take away some sorrow. And if you believe, as I do that they have been given a job to watch over and care for the ones they left behind....where there is no limits of time or distance or power.....and in a moment they can be right beside you helping you through a difficult time....that should drive away the sadness. If your Daughter left your home and went to hers.....just because you could not see her...her laugh, eyes, etc.,,, would that mean the things you love about her is gone?... no they are still there. Only a veil keeps you from seeing her right now. So tell the sadness to go away... Tell her "good morning" everyday when you awake....and talk to her when you think of her all the day long...and whisper" I love you" and "good night" as the stars come out and you lay your head on the pillow at night. Emulate the things that were special in her. Love and care for the ones she left behind......in this way she knows you love her still.....she knows. She is truly just a breath away.

    Now that is what I believe.
    3279 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1285917
    emoticon May the knowledge that there are many on Sparks today that share your loss and pray that the Lord will hold all of you and comfort you today of all days as you remember her and all the joy and laughter she gave in her life and not the pain of loss. emoticon
    3279 days ago
    Hold those memories close to You .. you will see her again but next time it will be freedom from the pain and suffering she had to endure.. She sounds like she was an amazing women and a true gift to all who knew her. *huge hugs*
    3279 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11085420
    How great a blessing to KNOW we will see our loved ones again! Untl then, we know their love remains in our heart and in our lives everytime we remember them.
    3280 days ago
  • MISSM66
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    3280 days ago
    May Jesus be with you always on your journey through life, no matter what trail you walk.
    Keep Smiling
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  • no profile photo LATTELEE
    Missing is one thing, being thankful for the time you had is another.
    3280 days ago
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