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Monday, October 11, 2010

More Time

I would like to thank my on-line friends who have sent kind words via e-mail, Facebook, and this blog on the passing of my dear mum-in-law.  I hope to get caught up on reading and commenting on your blogs in the next couple days.

At some point in the coming weeks, I'm going to tell you about her, a little snippet of her life story.  She was a very special lady. In the meantime, I just want to share this...

I thought we had more time.
The doctors said it would be weeks,
Not days. Not hours.
Not now.

There were things I planned to do.
Take a notebook with me,
Ask her questions about the old days,
And write down the answers this time.

She asked me to bring her a card
For her great-grandson's birthday next month,
So she could sign it
Just in case.

I asked her about stuffed pancakes
From Bob Evans.
I would bring her some on Sunday.
She said that would be nice.

I thought there would be warning signs
That would tell us to stay there,
Close beside her,
Holding her hands.

Not a phone call in the night,
Not a stranger's voice
Telling me
She was already gone.

I thought we had more time.

Ja chi kochem, Babcia.

Quote of the day: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland


Dru said...

Nice tribute. Looking forward to hearing more stories about Eleonora.

Mason Canyon said...

Lovely tribute. Sounds like she was an amazing person. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Thoughts in Progress

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thank you, Dru and Mason.

Maria Zannini said...

That was beautiful, Linda. Simply beautiful.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thank you, Maria. She was a beautiful person.

Anonymous said...

That was a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing with us.

Stephen Tremp

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

This made me cry Nana. So touching and from your heart. Choked up. She was an amazing person and I don't think either of us could EVER find the words to express just how amazing she was.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Yes, Kim, she was very, very special.

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