Memories are flowers growing in the heart Flowers picked on happy days That time arranges in bouquets To warm the heart in tender ways By feelings they impart ~~Memories are pictures taken through the years, Pictures of asmiling face. A happy time, a favorite place . . . These pleasures time cannot erase. They are kept as souvenirs. -Laura Rogers TCF ~ Northfield, NJ



Your loss has left a hole in your heart. That hole never goes away... you learn to live with it.

With acceptance of the loss and changes in your life, the pain lessens. Eventually memories fill up the space, but it never goes away. Then, when you least expect it, a memory spills out of the hole in your heart and washes you clean again with tears. Think of it as a "MEMORY HUG" [Author Unknown]

Accept me as I am

Grieving, pained

Empty, lonely

Just love me

And allow me to feel

What I must feel.

One day I will begin to heal -

I know not when.

Don't be afraid of me -

It is still me -

Struggling to find myself -

outside of this pain.

Please just be my friend.

-Marilyn Henderson TCF/Pacific Northwest