For all my family and friends-

I’d like to share some words from a poem by Isla Paschal Richardson.

‘If I should leave you, you whom I love, to go along the silent way, grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there, and I’d come.  I’d come, but could I find a way?  But would not tears and grief be barriers? And when you hear a song or see a dragon fly I loved, please don’t let the thought of me be sad, for I am loving you just as I always have. There are so many things I want still to do, so many things to say to you, but remember that I did not fear, it was just leaving you that was hard to face. We cannot see beyond, but this I know, I loved you so, twas heaven here with you.’

Love, Annmarie/Mom/Ree  1-7-08

( I added  “dragon fly” in the poem so it would be more ME!)