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Eternity Awaits
by MaryGrace Patterson

Thursday, April 23, 2009
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My brother in law, James, is dieing of cancer. He also has Alzheimers. Hospice has been called in to help him and the family. He and my husband are very close.


The journey is almost over,
your health declines each day
You've fought the battle bravely,
as your life slowly fades away

Pain and affliction wrack your
thin body, Blue eyes are no
longer bright
Slowly your drifting away
towards everlasting light

To every thing there is a season,
winter, spring, summer, fall
A time to be born, a time to die,
which is predestined for us all

As you face your final days,
you are never alone
Friends and family gather near,
with love richly shown

Angels keep their silent vigil
Our Lord is always near
Soon he'll take you home,
His hands are on your fear

Earthly life is just a moment,
as eons come and go
Eternity awaits when you cross over,
to God's Heavenly Home

We'll really miss your presence,
our lives won't be the same
but you'll always be remembered
in thought, deed and name

This is a loving tribute to my dear brother in law ,James M. Patterson




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/25/2009
Earthly life is just a moment,
as eons come and go
Eternity awaits when you cross over,
to God's Heavenly Home

So true, MaryGrace. I send you my thoughts and prayers. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/24/2009
MaryGrace,
You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers at this very distressing time. I wish you comfort and ease and strength.
John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/24/2009
Oh MaryGrace, my heart is crushed for you as one you love so dearly is slipping away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 4/24/2009
Mary Grace,
This is such a poignant poem because it is so relatable;my Mom died last year,and a hospice organization was so very helpful.
Please know that all is well.
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/24/2009
A very beautiful tribute...may God guide James and all his loved ones though this difficult hour.
Christine
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/24/2009
A very loving tribute, indeed, MaryGrace. God Bless.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/24/2009
God bless you and your family, MaryGrace, and may your dear brother's passing be a gentle one. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to him.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/24/2009
this is a beautiful tribute-i know this is a tough time for your family
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/24/2009
Very BEAUTIFUL POEM and very sad.......... Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/24/2009
(((HUGS))) and prayers; I am so sorry! God be with you and your family during this difficult time in your lives!

Beautiful write; well penned, MG!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/24/2009
This is a beautiful tribute MG. Very, very well written my friend. God bless.



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