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When The Angels Came
by MaryGrace Patterson

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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My husband,Richard died on July 6 ,2012. I wrote this a few weeks after he died and am finally posting it on the den .

In the darkness of night, I said a prayer asking God to watch over you and keep you in his tender care.
I knew you were struggling, trying to go on and I wondered what would happen as Friday dawned.

Most of us were with you throughout that fate filled day. We held each others hands as we sat and prayed.
We could not stop what was happening and we had no say when God's angels came to take you to his heavenly home.
Your passing broke our hearts as we cried and we wondered why and how it all occured. There is a big void in our world and you are greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.

As I look at the many lives you touched, I am in awe of the man you were.
You left such a legacy behind and I am not sure that you ever realized the magnatude of your endeavors or their far reaching effects. You live on through our childen, grandchildren and in Gods kingdom.

You were my husband, the man of my dreams, who stole my heart from the first moment I met you. My unending love was captured as you became my friend, lover and soulmate. We shared lots of happy times and had our ups and downs, but our love and faith was always strong enough to sustain and pull through any obstacles that came along.

Now that you are not by my side, I shed endless tears. You were my everything and life is not complete with out you here. Days blend together and nights are so lonely without you in the house or in our bed. You are forever gone from my life and our world together!

There is no "We, Us, Both, Mr & Mrs". It's ONE now. Our children and grandchildren are here , yet I am alone and cannot change what is!
I go through the motions of daily living and try to do the best I can to live life with out you. It's really hard and sometimes I feel I can't keep going forward, but I will try because I know you would want me too.

I pray for strength to get through the despair which consumes me.
They say time helps to heal a broken heart and perhaps mine will be better as days, weeks and months go by....

I love and miss you so much!

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 9/25/2012
I'm reading this a little late, but it's true, an angel came to take my Tom away also 5 years ago, time does heal, but very slowing in my case---I miss him each and every day so much.
Loved this poem, it helps me get by too, and i'm saving it. Prayers go out to you with your daily struggles, may they get better and God is with you alwAYS. lOVE, PEACE TO YOU.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/23/2012
A writer and friend on AD wrote me to ask me to pray for you, but I had no idea of the depth of suffering you have recently gone through. I am sending my prayers and blessings to you in this time of great sorrow. May God be with you to fill the void in your life, dear Mary Grace.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/21/2012
MaryGrace, the love in your heart and the endless stream of fond memories you carry along with your faith will see you through this period of grieving and sorrow for your husband - my heart and love go out to you - be brave and keep your faith - I wish you love, peace and reconciliation my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/20/2012
Truly a deeply touching and meaningful sharing, MaryGrace. Love, peace, and blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 9/18/2012
You've written a real lovely sad tribute, MaryGrace Paterson! Nevertheless, there is hope, keep the faith, trust in God, with time your sorrows will disappear! "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." (Numbers 6: 24-26). Blessings!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/14/2012
MaryGrace, Time will never take away the love you share..it is eternal~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/13/2012
you are in my thoughts all the time, MaryGrace,
as you struggle to come to terms with a great loss

again, i send you healing and strength and love

john
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/13/2012
Grief is normal, especially after the two of you lived together for so long in a loving relationship. But it will pass and there will come a day when you feel good and have fond memories.

Ron
Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/11/2012
It must be terribly hard, Mary Grace. May God's presence be felt by you and your family as days go by. Keep writing as you feel the need. It can be helpful during such a time of loss.
To Richard, time is absent now, and I think it will seem like just an instant till you are together again. Someone once said that when my loved one is gone, He is with Jesus and Jesus is with me, so in that way, we are together. For you and Richard, this is now reality.

Love,
Connie
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/11/2012
DEAR MaryGrace!!!! This is so sad!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/11/2012
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WAITED, MARY GRACE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO PAINFUL THEN FOR YOU TO RE-READ AND TRANSPOSE. BUT NOW, EVEN THOUGH THE 'ACHE' IS STILL VERY MUCH THERE...YOU ARE STRONGER AND ABLE TO 'SHARE' WITH US WHAT WAS TOO PAINFUL TO SHARE BEFORE. THANK YOU, MY FRIEND AND I THANK GOD FOR THE STRENGTH AND HEALING THAT HE IS GIVING YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY...MORE AND MORE. A BEAUTIFUL WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/11/2012
So sorry to hear this MaryGrace. May God be with you as you realize he is in a much better place.

Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/11/2012
My sincere condolences and hope you draw the needed strength from the power of your children and grandchildren's love to go on...fee



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