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Beyond Forever
by Mary Grace Patterson
Friday, October 05, 2012
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My husband, Richard has been gone three months now. My life has drastically changed! Some how I have survived and am slowly moving forward.

Beyond forever, will you be waiting for me?
Beyond forever, someday that's where I will be.

My heart sings a thousand songs of yesterday, as I remember our love once shared while traveling along life's way.

Special moments so divine, filled with sunny days and star lit nights, held our hearts in loves sweet embrace.

We shared countless moments as days, weeks and years passed by. Our love and understanding of each other grew stronger along with passions flame.

When we reached our golden years, our lives changed as health problems plagued us. We both continued onward doing the best we could.

One day it all became to hard for you to continue to endure. God took you away from all who loved and cared so much about you.

Your passing broke our hearts as we cried and mourned for our great loss.

Our family is not complete and it will never be that way again.

You are now in paradise and suffer no more with medical problems for which there was no cure.

Sometimes I feel that you are with me and I can feel your heart touching mine!

True love can and does transcend the realm of heaven and earth.
Some day soon, I'll cross over and be with you once again,
beyond forever......

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/23/2012
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss....your words speak volumes of the love you hold in your heart for him...he'll always be with you...beautifully have a new fan!

Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/22/2012
MaryGrace, one step at a time, one event at a time, we make our way through this journey of the soul wrapped in our frail human bodies - love, joy, sorrow, peace and tribulations we will all know - in our faith is where we find our, relief and salvation - I wish you peace, joy and love my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 10/16/2012
Your poem/essay is a delight to read despite its bittersweet tone, It reminds us all of our mortality, of our first purpose to show and to share love and kindness, and of our destiny to join our loved ones again in a glorious reunion in the afterlife. Your faith will sustain you, while it also helps us.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/14/2012
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/10/2012
What a beautiful love you write of and are indeed blessed to have had (and to still forever have) with him, Mary Grace ~
Blessings, xo
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 10/8/2012
MaryGrace: I have felt the love you have in your heart yesterday, today and tomorrow for Richard and one day you will be with him. God will bring you together again. True love does transcend.

Reviewed by Teresa Walker 10/8/2012
MaryGrace, thank you for this poem and beauty! It brought me to tears as I remember the loss of this love too. Yes we too will see them one day when we meet them in that sweet bye and bye. Oh what a glorious day that will be! May God fill you with his peace and love till we see him face to face!

God Bless you

In Christ

Teresa Walker
Reviewed by Connie Faust 10/7/2012
Beautiful writing, MaryGrace...your and Richard's love still is a great example to other couples to cherish and value each other, and to express that love.
No doubt, Richard is looking forward to you being with him again, but he can be patient now, seeing from eternity's view. God will show us so many things when we meet Him and our loved ones in heaven.
Yet, He has chosen for you to stay here, carrying new burdens with His help, and reaching more individuals with your writing. Suffering adds new importance to what we say. And remember, "My strength is made perfect in weakness."
I love how you wrote about Richard's heart touching yours, and this line: "True love can and does transcend the realm of heaven and earth."

with Love and prayers,

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/6/2012
MaryGrace, Your loss is enormous and your strength shines through. I will keep you in my prayers. Deeply meaningful write which I believe anyone can relate to, but only some can fully understand. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/6/2012
sucha true love blessed your life
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/6/2012
so beautiful marygrace and i know he surrounded you watching each loving word as it went from your wounded heart to paper.

i pray that you feel our loving Father's arms around you as he slowly heals this enourmous wound to the very soul of you...hold tight to Him with trust and keep writing. transferring pain to paper makes the healing a little easier...pat
Reviewed by John Domino 10/5/2012
Dear MaryGrace,

Wonderful poem that is a tribute to Richard and will touch the hearts everyone in your family.

On the last day of her life my wife told me she wanted to go home. She was in much pain. I told her that I would not fight her if she wanted to go home. Then I told her that I loved her very much and she said, "Now I know that you really do."

It's the miracle of faith. If you love someone enough to want them with you forever you have to love them even more when it's time to say goodbye knowing that we will all go home to be with The Lord eventually. When will we go home? That's the mystery of faith.

MaryGrace you have strong faith that can fill mountains. Your poem will certainly touch the lives of many. God Bless you!

Peace, love and blessings,

John Michael
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