The Last Time I Saw You
by MaryGrace Patterson
Sunday, August 05, 2012
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My husband Richard , who was my soul mate and love of my life died July,6,2012 at the hospital. I wrote this poem for his memorial service. He's been gone a month and I miss him so much! My Life is so empty with out him here with me. My tears keep coming !!
The last time I saw you alive was in ICU and you were struggling so hard to breathe. I told you I loved you and that we were all praying that God would keep you in his tender care and help you to get well. Then I had to leave the room. I never saw you alive again.
One of the last times I touched your hand, you told me you loved me and I did the same.
The last time you held me in a sweet embrace and placed a tender kiss upon my face, are now forever gone.
The mornings we had coffee together or went for a ride, the evenings we watched the pale moon rise high in the sky, will happen no more.
The last time you held me close in our bed and whispered loving sentiments to me are gone. I face each new day with dread. You've left me forever, and never will you come home again. Your life's journey is over! I feel so lost and alone!
I don't know how I can go on. Tears continue to fall, as I wonder why, oh why, you had to die!
Your memory remains and I love you so much! I still long to see you and feel your loving touch!
I have no doubt we'll meet again someday and we'll be together for all eternity.
Until then ,i'll face each new day doing the best I can, for I know you're in Heaven and in Gods loving hands.
I love you Richard and I miss you so much . A part of my soul went with you and I'm not complete with out you here with me !!!!!!†††††††
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|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|MaryGrace, my thoughts for you are late but not diminished my dear friend - my deepest sympathy to you - never give up your faith - may you find peace and may love be always with you - Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|My sympathies to you and your family
a touching write
he will forever live in your heart
our prayers are with you
Love & Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
I am so deeply sorry for your loss, and your deep well of pain.
Your words touch our hearts in such a way I am at a loss
for words. I pray the Lord heals your sorrow with his merciful balms
and that your heart be held especially near & dear.
In The Vault Of Prayers
Love & Blessings, Vickie
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|MaryGrace, I am so very sorry, I feel your pain! Your deep love is eternal and you will have to look back upon the beautiful memories you shared to light your days. If I can do anything let me know~
My condolences and prayers,
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|My condolences, MaryGrace,
and deepest sympathy; you will always
love Richard and he is there for you in spirit;
strength to you, Friend
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|MARYGRACE...I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOST. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. YOUR DEVOTION TO YOUR HUSBAND WAS SO UNSELFISH AND GENUINE, IT WAS SO OBVIOUS HOW MUCH YOU LOVED RICHARD AND HOW MUCH HE LOVED YOU. FROM TIME TO TIME I HAVE READ THE LOVE POEMS YOU WROTE TO ONE ANOTHER SO, I KNOW THERE ARE NO WORDS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR PAIN. AT LEAST...NOT NOW, BUT THERE IS A GOD WHO CAN SLOWLY ERADICATE YOUR HURT AND IN ITS PLACE GIVE YOU A PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING...IF YOU LET HIM. WHAT CAUSES SO MANY TEARS NOW, WILL ONE DAY FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WERE SO BLESSED BY GOD TO EXPERIENCE WHAT MANY OTHERS NEVER HAVE; THE BLISS OF TRUE LOVE. YOU ARE SUCH A STRONG 'SOLDIER', MARYGRACE, YOU IGNORED YOUR ILLNESSES TO TEND TO YOUR SOUL MATE. BUT IT IS GOD'S WILL THAT RICHARD IS AT REST AND FEELS NO MORE PAIN, NOW YOU MUST PRAY TO FEEL NO MORE PAIN ALSO. AS YOU SAID, RICHARD IS IN HEAVEN...IN GOD'S LOVING HANDS. AND YOU...? YOU ARE HERE ON EARTH...IN GOD'S LOVING HANDS, ALSO. COME UP OUT OF THE 'VALLEY OF TEARS', MARYGRACE...PRESS YOUR WAY AND 'LOOK UP'! THE 'SON' STILL SHINES! I WROTE AN ARTICLE A FEW WEEKS AGO ENTITLED, 'WHEN WE HURT...WE CRY'. PLEASE READ IT, MY FRIEND. AND MAY THE HEALING SPIRIT OF ALMIGHTY GOD FILL YOU TO OVERFLOWING, SO MUCH SO THAT YOU FEEL HIS MIRACULOUS PRESENCE OF LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE...NOT FOR EVEN A MOMENT. JESUS IS WITH YOU...NOW...AND FOREVER. I LOVE YOU MY DEAR SISTER IN CHRIST AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU ALONG WITH SO MANY OTHERS. MAY JESUS 'MEND' YOUR BROKEN HEART AS YOU ARE BLESSED EXCEEDINGLY...ABUNDANTLY, WITH MORE AND MORE FAITH ...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Oh, Mary Grace, I am so sorry! Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Richard! :(
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
You are in my prayers during this time of grief! :(
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|It makes me feel so sad, Mary Grace, to read of your Richard's death. I pray that God will surround with His love and you will feel His nearness to comfort and guide you.
With love and prayers,
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
I'm so sorry for your loss, MaryGrace! May these words reach your Richard. Your poem is very moving. Thank you for sharing this.
|Reviewed by Donna Chandler
|This is a beautiful loving tribute to your soul mate. I am so sorry for your loss. Hang on to your faith as one day the two of you will embrace once more.
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
For such a long time you and Richard were my AD friends and you shared your experiences and lives with me and others. I felt I got to know both of you well. I am so sorry for your loss, and it is a loss for me as I am sure it must be for many others. God bless you and may God keep you strong to continue the journey without Richard, but never alone, for God and Richard will be by your side always.
|Reviewed by John Domino
God Bless You! You gave so much love to your husband and no doubt he wanted to be with you forever, Forever with your loved one will have to wait as he is in a better place free of pain. You have strong faith and that's so important. I lost a wife at a very young age and writing about our lives helped to ease the pain. I wanted to leave a legacy for the kids. It made all the difference. Keep the faith and keep on writing as it's so very good for the soul.
Yours in the love of Christ,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I am deeply moved by your sharing, MaryGrace... ...it is truly a testimonial to true and everlasting love. My most sincere sympathy I give to you. Love, peace, and blessings,
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|hugs....I'm so sorry MaryGrace...you've endured so much in your life