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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"In the Light"

"IN THE LIGHT"
Author Unknown

(PHOTO: Summer 2002, about 21 days before diagnosis. Christi, 5. Shayla, 3. Christi used to love to "wrap up" Buttercup in a towel and cuddle with her like she was a baby. Buttercup's also changed so much now that she is six. She's our "fat cat" now!)

A shadow of joy flickered; it is me.
I told you I wouldn't leave.
My spirit is with you.
My memories, my thoughts are
imbedded deep in your heart.
I still love you.

Do not for one moment think
that you have been abandoned.
I am in the Light.
In the corner, in the hall, the car, the yard --
these are the places I stay with you.

My spirit rises every time you pray for me,
but my energy comes closer to you.
Love does not diminish, it grows stronger.

I am the feather that finds you in the yard,
the dimmed light that grows brighter in your mind,

I place our memories for you to see.
We lived in our special way,
a way that now has its focus changed.

I still crave your understanding and
long for the many words of prayer
and good fortune for my soul.
I am in the Light.

As you struggle to adjust without me,
I watch silently.
Sometimes I summon up all the strength of my new world
to make you notice me.
Impressed by your grief,
I try to impress my love
deeper into your consciousness.

As you should,
call out to the Heavens for help.
You should know that the fountain of youth does exist.

My soul is now healthy.
Your love sends me new found energy.
I am adjusting to this new world.
I am with you and I am in the Light.

Please don't feel bad that you can't see me.
I am with you wherever you go.
I protect you,
just as you protected me so many times.

Talk to me and somehow I will find a way
to answer you.
I see you with my new eyes.
I am learning to help wherever you are,
where ever I am needed.
This can be done because I am in the Light.

When you feel despair, reach out to me.
I will come.

My love for you truly does
transcend from Heaven to Earth.
Finish your life with the enthusiasm and zest
that you had when we were together in the physical sense.
You owe this to me, but more importantly,
you owe it to yourself.

Life continues for both of us.
I am with you because I love you
and I am in the Light...

6 Comments:

At 9/7/08 8:17 AM, Blogger Olivia said...

Oh, I absolutely love this poem. Thank you so much for sharing!

Love to you all,
Olivia

 
At 9/7/08 8:49 AM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

That is so beautiful, and so true!

 
At 9/7/08 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem, truly beautiful! It is so descriptive of Christie!!!

 
At 9/7/08 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there
It has been awhile. I dropped by to see you guys. I see you are able to enjoy some fun in your life again. I know how much you miss dear sweet Christi, I do too.

Pls know you are in my prayers and Shayla, keep them on their toes, OK!

God bless susan

 
At 10/7/08 11:21 PM, Blogger Shay said...

Angela,

This is a beautiful poem, and so fitting for Christi! :-)

I'm writing to let you know that I often dream about Christi. Sometimes she's with Shayla in the dream as well. Though I never met her personally I'd swear it's her!

I don't know what's the cause of this, but I suppose she and your family are so often in my thoughts, and I cannot help but reflect on how much she's missing out on, and how strong she was to have endured what she did. In addition to the obvious legacy she's left behind since.

Anyhow, in these dreams I often burst into tears when I see her, she sounds and looks just like she did in that one clip I saw of her & the lemonade stand. Sometimes she appears with Buttercup in her arms and she's always got a huge grin on her face.

I know, it sounds strange, I just wanted to let you know.

Love & Hugs from Canada
Shaylen

 
At 15/7/08 8:25 AM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

I too, sometimes dream of her. Even though I started reading this after she died, I have read all the history. I wake upset because I know she has gone. She truly has left her imprint behind.

Much love to all of you,

 

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