The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Remembering Jim

12-27-1952 / 3-20-2011

Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove.  Dance with me to the end of love.

Leonard Cohen

I have only slipped away into the next room.  I am I, and you are you.  Whatever we were to each 
other, that we are still.  Call me by my familiar name, speak to me in the easy way you always used.  Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.  Laugh as we have always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.  Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.  Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.  Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it.  Life means all that it ever meant.  It was the same as it ever was, an unbroken continuity.  Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?  I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland

16 comments:

  1. That would be beautiful to stitch around the quilt.
    BIg hugs, I know how there are days when the memories hurt, and hoping that the days to come become full of blessings and happy memories.

    Debbie

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  2. beautiful sentiment, much love surrounds you both always......

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  3. So touching, beautiful tribute..........We forever keep them warm and safe tucked away in our hearts.....Spring Blessings Francine.



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  4. What a beautiful quote. I cannot believe it's been two years---Sending hugs of love and light, and happy Spring wishes.

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  5. lovely words for the heart...wishing you sweet memories of Jim...hugs

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  6. Loving tribute to your Jim. Many hugs for you. It's so hard some days without the ones we love.

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  7. Such a sweet sentiment ~ it would be wonderful if we could be that casual about our loved ones who are gone! Thinking of you on this day ~

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  8. still so unreal isnt it... sending lots of thoughts and prayers to you nancy.

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  9. Ah, to have loved so well...

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  10. sending you a hug, Lord love you heart!

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  11. Beautiful Nancy. My eyes are damp and my heart feels heavy, I so see how much you loved your man. God bless your dear friend, a big virtual hug from me to you.
    Jackie in NC

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  12. A beautiful and touching tribute.

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  13. Dear Nancy, I will be thinking of you at this time of year.
    Enjoy your memories of Jim as they keep him alive in your heart.
    Hugs and more hugs,
    Angela.xx

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  14. Dear Nancy,
    I'm reading this tonight with a heavy heart for my kids who are dealing with life threatening illness as you know, but the writing was so uplifting. To remember that way, to carry on because we must, and to find joy each and every day in the memories and in the future that God holds for us til we meet again, those are the things to hold close. God bless you dear friend!
    Kathy

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  15. Dear Nancy, What a sweet tribute. You were a lucky woman to love and know someone like Jim. It doesn't help in the missing of him but you were a lucky woman and he was a lucky man. Hugs Cheri

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  16. Hoping that the passing of time has begun to ease the ache in your heart leaving more and more room for the wonderful, gentle memories that keep you warmed and bring a smile.

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