I would like to extend my love to a couple of people who are important to me and who have both just lost a parent....my dear "Scotty" friend Louise who's mother has passed on and to my wonderful stepdad who just (over the weekend) lost his father.
I dedicate the poem below...not as my own but as it conveys the right message.
I am sorry for you both to have lost somebody you love.
God saw you getting tired. When a cure was not to be,
He closed his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me".
In tears we saw you sinking. We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully free from pain,
We could not wish you back to suffer so again.
So keep your arms around them Lord, and give them special care.
Make up for all they suffered and all that seemed unfair.