Today, we had to say good-bye to one of our nieces; a young woman (52) challenged in life but who had an indomitable spirit. While she had many reasons to shake her fist at what could be perceived at so many seemingly injustices, she simply faced each one and stayed the course. You can read if you like a post I did here in October, when she discovered the spread of the cancer.
There were so many people who attended today… a legacy of her life.
I wrote a short poem and read it today, in her memory!
She lit up the room wherever she was
Her smile warmed the hearts of all
It matters not whether we were family or friend
We all have our memories to recall
I remember when her sister got married
She was just a young girl but so sweet
When the dinner was over and time to dance
She danced ‘Uncle Wally’ off of his feet
I remember the Mustang convertible
A gift from Rob on the day she turned 50
Shiny and beautiful, and brought so much joy
And sure made her feel very ‘nifty’
For Rob and her sons, her heart was so full
Of love, adoration and care
There was nothing that she wouldn’t do for them
Not anything she wouldn’t share
And while this is a time of sadness for all
Who knew her and loved her so much
Her smile and her spirit will always remain
In the lives of those she has touched.
For my darling niece, Annette with love
Aunt Diane xxxxxxxxxxxxxx