I have been incredibly sad since we lost her May 20th. The other day I came upon a prayer. I do not know exactly where it may be from but I intend no copy write problems. It is called a
PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Make me an instrument of Your Peace;
Where there is hatred, let it sow Love;
Where there is injury, Pardon;
Where there is faith, Hope;
Where there is darkness, Light;
Where there is sadness, Joy.
O DIVINE MASTER;
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Her contribution to my life and the spark family will be missed.
She gave to those of us who knew her a daily reason to get on line and to try and better our lives .I know she is resting in peace and that she is with God and no longer suffering pain or physical limitations. I call Russ weekly(her dear hubby) and try and help him deal with her loss. He is under so much demands for paperwork to be filled out. The red tape is overwhelming. He is trying to get work closer to home, rent the upstairs and live downstairs and then he will hopefully not loose his home he shared with Willow.I feel as if your system failed her. If she hadn't been medicare and poor that she would have received better medical care.Our system fails the old , poor and disabled .I think back to where she was trying to get her wheel chair fixed so that she could spend Thanksgiving with her family and it was so old they told her to wait until her 5 years were up and then request a new one. They couldn't get the necessary parts. Well she never got enough time to get her chair or bed fixed.I am bitter about the systems failure and concerned as to my care as I get older !
She was a great lady and I encourage all to go back and reread her blogs filled with hope,stories and great information about Holidays and such.Let her be remembered in our hearts and prayer forever.
with Love Holly