FOR ANDY, ONE YEAR AFTER

We ...

          shared the pain,

                      the anxiety,

                                 the fears ...

You ...

          share a part of yourself

                      to give me

                                  and extension of my life.

I ...

          share a part of myself

                      to give you

                                  special thanks,

                                              with my love,

                                               with my life;

                       for today,

                                   and everyday,

                                              you are in my thoughts.

                                                                                       Carol

                                                                            10/12/1977

FOR ANDY, THREE YEARS AFTER

Three years ago today.

I wondered,

           Would I ever

see blue skies,

feel the warmth of sunshine

again in my life?

Today,

            sky is blue

and I wonder,

             Do you know how good

             the warmth of sunshine feels on my skin?

                                                                                                    Carol

                                                                                         10/12/1979

FOR ANDY, FIVE YEARS AFTER

It has been five years now

and at least once each day

I marvel at how beautiful life is ...

and how much love and strength you showed

In sharing part of yourself

with me

so that I can enjoy

the beauty of life.

                                                                                                    Carol

                                                                                         10/12/1981

FOR ANDY, TWO YEARS AFTER

Many times I see you

walking from the airplane:

            Your first flight,

alone,

           stepping into a world of who knows what.

I smile to think

that fear of the unknown

can be conquered with love for another.

When I think of all

             You went through,

              I went through,

              We went through,

a bitter taste touches my tongue

with the ugly thoughts.

And, warmth fills my being

with the beautiful thoughts

Life.

                                                               So precious a gift.

                                                               To be treasured always.

                                                                And I do.

                                                                                                    Carol

                                                                                         10/12/1978

FOR ANDY, FOUR YEARS AFTER

Four years ago today

I did not appreciate the beauty of autumn.

              I can recall watching

              dead leaves falling through the air

              causing the trees to look

                          cold and lifeless.

               Now I smile to think of

                          the beauty of the seasons,

                and I know

                in the Spring

                the trees will again be

                            warm and full of life.

Today, I appreciate the beauty of you.

                Watching colorful leaves

                falling gently through the air,

                I can recall when

                I allowed myself to feel

                            cold and lifeless.

                Now I smile to think of

                            the beauty of your gift,

                 and I know

                 it is to be treasured always,

                 for I feel

                             warm and full of life.

                

                                                                                                    Carol

                                                                                         10/12/1980

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