God's Call - Still
fondly remembered after 25 years
Full Name: Bonnie
Who do you want the poem written for?:
remembering our mom, and wife
Why do you want the poem written ?: The 25 the
anniversary of her death is this Feb.
Key Messages: We are a very close
family. She was a wonderful person and we miss her so very much.
Memorable Moments: She spent so much of her
adult life sick in bed. In the year 1970 she had open heart surgery, and she
enjoyed life so much after that, until she died from further complications of
heart disease in 1978. Going grocery shopping or to Ames department store was
Over the years she suffered much, and seemed at peace when her time came. She
was tired of the fight.
Other Comments: She now has 7
grandchildren in all. (She had only 3 when she passed away). You even have a
beautiful, grown granddaughter named Catherine Cecilia, after you. Also you
now have 1 great granddaughter. How we wish they all could have known, the
kind loving Gramma you were. We had 2 weddings this summer, how we wish you
could have been there. April (granddaughter), and Franny (grandson). We are
all still very close, and are getting together this year not to celebrate the
anniversary of your death, but your life, and how very lucky to have you as a
wife and mother. We'll probably put on some of your favorite Johnny Cash
records, and I imagine shed some tears. We love you and miss you so much.
You will always be our special angel!
Last thoughts: I think you probably
understand how much she was loved. Any of your ideas would be appreciated.
Would it be possible to have this in a week? (Yes)
Thank- you so much, Bonnie Andrews
You were such a small person,
but you had this magnificent big
and you made such an impact on our
now to describe it - where do we
Hello, my wonderful Mom,
I know you can hear these words
and I'm really quite pleased about
because we have a few important
lines to share.
I hope you're happy in your new
and I trust you're enjoying the
simple life there too,
just know that you're always in our
and of course, we still, very much,
Sometimes it's so hard to believe,
because 25 years has flown by so
but our love for you was a strong
and it was a love that was always
going to last.
We do miss you so very much,
and on days, it's still hard being
but your spirit lives on within us
and you're always there, right
there, in our heart.
And you'll be pleased to know that
your branches have spread,
but you probably already know that,
there in heaven,
but not only do you have a
granddaughter named Catherine Cecilia,
you have many more grandchildren,
in fact, there's seven.
And your wonderful genes are being
and your great granddaughter
carries them with pride,
and she, like you always were,
is beautiful on the in and the
And life is too short for regrets,
but we wish it was you in person
that they've known,
because like us, they would have
from all the boundless love that
We had two weddings this summer,
I imagined you there, I imagined
I imagined the proud look on your
as your grandchildren walked down
Because we are still a very close
and that's why we're gathered here
we're celebrating your life, not
and yes, there's one other thing
we'd like to state.
You spent a lot of your adulthood
so at times, I think your life
was a difficult plight,
over the years you suffered so
so in the end you seemed at
peace, you'd had enough of the fight.
We've all been truly blessed by
and we're proud of our angel in the
and we'll listen out for
you playing your Johnny Cash records
and if we hear you - it'll come as
Because, Mom, you truly are alive
and your spirit and fortitude lives
within us all,
and we know you had to go when you
because every angel needs to answer
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2003
"The poem is
perfect! I wouldn't change a thing. I am going to try and read this at our
family get together this Sunday, (if I can get through it without crying) and
then put it in the local newspaper the following week. It is a surprise for
everyone (except my daughter). Thank-you so much. You don't know how much
this means to us. I'll let you know there reaction next week. I'm sure I'll
be back for more poems. Thanks again.
P.S. Please feel
free to use it on your web site"