God saw....

God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be;
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered, "Come to Me."

You didn't deserve what you
went through, and so He gave
you rest, God's Garden must be
beautiful, He only takes the best.

And when I saw you sleeping,
so peaceful and free from pain,
I could not wish you back
to suffer that again.

In honor of: Ellen Palmer, 2/8/2000

Subject: The Final Chapter

This is the note no one wants to write or read.

Ellen began a new journey this morning, with new wings, perhaps a new form - but certainly the same wonderful soul.

We were not ready to start a journey in separate worlds, but God provided a path and Ellen was able to choose to follow it, with all my love and support.

Our journey was aided and comforted by of you. You are a gift of immeasurable value. I will always be in your debt.

Her new journey began at 7:30 a.m., very quietly and with a great deal of peace. A compassionate emergency room staff aided me in one of the decisions no caregiver ever wants to exercise.

Our cancer support group is led by a minister and a MSW, and a second hopsital minister befriended us over the months. With their love and support my separate road started with prayers, compassion and realistic support - and I am thankful for that.

Now my words of advice - hug each other now! Do it daily, do it often and do it with meaning - it is an investment in life.

Love to all - Dave "If dreams were wings we would each be butterflies" - Ellen May 1999
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