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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