Each Day…

I am saddened by all the loss that I have heard about over the past handful of days – the teen from Fargo South who was found at the bottom of the pool, the boys in the car accident in Minnesota, the two sisters from Fargo whose vehicle rolled near Hillsboro, the parents who died from the carbon monoxide poisoning, and all the souls lost on the Malaysia Airlines jet.   The families and friends of those lost are dealing with the heartbreaking grief that comes with the sudden loss of a loved one.  All we can do from the outside is offer prayers that they find some semblance of peace in their memories.  It seems so inadequate a gesture given the enormity of their loss.

In April 2009, a young girl named Cody Taylor died five days after her ninth birthday from an asthma attack.  Her godfather, Graham Allaway, dedicated a poem he wrote to her.  I think it is a poem worth sharing today.

Each Day

By Graham Allaway

Each day since we first lost you
Life is not the same,
Each day we search for reasons
Each day we call your name.

Each day we feel the pain
And the hurt that will not heal,
Each day we ask the sky
To please make this not real.

Each day we look for answers
To the endless questions why,
Each day we bow our heads
With another tear to cry.

But each day we’re reminded
Of the joy that you would bring,
Each day we still remember
How you brightened everything.

Each day we hear you laughing
With that smile upon your face,
Each day we hear you playing
And your spirit we embrace.

So each day we live on
We will never be apart,
For in each day that passes
You’re forever in our hearts.

Sweet dreams little one, sleep tight.


My condolences and prayers go out to all of those who have lost loved ones.

Day one thousand three hundred and forty-two of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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