Never Far Away


The night before, we laughed and hugged.

I said goodbye and love you, too. Just like I always do.

And that was it. We didn’t know it was the last time.

When morning came, we rushed to your side,

only to find you closed your eyes and just let go.

Long before this moment arrived, you promised

you’d never be far away.

I never once questioned it, I always believed.

You said not to cry, but I did anyway. We all did.

The tears, however, did not stay.  Because I remembered,

you are never far away.

I still hear your laugh and words of wisdom.

Our memories make me smile, they never fade.

It’s been a year without your touch, but I can still feel you.

I miss you so much, but find comfort in knowing

as promised, you are never far away

A place of many wonderful memories.
Big Portage Lake, near Land O’Lakes, WI
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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For Grandma – I love you.

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c.b.w. 2013


30 thoughts on “Never Far Away

  1. This is so touching…my grandmother is 90 now ans she’s doing amazing but I’ve been trying to prepare my heart for that kind of loss. My heart goes out to you…this is such a special post for such a gift of a person. ♥


  2. Cindi

    What a precious tribute to your grandmother. How blessed that you two had and still have such a loving relationship as she is part of all that you are.


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