..................A Tribute to Jackie........................
Jackie was diagnosed back in 2010,
Has had no break from chemo since then.
There is no doubt that Jackie was tough,
Never once did she say she'd had enough.
An inspirational lady this is so very true,
A testament to her she struggled through.
Her love for her family and love of life,
Resolving not to display her inward strife.
Spending precious time in having a ball,
Writing a bucket list getting through it all.
Living life to the full with apparent ease,
Time was cut short by this horrible disease,
She wanted to make every minute count,
And her long list of events started to mount.
She tried to pack in everything she could,
To make up for time for her family's own good.
Spending her last years,with a bucket list of fun,
Left to her willpower cancer wouldn't have won.
But we all know that this cancer is vicious,
It's took a lovely lady who wasn't malicious.
Taken from us too soon her life full of zest,
This fills us with sadness we are so bereft.
We are now left with her memories to share,
But we all feel that this just isn't fair.
Another precious friend now sadly gone,
And so our unhappy list just goes on.
We are hurting so much what can we say,
We are in such a shock and in utter dismay.
Jackie was loved by everyone she knew,
An accolade that is given to only a few.
I will cherish the book she published for me,
This is the Jackie i had the privilege to see.
We are thinking of you Tom, Ben and Alex now,
May her love sustain ease your pain somehow.
The legacy she left was a life filled with hope,
We'd like to think that this helps you cope.
You will remember her and her lovely smile,
We know you'll be hurting for quite a while.
And although it was time for you to part,
You will treasure her love close in your heart.
Think only of the good times you have had,
This would have made your mum so glad.
One thing you can do it might make things right,
Live life to the full it's what Jackie would like.