Will this poem help? I hope so. I couldn't say what I'm feeling better having lost my dear wife May 4, 2014

This is for all those who have lost loved ones to PSP recently

Fingerprints

Not long ago God called you home, my loss was Heaven’s gain,

Though gone from sight, the fingerprints you left me still remain.

The void you left no one can fill, your loss too much to bear;

But oh, what comfort now to find your fingerprints are everywhere.

They showed up unexpectedly in moments and in places….

In sights, and sounds, and scents; and even in the faces

Of those you touched with your warm heart and all your loving ways.

These marks you left no flood can wash nor can time fade away.

Though I miss you every day and I know I always will;

You left me with a legacy of love that lingers still.

I’ll cling to precious memories in this time we are apart,

And take comfort in your prints,

Forever etched upon my heart.

I love you Sharyn!!

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  • What a beautiful poem Jimbo. Continue to cling onto those precious memories. You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you with His peace Jimbo.

    Nanna B

  • Nanna, Thanks for being there for us all. People like you make this site so good. I'm carrying on as best I can. I see Sharyn everywhere I look these days. Lots of tears as you might imagine. Jimbo

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    barbara daughtry

    mombcd1@yahoo.com

  • Do others here double space? Is it because of my font? It appears other posts aren't double spaced. Just trying to see what my problem is. Thanks. Jimbo

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    barbara daughtry

    mombcd1@yahoo.com

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  • Dear Jimbo,

    As one who is recently bereaved (2 days ago), those words say it better than I could. My beloved Mum left fingerprints on the lives of so many people. She was wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, she taught hundreds of children during her career as a primary school teacher, she was a Girl Guide captain for many years, she helped out at the local toddler group and older persons lunch group to name but a few of her acheivements. Thank you for sharing this and giving me the chance to reflect on a life well lived x Thinking of you as we make our way through the maze of grief together xxxx

  • Thanks, Kathy. It is very hard for me these days. I see Sharyn everywhere I look in our lovely home. Evenings and nights are hardest. There are lots of bits to clear up at the moment and I can't help but wonder how I'll cope once the busyness is over. Take care of yourself and family. You had a mom to be very proud of and her fingerprints are many and everywhere. Jim xxx hugs

  • I know what you mean - there is so much to be done initially. I think Dad will also struggle when things quieten down. They were married nearly 54 years and seldom spent much time apart in all that time :-( take care of yourself xxxx

  • So lovely.x

  • Dear Jimbo.

    yOUR WORDS BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES - SO SAD FOR YOU - HOW MUCH YOU MUST MISS HER ESPECIALLY AS YOU DID EVERYTHING FOR HER,

    MY LOVE AND GOOD WISHES TO YOU ##

    SHARON

  • Dear Jim..your poem projects me to where I will likely soon arrive,,psp is gone but Sharyn is the person who has departed,your loss is not psp but it is Sharyn ,I hope your burden begins to weigh less as time passes,I pray for you and the boys,I am sure Sharyn has earned her spot having lived with this terrible illness Rollie

  • Thanks for your thoughtfulness Rollie.

  • I'm so very sorry for your loss Jim really am... I lost my dad in April this year to PSP, he put up a great fight and never said 'why me'... if I was to ever to get such an illness I just hope I can be as brave as he and all that have and are fighting his awful disease. I personally feel like its all surreal at the moment... moments of pure shock when I realise that dad's fight is actually over and he's not here with me... one minute I can smile and the next total devastation... My head says he wouldn't want to be here suffering but heart says something else. Take care Jim.

    Also, If you don't mind can I forward your poem to my uncle who lost my aunt last June.. it gave me comfort and I know it will for him too. (our close family have lost my aunt, my nan and now dad in the last 10 months.. awful)

  • Galagirl, You've had more than your share of sadness this past 10 months. I can relate to smiling one moment then tears the next. Happens every day for me these days. Forward the poem to whomever you think needs it. It will be read at my dear Sharyn's memorial service next month. Sending huge hugs your way. If I were there I'd drop in for coffee and a chat. Jimbo

  • Hi Jimbo,

    When I showed the poem to Dad he said he wanted it read out at her funeral service on 11th June, so that is what we are going to do. When is Sharyn's service? I will be thinking about you. Dad is very keen that the service (which will take place after a family-only cremation) is a celebration of her life rather than a mourning of her passing, so he has requested that nobody wears black and that we sing her favourite hymns. Do take care of yourself and thanks again for sharing the poem.

    Love Kathy

  • My dear Sharyn will have two services. The first is June 20th here in Florida. She will be interred in New Jersey (family plot) on her birthday in August. I'll be thinking about you on June 11th Kathy. Sharyn's service will begin with her favorite hymn "How Great Thou Art" and have two scripture readings, two poetry readings and a video presentation (photos of Sharyn alone and with family) and will have music on the video. Music on video is "There Could Never Be A Portrait Of My Love" and "Softly I Will Leave You". Take care. Jimbo

  • I will be thinking about you on both those days. We are also putting together a slide show and sorting out pictures to go in it has brought back some very happy memories x

  • love the poem! will keep it when my sister is called to heaven.

  • Just read this lovely poem again, and cried I am going to keep this and readcit again when my dear sister is called she is in palative care now in nursing home with very little communication very sad I just pray for a happy and peaceful end for her. Nannygoon God bless

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