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Saturday, July 3, 2010

In Memory of Jeanne Webb May 14, 1946 - June 29, 2010



I still can not believe you are gone. My heart aches, my stomach hurts. I have to be strong for your son so I try not to think about you. Try as I may, every where I look is some kind of reminder of how much you loved us. When I settle down after a busy day, my thoughts turn to you and I hurt. Sometimes I talk about you with one of your friends or a family member, and we smile or laugh about some happy time. Then we talk about what we could have done to prevent this, how we can't believe you are gone, and I hurt all over again. I know there will come a day when all I do is smile every time I think about you, but right now it hurts too much. When the house phone rings, a feel sad because I know it is not for me. You always called me on the house phone and no one else really does. I hate to hear the phone ring now. Our time together was too short. Only 8 years, that is not enough. I am secretly feeling selfish because I miss you and love you so much, but I am just your daughter-in-law. You have 3 sons and a husband as well as siblings and other relatives that knew you for a lifetime. I can't imagine how they must feel! You were one of my best friends and I enjoyed every minute of your company. All the shopping trips and dining out. We liked a lot of the same things. From the first day I met you, you made me feel at ease. I didn't have to hide anything from you, you loved me for exactly who I am. You went out of your way to help other people, and we couldn't help you. I am going to miss you so much, but I will see you once again some day.

I will close with one of my favorite songs;



There Will Be A Day ~ Jeremy Camp

I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,
that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering

(Chorus)
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more
fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more,
we'll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we'll hold on to you always

I know the journey seems so long
You feel you’re walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone

Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering

(Chorus)

I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will
wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced
To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery
this is why this is why I sing

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more
fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more,
we'll see Jesus face to face

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more
fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more,
we'll see Jesus face to face

There will be a day, he will wipe away the tears,
He will wipe away the tears,
He will wipe away the tears,
There will be a day.

2 comments:

Amy said...

I'm sorry. I wish there was something else I could say, or something I could do to ease your pain...sorry doesn't seem enough. You and your family are in my prayers.

Suzanne said...

Peggy ~ I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law! You and the family are in my prayers! {HUGS}