Home from the Journey

Marie Powers

To my daughter Dawn who died of Cystic Fibrosis on 5-23-1997.

During her short lifetime Dawn led me on a journey. We traveled the stars and she showed me Heaven and we descended the stairs to the very bowels of Hell. This journey in Life was not always smooth. How could it be when a little child teaches you words that don't belong in a child's world? Such as; Cystic Fibrosis, enzyme, ICU, encephalitis, pneumonia, scarlet fever, medaport, hemorrhaging, bowel blockage, and the list goes on.

I thought I knew Love until I had a child that was born dying. She made me feel Love from the very depth of my soul. Is there a greater Love then that of a parent for her dying child?

God didn't take my daughter Dawn from me. He allowed Dawn into my life for a few years to Love, and we are all the better for having known and loved her.

In Dawn's Heaven Mickey Mouse and Lamb Chop and their friends were there to welcome her with a ring of stuffed animals for her neck. Dawn rest in Peace, free from your pain. Dawnie, I miss you terribly, you were part of my very soul and thus you live in me still. Love Mom

This Poem was sent to me.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call.
I turned my back and left it all.

I couldn't stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Task left undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and see I am at peace.
God wanted me now, He set me free!

Marie Powers

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anniversary date 05-23-97
date of post 03-10-98

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