“A Story of Love, Life, Loss and Faith”
I believe most of us have a favorite aunt, she’s usually the one you just seem to have a little more in common with, whether it’s because of some similar interests, a shared sense of humor or simply because of the fond memories you have of her as you were growing up.
I had such an aunt, and although it has been over ten years since her passing, I can still recall the sound of her voice like it was yesterday, as well as the way I felt the day of her funeral when one of her favorite songs Remember When by Allan Jackson was being played.
She loved her husband, her four children, her grandchildren, Christmas, Disney, music and life. So, in honor of her memory, I would like to share the following parable I wrote for her family and my uncle prior to spending his first Christmas without her in more than fifty years.
I truly hope its story of love, life, loss and faith inspires you to take a moment to like, share and tweet this post, especially on behalf of anyone who is grieving the loss of their spouse.
We first met and the feelings we would get.
The day that we were wed,
And all the days that lay ahead.
All we had were our dreams of what may come.
The way they kept us young
And although we did not realize every one.
How we felt, achieving some.
We used to fight, especially the times that I was right.
And when Christmas makes you sad.
Be thankful for all the ones we had.
It is said and done, with all the laughter.
And the tears, there was never anyone.
I loved more throughout the years.
Remember when we meet again.
It will be, as it was then.
©2004 Richard Lawrence Belford
About the Author: Richard Lawrence Belford is an Inspirational Writer who has been on a nineteen year creative journey that has allowed him to become well-published. A journey that’s been fueled by his genuine desire to provide faith, comfort & hope to those in grief.
His inspirational writings have been illustrated with photography on a series of wall décor products beautifully designed by Reed Photo Art & Imaging Inc that are professionally printed on metallic photographic paper with a UV protective laminate with a contemporary black beveled edge.
A complete collection of their equally inspiring wall decor products that feature Richard’s writings can be viewed by visiting his website’s product gallery at the following link: www.richardlawrencebelford.ca/product-gallery.php.
Richard has also written a bereavement book that includes a collection of his inspirational parables, accompanied by his stories behind their creation. It is entitled; “It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later.”
A parable by definition is a symbolic short story that illustrates or teaches some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. He trusts that his parables, along with these stories will stir some emotions in you that we’ve all felt, emotions that can help bring some small measure of solace to those suffering the loss of someone dear to their heart.
Richard is actively looking to partner with a publishing company and hopes to have his book published in the near future. In the meantime, he invites you to follow him on twitter @RichardLBelford and check out his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/RichardLawrenceBelford.
“ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will neverforget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou ~