We all know how precious a newborn
At times we line up for a chance to hold
Those feelings change with each year
At times we neglect ones who’ve grown old.
Thinking of one that I just laid to rest
After a long battle, she is now at peace
I’m thankful that I got to know her life
Being there to help as her life did cease.
She was a family friend, I know her children
She gave of herself helping anyone she could
Even without letting on how ill her condition
She did as much for others as anyone would.
I count it a blessing to remember her as a friend
I said my words as they gathered to say goodbyes
Knowing the legacy of family that she leaves behind
A sad day could be felt, still joyous tears in our eyes.