Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Forever Young

Good Morning All!  I keep breaking down crying, my heart is bleeding for Andrea's mom.  I had a strong urge to go to her house and just give her a hug.  I cannot imagine the pain she is feeling.  I only met Andrea this past Jan but my daughter met her last year.  I instantly liked her and her spirit.  She had that personality that was straight up and forthcoming.  She seemed so geniune.  I told Tanaesha that I really liked her the moment I met her.  Tanaesha felt she was the only person she could confide in at her school.  She was able to talk to her about things she couldnt with other friends.  She always knew her advice and response would be honest and truthful.  They were getting closer.  Yesterday when I got in my car, I could still picture her in my backseat laughing and dancing to the radio with my daughters.  Still being a teenager dispite her health issues.  Even with her absense at school, as soon as she could she would come back to school and go back to work with my daughter.  I remember one time she had surgery one day and came back to school the next.  I saw strength in her.  I knew about her health issues through my daughter but never spoke of them with her.  My daughter told me this morning that she had just turned 17 June 2nd.  And telling me the plans they had for the summer and plans to do eachothers hair.  I am taking comfort that she is no longer in pain and she is watching over from above...Yesterday after work I went straight to my daughter and gave her a hug.  Hoping that this will make her realize that life is way to short and to enjoy every second of her life because 2morrow is never promised...I felt compelled to write this last night with Andrea's mother in mind....

Forever Young

Dedicated to Andrea Arnold

Our Heavenly father needed His angel
We can search for reasons from every angle
And still never understand
His ultimate plan
Take comfort that she can no longer feel pain
Eventhough your life will never again be the same
Cherish the memories that will never fade
Find that strength that she always displayed
I will always remember her smile
Although I have only known her a short while
She was one of my daughters best friends
The person she could confide and depend
I saw a beautiful soul
Mother to mother; I wish I had the words to console
Always remember the laughter and the fun
In our hearts she is forever young

25 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

I am so sorry. Its so sad to be taken away that young. I am sorry for your daughter and Andrea's family.
That's a beautiful tribute. I am sure she's looking down from above and smiling for there are so many who care for her.

Short Poems said...

So sad :(

jingle said...

It is nice to see you shine this early in the morning...
What beautiful poem to a young life who has lived but not fully experienced life...
u r sweet and thoughtful by doing this.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

What a beautiful poem. My heart is also very heavy from reading this news. It's always so sad when someone so very young is taken from us all too soon.

khaki la'docker said...

that is a beautiful poem... My prayers are with her mother. I couldnt even imagine...

Miss.Stefanie said...

This makes me cry......I just want to hug you, your daughter and Andreas mom :( Beautiful poem..

Brian Miller said...

a wonderful poem...for such a tragic tale...some questions we wil never know the answer to...and most begin in why....

25champ said...

Beautiful tribute! I'm sure she is smiling frm heaven right now.

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Death's snatch can be really painful but like you said, God needed his angel. She is better off in heaven where she is. May her soul enjoy heaven as you, your daughter and her family overcome the pain her departure has caused. Be strong J...Cheers.

Katlynne LaSalle said...

I'm so sad that Andrea's family and your family had to experience her loss. I can't imagine how her Mom must feel, but your sweet poem is a thoughtful way to show your love and support.

I'm blessed you have you in my life, JStar. XOXO

buttercup600 said...

I'm sending you warm wishes:) Love the poem oxox

Nadege said...

A heartbreaking post, Star.
My heart goes out to this beautiful
child's mother, as well as your
daughter.

Shay said...

I've never lost a friend , but this bought tears to my eyes. Beautiful poem.

Pat said...

Beautiful poem!!!! And how true life is short and I'm glad you both got to know Andrea and have fond memories to hold on to.
Love ya

fiveloaf said...

nice!

Jingle said...

Good Morning:

I listed your poem here under week 23 fresh poets list...

what you can do is to return favors to poets from above...
Thank You in advance for visiting!
U Rock!
I hope that you feel better today!

Bing (PinkLady) said...

omg this is really tragic. i am a mom of 2 teens and an almost-teen girl. i can feel the pain of andrea's mom as well as yours and your daughter's. that is a beautiful poem! {{{hugsss}}}

Rajlakshmi said...

that is so tragic... very poignant write...

megzone said...

beautiful one there :)
really awesome

m here from Jingle's Rally
you can read my poetry at
http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/thursday-poets-rally-a-stroll-through-neverland/

joesuzz said...

words cannot express pain when one loses a friend. and we may not understand why on this side of eternity. I just wanted to tell you that was a beautiful tribute and i pray for her family to find peace in this time.

joanny said...

Heartbreaking - There are never any words that can fill the void, we can only pray for peace and understanding to help heal the sorrow.

Joanny

Jingle said...

Please return favors to poets who were here,
Thank you in advance…
everyone needs encouragement…
Happy Friday!
;)

I have sent this to every poet in my list.

buttercup600 said...

Congratulations on the award:)

deosatyakam said...

Beautiful tribute to someone who just comes close to the heart.. :)

Eternally Distracted said...

It just doesn't seem fair to take someone so young and lovely. I hope that your daughter is OK. Lovely poem.