Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Beautiful Soul

My beloved cousin,
Kimberly, just passed
away.  Last Thursday,
the Lord called her
home.
 
Kim was my favorite
cousin.  She was the
same age as me,
and we used to
spend many days
with eachother
when we were kids.
 
 
My friend, Tina, used
to give me surprise
birthday parties, and
Kim was always there
early helping out and
taking care of
whatever needed
to be done.
 
We took swimming
lessons, and at the
last day received
our certificates.
We were so happy,
and relieved.
 
 
 
She was in my
wedding, and I
was in hers.

  
I got to see her a
couple weeks ago.
We had a nice visit.
She still had the
most beautiful smile
that I remembered.
 
Kimberly...
you were kind
you were smart
you were caring
you were gracious
you were everything
a woman should be.
you are a part of me
now and forever.
 
As I am writing this,
a couple of turkeys
have appeared and
are playing side
by side.

 
Yes, me and Kim,
a couple of turkeys
playing side
by side.

 
 
~Sheri

43 comments:

VintageBettys said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear cousin.
Keeping you and her family in my prayers.

Barbara said...

Dear Sheri,

I am so sorry for your loss. In times like this there are just words to give you some comfort. May all the beautiful and cherished memories of her dry your tears.

Love,
B.

Stacy said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your cousin and she was a beautiful girl and lady. My sympathy to you and your family.

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Sheri, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful cousin. To have someone in your life for so long is a wonderful thing.
You are in my thoughts, Daphne

syros2js said...

I am so so to read this...
May the Lord rest her soul...
My sympathy to all of you...

Twinkle Star said...

So sorry for your loss Sheri, thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Hugs, Estelle xx

Purple Flowers said...

Dear Sher:
My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
You have so eloquently wrote of your lovely cousin Kimberly. Keep her in your heart and thoughts, and she'll always be there for you.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sheri, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Hugs, Jennifer

Barbara F. said...

So sorry to hear this, Sheri. May she rest in peace, and may you and your family be blessed during this time of grieving. xo

Hope Filled Living said...

I'm so sad for you. What a great loss you must feel. She must have been very special to you. I'm so sorry. Please know that you are in my prayers. Life is so hard.
xoxo.
Mary

It's me said...

O no !!! what a sad news......sorry for your loss darling....my prayers are for you and your familly.....love from me...xxx..

♥Xanne & Vinny said...

oh sheri,i'm sorry to hear about the lost of your cousin... i really feel for you. you grow up together. i wish you strenght

love Sanne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beatifulul story of the wonderful relationship between two cousins..it must be so sad for you. My condolences to you, her family and children and may our Lord give you all the strength needed to continue with your lives without her. Big hugs,
FABBY

TARYTERRE said...

Let the memories of your good times with your cousin sustain you during this sad time. You have my condolences.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear heart,

I am stunned. I am coming via email. Anita

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

So very sorry to hear about the sad news of your cousin. Sending my sincere condolences and may you find comfort remembering all the happy times you had together.
Sending love, hugs and prayers for you and the family at this most difficult time.

Carolyn

sparklegem said...

Sheri,

This was a beautiful tribute to your cousin that you posted. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Kim

Shirley said...

Thinking of you Sheri as you share these lovely memories with us.
Your beautiful Kim is an angel in heaven. Hugs to you my good friend.

Japolina said...

So sorry for your loss :(

Marcia Pilar said...

Dearest Sheri, my sincerest condolences you and your loved ones. I have not stopped thinking of you since you shared and I think Kim would be very pleased with this lovely tribute. Both of your smiles light up every photograph. Hold on to that light, my friend, each and every single perfect memory.
Hugs.

Susan said...

Oh, Sheri. It was terribly sad to read of your cousin's death. She was quite beautiful and, I would think, way too young to die.

Please accept my most sincere condolences. May she rest in eternal peace. Susan

Susie Swanson said...

Brings tears to my eyes. So very sorry for your loss.. She was a beautiful woman just like you..Hugs too you my sweet friend..XOXO

Susie said...

Sheri, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful cousin. The photos showed that you had many good times together. May your memories comfort you. xoxo,Susie

Lucy said...

Oh Sheri, I offer you my deepest sympathies on the passing of your friend.Your affection for her was described so well.Hugs and prayers, Lucy~

Ashley said...

Sheri, I am sorry for your loss....I am sending prayers and thoughts of peace and comfort your way!!! She was just beautiful! Xo, Ashley

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It s so hard to lose a loved one. I hope that your sweet memories of your cousin will give you comfort and joy.
Sincerely, Mary

Anne said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful cousin.
~Anne

Teresa said...

When I saw her picture in my blog I thought "must go over there and say something comforting and uplifting"... but then I arrived here and all was said, felt and written. Already. By you.
I'll add mothing more. Not even a quote. You said it all. You said it with your heart. Where she lives and will leave forever. And thanks to this lovely post in mine too...
Feel my hug,
Teresa

louise said...

Sending you a big hug from over the pond xox

Tulla and Catie said...

I am so sorry for your loss...j
Barbara

From The Heart said...

Beautiful words about your cousin..and beautiful memories. The memories will last!

The Rusty Heart said...

We're so sorry for your loss,,you are in our prayers. God Bless .

Miky said...

Dear Sheri I'm so sorry for your loss!
Miky

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Such a sad post with a beautiful tribute. Big Hug! Suzy x

Deserae said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear cousin. I will keep you and her family in my prayers!
~Des

M. said...

Kim was all of those. Those are such sweet pictures of your growing up together. And sweet memories for you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you my dear for visiting me during YOUR time of grieving. Anita

Yuli Conversations said...

Honey, i'm so sorry! Its the worst to have someone you love to just suddenly be gone. But she will always be with you in your heart and memories.
YuliConversations.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Sheri,
What a nice tribute to your friend.
I really enjoyed the way you did it.
D

miss b said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely cousin. What a beautiful tribute to her and so many happy memories of your time together.
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Deborah said...

Oh so sorry to hear of your loss Sheri. What a beautiful friend God gave you.
Sending you love and warm hugs my friend...trusting Him to comfort you like no other.

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Lila Moonlight said...

Dear Sheri, I am so sorry for your loss. You made a beautiful farewell gift to your cousin, she knows she is loved.

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Sheri, I am so sorry for the loss of your favorite cousin. Your tribute is beautiful. What a blessing to each other.
Sending you a big hug,
Love, Celestina Marie