I truly don’t know what I would have done
without you –
without your support, strength, encouragement.
You were a blessed lifeline to me.
Through my pain was your calm voice.
Through my fear was your reassurance.
Through my tears were your
tear-filled eyes, filled with hope.
In the absence of humor,
you made me laugh.
When thoughts of doubt befell me,
you reminded me that life is so sweet.
Nothing could accurately convey
my gratitude and appreciation;
but the words “thank you”
will forever echo in my heart,
recalling how you stood for me
when I could not.
All my love, my dear friend,
Forever, for always,