in memory~

Rose Beyond the Wall
by A.L. Frink

A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside
a garden wall,
And as the days passed
swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...
One day, a beam of light
shone through
a crevice that had
opened wide ~
The rose bent gently
toward its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side
Now, you who deeply
feel its loss,
be comforted ~ the rose blooms there ~
its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by
God's own loving care.

Today is the anniversary of my sister Lana's passing from this earth to her Heavenly Home.  Today is also the date of my parents wedding anniversary; should my father still be with us.  It's a day for me to cherish the memories of my sister and my dad ~ I'm feeling sad; but I know that one day too I will be with them in our Heavenly Home with Our Lord and that brings me comfort.
The rose photo is one of the blossoms from my plant that I received from my Dear Hubby earlier this month. He's so good to me :)

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. What a lovely tribute to your sister and your dad, Mel. My mother-in-law passed away 2 1/2 years ago and around the anniversary of that day I feel sadness too, so I understand how you feel today.

    Take care

  2. WOW, a beautiful rose. The poem is one that conjures up many memories. Amazing the memories at a death or the anniversary of one. Today is cold and rainy here, the type that adds sorrow to a burial.
    Thank God, we do have fond memories, great entry, I think I sorta needed that.
    Love from North Carolina,
    Sherry & Jack

  3. Love the poem speaks volumes of our sister and Daddy. YOU are a rose. Sweet memories be yours. God is Good.
    Loveya, Dar

  4. The poem is touching. I've copied it to send to my sister (my BIL just passed away on Friday).

    I hope you have good memories today.

  5. cute, MEL. (I get enought advice!)(re: UR comment) LOL

  6. Thanks for stopping by today, Mel. You know, I never have used the string method for cutting cinnamon rolls...but it sounds intriguing. I guess you know that means I'll be making these again in a few weeks just so I can try that method! lol Hubby won't mind at all!

  7. My dear dear friend Mel ~

    What a beautiful poem & gorgeous flower indeed . . . words escape me but these are true, You & your loved ones are ALWAYS in my Prayers, Well Wishes & Warmest of Warm Thoughts . . .

    ~ May you ALWAYS be Blessed & may you ALWAYS Bless others ~

  8. This beautiful rose and poem is such a loving tribute to your sister and dad. I am so sorry for your loss. My parents passed away 14 and 15 years ago, and my only sister a little over a year ago. It's been very hard without them so I know how you must be feeling.

  9. Thanks Mel, for once again you
    came up with a wonderful tribute to
    Lana and Daddy.
    I know how you feel about being sad and
    yet comforted. What a gift it is that
    we can call them sister and father.
    Hold them close in your dreams.
    Love ya lots,

  10. Mel, Your rose is beautiful and the poem is so perfect! I miss them both so much! ""heartfelt hugs"" and safe travels :)

  11. This is a beautiful tribute to your loved ones. Big Hugs to you Mel and big hugs to your family. It must be such a sad time of year for you all.
    I love the rose it's magnificent. Give Slim a big hug for being so sweet!

    My positive thoughts of comfort are with you.
    (((Big Hugs)))

  12. I love this kind of flower, the color is so lovely...