10 years on.
Can it really be 10 years since I last heard your voice?
A voice that is forever in my memory
The way you giggled, no cares or worries
Just a little girl of 7.
So much time has past now, so much has happened to us all
People we have loved no longer here, new people in our lives
We all have gone off in different directions
Here, there and everywhere.
New places, new homes, enlarging families
Nothing ever lasts forever, just a time and a place
The here and now.
Once we were one family, now we are strangers
Our lives have moved on, not as we expected
But then life is not like that,
Situations change, things we felt certain of, become an uncertainty.
We can not see what lies ahead, who may return to us
One thing that is for sure
Memories of those first 7 years etched in our hearts
Nothing or no-one can erase them
Always with us, walking by your side.
That laughter, those twinkling blue eyes
Like the bud of a flower, just waiting to bloom.
Fill the world with your kindness and care
Spread your zest for life
Live every precious moment.
Life is short and is gone in the wink of an eye.
Make sure, dear girl, that you make a difference.
Jane Jackson© March 2017