You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You an cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she’d want:
Smile, Open Your Eyes, Love and Go on.
July always brings with it the saddest time our family has known. 3 years this month, the 25th to be exact, our niece left this world and is now in Heaven I have no doubt, looking down on her family.
I found this poem on a myspace (of all places) that belonged to a friend of hers. Devan was so full of life, not a shy bone in her body. Even as a small child, she was outgoing and spoke her mind. She was Brandons mother hen. She tought him to ride a bike and tie his shoes. I never worried about Brandon when Devan was around She was his protector from day one. He adored her and I know misses her so much. I wish she were here, we all miss her. I know Gracie would have loved her so much.
this pic is from 04 - what a smile!