‘Til We Meet Again

(for Tony Scoccolo on the passing of his beautiful wife Cathy)

You’ve only just departed,
A fact I cannot hide.
It’s hard to think how I’ll get by,
Without you by my side.

But somehow I will manage,
As tough as it may be.
By drawing strength and comfort,
From our friends and family.

I got such a blessing,
When you chose to be my wife.
You graced me with your beauty,
And stayed lovely all your life.

As far as mothers go,
Our children had the best in you.
You gave them your unending love,
And guidance as they grew.

It’s the biggest understatement,
To say that they’ll miss you.
The children you endeared so much,
Precious little Tony, too.

We shared so many fun times,
As your smile would always show.
Camping, boating, fishing,
Or just playing in the snow.

Reflecting back upon your work,
It’s your caring I recall.
You were stand-in mom to many,
And an angel to them all.

I’m pained to know you left,
With new adventures to explore.
Yet there’s solace in the knowledge,
You're not hurting anymore.

The fact He took you from me,
Is an awfully bitter pill.
Though I do not understand it,
I accept it as His will.

Throughout my life I’ve walked with Him,
Together hand in hand.
But now there’ll only be one set,
Of footprints in the sand.

I’ll keep alive your memory,
Even though we’re now apart.
Across the miles and tides of time,
You’re always in my heart.

So now just rest in gentle peace,
And bide the time ‘til when,
I hold you in my loving arms,
Soon as we meet again.

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