Friday, April 2, 2010


                                       PATRICIA ANN MCQUEEN
                        APRIL 2, 1933 ~ AUGUST 6, 2006

These photographs were taken of our mom on her 70th birthday.  It was less than a year after these were taken that our mom started the battle of her life.  Cancer won.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, "Come with Me."

With tearful eyes we watched
Her suffer and fade away,
Although we loved her deeply,
We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hardworking hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the Best.

  We love and miss you so much mom.
    You will be in our hearts forever and ever........
 Our arms are wrapped around you tightly, especially today.
      Love from your children.......Karen, Mike, Gail, Jacob & Krista     


LISA said...

Days like these are never easy...4 years must seem like a lifetime.You know she is in a better place, and I offer you these words of encouragement at this time...

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."
"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming, and there are other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" Amen

My prayers are with you and your family.

♥ Lisa

Nancy said...

What a beautiful poem and tribute to your beloved mom. I just recently lost my dad and this lovely blog post touched my heart so sweetly. Thank you!