by Linda Ellis copyright 1996
(the beginning of this poem was recited with permission of the author)
I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
To read the rest of this wonderful and touching poem, please visit Linda’s website HERE
Having a child with a special need, makes me think all the time about how I spend my “dash” or what I can do to help my Christina spend her “dash” in the most meaningful way ever.
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